As true, blue Canadian, one of the most important questions I often ask is, “Who is the greatest hockey player of all-time?” Some say Wayne Gretzky, others say Mario Lemieux, and others like Don Cherry say Bobby Orr. I, myself waiver on the issue, but from a statistical standpoint, the clear champ is Gretzky. He holds all the major records, including most goals/season 92, most assists/season 163, and most points/season 215. Some say these will never be broken, and I am inclined to agree.
In my research on alternative cancer practitioners, I continually run into a guy named Dr. William Kelley. Anyone who has had success in fighting cancer usually refers to him and usually adopts some level of his cancer protocol. At the same time, many parts of Kelley’s cancer protocol are a bit “alternative” even in the alternative world. Kelley’s theories and methods went against conventional cancer protocols and were in some ways different to mainstream alternative cancer protocols. Dr. Kelley’s protegé, Dr. Gonzalez, said in a youtube video that Dr. Kelley was “beyond brilliant” and that is why his methods were so outside the box of conventional and alternative cancer protocols. He said that the protocol Dr. Kelley created virtually on his own would have taken a team of regular doctors a century to develop. As in hockey, stats (as long as they are accurate), separate the “men from the boys”. I found Dr. Kelley’s stats to be quite astonishing and almost unbelievable. To date, I have not found anyone statistically comparable to his success with cancer patients. This is why I consider Dr. William Kelley to be the “Gretzky of alternative cancer treatment”. Dr. Kelley’s protocol is quite elaborate and multi-faceted. I will do my best to summarize it here, but if you really want to understand his protocol you should do your own research, as I cannot fully do it justice. Just to warn you, this will be one of my longer blogs, so get comfortable, grab a mug of tea, and we’ll learn about Dr. Kelley.
***As a disclaimer this blog is a commentary of the cancer protocol of Dr. Kelley, and not meant to be medical advice outside the advice of your health professional.
Who is Dr. William Kelley?
Dr. Kelley was certified othodontist who held a Masters of Science (M.S) and Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from Baylor University in Dallas. You might think, ok Brent, you’re saying Dr. Kelley is the “Gretzky of alternative cancer”, and he doesn’t have any certification in oncology. This clearly was an impediment to Dr. Kelley gaining acceptance in the medical world, but Dr. Kelley himself felt this actually gave him an advantage in that when he first investigated cancer therapy, he was not already indoctrinated or bound by conventional oncology’s do’s and don’t’s. He approached cancer research unbound and this allowed him to look “outside the box”. His treatments were made popular by his patient and actor Steve McQueen (who had a controversial death). Steve McQueen told Dr. Kelley “I’m going to blow the lid off this Cancer Racket.” Dr. Kelley said that after the surgery of removing Steve McQueen’s dead tumor (inactive from Dr. Kelley’s treatment), during the night, “a government agent came into his room posing as a Physician on duty and injected McQueen with a blood clotting medication, which was the cause of death.” Some think this is just conspiracy theory, but Dr. Kelley didn’t seem to have any doubts about it.
Dr. Kelley had a thriving othodontist practice, house, wife, and 4 children in the Dallas area and really had little involvement with cancer. Instead cancer decided to come knocking on his door. He was working 12-14 hour days and “With little time to eat he practically lived on candy bars and similar junk food”. In 1964, he was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer (the same as Apple CEO Steve Jobs), which had metastasized to his lungs, liver and hip. His surgeon told him that he had only 4-8 weeks to live and therefore no surgery or treatment was prescribed. He was going to be another statistic.
When you are given news like this you couldn’t blame Dr. Kelley for having feelings of despondency to just give up. Fortunately, William had a strong mother who came to his aid. She threw out all his junk food and put him on a strict health food diet. He improved to the point that he was able to go back to work. This improvement subsided after about 6 months when he developed digestion problems. This pushed him to look deeper, so he began to study alternative cancer researchers such as embryologist Dr. John Beard, Dr. Max Gerson, and Dr. Edward Howell. He tested their theories on himself and he began developing his own protocol for cancer therapy. His own successful battle with cancer impassioned him to develop one of the most elaborate and successful anti-cancer protocols ever devised.
He was not well accepted by the medical elite and in 1970 Dr. Kelley was charged with practicing medicine without a licence. This type of conviction used to freak me out and would make me lose credibility for someone like Dr. Kelley. Now after having researched many of the best alternative cancer practitioners and how they are treated (mistreated) by the medical elite, this type of conviction tells me that they are on to something that it going to take money out of Big Pharma’s pockets. He was discharged because his cancer treatments were “non-dental” not because they were “non-successful”. Around this time Dr. Kelley wrote his controversial book “One Answer to Cancer”. A local district court ruling made it illegal for Dr. Kelley to distribute this book. He appealed this decision to the Supreme Court, but he lost there too. Yes this happened in America, land of the free, not communist China!! Dr. Gonzalez, defending his mentor said, “To my knowledge, Dr. Kelley remains the only scientist in this country’s history ever forbidden by court decree from publishing.”
