” Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light.”*
The challenge facing our world: Eliminate cancer and terminal diseases. But until the day Earthlings can heal themselves and the earth we live in, countless families will continue to wage war against the pain, fear, suffering and loss from terminal cancers. Over the past decade, many forms of cancer have taken the lives of too many members of my family. Each one accepted treatment regimens of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy in one combination or another. And before their demise the suffering of each that I witnessed was beyond words.
In 2001, James Rhio O’Connor’s diagnosis of Mesothelioma, (a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos) was confirmed. The prognosis given was one year. However, Mr. O’Connor’s courageous treatment choices added fuel to our family’s fiery philosophy that every cancer treatment focus should move faster than light from annihilating malignancies to augmenting healthier cells that are invincible to assault and destructive transformation. His remarkable journey has greatly re-energized our family’s belief that the body must be nourished and strengthened to defeat cancer — neither attacked nor weakened. In Mr. O’Connor’s published account of how he lived beyond the medical odds given him, “They said Months, I Chose Years: A Mesothelioma Survivor’s Story,” he shares how he chose a modified lifestyle over recommended surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimens. O’Connor advised, “Everyone must find their own path to healing. If you are interested in an alternative regime, the best thing to do is work with a professional clinician who can guide you appropriately.” His fundamental healing philosophy was in part from Hippocrates who said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
It was not until July 11, 2009, that James Rhio O’Connor passed away from the asbestos-related cancer —an astonishing seven years beyond the diagnosis of mesothelioma. It is with sincere admiration that our family declares Mr. O’Connor a warrior for life who “did not go gentle into that goodnight.”**
But most of all, Mr. O’ Connor’s determined journey toward life, reminds us of our Darryl who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006. Darryl has been the only one so far in our family to say, “No” to conventional cancer treatment. The pressure from physicians was great, but my mother, our herbal guru and the rest of the family stood solidly beside him as he faced the aggressive, often hostile objection to his decision to invest all his might into rebuilding his body— without benefit or endangerment from chemo and radiation. We are venturing into our 4th year of implementing our fundamentally, naturally powerful warfare against cancer. And Darryl is not just surviving! He is thriving.
The resource for our fundamental strategy in our war against cancer predates Hippocrates all the way to the beginning of mankind. The name of the resource? —The Holy Bible. The fundamental strategy? — Genesis-1 :29: “And GOD said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.”
What we need to clearly comprehend is that preceding a perfectly engineered male and female body was perfectly engineered plant life. Plants were here not made for humans, but the reverse. Humans were built precisely to benefit from previously existing, perfectly bioengineered plant life. Our entire physical, mental and spiritual framework will operate maximally on the nourishment provided by eating, drinking and breathing the plant life created by GOD. In every seed bearing tree and plant created by GOD is a complex nutrient system designed to maintain every function of the human body-no matter how complex. We identify these nutrients as vitamins, minerals, medicine and simply as food. When we try to substitute natural intake of nutrients by eating GOD’s amazing foods with vitamin and nutrient supplements, our body has difficulty recognizing them as food. In fact the body often rejects vitamins, supplements and prescription drugs, treating the combinations as toxins and poisons — and working hard to eliminate them from the body. (One only has to think briefly to understand the destructive confusion experienced by the body of cancer patients who are placed on regimens of toxic chemotherapy drugs. Is it any wonder that their side effects are nothing short of horrific?) Amazingly fundamental, but measurably powerful, the nuclear strength of our war to prevent and combat cancer is simply to maintain a diet of Faith and GOD’s Amazing Food.
War begins at birth! In the most intensely formative period in a human’s over all development, some mothers are willing to make a fatal nutritive substitution by choosing not to breastfeed. How strongly the drug and long pharmaceutical industries have marketed their artificial formulas to encourage mothers to bottlefeed. Darryl’s mom was influenced and did not breast feed. It is a great day for American families that the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for infants’ first six months. Breastfeeding protects babies against infections and reduces the occurrence of later health problems including diabetes, obesity, and asthma and is more digestible than cow milk or pharmaceutical formulas. As well, the nurturing and emotional bond established during breastfeeding adds to the arsenal needed to defend the body against the assault of the polluted and toxic environment. In mothers’ breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
The key to the efficacy of breast milk: The mother just as any other individual who wants to win against cancer, must maintain a consistent diet of the foods that were made to keep us healthy, beautiful and peaceful. What are these amazing foods created before humans at the beginning by GOD? A vivid short list includes most foods except processed foods including : cut and bleached grains, processed sugars, hydrogenated oils, high trans fat, animal fat content, high fructose syrup content, high sodium content foods, artificial sweeteners, preservatives with noted toxicity, fast foods, processed meats, fried foods, sausage, cow milk and cheese, Now, look at GOD”S natural foods you can enjoy that will help to ward off any cancer:
Allium Family: Chives, Garlic, Leeks, Onions, and Shallots • Barley • Beans • Bee Pollen • Blueberries • Broccoli • Buckwheat Seed & Grain • Cinnamon • Cocoa • Cranberries• Greens •Lemons • Maple Syrup • Nuts and Seeds • Oats • Oranges • Peppers • Pumpkins • Sage• Soy • Spinach • Sprouts • Tea • Tomatoes • Walnuts • Whole Grains
A Few Herbs: Alfalfa, Angelica, Asafoetida, Ashwaganda, Astralgus, Bayberry, Bee Pollen, Bio-Flavonoids, Black Cohosh, Black Walnut, Blueberry, Blue Cohosh, Boneset, Burdock, Cactus, Calendula, Cayenne, Celery, Chamomile, Chaste Tree, Chickweed, , Comfrey, Corn Silk, Cranberry, Dandelion, Echinacea, Elder, Eyebright, fennel, fenugreek, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginger, Ginseng
There is indeed an arsenal of GOD’s Amazing Foods to be used by anyone who wishes to wage war against cancer. Combined with an unquestioning faith in GOD, healing and good health is without limit. In Darryl’s renewed strength our family realizes the reward of our faith. In the good health of our mothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, and in all the little ones with clear skin and bright eyes, abounds the renewing of our minds and hearts in a GOD who made no mistakes in our creation. Perhaps we have lost our connection to health and can strive as families and a country, to find it in a preventative health lifestyle that is put ahead of profit, ego and convenience — affordable for all. We have won our war against disease only when spontaneous regression is not a miracle, but the normal capacity for all humans to defeat disease.
Our family shall continue to rage against the death of even one more God given cell to cancer.
* Excerpt from “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas ** Excerpt from “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas