Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chemo-"therapy": The oxymoron

Chemo + Therapy? Hardly. Toxic chemicals are not therapy for disease. Do not be brainwashed into believing that fallacy. It is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms.

"The One-Minute Cure: The Secret to Healing Virtually all Diseases" by Madison Cavanaugh refers to the Pharmaceutical industry as a cartel: "a group of businesses that collude to limit competition within an industry or market." (Wiktionary 1/31/10).

Very simple natural cures that have been used for over 160 years in the Far East have been suppressed by the pharmaceutical-medical complex (recall the military-industrial complex implicated in the JFK assassination? A similar dynamic is at work here). This is a chemical conspiracy driven hard by the pharmaceutical cartel. Just try watching your TV at night without viewing a single drug ad--impossible! This cartel is in your living room every night, convincing you that you are ill, and that you need to buy their products. Do what I do: hit the mute button or leave the room.

We, the people, do not need to buy these drugs. We, the people, need to unite to fight for our health freedom. When I was growing up, I was taught that censorship and suppression was prevalent in Communist Russia, but America was the "Land of the Free". Apparently not so. As we Baby Boomers age out and experience various health issues, we are more and more susceptible to health information and health care suppression. We need to protest this suppression, just as we protested the Vietnam War and Watergate.

Did you know that seven (7) states have "Health Freedom Laws"? NM, AZ, LA, RI, CA, MN, OK. NOT New York. Why do we need laws to guarantee and protect our right to Health Freedom? That is very telling in itself.

The National Health Freedom Coalition's mission is below:

"To promote access to all health care information, services, treatments and products that the people deem beneficial for their own health, healing, well-being and survival; and to promote the health of the people of this nation.

Consumers are in jeopardy of losing access to holistic health care practitioners. Medical doctors, dentists, homeopaths, naturopaths, and alternative practitioners across the country are being harassed, investigated, and detained for their actions!

Why? Because practitioners are presenting a health care option to consumers that is different from conventional medicine and are practicing a holistic approach that involves natural substances and techniques. Because of restrictive state practitioner laws, these individuals can lose their licenses or be prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license.

Access to dietary supplements, health care products and devices is at risk. Manufacturer’s are investigated by federal agencies such as FDA and FTC or local authorities for making health claims for products that are therapeutic in nature, even when the claims are truthful and not misleading. This censorship must stop.

Global guidelines and trade agreements are being passed that will impact our access to many products that we appreciate and depend on for maintaining our health.

National Health Freedom Coalition works to protect the right of all people to access their favorite health care practitioners and health care products, as well as to protect the right to access many other healing arts services that really resonate with people’s path to wellness!"


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tribute to Taylor

Today is my dear friend Taylor's birthday. She would have been 59 today. I dedicate this blogspot to her.
To Taylor, on your birthday, with love and gratitude.

The following are the eulogies I delivered, one at her funeral, and one at her memorial service. Taylor battled chemotherapy, and told me towards the end of her battle that she had "2 days in the past year and a half when she felt OK, not great, not even good, but just 'OK'". The rest of the time she "felt like shit".

"Known and Little-known Facts about Janet Boylan Taylor Rizzolo by her Former Roommate"
In the fall of 1975, Janet Taylor came up to me at the Wine Cellar and said, “I hear you’re looking for a roommate, do you want to move in together.” I had not met Taylor until that very moment, but nevertheless said OK. When I told my brother Jack that I was moving in with Taylor, he said, “Uh, I don’t think that’s a very good idea.” Although Jack was friends with Taylor, I was his little sister, and Taylor was, well, way too cool for his little sister. Despite Jack’s advice, I moved in with Taylor, and my life changed. He did check up frequently, and found that everything was cool. Taylor loved to have a lot of people around, all the time, all hours of the day & night, but not too early in the morning. The hours between 4am & noon were hers, and it was never a good idea to disturb her then. She made a mean Cobb Salad. I had never heard of Cobb Salad before, but it was mean, and it was good on a hot summer evening. She loved to make her chili, and she loved to make everyone eat it. And I did, although I picked out the beans & she said that was the best part. She loved Bonnie Raitt before anyone else even heard of Bonnie Raitt. She loved all her friends and talked about them constantly. Janet loved her family. She was a wonderful mother to Jason and Matt, a great aunt, and a great “2nd Mom” to Matt’s friends. She loved to drive and really was a great driver. She borrowed my Chrysler Newport once and had an accident while stopping to pick up a hitchhiker. Ironically, I had to hitch to work later that night. She was a great Scrabble player & called me on flipping over a letter to turn it into a blank. She was also a great chess player and beat me many times, the first time to my great surprise. Taylor also loved to garden, and planted a little plot of land, growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers, in exchange for keeping the books for the property owner. When Taylor met Stan while working at the Scranton Mental Health Center, his life changed. And so did hers. She loved her life with Stan. We skied. I taught her how, and she excelled. We played tennis, she kicked my butt. We golfed, she kicked my butt. She loved to turn people onto golf, loved running the annual tournament at her club, and she loved winning trophies. I attributed her excellence in sports to an uncanny eye-hand coordination resulting from the childhood fishing accident she recounted which ended with a fish hook in her eye, months of recuperation and near loss of eyesight, and the childhood nickname of “hook-eye”. Hook-eye was just one of many nicknames, “Little General”, “Dorothy Lollier”, “Tricon” (her alias when ordering a late night Texas Weiner), and always, of course, Taylor. Taylor loved Tony Hardings Texas Weiners & Green Ridge pizza. By her own admission, Taylor was a great dancer & a great painter. She did a great impersonation of Howard Cosell. She loved nothing more than to run the show, to be in charge, and she was great at it. She also loved to turn everybody onto something, commanding “Taste this—this is the best sauce in the whole world”. She loved concerts. We once saw The Who in the City & she & Gene left before the encore because Gene said The Who never plays encores. So they froze outside while we rocked on inside & Taylor never let Gene forget that. The most important thing to Taylor was kindness to others, and I learned this early on in our friendship. She was the only person I know who, when in the City, not only would not curse & spit at the squeegee guys, but who actually tipped them, saying “they have to make a living too”. She once told me a story about a woman who sat next to her on a plane, and the woman had such a sad story that Taylor gave her some money. I said, Taylor, that’s the oldest scam in the book, and she said “No, I really don’t think so”. Taylor was never the same after her mother & Jason, there was always a deep sadness. The only thing in life that kept her holding on was the fact that Matthew was going to be born. She endured the terrible constant itching & the life inside her sustained her until she finally announced “he’s out”. Matthew was true to the meaning of his name, “gift from God”. She loved this child. She was very proud of Matt, especially when he became an umpire. When she became ill, she only wanted to see him go to his prom. She fretted about him being kind to other people, much the same way she did with me. She came to visit and insisted that I drive her new car. My first question, of course living in NY, was “where’s the horn”. She said “You don’t need to know that, why would you want to beep the horn at anyone.” So I think as I reflect back on over 30 years, that the most important thing that Taylor wanted to teach us, her family, her husband, her son, her friends, is to be kind. That is all that ever mattered to her. We all have stories of Janet’s kindness to others, to strangers. Within that act of pure kindness is a lesson to us. She was teaching us, showing us how to be kind. And she expects that her lessons won’t be lost on us.
Taylor was a great communicator. She loved to talk, preferably in person and preferably in the pre-dawn hours, and as her family and friends got older & found it more difficult to stay awake with her, she referred to the last person standing as her “victim”. And if you’ve ever been her victim, you know that you had a long, very long, meaningful, sometimes not, conversation which you paid for dearly the next day. She also loved to talk on the phone, and thus the word ‘telephonitis’. A phone call would last at least an hour. She loved to laugh, had a great wit, and loved life. During her illness she was more concerned about Bridgie than about herself. And she was very appreciative of Patty’s caring for her, lovingly referring to her as the “warden”. And that was Taylor. To borrow her phrase, “I know this is really corny, but I mean it”…Our world is a better place because she was here; our lives are richer because she chose us. She was tough, brave, cool & had a great heart and a great capacity to love and forgive. One last thing—Taylor’s trademark expression was “that’s cool” & that was way before today’s expression of “cool”. Taylor was the trendsetter, she was the “little general”, she was a wonderful friend to us all. She was cool, but most of all, she was kind. She is happy now with her mother and Jason and many relatives, having a big family reunion, and with friends Jack and Kevin.
In the words of Springsteen,
“May your strength give us strength,
may your faith give us faith,
may your hope give us hope,
may your love give us love.”
Rock on Taylor. We love you. Peace.

