"In summoning even the wisest of physicians to our aid, it is probable
that he is relying upon a scientific 'truth', the error of which will become
obvious in just a few years' time." Marcel Proust
21st century medicine boasts a number of treatments that are actually very
dangerous to human health, none more so than for cancer.
May this short report reach the many thousands of people currently undergoing
conventional cancer treatment.
May it also reach the many thousands of doctors, physicians, nurses and
carers who every day, are innocently inflicting only serious harm in the
name of conventional cancer care.
Let the countdown begin.
Let there soon be an end to...
Death by Doctoring - Tod durch Doktorhand
englisches Original ,
This movie is dedicated to Clara Corriher, who like untold millions
placed blind faith in the cancer industry. After destroying her physically
and mentally (ie. "chemo-brain"), Clara's oncologist sent her
away to a hospice. Clara's oncologist, Nick, was unwilling to watch her
die. So she was kicked out of the hospital, even though more than 50% of
the beds were free. The hospice staff put her into a drug-induced coma,
so that Clara would not burden them. They finished her off with complete
starvation and dehydration. They re-drugged her whenever she awoke
enough to ask for help. Family and friends were told to ignore her gasping
and gurgling sounds. Such treatment is considered normal, even noble, by
those involved. Starving someone to death passes for "humane treatment"
in the United States, and it is always preferable to trying alternatives.
Cancer: the good, the bad and the ugly
Steven Ransom, Credence Publications
Every year in the UK, 200,000 people are diagnosed with cancer and 152,500
people die. [1
] In the US, the annual death rate for this disease is
] These deaths are recorded as cancer deaths,
but how many of these deaths are really attributable to the disease itself?
How many deaths should in fact be recorded as 'death by doctoring'? When we
consider that conventional treatment consists almost entirely of radiation,
chemotherapy and the long-term application of toxic pharmaceuticals, treatments
which are all well known for their life-threatening side-effects, then the
question becomes all the more legitimate. On chemotherapy for instance, note
"Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy
does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented
for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors."
Allen Levin, MD UCSF Lynes: 'The Healing of
, Marcus Books, 1990
The extraordinary evidence to substantiate Levin's observations plus many
other damning statements on conventional cancer treatments are presented for
the reader in the following pages. We examine the much-publicised story of
UK media personality, the late John Diamond, who opted for conventional treatment.
What does his story tell us? John was known for his critical attitude towards
many of the more popular alternative therapies. We look at some aspects of
the alternative approach and ask if his criticisms were entirely undeserved.
We hear from those within the cancer establishment itself who cite the conventional
cut, burn and dissolve
techniques as ugly and inhumane and from those
who seriously question the amounts of money being invested in conventional
cancer today given the depressingly low recovery rate. In the UK alone, £2.8billion
a year is spent in the conventional cancer emporium. That's roughly £6,800,000
a day. US spending on cancer is ten times higher.
We also hear from those who defied conventional wisdom and opted for non-toxic,
non-conventional cancer treatments, with remarkable results. And no, we are
not talking dolphin or pyramid therapy. From the known range of anti-cancer
treatments available, this story focuses on the naturally occurring Vitamin
B17, Vitamin C and the supporting role of nutrition. Vitamin B17 in particular
has been attracting a great deal of attention recently, despite the concerted
efforts of the world-wide cancer establishment to suppress or distort all
the positive reporting on this vitamin.
Some may baulk at this accusation. We must realise however, that with global
spending on conventional cancer running into the hundreds of billions of pounds
and dollars annually, any news of a successful anti-cancer treatment extracted
from the simple apricot kernel could do some serious damage to the wealth
of the mighty Cancer Inc. In the following pages, we read the testimonies
and evidence in support of this charge.
But first, by way of introduction to the subject of 'death by doctoring',
we travel back a few hundred years, to the bedside of King Charles II, where
fourteen of the highest physicians in the land are earnestly 'reviving' the
king from a stroke.
King Charles II, 1685
Curiously, his strength seemed to wane
"The king was bled to the extent of a pint from a vein in his right
arm. Next, his shoulder was cut into and the incised area was sucked of an
additional 8oz of blood. An emetic and a purgative were administered followed
by a second purgative followed by an enema containing antimone, sacred bitters,
rock salt, mallow leaves, violets, beetroot, camomile flowers, fennel seeds,
linseed, cinnamon, cardamom seed, saffron, cochineal and aloes. The king's
scalp was shaved and a blister raised. A sneezing powder of hellebore was
administered. A plaster of burgundy pitch and pigeon dung was applied to the
feet. Medicaments included melon seeds, manna, slippery-elm, black cherry
water, lime flowers, lily of the valley, peony, lavender, and dissolved pearls.
As he grew worse, forty drops of extract of human skull were administered,
followed by a rallying dose of Raleigh's antidote. Finally Bezoar Stone was
given. Curiously, his Majesty's strength seemed to wane after all these interventions
and as the end of his life seemed imminent, his doctors tried a last ditch
attempt by forcing more Raleigh's mixture, pearl julep and ammonia down the
dying King's throat. Further treatment was rendered more difficult by the
We can be sure that the physicians gathered around the King's bed were all
leaders in their particular field - royalty and presidents do not settle for
anything less. But as Proust observed, with hindsight, we can now see the
hideous error of their therapeutics. Today, the skull-drops, the ammonia and
the pigeon dung have long since disappeared from the conventional arsenal,
but what will we say in a few years' time when we look back on the 'highly
respected' cancer therapeutics of 2002? Will we dare to venture that there
is nothing new under the sun?
John Diamond, 2001
Have we really progressed much further?
"He's been poisoned, blasted, had bits lopped off him, been in remission,
felt lumps grow again, been given shreds of hope, had hope removed."
Nicci Gerrard, Sunday Observer, 14.5.2001
Many thousands of people were touched by John Diamond's regular Times newspaper
column, giving stark and brutal insight into living with throat cancer. In
a witty and very down-to-earth manner, John's remarkable column explored numerous
life-with-cancer issues, including the ups and considerably more downs in
body and mind during radiation treatment, the effects of his illness upon
the wider family, the rediscovery of everyday wonders previously taken for
granted and his distaste for numerous cancer clichés such as 'brave
John' and 'staying positive', replying, "I am not brave. I did not
choose cancer. I am just me, dealing with it."
somebody told me how good a positive attitude would be for me, what they really
meant was how much easier a positive attitude would make it for them."
He was also well-known for his castigation of almost all non-orthodox
treatments and for his willingness to submit to all that the medical orthodoxy
had to offer - a service that even he, a conventional advocate, had
variously described as 'pay-as-you-bleed'
For me, the most memorable images of John were captured in the BBC's Inside
Story - a television program that followed John during a year of treatment,
showing him clearly suffering. An operation on John's throat caused him to
lose his voice, which as a popular broadcaster was a serious blow. Later,
through surgery and radiation treatment, he would lose most of his tongue
and with it, all sense of taste and the ability to eat properly - a double
whammy, given that he was married to TV super-cook Nigella Lawson.
In his extraordinary book 'C: Because Cowards get Cancer Too'
(which I could not put down) he wrote: "He who didn't realize what
a boon an unimpaired voice was, who ate his food without stopping to think
about its remarkable flavour, who was criminally profligate with words, who
took his wife and children and friends for granted - in short, he who didn't
know he was living."
John died in March 2001, aged 47, after having suffered dreadfully for
four years, In his death, he joined sports presenter Helen Rollason, Bill
'Compo' Owen, Ian Dury, Roy Castle, Cardinal Basil Hume, Linda McCartney and,
most recently, ex-Beatle George Harrison, plus 152,500 others in the UK who
succumb annually to the cancer ordeal. Kate Law of the Cancer Research Campaign
said that John's story helped to bring cancer out of the closet in Britain.
John's writings certainly brought home the ugliness of conventional treatment.
But the more informed in the cancer debate who have read John's columns and
book will have recognised that John's writings, brilliant though they were,
did not bring out the full story of cancer at all.
