Friday, February 10, 2012

Holistic Cancer Research

This new study adds to the growing catalog of scientific research confirming thousands of years of 'homeopathic' medicine. This huge tradition of healing plants, practices, and philosophies has largely been ignored by western culture, yet the native Americans, south-eastern Asians, and countless other country's natives cultures have used roots, spiritualism, and 'alternative' practices to keep their people healthy. Although these peoples did not produce the kinds of advances that we talk about today, but they did create a sustainable civilization which maintained itself for much, much longer than any western culture has ever done. But finally a resurgence of holistic medicine has paralleled much research and scientific theory backing this ancient tradition of looking at medicine in a comprehensive way. The interrelated nature of health is becoming more and more apparent. Like how something so simple as not eating for a period of 36 to 48 hours can significantly decrease the ability of cancerous cells to continue to grow. 

"For example, multiple cycles of fasting combined with chemotherapy cured 20 percent of mice with a highly aggressive type of children's cancer that had spread throughout the organism and 40 percent of mice with a more limited spread of the same cancer.
No mice survived in either case if treated only with chemotherapy"

I can only hope that this trend continues to find more and more scientific backing for a long tradition of medicine. From diets that help to cure cancer and reverse heart disease, to fasting to cleanse the body of toxins and now cancer.