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DIY Cure Cancer – Impressive Site

Have not done any fact-check on this but how this lady cured herself of cancer is impressive!  She uses Gerson therapy.


Conquering that Enemy

Called Cancer – Alternatively

I am living proof of conquering sickness, and I climbed my mountain with strength, energy, vitality and abundant life.

Cancer is an enemy that strikes with fear, pain, and death. We face confusion, chaos, and devastation. Our emotions run out of control with anger, bitterness, and resentment. Both the individual and loved ones are facing individually the “enemy called cancer” with no answers.

Is it possible to conquer the “enemy”?  If so how?   It is time for you and your loved ones to conquer “your mountain”.

No Surgery, No Chemo, No Radiation, No Drugs

Together we will share “Gems” of truth and

discover how our bodies heal.

Here I am 7 years later.  I am here to share with you the “Gems” of truth I discovered along the way.

That phone call, appointment, or announcement of cancer changes you and your family’s life!

I know.  I was struggling with fatigue, weakness, and a general unrest.  I decided to go for a check-up.  It was a Friday.

I went for a routine mammogram.  They requested to do a simple biopsy.

I thought it was based on my age.  How naïve I was?

The following day, Saturday, we received the phone call from the surgeon saying I had cancer, two locations, two types.  They wanted me in for mastectomy on Monday.

When asked the prognosis? They suggested 6 months or so if I did not respond, maybe 2.5 – 5 years as I followed the medical regimen.

I did not like either answer.

We turned to God Almighty, asking what we should do.  We had learned to hear His Voice.  We each listened individually and then shared our response.  God, through Jesus Christ, spoke the same things to each of us.

He would Heal.  He, Jesus Christ, would teach us to live and care for our bodies.

I was led to many therapy individuals and websites.  I chose to turn my back on surgery, chemo, radiation, and other medical treatments and drugs.  I would follow natural options that could be done in the confines of our home.

Whether you have chosen the medical route or another route of healing  – you will begin a journey of discovering “Gems” of truth and regain a life of strength, energy and vitality.

Although I will share about cancer – theses “Gems” of truth really apply to every illness, debilitation, or affliction.

My passion is to teach and give hope. I desire to be a part in giving abundant life, health, and energy back to you and your family.

Together, we will share solutions to every aspect of our lives, spirituallyemotional, mentally, andphysically. You may not agree with everything, however please think of our sharing as a “buffet” table.  Take what you need and leave the rest.

I will share again and again how I conquered the enemy called cancer in my life and the preventive measures for my family.  It is my desire that you and your family are and will find the same healing.

ABOUT ME – My Life

I went to college and trained in nutrition and counseling.  I attained both my B.S. degree and Master’s degree.  I taught school (7th – adult) for 17 years and then worked in the corporate world.

I changed my eating habits and purchased food from the market place.  I enjoyed the convenience of

  • fast food,
  • cooked food,
  • microwaves,
  • processed food, and
  • prepared frozen dinners and
  • all the other conveniences of moving into the 21st century.

30 years later I faced herniated discs, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, aches and pains, edge of diabetics, overweight, and finally cancer with a death sentence of 2 – 5 years at best.

Would my body heal itself?  How do I begin to turn back to the basics?

I made my choice to chose to conquer cancer alternatively.

7 years later, my body has and is continually renewing itself.  All the diseases and afflictions have ceased.  My last area of healing is in reduced weight.  As my liver continues to heal, the metabolism will change and the weight will come off naturally.  The body will shed, and continually work, to create the optimal health and weight.

Early Experiences from farm life that influenced me

I grew up on a Wisconsin farm.  My parents chose to raise our crops and animals without using chemicals, fertilizers, and hormones.  I saw and experienced the difference.

I worked closely with my Dad on the farm.  He was always careful to give back to the earth plenty of nutrients.  That was the foundation of our next year’s crop.

If an animal was sick, it was cleaned up and separated from the rest of the animals.  The animal was given extra tender love and care and special food to strengthen it’s immune system.  Most of the time, the animal recovered.

It has always amazed me that we become sick we are separated from the family and in the hospital we are given sodas, puddings, jello, and other foods that does not seem to build the immune system.