Fraught with risks and side-effects
Consider the following statement from cancer specialist, Professor Charles
Mathe, who declared:
"If I contracted cancer, I would never go to a standard cancer treatment
centre. Cancer victims who live far from such centres have a chance."
Walter Last, writing in The Ecologist, reported recently:
"After analysing cancer survival statistics for several decades, Dr Hardin
Jones, Professor at the University of California, concluded "...patients
are as well, or better off untreated. Jones' disturbing assessment has never
Or what about this?
"Many medical oncologists recommend chemotherapy for virtually any
tumor, with a hopefulness undiscouraged by almost invariable failure."-
Albert Braverman MD 1991 Lancet 1991 337 p901 "Medical Oncology
in the 90s"
"Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy
does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented
for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors."
- Allen Levin, MD UCSF Lynes: 'The Healing
or even this?
"Despite widespread use of chemotherapies, breast cancer mortality has
not changed in the last 70 years
"- Thomas Dao, MD NEJM
Mar 1975 292 p 707
Chemotherapy is an invasive and toxic treatment able supposedly to eliminate
cancer cells. Unfortunately though, its ferocious chemistry is not able to
differentiate between the cancerous cell or the healthy cell and surrounding
healthy tissue. Put simply, chemotherapy is an intravenously administered
poison that kills all living matter. Repeated chemotherapy and repeated radiation
treatments kill the whole body by degrees. The immune system is hit particularly
hard by chemotherapy and often does not recuperate enough to adequately protect
from common illnesses, which can then lead to death. Some 67% of people who
die during cancer treatment do so through opportunistic infections arising
as a direct result of the immune system failing because of the aggressive
and toxic nature of the drugs. [7
] What is this if it is not death
Death on legs
The side effects from both chemotherapy and radiation itself are extensive.
They can include dizziness, skin discolouration, sensory loss, audio-visual
impairment, nausea, diarrhoea, loss of hair, loss of appetite, leading to
malnutrition, loss of sex drive, loss of white blood cells, permanent organ
damage, organ failure, internal bleeding, tissue loss, cardio-vascular leakage
(artery deterioration) to name but a few.
is a commonly applied chemotherapy agent. It's side-effects
include rapid heart-beat, wheezing or difficulty breathing, skin rash or swelling
fever or chills, infection unusual bleeding or bruising abdominal or stomach
cramps loss of movement or coordination muscle spasms fits, seizures or convulsions.
The full list can be viewed at http://healthanswers.telstra.com/drugdata/appco/00070129.asp
Another common drug is Actinomycin - D
. The side-effects again
are horrendous and can be viewed at www.tirgan.com/actinomy.htm
They include hair-loss, anemia, low white platelet count, nausea, sickness,
diarrhea and liver failure.
Two years ago, Hazel was diagnosed with breast cancer. She described her chemotherapy
as the worst experience of her life. "This highly toxic fluid was
being injected into my veins. The nurse administering it was wearing protective
gloves because it would burn her skin if just a tiny drip came into
contact with it. I couldn't help asking myself "If such precautions
are needed to be taken on the outside, what is it doing to me on the inside?"
From 7 pm that evening, I vomited solidly for two and a half days. During
my treatment, I lost my hair by the handful, I lost my appetite, my skin colour,
my zest for life. I was death on legs."
For a graphic visual account of the dangers posed by chemotherapy when making
contact with bare skin, visit chemo
. This page is not for the faint-hearted.
We shall be hearing more from Hazel later, although under very different circumstances!
It seems though that with chemotherapy, we have once again been visited by
King Charles' ammonia treatment, and again being administered by the highest,
most learned physicians in the land. Similarly, on the toxicity of radiation
'therapy', John Diamond noted that it was only when he began his radiation
treatment that he began to feel really ill.
Senior cancer physician Dr. Charles Moertel of the Mayo Clinic in the US stated:"Our
most effective regimens are fraud with risks and side-effects and practical
problems; and after this price is paid by all the patients we have treated,
only a small fraction are rewarded with a transient period of usually incomplete
Dr Ralph Moss is the author of "The
- a shocking expose of the world of conventional
cancer politics and practice. Interviewed live on the Laurie Lee show in 1994,
Moss stated: "In the end, there is no proof that chemotherapy actually
extends life in the vast majority of cases , and this is the great lie about
chemotherapy, that somehow there is a correlation between shrinking a tumour
and extending the life of a patient."
Scientists based at McGillCancer Centre sent a questionnaire to 118 lung cancer
doctors to determine what degree of faith these practicing cancer physicians
placed in the therapies they administered. They were asked to imagine that
they had cancer and were asked which of six current trials they would choose.
79 doctors responded of which 64 (81%) would not consent to be in any trial
containing Cisplatin - one of the common chemotherapy drugs they were trialling,
(currently achieving worldwide sales of about $110,000,000 a year) and 58
of the 79 (73%) found that all the trials in question were unacceptable due
to the ineffectiveness of chemotherapyand its unacceptably high degree of
Chemotherapy - A scientific wasteland
The following extract is taken from Dr Tim O'Shea at The Doctor Within:
A German epidemiologist from the Heidelberg/Mannheim Tumor Clinic, Dr.
Ulrich Abel has done a comprehensive review and analysis of every major study
and clinical trial of chemotherapy ever done. His conclusions should be read
by anyone who is about to embark on the Chemo Express. To make sure he had
reviewed everything ever published on chemotherapy, Abel sent letters to over
350 medical centers around the world asking them to send him anything they
had published on the subject. Abel researched thousands of articles: it is
unlikely that anyone in the world knows more about chemotherapy than he.
The analysis took him several years, but the results are astounding: Abel
found that the overall worldwide success rate of chemotherapy was "appalling"
because there was simply no scientific evidence available anywhere that chemotherapy
can "extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients suffering from
the most common organic cancers." Abel emphasizes that chemotherapy rarely
can improve the quality of life. He describes chemotherapy as "a scientific
wasteland" and states that at least 80 percent of chemotherapy administered
throughout the world is worthless, and is akin to the "emperor's new
clothes" - neither doctor nor patient is willing to give up on chemotherapy
even though there is no scientific evidence that it works! - Lancet 10
Aug 91 No mainstream media even mentioned this comprehensive study: it
was totally buried.
"Success of most chemotherapies is appalling... There is no scientific
evidence for its ability to extend in any appreciable way the lives of patients
suffering from the most common organic cancer... Chemotherapy for malignancies
too advanced for surgery, which accounts for 80% of all cancers, is a scientific
wasteland" Dr Ulrich Abel, Stuttgart, 1990
Chemotherapy can cause cancer
An amazing admission is made on a web page supported by the US National Cancer
Institute. Giving the reader information on the treatment of Wilm's Tumour
( a children's cancer which affects the kidney) the site goes on to state:
When very high doses of chemotherapy are used to kill cancer cells, these
high doses can destroy the blood-forming tissue in the bones (the bone marrow).
If very high doses of chemotherapy are needed to treat the cancer, bone marrow
may be taken from the bones before therapy and frozen until it is needed.
Following chemotherapy, the bone marrow is given back through a needle in
a vein. This is called autologous bone marrow reinfusion.
Radiation therapy uses x-rays or other high-energy rays to kill cancer
cells and shrink tumors. Radiation for Wilms' tumor usually comes from a machine
outside the body (external radiation therapy). Radiation may be used before
or after surgery and/or chemotherapy.
After several years, some patients develop another form of cancer as a
result of their treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. Clinical trials
are ongoing to determine if lower doses of chemotherapy and radiation can
The site can be accessed at www.cancerlinksusa.com/kidney/wilm/treatment.htm
Separating the wheat from the chaff
Whilst in the main dismissing the alternativist treatments as he called them,
and writing in a generally confident manner about his trust in the conventional
medical paradigm, John Diamond would sometimes waver:
"What if those denying alternativists were right? What if the truth
was that no life had ever been saved by radiotherapy and that there was every
chance that my cancer would be made worse by it being irradiated? What if
the truth as pronounced by a couple of books was that the main effect of cancer
surgery was to release stray cancer cells into the body, allowing them to
set up home elsewhere?... I turned to the medical books for solace and got
Talk with cancer patients and one soon discovers that many of them report
that, although they have an uncomfortable gut feeling that there must somehow
be a better way forward, they still find themselves returning to their oncologist
for more of the same 'uncomfortable' treatment. Why is this, when there are
proven, non-conventional and non-harmful treatments readily available?
