Cancer [and Chemotherapy] is one of the most feared diseases in modern society, regarded by most as a death sentence. This is a remarkable interview with Lothar Hirneise, an authoritative cancer specialist who has traveled the world in search of successful methods of treatment. The fact that he is not a doctor has kept his mind open enough to make an important discovery: anyone can find a solution to cancer… but brazen confidence is an essential precondition.
An Interview with Lothar Hirneise
author – Chemotherapy Kills Cancer and the Earth is Flat
Tijn Touber—08/2005 (Originally Published 10/03)
We’ve been talking for an hour when Hirneise bends over as if to tell me something in confidence. In a dead-serious tone he says: “A tumour is the body’s solution to a problem. A tumour forms because someone is no longer producing adrenaline, which is needed to break down sugar. An excess of sugar is dangerous, so the body produces tumours. Tumours ferment — burn — sugar. They also use a lot of energy — sugar — due to the fast division of cells. That’s why some tumours grow so fast. Cancer cells function like liver cells, only much more efficiently. So the tumour helps you to rid your body of poisons. Without the tumour you would be really ill. I always tell people: ‘The tumour is not your problem. A tumour is an incredibly ingenious solution on the part of the body.’ When you get healthy, the tumour disappears on its own, which is why you shouldn’t immediately operate to remove it. First detoxify yourself. If the tumour continues to grow — which is almost never the case — you can always operate later.”
“Cancer is not a problem. Cancer is a solution.”
“A tumour is an incredibly ingenious
solution on the part of the body”
That is the provocative and hopeful vision of Lothar Hirneise. He suspects that in the course of our evolution our bodies created tumours in order to survive: “For instance, too much sugar in the cells causes blindness — as is the case with diabetics. Creating a tumour is a solution. An infection in your intestines is also a potential danger. If it gets too big, the intestines become blocked. Here too, the body’s solution is a tumour, which produces enzymes that stop the spread of infection and heal it. The actual tumour then often disappears by itself. Most cancer patients are very surprised that they have a tumour. They’ve been healthy for years, never had a fever, never needed a doctor and now suddenly they have a tumour. Where did it come from? The tumour was helping them stay healthy, until one day everything fell apart.”
Lothar Hirneise is not a doctor. But he does have a pioneering — and well-founded — vision on cancer. Aided by the gründlichkleit, meticulousness, of his native German culture, reasoning is his forte. Hirneise is a man of research and solid proof; a man who took an unusual path in becoming an influential, albeit controversial, cancer specialist in Germany.
Ten years ago Hirneise was a master in Eastern combat sports and a Kung Fu teacher. He also owned a successful sporting goods store. In 1996, he sold the shop for a tidy profit and promised his wife, Chris, and his two sons that after years of hard work and too much time on the road, he would spend more time at home with them. Then a good friend was diagnosed with cancer. Hirneise: “Before I had the sporting goods store I spent 10 years working in hospitals. I was educated as a therapeutic nurse and also studied psychotherapy for four years. So it was not illogical that my friend called on me for help, but I didn’t know a lot about cancer. I went in search of information and came across Lynne McTaggart, the founder of the English magazine What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You and author of the book of the same title. I attended a conference she organised in London on alternative cancer treatments. A few of the speakers told somewhat esoteric stories, but I was impressed by the research results that were presented.”
The What Doctor’s Don’t Tell You conference in London marked the start of an intensive quest by Hirneise for potential cancer therapies. He had time and money — “a unique combination not granted to many people”— and read everything he could get his hands on. “I nearly drove Chris crazy. Every time I was onto yet another potential cure, I hopped in an airplane and went there — Mexico , Russia , China , the Bahamas, the United States , all over Europe… where haven’t I been?”
