Cancer – Alternate Approaches

Traveling Light

Walking the Cancer Path

William Ward



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William Ward has written a personal account of his life following a fateful diagnosis of a brain tumor: gliablastoma multiforme Phase IV cancer. With no trace of self-pity and rising above sentimentality, he describes the landscape of his outer path through hospitals, surgeons, pain, powerful drugs, and the support of family, friends, and community. At the same time, with fearless honesty he invites the reader to accompany him on the inner path of inevitable regrets, self-examination, fears, and hopes in the face of a potentially terminal illness.

Until it happens to us, we can never know for sure how we would respond as individuals to a catastrophic event in our lives, but by telling the most personal of all stories, William Ward shows us a way forward that goes well beyond our personal differences. With compassion and humor, Ward bears witness to the presence of living light in the darkest of human experiences, demonstrating how, if we face it, the Dark Night of the Soul necessarily leads to awaking in the light of a new dawn.

Fierce hope shines through the final words of Traveling Light:

As we part, here at the edge of Death Valley, I feel like an old prospector handing over a weather-stained chart. “You take this map, sonny. Where I’m goin’ I won’t be needin’ it no more. But while you’re here on the earthly plane, I want you to know there is water, the water of life, deep down, right here. Yonder, atop Solomon’s knob, is the Mother Lode—pay dirt, pure gold, the sun’s tears. The way up is steep. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Up on top you can see forever. Goodbye, God bless and good luck!

 William Ward crossed the threshold of death on October 5, 2008 at the age of 61.


Cancer Recovery Guide

15 Alernative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

Jonathan Chamberlain


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In Europe and the U.S., we have a forty to fifty percent chance of illness from cancer at some time in our life. So what do you do if you are diagnosed with the disease? The harshness of orthodox treatments (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy) are well-known. Their use is widespread, but their results are not very impressive. Faced with these options, informed patients are increasingly seeking alternative and complementary strategies to take control of healing their illness. This book provides an overview of those options.

Jonathan Chamberlain watched his wife suffer and eventually die—both from her cancer and from the direct effects of the orthodox treatments she had undergone. His experience led to a journey in search of other methods of overcoming cancer. What he discovered stunned him. There are many alternative and/or complementary remedial approaches out there—dozens of them—many offering very good chances of recovery.

In Cancer Recovery Guide, Chamberlain presents fifteen simple and practical strategies for becoming well again. These strategies are grouped into three families—those that relate to the mind and the emotions (did you know stress makes cancers more aggressive?); those that address the health of the whole body (cancer cannot survive in a tissue environment that is truly healthy); and those that focus on attacking cancerous tumors directly.

The personal stories cited throughout Cancer Recovery Guide testify to the therapeutic possibilities of the strategies presented.


  • Introduction: Understanding the Basics
  • Embrace Hope - Cancer is Curable
  • Harness the Healing Power of the Mind
  • Love and Forgive Yourself and Others
  • Relax and Laugh
  • Detox the Body
  • Oxidize the Body
  • Alkalize the Body
  • Empower the Body
  • Feed the Body with the Right Nutrients
  • Cut the Cancer's Energy Supply
  • Interfere with the Cancer Cell's DNA
  • Induce Cancer Cell Suicide
  • Attack the Tumour
  • Attack the Causes of Cancer
  • Open Yourself to Possibilities

Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer

Prevention, Treatment and Healing

Dr. Johannes Wilkens, Gert Böhm

Translated by Peter Clemm



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Mistletoe is a parasitic evergreen plant that lives on trees such apple and elm. Modern complementary therapies for cancer increasingly make use of mistletoe preparations. However, mistletoe grows on many different trees, and the properties of the plant vary according to the host.  Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer presents, for the first time, an important reference for practitioners on the characteristics of each type of mistletoe and the kinds of cancers they are best suited to treat. Thirteen host trees are described, covering aspects from mythology and botany to homeopathy and flower essences. The authors pull the various characteristics together, providing a unique guide to the different types of mistletoe and which patients might benefit most from the individual varieties. The results will be useful not only in treating cancer, but also in prevention.

Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer includes specific case studies, as well as notes on supplementary therapies using metals.