Surely, one significant factor is our hereditary submissive attitude to the
medical orthodoxy and its archetypal symbolism - the white coat, the stethoscope,
the years of knowledge represented in those framed diplomas. Every artefact
speaks of us being in the hands of experts. And then, there is the added pressure
that can be exerted upon the patient at the point of diagnosis by the cancer
physician. In his essay entitled The $200 Billion Scam
, Jeff Kamen
reports on how a cancer diagnosis was delivered to Kathy Keeton, the late
wife of PentHouse Magazine magnate, Bob Guiccione:
"I'm sorry," she remembers her doctor saying. "It's
a very rare form of the disease. It's the nature of this kind of cancer that
it takes off at a gallop, and metastasizes quickly so we need to act quickly
and get you started on chemotherapy at once. We have some of the best people
in the world in this field. I urge you to let me get you into their expert
care. There is no time to waste. This form of cancer is often fatal, and quickly
so. Untreated, you have six weeks to live. We really must move aggressively
with the chemo."
Hazel recalls a similar experience:
"Basically, I was in shock from the diagnosis. I was sitting there,
with the doctor saying that this treatment was the best available and that
it was actually a matter of life or death that I received it. My husband was
sitting next to me, telling me that I needed to go along with it. I kind of
went into a trance and although something didn't feel quite right, I found
myself nodding to chemotherapy."
Most definitely, the power imbalance that exists in all doctor-patient relationships,
(whence the term 'shrink' in psychiatry) is a key agent in determining the
direction of treatment. But there is another factor and a contentious one
Confusing and conflicting information
Aside from the very powerful influence exerted by the in-built doctor/patient
mechanism, a mass exodus away from conventional cancer treatment towards proven,
non-conventional treatments is also being severely hampered by the vast sea
of the confusing, conflicting and often bizarre information posing as 'helpful',
alternative cancer advice. Take the Internet for instance. A first-time
patient, or someone just plain interested in researching alternative cancer
advice can soon become thoroughly disheartened. Some four thousand links come
up under "alternative cancer treatment" alone!
An anxious patient, with no time to separate the wheat from the chaff, is
then faced with having to make a series of calculations, based solely on his
own somewhat overwhelming Internet search and a sort of blind, desperate
faith that somehow, the well-qualified oncologist has got to be right.
".. and didn't he warn us that there were a lot of internet 'kooks'
The patient then finds himself right back at square
one and by default, the chemotherapy suggested earlier seems overall to be
the 'safest' bet. In the view of health reporter Phillip Day, author of 'Cancer:
Why We're Still Dying to Know The Truth', "Many people just gulp,
enter the cancer tunnel and hope they come out the other end."
Genuine treatments do exist!
But despite the fact that an Internet search can very easily generate confusion,
there is actually a wealth of well-documented, credible information available
on the web on natural, efficacious treatments for a variety of serious illnesses,
including cancer - information that in some instances, has been in existence
for many years. But information on such treatments is not widely available
in the public domain. Perhaps because genuine medicine has had to fight tremendously
hard to be clearly heard. And there are particular reasons why this has been
so. Often, it is not so much where
to look for genuine treatment and
advice, as how
to look for it. Before discussing specific natural cancer
treatments in more depth, it is important that we briefly examine the reasons
for the current levels of confusion surrounding genuine natural medicine as
a whole. Wilful distortion, negative propaganda campaigns, unwitting stupidity
- you name it. Conventional and alternative, it's taking place on both sides
of the fence. We must learn to read between the lines.
Fork-tongued drug merchants
In its long, hard battle for proper recognition, genuine natural treatments
for serious illnesses has always had to fight on two fronts. Firstly,
they have had to do battle with those calculating opportunists the fork-tongued
drug merchants who use every trick in the book to undermine any genuine treatments
not under their own jurisdiction. And they will employ all means possible
to disseminate their damaging disinformation as far and wide as possible in
order to protect their own lucrative market. No department, private or public,
is beyond the reach of their all-consuming influence. Thriller writer John
Le Carre spent many years working in the British Foreign Office and knows
the politics of big business very well. His most recent book The Constant
Gardener, focuses on the corrupt nature of the pharmaceutical industry. In
an interview on the subject, Le Carre stated recently:
"Big Pharma is engaged in the deliberate seduction of the medical
profession, country by country, worldwide. It is spending a fortune on influencing,
hiring and purchasing academic judgment to a point where, in a few years'
time, if Big Pharma continues unchecked on its present happy path, unbought
medical opinion will be hard to find."
In opposition to the incessant drive by big business to dominate our health
choices, Dr Matthias Rath provides a concise summary of the primary ethics
of the merchant's house:
"Throughout the 20th century, the pharmaceutical industry has been
constructed by investors, the goal being to replace effective but non-patentable
natural remedies with mostly ineffective but patentable and highly profitable
pharmaceutical drugs. The very nature of the pharmaceutical industry
is to make money from ongoing diseases. Like other industries, the pharmaceutical
industry tries to expand their market - that is to maintain ongoing diseases
and to find new diseases for their drugs. Prevention and cure of diseases
damages the pharmaceutical business and the eradication of common diseases
threatens its very existence.
Therefore, the pharmaceutical industry fights the eradication of any disease
at all costs. The pharmaceutical industry itself is the main obstacle, why
today's most widespread diseases are further expanding including heart attacks,
strokes, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and many others.
Pharmaceutical drugs are not intended to cure diseases. According to health
insurers, over 24,000 pharmaceutical drugs are currently marketed and prescribed
without any proven therapeutic value (AOK Magazine 4/98). According to medical
doctors associations, the known dangerous side-effects of pharmaceutical drugs
have become the fourth leading cause of death after heart attacks, cancer
and strokes (Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA April 15, 1998
Millions of people and patients around the world are defrauded twice: A major
portion of their income is used up to finance the exploding profits of the
pharmaceutical industry. In return, they are offered a medicine that does
not even cure."
A number of organisations are currently spearheading the fight against the
pharmaceutical industries as they seek to legislate against our free use of
vitamins and minerals. If this legislation is passed, it will directly affect
in many ways. A web site address is included at the end of
this article which enables you to quickly and easily register your protest.
Writing in the UK Guardian on Thursday, 7th February, 2002, senior health
editor Sarah Bosely reports that:
"Scientists are accepting large sums of money from drug companies
to put their names to articles endorsing new medicines that they have not
written - a growing practice that some fear is putting scientific integrity
These supposed guardians of our health are being paid what to say. Said one
physician in the article, "What day is it today? I'm just working
out what drug I'm supporting today."
From top to bottom, the delivery
system of 21st century conventional healthcare is being bought out and taught
to think of treatment and prevention of disease in pharmaceutical terms only.
Aside from the politicking and the big business string-pulling taking place
behind the scenes, our minds are also being washed with the constant froth
of emotive, unfounded, pro-establishment, populist headlines such as Another
breakthrough at UCLA!
... (yes... but with mice.) It's in the
(another £5 million NOW will help us to isolate the gene
in 2010... ... perhaps.) Excitement at latest oncology findings!
opening paragraph, descending into the usual mixture of hope extinguished
by caution and the obligatory appeal to the pocket.) Cancer vaccine close!
(Yes, and close since 1975 actually. But please, continue to give generously,
because next time, it could be you!)
And so it goes on. And all the while, the mortality statistics worsen. Yet
still, the money - our money - just keeps on rolling in. On that
note, The Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical Research states: "The
next time you are asked to donate to a cancer organisation, bear in mind that
your money will be used to sustain an industry which has been deemed by many
eminent scientists as a qualified failure and by others, as a complete fraud."
