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What is the best cure for cancer?

What's a layperson to do when her father gets a diagnosis of cancer, and she goes to the Internet and sees a wide range of testimonials about successful cures? How can anyone deal with this? I recommend that she print a few of the items and demand that Dad's doctor discuss them. Everybody is afraid to do this, but why not try?

In 2013, Trine Day Press published my book Consider the Lilies: A Review of 18 Cures for Cancer and Their Legal Status. The 18 curers' names are Beard, Becker, Budwig, Burzynski, Coley, Crile, Gerson, Glover, Hamer, Lakhovsky, Lincoln, Livingston, Michelakis, Naessens, Olney, Ott, Revici, and Rife.

For purposes of this article, I delete Crile, Glover, Naessens, and Rife, and replace those four with Nordenstrom, Kaali (as seen through Bob Beck's investigation), Ghadiali, and Koch. I will explain the substitution later.

The cures can be categorized into five types according to what biological system the theorist is addressing. Roughly these are: "central control of cell division," metabolism, bacteria, electric energy and, finally, light.

I believe that all 18 scientists shown here were conscientious, and that their patients did get cured (at least a large percentage, including ones who were "beyond hopeless"). There's many a scam out there today, but I present only doctors who offer a reasoned, transparent argument. Most of them suffered bigtime for their heresy, which to me boosts their credibility.

Central Control of Growth

The theme in this first section is that life is self regulating. Throughout history, humans got rid of their cancers without applying such external aids as radiation and chemotherapy, right? So it would be silly not to examine how nature does it.

1. Stanislaw Burzynski, MD, from Poland, looked at the gene that switches cancerous growth on and off. Our bodies develop bits of cancer all the time, but natural means of controlling it arise automatically. His cancer cure, which is legal only in Texas, requires the patient to infuse antineoplastons directly into the groin. The success rate of 60% has now increased, especially for brain cancer. Burzynski, The Movie is about his legal persecution by the FDA and similar agencies.

2. John Beard, a Scottish zoologist, compared many species. As early as 1911, he found that the original growth of an embryo depends on an unusual spurt. The chemicals that do that onetime job normally turn off during gestation, as soon as the pancreatic enzymes develop. Therefore if we find that a person has an unhealthy spurt later in life ("cancer"), we should call on that same substance, pancreatic enzymes, to do the turning off again. Beard's idea of a pancreatic-enzyme cure was used by the dentist William Kelley on thousands of cancer patients (Kelley's house was burned down) and was used by Nicholas Gonzalez, MD, in New York. Gonzalez said that his cure could have saved Steve Jobs's life. Note: Gonzalez died recently, aged 65.

3. Ryke Hamer, MD, is the founder of the German New Medicine. He suffered testicular cancer and was able to cure himself when he realized that it was the trauma of his son's death that had caused his cancer to begin. Thus, this form of "control of cancerous growth" is carried out by a psychiatrist. Hamer, who has been in jail, claims huge success. He sued the Norwegian government for revoking his medical license. Isn't it nice to see assertiveness cropping up where it should crop up?


The theme here is the energy exchange ("metabolism") that is happening in plants and animals all the time. In humans the intake of food is part of metabolism. The food may end up as tissue or as "work." Poor food, or insufficient trace elements in the diet, can wreck the beautiful system of metabolism.

4. Johanna Budwig, a biochemist in Germany, wrote the book Flax Oil As a True Aid against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, and Cancer (1953). The patient must eat flaxseed oil mixed with cottage cheese, in a 1-to-2 ratio. The oils are resonant with energy from the sun, and it helps if the patient lies in the sun. (The oils can also be give by enema, or topically.) Budwig claimed a 90% success rate, and could take people out of hospitals near the point of death and help them recover by diet.

5. Emanuel Revici, MD, came from Romania. He was known for curing AIDS before antiretroviral drugs were invented. His work on cancer involves lipids and selenium, and control of pain. Revici was fascinated to find that our pH (measure of alkalinity) changes at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day, and that a tumor may have a different pH than the rest of the body. His 1961 book is available online: Research in Physiopathology as a Basis of Guided Chemotherapy with Special Applications to Cancer. When a book about the human body starts with a chapter about "the atom," you know that you are meeting a big thinker. How about you read his tome and then look into the pernicious, not to mention pathetic, behavior of the American Cancer Society toward Revici? Note: when he was 92, his New York medical license was revoked, "for poor record-keeping."

6. William Koch, MD, wrote Natural Immunity in Neoplasia, (1936). He followed the basic principle of Otto Warburg, winner of a 1931 Nobel Prize: that cancer cannot survive if there is a good supply of oxygen. Thus Koch wanted to transport O2 to the tumor. He did this with a chemical that he called glyoxylide, for which the recipe has not been revealed. It is well accepted that cancer can survive anaerobically by using fermentation. This is apparently why cancer patients crave sugar; the cancer wants the sugar for its own nefarious metabolic purposes. Koch went to jail for his trouble. See Suzanne Caum's book, Cancer Cures Crucified (1968).

7. Evangelos Michelakis, MD, teaches in Alberta, Canada. That's kind of a bad sign. I mean, universities never employ a doctor with bold ideas that challenge the status quo about cancer. So maybe the Michelakis cure, which uses DCA (dichloroacetate), is fake. On the other hand, it hasn't been tested yet, so there's been no need for his employer to "commit." (Just letting you see my sardonic approach to this subject, which I claim works very well for me in sorting out the cures!) The mitochondria in every cell play a basic role in metabolism. Mitichondria also regulate "cell suicide," known as apoptosis. Michelakis could have been listed above in the section on Central Control. Naturally, cell suicide is a desirable thing if the cell is a cancer cell. Anyway, he was studying a pulmonary disease and found that DCA helped restore apoptosis in rats. (Note: doctors can prescribe DCA today "off label," as it has been approved for mitochondrial disease in children.)

8. Max Gerson, MD, is known for nutrition. However, he once said: "Disease is the result of disorganized electrical forces.... We must discover how to organize these forces." So he could be listed below in the "Electric Energy" category. Note: Gerson is well represented in Internet discussions of "alternative" medicine, yet there was never anything in his work that deviated from orthodoxy. Gerson had migraine headaches and a friend told him that a certain diet would help. It did. Is that alternative? Alternative to what? Nutrition had been a normal part of medical school curricula until it was removed, in favor of concentrating on drugs as the proper therapy for everything. Who's running the show here? Anyway, Gerson was a keen scientist who put his skills regarding diet to use in curing skin tuberculosis (100% cure rate), and then cancer. Lately, his protocol is losing effectiveness as it is becoming harder to get any agricultural produce that resembles what our grandparents ate. He also prescribed coffee enemas to help the liver. Gerson wrote A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases (1958). He died of arsenic poisoning. ("That'll teach you!)"


The theme here is that microbes are the baddies. Granted, not all doctors associate cancer with bacterial infection. (That may be the understatement of the week!) But a few doctors stumbled upon such an association. Here they are:

9. William Coley, MD, as early as 1891, figured out how to make a person's cancer go away by giving him a fever(l). He sometimes gave another disease (erysipelas) to cause this hyperthermia. The point is that, according to the bacterial theorists, cancer involves an infection by pathogenic microbes, and if you can kill those baddies off--for example, by heat--the patient will recover. Coley's daughter, Helen Coley Nauts, did her best to get Sloan Kettering Hospital to look at the thousands of cases recorded by her late dad. (Yes, thousands, to no avail.)

10. Virginia Livingston, MD, used a method called autogenous vaccine. She cultured the patient's urine, which she says contained the cancer microbe, and injected this back into the patient. She also prescribed Mandelamine, 1 gram 4 times a day, for some. Livingston trafficked in the forbidden idea of pleomorphism (bacteria morphing into viruses). She was unable to get her great cure results published, or looked at by authorities. Finally, "they" closed down her San Diego clinic. Livingston's main advocate today is Alan Cantwell, MD.

11. Robert Lincoln, MD, asked his patients in Medford, Massachusetts, to inhale macrophages. These are a type of creature that we all carry from birth in the immune system and which gobble up the undesirable bacteria and viruses, daily. (Lincoln died suddenly at age 54, and was the subject of an inquiry by Senator Charles Tobey Jr., who also died suddenly.) In 2014 you could get the macrophaging cure in Tbilisi, Georgia. Why not?

12. Dr. Steven Kaali's cure (which he patented, yet denies the existence of!) is the basis of the Bob Beck protocol. Kaali's patent reads, "Electric current flow through the blood [can be done] at a magnitude that is ... sufficient to render the bacteria, virus, parasites, and/or fungus ineffective to effect healthy cells." You can read every patent at (Bob Beck, a physicist, says on YouTube that you can do the Kaali job without opening the body--just apply the electricity at your wrist. But I lack evidence that Beck did this successfully.)

Note: The fact that Coley, Livingston, and Lincoln cured many cancer patients raises the question, why did their antibacterial methods work? Could it be placebo effect? Perhaps, but Coley's patients were often unconscious when he cured them with heat, so it can't all be the power of positive thinking.

Resistance to new ideas is amazing. Alan Cantwell, MD, has been publishing photographic proof of bacteria in cancerous tissue since 1968. He told me that if a colleague walks into his lab, and Alan says "Hey, look at this!" the visitor typically declines even to peer down the microscope. It seems that his or her mind is already made up. But weren't we always told that the body of science is self correcting? Anyone who can present empirical evidence that the reigning theory is wrong should be listened to. Come on, that's basic.

Electric Energy

The theme of this penultimate category is that cancer is a disruption of the electromagnetic workings of the body.

13. Georges Lakhovsky, an engineer, studied electromagnetic forces in the cosmos. His Secret of Life (1934) is a stunning book. He believed that each living cell gives off a unique frequency. These are usually in harmony, but some are not. He experimented with a geranium plant that had a tumor. The cure consisted of playing oscillating waves at it so that the deviant frequency would stop causing trouble. The geranium lived happily ever after. Lakhovsky, however, met his end when struck by a limousine in New York City.

14. Bjorn Nordenstrom, MD, a Swede, determined that there are biologically closed electric circuits in the body and that these relate to the acupuncture meridians (an idea currently being extended by Jerry Tennant, MD, in Dallas). Nordenstrom was able to cure a small percentage of patients wth incurable lung cancer, by placing electrodes strategically in the tumor. He was ignored and ridiculed. (See a YouTube video of me reading rapturously from his book Biologically Closed Electric Circuits.)

15. Robert O. Becker, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, was trying to figure out if regeneration of an amputated limb is possible in humans, as it is in salamanders. (Predictably, he lost his job at a VA hospital.) Becker did not claim to have cured cancer as such, but he observed that cells that are already differentiated into serving a particular function can "dedifferentiate." (This is like stem cells--they can then generate into something else.) His fabulous book is The Body Electric (1985). Order it today.

The Energy of Light

The theme here is that light has a big role in health.

16. John Ott, the inventor of time-lapse photography, authored Health and Light (1974). He saw that different kinds of light on the spectrum, such as infrared or UV (ultraviolet), could affect the fertility of plants and animals, and definitely affects mood. Later he noticed that cancer can often be cured if the person stops wearing sunglasses! Those often cut out certain rays of the sun, depriving the body of part of the needed light spectrum. (Talk about a cheap cure!) Even ordinary prescription glasses may cut out part of the spectrum. Ott met frustration after frustration as journals and hospital administrators hushed up his work. Please interpret that as you will.

17. Dinshah Ghadiali developed the 19th-century work of Edwin Babbitt on the way in which a prism breaks light into colors: violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red. Each color can by directed onto the body with a light and have a curative effect. The color for cancer is green. No joke. Ghadiali's farm and his research equipment were destroyed in a fire. Today his son Darius answers questions about chromotherapy. Steve Ross sells Darius's 7-hour DVD. I found it to be sensible.

18. Dr. Robert Olney's cure is a beauty. He was taught by George Miley, MD, to remove a small amount of the person's blood and pass it under UV light, and then return it to the patient's veins. All infection disappeared! See Miley's many journal articles. Miley used UV light to cure bulbar polio in the 1940s. (Why was this cure never mentioned during the polio epidemic of the 1950s?) Dr. William Douglass's book, Into the Light (1997) q.v., recommends that doctors enhance the Olney-Miley method with intravenous hydrogen peroxide, for cancer. Douglass died recently, but his books are on Amazon.

Note: I'm not trying to present the full scientific theory of each curer. If you read Olney you'll see that he knows that there is more happening than the removal of infection. In fact his application of UV light causes the whole body to get back into kilter! He hasn't been able to explain it but that's OK. Budwig, by the way, could also qualify here for the category "light."

Thus ends my survey. It is not meant to be exhaustive. For instance, I have only just discovered Dr. Tullio Simoncini's claim, on YouTube, that cancer is fungal and is easily cured by sodium bicarbonate. I haven't checked it out, so I can't comment. I suppose that Eric Enby, MD, a pleomorphist (oh-oh) would be able to support it as he, too, talks about the fungus in cancer.

Of course it may be that the above doctors are all correct! Cancer, which we all agree is out-of-control growth of cells, may be provoked in many ways and may be shut down in many ways. That is far more plausible than what we were taught all our lives about "the demon cancer" that pops into our body and needs to be excised, radiated, or generally chased down by hospital storm troopers.

So have a chat with your Dad's doctor and don't be bamboozled, OK? Enough is enough is eee-nuf with the suppression of ordinary, successful, medical cancer cures.

I know I will be asked which cure I would try if I, or a loved one, had cancer. All right, I'll tell--but I'm no doctor. I favor Revici, Hamer, Olney, and maybe Livingston. But my first stop would be Budwig. It seems to me that any person could try her flaxseed/cottage cheese fandangle without courting disaster. You might very well have had that for dinner anyway, mightn't you?

Note: I said I would explain the fact that I dropped four doctors. One of them, George Crile, I consider the top genius ever in medicine. He life spanned from the Civil War to World War II (1864-1943). But he let his cancer ideas fall to the wayside. The other three are Glover, Naessens, and Rife. I think they did indeed cure cancer but didn't expose their "recipe" sufficiently for me to be able to recommend it to others. (I hear that Canadians can get a prescription for Naessens's cure on "compassionate" grounds.)

by Mary W. Maxwell, PhD (Politics), LLB

Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB, lives in Australia. She is delighted to give you, as a free download, her cancer book, Consider the Lilies. Go to Or you can buy it for around $10 from the usual outlets. Do get in touch with her if you are a cancer-cure success story, if you wish, but only if you'd be willing to have your real name published.


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