Dr. William D. Kelley–“the Gretzky of alternative cancer”

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

Dr. Efran Navarro MD, a doctor who runs the Navarro Medical Clinic in the Philippines, presently conducts HCG tests for cancer.  Here is a chart from his website.

Interpretation of Readings
Index Int. Units Readings Interpretation
0 zero (-) Negative
1-3 1-49 (+/-) Doubtful
4 50-400 (+) Faintly Positive
5 401-999 (++) Definitely Positive
6 1000-3000 (+++) Moderately Positive
7 3001-5000 (++++) Markedly Positive
8 5001-10000 (+++++) Very Markedly Positive
9 over 10000 (++++++) Excessively Positive

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

Metabolic Supplementation

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.

Metabolic Typing

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.

Spiritual Attitude

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.

Cancer & the Big 3 therapies–opening a can of worms

Recently a good friend of mine for 20+years lost her battle with ovarian & colon cancer.  She followed the direction of her oncologist who prescribed the BIG 3 standard protocols for fighting cancer in conventional medicine.  Surgery, Chemotherapy, and Radiation therapy.  She fought this battle valiantly for about 2 years, and at times we thought she was on the road to recovery, yet in the end conventional medicine left her with no more options.  About 2 months before she passed away her oncologist told her that they had tried everything, and now there was nothing they could do for her.  What terrible news to receive.  I came to visit and pray for her one evening when this was all hitting the fan, and she told me that the worst part was that she had trusted her doctors direction all along the way, and now she was left to die.  What a feeling of abandonment.  She remained strong in her christian faith, but this sentence from the oncologist clearly took its toll. When I received this report via email, something inside me said, “I don’t accept that there is nothing that can be done!!”   I prayed to the Lord to give me wisdom about what I could do, and this sparked a fire in me to investigate the roots of cancer and alternative methods of therapy.  Previously, if I had contracted cancer myself I would have done exactly what my friend did–follow the advice of a trained oncologist without the thought of anything else.  After looking more closely at the big 3 protocols and alternative cancer therapies I realized I had just opened a can of worms.  I encountered what I believe to be a TRUTHBREAKDOWN.

What my research has uncovered is that there are over 400 conventional & alternative cancer treatment protocols that have been in use over the past few centuries and that there are over 200 more in the testing phase according the Independent Cancer Research Foundation.  So my question was and still is, why have our oncologists chosen the Big 3 cancer therapies (Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation) as the most common protocols for fighting cancer out of all the other options?  Surely they have been proven to greatly enhance 5 year survival rates?  My research has shown me that the success of the Big 3 is quite controversial.  The controversy surrounds whether these therapies actually do more harm than good and are they attacking the roots of the problem or just the symptoms.  Lets take a closer look at each:

**As a disclaimer, my research and opinions below are there as a commentary on conventional medical practices, and are not meant to be used as medical advice outside of the opinion of a medical doctor, which I am not.  Use the information to discuss with your health professional.

1) Surgery—          

 Photo of a breast biopsy.Stephen McCulley

This involves removing tumors by themselves, removing the tumor and surrounding tissue, or removing an entire body part (ie. breast) where the tumor resides.  The philosophy here is, the tumor is the enemy and must be removed.  If the tumor is removed without metastasis (spreading), it is considered a success.  What caused the tumor to develop in the first place is not addressed with surgery.  My research has shown me that a tumor may not be the enemy we’ve made it.  Some consider the tumor as our body’s way of protecting itself by localizing  the cancer cells, fungi, and microbes in a secure coating to keep it from spreading.  The tumor is actually saving the person from cancer metastasis.  Understanding this, one must seriously question the use of tumor biopsies which poke holes in the tumor to collect samples for testing.  I’ve found that many alternative practitioners vehemently oppose biopsies because they cause tumors to leak out the cancer cells, fungi, and microbes which then spread to another area in the body (metastasis).  There is concern that Mammograms (breast x-rays) may squish tumors to the point of breaking them, causing leakage as well.  There are alternatives to biopsies which test your cancer status by examining certain  antibodies or hormone levels in your blood (ie.  AMAS test, HCG hormone test, etc…).  See http://alternativecancer.us/cancer_testing.htm

