Reversing Cancer: A Journey from Cancer to Cure
A Journey from Cancer to Cure
by Dr. Gerald H. Smith
An Integrated Approach Utilizing New Technology
Key Underlying Factors:
- Environmental Pollution
- Mercury Poisoning
- Dental Infections
- Processed Foods
- Genetic Links
- Powerful personal journey reversing a stage III ovarian cancer with minimal side effects using alternative medicine integrated with conventional treatment; describes effective, non-invasive advanced technologies to destroy cancer while preserving the immune system and body integrity
- Helps cancer patients and physicians define the underlying factors contributing to the cause of cancer and reasons for relapse; contributes new information on the key role mercury and dental infections play in the formation of cancer
- Presents new technological advances to improve accuracy of selecting nutritional supplements
- Provides advanced research on a Selective Drug Uptake Enhancement method that targets affected areas with medications and nutrients
- An extensive resource for both cancer patient and physician to guide them through the vast maze of alternative therapies; contains user friendly links to helpful websites to obtain essential products for the healing process
- Empowers cancer patients by teaching them how to remove toxic wastes, choose foods to regenerate and improve the immune system and use natural remedies to cope with the psychological component
- Written in easy to understand language; the reader is presented with Nobel Prize research that explains the true nature of cancer; the scientific model presented reveals the mechanism of cancer and gives patients the tools to assist in the reversing process
- Section I- Understanding the Nature of Cancer
- Section II- Destroying Cancer
- Section III- Chemotherapy and Its Adverse Side Effects
- Section IV -- Detoxification
- Section V- Nutrients to Regenerate Your Body
- Section VI- Metabolic Typing and Dietary Schedules
- Section VII- Treating the Psychological Component
- Section VIII- Recovering From Cancer
- Appendix I - Supplement Schedule
- Appendix II -- Tumor Markers -- Stage III Ovarian Cancer
- Appendix III -- Questions and Answers Regarding IPT Treatment
In 1997 my wife was treated for breast cancer and she succumbed to the fear tactics used by traditional medicine to undergo post-surgical radiation. After her lumpectomy the pathology report stated that a cancerous margin still remained and that a second surgical procedure would be necessary to remove it. During the two month interval between the initial lumpectomy and the second scheduled surgery, my wife treated herself twice a day with the Rife generator. The second pathology report stated that there were no cancerous cells present at the original site noted in the first pathology report. Medical confirmation of the disappearance of the cancer convinced us of the efficacy of Rife's discovery, in the 1930's, that cancer cells can be destroyed by frequencies. This positive news also motivated my wife to seek additional alternative treatments following post-radiation cancer therapy.
Our journey from the first bout with cancer to the present episode of ovarian cancer gave my wife the confidence to reject medicine's "gold standard" of chemotherapy as primary treatment and seek an intensive alternative approach. What follows is a compilation of the personal approach we chose with specific alternative treatments plus additional available therapies. It is our hope that this information gives cancer patients the knowledge and confidence to make more informed decisions.
The paradigm shift and innovative thought processes will challenge your belief system. That is why I wrote this book. By focusing on primary principles, Reversing Cancer offers patients survival skills to help beat the disease: (1) Detoxification of accumulated poisons; (2) Change the internal environment of the body through high quality nutrition; (3) Use of nutritional substances to boost the body's immune system; (4) Employ innovative technology to destroy the existing cancer with minimal or no damage to the rest of the body; and (5) To enhance the patient's mental well-being. If one embraces these concepts and proceeds with an open mind, one will soon appreciate the great sacrifices made by researchers to uncover the origins of cancer and develop effective advanced treatments. One must also realize that sometimes surgery and other valid components of traditional medicine have to be integrated to conquer this disease.
The journey down the cancer treatment road is fraught with peril. Conventional medical treatment basically provides three primary avenues: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Selecting one or a combination of the three requires weighing the potential benefits and harm that can result. In our case, it was an easy decision. My wife's left ovary was the size of a small cantaloupe, and the right ovary was as big as a lemon. Our dilemma focused on the other two options. Since ovarian cancer is not sensitive to radiation, our options were quickly narrowed to one.
