What Can You Do?
Over the long-term, we still
don't know how effective our products are. Some products
are intended for very short-term use and others, like Sundance,
our version of the Hoxsey tonic, should probably be used
almost on a life-long basis. This is how Hoxsey used the
In order to determine whether
the historic formulae work as well today as was claimed
to be the case previously, we have to keep track of the
people who use the products and request feedback from these
people. This kind of feedback is the simplest way to aid
the ongoing nature of the work.
Those who are willing can
provide medical histories, including copies of whatever
diagnostic and pathological reports they have, whether
by medical doctors or holistic health care practitioners.
They can also complete some forms requesting specific background
on their medical histories. Periodic reports on their experiences
with the products are helpful. This may be supplied by
e-mail or snail mail.
We also ask those who are
trying to support this work to sign a statement to the
effect that they are participating in this study as a matter
of personal choice and that they will hold those who provide
the products free of blame in the event that the products
fail to meet their hopes.
We are not offering testimonials
on the products. We have discussed this extensively and
recently determined that patients who are using the products
can enter a password
protected area of the web and share their experiences
with other patients, but few are using the board for this
purpose. Most are sharing their discoveries as they researched
options they felt would support their health.
The reason for creating three
separate boards was to facilitate conversation among those
with similar concerns and interests. We do not want to
give anyone the impression that we are hiding anything,
but testimonials are not necessarily the best way to present
choices. On cancersalves.net,
there is discussion that is limited to health care practitioners.
At their discretion, practitioners can, of course, share
whatever they wish with patients. The bulletin board for
practitioners is often quite active.
Now, after many years and
much repetition of similar questions, a decision has been
made to archive the posts and use the time and energy that
went into maintaining this service for other projects.
Sacred Medicine Sanctuary
products are produced in several different labs in extremely
small quantities. All of the persons involved are sincere
and dedicated. We feel our products are made with a lot
of love, but if a product does not prove that it can do
the job it is expected to do, we all go back to the drawing
boards. Thus far, this is the least of our concerns.
It is important for everyone
to understand that herbal medicine belongs to a long tradition
that does not currently enjoy the same sponsorship or scientific
levels of application as pharmaceutical medicine. Whatever
is stated as "information" should be understood
in the context of what the words "historic" and "clinical" mean.
In modern terms, this information is more anecdotal than "proven."
To be very clear, as a service
to those who want to approach their healing naturally,
we have re-created some of the products researched for
the book and developed a few that seemed to be needed.
The products are produced by qualified herbalists and provided
Medicine Sanctuary, a church devoted to spiritual and
I am only one person. I
offer informationweb-based, printed and recordedplus
a support to practitioners via cancersalves.net,
seminars, and occasionally clinical visits. For instance,
I may take some days or weeks to collaborate with a colleague
who is seeking more in depth understanding of botanical
treatments. I have traveled extensively to share my experience
in this way.
Every effort is made to provide
reliable information, including success stories as
well as disappointments. It is my hope that the information
will be used in conjunction with the services
of a qualified health care practitioner. Self-treating
a disease as potentially serious as cancer is fraught with
Clinical Trials and
the Need for Funds
There is no funding of this
work. I exhausted my life savings and incurred fairly
significant debt in order to devote my time and energy
to this work. No clinical trials have been conducted, but
this obviously needs to happen. I have discussed various
proposals with quite a number of institutions, and at this
time am convinced that whatever trials are conducted have
to occur independently of the profit motive. Therefore,
fund raising, grants, donations, and philanthropic ventures
are much needed. Whatever I know, I will gladly share freely,
but I want the results to benefit people, not industries.
I am totally open to working with universities and clinics
as well as monasteries to develop the knowledge base and
practical aspects of botanical cancer treatments, but I
feel that my role at this time should be more advisory.
When the right proposal is presented, I will turn over
the work to those who are to carry the work to the next
level: those who can conduct clinical trials, publish results,
and perfect the application of the knowledge.
Ways to Help
Those who love organic gardening
and farming can inquire about the herbs that
they can cultivate for use in herbal remedies.
If you have the ability to
organize clinical trials or related medical research or
if you are an expert in biostatistics or fund raising,
I would invite you to contact
me privately to see how your expertise might further
If you have a talent
for business, assistance with daily operations and data
evaluation would be most welcome. Legal experts are also
needed to help move this work further into the public
domain and into clinics where patients can be provided
the products with the benefits of clinical supervision.
Thank you for your encouragement.
I love reading your e-mails
and am glad to be working together.
Donations are gratefully