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Alternative Cancer Remedies

Interesting Statements

“My dear Keple , what do you say of the leading philosophers here, to whom I have offered a thousand times of my own accord to show my studies, but who, with the lazy ob- stinacy of a serpent who has eaten his fill, have never consented to look at the planets or moon, or telescope? Verily, just as serpents close their eyes, so do men close their eyes to the light of truth.”—Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Letter to Johannes Keple , c. 1630.

“As long as providers make their income and fame largely by delivering ‘rescue’ medicine, they will have less economic interest in prevention.”— Paul Mencel, M.D., in Medical Costs, Moral Choices.

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease, than to know what sort of disease a person has.”—Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

“To regain health once it has been lost we need to begin to reverse some, and ideally all, of those processes which may be negatively impact- ing us, and over which we have some degree of control.”—Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship . . To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will consti- tute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic . . the Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical free- dom as well as religious freedom.”—Benjamin Rush, M.D., Signer of the Declaration of Inde- pendence, Physician to George Washington, from The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush.

“A search of the Medlars’ Data Base at the National Library of Medicine shows that, since 1966, three have been 12,896 studies on vita- min C, of which 5,546 deal with humans, and

7,043 studies on vitamin E, of which 3,205 deal with humans.

“In total [of all the studies on vitamins], three probably have been more than 75,000 studies on nutrients now being consumed as dietary supplements. Many of the studies provide the kind of evidence that would persuade anyone.”— Saul Kent, President, Life Extension Founda- tion.

“I am personally convinced that many of these scientists and practitioners are not ‘quacks’ . . but really are good scientists working on good scientific theories. Unfortunately, we have a so- ciety and a system which says that anybody do- ing anything new or different is a quack.”—Ber- keley Bedell, former Iowa congressman and Member of the National Institutes of Health Al- ternative Medicine Evaluation Panel.

“The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature with an open mind.”— Paracelsus (1493-1541).

“After the initiation of the cancer process, the disease will often lie undetected for many years.”—American Institute for Cancer Re- search.

“Sixty percent of all cancers in women and 40 percent of all cancers in men may be due to dietary and nutritional factors.”—National Acad- emy of Sciences.

“Environmental toxicity is one of the most important areas of cancer causation and cancer prevention, and it is yet to receive adequate rec- ognition from the cancer research establish- ment.”—Samuel Epstein, M.D.

“The essential premise of alternative medi- cine is that healthy bodies do not develop can- cer, and that cancer is a reflection of the body as a whole, rather than a localized disease in one particular part of the body.”—Ernesto Contreras, M.D.

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