Reflections

Yesterday I went for a checkup at Bedford Hospital’s ENT department. I met with the two surgeons most familiar with my case, who always gently recommend chemotherapy and radiation, which I, equally gently, always refuse.

This time they both observed that the outstanding tumour on my neck was definitely smaller.  I have to be honest: it doesn’t matter how rebellious you might be or how into natural therapies and alternative medicine, the authority of experienced, serious doctors is deeply ingrained; despite myself, their words filled me with renewed confidence.  Before every appointment I consider cancelling, partly out of fear, but I go anyway because I enjoy their company.

Like me, they are looking for answers, and I just happen to be caught in the middle as both experimentor and experiment.  I feel if I can convince them, I must have nothing to worry about.  Being open minded, one took notes about my vegetable juice regimen, including watercress – which prevents tumours co-opting new blood supplies – and lemons, which raise the pH.  After hearing how I abandoned my extreme coffee habit he seemed concerned about his own of ten a day, perhaps more so after seeing me bound into the surgery, down to the same weight as when I was 18, without a sniff of caffeine in a year.

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Two good reasons to drink coffee! Note the Caput Mortuum, coutesy Kremer Pigments, Germany

Half jokingly I asked if they thought any surgeon anywhere would – for a modest fee – just excise the lump and send me on my way.  I was told in no uncertain terms this would contravene every medical princple in the book: treating one tumour in isolation from the original, giving the patient a false sense of security while leaving their fate unchanged.  I was assured they would personally report such a doctor if they ever found out his name, and get him debarred.

No doubt they were right, and deep down I agreed, though I still think it’s worth asking!  But only when driving home I realised that the position should actually be broader still.  Currently medicine treats tumours (even as a networked group) in isolation from their only possible true cause, that is , the tissue milieu from which they grew – and will grow in the future – from a predictable need to survive adverse conditions.  This milieu provides their opportunity once the immune system, closely woven with the mind, becomes overburdened or distracted.  Without question in fifty years it will be a debarring offence to treat cancer in this way – assaulting the tumour with chemicals and deadly radiation while leaving the person unchanged; giving them hope of a cure while leaving the cause in place.

I recently came across an NHS cancer leaflet which recommended high sugar foods to gain weight lost during chemo.  I was so incensed (glucose feeds tumours, something so well known that PET scans rely on it to prove their location) that I tracked down the person who wrote it, and we actually had a very productive chat in which she assured me she relied on expert testimony but promised to review new evidence from her researchers.  Let’s hope they aren’t the same people selling the chemo!

NHS guidelinesSpeaking of healthy diets, while in the ENT waiting room I heard a carer describing to her elderly and hard of hearing charge about the meal she’d prepare that afternoon. “It will be your favourite,” she enunciated: “peanut butter sandwich, yoghurt, cup of tea, a Kit Kat, and a slice of cake.”  I think her food, and her future as a patient, are both assured.

Speaking of not eating..

Interesting news this week in the Telegraph that fasting for three days completely rebuilds the immune system.  How incredible is this!

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable”.

Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.

Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy.

It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it harder for them to fight off even common diseases.

The researchers say fasting “flips a regenerative switch” which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system.

Prolonged fasting forces the body to use stores of glucose and fat but also breaks down a significant portion of white blood cells.

During each cycle of fasting, this depletion of white blood cells induces changes that trigger stem cell-based regeneration of new immune system cells.

In trials humans were asked to regularly fast for between two and four days over a six-month period.

Scientists found that prolonged fasting also reduced the enzyme PKA, which is linked to ageing and a hormone which increases cancer risk and tumour growth.

“We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system,” added Prof Longo.

“When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged,” Dr Longo said.

“What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. So we started thinking, well, where does it come from?”

Fasting for 72 hours also protected cancer patients against the toxic impact of chemotherapy.

“We are investigating the possibility that these effects are applicable to many different systems and organs, not just the immune system,” added Prof Longo.

ge London, said the study sounded “improbable”.Chris Mason, Professor of Regenerative Medicine at UCL, said: “There is some interesting data here. It sees that fasting reduces the number and size of cells and then re-feeding at 72 hours saw a rebound.

“That could be potentially useful because that is not such a long time that it would be terribly harmful to someone with cancer.

“But I think the most sensible way forward would be to synthesize this effect with drugs. I am not sure fasting is the best idea. People are better eating on a regular basis.”

Predictably the one-track mindset in some wants to turn a free natural resource into a drug.  Such a step would mean doctors are still needed and corporations still able to patent profitable products.  In the same vein a Scientific American essay showed that meditation lowered stress levels.  The medical writer excitedly claimed this “discovery” might usher in a new generation of drugs which mimicked the effect of meditation to lower stress!  Just imagine!

