Information for the layman regarding natural
methods and healthy therapies, all in a
friendly, supportive community.
Volume 27, Number 8 — September 2008 The Newsletter of the Northern California Chapter of IACVF
Everyone is invited to all our meetings, Combining Natural and Allopathic
which are open to the public.
A meeting with speaker(s) is held on
Treatment for Cancer
the third Monday of the month 7:00 By Elaine Zablocki
to 9:30 pm, except July, August, and Townsend Letter • January 2007
December, at First Congregational
Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton
Avenue, San Jose, at the corner of ost readers of this magazine the same time, the patient is cop-
Hamilton and Leigh Streets. support natural medicine ing with the emotional strain of a
and use it in their daily lives. life-threatening illness and with
The Newsletter Folding Party and
Business Meeting takes place the Many of us try to eat the best pos- potentially debilitating symptoms.
last Wednesday of every month at sible diet and exercise often. We This month, we asked two ex-
the First Congregational Church take nutritional supplements. If we perienced naturopathic physicians
of San Jose. An Information and are basically healthy, we’re using from the Cancer Treatment Cen-
Support Meeting is held at the same these methods as a support for our ters of America (CTCA) to com-
time. continued health. ment on the best way to combine
For more info on any of these However, a person who’s natural medicine with conven-
meetings, call Raymond Francis at been diagnosed with a potentially tional care for cancer. CTCA has
(415) 453-7588 or Lilly Golden at fatal illness faces a very different three cancer hospitals (located in
(408) 834-5300. and much more difficult chal- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tulsa,
lenge. Someone in that situation Oklahoma; and Zion, Illinois),
Once again we wish to thank the
needs to seek care from allopathic plus an outpatient treatment center
First Congregational Church!
physicians, decide on the most (Seattle, Washington).
appropriate form of conventional At CTCA, conventional MDs,
DISCLAIMER: The IACVF Newsletter care, and then attempt to combine
seeks to inform its members about allopathic and alternative care. At Treatment cont. on page 2
various dealings with cancer,
including alternative as well as
orthodox healing practices and The next IACVF speaker meeting at the First Congregational Church
treatments. It provides an exchange
will be on September 15, 2008. Our speaker will be Elizabeth (“Lizet”)
of ideas on all aspects of health.
The material in this newsletter is Freeman, who will discuss recent advances she’s found in nontoxic
for educational purposes only and therapies in Nevada, California, and abroad. For more info about Lizet,
is not intended as medical advice see page 4.
or as a prescription for medical
The next support group/newsletter folding party meeting is September 24.
conditions of any kind. Any opinions
presented are not necessarily those
of the IACVF or the editor, and we
In This Issue
assume no responsibility or liability
1 Combining Natural and Allopathic Treatment for Cancer
for any use readers make of the
4 The Rotten Roots of Chemotherapy: The Nazi Connection
6 The Featherstone Farm Cookbook: Raw Foods Recipes
Visit IACVF on the Web: 8 Colorado IACVF Chapter
www.cancervictors.net 9 Book Review: Cancer Recovery Guide
11 Info Hotlines / Victors Over Cancer / Dues Application Form
12 Chapter Board Members / Support Centers
Treatment cont. from page 1 cal trials with large numbers of pa- The reality is that naturopathic
tients that could answer the question physicians at CTCA individualize
naturopathic physicians, and other definitively one way or the other.” treatment for patients all the time.
