In reality, a person very rarely dies of cancer: it is always (from) starvation and toxicity. As the malignant tumor grows it gives off waste products, which must be eliminated through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs and skin. These waste products accumulate and gradually overburden the body. Most persons then die of toxemia. (OAC, 2010 edition, p. 32)
Dr. Kelley contends that before any disease can be cured, the waste products and impurities must first be cleansed from the body and the sooner done, the sooner the body can begin repairing itself. He further recommends that detoxification process begin even before the nutritional supplements are available, and more importantly, that it is “absolutely imperative that the patient carefully follow the detoxification process after the supplements begin stimulating the release of wastes and debris because if the organs of detoxification are themselves filled with debris, they of course cannot accept any more toxins.”
His premise is that cancer victims with inoperable malignancies who choose to follow the Metabolic Program must have at least 6 months of life and must understand that commitment is paramount. As the program is aimed at digesting the cancer cells, once started, the supplements stimulate the release of waste products and toxins from the tumor. Proof of this becomes apparent in about 2 weeks into therapy: the accumulated debris cause the tumors to first get heavier and bigger before they get smaller.
The ON/OFF detoxification process must be carefully followed:
ON days: How long one is on the enzymes will depend on how well the body eliminates toxins: it could be just for 3-5 days, or 10 days and longer. However, one should not stay ON longer than 25 days. Toxic symptoms felt by the patient will dictate when it’s time to get OFF the enzymes.
OFF days: The 5-day-OFF cycle is to allow the body to catch up with the elimination of toxins. But feeling better does not mean one may take prohibited foods or skip the coffee enema if the patient is on it, or postpone going back ON the enzymes regimen after the required 5-day rest. Not re-starting the enzymes after the 5-day rest and not taking the daily coffee enema when one feels well, aggravates not only discomforts but also the growth of the malignancy.
Dr. Kelley recommends daily Coffee Enema (One Answer to Cancer, p.39-41) to help excrete the additional wastes and toxins which results from improved nutrition in the previously deprived cells; and in advanced cases, a Liver/Gallbladder Flush (32- 35) to assist in detoxification even before going on Metabolic Therapy.
The patient has to believe in what s/he is doing, that it’s worth all the trouble.
Although there will be feelings of disappointment and depression brought about by recurring periods of discomfort following wellness and pain-free days, the cancer patient should look at the brighter side of relief from discomfort: that true relief is possible, actually something one can look forward to as one perseveres with the metabolic therapy.