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A New Paradigm in Medicine

Published on May 26, 2010

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We do not have to die from cancer nor do we have to wait to go blind or amputate our feet because of diabetic conditions. With cancer and diabetic rates going through the roof the time to start treating oneself for both conditions is right now. Prevention of cancer and diabetes could also be called life extension treatments for they go hand in hand; they are really one and the same so why wait till one receives the diagnosis?

The mainstream model of cancer is dying a slow death, too slow to save hundreds of thousands from a cruel death. It’s hard to believe but a “significant proportion of terminally ill cancer patients spend most of their final days and weeks subjected to grueling radiation therapy (radiotherapy). What makes this extra heartbreaking and downright outrageous is that irradiating dying cancer patients does absolutely nothing for the vast majority — except to cause more end-of-life suffering and to keep countless people in the hospital, instead of allowing them to die at home,” wrote S. L. Baker. This is just one example of pathological medical thinking, philosophy and practice.

Medicine is ignorant and becoming more and more so because it refuses to keep up with medical science. Worse it refuses to acknowledge medical truth even when it is published and widely accepted science. For instance it is well established that exposure to ionizing radiation can result in mutations or other genetic damage that cause cells to turn cancerous but that has not stopped oncologists from using radiation therapy. Now a new study led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has revealed another way in which radiation can promote cancer development. Working with cultures of human breast cells, the researchers discovered that radiation exposure can alter the environment surrounding the cells so that future cells are more likely to become cancerous. “Our work shows that radiation can change the microenvironment of breast cells, and this in turn can allow the growth of abnormal cells with a long-lived phenotype that has a much greater potential to be cancerous,” says Paul Yaswen, a cell biologist and breast cancer research specialist with Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division.

There are extraordinarily simple, safe and effective ways of treating the diseases of our time that are affordable to most if not all of humanity. These treatments can be organized into a new form of medicine, which can be mainstreamed because they are backed by medical research and science. This is not to say that patients do not have to resolve crucial, difficult and complex issues of mind, emotion and spirit but it does mean that the physical body does not have to be surrendered to an expensive and terrorist form of dated medicine that hurts more than it helps.

When we penetrate the relationships between diabetes, cancer and several key factors like chemical toxicity and nutritional deficiencies the picture of cancer and what to do about it becomes clearer. Albert Einstein throughout his life dreamed of a grand unification theory to explain and pull together everything in the physical and energy universe of time and space. What follows is as close as we will get to something like this in medicine –  tying together diabetes, cancer, bicarbonate deficiencies, acid conditions, magnesium and iodine deficiencies, mercury, nutritional deficiencies and fungi and yeast overgrowth into a comprehensible whole.

Cancer and diabetes are grim reapers culling ever larger percentages of people from health, harmony and a life lived without suffering. There is no way to measure in terms of human misery how much harm these two diseases inflict around the world each year. But we do know that the American Cancer Society indicated 559,650 deaths from cancers in the United States in their 2007 Surveillance Research.[1]

A paradigm is a set of criteria that we use to define what’s important and to determine how to do things.  A paradigm is a viewpoint and a set of rules and in modern medicine these rules are not healing. The present medical paradigm is a closed model that fails badly to explain and address problems with living biological systems. The basic assumptions at the heart of allopathic medicine are severely distorted coloring everything mainstream doctors see and do.

For two centuries, vaccination has been the dominating approach to develop prophylaxis against viral infections through immunological prevention. It’s a dangerous paradigm because it’s a wrong paradigm. A new paradigm for cancer and diabetes is obviously needed and it certainly is not the vaccine paradigm that will come to our rescue though several companies and the federal government feel differently.

According to Stephen Neidle, DSc, PhD, professor of chemical biology and director of the Center for Cancer Medicines at the School of Pharmacy, University of London advocates a more global approach to cancer treatment, which would focus on global differences between normal cells and cancer cells. Dr. William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. There is no shortage of good ideas that can safely and effectively be affected with nutritional medicines that can be concentrated and injected for life saving effect. Natural emergency medicine is in reality harnessed in emergency rooms and intensive care units around the world every single day for what we are talking about is sodium bicarbonate, magnesium chloride and iodine.

Opening Up a Whole New Way of Thinking

Gene mutations are part of the process of cancer, but mutations alone are not enough to explain cancer. Cancer involves an interaction of some kind between rogue cells and surrounding tissue but what those rouge cells are exactly and what are the characteristics of the surrounding tissues still are open questions. Researchers are finally plunging into studying tumors in the context of their cellular environments for they just have not been able to resolve their war on cancer along the strict model provided by the genetic mutation theory.

Focusing on cancer’s surroundings (cellular environments) is a major shift in thinking for the mainstream medical mind. The furthest mainstream medical scientists are willing to go is thinking that cancer cells cannot turn into a lethal tumor without the cooperation of cells nearby. If cancer forms because normal cells surrounding them are traumatized, sick, or slowly dying then it suggests an entirely different and new line of approach in terms of treatment.

Cancer might be kept under control by preventing healthy cells around tumors from rotting. Perhaps what doctors really need to learn is how to prevent healthy cells from deteriorating into cancer. These ideas have all been expressed in the mainstream medical press. In the New York Times we see Dr. Susan Love, a breast cancer surgeon saying, “What it means, if all this environmental stuff is right, is that we should be able to reverse cancer without having to kill cells. This could open up a whole new way of thinking about cancer that would be much less assaultive.”

In the same Times article we even find an unabashed cancer geneticist Dr. Bert Vogelstein, director of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at John Hopkins saying, “One cannot fully understand that disease unless one understands the tumor’s environment.”

We have known for a while that people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing some cancers, and are more likely than nondiabetics to die of cancer. Now a study published by the American Diabetic Association reports that they also have a higher risk of dying in the weeks just after cancer surgery. It found that the patients with pre-existing diabetes were 50 percent more likely than nondiabetic patients to die within a month of surgery, regardless of the type of cancer.[2]

A study of diabetic conditions and what underlies them presents perhaps the best overall view of deteriorating cellular environments and it is no surprise that we find a direct correlation between diabetes and cancer and also between infection, cancer and diabetes. The same holds true for low grade inflammation, magnesium and other mineral deficiencies and a rising tide of mercury and other chemical and radiation toxicities that need to be detoxified or chelated out of the body.

In the following chapter we are going to look at pancreas and the bicarbonate that it produces and what happens when bicarbonate system levels become depleted. We are treading down a path that is leading us to a conclusion that will rock the medical world. Our insights are pharmaceutically catastrophic for what gets revealed is that lowly sodium bicarbonate – the cheapest medicine on the planet – is in the end the best of all the medicines for both diabetes and cancer. Its pharmaceutical properties direct themselves exactly to the border where these two major diseases meet. And when combined with magnesium chloride and iodine – well what can we say but miracles in medicine will occur.

We are walking in the fields of medicine with these statements but the stalks of nutritional medicine are all around us. Equally we need to embrace emotional medicine and even spiritual medicine with our treatments knowing it’s the whole man, woman or child we treat. In this book we are talking about one of the main aspects of Natural Allopathic Medicine.  In this volume it’s all about bicarbonate physiology and treatment of bicarbonate insufficiency.

[2] Postoperative Mortality in Cancer Patients With Preexisting Diabetes. Systematic review and meta-analysis. Bethany B. Barone, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Claire F. Snyder, Kimberly S. Peairs, Kelly B. Stein, Rachel L. Derr, Antonio C. Wolff, MD3 and Frederick L. Brancati.

Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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