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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
- Bret Stetka is an Editorial Director at Medscape (a subsidiary of WebMD) and a freelance health, science and food writer. He received his MD in 2005 from the University of Virginia and writes regularly for Wired Magazine about brains, genomics and sometimes both. Follow Bret on Twitter @BretStetka
Friday, December 26, 2014
By R. Webster Kehr
We live in a world of “fast foods,” “fast cars,” and fast answers or should I say: “shallow answers.” Executives don’t like to read reports of more than one or two pages. People want to learn everything they need to know about something by watching a 1/2 hour television show. Students want to learn complicated mathematics while they play video games. And so on.
Unfortunately, the world of cancer politics and cancer treatments are not simple subjects. They are complicated. Plus it is impossible to overcome decades of constant false information by reading for half an hour. So grab something to drink, settle into your seat, and grab your computer mouse, because this is not going to be a short story, nor will it be entertaining. Let us start with a metaphor.
The Small Town Metaphor
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
This eBook is more technical and detailed than the “Introduction to Alternative Cancer Treatments” eBook. For example, it details a randomly chosen issue of the Reader’s Digest and shows how the large number of pharmaceutical advertisements correlates with the large number of articles in the magazine which glorify orthodox medicine.
But the real power of this book is in its discussions of the tactics of the pharmaceutical industry, the media and the FDA. Great detail is shown for how these three entities manipulate and control information.
Also, in this book is a chapter on how Linus Pauling, PhD (two-time Nobel Prize winner) and Dr. Ewen Cameron, M.D. (actually M.B. in Scotland) demonstrated that Vitamin C, given in moderate doses, provided far, far better results for cancer patients than orthodox cancer treatments.
The two-time Nobel Prize winner and medical doctor infuriated the medical establishment because they had integrity!! The tactics to discredit the Pauling/Cameron research are studied in detail.
In short, this eBook is for those who want to dig deeper into the tactics of the medical establishment, the media, the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.
Chapter 1 – Introduction To The War in Medicine
Chapter 2 – The Foundation Of The War in Medicine
Chapter 3 – Case Study of Scientific Corruption[Pauling and Cameron]
Chapter 4 – Remission, Cure Rates and Other Deceptions
Chapter 5 – The Approval of Chemotherapy Drugs
Chapter 6 – The Scientific Evidence For Alternative Medicine
Chapter 7 – Cancer Research
Chapter 8 – Case Study of Media Corruption
Chapter 9 – How The Media and Establishment Control The Public
Chapter 10 – Other Control Tactics
Chapter 11 – The Role of the FDA
Chapter 12 – The FDA Versus Freedom of Speech
Chapter 13 – Who Do You Believe – Follow The Money Trail
Monday, December 22, 2014
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'What touches all should be decided by all.'
Monday, December 8, 2014
When we are ill we must be prepare to help what ever therapy we choose. We must be prepared to assist the Gerson Therapy to help the body to heal. We do so with unrelenting all important emotional and spiritual rigor. Cancer is a game not for the faint of heart. It is a as much a game of the mind as it is of the body. From the personal log of Bill Zimmermann 2009. "I must concede...
- "...the holistic route is not for everyone. It demands a personal transformative act of will, real courage and a commitment to personal change. In what appears to be our darkest moments cancer redoubles and then triples its demand upon us. It commands us to manifest undreamed of courage empathy and tenderness all at the same time. It is a deeply personal and satisfying challenge, with love itself at the core of the engine of healing" Bill Zimmermann 2009.
Recently I received an anonymous comment on this site that stated:
"I was a patient at Dr. Vickers clinic (Northern Baja Gerson Center in Rosarito Mexico). After paying $10,000, the treatments didn't work and almost killed me. My cancer grew at an alarming rate while on Dr. Vickers protocol and Gerson therapy. I started chemo to get the cancer under control and am alive because I abandoned the Gerson/Vickers protocol. I kept in touch with another patient and he had the same experience. Dr. Vickers talks like he is curing all his patients but be warned from a former patient--it's a deadly gamble to go to his clinic."
To which I respond...
"It is unfortunate you had a negative experience with the Advanced Gerson Therapy, but you're not dead yet. Every patient does not always respond to it, or for that matter, to chemo, radiation or surgery. The objective of Dr. Vickers and the other excellent Gerson hospitals is to deliver a holistic synergistic approach that works with the body to help it heal itself - nothing more. I do not believe the Gerson Therapy and the Advanced Therapies offered at NBGC could "kill you or are a deadly gamble" as you stated. It is not toxic so it can not kill you. What it is as you well know, is an alternative way to deal with the imbalance 'cancer.' It is well documented to be remarkably effective, in fact statistically far more effective than chemo, radiation and surgery combined without the side effects. Please use what you learned at NBGC. Add it to your bag of tricks and apply when appropriate to your new choice in therapy to help a successful outcome.
