Cancer is Natural, So Is the Cure
By Dr. Tedd Koren
Philosophy is a subject that for many people (like me) inspires images of wizened professors who squint through little wire-rimmed glasses as they babble about obscure concepts and Greek scholars with long, funny names. I’m sure plenty of that does go on, but philosophy doesn’t have to be dry and dull. This book starts with a down-to-earth discussion of how philosophy underlies all branches of science. Without some basic philosophical assumptions, science has no direction, and the result is chaos. Wrong assumptions also end badly. That’s how we know they are wrong assumptions.
One assumption underlying modern medicine dominates mainstream medical practice: a mechanistic view that displaced the vitalist view with the notion that our bodies—or living beings in general—are nothing more than very complex machines. The assumption is that we can be “fixed” like any other machine. Just add the right motor oil or chemical, and everything will be fine. If not, then the malfunctioning part can be cut out and discarded (if not considered important) or replaced if it is important.
How is this working out where cancer is concerned? If you can see through the statistical distortion and farces like “five-year survival rates,” it is clearly not ending well. Nineteenth-century American cancer rates were very low. That has changed, and now cancer rates are high. The first question the intelligent problem-solver should be asking is, what changed? By what logic did medical science decide to spend most of its time and resources on exotic drugs? Why is so little effort expended on trying to retrace our steps and understand where we went wrong? People in previous centuries stayed mostly cancer-free with little medical attention, but now we must submit to almost constant surveillance by the medical high-priesthood. Any heretics who dare question this orthodoxy must be censored and severed from polite society.
One of many great quotes in Dr. Koren’s discussion of philosophy is: “We must believe in free will. We have no choice.” Another is: “The person who takes medicine must recover twice. Once from the disease and once from the medicine.” Today, health freedom is under increasing attack, and the only option approved by the “anointed” (as Dr. Thomas Sowell calls them) is mainstream medicine. If you consult with mainstream practitioners but don’t take their advice, don’t expect them to respond like mature adults. Some will, but with others, you may hurt their widdle feewings. Some may even make evil threats—but that is because they care about you. Really, they do. Seriously. Don’t laugh. Why are you looking at me that way?
The book discusses an important concept from the vitalist view that prevailed before mechanistic thinking came along: namely, the human body is not inherently suicidal. Tumors do not form because the body is trying to kill itself. They serve an important purpose. Toxins that could be deadly are sequestered in tumors. That is how your body protects itself. The key, therefore, to reducing or eliminating tumors is to stop the toxic exposure. One important step, of course, is to remove the source of toxins. Koren explains sources ranging from chemicals to radiation to root canals to toxic thinking. Avoiding toxins is certainly the best way to go, but, in this world, that is kind of like avoiding death and taxes. Thus, much of the rest of the book is about protocols to help the body clear toxins.
None of this is meant to minimize the difficulty of more advanced cases. Cancer can obviously reach the point where there are no easy answers. Tumors can reach the size where they start to impair critical organ function, and emergency measures are needed. This book does not address the extreme cases in much detail, but for earlier-stage cancers, it does an excellent job of helping the reader develop an organized approach to a natural cure. Thumbs UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2019