Don't get me wrong ... conventional treatments are not easy. They have rotten side effects and can easily steal weeks of your already shortened life. However, I will always stand by the fact that these treatments are the best we have for now and that we've come a long way from even 20 years ago. We still have a long ways to go.
The beauty of conventional medicine is that it's been stared at, examined, analyzed and inspected for FAILURE long before its success is identified. Researchers want to know what can go wrong with a treatment in order for it to be considered for use in the human body. Clinical trials consist of three phases (all of which have different components to them) and the idea that a cure is being hidden due to money made by treatments is just ridiculous. It is incredibly expensive to bring a treatment to general use and it takes a long time for a company to regain even the slightest profits on these drugs.
This article goes into ten reasons why it would be impossible to hide a cure like many conspiracy theorists postulate. You can find an older article here. It's written from a researcher's point of view.
Proponents of "alternative" treatments often say buzz words like "all natural," "no side effects," "secret cure the government doesn't want you to know about," etc, etc. This is why the story I referenced above simply appalled me on every level.
The whole idea of coffee enemas ... five a day? Isn't that eliminating the supposed "benefit" of 13 juices a day? Why put juice in only to remove it right away? Our colons are NOT designed to have so many enemas and the damage will soon be seen.
The disclaimer above? (I won't advertise for this clinic.) It does nothing of the kind. In fact, it pretty much says, "We don't guarantee anything, and we only go by word of mouth." (Testimonials are NOT the same thing as clinical trials.)
On July 5, I read this update:
I don't know this woman or her family. I do know she is the second patient I had read of going to this clinic within a month's time frame. The first woman died with a week of returning home and this woman died the night of July 5, the same day this above post was written. There will be no testimonial on her behalf.
Nothing could have saved them. (Both women had metastatic breast cancer, same as me.) They were dying anyway and conventional treatment failed them. We need so much more. My heart breaks though, that they chose to die thousands of miles away from home without a full support network in place. They both chose to be away from their children. Their families both continue to say this was the right medical choice for them (Note, no medicine involved.) and that if they had done this from the beginning, their loved ones would still be with them.
Therein lies the fraud. Clinics such as these ARE truly about the money and they take heartless advantage of people literally gasping for their last breath. Tens of thousands of dollars are needed for these clinics (who can't even maintain clean water) and when someone dies, more tens of thousands of dollars are needed to transport bodies home.
I'm angry and I'm bitter. I know that what we have isn't enough. However, snakeoil is not the answer.