Why the War on Cancer is a Failure
I received this letter a few days ago:
Hi, Gary, I just wanted to update you and say thank you.
I take the vitamins you provided although less frequently than before. These are going well.
I first saw you 2 years ago after my last colonoscopy where I had many polyps removed and more growing. The fantastic news is that I just had the repeat colonoscopy on Monday and instead of 20-40 polyps there were only 10 small polyps! They appear to non-cancerous like the others but we await the lab results. Because the number of polyps has significantly decreased, I did not need to have a discussion about surgery on my colon (I was not keen for this; I am only 29!).
There is no definite explanation for the polyps being there in the first place but I feel the help you have provided in improving both my digestion and my overall health (my energy levels are so much better than they were 2 years ago!) has undoubtedly been a positive factor. So thank you.
Let's focus on cancer, although we can equally apply the following ideas to diseases such as heart disease, dementia arthritis and osteoporosis.
I remember US President Richard Nixon's announcement in 1971 of his "War on Cancer". He poured money and the best scientist to come up with the "Cure" in just a few years. It was a big announcement. If we can take a man to the moon and back, we can cure cancer. Trillions of dollars and a lifetime later, there is no cure, just more treatments and all at substantial cost to you and me. The War on Cancer has been an utter failure. There is more cancer than ever, not less. How come?
Confusing Prevention with Treatment and Cure
Prevention and treatment are not the same: they are very different. What may prevent may may not treat and what may treat may not cure.
Confusing Screening and Early Detection with Prevention
Detecting a disease is not prevention. The horse has bolted. While early detection gives hope, the horse has still bolted.
Confusing Symptoms with Disease while ignoring Root Causes
Other than for infections or being run over by a bus, disease mostly results from cellular dysfunction. The causes may be many, such as exposure to a toxin, radiation, chronic nutrient imbalances, excesses or deficiencies, excessive stress, excessive over or under-exercising and the mere process of getting old.
Cellular dysfunction expresses itself by what we call symptoms. In one person the same dysfunction may express as dementia, as heart disease in another, cancer or arthritis in another. We may have the same disease, but with a different expression.