A few years ago when monies were more abundant, we had our lawn commercial cared for.  The lawn became very lush and green.

I was diagnosed with cancer and chose to go alternatively.  Our monies were redirected toward investments in my health.

It has been interesting to see how quickly the dandelions, thistles and quack grass took over our lawn.  The thistles and weeds are more abundant than before we worked with the commercial lawn care.

As I considered what had happened, I realized that the commercial lawn care did not feed nutrients to our lawn, thereby killing the thistles and weeds.  They only masked the problem with chemicals and fertilizers that killed the weeds and thistles initially.  Every season the chemicals and fertilizers had to be repeated.

Now, each time I mow the lawn, I am reminded that the same thing is happening inside my body.

I can choose to go medically and through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation the cancer cells can be killed.  It seems as though all is well.  However the immune system has not been strengthened.

As a result the cancer often returns more vigorous than before.

Each time I mow and work on my lawn I am reminded of my Dad when he said “The way you kill weeds is by giving the earth more nutrients.  The weeds and thistles will choke themselves. The crops will grow and produce.”

I believe that is similar to fighting cancer.  As I strengthen my immune system and detoxify my body of all the chemicals, pesticides, hormones, additives and preservatives, my body will regenerate and kill the cancer.

Seven years later I live to speak truth to the need to feed my body.  I am reminded of the scripture verse: Galations 6:7 “What you sow you will reap”

I choose to sow health options and to reap health and vitality.



November 21, 2009 Posted by | DIY Health, Healthy Alert, Important Books Movies Websites, No To Chemo | Leave a comment

Local Library Has Great Books

I go to the local library to get most of the books I mention in this blog.  I have an online account so that helps with hunting (I check through for opinions etc.), reserving, renewing and knowing when the books are reserved for me on the shelf for pickup.

November 16, 2009 Posted by | Important Books Movies Websites | Leave a comment

Anne Frahm –

Anne Frahm documented her recovery to cancer by using alternative health methods (after conventional medicine failed).  In the end, she passed away and her husband has provided this letter to explain what/why/how Anne succumbed to toxicity despite her previous success with alternative health methods.  You can visit the site provided below to read more of what Anne left to others who need help with cancer.  David Frahm has lodge programs in Colorado Springs, Colorado to help people regain or maintain health.


“Dear Friends:

As you have no doubt heard, my dear wife Anne Frahm went home to be with Jesus on Feb. 5th. On the 9th we celebrated her life with several hundred friends and family who gathered in tribute. Many in the audience were there because Anne had given them help and hope in the face of their own health battles. Hers is now over, but the ministry of HealthQuarters remains as a reflection of her heart for others. The kids and I miss her, but rejoice that she’s in good hands and loving it. She’s run away with a better man, and that’s OK by me.

So what happened?

The autopsy reads that she died from cancer that had returned to her backbone and pleural lining of her lungs. Fluid was also accumulating in the sack around her heart, which in the end caused it to quit working.

But why did this happen? Wasn’t Anne doing what she knew to do to keep cancer cells in check?

The answer to that is yes. We were working very hard at all that we knew to do. Through our years of study we’d come to subscribe to the notion that there’s really only one disease of the body, and that’s toxicity. Cancer, and all other so-called diseases, are really just symptoms of a system in disrepair–a body that has become so overwhelmed with a toxic buildup that it can’t perform the self-healing and protective functions God designed within it.

For the last year or so Anne had been plagued by troublesome symptoms in her system. Blood tests revealed a rise in her CEA rate (a tumor marker), to which she’d responded by redoubling her efforts at juice fasting and internal cleansing. We’d also begun seeing a “wholistic-minded” MD who traced the source of the development of a small tumor in her ovaries to infection in her jaw bone beneath a certain tooth. A “biologically-trained” dentist (a dentist who recognizes that what goes on in the mouth impacts the rest of the entire body) drilled a little hole in the bone and flooded the infected area with homeopathic medicines to kill the offending bacteria. The ovarian tumor went away.

That experience taught us how devastating jaw bone infections (known as cavitations) can be to one’s health. Little did we know then that there were other cavitations yet to be detected. Finally, afier two more rounds of identifying and injecting various cavitation sites, oral surgery was strongly suggested. A month and a half before her death, in some back-pain at this point but not to the point of being immobile as she later became, Anne had three areas in her jaw laid open. Two were places where bone had never healed after the extraction of wisdom teeth 25 years previous. These empty holes, in direct contact with her sinuses, had become breeding grounds for a bacterial build up. The third site, a place in her lower right jaw, proved to be a nasty mass of pus. Early indications show that both aflatoxin and botulism, two very toxic and life threatening bacteria, were present. (By the way, cavitations are not only potentially deadly, but for the most part silent. Very seldom is there any pain associated with their existence. Guess it’s important for us all to regularly call upon professionals trained to be able to identify them.)

Although all three cavitation sites were cleaned thoroughly, the lower right quickly became reinfected. In fact, getting that cavitation dealt with (and any others that might’ve shown themselves) was top on our list of priorities as I loaded up our van on February 1, preparing to drive Anne down to see our specially trained dentist (in another state). Anne’s body, however, would not cooperate. She had become so depleted and immobile over the last weeks that she couldn’t raise herself that morning from the recliner she’d used for sleep over the last six months. Her pain was excruciating. It became abundantly clear to me that I needed to get her into the local hospital and get her some spot radiation to see if that would help her regain mobility.

Radiation was something she swore she’d never do again to her body after her first experience nearly ten years previous. It was an emotionally hard decision for me to make, but my only option. My intent was to see if we couldn’t get the tumor load on her spine reduced, then get her back to doing all the dental detoxing and immune system rebuilding.

Perhaps that raises yet another question worth trying to address. With all the juice fasting, internal cleansing, and immune system building Anne had been doing for years (and in fact helped her get well the first time around), should that not have taken care of the jaw infections without the need of injections and surgery?

Theoretically, yes. However, in Anne’s case there were complicating factors weighing heavily upon her body’s ability to build and maintain immune system power.

In teaching people who come to our Lodge to work at improving their heath, I liken our bodies to cars. As we go through life we tend to pick up various rocks (through our own choices or the impact of things outside our control) and put them in our “trunks”, which puts a growing burden on our whole system. At some point the growing pile of rocks may get too heavy, causing a break down.

In Anne’s case, at least five very large rocks remained in her trunk up until the end. The cavitation rock, of course, which I’ve been explaining. The other four was mercurv toxicity (having to do with dental fillings in her mouth), parasites, iron poisoning (having to do with blood transfusions) and bitter-root-judgements (having to do with emotional/spiritual issues).

Mercurv toxicity. Over the years Anne had collected a total of 14 mercury fillings in as many teeth.

If you’ve got silver fillings in your own mouth, they’re at least 50% mercury. Mercury, although easy to use in dentistry, is also the most toxic non radioactive substance on the planet. It’s so nasty that it’s now illegal to bury it in the ground. For many years the American Dental Association claimed that once it’s buried in your teeth, however, that it’s all right. In 1985 that notion was proven conclusively wrong. Mercury fillings do leak mercury fumes every time one chews.

There is no safe exposure to mercury. Those who have studied these things say that more than four mercury fillings in one’s teeth present a very dangerous situation. As I said, Anne had 14.

Afew years back she’d had all her mercury fillings (otherwise known as amalgams) replaced with nontoxic substances. She’d turned off the mercury ‘faucet”. Unfortunately, there were still the pools in her body to mop up. Once in the bloodstream, mercury has an affinity for the brain, kidneys and liver.

In Anne’s last year, our ‘wholistic-minded” MD did some testing which revealed three things: 1) Anne’s body was detoxing mercury from her brain tissues, 2) her kidneys (the only way out of the body for mercuries) were under heavy stress, and 3) her liver was in reverse spin, no doubt caused in whole or part due to mercury. (All organs in the body have an electrical spin to them, and they spin in the right direction. Nutrients are spun in, toxins spun out. When an organ is in reverse or left spin, toxins are spun in and nutrients out– the exact opposite of what is healthy.)

In addition, he told us that parasites are attracted to and feed off mercury. Further testing revealed that Anne was battling two specific types of parasites in her system: 1) Giardia, a microscopic parasite often found in mountain streani water and surrounding tap water, and 2)Taenia, also known as a tapeworm.

It’s not unusual that Anne was dealing with parasites. Most of us have them. Growing up in the Midwest we knew that farmers made it a practice to de-worm their livestock and their kids twice a year. It’s a good idea for all of us to do a parasite cleanse at least twice a year. Anne’s problem with getting rid of them was the chow line of mercury locked up in her system. And when parasites find the mercury, they bring with them bacteria, viruses and very toxic excrement.

Well, that’s a lot of info, some of which you may not understand. Suffice it to say that mercury in her system was putting heavy stress on her body’s ability to heal and protect itself. Mercury rapidly depletes the immune system. We were doing some things to help her body purge it as fast as possible, but as I said her kidneys were having trouble. Mercury has the potential to impair kidney filtration by 50%.

Dentist Edward Arana writes, “Mercury and other heavy metals from dental fillings contribute to all chronic disease states.”

Iron poisoning. During the bone marrow transplant which she’d undergone some eight years previously, Anne had received in excess of 150 blood transfusions. With each introduction of new blood to her system came a whopping load of iron. Had she still been menstruating, her body would have been able to discharge any excess iron accumulating. However, chemotherapy had sent her system into menopause.

Excess iron had no way of escaping her body. Theoretically, chelation therapy should have been able to help. Chelation is the introduction of a certain chemical agent into the bloodstream via an intravenous drip in an effort to bind with excess iron and /or other heavy metals and flush them from the system. Trouble was, every time we tried it, very little impact was made on her iron (ferritin) levels, while at the same time it wreaked havoc on her magnesium stores. (Same thing happened when we tried to use chelation to fitish the mercury from her system). When magnesium is low, muscle pain is high. Hers would sore off the charts! She would get muscle spasms in her feet that would drive her to tears. They would be so intense that I’d fear she’d break a bone.

Although the normal range of ferritin (iron) in the blood is between 10-291, Anne’s was near 1600 at the time of her death. Chelation had not been working for us. We’d thought about bloodletting, basically having blood drawn and throwing it away. However, unsure her system could handle that, we never tried it.

So what’s the problem with having too much iron in one’s blood? First, according to Maria de Sousa of the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Institute, bacteria have a ravenous need for iron. What a food supply the bacteria in Anne’s jaw bone and elsewhere must have had! No wonder we were having trouble killing it off.

Secondly, white blood cells, our protective agents against both bacteria and cancer cells, are attracted to the iron in bacteria, thus making contact and killing them. However. when there are excess stores of iron in a body, our white blood cells attach themselves to this excess iron and are thus unavailable for our protection. Bacteria thrive. Cancer cells multiply and form tumors.

Iron poisoning was indeed a heavy rock in Anne’s “trunk” which we never did figure out how to unload from her system. I suppose there would have been a way had we given more attention and priority to it–maybe bloodletting would have helped after all. Bottom line, with all else that we were trying to do for her, and with our frustrations with her body’s response to chelation therapy, we just didn’t know that dealing with iron poisoning was as important as it was. Only as I’ve had time to review the battle plan in retrospect was I able to put two and two together.

And finally, the other significant rock in Anne’s trunk–bitter-root-judgement. Let me confess right up front that I’m not as informed in this element of the emotional/mental side of fighting cancer as I expect to be shortly. It was only in the last six months of Anne’s life that I began to see more clearly how the judgements we form against ourselves and carry- around inside us play perhaps the most important role in the health of our bodies.

John Diamond, MD observes that the emotional components of cancer are ~the most important and least addressed by conventional medicine. As children, sometimes even as babies or in the womb, we are wounded by circumstances (parental attitudes, relationships with siblings, and the overall family environment). To survive, we produce a response–many call it a wall–to maintain emotional and biological balance and protect ourselves.”

As I mentioned. in the last year of Anne’s life we’d had the pleasure of building a friendship with a ‘wholistic-minded” MD–a godly Christian man–who knew the importance of asking and granting forgiveness. He taught us that, as mentioned above, things can actually happen to a person, even while still in their mother’s womb, that are emotionally wounding. The resulting emotions, even if not consciously felt in later years, can be subconsciously retained. This can lead to what counselors refer to as “bitter-root-judgements”.

The best I can describe a bitter-root-judgement, is a condemnation you make against yourself subconsciously based upon how you perceive others to have treated you. For instance, if you were the result of an unwanted pregnancy, the emotions of regret and anger expressed by your mother or your father even while you were still in the womb will be perceived by you, the fetus, as rejection. The subconscious judgement you might make against yourself is “I don’t deserve happiness, health and healing” or “I do deserve sadness, pain and punishment”.

Another example would be, suppose your grandfather began to sexually molest you at a very young age. Your parents had no idea, often leaving you and your siblings in the care of this man. When you finally told your parents, you felt their anger at your revealing something that had the power to destroy the family. You also felt rejection–their seeming unwillingness to have protected you from this most vile of childhood experiences.

And yet another example, later in your childhood, in fact in junior high school, a male teacher, much you’re elder, begins to flirt with and fondle you. He calls you into his classroom repeatedly to stay after school. The blinds are pulled and the wrestling match ensues. When the principal and your parents are finally told, you get the impression that it’s somehow your own fault.

Later in life you become a Christian, and you begin to learn the importance of forgiveness. You read in the Bible that we are to forgive others, just as God has forgiven us. And you do. You see the need and you dutifully obey the practice of forgiving all the wrong done you in your early years–your formative years.

But there are some things that happened to you that you don’t even remember; things that your subconscious may be hanging on to but are not consciously felt. The subconscious which runs your body apart from your will–known as your autonomic nervous system–will actually begin to shut down various organs and systems in the body in response to the judgement that ‘I don’t deserve happiness,  health and healing”.

Then too, every now and then something will happen in your life as an adult that will trigger that subconsciously held bitter-root-judgement, again resulting in negative shut down by the autonomic  nervous system.

The key to overcoming this barrier to health and healing is to spend a lot of time every day in  prayer practicing forgiveness–forgiving people at every stage (fetus, child, adolescent, adult), and every age within each stage. Keeping short accounts with God. Not letting things fester. All the examples that I’ve shared above of potentiallv verv devastating situations actuallv happened to Anne. Imagine the depth of shame and rejection she must~ve felt, and later the anger. Scientists tell us that emotions impact tissues. Without question the emotions deeply imprinted on Anne’s psyche at an early age had an impact on her health as an adult. Yes, she was doing her best to practice forgiveness. If you asked her if she bore any anger or grudges, she’d have said no. To the best of her abilities, she’d forgiven all the wrong done her. But I do believe that her autonomic nervous system was still responding to that deeply held judgement that “I don’t deserve happiness health and healing.”

As I’ve mentioned, our MD friend was helping us learn how to detoxifi her mind and emotions. Still, she struggled. We were making definite progress, but the disease process overwhelmed her body before adequate emotional/spiritual healing could be reached.

Anne was a wonderful, caring, sensitive, artistic, cause-orientated woman whom I loved deeply and will miss always. She was also a deeply wounded soul, scarred by sin which so often surrounds us in this world–a world which she both loved and hated.

“I’m homesick for Jesus,” she told a friend not long ago.

Well, not anymore!

So my friends, that’s what I think was happening to Anne’s body during her last months. By God~s act of grace, He led her to use nutrition and nontoxic therapies to help her win back her health when cancer first reared its ugly head nearly 10 years ago. The conclusion I’ve come to in watching is that for some people simply cleaning out their liver and colon, improving their digestion, changing to a health promoting diet, and taking supplements will be all they need to regain their health. And indeed, that worked for my wife the first time around.

But for many others (perhaps most others), the cleansing/detoxing process must not stop there. There may be other big rocks to deal within one’s trunk. If left unattended they may get quite troublesome, creating an internal environment in which cancer can once again thrive.

In all healing there is a purpose. I’m fully convinced that His purpose in Anne’s original healing was so that she could launch and lay a firm foundation for the work of HealthQuarters Ministries.

My wife’s experiences have taught me much. Her life was a proving ground–a field studv for many of the things we now teach others who wish to be better stewards of their own health. Through what she experienced, I’ve learned and added to my own understanding of the broader scope of the detoxing process since we originally wrote A Cancer Battle Plan. The book I began writing shortly before her death, A Cancer Battle Plan Manual, will contain all that we learned these last 10 years.

Anne and I shared a common love for poetry. The following, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was our favorite and motivates me to press on in the face of the hollowness currently residing in my heart.”


November 15, 2009 Posted by | Healthy Alert, Important Books Movies Websites, No To Chemo | Leave a comment

Penny Royal – Herbally Yours – The Little Herb Encylopedia – Jack Ritchason


Both are recommended by Angela Harris ( and I find them very useful, easy to understand.  Herbally Yours, I acquired from her herbal class but I have been using the Herb Encyclopedia since I started on herbs.  In both books, the use of each herb is detailed with bold emphasis on the main uses; according to an ailment, herb combinations (but not quantity) are listed.  I will transcribe my notes from the herb class after this week  – Angela is conducting Herbalogy 101 of 3 classes over a three week period.

September 28, 2009 Posted by | Important Books Movies Websites | Leave a comment

GM site

Great site to look out for what they’re doing to your health.

September 27, 2009 Posted by | GMO Alert, Important Books Movies Websites | Leave a comment

Cure Cancer Naturally

May be a partial repeat posting but it’s worth it.  This site is fantastic.

Below is the menu you will see when you go to the site.

Cure  cancer naturally!


Welcome to my website.  My name is Bob Davis and this is my cancer success story!

What are alternative cancer treatments?
Why does your regular doctor not prescribe
alternative treatments?
Success in treating cancer
What is cancer?
Food Enzymes and Cancer
How stress affects cancer
Fighting cancer with NK cells
How your personality affects cancer
Human parasites and cancer
Treating cancer with detoxification
Body detoxification and your health
Cleansing for cancer and disease
Treating cancer by drinking water
Treating cancer with sleep (sleep faster)
Treating cancer with MGN 3
Treating cancer with flax oil
Cecal Ileo Valve and cancer

Treating cancer with other herbal and proprietary products
Tian Xian
PH testing and cancer
Cesium chloride therapy
Coral calcium and PH
The immune system and cancer
7 Stages of alternative cancer treatments
Neutraceutical treatment
Your attitude and cancer

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Important Books Movies Websites, No To Chemo | Leave a comment

Bob Davis – Cancer Survivor – Anticancer Info – Must Read

I found this site today.  Bob Davis has accumulated very good info anyone interested in alternative treatments for cancer.  I may contribute to his site.

No to chemo, there is too much else that can be done to keep healthy.


“I have had no refusals from those whom I have asked.

This is not to say that many people who have received this information did not die of cancer. Many did die. I believe from the information that I have gotten that virtually all of those who died, for one reason or another, were not able to follow the elements of the basic program as it is outlined.

I have asked each writer to provide an “after” picture as “living proof” of their testimony.

Because of computer “crashes”, the most recent crash was in January, 2003, I have lost many names of those who have received and successfully used this information. The ones on this site are in current communication with me.

Incidentally, I am a real person and I will communicate with you until I am inundated with mail and I can’t keep up with the demand. If and when this happens, I will remove this line from the page. My e-mail address is:  Bob Davis”

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Important Books Movies Websites, No To Chemo | Leave a comment

Another Movie To Know Your Food That Affects Your Health

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Important Books Movies Websites | Leave a comment

A Doctor Diagnosed With Cancer Shocked At What Doctors Told Him

We were fortunate that someone passed this book to us for part of our research.

I have extracted bits from the book.

Remember, this man is a doctor himself.  His peers shocked him with their “treatment” of cancer.


