March 31, 2014
Putting Out the Fire Within
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Putting Out the Fire Within:
Anti-Inflammatory Agents as “Centsible” Treatment for Cancer and all other Chronic Degenerative Diseases
by Bradford S. Weeks, M.D. © 2014
Inflammation, an oft maligned symptom which is increasingly blamed for myriad patients’ woes – be they cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, autism, and the entire spectrum of psychiatric illnesses- merits our closer look. We will seek now to clarify the double-edged sword which is inflammation and resort ultimately to refuting the declaration of the redoubtable Mae West whose notorious declaration: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” applies perhaps to certain human ventures, but most certainly does not apply to inflammation. Yes: inflammation (in moderation) is a good thing – it facilitates restoration and regeneration of all tissues and it is our first-line attack against parasites and various infectious agents, but when inflammation is present in excess and chronically, inflammation destroys health.
Before we elucidate the destructive aspects of chronic and excessive inflammation, let’s appreciate its benefits. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann MD, a 19th century medical genius reminds us in his revolutionary tome The Organon: “All symptoms are healing gestures.”  These are wise words indeed, because any student of anatomy and physiology must agree that we humans are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. The innate wisdom of our “physician within” exceeds that of any member of an august faculty and the past 50 years of medicine are rife with examples where the well-intended, but inadequate, goal of simply suppressing symptoms while ignoring the cause, has tragically backfired on trusting patients. A brilliant medical school professor remarked to me in an off-handed manner a caveat which I have never forgotten: “The dumbest kidney is smarter than the smartest doctor.” Otherwise stated, one is wise to work with and not against nature. Symptoms are natural and contain indications of therapeutic opportunities. So, having urged doctors to not simply strive to suppress an adaptive symptom such as short-term, moderate inflammation, let’s now familiarize ourselves with the problems consequent to excessive and chronic inflammation.
Initially when trained to sleuth out inflammation 25 years ago, we were taught in medical school that inflammation equated to pain – joint pain in particular. A red swollen painful joint was an inflamed joint and most inflammation we treated was related to arthritis. Now we know that everyone is inflamed and even aging itself is now rightly understood to be consequent to excessive inflammation. Dr. McGowan states it quite simply and unambiguously in his paper : Can We Cure Aging? Controlling inflammation could be the key to a healthy old age :Aging is not the simple result of the passage of time. According to a provocative new view, it is actually something our own bodies create, a side effect of the essential inflammatory system that protects us against infectious disease.” [ 2]
Modern society has been characterized by a growing proportion of elderly citizens. Coupled with this increase has been a huge increase in the incidence of chronic diseases associated with the elderly. There is growing evidence that the immune system is implicated in virtually all of these age related illnesses, with the inflammatory response being the triggering mechanism that leads to age-related tissue damage.
Indeed, the term “inflammaging” has been coined to describe the underlying inflammatory changes common to most age-related diseases. Simply stated, an identical twin whose lifestyle and nutrition promotes anti-inflammation will look, feel and perform in a manner measurably younger than the other twin who lived an inflammatory lifestyle. You inflame yourself if your lifestyle includes 1) inadequate exercise with resultant suboptimal oxidation of blood, 2) insufficient deep-restorative stage 3 & 4 sleep consequent to use of most sleep drugs which admittedly “disrupt sleep architecture”, 3) dehydration (either from inadequate intake of healthy water or excessive intake of dehydrating liquids – coffee, tea, soda pops etc.), 4) acid promoting foods like sugar, artificial sweeteners as well as refined carbohydrates and 5) allowing stress to careen around in side your head and heart. Remedy those imbalances and you will age less and thrive more.
Aging aside, as regards other chronic, degenerative illnesses, we now know that excessive and chronic inflammation drives each and every one of them. Simplistically speaking, regardless of the specific insult to your health – be it a DNA mutation spawning a line of cancerous cells, inhalant allergens triggering asthma or hay fever, genetic and toxic insults resulting in autism, wear and tear on joints resulting in osteoarthritis, inflammatory cytokines driving schizophrenia and Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the ravages of multiple-chemical sensitivity, even the epidemic of diabetes and obesity – you name it, the damage to your health is mediated by inflammation. Simple as that and irrefutable; all illnesses from A to Z (asthma to zits) are driven by inflammation. Quench the fires of inflammation and all these illnesses damage you less.
Let’s take a few of the dreaded illnesses as examples where inflammation is causative before we focus on the all-important role of inflammation and cancer.
It has been more than twenty years since the hypothesis of cholesterol as bad for your heart has come under attack by rigorous scientists. Pioneering that revolution was then Harvard’s M.D., Ph.D. Kilmer McKully whose brilliant research identifying homocysteine as an independent risk factor was so disruptive to the lucrative Big Pharma marketing of cholesterol lowering drugs that Dr. McKully was exiled to the Providence VA hospital. [ 3] Since then, it has been clear from a biochemical perspective that high cholesterol is not the problem but rather excessive oxidation of cholesterol consequent to inflammation. [ 4 ] Then in the 1990’s another assault on the sacred cholesterol hypothesis was launched by Tracy and his colleagues who demonstrated that the most lethal predictor of future heart attacks was an inflammatory protein called that C-reactive protein (CRP). This was more critical to remedy than the usual suspects: high blood pressure or high cholesterol. At least in heart disease, inflammation isn’t just a bystander. That is when Aspirin, a common anti-inflammatory agent, was increasingly recommended for people with heart disease.
Though relatively unheeded by conventional doctors, the research supporting the importance of quenching inflammation to save hearts continues to mount. The popular media savvy Harvard educated medical doctor Andrew Weil adds this:
“C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance found in blood that is a marker for inflammation in the body. High levels of this protein are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and low levels with a low risk. The notion that inflammation plays a central role in heart disease is relatively new, although we’ve long known that CRP levels go up to signal any type of inflammation. So far, no one knows exactly what contributes to the inflammation that might trigger or worsen heart disease.”[ 5]
And finally, Dr. Deepak Bhatt, M.D. chief of cardiology for the VA Boston Healthcare System, director of the Integrated Interventional Cardiovascular Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital & VA Boston Healthcare System, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School concurs: “Exactly how inflammation plays a role is heart attack and stroke remains a topic of ongoing research. It appears that the inciting event in many heart attacks and some forms of stroke is buildup of fatty, cholesterol-rich plaque in blood vessels.” [ 6 ]
Asthma or reactive airway disease is life-threatening illness characterized by inflammation in the lung tissue and treated typically with a potent steroid which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. [ 7 ] One would hope that when an illness like asthma which effects more than 10% of American children is defined as an inflammatory illness that eating anti-inflammatory foods (healthy waters, green leafie veggies, seeds nuts) and avoiding pro-inflammatory foods (sugar, soda pop, coffee, meats, refined carbohydrates) would be the first intelligent step of prevention. Why resort to expensive addictive and dangerous drugs for something like asthma when more “centsible” options exist in your kitchen?