Excuse my medical ignorance, but what about just learning to meditate, and gaining a lifetime benefit – for free?

Lie Detectors on Overtime!

Another newsworthy article appeared recently, showing conclusively the Sandy Hook shooting was yet another faked drill and, thankfully, that no children died.  All evidence pointed to this anyway, including the recent work of a school safety investigator named Wofgang Halbig, an ex-state trooper threatened with jail if he continues to ask pointed questions about the absurdities at Sandy Hook.

Those who publicly insist the Sandy Hoax – and the even more ludicrous Boston Smoke Bomb – were genuine tragedies must be collaborators.  This includes the weird Mick West of Metabunk, who by some incredible coincidence believes everything the government believes, namely:

  • on 9/11, two planes brought down three massive WTC buildings.  This was the first and last time in history that steel framed buildings collapsed through fire; even stranger, they collapsed at freefall acceleration, meaning that all structural support magically vanished in one instant
  • a garage-door sized hole in the Penatgon means an airliner dematerialised
  • putting the “highly corrosive, unstable poison” industrial sludge named hydrofluosilicic acid into drinking water is nothing to worry about
  • Sandy Hook and Boston were not clumsy fakes with fifth rate actors but real and unexpected tragedies
  • chemical trails left daily by unregistered jets in all weathers, all seasons, all temperatures, twisting on their own axis and spreading out to persist for entire days in are simply condensation

This kind of blatant hoaxing riles me.  Knowing he couldn’t possibly believe a single one of  these fairy tales, let alone all of them, I challenged him to pass a lie detector test to prove it.  The test was to be carried out by a police approved unit nearby to West’s apartment in California.  In a lengthy conversation the expert assured me that since all police were required to take such a test before being hired, and since in the past he had been called on to administer such tests in court cases to determine guilt or innocence, he could guarantee the accuracy of the test.

At first West expressed his agreement, but only a day or two later this turned to a blank refusal.  It would be a waste, he said, of time and money.  Well, it was my money – $400 – and since the investigator would travel to any place of West’s choosing, the time would have taken no more than twenty five minutes for ten simple yes or no questions.  The great difficulty with lies is that more of them are always needed to cover previous ones, whereas as the great writer Gopi Krishna said, “truth is a strange substance, growing stronger in adversity, and enlarging itself in the face of criticism.”  Which in effect means…

 ..there’s no such thing as bad publicity!

Last week I put the finishing touches on my house fresco.  As I’d suspected, those who had commented loudly on the scaffolding’s extended presence could hardly remember it being there only two days later.

I was invited to talk on the radio, and while waiting to go on-air for my second interview I heard the DJ discuss Richard Dawkins’ recent claim that fairy tales were bad for children as they blurred the lines between fantasy and reality.

It was very pleasant to be able to rebut this scient-autist nonsense with a quote from Einstein to the effect that if you want your children to be smart, read them fairy tales; if you want them smarter still, read them more fairy tales.  Since every amenity was first a flight of fancy – cars, lasers, telephones, computers, televisions, submarines, airplanes, rockets, moon landings – a stimulation of the imagination is the best path towards progress, and forbidding it to wander is the fastest route to boredom and stagnation.

Even better, a charming reporter from ITV turned up and in no time flat absorbed the technicalities and recorded enough film to put together a concise piece which appeared on TV only three hours later, later hitting the coveted 10:00 pm national news slot:

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2014-06-11/meet-the-man-from-bedford-whos-painted-a-fresco-on-the-side-of-his-house/

Iain Carstairs latest fresco

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I have a great interest in both scientific advances and the beauty of religion, and created www.scienceandreligion.com about 15 years ago with the aim of finding common ground between the scientist and the believer, and to encourage debate between the two sides.
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10 Responses to Reflections

  1. Rich Vetter says:

    Ian…..enjoy reading your discourse on various issues. Most of the time I agree with your positions or arguments….too lazy to raise counter positions to those I disagree!! Have a G’day and Blessings for your recovery. Rich Vetter

  2. Maria says:

    Lovely to hear that you are doing so well and still creating beauty. All the best and hope you enjoyed your Father’s Day. I love your new frescoe! Maria

  3. Why, thanks, Maria – it’s nice to hear from you. I think I owe it all to enzymes – there’s some medical grade serrapeptase I’ve been taking handfuls of, and each time I feel a massive stinging, followed by some local inflammation, followed later (presumably) by fluid drainage, and then a slight reduction in size.

    Doing this twice a day is painful but it gets results. Seems like you can’t beat Nature’s technology; these enzymes are molecular chainsaws and light-speed blenders, all electrically charged and going mad at pulping whatever isn’t supposed to be there. Serrapeptase is generated by caterpillars when they try to get out of their silk coccoons, and it only attacks non-living material.

