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Archive for March, 2008

Kylie Monogue – is she going alternative?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 25, 2008


It’s just whispers right now. But the hot whisper on the street is that Kylie has called on fellow Ozzie, Olivia Newton-John, and did (is doing?) alternative things as part of her fight against her breast cancer. Watch this space.

 

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Farrah Fawcett Majors goes alternative

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 25, 2008


In October 2006 Farrah Fawcett Majors announced that she had anal cancer. She followed doctors orders and was treated with surgery and chemo. In May 2007 the cancer returned. This time she refused to do what her doctors recommended. Instead she flew to Germany for treatments not available in the USA. She is making a documentary of her treatment journey. It should be noted that 95% or more of first time cancer patients do what their doctors tell them. Second time round, when the cancer returns, many of them are by now much more open to the alternatives. They know the pain that the orthodox treatments cause – and if the orthodox treatments didn’t work first time, why should they work a second time?

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Did Lance Armstrong use an alternative therapy to cure his cancer?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 25, 2008


The Big Book: Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

The Small Book: Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health  –  For more information go to www.fightingcancer.com

“This book tells me everything. Why didn’t my doctor tell me this?” – Rev Bill Newbern

IT’S ABOUT THE FLAXSEED

In his book It’s Not About The Bike, Armstrong describes how he had to undergo brain surgery to cut out a number of cancerous areas that had been detected. When they opened him up they found these cancerous outgrowths were all dead. He’d had some chemo but no-one was saying the chemo was the cause. That is, they knew the chemo wasn’t the cause. If chemo had been expected to deal with the brain tumours there would have been no need to do surgery. Armstrong’s story is a moving account of how he used state of the art chemo to recover from cancer and win the Tour de France. But this detail tends to get left behind at the back of his own treatment peloton. It was a big surprise to everyone. “It went much better than we ever expected,” said his surgeon.

One thing Armstrong admitted earlier in the book was that he had read about the Budwig protocol that uses flaxseed oil. Did he just read about it or did he use it too? Could that have been why the brain tumours were dead? Lance, if you get to read this, maybe you can tell us if you followed the Budwig Protocol.

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Patrick Swayze: Is he getting the help he needs?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 25, 2008


Patrick Swayze has announced that he’s got pancreatic cancer. This is probably the worst cancer you can possibly be diagnosed with. You’d say it was a death sentence except that 2% of people with this form of cancer do live for five years or more. Now, Patrick can either decide he’s one of the 98% who follow the orthodox protocol, or he’s one of the 2% who are doing something different. William Kelley cured himself of this virtually 100% fatal disease by changing his diet and throwing pancreatic enzymes down his throat. I hope Patrick Swayze has someone like Olivia Newton John to advise him along these lines.

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Olivia Newton-John and alternative cancer therapies

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 25, 2008


We live in a celebrity-centred world. What celebrities do is important. Olivia Newton-John was one of the first to come out with the news that she had cancer but that she was using various complementary ways to treat it. The big news is that she is very much still alive and cancer free. Here’s what she told an Australian reporter.“My own treatment was just going there [to the hospital], being treated and leaving,” she says. “I could talk to other women who were being treated, on the telephone, but I never got to meet them. I felt isolated and of course afraid. I feared for my life and the future. I had a seven-year-old child.” Newton-John knew that she needed more than medical treatment. “I had to treat all of myself.”  So Newton-John, a resilient personality, adopted a do-it-yourself approach to her psychological and spiritual wellbeing. “Belief is very important and spiritual practice is very important,” she says. “So I meditated, I prayed and I chanted with my Buddhist friends. I also used some non-oral homeopathy. I found acupuncture useful, especially after chemotherapy, as were massage and relaxation techniques, which incorporated music therapy. And of course I have always known about the benefits of exercise.” Quoted from The Australian (March 17 2007)

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