Scranton, PA

Life with Janet Teighlor Rizzolo
The one common thread that unites everyone here in this room is the love that Janet Teighlor Rizzolo had for all of us, and the love we all have for her. She saw something in each one of us, and she made each one of us feel very special and very loved. Teighlor thrived on always having a lot of people around, all the time, all hours of the day & night, but not too early in the morning. She loved all her friends. She loved her family deeply. She was a wonderful mother to Jason and Matt, a great aunt, and a great “2nd Mom” to Matt’s friends. She loved her life with Stan. She was tremendously proud of Matt. She loved to ski. She loved to golf, but she really loved to turn people onto golf, loved running the annual Ladies’ Invitational tournament here at her club, and she loved winning trophies. The most important thing to Teighlor was kindness to others, and we all learned this early on in our relationships with Teighlor. As I reflect back on life with Teighlor, I realize that the most important thing that she wanted to teach us, her family, her husband, her son, her friends, is to be kind. That is all that ever mattered to her. We all have stories of Janet’s kindness to others, to strangers. Within that act of pure kindness is a lesson to us. She was teaching us, showing us how to be kind. And she expects that her lessons won’t be lost on us.
Teighlor was a great communicator. She loved to talk, preferably in person, but she also loved to talk on the phone--a phone call would last at least an hour. She also loved to send chain letter emails, which I would normally delete, but I always saved hers. Here is one of them:
I wish you enough…
> >
> >Recently, I overheard a father & daughter saying their good byes at
> >the airport. They had announced her plane's departure and standing
> >near the security gate, they hugged and he said, "I love you. I wish you
> >enough."
> >
> >She said, "Daddy, I wish you enough, too." They kissed and she left
> >to board her plane. He walked over toward the window where I was
> >seated.
> >
> >"When you were saying good bye I heard you say 'I wish you enough'."
> >"May I ask what that means???" He began to smile. "That's a wish
> >that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to
> >say it to everyone."
> >
> >He paused for a moment, and looking up as if trying to remember it
> >in detail, he smiled even more. "When we said 'I wish you enough',
> >we wanted the other person to have a life filled with enough good
> >things to sustain them," he continued and then turning toward me, he
> >shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory:
> >
> >"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you
> >enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness
> >to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the
> >smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to
> >satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
> >I wish you enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good bye".
> >He then walked away.
> >
> >My friends and loved ones, I wish you enough!
> >
> >"I wish for you..."
> >
> >Comfort on difficult days, Smiles when sadness intrudes, Rainbows to
> >follow the clouds, Laughter to kiss your lips, Sunsets to warm your
> >heart, Gentle hugs when spirits sag, Friendships to brighten your
> >being, Beauty for your eyes to see, Confidence for when you doubt,
> >Faith so that you can believe, Courage to know yourself, Patience to
> >accept the truth, And love to complete your life.
> >
> >
> >
Teighlor had so much love in her life, that her life was complete. We who are left behind feel that her life was completed way too soon. We are hurting because we all love her and miss her so much. She loved to laugh, had a great wit, and loved life. Her life was devoted to making people smile and laugh. She would not want us to be sad. We are here to celebrate her life, and in that celebration, her spirit lives on through our memories of her. One of the songs at Teighlor’s funeral was Bridge over Troubled Water, which is really the perfect song for her.
"When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all
I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough
And friends just can't be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you (ooh)
I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
Oh, if you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind".

When we think of Teighlor, think of her life, not her death, and don’t feel sad, feel happy that we had such a special spirit here with us to love and who loved us. Think of Teighlor and do what she would do: talk to a stranger, call a friend, make someone smile or laugh, recognize opportunities to be kind to someone and then, dammit, be kind to someone. In this way, Teighlor will live on.
To use her phrase, “I know this is really corny, but I mean it”…Our world is a better place because she was here; our lives are richer because she chose us. She was tough, brave, fun & had a great heart and a great capacity to love and forgive. She was a wonderful friend to us all.
But most of all, she was kind.

March, 2006
Memorial Service
Bridgewater, NJ

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cancer is not a death sentence--Chemo is

This article is printed in its entirety. The emphasis on the sentence, "Chemo has almost a 98% fatality rate!" is mine, because THAT sentence is the most important sentence you will ever read, especially if you have been handed a diagnosis of disease. Note that this study was conducted in Australia. Studies of this nature are suppressed in the U.S. by the FDA and Big Pharma.
Essentially, what this means is this: the standard of cure is measured in terms of surviving for 5 years after diagnosis. So if someone has chemotherapy and survives for 5 years, they are considered to be "cured" by the AMA. People who decline chemotherapy are not tracked, so this standard applies only to those people who have had chemotherapy. OK. So now that the true effectiveness rate of chemotherapy is out, and that is only 2.1% according to the study cited below, what THAT means is that 2.1% of people in the U.S. receiving chemotherapy will survive for 5 years after they have been diagnosed. The converse, of course, is that 97.9% of all people in the U.S. who receive chemotherapy DIE WITHIN 5 YEARS after diagnosis and toxic treatment! People feel that when they are ill, they must take some kind of medicine. Sometimes the best action is no action. There ARE healthy, beneficial alternatives. Find them. Cancer is not a death sentence. Chemotherapy IS a death sentence.

From "":

"Because YOU need the right info to make the right decision...

Statistics indicate that chemotherapy "cures" only 2.1% of cancer patients ... anything else you have heard is a LIE and a FRAUD!

In 2005, the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre conducted a study on the "success rate" of chemotherapy. After all, everyone KNOWS that chemotherapy is successful over 50% of the time, right?


The findings of this study will astound you! They determined that, in regards to a 5-year survival rate, chemotherapy has only a 2.1% success rate in the USA and only 2.3% in Australia. In other words . . .

Chemo has almost a 98% fatality rate!

Chemotherapy is toxic, carcinogenic (causes cancer), destroys red blood cells, devastates the immune system, and kills vital organs. How toxic is chemotherapy? Think about it…your hair falls out, your immune system is destroyed, you are constantly nauseated, you get sick and vomit, you are frequently dizzy, and you have severe headaches.

Are these signs that maybe this stuff is poison and doesn’t belong in your body?

I’m no doctor, but this sure does seem like a very strange way to “heal” someone. If I were a doctor and I were trying to heal someone, but then I had them do something which made their hair fall out and they started vomiting and it looked like they were going to die, then I would probably think that I was using the wrong protocol. Sadly, the fact is that cancer patients often die from the drugs themselves due to toxicity.

Cancer patients deserve to know the truth and to make choices based upon this truth. And the truth is that the proven cancer prevention strategies and the real cures for cancer do not need a prescription, nor do they require surgery or barbaric procedures like radiation or chemotherapy.

The sad fact is that chemo is not only legal, but it is readily accepted by most oncologists as one of the best treatments for cancer.

Dr. Glenn Warner, who died in 2000, was one of the most highly qualified cancer specialists in the United States. He used alternative treatments on his cancer patients with great success. On the treatment of cancer in this country he said: “We have a multi-billion dollar industry that is killing people, right and left, just for financial gain. Their idea of research is to see whether two doses of this poison is better than three doses of that poison.”

