Holistic cancer healing advice by health care professionals (1)

What I would do if I had Cancer (any cancer)

A letter by naturopathic doctor A. (N.D.) to a reader who appealed for help, edited, annotated and published by Healing Cancer Naturally with special permission (copyright 2007 and 2014)

Dr. A's preface: This letter is representative of a first approach, a shoving (on my part) of the patient or caretaker into a stream of thought that embraces more than the traditional medical/scientific approach to disease/health and that addresses more aspects than just skin, bones, cells and body fluids.

What I am trying to portray is the need to modify, to reorganize, to reconstitute and improve THE INTERNAL TERRAIN, the soil in which your cells grow and the EMOTIONS that trigger the formation of “dis-ease” we call cancer!

Dear Reader:

Thank you, first of all, for you compassionate letter. It must not be easy to see that your spouse has so much trouble after spending much money on traditional treatments. I don’t blame you for looking elsewhere.

Your husband’s condition seems grave but not hopeless. I have personally watched a family member make a full recovery from full-blown cancer of the pancreas — and that was a person who was considerably advanced in age. The therapy followed the guidelines of Max Gerson, M.D.

Jaquie Davison, a friend of mine, had cancer 20 years ago and wrote a book "Cancer Winner" [ED: see her book listed in Inspirational first-person accounts in book format]. She has just released an updated version, a complete "How to" manual which would be essential reading for anyone who wishes to heal cancer the natural way.

Yet, in 1984, and that is before I became a Naturopath, I lost my own mother to liver cancer at age 74. In her case, she possibly had the Ascaris parasite, having been a dog owner all her life.[1] Also, massive resentments and lots of anger contributed to her cancer development and her inability to release this negative emotion certainly diminished her chances of recovery. Even the most natural and living food did not make a difference with her.

But that is in the past. We have to go on and learn to release — at least I have to because I feel that I did not do enough to help her cope — but that was a time when I did not put two and two together to ALSO include the emotions in my arsenal of well-meant advice and guidance.

ED: Compare Emotions.

I wished there was a magic bullet that I could ship to you via airmail for your husband — unfortunately you know, as I do, that the upwards climb to health will be a tough one, especially since you are rowing against the orthodox medical stream.

There ARE certain things you and he can do right away, before you 'refine' your healing approach based on further knowledge and wisdom; but you must all be disciplined and focused on only one primary approach — assist Nature to cleanse and detoxify — leave all others. Voltaire had it right when he said:

The secret of medicine is to distract the patient,
while Nature heals itself.


Most short-term therapies don’t work. So, it might be wise to at least listen to me...

If I were in your husband’s position (and please do not interpret this as medical advice — it is strictly my opinion) I would:

Check out Amaroli (urine therapy). This ageless therapy seems to enhance the immune system, provides additional energy and many other benefits. But there must be NO medication or drugs. Now, if I have not turned you off completely — do read on.

I would eat only one type of whole fruit in the morning. As much as I would want. In case of serious digestive problems, the juice of fresh ripe fruit, not from concentrates, would be fine too.

ED: Make very sure to use organic or pesticide-free fruit only. See colon cancer case story in Vegetarians Live Longer.

I would drink freshly-made carrot juice (4–5 glasses a day), interspersed with small sips (like good wine) of pure fresh chlorophyll made from the green juice of plants such as clover, wheat grass or barley. I would buy the best juicer my budget could afford. Clean filtered tap water is fine. Let it stand in the sun for an hour or two to recharge its energy. Change the filter at recommended intervals.

ED: Compare Juicing and Best juicer for cancer patients.

At noon, I would eat only LIVING fresh garden produce, organic if possible. Unless there is evidence of tubercular secretion, produced during the decomposing process of lung tumors. These would contain high amounts of proteins, which are expelled through the sputum. In such a case, a diet rich in proteins is indispensable to supplement the protein loss.

For non-TB cases, I would take no meat, fish, or cooked food whatsoever. All food should be raw and alive! This would be salads of all kinds, slightly steamed at times but never cooked and without salad dressings except cold-pressed olive oil or lemon juice. Some rice and the occasional cooked potato is just fine.

No pastas or condiments (spices) of any kind are permitted. No coffee or drugs or other stimulants such as soft drinks. I would take nothing that is white (example: sugar, table salt, flour, soft cheeses, pastas etc.) and I would avoid everything that comes in a package or a bottle or a can or is otherwise ‘processed’ by human hands.

If it is not alive (living substances) — I would avoid it. Again — no cooked food would be allowed! Avoid salt[2] except small amounts of Celtic Sea Salt 2 and sweets. I would avoid most animal-derived foods except for a very moderate amount of unsalted butter.

ED: Compare Nutrition.

I would do a liver cleanse once a month. Do this until there are no more stones, gravel, sand or crystals.

