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Fundamental Methodology

Published on March 25, 2010

The best way to treat cancer is to stimulate the body’s own resources to destroy the invading intruders, the colonies of yeast and fungus that cancer is / plus restore and revitalize human cells that are in a state of malfunction and decay. This fundamental methodology makes much more sense than the FDA’s and pharmaceutical industries poisonous slash and burn methods of chemotherapy and radiation which appear to kill more people than it cures.[1] It has been said by many that drugs don’t heal; the body heals itself when properly nurtured and strengthened and led to do so by concentrated nutritional substances and a careful confrontation with attitudes and life conflicts that are undermining the immune system.

The immune system is designed to protect and defend the body from foreign intruders (bacteria, viruses). It is the security system for your body. It contains several different types of cells, some of which function like “security guards” and are constantly on patrol looking for any foreign invaders. When they spot one, they take action, and eliminate the intruder. In many autoimmune diseases, for reasons unknown to traditional medicine, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between a foreign intruder and a person’s own normal tissues and cells. So, in essence, the “Security Guards” mistakenly identify the person’s own normal cells as foreign (antigens), and then take action to eliminate them.

The immune system is the key to both fighting and preventing cancer. It is a fluid network designed to protect us from agents of disease. Its primary mission is in resistance and restoration. The immune system must be exquisitely sensitive in detecting the surface features of other cells and substances.

At its core, immunity is simple. The body discriminates between what is “you” (autologous or self) and “not you” (foreign or non-self). The immune system includes white blood cells (leukocytes) and the lymphoid organs (such as the thyroid or spleen). It responds to infectious attack or internal mutation with either strength or weakness depending on a wide variety of factors. Until a person is actually dead it is possible to renew this system and throw it into higher gear to seek out and destroy even late stage infections. Miracles are just the potential for intense life bursts that manifest through the immune system; it’s similar to our central nervous system and its capacity to react in emergency situations. In fact the two systems do mirror each other. We can, if we consciously choose, engage the full spectrum of the inherent healing powers of our bodies, minds and soul if we engage ourselves fully in the absolute truth of our situations.

Strong immune systems are formed by the foods we eat and the attitudes we keep.

The first priority in our protocol is to address patients’ magnesium deficiencies. When it comes to healing and life itself, after the sun, the water we drink and the air we breathe, magnesium lives up to its billing as the miracle mineral that can save us in our time of desperate need. Called by the ancient Chinese the beautiful mineral its beauty is seen in the absolute healing power it contains. Magnesium holds the key for hundreds of crucial enzyme reactions and cellular processes. Magnesium chloride, when supplied in sufficient quantities, can kick start cell physiology in a very powerful way. Few know that magnesium chloride is an impressive infection fighter and even fewer know that the best way to deliver magnesium to all the cells is through the skin.

I received a letter from a professional colleague named George Eby in 2007 that stated that his daughter has been destroyed by the terrible side effects of a special type of antibiotic called fluoroquinolones. He said, “My daughter was stricken with this horrible affliction.  Cipro sensitivity causes long term (multiple years to life) chronic pain, weakness and tendon weakness leading to tendon breakage and many other horrible effects, some physical and some mental. This is something that everyone needs to know about. We have been destroyed by cipro. I don’t think there is much anyone can do, except to give her magnesium – which is somewhat of an antidote. I am very worried but I haven’t lost hope, but I am being realistic.  Some of the tendon damage is necrotic and permanent.  However, we have studies with rattlesnake venom that produce necrosis on animals and simply applying magnesium (chloride) and zinc (gluconate) topically, the necrosis vanishes.” Ten days later I received this email from George.

“Topical magnesium chloride for 10 days = well daughter!”

There is a power and a force in magnesium chloride that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. It goes against a strong gale wind of medical science to ignore magnesium chloride used transdermally in the treatment of any chronic or acute disorder.

Thus magnesium chloride is the first and most important item in our cancer protocol as it is in all our protocols for other serious illnesses. Put in the clearest terms possible, our suggestion from the first day on our protocol is to almost drown oneself in transdermally applied magnesium chloride. George Eby used on his slight daughter approximately one ounce applied to the skin a day. When I used magnesium chloride treatments for sports reasons I used upward of two ounces and sometimes more each day for immediate pain relief and muscle relaxation. Such intensive use would equal the healing power that is applied with magnesium chloride and sulfate when used in emergency rooms and intensive care wards to save people lives in the case of cardiac arrest or stroke. There is an entire section of this book about magnesium and you can also read my book Transdermal Magnesium Therapy.

