I quote below from https://www.cancertutor.com/andy-harrell/
Just wanted to email you and thank you for a simply wonderful, thorough, and informative website! Using the information, I was able to cure my cancer in 12 days using baking soda and a plant-based diet while cutting out meat, dairy, alcohol, and all sugars.
I saw my oncologist yesterday to officially cancel my appointment for more brachytherapy and this was her reaction to my PSA drop from 5.29 to 0.65 in 4 weeks! She was very impressed and confirmed that with current PSA level of less than 2 and two consecutive massive drops that equals no detectable cancer in the prostate. She said the only sure way to tell is another biopsy but with the presence of cancer would be so small it would be unlikely to show any cancer from the 12 samples they would collect and even if it did show anything the massive progression of PSA downward would mean it was insignificant anyhow and clearly reducing.
When she saw the blood results dropped 5.29 to 1.73 to 0.65, her eyebrows went skyward and she exclaimed, “It’s a miracle.” I went on to explain about the lifestyle changes and she began to make notes about everything on her computer, rapidly typing all the detail of what I did.
She immediately wrote her email down and said, “Please promise to send this to me; it is very important!” She finished by asking me to return on the 10th of November with another PSA test taken a week previously from the doctor and said that she will watch the video (she speaks perfect English). She also said she would discuss my case with all her oncologist buddies — especially the way that diet plays no part in their current advice.
So, all in all, a very positive visit and I was amazed at the eagerness the information and results were enthusiastically received. She said she is looking forward to my next PSA result — and I said that makes two of us!
— Andy Harrell
First, we do not know what “officially cancel my appointment for more brachytherapy ” that is “more brachytherapy” indicates that some have already occurred and perhaps more other kind of radiation and if those interventions have had delayed, prolonged … effects on the present result? Hormone therapy? And, the 12 days change of diet had “the straw that broke the cancers back”-effect? NB, this does not exclude that this patient report is of no interests! In stead, we always fight with this problem – what single intervention have on effect when there is normal in clinical settings that not just one intervention is done while other variables are under “no change control” – that is reductionistic research, which has often little with real world to do – important in real basic research but not (mostly) when it concerns real world clinical (or not) problems! Especially such related to biopsychosocial cultural lifestyle diseases and mental problem which are known to vary in a varying degree between and sometimes within individuals over time (and sometimes also) over situations.
Second, we do not know anything about a (in the traditional “sense”) placebo effect, which, at least I, regard as probably almost a part of any kind of intervention as e.g. diet, which also is dependent on individuals´ variation! AS we do not have any measure or the like of placebo, we cannot conclude with certainness that in the case above the diet really was the main reason for the changes! But, as we here are concerned with clinical and ideographical aspects we can not just say “no empirical evidence support” while we methodological and technological as well as knowledge based shortcomings will not be able to provide sufficient data for such an argument! So, do we try to met real worlds extremely complex biopsychosocial-cultural-political demands or just refer to reductionistic scientific clinical shortcomings!
Third, we do not know in the text describing the great result (to be congratulated!) the nature of the clinical “picture” as severity, Gleason number and other traditional measures, how long time since diagnosis and estimated on-set as well personal characteristics, e.g. earlier somatic and mental dysfunctions, which can influence direct or indirect, especially estimated epigenic factors/processes.
Forth, important to be careful with any kind of generalization of such results. It can be argued that research on diet and cancer indicate influence on how we can prevent and treatment partly with diet, where research on turmeric is the most well investigated and at east for me, enough knowledge to use as also the more traditional in terms of avoid processed food, “sugar”, too much food as well as consider autophagy. What concerns me is that obviously (or I missed it) turmeric is not mentioned in the case described by the patient him selves – which is in it self interesting but had needed some assistance by his referred physician/oncologist! The reason why turmeric “earn” this position (my many including me) refers to is discussed elsewhere at this website.
As I above discussed, it is really a break-through in research on diet and cancer including how epigenetics in general (not only via diet) also play a crucial role! So my critic above is more of being careful how we present results in direct or indirect generalizing ways as well as remember that placebo is not well understood and (probably most of the time) influence conclusions of case data. Given this caution, we can consider case results and extrapolate such data into our knowledge base as critical interesting information to elaborate and incorporate with our personal precognitive and cognitive database.
Probably I will critical read what I wrote above and make corrections.
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