Shar’s Soapbox #6 “Knockout”

Hi there,

As a follow up to my last blog on “Cancer Free” by Bill Henderson, I just want to share another really good one, it is “Knockout” by Suzanne Somers.  Yes, I’m not talking about our PUSH KP boxing session, Knockout, this book is about our health care not fitness….I’ll leave that up to Dion. Anyway I know there are several people at Viva battling this disease and we all know someone with it, so I would love you to pass this information onto them!

“YOU HAVE CANCER…possibly the three most terrifying words one can hear.  If you or someone you love has been through this ordeal, you understand the cloud of confusion, the loss of control, the fear of death and all the horrors that come with it.  Standard treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and harsh after-care drugs…and standard care offers little hope.  Is this all modern medicine has to offer?”

In Knockout, Suzanne Somers interviews doctors who are successfully using the most innovative cancer treatments.  She herself has had cancer and now over a decade later she shares both her personal choices, as well as an array of options from doctors across America who are using effective alternative treatments and protocols.

I’m not saying I am totally against conventional medicine when treating cancer but I believe the treatments we choose should build up the body’s immune system instead of tearing it down.  Anyway I think Dr Julian Whitaker, M.D., founder, Whitaker Wellness Institure Medical Clinic and editor of Health and Healing sums it up perfectly in the Foreword to Suzanne’s book.

“The underlying issue is that the entire cancer treatment industry has been following a faulty paradigm for close to a hundred years.  A paradigm is a belief system.  For instance, for centuries it was widely believed that the earth was the centre of the universe.  This paradigm was so firmly entrenched that it was part and parcel of church dogma of the time.  When Galileo proved four hundred years ago that the earth revolved around the sun, he so threatened the exising order that he was tried by the Inquisition, threatened with torture until he recanted what he knew to be the tgruth and spent the remainder of his life under house arrest.  That’s an example of the power of a paradigm, wrong though it may be.  The paradim that is the basis for cancer prevention and treatment today is equally wrong.  That paradigm of “purging the body of cancer cells was initiated back in the late 1800s by William Halsted, M.D., who performed the first radical mastectomies on women with breast cancer.  There was no significant follow-up with these patients to justify continuation of this procedure, but the presumption that cancerous cells must be cut out of the body was accepted without question.  More than a century later, this concept still holds sway and our primary treatment modalities – surgery, chemotherapy and radiation – are attempts to purge cancer from the body.  This approach does a lot of damage.”

Ask yourself the question, would you go through it?  As I have said before, there is so much more out there that we the average person never knew about.  Don’t you want to take control of your own health care?  Prevention is better than cure and information is power!

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