A cloud of skepticism surfaced after my wife identified the potential side effects of chemotherapy. Any kind of a quality of life faded with the horrible memories of what her close friend endured with metastatic breast cancer. My wife's friend stated that the chemotherapy took away a level of energy that never returned. She also said that, knowing what she did about the severe nausea and loss of energy, that she would never go through chemotherapy again. The clincher came from chemotherapy treatment received by her cousin, who also was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer. She was left with permanent paraesthesia of her hands and feet. The numbness precluded her from driving and because of her inability to feel she recently tripped and broke the head of her femur bone. The four months of post-surgical rehabilitation was arduous.
When compared to conventional medical treatment, alternative medicine presents a gigantic maze of philosophies, innovative technologies, magic potions, herbal compounds, vitamins, enzymes, homeopathic medicines, dietary regimes, detoxification programs and much more. If I had not been practicing alternative concepts since 1975 and had over 25-years of first hand clinical experience with many of the natural supplements, I would have been at a loss to make accurate, rational decisions.
My confidence in the capabilities of what alternative treatments can achieve was scientifically documented by conventional medical testing. I Witnessed first hand the total reversal of a 73-year-old patient, who was in hospice waiting to die with severe congestive heart-failure, with just vitamins alone. I also have information from a husband whose wife's breast cancer disappeared after having her mercury fillings removed, put on a nutritional program and used the Rife machine. The latter case was documented when the wife, who was hysterical from the initial biopsy report that her entire lumpectomy tissue sample, including two tumors and all surrounding tissue, was cancerous. To the amazement of the oncological surgeon, the biopsy report from the complete mastectomy showed all normal tissue. These and other dramatic results gave me the confidence to research my options and formulate a rational plan. The following pages represents the major treatment modalities, all nutritional supplements, and procedures we used. An asterisk notes the therapies that were actually used. As an added bonus, I have included other effective substances and approaches for your consideration.
Section I -- Understanding the Nature of Cancer
The frightening truth is that the medical establishment has lost the War on Cancer.
Based on the American Cancer Society's 1999 statistics:
- 1 in 2 American men will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.
- 1 in 3 American women will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.
For countless millions, the cancer will not be put into remission or even contained by surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Statistically 80% or four out of five patients who receive one or a combination of the three types of therapy die within five years. Even more startling is the fact that people who refuse traditional cancer treatment live on average four times longer than those who receive conventional therapy. Cancer research/technology may have become more sophisticated but the survival statistics have not improved. In reality, the possibility of even achieving a cure through standard methods has not advanced significantly since 1960.
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result! The insanity of conventional medicine is their primary focus on the villain with little or no attention being paid to the underlying cause. Medicine focuses on genetic engineering and destroying the cancer at all costs even if it means destroying the rest of the body. This myopic view is witnessed by their three principal treatments: Surgery cuts the mass out but fails to analyze the patient's underlying pathology (heavy metals, chemical burden, yeast or fungal infections, dental pathology, acid pH, liver toxicity, etc.). Radiation destroys cancer as well as the healthy tissue in its path. Radiologists never mention the need to analyze the patient's underlying pathology. Chemotherapy is a race between destroying the cancer before destroying the patient. Medicine's delivery system is "cafeteria style." Every patient with a specific type of cancer gets the exact same treatment with total disregard for their biological differences.
If medicine's methods were so successful there would be no need for alternative therapies, yet statistically more money is being spent by patients on alternative treatment each year than on conventional therapy. Moreover, if medicine has such a good success rate, there should be no need for intimidation and Gestapo type tactics to convince people to accept their treatment. Frequently, parents of under-aged children with cancer who reject conventional chemotherapy are reported to Social Services and legally forced into treatment!
Real Cause of Cancer
Cancer has only one prime cause. It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body's cells by an anaerobic [i.e., oxygen-deficient] cell respiration. -Dr. Otto Warburg-1931 Nobel Prize-Winner
The American Cancer Society (ACS) explains: "Cancer cells develop because of damage to DNA. This substance is in every cell and directs all its activities. Most of the time when DNA becomes damaged the body is able to repair it. In cancer cells, the damaged DNA is not repaired. People can inherit damaged DNA, which accounts for inherited cancers. Many times though, a person's DNA becomes damaged by exposure to something in the environment," a carcinogen like the chemicals in cigarette smoke.