The quest ultimately led to the foundation of Menschen gegen Krebs in 1997, which was partly inspired by People Against Cancer, founded by Frank Wiewel, who Hirneise had met at the conference in London . Menschen gegen Krebs now publishes a newsletter, organises lectures, workshops and conference and also offers assistance by telephone and advice via e-mail. You can become a member and take advantage of these services for €60 a year. Hirneise levies no additional charges for his advice. There appears to be a great need among cancer patients for independent information, which is lacking in the medical world. Hirneise: “Most doctors are good professionals, who truly want to help their patients. But… they’re working in a bad system. After all, from whom does the doctor get his information? Firstly, from university professors. And how do you become a professor? By working your way up in the establishment. By repeating what everyone has already said. There is no other way of becoming a professor in the scientific community. Then every doctor regularly attends conferences in his area of expertise. I haven’t been to a single conference in three years that wasn’t sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. And then there are magazines and trade journals. They’re full of advertisements from the pharmaceutical industry. And that’s not even addressing the question of who owns these magazines. There is only one possible conclusion: within conventional medicine independence is a thing of the past.”
Hirneise is a great supporter of an integral approach to cancer treatment, which also includes non-Western methods: “In all the years I worked in hospitals, I never heard anyone speak of alternative ways to treat cancer. The average doctor knows nothing of cancer treatments in Russia , India , China or South America , for example. If I ask a doctor about such a treatment, he says: ‘If it worked, I would have heard of it.’ But that is just the point: nothing is published about those treatment methods in the magazines he reads. This is how the system maintains itself. Oncologists don’t know anything about it. Frankly, I think the word “oncologist” isn’t even appropriate for most doctors involved in cancer. ‘Chemotherapist’ or ‘radiotherapist’ would be better descriptions. That’s often all they do.”
“Every successful cancer treatment contains three ingredients:
thorough detoxification, a change of diet and mental or spiritual work.”
It is early in the morning, 8:30 am , and we’re sitting having breakfast in Hirneise’s office on the top floor of his lovely home looking out on the rolling hills just outside Stuttgart . The subject has been broached: chemotherapy. Hirneise recently wrote on a book on the subject with the provocative title: ‘Chemo heilt Krebs und die Erde ist eine Scheibe’ (Sensei: Kernen, 2002 — Chemotherapy cures cancer and the Earth is flat). Hirneise’s vision leaves little to the imagination: chemotherapy — the therapy that so many cancer patients undergo every day — doesn’t work. “I can imagine that in certain cases chemotherapy could provide a temporary solution, but then as part of a complete protocol which includes detoxification, nutrition and mental/spiritual support. However, I am against the way in which the poison is often used. By following the current protocol, people are being killed. Full stop. Moreover, [doctors] tell patients that once the tumour is gone, they’re healthy. That is not only untrue, it is stupid. By the way, I know a lot of doctors and I have a lot of friends who are doctors, and over a beer they confide in me that they would never use chemotherapy on themselves or their family. Doctors send patients to me because they know the conventional treatments don’t work. They tell their patients: ‘I have to give you this, but it won’t work. Just go see Mr. Hirneise.’ And yet they continue to work within the system. That’s schizophrenic isn’t it? But a doctor has a lot to lose if he turns his back on the system: money, career, professional standing — everyone looks up to you if you’re a doctor. Moreover, if you go against the tide, you are fought tooth and nail. You have to be able to stand that.”
Hirneise is also a highly disputed figure. Doctors say he is crazy, dangerous or worse. “But I haven’t come across any doctor who said: ‘Mr. Hirneise, what you wrote on page 235 doesn’t make sense because…’ There is no scientific discussion. But that’s not surprising. If I ask them for examples of patients in a late stage that have been cured thanks to their treatment, they become silent. On the other hand, I can cite thousands of patients and cases that got better even though those same doctors gave up on them. I know them, I shake their hands every day.”
Hirneise has travelled a lot, has read a lot, and has spoken to doctors and patients all over the world. He has set down his experiences and research in an impressive number of statistics. And his conclusion is clear: every successful cancer treatment includes the following three ingredients: thorough detoxification, a change of diet and mental or spiritual work. “In every clinic I visited it was the same story, always and everywhere. It is what the people who overcame cancer did. I have seen people on their deathbeds, where the cancer had spread to their bones, brains, lungs and bone marrow… and they got better. In the final stage of cancer, there is no medicine in the world that can save you — conventional or alternative.”
“Of course chemotherapy is no fun, but a radical change in your diet
and lifestyle is more difficult. That’s why so few people survive cancer.”
If it’s so simple and unequivocal why aren’t more people getting better? “Because success demands discipline and effort. It demands that the patient get moving, become active, develop a constructive fighting attitude. Most people choose the easy way: chemotherapy, radiation or an operation. People say: ‘What do you mean the easy way? Do you know how horrible chemotherapy is?’ Of course chemotherapy is no fun, but a radical change in your diet and lifestyle is more difficult. That’s why so few people survive cancer.
“‘First detoxify, then a good diet and stay happy,’ I tell people. ‘What?’ they cry, ‘stay happy? Are you completely deranged Mr. Hirneise? I have tumours everywhere, I can’t even walk and you’re telling me I should have fun?’ Then I tell them that one of two things are going to happen: either you’re going to die soon or you’re going to stay alive. If you’re going to die soon, you’re better off having lots of fun now, right? If you’re not going to die, you’re better off having fun now too because there’s nothing better for your immune system. It sounds crazy, but I have a lot of fun with people that come to me. I recently did a seminar with terminal cancer patients — rarely have I laughed so much. Ego satisfaction, money and sex rule the world. Cancer patients are just about the only people not interested in these things. It’s as if you were talking to the Pope or Mother Theresa. I learn a lot from them. They live one day at a time. They live so differently than the rest of humanity.”
“Cancer cannot exist without stress.
One hundred percent impossible!”
If fun and a meaningful life make an important contribution to healing cancer, the question begs whether their absence encourages the disease. For Lothar Hirneise, cancer starts with stress: “Cancer cannot exist without stress. One hundred percent impossible! There are a lot of debates on types of stress — physical and psychological — but for a cell it doesn’t matter where the stress comes from. Every cancer patient has a sugar problem. Insulin transports sugar to cells. Adrenaline — and to a lesser extent cortisol and glucagon — takes it away. Everyone thinks that if you are under a lot of stress, you have an excess of adrenaline. This is true, but it’s only the beginning. Long-term stress results in adrenaline shortages. That’s what you see in cancer patients. So the cell is full of sugar that is not broken down. These cells die. Sugar is a poison; too much of it destroys your arteries, your kidneys and your bones. The body combats that danger by creating tumours — as a last resort for getting rid of the sugar surplus.”
“For some people, the solution to the stress that led to the sugar problem will be to change their diet — because they ate poorly — while for others it will be in the psychological, spiritual sphere — because they had serious relationship problems, for example. That’s why a good diet doesn’t work for everyone, which leads sceptics to say that such a diet ‘therefore’ doesn’t work. It just depends on where the stress comes from. This is why it’s so important that the whole person is taken into consideration. That is to say: to talk to the whole person. Frank Wiewel of People Against Cancer says: ‘Give me a half-hour with a cancer patient and I’ll find the problem.’ My experiences are the same. Sometimes we need to talk for hours, but we always find the problem. The problem for doctors is that they aren’t paid to talk to patients. If two different women with breast cancer go to a doctor, the problem is clear to him: breast cancer. My experience is that two cases of breast cancer can be two different diseases. If someone who has lost a son develops prostate cancer six months later, would you use chemotherapy to heal him?”
In Hirneise’s experience, if patients track down the cause of their cancer and truly want to change, even those at death’s door can heal. Paradoxically, the production of adrenaline gets back on track once people relax. “I have a photograph from 1994 of a woman from Karlsruhe , who at that time had cancer in nearly all her bones and in her bone marrow. She couldn’t get out of bed or her bones would break. She was on a lot of morphine and nearly died. She’s still alive. I recently visited her. She’s living a normal life. How much sicker can you be? I know another woman who died twice and was resuscitated twice. The priest was at her bedside to administer the final sacraments. She’s doing very well. She’s in her 70s, skis in Switzerland and has a lover who’s 20 years younger.”
Hirneise is all too aware that in many ways what he says not only flies in the face of the prevailing view, but moreover is not easy to understand, let alone to apply once the ‘cancer’ diagnosis has been given. “I had to travel around the world first and only understood it after a couple of years, so how can I expect that someone will understand it after a one-hour lecture?” Hirneise is currently training 30 people who, like himself, can talk to patients just after they’ve been handed their ‘death sentence’. “You need someone objective just then who can think rationally. At that moment your friends and family members are just as emotional as you are. Most people think the doctor is that objective person. He is not. You see you’re not just a patient, but also a customer. He has something to sell, whether it’s a regular or alternative doctor. We could save a lot of lives if an objective, independent expert talked to patients right away. Which is why we set up the training course whereby each participant promises not to practice psychotherapy or any other cancer treatment on his or her own.”
