is Getting Harder to Beat and Avoid
Best Years in Life) In recent years,
statistical cancer death rates have been showing decreases for some cancers in
some parts of the world, which has led some people to optimistically report that
cancer is getting easier to beat. Nothing could be farther
from the truth. Cancer is actually getting harder to beat as a result of
three primary culprits: 1) Our world is becoming increasingly toxic, 2) We are beset
by existing and increasing radiation, and 3) Our food is becoming increasingly less
As noted in “Hiding
the Truth about Losing the War on Cancer",
statistics can be manipulated and
often have been by those with vested interests in
maintaining the illusion that we are turning the corner,
or that a cure is just around that elusive corner, in
the decades long and mostly failed war on cancer.
The statistics which tell
the real story are those which clearly show that the incidence of cancer
continues to grow alarmingly, as does the expected worldwide cancer deaths.
Between one in two and one in three people are now expected to encounter
cancer in their lifetimes.
According to the WHO’s
World Cancer Report, considered to be the most comprehensive global examination
of the disease to date, cancer rates could further increase by 50% to 15 million
new cases in the year 2020.
Many people, including this
author, believe that a great deal of the credit for declining death rates is a
result of more people looking outside the failed mainstream therapies box and
relying on natural and alternative means to address their cancers.
As the aforementioned WHO report also noted, there was “provides clear
evidence that healthy lifestyles and public health action by governments and
health practitioners could stem this trend, and prevent as many as one third of
The good news is that,
thanks to websites like this one and the writers and natural health advocates
who are spreading the good word, an increasing number of people are learning
about, and turning to, natural and alternative therapies.
The bad news is that alternative, non-mainstream, non-toxic and non-invasive
therapies continue to be repressed and misrepresented in mainstream studies.
The further bad news is that even those who do learn the truth about
alternatives are often finding cancer is getting harder to avoid and beat.
Though this article is primarily about cancer, the same is true for heart
disease and other major chronic illness, and for pretty much the same reasons:
we continue to become exposed to more and more toxins and pollution, live
unhealthy lifestyles and eat diets that are less nutritionally sound.
As a result, our immune systems and our vitality continue to decline –
and regardless of any treatment, herb or therapy, mainstream or otherwise, it is
our immune system, nature’s first line of defense against illness, that is the
most important key to beating and avoiding cancer.
People do not beat and
avoid cancer nor get other illnesses due to a deficiency in chemotherapy or
deficiencies in mainstream medicine. They get cancer and become ill because
toxins and diseases beat their immune systems. As data from the CDC and other
have shown, our immune systems are becoming progressively weaker, the same as
male sperm count is progressively declining. In 1981, Dr. H. F. Pross did a
study of the average Natural Killer (NK) count of average Americans. NK count
is measured in lytic units (LU), and Dr. Pross found that the average LU count
in 1981 was 152. In 1991, Dr. R. B. Herberman did a similar study and found
that the LU count had dropped to 135. In 1997, Dr. Gerald See did another study
and found the count had dropped to 108. In other words, we are dropping at
about the rate of 1 LU per year. Which means that the average LU count in 2009
is likely to be somewhere around 96 – which would be an alarming drop of 37% in
less than three decades!
Other than earlier
detection and including some easily remedied forms of cancer that were once
considered simply pre-cancerous conditions, little real progress has been made
by the use of mainstream invasive and toxic therapies of surgery, chemotherapy
and radiation - all which have been shown to increase the spread of cancer and
weaken the body to pave the way for further cancer, particularly the latter two
(chemo and radiation).
Most people are likely
unaware that virtually all chemotherapy drugs are themselves classified as Class
1 carcinogens! And radiation merely destroys our bone marrow that is the heart
of our immune system.
A strong immune system from
proper diet and nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, elimination of stress, and
proper supplementation and nutrition, is still the best way to avoid and beat
cancer, especially when buttressed by herbal immune boosters and cancer
fighters. But it takes diligence and effort – more so now
than ever before.
Cancer and the world we
live in have changed a lot during the past 50 years and for that reason we do
not seem to see the same successes with some of the famed treatments of prior
decades, like the outstanding Budwig Diet protocol, Essiac tea, Hoxsey, Gerson,
Laetrile, etc. Cancer appears to be getting harder to avoid and harder to beat once
acquired. That is likely due to a number of factors.
As the late
great French scientist Antoine Bechamp told us, most disease is a result of poor
cellular terrain (cells which have not been properly nourished, cleansed,
hydrated and oxygenated) in combination with exposure to toxins. Yet as
time goes by, our world is becoming increasingly toxic and our foods less and
less nourishing. Since the beginning of the industrial age, man has added around
100,000 unnatural chemical compounds
to our environment, less than 1,000 of which have been tested individually in
any way for safety and almost none of which have been tested in combination with
Another toxic problem, and one we will
likely have to live with for centuries is
the amount of radiation now found in virtually every square inch of the earth's
surface as a result of the atmospheric atomic bomb blasts that spewed millions
of tons of radioactive material into our environment. Two time Nobel Laureate
Linus Pauling warned of millions of deaths and injuries that could be expected
as a result of atmospheric bomb tests. He was rewarded by having the State
Department pull his passports. A pre-eminent Russian scientist and later Nobel
Laureate himself, Andrei Sakharov, predicted between half a million and one
million deaths for every 50 megatons of atmospheric bomb tests (ultimately the
tests of the United States and Russia combined to produce fallout equivalent to 40,000 Hiroshimas). Instead of having
his passports pulled, Sakharov received a free trip and vacation from the state
– an exile to a Siberian Gulag for the next 20 plus years, that is. In addition to the
radiation from nuclear bomb tests that will stay with us for ages, we are
increasingly being bombarded with microwaves and high power transmission lines,
which industry is recently beginning to lose their decades long cover up of the
dangers they have known such technology presented.
