After watching both parents die from grueling battles with cancer and chemotherapy, I feel "entitled" to speak from my heart about the real risks of chemo and the lack of knowledge about nutrition in modern western medical establishments. My belief is that there is a medical monopoly of treatment featuring the "Big 3"; chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, usually some combination of the three. Of these three chemotherapy is the main method used, and this directly benefits the pharmaceutical corporations as they produce the product.
Western medical systems ignore the benefits and risks of nutrition and lack thereof. If someone is in the hospital following chemo treatments and is given refined flours, sugars, red meats and other toxic food products (overcooked veggies w/ pesticides), how will they get better? Are families supposed to bring all their food in to the sick patients and prevent them from eating the nutritionally deficient processed garbage passed off as food in most hospitals?
What about the "rules" in hospitals to not give vitamins and/or supplements to their loved ones? Only pharmaceutical products given by nurses and prescribed by doctors are allowed, yet the hospital's poor diet does not meet the additional nutritional demands of an already sick body!
While hospitals are needed for mechanical injuries such as broken bones or stitches, these simple and time tested operations are not their main money makers. If hospitals only treated injuries from sports, fights or auto accidents they would barely make enough money to keep their doors open. Hospitals depend upon "sick care" treatments or maintaining a revenue stream from steadily worsening conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Most of these illnesses are preventable by sticking to a healthy diet and exercise regimen that may be difficult for some to uphold. The Standard American Diet "(S.A.D.) of refined flours/sugars, meats and lack of exercise is the recipe for disaster and ill health. Though some doctors may gently remind their patients to eat healthier and work out regularly, most just treat the eventual break down of body systems from malnutrition and inactivity by prescribing expensive pharma products and performing surgeries.
medical mafia articles; http://www.naturalnews.com/medical_mafia.html
"Have you ever wondered why modern medicine never really makes people well but rather makes them more sick?
Have you ever questioned the motives that lead to prescribing drug after drug after drug?
Is it hard for you to fathom that since the "war on cancer" was declared almost 40 years ago, modern medicine is no closer to a cancer cure?
Have you ever wondered why your doctor knows less about nutrition than you do?
Are you sick and tired of feeling helpless about staying healthy?
Have you ever felt like many of the folks involved with the "modern medical establishment" act more like gangsters and thugs than they do concerned healthcare providers?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions, then you’re at the right website!
In my opinion, allopathic (conventional) medicine is run by a "MEDICAL MAFIA," whose chief purpose is NOT to make people healthy. No, the primary goal is to "manage" sickness and to turn the patient's body into a "revenue stream" for the mafia bosses. Regardless if you are a doctor or a patient, if you cross the Medical Mafia, then you will likely be visited by one of their "leg-breakers" who will attempt to intimidate and coerce you into submission and obedience.
According to J.W. Hodge, MD, "The medical monopoly or medical trust, euphemistically called the American Medical Association, is not merely the meanest monopoly ever organized, but the most arrogant, dangerous and despotic organisation which ever managed a free people in this or any other age. Any and all methods of healing the sick by means of safe, simple and natural remedies are sure to be assailed and denounced by the arrogant leaders of the AMA doctors' trust as fakes, frauds and humbugs. Every practitioner of the healing art who does not ally himself with the medical trust is denounced as a 'dangerous quack' and impostor by the predatory trust doctors. Every sanitarian who attempts to restore the sick to a state of health by natural means without resort to the knife or poisonous drugs, disease imparting serums, deadly toxins or vaccines, is at once pounced upon by these medical tyrants and fanatics, bitterly denounced, vilified and persecuted to the fullest extent." http://exposethemedicalmafia.com/
Wake Up Radio - Interview with Dr. Rashid Buttar;
WUP Radio---Exposing the Medical Mafia 2 of 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DERArzmlbzM
Some alternatives being suppressed by the chemo-monopoly are intravenous vitamin C. The theory behind IV-C being labeled as "quackery" by many oncologists and their pharma mafia dons is that it cannot be patented. There is no possible way in our current capitalist economy for pharma corporations to profit from a non-patentable natural vitamin, though in physical reality (often ignored by economists) the IV-C may fight cancer cells without damaging healthy cells in the process.
The response from the medical mafia to IV-C was that it wasn't effective, though these tests were performed with ORAL vitamin C, NOT with IV! The amounts delivered orally are scant when compared to the IV injections and could not possibly duplicate the earlier study that showed positive outcomes with IV-C.
Intravenous vitamin C for cancer
By Dr. Ronald Hoffman
"For more than 20 years, the Hoffman Center has been using high-dose vitamin C drips in its cancer support protocols. The initial impetus was from Linus Pauling who, together with Ewan Cameron, pioneered the use of high-dose C in cancer in the 1960s.
Now, there’s new interest in this modality for fighting cancer based on new, exciting research under way at the National Institutes of Health.
Cameron and Pauling found that vitamin C helped cancer patients live about four times longer than cancer patients not given vitamin C. They administered high-dose vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate given orally and intravenously to treat more than 1,000 cancer patients.
Nonetheless, vitamin C for cancer suffered a setback when Dr. Charles Moertel of the Mayo Clinic, an arch foe of nutritional therapies for cancer, sought to disprove Pauling’s thesis. But he did not follow the Pauling/Cameron instructions or regimen.
Moertel selected a cohort of terminal colon cancer patients who had not responded to all forms of conventional treatment, including surgery, chemo and radiation, and administered 10 grams of vitamin C to them orally. When the patients failed to demonstrate improved survival over patients not receiving vitamin C in the study, Moertel pronounced the vitamin C/cancer hypothesis defunct.
Moertel failed to note that the benefits achieved by Pauling and Cameron’s patients were obtained via both IV and oral C. He ultimately succumbed to cancer himself years later.
Alternative practitioners, meanwhile, sought to resurrect IV vitamin C as a tool in the treatment of cancer, but not until recently has serious academic research resumed.
Dr. Hugh Riordan of Kansas treated hundreds of cancer patients with doses of vitamin C up to 200,000 mg (200 grams) per day in infusions lasting 4-12 hours several times a week. He compiled a series of case histories documenting impressive responses but passed recently, before his work was generally acknowledged.
His protegee, Dr. Jeanne Drisko, Director, KU Integrative Medicine, has undertaken a series of clinical trials to validate the benefits of IV vitamin C in cancer. An FDA approved trial is now underway.
Research at the National Institutes of Health is beginning to suggest that vitamin C deserves another chance to find its niche in the arsenal of anti-cancer therapies. Studies now suggest that even high dose vitamin C given by mouth is poorly absorbed. Blood levels “max out” at doses of 500 mg given several times during the day.
But vitamin C given intravenously is another story. When delivered in a “drip,” much higher concentrations of C can be attained. At these higher concentrations, vitamin C has different characteristics than if given orally. While oral vitamin C boosts immunity and assists tissue repair, it is too weak to do much to kill or inhibit cancer cells. But at high doses delivered directly into the bloodstream, it may act to increase levels of hydrogen peroxide deep in the tissues where cancer cells lurk. Peroxide-mediated killing is one of the white blood cells’ key mechanisms for fighting infection and cancer.
Research currently under way has shown that high concentrations of vitamin C can stop the growth or even kill a wide range of cancer cells. Only intravenous administration of vitamin C can deliver the high doses found to be effective against cancer.
IV vitamin C, when administered by a trained, experienced physician, is safe and well-tolerated, even at doses as high as 100,000 mg (100 grams) per day. Proper blood tests must be done to ensure that it is well-tolerated, and the patient must be monitored. Doses must be gradually adjusted upward. Not all patients are candidates for IV vitamin C. Vitamin C can be safely administered even while patients are undergoing chemo and radiation; in fact, the FDA-approved trial at the University of Kansas Medical Center explicitly permits the co-administration of vitamin C with conventional treatments.
Intravenous vitamin C remains one of the key modalities employed by the Hoffman Center in support of recovery from cancer, and it is hoped that additional research, now under way, will further document its benefits."
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Some bitter irony here; by the time I found out about the IV-C from the radio and internet, (NOT from the oncologist, he called them 'charlatans' who were ineffective), the nearest people administering IV-C told me it was "too late".
What if there was IV-C available at regular hospitals and was covered by insurance? Having to drive for hours in traffic after chemo to the nearest IV-C facility and pay out of pocket is sure to be a discouragement for most chemo patients. That must be reassuring for the medical mafia that any alternative to high doses of chemo is unrealistic for most cancer patients.
The oncology dept. at the local hospital was extremely unfriendly to me once I spoke out and demanded them to help fix the damage caused by their toxic treatment. After speaking out against their monopoly on treatment I was chased by security, had my arm twisted to near breaking (I'm more flexible than most humans) and was permanently banned from the hospital. They would not even let me visit my dying mother on her last birthday!
My advice to readers (and their less enlightened loved ones, families, friends, etc...) is to remain healthy by avoiding all processed foods, refined flours, sugars, grains and red meats. Also get plenty of exercise. My mom was healthy for most of her life, though following my dad's death from cancer she may have became depressed and ate "comfort foods" (sugars, breads, etc...) as she gained some weight. This small error in lifestyle may have led to the cancer forming in her breast several years ago. Once she went on the path of chemotherapy (against my advice) the cancer retreated for a few years then returned as a metastasized cancer in the bones and liver. Several studies indicate that chemo is itself carcinogenic, it can make cancer come back after initially shrinking tumors.
Often oncologists are bullies of fear stricken patients who panic upon hearing the initial diagnosis. Please do not make sudden choices when presented with this shocking news, the threat of sudden death from cancer is greatly exaggerated while the threat of certain death from exposure to chemo is seriously underreported. Cancer news means that something is out of balance in the body and steps need to be taken to correct this. Stop smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol, eating junk food and start exercising, research alternatives (IV-C, cannabis oil, etc...) and their locations ahead of time.
Following conventional medicine's chemo will only lead you into the arms of the Grim Reaper. Trust me, you don't want to got there, and the G.R. isn't ready for you either!
My mom's final questions to the oncologists and the pharma medical mafia;
How does it feel, to treat me like you do?
I'm quite sure that you'll tell me, just how I should feel today! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsspvo-da4s