    Come to think of it, if we found the difference at the molecular level which attracts or doesn’t attract the site of the enzyme, we’d know what distinguishes living material from non-living material. Perhaps someone has already done this, somewhere. Peace, out!

    • Maria says:

      Sounds like all of your research may be getting results. I wonder if Serrapeptase would work on kidney cancer (Dale was diagnosed with it a few years ago and the treatment was to remove the kidney). He is cancer free but his other kidney only functions at 40% or so and we are always fearful that it will recur there or elsewhere.

      In any case, it appears that your positive attitude and persistence is working. Please keep up the good work. You are in my prayers.

      Maria

  4. Hello Iain, I have only recently found your blog and am really happy to have done so. Now, I have a great deal of catching up to do. I and various friends, mostly female, are very concerned with the cancer issue, especially as we have lost too many dear people of late. We are vehemently anti-chemo and radiation and pro Budwig etc. Besides swapping info, we’re also working towards what you might rather clumsily call ‘personal-integration’ – balancing the physical, mental and spiritual.

    As for the health of our wondrous planet, we are doing our best not to add to the burden on Mother Nature – every little bit helps. We passed on ‘Reflections’ via F/B to all those friends who are appalled and distressed by the situation in Gaza. I am now going to give your link to two more friends. Thank you for the time you spend researching, thinking about and writing up your posts.

    I know what hard work it is, I do a lightweight weekly one for English speakers living in our part of SW France. I wish you continued progress with your recovery. As you say, your attitude goes a very long way towards getting your body back to full health. As for your mural – fabulous!

    • Listen, that is so kind of you to write – I really appreciate it. Blogs are like working in the dark as you never really know what effect anything has until people write. I am so distressed by the Gaza problem that I want to get over there and do something, anything, but my personality would be paralysed by the huge injustice there and I would probably accomplish very little.

      The constant spraying of the skies by military jets is enough to drive you crazy – when you know you need the sun! And of course cancer is a shadow in your peripheral vision that you catch sight of every day, just when you had forgotten about it, and you realise you cannot get too stressed, because every thought and emotion leaves a trace somewhere in the body, like in a mirror.

      Just half an hour ago I heard some absolutely boneheaded discussion on BBC 2’s Jeremy Vine show about giving test drugs to patients who were desperate, knowing full well they were unlikely to work, and would damage the patient’s body beyond repair; nobody talked about the CAUSES of the vast majority of these problems – chemical foods, GM polluted crops, toxic water, air and soil, parabens in our cosmetics, fluoride in our toothpaste (going straight into the blood via membranes under the tongue), aspartame in our drinks, hydrogenated vegetable oils directly causing asphyxiation of the cells and leading to cancer, etc. It’s as the BBC assumes we must all accept that only drugs can keep us alive, without even a discussion about the carnage this stuff causes.

      And beyond these small pictures, the cabals which build nuclear weapons and stockpile horrid biological napalms for use on innocent people, and governments just playing along to get their cut of fame and money. Work is a daily pressure, taxes to these crooks in power a constant irritation… yes, it’s enough to drive you crazy!! When the only real outlet is to write an essay now and again and let off steam, it is SO gratifying to hear that someone is affected positively by it.

      So thanks a million for your letter, and of course thanks to all other readers for contributing their comments along the way. The world is seriously messed up, but if enough people can only see the problems for what they are – completely self-made – and speak up at every opportunity, we must surely be headed for better days. One day.

  5. Sorry Iain, I meant I passed on ‘Twin Terrors…’

  6. Thanks Iain. I too know how rewarding it is to get comments.

    We live in a world where apathy rules and I know many lovely people who don’t have the courage of their convictions to go public in a blog. Sad really. Whenever we open our mouths or publish something, we’re obviously opening ourselves to criticism, but that shouldn’t stop us. We’re stimulating debate and that’s very important.

    Lack of awareness or willingness to learn is endemic nowadays but understandable. I remember reading in The Ecologist magazine some time ago, that we shouldn’t be too hard on those who hide from the uncomfortable truths about what’s going on in our world, because they’re too scared to find out. But they’d be well advised to do so because, as my partner, Leaf, has said, “these days it’s no longer safe to bury your head in the sand because it is full of asbestos, pesticides, nuclear waste, land mines, heavy metals, nitrates and nappies!” Quel cocktail! As we’re aware, the ‘rulers’ are happy to have so many ostriches – instil fear in us and we don’t kick up.
    Once informed, we have no excuse for not raising our voices in objection and spreading the word even if we risk being unpopular. So what if we do.

    How people can expect to make sensible choices when they’re not informed, I cannot imagine.
    So thank you again for informing us.

    I’ve passed on your link to Leaf, so you’ll be hearing from him too. We’re a vociferous couple!

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