Iscador: Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy

Christine Murphy, Editor


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In recent years, the plant-based cancer remedy Iscador has been gaining increased media attention. But, Iscador has been known for its therapeutic benefits for over eighty years. As early as 1917, Rudolf Steiner suggested using injections of mistletoe extract for the treatment of cancer.  His recommendations were taken up and put to clinical use by Ita Wegman, MD, a Dutch physician. Dr. Wegman, who founded a clinic that later became the Lukas clinic, also first developed Iscador in 1917.

In Iscador - Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy, Christine Murphy gathers together some of the work of doctors and clinicians who have been using Iscador today. Dr. Richard Wagner answers many of the questions about Iscador asked him by his patients during his many years of practice as an oncologist in general practice, treating cancer patients with both conventional and alternative therapies. Dr. Thomas Schuerholz, a medical doctor specializing in cancer, offers an overview of the terms, procedures, and different approaches to treating cancer. Phoebe Alexander examines the role of art therapy in healing, Dr. Erika Merz offers suggested dietary options for cancer patients, and a full list of resources allows those diagnosed with cancer to understand fully the options available to them.

This is the first and only book to date that really explores this topic. It does so in a thorough yet easy-to-understand way that is truly empowering. Highly recommended!

Nourishing Traditions 2nd Edition

The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats - Revised and greatly expanded 2nd edition

Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D



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I LOVE this cookbook! There are over 700 recipes and eveyone I've tried produces delicious, satisfying, healthy food. Reading it inspires both appetite and joyous cooking -- and, the only cookbook I can think of that offers almost as much variety as this one, is The Joy of Cooking. I was serious when I said "almost" as much variety -- out of a foundation of world traditions, there is more creativity, wide-ranging ingredients and surprising combinations here than in any other cookbook I've read (we're talking hundreds - I love cookbooks).

As much as I love the recipes, I think I love Fallon's research and clear thinking about food the best. I knew I'd met a friend when I discovered that the bedrock of her research begins with Dr. Weston A Price, a dentist who got to wondering what the nutritional roots of good dental formation and health were and set out on several journeys around the world, photographing and documenting which groups of people had well-formed teeth, which did not, and what each group generally ate.

In 1939 he published Nutrition and Physical Degeneration which is the classic study of isolated populations on native diets and the disasterous effects of processed foods and commercial farming methods on human health. The book includes Price's unforgettable photographs showing the superb dentition and facial development of peoples living on nutrient-dense foods. I first saw these photos in the late 1970s in one of the original Whole Earth Catalogs. I've never forgotten them, and the little bit I learned from them has guided my diet and what I chose to feed my family ever since. In later years, I was startled to find that Rudolf Steiner offered similar conclusions about human nutrition from an entirely different perspective, which shouldn't have been surprising, but somehow was anyway.

What Nourishing Traditions offers is a diet that brushes aside Politically Correct notions of nutrition in favor of traditional food choices that are known to produce robust health. What you'll find is a diet rich in meat, vegetables, whole grains, naturally sweet treats and brimming with easily absorbed vital nutrients. And flavor. Lots and lots of flavor -- as though the love of cooks throughout the ages infused each bite.

A great book!

As a convinced vegetarian of some 25 years, I opened Sally Fallon's book to her many meat recipes and immediately closed it again. But then I figured that there must be more to it than that. There is . . . I was surprised at the wealth of information to help me (even as a vegetarian) make better food choices and prepare the ones I have chosen to get the most nourishment from them.

-Peter Hinderberger, MD, Past President Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine

Seeing Christ in Sickness and Healing

Anthroposophical medicine as a medicine founded in Christianity

Dr. Peter Selg



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For those who are in daily contact with people who are ill or in need, there may be a tendency to forget the larger purpose of healing because of a need to focus on the day-to-day mechanics of healthcare. Anthroposophic medicine, however, encompasses more than the physical body—it is also concerned with the soul and individual biography of patients, which brings a broader dimension to conventional medical care.

Peter Selg shows how anthroposophic therapies draw heavily on the Christian concept of healing as seen in the Christian Bible. In practical terms, he suggests that, through meditation, healers and caregivers can allow the healing power of Christ to work through them. They must come to recognize that sickness is part of a person’s destiny and that the healing process can help realize the purpose of the sickness for the person’s individual life story.

Nurses, caregivers, social workers, therapists, counselors, and doctors can all benefit from this insightful book.