I would definitely take ESSIAC tea regularly several times a day — in small amounts. This tea will cleanse the body of parasites while enhancing the immune system and cleansing the bloodstream, lymph and tissues. The teas can be obtained at many fine sources.

As much as is humanly and ethically possible, I would ignore all medication, drugs and supplements except fresh, organic (if possible) raw food and at least two to four ounces of liquid trace minerals in a medium of Aloe Vera. The benefits are vital, they are easy to take and their impact to regenerate the human terrain is just too important to ignore.

If time permits and the patient is strong enough, I would do a serious parasite cleanse and embark on a subsequent maintenance program. At the same time I would rearrange my bed in which I sleep in order to achieve a different alignment (instead of N-S, I would arrange it E-W).[3] I would get rid of all chemicals in my house, paint, solvents, cosmetics, cleaning fluids etc. (as well as toxic metals in my body, also see Detoxification).

I would do some serious walking (if the patient can do so), fast pace, every day. The resulting sweat will help drive out toxins while increasing oxygen uptake and improves overall circulation. It also strengthens the heart and muscles.[4]

I would obtain Germanium GE-132 and take two grams per day.

I would take extra calcium lactate with magnesium to help alkalinize the overly-acid body. Monitor the urine and saliva pH with microfine pH paper.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin B17 (amygdalin).


Apple seeds, alfalfa sprouts, apricot kernels, bamboo shoots, barley, beet tops, bitter almond, blackberries, boysenberries, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, buckwheat, cashews, cherry kernels, cranberries, eucalyptus leaves, currants, fava beans, flaxseeds, garbanzo beans, gooseberries, huckleberries, lentils, lima beans, linseed meat, loganberries, macadamia nuts, millet, millet seed, peach kernels, pecans, plum kernels, quince, raspberries, sorghum cane syrup, spinach, sprouts (alfalfa, lentil, mung beans, buckwheat, garbanzo), strawberries, walnuts, watercress, yams.

ED: Amygdalin is found in larger or smaller amounts in some 1,200 foodstuffs. Interestingly, there is a correlation between plants that are rich in amygdalin and those that have been used as treatment for cancer over the past 2,500 years. Also see The Cancer Racket: Amygdalin/Laetrile, the book World Without Cancer, article (details) on Laetrile, Ernst Krebs lecturing on Vitamin B17 and The Ultimate Cancer Conspiracy: Vitamin B17/Laetrile.

I would definitely work on relinquishing all feelings of hate, resentment, sadness or "poor me" attitude. I would forget the wrong others have done me and forget also the good I have done to others. Try to practice LOVE unconditionally. Emotions play a large part in the causation and healing of cancer. While there is a temptation to oversimplify this issue, it would be wise to check out this website for lots of knowledge and expert advice, wisdom and testimonials: http://learninggnm.com .

ED: Compare Emotions and Love.

IMPORTANT — I would definitely make a very earnest effort to rebuild the body by introducing the minerals, enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals that are so systemically missing in our denatured diet.

You see, mineral deficiencies masquerade as all sorts of disease and cancer can only exist in a chronically mineral-deficient body. Once these are replenished and the body has had a chance to heal, regenerate and renew its defense system, then all parasites MUST leave and disease disappears, i.e. the body normalizes from the inside out, at a cellular level.

To accomplish this, one must take these missing trace minerals into the body as a whole food, not in the form of inorganic or synthetic supplements. The only product I know that can merit the term 'whole food' is Kelp. It provides all known nutrients that the body needs so desperately and which it cannot any longer obtain from the food we eat.

ED: Compare The importance of minerals and trace elements for health and cancer prevention incl. seaweed.

So, it is best to forget the doubts — to stop listening to all those so-called healers and experts out there. They just want your money.

ED: Compare On Cancer Business and Negative experiences in the alternative cancer treatment field.

Listen to your heart. Does the above sound feasible? Can you do it? Yes? Then go ahead and look neither left nor right until your husband is well again. What I advocate above is not a magic bullet for supreme health. It only works if you actively do some or all of it while you keep smiling, living and loving. Does it sound too simple? You bet — but do not be deceived. This calls for serious discipline and effort.

Best regards,

Dr. A., N.D.

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1 Dr. A.is referring to Dr. Hulda Clark’s model of cancer causation involving parasites.

2 According to Dr. Batmanghelidj’s Watercure and other sources, unrefined sea salt together with the appropriate water intake is actually an element essential to healing and health. Only refined table salt is deleterious and to be avoided. On the other hand, the Max Gerson diet strictly forbids the use of salt.

3 I have not seen this advice before. To my knowledge, the position N-S with head towards the north, is considered best. Very important, however, and endorsed by Dr. A., is checking one’s bed and workplace for geopathic stress.

4 Compare On cancer prevention and exercise.

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