Dr. Alan C. Nixon, past president of the American Chemical Society writes, “As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.” And according to Dr. Charles Mathe, French cancer specialist, “…if I contracted cancer, I would never go to a standard cancer treatment centre. Only cancer victims who live far from such centres have a chance.”

Yet, day after day, year after year, the Cancer Industry continues to put these toxic chemicals into the bodies of cancer patients. And the patients let them do it, even volunteering for new “guinea pig” studies, simply because someone with a degree from a school of disease (also known as medical school) told them it was their “only option.” It costs lots of money for them to poison the body of cancer patients, and the patients gladly pay it. Sadly, some people will spend six figures a year poisoning their bodies because their “doctor told them to do it.”

The truth is that there are many effective natural cancer treatments that don't require a barbaric procedure like chemotherapy."

Just say no to chemo.

The Dorothy Revelations

Dorothy Brennan was my father's second wife. She died in 1995 after extensive chemotherapy sessions. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, had the radical mastectomy that was recommended back in those radical days, had the recommended chemotherapy. The cancer survived and moved to the liver. Dorothy continued the recommended treatments and she did not survive.

Janet Taylor Rizzolo was my wonderful friend for 30 years. In the early years, she was tagged with the nickname "Dorothy Lollier", and was known to some of our friends as "Dorothy" (but that's another story). She died in 2006 after extensive chemotherapy sessions. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, had the recommended surgeries, had the recommended chemotherapy. The cancer survived and moved to the liver. Taylor ("Dorothy") continued the recommended treatments and she did not survive.

When I first started my very strange odyssey, I asked my spiritual guides for advice about taking chemotherapy, and one night in my dream, I heard Taylor say, very simply, "Don't do it, Peg". It was very powerful and woke me from a sound sleep. Last night during a Reiki session, again I heard Taylor say, very simply, "Don't do it, Peg". And then Dorothy Brennan joined in, and collectively, the "Dorothys" said, "It killed us. We thought that we were doing the right thing." And with that, the phrase "The Dorothy Revelations" came into my mind. I know that this is a little far out, but I believe that Dorothy Brennan and Taylor (Dorothy Lollier) guided me onto the right path and are working through me to let other people know that they really have to stop and question conventional treatment. Thus: the Dorothy Revelations.

I love these two women. They both loved life; both very intelligent, well-read, strong, funny, giving, generous, engaged and engaging. Both were very concerned about the well-being of others. And they are both still very concerned about the well-being of others, and they are doing their work from where they are. I am simply the transmitter.

This is my truth. It may not be your truth, but it is my truth.
Just say no to chemo.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Whistleblower on Laetrile Cover-up fired by Sloan-Kettering

The following is the story of Dr. Moss, the Public Relations Director at Sloan-Kettering in 1977 who was told to lie to the press about the promising laetrile (B-17) studies conducted at S-K. He held his own press conference and blew the whistle on Sloan. He was fired the next day for telling the truth.

Just say no to chemo.

An excerpt from the book :

by Ross, R.Ph. Pelton, Lee Overholser


LAETRILE THERAPY is probably the best known and most widely publicized of alternative cancer therapies. Laetrile, more than any other substance, epitomizes the scientific and philosophical controversy that has raged between supporters of alternative cancer therapies and the medical establishment.


Amygdalin is a member of a group of cyanide-containing substances called nitrilosides, which occur naturally in plants. The terms laetrile and amygdalin are often used interchangeably. Laetrile is a concentrated extract of amygdalin prepared from apricot kernels specifically for cancer therapy. The extraction process was developed by Dr. Ernst Krebs, Jr., who pioneered the use of laetrile in cancer therapy. (17)

Amygdalin, which is also called vitamin B17, is a relatively simple compound that occurs naturally in much of our food supply. Substantial amounts of amygdalin are found in apricots, peaches, cherries, berries, buckwheat, millet, alfalfa, and some strains of beans and peas. It is estimated that it occurs in about 1,200 different kinds of plants, with the highest levels occurring in the seeds of non-citrus fruits.

When laetrile (or amygdalin) is acted upon by the enzyme beta-glucosidase, it breaks down into two molecules of glucose (a sugar), one molecule of benzaldehyde (an analgesic), and one molecule of hydrocyanic acid (a poison).

As the enzyme beta-glucosidase breaks amygdalin down into its component parts, toxic cyanide is released. Studies have shown that various types of cancer cells contain from 100 to 3,600 times more of this enzyme than noncancerous cells, so much greater amounts of cyanide are released where there are active cancer cells. (4)

Although most cancer cells have high levels of beta-glucosidase, they are deficient in most other enzymes, especially rho-danese. (7) Rhodanese detoxifies hydrocyanic acid into nontoxic thiocyanate. Ultimately, the cyanide ion becomes part of the vitamin Bi2 molecule (cyanocobalamin). Since cancer cells have difficulty metabolizing cyanide, it is selectively toxic to cancer cells when released from laetrile. (2)

Benzaldehyde, which is a known analgesic, is also released by the breakdown of laetrile at tumor sites. This probably accounts for the pain relief that patients often report with the administration of laetrile. (8) Some research conducted in Japan has shown that benzaldehyde also has antitumor activity. (9, 11)

In theory, laetrile may be the perfect chemotherapeutic agent. It selectively destroys cancer cells and it is nontoxic to normal cells.

Animal Studies

In a study sponsored by the McNaughton Foundation in San Ysidro, California, laetrile was injected into laboratory animals intraperitoneally in dosages of 500 mg/kg. The mean survival time of the laetrile-treated animals was 70 percent longer than that of the controls. This research was reported at Senate subcommittee hearings on laetrile in July 1977. (21) In addition, studies conducted at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, using a mouse model with adenocarcinoma, showed that laetrile-treated mice survived over twice as long as the control mice. (15)

The Manner Studies

In September 1977 Dr. Harold W. Manner, chairman of the Department of Biology at Loyola University in Chicago, released to the world the results of some remarkable laetrile research. In mice prone to developing breast cancer, Dr. Manner found that laetrile in combination with vitamin A and pancreatic enzymes produced a very high cure rate. Of eighty-four treated mice, seventy-five underwent complete regression of mammary tumors, while the other nine mice showed partial regression. (10)

Dr. Manner has often been criticized for announcing the results of his research publicly instead of waiting for publication in a scientific journal. Peer-reviewed journal publication can often take as long as eighteen months, and Dr. Manner reportedly felt that this information was so important that he decided to bypass the time delay required for scientific publication and to break the story publicly.

The Sloan-Kettering Cover-up

Ralph W. Moss gives an excellent overview of the political and scientific controversy that has surrounded laetrile in his book The Cancer Industry. He states, "Although spokespersons for orthodox medicine continue to deny that there have been any animal study data in favor of laetrile, this is contradicted by a number of studies, including—but not limited to—those at Sloan-Kettering."

Moss should know, because he was discharged by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center when he revealed an apparent cover-up by authorities at Sloan-Kettering of positive findings about laetrile.

Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura

In the 1960s Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura, one of the world's most widely known and most highly respected cancer research scientists, officially retired from Sloan-Kettering. He continued to carry out cancer research as an emeritus associate. Ten years after his official retirement, officials at Sloan-Kettering asked Dr. Sugiura to begin testing laetrile.

Researchers at Sloan-Kettering had already found laetrile to be ineffective in animal models with transplanted tumors. However, Dr. Sugiura pointed out that laetrile could not be expected to be effective against transplanted tumors.

Dr. Sugiura's research showed that laetrile had a substantial effect on inhibiting the growth of secondary tumors in mice, although it did not destroy the primary tumors. He also reported that some of his studies showed that laetrile can produce a 60-percent reduction in lung metastases. The laetrile-treated mice appeared healthier and more active than the saline-treated controls. This would support some of the claims that laetrile can improve the quality of a patient's life.

