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Donald, I found very little real research on soursop or graviola tree. I would proceed with caution on this one. The best sources for information on alternative medicines and supplements are listed above. Facebook is not a reliable source for this type of information.
I am finding posts on facebook talking about Soursop or the fruit from the graviola tree they say is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer and is 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. I can't find any other information to verify the claim. Can you help?
I was wondering how it is that most patients get talked out of
alternative cancer healing treatments. MMS is used before surgery
and chemo, radiaton...so there is some 'immunity' left in the body
to fight against day to day living. When there is nothing else left
to do then,
you go for the surgery. MMS kills pathogens in the human body
and has no side effects like chemotherapy does.....It would be good
to hear from folks who have used MMS by Jim Humble.
I was reading the expert answers on high dose intravenous vitamin C treatments for cancer and it says that there is not enough research to support its effectiveness? What about private research? what about the cases from clinics around the world? Of course, if the government won't fund any research, it will never be approved by the FDA.
I recently had surgery for the very rare form of cancer known as Vulvar Cancer. Tests show no evidence of metastatsis. My medical folks are still recommending 5=weeks of radiation to the Vulvar area.( because only able to get a 7m. margin on one side of the tumor due to presence of the urethra. I want more information on possible alternatives to radiation.
Any info on Protocel 50? any other suggestions? Thanks for any help, Marci
Thanks for your comments everyone. My goal for this discussion was to open a conversation about treatment scams. Alternative approaches are important to consider, and certainly can have a positive influence on your health and well being. Anything that has a positive effect on the way you feel during and after cancer treatment (for example eating a balanced diet, exercise, relaxation techniques)is a good thing. However, as some of you have mentioned, there is little evidence that shows that special diets can actually cure cancer. Incorporating healthy habits along with conventional treatment recommended by your medical team (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy)can provide a good balance as you consider your treatment options.
To clarify my previous post Steve Jobs did have surgery later.
I heard on the news yesterday that Steve Jobs' one regret is that he did not opt for the surgery that was initially recommended to him when diagnosed with his more treatable form of pancreatic cancer. He tried the macrobiotic diet instead. It obviously did not provide a cure. Cancers are all different. Diet helps. It is not a cure. It can be a preventive for certain types of cancer.
Standard protocol treatments have prolonged my life. I am sure I would not be here right now, otherwise. Yes, they do have their drawbacks and side effects. I must confess I bought some noni juice at one point. I wished I hadn't later on. I only used it a few times. After reading, I learned that it can have some very serious side effects. There is a reason why research is done. Diet can help. It is not a cure. Be wary of false promises. To add, Suzanne Somers never had cancer. She had some other type of process going on. She was told she had cancer initially. I glanced at her book in the book store. It was not very convincing to me.
I had only a lumpectomy, with lymph nodes clear. At Restoration Ranch in Yucca Valley, C I learned to keep my body clean with a Vegan diet, brown rice, dozens of legumes, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, eaten raw or lightly steamed. 2 years later, I am still well - no radiation, chemo or drugs used. I recommend this way of life to anyone!
Beware of the risks of the conventional cancer treatment. In spite of millons of dollars spent on treating, not curing, the disease, the progress is discouraging and dismal. Our good conventional doctors need to be open to the solid work that a few genuine scientits and doctors are doing in the Alternative Medicine and discuss such options with their desperate patients. Please read the highly respected Knockout book writeen by Suzzanne Somers. Doctors like Stanislaw Burzynski,Nicholas Gonzales,Julie Taguchi, Russell Blaylock, Jonathan Wright and others mentioned in her book are not quack doctors. They are going out of the rigid box and doing ground breaking work. I pray and hope that the established medical journals write about such options and doctors help thier patients for making a well rounded informed decision.There is no easy cure for this deadly disease. It is not as simple as eating fruits and vegetables, though they are good fo all. We need a more open mind to look at alternative treatments without getting blindly attached to one paradigm of looking at and treating medical amd mental health problems.
Why doesn't the FTC or somebody prosecute these scams. A D. J. Geisler has written a book about numerous cancers she has had and now sells low level lasers which will cure cancer. This woman is a hoax and why isn't she arrested?
No, chemo and radiation are not scams. To date they are society's best effort at effective treatments. As a person living with advanced, recurrent cancer, I am bothered by suggestions that I try, for instance, a macrobiotic diet or the Budwig diet. My cancer is not going to be cured by organic broccoli and blueberries. If these kinds of things worked, we'd all be doing them.
Isn't Chemo and Radiation a scam?...as are all those Societies that often spend no more that 1% on research for a cure? Nothing has changed for 60 years! And the FDA??? HA! What a joke...there are so many toxic chemical in our food and beverages...air and environment...what exactly are they administrating? Sutent has side effects that will kill you...but eh! watch out for those natural scams! What a joke.
Thanks for this topic. If it's too good to be true, always ok to check...
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