Guest Reviewer: Patricia Easton
Full Title: Killing Cancer—Not People
Author: Robert G. Wright
Publisher: Robert G. Wright [Self]; 2nd edition (2010)
Number of Pages: 240
How long it took me to read: 1 week
Where I bought this book: Picked it up at a wellness center in Toronto.
Like a Moth to a Flame
When I visited a wellness center in Toronto and saw this book a couple of years ago, I felt compelled to pick it up. I truly did. I know the cancer journey—I have survived chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and reconstructive surgery. I want to know if what I have been doing is anything close to what Wright wants to teach me. I just have to figure out what he truly knows and whether I will agree with him or not.
I propose that the top 5 quotes from this book are:
5. “Consuming the right type of water is vital to detoxifying the body’s acidic waste products and is one of the most powerful health treatments available.” (p.153)
4. “Cancer feeds on sugar; it proliferates anaerobically in the cells, destroying the citric acid cycle (Kreb’s cycle), and produces lactic acid as a by-product—which then goes to the liver, is changed back to sugar, then sent back to the cells to feed more cancer.” (p.66)
3. “Remember that cancer hates—and cannot live in—an alkaline environment. It also fears and expires when confronted with oxygen…” (p.104)
2. “While the right food and water are the baseline for stopping your cancer in its tracks, it will be a combination of unique supplemental, nutritional products that will turn it around.” (p.121)
…and my pick for the No.1 quote is…
1. “After you have stopped doing the things that promote and feed your cancer, you must begin the detoxification process that will eliminate the poisons that have played an integral part in the development of your disease…” (p.93)
Conversation with the Reader
While I read, I write, and as I write, I read. Here’s some of what I wrote while I read this book:
“I am shocked to learn that there are more than ‘400 individual alternative applications for cancer out there that have at least some efficacy to treat or heal this disease.’ (p.178) I am immensely impressed to have much of this information immediately on these pages because this is what every new patient needs right away. Time is of the essence before conventional medicine gets you. I know this is what every patient needs because I was one of those patients. ‘The reason that there are so many “alternative” cancer treatments today is that each one of them has made a significant change in someone’s life (more likely, many someone’s) that has had cancer. After all, who can argue with a healed body?’ (p.177)”
“My journey through cancer hell started with the cancer diagnosis. I was stunned, shocked, and on my own. My immediate family all lived far away. I knew next to nothing about what I was about to face. Like most people, I believed I was living well and doing all the right things and, of course, that cancer happened to other people. I wish, with all my heart, that I had this book for reference to help me make choices back then based on truth while working with my body’s natural healing system.
“I remember well the sickness of chemo…I had such an awful feeling of being poisoned that I kept thinking, ‘My God, this is how the people dying in the concentration camps must have felt when they were gassed!’ Mr. Wright ‘s first paragraph documents the horrific way in which his father was medicated to death:
‘…he had suffered for years with chronic kidney failure and lung disease. One cancerous kidney had been removed a dozen years prior and this lurking killer had been moving on to the other one. Continuous dialysis, lung drainage by syringe, and 24 prescription drugs for everything from constipation to high blood pressure and pain had haunted his last several years. Finally, he gave up.’ (p.41)
“I have chosen not to take any more medications ever since my treatment but I still have 200 times the risk of dying of a heart attack as a result of the use of heart-muscle-damaging drugs in my treatment. I am reading this book with more and more anticipation because I can see what Mr. Wright is trying to educate us about. I am excited to learn that some of the life enhancing protocols I am using are actually listed in this remarkable book.”
“I’m learning what I must do first and what I must stop doing right now. Water, with its, ability to detox, alkalize and prevent oxidation of the body, turns out to be the most cost effective preventative and healing system I’ve found. Taking specific supplements will help keep the body in balance. Exercise. Sunlight. All very important. I’m learning about Insulin Potentiation Therapy, Cesium Chloride, Hydrazine Sulfate, Pancreatic Enzymes, Hyperthermia, Coley’s Toxins, Essiac Tea, KM, Graviola, Super Juices, ASEA, Max GXL, Immunotec, Vivex, Vitamin D, and lots more.