Next, you have about 25,000
FDA approved medications (both prescribed and over the counter) which have been
mostly poorly tested for safety individually, scarcely tested for
carcinogenic/mutagenic short or long term dangers, and almost none of which have
been tested in combination with each other. Over 95% of all FDA approved
medications have known side effects by themselves. In combination, one can only
imagine what short and long term side-effects could result – and one is reminded
that many chronic conditions are years in the making. Some
cancers, for example, take eight years after they have gained a foothold to grow
to the size of a pinhead (after which, the doubling rate increases their size
Then there are the foods
and nutrition we tend to consume (or not consume as the case may be). The food
products on the grocers shelves have by and large had the nutrition processed
out and additives processed in for added shelf life, flavor, color and texture.
The ones that claim to be "enriched" with vitamins and minerals are enriched
mostly with synthetic petro-chemical vitamins and crushed rock minerals - not
natural ones or ones that have been pre-digested by plants to be bio-available
for human benefit.
Our fruit and vegetables
are picked early and artificially ripened/preserved with chemicals - plus they
often contain pesticides and/or herbicides and come from over-farmed soils which
severely lack the major and trace minerals needed for optimum nutrition.
Increasingly, our major food crops are being genetically modified to enable them
to withstand more and more of such pesticides and herbicides. Increasingly,
vital enzymes and other natural compounds are being destroyed by irradiation to
“protect us” from natural crops.Our mineral depleted and
over-farmed soils usually they have just a few petro-chemical synthetics added
back to the soil which produce the best growth, but lack the best nutrients.
Pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals have killed off the vital soil
micro-organisms needed to convert what minerals do remain to usable forms to be
taken up by the plants. Those micro-organisms which do
remain seldom have adequate time to perform their vital roles thanks to
over-farming and lack of proper crop rotation.
Today, most of us are
deficient in most vital trace minerals needed for optimum health and many major
minerals and vitamins as well. Thanks to the totally overboard scares about the
danger of exposure to the sun, most of us are woefully deficient in Vitamin D3 -
instead slathering on sunscreens which block out the beneficial rays, let in the
harmful ones and contain carcinogens to boot. Most of us are similarly lacking
in iodine, and many are lacking in selenium which, besides many other health
benefits, is an important co-factor for iodine to be properly utilized. While
many people diligently supplement with calcium via milk or supplements, as many
as 95% of us are deficient in magnesium - and without magnesium being
consumed/supplemented on a 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 ratio with calcium, the calcium does
In great part, cancer is a
defense mechanism where the cells mutate to protect themselves from a heavy
metal, chemical compound, or other irritant/toxin. One of the things they do is
form an outer protective shell which prevents the body's natural immune system
from recognizing and killing off the cancer cells. Some have observed that this
protective layer is getting thicker in many forms of cancer, possibly as a
result of all the added toxins and other factors listed above. The end result
is that cancer is more hardened against attack and is harder to recognize and
defeat by immune systems that are most often in less than optimum condition to
In addition, the body's
great toxin removal organ, the liver, is also often compromised and operating at
far less than peak efficiency. Instead of a toxin removal organ, many people
have developed fatty livers which are fat and toxin storage organs and which
have bile ducts that fail to eliminate toxins but instead serve to recycle them
through the bloodstream.
Perhaps the best of all the
Mexican Clinics is the one established by Harry Hoxsey's protégé and partner,
Mildred Nelson, an angel of healing who passed on in 1999. In her later years,
she observed that their clinic was still having wonderful results with most
forms of cancer, but cancers which once had been able to cured in only three
weeks or so were taking up to six month or longer. I believe that what she
observed is a perfect illustration of what I outlined above.
My own suggested comprehensive anti-cancer protocol
Natural Anti-Cancer Protocol”) may be
overkill for some people. But I think it takes much more than just one cancer
preventative or cancer fighter these days. That is why the wonderful Budwig
protocol, once an almost sure cancer beater and still very successful, is
considered an essential part of what
I recommend, but far from the ONLY element.
With declining immune
systems in an increasingly polluted, poorly nourished, overmedicated and toxic
world, cancer is not getting easier to avoid and neither is it getting easier to
beat. Cancer may be easier to beat than most people think, but that is only
because most people still do not know a fraction of what good diet,
nutrition, herbal supplementation and alternative treatments have to offer.
The more people who educate themselves about alternatives
to ineffective and toxic therapies, the more that will be saved.
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About the author
Tony Isaacs is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer's Natural Enemy. Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at Natural News, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador online, AlignLife, the Cancer Tutor, the American Chronicle and several other venues. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum. Mr. Isaacs and his partner Luella May host The Best Years in Life Radio Show every Wednesday evening on BlogTalk Radio.
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