This backlash forced Dr. Kelley to set up a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. He later moved to rural Washington, then Pittsburgh area, and finally to Kansas. All in all, Dr.Kelley and his practitioners treated over 33,000 patients claiming a 93% success rate for those who came to him first (ie. not after chemo, radiation, surgery). For those with a predicted life expectancy of about three months, he said that a well-designed nutritional program would yield “slightly better than a 50-50 chance of survival.” For those with a very advanced disease, given less than three months to live, he claimed a success rate between 25 and 35 percent. According to Webster Kehr of the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, ” Without going into details, what this means is that this protocol takes time to become effective. That is why this protocol is rated ONLY as being effective on newly diagnosed cancer patients who do not have a fast-growing cancer and their cancer has not spread significantly!! Webster Kehr has other recommendations for more fast acting therapies in highly advanced cancer. Dr. Kelley at the age of 79 died on Jan. 30, 2005 of a mild heart attack and upper respiratory infection, 41 years after his pancreatic cancer sentence.
What was Dr. Kelley’s understanding of the nature of cancer?
This may get a little complicated, but stay with me because it is important to know this to understand his treatments. Dr. Kelley uncovered an almost forgotten Scottish embryologist named Dr. John Beard from the University of Edinburgh, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize. In 1902, Dr. Beard recognized that cancer cells had a striking resemblance to embryonic cells called trophoblasts. Cancer cells grow very rapidly, like trophoblast cells, at the beginning of embryonic development when the fertilized egg implants on the uterus. Dr. Lawrence Wilson writes in 2011 about the trophoblast,
“It is invasive, metastatic, forms new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and has the same specific markers and chemical composition as cancer cells.”
The rapid growth of the trophoblast cells eventually become the tissue which is our placenta and this secures and nourishes the fetus in the womb. The growth of the trophoblast cells suddenly stop growing around the 8th-12th week of pregnancy. Even today this trophoblast stoppage is considered a mystery by some, but Dr. Beard, back in 1902 published a paper in the Lancet (a major medical journal) that showed that when the trophoblast cells stopped growing, this coincided with the arrival of the pancreas in the embryo. Dr. Beard theorized that the release of pancreatic enzymes is what caused this wild growth of cells to stop, and he was right. In 1911, Dr. Beard published the book,” The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer” which was a major breakthrough in cancer research. He tested mice with cancer tumors and injected doses of pancreatic enzymes with great success. He later tested humans with pancreatic enzymes and produced many amazing results which were recorded in the American Medical Journal.
Around this same time, Marie Curie’s revolutionary radiation discovery became famous as the new non-toxic cure for cancer. Consequently, Dr. Beard’s pancreatic enzyme treatment was abandoned and remained in obscurity until Dr. Kelley revived his theories in the 1960’s. The year 1911 became a major fork in the road for cancer therapy which has remained to the present day. I feel this decision to follow Marie Curie instead of Dr. Beard was a major setback in cancer treatment development, as we have adopted the wrong paradigm. Marie Curie, herself, died as a result of her exposure to uranium radiation. Dr. Gonzalez said in a youtube video that Marie Curie’s scientific journals cannot even be studied without the protection of radiation space suits.
So how does cancer start according to Dr. Kelley?
According to Dr. Kelley, from his study of Dr. Beard, he theorized that primitive “germ cells” when working properly in early embryonic development stop multiplying and then migrate to the gonads to eventually become male sperm and female eggs. What are “germ cells”? They are similar to stem cells in that can differentiate into a variety of different cells depending on what genetic signals there are given. The trophoblast cell was originally a germ cell until a genetic signal turned it into a trophoblast cell which after many multiplications became the placenta. The problem begins when these same germ cells fatigue when making their way down to the gonads. As a result of this fatigue, these germ cells never make it to the gonads to become sperm and eggs. Dr. Beard found that about 3 billion of these fatigued germ cells lay dormant throughout the body waiting for a genetic signal because in early development they never make it to the gonads.
A cancer tumor develops when one of these dormant germ cells gets a wrong genetic signal to start rapid cell growth. The germ cell gets a wrong signal and is told to become a trophoblast, which then thinks it is supposed to develop into a placenta and will keep on growing until it is told to shut off. The problem is this germ cell trophoblast is not growing in the female uterus where it will get shut off by the pancreas development. Instead, because it is in a different part of our body, it keeps on growing and you have a tumor. This non-normal trophoblast growth is then termed to be Ectopic, because it is not growing in the proper spot, the uterus. You may have heard of someone having an ectopic pregnancy, which is basically when a fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tubes and impregnate in the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus. This is a dangerous situation and must be addressed early on by a doctor.
In a healthy body, our pancreas secretes enzymes which normally take care of shutting off these false “placenta” tumor growths. When our bodies deplete our resources of pancreatic enzymes, the pancreas cannot keep up to the demand. This leads a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes, so when one of these ectopic germ cells gets a false signal to turn into a placenta, there are no pancreatic enzymes available to shut off the cell growth.
