Effective non-toxic treatments for cancer...
By Rev. Barbara Clearbridge
SUPPRESSION OF ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
Here is a sampling of effective therapies which have been suppressed in North America, beginning with the two most outstanding cases.
Dr. Lawrence Burton’s Therapy. Dr. Burton developed his “Immuno-augmentative Therapy” while he was a senior oncologist in a New York City hospital in the 1960’s. Fifty percent to sixty percent of his patients experienced benefits ranging from tumor reduction to cure. He achieved five-year survival rates for colon and abdominal cancers, which the NCI says have a ZERO five-year survival rate. (“Five-year survival rate” means patients still living five years after the diagnosis.) The ACS tried to buy Burton’s discoveries from him. When he refused, they tried to hire him to work for them. When he again refused, the ACS reversed their stated opinion of his therapy and blacklisted him by putting his treatment on their “Unproven Methods List.” As happened to most people on the blacklist, he then lost his funding and was refused publication by journals. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) refused to permit clinical trials of his therapy. Dr. Burton eventually was forced to leave the country; he now practices in the Bahamas. Periodically the NCI tries to convince the Bahamian government to shut down the clinic. Clinics using the Burton treatment also operate in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
Hoxsey’s Herbal Treatment. Harry Hoxsey’s herbal treatment cured thousands of people. By 1955 he operated the world’s largest private cancer treatment center, in Dallas. The FDA and AMA approved the treatment as effective, then subsequently shut down the clinic. A federal report to Congress found the FDA, AMA and NCI guilty of a conspiracy to suppress an impartial assessment of Hoxsey’s methods. In 1960, Hoxsey’s chief nurse, Mildred Nelson, opened a clinic in Tijuana, which still provides Hoxsey’s treatment today.
DMSO. DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is used in biologic and metabolic cancer therapies. There have been nearly 6,000 articles about DMSO in the scientific literature and several international symposia about it. Dr. Chauncey Leake of the University of California Medical Center, said in 1966: “Rarely has a new drug come so quickly to the judgment of the members of the health professions with so much verifiable data from so many parts of the world, both experimental and clinically, as to safety and efficacy.” DMSO is a prescription drug in 55 countries. Despite all of 24 this, in America the FDA allows it to be used only for a rare bladder ailment.
|“In 1975, [Dr. William] Coley mixed up a combination of the worst bacterial toxins he could find and began injecting them into patients with inoperable cancers.... 186 patients treated with Coley’s toxin showed cures in 105 cases, a much better success rate than any other treatment then, or now, available. Despite these promising results, no large-scale clinical studies have ever been done.25|
Bio-oxidative Therapies, Including Oxygen, Ozone, and Hydrogen Peroxide. German biochemist Otto Warburg, a two-time Nobel Prize winner, stated in his 1930 book, The Metabolism of Tumors, that the primary cause of cancer is the replacement of the process of oxygenation in normal cells by the fermentation of sugar, resulting in insufficient oxygen in the body. In the mid-1950’s, Warburg showed that cancer cells die in the presence of a high oxygen concentration. These two discoveries have led to the development of cancer treatments using forms of oxygen.
Dr. Charles Farr. Dr. Farr was nominated to receive the 1993 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work in the field of biological oxidation and hydrogen peroxide therapy. His work has been largely ignored by the medical/scientific establishments in the U.S. and Canada.
Ozone Therapy. A cancer treatment combining ozone and oxygen has been extensively used in Europe, Cuba, Mexico, Russia and Australia for over 50 years. It has been documented that ozone has shrunk tumors. It has also been used for infections, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, wounds, gangrene, asthma, AIDS, and many other conditions. Despite this, the U.S. medical orthodoxy considers it “experimental,” “quackery,” and potentially dangerous! The FDA has severely limited its uses. Clinics have been closed down, and practitioners threatened with jail. Some people think 26 that a major reason for this lack of interest is that ozone and hydrogen peroxide are non-patentable substances that are very inexpensive to manufacture and use. Thus there are no financial incentives to incorporate them into traditional medical practice.
Immune Therapies. I have already mentioned Dr. Lawrence Burton. Two others are especially notable.
Dr. Virginia Livingston. Dr. Livingston treated people partly by making an immune stimulator from the patient’s own tumor. Despite good results with patients, California officials shut down her clinic. The ACS blacklisted her methods WITHOUT DOING ANY INVESTIGATION OF THEM. Her clinic has since reopened.
Dr. Josef Issel. Issel’s “Whole-body Treatment” was blacklisted by the ACS WITHOUT OBSERVATION OF HIS METHODS. He was also persecuted by the medical establishment in Germany. Now there is a clinic there based on Issel’s methods, and another in Florida run by Dr. Ahmen Elkadi.
Metabolic Therapies. These are based on the principle that many factors are involved in cancer causation and, therefore, a multifaceted healing program is required to reverse it. A combination of methods is used to improve the functioning of glands, organs and systems – not just the functioning of the organ that has developed the cancer. The goal is to restore metabolic balance, and so eliminate the conditions that allowed the tumor to develop in the first place. Of the many metabolic therapies, I will mention two:
Dr. Max Gerson. Gerson’s treatment, which included a special diet, brought this comment from Albert Schweitzer: “I see in him one of the most eminent medical geniuses in the history of medicine.” Gerson was 27 blacklisted, expelled from the New York Medical Society, and deprived of hospital affiliations. He remains so today despite his diet’s similarities to ones now endorsed by the ACS and NCI. Gerson’s daughter now runs clinics in California and Mexico.
Dr. William D. Kelley. Kelley was blacklisted and – are you ready? – in 1971 the U.S. Supreme Court FORBID HIM FROM PUBLISHING HIS METHODS. (So much for the freedom of speech guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.) Kelley’s program is now being used by Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez in New York City. Biologist Harold Ladas, Ph.D., says: “Gonzalez has given us convincing evidence that diet and nutrition produce long-term remission in cancer patients almost all of whom were beyond conventional help.” 28
ACS: American Cancer Society NCI: National Cancer Institute
FDA: U.S. Food & Drug Administration AMA: American Medical Association
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