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Archive for September, 2012

And you thought colonoscopy was safe?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 27, 2012

There are current campaigns to test the over 60s for bowel cancer. If there are indications that all is not well the next step is usually a colonoscopy. Now a friend of mine had a colonoscopy that found he had polyps. These were removed and a year later he died from a widely spread cancer. Connection? Or coincidence? That’s anyone’s call. But that’s not the only possible danger of a colonoscopy procedure as the following link discusses

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Ben Goldacre turns on Big Pharma

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 26, 2012

“Because researchers are free to bury any result they please, patients are exposed to harm on a staggering scale throughout the whole of medicine.” – this is a quote from Ben Goldacre’s new book.

Ben Goldacre has often been seen as a key pro-everything-conventional front man but here he focuses his ire on the bad practices of the drug companies.

Goldacre believes in ‘science’ and is virulently hostile to anything that smacks of ‘non-proven’ or supported-only-by-anecdotal-evidence therapies. Unfortunately, the foundations of his position are seriously undermined by the practice of drug companies in suppressing and distorting ‘scientific’ evidence. So the issue of evidence is that you can’t trust it no matter where it is published. Which brings us back to personal experience. If it feels good do it, if it doesn’t don’t.

To read a longer extract of Goldacre’s book go here

This story is not new – I have reported on it – and other defects of cancer research as currently practiced in my book The Cancer Survivor’s

The issue of fraud is not an occasional defect – it is a significant one as reported in this article

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Pancreatic enzymes and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 24, 2012

John Gale posted the following info on my Facebook Cancer Recovery group:

” Pancreatic enzymes made from fresh raw freeze dried pancreas. One source is Allergy Research Group, Pancreas Natural Glandular{Pig}; formulated by Nicholas Gonzalez Md. The science can be studied in “The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer” by Nicholas Gonzalez MD. and Linda Isaacs MD. and ” The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer by John Beard Psc, originally published in 1911, and republished by Nicholas Gonzalez with a 24 page forward. The Pancreas is our natural protection from cancer. If you got cancer, your pancreas is malfunctioning, or your diet is using up more enzymes than your pancreas can make with enough left over to circulate around and transform and liquify all your cancer colonies”

To go to Cancer Recovery click here

For fuller details of this and other therapies read The Cancer Survivor’s Bible – for details

“I am so glad I was tipped off to read this book. [It] put things in perspective and was invaluable to me in making my decisions about follow-up treatment

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Mushroom cure for prostate cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 18, 2012


An extract from a specific mushroom – Yunzhi or Turkey Tail mushroom – appears to have a “100%” effective ability to supporess prostate cancer development in mice – so start eating those mushrooms! – Here’s the link to the story:

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man cures his terminal colon cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 17, 2012

Do diets work against cancer? No, say the doctors…well what about this then?

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

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OCCAM research on vitamin D – pathetic

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 4, 2012

OCCAM  – the National Cancer Institute’s Office for Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine – really doesn’t want to know the truth. In it’s 2010 Annual Report it discusses a study into whether Vitamin D could be preventative for lung cancer. Describing the study they reported: “The patients in the pilot study will receive 45 micrograms of calcitriol [considered by them to be the active form of vitamin D] every other week for 3 months.”  Now, compare this with what the vitamin D Council says on their website at : “Studies show large quantities of vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, are synthesized in the skin in response to full-body summer sun exposure – about 10,000 international units (IU).1 nBecause this happens within minutes, overexposure is not necessary. In fact, one will have made all the vitamin D they are going to make for the day in about one-half the time it takes for their skin to turn pink.”

Now the conversion rate is 40 international units per microgram – so 10,000 units is 250 micrograms.  On a hot day you will get this effect from say 15-20 minutes in the sun full body exposure. One key question then is how are they going to regulate or monitor the amount of sunlight exposure their experimental group gets.

So: OCCAM are planning to test wholly inadequate levels of Vitamin D. This is one way to get the negative results that they want.

Note: The second possible issue is which form of vitamin D they use. Cholecalciferol and Calcitriol are not identical – and if you go to the following research summary:  you will find a comparison of their effects in a particular study. In truth there does not appear to be much difference between them. Though it would seem that cholecalciferol is marginally more effective (a lower quantity is needed to get the same results)

This is just crazy science.  I personally take 5-10,000 iu of vitamin D a day as a supplement and have done for well over a year. I feel good and last winter did not have the winter blues that I am prone to.

Jonathan Chamberlain is author of The Cancer Survivor’s Bible

“An inspirational guide”

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Letter sent to NCCAM

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 4, 2012

This afternoon I went to the website of NCCAM  (the so-called National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) – I looked up their decription of a herb that I consider to have magical healing properties and found that the oil of lavender was considered to be ineffective for most healing purposes – I therefore sent them this email:

Your description of lavender essential oil is inadequate when you say: “There is little scientific evidence of lavender’s effectiveness for most health uses.”

I would like you to conduct the following experiment on yourself.

1. take a sharp knife and cut your finger – deeply enough so that there is serious blood flow.

2. pour undiluted lavender oil liberally over the cut. Repeat again after five minutes.

3. Leave for 30 minutes.

4. try to work out where the cut was and why it hasn’t become septic and why there is no pain.

5. Then keep a straight face as you tell me it is ‘ineffective’!

If your analysis of lavender essential oil is so clearly deficient in this one area, I have to ask whether it is deficient in other areas.


Jonathan Chamberlain

This organisation is so deficient in good sense that they think ‘aromatherapy’ is about sniffing oils for health purposes. That’s what happens when you put the responsibility for disseminating alternative therapy information into the hands of people who have an anti CAM agenda.

I received the following email from them:

Dear Mr. Chamberlain:

Thank you for your e-mail to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) about our information on lavender.

I believe you may be referring to our fact sheet, “Herbs at a Glance: Lavender” (accessible

To develop our materials, we use study information from a wide range of science-based resources, which include peer-reviewed journals from PubMed, Federal Government Web sites, and subscription databases. Then our publications go through a review process, which includes a review by experts in the field. We list at the end of each publication the references that we used to develop it.

Thank you for your interest in NCCAM.

Sincerely yours,

Terry Evans
NCCAM Clearinghouse

This is the problem of course. They listened to experts but did not use the evidence of their own eyes. This is why anecdotal evidence is important. This is the raw unmediated evidence of people who have direct experience – of course one cannot trust this evidence absolutely – just as you cannot trust the evidence of scientific research absolutely (certainly not if it comes to conclusions directly contrary to our own experience)

Jonathan Chamberlain is author of The Cancer Survivor’s

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

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Vaccination dangers

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 4, 2012

So much has been written for and against vaccines and their dangers – but this seems to be an excellent summary of the true facts:

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