The second obstacle on the path to healing is the so-called aftercare. “After a treatment, a lot of patients are asked to come back in three months. Most people can’t sleep for two weeks just before those three months are up. Talk about stress! Then they get a blood test and have to wait a week for the results. It makes people extremely insecure. There is too much opportunity for additional damaging stress. And for misunderstandings. Most doctors use a language no one understands. I advise patients to stay away from aftercare. It is too dangerous.”
An example: “A while ago I gave a lecture after which a man came up, hugged me and said: ‘You saved my life.’ A few months later his daughter called. He had died. What happened? The children had convinced their father to go to a doctor after all. He finally did. That was on a Monday. That Saturday he died. The stress, the fear and anxiety around the doctor’s vague diagnosis had driven him crazy. When people ask me which diagnostic tests they should and shouldn’t do I tell them: ‘Can you sleep without that diagnosis?’ If so, don’t do it. If you need the diagnosis to sleep better, then go ahead. Instead of a blood test, you’re better off looking in the mirror. Look at your whole body, your skin, etc. That is a better diagnosis. Then meditate and listen to your body. Listen to what it wants to tell you. You will discover a great deal, gain a lot of insight.
Afterwards you can always go to a doctor. Don’t just go to a doctor to have your blood tested or have an x-ray. I know this is a big sacrifice. We think the doctor should know best, right? Wrong. Believe me, that’s not the way it works. The tumour is not your enemy. Stress is the true source and no one can handle the stress of too many tests.”
Lothar Hirneise’s most important message is that each person must find his or her own path to healing. A doctor can help in this process. But so can a friend. Everyone can make their own critical assessment of whether a particular treatment would truly be good for them. Individuality is Hirneise’s inspiration. A final bit of advice from the man who spoke to so many people that were capable of overcoming their illnesses: “Make a deal with your tumour. I’ve noticed that a lot of survivors do this. They start a dialogue with the tumour: ‘Dear tumour, this is a lose/lose situation. If you get bigger, I’ll have to die and so will you. Let’s turn this around into a win/win situation. You get smaller — you don’t have to die, but shrink to normal proportions — which will mean I can live. In return I’ll… ‘ I tell patients, you have to be very careful what you promise, because the tumour will only keep to its end of the bargain if you do too. If you can’t stick to it, make a new deal. There are some people I cannot help. There was one woman whose son had unsuccessfully attempted suicide. On his deathbed she pleaded to God to take her life instead of his. The son lived. A couple of weeks later she had cancer. I told her to make a new deal with God, to talk to him again. But she was afraid that God would then take her son’s life. She died shortly thereafter. No one can help someone like that. That is the power of a contract. Every person and every illness is unique and has the right to respect and a very personal approach.”
Copyright © 2003 Tijn Touber
Here is what you can expect from this book and what you should not expect from this book!
Almost without exception people view the diagnosis of cancer as a type of punishment and injustice, which they initially confront with a sense of powerlessness. This sense of powerlessness however is primarily due to false reports in the press and the consequent lack of information on the part of patients. To a great extent cancer is not a terminal illness to which one is helplessly surrendered.
How have I come to this conclusion, which certainly may appear as “quite presumptive” in the light of the many deaths attributed to cancer each year? Unfortunately I cannot provide you with an answer to this question in just a few words; and this is precisely the reason that this detailed book has been written. If you have read it carefully then you will understand for yourself, why I have come to the firm conviction that by no means is cancer the dangerous illness that it is always made out to be, even though so many people die of cancer.
In the following pages I will explain to you how allopathic medicine normally treats your type of cancer, and why its practitioners believe that they must do it this way. This is very important because it will enable you to better communicate with your doctor. I want to make it clear from the very beginning that it is very important to me that you conduct a satisfying dialog with your doctors, alternative practitioners, and other professional helpers. I am an absolute proponent of close collaboration with therapists (here I mean to all helpers, regardless of whether alternative practitioner, psychologist, etc.) and I am an opponent of the attitude, “I’ll get through this on my own”.