  Another consideration I’ve found with surgery is that oncologists tend to be a little ‘trigger happy’ with regards to removing body parts.  My mother-in-law had a cancerous tumor in her breast about 20 years ago and her oncologist suggested a mastectomy (complete breast removal).  Using her own common sense, she challenged her doctor saying that if her tumor was secure and localized, why not just remove the tumor instead of the entire breast!!  The oncologist relented and she still has her breast today.   One must wonder if surgery profit has some relation to this “trigger happiness”.   So Brent, what are you saying about tumors then, just leave them alone?  Well, surgery seems to make sense if the tumor growth is interfering with an essential organ (ie. digestive colon blockage), but if no imminent problem exists, it seems sensible to leave it alone and use alternative therapies known to attack the roots of tumor growth first–and yes there are many (I will save this for future blogs).  Remember tumors are  protecting the rest of your body, so you need to protect them from leaking.  With surgery there is always a chance of leakage.  Not only that, surgery of any kind has inherent risks such as blood clots which can travel to the heart, lungs, and/or brain causing a stroke or even death.  My mother-in-law (yes she has been through a lot)  had an operation on her heart valve, and consequently she had a stroke due to a blood clot from the operation.  Thank God she has recovered for the most part but it took time.  So if you can shrink your tumor(s) without surgery, that is the ideal scenario.  As you can see, I feel conventional oncology has been somewhat haphazard in their use of surgical methods.

2) Radiation Therapy

Computed Tomography Scanner  

According to the National Cancer Institute, “Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA”.  They also acknowledge “Radiation therapy can damage normal cells as well as cancer cells.”  Just like surgery, radiation therapy does not address the root cause behind the cancer and its focus is on killing the “bad” tumor.  So if the cancer cells are destroyed by DNA damage from the radiation, what about the DNA in the normal cells that become collateral damage?  According to Dr. Mark Sircus,

it is well established that exposure to ionizing radiation can result in mutations or other genetic damage that cause cells to turn cancerous but that has not stopped oncologists from using radiation therapy.” 

 News stories over the years from Chernobyl and the Fukushima nuclear disasters have generally educated the public about the dangers of radiation and its link to cancer.

  So lets reiterate, radiation clearly causes cancer, yet at the same time radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments to cure cancer?  To me, this type of logic is like someone trying to put a fire out with gasoline!!  Yes, radiation therapy does shrink tumors and kill cancer cells.  And to be fair, my research has shown that newer technology is making radiation beams much more precise, thus a patient receives less radiation.  But, if we have options that shrink tumors without risking collateral radiation, should not that be the therapy used?

 Much controversy has developed due to the interpretation of “response rate” vs. “survival rate”.  Yes, radiation therapy may have a very successful “response rate” with cancer tumors, meaning it is effective at shrinking tumors.  An oncologist may tell their patient that radiation may have a very high “response rate”,  and the patient may agree to the therapy thinking that what the doctor is talking about is “survival rate”.  They are definitely not the same.  My research has shown me that most studies on cancer therapy success are based on “response rate” or “5 year survival rates”.  To a nervous and fear ridden cancer patient, they probably do not realize there is a difference between the two.  My opinion  is, what good is it if my tumor shrinks if I do not survive the treatments or die shortly after?  Those who are very successful a fighting cancer through alternative therapies focus on building up the body’s natural defences by strengthening the immune system.  Radiation, similar to chemotherapy, does the complete opposite by killing cancer cells as well as the white blood cells which make up our immune system.  Many cancer patients, after receiving radiation therapy and chemotherapy, have little of any immune system left to fight any disease.  S.L. Baker writes. ”

Stephan Gripp, MD, of the University Hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany, and his colleagues investigated the treatment of terminally ill cancer patients who were referred for palliative radiotherapy at the University Hospital between December 2003 and July 2004. In all, they studied 33 of these patients, all of whom died within 30 days of receiving radiation therapy.”Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/028764_cancer_patients_radiation.html#ixzz1rnWGjyC4
 
Its not only the white blood cells that are killed, normal red blood cells are killed as well.  Many successful cancer therapies focus on increasing the amount of oxygen in the body, but when red blood cells (the carriers of oxygen) are killed, less oxygen is carried in the blood and the patient becomes anemic.  This further weakens the body’s ability to fight off disease. 
 
 According to the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, “Dr. William D. Kelley, a dentist by training, treated more than 33,000 cancer patients with natural medicine. His cure rate on newly diagnosed cancer patients, who went to him first, was over 90%.”   BUT!! when patients who have done conventional radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy first, then come to these type of alternative practitioners “the true cure rate of the best experts in alternative cancer treatments, on these types of patients, is between 40% and 50%.”   Though 40-50% is still pretty good in comparison to conventional methods, one can see the effect of how damaging radiation therapy and chemotherapy really are. 
 
So Brent, are you saying radiation therapy should be totally avoided?  My research has shown that there may be times when radiation therapy may have some beneficial use.  For instance, if a tumor is growing very fast and intruding against a vital organ (ie. brain), because radiation can shrink tumors quicker than natural methods, a very precise beam directed only at the tumor may “buy some time” while a person is taking alternative therapies like Dr. Kelley.  Conversely, given all the harm that radiation therapy produces, I would not use radiation therapy unless there was an immediate need for it.   I would not view radiation therapy as curative, but maybe as a “life-raft” to buy time.  One must use common sense here. 
 
