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. 


  1. I'm not a doctor, but I always found adding immediately more harmful toxins to fight the result of gradual toxin buildup a somewhat backwardly conceived treatment.

    If we could let our big Western britches shrink a size, maybe there's hope that we'll learn from all the indigenous cultures that we haven't already burdened with Jiff and hot dogs.

    There are groups who exemplify that even non-processed diets of limited variety are far healthier than we who snarfle peeps all day, even with two servings of vegetables. For instance, some indigenous NE Russian peoples stick to the exclusive menu of walrus and seal-- they live very long, and NEVER get heart disease due to the meat's OMega3 content. However, those whose tastebuds have "gone Soviet" are immediately much less healthy.

    And, it turns out, if you manage to survive the bacteria and taste at first, a fermented walrus diet lowers cholesterol no matter how much crap you've eaten in the past. Walnuts would work too, I guess, but walrus seems much more manly and affluent a cuisine.

  2. Oh, I guess they eat whales too-- but they're very careful to only take as many as they must, and only if there aren't enough walruses that year. Even though they kill endangered animals, they're more aware about the fragility of their ecosystem as they too are endangered.