The primary agents in our protocol are magnesium chloride, iodine, sodium bicarbonate and ALA. A fifth would be selenium, and behind that zinc and vitamin C, E and spirulina, which is very high in GLA. Spirulina, in fact, is our secret biological weapon; offering the life force of life through an incredible array of easily absorbed nutrients. Much the same can be said for what comes through really good probiotics.

This formula would do much more than catch cancer tumor colonies in a lethal crossfire of concentrated nutritional elements. We would be stimulating the full powers of the immune system itself to seek out and destroy the cancerous cells. ALA is a remarkable compound that appears to slow down the process of aging, improve blood flow, enhance immune function and perform many other functions. “The evidence suggests that Lipoic acid is actually a low-level stressor that turns on the basic cellular defenses of the body, including some of those that naturally decline with age,” said Dr. Tory Hagen, an associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics at OSU. “In particular, it tends to restore levels of glutathione, a protective antioxidant and detoxification compound, to those of a young animal. It also acts as a strong anti-inflammatory agent, which is relevant to many degenerative diseases.” It seems that ALA has the ability to “kick start” cells that are declining in function helping them recover the functions that came more easily and naturally when they were younger and more vital. ALA appears to help restore a cellular “signaling” process that tends to break down in older blood vessels. It reduces mitochondrial decay in cells, which is closely linked to the symptoms of aging.

When we talk about ALA we are also talking about glutathione, which it stimulates and recycles in large quantities. Glutathione plays several roles in cancer. It prevents cancer, protecting DNA from damage by detoxifying harmful chemicals and removing them from the body. Low glutathione levels predispose people to cancer. Patients with a variety of malignant disorders were found to have a markedly lowered plasma glutathione level.[2]

Glutathione fights cancer. It selectively stimulates apoptosis (cell death) of malignant cells while leaving healthy cells unaffected.[3] It does this by regulating the tumor suppressor protein p53. Under normal conditions the p53 protein senses DNA damage in a cell and slows the rate of cell division, giving the cell time to repair itself. If the DNA cannot be repaired, p53 tells the cell to kill itself (apoptosis). Treatment with glutathione may reverse the cancer process. Various studies have shown glutathione reverses development of neuroblastoma, cervical carcinoma, leukemia, and other cancers.[4]

When we add both iodine and sodium bicarbonate in high dosages through a combination of oral, transdermal, intravenous, douche, colonic and aerosol means and go for rapid pH changes, high antioxidant status, detoxification of thyroid and a turbo charged metabolism we dramatically increase our chances of winning the war against cancer.

Most — if not all — chronic infectious diseases are not caused by a failure of the immune system, but are a conscious adaptation of the immune system to an otherwise lethal heavy metal environment. – Dr. Klinghardt

Dr. Klinghardt is reminding us that the enemy behind enemy lines (behind the cancer) is the heavy metals,[5] especially the mercury, which is beginning to threaten all life forms on planet earth in a most devastating way.

[1] Mike Adams states: “One of the most common problems in cancer patients who choose to undergo conventional cancer therapy is recurrence. They might think they have beaten their cancer with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, only to find a few years later that tumors have spread into other tissues — usually the lungs, brain, or even the reproductive organs. Conventional medicine has not yet caught on to what’s happening here, but the reason why this phenomenon occurs is quite simple: Conventional cancer treatments only treat the symptoms of cancer (tumors or growths) and do not actually do anything to help the patient regain a level of health necessary to keep cancer in check.”

[2] Beutler E., and Gelbart T. Plasma glutathione in health and in patients with malignant disease. J Lab Clin Med , 1985: 105;581-584.

[3] Donnerstag B, et al. Reduced glutahione and S-acetylgluathione as slective apoptosis inducing agents in cancer therapy. Cancer Letters 1996;110 :63-70.

[4] Rotstein JB, Slaga TJ, Effects of exogenous glutathione on tumor progression in the murine skin of multistate carcinogenesis model. Carcinogenesis. ((9): 1547-51, 1988

[5] The most clearly established environmental risk factor for childhood brain cancer is therapeutic radiation exposure (not including diagnostic X-rays). New research now suggests that children of mothers who lived near an EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) facility while pregnant may be more likely to later develop brain cancer, especially if the site released carcinogens. Prenatal exposure to chemicals can have profound long-term effects, as some toxic chemicals that are stopped by the blood–brain barrier in adults may reach the fetus via the placenta. This work is the first to specifically examine brain cancer risk in children and potential exposure to TRI releases.  Of the more than 650 toxic chemicals listed in the TRI (Toxic Release Inventory), 193 are known or suspected carcinogens, according to the EPA. Fifty-five known, probable, or possible carcinogens were actually released within 2 miles of the study participants.

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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