As an aside, did you know that many cancer patients (male or female) who take a pregnancy test will come up positive! Yes its true. When you go to drug store and buy a home pregnancy test, the device you buy is measuring a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) that is made by the embryo after conception, and later by the placenta. Dr. Howard Beard (strangely no relation to Dr. John Beard) found that cancer cells also produced high levels of HCG. He found that when the body is producing an excess of cells, HCG levels in the body increase. Dr. H. Beard surmised that if high levels of HCG were found in the urine without pregnancy, this indicated a cancer problem. More recently in 1995 Dr. Hernan Acevedo Ph D, published an important paper in the journal Cancer, concluding that HCG is produced by cancer. Dr. Ralph Moss writes,
“By using more sophisticated techniques, such as quantitative analytical flow cytometry, Dr. Acevedo has now seemingly demonstrated the presence of hCG, its subunits, and/or fragments in cells from 85 different cancer cell lines.”
Dr. Acevedo’s paper gives further credence to Dr. John Beard’s original theory that a cancer tumor is a “false pregnancy” or a “false placental growth”. Basically the body is given a false signal that it needs to prepare for pregnancy, and a false placental tumor growth appears some place in the body
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What causes the germ cell to get the wrong signal?
Dr. Kelley stated in his book “One answer to cancer “You cannot get cancer unless 3 factors are presents”.
1) The presence of an ectopic germ cell
2) The stimulating presence of the female sex hormone
3) A deficiency of active pancreatic enzymes
Dr. Lawrence Wilson states, “The primary stimulus for the growth of the trophoblast is high estrogen, as occurs during pregnancy. ” Dr. Kelley concurred with this and implicated estrogen as the culprit behind the wrong signal delivery. A quick search on Wikipedia will show that “A hormone (from Greek ὁρμή, “impetus”) is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism”. With regards to estrogen, Dr. Kelley stated,
“All that is needed is something to stimulate the female sex hormone formation at the site of a misplaced ectopic germ cell. This is most often done by scar formation caused by a blow, a bruise, a drop of tar in the lung, a sun burn, an overdose of X-ray, or anything else that can cause a normal scar formation procedure to take place in the body — at the site of a latent ectopic germ cell.”
Dr. Lawrence Wilson further states, “Estrogen is associated with cell proliferation. Modern medicine acknowledges that estrogen is a carcinogen, for which reason estrogen inhibitors are among the drugs used for cancer.”
One might think, if the female hormone estrogen causes cancer, how to men develop cancer? The answer is that men and women both have estrogen in their bodies, just not at the same ratios. As men age, they have less testosterone and more estrogen. As Dr. Kelley stated above, when some sort of trauma occurs and this is mixed with an abnormal level of estrogen in the body, wrong signals get sent and the “trophoblast tumor” begins. If one has a deficiency in pancreatic enzymes this tumor growth will go unabated.
So what causes the deficiency in pancreatic enzymes?
According to Dr. Kelley,
- 83% — Overworking the pancreas by the intake of too much protein
- 10% — Neurological injury to pancreatic enzyme production
- 7% — Malfunction of body chemistry inactivating the enzymes
If we examine our typical North American Diet, we clearly eat an exorbitant amount of protein. I know I do. I love my burgers, chicken breasts, pork chops, steaks, hot dogs, milk, eggs, etc… . Dr. Kelley would not say protein should be avoided, rather it should be kept in proper balance as to not overload the pancreas. Dr. Kelley clearly states, ” the body must have protein to live.” Here are some considerations that Dr. Kelley would suggest here help out our all-important pancreas, (I’m paraphrasing)
1) Watch the quantity of food you ingest. Not too much!! This will overload the pancreas
2) Eat a proper balance of foods. Not too much protein.
3) Ingest proper amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to assist normal metabolism within the pancreas and release enzyme activity
4) Maintain a proper pH (acid/alkaline) in the intestinal tract and around tumor mass
5) Avoid chemical toxins which interfere with normal pancreatic functions which come from food, environment, drugs, metabolic wastes, and medications.
6) Maintain a positive emotional and spiritual state and avoid toxic emotions. This allows proper body functioning.
7) Avoid traumas and scarring as this will misdirect pancreatic secretions away from the intestines for absorptions to the rest of the body
8) Avoid radiation which kills pancreatic enzymes
There other suggestions he would make, but these are the main ones I would take from his book.
So what is Dr. Kelley’s protocol to fight and cure cancer?
