Chapter 4: For those on prescription drugs
If you are on ANY prescription drugs, or even over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin, you should check with your pharmacist or doctor to see if there is a potential problem with using natural foods or natural supplements with your prescription drugs. A problem can occur:
- when one substance negates another substance, or
- when one substance interferes with another substance, or
- when one substance enhances the effectiveness of another.
For example, enhancing a prescription or over-the-counter drug can be just as dangerous as blocking their actions. It is impossible for this website to keep track of all possible conflicts. This warning is especially important for drugs that are being used as heart medications (such as hypertension drugs), blood thinners or pain medications (to name but three categories).
Sometimes it is prescription drugs that interfere with alternative medicines. There is one very rare situation where a conflict can be directly fatal: the combination of tranquilizers with hydrazine sulphate.
If you are on a blood thinner, you should not take proteolytic enzymes as part of your alternative cancer treatment. Proteolytic enzymes are also blood thinners.
It is common when talking to a cancer treatment vendor to accidentally forget to mention something. For example, if someone is talking to The Wolfe Clinic and forgets to mention they are on a blood thinner, there could be problems because their complete protocol (as well as most complete protocols) include proteolytic enzymes (also called: pancreatic enzymes). This could happen because the cancer patient, or their representative, didn't know it was important and the vendor forgot to ask. However, it is likely part of the instructions that come with the protocol.
The point is that a cancer patient, or their representative, should continue to study and read even after the treatment begins. There have been cases where a dangerous supplement (for the situation) was being used and no one knew about it. This is more likely to happen when a patient, or their representative, designs the treatment. But it can happen with any treatment.
If you are on blood pressure medication you need to buy your own blood pressure monitor. Take your blood pressure at least twice a day. If your blood pressure drops too low, talk to your doctor immediately about going off of your prescription drug for blood pressure. Continue to monitor your blood pressure. Many alternative cancer treatments contain supplements that lower blood pressure.
Many cancer patients are on more than a dozen prescription drugs. It is difficult, if not impossible, to accurately transition from being on several prescription drugs to a pure alternative cancer treatment.
Do the best you can at avoiding conflicts, but at the same time make sure you are using an alternative cancer treatment strong enough to maximize your chances of survival. Do the best you can at preventing conflicts while doing your best to stick with the potent alternative treatments.
I liken this to a person who is drowning in the middle of a large pond. A person standing on the side of the pond knows they cannot swim to the person in time to save them. The only thing available to the person to throw to the drowning person is a large branch. But the person on the bank thinks about it and says to himself: “If the large branch hits the person on the head it will kill them.” That may be true, but if the large branch is not thrown to the person, the person will drown. Thus, the only possible way the person can be saved is to throw the large branch.
If you are currently on chemotherapy
Almost all alternative cancer treatments can be used by someone still on chemotherapy. However, there are two alternative cancer treatments that are very effective for those on chemotherapy. One of them is the Cellect-Budwig Protocol and the other is the Tony Isaacs Oleander Protocol.
If you are contemplating chemotherapy
Many families of cancer patients insist the cancer patient be treated by a medical doctor and that the medical doctor uses chemotherapy. Fortunately, there is an alternative cancer treatment which fits this description. Thus, both the family and the cancer patient can be made happy at the same time.
In fact, the chemotherapy treatment, administered by an M.D., is a superb treatment. It is the Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). It combines very low doses of chemotherapy with insulin.
Why do they use very low doses of chemotherapy? The reason is that the insulin opens up the cell membranes of cancer cells so that the chemotherapy will target the cancer cells and leave the healthy cells alone. Because this treatment allows chemotherapy to target cancer cells, very low doses of chemotherapy are used and there are virtually zero side-effects. It uses about 1/10th as much chemotherapy as a normal chemotherapy treatment, but more importantly it allows the chemotherapy to target cancer cells, thus eliminating side-effects.
The reason I mention this is because some families of a cancer patient insist the person use a medical doctor and chemotherapy. Fine, use IPT. IPT is one of the orthodox cancer treatments which can cure cancer. Orthodox medicine does not allow its use in most states so you may have to do some traveling.
Here is an article on IPT:
Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)
Also, note that some of the German cancer clinics use hyperthermia with very low doses of chemotherapy. They are another option for families which insist on chemotherapy. A link to a list of clinics will be given later in this article.
When to use radiation and surgery
Generally speaking, there are situations where surgery is critical. These situations are generally when a tumor is blocking, or potentially blocking, the flow of bile or an artery or the flow of some other fluid. In these cases, surgery may be required. Follow the advice of your medical doctors when key fluids in the body may be in danger of being blocked. This includes the total blockage of the colon or stomach.
Do not depend on alternative cancer treatments to reverse inevitable blockage of key fluids.
Further, there are times when radiation is essential. These cases generally involve inflammation and pressure in the brain. When there is pressure inside the brain, it can literally slow down and eventually block the heart from beating. Obviously, if the heart stops beating, or slows down to the point it is dangerous, this can be fatal.
In these cases, medical doctors will normally give steroids and/or radiation to reduce the swelling. Follow their advice.
Do not depend on alternative cancer treatments to reverse existing or potential swelling and inflammation in the brain.
In fact, many alternative cancer treatments will increase swelling and inflammation in the brain. Be very aware of this issue if you are dealing with brain cancer. Any cancer patient with brain cancer should take their heart rate at least twice a day – period.
The good news is that there are alternative cancer treatments which will not increase swelling and inflammation in the brain. Discussions on indiviudal alternative cancer treatments will mention which ones do or do not cause additional swelling and inflammation in the brain.