Thank you to Dr Tim O'Shea for highlighting the following very important
information on the practice of mammography:
"This is one topic where the line between advertising and scientific
proof has become very blurred. As far back as 1976, the American Cancer
Society itself and its government colleague the National Cancer Institute
terminated the routine use of mammography for women under the age of 50
because of its "detrimental" (carcinogenic) effects. More recently,
a large study done in Canada on found that women who had routine mammograms
before the age of 50 also had increased death rates from breast cancer
by 36%. (Miller) Lorraine Day notes the same findings in her video presentation
"Cancer Doesn't Scare Me Any More." The reader is directed to
these sources and should perhaps consider the opinion of other sources than
those selling the procedure, before making a decision.
John McDougall MD has made a thorough review of pertinent literature
on mammograms. He points out that the $5-13 billion per year generated
by mammograms controls the information that women get. Fear and incomplete
data are the tools commonly used to persuade women to get routine mammograms.
What is clear is that mammography cannot prevent breast cancer or even the
spread of breast cancer. By the time a tumor is large enough to be detected
by mammography, it has been there as long as 12 years! It is therefore ridiculous
to advertise mammography as "early detection." (McDougall p 114)
The other unsupportable illusion is that mammograms prevent breast cancer,
which they don't. On the contrary, the painful compression of breast tissue
during the procedure itself can increase the possibility of metastasis by
as much as 80%! Dr. McDougall notes that a between 10 and 17% of the time,
breast cancer is a self-limiting non-life-threatening type called ductal
carcinoma in situ. This harmless cancer can be made active by the compressive
force of routine mammography. (McDougall, p105)
Most extensive studies show no increased survival rate from routine screening
mammograms. After reviewing all available literature in the world on the
subject, noted researchers Drs. Wright and Mueller of the University of
British Columbia recommended the withdrawal of public funding for mammography
screening, because the "benefit achieved is marginal, and the harm
caused is substantial." (Lancet, 1 Jul 1995) The harm they're referring
to includes the constant worrying and emotional distress, as well as the
tendency for unnecessary procedures and testing to be done based on results
which have a false positive rate as high as 50%." (New York Times,
14 Dec 1997)[13a]
Whilst the remit of this article does not extend to a full exploration of
the physical harm being exacted by some diagnostic methods and drug treatments,
or the corrupting influence that money is exerting over medicine and medical
practice, let the reader be assured that conventional medicine has more
than its fair share of attendant commercial pressures, and especially so
in the world of cancer, as we shall later discover.
Non-conventional health care
Aside from the wiles of the merchant, genuine medicine also has always had
to do battle with the well-intentioned para-healer, [14
] who unwittingly
has the capacity to prove equally as threatening to the cause, but for very
different reasons. The non-conventional medical market place seems to
be dominated by those who are able to deliver an admirably coherent deconstruction
of the conventional paradigm, but who choose not to apply the same level of
intelligent critique to their own often wacky nostrums. As such, we are subject
to an equally misguided barrage of pronouncements such as, "Submit
not to the ravages of chemo. Let White Eagle purge you of those negative energies."
a pyramid, a shaman, "My sickness is a shamanic gift and calling."
] a cancer 'guide', "OK group. Eyes closed. Your cancer
is receding. The lump is disintegrating. Envisage the all-consuming fire!"
A coat of mud, of seaweed or both, some psycho-surgery, some radionics, this
therapy, that therapy and of course, a thousand and one folk remedies, Grandma's
trusted 'brain tumour elixir' perhaps, a walnut kernel, perfectly preserved
in rainwater, seven drops three times a day.
Celebrities with the more serious illnesses receive these well-intentioned
'tips and tricks' by the sack load. John Diamond was no exception.
"I've had anecdotal evidence from those who believe in voodoo, the
power of the fairy people - yes, really - drinking my own p**s and any number
of other remedies... I should put my faith in the Bessarabian radish, the
desiccated root of which has been used for centuries by Tartar nomads to cure
athlete's foot, tennis elbow and cancer, as detailed in their book Why Your
Doctor Hates You And Wants You To Die, review copy enclosed...
Notwithstanding the genuine treatments available in the natural cabinet, which
we shall discuss very shortly, ahuge number of remedies being sold as
'medicine' today contain no sensible methodology, yet amazingly, they are
selling very well. No better is this phenomenon illustrated than in the lucrative
minor ailments market, where on a daily basis across the world, untold £millions
is being spent on pharmacologically inert mixtures and 'essences', producing
truly marvellous results with illnesses from which we were going to get better
The dangers of uncritical thinking
In truth, were the general public to be given clear information on the nature
of self-limiting illness and on the wondrous ability of a properly nourished
immune system to overcome and repel almost all ills unaided, [a phenomenon
rarely discussed in many of the alternative medical texts ] the bottom would
fall out of the minor ailments market tomorrow, conventional medicine included.
To illustrate that point, the Feb 7th 1991 issue of The New England Journal
of Medicine tells us "90% of patients who visit doctors
have conditions that will either improve on their own or are out
of reach of modern medicine's ability to solve."
therapies claim that their particular remedy helps kick-start the immune system
into action. These claims hold no more ground than those fraudulent claims
made by the vaccine industry. As if the wondrously intricate immune system
needed the finer tinkerings of man to improve upon it! (unless that therapy
happens to be sound nutrition, of course.)
Unfortunately though, most of the more awkward questions arising from such
a discussion are usually defended, not by answering the actual question itself,
but by the therapist appealing to the worthiness of his wider philanthropic
goals and to 'the much greater threat to the global populace'
by the merchant's house with all its toxic wares, etc., etc. And such is the
wholesome, wishful appeal of the literature supporting the therapist's wares,
and so honourable are his aims, that all intellectual and therapeutic weaknesses
are overlooked in the ensuing fog of bonhomie and he is allowed to continue
his practice, unhindered by such tiresome obstacles as intellectual consistency
or demands that his practice be made '
open to fair scrutiny'
So often, all objectivity is sacrificed in this manner. Donald Gould, author
of The Black and White Medicine Show, warns of the dangers we invite by adopting
such laissez-faire reasoning:
"Why not make the most of what the non-conformists have to offer and
to hell with uncharitable logic? There is, I suggest, a powerful reason
for rejecting this superficially attractive option. Truth is a fundamental
value. If we accept uncritical thinking in one area of our lives for the sake
of convenience or because of the popular appeal of a seductive myth and the
short-term comfort to be gained by believing in the unbelievable, or because
the false answer lets us pretend we are competently coping with a painful
problem we haven't truly tackled, then we are all the more likely to adopt
the same strategy in other situations, from dealing with the family, to managing
the national economy, and from chairing the parish council to handling arsenals
of nuclear weapons. The result is likely to be unhappy and stands a
decent chance of proving a disaster. Irrational beliefs are always dangerously
corrupting, even when they only relate to the cause and cure of piles."
Reputation is everything
But what relevance does all this have to the debate on treatments for cancer,
you might ask? Where is all of this headed? This has been a necessary diversion
firstly, that we might begin to understand some of the frustrations many reasoned
thinkers have with the issues raised: and secondly, that we might begin to
consider the impact that such weakened thinking has on genuine natural
treatments for disease. For instance, what damage is secondarily being
wrought upon the reputation of the genuine treatments in the cabinet, the
ones that can actually heal? Sadly, there is no clear division between the
reputation of much of the unregulated alternative health industry and that
of the many sensible non-conventional treatments available today. It has all
become a horrible blur and is a point of major concern even to the non-orthodox
regulatory bodies overseeing the alternative/complementary health movement.
The whole arena is fraught with as much vested interests and misunderstandings
as conventional health, but commentaries drawing such conclusions even from
those concerned bodies sympathetic to the natural approach are viewed as almost
heretical and somehow betraying the brotherhood of the alternative heirachy.