CAM practitioners serve on staff and At present, CTCA itself is plan- While Birdsall does recommend
meet frequently to share information ning a series of sophisticated clinical vitamin E to patients, there are many
about patients. Because of this close trials on vitamin C and cancer, which exceptions. To take one example
working relationship, CTCA, in many they hope will eventually answer out of many, he notes there is some
cases, can combine high doses of these questions. CTCA currently evidence that patients with head
nutritional supplements with conven- has a Phase I clinical trial under- and neck cancer receiving radiation
tional cancer treatment. When we first way, which will look at the safety of therapy do less well when they take
contacted CTCA, we were hoping large doses of intravenous vitamin high doses of vitamin E. “There are
naturopathic physicians there could C. Later, larger studies will examine some situations where it’s appropri-
offer advice our readers could rely the vitamin’s effectiveness. CTCA ate to use minimal antioxidants,” he
on, no matter where they live. Unfor- is funding the research itself and has says. “Early-stage testicular cancer
tunately, it turns out that this subject applied for additional funding from a is a curable disease using conven-
is far too complicated to summarize nonprofit research foundation. tional methods. If someone with that
easily. condition is on a bleomycin-based
Natural Treatments: regime, using a heavily oxidative
Naturopathic physicians fre-
quently recommend megadoses of Impossible to Generalize form of chemotherapy, I would be
vitamin C, either orally or intrave- In addition to vitamin C, many extremely reluctant to use high doses
nously, to combat cancer. However, other nutritional supplements are of antioxidants, considering that they
both radiation oncologists (who often helpful for people with cancer. might interfere with the possibility
oversee radiation treatment) of a cure in that specific
and medical oncologists situation.”
(who oversee chemotherapy) Unfortunately,
often object to this treat- At CTCA, conventional MDs, naturopathic physicians, there are many ques-
ment. One reason is that and other CAM practitioners serve on staff and meet tions about the interac-
radiation therapy and many tions between cancer,
frequently to share information about patients.
forms of chemotherapy conventional treat-
combat cancer by generating Because of this close working relationship, CTCA, in ments, and naturopathic
free radicals, which dam- many cases, can combine high doses of nutritional treatments that, at this
age or destroy the cancer time, have no definitive
supplements with conventional cancer treatment. answers, and reasonable
cell. Meanwhile, antioxidant
vitamins, such as vitamin C, people can disagree
work against free radicals. when they look at the
“That means there is a available evidence.
theoretical concern that an antioxi- However, Birdsall warns it is very Many natural medicines can interfere
dant such as vitamin C could coun- difficult to generalize on this subject, with the activity of conventional
teract the effects of conventional since there are so many different medicines or therapies. “The natur-
therapy. Antioxidant metabolism in options and interactions, and there opath working in this field needs to
the body is very complex and not are many exceptions to any rule understand chemotherapy and radia-
something you can effectively study of thumb. He often finds himself tion therapy,” Birdsall says. “Most
in a test tube,” says Timothy C. recommending supplements such as importantly, the patient and the
Birdsall, ND, CTCA’s vice president vitamin E, green tea extract, mela- naturopath need to continually revise
for integrative medicine. “The body tonin, curcumin, quercitin, fish oil, the natural products regimen, based
regenerates all the antioxidants, and and other forms of omega three fatty on changes occurring in the conven-
this is a dynamic bodily process that acids. “They all have some contrain- tional treatment plan. Literally every
can be affected by many different dications, but as a general rule, they cancer type and every chemotherapy
substances.” Katherine Anderson, are probably appropriate for the ma- drug and every chemotherapy combi-
BSc, ND, staff naturopath at the jority of patients with solid tumors, nation potentially result in a differ-
CTCA hospital in Tulsa, adds, “There such as breast, colon, lung, prostate, ent set of recommendations from a
really aren’t any well-designed clini- and ovarian cancer,” he says. naturopathic standpoint.”
Lifeline Page 2 September 2008
Accessing CTCA and coordination with the patient’s NDs who wish to be certified as fel-
When You Live Far Away local care network. lows in naturopathic oncology. The
Naturopathic treatment for cancer People with cancer often come to OncANP will maintain an Internet-
requires a detailed, subtle, constantly CTCA for second opinions. Howev- based repository of information on
changing response to each patient’s er, there are two problems with this naturopathic oncology and plans to
specific condition and the conven- approach, Birdsall says. “To be per- facilitate continuing education on
tional treatment they are taking. So, fectly honest about it, while we are this subject.
we asked whether it is possible to happy to offer an opinion about how
access CTCA resources if you don’t we would approach your disease, Elaine Zablocki is the former editor
happen to live in Tulsa, Philadelphia, we’re not necessarily in a position of CHRF News Files and Alterna-
Zion, or Seattle. to convince your oncologist at home tive Medicine Business News.
