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Alternate Cancer Remedies

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SUPPLEMEN : THE HOXSEY FORMULA

“They slay their patients as guiltily as if they knifed them in the heart, and they stay within the letter of the law . .”—Morris Fishbein, Ameri- can Eagle, quoted in Harry Hoxsey, You Don’t Have to Die.

Hoxsey was not a man to cringe when in a fight. He replied: “The distinguished author [Fishbein] had in- herited from his spiritual father the technique of the big lie: ‘Make up a lie that’s big enough, repeat it often enough and people will believe it!’ Adolf Hitler was dead, but the Hitler of Ameri- can medicine ranted on.”—H.M. Hoxsey, You Don’t Have to Die.

In the suit against Fishbein, representing the American Medical Association, Fishbein had to ad- mit that he had never practiced medicine one day in his life; had never had a private patient; had no contact with Hoxsey’s method, patients, or records; and thus really knew nothing about what he was talking about.

In 1954, Hoxsey opened a clinic in Portage, Pennsylvania, with the help of John Haluska, a former state senator. Over the years, some of the rich and powerful people that Hoxsey helped,— helped him in return.

In later years, Dr. Andrew C. Ivy (of Krebiozen fame) briefly visited the Hoxsey Clinic and ex- pressed his opinion that it was the potassium in the formula that was the key ingredient.

It is an intriguing fact that most of the ef- fective alternative cancer remedies include po- tassium.

Repeatedly, the medical interests refused to ex- amine “cured” patients, look over their medical records, or conduct tests with full disclosure of results.

At his zenith in the U.S., Hoxsey had thousands of happy cancer patients coming to his 17 clinics. But, after repeated arrests, by the late 1950s, Hoxsey had been forced to leave his clinics, which he had turned over to others. The last to close were the ones in Dallas, California, and Pennsyl- vania. They are closed today.

In the late 1950s, Hoxsey moved to Mexico and practiced for a time. He was in his 50s by then.

(For more on Hoxsey, see pages 158 and 160.) Hoxsey Therapy—Bio-Medical Center, P.O. Box 727, 615 General Ferreira, Colonia Juarez Tijuana, Mexico 22000

Ph: 011 52 66-84-9011 / 011 52 66-84-9081 / 011 52 66-84-9082 / 011 52 66-84-9376

Harry Hoxsey’s formula included Red clo- ver, Burdock root, Barberry bark, Licorice root, Buckthorn bark, Prickly ash, poke berries and root, Stillingia root, Cascara amarga, Potassium iodide, zinc chloride, and antimony trisulfide.

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) had been used by the Lake Superior Indians to treat cancer. Physicians, using bloodroot paste in the 1960s, healed cancers of the nose, external ear, and other organs (Cancer Chronicles, August 1990). Buck- thorn contains aloe-emodin, which tests reveal has anti-cancer properties. Cascara also has aloe-emo- din. Barberry has anti-tumor effects. The OTA re- port, within the last ten years (see “Alternative Rem- edies and Congress,” at the front of this book), noted that components of prickly ash (chelery- thrine and nitidine) and of stillingia (gnidilatidin) have shown positive anti-tumor activity in test ani- mals.

The major component of the internal tonic was potassium iodide. The actual proportions and methods of extractions were kept secret (Harry Hoxsey, You Don’t Have to Die, 1956).

Patients taking the tonics were cautioned to avoid tomatoes, alcohol, processed flour, and vinegar, because of their ability to negate the tonic’s effect. The Hoxsey formula was most successful against lymphoma, melanoma, and skin cancer.

In 1968, the Hoxsey method was placed on the ACS Unproven Methods List. Today, Hoxsey’s work is carried on at the Hoxsey Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, which estimates that 80% of the patients are significantly helped.

In 1963, Mildred Nelson, Hoxsey’s chief nurse, opened the Bio-Medical Center in Tijuana, Mexico, which still offers the Hoxsey treatment. Here is the formula used by Nelson at her clinic:

Red clover (Trifolium pratense) Burdock root (Arctium lappa) Barberry bark (Berberis vulgaris) Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Buckthorn bark (Rhamnus purshiana) Prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanium) Chaparral (Larrea tridentata) Stillingia root (Stillingia sylvatica) Cascara amarga (Picramnia antidesma) Potassium iodide Nelson substituted chaparral for poke, which was in the original formula. We do not know whether she still includes zinc chloride and anti- mony trisulfide in her revised formula. We also do not know the proportions of each ingredient in the total formula. (It is well to note that it is now known that pau d’arco contains the same cancer-

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