Doctors & Nutrition

Dr. Philip Binzel in Alive and Well asks:

Is there any hope that nutritional therapy will ever be accepted by the
medical profession? In my opinion, it is not a matter of “if”, it is only a
matter of “when.” As a patient of mine said to me several years ago,
“If doctors in this country don’t start going to nutrition, the patients are
going to stop going to the doctors.” The use of nutrition in the
prevention and treatment of disease will come from the ground up,
not from the top down. People are getting more nutritionally oriented
and are going to insist that their doctors do the same.

In regard to the treatment of cancer with nutritional therapy, before
this comes about, two things are going to have to happen:

  1. The medical profession is going to have to realize that they have
    been treating the wrong thing. They are going to have to realize that,
    as long as they continue to treat just the tumor alone, they are going
    to continue to get the same poor results that they have always had.
  2. The medical profession is going to have to accept the fact that the
    quality and quantity of life for the cancer patient obtained through
    nutritional therapy is far superior to anything available through our
    present modalities. In simpler terms, these people on nutritional
    therapy feel better and live longer.

I, most certainly, do not want to leave the impression that everything
about nutrition that can be known is now known. The very opposite is
true. We have only just begun to scratch the surface of our
understanding of the relationship between nutrition and disease. It is
my opinion that we must first understand the defense mechanisms of

the body. Why do these defense mechanisms respond so rapidly in
some situations and so slowly in others? What systems of the body
are involved in the defense mechanisms? In what order do they
respond? Once we have the answer to these questions we can then
determine what nutritional ingredients are necessary to keep those
systems of the body functioning normally.

The fact that we do not have the answers to the above-stated
questions does not mean, however, that we should not use the
information that we do have to its fullest extent. The pure medical
scientist will not use any form of treatment until he fully understands
why it works and how it works. The good practitioner, on the other
hand, will use any form of treatment that works, even if he does not
understand exactly why and how it works.

There are many examples of good practitioners in the annals of
medical history. Dr. Semmelweis, in 1860, insisted that all doctors
wash their hands before delivering a baby because, by so doing, it
eliminated “child bed fever.” He knew it worked, but he did not know
why or how it worked. He was removed from the hospital staff and
ostracized by the medical community. It was not until about the time
that Dr. Semmelweis died in 1865 that Dr. Lister discovered bacteria.
Dr. Lister was able to prove that Dr. Semmelweis was right and why
he was right. I doubt that Dr. Fleming in 1925 knew why he could
cure pneumonia by giving his patients moldy bread. He knew it
worked, but he did not know why or how it worked. It wasn’t until
some time later that he discovered a fungus in moldy bread that could
kill certain bacteria. This fungus eventually became known as
penicillin. Dr. Fleming was ridiculed by the medical profession for his
work. It would be another fifteen years before penicillin came into
use. By then, thousands of patients had died from pneumonia.

So it is with nutritional therapy in the treatment of cancer. I hope in

this book that I have been able to present sufficient evidence to show
that it works, even though at this time we do not know exactly why
and how it works.

After all is said and done, the true measurement of a good physician
is not necessarily how much he knows. It is, instead, how willing he is
to search for, find and then use whatever forms of treatment, which in
his opinion, will give his patients the very best chance to remain…

Frequently Asked Question 4

I have been on metabolic therapy for 4 weeks now. The lump seems to have gotten bigger with some swelling. Why is that?

Dr Kelley, in One Answer to Cancer, explains that as one goes on Metabolic Therapy, the malignant tumor masses often continue to grow temporarily (bold mine) before ones normal metabolic functions can take over.

Also, once started on Metabolic Therapy, the objective of which is to supply the body with adequate pancreatic enzymes to properly digest food and stop the disease process, some swelling can be expected once liquid debris is produced from the pancreatic enzymes’ digestion of the malignant tumor masses and cells. The swelling, frequently misinterpreted and often scaring the cancer victim, is actually temporary and subsides as the liquid debris is “gobbled up” by white blood cells and removed from the body by way of bile from the liver, which goes to the colon and out, as urine from the kidneys and out through the bladder, and by way of skin perspiration as well as hair and nail growth.