Sometimes in our desperation we blame others when their best work fails us. I know Dr. Vickers well enough to know that he is doing his best to heal his patients, sometimes in a last ditch effort at reversal of cancers that are extremely difficult to manage or to cure. Ten thousand dollars may seem like a lot of money when we do not have an insurance company to pay it, but we all pay for your chemo through what ever outcome by way of insurance premiums, taxes (Medicare) and so forth. Chemo rarely works and is a multi billion dollar industry. When it does not work it destroys quality of life from beginning to end and weakens the bodies immune system so that we must come back for more highly profitable therapy when the cancer returns. It's a rigged game and the oncology game is rigged to profit from your pain as sure as my name is Bill. Yes, I have known people who have survived chemo. But the cancer almost always comes back. A dear friend is on her third round of chemo after two bouts with cancer. She is in her late sixties and she is a powerhouse of optimism, love and generosity. I believe it is these qualities that have carried her not the chemotherapy itself.
If you come back and read this reply I want you to know that my heart goes out to you as it is my sincere conviction to assist people here on this blog with life saving information. I have seen what conventional medicine has to offer and like your experience with Dr. Vickers chemo does not work to my satisfaction.
The truth is cancer is a cunning and baffling ...sinister and tricky disease. What works for one person may not work for another. But one thing is for certain. Half the healing is in our attitude and in our heart. Charlotte Gerson once said to me "Bill we can only cure half of any cancer, the other half is in the mind and in the heart of the patient" (read up on epigenetics). With this in mind perhaps you will combine the therapies to what ever degree is appropriate and advisable and forgive the failure of the Advanced Gerson approach. I think it was a wise decision to start with the Gerson Therapy and hope you take with you what was useful about it.
Please know that sometimes cancer just marches into our lives and kills unmercifully no matter what we do. That is the truth. And it is also true and well documented that oft times our thoughts and emotional states create our condition and ultimately the can be disciplined and controlled to guide us back to healing.
Don't be angry with Dr. Vickers. Fear anger and resentment are the most deadly part of cancer. A lot of people who practice the Gerson therapy do get well and of course some do not. But the truth is the therapy is only half the battle and I hope you know that this is also true for your chemo and for radiation and surgery too. Your mind and heart hold half the cards and in most cases contribute heavily to the desired outcome. Forgiveness, fair mindedness and a sweetness of character is a most powerful therapy. In fact it is as important if not more important than any medical procedure however counter it is to the fear anger and panic that sets in. Cancer is a game of the heart, mind and body. It takes great finesse skill and cunning to heal. One also needs support of family friends and ones enlightened physician. It is a challenge and you can win! But it is up to you to play your internal game well. It is your internal super-hero that will transcend the disease and put cancer cells back into balance. But don't smear Dr. Vickers. He, like Dr. Burzynski in Houston is a trailblazer in a modality of healing that works for some but not for others. In the end the Gerson Therapy is incredibly HUMANE and combined with proper care maintains a high quality of life especially in the end when we want to be close to our loved ones with dignity and in as good health as possible.
Personally I never dismiss any kind of therapy that works. I know someone who got Proton Therapy for prostate cancer and to date he is fine! So I hope chemo works for you. I guarantee you there are aspects to the Gerson Therapy that will help you stay well should you heal. Detoxification after chemo is done will be important making the Gerson Therapy useful when it comes time for you to clean up the mess left by chemo - so the cancer does not come back. To release anger and resentment and the kind of judgment that you have levied against Dr. Vickers and his therapies might be the key to healing. Not to do so is the deadliest thing you could do.
Again my heart and deepest faith goes out to you for a quick and effective healing right now. Bill Zimmermann"
I hope this person reads this post. I emailed it to Dr. Vickers and while he is challenged by this slam he is not deterred from his post as a physician who practices most credible forms of holistic cancer treatment. And while we wait for the statistics to reveal his success we mark time knowing he is doing right by his patients by combining highly successful and effective therapies. We continue to support Dr. Vickers in his pursuit to improve the Gerson Therapy.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
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Friday, November 28, 2014
I. How Coffee Enemas Help to Detoxify the Body:
- Improves Liver Detoxification - the caffeine causes dilatation of the liver's bile ducts, which facilitates excretion of toxic byproducts trapped in the liver and dialysis of these compounds across the colonic wall to be excreted out of the rectum.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Monday, November 3, 2014
anxieties, or similar symptoms, and resulting in drugs (benzodiazepines) being prescribed instead of having the real cause (calcium and/or magnesium deficiencies) corrected. Unfortunately, this type of symptomatic drug therapy continues to be a trademark of modern medicine.