In principle the ACS agrees that the causative factor is the damage to the cell's DNA. Unfortunately their priorities are misdirected causing them to go on an elusive chase. Medicine keeps searching for the best chemotherapeutic agents or other Sci-Fi remedies. No matter what their approach, their goal is still to attack the symptom rather than treat the factors that caused the DNA damage. By maintaining this illusive dream, a $200 billion industry is perpetuated worldwide. Because it will never find the cure, medicine will continue to perpetuate its myths about cancer.
The nature of cancer cells
Doctor Warburg's discovery shows that cancer cells metabolize much differently than normal cells. Normal cells need oxygen. Cancer cells despise oxygen. In fact, oxygen therapy is a favorite among many of the alternative clinics; because, it is effective in killing cancer cells without damaging the rest of the body. Cancer metabolizes through a process of fermentation (production of lactic acid from the breakdown of sugar). It is a disease that is metabolic in origin, a disease that is linked with our utilization of devitalized and chemicalized food. The metabolism of cancer cells is approximately 8 times greater than the metabolism of normal cells. Because of its high rate of metabolism, the cancer is constantly on the verge of starvation and thus constantly asks the body to feed it. When the food supply is cut off, the cancer begins to starve unless it can make the body produce sugar to feed itself. In its infinite wisdom, the body starts glycogenesis (gly-co-gen-esis), producing sugar from the breakdown of protein. Knowing that cancer needs sugar, does it make sense to feed it sugar? Does it make sense to have a high carbohydrate diet?
In part, food therapies have their successes because someone once saw the connection between sugar and cancer. There are many food therapies, but not a single one allows many foods high in carbohydrates and not a single one allows sugars, BECAUSE SUGAR FEEDS CANCER.
Reversing Cancer presents information regarding the many causative factors and how best to reverse the disease process. There are no magic bullets. A custom program must be designed for each patient, and the patient must be 100% committed. It is important to select the supplements on the basis of patient compatibility. By being as thorough as possible, I believe the patient has the best chance for survival.
Sacrifices in both time and money will have to be made to achieve remission and in some cases a cure. Reversing Cancer was written as a result of our own healing journey. It is hoped that our experiences and knowledge will make it easier for cancer patients to have a better overall understanding of the nature of cancer, the alternative treatments available and choices of effective nutrients. Having this invaluable information in one source will make your own journey easier, more economical, faster and less fearful. The journey can be an exciting adventure with new challenges. In the end the patient must be comfortable with making the best, informed decisions.
About the Author
- Graduated with a B.S. degree from Penn State University in 1965 and recieved a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1969
- Completed two-year post-graduate training in orthodontics 1974-76
- Author: Alternative Treatments For Conquering Chronic Pain, Headaches Aren't Forever, Cranial Dental-Sacral Complex, Dental Orthogonal Radiographic Analysis, Physiologic Adaptive Range Concept, and Advanced Lightwire Functional Appliances
- First to document effectiveness of using vitamin supplements as the primary treatment to totally reverse a 73-year-old congestive heart failure hospice patient who was refused a heart transplant
- First to design a precision attachment for fixed dental bridgework to allow cranial bone motion
- Originator of the Physiologic Adaptive Range Concept: comprehensive diagnostic system designed to efficiently determine the underlying causes of patient's medical/dental complaints
- Originator of Dental Orthogonal Radiographic Analysis System: first system ever developed to actually quantify cranial bone movements resulting from manipulative and dental orthopedic treatments
- President of Holistic Dental Association 2003 to 2005
- Editor of professional journal for Holistic Dental Association 2003 to 2005
- Past president of the Pennsylvania Craniomandibular Society
- Awarded two United States Patents: flash adapter for intraoral photography and cranial motion precision attachment
- National and International lecturer: guest lecturer at Walter Reed Army Hospital, National Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain, Osteopathic Cranial Academy, Yonsei Memorial Hospital in Seoul Korea; presented first seminar on dental/whole body structural interrelationships in Melbourne, Australia
- Recognized international authority on craniomandibular somatic dysfunction
- Published over thirty articles in peer reviewed journals
- Contributed chapters on chronic pain in two professional books
- Accumulated over 2,000 hours of post-graduate continuing education in: nutrition, medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupunture, oriental medicine, dental functional orthopedics, and craniopathy
- CEO of International Center For Nutritional Research, Inc.
- Private practice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania specializing in chronic pain and medical/dental issues