The Voice of Alternative Medicine: Beating Cancer Twice
Conventional Western medicine does an outstanding job with medical emergencies. If your wellbeing is suddenly affected by a trauma or extreme, life-threatening event, conventional medicine has heroic intervention techniques and surgical procedures to potentially save your life. However, many wellness experts argue that conventional medicine fails – or is, at least, inadequate – in the treatment of cancer and other chronic illnesses, and this is where complementary wellness methods come in.
In June 2000, Burton Goldberg, often referred to as “The Voice of Alternative Medicine,” addressed the United States Congress at a hearing on Integrative Oncology – Cancer Care for the New Millennium. Goldberg stated, ‘A century ago, one in 33 people had cancer; today, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), it is more than one in three, and growing. When I was born in 1926, cancer was the tenth leading cause of death among children – now I am 73 and it is second. No other health topic today has the urgency of cancer because no other health condition is escalating as fast.’
He continued, ‘In March of this year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1973-1997. According to the report, some types of cancer had declined more or less, while others had increased. But the NCI proudly trumpeted the fact that for the first time ever in this country, overall cancer incidence and mortality rates had both declined from 1990 through 1997. The amount of decline was the same for both: 0.8%. Taking this number at face value (the field report’s raw data has yet to be analyzed by objective sources), while it might be statistically significant, this less than 1% decline pales in the face of the grim reality of the ACS’s prediction that one out of two men in this country will get cancer. Or that, while in 1950 one out of 20 women got breast cancer, in 1960 it was one in 14, and today it is one out of eight.’
According to Goldberg, ‘Our message is simple, direct, and lifesaving: cancer can be – is being – successfully reversed using alternative medicine. Although many of the alternative methods for treating cancer have been with us for perhaps 50 years, it is only recently that these approaches have achieved major clinical breakthroughs and moved into wider public awareness. I wish I had known more about them myself when my sister and my mother were dying of cancer.’ In fact, Goldberg spent more than 30 years of research getting his hand on every aspect of holistic medicine he could find. He ploughed the fields of alternative medicine, natural healthcare, integrative medicine, and conventional medicine to find the top treatments for cancer.
Now, “The Voice of Alternative Medicine” has shared his message with the people, becoming a best-selling author of Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. Goldberg’s book doesn’t only deal with cancer treatments; it’s a 1,250-page reference work on how to treat 200 health conditions with alternative medicine. His research and work includes prevention and anti-ageing strategies and treatment protocols for many forms of degenerative disease, but his primary focus for the last several years has been on the treatment of cancer. This is why, in 2000, he presented information on integrative oncology and cancer treatments before Congress. That said, Goldberg’s experience with cancer and chronic illness isn’t only clinical, but personal. Several years ago, his research unexpectedly took a personal turn as he developed and subsequently beat cancer not once, but twice. To find out more about Goldberg’s work or his story, look online for more information.