As mentioned above, Dr. Kelley’s protocol is quite elaborate, but in his book “One Answer to Cancer” he summarized 5 main areas of steps to follow:
- Metabolic Supplementation
- Detoxification Of The Body
- Adequate, Proper, Well-Balanced Diet
- Neurological Stimulation
- Spiritual Attitude
As most health educated people know, the North American diet is highly deficient in many vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Our love of processed foods, hydrogenated oils, trans fats, and microwaving leaves us with food with little to no nutrient value. Even our “healthy foods” are suffering from genetic modification, pesticides, and soil nutrient loss. High nutrient, organic food needs to become more accepted especially for those who are sick. I used to think “organic” was for tree-hugging, commi-pinkos. Now, with diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes becoming almost epidemic, maintaining proper, healthy nutrient intake through healthy food and oral supplementation is becoming more critical. Even a hot-dog-lovin guy like me, must face the facts to start making some changes. Dr. Kelley knew all of this full well.
An area that Dr. Kelley felt our society is deficient is the eating of organ meats. In our culture we rarely eat organ meats like the all-important pancreas, liver, kidney, stomach, intestinal tract tripe, and lung. Oh, I bet your taste buds are watering after reading that list :). “I can’t wait to go home and eat some kidney!!” Because this type of statement is very rare in our culture, this must be ingested in the form of supplements. With regards to the pancreas Dr. Kelley says this,
“Pancreas tissue …. without a doubt, indicated by our 30 odd years of research, is the most deficient item in our food chain. It should be noted that the pancreas is the most needed of all the missing organ meats from our diets. It must be supplied in our diets or serious deficiencies result.”
Supplementation of pancreatic enzyme pills in high doses is a big part of Dr. Kelley’s protocol. The pics above are not the specific ones Dr. Gonzalez uses, but they give you an idea of pancreatic enzyme supplements. These enzymes must be processed at low temperature, because enzymes die at high temperature. Dr. Gonzalez, Dr. Kelley’s protegé in New York City, is one of the only doctors practicing the Kelley protocol presently. In an interview, Dr. Gonzalez said that he was quite specific on where he gets his pancreatic tissue to make his supplements. He said New Zealand is probably the healthiest place left in the world to get organ tissue because of the cleanest environment, strictest laws on pollution & pesticide, free-range and grass-fed animals. He buys pig pancreases in New Zealand where his pancreatic enzyme supplements are made.
The Kelley protocol is also quite different from other alternative supplementation. Typical nutritional advice from conventional and alternative practitioners is a “one size fits all” philosophy. Meaning everyone should take the same type of healthy foods and supplements. Dr. Kelley didn’t see it that way. He realized through trial and error that everyone has a different metabolism and that it is best to customize supplements based on each person’s specific metabolic type. He termed this “Metabolic Typing”. Kelley developed different enzyme formulas to accommodate the specific health status and metabolic type of each patient. He developed
“Formulas A, Ca+, E and L are for those who have been clinically diagnosed with cancer/malignant tumor masses. Formulas H, P and W are for metabolic repair and the rebuilding of one’s body.”
Once Dr. Kelley would decide a patients formula protocol, the patient would have to take about 96 of these formula pills each day. Each formula addressed four main areas of defence–” the pancreas; the immune system; mineral balance; calcium metabolism.” 96 pills!! Yes 96 pills. Why so many pills? According to Dr. Kelley,
“You take so many pills in order to be sure that your glands will be totally supported, your immune system highly stimulated, and your body chemistry properly balanced. You take so many pills because the objective of Metabolic Medicine’s Cancer Cure Program is to turn your degeneration into your regeneration. “
The key difference here between conventional chemo pills and these Kelley formula pills is that they are non-toxic to the body. They are body-building, not body-weakening (See my last blog on the Big 3 protocols). Dr. Kelley’s pills are healthy for our cells and chemo pills are toxic to our cells. It’s a different paradigm.
Your probably saying, “96 pills/day can’t be cheap”. You’re right, the Kelley protocol is not a cheap alternative cancer treatment. The cost of the pills could cost close to $2000/month. To put this in perspective though, this is roughly about 3-4 times cheaper than a typical chemo pill regiment. With Kelley claiming a 93% success rate for typical cancer patients who came to him first, I’d say its worth the money. I understand, this is still out of price feasibility for many, so I would recommend checking out www.cancertutor.com for cheaper protocols. In Canada, our healthcare system covers the expensive chemo pills, but not alternative pills like Dr. Kelley’s. I think if the government is willing to pay for chemo pills at 3-4 times the price, could we not have a choice to choose our own protocol and save our healthcare system some money at the same time. Seems like a simple decision if we value human freedom of choice. But lets not be naive, it’s Big Pharma controlled, so my statement is really a pipe-dream.
Detoxification of the Body
In 1963, when Dr. Kelley first began testing Dr. Beard’s theory by ingesting pancreatic enzymes along with a mostly raw fruits and vegetables, water-soaked nuts, beans and brown rice diet, he began to notice his tumor in his pancreas got smaller. The problem is that he began to feel sick and would often throw up. When he stopped taking the enzymes for a few days he started to feel better, but he also noticed when he felt his tumor, it got bigger again. He would take the pancreatic enzymes again, and the tumor would shrink but he would feel sick and throw up again. He desperately wanted to shrink his tumor, but his body seemed to have a very low threshold for the enzymes.
