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Fluoride in water debate

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 6, 2009


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

SAFE DRINKING WATER

The following link will take you to a number of information sheets outlining the arguments against fluroidation of water

http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/chris/2009/10/26/people_for_safe_drinking_water.htm

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breast cancer & Vitamin D

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 6, 2009


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

 

Breast Cancer & Vitamin D

Breast cancer is a disease so directly related to vitamin D deficiency that a woman’s risk of contracting the disease can be ‘virtually eradicated’ by elevating her vitamin D status to what vitamin D scientists consider to be natural blood levels.

That’s the message vitamin D pioneer Dr. Cedric Garland delivered in Toronto Tuesday as part of the University of Toronto School of Medicine’s “Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency” conference – the largest gathering of vitamin D researchers in North America this year. Read more here:

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=8973&Section=VITAMINS&source=DHB_091106&key=Top+ContinueReading

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Neutron beam radiation for cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 6, 2009


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

NEUTRON BEAM THERAPY

Neutron beam therapy is the new kid on the block when it comes to external radiation therapy. Careful thought needs to be given to the use of any radiation as it does have the potential to make cancer tumours grow more aggressively. It also has long term impacts – see my books for discussion on these. One argument for neutron beam is that fewer doses are needed and that it should be used in conjunction with PARP inhibitors – see my post at

https://cancerfighter.wordpress.com/2009/11/

For a description of neutron beam therapy follow this link:

http://www.ehow.com/way_5312070_neutron-radiation-treatment-prostate-cancer.html

For a negative view of neutron beam therapy, read this:

https://www.oxhp.com/secure/policy/neutron_beam_radiation_therapy_309.html

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PARP inhibitors and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 4, 2009


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.”

 

PARP INHIBITORS

“Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) is a key enzyme involved in the repair of single-strand breaks in DNA via the Base Excision Repair pathway. Breakthrough scientists found that cells deficient for either BRCA1 or BRCA2 are particularly sensitive to the inhibition of PARP enzymatic activity; this results in chromosomal instability, cell cycle arrest and subsequent apoptosis.” – http://www.breakthroughresearch.org.uk/clinical_trials_clinical_researchers/clinical_trials/parp_inhibitor_trial/index.html

What that means is PARP is an enzyme that helps cancer cells repair themselves. Anything that inhibits the enzyme will prevent the cell from repairing itself. So, if at the same time you are taking herbs or drugs that attack cancer cells, then simultaneously also taking a PARP inhibitor should improve the effectiveness of the treatment. There are a number of new drug PARP inhibitors coming onto the market and this would be something to discuss with your oncologist.

Herbal PARP inhibitors are Honokiol herb (also a ‘happy pill’ and a possible Viagra substitute) and the Chinese herb Scutellaria barbata

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hypnosis and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 4, 2009


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

SELF-HYPNOSIS AND CANCER

Hypnosis is known to help fight stress – and stress needs to be avoided as it promotes cancer growth – relaxation retards cancer growth.

On a recent Yahoo posting, Jan writes:

“I have a self-hypnosis CD  that is specifically to combat and get rid of cancer.  I bought it from Paul Winter — an extremely knowledgeable and helpful man in terms of supplements that work well together or not.  He gave me a ton of information via email, without charging, and I decided to buy his CD after that.  The jury is still out as to its effectiveness, but I know that it makes me feel empowered, which can’t be a bad thing.  He can be contacted at paul@alternativecan cer.us or http://alternativec ancer.us/ biofeedback_ sedona.htm

 

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Vincent Gammill’s cancer experience

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 4, 2009


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 http://www.fightingcancer.com

“This book tells me everything. Why didn’t my doctor tell me this.”

VINCENT GAMMILL’S CANCER EXPERIENCE

Vincent Gammil’s description of his cancer diagnosis and suggested treatments is worth reading – see below. For those who don’t know, Vincent Gammill is himself involved in treating other people’s cancers using a mix of conventional and alternative therapies. But just because you’re in this field does not exempt you from cancer itself:

It has just been confirmed that I have rectal cancer. I highly
suspected it for some time, but my HMO misdiagnosed it for six months
claiming that it was nothing but internal hemorrhoids. I have easy
access to virtually anything I need for medical purposes, but I
thought I was being prudent by letting my HMO take care of anything
that insurance covered. It has been quite an experience. I had a CT
scan done in Mexico which my US HMO refused to look at because it
wasn’t done at the HMO. I had the radiology report from Mexico which
they refused to look at because it was in Spanish. They didn’t see
fit to do a simple digital exam to feel the invasive 5.5 cm tumor
because their gastroenterologist did a colonoscopy in April and told
me I have hemorrhoids and to come back in ten years. I requested a
CEA (blood tumor marker test) but they turned me down because they
say this test is for assessment and not diagnosis. If I were anyone
else I would be outraged, but my opinion of US conventional medicine
was already so low, that all I can do is shake my head.