It turns out that most CTCA to incorporate our viewpoint. If they
aren’t already comfortable with natu- ______________________
patients do travel long distances to
reach them. It takes CTCA three ral therapies, then a short conversa-
or four days for a full new patient tion with me isn’t necessarily going
to change their opinion.” FurThEr rESOurCES
After that, most patients receiving The second issue is that a cancer
chemotherapy fly in for one to three patient’s symptoms and the allopath- Cancer Treatment Centers of
days of treatment every three or four ic treatment they receive change over America (CTCA)
weeks. Patients receiving radiation time. “Whenever they change, the www.cancercenter.com/about-us.cfm
therapy may need to stay for six to patient should be reevaluated, since 1-800-268-0786
eight weeks, so CTCA has developed often the recommend naturopathic
relationships with local hotels and of- regimen will also change,” Birdsall The Oncology Academy of
fers a range of other housing options says. “Particularly for patients with Naturopathic Physicians
for those patients. advanced cancer or cancer that has (OncAMP)
People with restrictive insurance recurred, these changes may occur www.oncanp.org/wp/aboutus2.php
can only access certain providers very frequently.”
and may not be able to receive care New Organization to Support CancerGuides
at CTCA. However, a cancer patient Naturopathic Doctors Who
who is covered by Medicare and The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Offer Cancer Care offers CancerGuides®, an annual
wants to be treated at CTCA only
needs to pay for travel costs, lodg- Since combining natural treatments training program for health profes-
ing during treatment, and the cost with cancer care can be so compli- sionals who wish to create safe,
of nutritional supplements, over and cated, in 2004, naturopathic doctors effective, humane, individualized
above what conventional care would (NDs) formed the Oncology Associa- programs of care that integrate the
cost in his or her own city. CTCA tion of Naturopathic Physicians, best of complementary approaches
makes a point of sharing all records (OncANP), a membership organiza- with conventional therapy for cancer.
with the patient’s care providers at tion intended to advance the philoso- The interdisciplinary program com-
home, to facilitate communications phy, science, and practice of natur- bines science-based lectures in inte-
opathic oncology. This grative oncology with small group
emerging naturopathic experiences that help participants
specialty is likely to better understand the choices cancer
grow in coming years. patients and their families face. For
In fact, Anderson is one more information, email center@
of about a dozen natur- cmbm.org, call 202-966-7338, or
opathic physicians in the visit www.cmbm.org. Continuing
US who have completed education credits and partial scholar-
a two-year residency in ships are available. LL
The new organiza-
tion is creating a board
certification process for
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The Rotten Roots of Chemotherapy
Two Websites Reveal the History of “Big Pharma”
Compiled by Elizabeth Freeman
Portions of this material are from a full-page ad run in The cover-up.
New York Times on July 20, 2007. I believe this information In 1946, the Nuremberg Trials convicted 24 IG
could not be published except in “ad form” because the Farben board members and executives on the basis of
pharmaceutical industry is one of the very largest income
sources for the media. —Lizet Freeman
mass murder, slavery, and other crimes against human-
ity. Amazingly, however, by 1951 all of them had already
A fter six decades of silence, the historic records of been released and were continuing to consult with
the key war crimes tribunal that determined the re- German corporations. The IMT dissolved IG Farben into
sponsibility for WWII is finally being made available to a Bayer, Hoechst, and BASF.
world audience. Currently, history books teach that WWII Today, each of the three branches of IG Farben are
was launched by a lunatic dictator, Adolf Hitler, and his 20 times bigger than its parent company was at its
ruthless Nazi henchmen. We now have access to tens height in 1944, the last year of WWII.
of thousands of historical documents online for the first More importantly, for almost three decades after
time at www.Profit-Over-Life.org. WWII, BASF, Bayer, and Hoechst (now Aventis) each
However, tens of thousands of historical documents filled its highest position—chairman of the board—with
from the Nuremberg Trials—newly released online—un- former members of the Nazi Party.
equivocally document the following: Another website published by the Dr. Matthias Rath
Foundation tells the background of what evolved into
• WWII—a war that cost the lives of more than 60 the very same pharmaceutical companies that now
million people—was planned and financed by the bombard us with sentimental television ads.
world’s largest chemical and pharmaceutical cartel.