He began to realize that when the enzymes attacked his tumor, the remaining tumor debris became toxic to his system. He connected that this is similar to how someone on chemo feels when toxins build up from tumor debris. A chemo patient has the additional effects of the toxicity of the chemicals themselves which produce a double toxic effect. Dr. Kelley felt people on chemo, die not from the cancer, but from the double toxicity of the tumor waste and the chemo chemicals. He concluded that detoxification of this tumor debris was essential if he was to continue ingesting the pancreatic enzymes. In his book “One Answer to Cancer” he states,
“the blood cannot accept further debris from the cells and, before long, there are 70 to 100 trillion garbage cans completely full. It is like the city dump being filled to capacity and not accepting any more garbage trucks.”
In his search for detox methods, Dr. Kelley became acquainted with the work of the German, Dr. Max Gerson. Dr. Kelley learned that the liver and gallbladder are the essential organs of detoxification in the body, the liver being the primary one. The liver is the essential organ of the body for detoxification, and it is generally over-worked by our North American diet. The gall-bladder is connected to the liver and is responsible for secreting a substance called “bile”. This yellowish liquid interacts with the liver to carry away the toxins from the liver and empty into to small intestine, which then eliminates from the body out through the rectum. So to assist the liver-bile-gallbladder detox system, Dr. Kelley developed a 4 principle Liver-GallBladder Flush. Here it is:
- Apple juice (high in malic acid) or ortho-phosphoric acid, which acts as a solvent in the bile to weaken adhesions between solid globules.
- Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), taken by mouth and enema, which allows magnesium to be absorbed into the bloodstream, relaxing smooth muscles. Large solid particles which otherwise might create spasms are able to pass through a relaxed bile duct.
- Olive oil, unrefined, which stimulates the gall bladder and bile duct to contract powerfully, thus expelling solid particles kept in storage for years.
- Coffee enemas, which consist of a coffee solution retained in the colon. They activate the liver to secrete its waste into the bile, enhancing bile flow and further relaxing the bile duct muscle.
The final step, the coffee enema, is considered the most important part of this detox process. You’re probably saying, “Coffee WHAT??” “Enema??” This involves injecting coffee up the rectum, letting it sit there for about 10-15 minutes, and then “pooping” it out. Yes, I realize this may seem quite bizarre, but this detox technique actually has a long history. Ancient Egyptians used anal cleansing, and in 1920 Dr. Max Gerson popularized the use of body temperature liquid coffee in enemas for detoxification. Coffee enemas were actually listed in the Merck Manual (the world’s best-selling medical textbook) until 1972, until it was mysteriously taken out. I recently purchased a cd set called “Your Road to Health” which was developed by cancer researcher Michael Vrentas. He has developed a combination cancer protocol called “Cellect/Budwig” which combines many of the best cancer protocols into one system. Mr. Vrentas found that some of his adherents used the coffee enema part of the protocol and others did not. It has a clear psychological barrier which some will not cross. He noticed the ones who did the coffee enema part, healed quicker and generally had better results.
What does a coffee enema do?
When coffee is taken rectally, the caffeine travels through the small intestine and stimulates the liver to release bile waste out of the liver back to the small intestine and out the rectum. The coffee also acts as a good solvent for encrusted wastes along the walls of the colon. Hmm!! sounds very appetizing? Dr. Kelley summarizes the effect,
“Essentially, the coffee enemas help the liver perform a task for which it was not designed — that of elimination in 1 or 2 years the accumulated wastes from many years of living in ignorance of the laws of nature.”
Normally, bile is recycled through the gallbladder-liver-small intestine process and is not fully cleansed of all its toxins into the small intestines. When this happens toxins that are not eliminated are recycled. The caffeine from the coffee enema stimulates a more complete cleansing of the bile so that the toxins are not recycled back to the body. Dr. Kelley had a strict protocol for the coffee enema to maximize the effect and to avoid infection which is too involved to elaborate here. For further details refer to http://www.drkelley.com/CANLIVER55.html under the coffee enema section. Dr. Kelley, himself, took a daily coffee enema for 35 years. Dr. Gonzalez (Dr. Kelley’s protegé) said in an interview with S.A. Wilson,
“I ve been using them for 14 years with only one effect: I felt better from the first one I did. I’ve never looked back & I feel great when I do them. All the terrible things that are supposed to happen don’t happen. Coffee enemas don’t destroy bowel function or wipe out your intestinal flora, but what they do is help the liver work better. They are extremely powerful, one of the most powerful detox procedures that we use. My whole staff does them. They just feel better when they do.”
There is some controversy over coffee enemas in the medical world. There are concerns over rectal infections, electrolyte imbalance, colitis, and possible heart failure. On Wikipedia, it says “The use of coffee enemas has led to several deaths as a result of severe electrolyte imbalance.”
