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Alive and Well: One Doctor's Experience With Nutrition in the Treatment of Cancer Patients Paperback – October 1, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0912986173 ISBN-10: 0912986174

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: American Media (October 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912986174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912986173
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A superb story of one doctor's fight for the right to practice medicine in accordance with one's own conscience, and not with mainstream practices of drugs, surgery, and radiation.

About the Author

Dr. Philip E. Binzel has been practicing medicine for over forty years. He is a graduate of the Medical School at St. Louis University in Missouri and did his internship at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1955 he entered Family Practice in Washington Court House, Ohio, where he currently resides.

In 1974 he began to investigate the role of nutrition in human disorders and began to incorporate that knowledge into his medical practice. Based on personal experience, he developed a highly effective protocol for the treatment of a wide range of disorders, including cancer. This led him into conflict with mainstream medicine and he has been forced to fight for the right to practice medicine in accordance with his conscience.

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This is an enjoyable read if you suffer from cancer, or know someone who does.
bunezuela
It is very easy to understand and includes enough data so as to be more than simply a "rah, rah" book.
M. Brainard
Dr Binzel tells us in this book his story of 400 cancer patients he treated with vitamin B17.
Guy Denutte

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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By David Bennett VINE VOICE on June 19, 2000
After frequenting alternative medicine newsgroups, which are full of "cancer cure" vendors, it's nice to see a book that is written with a large degree of humility. Dr. Binzel has, for many years, used the controversial chemical "laetrile" to treat cancer. The first 96 pages are stories of his legal struggles and court appearances (including a few major newsworthy cases in which he was called to witness to the efficacy of laetrile). In some ways his run-ins with the state read like a good novel. While a very conservative company publishes the book, I (a moderate) did not find any grand conspiracy theories.
The last 40 pages are devoted to his controversial approach (diet, laetrile, enzymes, Vitamin A, etc) and his results using his therapy. He even includes photos of some of his success cases. The results are clinical data and are thus not considered as scientifically valid as a randomized test. However, his statistics suggest that he is onto something. For instance, his five year survival rates for metastasized cancers (cancers that have spread throughout the body) are impressive at 60%. His results for primary tumors are higher at an 80% 5 year survival rate. However it is important to remember that his data have not been published scientifically and thus have not been peer-reviewed. However his statistics do show that the laetrile-metabolic approach should not be characterized as "completely worthless." I would say to read this with an open, yet critical mind (as all non-fiction should be read). Anybody who has read the popular 70s book, "Laetrile Case Histories," will see an immediate similarity between that book and, "Alive and Well." In some ways this is the "Laetrile Case Histories" for the new millenium.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By bunezuela on December 12, 2004
What if there was an medical doctor with an outstanding nutritional program for cancer? Would the FDA try to squelch the doctor's findings and try to prevent him from practicing? Cancer treatment is a huge industry for big pharmaceutical companies and cancer treatment centers. Would they go out of business if there was a simple, nutritional protocol with excellent results against cancer? What if simple nutritional methods to nourish the body's own immune system and prevent cancer's spread are much better than the expensive, toxic radiation and high-priced proprietary toxic chemo drugs dispensed at today's oncology centers? What if the cancer drug your doctor dispenses depends on which drug company's pharmaceutical rep takes him out to lunch? This book tells you that "what if," in detail, and in real life. It details various government agencies' attempts to harass Dr. Binzel through "enforcers" and the legal system. Binzel presents an astonishing record of 85% 5-year survival among his patients with primary cancer and 60% survival for those with metastatic cancer. These results can't be verified, because of the privacy of his patients' medical records. But some of the survivors agreed to let their names and medical histories be released, and they are shown in this book. The book also shows you the 3-part treatment system Binzel used - 1. Vitamins and enzymes, 2. vegetarian diet, and 3. nitrocilides, or vitamin B17, which is found in everyday foods like millet, lentils, alfalfa sprouts, garbanzo beans and apple seeds. This is an enjoyable read if you suffer from cancer, or know someone who does. It is not the promise of a cure. The basic idea is to support and enhance your body's own natural defenses against cancer.Read more ›
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Paul Sappington on November 2, 2002
Many of the pro-Laetrile works that I have read were written by private citizens and laymen, and as a result one would say that these were not qualified to make claims. And such accusations have been made.
Now we have hard evidence in favor of Laetrile from a MEDICAL DOCTOR! Finally! A qualified source since Dr. Ernst Krebs' initial discovery has been found. A must read to accompany World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 30, 2000
Dr. Binzel backs up the information found in "World Without Cancer" with actual case histories and results.
For those that think that Laetrile is the only component in cancer treatment, this book shows why, and how, cancer needs to be treated - a combination of vitamins, diet and laetrile.
Actual programs used to achieve 82% success rates in treating primary cancer, and 65% in treating metastates cancer, show you the vast difference between "orthodox" cancer treatment, with success rates of less than 10%, to this "un-approved" treatment.
Most definitely something you want to share with your friends.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Julie Anderson on October 13, 2007
Fabulous book! I am a cancer patient, and this is my favorite book (of about 15) of alternative cancer treatments. It gives so much hope, is an easy read, and seems to be very credible- important when one's life hangs in the balance! I can get all of the recommended supplements (especially vitamins B-15 and B-17) on-line and another book, Treating Cancer Through Nutrition (more scholarly), lists nutritional doctors state by state. One other book I'd recommend is Outsmart Your Cancer (hopeful, easy read)- it has info on many alternative treatments. I'm ordering my third copy of this book, as I give many of mine away to newly diagnosed, terrified people. I'm also ordering Dr. Lorraine Day's videos- look for a future review.
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