(06-06-2012 8:03 PM)Chaotic Wrote: Hey Wiserd,
I am no expert, but do believe cancer is curable without the harsh current medical therapies. I believe the alkaline-acidic theories of health. In layman terms, your body must have a balanced pH, but with bad habits and poor diet and unclean environment our body turns acidic. So alkaline supplements and food promote a good balanced health. This theory states that cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment.
May sound like broscience, but an uncle was cured by an MD from cancer (throat) using a therapy based on sodium and potassium injections. This therapy was developed between a couple of universities in Mexico and Germany. So they found a cure for cancer? Why is this not a worldwide breaking news? The medical establishment and big pharma keep them shut and under the radar.
My uncle was scheduled for about 40 radio and chemo sessions. His doctor told him "You are going to die. No, the cancer will not kill you the chemo and radiation sessions will". How's that for encouragement? He is an alcoholic, too thin and weak. Well now he is alive and well, still drinking and smoking.
Supplements (like calcium citrate) that have an alkalizing effect should be good to prevent (maybe even cure) cancer.
Hope some of this links can be insightful:
You may also want to search on Essiac Tea. You will have to look under torrents (I think most what has been published is 'banned' or 'illegal').
Thanks for the insight. I have mixed feelings about the alkaline diet. On the one hand, eating more green vegetables and consuming more calcium relative to calories seems to be very healthy. But outside of that, the notion of 'alkalinity' isn't something seem to objectively agree upon in this context. Substances which are acid are sometimes healthy. Substances which are alkaline are sometimes unhealthy. We're then told that it's a matter of the ash of that particular substance or something similar. Unless we say that substances which are caloric are bad, I can't really get a consistent interpretation of what foods are acidic. Maybe it's a matter of how the stuff impacts the pH of one's urine, but it seems like the various charts on the web can't even always agree about which foods are alkaline and which are acidic.
Caloric restriction with proper nutrition does have some backing, though.
I do think that there are some serious problems with western medicine. The Japanese make good use of serrapeptase as an anti-inflammatory and it seems quite helpful against certain types of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Why isn't this used in the West in combination with antibiotics? A significant proportion of post-op morbidity and mortality is related to antibiotic resistance, there are certainly people who would benefit from tools to fight certain forms of antibiotic resistance. Same with Augmentin. I've never even seen that stuff proscribed, but it can help fight penicillin resistant bacteria.
(06-06-2012 8:03 PM)Chaotic Wrote: but an uncle was cured by an MD from cancer (throat) using a therapy based on sodium and potassium injections
I'm interested to hear what they used on your uncle.
I would think that the anion ( the stuff the sodium ion is reacted with ) would be the relevant factor in that case. Sodium cations tend to be actively carcinogenic in and of themselves.
(06-06-2012 8:03 PM)Chaotic Wrote: So they found a cure for cancer? Why is this not a worldwide breaking news?
I don't want to oversell anything. Cancer is a bunch of different diseases. Inevitably, some cancers will elude some cures just as some cancers become immune to angiogenesis inhibitors. But yeah, it is odd how resistant American medicine is even to those evidence based approaches used in other countries.
I'm fine with warning labels. I'm not fine with the government making drugs unavailable or mandatory.
I wish there were more radical treaments available to those with terminal diseases. I'd be a guinea pig if I were in that situation. At worst, I'd die making some contribution to human knowledge about what doesn't work.
I agree with the linked video that early detection can skew statistics. The increased early detection of prostate cancer, which is slow growing, would give the illusion of a dramatically increased cure rate since more people survive 5 years. I'm not certain about the video's claim that clinical cancer treatments do more harm than good though. But American medicine wildly over-relies on hard drugs and pharmaceuticals to the exclusion of modifications to diet and lifestyle.
edit: ... I read a bit about essiac tea. The articles don't seem to acknowledge the difference between various cancers. It just says that it cures 'cancer' based on an old indian cure. It seems like this stuff has been looked into and not found to have been of benefit. I don't think that's this is the result of a conspiracy. Natural compounds like resveratrol were researched pretty heavily. If the pharmaceutical companies found an herbal supplement that worked, they would likely create a synthetic version of the molecule, then patent and sell that.
If you can find something more mechanistic supporting essiac tea, I'd be interested to hear it.