Dr. Gonzalez says he has researched the entire world’s medical literature on coffee enemas and he found only 3 deaths attributed to this treatment. He also said in a youtube video that these 3 claims were quite dubious because the patients were already very sick from other complications, and 1 of the patients wildly overdid the coffee enema. If you compare this to the fact that literally hundreds of thousands of people have done coffee enemas through Dr. Gerson, Dr. Kelley, Dr. Gonzalez, and many others, with little to no problems, I would be skeptical to the motive behind the negative report on Wikipedia. Remember, very little money can be made off coffee enemas, so as is pretty common with any successful alternative cancer technique, you find conventional websites like Wikipedia overemphasizing the problems, and underemphasizing the success. You may think I have jumped on the conspiracy theory boat, but the more I look into this stuff, the more I am convinced that there is some “monkey business” going on. Dr. Lawrence Wilson M.D. summarizes his use of coffee enemas,
” I have recommended coffee retention enemas to more than thirty thousand people. I have yet to hear about horrible side effects of any kind, although the procedure is somewhat inconvenient, especially at first. Most people get used to it quickly. The coffee retention enema is really quite simple, very safe when done properly, highly effective, able to be done in the privacy of your home, and inexpensive.”
Inexpensive is not something cancer drug companies want to hear. Dr. Kelley also recommended a kidney cleanse, lung cleanse, skin cleanse, and nostril cleanse. See http://www.drkelley.com/CANLIVER55.html for details.
Adequate, Proper, Well-Balanced Diet
I hope you are still with me, as this blog is quite lengthy. I feel I need to give Dr. Kelley’s protocol the attention it needs. So back to the third part of the Kelley protocol, adequate, proper, and well-balanced diet. In 424 BC Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said “Your food shall be your medicine and your medicine shall be your food.” Dr. Kelley stated,
“At least 86% of all cancer conditions could be adequately treated and/or prevented by diet alone.”
Dr. Kelley had a very extensive nutritional program. He stressed a 4 phase system, a complex individually specific nutritional test called Metabolic Typing, and other general nutritional rules.
4 Phase System
Key points to Phase 1-Proteins
1) The greatest cause of pancreatic enzyme deficiency is too much protein (Meat, Milk, Cheese, Eggs, etc…). ” If people would not eat protein after 1:00 p.m., 86% of cancer in the United States could be eliminated.”
2) Too much protein or too little protein are both bad. Balance is needed otherwise the pancreas suffers from both ends.
3) Proteins should be eaten for breakfast and lunch only. “the pancreatic enzymes, used in digestion of protein, are used only about 6 hours. This leaves 18 hours for production of pancreatic enzymes to digest cancer tissue.”
4) Eggs are a good source of protein but should be eaten raw or hard-boiled. The egg must be heated in shell or raw to retain enzymes.
5) Ingesting clean raw liver meat. “Raw organic, antibiotic-free and hormone-free liver contains a multitude of live enzymes, amino acids and other intrinsic factors that science has not yet identified, which are destroyed when the liver is cooked.”
6) Cooked and commercially produced meat must be avoided (beef, pork, lamb, fowl). Cooked meat delivers toxins to the body and commercially produced meat has high estrogen content, which must be avoided. After 9-12 months, when tumors are under control, you may resume gradual meat intake, as long as your metabolic type requires it and adequate enzymes & hydrochloric acid are ingested.
7) Dry beans, raw seeds, and sprouts are good sources of proteins and may be eaten after 1pm. Alfalfa, Mung beans, buckwheat, soybean, sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds are good sources.
Keys to Phase 2–Vegetable Juice and Fruit Juice
It has been said if you want to be healthy, “drink your veggies, and poop your coffee“. Dr. Max Gerson highly emphasized this.
1) Veggies and Fruits should be “juiced” raw and fresh. To obtain the same amount of nutrients as a glass of fresh veggie or fruit juice would require a huge intake orally. Juicing is also easier to digest than eating them and juicing also provides a proper balance of vitamins and minerals. “God knows best” as they say because veggie juices are body builders. (ie. carrots, celery, alfalfa, beet, cabbage, cucumber, dandelion, endive, lettuce, parsley, potato, spinach, and turnip juice)
2) Fruits and fruit juices (made in a juicer) are natural body cleansers. You may take as much as you feel you need.
3) Eating fruits and fresh salads should also be included as bulk is needed to fill full and keep the digestive tract moving. Avoid bad oils (hydrogenated oils, canola, processed vegetable oil) and use organic, cold-pressed flax oil or olive oil. The high heating of processed oil is dangerous to our health. Lemon is also a good salad dressing.
Keys to Phase 3 –Whole grain cereal
1) Raw whole grain cereals for breakfast as a multi-grain porridge builds the body
2) Nuts, seeds and grains when mixed together should be kept in a cool, dark place or refrigerator for storage to avoid becoming rancid.
3) The goal here is to have as wide a variety grain & seed gene pools as possible. These provide protein and good essential fatty acids. (almonds, brown rice, sunflower seeds, buckwheat, millet wheat, oats, etc…)
4) For flavor add fruits, fruit juice, and unheated unpasturized honey. The good nutrients in honey die at high temperature.