CHART OF MAGNESIUM RICH FOODS
|Serving Size, Common Units||Serving Size, Grams||Milligrams Magnesium||Milligrams Magnesium per Gram||% Daily Value (DV)|
|Cocoa, unsweetened||2 tbsp.||10||52||5.24||14%|
|Bran Breakfast Cereal, ready to eat||1 oz.||28||78||2.78||19%|
|Cashews, dry roasted||1 oz.||28||73||2.61||18%|
|Pumpkin Seeds, roasted||1 oz.||28||73||2.61||18%|
|Peanuts, dry roasted||1 oz.||28||49||1.75||12%|
|Peanut Butter||2 tbsp.||32||49||1.53||12%|
|Whole Wheat Bread, homemade||1 slice||28||37||1.32||9%|
|Navy Bean Sprouts, raw||1 oz.||28||28||1.01||7%|
|Spinach, boiled||1/2 cup||90||79||0.87||20%|
|Whole Wheat Bread, store bought||1 slice||28||23||0.82||6%|
|Coffee, espresso||2 oz.||60||48||0.80||12%|
|Spinach, raw||1 cup||30||24||0.79||6%|
|Quinoa, cooked||1/2 cup||92.5||59||0.64||15%|
|Milk Chocolate||1 oz.||28||18||0.63||4%|
|Soybeans, boiled||1/2 cup||90||54||0.60||14%|
|Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas), boiled||1/2 cup||87.5||46||0.52||12%|
|Buckwheat Groats (Kasha), cooked||1/2 cup||84||43||0.51||11%|
|Parsley, raw||1 oz.||28||14||0.50||3%|
|Lima Beans, boiled||1/2 cup||94||40||0.43||10%|
|Acorn squash, baked||1/2 cup||102.5||44||0.43||11%|
|Swiss Chard||1/2 cup||175||75||0.43||19%|
|Artichokes||1 whole medium||120||50||0.42||13%|
|Egg, fried||1 whole large||46||18||0.39||3%|
|Bacon, pan-fried||3 oz.||85||31||0.36||8%|
|Pork Tenderloin, broiled||3 oz.||85||31||0.36||8%|
|Okra, boiled||1 cup||160||58||0.36||14%|
|Bulgur Wheat, cooked||1/2 cup||91||29||0.32||8%|
|Whole Wheat Spaghetti||1/2 cup||70||21||0.30||6%|
|Parsnips, boiled||1/2 cup||78||23||0.29||6%|
|Chicken Breast, roasted||3 oz.||85||24||0.29||6%|
|Ground Beef, pan browned||3 oz.||85||24||0.28||6%|
|Broccoli, boiled||1/2 cup||78||16||0.21||4%|
|Pasta Sauce||1/2 cup||128||27||0.21||7%|
|Potatoes, boiled without skin||1 cup||156||31||0.20||8%|
|Milk, 2%||1 cup||244||27||0.11||7%|
|Coffee, from grounds||6 oz.||178||5||0.03||1%|
Saturday, November 1, 2014
How To Get Addicted To Working Out
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds (from People's Market Ocean Beach) bulk section
- 2 inch piece of ginger (peeled if not organic) - reduce or take capsules if flavor is too strong or unpleasant
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (or take capsules if the taste is not well tolerated)
- 1tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbs flax oil (oil helps assimilate all the contents of the smoothie into the body)
- 2-3 cups / or two big hand-fulls of leafy greens (kale, collards, romaine, spinach, chard, etc.) Costco fresh bag of organic greens mix
- 1 cup of celery
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup of mixed frozen berries of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc)
- ½ cup filtered water (occasionally substitute freshly squeezed organic apple juice)
- stevia to knock out bitterness of greens
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 min or until smooth
- Serve immediately or store in airtight container for up to 1 day
Monday, October 13, 2014
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Make it as even as possible, spreading to about 1/8 " thickness. Score the dough then place in the preheated oven.
Friday, September 5, 2014
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We let the pathological money grubbing meat industry hide the slaughter from us and somehow our rationalizations WIN as we sit down to a juicy steak, chicken leg or pork tenderloin. Yum! OUR psychopathy, OUR hypocrisy is the enemy, not this poor misguided family in the picture or even the evil meat industry people. FOR WITHOUT OUR CONSENT AND MONEY THEY HAVE NOTHING. YOU PROTECT THE ANIMALS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SO AND NO ONE ELSES. YOU ALONE AUTHORIZE THIS SLAUGHTER.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
Fukushima. The Gulf oil spill. Polluted fish farms. Genetically engineered salmon.
While seafood – and omega-3 rich fish in particular – has always been an excellent source of vital nutrients, widespread contamination has left many of us wondering…
What fish is safe?
Unfortunately, more than 90 percent of the seafood consumed in the United States is imported. What’s more, a report by Food & Water Watch, found that less than 2% of the 860,000 imported seafood shipments were visually inspected and less than 1% were actually tested for contaminants.
If that’s not enough, there is an industry-wide “bait-and-switch” that is occurring. Fraudulently labeled seafood is turning up in cans, restaurants and even in your local grocery.
In today’s article, I’ll show you how you can protect yourself from the health-harming contaminants found in seafood and the clean options that will provide you with power-packed nutrition.
“Fishy” Seafood and The Safer Options
#1 Imported & Farm-Raised Catfish: Also called Basa and Swam, almost 90 percent of catfish comes from Vietnam – a country with loose regulations on the use of dangerous antibiotics and other chemicals.
Safer Catch: Like catfish, pollock is a mild, white fish with a delicate flavor that’s naturally low in mercury. Look for pollock from the US, Canada and Norway which provide the most eco-friendly harvesting.
#2 Eel: Also called unagi, eel is primarily farmed in China. Toxic nitrofuran – a powerful carcinogen – and many other drugs and pesticides are used to reduce the spread of disease in eel pens. Eel is also highly contaminated with mercury and cancer-causing PCBs.
Safer Catch: Swap eel for squid – an eco-friendly option that is low in contaminants, a great source of protein and easy to prepare.
#3 Atlantic Flatfish: These fish – including sole, flounder and halibut – are high in contaminants. They also have a long history of being overfished, contributing to the collapse of our oceans.
Safer Catch: Swap Atlantic halibut for Pacific halibut– a delicious option that’s environmentally friendly.
#4 Imported & Farm-Raised Shrimp: One of the dirtiest seafoods sold is imported farmed shrimp. Chemical residues, antibiotics and an assortment of other contaminants have been found in farmed shrimp.
Safer Catch: While avoiding imported, farmed shrimp can greatly reduce your exposure to contaminants, it’s important to note that 70 percent of domestic shrimp comes from the Gulf of Mexico. With the recent oil spill, this raises concern for the health of these shrimp stocks. Your best bet is MSC-certified wild-caughtPacific shrimp from Oregon.
#5 Farmed Atlantic Salmon: Due to cramped quarters, rampant disease and a steady diet of “fish meal”, farmed salmon is rife with chemical contaminants ranging from pesticides and antibiotics to PCBs. In fact, fish consumption data shows that 800,000 U.S. adults eat enough PCBs from farmed salmon to exceed the allowable lifetime cancer risk 100 times over! Also of concern is the FDA’s consideration to allow genetically engineered salmon to be sold, unlabeled, in the near future.
Safer Catch: Avoid chemical contaminants and “Frankenfish” by choosing only wild Alaskan salmon.
#6 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: According to the New York Times, Atlantic bluefin tuna have the highest levels of mercury and have reached near-extinction levels. Choosing more eco-friendly tuna varieties (like albacore or yellowfin) may not be the answer, either. Oceana - a non-profit ocean protection group – collected 1,215 samples from seafood vendors from 2010 to 2012. They found that 59% of tuna is not just mislabeled but it is almost entirely compromised of escolar - a fish once banned by the FDA.
Safer Catch: Swap tuna for smaller (but just as flavorful) Atlantic mackerel and sardines. You’ll enjoy all of the health benefits of omega-3 rich fish, without the high levels of mercury and contaminants…not to mention questionable contents.
Keeping Healthy Fish on Your Plate and In Our Oceans
As the use of chemicals and unnatural agricultural practices soars to meet global food demand, it becomes increasingly more important to take a closer look at the origins of your food.
Know your farmer and your fishermen. Read labels. Ask questions.
While the health effects of these chemicals may not be immediately felt, their long term impact on human health is indisputable. Protect your health tomorrow by saying “no” to contaminated seafood today!
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I've got an exercise for you. For the next seven days, make a concerted effort to count how many people with whom you come in contact who end your conversation with "I'll call you," or "Let's get coffee!" or "We should connect for a drink!"