Inflammation fuels diabetes in four well-understood mechanisms but rare indeed is the medical doctor who recommends anti-inflammatory agents to diabetic patients. Why? Because in 1876, a certain Dr. Ebstein discovered that sodium salycilate could “eliminate all symptoms of diabetes” and in 1901 a Dr. Williamson found that sodium salicylate could “greatly diminish sugar excretion.” [ 8 ] The problem was that the treatment also killed the patient reminding us once again that while anti-inflammatory agents are tremendously beneficial for all chronic degenerative illnesses, the drugs typically used have terrible side-effects.
In a concise article entitled: How inflammation makes you fat and diabetic (and vice versa) Dr. Chris Kresser writes: “Diabesity is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder. Inflammation creates obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) .Inflammation may be the single-most important mechanism driving the diabesity epidemic.” [ 9 ]
I would wager that no one reading this article can report any fertility specialist every suggesting to a couple having trouble getting pregnant to try an cheap anti-inflammatory agent yet we know that inflammation causes infertility. Dr. Thomsen published evidence that “Women who suffer from asthma are more likely to have difficulty becoming pregnant due to the bronchial disease’s inflammation “ because inflammation limits circulation and inadequate circulation to the womb inhibits conception.[ 10 ]
At the core of the neurofibrillary tangles and plaques which are found in brains of Alzheimer’s patients we find mummified herpes viri. The neurofibrillary tangles and plaques don’t cause memory problems, they are the result of an excessive inflammatory process happening in the brain which arises in response to the infection of the herpes virus. [ http://weeksmd.com/2013/09/copper-pros-cons/ ] This discovery, ignored by clinicians to this day, is congruent with Dr. Akiyama’s excellent article written 14 years ago: Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease. In this article he states: “Inflammation clearly occurs in pathologically vulnerable regions of the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain, and it does so with the full complexity of local peripheral inflammatory responses. In the periphery, degenerating tissue and the deposition of highly insoluble abnormal materials are classical stimulants of inflammationBy better understanding AD inflammatory and immuno-regulatory processes, it should be possible to develop anti-inflammatory approaches that may not cure AD but will likely help slow the progression or delay the onset of this devastating disorder.” [ 11 ]
MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY
We live, undeniably, in a toxic world. Pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, petrochemicals, GMO foods, polluted water, radiation and electrical pollution assault our immune systems throughout our life. Certain more vulnerable people suffer with the environmental disease multiple chemical sensitivity and their problem is inflammation as well. Dr. Dantoft clarifies the importance of anti-inflammaotry agents in his article wherein he concludes: “MCS individuals displayed a distinct systemic immune mediator profile with increased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and interleukin-2 and inverse regulation of Th2 associated cytokines interleukin-4 and interleukin-13 suggestive of low-grade systemic inflammation, along with a deviating Th2-associated cytokine response not involving IgE-mediated mechanisms.” [ 12 ]
As Dr. Michael Berk explains in his 2013 paper entitled “So Depression is an Inflammatory Disease, but where does the Inflammation come from?”
“We now know that depression is associated with a chronic, low-grade inflammatory response and activation of cell-mediated immunity, as well as activation of the compensatory anti-inflammatory reflex system. The identification of known sources of inflammation provides support for inflammation as a mediating pathway to both risk and neuroprogression in depressionMost, but not all, of the above mentioned sources of inflammation may play a role in other psychiatric disorders, such as 1) bipolar disorder, 2) schizophrenia, 3) autism and 4) post-traumatic stress disorder. [ 13 ] More specifically, a January 2014 headlining article in The Psychiatric Times awakens doctors to the role of anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of the dehumanizing and inadequately remedied illness schizophrenia “The Potential for Adjunctive Anti-Inflammatory Therapy in Schizophrenia: Quenching the Fire?” where Dr. Brian Miller, M.D. Ph.D. MPH concludes: “These findings begin to create a vision of rational adjunctive anti-inflammatory therapy to “quench the fire” in schizophrenia.” [ 14 ]
The War against Cancer is like a huge ocean liner whose bulk and momentum makes altering its course difficult and time consuming. Typically, a new life-saving scientific discovery may require up to 20 years before doctors – tethered as they are to the insurance company mandated (i.e. “reimbursable”) standard of care – are allowed to offer it to patients. The needless suffering and loss of lives is inexcusable. The standard of care for cancer comprised as it is of the unholy triad of “slash poison burn” (i.e. surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) is practically criminal since what oncologists offer does so much harm and creates so little benefit. This is not a surprising opinion.
“As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.” – Alan Nixon, PhD, past President of the American Chemical Society
“Most patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon or lung cancer. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors”. – Dr. Allen Levin, UCSF [15 ]
“A six- or twelve-month course of chemotherapy not only is a very unpleasant experience but also has its own intrinsic mortality…treatments now avert…perhaps 2 or 3 percent…of the 400,000 deaths from cancer that occur each year in the U.S.” ”¨- Prof John Cairns”¨ Scientific American, 1985
But perhaps you are thinking that my use of the term “criminal” is a bit excessive. until you consider the inhumane conflicts of interest rampant in the cancer industry: “Why the growth in chemotherapy in the face of such failure? A look at the financial interrelationships between a large cancer center such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and the companies that make billions selling chemotherapy drugs is revealing:
1) James Robinson III, Chairman of the MSKCC Board of Overseers and Managers, is a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb, the world’s largest producer of chemotherapy drugs.
2) Richard Gelb, Vice-Chairman of the MSKCC board is Chairman of the Board at Bristol-Myers.
3) Richard Furlaud, another MSKCC board member, recently retired as Bristol Myers’ president.
