Cancer Research UK – working for Big Pharma – Part 1

Cancer Research UKWhy is the British public funding Cancer Research UK? Where is all that money going? What is your hard earned cash being used for? Donations you have given in good faith. Where is the promised cure that was given to us decades ago?

What happens to your donations?

Apart from paying wages and overheads, your donations will be used to help large pharmaceuticals like Merck and AstraZeneca. In effect, you are funding one of the richest industries in the world. As I see it, the only benefit for the ‘race for life’ run is that you’re exercising yourself, keeping yourself fit and having a good time with your friends and relatives whilst remembering lost loved ones to a disease that, supposedly, has no cure.

As for the money you accrue by doing that run, well heaven knows what it will end up funding.  But be assured it will not be used as you would wish it and a pharmaceutical company will be getting the benefit of your generousity.

CEO of CRUKEarnings of the CEOMichelle Mitchell CEO

By the way, the chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Sir Harpal Kumar, earns around £240,000 a year. Michelle Mitchell OBE has been appointed as CEO of Cancer Research UK, replacing Sir Harpal Kumar who is due to stand down in the summer of 2018. Personally, I think this is a wage not in keeping with the spirit of a charity. Half that amount would be plenty for most people. But that’s just my opinion.

What does CRUK do?

So, what does CRUK do? It does research and development (R&D) of possible viable cancer drugs. If a pharmaceutical company likes the look of the drug it will take over from Cancer Research UK with the view to making high profits from it.

KeytrudaKeytruda for Instance

Take Keytruda for instance, which is made by Merck. Much of the initial R&D was done by CRUK. Merck liked the look of it and decided to take over. It had good potential. Potential for what you might ask. Potential for big profits that’s what! This particular drug, has many unpleasant side effects and has an information sheet which is 53 pages showing just the ‘highlights’ according to its heading. By the way, this is not the information leaflet the patient receives.

What the doctor has to do

There are numerous side effects and contra indiciations that the prescribing doctor has to watch out for. Doctors have enough to do without ploughing through 53 pages of instructions about contra indications he has to control. What if the patient doesn’t realize a side effect is from his medication? Most patients just accept they will feel ill from medication. How can a doctor keep tabs on all his cancer patients who will likely haveoverworked different side effects?

As a result, I would suggest that it is impossible to expect a medic to be in control of all the drugs he prescribes. It is a recipe for disaster, and many patients die from prescription medicine. The third leading cause of death in the US is from iatrogenic causes. I don’t know the figure for Europe or the UK.

And how much does this cancer drug cost?

Incidently, how much does this drug cost? Keytruda costs about $12,500 a month, or $150,000 a year. Is it worth it? Well you decide after reading the side effects. That’s if you have the time to go through the whole information sheet.

Cancer Research UK – modus operandi

CRUKDr Nigel Blackburn, Cancer Research UK’s director of drug development explains: The basic framework is zero cost upfront to the partner {the pharmaceutical company}. We then will develop a program of work, there’s then an opt-point, normally at the end of Phase Ia but sometimes Phase Ib, and they get to review all the data and decide if they want to license it from us; there’s then normally payment to license it from us but it tends to be pretty modest at that stage – we tend to back-end things more; and then look for milestones, through Phase II and III, and then royalties if a product reaches the market.”

“The commercial sector is all about returning a profit for shareholders, or return investments for venture capital for early-stage companies and such like. I’ve worked in the commercial sector for 30 years and it does lead you towards certain decisions – ultimately you’ve got to make sales, you’ve got to make a profit, you’ve got to keep shareholders happy – and it shapes decisions in a certain way.”

What a revealing statement!

