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 Steps to Recovery for Cancer Freshmen by Cancer Graduates

RESOURCES: Doctor Lists, Reference Books

Introduction Part 4 of 4

We used most of these references to get well, but as patients, not doctors, we cannot know if they are right for others.

 

A. FINDING DOCTORS AND CLINICS SPECIALZING IN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

 

These resources can help you find the doctors and/or hospitals you need that understand INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE. If they aren't located in your area, patients and local doctors can use them for phone consultations or to get referrals to colleagues they may know in your area.

WARNING:As patients, we have not evaluated all these doctors and clinics, and do not make a practice of recommending any doctor or clinic.But we have a rule of thumb we use to separate the most sincere and up to date doctors and clinics from those that seem to put business before healing.

When you have had time to research cancer you will learn that meat products that are heated over 200 degrees or show signs of browning or blackening can contain the same types of carcinogenic chemicals as a burning cigarette.And so does the second-hand smoke from both.In California, fast-food places that broil chicken for instance are required to post a cancer warning on the premises.We believe that research independent of the animal and tobacco industry shows that these are two of the major causes of cancer in our culture.You will also learn of laboratory tests at a leading university that show animal proteins, etc, can make cancer cells grow many times faster compared to eating plant foods.

So our rule of thumb is to be skeptical of doctors and clinics who have a permissive attitude toward allowing patients to eat animal products or smoke tobacco products.That may include most doctors and clinics who are not up to date or just donít want to loose business.During the recent economic downturn, we saw that some of those who previously discouraged use of animal products have now added meat to their menus to get more business.

 

 

ON-LINE LINK TO DOCTORS WHO UNDERSTAND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE.

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The CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY (www.CancerControlSociety.com) has been maintaining lists of patients and doctors who use nutritional and non-toxic cancer therapies for 34 years. And every Labor Day weekend they also hold conventions near Los Angeles with three days of lectures on the latest non-toxic cancer treatments for those who want to be, or need to be, on the cutting edge.We follow the disclaimer of CCS, and "do not recommend or take responsibility for endorsing" doctors. Please let the doctors know you were referred by the Cancer Control Society, and we would appreciate hearing how everything went for you as well.

 

Click on the following link to see the lists. You should be able to return to this page by clicking the back button a couple times, but to be sure of getting back, you could make a bookmark of this page first.

www.CancerControlSociety.com/directory.html

 

 

 DIRECTORY BOOKS OF DOCTORS WHO UNDERSTAND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

  

 

 

 

B. CLINICALLY TESTED ANTI-CANCER DIETS

 

 We have observed that mostly-raw vegan diets (garden vegetables, limited fruits, whole grains) seem to be the most effective diets for reversing cancer. Animal-based diets are contraindicated according to the research cited below, and we have not personally seen success with rice-based, or tofu-based diets. Vegetables and fruits were key for us.Some patients do alright adding tofu and grains, provided they do not displace too many vegetables. Whole grains are be more powerful if sprouted. This is covered in PATIENTS' PROTOCOL STEP 4, on nutrition.

Meanwhile the classic books below explain the most effective types of anti-cancer diets we have used over the last 20 Ė 30years. They are not sacred, and some of us mixed and matched from all three for more enjoyment. When designing a custom diet, it is important to use a website or pencil to calculate the daily calories, protein, etc. to make sure the diet is adequate. Otherwise changing diets can be disastrous to your health!Professional assistance is highly recommended for cancer patients because the learning curve can cause so much lost progress. This is discussed in the Nutrition section of the PATIENTS' PROTOCOL.

The amount of raw food can be critical.In one study scientists found that it took 30 bowls of cooked broccoli to equal the flavonoids of 1 bowl of raw broccoli.†† With scientific cooking they finally got it down to where 3 bowls could equal 1 of raw.

 

THECLASSICS

 

        Virginia Livingston-Wheeler, M.D., THE CONQUEST OF CANCER, 1984 edition.  The strict diet which prohibits eggs and meat is used for cancer patients. Sometimes called "Gerson Lite," this is the easiest - most like an ordinary diet. It may serve as a transition to the more intensive diets of Gerson and Wigmore, which may be more powerful. Franklin Watts, New York.

