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Survivor Stories

Bailey O’Brien healed stage 4 melanoma in 6 weeks after conventional therapy failed

22 Comments 11 May 2016

I met Bailey O'Brien at a conference in Phoenix, AZ. She told me her remarkable story how she healed stage 4 melanoma and then we shot this interview for you. Enjoy!

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Interviews, Survivor Stories

How Prudence healed stage 4 melanoma back in the 80’s!

6 Comments 06 March 2015

In 1984, Prudence Sinclair was diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma and given 6 months to live. She was 26.

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Survivor Stories

Steve: Melanoma Survivor Since 2003

2 Comments 20 July 2012

Hi Chris, Thanks so much for sharing and helping others who need encouragement, hope and faith! You have a beautiful family and I'm sure they are glad you're still here and well. Ironically, I was diagnosed in the same year as you, in 2003, with melanoma. I totally related to your description of the "emotions" I was feeling. Like you Chris, my interest in natural cures and remedies started after I had surgery and was facing the strong arm of the doctors, to start chemotherapy...

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Survivor Stories, Videos

Stacy Jett: Late Stage Melanoma Survivor Since 2003

32 Comments 31 October 2011

On April 1, 2003 I was diagnosed w/ a late stage 3b, malignant melanoma that had ulcerated and after a sentinal node biopsy they discovered that the cancer was in my lymph nodes. I learned to follow my intuition, I learned that fear had no place (except to motivate) in cancer recovery. Too many patients put their life into the hands who have no true interest in your survival. Why do we do this? "Bad" patients i think have higher survivor rates because they are willing to actually think outside the box and don't fold under "an authority figure"...

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Cancer Fighting Food

This Common Yard Weed is an Anti-Cancer Powerhouse

27 Comments 14 June 2016

And it's also a super nutritious food. You'll never look at this weed the same way again!

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The sneaky way Big Pharma is ripping off cancer patients to the tune of $3 billion per year

9 Comments 03 March 2016

The U.S. federal Medicare program and private health insurers waste nearly $3 billion every year buying cancer medicines that are thrown out because many drug makers distribute the drugs only in vials that hold too much for most patients.

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Chemo?, Science

Immunotherapy Drugs: New Hope or More Hype? [7 Mins.]

16 Comments 03 June 2015

Is immunotherapy a "miracle cancer cure", "the big new hope for cancer treatment", and "the biggest breakthrough since chemotherapy"? Here's what the headlines aren't telling you.

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Natural Therapies

Dr. Gonzalez Dismantles the Ketogenic Diet For Cancer [13 Mins.]

99 Comments 03 October 2013

In early 2012 I discovered the ketogenic diet for cancer. I've understood for many years that different diets work for different people and I was intrigued by it as a possible dietary strategy to heal cancer, so naturally I shared information about it on this site, thinking it might be a viable option for some. At that time there were no other sites as large as mine talking about it. In 2013, awareness of the keto diet exploded, mostly do to Dr. Mercola's articles, interviews and endorsement of it. Since then, many others have jumped on the bandwagon. Despite the zealous promoters of it, many of whom I have great respect for, my opinion of the ketogenic diet for cancer has changed. It started with several long phone conversations and email exchanges I had with my friend Dr. Patrick Vickers of Northern Baja Gerson Center. He was adamant that the ketogenic diet did not work in healing cancer long term. This coincided with the recurrence of cancer in someone I knew that was promoting the ketogenic diet as effective. It appeared to have some positive short term results for some people (shrinking tumors), but I was beginning to have some doubts about it working long term. Then came the coup de grace from Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, an article series on Natural Health 365, which I have reposted here.

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Epic Health

Do Sunscreens Prevent Cancer or Cause Cancer?

30 Comments 31 May 2013

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I meant to write this post last summer, but anyway I'm proud of myself for cranking it out early this year. Better late than never right? Over the years we have been lead to believe that the sun is our enemy, and that the sun causes skin cancer. And since the sun causes skin cancer, we should stay out of the sun, or wear sunscreen to prevent harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer. But according to the latest research, the opposite may be true... Today's post covers all sorts of fun scientific stuff: The sun, sunscreens, skin cancer, tanning beds, vitamin D, safe non-toxic sunscreens we use, and other ways you can protect yourself this summer.

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Survivor Stories

Marcia: Thyroid, Skin, and Lung Cancer Gone in 9 Months!

6 Comments 02 January 2012

My name is Marcia, I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer in December of 2010. We found out it was metastatic thyroid cancer in January. In February, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and in March, they found more thyroid cancer and a spot in my lung via CT. Describe your experience with conventional doctors […]

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Study: Chemo Is Only 2.1% Effective Toward 5 Year Survival [8 Min.]

38 Comments 06 August 2011

I received an email yesterday that I decided to answer on the blog. Here it is: "My wife found your blog and I find it very inspirational and resourceful. I've been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer just like yours, but unlike your tumor, mine is located in the lower part of the rectal area. I have visited the oncologists and surgeons, they said the best way is to go through Chemo and Radiation in order to shrink the tumor size small enough to remove it during surgery. I will begin my treatment next week, the Chemo I'll be taking is the pill that I'll have to consume twice a day for 6 weeks with radiation. The doctors said I will be required to go through another chemo therapy after surgery, which would be different chemo treatment (through IV). That's where my wife feel most uncomfortable and began researching different options such as alternative therapy. And she found your blog with some insightful information. I changed my diet to raw organic vegetables the day I was informed that I had cancer. It was a life changing moment and left me a little confused what's on the horizon for me. Instead I began to eat more raw organic food and exercise than I have done before (I have been eating organic food and exercising moderately for years). While I have read through some of your blogs and stories, I know you mentioned that you had surgery to remove part of the large intestine and forego chemo and radiation with alternative therapy. I am still confused about the part when you had surgery...Did you have any treatment before your surgery? I understand your blog and stories mostly mention after surgery treatment but maybe I overlooked somewhere that says anything about before surgery? I am curious to know because my age is slightly older than your age right now and I have two young daughters, too. I just do hope that everything posted on your website is true. I am not doubting anything but I do praise your recovery and living cancer free. That's my goal too." Regards, Tris. Continue reading for my answer and a surprising study about the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

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Freakonomics vs. Cancer Treatment.
And the winner is…

5 Comments 16 September 2010

Economist Steven Levitt and writer Stephen Dubner are two awesome dudes who teamed up to write two of my favorite books in the last few years. They use research and statistical analysis to solve some of the most complex riddles of modern life. Needless to say, I was thrilled to discover that they spent some time studying the cancer treatment industry. The question they address in SuperFreakonomics is this: "Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective?"

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Cancer Fighting Food, Supplements, What I Did

The Top Four Cancer-Fighting Spices

95 Comments 05 August 2010

These cancer-fighting spices have powerful health benefits and were part of my daily regimen to heal cancer without chemo.

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