I don’t like this statement, it implies that money is more important than the health of the people… you know, those people that keep these large consortiums in business. I can remember reading about an interview with a pharma industry analyst, he said:

“When conducting drug clinical trials, we are concerned about two disasters: One disaster is that you kill people. The other disaster is that you cure them. The truly good drugs are ones that you can use for a long time…”

Very generous of you and CRUK!
Cancer Research UK
“This pill you take twice a day before meals. This pill you take right after I tell you what these pills cost”

Hence this looks like a very good deal for the pharmaceutical company involved. They have no risk and much of the donkey work is done by CRUK. If they don’t like the outcome of CRUK’s research, or can see no decent profits from marketing the drug, they just walk away. In other words, pharmaceuticals are looking for a drug that they can keep selling to the patient year on year, not a cure. A cure for cancer would give them high profits briefly, but once the public had been cured, what happens to all the sales of cancer drugs and treatments? Oh, and I forgot, what happens to the poor, poor shareholders!!

Does this help the patient?

So how does this help the patient? We are all looking for a cure for this dreaded disease from the likes of CRUK. Patients get at best, a stay of execution. Once any remission reaches 5 years, it is called a success. No matter if the patient dies a day, a month or a year after that cut off point, statistically the patient is cured. After 10 years, your doctor may say you are cured, but statistics are the figures your doctor will give you when you ask about the likelihood of a cure.

5 year cureCancer Research UK website

As a point of interest, this is what CRUK put on their website: “Most cancers that are going to come back will do so in the first 2 years or so after treatment. After 5 years, you are even less likely to get a recurrence. For some types of cancer, after 10 years your doctor may say that you are cured.”

Real survival rates from chemotherapy

These are the real survival rates according to research “The contribution of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adult malignancies”:

  • The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA.
  • When one of the authors of this study was approached about the change in these figures to reflect todays rates he reported that there was no change. The above study was done in 2004. Check out the 5 minute video about chemotherapy in the US.

It’s the uncertainly that blights your life

Consequently, with a cure, you have a future. You know you are cured and you can live out the rest of your life being healthy and enjoying your good health. But with the uncertainty and fear that your cancer may return, your life is blighted. Some have problems carrying on with life and making new plans for the future. As a result, depression and unhappiness is very common. Also many patients have a change of personalty and mentality because of this constant worry.

Drugs are not the answer

This is not a cure. Drugs are not the answer. A change of lifestyle and I don’t mean just the patient, I mean the food manufacturers, the chemical industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the government and their corrupt agencies.  All those that make a fortune out of other peoples’ misery and death, they’re the ones that need to change their modus operandi.

Ches PowerSo, in part two we will look at the trustworthiness of the pharmaceutical industry and what some eminent professionals say about their fraud and illegal practices.

Are there doctors out there curing cancer without traditional treatments… you betcha!

Statin Drugs and Side Effects – the truth

The hype about statin drugs to reduce cholesterol is increasing by the day.  In statin drugs and side effects, we will learn about the best selling and most profitable drugs ever created.

Study reveals the dangers of statin Drugsstatin drugs and side effects

A new study has been published revealing that statins do NOT decrease atherosclerosis and that the drugs may actually be exacerbating and stimulating atherosclerosis and heart failure.  The reason given in the research are numerous, the major ones being:

    • Vitamin K2 which protect the arteries from calcium buildup is inhibited by statins.  This is significant because K2, along with magnesium (Mg) is vital in moving calcium out of the soft tissues and into the bones where it belongs.
    • Mitochondrial dysfunction.  Our energy is produced in the mitochondria and statins are toxic to these energy centres in our cells, disrupting ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production, which is our energy currency.  This in turn compromises heart muscle function and disrupts intracellular signals.
    • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): Statins are known to deplete CoQ10 (ubiquinol) levels and this fact was to be added as a warning on statin cartons and inserts but the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) decided against it in 2014.
    • 25% of Americans are taking statin drugs.  It is unfortunate that most of these patients are not warned about the devastating consequences of low CoQ10 levels.  (If you are taking statins, you need 100-200mg of CoQ10 or ubiquinol every day because you cannot get enough from your diet and statins will deplete what you have got.)
    • Statins and Ketones. Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an interventional cardiologist consultant in London, U.K. says that statins block the formation of ketones. Ketones are an essential part of mitochondrial nutrition and overall health. If you can’t make ketones, you impair the metabolism in your entire body.  This includes your heart which raises your risk for heart disease and a variety of other conditions.
    • Selenium-containing proteins: Statins interfere with Selenoproteins such as glutathione peroxidase.  These proteins are vital in preventing oxidative damage to muscle tissue.
Selenium containing proteins – the authors state:

“Blocking the selenoprotein enzyme glutathione peroxidase is akin to pouring gasoline on the fire of inflammation and free radicals, which damages muscle tissue. In fact, the scientists described this blocking of the selenoproteins reminiscent of selenium deficiency induced heart failure, known as Keshan’s disease first identified in the 1930s.…the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs. We propose that current statin treatment guidelines be critically reevaluated.”

cholesterolSo what exactly is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a ‘lipid’.  It is absorbed by the body from our food and is synthesized by some of our cells, primarily those of the intestines and the liver.  Cholesterol is also necessary for cell membranes in all tissues to produce normal cell and membrane growth.  It is a necessary precursor for many crucial hormones such as progesterone, estrogen and testosterone as well as the stress hormones.  When we are exposed to sunshine, it is the cholesterol in our skin that converts to vitamin D.

Different types of cholesterol

There are different types of cholesterol and here lies the problem.  The two main different kinds that you hear of today are HDL which stands for high density lipoproteins and LDL which stands for low density lipoproteins.  You may also hear of  (very) VLDL and TG which stands for triglycerides. Triglycerides are not really cholesterol but another class of fats or lipids found in the blood.

Good and bad cholesterol?
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Raise HDL with nuts

When you hear about high cholesterol, that’s not really the whole story.  You need to know the level of your HDL cholesterol (the good stuff) and your LDL, VLDL and TGs (the bad stuff).  “High cholesterol” is a term we hear a lot and it does seem to put the frighteners on the general population but it is a deceptive simplification.

So what has magnesium got to do with cholesterol?

Magnesium actually has an affect on cholesterol levels.  It regulates production of cholesterol by controlling the enzymes that produce it.  It can raise the level of HDL (good) cholesterol and at the same time lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.  Depending on what the body requires, it can either increase or reduce cholesterol production¹.

But isn’t that what statins do?

Yes it is but statins are drugs which will have side effects. Magnesium is a natural nutrient which is vital for healthy cholesterol production and has no side effects (except diarrhoea if used to excess).  Magnesium does the job naturally but even so, pharmaceutical companies started the quest of looking for a drug that would cut cholesterol off at its source.  They did this by coming up with a drug that inhibits the enzyme which is responsible for cholesterol synthesis.  So they invented a series of drugs called statins. The enzyme HMG-CoA reductase was the target.

statin drugs and side effectsStatins for all?

Statins are drugs that may reduce subsequent heart events ie. for those who already have heart disease and have suffered a heart attack or cardiac event.  Recent research has now put this into doubt. But what makes it worse is now there seems to be a trend to prescribe statins to those patients that haven’t even got heart disease and have no signs of having it.  Just elevated cholesterol levels will likely instigate your doctor to prescribe statins.  Could this be something to do with Big Pharma putting money before patients’ health!  Surely not?

No benefits for disease free patients so why prescribe it?

Studies have been undertaken with data from 65,000 people and it has been found that there is no evidence that statins had any benefits for preventing cardiovascular disease from disease free patients or even from those at risk from getting heart disease.  For some, statins may do more harm than good with patients suffering from unpleasant side effects and recent studies are now pointing towards statins actually being dangerous.

Ask why!

If you are prescribed statin drugs for lowering your cholesterol, it would be wise to ask questions as to why it is being prescribed, particularly in the case of someone who does not have heart disease.  Dr Sircus cited in his interesting article Run from your Statin recommending Cardiologist, a recent study in the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention which reports that women who have used cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for more than 10 years have double the risk of two common types of breast cancer: invasive ductal carcinoma and invasive lobular carcinoma².

Cancer risks, liver or muscle damage?

