FOR CANCER SURVIVORS AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

a collection of links and articles

∞ A COMPREHENSIVE SELECTION OF VIDEOS – a Youtube playlist –
cancer survivors who used alternatives; symposium lectures; and doctors describing various therapies, approaches and clinics – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAU8Z6XSKVp6PYJbPQl5CUf45ltzO2COy


∞ DR GOLD’S THOROUGH REVIEW OF HYDRAZINE SULFATE – a credible cancer therapy

On February 21, 2008, I placed a blog on MedTruth, “A Dog Has a Better Chance of Recovering from Cancer Than You Do,” in which I attempted to show, in dramatic fashion, that the public is being “hoodwinked” from using hydrazine sulfate for human cancer, principally by the U.S. National Cancer Institute… continued at https://pacific-holistic.com/Hydrazine-Sulfate


∞ MISTLETOE CANCER THERAPY

There are many profound and fascinating theories at the heart of anthroposophy. Anthroposophical medicine is a complex system – an art and a science of living and healing – that includes the integration of spiritual, emotional and physical components. It was founded again in the present day by the anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner (an Austrian Swiss physician, metaphysical pioneer and healer (1861-1925)) in the early 20th century… continues at https://pacific-holistic.com/Mistletoe


∞ SURVIVING CHEMO AND RADIATION. Now how do I fix myself?

“What is the VERY Least I Can Suggest to a Loved-one After Surviving Chemo?”
Clients will ask “what can I do for my Mom or partner or loved-one who is dead-set on following the ONLY options provided by their doctor(s) and now are suffering the consequences of harsh side-effects. (Chemo, surgery and radiation are still the only ‘approved’ methods to ‘combat’ cancers.)
There are debilitating side-effects that come with that type of “choice” that we have assumed to be the only possibility. Because I’m used to not guessing, but looking thru my microscope for answers, including to see what’s a clear physical reality, I never really say / give / pass along too much advice about someone else’s state of health and how to help others out who are not present – just isn’t right to do so… BUT, here are some suggestions that are a bare minimum that will be a very welcome respite for a damaged body – at https://pacific-holistic.com/surviving


∞ ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPIES THAT CAN BE USED SIMULTANEOULSY – Mistletoe, Ozone & Essiac

MISTLETOE (Viscum album) ~ Anthroposophical medicine is a complex system – an art and a science of healing that includes the integration of the spiritual and the physical. It was founded by Rudolf Steiner in the early 20th century.
continued at https://pacific-holistic.com/ozone-essiac-mistletoe


∞ CLINICS IN MEXICO

The clinic count in the Tijuana / Los Playas / Bonita areas in Mexico (just over the US border) have varied from 2 dozen to to a handful over the last 50 plus years. Patients come mainly from the USA and Canada and a few people visit from Japan, South America and Europa (where there are also alternative clinics). As far as I can tell the first clinics began in the 1950s with Dr Gerson being pushed out of New York and then the Dr Keller and the Hoxsey Clinics soon after, then the Dr Contreras Clinic (later renamed the Oasis of Hope Hospital by one of the Contreras sons). 

All of these original clinics were established by American citizens who could not practice at home due to AMA and/or ACS restrictions (all but two) who had to have an ownership agreement with a Mexican national (who would have 50% or more ownership). Occassionally that Mexican owner was a doctor or naturpath or something close to that… who were largely obligatory silent partners. The number of Americans running clinics has decreased steadily – for reasons of funding and negative PR. Promising cancer alternative treatments were increasingly regulated, forbidden or side-lined in response to increased regulations and pressures, particularly after passage of the Kefauver-Harris Amendments to the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act in 1962.

So, in the 1970s, the Tijuana clinics proliferated with the upsurge of an interest in the forbidden – such as the use of Laetrile (amygdalin). By 1978, 70,000 US cancer patients had taken Laetrile for cancer treatment seriously and many of those people had gone to the Tijuana area clinics to receive it. The clinics’ popularity plateau-ed in the mid 1980s after some lawsuits ended poorly for the Laetrile supporters and the American medical authorities were never going to let this kind of authority glitch happen again and set up the groundwork (including propaganda). 

