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Ministry of Healing, 127 [cf. 126-130]. Obedience to the laws of God (the Moral Law of Ten Commandments and the physical laws of nature) were considered crucial to success in life, as well as in maintaining and recovering health. She was also an earnest advocate of coun- try living.

Ross also studied the diets of primitive people, and found that they ate only raw and fresh foods, with all the nutrients retained.

His therapy primarily consisted of dietary in- struction. Although many nutritional discoveries have been made since, Ross’ ideas remain just as solid as when he gave them.

____________________ F.W. FORBES ROSS, M.D., c. 1905

Note to researchers: Intensive laboratory and field study into the relationship of potassium to the cause and cure of can- cer needs to be conducted.

Working Summary: Ross was apparently the first to iden- tify potassium as a key factor in eliminating cancer. The Gerson therapy expands on his principles.

Ross cited the case of the physician who dared to speak up in a medical meeting and suggest that tuberculosis was curable. The place was in an up- roar because, Ross wrote, the young man had dared to challenge current medical opinion that TB was incurable. He added that the young doc- tor was later harried out of the medical profes- sion for taking such a stand.

With the beginning of the 20th century, X-rays and radium were added to surgery as leading meth- ods of treating cancer. Due to inadequate shield- ing methods, many of the radiologists and their staff were burned and died of cancer, induced by the radiation.

____________________ CHARLES OTHELLO OZIAS, M.D., c. 1910

Note to researchers: Administer, in a test setting with con- trols, a combination of a few of the better-known folk herbs for cancer, along with a simple, healthful diet. See what the results are.

Dr. Forbes, a London physician, blamed the ever-increasing rate of cancer deaths on poor diet, the surgery, and radiation used to treat the dis- ease.

After studying the chemical functioning of the endocrine glands, the blood, and the overall nu- tritional requirements of the human system, Ross identified potassium salts as the key missing el- ement which normal cells needed for healthful activity.

Working Summary: Ozias used a simple diet, plus an herbal formula not now known.

Dr. Ozias was a small-town physician in Ne- vada, Missouri. Gradually, he came to the conclu- sion that cancer was a nutritional problem. So he began prescribing natural foods, simply pre- pared. As a result, he had many recoveries. In addition to a simple diet, he also gave something which he would not disclose, which is believed to have been an herbal mixture.

He said these salts were being processed out of the food offered to the public. The soil was depleted, and cooking only intensified the prob- lem—since the potassium was thrown out in the cooking water.

He became so well-known for his cancer suc- cesses that he built a hospital in Kansas City, Mis- souri, to which many people came for help.

Ozias said that cancer was the result of soft city living and devitalized store-bought food.

Ross prescribed potassium citrate and phos- phate as part of his treatment of cancer, along with a weekly dose of five grains of potassium iodide.

As with the great majority of natural healers, Ross worked with the hopeless, inoperable, and those who had refused surgery or irradiation. Yet he was often remarkably successful.

Ross prescribed potassium routinely to all his patients; and he declared that, over a 15-year period, none of his patients contracted cancer.

Instead of cutting out the cancer, Ross tried to improve the general well-being of the patient. Hair color returned, along with better looking skin. As the diet improved, the tumor began to recede.

He also noted that most cancer patients pre- ferred rich, spicy foods; were primarily meat eat- ers; disliked vegetables; and rarely drank the water in which the vegetables were cooked.

In 1922, he wrote the American Medical Asso- ciation and offered to treat 100 cases, free of charge in his hospital, and disclose his formula so all phy- sicians could have access to it—if the results of his work were published in the AMA Journal. The AMA did not answer. Instead, he was repeatedly taken to court on a variety of charges. Each time, the case was withdrawn before it went to court. The AMA knew they could not win in court. He finally retired to his home in Nevada, Missouri, and practiced quietly until his death in the mid 1940s.

____________________ JOHN BEARD, M.D., 1911

Note to researchers: Beard’s theory was the first to focus on enzyme scarcity as a cause of cancer. Because he reported such a remarkable rate of success in treating cancer, his work needs to be clinically verified today.

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