4) Paul Marks, MD, MSKCC’s President and CEO, is a director of Pfizer.” [ 16 ]
Meanwhile, researchers have demonstrated superior (“centsible”) options which involve the use of anti-inflammatory agents. Dr. Cabodi recommends anti-inflammatory agents for people with breast cancer in her 2010 article: Interfering with Inflammation: a new strategy to block breast cancer self-renewal and progression. [ 17 ]
The discovery of cancer STEM cells is a revolutionary development which allows for the greatest potential to cure cancer, yet it is being ignored by conventional oncologists. The problem is the treatment of cancer STEM cell is inexpensive being accomplished as it is for the most part by anti-inflammatory agents! This discovery that anti0inflammatory agents can remedy cancer STEM cells is a highly disruptive event for the cancer industry. Just as arms dealers and arms manufacturers don’t typically march in peace rallies, so too are the captains of the cancer industry unwilling to promote any loss of income consequent to selling cheap and generic over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents.
Yet, only anti-inflammatory agents can interrupt the recruitment via an inflammatory cytokine (IL-8) of lethal cancer STEM cells which are responsible for metastasis (an inflammatory process). According to Dr. Max Diehn, M.D. Ph.D. “99.1% – 99.6% of the tumor cells are NOT dangerous (aside from steric, obstructive factors).Similarly, usually less than 1% of primary tumor cells cultured in vitro can give rise to colonies.”
and “ For in vivo tumor transplantation, this is reflected in the large numbers of tumor cells that must usually be transplanted to form a tumor. For primary human and mouse tumors, this number often resides in the thousands or millions.” [ 18 ] This opinion is reinforced by Dr. Hill who asserts: “Considerable evidence suggests that tumors contain only a minority of cells which are capable of regrowing the tumor (ie. tumor stem cells). [ 19 ] Further condemning chemotherapy is the research that the deadly cancer STEM cells are resistant to chemotherapy “Recent studies have shown that “cancer stem cell-like cells” present in some established cell lines and in long-term xenografts appear to be relatively resistant to cytotoxic chemotherapeutics.” [ 19 ]
Well how about using radiation therapy? Nope. Cancer STEM cells are resistant to radiation therapy: “Thus, CSC in some tumors appear to be resistant to cytotoxic chemotherapies. As is discussed elsewhere in this issue, CSC in some tumors also appear to be resistant to radiotherapy. These findings suggest that overcoming CSC resistance mechanisms to cytotoxic therapies may result in higher cure rates.” [ 19 ]
Just to clarify the debacle further, please advise your oncologist of the clarion words of Max Wicha, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Oncology Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center when he asserts that chemotherapy and radiation therapy make your cancer worse.
“The problem is, when we treat cancer cells with chemotherapy, the cancer STEM cells are being stimulated to grow too.” “When we take mesenchymal stem cells and mix them with tumor cells, the tumors grow much more quickly in animals.”
On February 24, 2010, Mark Roth, an astute reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Max Wicha who was quoted as follows: “Max Wicha hopes cancer treatments can avoid general chemo altogether and just use targeted therapies against the stem cells. Max Wicha is coming to Pittsburgh today to deliver a startling message. Standard cancer treatments not only often fail to eradicate cancer, but can make it worse. That argument isn’t coming from a fringe proponent of alternative medicine, but from the founder of the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and a pioneer in research on why cancers recur and spread to other parts of the body One tactic to address this problem is to kill off both types of cancer cells at once, Dr. Wicha said. A recent experimental trial with advanced breast cancer patients at the University of Michigan, Baylor University in Texas and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University used standard chemotherapy along with a substance designed to block one of the biochemical pathways of stem cells. The approach killed off more than 90 percent of the cancer STEM cells, Dr. Wicha said, and researchers now hope to expand the treatment to a much larger group of patients.” We now know that the successful agent was an anti-inflammatory agent “Reprotaxin”, a CXCR1 receptor blocker which interrupted the inflammatory cytokine IL-8 which the tumor secretes to recruit lethal cancer STEM cells to the tumor site. [ 20 ]
This criticism is confirmed by Dr. Mierelles who writes: “Women with late-stage ovarian cancer usually develop chemotherapeutic-resistant recurrence. It has been theorized that a rare cancer STEM cell, which is responsible for the growth and maintenance of the tumor, is also resistant to conventional chemotherapeutics. .These results suggest that chemotherapeutics may be stimulative to cancer stem cells and that selective inhibition of these cells by treating with MIS or targeting LIN28 should be considered in the development of therapeutics.” [ 21 ]
We also know (so please do share this with your oncologist) that chemotherapy increases cancer STEM cell proliferation – a lethal side-effect: “ colon cancer STEM cells were enriched in xenografts that had been treated with cyclophosphamide compared to untreated control tumors.” [ 19 ] and it increases STEM cell virulence also! Dr. X. Li declares: “Enrichment was documented both as an increased percentage of cancer STEM cells as measured by flow cytometry and as higher tumor forming capacity in limiting dilution assays.” [ 22 ]
How inane! Why kick a hornet’s nest and inflame the cancerous situation (with chemo and radiation) when Corrective Cancer Care TM [ 23 ] offers cooler (more “centsible”) anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing options?
As alluded to above, Nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory is pure, healthy water. Nothing is as important for health and vitality as being well-hydrated. It merits another article to convince you to avoid drinking water which is polluted by fluoride, chloride and other acid-forming contaminants but start with excellent quality water and you are moving towards a healthier, less inflamed life. Then, Corrective Cancer Care physicians, assess diet which, undeniably should be organic and real. What is real food? We recommend that you eat only what you can see was once growing in nature: chicken wings, Yes; chicken nuggets No; whole grain berries, Yes (optimal choice is oat groats before being rolled or steel cut); bread and pasta, No. (Have you ever seen a bread tree or pasta growing in nature?); organic fruits (not fruit juices for in this format the fruit is too concentrated!) and for reasons which may require a follow up article – no more dairy (great for baby cows but not humans: acid forming and 90% of the time polluted with antibiotics and bovine growth hormone). As for oils, avoid the pro-inflammatory and carcinogenic trans fatty acids but enjoy saturated coconut oil as well as olive oil and seed oils. Don’t forget to load up on organic, green leafy veggies and organic seeds and nuts. Particularly organic seeds.
Seed? What is special about seeds? Well the seed is the plant’s embryo, an actual ark or time capsule bringing the species into the future. Allowing for propagation and continuation of the species so we ought not be surprised that the seed is the treasure chest of the plant containing 20 fold more nutrients than the rest of the plant. The seed is also loaded with abundant genetic material and healthy stem cell precursors to maximize the chance for regeneration essential for survival. Protected from destruction by its bitter shell which itself a nutrient dense condensation of polymannose – rich in CD-14 which triggers healthy, adult, regenerative stem cell development. Eating the seed therefore is similar to sending in the architect, the general contractor and the skilled craftsmen.
So why don’t people eat most seeds? Recollect with me that Mother Nature never intended us to eat the seed as evidenced by its indigestible seek husk (shell) and its bitter taste. Rather than eat this essential reproductive effort by the plant thereby threatening it ability to propagate, we are tempted instead by the sweet, succulent fruit consuming therewith the seeds which pass undigested through us. In this manner, the fruit eater is co-opted as a farmer by “planting” the seeds at some distance remote from were the meal took place.
Intriguingly, seeds contain some of nature’s most potent and safe anti-inflammatory agents and recent research suggests we should be eating them on a daily basis. The Black Cumin seed, for example, has been described by Dr. Yu at the University of Maryland as 281 times more potent than aspirin and yet when consumed, seeds impart none of the typical negative (and in some cases life-threatening!) side-effects which patients who take prescription patented or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs suffer. In contrast, commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory agents are notorious for damaging kidney, liver and gastric function. Many have been recalled by the FDA for excessive deaths while steroids are so dangerous that they are generally prescribed only for life-threatening illnesses. “Steroid psychosis” and immune suppression as well as corrosion of injected joints are all serious side-effects which rightfully scare patients. Most intriguing and tragic is the new analysis by medical historians that the vast majority of poor souls who died during the 1918 Spanish influenza died not of infection but of over-dosage of a new drug just released on the market: aspirin. Today, all doctors know the lethality of high-dose aspirin, but when first released, the naÃ¯ve assumption that “if some is good, more is better” resulted in trusting patients being overdosed with aspiring and bleeding to death. Iatrogenic (i.e. doctor caused) death blamed on an influenza virus. [ 24 ]
Consequently, smart doctors are telling patients today: “Eat the Seed” because, in addition to containing concentrated nutrients (living enzymes, essential vitamins, minerals and omega 6, 3, and 9 seed oils) the whole seed, contains a symphony of complementary biochemical with the following properties: anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, genetic reserves, stem cell precursors and stem cell stimulation, and anti-proliferation (anti-cancer).
What about using seeds as anti-cancer agents? Well here is what US patent #5653981 entitled Use of Nigella Sativa to increase Immune Function tells us about black cumin seed, the main ingredient in SOUL:
“A pharmaceutical composition for treatment of cancer and other conditions and the prevention of side effects of anticancer chemotherapy and increasing the immune function contains an extract of the plant Nigella sativa.” and here are the claims:
“1. A pharmaceutical unit dosage form for the inhibition of cancer cell growth in humans consisting essentially of a cancer cell growth-inhibiting amount of an extract from Nigella sativa wherein the amount is within a range of from about 0.3 g/kg body weight to about 0.6 g/kg body weight and a pharmaceutically-suitable carrier.
2. A method for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells without affecting nontumor cells in a human cancer patient in need thereof comprising administering to the patient a cancer cell growth-inhibiting amount of an extract from Nigella sativa, wherein the amount is effective to inhibit the growth of the cancer cells without affecting nontumor cells.” [ 25 ]
Ladies and gentlemen, in case you missed it, that is “silver bullet” language: “to inhibit the growth of the cancer cells without affecting nontumor cells.” Pretty compelling!
Additionally, black cumin seed has been thoroughly studied and we know that it acts like a safe and effective chemotherapy agent since it kills cancers in numerous ways. According to Dr. Woo, its cytotoxic mechanism of action includes “anti-proliferation, apoptosis induction, cell cycle arrest, ROS generation and anti-metastasis/anti-angiogenesis.. modulation of multiple molecular targets, including p53, p73, PTEN, STAT3, PPAR-1, activation of caspases and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS).” [ 26 ]
Dr. Gali-Muhtasib published in 2004 on the ability of a black cumin seed ingredient Thymoquinone (TQ) to stimulate the cancer suppressor gene P53. He writes:
“For centuries, the black seed (Nigella sativa) herb and oil have been used in Asia, Middle East and Africa to promote health and fight disease.Apoptosis induction by TQ was associated with a 2.5-4.5-fold increase in mRNA expression of p53 and the downstream p53 target gene, p21WAF1. Simultaneously, we found a marked increase in p53 and p21WAF1 protein levels but a significant inhibition of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein. . These results indicate that TQ is antineoplastic and pro-apoptotic against colon cancer cell line HCT116. The apoptotic effects of TQ are modulated by Bcl-2 protein and are linked to and dependent on p53. Our data support the potential for using the agent TQ for the treatment of colon cancer.” [ 27 ]
More intriguingly, seeds typically function selectively against cancer cells while at the same time protecting and nourishing your own non-cancerous cells. In this manner, seeds are like the silver bullet – they target only cancer cells without harming your cells and contrary to what your oncologist might assert, seeds do not interfere with the cytotxic oxidizing effect of conventional chemotherapy and radiation. In fact, the research reveals that people taking seeds have less side-effects from conventional cancer treatments and better overall outcomes. Again Dr. Woo publishes his findings that “The anti-tumor effects of thymoquinone have also been investigated in tumor xenograft mice models for colon, prostate, pancreatic and lung cancer.The combination of thymoquinone and conventional chemotherapeutic drugs could produce greater therapeutic effect as well as reduce the toxicity of the latter.The combination of TQ with clinically used anti-cancer drugs has led to improvements in their therapeutic index and prevents non-tumor tissues from sustaining chemotherapy-induced damage.” [ 28 ] And if your oncologist recommends radiation therapy, listen to whether he or she is bothering to stay current with scientific developments. If so, he or she will recommend that you eat the black cumin seed to protect your own cells from the radiation while allowing it to kill the invading cancer cells. Dr. Cemek claims: “It has been shown that Nigella sativa L. (NS) and reduced glutathione (GSH) have both an anti-peroxidative effect on different tissues and a scavenger effect on ROS These results clearly show that NS and GSH treatment significantly antagonize the effects of radiation. Therefore, NS and GSH may be a beneficial agent in protection against ionizing radiation-related tissue injury.”. [ 29 ]
Black raspberry seeds are potent as well.
1) “We found that non-toxic levels of black raspberry significantly inhibited the growth of human cervical cancer cells.”
2) “Black raspberries and their bioactive components represent promising candidates for future phytochemical-based mechanistic pathway-targeted cancer prevention strategies.”