Dr. Richard Passwater also reported that some of the positive findings in Sloan-Kettering's laetrile studies were selectively not reported. Also, it appears that some of the laetrile research was deliberately designed to fail. (18)

Controversy and Confusion

According to Ralph Moss, who worked at Sloan-Kettering for several years before being discharged, five years of testing laetrile at Sloan-Kettering ended in controversy and confusion—not a pleasing outcome for the leaders of the world's most prestigious private cancer center. In summary, about twenty experiments with laetrile produced positive results, while only a few experiments produced negative findings.

The contradictory findings and the controversy surrounding laetrile was creating a problem at Sloan-Kettering. A group of dissenters within Sloan-Kettering, who called themselves Second Opinion, wrote a memo on the subject of releasing results of the laetrile research:

If on the one hand, they publish the truth about laetrile, they will have to say something like this: we have been unable to reach any definitive conclusion on this substance. Dr. Sugiura, one of the most experienced researchers, has done many studies showing positive effects. Other researchers have claimed negative results. We think this issue can only be settled through a study on willing human volunteers with cancer, and we would like to conduct such a study here at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

That would be honest, but it would also be disastrous from a fund-raising point of view, since it would bring down the wrath of the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute, from whom MSKCC receives most of its research funds, not to mention the Food and Drug Administration....

The other choice is to publish a totally one-sided report. ... This is the most likely prospect....

There was increasing pressure on Sloan-Kettering to release their findings on laetrile.

Sloan-Kettering's Laetrile Report

Finally, at a press conference in June 1977, Sloan-Kettering officials announced to the world the results of over five years of laetrile research. The verdict on laetrile from the respected laboratories of the world's most prestigious cancer research center turned out to be completely one-sided and negative.

Some of the comments by Sloan-Kettering's top administrators at the laetrile press conference were:

We have no evidence that laetrile possesses any biological activity with respect to cancer, one way or the other. —Lewis Thomas, president of Sloan-Kettering

We have no reproducible evidence that amygdalin, or laetrile, is active. —Robert Good, director of Sloan-Kettering

Laetrile has been found absolutely devoid of activity, period. —Daniel Martin, prominent cancer researcher

Essentially, laetrile was pronounced completely ineffective in treating cancer, despite considerable evidence to the contrary.

Worldwide Research

Research has continued in other countries, where the PDA and NCI have much less influence. Dr. David Rubin of Israel has reported using high dosages of laetrile (70 gm/day) and getting good results with breast cancer and bone cancer patients, though leukemia patients did not respond.

Dr. Manuel D. Navarro, professor of medicine and surgery at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, is one of the world's leading advocates of laetrile. In 1962 he presented a paper at the Eighth International Cancer Congress, describing several case histories and reporting that much higher doses of laetrile than previously used were proving to be much more effective.

HCI Studies

In 1978 the National Cancer Institute published the results of a retrospective case review of laetrile-treated cancer patients, asking for documented case histories of patients who had benefited from laetrile. However, the selection criteria were so strict that almost all the reports were rejected and the study was inconclusive.

Despite these disappointing results, NCI decided to proceed with prospective clinical trials, which were conducted by the Mayo Clinic. After a Phase I trial examining dosage and toxicity, a Phase II trial, involving 178 patients with advanced cancers, was conducted. This study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1982, claimed that laetrile was ineffective as a treatment for cancer.

Laetrile advocates pointed out that many of the patients selected for the trial (66 percent) had already been subjected to toxic chemotherapy. Another important question involved the quality of the laetrile being used in the study. In an effort to ensure a proper trial, one of the clinics using laetrile offered to provide free laetrile of known quality for the study. This offer was refused. Dr. James Cason of the University of California at Berkeley reportedly tested the substance used in the NCI study and found that it did not contain any amygdalin (laetrile).

Robert Bradford, founder of the Committee for Freedom of Choice, stated, "The whole thing, as far as we are concerned, is a put-up to discredit laetrile." At this time it appears laetrile has not yet received a fair, unbiased trial.

Current Status

Laetrile therapy is one of the first alternative cancer therapies that tended to polarize the emotional issue of freedom of choice for Americans in health care. It became a fight between the "quacks" and the medical establishment.

Laetrile is one of the naturally occurring substances that cannot be patented, making it a true orphan drug. No drug company is interested in committing money to research laetrile's potential. The only answer is good, unbiased government-sponsored research without the type of controversy that accompanied the Sloan-Kettering studies."

It's illegal to buy Vitamin B-17 in America

Vitamin B-17, or Laetrile, is banned in the US. Laetrile is a chemically modified form of amygdalin, a naturally-occurring substance found mainly in the kernels of apricots, peaches, and almonds. It is just incredible that US citizens cannot buy a vitamin in this country.

Just say no to chemo. Say yes to healthy alternatives to the poison they have brainwashed us with.

The following article in its entirety tells the story of someone who was prosecuted and jailed for selling apricot seeds. (from

"Jason Vale and the Cancer Mafia
PostDateIcon November 5th, 2008
Jason Vale, a former arm wrestling champion who cured his cancer with natural means and who felt he should help others cure themselves as well, has run afoul of - the Cancer Mafia.

Vale was tried and is awaiting sentencing - expected for 19 December - for violating an FDA order to cease selling apricot seeds and any extract from them such as laetrile, while promoting them as a cure for cancer.

The FDA's approach practically makes treatment with laetrile or vitamin B 17 illegal, because no pharmaceutical company can make enough money selling them to make it worth going through the registration process. As we see, the pharmaceutical monopoly on disease is eliminating a cure that is not in its financial interest.

Why is Laetrile Treatment Illegal ?
Why doesn't the whole world know about this ?
The Answer : $ money $

(The original article with some further links is here)

Because the pharmaceutical multinationals are unable to patent or claim exclusive rights to the vitamin B17, as it is derived from a natural source (The Prunus Amygdalis Rosacea family), the multinational pharmaceuticals launched and have continued to launch attacks of unprecedented vicious propaganda against B17 despite the hard proof of its effectiveness in controlling all forms of cancer which is available in overwhelming abundance.

The cancer industry is a $200 Billion a year industry. That's right not $200 million but $200 BILLION !!!

Now if you had a large interest in such a huge market wouldn't you try to protect your industry and market share? Of course you would. And that's exactly what has happened and is happening today. Unfortunately we find ourselves living in a time where lies and deceit have been and are being used by government national bodies and foundations which were designed to research cures and treatments for cancer, not to focus on protecting their significant financial interest.

Did you know the wealthiest non profit institution on this planet is the American Cancer Society ?

Did you know the worlds largest private cancer center Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital (SKMH) was established by Wall Streets top Banks and Corporations including a large interest from the Rockefellers. In today's society do the major corporations and banks place people before profit? Of course not!! Every day our newspapers in Australia tell us a story where our Banks and major corporations are putting profit before people.

Did you know that the major generous donators and financial contributors to the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital include all the major chemical companies that actually supply the chemotherapy and drugs used to treat patients at the hospital !

Companies such as Bristol Myers spend over $1 billion dollars annually on cancer research to improve or introduce new chemo drugs. Bristol Myers supplies over half the worlds chemotherapy drugs. So they have a significant interest in the cancer industry. So significant is their interest that the board members that chair the largest cancer drug and chemical companies also chair or are board members of all the major cancer institutes. Funny that, one would think there is a conflict of interest here. They get around this simply by either not taking a salary or making it a voluntary position with the cancer centres. After all, the chemical companies pay them more than enough for being board members of the chemical companies themselves. For example Paul A Marks who is president and CEO of the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital and is also Director of Pfizer which manufactures chemotherapy and cancer related drugs.

