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!
by Ruth Sackman
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