At that time Germany’s chemical conglomerate IG Second Website on the History of Big Pharma
Farben (Interessen-Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Well worth the read and something you will want to
AG) consisted of Bayer, BASF, Hoechst, and others. share with your list is on www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/
• The driving force behind WWII was IG Farben’s PHARMACEUTICAL_BUSINESS/history_of_the_pharma-
ambition to achieve control of the global oil ceutical_industry.htm#literature, or alternately go to
and drug markets and eliminate, by force, any www4.dr-rath-foundation.org, click on “Sitemap” on the
competition. top horizontal menu, then choose the second one down
on your left, “Business with Disease.” Then click on
• The IG Farben companies financed the rise to
power of the Nazi party and the transformation of
German democracy into a dictatorship. A bit of background: Auschwitz was the largest mass
extermination factory in human history, but this con-
Most of us know that the Nazi-IG Farben coalition’s plan centration camp was only an appendix to a much larger
for world domination was destroyed by the efforts of the operation, the IG Auschwitz. This was a subsidiary of IG
great majority of nations of the world and the extraordi- Farben, the largest industrial complex in the world for
nary sacrifices they made. However, many do not know manufacturing synthetic gasoline and rubber for the
that the inventors of chemotherapy (known to some as conquest of Europe.
chemo torture) received only a five-year-sentence slap On April 14, 1941, in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Otto
on the wrist from the International Military Tribunal (IMT) Armbrust, the IG Farben board member responsible
and then went on to become the new owners of the for the Auschwitz project, stated to his IG Farben board
remaining IG Farben shares in the USA and the UK. colleagues, “Our new friendship with the SS is a bless-
You can now go to www.profit-over-life.org and see ing. We have determined all measures integrating the
the complete record of these trials. The site is well-orga- concentration camps to benefit our company.”
nized, making it easy to understand the essence of the The pharmaceutical departments of the IG Farben
Lifeline Page 4 September 2008
cartel used the victims of the concentration camps in launching of the war, and for the concomitant atrocities
their own way; thousands of them died during human of the Nazi era. In his book, Mr. Taylor takes advantage
experiments such as the testing of new and unknown of his profound knowledge of the Third Reich and of the
vaccines. roles of the German officer class, the industry, and the
There was no retirement plan for the prisoners of Nazis.
IG Auschwitz. Those who were too weak or too sick to
work were selected at the main gate of the IG Auschwitz The Crime And Punishment of I.G. Farben
factory and sent to the gas chambers. The chemical gas by Joseph Borkin
Zyklon-B, ultimately used for the annihilation of millions
From 1938 to 1946, Joseph Borkin was the chief of the
of people, was derived from the drawing boards and
Patent and Cartel Section of the Antitrust Division of
factories of IG Farben.
the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and was
One interesting tidbit from the above website is the
responsible for the wartime investigation and prosecu-
career of the man in charge of Auschwitz, Fritz ter Meer.
tion of the cartels dominated by IG Farben. During the
In 1948 after the Nuremberg trial, Fritz ter Meer was
war, he published Germany’s Master Plan, which led the
sentenced to seven years for plundering and slavery but
Associated Press to say, “Joseph Borkin probably knows
in 1952 he was released because of powerful friends.
more about IG than anyone outside of it.” Since 1946,
Then he was reinstated as a member of the managing
Mr. Borkin has practiced law in Washington, D.C. and
board of Bayer AG! In 1962, Fritz ter Meer was one of
written numerous books and articles. He is chairman
the architects of the “Codex Alimentarius Commission”
of the Federal Bar Association’s Committee on Stan-
and one of the main designers of the schemes that
dards and Judicial Behavior, a lecturer in the Catholic
would profit from human suffering, according to the Dr.
University Law School, and director of the Drew Pearson
Rath Health Foundation.
