Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chemotherapy: Your Profit or Theirs?

What do we usually do when we get sick (particularly with cancer?) We go to the doctor, because they're the ones that have the answer to our problem, right? Well, you would think so, but as a matter of fact, they don't.

William Falloon is the founder of Life Extension, an organization that dedicates itself to researching the latest medicines that actually treat and beat cancer and other illnesses.

He told Suzanne Somers in her new book, Breakthrough, that chemotherapy is a huge money-maker for oncologists. In fact, when Falloon opened a medical center ( in which one of the objectives was "to treat cancer the right way" p. 78), he was not able to hire any oncologists, because "these doctors were looking to treat high-volume cases and administer lots of chemotherapy. In fact, the first thing they asked us was about their chemotherapy 'bonuses.' It turns out that a big part of these doctors' salaries comes in the form of how much chemotherapy they administer." (p. 78)

He also said that "when Life Extension tried to open a world-class cancer center in 2000, we had all these doctors telling us how much money we could make if we just set up the assembly line. We kept telling them, that's not why we are doing this. Interestingly, most of these doctors confidentially told us, 'If someone in my family had cancer, I would send them here.' That's how little confidence they had in their own practice." (p. 78)

If you would like to learn more about these life-saving technologies, I would highly recommend that you take a look at William Falloon's website here.

Sugar Cravings, Anyone?

I have sugar cravings. After I have eliminated it from my diet, it's not so bad. But, if I let go and "treat" myself too much...well, it takes awhile to get it out of my system again.

I have been reading Suzanne Somers' new book Breakthrough. What a good book! (By the way, she has an incredible sweetener that is 99% chemical free and it's wonderful!) She interviews doctors who are on the cutting edge of medicine. Being as pharmaceutical-free as they possibly can. (or at least it's their last resort.)

She spoke to Dr. Jonathan Wright and he said that "nature never chlorinates sugar molecules! That stuff is toxic. By the way, a way to really cut down on the sugar cravings is with the supplement chromium...we recommend between 5,000 and 6,000 micrograms daily until the sugar craving goes away, and then cut back to about 1,000 micrograms daily." (pp. 40-41)

I know that this blog is mainly about how to better your relationship with Christ and others. But, the Bible teaches that we should not be slaves to anyone or anything, except to Christ. So, if you have a problem with sweets, try chromium. It's not a drug. It's a supplement.

I'm going to try it and see what happens. Why don't you do the same? Let us know how it goes.