Critical debate should commence as soon as possible with regard to those 'helping'
therapies that only temporarily distract the seriously ill. In need only of
sensible advice and sensible treatment, these people can very quickly end
up worse off in body, mind and spirit; and last but not least, in pocket,
leading very quickly to derision and a carte blanche dismissal of all the
good that genuine natural treatments have to offer. John Diamond stated that
there was as much chance of him going down the alternative treatment route
as there was of the Pope getting drunk on the communion wine and getting off
with a couple of nuns. [18
Whilst we can perhaps understand some of John Diamond's frustrations, his
comparisons don't exactly aid the cause. Because the truth is that the alternativist's
cabinet is not all 'mumbo-jumbo' by any means. Genuine medicine can
be found in there. Perhaps a name change is in order. Are we alternative?
Are we complementary? But complementary to what? To chemotherapy perhaps?
But then what medicine could possibly complement
there just be medicine and non-medicine, full stop? Be that as it may, many
people are wrongly assuming that the non-orthodox medical cabinet is barren
and not worthy of closer inspection. The hazy and often crazy information
being disseminated on numerous non-conventional treatments coupled with our
innate and naïve trust in the orthodoxy is the reason why thousands of
people like John Diamond are staying with, and relying upon conventional treatments
for serious illnesses, including cancer. As a result, thousands of people
like John Diamond are dying, and often in a horrible fashion.
Vitamin B17 "..cancer cells were dying like flies."
In his UK Observer article entitled Quacks on the Rack
, John Diamond
summarily dismissed what is arguably the most famous of the natural and proven
anti-cancer treatments known to man, the natural extract of the apricot kernel,
otherwise known as Vitamin B17.
"Supporters of Laetrile (vitamin B17) and Essiac, in particular, made
so much noise about their miracle cures that both have been through the research
mill on numerous occasions and found to be useless."
"When we add laetrile to a cancer culture under the microscope,"
said Burk, "providing the enzyme glucosidase also is present,
we can see the cancer cells dying off like flies."
being the enzyme heavily present in cancerous cells which triggers the unique
cancer-destroying mechanism found in Vitamin B17. An excellent clinical analysis
of this mechanism is found in 'B17 Metabolic Therapy - In The Prevention And
Control Of Cancer - a concise history of the research into this vitamin,
including many clinical assessments. More details on this book can be found
at the end of this article.) [21
] Dr Burk also stated that evidence
for Laetrile's efficacy had been noted in at least five independent institutions
in three widely separated countries of the world. [22
So who do we trust in this matter? Diamond or Burk? Now we can ask ourselves
whether it was perhaps the fault of some kindly but misguided soul who posted
John Diamond an essay on the benefits of Vitamin B17 mixed with walnut water
that caused him to dismiss B17 so emphatically. Or it could be that John actually
trusted the conventional research reports he had accrued on this vitamin.
By examining the sources from where John Diamond might have got his B17 research
'information', the ugly features of conventional cancer research move more
sharply into focus.
Because of the money
Cancer is big business and knowledge claims on any treatments that earn money
and, conversely, on any treatments that do not
earn money for the drug
companies, are never neutral
. Dr Ralph Moss served as the Assistant
Director of Public Affairs at America's most famous cancer research institution,
Memorial Sloan Kettering, in Manhattan. He knows the cancer industry inside
out. Hear what he has to say and judge for yourself the quality of the evidence
against the effectiveness of Vitamin B17:
: "Shortly after I went to work [at the Sloan Kettering
Cancer Institute], I visited the elderly Japanese scientist, Kanematsu Sugiura,
who astonished me when he told me he was working on Laetrile (B17). At the
time it was the most controversial thing in cancer, reputed to be a cure for
cancer. We in Public Affairs were giving out statements that laetrile was
worthless, it was quackery, and that people should not abandon proven therapies.
I was astonished that our most distinguished scientist would be bothering
with something like this, and I said, "Why are you doing this if it doesn't
work?" He took down his lab books and showed me that in fact Laetrile
was dramatically effective in stopping the spread of cancer."
: "So this is verified, that laetrile can have this
: "We were finding this and yet we in Public Affairs
were told to issue statements to the exact opposite of what we were finding
Unable to sit on this information, Moss later called a press conference of
his own and, before a battery of reporters and cameramen, charged that Sloan-Kettering
officials had engineered a massive cover-up. He provided all the supporting
documents and named all the names necessary to validate his case. The following
day he was fired for 'failing to carry out his most basic job responsibilities'.
Similarly, in his book "World
, cancer industry researcher Edward Griffin noted
"Every Laetrile study had been tarnished with the same kind of scientific
ineptitude, bias and outright deception... Some of these studies openly admitted
evidence of anti-cancer effect but hastened to attribute this effect to other
causes. Some were toxicity studies only, which means that they weren't trying
to see if Laetrile was effective, but merely to determine how much of it was
required to kill the patient."
The 'evidence' supporting John Diamond's claim that Vitamin B17 is useless
and even dangerous is available in abundance in all of the major cancer institutions
today. Well of course it is! We're in the merchant's house, don't forget.
As Pat Rattigan, author of 'The Cancer Business' reports:
"The threat to the cancer business from effective therapies was taken
very seriously from the beginning. By the 1940's the Syndicate had 300,000
names on its 'quack' files. Vitamin B17, being a unique threat due to its
simplicity, attracted more concentrated attacks than all the other treatments
put together: fraudulent test reports; hired, banner-carrying pickets outside
clinics; rigged juries; newspaper character assassinations; dismissal of heretic
employees, etc. The FDA, orchestrating the onslaught, sent out 10,000 posters
and hundreds of thousands of leaflets warning about the dangers of the toxicity
of the non-toxic substance. Earlier, a Congressional Accounting Office had
found that 350 FDA employees had shares in, or had refused to declare an interest
in, the pharmaceutical industry."
The American Food and Drug Administration issued one such story about
the death of an eleven month old girl, supposedly from cyanide poisoning due
to her apparently swallowing her father's Vitamin B17 tablets. Cancer
specialist and B17 advocate Dr Harold Manner takes up the story:
'... I was lecturing in Buffalo, New York and... after I had made some
strong statements - a man stood up and said "Dr. Manner, how in the world
can you make statements like that when the FDA is making these other statements?"
I reiterated that the FDA statements were lies. 'He said, "Look at this
little girl in upstate New York, she took her father's Laetrile tablets and
died of cyanide poisoning." Just then a little lady stood up: "Dr.
Manner let me answer that question. I think I am entitled to because I am
that little baby's mother. That baby never touched her father's Laetrile tablets.
The doctor, knowing the father was on Laetrile, marked down "possible
cyanide poisoning". At the hospital they used a cyanide antidote and
it was the antidote that killed the child. And yet that statement will continue
to appear even though they know it is a lie."
The scare stories always focus on the minute amounts of naturally occurring
cyanide found in VitaminB17. But no mention is made in any of these stories
of the wondrous mechanism governing the release of this cyanide. No harm is
done to the person eating this vitamin ( if that were the case, we have consumed
enough apricots, apples, peaches and cherries etc containing B17 to have finished
us off long ago.) The cyanide is released only when cancerous cells are recognised
by their high glucosidase content. B17 cyanide attacks cancer cells specifically.
No large amounts of glucosidase detected means no cyanide release. Rest assured,
there is no evidence that vitamin B17 can kill, unless of course, one is accidentally
crushed under a pallet of the stuff!
A further embarrasment for the cancer orthodoxy must surely be the research
being carried out at the Imperial College in London, where researchers are
looking at ways of using naturally-occurring plant cyanide to specifically
attack human bowel tumours. The idea came about after studying the pattern
of specific cyanide release in the almond and cassava fruit which protects
them from insect attack. Another one of those natural wonders just crying
out to be heard
is at last being listened to by the orthodoxy perhaps?
Very sadly, in assessing the deservedness of the 'shady' reputation bestowed
upon Vitamin B17 metabolic therapy, we realise it is entirely unwarranted
and that instead, there has been a sustained attack by the conventional cancer
industry on this treatment, an attack that has carried on in one form or another
for the last forty years. As mentioned earlier, with global spending on conventional
cancer running into the hundreds of billions annually, a naturally-occurring
cancer cure of any description is an unwanted intruder. Dr Moss again, on
the money involved in conventional cancer:
: "About 630,000 people die every year of cancer
in the US, and it really is an epidemic disease. We have got a tremendous
industry. Every one of those people who is getting cancer and dying of it
is going to be treated, and these treatments are extremely expensive.