In two weeks, go back and visit the list you made, and see how many of them followed up on their suggestion.
The answer will more than likely be "none."
We live in a world where 99% of the people you meet are full of shit. It just is. It's not up for debate, it's not a scientific fact, it just is. I think this is the case for several reasons, but the most logical one is as follows: We all want to be thought of as "The nice guy." Ironically, by doing this, we usually come across as full of shit, as opposed to the nice guy. If we play the nice guy role in the beginning "Call me! Happy to help!" Or "Let's get coffee!" and then never follow up, or cancel plans, or never answer the resulting email, not only are we blowing our "nice guy" persona, but then we're proven as even worse than a "not nice guy," we're proven to be full of shit. At least if you're not nice and honest, you're true. But being nice on the surface and never returning the call moves you from "nice" to "not nice" to "full of shit." And that's the worst place to be.
Others are full of shit because they only look out for themselves, feel the need to attempt to win by taking everyone else down, or simply put, just don't care. Whatever the reason, just look around - there's no doubt we're living in a world full of people who are just full of shit. I'm on an Amtrak as I write this, and the guy next to me just got off his phone with a "OK, you too - Totally have to get together, no doubt, I'll call you!" He hangs up, and under his breath, as he's shaking his head, he mutters, "douche."
So if that's the case, there's one really awesome thing you can take out of it. If everyone is full of shit, it's never been easier to be at the top of your game and own the playing field. Think about it - It's the same logic as the kinda-thin girl who hangs out with fat girls - By comparison, she looks hot. If everyone else spends their time disappointing everyone else, all you have to do is rise 1% above the fray, and you win it all.
So here's how:
1) Exceed relatively low expectations. Again - We don't expect much out of people anymore. Used to be we'd expect stellar service on all counts - Whether it was the windshield being washed when we pulled up to the gas station, or our meal being brought to our table - that's pretty much gone nowadays.
Sure, it's awesome to set the bar totally high and exceed it. And I'm not saying don't do that. But focus on building your reputation piece by piece. If you don't want to have coffee with someone, don't suggest it as you're saying goodbye after your first meeting. If you DO want to have coffee with someone, why not suggest a Skype call, and when you email to follow up, upgrade it to coffee. Start off low and grow quickly. It's the easiest thing in the world to do.
2) Do "unexpected followup" daily. I have a big, big stack of business cards. Probably over 3,500, 4,000 cards. These are people I've met once, usually at a conference or trade show. They're not "contacts," per se, but they're also not complete strangers. I keep these cards in a giant fish bowl on my desk, where people who don't constantly worry about their weight would keep candy. Each day, I pull ten cards out, and email the people on them, just to say hi. No selling, not even that much talking about me - Just asking about them. How are they, what are they working on, etc. This keeps me "top of mind," and does two other things: Brings some of those people from "quasi-contacts" to "clients," and as beneficial, makes me first in their mind when someone they know asks if they know anyone who does what I do. Added bonus? I get to say hi. Nice touch.
3) Do the little things no one else does. You have any idea how many times I show up at early morning meetings with donuts? I call it "Insta-Hero." It's incredibly easy to be the Insta-Hero. Show up to an early morning meeting with Donuts. Make sure there's a full bowl of candy on your desk when people come by. ALWAYS carry a pen, a stick of gum, and a lighter. (And not just for people who smoke - Lighters can act as a scissor and burn down a loose thread, among millions of other uses.) Be the one who always does the little things, and you'll be the one people turn to when they have a budget to spend.
4) Find out what people are doing. If you had any idea on how many people I have Google Alerts, you'd call me the King of Stalking. But in fact, those alerts are one of the most helpful tools in my arsenal. Someone gets quoted? Drop a congratulatory note. Someone gets promoted? Send cookies. Someone takes a new job? Send a six pack. It's not hard, doesn't cost a lot, and keeps you well above the fold of mediocrity. Why? Because no one else does it. Again - When most people are full of shit, it doesn't take that much to not be! So don't be! Everyone wins! (Especially you!)
5) For God's sake, if you do nothing else, just be nice! A smile goes a hell of a long way towards proving you're not full of shit. Just by being a touch nicer - Offering to help someone put their bag in the overhead compartment, letting the obviously time-crunched person go ahead of you at Starbucks… You never know where these small, innocent acts can lead - But yo do know this - If they lead anywhere, they start off with the other person believing you're in fact, NOT full of shit - And from there, it's up to you to keep proving that.
From and credit to: http://shankman.com