Keys to Phase 4–Flax Oil
Dr. Kelley studied the work of German researcher, Dr. Johanna Budwig, who was a world acclaimed expert on oils and Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s). She found that patients who had cancer, diabetes, and liver disease consistently lacked EFA’s. She also found that healthy people’s blood always contained EFA’s. She concluded that a diet high in EFA’s would fight these diseases.
1) Flax oil, above all other oils, contains the highest level of EFA’s. Flax oil cannot be heated and must be ingested at room temperature. (ie. salads or by table-spoon)
2) Unrefined flax oil fights tumor growth, whereas heated flax oil as all commercialized vegetable oils promote tumor growth. (ie. trans fats) There are only a few oils that remain stable in high temperature for cooking (ie. coconut oil). “All oils except unrefined, fresh olive and flaxseed oil are forbidden on Metabolic Medicine’s Cancer Cure Diet. “
3) “Fat that has not been heated above 96º F. in the form of unsalted raw butter, raw eggs, raw cream, the fat in and on raw meats, no-salt-added raw cheeses, avocados, fresh coconut and stone-pressed olive oil is acceptable on Metabolic Medicine’s Cancer Cure Diet. These fats are the easiest to digest, assimilate, and utilize and aid the body in binding with toxins and carrying them to the bowels and out of the body.”
***Note, Dr. Budwig found that for flax oil to be absorbed at the cellular level, it must be blended with cottage cheese or quark cheese (German cottage cheese) to make the flax oil water-soluble in the blood. This is a key to the cancer puzzle that Dr. Kelley may have missed as he didn’t mention this in his book.
Some Basic Nutritional Rules of Avoidance
1) “Eat no Processed food for the first six months”
2) “Many enzymes are destroyed at 107º F. and almost all are destroyed at 140º F.” Maximize raw food and minimize cooked foods. A sick person cannot afford to eat dead food.
3) Milk must be avoided because it has too much protein and therefore uses too many pancreatic enzymes. Milk also has high estrogen levels which a cancer patient cannot afford to ingest.
4) Avoid peanuts because of their high protein and they are prone to a cancer causing fungus called aflatoxin.
5) White flour, White rice, and White sugar must be avoided because they are hard on the liver and pancreas and are devoid of nutrients. Whole grain pesticide-free bread, brown rice, maple syrup and unheated honey are allowed substitutes.
6) Soy products (high protein), Vinegar (too acidic), coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, liquor, tobacco, pork must be avoided during this diet detox.
One of the signature aspects of Dr. Kelley’s nutritional and supplement program is his use of Metabolic typing. He found through trial and error that some patients did not do well with the standard “one size fits all” diet or supplement prescription. Dr. Kelley discovered that certain people thrive on certain foods and others thrive on different types of foods. He noticed that some people did not thrive on vegetarian diets, yet others did thrive on these diets.
Dr. Kelley discovered each person’s metabolism of food is controlled by the involuntary nervous system. Our voluntary nervous system works by our will and choices (walking, eating, singing, etc…). The involuntary nervous system or autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls things in our body “automatically” beyond our consciousness (heartbeat, respiration, digestion). Dr. Kelley stated,
“The autonomic nervous system is the master regulator of metabolism. It determines how efficiently and effectively the body uses food, water and air.”
The ANS is further broken down into 2 main systems. The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The SNS regulates the body by speeding things up (ie. muscular system, heart, thyroid and parathyroid glands, gonads, (ovaries or testes), uterus or prostate and adrenal medulla) whereas the PNS regulates the body by slowing things down (ie. immune system, lungs, pineal gland, adrenal cortex (which secretes cortisone) and the organs of the digestive system).
Dr. Kelley discovered that certain people metabolically are either one of three groups A) SNS dominant B) PNS dominant C) a balance of PNS and SNS. These are further broken down to 10 Metabolic Types. Dr. Kelley developed a very large 3200 question questionnaire which would be used to determine very precisely which type one would belong to. For example, do you work best in the morning or at night? etc… This is called “Dr. Kelley’s Self-Test for the Different Metabolic Types.” This can be ordered on amazon. Here is a brief description:
A SNS dominant person (Type 1, Type 4, Type 6) are typically the “get up and go” type people who have high energy who love exercise and are generally Type A personality. They tend to be more emotional, impatient and have difficulty winding down to sleep. Because these people constantly going internally, they require high amounts of nutrients to keep going. These people do best on a more vegetarian diet because they do not digest very well. They do best on food and supplements that speed up the PNS and decrease the SNS to balance out. They are usually thin and “cut”.
“Sympathetic Dominant Metabolizers most often need: Vitamin D; Vitamin K; Ascorbic Acid; Biotin; Folic Acid; Vitamins B1, B2 and B6; PABA; Niacin; Potassium; Magnesium; Manganese; Zinc; Chromium; Hydrochloric Acid; Pancreatic Enzymes and Amino Acids. Each of the vegetarian Types (One, Four and Six) need these supplements, but each type needs different amounts and different ratios.”