Chemo is tens of thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. A
bone marrow transplant, which is basically another way of giving chemotherapy,
or radiation, can run to about $150,000 per person, and is almost never effective.
It kills about 25% of the patients."
: "Why carry on doing it?"
: " Because of the money, which is tremendous."
When we understand the amounts of money involved, we can begin to understand
the in-house desire to sustain a 'fact-creating' process in support of conventional
treatment. Conventional cancer treatment and research is a licence to print
money. Most definitely, conventional interested parties and institutions
have colluded in a shameful anti-Vitamin B17 'fact-creating' process,
which in turn has surely led to the early and even unnecessary deaths of thousands
upon thousands of people. As for John Diamond's dismissal of Vitamin
B17, he didn't write his comments on B17 as an intentional slur. He wasn't
the forked tongue in this chain of events. He desperately wanted to live.
His single paragraph read by thousands was just another example of the damaging
knock-on effect of merchant-speak. Merchant-speak on Vitamin B17 metabolic
therapy has exacted a grave injustice upon this treatment and subsequently,
upon all who have been persuaded to think likewise. Let's now hear some testimonies
from those who have not been persuaded by the negative propaganda.
Phillip is 64. In April 2001, he was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
The oncologist showed him the x-rays that confirmed the dreaded 'shadows'.
He was told to go home, enjoy his life as best he could and put his affairs
in order. A week later, in a chance conversation at work, Phillip was told
about Vitamin B17. Phillip immediately began taking a combination of Vitamin
B17 and Vitamin C. Four months later, Phillip returned to hospital for a check-up,
where a new set of x-rays were taken. The shadows had completely disappeared.
Says Phillip, "I know what I saw and the doctor couldn't explain it.
I'm continuing with my Vitamin B17 regime and eating about 10 kernels a day."
Phillip now pays great attention to his diet and believes that what we put
into our bodies can have a dramatic effect medicinally.
The importance of nutrition
John Diamond again, this time on some nutter
with a magical diet:
"I was waiting my turn for zapping [radiation] one day and mentioned the ludicrousness
of one diet I'd been reading about. The radiographer agreed and said that
when she had started at the hospital there used to be a nutter who, having
refused radiography, would come down and rail against those sitting in the
radiotherapy waiting room, telling them they should abandon evil radiation
and take up his magical diet. "Criminal," I said. "You kicked him out of course?"
"Well yes," she said, "we kicked him out regularly. The only thing was, he
did survive for years and the cancer did disappear." Which only goes to prove
- well, nothing very much at all really, but I thought I'd pass it on in the
name of fair dealing." [26
Now if this cancer 'nutter' was just an isolated case of recovery through
diet, his recovery would not of course constitute proof. But with Vitamin
B17 metabolic therapy, we are seeing tremendous results time after time. Continuing
on in the name of fair dealing.
William was diagnosed with a tumour in the oesophagus. He could not swallow
food without it being liquidised. He had read about Vitamin B17 twelve months
previously and had kept the article. William began taking Vitamin B17 soon
after diagnosis. After three weeks, he was swallowing food a lot easier and
after about seven weeks was told by his doctor that the only reason for this
was because the tumour was shrinking. Says William, "The operation to remove
the tumour was cancelled and I am still awaiting the results of the latest
scan. I feel fit as a fiddle. I pay attention to my diet and I thank God quite
literally for vitamin B17. It is time the NHS recognised this vitamin as an
alternative to the conventional treatments. I consider that any money spent
on B17 is money well spent."
What are we eating?
It is interesting to note that there are cultures today who remain almost
. The Abkhasians, the Azerbaijanis, the Hunzas, the
Eskimaux and the Karakorum all live on foodstuffs rich in nitriloside or vitamin
B17. Their food consists variously of buckwheat, peas, broad beans, lucerne,
turnips, lettuce, sprouting pulse or gram, apricots with their seeds and berries
of various kinds. Their diet can provide them with as much as 250-3,000mg
of nitriloside a day. The founding father of Vitamin B17 research, Ernst T
Krebs Jr., studied the dietary habits of these tribes. Krebs stated:
"Upon investigating the diet of these people, we found that the seed
of the apricot was prized as a delicacy and that every part of the apricot
The average western diet with its refined, fibreless foods offers less than
2mg of nitriloside a day. It has also been noted that natives from these
tribes, who move into 'civilised' areas and change their diets accordingly,
are prone to cancers at the regular western incidence. [28
] An important
point to note with B17 content in the apricot fruit is that the more bitter
the taste of the apricot kernal, the richer is the content of B17. If the
kernel does not taste bitter, the B17 content will be quite low. The necessary
advice on this subject is included in detail in the books available on the
The right materials
Dr Andrew Saul recognises the importance of sound nutrition in maintaining
"I have seen the foolishness of conventional disease care wisdom.
I have seen hospitals feed white bread to patients with bowel cancer and hospitals
feed "Jello" to leukemia patients. I have seen schools feed
bright red "Slush Puppies" to 7 year olds for lunch and I have seen
children vomit up a desk-top full of red crud afterwards. And, I have
seen those same children later line up at the school nurse for hyperactivity
I have seen hospital patients allowed to go two weeks without a bowel movement.
I have seen patients told that they have six months to live when they might
live sixty months. I have seen people recover from serious illness,
only to have their physician berate them for having used natural healing methods
to do so. I have seen infants spit up formula while their mothers were
advised not to breast feed. I've seen better ingredients in dog food than
in the average school or hospital lunch.
And I have seen enough."
In his book, 'Preface to Cancer: Nature, Cause and Cure'
, Dr Alexander
Berglas has this to say about cancer incidence: "Civilization
is, in terms of cancer, a juggernaut that cannot be stopped... It is the nature
and essence of industrial civilization to be toxic in every sense... We are
faced with the grim prospect that the advance of cancer and of civilization
parallel each other."
The human body has an amazing capacity to recover, if we look after it properly
and if we supply it with the proper materials for repair. Working with non-toxic,
physio-friendly treatments can only work in our favour. Just look at the side-effects
of Vitamin B17 as described by Edward G Griffin in "World
"B17 side-effects include increased appetite, weight gain, lowered
blood pressure, increased hemoglobin and red-blood cell count, elimination
or sharp reduction of pain without narcotics, builds up body's resistance
to other diseases, is a natural substance found in foods and is compatible
with human biological experience, destroys cancer cells while nourishing non-cancer
Compare the above with the side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, the
dizziness, skin discolouration, nausea, diarrhoea, loss of hair, loss of appetite,
organ failure, internal bleeding etc., etc. How long will it be before we
find ourselves looking back on these treatments in the same way as we now
look back on the blood letting and the ammonia infusions exacted upon Charles
II? Notwithstanding the often life-saving surgical removal of cancerous tissue,
could there possibly be a more inhumane treatment in the 21st century than
conventional cancer therapy?
Flora was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 1999.
"Before the operation, they gave me chemotherapy which was devastating.
By the end of the course, I could hardly stand. They then removed the tumour
from my bowel. I was told the cancer had spread to the liver. I was offered
further chemotherapy but declined. I attended Middlesex hospital and had five
sessions of laser treatment to try and contain the liver cancer followed by
more chemotherapy. After the fifth time of trying to contain the cancer, they
said that it was beginning to grow yet again. So I began an organic
diet and attended the Dove Clinic for intensive Vitamin C treatment, with
other supplements. It was there that I was told about Vitamin B17. I added
that to my regime. Over a period of time, the cancer completely disappeared
from my liver. It is now February 2002 and I have been one year clear of cancer.
I am maintaining my organic diet and eating about 50 apricot kernels
a day. I'm 64, I've returned to work and I feel fine. Treatments such as these
should at least be made known to patients by the NHS."
There are literally thousands of people who can attest to the pharmacological,
life-saving power of Vitamin B17 and its supporting nutritional regime. And
the same can also be said of Vitamin C.
The all-round benefits of Vitamin C to the human physiology have been known
and utilised for centuries. In terms of its benefits in cancer treatment and
prevention, we read the following from Phillip Day:
"Dr Linus Pauling, often known as the 'Father of Vitamin C' and twice
awarded the Nobel Prize, declared that daily intakes of up to 10g of the vitamin
aids anti-cancer activity within the body. Pauling was largely derided for
making these declarations, but today, large doses of Vitamin C are used by
many practitioners for cancer patients in nutritional therapy, who believe
Pauling was right and that the popular nutrient is indispensable to the body
in its fight to regain health from cancer.
Vitamin C can also protect against breast cancer.
After reviewing 90 studies on the relationship between Vitamin C and cancer,
Gladys Block, Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley concluded,
"There is overwhelming evidence of the protective effect of vitamin
C and other antioxidants against cancer of the breast."
And Geoffrey R. Howe of the National Cancer Institute of Canada reviewed 12
case-controlled studies of diet and breast cancer and noted that Vitamin C
had the most consistent statistically significant relationship to the reduction
of breast cancer risk. [32a
] And on the subject of the importance of
mineral and vitamin supplements, a recent New York Times front-page article
quoted Dr. Geoffrey P. Oakley, Jr., at the Center for Disease Control and
Prevention in Atlanta as saying:
"We, the physicians, were mistaken not to recommend vitamin supplements
to our patients for so long. We need just to admit that on this one,
we were wrong."
Hazel had been given a virtual death sentence by her cancer doctor, telling
her that although there was an 86% recovery from her type of breast cancer,
she was unfortunately in the smaller category. As previously noted, Hazel's
chemotherapy was only making her feel terrible, and she decided that if she
was going to die, then she would do so without further conventional treatment.
Hazel began a regime of intravenously administered Vitamin C and supplements
including Vitamin B17 and paid great attention to her diet. She soon began
to feel a great deal better. She regained her weight and her hair and her
appetite. About nine months following the diagnosis, she was troubled with
lower back pain and visited her doctor. He suggested a further scan based
on Hazel's lower back pain, which the doctor believed was possibly the result
of her cancer having spread to the base of her spine. Hazel said there
was no way she was going for more chemotherapy or scans which she believes
in themselves can trigger carcinogenic activity. Instead, Hazel supplemented
her Vitamin C regime with a course of Vitamin B17 kernels, as well as maintaining
a sensible diet and staying away from her conventional cancer physician. The
blood count taken by her GP before Christmas read as normal. She feels very
healthy and is in the process of writing a book on her experiences. She feels
passionately that people need to know that there are alternative cancer treatments
available and speaks to groups on this subject.
Let the reader be assured that the recent scare tactics surrounding Vitamin
C and its supposed links to cancer are just another one of those smear campaigns
orchestrated by the merchants. Quite simply, any good news on Vitamin C represents
yet another threat to the pharmaceutical industries' considerable income from
conventional cancer treatments. The full story on the vested interests supporting
the author of the much-publicised vitamin C/cancer story can be found at www.hiddenmysteries.org/health/cures/vitc.html
And finally, we hear from Dr Nicola Hembry of the Dove Clinic, specialising
in the non-conventional approach to cancer care and treatment:
"Nutritional treatments such as high dose vitamin C and B17 (laetrile)
have been known about for years, and there are many success stories from patients
lucky enough to have received and benefited from them. Research shows that
levels of 400mg/dl Vitamin C in the blood can kill cancer cells by a pro-oxidative
mechanism, and there is a great deal of data showing that B17 is preferentially
toxic to cancer cells. The trouble is that there is little in the way of well-designed
random control trial data for the use of these substances, and therefore mainstream
medicine rejects them out of hand without even considering the evidence available
or even asking why these trials haven't been carried out. It has to be said
that one of the reasons is a lack of financial incentive because these substances
cannot be patented. Sadly it is the cancer sufferers who lose out. To not
even have the choice of these safer, more natural treatments even when a cancer
is deemed incurable and only palliative chemotherapy or radiotherapy is offered
is in my view totally unacceptable. I have seen many patients experience an
improved duration and quality of life with an integrated approach, and some
go on to achieve complete remission of their disease even when dismissed as
incurable by their oncologists."
Treating cancer is not just about getting hold of Vitamin B17 as quickly as
possible. We need to be educated in a whole range of issues. 'Cancer:
Why We're Still Dying To Know The Truth'
has been written in an easily
readable and easily understood manner, specifically to inform the general
public on all of the key issues pertaining to natural treatment for cancer.
It makes for necessary and fascinating reading!
For those interested in finding out more on the issues raised in this article,
just see the following titles.
Cancer: Why We're Still Dying To Know The Truth
A concise account of
the cancer industry and of the good news on vitamin B17 metabolic therapy.
Vitamin B17 Metabolic Therapy - A Clinical Guide
A clinical account
of vitamin B17, detailing the landmark research on this most vital of vitamins
in the fight against cancer.
Food For Though
t Delicious recipes designed to promote health. A vital
contribution to cancer prevention and recovery. All these titles and more
available at www.credence.org
Throughout the writing of this article, I have been acutely aware of three
Firstly, of my own slender mortality and that it is only by the grace of God
that I have not had to face a cancer diagnosis of my own. The motivating factor
behind the writing of 'Death by Doctoring' was to inject realism as well as
a sense of hope. And as far as one is able to write about a subject
without having personally walked that particular walk, I hope also that this
article has been written with the deserved sensitivity.
Secondly, Vitamin B17 metabolic therapy and Vitamin C form only part of a
much wider regime of treatments that have proven successful in the treatment
of cancer. These and other treatments are explained in more detail in the
above Credence titles.
Thirdly, this site does not accuse all doctors of working towards some
vast medical conspiracy to kill everyone!
A doctor wrote to this
site recently, under the impression that Death by Doctoring is propagating
"I have yet to see single shred of evidence the supports the conspiracy
theories that abound on the web. It doesn't matter whether it's cancer treatment,
aspartame, or even soybeans. Consider this: would any company seek to sell
products that kill the customer? It doesn't make any sense. The scientist
who discovered cisplatin
[the drug that 81% of cancer doctors would not
administer to themselves] was a professor of mine in university. I knew
his mind and his heart. He wanted to find a cure because it had devastated
someone in his family. While all chemotherapies are poisons, by extension
of your logic, he was creating a product that he knew would kill his family
members. Does that even make sense to you?"
Of course I am not saying that medical professors are intentionally designing
something that would kill. With chemotherapy, what started off as a supposed
saviour, quickly turned into a huge money-spinner, but with devastating consequences.
A lucrative ball had gained too much momentum. And once the profitability
of a drug is recognised, the business decisions at corporate level are often
at complete odds with those lower down at manufacturing and distribution level.
As for those within the industry's 'circle of knowledge' regarding
the dangers of today's pharmaceuticals, very definitely there are key personnel
within drug companies who know exactly the dangers that relate to their products,
but who choose to say nothing in order to preserve income and to protect from
litigation. To deny this takes place would be naive in the extreme.
Nicholas Murray Butler was chief spokesman for US giant JP Morgan and Co.
On the subject of 'circles of knowledge', Butler once stated:
Applying this principle to the pharmaceutical industry, further on down the
chain of command, a number of dangerous products are being manufactured and
prescribed today, by a great multitude who are innocently proud to be associated
with these supposedly 'life-saving' medicines. Conventional doctors especially
can so easily fall into the category of 'Butler's 'great multitude'. Working
under extreme pressures, doctors and nurses just do not have room in their
day to step off the conventional treadmill to conduct contrary research. It
is far simpler and far more expedient to dismiss all non-pharmaceutical information
as fringe lunacy.
Having said all this, there are many, many dedicated people involved in conventional
health care who are practicing elements of conventional medicine and who are
saving and enhancing lives every day, not least in some methods of diagnosis,
pre-emptive surgery and in acute and emergency medicine. Accident and Emergency
units especially, perform a tremendous job. As with all medicine, may the
good continue and may the bad be open to complete reappraisal.
