Anna Hunt, Contributing Writer
Cancer is a growing worldwide epidemic, with staggering statistics: 20,000 people dying of cancer every day; 1 person out of 3 will be faced with cancer at one point in their life; and 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. The standard treatment for cancer has been the same for many decades and is comprised of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the latter two being toxic to healthy cells in the human body. These treatments, as well as the research surrounding cancer, generate millions of dollars each year for the medical industry, with a typical cancer patient spending on-average $50,000 to treat the disease.
Sadly, there is clearly a lack of desire in the mainstream medical establishment to research alternative, natural medicines and treatments for cancer. One of the primary reasons for this that it is difficult to patent a natural treatment, thus limiting the revenue potential of natural and homeopathic medicines. Therefore, there is little interest from the pharmaceutical companies to put natural remedies through the expensive and arduous FDA approval processes. Another reason is believed to be that the pharmaceutical industry, through its control over the education system, drug-testing process and the FDA, as well as through its influence over the American Medical Association and medical publications, is not interested in a cure unless there is significant revenue potential as well as an opportunity for lucrative patents.
Over the last century, several natural cancer treatments have been developed and used to treat patients (even cure them) in the US and in other developed countries. One example is a natural concoction of herbs called Essiac, created by nurse Rene Caisse in Canada in the 1920′s. Another is an herbal cure created by Harry Hoxsey, who funded clinics in 17 states before they were all closed down by the FDA in the late 1950’s. And yet another is the Gerson Therapy, created by German doctor Maximilian Gerson, who was one of the first to suggest a nutritional approach to treating chronic disease in the 1940’s.
These alternative treatments and many others (Vitamin B-17 based Laetrile, shark cartilage, mistletoe-based Iscador, a Vitamin C based treatments) are discussed in this following documentary Cancer: The Forbidden Cures. The video also provides important commentary about the industry behind the mainstream medical system.
If you are interested in learning more about some of these “cures” there are many resources available online. Here are three more videos that will offer you further insight into alternative cancer treatments.
Charlotte Gerson discusses the challenges of alternative cancer therapies in the United States and why you might want to consider Mexico for such treatments.
The next video offers background about the use of mistletoe as a cancer treatment, and provides insight into the production and medicinal effects of the mistletoe-based Iscador® from the Hiscia Institute.
Here is a five part interview with G. Edward Griffin, author of World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17, discussing treatment of cancer with Vitamin B-17 and substance Laetrile.
And finally, here is Rick Simpson’s Run From the Cure, an excellent documentary about the benefits of natural hemp oil in curing cancer.
There is plenty of evidence available demonstrating that cancer can be treated without chemo/radiation/surgery. If you are battling cancer or know someone who is, then taking a look at alternative treatments might offer an additional ray of hope.
About the Author
Anna Hunt is a writer, entrepreneur and yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here, and visit her website PuraVidaYogaVacations.com.
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