A PNS dominant person (Type 2, Type 5, Type 7) are typically more “chilled out”, easy-going, friendly, and don’t like to be rushed. They have good digestion and usually a good immune system. They are a little lethargic and fall asleep easily. These people need and crave more of a meat diet and do better with it. These people tend to have large appetites and are generally overweight.
“Parasympathetic dominant metabolizers most often need such nutritional support as: Vitamins E and B-12; Niacinamide, Pantothenic Acid, Choline, Inositol, Calcium, Phosphorus, Calcium Ascorbate, Bioflavonoid Complex, Zinc and Ribonucleic Acid. These metabolizers should be eaten at bedtime and are enough to carry them through the night. They should not eat leafy green vegetables or take large quantities of the B vitamins.”
A Balanced PNS/SNS person (Type 3, Type 8, Type 9, Type 10) generally have their PNS and SNS nervous system working well together. They don’t metabolize their food too fast or too slow. They people can thrive on a variety of foods whether they be vegetarian or meats. Their personalities are more balanced not going to either extreme.
“Balanced metabolizers generally need such nutritional support as Vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B-6, B-12, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, Bioflavonoids, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, PABA, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Chromium and Zinc. Each of the balanced Types Three, Five, Nine and Ten needs these supplements but each type needs different amounts and in different ratios. They also require extra amounts of Hydrochloric Acid and Pancreatic Enzymes.”
Structural and Neurological Stimulation
Dr. Kelley felt that the nerve supply to the pancreas and the liver was very important. If nerve impulses are blocked or damaged this causes these organs to not function properly. As we have learned the pancreas and liver must be working efficiently to beat cancer. Manipulative therapy from a chiropractor, osteopath, physiotherapist, and dentist is needed to make sure all nerve impulses are flowing freely.
As a doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.), Dr. Kelley was very familiar with dental bone structure. He recommended using a dental therapy called Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Equilibration. The TMJ joint the name of the joint just in front of the ear where the lower jaw hinges on the right and left side. When this joint is “out”, “distressing or painful conditions as earache, headache, head noises, clicking sounds, dizziness, nervousness and even mental troubles.” This can be done by a dentist familiar with this technique.
He also recommended CranioSacral Therapy which is a hands on approach of assessing the bone and cerebrospinal fluid from the skull, down through the vertebrae to the tailbone (sacrum). Manipulating the areas ensures proper nerve flow.
Basically a visit to the chiropractor would be an advisable thing to do for anyone suffering from any physical or mental problems. Nerves are much like our arteries, if they get pinched or blocked, bad things start to happen.
Dr. Kelley felt it was very important to have a faith in God to successfully beat cancer. He stated,
“Since we are dealing with the metabolic approach to cancer, we must consider not only the physical, but also the mental and spiritual laws of God. We need help from those around us as well as the God power within to reverse our thinking, and attain that balance which creates a healthy physical being.”
He clearly believed that inviting Jesus into one’s life was a true and real help. He stated,
“If your cancer has caused you to look within and ask the Christ to dwell within you”
Dr. Kelley believed that just as we need to be detoxified physically, we must also be detoxified spiritually. Toxic emotions like bitterness, anger, and resentment must be addressed. It has been said that bitterness “eats like a cancer” and forgiveness is one of the greatest healers. Cancer survivor Britta Aragon writes,
” Holistic healer Poorvi Mittal writes that while running a small homeopathic practice, she treated many people suffering from various types of cancer, and found that what they all had in common was tremendous anger and resentment.”
“The Journal of Psychosomatic Research found that extreme suppression of anger was the most common characteristic among 160 breast cancer patients.”
Dr. Kelley gave a 7 step approach to developing the a proper spiritual attitude.
- Accept the fact that you are afflicted with a symptom (malignant cancer) and that recovery is possible.
- Establish a faith in a power greater than yourself and know that with His help you can regain health and harmony.
- Make the decision to turn your will and your life over to the care of God.
- Conduct a complete self-analysis to better understand your own emotions.
- Admit to God, to yourself, and to others the exact nature of what you find to be your shortcomings.
- Be willing to give up what you are doing wrong.
- Seek through prayer to improve your conscious contact with God. Pray only for knowledge of His will for you and the strength to carry that out
How did Dr. Kelley view doctors?
Dr. Kelley felt every cancer patient should seek assistance from their doctor, but at the same time they should take control of their own health. He said, “Seek A Physician To Work With You, Not On You.” To him, it was important to have professional advice from a doctor about your cancer status and to listen to their advice, but one must take responsibility for one’s own health. Don’t check your brain at the door.
Well that’s about it for now. I feel I have done my best to summarize Dr. Kelley’s cancer protocol, but if you want a fuller understanding of his protocol, you should do your own research. One of the things you are probably wondering, “Why is Dr. Kelley’s cancer protocol not more widely used and more sufficiently proven in the medical literature.” That will have to wait for my next blog.