On the other hand, my experience has shown me that it is very difficult to find therapists with whom you can really conduct the necessary dialog. I would also like to explain an additional bias at the beginning of the book. I am neither for nor against conventional medicine and I am neither for nor against non-conventional medicine. I am exclusively concerned with people’s welfare, and whatever contributes to regaining their health is all the same to me. If I have become more and more interested in non-conventional medicine in recent years, then this has nothing to do with any prejudices or personal interests, rather it is due to the results of my own research which have convinced me that conventional medicine is not nearly as successful in treating chronic illnesses like cancer, as many patients, unfortunately, still believe.
It is very important to me that you understand this, because if an author writes positively about non-conventional therapies and exposes errors of conventional medicine, then that author is happily relegated to an “esoteric corner”, or even worse, that author is considered a “doctor hater”. Believe me, nothing is further from my intent and interests, and anyone who knows me, understands that I am a man who thinks quite logically, and that I prefer to move on diplomatic, rather than revolutionary, paths.
Naturally it is a tactic of allopathic medicine to present me as an enemy of physicians who are not used to entering into a dialog with those who do not share their views, and instead dismiss all people with different opinions as crackpots. To apply the title of crackpot to people who think differently has some great advantages. In the first place you can always play the role of one who knows better, and secondly you do not have to change, because everything is all right (comfortably right).
We all know from our own experience that nothing in life is more difficult than changing ourselves. Naturally this also applies to doctors, or perhaps it would be better to say, this primarily applies to doctors. And I can understand this. A person has studied at the university for 5-6 years, then spent 2-4 years in specialization, and perhaps a few more years in a hospital to gain experience, and here comes Mr. Hirneise, who does not even have a doctor’s degree, and maintains that this knowledge gained over years is at least in part, if not entirely, wrong.
It takes genuine greatness of character for a person to question his knowledge and thus a portion of his personality over and over again in the course of his life; and the number of people who are capable of doing this is very small. I thank God for the privilege of becoming acquainted with some of these people, and I am eternally grateful to these people that they have shared so much of their priceless knowledge with me. Without their input I would never have thought so much about why people become ill, or how they can be restored to health. In this book I would like to share with you in a brief form the unifying theme I have found as to why people who are most seriously ill have become healthy again.
In order for you to learn as much from this book as possible, unfortunately it is also necessary to refer to circumstances, which on first glance appear to have nothing to do with your illness. However only if you understand that political and financial interests can contribute to a medicine has being prescribed for you, which perhaps will harm you more than it will help you, can you conduct an open dialog with your doctor; a dialog that could determine whether you live or die.
In almost every case this dialog will determine whether you will live or not. You should be clear about this for yourself, and you should prepare for this discussion. I am always amazed again and again at how little patients know about their illness. Every woman browses through catalogs before she purchases a new kitchen, not to mention men and cars. However when it comes to purchasing a therapy, very few patients inform themselves in detail about their illness, rather they rely on statements from neighbors and acquaintances, or on the statements of a doctor. If you are wondering about my choice of words, “purchasing a therapy”, then this may be because you have not yet considered that medicine is a business just like other enterprises.
Even if payment is organized somewhat differently through the health insurance system, than it is for other businesses, nevertheless in the final analysis it comes down to buying and selling. As patient you must always remind yourself of this fact, because you never have to accept an “unfriendly therapy salesperson” again.
This is no appeal to haggle over a discount, but rather an appeal to speak to a doctor like one grown-up speaks to another grown-up, and to place at least the same minimum requirements on this business transaction that are placed on the purchase of a car. Would you deal with a car salesman who would respond to your question as to whether the car that you are interested in is also available in a special paint finish, with the following statement: “Either you take it or go to a different dealership”? You would certainly leave immediately and take your business elsewhere. However when a doctor responds with insult or with arrogance to a patient’s questions, then this is accepted by many patients without so much as a murmur, because they are not aware that they are paying the doctor’s salary with their monthly insurance premium.
