In this heavy tome - >750 pages - book, the author describes 46 conventional cancer therapies, and 64 non-conventional therapies. The conventional therapies section - nearly 300 pages - provides an A to Z of some 45 cancers, from acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) through to urinary and uterine cancers - outlining each cancer’s allopathic definition, incidence, stages, how it is diagnosed and conventional treatments provided, i.e. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormones. Included within each section are the types of chemotherapy used, evidence for survival advantage, radiotherapy with comments regarding these treatments and the research regarding outcomes.
The 3E Program is described: The First E - Eat Healthy; The Second E - Eliminate Toxins; The Third E - Energy. The Third E,which alone occupies 100 pages in the book, provides comprehensive indeed soul-searching exercises and questionnaires exploring what you like about yourself and your life, your strengths, weaknesses, important people and events at different stages in your life, your guiding principles. This section includes ingenious devices designed to shine a light at what we really like to do, what brings us joy, culminating in drafting and signing a Tumour Contract which designates the execution of changes to our life at prescribed intervals. Powerful and ingenious exercises are described about how we view and act and speak in our daily life and visualizations to create the future we wish to happen.
The 3E-program is based on the evaluation of the clinical histories of thousands of people who have survived cancer at a very late stage. This evaluation emphasizes how important the diet and detoxification is, in addition to each person’s self-empowerment actions to change their life. Lothar Hirneise studied with and wrote a book with Dr Johanna Budwig Cancer - the Problem and the Solution and teaches the oil-protein diet for cancer patients based on Dr Budwig’s scientific documents.
Non-Conventional Cancer Therapies - about 65 diverse alternative therapies - occupy some 200 pages of the book. I am familiar with quite a few of the diets and therapies mentioned, including Budwig, Gerson, Macrobiotic, Dries, Hulda Clark, Hoxsey, Mistletoe, Essiac, Homeopathy, Vitamins, Oxygen and Ozone; however I was unfamiliar with others such as Dr Paul Gerhard Seeger, PapImi Therapy, Govallo’s VG 1000, Issels, Livingston, Moermann and many others, a testament to the more than 100 years of successful suppression of alternative cancer treatments.
Lothar Hirneise originally trained as a therapeutic nurse, studied psychotherapy and was a master in Eastern combat sports and Kung Fu teacher prior to thoroughly researching and searching for the most successful cancer therapies. This led to the foundation of Menschen gegen Krebs in 1997, partly inspired by People Against Cancer, founded by Frank Wiewelsince. Since 1997 he has been on the Board of Krebs21, a former research director of the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine in Washington DC, Director of 3E-center in Stuttgart-Buoch www.3e-centre.com/ and author of this book: Chemotherapy Heals Cancer and the World is Flat.
Lothar Hirneise questions and disputes several of the ‘holy grail’ theories and practices of the oncology professions - that cancers arise from genetic mutations, that metastases are the spreading of cancerous cells from the original tumour, that killing cancer cells or removal of cancerous tumours equates with cure of cancer. In describing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, two of the three legally available cancer treatments to oncologists, he explains that the toxic effects of these treatments are so severe that they may damage the body as to render it non-recoverable and non-amenable to holistic biological therapies. Crucially, he explains how research comparing survival / mortality from chemotherapy doesn’t compare chemotherapy with alternative cancer treatments, but one chemotherapy toxic treatment with another poison. The severe side effects of many chemotherapeutic drugs are not secret and are widely published and in the public domain; in fact, cancer patients are required to provide informed consent to their treatment. Side effects of chemotherapy drugs are displayed in tables over several pages in a recently published and reviewed book Shattering the Cancer Myth - A Positive Guide to Beating Cancer - 4th Edition.
It is quite difficult for a conventionally trained scientist like myself to fully grasp the import and ramifications of such a subversive message; however in reviewing the past 20 years of publication of hundreds of alternative cancer articles in Positive Health PH Online I have been astonished to ‘re-discover’ the sizeable archive of published historical and clinical work with the view of not treating the cancer as necessarily the enemy, but looking rather to create the conditions and environment in the body which will not be conducive to cancer and indeed enable cancer cells to be dispatched.
Positive Health PH Online was launched 20 years ago in 1994 following the realization while building the Cancer and Nutrition database for the Bristol Cancer Help Centre that there was a serious deficit in reliable and authoritative information regarding natural / alternative / complementary health approaches. Previous to that I was privileged to be the lead author in the Consensus Statement document Nutrition and Life-style Guidelines for People with Cancer published in Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in 1994. Prior to this, while researching and writing my books about Organic Germanium, Vitamin C and Nutrition and Cancer: Health State-of-the-Art I started to amass what has grown to be a very sizeable library covering every aspect of alternative cancer treatments.
In view of the legal straitjackets which nominate mainly 3 cancer treatment options - surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, cancer patients are not informed of other treatment options and are generally not permitted the time or means to explore other options in the round. It is usually only after patients have been through conventional treatment, hopefully experienced remission, but then recurrence, that they learn of less draconian alternative treatment options.
Research is drastically needed to document and quantify the efficacy of alternative cancer treatments so that cancer patients and oncologists can evaluate the best and least harmful treatment options. It is to be hoped, indeed envisaged, that progress toward a complete understanding of cancer and treatments which don’t kill its patients will be realized in the not too distant future, as statistics estimate that cancer prevalence is reaching 1 in 3 people in the so-called developed world.
Despite the less than perfect English translation from the German and that the book was published in 2005, I regard this book as an invaluable addition to my library, although I will have to find the space for its bulging shelves. The information and exercises in this book could truly save your life or that of your patients / loved ones who are diagnosed with cancer.
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