Cancer is a hot subject right now, no doubt. There are dozens, if not hundreds of books written by doctors and natural practitioners, each with their own take on how we should be treating this vicious disease. And here comes a new one: Dr. Leonard Coldwell’s newest book, The Only Answer to Cancer, has hit the media hard, and has apparently sold out lightning fast.
Dr. Coldwell’s approach is simply to deal with our stress. You heard that right; eradicate your stress and you will avoid, or even cure, cancer. He believes that the human body has the ability to cure itself of whatever ails it, and that stress is actually the cause of cancer, along with many other diseases and conditions. Managing our stress is his cure. Given our fast-paced lives, stopping stress in its tracks seems impossible, but he does have a program that he sells on audio CDs.
Listening to his interview on Blog Talk Radio, I was put off at first, by Dr. Coldwell’s blunt accusations against the government, other doctors and authors, and the medical community in general. That’s not to say that I agree with everything the medical community does–hardly. Suffice it to say, I did not go into it feeling good about his ‘cure’. I hung in there, though, and learned about a good many websites that I found extremely interesting and highly educational.
For instance, one of Dr. Coldwell’s adamant claims was one that I was no stranger to—that of the dangers of immunizations. I had the distinctly enlightening experience of home-schooling one of my children for 3 years. During that time, I learned a lot about the inaccuracy of my own personal beliefs about home-schooled kids and their families. One of the many reasons that families choose to home school is a refusal to give their children the immunizations that the schools require for attendance.
I had read a few stories about children who died or became sick as a result of vaccinations, so I could understand these parents’ concerns. Dr. Coldwell believes the dangers go far beyond what the general public may have heard. His book is a virtual plethora of websites that, if explored, will no doubt scare you, and yet at the same time will leave you feeling empowered. Knowledge is power.
While urging government to stop forcing immunizations, this is not Dr. Coldwell’s only platform. His book talks about the dangers of surgical removal of cancerous tumors, that often can release toxins into the bloodstream, causing the disease to spread. Fluoride, too, is a culprit in the cancer equation, a bit of info that I had read about in another book, The Hundred Year Lie.
I found the resources compelling, yet was still left with a sinking question: “How can the U.S. or any government, protect the public health from communicable diseases, if immunizations to deadly diseases are not given to the masses?” It is a conundrum that has yet to be satisfactorily answered for all.
Nevertheless, I will continue to watch many of the websites shared, and read Dr. Coldwell’s blog for further information. You can watch a video here, as well as listen to his interview done on Blog Talk Radio.
As a cancer survivor myself, I used an integrated approach. Dr. Coldwell’s opinion of this was not glowing. It is his belief that if traditional medicine and natural means are integrated, the toxic nature of traditional medicine will ultimately have a negative effect on the patient’s health.
I would recommend that you, too, educate yourself. Clearly, reading all of the websites included in Dr. Coldwell’s book is a huge undertaking. I was overwhelmed and did not get through it all. However, I did take away from it something of value. There are no right or wrong answers that apply to everyone, no matter what Dr. Coldwell, or even Dr. Andrew Weil, might say. Dr. Coldwell attacks Dr. Weil’s integrated approach, all the while pushing his anti-stress cure. Curiously, Dr. Coldwell asserts that he is not selling anything, yet he has stress elimination audio programs and books available on websites that sell all-natural cures for cancer. He does indicate that this book’s proceeds are going to charity. As for the audio programs and other books, I cannot say.
Was the book worth a read? Yes and no. There clearly is a ton of useful information there. However, you can get much of it from the speech and the interview, as well as his blog. Perhaps until the book is back in stock, that is a good way to start.
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