Along with temporary swelling, one other misinterpreted part of Metabolic Therapy is an increase in the number of white blood cells which is actually ‘considered to be a good sign’ as it indicates that the body’s defense system is effectively responding to facilitate proper disposal of liquid debris and toxins.

(One Answer to Cancer, pp. 20-21)

Early Signs of Cancer

I just had my HCG urine titer done and it came in positive at 50.5 units — that’s a 4+, meaning ‘faintly positive’ in the Navarro HCG Immunoassay. I have no doubt whatsoever as to the findings. There’s a malignancy growing somewhere, somehow, and I aim to catch it before it becomes a scourge.

I’ve often enough said how cancer is simply a deficiency disease, much like diabetes. In cancer, the tumor is the symptom telling those who would listen that their protein metabolism is in serious trouble, a warning that the body is unable to digest normal cancer tissue due to a deficiency of the pancreatic enzymes. Continue reading

Enzymes vs. cancer

Updated November 26, 2019

Dr. William Donald Kelley (One Answer to Cancer, p. 20) avers that Cancer is A “Process”, that daily, everyone produces Malignant Tumor Cells and daily, most everyone’s pancreas produces adequate pancreatin to digest the food they eat and these Malignant Tumor Cells.  It is when one’s pancreas fails to produce the necessary pancreatin to accomplish these tasks that the disease “Process” takes place which we correctly call Cancer.

A good preventive would be to take the enzymes with meals: the enzymes will digest ingested food, and the body’s own enzymes production is made readily available for digesting malignant cells. Dr. Kelley advocates taking extra enzymes on an empty stomach.  An hour before a meal, or 2 hours after a meal or snack, would give the body the extra enzymes to further aid in the control and/or management of any malignancy.  It is important to keep in mind that cancer is in the very nature of our body and that pancreatic enzymes, importantly trypsin and chymotrypsin, are essential to digesting malignant tumours as well as toxic wastes.

Gleaned from the series of interviews conducted by the Cancer Control Journal published in July/August 1973,  Dr. Kelley propounded: “… all cancer victims are deficient in pancreatic enzymes.  They cannot metabolize protein or they wouldn’t have cancer in the first place.  So this is essential. I have never known of a cancer patient who, from the time they were diagnosed by their physician as having cancer until they died — did not lose weight. So basically, cancer is a starvation condition.  No matter how much protein they take in, they are not using any of it, or enough of it,” for lack of adequate pancreatic enzymes.

Enzymes carry out almost all of the chemical reactions that take place in the cells (FAQ3, August 22, 2014 post).  Our body, its cells, tissues, and organs need protein to survive and function properly.

When assimilation of dietary protein is hampered due to inadequate pancreatic enzymes, the body will first access the protein it sorely needs from the skeletal muscles, resulting in muscle-wasting over time, eventually leaving terminal patients reduced to mere skin-and-bones. 

I have gotten feedback that lapay (pork pancreas), Dr. Efren Navarro’s suggested enzyme alternative for an indigent patient, is not that easy to source in the wet market nowadays.  I would like to think that it is enzyme-use for cancer therapy which is causing the shortage of this very rich and natural source of trypsin and chymotrypsin, the vital enzymes for cancer control management.  But it’s more likely the fact that lapay is a main ingredient of all-time native favorites bopis, bachoy, and dinuguan — viands which used to be popular street foods only, but are now regular fare even in dine-in restaurants.

Good news though!  The two (2) variants of Natures Plus Brand now available at Healthy Options both provide the proteases trypsin and chymotrypsin, the enzymes important to cancer control.  Last I checked:

  • Pancreatin 1000mg, a bottle of 60 tablets costs PhP785.00; the other 
  • Ultra-Zyme, preferred by vegans/vegetarians because of the Cellulase, a bottle of 180 tablets costs PhP2,199.00.