Andrew Dodgshun wrote:
paul wheaton wrote:Andrew,
Did you see "The Food Cure"?
I haven’t watched the film but I am very familiar with the Gerson protocol. I’ve come across all sorts of things in my time in paediatric oncology. Gerson, alkaline diet, fasting, intermittent fasting, macrobiotic, vegan, multivitamins, garlic, megadose vitamin C, aromatherapy etc etc etc.
I have had a number of patients where there were no more conventional options for cure pursue these things. Every one died. Every. One. Not one patient I have been involved with has done the Gerson protocol and lived. There’s also an increasing literature around treatment abandonment to pursue these things. Again the numbers are shocking. Patients with curable cancers die for lack of appropriate therapy.
First, of course, everybody that you have helped has died or will die. We all die. I think what you were getting at was that they would have lived longer if not from dying when they did of cancer.
I know that when I had my gallstone event, it was clear that they wanted to pop that gallbladder out immediately. The idea of any other path seemed silly. One doctor was willing to say that I can dodge gallstones through diet, but nobody has ever done it. Every patient of hers that has ever tried that path had another gallstone attack and then did the surgery. Every last one. All. 100%. Absolute. And here I am, two and a half years later and I still have my gallbladder and I haven't had an issue.
Not the same as cancer. Not the same as childhood cancer.
I've just met so many people that have beat cancer with nothing but diet and/or environment changes. Including Helen Atthowe - and we recorded some podcasts about that. But those people are adults. And that data is anecdotal.
So childhood cancer: it was in the movie. I think it was five adults and one infant. And they all made it past the five year mark after the cancer was discovered. My understanding is that that is considered the mark for being a cancer survivor.
And then there is "The Beautiful Truth".
I am reminded of how most of the world is utterly certain that it is not possible to go to mars - until somebody has gone to mars, written a white paper about it, and that white paper has been published in a reputable journal.
It seems that nearly all of my life is doing stuff that is "impossible". And there will be a long parade of people lined up to tell me that I am wrong. And then I try ... and there have been a lot of things I have accomplished that were previously thought "impossible" and there are a lot of things where the lesson was that I was wrong.
It sounds like confirmation that I want to try something that has not been tried. And the odds, according to one professional (decorated?) pediatric oncologist, are against me. I suspect that 98% of all pediatric oncologists will say the same thing: slim to no chance of this bearing any fruit.
Solving childhood cancer in two steps:
step 1: cancer comes from carcinogens. Known and unknown. All people everywhere need to reduce the collective carcinogens in their life by 85%.
step 2: people will not eliminate carcinogens from their life as a sacrifice. But they will do it if there is a benefit. We need to find those benefits and tell everybody.
And I'm still gonna try. And it might be a hundred years after the both of us are dead that the final results are in: that I was a fool and wasted my time, or my work was the pre-cursor to the good stuff.
I have a philosophy that I believe will cure childhood cancer. I am going to try to create that environment - and I suspect that no sane person will subject their sick child to my natural world with polyculture food from a rich soil. And if there were, I suspect that every layer of government will prevent any children with cancer to come within a county mile of my place. But, at the moment, I am allowed to grow a garden and build natural buildings. So I will. And maybe 40 years from now there will be a million similar places and the white papers will flow ...