Also James Robinson is a board member of the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital and also a Director of Bristol Myers one of the largest suppliers of cancer chemotherapy and other cancer drugs. You will find most of the executives that chair or are board members of all the top cancer organizations also chair or are affiliated with one or more of the major cancer drug multinationals. As mentioned, they get around this conflict of interest most of the time by not taking a salary from either the research center or the drug company. Either way its a huge conflict of interest in my view.

This is why the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital (SKMH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Cancer Society (ACS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) & the American Medical Association (AMA) are involved together to ensure they persecute and squeeze out any threats to their market. Even if it costs millions of lives and even if the therapy works, if its a threat they will stamp it out...

It is scary to know that the very government regulatory agencies themselves, such as the US Food & Drug Administration and Britain's Medicines Control Agency, which are supposed to protect the public from potentially dangerous products coming onto the market are horribly compromised because of ties with the chemical/drug industries that make cancer drugs.

A USA TODAY analysis of financial conflicts at 159 FDA advisory committee meetings from 1st January - 30th June 2000 found that at 55% of their meetings, more than half of the FDA advisors had conflicts of interest!!!

These cancer organizations are run by business leaders, bankers and board members of the cancer drug companies that supply chemotherapy drugs to the market. Because many of today's known carcinogens are by-products of profitable industries of which these same board members have financial interests in, their aim is to prevent cancer preventions and prevent any natural or non chemical therapy from entering the market. It’s a perfect Cartel between these giants of big business. John Reed a director of SKMH is also a director of tobacco giant Philip Morris.

For example... The way the current system is setup thanks to the FDA and AMA, did you know it now costs over $100 million to develop a new drug in America. They have literally setup a monopoly situation. It’s a poker game and the ante is $100 million if you want to play.

In 1982 Dr Richard Crout of the FDA made his agency's position very clear: "I never have and never will approve a new drug to an individual, but only to a large pharmaceutical firm with unlimited finances".

The problem here is the processing of Laetrile cannot be patented. It’s a natural product. you can't make millions or huge profits like cancer drugs generate. As Edward G Griffin puts it "So no substance from nature will ever be legally available for cancer unless its source can be monopolized. No matter how safe and effective it may be, and no matter how many people may have benefited, it will forever be relegated to the category of unproven therapies making them illegal to prescribe, to promote and to use".

Laetrile and all other natural products, used in treating cancer are a threat to their profits."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chemo: The Cash Cow of the Cancer Industry

Cash Cow, defined
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1/10/10)

"In business, a cash cow is a product or a business unit that generates unusually high profit margins: so high that it is responsible for a large amount of a company's operating profit. This profit far exceeds the amount necessary to maintain the cash cow business.

A firm is said to be acting as a cash cow...when the firm is not investing in product improvements and is essentially considering itself not in a growth market. This could be the case if a company sees the future of a product line as bleak as a result of some other technology taking away its market share.

Risks of a cash cow include complacency, with management ignoring the need for change as market forces erode value.

That said, every business longs for a cash cow product. The BCG growth-share matrix developed by the Boston Consulting Group, still used by analysts in large companies, uses the term "cash cow" to describe business units experiencing high market share and low market growth.

["Cash cow"] is a business metaphor rooted in the notion of a dairy cow that can be milked on an ongoing basis..."

Chemo is the Cash Cow of the Cancer Industry. However, as the Cancer Industry controls and monopolizes the market through cooperation of complicit regulatory and research agencies, there is no market force present to erode value. Obscene profits continue to roll in on the backs of deceived cancer patients. The Cancer Industry is insulated from the normal forces of the market place, which, if allowed to exist, would force it to 1) recall all chemotherapy products as unsafe; and 2) introduce safer products into the marketplace.

Just say no to chemo.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


The following article is so important that it is reprinted from It reveals the systematic suppression of legitimate proven or potential cancer cures by the Cancer Industry and all of the participants of that industry. In January 1986 (24 years ago!) the suppression was brought to light. Mary Yevchak ( testified that she was forced to undergo chemotherapy treatment which almost killed her, and she left the country to seek non-toxic treatment which cured her. Still, 24 years later, this great country of ours is still pushing toxic treatments that do NOT work, and suppressing non-toxic treatments that DO work. Chemo-Gate must be exposed. Where are Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein?

We must get to the tipping point where people realize in our collective consciousness that it is chemotherapy that is "experimental" and "controversial", and not the alternative treatments. The alternatives are actually beneficial and effective. We have been brainwashed and we need to expose the truth and get the word out.

"Everyone should know that the 'war on cancer' is largely a fraud." --- Linus Pauling, Nobel Laureate

Impossible Dream: Why the Cancer Industry
Is Committed to Not Finding a Cure

"Dr. James Watson won a Nobel Prize for determining the shape of DNA. During the 1970's, he served two years on the National Cancer Advisory Board. In 1975, he was asked about the National Cancer Program. He declared, 'It's a bunch of shit.'
"In 1953, a United States Senate Investigation reported that a conspiracy existed to suppress effective cancer treatments. The Senator in charge of the investigation conveniently died. The investigation was halted. It was neither the first nor the last of a number of strange deaths involving people in positions to do damage to those running the nation's cancer program.
"In 1964, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spent millions of dollars to stop an alternative cancer treatment which had cured hundreds, if not thousands, of cancer patients according to documented records. It was later disclosed that the FDA had falsified the testimony of witnesses. The FDA lost the court case because the jury found the defendants innocent and recommended that the substance be objectively evaluated. It never was. Instead, it was totally suppressed.
"In the early 1960's, two New York City doctors, one associated with the leading cancer center in America and the other the medical director of a Brooklyn hospital, decided to inject live cancer cells into 22 unknowing patients. When they were discovered, Dr. Chester M. Southam of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. E.E. Mandel of the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital of Brooklyn were put on "probation" for a year. The three physicians who "blew the whistle" on Dr. Southam and Dr. Mandel were dismissed.
"For many years, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) coordinated their "hit" lists of innovative cancer reseachers who were to be ostracized. One investigative reporter declared the AMA and ACS "for a network of vigilantes prepared to pounce on anyone who promotes a cancer therapy that runs against their substantial prejudices and profits."
"In the late 1950's, it was learned that Dr. Henry Welch, head of the FDA's Division of Antibiotics, had secretly received $287,000 from the drug companies he was supposed to regulate. In 1975, an independent government evaluation of the FDA still found massive "conflicts of interest" among the agency's top personnel.
"In 1977, an investigative team from the prominent Long Island newspaper Newsday found serious "conflicts of interest" at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In 1986, an organized cover-up of an effective alternative cancer therapy, orchestrated by NCI officials, was revealed during Congressional hearings.

"These examples are only the tip of a huge iceberg. The cancer establishment now has a 50-year history of vast corruption, incompetence and organized suppression of cancer therapies which actually work. Millions of people have suffered terrible torture and death because those in charge took payoffs, played it safe, had closed minds to the innovative, or simply were afraid to do what was obviously and morally right...

"The doctor's union (AMA), the cancer bureaucracy (NCI), the public relations fatcats (ACS) and the cancer cops (FDA) are conspiring to suppress a cure for cancer.... It would be easy for any Congressional committee, major newspaper, television network or national magazine to confirm and extend the evidence presented here in order to initiate radical reform of the critical cancer areas--the hospitals, the research centers, the government agencies, and especially state and local legislation regarding cancer treatment.
"But that will not happen without a struggle. Neither Congress nor the media desire to lift the manhole cover on this sewer of corruption and needless torture. Only organized, determined citizen opposition to the existing cancer treatment system has any hope of bringing about the long-needed changes. I expect the struggle to be a long, difficult one against tough, murderous opposition. The odds against success are heavy. The vested interests are very powerful.... "

Barry Lynes
Taken from the introduction to
The Healing of Cancer, The Cures-The Cover-ups and the Solution Now!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Intention of Blogsite

This blog is an expression of my personal experience. I am not a professional researcher or a medical professional. The intention of this site is to be thought-provoking, to encourage people to research and educate themselves prior to accepting the "standard of care" treatment. I believe that every person is ultimately responsible for their own health care decisions. It is your decision whether or not you will just say no to chemo.

