When I was first diagnosed on January 10, 2014, I knew what most people know about cancer. I knew that it’s bad – very bad. I knew that people died horrible deaths from it after some very unpleasant treatment that made your hair fall out.
Scary? Oh yeah. There’s nothing scarier than a death sentence of an unknown duration. It’s how someone on death row feels.
Fortunately, I was informed that I could not start chemo therapy until I had healed from the surgery. You don’t want to doubly stress the body from surgical healing + chemo at the same time. Best to let the surgery heal first.
This healing time turned out to be a great gift. I spent the next 6 weeks researching cancer and cancer treatments. It was a period of stunning revelation, to say the least.
I originally thought, “I guess I’ll do chemo and anything else that’s good for me.” After several weeks of research, however, it was quite clear there was no way I was going to allow my first course of treatment to be chemo.
Just the Facts
The research showed me there are basically two lines of thinking on the subject of non-mainstream cancer treatments. One is political and economic. The other is health and biology based.
The political and economic argument reads like a rant which I will spare you the details of for another time. The short version is that the cancer industry and the current available treatments (slash-poison-burn) form a massive and profitable segment of our economy providing millions of jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars in cash flow. Anything that would disrupt this segment of the economy is not to be tolerated. This argument, while compelling, does not explain what cures cancer. It only explains why you should not take the word of the medical establishment as the final word on cancer treatment.
The health and biology argument is at least as compelling and offers excellent cancer-fighting approaches.
Almost immediately, I learned that no matter what else I did, I needed to start eating a vegetarian diet. Initially, I didn’t know much else, but that was a good start. So, I went vegan and cut out meat and diary, and minimized all forms of sugar and glutenous flour. I did this part while I was healing from the surgery.
OK, I’m a vegan. The next question was, do I trust chemo to “kill” my cancer (along with most of my immune system), or, do I do something else?
Answering this last question was the magic. I learned that our bodies have all been killing cancer all our lives. We’ve been doing it all along with our immune systems. The problem is that our immune system is compromised and cancer is growing.
So, what happened? When did my immune system stop working?
More important, can I get my immune system to start working again? Can I repair my immune system so it will do what chemo does – kill the cancer in my body?
This was the key insight. It’s my immune system, DOH! Repair my immune system and I’ll live a long life.
How to Repair Your Immune System
Here’s what I learned about repairing your immune system. Here are the 5 Keys to a Healthy, Cancer-Killing Immune System:
- Eat natures own Organic, Natural Food – Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Legumes
- Alkalize your body (Most westerners suffer from acidosis, an acidic ph)
- Lower your stress – all kinds of stress.
- Augment your immune system with Natural Supplements
- EXERCISE…for the rest of your life!
This clearly means not just a few minor changes in your life, but a complete overhaul of your lifestyle.
It also means you have a choice. You can choose to change your life and live happily for a long time, or do the standard chemo/radiation and be on the 2-3 years left plan?
That is the question, as Hamlet put it so concisely.
In my next article, I’ll expand on the 5 Keys to a Healthy, Cancer-Killing Immune System.
Your Biggest Mindset Challenges
“Won’t people think I’m crazy for not doing what ‘medical science’ wants me to do. What will my family say?”
This is the first mindset shift needed when changing your lifestyle. Friends and family, doctors, will meaning people who want you go get well but know only what you see on TV and what your doctors tell you: Surgery-Chemo-Radiation.
“It’s hard to eat well. I can’t buy this supposedly good food in restaurants. I don’t know how to eat well – nobody taught me.”
This is the second level of resistance that your own mind will try to pull over on you. It’s fear based. The mind looks for evidence in all the wrong places when faced with change and fear. You have to suppress your fear so you can think clearly and see through the fear fog.
What are you going to do?
Chose to to live. Carpe Diem. Choose to stand up in the face of other people’s, as well as your own doubts. Learning to eat well. Find mentors, read books, research for hours-on-end on the Internet, read articles and watch videos.
This is what it really means to change your mindset and your lifestyle. For a cancer patient, it’s change or die.
I’m here to help you. I’ll publish as much as I can to help you find your own healing path. Living with cancer requires you start making better choices right now, and every now for the rest of your life. But first…
To be or not to be. That’s your choice.
Everyone Has Cancer.
Yep, you read that right. Everyone has Cancer. From the day your are born, till the day you die, your body creates potential “cancer cells.” And you know what? It’s perfectly OK. Your immune system has always known how to dispose of the imperfectly formed cells which happen every day as part of our body’s cell replacement process. Your immune system has always been the only real cancer cure. So, let’s discuss it. Let’s talk about what cancer is NOT. Cancer is not something you catch off a toilet seat or a door knob. It’s not some virus. You can not catch it from another person. As to treatments, cancer can NOT be cured by treating the symptoms. Most tumors do not themselves kill. You can’t kill enough cancer cells to survive cancer – not with chemotherapy, not with radiation, not by any external means.
Curing Cancer – an Inside Job
Hence, curing cancer is an inside job! Inside your body is the secret to curing cancer – it’s your immune system. Sadly, this is one of the inconvenient truths that modern medical science does not really want to discuss. If curing cancer is an inside job and only your immune system can do the job, then what’s chemotherapy and radiation for? Chemotherapy attacks, weakens and can destroy cancer cells and your immune system. Radiation can only kill a symptom, perhaps burning a tumor – and surrounding good tissue. In both cases, nothing is done to prevent the growth of new tumors or boost our immune system’s ability to throw out the invading cancer cells and other metastases.
