People fear the seemingly random nature of cancer. Too often we hear remarks like, “with my luck I’ll have that ‘cancer gene’.” I am sharing this post I wrote for my www.slamthedooroncancer.com blog quite some time ago. It not only applies to cancer but to most other dreaded diseases.
Allow me to share a question that Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, poses in his book, Whole, in which he examines (in lay terms) both research findings and observations from a long career as a research biologist. Campbell is also author of The China Study in which he shares his personal participation in uncovering surprising information about the cause of disease–not only focusing on cancer but certainly recognizing its significance. Campbell distills the behemoth cancer issue into a profound statement:
“What we really want from science is an end to the randomness . . . We want to know how to protect ourselves against the scourges that have names on them. We want, in short, to banish unpredictability.”
Dr. Campbell gives great insight into the way science has moved in the “war on disease–spotlighting cancer” and helps us see that the approach has been what is often termed “reductionism”. Scientists all working feverishly in highly focused fields that reduce the human organism into countless parts (hardly ever stepping back to consider the whole complex organism with the millions of inherent chemical and electrical interactions) while also reducing “diseases” into a seemingly infinite number of “kinds of kinds”. I discuss in Slam the Door on Cancer the absurdity of the term “kind of cancer” because that term only identifies where a systemic disease happened to manifest in a particular body rarely if ever considering the cause of the occurrance.
The “reductionist scientific focus” has been, as Campbell points out, “just about there” for 40+ years with the implication that more money and more “awareness” will push us over the edge to that big “cure” breakthrough. The “breakthrough of the moment”, often announced in perfect timing with campaigns to raise money, never seems to pan out so we pin more ribbons on our lapels and write more checks without really stopping to question how the money is being used. For example, a recent “hot pursuit” has been in the genetics field where as Campbell says, a new age of reductionist enlightenment sees genes as human software to be tweaked. However, he points out that this line of reasoning has a basic flaw because genes tell us what MAY happen but not IF or HOW. The “customized drugs” geneticists dream of, Campbell points out, “may help 0.01% of the population who suffer from rare conditions brought on by faulty genes, but it won’t solve the basic problem of our society’s failing health.”
In my own experience, as shared in my book, after using up my “second strike” against cancer, I could no longer take my signals from the reductionist theory of “modern medicine” that I had long accepted as legitimately orthodox.
I had to do for myself what we really want science to do for us–indeed what we have been investing in and waiting for science to accomplish for a very long time.
I had to find out why I happened to be what both science and society would consider “a random victim of cancer”.
My return to health is no more random than my being attacked by cancer. My healing is a result of realizing the cause and reversing the impact of that cause on my body. Did it have anything to do with my DNA? Yes! Did I need geneticists “engineering” my genes to recover my healing? No! I had to realize first that God was “for me” in this situation and then I had to co-labor with Him–my loving Creator.
Am I saying that plain old garden variety, everyday people, regardless of their level of formal education, can actually do things that impact their genes (and ultimately their health) without drugs and procedures and test tube magic? Absolutely!…..and we had better focus our awareness on doing just that because, if we give the “cancer industry” another 40+ years and many more billions of dollars, it might be too late because the seemingly random incidence of cancer is gaining momentum.
Think of the high paying jobs that would be lost and the impact on “the economy” if the steady supply of “random victims of cancer” was cut off. . . .
Controlling our own genes and, thereby, our own health isn’t “rocket science”. The best selling book in the world (the Bible) has a lot of practical information in it — real positive examples and information rather than “secret codes” or guilt consciousness. And there is amazing science opening up particularly in the realm of quantum mechanics that is often ignored because it doesn’t lead to highly profitable patented products. Turns out the Bible and science agree and the result is health whenever we focus on the truth and facts of health rather than keeping our energy focused within the realm disease.
There is a highly enjoyable way to live that makes our body-minds absolutely inhospitable to disease like cancer. Both prevention and reversal of “the disease state” are accomplished with this empowering lifestyle. I hope you read Slam the Door on Cancer . . . and lock it out of your life. And visit this blog and www.slamthedooroncancer.com often because I believe you will be both informed and empowered.