Finally, I do so wish I'd been given the opportunity to meet John Diamond.
Because I reckon we'd have got on like a house on fire. And who knows what
might have happened as a result?
Thank you for reading.
Please sign the petition against the restriction of vitamin and mineral sales.
|Mr Ransom, I share your thoughts and I applaud you for your courage
for bringing us 'Death by Doctoring'. The most dangerous place on planet
earth is the hospital - next is the doctor's office - followed closely
by the dentist's office." Frank D Wiewel, Former Chairman,
Pharmacological and Biological Treatments Committee, Office of Alternative
Medicine (OAM) US National Institutes of Health (NIH)
|"Dear Steve, I'm writing from Georgia. I'm an 12 yr. old.
I was hoping to find some information for a school project. But when
I came to this site I found more than what I needed. Thanks to your
site I made a 100 on the project. Since I hope to be a journalist your
site helped me grab a better understanding of how people can have
the same opinions and how they have different opinions. Thanks for creating
this site Steve." Alex.
|"Dear Steve, I must blame you for a sleepless night as I had
just been sent your site and found your articles to be just brilliant!
I have been immersing myself in all of this information for a while
now but never have I found it written so well online...so thank you!
You certainly gave myself and my family members something to think about.
Keep up the brilliant work. Take care, and bless ya heaps!!"
|Dear Steve, Thank God you wrote this article! The senseless deaths
of our past for the sake of a buck is so sinful I cannot express the
grief I feel knowing all of this. No one in my family has this dreadful
conflicksion and I hope they never do. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.
|"Dear Steve, I'm amazed you slipped by me! I've just discovered
your excellent web site, and I'm very impressed! Congratulations on
a truly awesome site packed with information. I'll be adding you to
my links section of my site later today. Once again great job, I'll
be checking back regularly for updates." Gareth Davies
|"This site provides a practical and useful archive of information
for what is really going on behind the scenes in Government and Big
Business today. Easily navigable, and particularly accurate and
unlike many political or watchdog sites of today, this website seeks
to provide the truth to key issues in today's politics, without playing
the sensationalist card. It is the best political site I've ever seen,
and certainly on a par with www.disinformation.org, if not much better!"
Grahame Warby, LL.m International Law, Freelance Journalist.
|"This informative and empowering essay shows that the main
beneficiaries of cancer treatment are the medical and pharmaceutical
interests, while most cancer patients continue to suffer and die of
this spreading disease - and not only despite conventional treatment,
but often because of it! Death by Doctoring should be required reading
for anyone who values his or her health." John J. Moelaert
- author of The Cancer Conspiracy at http://members.shaw.ca/jmoelaert
|"An excellent, well-researched site, congratulations! You
have presented the position exceptionally clearly as it is regarding
mainstream and 'alternative. It is of growing concern that the rising
popularity of unregulated alternative medicine is beginning in some areas
to go down the same greedy and dishonest path as big pharma. There is
too much good to have this happen. The consequences will be government
closedown of non-mainstream medicine orchestrated by the dangerous Codex .
I practise almost exclusively natural medicine and much of my time is
spent in assisting patients through the complex, bewildering maze of
which option, which nutrient and which of the thousands of 'cancer cures'.
I will be certainly directing all my cancer patients to your site. Our
clinic already uses, amongst other immune supportive therapies, IV Vit
C and B17 intravenously as well as orally. Keep up the research Steve,
we appreciate it." Bill Reeder, Registered Medical Practitioner
MB.ChB Member of ACNEM, AIMA, NZIMA, NZNMA. (Nutritional and Natural
Medicines Associations of Australia and NZ)
|"As someone who was diagnosed with enormous cancer 4 years
ago -- and who was lucky enough to have had some truth put in front
of me BEFORE the axe fell -- I am SO happy to be doing as much as I
can to help spread the truth. It is so sad that I know supposedly "educated"
people who just close their eyes and will not look at what CAN in fact
save their lives - seemingly, they prefer to die. YET -- they DO NOT
WANT TO DIE. How brainwashed are we? Keep it up." Jane May,
Wagga Wagga, Australia
|"Hi Steve! I am a Naturopath in Liverpool, Sydney. I want
to encourage you to keep up your great work & mission to get
the truth out. I am so glad that my heavenly Father led me out of the
nursing profession, where I worked as a trained nurse & midwife
for 10 years. I have been practising as a Nature Cure Naturopath for
20 years, specialising in parents' & children's health, & guiding
parents to prepare their bodies to have healthy children & then
to raise them naturally in vibrant health, not vaccinated or medicated
with any drugs. May God bless you abundantly in all that you do. Yours
in vibrant health & joy." Marilyn
|"Hi Steven, I just wanted to THANK YOU
for your brilliant "Death By Doctoring" article! It makes
for a most insightful and fascinating read. I have passed it on to a
lot of people and will keep spreading the word. You guys are awsome.
Keep up the great work! Bestest." Ora James
2 Cancer - The Social Impact http://yakko.bme.virginia.edu/biom304/notes/cancer.htm
3 Dr Rob Buckman, Magic Or Medicine, Pan Books, 1994
4 John Diamond, 'C': Because Cowards Get Cancer Too, Vermilion Press, 1999
5 Prof. George Mathe, "Scientific Medicine Stymied", Medicines
Nouvelles (Paris) 1989
6 The Ecologist, Vol 28, No. 2, March/April 1998
7 The Home of Orthomolecular Oncology www.canceraction.org.gg/index2.htm
"World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17" 1996
Day: "Cancer - Why we're still dying to know the truth" 2000
Day: "Cancer - Why we're still dying to know the truth" 2000
10a Chemotherapy - an unproven procedure www.thedoctorwithin.com/index20.html
11 'C': Because Cowards...; ibid
12 Interview with John Le Carré, The Nation, New York, 9.4.2001
12a Full story, described as professional prostitution at www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,11381,646078,00.html
13 Robert Ryan, Bsc., Cancer Research - A Super-fraud? www.worldnewsstand.net/health/cancer2.htm
13a Dr Tim O'Shea, www.thedoctorwithin.com
14 Para-healer from the word para: close to, alongside, near, irregular
14a Holger Kalweit, Dream time and Inner Space, Shambala Publications,
15 John Diamond, Quacks on the Rack, Observer Newspapers, 3.12.2000 and
C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too, Vermilion Press, 1999
16 £95,000,000 is spent on cough mixtures alone in the UK. The BMJ
however has reported a recent trial involving 2000 participants which found
that in most cases, the mixtures were no more effective than placebo. More
details at http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1807000/1807252.stm
17 Gould, Donald, The Black and White Medicine Show, Hamilton 1985
18 'C': Because Cowards...; ibid
19 John Diamond, Quacks on the Rack, UK Observer, December 3rd, 2000
"World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17" 1996
21 'B17 Metabolic Therapy - In The Prevention And Control Of Cancer' -
compiled by Phillip Day, Credence Publications, 2001
Day: "Cancer - Why we're still dying to know the truth" 2000
Day: "Cancer - Why we're still dying to know the truth" 2000
Moss: "The Cancer Syndrome" Grove Press 1980
"World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17" 1996
24b Pat Rattigan, The Cancer Business, www.vegan.swinternet.co.uk/articles/health/cancerbusiness.html
24c Cyanide Targets Cancer BBC News Report at http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/in_depth/sci_tech/2000/festival_of_science/newsid_913000/913463.stm
Day: "Cancer - Why we're still dying to know the truth"
26 'C': Because Cowards...; ibid
27 Krebs, Ernst T Nutritional and Therapeutic Implications, John Beard
Memorial Foundation (privately published), 1964
28 Stefansson, Vilhjalmur CANCER: Disease of Civilisation? An Anthropological
and Historical Study, Hill & Wang, New York, 1960.
29 Berglas, Dr Alexander, ibid
"World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17" 1996
Day: "Cancer - Why we're still dying to know the truth"