“I passionately wish I could have had this book when I started the cancer journey. It seemed like overnight, a five-centimeter lump appeared on my breast. My life was changed. My world, as I knew it, collapsed. I was a single mom, on my own, with zero financial support. My children were devastated and terrified. What could I say to them? I was always doing what I thought was the right thing! How could I explain where I had gone wrong so that they could avoid the experience I was having?
“As I continue to read Mr. Wright’s book, I’m becoming angry. Why are we being denied this information in our mainstream healthcare facilities? Why? Why? Why? Then I read: ‘The “Race for the Cure” is one of the greatest sociomedical cons ever pulled off by the pharmaceutical industry. Here’s how it works: First, the drug companies take over the cancer non-profits by donating huge sums of money and getting their own executives on the boards of these organizations. From there, all decisions by the cancer non-profits are made to protect the interests of drug companies. Today, virtually all cancer non-profits are actually Big Pharma front groups that push cancer treatment, but never prevention (because actually, preventing cancer would harm the profits of drug companies).’ (p.46)
“Now I learn who is benefiting from withholding valuable information for treatment and cures. Why is it that natural care providers will NOT say their remedies will cure you for fear of breaking the law or just being shut down? How can anyone deliberately do this? What can we do about it? I feel like one lone voice in the wilderness! Will I find others trying to do the same thing? How? Where do I look?”
“I’m reading a chapter on the benefits of a special type of water—the same water I used throughout my treatment and that I continue to use almost 5 years later. I realised shortly after I was introduced to this product that I was amazingly unknowledgeable about it. Mr. Wright simplified it for me. He explains in detail what the Oxidation Reduction Potential of Kangen water means and how it works. He talks about the natural electrical charge in healthy water and how healing is possible with the use of this water. ‘Increasing the alkalinity leads to decreasing the oxidation. The effects of free radicals or oxidation of the cells can be better described as Hepatitis, cirrhosis and cancer in the liver, pancreatitis, diabetes and cancer in the pancreas; and nephritis, nephrosis and cancer in the kidneys.’ (p.147) Is it truly possible that something so simple can be transformed structurally into something that could be a powerful catalyst for amazing health and healing?”
“What is most interesting as I delve into this book is to see into the heart and mind of the man whose brainchild this labor of love is. I’m beginning to appreciate the real courage and commitment that was necessary to birth this book. The shear volume of resource material readily available in it is astounding. For example, I’m stunned to learn a valuable fact about prostate cancer: ‘BENIGN growth of the prostate is the most common cause of elevated PSA level between 1 and 10’ (p.88) and is NOT indicative of cancer. I learned of the side effects of permanent incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and urological dysfunction that many men suffer from after rushing in for surgery. So many facts are compressed into this one volume. Can we get this book into hospitals and neighbourhood libraries? Are the not-for-profit cancer societies offering this book to help those most in need? If they are not, why not? We know there are BILLIONS of dollars raised in the name of care and research. I am wondering about the question of reallocation of funds from all cancer charities for cancer prevention education.”
“When I think of the speed at which the only option offered by the conventional establishment is one of surgery, chemo, and radiation—read: cut, poison, and burn—I tremble. My body, my arm, will never be the same again. I must be forever vigilant for the word ‘metastasize’ could mean another round of ‘treatment’!! I say, let us first educate ourselves, then make choices accordingly. So far, with all of the knowledge I am gaining and implementing from this book, I am cancer free and living well. But I know this is not the case for so many others. With regular frequency, I hear another name or two come up for special prayers in my church congregation; cancer has struck again. Yes, they are getting to be younger and younger. Closer to home, my beautiful 21-year-old niece has just lost her thyroid to cancer. She will be on drugs for the rest of her life. Not a good way to live.”
