Directed and Edited by Richard Wormser
Produced by Linda Goldman & Richard Wormser
This video was produced back in 2009 when cancer was a big problem for a lot of people. Many of you may be aware that it is still a big problem and very little progress has been made. Actually almost all progress with this problem in the last century has been in the wrong direction. Some have begun to notice that mainstream medical oncologists don’t really have any new answers and the old answers don’t work. Five of those people are interviewed here and give their detailed stories.
Four of the five people had cancer and one had Lyme disease. All started by consulting the experts at leading medical facilities. Many of the experts agree that environmental toxicity is a major factor in cancer. The conventional approach would have us believe that more toxicity in the form of chemotherapy and radiation is the cure. These people understandably had their doubts. It takes a lot of courage to face cancer and the treatment for it. It takes even more courage for those who have been conditioned to trust the experts to walk away from those experts. It gets a little harder when those experts throw hissyfits and quote threatening statistics (which I’m pretty sure they just make up) indicating that you will die if you don’t follow their toxic protocols. As we know, experts are always right—except when they’re wrong, which seems to be most of the time.
These five people instead decided to follow the advice of The Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (FACT). The video does not go into great detail regarding therapy but it consists of a detox program that involves a mostly vegetarian diet and juicing. Dr. Philip Incao is featured and talks very generally about the approach and he also interviews Dr. Sheryl Leventhal who raises many good points about the shortcomings of conventional treatment. She mentions that oncology really doesn’t care about the cause. It is more concerned with just detecting that there is cancer and stamping out the symptoms. I think this is a key point. When you have to solve problems and provide solutions that actually work, one thing you learn about problem-solving is that until you understand the cause and base your solution on that understanding, nothing is going to work. The standard oncological approach to solving cancer problems without understanding the cause is a fundamentally and fatally flawed approach.
Dr. Leventhal also points out that active patients are really much easier to help than passive patients. The typical medical treatment appeals to passive patients who want a magic bullet cure that doesn’t involve changing the lifestyle habits that got them into trouble to begin with. Active patients will make more effort to make corrections based on the real cause. This is all good as far as it goes. The producers don’t really go into exactly how or what to eat for the long term so I will give them the benefit of the doubt and give the video a thumbs UP. I can believe that a vegetarian or even vegan diet can work as a temporary detox as long as you don’t try to eat that way for the rest of your life.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2014.