And Then Along Came Chemotherapy …
During World War II, IG Farben built the world’s largest Elizabeth (“Lizet”) Freeman became interested in cancer
research in 1980 when her maternal uncle developed
poison gas industry. Farben was the prime manufactur-
lung cancer. She located the Gerson Clinic through library
er of the poison mustard gas used to kill soldiers and of research and attempted to convince him to attend but he
Zyklon-B, the nerve poison used to kill six million Jews in declined. As more relatives developed neoplasms she con-
the concentration camps of German-occupied Europe. tinued to learn about natural treatment methods. In I983
Is anyone surprised that mustard gas was discovered to she worked for a blood laboratory that provided a test that
be a “drug” that could kill cancer cells? In 1942, secret showed proneness to neoplastic change. When she found
that she had that condition, she became even more inter-
research offices in Nazi Germany were studying poison
ested in learning preventive measures. What followed for
mustard gas as both a chemical warfare agent and anti- her was a layman’s study of Chinese medicine, qigong, and
cancer therapy. Based on the clinical success of treat- nutrition.
ing a single laboratory mouse that had lymphoma with When she discovered the International Association
a modified mustard gas, human trials began that year. of Cancer Victors and Friends, she loved the spirit of its
The first human subject died; although his tumor initially members and joined. With the support of IACVF, she has
contacted many researchers and learned of their break-
regressed, his white blood cell count plummeted from
throughs which she loves to share. She regularly contrib-
5,000 to 200 per cubic millimeter of blood. utes articles to the Lifeline.
This story is documented in numerous books that
are listed on the above websites. It is also present in the
records of the Nuremberg Trials. Every cancer research-
We are very happy to have Lizet speak
er needs to know these facts.
at our next IACVF speaker meeting on
To Read More September 15!
Sword and Swastika
by Telford Taylor She will discuss the advances she has
As chief of counsel for the prosecution of war criminals found in nontoxic therapies in Nevada,
at Nuremberg, Brigadier General Telford Taylor had a California, and abroad in the past year.
major part in unraveling the tangled knot of guilt for the
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Tastes of Valley & Bluff: The Featherstone Farm Cookbook
Delicious, Healthy Raw Foods Recipes
Golden Gazpacho Serves 4 to 6 1. To prepare the dressing, blend together the
sour cream, horseradish, and dill in a small jug
Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish chilled tomato or bowl and season with a little salt and pepper.
soup, usually made with tomatoes, bread, garlic,
and water, with seasonings that vary tremendously 2. Thinly slice the radishes. Place them in a bowl
depending on the region. Sungolds are a delectable together with the apple and celery.
variety of orange-colored cherry tomato with a very 3. Cut through the mango lengthwise, on either
sweet, almost citrusy flavor. side of the pit. Make even criss-cross cuts
through each side section. Take each one and
2 pints Sungold cherry tomatoes bend it back to separate the cubes. Remove the
1 cup peeled cucumber chunks mango cubes with a small knife and add to the
½ cup red or green bell pepper chunks bowl.
1 whole scallion
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 4. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and fruit
and stir gently so that all of the ingredients are
2 teaspoons olive oil
coated in the dressing. When ready to serve,
1 clove garlic, minced
spoon the salad into an attractive bowl and
¼ teaspoon salt garnish with a dill sprig.
Place all of the ingredients in a blender or a food
— Christine Ingram, The Cook’s Encyclopedia
processor fitted with a steel blade. Cover and of Vegetables
process until the mixture is almost smooth, but still
retains some texture. Chill to let the flavors blend.
Variation Iced Honeydew and Gewürztraminer Soup
For a spicier version, add ½ jalapeño pepper, or
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper and a small Serves 6
bunch of fresh, chopped cilantro. 1 honeydew melon
— Colleen Wolner, Blue Heron Coffeehouse 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 cup Gewürztraminer white wine
6 tablespoons low-fat peach yogurt
Radish, Mango, and Apple Salad Serves 4 1. Cut the honeydew in half, then into quarters
and cut away the rind. Cut the honeydew into
Dressing cubes (you will need about 7 cups).
