I wanted to just say this on Twitter, but I couldn’t narrow it down to 140 characters. Maybe writing it out will allow me to condense it.
I know someone who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. He noticed some strange bruising, and he went to the doctor. Doctors tell him he has leukemia, transfer him to a big city hospital and begin treatment. Prior to the treatment, he felt fine except for the weird bruising. Midway through “treatment” and he has a multitude of physical issues that are preventing him from having the energy or ability to speak, eat, or walk around. They are now at the stage of treatment where they back off the medicine and they say he is slowly starting to feel better.
So, my question is this: What just happened? He feels fine. Receives treatment, feels awful. Treatment is ending, and he begins to feel fine again.
Chemotherapy, I am suspicious of you. If I have a bacteria, the antibiotics don’t make me feel worse before they can heal me. They just start attacking the infection. There is a theory among food purists who believe that cancer is so profitable that the doctors have been brainwashed into thinking this is the cure. Food purists will tell you that most cancers can be cured by a diet change. (Please note, I said “most” or maybe I should even say “some”. Also, please note that I am not a food purist and cannot be held accountable for their claims. Though I do find them interesting.)