To Treat or to Cure- That is the Question
I am trained as a ‘Western’ clinical provider. I went into the medical field believing that medicine offered the answers to all diseases and ridiculed anything labeled “alternative.” It was only some years ago that I was exposed to herbal medicine and saw the lasting, positive results without side effects.
‘Modern’ medicine, or medicine that is massed produced in labs, is quite new on the scene. In 1928 penicillin was discovered, and then pharmaceutical companies began mass producing the antibiotic and other drugs, and now we have a thriving business that is the biggest in the world. On the other hand ‘alternative’ medicine was around for much longer, but has been turned into an outdated and unproven way of healing. (“Scientific critics counter that “old folk tales” are no match for Western-style scientific experimentation. But the basis of science is careful observation, and that’s what traditional peoples have been doing since time immemorial–observing and experimenting with the world around them. In general, traditional people have managed to select the good medicines and have rejected the bad, leading to what we today call folk medicine. Most of these folk medicines have thousands of years of experimental selection behind them, and few are associated with adverse reactions. That’s something that you really can’t say about our modern pharmaceuticals, only a few of which have been on this earth for more than a hundred years. All too often, synthetic drugs turn out to be hazardous. This is evidenced by the number of pharmaceuticals that the Food and Drug Administration orders withdrawn because of adverse reactions.” original here) ‘Alternative’ medicine includes many modalities of treatment, such as herbal, homeopathic, reflexology, energy, acupuncture, and many others that I probably never heard of yet. In this article, I am referring strictly to herbal medicine, the way I have studied it (you’ll always find quacks and scammers in all areas of life, so I did hear of some dangerous detoxes.)
The following FACTS are some of what I found: feel free to verify anything here.
Goal- In most cases, medicine treats the signs and symptoms while herbal medicine address the cause and treats the person. That means that herbal medicine helps the body heal itself by strengthening it or removing the source of the problem. In the case of cancer, medicine bombards the body with chemo and radiation, which weaken the body, instead of finding a way to help the immune system do its job (more below). A healthy person’s immune system will naturally detect and destroy cancers that do develop. Herbal medicine offers, and accomplishes, curing cancer by helping the immune system do its job. (using medicine to stop diarrhea- your way of flushing toxins out vs. binding them to remove them.)
Safety profile- Herbs have been around for some time now, while medicines are cropping up all the time. When we hear of an herb causing illness or death, or even tainted with a poison, it becomes a verdict for all herbal cures. One can overdose on water- does that make it harmful? In therapeutic dose we see a difference. Drugs keep getting pulled off the shelves and lawyers place ads for helping sue if you took this and that drug. They also get pulled off shelves for contaminants, smell, etc. But then most let that go and move on to other drugs. How about drugs getting to the market for long-term use after being studied on subjects for all of 6-8 weeks- I get the literature from drug companies all the time. That is a fact. We then hear how Tylenol, Actos, Vioxx, CT scans… (I lost track already) are causing damage. I have seen patients improve by removing medications. According to several research studies in the last decade, a total of 225,000 Americans per year have died as a result of their medical treatments, making America’s healthcare-system the third leading cause of the death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer. (This article is a study from the Dept. of Health, putting the number at ‘only’ 180,000.) I have not seen adverse using my herbal medicines. In more general use: Every drug has a list of adverse effects I had to memorize in school. How about “we need standardization so we have consistency”? Well, who says ‘x’ mg of a drug is metabolized the same in every adult? The answer is: it does not. Who says we need to know an exact number of mg of the ‘active’ ingredient if it works without that knowledge. By manipulating things we seem to make it worse for our bodies. We seek second opinions from doctors, yet one alternative practitioner is all we give it- if even that. Actually many drugs are based on herb ‘extracts’ or ‘active ingredients’, but they are never as safe and predictable as the ‘original’, G-d-made version. Herbal ‘extracts’ have studies showing that point (Echinacea, valerian). Even aspirin, based on white willow bark, shows nature is safer.
Efficacy- As far as cancer treatment, radiation and chemotherapy can cause secondary cancers even several years after treatment, including cancer of the bone marrow and lymph nodes. A study on chemotherapy drugs was published in the journal Clinical Oncology in 2004. Australian researchers searched the medical literature in both Australia and the U.S. which showed that the overall curative contribution of chemotherapy to the 5-year survival rates of adults was 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the U.S. (These results are so low they may not have been statistically significant. The researchers concluded that,“… to justify the continued funding and availability of drugs used in cytotoxic chemotherapy, a rigorous evaluation of the cost effectiveness and impact on quality of life is urgently required.” Our local health agencies claim that medicine is curing 40-50% of cancer patients-but how they get that number is too lengthy to discuss here. With herbal and other ‘alternative’ cures, many were done on terminal stages where ‘modern’ medicine had given up on. (You can read examples here ). Why those modalities are not used earlier or before they are ‘hopeless’ is ignorance, because most people are not suicidal. It is only the ones that have to hide it from the public that keep it a secret. (More on that later on.)
Cost- I am surprised when I hear claims that alternative practitioners are all greedy and out to make money from foolish people. While there are some quacks in every field, that is just a random statement without facts or details. There are treatments for cancer that cost less than $500. I happen to make my own formulas to reduce the cost for others, and someone told me my product is cheaper than the co-payment for the drug it replaced! I even post my recipes online. The fact drugs are mass produced makes it possible to keep cheap, but I don’t think they are (yes, aspirin is-thanks you). Try paying for drugs without insurance. Try having your carrier cover herbs and then compare. Did you know there is a push to have all healthy people on blood pressure drugs? As noted below, who is covering up the real cures so money will keep flowing until the patient dies? Who is trying to make money? How does cost even come into the picture of life and death?
Trend- There are many doctors and professionals moving away from ‘mainstream’ and seeing ‘alternatives’, as well as many ‘modern’ countries using herbs as approved drugs. Ginkgo accounts for 1.2% and 1.5% of total prescription sales in Germany and France respectively. Sales levels are 20% ahead of the next highest selling medicines, and are growing at about 15% annually. Did you hear of anyone switching back from natural cures to ‘modern’ drugs? They know of the ‘alternative’ and it’s readily available. I have researched herbs approved elsewhere, which were based on scientific research, yet are unheard of here. Why? And why is there persecution and spending going into destroying the cures that do the job (see below for details)? If a few crazies want to spend their own money on worthless treatment, why not let them choose that? Let them die out and then medicine will rule again. There is a fear of letting that take place. Read on if you doubt it and think this is a conspiracy theory. It is reality and no argument will change that. There is too much money and power to lose if these cures are made public, and so much has been- and is being- put into cancer research with nothing much to show. (Look into how smoking was ‘proven’ to be harmless- and who paid for that and the methods used.)
The United States spends twice as much on health care per capita ($7,129) than any other country . . . and spending continues to increase. In 2005, the national health care expenditures totaled $2 trillion. (Source: National Center for Health Statistics)
The United States ranks 43rd in lowest infant mortality rate, down from 12th in 1960 and 21st in 1990. (Source: CIA Factbook (2008)
Life expectancy in the US ranks 47th in highest total life expectancy compared to other countries. (Source: CIA Factbook (2008)
We spend the most but don’t show much for it. Curiously, there are many doctors and specialists in their respective fields claiming there are cures they have found, but instead of shifting the funds to them, the money went to lawyers and others places to keep them from having the public get access to them. The ones offering real cures are prevented from doing so. Hard to believe? The following is just the tip of the iceberg:
There is a cure for anything from the common cold to cancers. There are ways to repair the liver with herbs (You cannot argue these points unless you replicate my work); not only does medicine not have that feature, but most medications actually damage it (common ones are statins for cholesterol and antifungals). The rest usually get the kidneys.
Now the actual, scary facts: There have been many cures found for cancer (including terminal stage that ‘modern’ doctors gave up on) that were and are being kept from the public. If you believe for one second that nobody, including our noble and respectable FDA, AMA, etc. would do that, there is much for you to look into and become informed (or hide from reality and feel good). The following are only some I have heard from. (If you have never heard of these names, please look into at least 3 before deciding you know the whole story and comment prematurely.) The following is a powerful statement: “In the entire history of man, no one has ever been brainwashed and realized, or believed, that he had been brainwashed. Those who have been brainwashed will usually passionately defend their manipulators.” – Dick Sutphen
Dr. Burzynski cured too many cancer patients that he has been dealing with lawyers instead of patients. The FDA tried manipulating the state to revoke his medical license, but not because of the method not working or doing any harm…please read up on it and educate yourself or watch a revealing video here. Dr. Nicholas James Gonzalez, M.D., still practices in NY, and has cured hundreds of pancreatic cancer patients. Oh, and he is not using conventional methods. Why did you not hear of them? They submitted their finding many years back. Dr. Richard Schulze had a clinic in NY and CA and it was closed when he cured many ‘incurable’ conditions. Luckily he still sells his formulas online.
[The following are short quotes from a much larger work by Dr Keith Scott-Mumby- the book can be viewed in the topic 'Cancer':
Dr. Max Gerson, Censured for Curing Cancer). 50% cure with terminal patients
“On two occasions Gerson became violently ill...Lab tests showed...arsenic in his urine. Some of Gerson’s best case histories mysteriously disappeared from his files...Gerson was invited on a talk show by host Long John Nebel...Nebel was fired the very next day and the radio network was threatened by the AMA.”--Norman Fritz.
“Gaston Naessens’s trip to hell was a direct consequence of his having dared to wander into scientific incognita...In 1985 he was indicted on several counts, the most serious of which carried a potential sentence of life imprisonment.” --Christopher Bird.
“Over the next three years, Krebiozin was destroyed. But to destroy Krebiozin you first had to destroy Andrew Ivy. How do you destroy the most influential, respected scientist in the United States? You get friends in the media. You get rid of his academic affiliations. You start a whisper campaign. And next thing you know, nobody wants to know the man. It took about five years, then they brought him up on a trial of fraud. It was at that point the longest medical trial in the United States’ history. At the end of it, the jury found Ivy and the Durovic brothers innocent. Not only that, but they found the FDA irresponsible. And the jury actually made a statement, which is rare, about the contempt that the FDA had for honesty in what it did at trial.”---Gary Null
“Throughout his career Dr John R. Christopher spent his life in and out of court and in and out of jail. He was handcuffed and taken away after one of his lectures for giving herbs to ease the suffering of a woman with terminal cancer. Usually the jury acquitted him against the instructions. Finally in 1969 he was not so lucky and was given a suspended sentence, because prescribing (suggesting herbs) without a license was a felony. —Dr Richard Shulze, N.D.
“Medicine in our country has been on a crusade over the last 100 years to wipe out every other form of medicine. One of the things they did that was unique was they lobbied to make words legal only for them to use. Today in the US, only a medical doctor can diagnose a disease, prescribe something, and cure you. Nobody else can say “diagnose”, “prescribe” and “cure”. That means that nobody can cure you but a medical doctor….I can’t say “Chaparral is the cure for a tumor”....—Dr Richard Shulze, ND.
“After presenting a rather effective lecture on cancer…the windshield was shot out of my car on the road back to San Francisco. The next night the glass window in the tail gate was shot out (300 miles removed from the first shooting). The police said, ‘maybe someone is trying to tell you something’. The late Arthur Harris, M.D. was threatened by two men with assassination if he continued to use laetrile. Since that time we have de-centralised the work so that, if any two of us are shot out of the saddle, it will have only a slight negative effect on the program.”---Dr. Krebs
“Dr Johnson died in 1944. The suspicion exists that he was silenced...However two federal inspectors did examine his hospital record in the late 1950’s. They concluded it was likely that he was poisoned.”--Barry Lynes
The five year cancer survival statistics of the American Cancer Society are very misleading. They now count things that are not cancer, and, because we are able to diagnose at an earlier stage of the disease, patients falsely appear to live longer. Our whole cancer research in the past 20 years has been a failure. More people over 30 are dying from cancer than ever before…More women with mild or benign diseases are being included in statistics and reported as being “cured”. When government officials point to survival figures and say they are winning the war against cancer they are using those survival rates improperly.”---Dr J. Bailer, New England Journal of Medicine
“We have a multi-billion dollar industry that is killing people, right and left, just for financial gain. Their idea of research is to see whether two doses of this poison is better than three doses of that poison.” —Glen Warner, M.D. oncologist (his license was eventually revoked). END QUOTE]