From the Mouth of Babes
My nephew, Jake, is a high school junior. He’s top of his class taking all AP courses while lettering in 3 sports! When he heard about my cancer diagnosis, he went to his computer and started researching cancer. After reading up on how cancer actually works in the body, Jake went downstairs to speak to his mother, my sister, Jackie. Jackie told me that Jake said to her something like, “Mom, if cancer is the result of a weakened immune system and various other stresses and irritations that suppress the system over time allowing the growth of cancer in the body, then what the heck is chemotherapy for?” What a brilliant insight for a high school senior! Jake gets it. You can’t cure anything if you don’t use the mechanism originally designed to solve the problem – the immune system! And you certainly can’t cure cancer if you weaken, damage or destroy that immune system. When you follow this idea to it’s logical conclusion, it becomes easier to understand why modern medicine has to redefine the word “cure” to win. Let me explain using Jake’s favorite game – Football.
The Cancer Playing Field
Think of a football field. Team Chemo has to receive the ball and typically bring it 50-80 yards back to your goal line to score (and hopefully, to win.) For a cancer patient, the goal line is a completely healed and healthy person who will never get cancer again. The problem is that Team Chemo almost never seems to win. They can’t seem to reach the goal line – a real CURE.
Team Chemo’s solution? They move the goal line to the 5 year line. If Team Chemo gets you 5 years down the field, THEY WIN! Even if YOU LOSE by dying on the first day of year 6, they still win!
Doesn’t seem like much of a win to me! Especially considering that Team Chemo only has a 3% average “cure rate” even with the goal post at the 5 year line! What makes matters worse is that Team Chemo only makes money if they are playing the game – even if they can’t really win. Not even if they shorten the playing field to 5 years! They and their patients don’t really win. What this looks like in the real world is a playing field for a game worth Multi-Hundreds of Billions of dollars. A game in which thousands of medical practitioners, drug companies, government agencies and countless other people depend on playing the game…or none of them make any money. It’s even worse when you realize that the drug companies supplying the chemotherapy chemicals can ONLY make money on them when they SELL these chemicals. They Must play the game, or they die! And for the game to be played, they need Cancer patients. Sadly, only the symptoms can be treated which means that cancer patients will eventually die of the untreated causes.
The Brutal Truth About Cancer Treatment
A real Cancer Cure doesn’t make any money for Team Chemo: Big Pharma, Oncologists, Radiologists, Hospitals. The fact is, Team Chemo does not make money if we can cure cancer naturally. Big Pharma can not patent natures medicine that really bolsters the immune system. Medicines like vegetables, food supplements and oils from naturally occurring plants and other sources can not be patented and owned by a company. No patents = no drugs. No drugs = nothing to prescribe. No drugs = nothing for oncologists to use to kill cancer cells and immune systems. No drugs and no prescriptions = no money. Finally, government does not like unemployment – it’s bad for business…and votes. So government agencies tend to favor the status quo with the current game and the current players. Change (real cancer cures) are, in this case, bad for business.
The Bottom Line
Today’s Cancer Industry is a jobs program for Team Chemo. Plain and simple. It is not about curing cancer. It’s about perpetuating jobs using the tools they have whether or not they cure cancer. Having said that, just like in the movie, The Matrix, the people with jobs in the cancer game do not know this. They truly believe they are doing their best to really cure cancer. They have been trained by medical schools with thinking designed to play on the field with Team Chemo. Same with cancer patients. All they know is that doctors are good and are the only ones who can cure illness. So patients willingly play the game.
Einstein said that you can’t solve problems using the same thinking that created the problem. That’s just like the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them” ~ Albert Einstein
You Have the Real Cancer Cure Inside You
The real cancer cure is to play a whole new game. What would it look like for people and patients it we treated the real causes of cancer, rather than the symptoms? A world where people ate food that was really good for them? A world where people did not abuse their own immune systems and rarely got cancer, diabetes, or stress related illnesses and syndromes.
The good news is that you live in that world right NOW! There is nothing stopping you from waking up and quitting Team Chemo’s game, changing your lifestyle and healing and strengthening your immune system. Only YOU can truly prevent or cure your Cancer. Your immune system has been doing it all your life. The trick is to help it keep doing it.
And that’s the new game. Join me in playing the new game and joining a new team. Be proactive with your health and join me on Team Healthy Lifestyle. Taking care of your health and your immune system is the true Cancer Cure.
by Ty Bollinger. This is the first book I read about Cancer. I have to thank my good friend, Christine Alexander, for giving me this book while I was still in the hospital recovering from surgery.
This book explains the facts and deceptions about cancer and cancer treatments, it documents multiple cases of the suppression of effective natural cancer treatments. It details the most potent advanced cancer treatment protocols, and it clearly explains the relationship between nutrition and cancer.
This is a comprehensive book on alternative cancer treatments and health. Once you learn about the many natural options to treat cancer it can be a bit overwhelming, but that’s a positive problem for sure.