Why do so many people still rely on a cancer treatment which spreads poison throughout their body killing everything in its path? Do people regularly use shotguns to kill flies? The use of chemotherapy is no different. It destroys virtually all cells and systems before getting to the actual cancer. This means your central nervous system, organ systems and your immune system (to name just a few) are all compromised even years after the treatment has subsided. Forget about cancer killing you because chemotherapy will do a much better job in the long term.
Chemotherapy causes healthy brain cells to die off long after treatment has ended and may be one of the underlying biological causes of the cognitive side effects -- or "chemo brain" -- that many cancer patients experience.
Conventional cancer treatment is a massive and expensive fraud--a non-treatment that sickens and kills more people than it ever "cures." It can never cure anything because it poisons the body which only causes more disease in the future.
Confirmed Brain Damage
A team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and Harvard Medical School have recently linked widely used chemotherapy drugs to a progressing collapse of populations of stem cells and their progeny in the central nervous system.
"This study is the first model of a delayed degeneration syndrome that involves a global disruption of the myelin-forming cells that are essential for normal neuronal function," said Mark Noble, Ph.D., director of the University of Rochester Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute and senior author of the study. "Because of our growing knowledge of stem cells and their biology, we can now begin to understand and define the molecular mechanisms behind the cognitive difficulties that linger and worsen in a significant number of cancer patients."
The researchers discovered that months after exposure, specific populations of cells in the central nervous -- oligodendrocytes and dividing precursor cells from which they are generated -- underwent such extensive damage that, after 6 months, these cells had all but disappeared.
It's Not A Treatment If It Kills The Body In The Process
Increasingly sophisticated and expensive cellular poisons are being given to seriously ill patients with colon, breast, lung and prostate cancer. Now an epidemiologist has analyzed the actual rate of life extension in such patients. His findings are that despite all the alleged progress, patients do not actually live a day longer.
Epidemiologist Dieter Hoelzel says that "as far as survival with metastatic cancer of the colon, breast, lung and prostate goes, there has been no progress in the past 25 years." He has documented the outcome of patients treated since 1978 in and around Munich, according to the standard methods of oncology. These are people suffering from the advanced stages of one of the four major internal cancers, which annually claim about 100,000 victims in Germany alone. These tumors are the big killers.
Survival rates have not improved for cancer patients over the past decades. Today's patients die just as fast of their cancer as their fellow sufferers did 25 years ago. While the statistical curve for colon cancer shows a slight improvement, the survival rate for breast cancer actually fell over the course of the years. Dr. Hoelzel fears that the systematic expansion of chemotherapy for cancer of the breast could be responsible for the decline of the survival rate.
Wolfram Jaeger, MD, 49, Director of Gynecology at the State Clinics of Dusseldorf, has had similar experiences. "Chemotherapy gave, and gives, no successes. Enormous numbers of women are treated, without proven benefit. If we told this to the patients, however, they would totally despair."
Chemotherapy Kills You and Doctors Admit It
Cytotoxic drugs and radiation are cellular poisons that intervene in a different way in the proliferation of cells. Because tumor cells divide more frequently than most other body cells, tumors and metastases are particularly susceptible to such drugs. Tumors can shrink, and, every now and then, they disappear. However healthy cells, which divide rapidly, can also be damaged, including cells from major organ and nervous systems as well as the blood forming cells of the bone marrow. Consequently, many patients end up dying in less than a decade from chemotherapy or radiation induced disease.
The question [of whether or not chemotherapy really extends life, ed.] can probably no longer be answered. In clinical studies the manufacturers always compare their new drugs with older cellular poisons. There are no control groups that are given no treatment at all.
In order to be allowed onto the market, it suffices to achieve a "statistically significant" advantage in one small group of hand- picked test subjects vs. those treated with some already approved cellular poison.
The late Klaus Thomsen, MD, long-time director of gynecology of the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, explained in September 1985, at an international congress inBerlin: "Upon reflection, we should not be surprised if an increasing number of doctors would say that they will abandon such an undistinguished form of treatment."
Ten years later, the epidemiologist Ulrich Abel, PhD, of the University of Heidelberg, put the entire usefulness of chemotherapy in doubt. For over a year, this scientist reviewed several thousand publications on chemotherapy. He concluded that "for most internal cancers no proof exists that chemotherapy, especially the increasingly high dose variety, increases life expectancy or improves quality of life."
Notable oncologists agreed: the expansion of chemotherapy could not stop that. But because physicians did not want to admit to their patients that they were completely defenselessly against cancer, this poisonous cure became one of the dogmas of medicine. That `benefits' all participants: "The physicians are happy that they have something they can offer, the patients are happy, that they can take something, and the industry is happy," say the Dusseldorf gynecologist Jaeger.
Progress mainly consists in reducing the side effects that are caused by the drugs themselves. Earlier, these cellular poisons weakened patients to such an extent that they had to be supervised in the hospital. Now, however, methods of reducing hair loss, appetite loss, diarrhea and blood clots lie at hand. Many chemotherapies can even be carried out on an outpatient basis. Doctors now even resort to giving patients anabolic steroids to make them feel better about themselves while the poisons slowly kill them.
The Immune System and Natural Healing
There are literally hundred of natural cures for cancer--from hemp oil, to medicinal mushrooms or antioxidant therapy to vibrational medicine, the list is endless.
Published in 2007 in the journal Planta Medica, researchers found that an enzyme extracted from pineapple stems known as bromelain was superior to chemo-agents¬†in treating cancer.
The researchers stated that "this antitumoral effect [bromelain] was superior to that of 5-FU [5-fluorouracil], whose survival index was approximately 263 %, relative to the untreated control."
How then, can something as innocuous as the enzyme from the stem/core of a pineapple be superior to a drug that millions of cancers patients over the past 40 years have placed their hopes of recovery on, as well as exchanging billions of dollars for?¬†
There is a well-known effect associated with a wide range of natural compounds called "selective cytotoxicity," whereby they are able to induce programmed cell death (the graceful self-disassembly known as apoptosis) within the cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells and tissue unharmed. No FDA-approved chemotherapy drug on the market today has this indispensable property (because chemicals don't have behave like natural compounds), which is why cancer treatment is still in the dark ages, often destroying the quality of life, and accelerating the death of those who undergo it, often unwittingly. When a person dies following conventional cancer treatment it is all too easy to "blame the victim" and simply write that patient's cancer off as "chemo-resistant," or "exceptionally aggressive," when in fact the non-selective nature of the chemotoxic agent is what ultimately lead to their death.
The conventional classification of cancer is defined by location. If a person has cancer in the bones, it's called "bone cancer"; in the breast, it's called "breast cancer"; in the blood, it's called "leukemia"; in the lymphatic system, it's called "lymphoma." So the cancer industry identifies cancer by where it is found in the body - or in some cases names it after the doctor who discovered it, or by the particular athlete who had it when it was first discovered.
Arthur C. Guyton wrote a book of over 1000 pages called Medical Physiology. In that book he has dedicated one page to cancer. So, either he knows very little about cancer, or else he knows enough about cancer to do the job in one page. He writes, "Cancer is caused in all instances by a mutation of cellular genes." How many of us have cells that are mutating? The answer is - we all do. If we all have cells that are mutating, then why are we not all dying of cancer? Arthur C. Guyton says, "Indeed it is believed that all of us are continually forming cells that are potentially cancerous, but our immune system acts as a scavenger and nips these abnormal cells in the bud." So according to this definition, cancer is a single condition. In fact, it is a naturally occurring condition of the body. It's perfectly normal and natural to have an immune system, and it's perfectly normal and natural to have a population of mutant cells.
The immune system is extremely intelligent and it knows its job well. It is the most complex and critical component of our body's inherent defense mechanism. What causes a weakened immune system? Many elements of the environment we live in today compromise the defense ability of our immune system. Immune suppressors can be of the physical or emotional type. Physical immune suppressors are any chemical material, which is foreign to the body and not needed for a specific function. They include chemical treatments, air and water pollutants, chemical additives to food and in household cleaners, pesticides, toxins, the overuse of antibiotics and other drugs as well as refined sugar. Emotional immune suppressors include harboring negative emotions such as fear, hate, anger, grief, anxiety, depression, resentment, frustration, feelings of guilt, hopelessness and helplessness. Debilitating stress, which overloads the nervous system, also weakens our immunity.
Is it possible to strengthen the immune system? The answer is - obviously yes. How can we do that? The first step is to eliminate all the immune suppressors that can be removed. The next step is to acquire enough immune enhancers to help with the restoration of the normal healing mechanism of the body. A healthy diet and lifestyle is vitally important to maintaining an efficient immune system. Replace negative emotions with positive ones. Adopt a positive, cheerful, hopeful, loving, giving and winning attitude combined with a diet primarily composed of organically grown grains, fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods containing artificial additives. Moderate regular exercise is also very helpful and certain nutritional supplements are known to have an immune enhancing effects.
The immune system is dedicated to civil defense. It resembles an army or police force helping with the natural defense and repair mechanism needed for the prevention of disease. It is composed primarily of specialized white blood cells and a variety of organic compounds produced by the immune cells to act as messengers or regulators. The immune system has the ability to learn, identify, and then to remember specific antigens that have been encountered. Modern conventional medicine battles diseases by means of drugs, surgery, radiation and other therapies. But true health can only be attained by maintaining a healthy, properly functioning immune system. It is the immune system that fights off disease-causing microorganisms, and that engineers the healing process. The immune system is the key to fighting every kind of insult to the body. Immunity is partly inherited and partly shaped by lifestyle. Proper nutrition plays a key role in maintaining an efficient immune system as do a number of other factors including adequate rest, emotional stability, purposeful occupation, a positive attitude, regular exercise, spiritual support, and consistent water replenishment. What do these have in common with each other? Balance. When we shape our lives according to this model, we are able to maintain harmony in every aspect of our existence - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.