“I need to know the absolute best way to keep my immune system strong and in top fighting form. That’s my new reality. So I was delighted to corroborate the information from Mr. Wright’s book to other research I’ve done. I feel empowered and excited to gather more knowledge in my quest for truth. Most recently, I learned about the importance of supplements, how to take them, what to combine for maximum effect, and where to get them from reputable suppliers. I feel I’m being given the tools to make fabulous choices and am forever grateful to Mr. Wright for his dedication to compiling such an impressive resource and reference book. I feel his passion and his honesty for this project. His frustration with the medical and pharmaceutical companies also shines through, so it is difficult not to get emotional and angry at what is happening in the ‘cancer cure and research’ industry. What I am learning is how these companies manage to get their tentacles onto the boards of the largest charities and take control of them for their own benefit therefore denying that same benefit to the very people they were meant for! Is there a solution and what can be done? I am looking for answers and I do hope that some are forthcoming.”
“Now we get to the subject of food. I could just scream! I can’t believe how many things I was doing absolutely wrong! I now know how to choose better foods, better water, and better food preparation techniques. I can choose so much more wisely from a place of knowledge but best of all, I can share what I am learning with a confidence I never had.
‘If we concentrate on eating foods and drinking water with negative hydroxyl ions (0H-), we increase the negative charge or negative oxidation reduction potential. The 0H- ions then bind to the H+ (acidic) ions to neutralize the free radicals that cause the “rusting “ or “rotting” of the human internal terrain.’ (p.147)
“When I thought I was washing off all the pesticides from my fruits and vegetables, I was totally wrong. Oil based chemicals do not come off with rinsing under the tap. I shudder to think of how many different pesticides I have ingested unknowingly. Now I use strong alkaline water to emulsify all the oil based pesticides off my fruits and vegetables. Depending on how pure the ingredients, the rinsing water may look clear (as in the case of washing organic vegetables from my garden) or it can turn odd colours (like florescent yellow after rinsing cherry tomatoes from Costco).”
“I am appalled to learn that the reverse osmosis system I happily installed in my home was stripping away all the minerals from the water my body desperately needed to stay healthy and function normally. I have a deeper appreciation for the power of food and water to hydrate, nourish, and alkalize my body in order to keep it healthy and with a strong immune system. I now know cancer cannot survive in alkaline and non-toxic environments. I have learned the power of detoxifcation with ‘negative charged’ alkaline water and how to do it simply and on a shoestring budget. It is awesome!”
“I have gotten to the chapter on testimonials. I am especially impressed with the ones on breast cancer, as that is the one I truly have the most interest in. However, there are so many more and all are interesting. I am saddened I never had a fraction of the information I now have at my fingertips. I never would have rushed into the aggressive treatment protocol I followed. What would I have done? I know I would have weighed my options more carefully. I am thankful I now work with a naturopathic doctor who is helping me stay balanced. I have a Kangen SD501 unit at home and it is the ONLY water I ever drink and use to clean and cook my food (anything from soaking vegetables and meats to using it to cook rice and beans). As a baseline program for health, I have the utmost faith in the efficacy of using this water and the recommended supplements from my doctor. I believe these protocols help me to feel and look absolutely great. I have had no relapse and no flu, colds, or illnesses since my treatment but I do follow a healthy diet and exercise program.
“How many different types of cancer can be cured with ‘alternative’ medicine? The answer is a real eye opener. I cannot help but appreciate the research that went into putting all of this material into one volume. Can the anti-cancer movement make enough noise for the kind of action we need for change? I sincerely hope so. It is so important to note that many of these professionals are qualified medical personnel. Many of them are so dedicated they have chosen to leave their country of birth in order to practice safe medicine in a different country! It was also very heart-warming to learn of the various treatment centers that are both economical and effective.
“As a resource guidebook, the book leads me through pages of other health care facilities and their individual programs. It offers websites, phone numbers, and contact information. I am given choices too many to list. I am extremely pleased at how concise and to the point it is. The varying opinions of medical doctors and professionals in various disciplines are also made available. I’ve learned of tested and proven remedies and cures with herbs and the way to source them. I feel like I have found a new best friend holding my hand, guiding my way and lighting my path. I am no longer in a place of fear and darkness. It is almost 5 years since I first heard the dreaded word “cancer.” I have learned much from my personal research and I am continually reaching for more cutting edge and little known remedies. I feel blessed to have found Mr. Wright’s book. I come to this conclusion from reading and rereading this fabulous book. I turn a page—another gem grabs my attention every time. I am shocked into seeing and believing.”