Jan 10, 2009

Cancer Cure: There really is a cure

A cure for cancer does exist.

No, it isn't found in a pill, and I don't know where the "too late" point is in one's cancer (as in "too late to cure").

There are studies showing the prevention of cancer, and the complete reversal of some cancers. These are professional, scientific, peer-reviewed studies funded (for over 27 years) in part, by the American Cancer Society and The American Institute for Cancer Research, that were done by medical and research scientists. The results were published in many of the top scientific journals.

The reality is that these results have been deliberately downplayed, and in some cases, deliberately ignored. These studies have certainly not been touted by Big Pharma and the medical world. But, that is understandable. It boils down to dollars and cents, actually. When you consider that the sale of drugs by Big Pharma for the treatment of cancer is into the billions, there is a lot of incentive to not make a big splash as to any "cures" for cancer. The doctors are making millions. The drug companies are making billions. Are we, as a society, that naive to conclude these people really want a cure for cancer?

I watched a brief portion of an interview with Patrick Swayze who is [now deceased] undergoing some pretty trying times right now in his life, battling cancer. At one point, he said ''One thing I'm not gonna do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won't live.'' He then declared the door closed on the subject of "diet" and "cures" for cancer, indicating that if there was a cure, it would be front page headlines. Well, in a world where everyone has his neighbor's best interests at heart, that would probably be true. In a world of greed and corruption, where there is far more money to be made (as opposed to "saved") by having millions of people with cancer, not so true.

If I could sit down with Mr. Swayze, I'd direct him to read the most fascinating book I've ever read on the subject. It's a book I read after I learned my daughter had breast cancer. It's entitled The China Study and was written by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell, II. Many very well known doctors and scientists have heralded the book. Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine said, "The China Study is the account of a ground-breaking research study that provides the answers long sought by physicians, scientists and health conscious readers. Based on painstaking investigations over many years, it unearths surprising answers to the most important nutritional questions of our times: What really causes cancer?..."

Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute Clinical Professor of Medicine, Univ. of California, said of the book and the author, Colin Campbell, "Everyone in the field of nutrition science stands on the shoulders of T. Colin Campbell, who is one of the giants in the field. This is one of the most important books about nutrition every written. Reading it may save your life."

The former Executive Director of the U.S. Academy of Sciences' Food and Nutrition Board said this of the book: "The China Study is a well-documented analysis of the fallacies of the modern diet, lifestyle and medicine, and the quick-fix approach that often fails."

Nobel Prize winner Robert C. Richardson calls the conclusions in the book "startling," and stated, "The China Study is a story that needs to be heard." And from Jeff Nelson, President of VegSource.com (the most visited food web site in the world), called Campbell the "Einstein of nutrition," and said this: "The China Study is based on hardcore scientific research, not the rank speculation of a Zone, Atkins, Sugarbusters or any other current fad."

I read this book with the mindset of a lawyer. I was impressed with the evidence. It was the kind of evidence that would stand the scrutiny of any court room. Better, it has withstood the scrutiny of science. The principles used in the research were unimpeachable.

I'm sad that Mr. Swayze and others like him will not hear this evidence. I'm sad because they have absorbed the corruptions of truth handed out by so many (not just Big Pharma and many in the medical world), which includes many of the peddlers of the "latest, greatest cure-everything" diets which have had the effect of making so many people, like Mr. Swayze, justifiably skeptical. And, I'm sad because so many like him will pay the ultimate price for their skepticism. I'm sad that he would not consider the excellent healing benefits of organic products, and juicing.

Here's an interesting conclusion the researchers made in their studies that was surprising even to them:

They conducted tests on a group of rats. First, they gave all the rats an injection of a powerful carcinogen (Aflatoxin) so they would be predisposed to cancer. Then, they divided the rats into two groups. One group had a certain diet, the other another diet. The one group developed cancer and within 2 years, all of them died. The other group went on to live normal lives, with no cancer. The researchers repeated the experiment, only this time, when the one group developed cancerous tumors, they switched their diet to the other group, the ones that never got cancer even though they were predisposed to develop cancer. Amazingly, the tumors began shrinking, eventually went away, and the rats that would otherwise have died from cancer, went on to live normal, healthy lives. (see Chapter 3, Turning Off Cancer, page 61). But, the real surprise was that they discovered the "trigger" for the cancer that developed in the rats. I was more than surprised. What they discovered was stunning, and it has implications that are staggering.

If you know anyone you love who has or has had cancer, you absolute owe it to them to get The China Study in their hands. You may save their life.

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