Dr Thomas B Newman

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr. Thomas B.Newman and co-workers showed that all cholesterol-lowering drugs, both the early drugs known as fibrates (clofibrate, gemfibrozil) and the newer drugs known as statins (Lipitor, Pravachol, Zocor), cause cancer in rodents at the equivalent doses used by man.

Dr Carolyn Dean in her book ‘The Magnesium Miracle” states – “Because statins work on liver enzymes, they can disrupt liver function.  If you take statins, you must have regular blood tests to look for liver damage”   and    “Another acknowledged side effect, (of statins) statin myopathy, is an iatrogenic (doctor-induced) condition that damages muscles and is entirely related to statin intake.”

Dr GoodmanDr Dennis Goodman who’s a cardiologist states in his book ‘Magnificent Magnesium’ – “If statins can’t prevent heart disease in people who are at risk for developing it, why prescribe them so liberally?”

Gemfibrozil shown to increase death rates

Dr. Gloria Troendle, deputy director for the Division of Metabolism and Endocrine Drugstatin drugs and side effects Products for the FDA, noted that the cholesterol-lowering drug gemfibrozil belonged to a class of drugs that has repeatedly been shown to increase death rates among users.  Despite only 3 of the 9 committee members voting to pass this drug, the FDA decided to approve Gemfibrozil for human consumption.

Ex NASA astronaut and MD.

Dr Duane Graveline, MD, MPH has a website called ‘Spacedoc.com’.   He has retired as a medical doctor but was an American physician and a NASA astronaut. He was one of the six scientists selected in 1965, in NASA’s fourth group of astronauts, for the Apollo Crestor statinprogram.  In one of his many articles about statins he cites one written in March 2015 by Dr Sidney Wolfe; the article is in the the BMJ (British Medical Journal) at: www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h1388.   Dr. Sidney Wolfe explains why he thinks the drug Crestor (rosuvastatin) should have been withdrawn and not used.  He documents that Crestor’s prime problem is its strength.  In the JUPITER study, compared to placebo, the rosuvastatin group had a significantly higher incidence (26%) of new onset diabetes.  This same effect of rosuvastatin has been observed in other studies³.

So is cholesterol really the enemy?

It is interesting to note that many people with normal cholesterol levels die of heart attacks.  In fact more people die of heart attacks exhibiting normal levels as those do exhibiting higher levels.  A study published in The American Heart Journal in January 2009, analysed 137,000 patients admitted to hospital in the United States presenting with a heart attack.  Almost 75% of those patients had ‘normal’ cholesterol levels.

Dr Ron RosedaleDr Ron Rosedale points out – “cholesterol is a vital component of every cell membrane on Earth. In other words, there is no life on Earth that can live without cholesterol. That will automatically tell you that, in and of itself, it cannot be evil. In fact, it is one of our best friends. We would not be here without it. No wonder lowering cholesterol too much increases one’s risk of dying. Cholesterol is also a precursor to all of the steroid hormones. You cannot make estrogen, testosterone, cortisone, and a host of other vital hormones without cholesterol.”

This could indicate that cholesterol is not the precursor to heart disease and there is something else going on which has been missed.  Is the medical profession overlooking something?  Perhaps we can’t see the wood for the trees?  Is there a missing link?

Eat fresh unprocessed foods

vegetablesOne thing’s for sure, we all need to strive towards eating a healthy diet which includes, oily fish such as wild caught salmon, mackerel and herring, nuts and seeds, oatmeal, olive oil, organic coconut oil, avocados, green vegetables, fresh fruits, garlic, onions (raw is best), beans and pulses to name a few.  Cut out the processed foods and try and cook from fresh.  I know, you haven’t got the time!  Make time, this is your health we’re talking about.  Recipes for quick and easy home made meals that are healthy and nourishing are everywhere.