Another point: patients believe that if they are not nice to their doctor they will have disadvantages in their treatment as a consequence. No doubt this can be true, on the other hand, every patient should ask himself whether he really wants to be treated by this kind of therapist. If these lines should give rise to the impression that I am not fond of doctors, then this is 100% incorrect as good friends of mine are doctors. However I feel that my primary responsibility rests with patients, and in my more than 10 years of clinical experience, and principally through my experience with cancer patients, I have learned that it is the “uncomfortable patients” who return to health. By uncomfortable, I do not mean arrogant or loud, but rather demanding. Demand that which is your due of your doctor – namely that he helps you to the full extent possible.
Good doctors are never irritated with legitimate questions, and they know how unsure patients are, particularly right after the diagnosis. If your doctor does not take the necessary time, then find a therapist for whom you are valuable enough that he will take the necessary time.
By the way, if I write “somewhat more” in this book about non-conventional cancer therapies, than I do about allopathic applications, there two reasons why. First, those who purchase this book expect to learn something about successful therapies other than chemotherapy and radiation, and second, it is simply a fact that is not easy to write about conventional cancer therapies if you want to describe them independently of pharmaceutical funding and career thinking.
Another tip: Use this book as a workbook. This book is structured in such a manner that when you have completed it you will know what is important for you. Moreover it is important that you understand that even in holistic therapy there are things that are necessary, things that are important, and things that are not-so-important. I say this because I know there are many books and reports in which hundreds of therapies are listed, and after reading all this material the patient neither remembers what he has read, nor does know how he should then begin “his” therapy. Thus I recommend that you take notes while you are reading and do not leave any question open. Your life and the happiness of your family are at stake. Do not put yourself under time pressure; at this point just think about your future. Everything else is secondary.
However I do not want to conceal from you what this book cannot do. It will not tell you which therapy you should start today, it cannot relieve you of the responsibility of perhaps speaking with various therapists; and more than anything else there is one other thing it cannot do: It cannot change you. From the bottom of my heart my desire for you is that you will start to view your future today (again) in an extremely positive light, and that you will create your future yourself through visualization and activities. Whatever you have hoped for up to this point – it is possible!
- Jonathan Chamberlain Cancer recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health (Clairview: East Sussex 2008). The new updated edition of the big book is now called The Cancer Survivor’s Bible. Excellent place to start. See also www.fightingcancer.com for his comprehensive ebook Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide.
- Francisco Contreras Dismantling Cancer (Interpacific Press, San Diego 2004). This book informs of the successes and failures of conventional medicine, the benefits of alternative therapies and demonstrates that exceptional results can be obtained by integrating orthodox and non-conventional medical protocols. References to scientific studies. Best book for overall worldwide picture. Francisco Contreras overseas the Oasis Hospital in Mexico, having previously specialised in surgical oncology in Vienna, Austria.
- Dr. Edward F Group, III The Green Body Cleanse (Global Healing Center 2009).
- Chris Woollams The Rainbow Diet :How it can help beat cancer (Health Issues, Buckingham 2nd ed. 2010) A mine of information – highly recommended. Also monthly magazine ICON – see www.canceractive.com.
- Griffin, G. Edward World Without Cancer (American Media, California, 1974 and 1997) now with CD. Order from www.cancure.org.
- Philip E Binzel, Jr., M.D. Alive and Well (American Media, California, 1994). After watching the above CD this American GP started treating his patients with B17 and nutrition therapy with amazing results. This book covers the 18 years from that time until his retirement. Order from www.cancure.org. Read online at www.whale.to.
- Felicity Corbin Wheeler God’s Healing Word (Book Publishing World 2006). Felicity lost a daughter to cancer before she herself was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and given no more than 6 months to live. She treated herself with injections of laetrile and ate apricot kernels and within a year her cancer had disappeared.
- Loretta Lanphier, NP, Cancer: The Path to Healing. (Personal testimony about healing from stage 3 colon cancer with natural medicine).