Every one of my HMO docs was really nice as they told me they did not
do this and they couldn’t do that. A couple of days ago I received a
25 item questionnaire from my HMO asking me to rate my last visit to
my primary physician. Every one of the questions pertained to
doctor-patient interactions, e.g., Did he/she give you enough
time? Did they listen to you carefully? Did they try to answer all
your questions? Was the receptionist cheerful? I had to rate my
physician extremely high on everything according to this
questionnaire, but if they had asked questions about competence I
would have had to flunk him. One of my board members informed me
that although the HMO is a non-profit, the physicians that work for
them are for-profit, thus all the money they save from not doing
tests goes into their own pockets. I’ll look further into this.

Now I have been sent to the HMO oncologist who recommends chemo and
external beam radiation. I asked what they do to protect immune
function (nothing), to protect against multiple drug resistance
(nothing), to protect against lymphedema (nothing), to protect
against impotency (nothing), and to protect against anal canal
fibrosis (nothing). Halfway through the treatment they will see if I
am in danger of dying from hemolytic uremia. If so they are willing
to consider reducing the dose.

I asked the oncologist about doing medical treatments in China
including neutron beam (what’s that?), BSD-2000 hyperthermia (what’s
that?), photodynamic therapy (what’s that?), fulguration (what’s
that?), sub-unit vaccines for SCC (what’s that?), but he offered me
plenty of pain killers and stool softeners.

I told the HMO oncologist that I immediately started myself on rectal
Newcastle virus (what’s that?), on dithiodinicotinic acid (what’s
that?) on CaPterin (what’s that?), on GcMAF (what’s that?), on
Miltefosine (what’s that?), on benzaldehyde (what’s that?), on
artemether (what’s that?), on hyperthermia with Lonidamine and
dipyridamole (what’s that?) and on cimetidine to help prevent
metastasis (he didn’t respond), and reticuloendothelial detox (what’s
that?). I invited him to my seminars. I am probably making early
headway as the bleeding has stopped.

The nature of this cancer had eluded me for some time as I have no
known risk factors. I have no stress, no emotional trauma, I don’t
smoke, never any STDs, I’m exclusively heterosexual, my diet isn’t
the worst. There is plenty of cancer in my family though. Squamous
cell carcinoma (SCC) of the rectum is rare and often starts from an
unknown primary such as a head and neck cancer.

If there was ever a person on this planet not to feel sorry for, it
is me. I have access to almost everything and can make about
anything, and of all the things I could worry about at least I don’t
have to worry about me suing myself. Does this mean I’m out of the
woods even before I start? Not by a long shot. One of the biggest
and most common mistakes in alternative medicine is to assume that a
particular treatment/strategy/ combination is going to work. The keys
to beating cancer usually revolve around collecting and weighing
credible information, careful assessment and analysis, avoiding
missteps that can’t be corrected, timely action, patience. So far
there has been only one area in which I could have improved: I should
have made a much greater nuisance of myself at the HMO.

Has any of my thinking changed since being formally diagnosed? There
has been a bit of a sense of relief that I now have a clear target to address.

In about two weeks I plan to go to China for about a month. I will
conduct my regular seminars and treatment program this coming week,
November 8th-14th. On November 15 I will watch the LA Lakers beat
Houston — but without any beer and pizza. (Who knew that life would
be this hard..!!!) Then it is off to China.

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

“This book is very user friendly.”

Vincent

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black salve for lymphoma

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 4, 2009


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

BLACK SALVE FOR LYMPHOMA

A personal experience:

Debbie L.  reports:

“I recently tried it orally, twice daily, on a full stomach, for lymphoma.  I did 3 20-day cycles with a 5-day break in between each cycle, according to the directions.  Cancer kept spreading, saw absolutely no difference.”

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

“This book gives hope. …I wish I had read this book before I was diagnosed. My doctors and the cancer charities didn’t tell me any of this.”

 

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Sugar Shock

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 4, 2009


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

SUGAR SHOCK

Halloween represents a major sugar shock to the lives of most children – a real overdose of sugar to the system. Now let’s see them get flus and colds. Sugar is addictive and has a very negative impact on the immune system – something that cancer patients need to be very, very aware of.

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black salve cancer cure experience

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on November 4, 2009


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

Black Salve cancer cure experience

Alina reports:

“I had a funny wart that started growing on my upper leg.
I had wondered what it was and decided one day to put black salve on it. it started pulling and after about a week the pain started I could feel it pulling clear in my stomach and it literally felt like someone had a string tied to my colon and was trying to pull it down to my leg.
it took about a month and a half. The pain got so bad I could not walk well there at the end. but when it finally came out it was about the size of a golf ball and had little legs on it. it was about the grossest thing  I had ever seen.

I did have a tumor in my colon when this whole thing started and when it was done the tumor did not show in the colon anymore. I still do not know what the wart on my leg was but it is also gone it fell off a few days after starting the black salve.

I do have to say the pain was some of the worse I have even had. I have used black salve on two moles and never had the pain with them but the pain with the tumor was horrible.”

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

“Chamberlain…speaks from the heart but clearly wants you to use your head. Good combination.”

 

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