December 1st, 2006Winning the War on Cancer
(NOTE: This is an article from the old School of Natural Healing newsletter)
by Lindsay Wolsey, MH
Dr. Christopher wrote in the Cell Deterioration Newsletter “For a number of years now, it has been dangerous to even say the word cancer from the podium for fear of being arrested for prescribing medicine, when one is only talking about cancer. This is something that has been very sad–that we have lost our freedom of speech!” Dr. Christopher has been gone for over 20 years, and unfortunately not much has changed when it comes to discussing cancer. For years now, alternative practitioners have been cautioned to stay quiet when it comes to cancer. Even naturopaths (when they are allowed to practice) have to send all cancer patients to oncologists. And we see in the news all the time stories about clinics being shut down, practitioners going to jail for daring to help people with cancer.
Fortunately, there is one thing that we have going for us in this country. It is called the First Amendment. I’m not a doctor, I don’t see patients, I don’t diagnose disease and I don’t prescribe medications. I am a Master Herbalist, and I can pass on valuable information that many people have discovered through the years to save their lives.
When it comes to fighting cancer, the absolute, number one weapon is diet. We have seen time and time again the amazing results that people experience when they radically change their diet. This means no Coke, no Twinkies, no Steak. This means you have distilled water, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. And heavier on the fresh, vegetables and fruits than the whole grains. When you are dealing with something serious like cancer, eating a mainly raw food diet wouldn’t be a bad idea. You need those enzymes to repair your cells. Raw fruits and vegetables offer powerful protection against cancer. Did you know that lung cancer rates, even among smokers, are significantly lower (20%) in countries that have a high vegetable consumption? And drink juice. Wheatgrass juice, carrot juice, orange juice, apple juice-lots and lots and lots of juice. If you were considering doing the Incurables program, it is full of lots and lots of juice.
I have said it before, and I will say it again, many, many times, read Eat to Live by Joel Furhman. If you are a student of the School of Natural Healing, it comes in your coursework. The consumption of animal products is directly linked to multiple types of cancer. Men who eat a lot of meat, poultry, and dairy products are the most likely candidates for prostate cancer. A study from Germany found that colon and rectal cancer risk dropped by 50% for vegetarians. Vegetables and fruits protect against all types of cancer if consumed in high enough quantities.
Cancers linked to meat and dairy:
Are we seeing a pattern here? When we say no meat and no dairy, we mean it. Even ice cream. To quote Dr. Fuhrman, “For humans, too much animal food is toxic.” We have seen this time and again - people change their diets, they save their lives. There is a caveat, though. You have to continue eating this way. Tragically, we have had several cases of students who had miracles, recovered from various cancers, went back to eating Twinkies and drinking Cokes, and they died. This has even happened to some of our Master Herbalist Graduates - students who know better. Sandra Ellis, Master Herbalist and one of our instructors, relates one of these instances as an example at our Master Herbalist Seminar. She says that when she visited this Graduate, she saw empty potato chip bags, candy wrappers, cans of Coke, and a nice layer of dust on the Norwalk juicer. Her cancer came back with a vengeance, and it was only a few months later that she died. You can’t go back to eating junk.
When I look at what the doctors had my father-in-law eating during Chemotherapy, I am still amazed he survived. They told him to add Boost to ice cream and milk and have milk shakes daily. This man still will not drink a fruit smoothie. How he ever made it through treatment, I will never know.
A study done in Norway reported that women who exercise regularly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by 62 percent. Let’s face it, we all know that exercise is important, and yet we still put it off. But if it could drop your cancer risk by up to 62 percent, isn’t it worth it to make time to exercise?
Depending on the type of cancer you were dealing with, you might add a formula that would cleanse a certain area of the body. But the foundation would be the same - Dr. Christopher’s Extended Herbal Cleanse with the Lower Bowel, Kidney Formula, Liver/Gallbladder Formula, and the Blood Stream Cleansing formula. Unlike the standard Extended Cleanse, however, you would not wait a few weeks before adding the next formula to the regime. You would take them all from the beginning. You would also want to take a lot of Vitalerbs.
A very controversial cancer tool is Apricot Kernels - a natural source of B17/Laetrile. David Christopher once played a joke on me, and tricked me into eating one. Oh, it was the nastiest thing I think I’ve ever eaten! I have since learned to be leary of things that David hands me to try. But David faithfully eats Apricot Kernels on a regular basis. I believe the amount most people try to eat in a day is seven kernels. The record is 60. If you are going to try this, just look at it as you are eating these kernels as a snack, not as an alternative to chemotherapy. Otherwise, they might not be able to sell them to you! I could go into the specifics of how Apricot Kernels work, but I think I’ll leave that for David at the Master Herbalist Seminar.
One of the best books for a cancer patient to read is A Cancer Battle Plan by Anne Frahm. Another great book is Triumph Over Cancer by Agi Lidle. Her book gives great details on using The Cold Sheet Treatment and dietary changes to help fight cancer. And of course Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman. It was quite a surprise to me when I was at a bookstore the other day, to not find Eat to Live in the Health Section. They had every other type of book imaginable, including one about how to lose weight while eating junk food, but not the one book that could be most helpful.