Don’t forget your exercise

Walking the dog

Exercise regularly. How about using a bike or walking sometimes.  Leave the car at home, it saves fuel! Why not take the dog for an extra long walk!  Eating  healthily and exercising regularly is the number one priority for keeping your heart in good condition.  If you have no prior heart event then I would question your doctor if he  prescribes a statin drug.  In fact I would question him no matter what your state of health.  Do you own research.  Perhaps you could educate your doctor about cholesterol and the natural way to control it.  Good luck with that!

Statin drugs and side effects

Mg glassI want to finish this article by comparing what statin drugs do versus what magnesium does, specifically in relation to controlling cholesterol:  This is a table taken from ‘The Magnesium Factor’ a book by Mildred S Seelig MD and Andrea Rosanoff Ph.D.

 

A Comparison of the Physiological Effects of Magnesium and Statin Drugs

Effect                                        Statin Drugs                                        Magnesium
Target Enzyme                        HMG-CoA reductase only                 HMG-CoA reductase and LCAT*
Effect on enzyme                   Inhibits or poisons                             Regulates and controls
Lowers ‘bad’ cholesterol    Yes                                                               Yes
Raises ‘good’ cholesterol   Sometimes                                               Yes
Prevents clot formation      Yes                                                               Yes
Reduces Inflammation        Yes                                                               Yes
Slows and prevents
atherosclerotic plaques      Now in doubt                                          Yes
Raises liver enzymes
above normal                          Yes                                                               No
Can cause myopathy            Yes                                                               Prevents myopathy
Many side effects                    Yes                                                              No
*LCAT (Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase) – an enzyme that converts LDL into HDL
which magnesium activates.

If you wish to make a comment, please do.  I always answer questions and comments.

  1. Ches Power AuthorCorica F1, Allegra A, Di Benedetto A et al., “Effects of oral magnesium supplementation on plasma lipid concentrations in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus,” Magnes Res. 1994 Mar;7(1):43-7.
  2. Long-term statin use and risk of ductal and lobular breast cancer among women 55-74 years of age; Jean A. McDougall et al; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; Published OnlineFirst July 5, 2013; doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-0414
  3. Chih-Wei Chen, et al “Differential Impact of Statin on New-Onset Diabetes in Different Age Groups: A Population-Based Case-Control Study in Women from an Asian Country”  PLoS One. 2013; 8(8): e71817. Published online 2013 Aug 12. doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0071817. 

Sick, Sad World – how did it come to this?

Look at the historySick, Sad World

We live in a sick, sad world, where many are suffering needlessly of illnesses and conditions that can be cured. In the early 20th century, there were a plethera of medical practioners, all using different types of medical treatments. These treatments would complement each other.  So as well as pharmaceuticals, there was homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractics, herbalists, essential oils and many others all doing their bit to improve our health and all working together for the common good. Then came along….

Carnegie & Rockefeller

So there were many ways to legally practice medicine until the giants Carnegie and Rockefeller got involved. Their collusion was for the sake of profits, not for the sake of the public health. They saw the public as cash cows and that’s how the pharmaceutical industry has seen us ever since.  So their plan began.

How did it all happen?
sick, sad world
John Rockefeller

Rockefeller and Carnegie initiated a plan to standardise all medication to fit in with their policies and make sure all medicine would go through their channels. In 1910 Abraham Flexner published the Medical Education in the United States and Canada, known as the Flexner Report and this cast the die for the future and tradegy of medicine today.

How it used to be
Sick, sad world
Andrew Carnegie

At the turn of the 20th century, medical schools taught a number of different medical practices including homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractics, eclectic herbal types. So there was not one way of practicing medicine, until Carnegie and Rockefeller came on the scene.

Then came the Flexner report
Ab Flexner
Abraham Flexner

The Flexner report of 1910 stated that medicine would be based on the Carnegie and Rockefeller way of patented chemically based medicines and treatments. They unilaterally mandated that their way was the only scientific and sound way to practice medicine.  This was how all medical doctors were to be educated and conduct their medical practices from now on. Consequently, Abraham Flexner was hired to appraise all colleges before financial support was offered. He used the John Hopkins University as his exemplar. Abraham Flexner said in 1910. The curse of medical education is the excessive number of schools” 

Midwifery too!