½ cup sour cream 2. Purée the honeydew in a blender until smooth,
2 teaspoons creamed horseradish working in batches if necessary. Pour the purée
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill into a bowl. Stir in the mint and wine.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3. Divide the soup among 6 chilled bowls and
Sprig of dill, for garnish
top with a dollop of yogurt. Serve the soup by
placing the bowls onto plates lined with crushed
10 to 15 radishes, ends removed
ice, setting the bowls into the ice.
1 eating apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced — www.fooddownunder.com
1 small ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks
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Fruit Shake Makes 1 shake 4 tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
½ red onion, thinly sliced
Honey for sweetening
32 Greek olives, preferably kalamata
1 cup skim or soy milk
1 pound Greek feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into 32 slices
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil
16 pepperoncini (pickled peppers)
1 cup berries (strawberries, raspberries, or
Greek Salad Dressing (recipe below)
8 pinches of dried oregano (or minced fresh
oregano or majoram)
Sweeten with sugar or honey, if needed, then place
Assemble the ingredients as described above or
all of the ingredients in a blender and process well.
create your own pattern. Like most other salads,
— Kathy Delano this can be mixed as one large salad, then tossed,
but my preference is to arrange it on individual
plates. Drizzle the dressing over the top and sprin-
kle the oregano over all.
Raw Kale Salad Serves 4
A less fattening alternative to the typical creamy Greek Salad Dressing
Makes 3 cups, about 8 servings
1 pound kale, very finely chopped, stems removed
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium-sized red onion, diced
(kalamata if available, otherwise
3 carrots, grated
1 cup green beans, chopped
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup Greek kalamata olive brine
2 tablespoons brown sugar
14 pitted Greek kalamata olives
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 large cloves fresh garlic
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
¼ medium-sized onion
1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon whole peppercorns
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
Several fresh purple basil leaves, chopped
Purée all of the ingredients except the oregano in a
Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients together, and
blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in the
toss to evenly coat with the dressing.
oregano. Store unused dressing, covered, in the
Optional toppings: Vegetarian bacon bits, gorgon- refrigerator. It will keep for up to 2 weeks.
zola cheese, slivered almonds. — Peter Reinhart, Sacramental Magic in a Small-Town Café
— Robin Taylor, Featherstone Farm CSA member
For ordering information, contact Mi Ae Lipe at
Greek Salad Serves 8 email@example.com or call 206-349-2038.
1 large or 2 small heads fresh lettuce (romaine, The book is 416 pages and profiles over 50 fruits,
green leaf, red leaf, mesclun, or combination) vegetables, and herbs, with nearly 300 recipes,
two-thirds of them vegetarian. It sells for $24.95.
A sample book will be available at the meetings!
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New Colorado Chapter of IACVF
The next meeting for the brand-new
Colorado IACVF Chapter will be held
September 15 at the Custer County
Library’s community room.
Meetings will be held the 3rd
Monday of every month,
from 6 to 8 p.m. Jane & Elton Moyer
All are welcome!
Come join us and let us help you
and share our resources for healing.
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ber to just read Chamberlain’s “basics
on cancer,” the road to trying alternative
therapies will be far easier for the pa-
…While some cancer clinics offer
work on positive mental attitude, Cham-
berlain observes that most clinics are
little more than chemotherapy profit cen-
ters with little incentive to get patients on
the right track. “Harnessing the Healing
Power of the Mind,” “Loving and Forgiv-
ing Yourself and Others,” and “Relaxing
and Laughing” are the chapter heads for
proven therapies that all cancer clinics,
orthodox and alternative, should offer at
the onset to increase the odds of surviv-
The créme-de-la-créme of the Cancer
Recovery Guide unquestionably is the
discussion of alternative therapies, which
Guide cont. on page 10
Lifeline Page 8 September 2008
The Book Corner: Recommended Reading
By Jonathan Collin, MD • Townsend Letter, Aug.–Sept. 2008
Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complemen- members who attempt to dissuade any participation with
tary Strategies for Restoring Health. Jonathan Cham- alternative medicine would have great difficulty debating
berlain. Clairview Books, www.clairviewbooks.com.168 Chamberlain’s discussion except to offer the same tired
pages. March 2008. quip that, “if the alternative method was good treatment,
then your oncologist would be asking you to do it.” If we
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be all the better when it comes to writing a guide to
alternative cancer therapies. He is a good writer and avoids
could get the health professional and worried family mem-
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Guide cont. from page 8 cure measles by cutting off
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from alkalizing the body to detoxification strategies, from cancer by cutting out tumors?
