Perhaps the greatest difficulty in embarking on a holistic program for cancer is not the discipline required by the program itself. Neither is it the time it required, the money involved, or the newness of the lifestyle. The biggest obstacle is the solitude of it all – you’ll be swimming upstream, by yourself. Chances are you will not get support from your family doctor, any medical professionals, or your family. Chances are you will be attacked and ridiculed by any of the above for not following mainstream slash-and-burn protocols.

I have seen many patients who were initially open to the holistic approach buckle under pressure from the family to be “sensible” and follow the tried and true. Invariably, they died on schedule, because they didn’t want to “upset anybody.” This is one time in your life that it’s OK to upset people, the one time that’s it’s fine to be completely selfish. You have a right to your own life, no matter how politically incorrect that notion becomes. If you actually do the research beginning with the appended references, it is virtually impossible not to arrive at a similar conclusion: that mainstream cancer treatment is rarely effective and exists primarily for the benefit of the cancer industry itself, not you. If you go along with their program, it is likely that at some point you will learn the truth of this reality. For most, that point comes too late.

If you suspect there may be some validity to what I’m saying, you owe it to yourself to investigate it thoroughly on your own before you submit to even the mildest of chemotherapies. I promise, you will be no match for the masterful stairstepping of procedures and testing that awaits you, dangling little improvements with enticements to try this or that drug because “It’s really not that toxic” or the standard “now this won’t cure your cancer, but it will slow it down,” or the Oscar-winning “it’s OK to take some of your herbs or natural products along with the chemotherapy/radiation/surgery. They won’t interfere.” Like they would know.

Oncologists are getting increasingly sophisticated at tricking the frightened, uninformed patient and his family into accepting the standard worthless drugs and surgical procedures. One of the newest ploys is telling the patient that “we have something special for your type of case, an experimental drug, just developed.” This one is used with patients who are beginning to question the toxicity of chemo and need a little extra hope. Then they find out later that the drug was not new at all, but was one of the standard poisons, like methotrexate, that has been around for the past 25 years. By then it’s too late, because the patient is so debilitated he’ll do anything the doctor says.

If the reader agrees with nothing I have said so far, but has less than 100% confidence in the hospital’s ability to cure your cancer, get behind this: follow none of my recommendations. Do nothing: no doctors, no treatment, mainstream or holistic. Go home and live your life. For the majority of cancers, no one can tell you with any authority that you are doing anything “high risk.” There are simply too few statistics on cancer people who don’t get some form of chemotherapy and radiation.


You just found out you got cancer and want to go holistic? Fine. You’ve got one chance. Go for it 100% – diet, detox, supplements, major cardio exercise, eliminate all negative input. Starting this minute.

You can’t have one foot in each world. It’s either holistic or mainstream – no middle ground.

Conventional therapies are so damaging and powerful that to pretend like their monstrous side effects can be easily repaired by holistic methods — that’s idiotic. The body is not a car. So if you want to go holistic do it. But if you want to go mainstream, which is what usually happens, then just do it, but don’t pretend everything is going to be fine when you come out of surgery or chemo or radiation if you just take a few MegaHydrate, etc. This is big business, big money for them — they’re not going to let a couple hundred thousand dollars just waltz out the door. So stop wasting energy thinking you have to learn enough to convince these geniuses that they may be wrong, and there may be another way. It’s not in their professional DNA to even consider alternatives, and definitely they have spent zero time researching alternative treatment. People who choose the holistic path seriously inform themselves, make up their minds, then they unplug their phones and just do it… That’s the real choice here.

Too much work to learn all this? Fine. Forget the whole thing – just write your will and party out, like ol’ Warren. Because if you got cancer in the first place, it’s likely you’ve been overdrawn in the self indulgence department for a long time. Your only chance is to sprint from morning to night, doing every single thing possible to detox your blood, bring more oxygen to the cells, boost your immune system, and generally try and make up for all those years of abuse. Don’t have the energy? No problema – my regards to Elvis.

In his master work, Quantum Healing, Deepak Chopra [23] says that remissions of cancer in “terminal” patients have one thing in common: a major shift in mental attitude or spiritual consciousness.

The internet is overwhelming with promises of holistic cures for cancer. Trying to do all of them together would probably be enough to kill a horse, even though they’re natural approaches. Choose the program that make the most sense to you, that you have access to, and whose representatives give you a feeling of confidence and trust. Then really try the method – do it the exact way the experts tell you, with consistency, focus, and follow-through. Since you’re a patient, be patient.

Don’t just give it your best shot; do whatever it takes – 150%. And daily visualize wholeness and completeness of your entire body. Do the deed.

The time is going to go by anyway.

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Dr Tim O’Shea