I am grateful for the miracle of my health. It's my purpose in life to awaken others to the myth of chemo. The intent of my blog is to sound the alarm: everything you are led to believe about chemo is a lie.
What was the catalyst for this blog? The fact that I was almost sentenced to death by chemo. I am incensed. Because the Cancer Industry is in it too deep to admit that they are wrong, they continue to perpetuate the myth and they continue to harm and kill millions of Americans every year.

"Don't be scared into chemotherapy" notes that chemo can cause other cancers. This is something that people are not told unless they asked. I asked. The oncologist confirmed it. I have since read in "Beating Cancer with Nutrition" written by the former nutrition director at CTCA (where I went in Philly for one opinion) that the risk of chemo causing leukemia in ovarian cancer patients far outweighs any possible benefit. Yikes.

Here's the thing. When the Doctor recommends that you have "precautionary chemo", and with the chemo you have a 30% chance of recurrence, and if it does recur, you probably will not survive 5 years, and if you don't have chemo, then the chance of recurrence is higher.
>> How much higher, I asked.
>>Yes, but how much higher?
I could not understand why I wasn't getting a straight answer. That statistic should have been at the tip of the tongue. The reason it wasn't is because it doesn't exist.
I later discovered that statistics are NOT compiled on people who decline treatment. So it is not known if that # is actually higher, OR maybe it is actually lower! When you are in that position, you are VERY vulnerable.

The intent of the blog is to get people to pause, research, educate
themselves, participate in their own health care, and then
make an INFORMED decision, based upon truthful, factual
information, and not skewed statistics presented by the
pharmaceutical companies. The first 2 oncologists I
saw were repeating drug salesmen's pitches. The
3rd oncologist who was very truthful, also said that it is
not known whether or not it matters if people start chemo
right after surgery, or if they wait 6 months. It is
just not known.
So there is no urgency. People do not have to rush into it.
People have time to think and educate themselves.
People have a right to know the truth, and they also have a
right to choose non-toxic solutions. Non-toxic
solutions have been systematically suppressed by the FDA.
Check it out, you have the time. But to be honest,
most people do not check it out especially if it is not a
personal issue with them. Even if it is a personal
issue, most people do not check it out.
Everyday, I thank God and my husband that I checked it out.
Just say no to chemo.

Don't be Led Down the Primrose Path

The oncologist may hand you the drug information booklet (as required), and then tell you not to read the information too closely because it may scare you. Do not be led down the primrose path. Read the booklet. Believe the description of side effects. Don't believe it when the doctor tries to minimize the side effects. The side effects are very real, and some are permanent. You will be administered a "the maximum sub-lethal dosage that the body can handle". Who would possibly want to agree to taking a sub-lethal dose of anything? Only someone who was led to a state of desperation and fear. What happens if there is a mistake made with the dosage or if your body can't handle a sub-lethal dose? Will you receive a lethal injection? For what crime? You didn't do your homework? You trusted your doctor? Don't rush into treatment, you have time to review all your options. Insist upon it. It is YOUR life. It is YOUR choice.
In a survey of oncologists conducted in Canada, 75% responded that they themselves would not take chemotherapy treatment. What does that tell you?
Just say no to chemo.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

How Effective IS Chemotherapy?

When presented with the recommendation of chemotherapy, you take it for granted that this is an effective medication that actually works to eliminate the disease of cancer from your body. Why else would it be recommended? If I had to take a guess on the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatment, if someone said to me, "what is the percentage of people who are cured by chemotherapy?", I would think about it and say, "well, I do know of some people who have had chemotherapy, and who still died anyway, so I know that it is not 100% effective, so I'll guess, it is probably around 85% effective". WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!
In a study outside of the U.S., where the results could NOT be suppressed by the FDA, Dr. Ulrich Abel, a biostatistician, published a meta-analysis on survival rates of chemotherapy-treated patients. Of the cancers which can kill 80% of cancer patients (with the remaining 20% of cancer patients having non-lethal forms of skin cancer), chemotherapy alone is effective for only 3% of these patients. 3%. Let me repeat that. 3%. Wrap your mind around that number. 3%!!! That is abysmal. And criminal.
Not even close to my 85% guess. I was off by 82%! How far off were you? I am willing to guess that you missed the mark as well, because these statistics are not revealed to the American public.
Just say no to chemo.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Path to Excellent Health

I can only relay my story, and what I have found to work.
If chemo is NOT the answer, what is?
Essentially, the path to excellent health is good nutrition, supplementation, exercise and body work, positive thinking, spiritual centering, mind-body connection, and joie de vivre.
Now that's sounds very trite and too simple. Shouldn't we have to really suffer to beat this thing? NO.
Here's how it happens. And I am leaving out a lot of the details.
When that diagnosis is dropped on you, it is one of the biggest shocks of your life. Totally unexpected, out of left field. You are blindsided. If I hadn't been lying on a gurney, I would have fallen on the floor.
At that very instant, your entire being makes the decision: live or die.
I made the decision to live.
Getting through the physical discomfort of the recuperation process was the initial challenge. Coupled with the physical issues is dealing with the fear of death. It is a huge challenge to bring this under control. The oncologists plant the seed of fear in your mind. What if they are right? What if I am wrong? You are plagued by doubts that must be dispelled for this to work.
Good nutrition: Cancer LOVES sugar. Give it up. Now. In all forms. Eat whole grains and vegetables. Go to the health food store for guidance.
Buy books: "The Anti-Cancer Cookbook" by Julia Greer, MD, MPH; "Beating Cancer with Nutrition" by Patrick Quillan, PhD, RD, CNS. There are a lot of good books out there. Go to Borders and browse or go to and browse. Go to your local health food store. Find a good organic supermarket. Find a good organic cafe that has a meal plan and will make wholesome meals for pickup.
Eat all the super-foods: green tea, berries, red grapes, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, onions. Sprinkle turmeric on everything.
Avoid high fructose corn syrup. Drink a lot of water.
The internal environment has to be so healthy that cancer cannot survive it.
Antioxidants (Selenium, C,E); Resveratrol, Probiotics, Cinnamon, Ginger, B Complex, Co Q10, Fish Oil, Vit D, Turmeric. Do not buy drug store vitamins. Go to your local health food store and talk to the proprietor. Not all vitamins are created equal.
Exercise and Body work:
Cancer HATES oxygen. Walking Chi Gung (Guo Lin Qi Gong) is a free video available at Hundreds of thousands of healthy cancer patients who practice this in China cannot be wrong. I started doing this as soon as I could walk. I also bought a Chi Gung tape to follow along with, and I plan to resume my Chi Gung class this week. Chi Gung focuses on deep breathing. The key is to oxygenate the cells.
Have medical massages. Have spa massages. Acupuncture. Chiropractic. If the body is stressed, you cannot heal.
Positive thinking:
Surround yourself with people who think positively. Before the surgery, a person who is a motivational speaker came into my life through golf. We enjoyed the game, and had some conversations along the way. When she learned of my challenge, she would encourage me, saying "have an expectancy of good" and other very positive expressions. I found this to be enormously helpful. There are a lot of very positive books, CDs, DVDs. Louise Hay, Esther & Jerry Hicks. Learn how to use affirmations; learn how to meditate. You need a very strong support group of people who love you. I am fortunate to have a spouse who is my rock. Allow your loved ones to help, and express your gratitude. Stop being a Type A personality. Now!
Spiritual Centering
Make your peace with your God. Find spiritual healing through organized religion or other means. Let go of the past. Forgive past wrongs. Give up the sadness and grief of lost loved ones. Let it go. You must. Connect with spirit.
Mind-Body Connection:
Where the mind goes, the body follows. Think very positive, healing thoughts. Go to a Reiki master, a healing circle, a healing touch practitioner, a psycho-therapist, a medical intuitive. Get all the help you possibly can. What NOT to do: do not join a cancer survivor support group. You do not want to talk about disease. This is the Law of Attraction. If you aren't familiar with the Law of Attraction, buy the Hicks (see above) CDs.
Joie de vivre:
This is most important: you must start to find joy in everyday life. Smile at yourself in the mirror. Smile at your spouse. Laugh at least once an hour. Start generating the endorphins. After receiving a death sentence, the only way to commute it is to laugh your way out of it.
With this experience, an amazing thing happens: you become grateful for every day, for every moment of every day. It is a reawakening. Life is good.

