After sifting through all manner of waffle on the net and reading a few books this is why I’m doing what I’m doing.
Cancer occurs naturally in the body, it isn’t a virus or something that has infiltrated my body it is my own cells mutating – Why? My immune system ought to fight it but can’t seem to manage for very long so the cancer wins.
There’s a lot of confusion about what triggers cancer but the confusion is understandable as if you read the newspapers regularly they will tell you that this thing and that thing will give you cancer and then three weeks later they will contradict themselves. These stories all stem from research work so even well qualified people can’t agree what triggers cancer. Is it different for different people?
The theory I’ve been won over to is that people get cancer because their immune systems are in a poor state, their bodies spend a lot of time and resources processing what is being put into them and so those resources are not doing what they are meant to do in other parts of the body.
By what goes in your body I mean not only what you eat and drink but also the environment that you are in. These things are different for everyone so each persons cancer may be different as well, certainly the incidence of cancer is different in different parts of the world so it makes sense to me that what enabled my cancer to take hold might not be the same as what enabled the same cancer in somebody else although there may be some common elements.
Some things are within our control and some things are not so the first step is to change what is within my control and that is my diet. Rather than continue putting anything in my body I should be a lot more careful about what I eat and drink. But what should I eat? More research!
If my immune system is weak there must be a reason for that, have I been deficient in some vitamin? Does it matter now? Right now my immune system is recovering from being completely trashed by 2 courses of chemotherapy so maybe if I boost it I might get my body to work a bit better for me.
Another theory is that a person’s mental state is contributory; stress, worry, lack of self esteem, all these things are thought to be possible triggers. So perhaps I need to have a look at myself and see if I need to change my outlook on life.
So based on these three things; diet, immune system and mental well being I continued researching and one of the things I kept reading about was Laetrile and a Dr Philip E Binzel. Dr Binzel was a small town doctor in Ohio who began treating cancer patients with a nutrition based therapy and had considerable success apparently.
He based his therapy on the work of Dr. Ernst Krebs, Jr., Dr. Dean Burk of U.S., Dr. Hans Nieper of Germany, Dr. Ernesto Contreras of Mexico, Dr. Manuel Navarro of the Philippines, Dr. Shigeaki Sakai of Japan and others. Their work dated back as far as the 1950’s, Dr Binzel was practising in the 1970’s up to at least the mid 1990’s.
What Laetrile is/was depends on who you believe! It seems to be a concentrated form of something that naturally occurs in many fruit seeds and some pulses, its the sort of thing that is no longer in our diet but used to be and contains elements that some people believe fight cancer naturally in the body.
I don’t really want to go into the science of it all in any depth as it took me some weeks to go through it all, but I actually think there may be something in it so I bought Dr Binzel’s book Alive and Well and read it to find out what his programme was. I also took quite a bit of advice in order to sort out what I was actually going to do as his advice was a bit out of date, I also made a few mistakes along the way.
At the time of writing I have only sorted out 2 parts of the plan:
- Diet – I’ve been doing this for about 4 weeks
- Nutritional Supplements – I’ve been doing this for about 2 weeks
I’m going to write about these two elements separately rather than continue waffling!