 

  

 

 

NEWER NUTRITION BOOKS

 

 

         McDougall, John, M.D. THE McDOUGALL PLAN and his early books, before he started featuring processed convenience foods. All of his books are based on a starch-centered vegan diet. This diet can be converted to a mostly raw, therapeutic cancer diet by using more raw vegetabless and adding raw juices. We don't recommend his later books based on convenience foods for cancer patients because rawness is so important. For a wealth of scientific vegan information, see his web site at www.DrMcdougall.com 

 

        T.Collin Campbell, PhD with Thomas M. Campbell. THE CHINA STUDY, 2005, Benbella Books, Dallas, Tx 75206. Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, Professor Campbell summarizes decades of world studies showing that the vegan diet is much healthier, and that animal protein may speed cancer growth by many times.Obviously this could sabotage cancer patients.He was a consultant to the government and reveals how nutritional policy and even elections are manipulated by the animal industry.

 

 

C. MORE ON ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES AND SUPPLEMENTS

 

        Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D., CANCER THERAPY, THE INDEPENDENT CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO NON-TOXIC TREATMENT & PREVENTION, 1992, Equinox Press, Brooklyn, New York.

 

        Pelton, Ross, Ph.D. and Lee Overholser, Ph.D. ALTERNATIVES IN CANCER THERAPY-The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic Treatments. 1994, Fireside, New York, New York.

 

        Quillin, Patrick, PhD, RD, CNS with Noreen Quillin. BEATING CANCER WITH NUTRITION, 1998 and newer editions, Nutrition Times Press, Inc. Tulsa, Oklahoma. This book is listed for supplement information only, not for it's very questionable high-protein diet, which many doctors consider to be contra-indicated for most cancer patients. This controversy is discussed on the NUTRITION webpages of the PATIENTS' PROTOCOL/TREATMENTS. Also please see the book above, THE CHINA STUDY.

 

        Day, Lorraine, M.D. DISEASES DON'T JUST HAPPEN and several other cancer videos, from a doctor who cured her cancer with a program similar to the PATIENTS' PROTOCOL on this website.Dr. Day will appeal to those who appreciate religious inspiration. Call 1-800-574-2437 for complete list of titles. 1998. Rockford Press, P.O. Box 8, Thousand Palms, Ca 92276.

 

 

E. DESIGNING BETTER LIFESTYLES

        Simonton,Carl, M.D. and Henson, Reid. THE HEALING JOURNEY. Scientifically effective lifestyles especially for cancer patients. 1992. Bantam Books, New York.

 

        Ornish, Dean, M.D. DR. DEAN ORNISH'S PROGRAM FOR REVERSING HEART DISEASE. Scientifically designed lifestyles for heart patients turn out to be remarkably similar to those most effective for cancer patients - are they on to something? 1990. Ballantine Books.

 

 

F. PRACTICAL BOOKS ON PSYCHOLOGY AND DEPRESSION

Psychotherapy can have a bad reputation for making people worse, or if they are lucky, just poorer.The science behind cognitive therapy is much stronger so it is more effective and much faster.But we favor treating depression, anxiety, indecisiveness, etc,(usually treated by drugs as a deficiency of certain neurotransmitters) by a combination of cognitive therapy plus supplements that are the nutritional precursors of those neurotransmitters 

 

        Seligman, Martin E.P., PhD. LEARNED OPTIMISM. Introduces cognitive therapy, the scientific facts, and valid self-tests. 1990. Pocket Books. New York

 

        Burns, David D, M.D. FEELING GOOD. Drug-free psychological tune-ups using cognitive therapy. 1980. Avon Books. New York.

 

        Larson, Joan Mathews, PH.D.DEPRESION-FREE NATURALLY.A practical but complicated guide to treating many common psychological problems by using supplements and diet to correct neurotransmitter deficiencies. This nutritional approach is cheaper, more effective and much faster without the dangerous side effects of the drugs sold on TV.

 

 

 G. LOCAL RESOURCES FOR CANCER SUPPORT

 

         Hospitals and government agencies can provide names of local support organizations.

 

         One outstanding organization is "The Wellness Community" located in many cities nationwide. The Wellness Community provides a wealth of free services for cancer patients, including support groups, lectures, tailored exercises, meditations, etc. They can be located from this national web site: www.TheWellnessCommunity.org

 

        Local cancer support groups are often organized by the type of cancer they discuss at the meetings.For example the largest prostate group in San Diego is the Informed Prostate Cancer Support Group.They meet monthly to hear talks by experts and share individual questions. http://www.ipsg.org/

 

 

H. WHAT KEEPS THE WAR ON CANCER FROM VICTORY?

 

 


You have completed the introduction. We repeat an important lesson we learned: We became grateful to this cancer adventure for leading us (actually, pushing us) through a doorway to a smarter lifestyle - much happier for us and for our loved ones.


 

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