Cancer Quotes for You

October marches on, and in keeping with Cancer Awareness Month, I bring you the following quotes mostly from M.D.s about cancer, its treatment and the AMA & FDA’s consistent effort to keep non-toxic and effective solutions away from Americans so as not to disrupt their monopoly on its “treatment” of cancer.

“One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedent of chemical therapy over nutrition. It’s a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation.”
Dr. Royal Lee, 1951

“Chemotherapy is a marvelous opportunity for rampant deceit.
So much money is there to be made.”
Dr. George Lundberg, JAMA Editor

“The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal.
The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be.”
Dr. Allen Greenburg

“I’ve heard of cancer politics, but I’ve never seen anything like this in my entire life. In fact, I wouldn’t believe it, if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.” “Everybody’s afraid. Fear is overriding scientific inquiry and the ability to let the audience to make up its mind.” “The whole set-up (National Cancer Institute & American Cancer Society)
is a farce and a fraud.”
Joseph Gold, MD, Director, Syracuse Cancer Research Institute, March 1981.

“Despite the fact that billions of dollars and untold resources have been devoted to cancer research, conventional medicine has failed in its’ “war on cancer.” This is because cancer is not a ‘thing,’ an enemy, that has invaded our bodies but rather the body’s incredible effort to protect us. Cancer, like all “diseases,” are efforts of the body to re-establish homeostasis” (balance)
Dr. Thomas Lodi, MD 2015

“I and many other Members of Congress have received a large volume of mail from individuals…benefited from Laetrile treatments, who believe the Government is party to a conspiracy to suppress an inexpensive, non-toxic and effective anti-cancer drug. public confidence in our Government has not been strengthened by the highly unusual actions of the FDA in first advising…that clinical studies with Laetrile could be initiated and then terminating this authorization…”
“In light of the tremendous sums of money that have been spent with relatively little productivity…, I find it very surprising that the NCI (Nationa Cancer Institute- Todays American Cancer Society) has not sought on its initiative to do further animal testing with this drug which apparently has shown some activity in the tests sponsored by the McNaughton Foundation.”
US Congressman L.H. Fountain (in a letter to HEW Secretary), 1971.

“We must admit that we have never fought the homeopath on matters of principle.
We fought them because they came into our community and got the business.”
Dr. J.N. McCormack, AMA, 1903

Pre-Einstein era medicine

Pre-Einstein era medicine

Consider taking the time to investigate further as you deserve to know the truth. Wander through my previous writings to learn more, have a great fall weekend, share as you like and Be Well!

Freedom Through Forgiveness

Maybe they spoke cruelly to you or caused any level of physical or emotional pain. Perhaps you were on the receiving end of abuse of any and every kind. Maybe the pain comes from one or many omissions of affection, love, security, acknowledgement, kindness, or maybe their failure to forgive you.

Making it to the point you have in your life experiences of all kinds have you had, and some of them stick with us for a lifetime both the “good” and the “bad”. Other than perhaps while drinking, drugging, sexing, shopping, eating, working, etc. the memories remain and sometimes so do the feelings.

We are allowed to forgive those who have wronged us no matter the level of their interaction with us. The action of forgiveness in no way excuses the behaviours of the person/s but rather frees you from being tethered to them in an unhealthy fashion mentally and emotionally.

If you are holding onto a resentment or many of them against people or institutions consider how freeing it will finally be to release them with love or at least no more hate, anger, or resentment. Have as many resentments as you wish, but they will never serve you.

Anytime you have forgiven, and that same resentment pops back into your mind, this is normal, give them to God or the universe in words or thoughts and remind yourself that you have already released them for good. You are welcome to remain victimized, and that is your right. However, it will never serve you as well as being empowered and moving forward untethered to the pains of old.

May love be in abundance in your life, may you forgive yourself as well in allowing yourself to move forward from this day. Sometimes charity starts at home and who are we not to forgive ourselves. Enjoy your weekend and Be Well!

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Lifetime Friendships

I wanted to share with you a friend of mine that was one of those people who always made you feel welcomed. I was fortunate enough to speak at his memorial service along with a few of his friends from Tuskegee and have liberated a good deal of it here today and on we go.

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Clarence Laudrec Shivers was born in 1923 and grew up in the city of St. Louis. As a child Clarence shoveled coal from the back of his dad’s coal delivery truck and was orphaned at 16. Although he had no real intention of joining the military one day he decided to take the entrance exam and passed with very high numbers and was offered a position within the Tuskegee Experiment, so he focused, excelled and graduated at the top of his class in 1944 of the 332nd Fighter Group.

He then went on to instruct other pilots both black and white in the Pacific. After twenty years he retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and began to focus on his life-long passion, art. After receiving his degree from Bradley University and landing in Spain with his wife Peggy he began to create paintings that would become treasures for them that own them. They left Spain and moved to Colorado Springs. It was in less than a year later that I first met Clarence. I was thirteen, and we had moved right next door to the man who would become my friend, teacher, excellent role-model, and second father.