3) “Black raspberries have been shown to inhibit multiple stages of oral, esophageal, and colon cancer.”
4) Anti-inflammatory effects of freeze-dried black raspberry powder in ulcerative colitis.
5) “Black raspberry extracts (BRE) have been shown to inhibit breast cancer cell growth and stimulate apoptosis.”
6) “The ability of topical BRE to reduce acute UVB-induced inflammation and to decrease tumor development in a long-term model provides compelling evidence to explore the clinical efficacy of BRE in the prevention of human skin cancers.” [ 30 ]
And researcher studying Chardonnay grape seeds have struck gold as well:
“Seed flours from chardonnay grape were examined as dietary sources of natural antioxidants and anti-proliferative agents for optimal human health.Studies have found that grape seed extracts may prevent the growth of breast, stomach, colon, prostate, and lung cancer cells in test tubes. However, there is no clear evidence yet whether it works in humans. Antioxidants, such as those found in grape seed extract, are thought to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Grape seed extract may also help prevent damage to human liver cells caused by chemotherapy medications” [ 31 ]
Now, having lauded the merits of adding seeds to your diet, the question arises, how can you “Eat the Seed” when we have agreed above that most seeds are encased in an indigestible husk and are exceedingly bitter to the taste? Well, some seeds are not problematic: lentils and beans, can be cooked; peas, almonds, walnuts can be shelled but many seeds defy our best efforts so we either spit them out (watermelon, apple, pear, grape) or toss them before bringing the food to the table (cantaloupe, pumpkin, lemon). Many seeds are considered waste products (berry seeds extracted to make jams) and many seeds need to be ground before being featured as spices. So eating seeds has been a challenge until one company, Rain International, formulated the world’s first nutritional supplement which is brilliantly comprised of three organic, non-GMO seeds with anti-inflammatory and other health benefits. The seeds are ground into a very fine dust and sweetened by the 5-carbon sugar D-Ribose as well as xylitol and cane sugar. Voila! Seeds for your health now fully digestible and absorbable in a delicious sweet drink diluted with pure water. The three seed product your doctor will soon recommend to you as the finest ant-inflammatory agent in addition to being loaded with nutrients, is called SOUL and is available from Rain International with a satisfaction, money-back guarantee from this website: www.myrainlife.com/bsquared.
GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU
Over 1400 years ago, the Prophet Mohammad wrote in his Hadith that “the blessed seed” and “love in a mist” both affectionate terms for the revered black cumin seed “cures everything except death”. That is a huge claim. However, as we have clarified above, chronic and excessive inflammation is the principle destructive force behind all chronic degenerative illnesses including aging! To my way of thinking, science has validated Mohammad’s teaching. In addition to the “blessed seed”, two other seeds, black raspberry seeds and Chardonnay grape seeds comprise the most “censible” (safe, effective and cost-effective) approach to helping the body address all illnesses. Sounds like a bold statement? I am not alone in asserting such over-arching claim. Professor Russell Tracy, MD University of Vermont College of Medicine writes:
“Inflammation seems to underlie not just senescence but all the chronic illnesses that often come along with it: diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, heart attack.Inflammatory factors predict virtually all bad outcomes in humans. It predicts having heart attacks, having heart failure, becoming diabetic; predicts becoming fragile in old age; predicts cognitive function decline, even cancer to a certain extent.”
Where can you get these three seeds? [ 32 ] They are the principal ingredients in the product SOUL available at www.myrainlife.com/bsquared.
IN CONCLUSION and TAKING THE NEXT STEPS
Contrary to what I was taught twenty-five years ago and what most doctors believe today, inflammation is not just related to painful joints. We must address inflammation because it is the major factor driving the aging process as well as chronic and degenerative diseases. The problem is that conventional anti-inflammatory agents carry significant risk of side-effects including death from internal bleeding and complications of kidney, liver and small blood vessel disease. So help your body be as healthy as possible by feeding it right. Eat the Seed! Naturally occurring, organic, non-GMO seeds offer incomparable benefit as regards being as they are filled with genetic material, “centsible” (safe, effective and cost-effective) anti-inflammatory agents.
It is time for you to stop aging. And time to stop aching. Past time. Stop fueling the fires of inflammation. Drink healthy water. Eat the Seed and once your health is restored, take time to enjoy yourself and your loved ones. And while we are on the topic of love, let close by agreeing with the redoubtable Mae West: too much of a good thing (like love) is indeed wonderful!
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Parents Blackmailed By Doctor: Consent To Vaccine or We Take Your Newborn
Aliea Bidwell and Ben Gray were as excited as any other couple when their baby boy was born. Vaccine blackmail was the furthest thought from their minds. But because a pediatrician on call didn’t like their decision to refuse a vaccine, she threatened to kidnap their newborn (through legal channels, of course), if they did not consent on day one to something they neither wanted nor felt was worth the risks. It was vaccine blackmail. They were given no choice.
Aliea and Ben are certainly not the first parents to refuse vaccines, and the hospital staff showed no indication of any problem with honoring their request, until Dr. Terry M. Bierd, MD, staff pediatrician at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, came in. It was the hepatitis B vaccine that was the problem. She told baby Aaron’s family that if they did not allow her to give the hepatitis B vaccine, she would call security and DHR (Alabama’s Child Protective Services). The baby would be given the vaccine anyway, at 12 hours old, and then be taken into state custody. (CancerTruth note: Hepatitis B is typically transmitted by sexual intercourse or IV drug use, so why are we giving this vaccine to newborns??)
Incidentally, the Hepatitis B vaccine is not even required by law in Alabama for admission to day care or school, and certainly not required by law for newborns. Because it was a Friday evening, Dr. Bierd told Aliea and Ben that they would have to figure out how to get their baby back after the weekend. However, it is not illegal to refuse vaccines in Alabama, as well as most other states.
Whether one is pro- or anti-vaccines, most Americans support the right of parents to make choices for their children. Some parents who are fully supportive of vaccines may choose to refuse a particular vaccine, and the Hepatitis B vaccine is one of the more commonly refused. Vaccine blackmail by a doctor, with the threat of state-sanctioned kidnapping, is a violation of basic American liberties, according to this Alabama couple.