As women were not included in these plans, midwifery suffered greatly. Thus, the Flexner Report was the beginning of the end for midwifery in the USA and Canada and stimied female medical education to boot. After 1910, one by one the states in the USA and the provinces in Canada made midwifery unlawful.

Millions of dollars donated to allopathic educationJohnsHopkinsLibrary

Rockefeller & Carnegie began to shower hundreds of millions of dollars into those universities, colleges and schools, teaching pharmaceutical drug intensive medicine. This way of teaching doctors and other medical practitioners became the recognised way. Consequently, medicine has been a monopoly since Carnegie and Rockefeller intervened in the early 20th century.

Carnegie & Rockefeller employees given directorships

Those colleges and schools that had this massive funding had the proviso of allowing employees of Carnegie and/or Rockefeller to sit on their board of directors.  This was to ensure that the funding was being used for the proper purposes. In other words, for the purpose of propogating allopathic education as apposed to any other type of medical teachings.

Thus the curriculum of the colleges and schools were completely changed to encompass what Carnegie and Rockefeller required for their business model ie. The course material would only be drug related. There would be no education on anything natural or alluding to any other class of medicine other than pharmaceuticals.

‘Best’ doctors educated at these colleges
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Peabody Library Johns Hopkins University

Typically those schools that had the most funding turned out the ‘best’ doctors, or more correctly the most recognised doctors.  These doctors would be known as the best of the best, despite the fact they were just toeing the line of their overseers Carnegie and Rockefeller. When money is coming from a source that has a vested interest, you know the outcome will be that wished by the investor or donor.

1500 chiropractors prosecuted for quackery

By 1925, 10,000 herbalists were out of business.  By the 1940s, 1500 chiropractors would be prosecuted for practising quackery.  The 22 homeopathic medical schools that flourished in the early 1900s dwindled down to just 2 by 1923.

Non allopathic colleges were shut down

The AMA (American Medical Association) made it their business to start shutting down all clinics, colleges and schools dealing with non allopathic medicine.

Sick, Sad World

By the 1950s, all the colleges teaching homeopathy were arbitrarily closed and many destroyed. The above Congressional record even chronicles the blatent conspiracy by the American Medical Association, regarding their destruction of clinics, hospitals and scientific research laboratories that did not conform. It smacks of Nazism!

Only allopathic MDs were employed

If a physician did not graduate from a recognised medical school teaching pharmaceutical based medicine or receive an MD degree from a recognised college, then he or she could not get a job as a doctor anywhere.

sick, sad worldLapdogs of the pharmaceuticals

You may now understand why our doctors today are so heavily biased towards pharmaceutical and chemical treatments but know next to nothing about nutritional medicine. The upshot of this is that the medical profession is really a lapdog of the pharmaceuticals, doing their bidding in all respects of allopathic treatments and education.

Most doctors have no idea of this history

The majority of doctors of traditional medicine today, have no idea of its history and go blindly forth with their toxic chemicals thinking they are doing their level best for their patients. If they took a step back and looked honestly into the past, how would they react. The realisation of how they had been used may be too much to take. But I suspect many of them know something’s amiss. However, they will be reticent to rock the boat for fear of reprisals.

This is why IMHO, doctors will not accept anything other than the status quo. It would be too difficult and would undermine all they had been taught and they could possibly loose their licence if they strayed from protocols.

Sick sad worldDoctors are duped

As the saying goes “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true” (Soren Kierkegaard)

We’re too trusting

We’ve done it to ourselves. We are too complacent. We let others take control of our health and our well-being. Others who are themselves being controlled by the pharmaceutical industry. All you have to do is “FOLLOW THE MONEY” to realize what’s going on.

What would have happened if…

What would have happened if all the alternative medical practitioners, were left to do their own specialist treatments. How many alternative curative treatments would have been discovered over the last 100 years and used for the benefit of all of us.