 I would also be wary of submitting to CT (“cat”) scans, Mammograms and X-rays which also emit radiation.   Jennifer Bails writes,
 
 “a CT scan can deliver doses of ionizing radiation at least 50 to 250 times greater than a traditional X-ray, found a report published last November in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers David Brenner and Eric Hall of Columbia University Medical Center. As a point of comparison, a CT scan of a child’s abdomen can supply the radiation equivalent of 600 chest X-rays. “
 
Instead I would push for thermal imaging, MRI, or ultrasound methods for analysis needs.  All doctors are supposed to abide by the Hippocratic oath, “I will keep them from harm and injustice”.  Knowing this, I feel Oncologists need to rethink their use of radiation therapy and radiation diagnostics.
 
3) Chemotherapy–
 
Chemotherapy : Breast cancer ribbon - portrait of patient undergoing chemotherapy. Real woman, diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer.   Chemotherapy : Nurse Giving Patient Injection Through Tube Stock Photo  Chemotherapy : Close up of an infusion bottle  Stock Photo  Chemotherapy : Drugs in a Daily Pill Dispenser
 
According to the National Cancer Institute, “Chemotherapy (also called chemo) is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells.  Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly. But it can also harm healthy cells that divide quickly, such as those that line your mouth and intestines or cause your hair to grow.”  Again like radiation therapy, chemotherapy do not address the root cause behind the cancer, and it is responsible for collateral damage to healthy cells.  It is a Kill, Kill, Kill approach which may have some success at “response rate” but there is great debate as to whether it has any success at “5 year survival rate”.
 
So what’s really go on here?  Biochemists have discovered cancer cells grow at a much faster rate than regular cells, so if a chemical can be injected that only kills fast-growing cells (cytotoxic), cancer cells and tumors will get killed.  The problem is cancer cells aren’t the only fast growing cells in the body.  Anywhere where there is cellular rejuvenation occurring gets hit with chemo including hair, mouth, digestive tract, and our all-important white blood cells.  Like radiation therapy, the loss of white blood cells is the part of chemo that doctors are most concerned about when administering it.  The immune system basically gets toasted, yet this is considered acceptable collateral damage.

As Gary Null and James Feast write,
 
“(After chemotherapy,) the hope is the cancer is going to be totally dead and you are only half dead and recover.”Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/012727.html#ixzz1rwnwusUx
 
Most successful alternative cancer protocols focus on building the body’s immune system and removing toxic chemicals from the body.  Chemo does the exact opposite, injecting highly toxic chemicals into body which destroy our immune system.  How toxic are these chemo drugs? According to Dr. Tim O’Shea,
 
When any chemotherapeutic drug is spilled in the hospital or anywhere en route, it is classified as a major biohazard, requiring the specialists to come and clean it up with their space-suits and all their strictly regulated protocols.”
 
 
 So to heal people from cancer we are injecting “major biohazards” into them, and we are expecting them to get well?  Trying to put out a fire with gasoline comes to mind again.  But Brent, chemo wouldn’t be so widely used around the world for cancer therapy if it wasn’t a proven way to fight and cure cancer.  Sure, there may be some success stories but the more common testimony I read on the internet is someone who endures an awful period of grueling side effects only to be left in an incredibly weakened state.  The National Cancer Institute readily lists the side effects of chemo are anemia, loss of appetite, bleeding problems, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, hairloss, infection, memory changes, mouth and throat changes, nausea and vomiting, nerve changes, pain, sexual and fertility changes, skin and nail changes, swelling (fluid retention), and urination changes. These potential symptoms are not what you would want to wish on anyone.  If the patient survives the chemo treatments, the cancer may go into a short period of remission and then come back like a freight train.  Linda Marsa, from the L.A. times, writes on the findings of Dr. Jonathan Berek on ovarian cancer,
 
Chemotherapy follows the surgery, and about 90% of patients then go into remission, a period of “watchful waiting.” “The problem is that over the next five to 10 years, as many as 90% of women will relapse and die,” says Berek.  When the cancer returns, in other surrounding tissue, the cancer is more virulent and resistant to chemotherapy.
 
This is exactly what my friend, mentioned at the beginning of this blog, experienced.  But Brent, even if chemo damages the body, it’s better than doing nothing?  Well, actually according to Dr. Allen Levin,
 
“Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors.”
 
Did you catch that? Most cancer patients die not from the cancer but from the chemotherapy!!  Come on Brent, today’s chemo drugs are much more advanced now and you are making chemo seem worse than it really is.  Well, my friend just passed away a little over a month ago in 2012 and everything I’ve presented here in my research, I saw happen to her with own eyes.  So if chemo is so much more advanced now, why did the same terrible process I read about show up in her involvement with today’s modern oncology. 
 