After admission to the hospital toward the end of her short labor, Aliea Bidwell birthed her firstborn child naturally. Aaron was born on Friday morning, March 14, at 9:26 am, weighing 7 lbs, 11 oz. His Apgar scores were 9 and 9, at one and five minutes respectively ”“ the picture of health. He was successfully breastfeeding within the first hour after birth. Grandparents Vesta and Ralph Bidwell were present with the happy new family and celebrated the arrival of their first grandchild.
Just a few hours later, their world imploded. Their “choice” was to submit to something that both generations were opposed to on religious and philosophical grounds, or have their newest member of the family be taken in a doctor-sanctioned kidnapping. They saw it as nothing less than vaccine blackmail.
Upon admission to the hospital, Bidwell told the staff that she did not want the newborn vaccines. No one present indicated any problem with her request. Legally, parents can refuse vaccines in Alabama on religious or medical grounds. But that didn’t stop Dr. Bierd from lying to the family, telling them that it was law that the baby receive the hepatitis B vaccine. She later back-pedaled and told them it wasn’t law, after the family had contacted an off-duty judge friend, who asked what statute that was. (It wasn’t.) But she didn’t back down on her blackmail threats.
Dr. Bierd claimed that “doctor’s discretion” gave her the right to override the parents’ decision and force the vaccine, or take the baby away and give it anyway. She based this on the fact that Aliea did not have existing bloodwork prior to admission demonstrating that she did not have hepatitis B. In other words, unlike the American system of justice, the assumption of this doctor is that mothers are “guilty until proven innocent by bloodwork.”
Hepatitis B is relatively uncommon, and it is transmitted either sexually or through re-use of needles. The groups at risk are sexually promiscuous adults, males who have had sex with males, and IV drug users.
The parents testify that they have never been engaged in any of the practices that would put them at risk, indicating a need for the vaccine. They told The Inquisitr that they are in a mutually monogamous relationship, their first, and have both been tested previously. Ralph, father of Aliea’s tight-knit family, assured the doctor that his daughter was not at risk.
Three times Dr. Bierd came in threatening the family. By the second time, Ben and Aliea were in their hospital room with an additional 12 family members, including great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and nephews. With a united front of 14 members of the extended family present, Dr. Terry Bierd came into the room and repeated her threats to allow the vaccine or they would take the baby. The entire family saw it as blackmail.
This is not a couple simply following a fad, or ignorantly endangering one of their own. The family has done much research that has caused them to come to their position. They listed a few of their reasons for refusing the vaccine to Dr. Bierd, and later reported their reasons they gave to The Inquisitr:
- “The hepatitis B vaccine is not safe or effective, and is linked to many autoimmune syndromes,” according to even many physicians.
- There have been lawsuits filed and won against the makers of the hepatitis B vaccine for injuries and deaths sustained from the shot.
- “There have been more than 1500 hepatitis B vaccine-related deaths reported, including deaths classified as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).”
- Even the package insert from Merck, the manufacturer of the vaccine, admits links to multiple sclerosis and other serious diseases.
- Other serious diseases have been scientifically linked to the hepatitis B vaccine, including arthritis, lupus, liver dysfunction, kidney damage, diabetes, seizures, blood disorders, and death.
They are certainly not alone in their complaints about this particular vaccine. Elected leaders have held Congressional hearings on its safety in the nation’s capital.
Dr. Burton A. Waisbren, Sr., MD declares that “some babies who have little or no chance of getting hepatitis B will suffer unnecessary damage to their nervous system” because of the vaccine.
Aliea and Ben also cited religious reasons for opposing the vaccine. Freedom of religion is protected by the First Amendment to the US Constitution as well as by the Alabama State Constitution.
But Dr. Bierd was unmoved by the family’s arguments or the mother’s tears. She gave them until 9 pm to “consent” to the vaccine or else she would carry out her threats.
Around 8 pm, the pediatrician moved up her timeline, telling the family that they needed to decide right then if it was going to be her way (consent to the vaccine) or the hard way. She would call security and they would take the baby away, and they would have to figure out how to get the baby back later. The baby was going to get the shot one way or another, that night.
It was blackmail. Aliea and Ben saw no choice. They consented to the vaccine so that their baby would not be taken away from them.
They were compelled to sign an “informed consent” form for the vaccine. The form stated that the doctor had explained the risks, and that the parents were making an informed decision. Ben said that they were the ones who explained the risks of the vaccine to the doctor. The form absolved the hospital of any and all risks and responsibilities, stating that the parents take all responsibility. Aliea and Ben told the nurse that they were signing under duress. There was no “consent” about it. The baby would get the vaccine no matter what they wanted; this was the only way their baby would not be kidnapped.
Apparently this is not the first time that Dr. Bierd has bullied parents at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. A staff person later told Aaron’s parents that Dr. Terry Bierd has forced vaccine compliance with many other people. The unidentified staff member stopped herself several times in the encounter with Ben and Aliea, but seemed pretty disturbed that the incident had happened. Allegedly there have been a number of other complaints against her.
The baby’s father Ben shared that he and Aliea had planned for months for their baby’s entrance into the world to be as peaceful and natural as possible. Instead, their baby’s first few days were filled with incredible stress. After a beautiful birth, Aliea found herself in the middle of a huge battle she never wanted to fight for the well-being of her baby. They felt that they were blackmailed into submission or else lose their baby.
Twelve hour old Aaron Gray was vaccinated against his parents will. They were forced to “consent,” but forced consent is not the same as the same as informed consent. Interestingly, the family was moved to the hospital’s top suite the next morning. But that is not enough, according to Ben Gray. They are not happy at what they see as a violation of their Constitutional rights. They want to get the word out about what is happening, because they are not alone.
There seems to be an increase in physicians and hospitals using bully tactics to override parents’ decisions for their children, with dire consequences that are the equivalent of kidnapping and blackmail.
There have been a number of such cases in recent years, which Natural News terms “state-sponsored medical terrorism.”
Cases include Justina Pelletier ”“ the Boston teen who was taken from her parents for the crime of “disagreeing with the doctor’s diagnosis,” the Pennsylvania mother who refused the Hepatitis B vaccine and had her baby taken away, Jacob Stieler whose parents were threatened with prosecution for refusing toxic cancer treatment for their son, and the Nicolayevs ”“ the California couple whose baby was taken by police because they wanted to get treatment from a different hospital for their baby.
What do you think of Dr. Bierd’s actions? Is it acceptable for a physician or hospital to violate parents’ choices for their children, or do parents in America still have the right to make decisions for their children, even if those choices don’t fit into the mainstream? Do doctors have the right to kidnap a healthy newborn from his parents when no crime has been committed? When they do, how can parents fight this medical or vaccine blackmail?
And while we’re on the subject of forced vaccinations and the threat of CPS (Child “Protective” Services) being called if the parents don’t comply with the wishes of the doctor, have you heard about Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer? Here are a few quotes from (the late) Senator Schaefer relating to CPS:
- “A business that separates families for money. We must confront the fraud of Child Protective Services.”
- “The bureaucracy of workers benefit financially by a system that converts children into cash while destroying their families and their lives.”
- “God will not stand for what is happening to our children and our families. His he…art beats for these children. He will lift up the downtrodden.”
- “What is happening in America concerning CPS is a criminal political phenomenon, and it must be brought to an end.”
Below is a video of Schaefer exposing the CPS:
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Senator Schaeffer and her husband were found shot to death in their home … the official coroner’s report —- “MURDER/SUICIDE” ….
…..ummmm …. yeah…. right….
Obviously she AND her husband were both murdered because she (Nancy) was exposing big time corruption.
Pfizer Tracking Unvaccinated Children Through Health Insurance
If you are a parent who has made the decision not to vaccinate your child Big Pharma knows, according to a postcard sent in by a Next News viewer. In the notice mailed by Pfizer Inc. they indicate that they possess “records that your child may not have received a recommended vaccine.” The postcard reminds the parents to contact their health provider to schedule an appointment. Pfizer also indicates that they’ve paid for the mailing on behalf of “your child’s health plan, health clinic, or health department.” We deduct that if your insurance company or health coverage provider doesn’t receive a bill from your child’s pediatrician for a vaccination your child’s health profile is flagged and the post card is mailed from their database. With Obamacare slowly coming online and individual state departments of Child Services performing more lethal kidnappings nationwide it is not a stretch to believe that the same records could be used against parents for states to claim that a parents freedom of choice is child neglect. My good buddy, Robert Scott Bell, joins Gary Franchi to discuss the mailing in the video below.
Cookbook Coming Soon…
My beautiful wife, Charlene, and I are currently working on a cookbook. With all our hearts, we want to inspire families to prepare healthy, wholesome, life-giving foods. We have had more requests than we can count for our recipes, with many families becoming more and more frustrated in their efforts to eat healthy in such a toxic world. But we know that it IS POSSIBLE to prepare healthy, delicious, organic, non-GMO dishes. That’s why we are writing this book. We are both passionate about helping families out there find true health through their food! Hopefully, by the end of summer, we will have our full-color cookbook completed. WARNING: This is NOT a cookbook for vegans or raw foodies or whatever other “sect” of the food “church” spectrum one might belong to. This is a cookbook for the 99% of you who just want to be able to eat healthy foods that taste good and feed your family nutritious meals at home.
Here is a picture of Tabitha, our 7 year-old, as she was in the kitchen this past weekend helping her mommy make homemade tortillas and healthy pizza made with fresh ground einkorn wheat and 100% organic, non-GMO, nitrate and MSG free ingredients, including raw cheese. Here is an excellent video describing the many benefits of raw dairy products:
“Evidence-Based” Medicine: A Coin’s Flip Worth of Certainty
by Sayer Ji
What if 90% of the peer-reviewed clinical research, the holy grail of the conventional medical system, is exaggerated, or worse, completely false? A seismic shift is occurring in the field of evidence-based medicine that a rare few are aware of, but which will (and likely already does) affect everyone, as the standard of medical care today largely follows from this model. The very life’s blood of ‘evidence-based’ medicine — peer-reviewed and published clinical research results ”“ which legitimizes the entire infrastructure and superstructure upon which conventional medical knowledge and practice is erected, has been revealed as mostly and patently false. Case in point: in a 2005 essay, “Why Most Published Research Findings are False,” and which is the most downloaded document of all time on PLoS, the Public Library of Medicine’s peer-reviewed, open access journal, John P. A Ioannidis explains in detail how “It can be proven that most claimed research findings are false.” And that “for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias.” The Atlantic published a piece on Ioannidis’ work, back in 2010, titled “Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science,” well worth reading, and which opened with “Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors – to a striking extent – still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice?“ Ioannidis’ work revealed that about half of the most highly regarded research findings within “evidence-based” medicine are either wrong, or significantly exaggerated: [Ioannidis] zoomed in on 49 of the most highly regarded research findings in medicine over the previous 13 years, as judged by the science community’s two standard measures: the papers had appeared in the journals most widely cited in research articles, and the 49 articles themselves were the most widely cited articles in these journals. …Of the 49 articles, 45 claimed to have uncovered effective interventions. Thirty-four of these claims had been retested, and 14 of these, or 41 percent, had been convincingly shown to be wrong or significantly exaggerated. If between a third and a half of the most acclaimed research in medicine was proving untrustworthy, the scope and impact of the problem were undeniable. That article was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Time magazine wrote about Ioannidis’ findings the same year with a piece titled “A Researcher’s Claim: 90% of Medical Research is Wrong” — the title of which speaks resoundingly for itself. Keep in mind that the ‘gold standard’ of the multi-trillion dollar conventional, ‘evidence-based’ medical model is the very research that Ioannidis now says is mostly false. This model, which apparently thrives despite, or even because of, its falsity, largely determines what drugs are used, what surgical procedures employed, or conversely, what treatments cannot be used, e.g. vitamins, spices, etc in disease prevention or treatment. It also shields those who practice this dominant and only truly legally-sanctioned form of medicine against the potential calamity of moral, criminal, and financial liabilities it is responsible for”“ that is, as long as the truth continues to remain buried. The fact is that human clinical trials can cost millions of dollars, and that in order to prove the value of a potential FDA-approved medicine, it must be taken through phase 0, phase I, phase II and phase III clinical trials (which, taken together, cost on average $804 million). The ‘gold standard’ of evidence-based medicine therefore betrays the aphorism: “those who own the gold make the standard.” By principle, therefore, all natural substances, which do not lend themselves to being patented because they do not grant the manufacturer exclusivity, will never attain FDA approval as legitimate medicines. Ultimately, Ioannadis’ findings reflect an inborn and potentially fatal error at the very heart of modern science itself: namely, a tendency towards scientism. Scientism is the idea that natural science is the most authoritative worldview or aspect of human education, and that it is superior to all other interpretations of life. Furthermore, scientism accepts as real and valid only those things which it can confirm empirically; those things it does not or cannot confirm it is skeptical about, e.g. homeopathy, the existence of the soul, an innate intelligence in the body, or worse, outright denies as unscientific, or “quackery.” How many folks, for instance, are aware that the Cochrane Database Review on preventing influenza in healthy children with flu vaccines shows that the evidence proving their safety and effectiveness in children under two (the population most susceptible to vaccine-induced injuries) is conspicuously lacking? Why would anyone question the rationality of vaccinating infants and young children against influenza when the CDC and FDA presents it as unequivocally safe and effective? As the review states: “It was surprising to find only one study of inactivated vaccine in children under two years, given current recommendations to vaccinate healthy children from six months of age in the USA, Canada, parts of Europe and Australia. If immunization in children is to be recommended as a public health policy, large-scale studies assessing important outcomes, and directly comparing vaccine types are urgently required.” Or, among the the tens of millions of Americans taking statin drugs for the primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, who among them realize that there are well over 300 adverse health effects documented in the scientific literature itself associated with the use of this chemical class of medications, including the weakening and damaging of the heart muscle? Sadly, examples like these may be the rule and not the exception. Evidence-based medicine (EBM), of course, is founded upon an epistemological power structure arranged hierarchally like a pyramid. The ‘quality of evidence’ determines whether or not something can be said to be true. On the lowest tier, the ‘base’ of this pyramid, is the Anecdote, considered worthless, encompassing many folk medical systems employing food and plant medicines and still used by the majority of the word as their primary care system, followed by: Cell Studies > Animal Studies > Human Studies > Clinical Trials > Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews of Clinical Trials. This model assumes, in the characteristically Napoleonic style, that what it does not officially confirm as being true, is not true. Herbs and vitamins, for instance, are almost never considered to be “evidence-based” and credible because they have not run the gauntlet of prerequisite clinical trials required for them to be verified as therapeutic within this model. The fact that our bodies, for instance, require vitamin C in order to be alive, is not evidence enough to support the concept that it may be valuable to take it supplementally at doses beyond the recommended daily value (which may keep you only a few milligrams above starvation/deficiency values). While the conventional medical system can claim this is because they lack “evidence” for safety and effectiveness (despite the fact that Turmeric, for instance, has thousands of years of use by millions of folks as a food and medicine), the reality is that they only lack “evidence” because they cannot be effectively monetized and controlled as proprietary instruments of medical power. For instance, a fundamental assumption of all scientific inquiry is that things are made of “real, hard objects,” i.e., the computer I am typing at is a conglomeration of atoms. But wait, quantum mechanics, which peers deeper into the illusion of materiality, revealed that what subtends the illusion of macroscopic things is a subatomic realm better described as comprised of fields of possibility, where particles can be at two places at once, or communicate faster than the speed of light (non-locality), etc, basically violating all the fundamental laws considered inviolable on our everyday level of macroscopic perception. So, in many ways, the deeper you take the scientific investigation, the less firm a footing you have on what really is real, and what you think you know. Also, scientism ”“ this false sense of certainty in knowing – leads inevitably to medical monotheism: the belief that there is only one true and right way to prevent and treat disease, and that all disbelievers are intrinsically inferior and treated as either uneducated, insane, or as heretics, to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is how we arrived at our present day pseudo-scientific medical dictatorship. I say pseudo-because insofar as science means an attempt to discern the truth without bias, it is a human faculty, a yearning of the soul, a constant challenge we must meet each and every moment we try to figure something out. Science is not a “brand,” a “possession,” an exclusive faculty of a caste of scientific elite, dispensed solely through monolithic institutions. It cannot claim to deny anything and everything it does not explicitly confirm without being an organ and instrument of fascism, control, divisiveness and institutionalized and compulsory ignorance and myopia. Natural medicine, by principle, will never attain legitimacy within the present power structure. The money simply will not flow in the direction of uncovering, or simply confirming its time-tested, multi-culturally confirmed and often obvious power to heal with food and otherwise natural substances and interventions — that is, beyond the sizable body of preclinical research which we have gone to great lengths to collect and index for you on Greenmedinfo.com. These limitations, however, are being overcome as we speak. The revelation that the ‘evidence-based’ monopoly on the truthTM is itself not based on evidence, in perhaps a majority of cases, has world historical implications. Perhaps we would do equally well for ourselves if we went back to our intuition, drawing from ancient dietary and natural medical practices to take back control of our health. For example, asking ourselves “how do I feel?” is no less vital a question than “what is my LDL cholesterol number?” Certainly, in the first case the answer is immediate, and not up to debate. After all, is the evidence of our first-hand experience any less valid than a Merck funded, multi-million dollar drug trial? It is simply a matter of whether we choose to stand firmly in, or loosely give away our power in exchange for the narcotic of blind faith in a conventional medical system, whose credibility as a system designed to discover and apply empirically-confirmed truths (assuming the work of Ioannidis is accurate) already departed long ago.
FOX News Interviews on the Carol Alt Show
Just in case you missed it, during March, FOX News aired my second interview with Carol Alt on her show “A Healthy You.” On the first interview, which aired in January, we discussed medicinal hemp (VIDEO). In this most recent interview, Carol and I discussed holistic, natural, non-toxic cancer treatments. If you want to see the video in high def, visit here: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3344652273001/holistic-cancer-treatment-alternatives/
Also, here is an article I wrote which was posted on Carol’s blog: http://carolalt.com/2014/03/guest-post-cancer-truth-by-ty-bollinger/ Oh yes, and here is a LINK to the interview that my good buddy, Robert Scott Bell, did with Carol on the same show, where he talked about the history of modern medicine and talked a little bit about our new book, Unlock the Power to Heal.
Answers to Cancer 2014 – Video Now Available
At the end of February, I traveled to Atlanta to speak at Answers To Cancer 2014, sponsored by my good friends at Better Way Health. Check out the video below.
The entire conference is available for download at Better Way Health.
Above is a photo of RSB and TMB with AJ Lanigan and Dr. David Jockers as we broadcast the Robert Scott Bell Show live from the Better Way Health offices in Austell, Georgia. Below is a photo with RSB and the Better Way Health team (Steven, Buns, and Reggie) at Reggie’s house.
You may have heard the slogan, “Laughter is the best medicine.” I wholeheartedly agree. So, here’s a little humor to make you smile. 😉 OK, enough for this time. But stay tuned. My next monthly newsletter will have more great info.
And please remember that CANCER DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A DEATH SENTENCE!
Thanks and God bless.