By Dr. Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz, N.D.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
The day after Thanksgiving, I celebrated 12 years free of breast cancer. My oncologist told me I would never see my son graduate, and I have been blessed to see him graduate three times. I personally did not do the chemical therapy and the radiation. I saw my mother given so much radiation to the breast they burned her lungs, and to see her gasping for air as a result of the devastating effects of radiation treatment will always be with me.
Cancer is a much-feared disease because of the treatments. Do you know that cancer is now the second-leading cause of death in America with heart and cardiovascular disease at No. 3, and mistakes made by medical doctors and hospitals at No. 1? (See: Death by Medicine by G. Null)
I believe modern medicine will never find a cure for cancer as long as the focus remains on the development of toxic chemical therapy drugs. With medical mentality of slash, burn and poison, no one is being educated about environmental causes such as parasites, fungus, yeast/candida, virus, heavy metals, chemicals, solvents, pesticides, hormonal disruption and, of course, DIET.
I treated my cancer naturally, and I see many patients who have had cancer. I always educate them about detoxing, supplementation for healthy organs and diet. When it comes to diet, everyone needs to eliminate dead toxic foods. These include all sources of simple, refined and artificial sugars and sweeteners, all sources of trans/hydrogenated fats and oils, all sources of refined carbohydrates, non-organic commercial wheat, soy, corn and other genetically-modified food products and all sources of cow’s milk. Then, I suggest you go one step further. Let us find out what your blood type is, and we give you a booklet about how to eat according to your blood type.
I.V. therapy, I.M. therapy (inter-muscular), nutritional supplementation is a must for people who have gone through chemical therapy treatments. Chemical therapy destroys your immune system. Your immune system needs to be strong for you to be healthy. If a foreign matter overcomes the body, the immune system jumps into action. This system is composed of lymph nodes, blood protein and specialized white blood cells. The lymph nodes cleanse and filter the blood. This filtration process prevents bacteria, cancer cells and other infectious agents from entering the blood and circulating through the system.
When your immune system is so suppressed because of chemical therapy, it is very hard for you to be able to take all of your needed nutritional supplements. You are so depleted in all nutrients that I.V. therapy or I.M. therapy is recommended. As I tell my patients, you would have to take a boat full of supplements, and even then you would still not be able to take enough. This is because you would not be able to absorb and assimilate them. I always wondered, when someone finds out they have cancer or any autoimmune disease, instead of putting chemical therapy into people’s veins, why aren’t they putting vitamins and minerals into their system? I think we all know the answer to that one. Follow the money.
Dr. Julia has an office in Rockford, Ill. You may reach her at (815) 962-3326.
From the Dec. 14-20, 2011, issue