Here’s the facts, conventional oncology has made minimal advances in 5 year survival rates and has delivered a poor quality of life for those who endure the Big 3 cancer therapies.  There are literally hundreds of other options for cancer therapies that are termed “alternative”.  Most of these methods do little if any harm the body, are far less expensive, and have much higher success rates.  They focus on building up the body and treating the roots of cancer, not destroying patients bodies and treating symptoms.  Modern oncologists may term alternative practitioners as “quacks” because some have died in their care.  If death rates are how we judge doctors, modern oncologists should be considered “quacks” of the highest order. 
 
 My problem is not actually with doctors and oncologists, I have many friends in the profession.  Most doctors I’ve met are very kind and do genuinely care about their patients.  My problem is with the “system” they’ve inherited and the training they’ve been given at medical school.  When you take a closer look at our medical system, there are certain therapies that physicians are allowed to use, and alternative therapies that they are not allowed to use.  Doctors risk losing their licence to practice medicine if they use “alternative” methods.  No way Brent!! yes way.  Almost all of the best alternative cancer practitioners of the past & present have received some sort of backlash from the medical elite (I will save this for a future blog).  These Elite will say these alternative methods have not received proper testing or that patients have died using them.  A closer examination will reveal that it almost impossible to get proper funding and acceptance to carry out official testing on cheaper alternative methods.  The only therapies accepted are the expensive ones that have patents from pharmaceutical companies.  If money cannot be made to compensate Big Pharma for their “synthetic” drugs, they are not approved for testing.  Big money cannot be made on “natural” cancer fighting substances because they are ineligible for patents. 
 
Make no mistake about it, cancer is big money.  According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2007 the cost (or should I say money earned) of cancer was $226.8 billion.  According to a study done by Harvard University, National Cancer Institute, and National Bureau of Economic Research in December 2007, the average cost/year/lung cancer patient (called cost effectiveness ratio) was $403,142/life year gained.   This comprised $143,614 for localized cancer, $145,861 for regional cancer, and $1,190,322 for metastatic cancer.  According to Sandra Boodman in the Washington Post, the annual cost of cancer pills can be well over $75000/year.  Add in surgery, CT scans, PET scans, radiation therapy, blood tests, medications, x-rays, and physician fees and you get the picture here. 
 
Conversely, according to Mark Sircus who is a natural allopathic cancer practitioner,
 
 The full cost for all the natural healing substances you will need will not exceed $6,000 a year. Instead of paying a fortune for a single pharmaceutical with toxic effects offering limited results one can nourish the body and attack the cancer with:

  • Magnesium Chloride
  • Iodine
  • Selenium
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Natural Vitamin C
  • Cesium Chloride
  • Sodium and Calcium Bentonite Clays
  • Natural Chelation Formula
  • Sodium Thiosulfate
  • Spirulina
  • Zeolite

Canadian and American politicians are struggling with the ever increasing healthcare costs and how to find ways to decrease waste in the system.   If natural cancer therapies cost $6000/year and conventional therapies cost $400,ooo++/year, why do we continue to throw billions of dollars at methods which are antiquated and barbaric.  The Big 3 cancer therapies give you taste of how Big Pharma and profit-driven protocols are destroying our healthcare system.  Of course, for most the main concern is the health of people, but when finances are misappropriated to wasted protocols, services are lessened to other well-deserving and life-giving healthcare. So here’s our decision.

Support expensive, barbaric, immune destroying, profit-driven cancer protocols OR cheaper, humane, immune-building, and body nourishing cancer protocols.  The choice seems simple, but our society has entered a truthbreakdown and only the brave can change the powers that be.

Here is a good summary analogy of the Big 3 cancer therapies that I found on the Independent Cancer Research Foundation website which they used from cancertutor.com,

Suppose you are very rich and own a very rare, priceless antique dining room table formerly owned by English royalty. Suppose your butler tells you that there are dozens of cockroaches crawling around on your priceless table and you will be having dinner guests in one hour.

Your butler tells you his job description does not include killing cockroaches and as he is leaving your house, he gives you four suggestions for getting rid of the cockroaches:


1) He offers you a chainsaw to “slash” the little critters to pieces,
2) He offers you a large and powerful flamethrower to “burn” the critters to pieces,
3) He offers you 2 gallons of a highly, highly toxic liquid chemical to “poison” the critters, and
4) He offers you an old $1 flyswatter.

Which of the four options would you pick? Would you choose one of the first three options (slash, burn and poison) because they are highly potent at killing cockroaches or would you choose the cheap, wimpy flyswatter?

 This example may seem a little ridiculous, but it gives a reasonable analogy of the choices conventional oncologists give cancer patients.  Your body is worth much more than an antique dining table so you should consider that when choosing your treatments. 
 
I will dedicate some of my future blogs to kinder, gentler, humane, and more effective natural treatments and alternative practitioners who have had success in battling cancer and chronic disease. 
 
God Bless,