Early Warning Signs
I looked at my diary to see who the next client was and smiled. Betty and David. They were a young couple who had first come to see me nearly twenty years ago. As usual, once they were seated I asked them what I could do for them and what was wrong.
“Oh, nothing is wrong, at least not now.” Barbara opened the discussion, but David quickly spoke up.
“The problem is that there is cancer in several members of each of our families. We have two small children, and we want to do all we can to avoid getting cancer.”
“Ok, so I can certainly help with that,” I replied.
“But we want more than that. We want to know what tests are available to tell us if we might be likely to get cancer, given that so many of our family members have it.” Barbara was clearly worried about the effect on her children.
David again joined in, “What is the earliest test we can do to make sure we are not developing cancer? I would assume that changes take place in the body even before there is a tumour that can be detected. It can’t suddenly show up overnight, can it?”
“Indeed, it can’t. In fact, there is a sequence of reactions, a ‘Cancer Process,’ that starts with the first changes in the normal function of healthy cells and gradually develops further until some of the cells turn into cancer cells. This can go on for five years or even more before a tumour develops to a size that can be readily detected.
Put simply, we know that the medical view of cancer as a genetic disease (the Somatic Theory of Cancer) is wrong. It is becoming more and more accepted that the Metabolic Theory of cancer is correct. Both theories were developed about a hundred years ago, but the Metabolic Theory has been pushed aside under the excitement of high-tech radiation treatments and patented chemical drugs, even though both approaches cause a lot of harm including further inducing cancer.
David was leaning forward and looking increasingly interested, but I could see I was losing Barbara, and it was she who spoke next.
“But what can we do about it? How does knowing this help us?”
That was a perfectly reasonable question, so I went on to explain.
“The Cancer Process starts when small organelles in the cells (the mitochondria) start to malfunction. This may proceed slowly, rapidly or in fits and starts, depending on the many variations in your lifestyle. Many things affect this including diet, exposure to toxins, carcinogens, and stress levels. Once these changes reach a certain point, it is then, and only then, that the genetic changes start. Only later do tumours develop to a point where they can be detected, either physically or chemically.”
I was looking at Barbara, but David suddenly spoke up.
“So how do we detect these early changes? Can we detect them?”
“It was time for me to ask the questions.
“What, in your mind would make the ideal test?”
Clearly, David had given this a lot of thought.
“Well ideally, the test should not involve damaging the body or cutting pieces out or doing biopsies. From what I’ve read a biopsy may increase the chance of metastasis.”
I nodded, and Barbara looked worried. David continued…..
“What about blood tests? The trouble is, I’m told that there are tumour markers, but I assume they are only produced when there is a developed tumour, and that seems to me to be too late? I’ve also read that you would need to run tests for many tumour markers as there are different ones for different types and locations of tumours. As far as I can discover, they do not cover all the types of cancer.”
“Quite right. Detecting a tumour, no matter how small it is, is not ‘early detection,’ it is ‘late detection.’
“Then what can we do?” They burst out in unison. There are lots of people in both of our families with cancer, and they were all discovered too late. None of them survived for very long after they were diagnosed.”
I figured it was time for me to show them a way forward.
“What would you say if I could tell you of a simple blood and urine test that had an excellent chance of detecting cancer anywhere in your body, and possibly several years before a tumour could develop or be detected?”
“You mean there is one? What is it? Why have we not heard or read about it? Do doctors do it? Does it tell you where the cancer is located?” They were now both sitting up straight and looking expectant.
“Yes, by testing things such as HCG, PHI, TM2-PK and more, in blood or urine……”
“What? What does all that mean?”
“I know, it’s alphabet soup, isn’t it? But don’t worry about the details – and if you do want to know more I can explain later. The point for the moment is that there is a simple test panel, involving blood and urine, that will detect these and related changes, within weeks of the Cancer Process starting. More than one laboratory does them, but the pioneer in this is American Metabolic Laboratories in Florida. We also use a laboratory in the UK although it does slightly different tests.”
Barbara looked relieved, David clearly had more questions.
“To answer your various questions; No, most doctors don’t know about it and if they did they probably wouldn’t use it.”
“Because it doesn’t tell you where the problem is, only that a problem is developing.”
David looked crestfallen.
“So how does that help us?”
“Because we don’t need to know where the problem is or where it started. It could even be developing in more than one place. Doctors are focused on eradicating the tumour, pure and simple. But cancer is a systemic problem. The solution to reversing its development is to change or correct your diet, your lifestyle, your stress responses and more. We are focused on restoring normal function, normal immune and endocrine function, the normal function of all your organs and systems, and, above all, the normal function of your mitochondria and cells throughout your body.”
David clearly had more questions, but Barbara was getting impatient.
“So, what can we do now? How can this help us?
I went on to explain the test and the procedures in more detail. I suggested that we do the test for both of them. If the results came back clear they could relax, but I stressed they should still start on an improved cancer-prevention protocol which I would explain to them. They could then do the test again, every couple of years or so.
They both agreed with this and looked visibly more relaxed as they left. The first set of results came back within normal levels, which they found greatly reassuring.
Then Barbara said, “I am at a point where my mind goes to cancer every time there is the slightest thing wrong, it is such a family concern.”
Since then, they have each repeated the test every couple of years, and here they were, back again, to get the results of their latest tests. I was delighted to be able to tell them that their results were all fine. They had been coming in for many years now and I asked them if they wanted to increase the intervals between doing the tests.
“Oh no.” Barbara was the first to interject, but I could see David nodding as well.
“No, it’s reassuring to know, at these regular intervals, that we are fine.”
After more of a chat and a check up on their lifestyle details, they both left looking relaxed and happy.
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