Pharmaceutical drugs have taken us over

We have allowed this drug cartel to take over our health for over 100 years. We have sat backsick sad world and believed everything they have told us. As a result, their drugs and treatments have been taken religiously by trusting patients. The trouble is, patients never seem to get better and more often than not, they get worse. Why is that?

Is it possible that these massive pharmaceutical companies just want to keep us as customers, rather than cure us? Surely not! But wait! What would happen if we were all cured?

There are cures for Cancer, diabetes and heart disease…

Despite all the restrictions, mandates and persecutions of proponents of alternative medicines, some have come through. There are amazing practioners out there, helping many overcome the misery of Cancer and other major diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Many are unmercifully harassed, vilified and victimised by government agents. But still they soldier on because they are the true doctors and health gurus of this world. They are the true carers of our health.

Profiteerssick, sad world

The pharmaceutical industries are just profiteers. They are in the business of profits for their shareholders. The health of their customers is of low priority and if there is collateral damage because of a bad drug, well c’est la vie! Vioxx comes to mind when an estimated 60,000 patients were killed by this noxious drug.  This is the same number of people that died in the Vietnam war!

It’s still up to you

But it is still up to you to know your own body and research your conditions so you can work with your medical professional. However, if he won’t listen to you, change your doctor! You should not be rushed, bullied or frightened into taking just one type of treatment.  A treatment that could perhaps kill you. What’s more, the medical fraternity needs to change course and start looking seriously at the amazing breakthroughs some of our alternative medical practitioners have discovered and researched.

Cancer is a multi billion dollar industry
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Dr Burzynski being supported by those he has cured of cancer.

If an alternative doctor cures his patients of cancer, his work should be recognised, encouraged and funding made available for research. Instead he will be vilified, persecuted, harassed and called a quack. All to save the pharmaceutical industry’s profits. A cure for cancer will affect their turnover drastically. In fact, if serious diseases are curable, the pharmaceuticals could go out of business. Cancer medication is a multi-billion dollar business and woe betide anyone who tries to change the status quo! According to CNBC, spending on cancer medicines totaled $107 billion worldwide in 2015 and is projected to exceed $150 billion by 2020. That’s just cancer!

You CAN beat cancer!

Many of you are learning the truth about pharmaceutical drugs, particularly ‘gold standard’ cancer treatments with its efficacy being far from ‘golden’! Take a look at the article from Mercola “Chemotherapy is losing its luster” and…

Check out this video “The Truth About Cancer – A Global Quest”sick, sad world

It is nearly 2 hours long so download it or save the youtube address. Unlike the drugs you have to pay for to keep you sick. Oh sorry, I mean keep you well, this video is free as is Part 2.  If you have been diagnosed with cancer, this is a must see. There are 9 episodes.

Are we worse off without alternatives? You bet!

Ches PowerWould we really be worse off if all proven alternative medical treatments were legalised along with pharmaceutical drugs? I think not! Every one of us is different. Treatments vary in efficacy from patient to patient. We should all be assessed singly and individually. We should all be allowed to choose our own treatments, once we know ALL the alternatives and the efficacy and side effects of those alternatives.

PS: Be aware of this law in US!

We should also be allowed to decide the treatment for our own children. If you want alternative treatment, for instance you refuse chemo for your child, then that child will be taken from you and forced into chemotherapy. Be aware. Many parents have lost their children because of this mandate!

Foods With High Magnesium – are you Mg deficient?

Which foods have Magnesium

Magnesium rich foods are now not as rich in Mg as they used to be a century ago. With that in mind, I’ve listed below foods with high magnesium that are known to be more replete in this vital mineral.  Some of our foods that used to have plenty of Mg in are now so depleted that the amount is negligible. 

foods with high magnesium
Kelp Beds Oregon Islands

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Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy

1 in 100 people are affected by epilepsy, quite a large chunk of the population.  Although it can effect anyone of any age, diagnosis in childhood is common.  But there are alternative treatments for epilepsy, so why aren’t they being used?  I’m not going to get into the types of epilepsy here because all epilepsies induce seizures or fits. Continue reading Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy