Q: "My cancer specialist says there is no
point in reading books about alternative treatments as they can't
A: "Firstly, let me say I don't really like the
word 'alternative' as I feel 'complementary' is far more
Sadly, whilst many GPs' are now seeing the
enormous benefits of combining the best of conventional medicine
with the best of complementary therapies, many oncologists' still
feel very threatened by this practice. What this book is about is
helping the patient to create the optimum environment within their
body to allow healing to take place and to bring the body back into
'balance'. This will give you the very best chance of improving your
prognosis and general health".
Q: "In your book you emphasize the
importance of drinking vegetable juice and meditation. Is this
essential to helping me cure cancer?"
A: "For me personally, juicing and meditation has
been central to my recovery program. What is more important,
however, is not so much just the juicing or the meditation but for
you to use this book to help you develop your OWN healing program.
At the Cancer Wellness Centre in Perth, Australia
both our senior facilitator and myself have lived with secondary
melanoma for over 5 years now. Whilst my 'top 4' healing routines
(in order) are nutrition, meditation, spirituality and exercise, the
'top 4' for my friend are (in order) meditation, reiki,
spirituality, and nutrition. You see, our respective 'healing
programs' are different yet we live well with cancer.
The secret is to develop the program that is RIGHT
for you, and then commit to it... 100%
Q: "Should I undertake chemotherapy?"
A: "This is always a difficult question as in the
end YOU must ultimately make the decision. Always obtain as much
information regarding the success rate of chemo with your type of
cancer, and be sure to query what they mean by "success rate". Often
oncologists will refer to a "success rate" as meaning the tumor has
shown some REDUCTION in size, whilst you may be thinking that
"success rate" means TOTAL CURE. They are two very different things!
I did undertake chemotherapy when first diagnosed as I felt it would
complement the other healing programs that I would pursue. So
approach your treatment with a positive outlook, not from a point of
fear and anxiety.
Q: "How common is cancer and is it
A: "In Western Australia, which has a population
of 1.8 million people, there are around 6,300 new cases of cancer
diagnosed each year. Breast cancer is the most common in women (31%
of all female cancers), followed by prostate cancer in men (20% of
all male cancers). Cancers such as lung cancer (7% & 13%
respectively), bowel/colon cancer (15%) and some skin cancers (10% &
11%) are often caused by lifestyle habits and in many cases could
have been prevented. Worldwide some one in four people will be
diagnosed with cancer by the age of 75 years. One in three will die
from the disease.
Q: "Does anger and unexpressed stress
A: "This is an area of great debate, but we do
know that extended periods of frustration, hurt, resentment and
anger can create havoc in the body. My own belief is that this can
play a major part in the onset of cancer. As part of the healing
process it is important to deal with issues of unresolved anger and
hurt. This is not always easy to do but to learn to "let go" is
essential for complete healing to take place. Let me finish this
answer with a brief story told by a Buddhist friend of mine...
Two Buddhist monks came to a river crossing where
they saw an old lady who asked if they could carry her across. The
first monk declined as monks are forbidden to touch the female
gender under any circumstances. The second monk, however, obliged
and carried the old lady across the river on his back. The first
monk was horrified. "How could you do this" he argued, "You really
have a major problem now" he ranted. "No, my good friend," replied
the second monk, "It is you who has the problem. You see, I have
already put the old lady down but you are still carrying her