DOCTORS AND NUTRITION

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…
ALIVE AND WELL.

Frequently Asked Question 6

“I had surgery, and chemo and radiation thereafter. Can I still do natural metabolic therapy?”

Metabolic therapy is not counter-productive to orthodox therapy. As a matter of fact, I consider it a valuable adjunct to the success of chemo/rad, and even to surgery. One must understand that the tumor is not the disease – that it is just a symptom of a cancer gone malignant.  “The clinical problem in treating a cancer victim is clearing the body of accumulated toxins.” Though surgery removes the tumor, chemo/rad, which is formulated to target actively dividing cells, leaves a slew of dead cells the accumulation of which, if left unmanaged, may cause toxemia and eventual death. “Many cancer victims have had their tumors successfully treated only to die of toxic poisoning…” [Dr. Kelley One Answer to Cancer 1974, page 16)

It is the change in life-style, comprehensive nutritional supplementation, and the long and laborious period of detoxification (which can take from 3 to 12 months), that will weave its healing effects on the ravaged and weakened body.

Dr. Kelley contends that “prognosis for a cancer victim is very good when the kidney and lung functions are at least 50% of normal, and an optimistic spiritual attitude is maintained.” And that “the rate of recovery is subject to another law – that of blood supply. If the rate of blood supply to an area is great, recovery is fast. If the blood supply to an area is inadequate, recovery is very slow. Thus, we find that those with Hodgkin’s Disease respond quickly, while those with brain or bone afflictions have a much slower response” [17]

A word of caution: “Aperson who has had cancer will always be susceptible and must keep constant vigilance. If at any time the free active pancreatic enzymes in the body falls below the amount that is necessary to keep the cancer cells digested, malignancy will always re-develop. Many people make the false assumption that just because their test comes in negative, they are free from cancer for life. This mistaken attitude has shortened the life of many.”[20-21]

Making a Coffee Enema

Still from Dr. Kelley’s One Answer to Cancer (2010) pages 38-39, via alternative-doctor.com.  One will need:

– regular ground coffee for brewing: not instant, and not decaffeinated

– coffee pot must be either enamel-ware, corning-ware, or stainless steel: do not use aluminum or Teflon-lined pots

– filtered or distilled water: do not use chlorinated/fluorinated water from city supply

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Why Coffee Enema Is Important in Metabolic Therapy

From the book One Answer to Cancer by Dr. William Donald Kelley (2010) page 38, via alternative-doctor.com:

CLEANSING THE COLON
The Coffee Enema

A high retention enema, using coffee, should be taken to aid in the elimination of toxic waste material from the body. The coffee enema should be taken daily for as long as one is on Metabolic Medicine’s  Cancer Cure Program. After 35 years, Dr. Kelley still takes his daily enema.

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