Here in Australia we have a cancer institute called Peter Mac. They do some interesting research and are looking at immunology, the boosting of ones immune system, depleted from years of a SAD diet, SAD environment and general SAD way of life, to fight the cancer in a non-toxic way. If there is ever to be a cancer treatment from the medical community this would be one I am interested in. For example, before my cancer diagnosis and diet/lifestyle change, I donated to Peter Mac and also invested in a particular Australian cancer treatment company who do an immune therapy with great results so far. I won't name the company but they actually do seem to care for cancer patients. I emailed their MD upon my diagnosis who responded quickly, gave me support, gave me the support from one of his professors and talked about a possibility of me getting into a trial. That indicated to me that they care.
Anyway Peter Mac actually links to the infamous website Quackwatch as a reliable source. They even use the term quack in relation to alternative medicine. I think the term quack is kindergarden name calling and if any professional or organisation use the term they are no better than scum. Honestly I will not be donating to Peter Mac anymore nor will I ride in their "Ride to Conquer Cancer" fundraiser this year. If I do the ride it will the Queensland version of the ride benefiting another research body.
The one thing that astonishes me is that Quackwatch listed a particular drug on their site. On further examination you have to drill down a bit to see why it was listed. It was listed because the company marketed it too early. Not that it wasn't effective. Want to know the real reason behind it being on the site? This drug is a synthetic version of a herb used for cancer treatment. They have to shoot it down despite it being in the realm of pharmaceuticals companies because it CAME FROM NATURE. If you want to watch a good doco on just how the medical industry will suppress MEDICAL cures/non-toxic treatments watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be1ihuZNg84 - I've found this movie good for starting to open peoples minds a little.
P.S. I really hate Quackwatch. Had to get that out and ramble on.
Ugh I saw this website yesterday - reading about natural hygiene. They said it could be good except for the elimination of dairy which was "an invitation for osteoporosis" !!!!!! UGH. What the hell?
they have alot of bs on that site other than that. they support the hiv-aids hypothesis, which is a big alarm bell for someones credibility.
I remember finding an article where an Oncologist was talking about the latest findings that 5-Fluorouracil, a chemo drug commonly used for colorectal cancer, did not actually work. He said the medical community needed to still administer it so that people would not turn to alternative medicine quackery. He said that the medical industry needed to make people think they were doing something for them. Isn't that in itself quackery? Proving your treatment doesn't work but administering anyway so people don't go to the competition?
Wish I could find it again.
Ooooh, I wish you could find this!! I am super interested... I believe it, I would love to show an article like this around to my family and friends.
From Quackwatch under "Why health professionals becomes Quacks"
"Boredom. Daily practice can become humdrum. Pseudoscientific ideas can be exciting. The late Carl Sagan believed that the qualities that make pseudoscience appealing are the same that make scientific enterprises so fascinating. He said, "I make a distinction between those who perpetuate and promote borderline belief systems and those who accept them. The latter are often taken by the novelty of the systems, and the feeling of insight and grandeur they provide"  Sagan lamented the fact that so many are willing to settle for pseudoscience when true science offers so much to those willing to work at it."
wow thats awesome!