27th March 07:11
OT: Regrets about alt-med "treatment" (cancer)
Part of the problem is, these Quackologists derive about 2/3 of their
income from chemo/radiation. Imo, it wouldn't matter if common grass
clippings were proven to shrink/dissolve tumors. They wouldn't tell
their victims (patients).The downside of profit oriented medicine is
that only profitable remedies will be used. In my native Germany
there's a wide variety of "alt" remedies used by mainstream
practitioners. (what's _mainstream_ depends on the stream you're in)
This professor supposedly discovered milk was a major culprit in her
My homie, Dr. Budwig, tried a different approach. Instead of attacking
the tumor, she cleaned up the terrain, by giving an oil change.
A couple yrs ago, I followed with interest the postings of a Webtv
lady from my former neighborhood in Milwaukee. (she was so naive, she
had her home phone & street addy on her sig!) Amazing, how an
uneducated layperson can discover what makes her cancer grow, &
shrink. Colorectal, I think she had. She did a modified version of the
Gerson remedy, w/out the enemas. When she "disappeared" from the
boards, I thot she'd failed......months later I saw her in a Politics
group...very much alive & well! (she'd graduated to a computer & AOL.
27th March 07:11
OT: Regrets about alt-med "treatment" (hyperthermia)
Just one more :-) http://www.ralphmoss.com/rwmspeech1.html
On a recent trip to Germany I was astonished to see the scope and
freedom with which many progressive oncologists treat cancer. They use
a combination of the conventional approaches with such things as tumor
vaccines; mistletoe therapy; local, regional and whole-body
hyperthermia; thymus and other organ extracts; fever therapy;
orthomolecular and antioxidant therapies; psychoneuroimmunology; music
and art therapy; sports and physical therapy; and many, many others.
Their government not only allows such approaches, but encourage and
pay for them as well.
It is astonishing that the average American oncologist knows little or
nothing about any of these approaches. The FDA has done everything in
its power to block their development over here. The NCI has not
seriously examined a single one of these. Our war on cancer has fallen
woefully behind developments in other parts of the world, not just
Germany but Japan, China, and many other countries as well.
The approach of the war on cancer has been relentlessly that of
chemotherapy. Reliable estimates put the sales of cancer the****utics
at over $12.3 billion this year. Most of that is controlled by
American firms. And so it has been a big business success story, with
double-digit growth rates every year for over a decade. But it has
done little for the cancer patient.
The FDA has approved approximately 40 drugs for the treatment of
cancer. But it has never approved a non-toxic agent or one that was
not patented by a major pharmaceutical company. The approved drugs are
all toxic and many of them cause second cancers in those who are lucky
enough to survive the treatment. And the NCI, FDA, and comprehensive
cancer centers are tied by a thousand strings to the multi-billion
dollar pharmaceutical industry. Recently, a top FDA official went to
work for Elan Pharmaceuticals. But this is nothing new. Two past
directors of the FDA became drug company officials, as did Dr.
Klausner's predecessor at the NCI. It is a time-honored tradition, the "revolving door."