Extracts from “Anticancer” by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD:

“When David Servan-Schreiber, a dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain cancer, his life changed.  Confronting what medicine knows about the illness and the little-known workings of his body’s natural cancer-fighting capacities, and marshaling his own will to live, Servan-Schreiber found himself on a fifteen-year journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration and, finally, to health. “

“I have cancer. I was diagnosed for the first time fifteen years ago.  I received conventional treatment and the cancer went into remission, but I relapsed after that.  Then I decided to learn everything I could to help my body defend itself against the illness.  As a physician, established researcher, and former director of the Center for Integrative Medicine agt the University of Pittsburgh, I had access to invaluable information about natural approaches to prevent or help treat cancer.  I’ve kept cancer at bay for seven years now. In this book, I’d like to tell you the stories – scientific and personal – behind what I learned.

After surgery and chemotherapy for cancer, I asked my oncologist for advice.   What should I do to lead a healthy life and what precautions could I take to avoid a relapse?  “There is nothing special to do.  Lead your life normally.  We’ll do MRI scans at regular intervals and if your tumor comes back, we’ll detect it early,” replied this leading light of modern medicine.

“But aren’t there exercise I could do, a diet to follow or to avoid?  Shouldn’t I be working on my mental outlook?”  I asked.  My colleague’s answer bewildered me.  “In this domain, do what you like.  It can’t do you any harm.  But we don’t have any scientific evidence that any of these approaches can prevent a relapse.”


NOTOCHEMO’S CONCLUSION:  There are too many people who have healed from cancer using alternative treatments.

August 31, 2009 Posted by | Important Books Movies Websites, No To Chemo | Leave a comment

Dolphin Hunting – Do You Know Dolphin Meat Is High In Mercury?

This is totally off from my anticancer journey BUT it is too riveting not to take note.

I do wonder if there are two sides to this story, and that I do not know enough to judge.

If not, thank goodness for good people who did something over nothing.


Posted: August 25, 2009 03:00 PM

Louie Psihoyos

Australians Take a Stand Against Japanese City’s Dolphin-Hunting Practice

I directed the movie The Cove, a documentary about an unlikely team of activists that come together to help former Flipper trainer Ric O’Barry penetrate and expose a secret cove in Taiji, Japan.

Over the past year, I have been amazed at people’s ability to use their voices to make a difference, and the events of last week in Australia stand out as one of the greatest moments in this young film’s history. Broome residents took a courageous stand against the actions of their Japanese sister city Taiji, and I commend them. This is a win not only for the Japanese people and the dolphins, but also for the people of Broome, who realized they have the power to change a horrible wrong.

The Cove exposes not just a horrific yearly hunt, but humans knowingly poisoning other humans by slipping dolphin meat into the food system. Dolphin meat is through-the-roof toxic because of high levels of mercury, the most toxic non-radioactive element in the world. Dolphins have anywhere from five to 5,000 times more mercury than allowed by law.


Despite this, the Taiji mayor and his council had a scheme in place to distribute toxic dolphin meat to school systems all over Japan. Ric O’Barry, his organization Earth Island Institute/Save Japan Dolphins and my organization Oceanic Preservation Society had a small hand in ending that dreadful scenario through the help of two Taiji councilmen, one of whom had children in the school system. They tested the meat and found it had more than a dozen times more mercury than allowed by Japanese law. They demanded the meat be removed from the school system.

To this day, the Taiji mayor continues to allow over a thousand tons of dolphin meat to be sold throughout Japan under the guise of “scientific whale” meat. The Japanese government continues to position its argument for killing dolphins as a cultural issue and insist that we, as outsiders, should respect their tradition. But this is no tradition — the dolphin drive has only been going on since 1933. The tradition argument falls apart when human lives and health are severely threatened, and people must take a stand.

September 1st is coming up, the beginning of the yearly dolphin hunt in Taiji. With a little more pressure, we can put an end to a sad chapter in human history and create a new one where we have respect for the environment and other humans. The Cove is not just $10 and a box of popcorn — it’s an attempt to use the most powerful medium in the world to inspire change. One person can make a difference, and a few like-minded people can change the world. Just like the people of Broome.

To the people of Australia, much respect, good on ya.”


August 25, 2009 Posted by | Important Books Movies Websites | Leave a comment