- Ernst T. Krebs, Jr. Some of his papers can be located on the internet. www.navi.net and www.cancure.org
- Phillip Day Cancer, Why we’re still dying to know the truth (Credence Publications, Kent 1999). B17 Metabolic Therapy in the prevention and control of cancer, a technical manual (Credence Publications, Kent 2002) www.credence.org
- David Servan-Screiber, MD, PhD anticancer: a new way of life (Penguin, London 2008). While conducting cutting edge research into neuroscience, the author found he had a brain tumour and suddenly became a patient comparing treatments. A few years later he had a relapse and finally got the message about diet and lifestyle. 15 years on he has written about how to help the body’s own immune system fight cancer, alongside conventional treatment. Will convince you about diet and lifestyle changes.
- Sally Fallon with Mary G Enig Nourishing Traditions: The cookbook that challenges politically correct nutrition and the diet dictocrats (New Trends, Washington DC 2nd edition 2001). Packed full of information, backed up by research studies, refuting a lot of ‘politically correct nutrition misinformation’. Fascinating. We all could benefit from reading this. But NB Dairy (even raw, unpasteurised, pasture-fed) is not good for cancer sufferers because of the growth factors in it (encouraging baby animals to grow fast).
- Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (nutrition): GAPS (Medinform Publishing, Cambridge 2004, 2010). This is a book about restoring the digestive system and how important that is as part of the immune system. Campbell-McBride set up the Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998 and specialises in adults with digestive and immune system disorders as well as seeing children and adults with behavioural and learning difficulties. She sees a link between digestion and psychology. See also www.gaps.me
- Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett Heal Your Gut: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS diet (Chelsea Green, Vermont 2014)
- Pete Evans: Family Food (Macmillan, Sydney 2014)
- Pete Evans: Paleo Every Day (Macmillan, London 2015)/Healthy Every Day (Macmillan, Sydney 2014)
- Professor Jane Plant CBE Your Life In Your Hands (Virgin, London 2000). ‘One of Britain’s most eminent scientists suffered from breast cancer five times, at which point she realised orthodox treatment was not going to work. She then learned of the relationship between diet and cancer’. Cutting dairy out of her diet saved her life.
- With Gill Tidey The Plant Programme (Virgin, London 2001). Delicious dairy free recipes. ** For our caution on soya see our own notes on Should we be avoiding dairy?.
- Professor Jane Plant Prostate Cancer – understand, prevent and overcome (Virgin, London 2004). Packed full of detailed scientifically proved information with hundreds of sources listed. Should refute any critics of the link between dairy produce and breast and prostate cancer. See above caution **.
- W. John Diamond M.D. and W. Lee Cowden M.D. with Burton Goldberg Cancer Diagnosis – What to do next (AlternativeMedicine.com Books, California 2000). Clinically proven, safe and non-toxic treatment.
- Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (Kensington, New York 2003) Excellent suggestions to minimise the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, fortify immune system all with nutrition.
- Chris Woollams Oestrogen – the killer in our midst (Health Issues, Buckingham 2004). ‘… every single cell in your body has the ability to produce hormones’ (p20), so perhaps hormonally driven cancers are even more common than we think. There is much to think and take action about in this book.
- Dr John R. Lee et al, What your doctor may not tell you about breast cancer (Thorsons, London 2002). ‘How hormone balance may save your life’ – about oestrogen. Also information about soya e.g.(see table on p 259) traditional soya products such as tofu, tempeh, fermented bean curd and miso being ‘favourable soy food’, but showing soybeans, oil and flour to be high in anti-nutrients.
- Dr Rosy Daniel with Andrew Panton The alternative treatment guide (Health Creation, Bristol 2003). This is part of the Cancer Lifeline Kit and is available from Health Creation 0845 009 3366 or from the Nutri Centre 020 7436 5122. There are 13 components in the kit: a video, guides, workbooks and CDs. A leaflet is available describing these. Dr Daniel is former Medical Director of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre.
- Lynne McTaggart, ed. The Cancer Handbook (What Doctors Don’t Tell You, London 2000), although not fully informed about laetrile therapy, contains detailed information about orthodox treatment.
