The background on botanical cancer treatments
used externally includes the history of cancer salves and
pastes going back to ancient India and Greece through Hildegard
of Bingen and physicians in Europe and North America for
the last 350 years.
Since I am not a medical doctor, I try
in this section to give visitors an opportunity to create
a context for understanding "where I am coming from" and
There is also information about seminars and
Information on the church
operates this site as well as the story
the botanical products created for Sacred Medicine Sanctuary.
Learn about our commitment to the environment as well as
realistic choices for persons who elect to pursue a holistic
There are three bulletin boards associated
with this public service. There is one for posting
questions that replaces the previous pages devoted
to questions and answers. There is another where patients
can discuss their
experiences and share both
the fruits and perils of their healing quest. This board
is only for patients. There is also a board on
cancerchecklist.com that is rarely used but freely available.
These three boards are in the throes of
becoming archived. When this project is complete, this
service will be replaced by a blog.
There is a "contact
us" form for queries, but to spare time, it
is helpful if people first search the site(s) for information.
There is yet one more board that
is strictly for practitioners.
This section is empty at
the moment, but it is intended to hold the posts from the
to the most frequently asked questions and comments
from people who have attempted to use pastes and salves
without prior preparation.
and speculations on the mechanism whereby the salves
and internal tonics work.
and essays on my
own relationship to health and healing: Emotions
and Cancer, DNA and Cancer, Body-Mind
Because there are case histories in the
book, a deliberate decision was made not to put a lot of
case histories on the Internet. However, there is one.
There is also a page with speculations on
the mechanism whereby the salves and internal tonics work
and a few additional pictures—very
graphic—in the introductory section.
Due to spamming, the guestbook became
a nightmare. After a valiant effort lasting a couple of
years, it was deactivated, but the posts are
still there for those who want to read them.
In addition to a fax, there are three ways to order
products online: with instant order buttons on
the pages where the products are described, in the online
store, and on special order
pages in this section.
Since the store services
many sites, there is more there than on cancersalves.com.
We normally ship via DHL to the 48 Continental States
and by priority mail to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto
Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
For international orders, we ship by surface, air, or
global priority mail. For DHL or FedEx shipments, special
arrangements need to be made.
and cons of botanical treatments are thoroughly discussed
in the book and
in somewhat lesser detail on this site. While every effort
has been made to provide accurate information on the
herbal products described in the book, the only real
way to ascertain the effectiveness of the historic approaches
to cancer treatment was to re-create the products and
try them. Sacred Medicine
Sanctuary has taken on this task and has made several
of the internal
tonics as well as a number of ointments and
supportive remedies on an experimental basis. This includes
a variation of the Hoxsey
tonic. No escharotic products such as the black salve
or Compound X can be purchased on this site, but sources for
them are listed.
For a long time, I maintained a record
of when new posts were added. This allowed return visitors
to check for pages. This upkeep was abandoned in favor
of a subscription list that
allows me to send emails to subscribers who wish to be
notified where there are are new posts or developments
in the cancer world.
Anyone who wants can subscribe to the
list. Some time back, subscribers to cancersalves.com and
cancerchecklist.com were merged onto one list.
In addition to notification of new pages
posted on this site, emails are also sent when there is
news of something of potential interest to patients, such
as research on the risks of using cell phones or legislation
that might affect the availability of supplements.
There is also a subscription list for
kitchendoctor.com and doshabalance.com.
There is a tiny section with recipes on
this site and much more on cancerchecklist.com and kitchendoctor.com.
There are pages here and there that are
hard to classify. For instance, there is a reading
list, a list of alternative cancer
organizations, and a links page.
These will be better explained in the directory.
I wrote the book and what is included in the book
that cannot be found on this site, such as recipes and
See also the reviews
of the book.
There are three types of
articles on this site: philosophical
writings, essays on
specific health issues, and short treatises on individual
herbs. Because there are so many pages with educational
and/or inspiration material, it has been difficult to
group these in one neat place.
This said, the most popular
article for some years has been the one on bloodroot,
the one that prompted the registration and development
of this site. I think people will find the link to the next
page equally interesting.
The article on the Hazards
of Microwave Cooking has also had an exceptional
number of visitors for many years. It is a reprint.
Thanks to the hopeful news
that page is ranked as a favorite. However, the pages
devoted to boswellia and the mistletoe treatment known
as Iscador have also had many visits, again, this is
no doubt because of the way media interest directs attention
to specific herbs, often after research is published
or a celebrity makes an otherwise obscure herb famous.
My personal favorite is
probably the article on terrain,
an attempt to balance the germ theory with the understanding
of pleomorphism and opportunism.
patients can use to see if they are addressing enough
aspects of the cancer dilemma.
There are three pages in
this section that have consistently had a lot of visits: white
blood cells, red
blood cells, and detoxification.
After this come the pages on lymphatic
All of the topics in the
checklist section are more fully discussed on a separate
web site devoted to this important subject.
The section on herbs has four sub-sections.
They reflect the evolution of the site and my work. The
first section covers historic
practitioners, the same ones discussed in my book,
but this time with direct reference to particular formulas.
Without question, the page on Harry
Hoxsey is the most popular.
Then, there is a small section devoted
to famous herbal treatments, like Essiac and Iscador.
This is followed by the section on individual
herbs known for their anti-cancer actions. It was
not always easy to know where to place a page. For instance,
should chaparral be
in the first section like Essiac or in the second with bloodroot?
I made the choice based on the amount of compounding
or processing required. Since Essiac is
a formula, not a single herb, it went in the "famous
treatment" section. Likewise, Iscador requires special
laboratory processes that are not part of the general
knowledge repertoire of conventional herbalism. So, it
is there with Essiac whereas mistletoe is
in the section with other single herbs.
It should be pointed out that most of
the herbs discussed on this site are also discussed on
Cancer Plants, a site devoted to ethnobotanical cancer
treatments, cultivation, and preservation of endangered
species cancer plants.
Medicine Sanctuary Products
There is a fourth section under botanical
approaches to cancer treatment that includes brief descriptions
of some of the products Sacred Medicine Sanctuary has
reproduced from historic traditions as well as some that
I have myself developed in response to suffering.
These include two immune boosting formulas, Indigo
Drops and Whale's Tears, as well as an anti-scarring
creme to be used following biopsy, surgery, or escharotic
use. There are many other products, but these three
are my own. The most popular page is the one on the
Hoxsey Elixirex, a variation of which we produce under
the name of Sundance
Hulda Clark's book The
Cure for All Cancers sold millions of copies.
She, like many others before her, was convinced that parasites are
a critical factor in the development as well as treatment
When I first heard about her work, I was
skeptical, but after consulting in Germany, I found that
cancer patients do indeed have blood parasites. There is
a little material on this site and much more on Kitchen
Mold is a very serious health
problem but it is seldom recognized as a possible contributor
to cancer. However, the University of Adelaide web site
has some excellent material on mold and cancer. There is
nothing on this site about mold, but there are some interesting
pages on Cancer Checklist.
In an ideal world, I would have long since
had the opportunity to conduct formal research, but the
truth is "big money" is not only not interested
in alternative and less expensive approaches to cancer,
it is actively opposed to anything that might jeopardize
its market share. This said, I do the best that I can.
I am always reading, listening, trying new ideas and discovering.
I expressed some of my thoughts on cancer
researchin a letter to Senator
Tom Harkin, D-IA; but there is more scattered throughout
this site, including within the Sacred
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