Guess what? None of these things are toxic, they don't hurt, and they will bring you down the path to excellent health. Just say no to chemo.

Primum non nocere

"Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means 'First, do no harm.' Nonmaleficence, which derives from the maxim, is one of the principal precepts of medical ethics that all medical students are taught in medical school and is a fundamental principle for emergency medical services around the world. Another way to state it is that 'given an existing problem, it may be better to do nothing than to do something that risks causing more harm than good.' It reminds the physician and other health care providers that they must consider the possible harm that any intervention might do. It is invoked when debating the use of an intervention that carries an obvious risk of harm but a less certain chance of benefit. Since at least 1860, the phrase has been for physicians a hallowed expression of hope, intention, humility, and recognition that human acts with good intentions may have unwanted consequences. A closely related phrase is 'Sometimes the cure is worse than the ill.' The origin of the phrase is uncertain. The Hippocratic Oath includes the promise 'to abstain from doing harm' but not the precise phrase. Perhaps the closest approximation in the Hippocratic Corpus is in Epidemics: 'The physician must...have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.' " (Wikipedia, 1/4/10).

Doctors who administer chemotherapy are first doing harm.
This is a violation of their own Hippocratic oath. These are intelligent people; they have to realize that they are harming the immune system, harming healthy cells, harming healthy organs, harming the nervous system. Chemo is a very harmful treatment, often worse than the disease.
Do your research. Question. Read. Just say no to chemo.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Boycott Chemo

Anyone who was either at Woodstock or regretted missing Woodstock was a self-proclaimed "hippie". That term carried some negative connotations, as many hippies ultimately self-destructed, getting permanently lost while trying to find themselves. At some point, most hippies realized that they had to get their acts together and get a real job; then we became "baby boomers". However, as a group, hippies actually achieved the impossible: we protested the Viet Nam War, we called upon Nixon to resign, we even boycotted lettuce to protest the poor working conditions of migrant workers. "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people." (Cesar Chavez).
Although I missed Woodstock (and regretted it: I turned 16 that weekend and was not allowed to go) I do recall a scene from the movie, where an announcement was made warning people about some drugs that were circulating. The announcement was "that's some bad s%^# man, stay away from it!"
Chemotherapy is some bad s%^# man, stay away from it!
"Now is the time for all {old hippies} to come to the aid of {each other}". Stop this travesty. It is a real paradigm shift to understand that chemo is NOT the only way to go. You must wrap your mind around it. There is a book called "Chemotherapy Heals Cancer and the World is Flat" by Hirneise. The title says it all. There are safer, non-toxic solutions. Find them. The sheer number of baby boomers can move this protest to the tipping point where we all refuse to do the bad s%^# being pushed by Big Pharma. Just say no to chemo. Stand up. Question. Research. Find the answers.

This fight is about people. Boycott chemo.

An Unholy Alliance

Cancer Treatment Centers and Big Business:
"Founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital by a group that included John J. Astor and his wife, Charlotte, the original building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan began its move to its present location on York Avenue in 1936 when John D. Rockefeller, Jr. donated the land upon which, in 1939, Memorial Hospital was constructed. Between 1970 and 1973, a new Memorial Hospital was constructed and this building stands on the site today.

In the 1940s, two former General Motors executives, Alfred P. Sloan and Charles F. Kettering, joined forces to establish the Sloan-Kettering Institute (SKI). SKI has since become one of the nation's premier biomedical research institutions." (Sloan-Kettering website, 1/4/10).

The FDA and Big Pharma:
The article "The Dirty Little Secret between the FDA and the Drug Industry" (
little_secret_between_the_fda_and_drug_industry.htm) references the relationship between the FDA and the very industry that it is charged with overseeing. Very often, FDA officials find a soft landing spot in a pharmaceutical company after retirement from the FDA. Big Pharma, in a close alliance with the FDA, has developed a virtual monopoly on the cancer business. It is a business. Any alternative natural treatments which are beneficial to people are suppressed by the FDA. Only chemical substances can be patented; natural substances cannot be patented. The bottom line profits from the sale of chemotherapy drugs; the cost of research and development and of course, the profit margin, is factored into the cost of the drugs. Natural substances do not generate the billions of dollars that chemical substances do. Natural substances are viewed as a threat because they are comparatively cheap, they actually work, and so they are systematically discredited.

Big Pharma and The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute:
The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute are embedded institutions with the goal of self-perpetuation. The interest is in getting the public to believe that the cure is right around the corner, thereby getting the public to make donations, much of which goes to the pharmaceutical companies to continue the R&D for newer and more profitable chemical solutions.

Big Pharma and the Media
Can you watch TV without being bombarded by advertisments for drugs?

Big Pharma and the Medical Profession: Oncologists receive incentives from every patient they sign up for chemo.

Big Pharma and Medical Schools: Pharmaceutical companies provide funding to medical schools and influence the curriculum in terms of the "standard of care" for cancer treatment.

Any alternative treatment practitioners are shut down by the FDA; it is literally against the law to find a real cure that does not involve toxic chemicals.

The unholy alliance of Big Pharma, the FDA, the fund-raising societies, the government research agency, the medical institutions, and big business: did the American public EVER have a chance? This group is NOT trying to save mankind from disease. This is NOT altruism; this is greed. Pure and simple.

With a diagnosis of cancer, the immediate knee-jerk reaction is to go into the medical institution established by big business and sign up for chemotherapy.
And when you walk into a treatment facility, you are a potential $100,000 sale. For that money, will you walk out healthy? Alive? What does the $100,000 buy you? Certainly no guarantees.

"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." (George Orwell). Do not believe what you are told without first questioning and researching. These are the worst kind of drug dealers. This is YOUR life. Take it into your own hands. Just say no to chemo.

The Emperor Wears No Clothes

How many times have you heard that someone was diagnosed with cancer and they died 3 months later? Question: did they have chemotherapy? If yes, what was the "real" cause of death--chemo or cancer? I put my money on chemo. And so do the pharmaceutical companies. Even when patients are terminal with no hope of recovery, the poison continues to be administered. This is shameless corporate greed and nothing more. Remember the lesson of Wall Street; the pharmaceutical industry--"Big Pharma" is just as greedy, corrupt, and ruthless.
If you signed up for chemo and you cannot cite the research study which proves that chemo will cure YOUR disease, then you have no "evidence-based" support for your decision. I am not talking about regurgitating the skewed stats that your oncologist spewed out about your 5-year survival rate and the % probablility that your disease will recur. I am talking "show me the money"--what is your source? If you cannot cite a source, then you, my friend, have been sold a bill of goods. Incidentally, the stats that your Doc spews forth are fed by the drug salesman from Big Pharma and are presented in relative #'s, not absolute #'s. According to Disraeli, and later Mark Twain, there are three types of lies: "There are lies, damn lies - and statistics." These misleading statistics (lies) paint the picture the cancer industry wants to paint, and paints the patient into a corner. They have you exactly where they want you: cowering in a corner in a state of fear. You will agree to anything to save your life. You THINK you are saving your life; you have actually just signed your death certificate.
The only benefit of chemotherapy is to the bottom line of the Cancer Industry.
Don't help them perpetuate the myth. Educate yourself. Knowledge is power.
Be brave enough to call out "The Emperor wears no clothes!!!"
Just say no to chemo.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