- WDDTY February 2004 newsletter contains a special report on Breast Cancer: when its not cancer at all. “A growing number of experts believe that the advent of breast cancer screening has created a problem where none may actually exist, labelling many conditions as cancer which aren’t serious or life-threatening. The astonishing fact is that fully half of all cases of so-called breast cancer might not be cancer at all, but a harmless abnormality that will never progress to cancer.” If you have been diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer, get hold of this report from WDDTY: tel 0870 444 9886 and www.wddty.com
- Michael Gearin-Tosh Living Proof – a medical mutiny (Scribner, London 2002). His story from the moment of diagnosis. Consultants urged immediate treatment. He refused, probed words and looked behind medical phrases. He was told untreated myeloma patients die in less than a year, treated in two to three years. After much discussion and research he pursued alternative therapies and 8 years on wrote about it.
- Bernadette Bohan The Choice (Element, London 2005). Her story of battling cancer twice, 15 years apart. The second time she discovered alternative ways to help herself, getting more energy and curing her arthritis in the process. Now through demand she runs classes and gives talks about juicing, clean water, powerful foods – including nitrilosides, supplements and safe personal care. The last chapter gives an easy to follow guide to ‘change simply’.
- Patrick Holford Say No To Cancer (Piatkus, London 1999)
- Jennifer Meek & Patrick Holford Boost Your Immune System (Piatkus, London 1998)
- Patrick Holford & Judy Ridgway The Optimum Nutrition Cookbook (Piatkus, London 1999)
- Patrick Holford New Optimum Nutrition Bible (Piatkus, London 2004)
- Patrick Holford & Jerome Burne Food is better medicine than drugs (Piatkus, London 2006)
- Patrick Holford & Fiona McDonald Joyce The Holford 9-Day Liver Detox (Piatkus, London 2007)
- Chris Woollams Cancer: Your first 15 steps (Health Issues, Buckingham 2004). ICON published a double page spread with the same title in their second issue of the magazine August 2002. This is an expanded version with much more information but doesn’t mention B17 which is a shame!
- June de Spain The Little Cyanide Cookbook (American Media, California 1976) – recipes including foods specifically containing vitamin B17. The author was a toxicologist and pharmacologist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and conducted diet research at the University of Chicago.
- Jane Sen Healing Foods Cookbook (Thorsons, London 1996). ‘The vegan way to wellness’ by the Head Chef at the Bristol Cancer Help Centre
- Dr Gillian McKeith’s Living Food For Health (Piatkus, London 2000) especially on the importance of enzymes and details of ‘superfoods’ to boost the immune system, etc. Some recipes included.
- Dr Gillian McKeith You are what you eat (Penguin, London 2004) Gives the most common body signs to look out for to assess the state of your health, suggestions for supplements and diet. Detox suggestions and some recipes.
- Michael van Straten Superjuice (Mitchell Beazley, London 1999). Recipes for fruit and vegetable juices describing the vitamins, minerals and goodness in each.
- Barbara Cousins Vegetarian Cooking Without (Thorsons, London 2000) Recipes free from gluten, sugar, wheat, yeast, dairy, meat, fish and saturated fat.
- Dr F. Batmanghelidj Water & Salt: your healers from within (Tagman Press, Norwich 1992,2003). Available direct on 01603 281725 or www.watercure.com. On the importance of both water and salt in our diet. See www.regenerativenutrition.com for the benefits of unrefined, traditionally harvested Celtic sea salt.
- William Wolcott and Trish Fahey The Metabolic Typing Diet (Broadway, New York 2000) – no single diet works for everyone. For hereditary reasons your metabolism is unique. Find your metabolic type and best diet.
- Vernon Coleman Food for thought (European Medical Journal, Barnstaple 1994, 2000). On foods that are good for you, and foods that aren’t. On food preparation and why you should not eat microwaved food.
- B.C. Wolverton Eco-Friendly House Plants (Seven Dials, London 2000) for research by NASA on 50 house plants as solution to indoor pollution/toxins in the home.
- Rolf Gordon Are You Sleeping in a Safe Place? (2005). www.dulwichhealth.co.uk. Vital information on geopathic stress.
- Felicity Lawrence Not on the Label – what really goes into the food on your plate (Penguin, London 2004). This will get you reading all the labels and change your shopping habits!
- Dr David M Derry Breast Cancer and Iodine (Trafford Publishing, Victoria BC 2001)
- Dr David Brownstein Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It (Medical Alternatives Press, Westbloomfield Michigan 2nd ed 2006)
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