Budwig’s use of flaxseed oil mixed in cottage cheese to If doctors don’t understand
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background, like Gerson’s diet and colonic enemas, and a dozen true stories of people
at the ones that appear to be the least supportable, such who cured their cancers by
as Hulda Clark’s contention that all cancers arise from following a variety of alter-
an intestinal fluke and exposure to propyl alcohol from native and complementary
household and cosmetic product use. With a nice index, the therapies.
patient and the doctor can have a “15-second” read about a Jonathan had previously
medical alternative right at their fingertips. written Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide, which is
I am delighted to have found Chamberlain’s work in available as an e-book at his website at www.fightingcan-
such an easy-to-read form. With patient anecdotes and con- cer.com. “But this book is now over 600 pages long. If you
nections to patients’ treatment strategies through their own want to know all the facts then this is the book for you. But
websites, this book deserves to be placed in the patient most people just need a short orientation with the informa-
library or to be offered for sale from the dispensary. tion presented in a simple, clear, approachable, and ratio-
nal way. Then it’s up to them what they do about it. That’s
—Jonathan Collin, MD
why I wrote Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and
Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health. It’s short.
More About Cancer Recovery Guide It’s clear. It’s factual.”
Jonathan Chamberlain believes strongly in taking
When Jonathan Chamberlain’s wife Bernadette was diag-
responsibility. When his daughter, Stevie, was born with
nosed with cancer, he was, in his own words: “completely
Down’s Syndrome, he founded the Hong Kong Down’s
ignorant of what cancer was and how it could best be
Syndrome Association. In 20 years that organization has
combated.” As Bernadette progressed through the painful,
grown from one man and a dream to a major charity em-
incapacitating, and ultimately unsuccessful treatments that
ploying over 70 staff, many of whom have Down’s Syn-
her doctors recommended, he tried to educate himself. “It
drome themselves. “That experience taught me the power
was a constant game of catch-up in which I was always left
you get when you take control of your fate. Otherwise
far behind.” And then Bernadette died. “She couldn’t have
you’re just a victim of bureaucratic process, a statistic.”
died faster if we’d done nothing! In fact, as I was to learn,
Stevie was to suffer further brain damage from an op-
the radiation and chemotherapy almost certainly made the
eration that left her blind, epileptic, and unable to even sit
cancer tumor more aggressive. The treatment itself was
up by herself. Eventually she died aged eight. But Jonathan
says this: “I bless the day she was born. She taught me the
It was to avoid the same fate—both for himself and
value of life and gave me the energy to take control over
his young son—that Jonathan decided to learn everything
my own.” So when Bernadette got cancer it was natural for
he could about the disease and the different approaches to
Jonathan to read all the books he could get his hands on.
its treatment. “What I discovered stunned me.” He says.
What he read disturbed him. On the one side there
“There are dozens of cures out there but the doctors won’t
were people making what seemed valid, logical, and clear
tell you about them. Either they don’t know about them or
statements and on the other there was an ocean of hysteria
they are prejudiced against them. Certainly, they are indoc-
and irrationality—and it was the medical authorities who
trinated against them. They are undermined by them.”
were being irrational. That’s what scared me. That’s why
So Jonathan decided something had to be done. “Un-
I wrote my books. If only I knew then what I know now.
less people have access to the right information presented
Then Bernadette would not have suffered so much and she
in the right way, they will continue to go like lambs to the
might not have died.” LL
slaughter.” That’s why he wrote Cancer Recovery Guide:
15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restor-
ing Health. “This book is a short overview of the main
alternative and complementary strategies for curing cancer. To read an excerpt from the book, visit
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