Although many new clinics opened after that, more than a dozen have also folded in the past 20 years. The turning point for the clinics came with passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which facilitated greater cooperation among the antifraud authorities of Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 1994, the tripartite members of NAFTA formed the Mexico-United States-Canada Health Fraud Work Group, or MUCH, whose brief is to strengthen the 3 countries’ ability to prevent cross-border health fraud. With that came the automatic, undebated, unproven assumptions that alternative cancer therapies came under this heading of ‘fraud’. (Except for the Mexicans who paid ho heed…)

Under the auspices of MUCH and its members, regulatory crackdowns began in earnest early in 2001. Prior to that, the clinics would do what was requested of them by the tight grip of the Mexican authorities who would bear down – it was lucrative – they listened to the highest bidder – quite simple. All clinics had to pay the monthly graft – never an exact amount – BUT NEVER to be skipped. Closing down a clinic for the American authorities had to be worth it. 

The clinics were also badly affected by the general downturn in travel in 2001 and 2002. The established cancer authorities north of the Mexican border never let up the pressure of malignment and negative PR (including massive mis-information), especially after an alternative therapy would be ‘proven’ to be insufficient or even bogus (always manipulated trials – lots of good information on this re Vitamin C, Laetrile, Burzynski method, Hoxsey, Essiac, etc). As these downward trends continued, Tijuana clinics were reduced further in numbers.

It always amazes me how smart the Mexican clinics’ PR is and how they never mention Laetrile,cesioum or all the various ozone/oxygen therapies anymore as that somehow seems to be ‘uncool’ and now representing what these clinics feel the American and Canadian cancer patients are looking for. Persoanally, the standard alternative cancer treatments should not be diluted with all of these interesting sounding “immune augmenting, detoxing, rejuvenating, etc” methods added-on and that can be achieved back home.  

The odd clinic is resort-like while some of these clinics are tawdry. And if you have stage 4 cancer and have been told to go home to die by your mainstream doctors and clinics at home, you really don’t care AT ALL about whether there’s a beach or park-like setting or not. Some of the worst looking clinics would be my first choice and some of the best looking ones are all about your wallet and ‘feel good’ BS with a lot of smiling faces gathered for the big happy group photo-op!
One such slick place is founded by a family that did/does really well with a (not worthwhile imho) multi-level vitamin company and used this overblown importance to ‘treat patients’ with same and a few add-ons. Nice for a detox and rejuvination holiday of sorts. Certainly not an untense cancer clinic.
For example, from time to time, the Gerson clinics have been in really crappy buildings in poor neighborhoods and yet the care was all that mattered. Some clinics have no language barriers and some do. Most of the staff in most clinics are Mexican and speak a modicum of English and don’t earn a lot… it’s not as if they’ll pop over the border and take some continuing education classes in San Diego. Sometimes the doctors do not speak English, yet somehow everyone makes do just fine.

Some of these clinics are in-patient in nature (eg Sanoviv, Issels Immuno-Oncology, Baja Body-Mind, Gerson) and in others you are expected just for the daytime and you’ll be returning state-side in San Ysidro for overnighting (eg International BioCare, Immunity Therapy Center, Hoxsey / BioMed). In some patients are given both options and are flexible – in-patient and out-patient (eg International BioCare, Oasis of Hope). This makes a huge difference in rates between these two categories.
Two motels close to the San Ysidro border crossing were amazing at how they catered to their guests who came back each night after therapy. The Best Western and the Knights Inn in San Ysidero – the latter is very inexpensive and very close to border-crossing activities – and I don’t know for sure if they are still available.
The first night I arrived at the Knights INN motel, it was very late and dark and as soon as I put my head down it sounded like WWIII had erupted outside with endless copters, loudhalers, and sirens and search lights – very near the infamous border crossing it was! In the morning all was peace and joy – so to speak.

Patients staying in the motels are destined for the Mexican clinics and quietly gather each 8am for their morning bus ride – the very inexpensive bus trips that have their own particular routes, cover all the clinics and also make return patient arrangements.
Occassionally a driver will see an old face after years and hugs all round and tears of joy… the person is still alive and coming back for a boost! These Mexcian cancer bus drivers were amazingly big-hearted men that I will never forget. 

People occassionally exchange advice, ancedotes, supplements and support. Even once a woman from New Zealand passed a plastic baggy around with 2/3 of her breast tumour that had been removed with the Hoxsey method – such JOY! 
But not a classy health conscious restaurant in sight in San Ysidro!


the late HAROLD W MANNER, Ph.D., and G EDWARD GRIFFIN on metabolic therapy and Laetrile

The late Harold W. Manner, Ph.D., coined the term “metabolic therapy” and is famous for his research of Laetrile. Abnormalities at the cellular level are diagnosed and then corrected by normalizing the patient’s metabolism (including the removal of build-up of “toxiceta substances” in the body and strengthening the immune system, so the body can heal itself)… and this could include laetrile. He was interviewed in 1978 by Acres USA: more at https://pacific-holistic.com/Laetrile


∞ a HISTORY of HOXSEY CANCER TREATMENTS

Patricia Ward Spain brought her considerable skills, and a refreshingly open and fair mind, to the challenging task of researching the Hoxsey Therapy and the field of unconventional or alternative medicine in general. The cancer treatment practiced by Harry M. Hoxsey… continued at https://pacific-holistic.com/Hoxsey


∞ EFFICACY of RADIOTHERAPY – Lack of Clinical Trials – Convenience?

An excerpt from a series by Don Benjamin, a retired electrical engineer, experimental scientist, health, safety and environment consultant and founder of the Cancer Information & Support Society in Sydney – CISS. “There has never been a properly run randomized trial that showed that radiotherapy produced a significant increase in survival for any type of cancer. Radiotherapy can reduce the rate of recurrence, but has never been found to increase overall survival… more at https://pacific-holistic.com/Radiotherapy-Lack-of-Clinical-Trials


∞ CANCER: The Forbidden Cures 2010 Documentary

a revelatory 2010 documentary by Massimo Mazzucco, an Italian film maker, that describes alternative cancer therapies that have been suppressed over the last hundred years. Treatments such as Essiac and Laetrile, the Hoxsey and Gerson therapies, and Dr. Tullio Simoncini studies (whether one agrees with his ‘science’ or not – and personally I certainly don’t). BUT HE HAS A RIGHT TO BE HEARD https://youtu.be/0K97CohcA5s


∞ STRAIGHT UP QUESTIONS
straight up questions we should ask our doctors about a METASTATIC DIAGNOSIS

  • If cancer cells actually travel through our blood circulatory system, then why is donor blood not screened for cancer cells?
  • If cancer cells are actually to be spreading/travelling via our blood, then why are we not warned by authorities to stay clear of a cancer person’s blood – ie have no contact… like we are told with HIV/aids?
  • If cancer cells ‘metastasize’ into the brain, why are they able to pass through the blood-brain barrier that functions as a vital filter to prevent harmful substances from entering the brain including blood itself?
  • If brain tumor cancer cells arrive in the brain without the blood they were travelling in, how is it that they cannot wriggle loose and travel in the opposite direction, ie, back out through the blood brain barrier and back into the blood stream and head to another organ, or back out through the cranio-sacral fluid (proven to exist since 1950’s)?
  • If cancer cells also travel via the lymphatic system to organs, how then does cancer in lymph nodes ‘metastisize’ to bone where there is no lymphatic fluid (or is there a strenous hike out through the lymph node outer surface, through the extracellular matrix fluid and then back through another tissue barrier and into an organ or a vein or artery?
  • If cancer cells travel via the bloodstream, why are there virtually NO cancers of the blood vessels or the heart given the exposure to all that surface?
  • If secondary tumors are due to cancer cells travelling through the blood or lymph circulatory system, then why do they rarely travel to adjacent tissues that would be easiest to get into, for example, from the uterus outside tissue to the nearby ovary or from a cervix to a neighboring vagina – rather than a further away lymph node (seperated with protective tissue); or travel from a prostate to the brain rather than a nearby bladder floor or testical?
  • The medical theory of the travelling cancer cell holds that the travelling cells are the same kind as those at the original site i.e., if a cancer arises in the breast and “metastasizes” to the bones, the cancer cells in the bone are believed to be breast cancer cells. But this is not so and this has been proven… so…some head scrathching… but no effort made in getting to the bottom of understanding of the causes?

Metastasis Theory Scrutiny
Pathologists claim that they are able to detect the origin of a secondary cancer with biopsies, tissue sample stains and tests for antibodies – “immuno-histochemical techniques”. But tracking live cancer cells is not the same as tracking proteins. Proteins may or may not be released from a tumor’s surface and depends on a number of factors – the most important but not the only one being whether the tumour is in an active (growing) or healing (receeding) phase; whether important bacteria are available to help break down the redundant tumor tissue and whether there are specific enzymes and other co-factors available through the blood supply or at the tumour site that work in conjunction with bacteria, white cells and/or benign fungus.
If metastases were that straight forward as we, the patients, are led to believe, then biopsies would be accurate (and they certainly aren’t).

“Best yet unsatisfactory explanations of the Mechanisms of Metastasis:
“Metastasis is an enormously complex process that remains to be a major problem in the management of cancer. The fact that cancer patients might develop metastasis after years or even decades from diagnosis of the primary tumor makes the metastatic process even more complex. Over the years many hypotheses were developed to try to explain the inefficiency of the metastatic process, but none of these theories completely explains the current biological and clinical observations. In this review we summarize some of the proposed models that were developed in attempt to understand the mechanisms of tumor dissemination and colonization as well as metastatic progression.”
from
Breast Cancer Res. 2008;10 Suppl 1:S2. doi: 10.1186/bcr1988
by Hunter KW1, Crawford NPAlsarraj J.”

As long it is assumed (by the public and inside health research circles) that cancer cells, bacteria, microbes and viruses act against our mamalian organisms – that it’s ‘good guys versus bad guys’ in our inner terrain – ie ‘games’ and ‘fighting’ some evil forces that are harming and destroying us – then we remain rooted in dark fear and silly unscientific superstitions and missing the obvious mechanisms of pleomorphism. Terrain theory versus germ theory requires taking a step back and an open, logical mind.

If we cut our finger, for example, nature immediately mediates with a number of slick, appropriate, complex reactions and cannot be understood to be evil and ‘against us’ no matter what we may try to think. If we have an acute inflammation, for example, our bodies react so very smartly – assuming we do not mess up the process with toxic counter-measures / interventions.
In fact the Cancer Agencies count on Nature to bail them and their patients out – when chemo has been administered to the point of wrecking the bone marrow such that NO more white cells can come out to combat the effects of the highly threatening poisons, THEN the patient is told to go home and recoup – in other words, let Mother Nature attempt to give you some life back in your bone marrow. 
If we choose to remain ignorant and cannot accept the incredible creative indomitable healing intelligence that pervades in Nature and in our bodies, then we cannot work with NATURE and support it to reach a healed conclusion.


∞ THE GERSON THERAPY

a summary of Charlotte Gerson’s updated lectures
At the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London – https://youtu.be/quuvi6Gvvmc
More details with Charlotte Gerson at a comprehensive set of ten minute clips at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAB8301644B82CEC4

Charlotte Gerson passed away in 2019. There are several Gerson Clinics in Mexico and one is the original clinic (using only the Max Gerson methods) that focusses mainly on very specific and strict nutrition and detoxing with a tad of enzymes’ therapy (added in 1999).


∞ HULDA CLARK’S (PhD) “Cure for All Cancers”

Dr Hulda Clark is famous for her best selling books including The Cure For All Cancers – ONCE found in every health food store in North America. Clark had a Mexican clinic in Tijuana that was very taudry, on a good day. The American authorities ‘persuaded’ the Mexican authorities to shut her clinic down in 1998 (that sort of pesky co-operation is common). She then stayed under the radar as there was a warrant for her arrest in the US (practicing medicine without a licence and a few other items) and continued working and selling supplements (awesome quality), sessions and books state-side till she was caught in 1999. 

Clark believed that cancer is caused by parasitic infections and specific toxins and people bought in to this with her testing mechanisms (evidence of a low level of critical thinking). Her case studies in her best-selling books were not successes but merely descriptions of sessions and without knowing if any were succesful or whether the patients had died or whatever other therapies were of benefit simultaneously. No thinking person is going to settle for one session with Hulda Clark PhD and then change their lifestyle without incorporating other promising therapies such as Vit C IVs, homeopathics, laetrile, mistletoe injections, ozone/oxygen therapies, Hoxsey, Gerson, cesium, meditation, EFT, acupuncture, TCM therapies, etc.
She tested for “Ortho-Phospho-Tyrosine” and a hormone called HCG (YES!). 
She was certainly very apt at sussing out which parasites one might have with her basic electro-dermal-screening equipment – called a “syncrometer” – and finding parasites. The latter ability is blatantly lacking by most regular North American clinics and even parasitology specialists.

The unrelenting persecution by the American authorities inspired very healthy financial campaigns by Dr Clark’s office, lawyer and the alternative healing world during the 1990’s. Her zappers are still used – yet in Live Blood Analysis I can see destruction with their use, not healing. 


MORRIS FISHBEIN: AMA ENEMY OF AMERICAN HEALTH
by Bob Wallace

About the GREAT ROYAL RAYMOND RIFE – his successes, his microscopes, his personal anihilation. 

Rife discovered that a simple electromagnetic wave wasn’t enough to destroy a microorganism or cancer cell. Instead he found a radio frequency wave was readily accepted by the body if it was emitted by a gas within a glass tube.

Anyone who has studied the history of cancer therapies quickly becomes entangled in the history of cancer therapy suppressions. Sadly this is a huge topic with many twists and turns – and some have been forgotten or re-written.
Some of these therapies have been stymied, stealthfully marginalized and some still exist in remote locations. The cancer therapy that was highly effective, cured the most improbable cases and caused the most government-sanctioned deceit was the acclaimed work of Royal Raymond Rife. To some he’s a slightly familiar name and to some of us he’s a hero!
To understand how this scientist, his brilliance and why his precious work was destroyed, one would first want to take a walk down memory lane and appreciate the conivings of the times.


Dr. Morris Fishbein (1889-1976) originally studied to be a clown. Realizing he could make more money as a doctor, he entered medical school (where he failed anatomy), then barely graduated. He never treated a patient in his life.

Why is he so important? Because he became head of the AMA, a position that he used to enrich himself and crush legitimate therapies out of existence who did not comply with his wishes. He appeared to be motivated solely by money and power.

As head of the AMA (and editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association from 1924-1949), he decided which drugs could be sold to the public based only how much advertising money he could extort from drug manufacturers, whom he required to place expensive ads in the JAMA. There were no drug-testing agencies, only Fishbein. It was irrelevant if the drugs worked. 

Fishbein was a shakedown artist. Yet, today, there is a Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago. 

Continues at https://pacific-holistic.com/morris-fishbein-enemy


BOOKS on ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

There are a number of books that can help clarify the mysterious world of cancer therapy. These have proven most useful for lay persons:

Alternative Medicine by The Burton Goldberg Group (Future Medicine Publishers in Puyallup, WA.) 

Definitive Guide to CANCER, W. John Diamond, M.D. and W. Lee Cowden, M.D. with Burton Goldberg

Cancer and Natural Medicine by John Boik (Oregon Medical Press) 

Cancer Therapy: The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Non-Toxic Treatment & Prevention by Ralph Moss (Equinox Press in New York). 

Choices in Healing by Michael Learner (MIT Press) describes the integrating the best of conventional and complementary approaches to cancer. 

Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Therapy by Dollinger, Rosenbaum, and Cable (Somerville House Books) describes how cancer is diagnosed, treated and managed day to day. 

Nutritional Influences on Illness by Dr. Melvyn Werbach (Keats). 
Options: The Alternative Cancer Therapy Book by Richard Walters (Avery Press) is for people who want to make informed decisions about alternative cancer treatments. 

Optimal Wellness by Ralph Golan, M.D. (Bantam Books) 

Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who is Seriously Ill, by Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock (Fireside Book by Simon & Schuster). 

Third Opinion by John M. Fink (Avery) is an international directory to alternative therapy centers for the treatment and prevention of cancer and other degenerative diseases. 

The Carnitine Miracle, The Supernutrient Program that Promotes High Energy, Fat Burning, Heart Health, Brain Wellness, and Longevity, by Robert Crayhon, M.S. (M. Evans and Co., NY, NY) 

The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients The Townsend Letter is an important cutting-edge informational resource written by doctors and patients. This magazine is for doctors and patients interested in the inside news about alternative and unconventional medicine. 

I Beat Cancer: 50 People Tell You How They Did It by Awareness Publishing
Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient’s Guide by Paul Kraus, Publ by Cancer Monthly, LLC.

The Gerson Therapy, The Amazing Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses by Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker, D.P.M.

Beating Cancer with Nutrition by Patrick Quillin, PhD, Nutrition Times Press, Tulsa, OK, 2001. Dr. Quillin has worked with cancer patients for many years and used to consult to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, OK.

Merrie Bakker, 604-261-7742,
info@pacificholistic.com
Live Blood Analysis: https://pacific-holistic.com