We can't bring back those we lost to chemo

Everyone knows someone who they think died from cancer. I have lost people I love dearly, I thought, to cancer. I THOUGHT that they died from cancer; now I know that the actual cause of death was chemotherapy. Their deaths push me to help get the truth out. I wish that I knew then what I know now. Would they still be here? That is unknown. Maybe. Maybe not. We can't go back in time. We can't bring back those we lost. We can only look forward. It is only a matter of time before someone you know hears the words that I heard when the surgeon leaned over me in the recovery room and said: "it was malignant". Our environment is toxic, our stress levels are high, it seems to be a question of not "if" but "when" that diagnosis will be made. Be prepared to "just say no to chemo". Be aware that the cancer industry is based on the ability to create fear, making it very easy to manipulate people into chemotherapy. Let's try to save everyone that we can in the future.
My close brush with chemotherapy pushes me to help get the truth out. I am grateful to my husband. The week after surgery, the oncologist recommended "precautionary chemotherapy". My husband asked me what I was going to do. I replied that of course, I will do everything I can. With that he said, "let's not be too hasty, let's research this". I am grateful everyday that he had the wisdom to speak those words.
The body has a tremendous ability to heal. You cannot heal with poison. Give the body what it needs to heal. Trust. You will heal.
Just say no to chemo.


I am grateful for the miracle of my health. It's my purpose in life to awaken others to the myth of chemo. The intent of my blog is to sound the alarm: everything you are led to believe about chemo is a lie.
I affirm that I am healthy. Any thoughts about cancer or chemotherapy are not intended to attract any negative energy back to me. The thoughts are transformed into positive energy intended to help others who need this information at this time.
Those people will be led to this blog to help them find their truth. I found the truth by spending my recovery time from extensive surgery--6 weeks at home--on my laptop searching and researching the truth. I am grateful that I found it before I signed up for death by chemo. Believe this: chemotherapy is a slow painful death in many, many cases. Do your due diligence and make sure you know what you are getting into.
I am healthy and I affirm the positive power of transitioning a negative into a positive.
This blog is intended as a thought-provoking forum only, as a means of sharing the personal experiences of my unintentional foray into the cancer industry. Find your truth: "the truth shall set us free".
My truth: just say no to chemo.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

"A rose is a rose is a rose..."

Chemotherapy is a toxic poison. It is not a cure for cancer. A "cure" for cancer as defined by the medical establishment is when the length of life from diagnosis passes the 5-year mark. If the patient is still alive, the patient is deemed to be cured, regardless of the physical condition of the patient. The patient may actually die after 5 years and 1 day, but that is irrelevant; the patient is counted in the statistics as a success of chemotherapy.
Think about this very objectively: if you were given a medication for a disease that caused your hair to fall out, wouldn't you refuse to take that medication? Of course. However, the American public has been brainwashed into accepting complete hair loss as collateral damage. This is not acceptable. If there is a visible manifestation such as hair loss, just imagine, really imagine the havoc that the chemotherapy is wreaking WITHIN the body.
Chemotherapy is experimental therapy that is embraced as the mainstream medical solution to cancer. It is not the solution. It developed from the mustard gas that was used in the World Wars. It is not effective against most cancers. 98% of the time, it does not work.
If it worked, if people were actually cured by this toxin, then hair loss would be an acceptable side effect, and immune system destruction, and healthy cell and organ destruction, and all the other numerous side effects would be acceptable if this treatment actually worked! But it does not work. I have had 2 oncologists hand me the drug information pamphlets (as they are legally required to do), and then both said to me "but don't read them too closely", with one of the oncologists saying that "they make the side effects sound really bad". The truth is--the side effects ARE really bad.
The media propaganda which is fed by the pharmaceutical companies wants the public to believe that the cure is right around the corner, and that there have been advances in chemotherapy in the past 20 years, and that there have been increased survival rates. These are all lies. Chemotherapy 20 years ago was horrible; today it is just terrible.
A good dvd available from netflix "Healing Cancer Naturally from the Inside Out" exposes many of the atrocities and mistruths.
This blog tells the story of Tony Snow, the White House press secretary who died from chemotherapy, not cancer, but chemotherapy:
It is important to differentiate the cause of death: in many, many cases, it is the chemo that kills, not the cancer.
When you see someone who visibly manifests the hair loss side-effect of chemotherapy, it is important to acknowledge that this is a chemo patient, NOT a cancer patient. Cancer does not cause hair loss. Chemo causes hair loss. This person is not being treated properly for cancer; this person is being administered a toxic poison. "Do no harm"? I think not.
A rose is a rose is a rose. Chemo is a poison is a poison is a poison. People deserve to know the truth.
Just say no to chemo.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Don't be scared into Chemotherapy

I have first-hand experience with the health care system. For the past 9 wks, I have been researching and meeting with conventional oncologists, and it is my opinion that cancer is a multi-billion $ business. Period. Chemotherapy is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated upon the American public, and we are all paying for it. The pharmaceutical companies are the big winners. Americans are being led to slaughter like sheep; it is not cancer that kills, it is the chemo that kills. If this were exposed for the fraud that it is, many businesses would lose a lot of money, so the fraud must continue. Please note the following: 1) The statistics are skewed: people who decline chemo treatment are NOT included in the stats. There is NO control group. I know 5 people anecdotally who declined treatment and who are healthy; they are not followed in a longitudinal study. The statistics are based solely upon people who ACCEPT treatment. I know 15 people who had chemo and are now dead. 2) Chemo is effective only on 3 different cancers (testicular, lymphomas, childhood leukemias), yet it is presented as treatment for ALL cancers, even though it is known to be ineffective. 3) Chemo can cause other cancers to occur. 4) Chemo can make cancer cells resistant to all chemo treatments; cancer cells fight to survive, adapt, mutate, and then they divide even faster in order to survive. 5) The basic premise of chemo needs to be questioned: the shotgun approach with collateral damage to organs and immune system is NOT acceptable. 6) Doctors routinely use scare tactics about length of life to induce people to agree to accept toxic chemo when there is no proof that the treatment will benefit the individual patient. 7) There are other wellness plans that would benefit people more than chemo, but these plans are blocked by the FDA, the AMA, and Big Pharma. 8) It is more beneficial to strengthen the immune system than to weaken it. Chemo weakens it. 9) Doctors are legally required to offer chemo as the "standard of care" and if the patient declines, it is documented as a CYA for the Doc. This is the crux of the health care problem. This is where the money goes. And insurance companies cover only the conventional therapies, because everyone has been brainwashed into believing in the fraud. Until you actually question the basic premise of chemo, it is the knee-jerk reaction to cancer. The unnecessary deaths of 600,000 Americans every year must be stopped.
During my recovery time from surgery, I have been doing a lot of research on treatment options, and it is really quite unbelievable what a fraud it is. One of the best sites for an overall view is I am also getting several opinions on treatment options, and did meet w/ an honest oncologist who responded to all our questions, and in effect said that there are no studies which would indicate that chemo would benefit me, that chemo can cause other cancers, that chemo could result in any cancer cells mutating and becoming resistant to all chemo drugs, and that if I declined treatment he would not see me again. It is important to emphasize that the stats do not include a control group. People who decline treatment are not included in the stats; there are no longitudinal studies done to track people who decline conventional treatment. So when the medical profession presents "statistics" that are provided by the pharmaceutical companies to attempt to scare you into treatment which is beneficial only to their "bottom line", know that these statistics are skewed and therefore meaningless.
This has really been a revelation as to the medical profession being driven by the pharmaceutical industry. The American public has been brainwashed.
Just say no to chemo.