Senator Ted Kennedy’s diagnosis of malignant brain tumor was released very recently: a glioma type of malignant brain tumor. All over the news is talk of inevitable chemotherapy, radiation, and possibly surgery. Surgery for a brain tumor carries substantial risk of damaging brain tissue, so most likely Senator Kennedy will get chemotherapy and radiation first with hopes of shrinking the malignant brain tumor. Prognosis is extremely poor for malignant brain tumors.
Mortality rates for malignant brain tumors are very dismal, even with the best standard medical treatment. Also consider that Senator Kennedy is 76 and not in the best of health overall. Lance Armstrong had secondary brain cancer (from metastatic testicular cancer) and, due to his elite level of physical fitness, plus youth, was able to withstand brutal rounds of chemotherapy. But Senator Kennedy? It’s far more likely than not that all chemo and radiation will do for him is keep him alive a little longer than if he didn’t receive the treatment.
This is a fact for most malignant brain tumor patients. Chemo and radiation “hopefully” shrink the tumor, or slow its progress, but ultimately, the brain tumor is the victor. Especially if the tumor has microscopic extensions or “roots” into surrounding brain tissue. Surgery cannot extract these roots, and even the most potent chemo and radiation just cannot kill off these extensions. The bulk of the tumor might be removed by surgery or shrunk to half a pea-size with radiation and chemo, but more cancer can, and will, grow from those roots.
In short, a 76-year-old, not in the best of health, with a malignant brain tumor — is doomed. Thus, Senator Kennedy has nothing to lose by rejecting standard medical treatment and switching to a 100 percent raw vegan diet. This sounds like quackery, but I just explained that even with the best standard medical treatment, the prognosis for malignant brain tumor is strikingly dismal. This is a fact, and I don’t need to be a doctor to recite a fact.
Chemo is the medical jargon for poisons that can ravage a person’s body in the process of fighting cancer cells. Chemo can cause organ damage. And radiation can spawn cancer growths elsewhere. Lance Armstrong tolerated it. Can a sickly 76-year-old with past health problems?
Chemo drugs are where just about all the cancer research funds have been invested.
The pharmaceutical industry, known as Big Pharma, has controlled this for many years. They invest only in drug development, because this is how they make billions of dollars: patenting new drugs, and even then, these drugs, ultimately, are too weak for malignant brain tumors.
The raw vegan diet has gotten no large-scale research (which means it hasn’t been disproven), because the pharmaceutical industry cannot make money off of investing in food research. Private donations to raw food cancer research are virtually nonexistent because, again, researchers typically have an “only drugs can treat cancer” mentality.
You can’t patent and trademark raw spinach and carrots. It’s been said that conventional treatment for a typical cancer patient costs up to $750,000. With all the people getting cancer, someone out there is raking in astronomical profits.
If Senator Ted Kennedy went 100 percent raw vegan, he’d have nothing to lose, when all statistics and facts are considered. But he’ll never go this route because the influence that Big Pharma has on laypeople, as well as the medical industry, is profound and impenetrable.
Cancer researchers say that cancer develops from multiple circumstances.
It isn’t just one thing that causes cancer. This is why not all smokers get lung cancer. Cancer is a multi-hit process. One of those hits is a sabotaged immune system.
We all have sabotaged immune systems, due to what we eat. Processed, cooked, heat-treated food creates a tremendous burden on the digestive system. This forces the digestive system to rob energy from the immune system, which thus cripples the immune system.
This in turn impedes the body’s cancer surveillance system, making it more likely that cancer will flourish.
Raw plant foods are very easy to digest because they are not cooked, not processed, and loaded with enzymes. A raw vegan diet would restore full power to the immune system. As a result, the immune system would then have enough energy to go to work at healing the body. Many raw foodists report that switching to a raw diet healed their non-life-threatening illnesses. It isn’t such a far leap to believe that a raw vegan diet can reverse a life-threatening disease process.
If Senator Kennedy chooses chemo and radiation, he will become weaker, as sick as a dog, incapacitated, and die anyways — not long after the diagnosis. Mark my words.
I truly believe that a 100 percent raw vegan diet will spare him the retching sickness that standard treatment would create, and give him substantially much more time to live than conventional treatment would. Call it quackery if you will, but the real quackery is poisoning him, irradiating him, withering him away, only so he can live for … how much longer ??
Here are interviews with two cancer survivors who chose a raw vegan diet over chemotherapy and radiation — many years ago.