My article was originally published in the February/March issue of "Clamor" magazine under the title "Can You Trust Your Doctor?." I have made a few small changes and additions, but it remains 95% the same as the one published. It took me at least 100 hours to research and write it. Feel free to print it, e-mail it, post to websites/discussion forums or anywhere else for that matter, non-commercially, unchanged and giving my website as the source. Thank you. Gavin Phillips.
"The Cancer Racket"
“Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud…”
- Linus Pauling Ph.D. (1901-1994) Two times Nobel Prize winner.
By the time that you have finished reading this article, eleven Americans will have died from cancer. This year, about 1.2 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and some 560,000 will die from it. The rates have doubled in less than forty years. In 1971 President Nixon declared the famous "war on cancer". Thirty years and some thirty billion research dollars later we are still being prescribed the same three failing treatments; surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Why?
Three Case Studies
My answer begins with a synopsis of three alternative treatments that have been suppressed for decades by orthodox medicine. First, I must stress that none of these treatments is a guaranteed cancer cure. Some work better with one person than another, depending on the type of cancer. A vitally important role is one of a strict nutritional diet.
Royal Raymond Rife
The first story is about the Rife radio frequency machine. Royal Raymond Rife was born 1888, in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Rife’s passions were microscopes, microbiology, and electronics. What is an undisputed fact is Rife’s genius in building incredibly complex light microscopes. Roy built five in total, the largest and most powerful was his "Universal Microscope" made with just over 5,200 parts. Electron microscopes today are more powerful but they kill the minute organisms Rife was attempting to see. You have to be able to see them alive in order to identify them and, more importantly, identify what kills them.
Rife's "Universal Microscope."
Rife's "Universal Microscope."
It took Rife about twelve years, between 1920-1932, to isolate the cancer microbe. He
named it the BX virus. Rife began subjecting the cancer microbe to different radio frequencies to see if it was affected by them. After experimenting for thousands of hours, Rife discovered what he called the “Mortal Oscillatory Rate” of the cancer microbe. Simply, the exact frequency that killed it. Rife successfully cured cancer in over 400 experimental animals before testing was ready for humans.
Dr. Millbank Johnson, a close friend of Rife’s, setup the Special Medical Research Committee to witness what transpired at this first clinic. In the summer of 1934, sixteen terminally ill cancer patients were given three minutes of the frequency every day. They soon learned that this was too much because the human body needed more time to dispose of the dead toxins. They were given three minutes every third day. Fourteen of the supposedly terminally ill patients were clear of cancer and healthy when the clinic closed after three months. The other two patients were pronounced cured one month after the clinic closed. There were very minimal, if any, short term side-effects.
Rife wrote in 1953;
"16 cases were treated at the clinic for many types of malignancy. After 3 months, 14 of these so-called hopeless cases were signed off as clinically cured by the staff of five medical doctors and Dr. Alvin G. Foord, M.D. Pathologist for the group."
In 1937 Rife and some colleagues established a company called Beam Ray. They manufactured fourteen Frequency Instruments. Dr. James Couche, who was present at the clinic, used one of Rife’s machines with great success for 22 years. The most powerful man in medicine at this time was Dr. Morris Fishbein. He was chief editor of the American Medical Associations (AMA) Journal. Fishbein had failed anatomy and never treated a patient in his life. His only motivation was money and power. He decided which drugs were to be sold to the public based solely on the drug manufacturers willingness to pay the advertising rates that he set. Fishbein heard about Rife's frequency machine and wanted to buy a share. The offer was refused. He then offered Phil Hoyland, an investor, legal assistance to enable him to steal the company from Rife and the other investors. A lawsuit ensued.
The trial of 1939 put an end to any proper scientific investigation of the Frequency Instrument. The trial was the undoing of Rife. Not used to being savagely attacked in open court he crumbled under the pressure. Although he won the case, he turned to alcohol and became an alcoholic. Fishbein used his pervasive power within the AMA to thwart further investigation of Rife's work. Dr. Millbank Johnson died in 1944. In 1950 Rife joined up with John Crane who was an electrical engineer. They worked together for ten years building more advanced frequency machines. But in 1960 the AMA closed them down. Crane was imprisoned for three years and a month, even though fourteen patients testified as to the effectiveness of the machine. Rife died in 1971.
In 1952 Dr. Ernst Krebs from San Francisco advanced the theory that cancer is a deficiency disease, similar to scurvy or pellagra. His theory was that the cause of the disease was the lack of an essential food compound in modern-man’s diet. He identified it as part of the nitriloside family which is found in over 1200 edible plants. Nitriloside, generally referred to as amygdalin, is especially prevalent in the seeds of apricot, blackthorn cherry, nectarine, peach, apples and others.
The best way for Krebs to prove his theory would be to have thousands of people eat a diet very high in amygdalin and monitor them. An enormously costly exercise to say the least. Fortunately for Krebs, the experiment had already been carried out. Nestled between W. Pakistan, India and China is the tiny kingdom of Hunza. The people of Hunza consume 200 times more amygdalin in their diet than the average American. Visiting medical teams found them cancer free. In 1973 Prince Mohammed Khan, son of the Mir of Hunza told Charles Hillinger of the LA Times the average age of his people is about 85. More importantly, they live vigorous and mentally alert lives up until a few days before they die.
Only in recent years have the first few Hunza cancer cases been reported. That is due to a narrow road being carved in the mountain and food from the "civilized" world is reaching Hunza. In the 1970s the FDA mounted a widespread and erroneous media campaign alleging that amygdalin is toxic and dangerous because it contains cyanide. Yes, it does, in minute quantities. If you eat the seeds from a hundred apples in a day you risk serious side effects, possibly death. If you eat enormous amounts of anything you run serious health risks. Aspirin is twenty times more toxic than the same amount of amygdalin.
Orthodox medicine says that Laetrile (a purified form of amygdalin developed by Dr. Krebs) was thoroughly tested and found to be worthless. The longest and most famous Laetrile tests ever performed were run for nearly five years at Americas most prestigious cancer research center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. At the conclusion of the trials, on June 15, 1977, they released a press statement. The press release read;
"...Laetrile was found to possess neither preventative, nor tumor-regressent, nor anti-metastatic, nor curative anticancer activity."
So that is it then, right? It does not get more adamant than that, we can close the book on Laetrile. Unfortunately for the officials at Sloan-Kettering there was an unforeseen problem. When a journalist asked Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura;
"Do you stick by your belief that Laetrile stops the spread of cancer"?
Those two words were a major embarrassment to the accumulated demigods on the dais. The reason being is that Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura was the preeminent cancer researcher in America, probably the world, at this time. Nobody had ever questioned Sugiura’s data in over sixty years of cancer research before. Sugiura was asked why Sloan-Kettering was against Laetrile.
"Why are they so much against it"? Sugiura answered "I don't know. Maybe the medical profession doesn't like it because they are making too much money."
Sugiura had to be proven wrong. But other researchers had obtained essentially the same positive results. Dr. Lloyd Schloen a biochemist at Sloan-Kettering had included proteolytic enzymes to his injections and reported 100% cure rate among his albino mice. This data had to be buried. They then changed the protocols of the tests and amounts of Laetrile to make certain that they failed. Not surprisingly, they failed, and that is what they reported.
Sloan-Kettering’s motives were clearly revealed in the minutes of a meeting that top officials held on July 2, 1974. The discussions were private and candid. The fact that numerous Sloan-Kettering officials were convinced of the effectiveness of amygdalin is obvious, they just were not sure as to the degree of it's effectiveness. But they were not interested in further testing of this natural product. The minutes read;
"...Sloan-Kettering is not enthusiastic about studying amygdalin [Laetrile] but would like to study CN (cyanide)-releasing drugs."
Sloan-Kettering wanted a man-made patentable chemical to mimic the qualities found in amygdalin, because that is where the money is. If a very effective cancer treatment or cure was found in the lowly apricot seed, it would spell economic disaster for the cancer industry.
The Hoxsey Remedies
Harry Hoxsey, born 1901, was an ex-coalminer with an 8th grade education. From the 1920s to the 1950s Harry Hoxsey and his natural remedies would wage the fiercest battle with conventional medicine this country has ever seen. The remedies were handed down by Harry's great grandfather, John Hoxsey. John, a veterinarian, had observed a horse he owned heal itself of cancer by eating certain herbs in his pasture. John used the herbs to heal other animals of cancer.
Over the years other natural products were added and the remedy was tried on humans. The Hoxsey treatment comprised of two components. A herbal tonic which cleansed the body and boosted the immune system and an external paste for tumors outside the body. Harry opened his first clinic in Dallas in 1924. By 1950 he was the largest privately owned cancer clinic in America, represented in seventeen States. Although thousands of cancer patients swore that Hoxsey had cured them of cancer, Harry was branded a "quack" and charlatan by the medical community.
Dallas District Attorney, Al Templeton, detested Hoxsey and arrested him an unprecedented one hundred times in two years. Hoxsey would bail himself out within a day or two because Templeton could never persuade any of Harry's patients to testify against him. Templeton vowed to put Hoxsey away for good, until his own brother secretly used the Hoxsey therapy. His cancer disappeared and Templeton gave Hoxsey the credit. In a startling about face, Al Templeton became Hoxsey’s lawyer and one of his greatest advocates. In 1939, Esquire magazine writer James Wakefield Burke was asked to write a piece on Hoxsey and expose him as a quack. James recalls;
“I came to Texas, I expected to stay about a day, get my information, and leave. I became fascinated. I stayed for six weeks, every day Harry would pick me up, bring me to the clinic.
“...He would put his arm around these old men and woman, say, “Dad, them doctors been cutting you up, I aint gonna let them sons-o-bitches kill you...He’d treat them and they’d get better and begin to get well.”
James wrote an article entitled, “The Quack That Cured Cancer,” but Esquire did not publish it. The late Mildred Nelson treated people with the Hoxsey method for some fifty years, but initially she also thought Hoxsey was a fraud. Mildred’s mother, Della, had contracted uterine cancer and orthodox medicine had given up on her. Mildred’s mother and father wanted to try the Hoxsey treatment. Mildred recalls trying to talk them out of it;
“...I thought well, I’ll talk mum out of it you know...they didn’t budge. So I thought, well, I’ll go down there and see what’s going on, then I can get them out of it.”
“I called Harry and asked him if he still needed a nurse, “I sure do, be here in the morning.” ...By the end of a year I began to realize, gee this does help, mum had gotten better and to this day is alive and sassy as can be.”
Mildred Nelson and James Burke had done something the National Cancer Institute has never done; investigate Hoxsey and his treatments first hand. They found him to be a caring and effective healer who was not profiting from cancer patients. Harry had swore on his fathers death bed that everyone would have access to the remedy, regardless of their ability to pay. As Harry said;
“I don’t have to do this kind of work, I’ve got more oil wells than a lot of men call themselves big producers...Any man that would traffic on sick, dying, limp the lame or the blind caused from cancer is the worst scoundrel on earth.”
Still, the Hoxsey treatment does not work for everybody. Ironically, Hoxsey himself contracted prostate cancer, but had to resort to surgery when his remedies did not work for him. It was not long before the infamous Morris Fishbein of the AMA heard about the Hoxsey treatment and wanted to buy sole rights to it, with some other AMA doctors. Hoxsey would only agree if it stated in the contract that everyone would have access to the treatments, not just a wealthy few. Fishbein refused and so began a 25 year battle, fought in the media, between Fishbein and Hoxsey.
The mudslinging culminated in a lawsuit brought by Hoxsey against Fishbein. Much to everyone’s amazement, Hoxsey won the case. Even so, in the late 1950’s the FDA closed down all of Hoxsey’s clinics. Mildred Nelson took the treatment to Tijuana Mexico in 1963. Mildred treated thousands of patients with cancer until her death (her sister has taken over) in 1999. By all accounts, Mildred was one of the finest, most compassionate caregivers you are ever likely to find. While thousands state that Mildred cured them of cancer and with medical records to prove it, the National Cancer Institute turns a blind eye.