If you have been diagnosed with cancer, no doubt you are experiencing fear, a sense of urgency, confusion, medical advice, and lots of people telling you lots of different things. It is surely an horrific, stressful time when no one has all the answers for you. Piece by piece, you start paving your way to a treatment plan. If you choose traditional treatment of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, knowing this means nasty side effects. If you decide to try a ‘softer’ treatment at first, you worry that it might not be ‘strong’ enough.
In most cases, there is time to take a look around and consider your options. Unless it’s super-urgent that you begin treatment right away, gathering information will help to give you some perspective. There are so many non-traditional, scientifically verified cancer therapies available and therefore many very good choices to make. Looking locally can reveal able practitioners sitting right under your nose. It is not generally necessary to travel long distances and spend large amounts of money for effective cancer treatment.
First stops to inform yourself are Cancer Tutor, a free, 44 page pdf document How to Cure Almost Any Cancer At Home for $5.15 A Day will get you thinking, and set you in the right direction for some helpful approaches that will support you, mind and body until you settle on a treatment you are happy with.
To maximise treatment options, find yourself a good integrative doctor who uses traditional medical therapies and non-traditional therapies as well. While you are sifting through practitioners and information, you can have your nutritional status tested, to check for deficiencies. While you’re waiting to get results back, you can start having a diet is high in fruit, vegetables, preferably vegetarian and sugar-free. it has been well known since the 1930s that sugar stimulates cancer growth and vegetarian diets are of benefit to people who have cancer.
One therapy that has a long track record of successfully treating ‘terminal’ patients is Gerson Therapy, developed by doctor Max Gerson (1881-1959). The seeds of Gerson therapy began when Doctor Gerson recovered from severe migraines after using special diets on himself. He developed his dietary therapy to successfully treat skin tuberculosis. His work was published in medical journals around the world. From 1938-1958, he treated hundreds of cancer patients in the USA who had been told they were beyond help. In 1958, he published his book A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases, in which he documents the details of his treatments along with medical and lab reports.
Today, there are two clinics in the world where people can receive treatment, in Mexico and Hungary. The Gerson Institute website has all the information that you need to know about the therapy. It is not necessary to go to one of these clinics to receive treatment though, as there are trained Gerson practitioners all around the world. Some people just start the programme themselves, but having a practitioner is important. There is a story of one woman who cured herself from lymphoma in her own kitchen, with supervision from a trained Gerson therapist in Good News for People with Bad News.
Many people think that if they want to go ‘natural’ that they can do it on their own, but this is not recommended. It is important that any treatment for serious illness is managed with a qualified practitioner, who can monitor your progress manage problems along the way.
Another type of therapy that has a long and successful track record is the mind-body connection. There is compelling scientific evidence that this approach has the ability to heal serious disease. You can watch the DVD The Connection – Mind Your Body where scientists and researchers speak about their work on this fascinating phenomenon. There are also interviews with people who have recovered from bone cancer, multiple sclerosis and melanoma. At the very least, this approach can really help you with the stressful aspect of having cancer being diagnosed.
A key element of cancer survivors is that they decide upon their own treatment, and manage their illness along with their health professional over a long period of time, rather than accepting the bouts of medical treatment and hoping it will work.
A lot of other therapies out there are based on the fundamentals of nutrition and mental/emotional balance. Whatever treatment you choose, you can implement the key elements of these treatments right away, while you learn more and work out what you feel comfortable doing.
Until next time,