Welcome to the Rethinking Cancer Newsletter #16
Welcome to 2011! This year is a big one for F.A.C.T., marking 40 years since our founding in 1971. Our longevity is a mixed blessing: on the one hand, we’re proud of all the work that has helped so many people over the years, but, on the other, the organizers of F.A.C.T. never envisioned we’d have to stick around so long! They thought, perhaps naively, that by this time surely orthodox medicine would have incorporated the very logical, non-toxic, biological approach as a viable treatment option, accessible to all, and so there would be no reason for our services. Alas, there’s still a long way to go! People still have to rely on happenstance, search the Internet, travel far and wide, stress their time and resources in search of an alternative approach that makes sense to them.
There has been progress: a greater public awareness of good nutrition, (though the subject is still scantily taught in medical schools), and detoxification (barely, if ever mentioned, much less understood, in today’s med schools). When F.A.C.T. began, the idea that food could have anything to do with the cause, treatment or prevention of disease was pretty much a joke in conventional circles. As for detoxification, Ruth Sackman, co-founder and president of F.A.C.T. until her death in 2008, was chastised early on by the orthodox, as well as alternative medicine communities, for being hung up on toxicity!
Thus, it seems appropriate to kick off this first 2011 Newsletter with an article by Ruth, written at the end of her life, her 93rd year. It contains the essence of what we’ve been talking about all these decades, that, in our experience, for those interested in taking charge of their health and willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes, a comprehensive metabolic or Biorepair system is the most logical and competent path to long-term recovery.
Happy 40th! (But, hopefully, not too many more!)
To Your Health!
Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (F.A.C.T.)
P.S. Reminder: the gift book is still available with a DVD purchase! As always, thanks so much for your support and don’t forget to sign up with us at Facebook and Twitter to get weekly updates! Should Cancer Be a Dreaded Disease?
by Ruth Sackman
Should cancer be a dreaded disease? I think not. It is both preventable and curable. But, it requires an open mind ready to accept a different concept of what cancer really is and how it should be treated. It requires a change in lifestyle and a body that is reparable. All this is possible — except, unfortunately, for those patients who may have suffered permanent harm, such as irreversible liver damage, through chemotherapy. READ MORE
How to Simplify Your Life by The Rev. Webb Garrison
People used to snicker at Albert Einstein because he used the same bar of soap for washing and shaving. They didn’t realize that such simple habits were the great physicist’s way of eliminating clutter. Because he didn’t hamper himself with useless baggage, Einstein could turn his mind loose to roam through the mysteries of the universe.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Do so many chores harass you that you fail to enjoy any of the things you do? If you honestly want to simplify your life, you can do it more easily than you think, and reap great benefits. READ MORE.
Back to Grandma
Received from someone who got it straight from her grandmother:
“My grandmother gave me a formula for detoxification of the liver, which has certainly done wonders for me. She said to wash 6-8 large raisins and place them in a small wine glass. Add the juice of ½ fresh ripe lemon. Prepare before going to bed and place the glass on your bedside table. When awakening in the morning, stir the brew and drink. Then thoroughly chew the raisins. After several days you will become conscious of the tonic effect. I use it daily for a month and feel wonderful…now wish I hadn’t been so closed minded and listened to the other gems she told me.”
Latest Medical Terms
Benign — what you be, after you be eight.
Artery — the study of paintings.
Bacteria — back door to the cafeteria.
Barium — what doctors do when patients die.
Cesarean Section — a neighborhood in Rome.
Ctscan — searching for a kitty.
Cauterize — made eye contact with her.
Colic — sheep dog.
Coma — a punctuation mark.
D & C — where Washington is.
Dilate — to live long.
Enema — not a friend.
Fester — quicker than someone else.
Fibula — a small lie.
Genital — non-Jewish person.
G.I.Series — World Series of military baseball.
Hangnail — what you hang your coat on.
Impotent — distinguished, well known.
To be continued…..
(Feel free to send us any new medical terms you may have “heard”: firstname.lastname@example.org)
2 cups raw walnuts
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1-2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
1 – 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Soak walnuts for 30 minutes, then drain. Put garlic, onion, celery pieces and parsley into a food processor and process until the ingredients are finely chopped. Add walnuts and lemon juice. Blend until smooth, pulsing toward the end to get the right consistency, if necessary. Form into a loaf and store in the ’frig. You can add 1/2 cup water to the paté and blend longer to make a dip.
Serve atop mushroom caps or cucumber slices, wrap in lettuce leaves. Variations: chopped dill instead of parsley; ½ red pepper instead of celery; hazelnuts or sunflower seeds instead of walnuts. Whatever!