A New Cure For Cancer?
By Nurse Mark
Hard on the heels of our most recent HealthBeat News article Dr. Myatt, Have You Heard About… a reader wrote to us about an email he had received that talked about a “Natural Cancer killer — 10,000 times stronger than Chemo” and went on to accuse: “Billion-dollar drug company hides astounding discovery of a natural cancer killer.”
Our reader was rightly skeptical and wanted to know what the real story was in all this hoop-la.
Graviola, also known as paw-paw – is the latest marketing poster-child for some very big internet marketers and these hyperbole-filled advertisements have been making the rounds – offering everything from the substance itself to “free reports” that just happen to tell you how to buy graviola. (Hint: you can buy it from the same outfit offering the “free report” of course…)
Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful, even miraculous substance? After all, other websites (and advertising emails) claim that it not only “cures all cancers” but that it kills intestinal parasites, calms nerves, reduces blood pressure and helps arthritis, heart and liver and boosts the immune system. Wow – what great stuff!
So what’s the truth?
The truth, sorry to say, is that while graviola, or more correctly some very specific isolated compounds found in graviola may show some promise that could be realized with further research and work, it is not the cure-all that the marketers are so breathlessly touting it to be.
I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again – THERE IS NO ONE-PILL MAGIC BULLET, natural or otherwise, that will allow you to ignore the basic principles of good health and still avoid or beat disease. Without a proper diet and good basic nutrition including a full compliment of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals, without proper rest, exercise, fresh air and clean water, you can take all the magical, miraculous herbs you like – you will be deluding yourself if you think that any one herb will make up for the lack of a solid health foundation.
Why is it that the very people who are so rightly distrustful of Big Pharma’s one-pill drug solutions to disease are so quick to believe the advertising hype of a one-pill herbal solution to disease?
For more information on the graviola story you may want to read a very interesting article written back in in 2003 by the highly respected medical writer Ralph W. Moss, PhD – it can be found here: A Friendly Skeptic Looks at Graviola
Graviola may prove to be a useful part of a carefully considered natural supplementation plan – but it is NOT a one-herb cure-all.
For more information about herbal treatments for cancer please see Dr. Myatt’s Medical White Paper Nutritional and Botanical Considerations in the Systemic Treatment of Cancer – it’s fully referenced, and free.
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