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He used to tell me stories of what it was like to be black and working to defend his country in the 1940’s and yet he was treated worse than the prisoners on the base. He had to walk on base behind yellow lines and could not step into many of the white only buildings on base and in town. He encountered racism and bigotry almost every day but knew it was simply ignorance and did his best not to focus on it. He never seemed bitter to me but more disappointed that people at the time were so backward. He was proud of his race and had a love for others in it to do well in life. He believed that we were each responsible for our destiny and since he was able to make himself into a man to aspire to, that all others could do it if they chose to put in the work, effort, and persistence to make it happen.

Did I mention that he could sing and whistle as good as any professional? Often I would hear him next door working out in the garage or yard and whistling some beautiful melody. His wife Peggy is an opera singer and singing Christmas songs at their piano with them was a highlight for me. The last time I sang with Clarence was in a cemetery out in East Texas for a family gathering one very hot summer day in 2005. I would start in on an old Nat King Cole tune, and he would simply join in. We laughed a great deal that weekend and I longed for times when we were younger and had more time together.

Clarence had great woodworking tools and taught me how to use many of them. When he was commissioned by the Miller Brewing company to create calendars for black history month, I helped him cut the boards and paint the base coats on the originals. When in the late 80’s he was commissioned to sculpt the Tuskegee Airman memorial that now stands at the US Air Force Academy he invited me to work with the clay on the original so that my fingers work would be on it also.

Lt Col Clarence L. Shivers

He would always laugh and tell stories of how I would follow him around like a puppy dog always wanting to talk or do things with him. He would also brag about the fact that the wooden deck we built onto the front of his house was still standing after some 20 years. He sold me one of the best cars I ever owned; it was a brown 1974 Datsun 260Z. He helped me create one of the first base boxes ever built, for the back of the Z. He taught me how to tip the right people to make things happen quicker. He also talked to me about life and girls. I recall one day in particular when I had used an unkind word to describe a girl. He pointed out to me that the term I used was not accurate and gave me a new perspective on how I viewed girls from that day forward.

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As a young adult I moved away from Clarence and Peggy finding my way back to Texas and also to New York but remained in contact and spent time with them several times over the years and I watched as my buddy Clarence begin to lose his short-term memory and his essence began to fade. I would get a kick out of telling him on a phone call the next time I was going to be in for a visit several times, as he would forget he asked. It told me he was looking forward to seeing me, and he was always smiles and laughs when we were together.

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Christmas shopping with Clarence for Peggy as he got older was always an adventure, and I was always was so very proud and grateful to be his friend. Most recently we would go to lunch or dinner and he always really enjoyed how the food tasted. The last time I saw him, he handed me a Commandant of Cadets’ medallion from the USAF Academy, and he would not let me give it back to him. I have that here with me, a physical connection to him. He and Peggy were role models for me growing up. They simply loved me for who I was and were always on my side. Going through life and its many changes I always found acceptance, kindness and understanding with them over the years.

Clarence found it hard to believe I had grown taller than he.

Clarence found it hard to believe I had grown taller than he.

Back in 1993, they started the Shivers African-American Historical and Cultural Collection at the Pikes Peak Library District that lives on and has grown ever since. His handsome face is part of the Black Americans in Flight mural that is at the St. Louis Airport. His paintings and sculptures are collected by art collectors & museums across the globe. One of his works was featured in the feature film “A piece of the action” with Sidney Poitier. His last few paintings were of a spiritual nature are featured here and are some of his finest works.

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He & Peggy were also involved in bringing Jazz legends to the Rockies as well as supporting local youths. For him to pass during black history month is fitting as he is an incredible part of their history and will be forever present in the future. Aside from his wife and children I think Clarence was most fond of his statue of the Tuskegee Airman that stands at the US Air Force Academy. He will always live in our memories and his works of art, and I will miss him for all of my days.

Enjoy your weekend, share this all you like and Be Well!

On Love

Many moons ago I worked with a fellow named Bob Bell who was twice my age and would share various bits of information on life with me and one day while talking about relationships he wrote down the following poem for me. I found the original yesterday made a few adjustments and wanted to share the poem with you.

Made Over
She had seen him and she liked him; He was single- so was she;
She grew interested in him- such a case you often see.
He reciprocated promptly, and it gratified the maid-

In a thousand modest manners her delight the maid displayed.
He was certain that he pleased her, to the turning of a hair,
And was sure that e’en his failings seemed to her as virtues rare.
But within her heart the maiden softly murmured, day and night,
“With a little making-over he’d be exactly right.”

Week by week the two kept meeting; day by day their friendship grew;
Each was certain that the other had a loyal heart and true.
He was sure she was perfection, sure she thought the same of him,
and the trust he thought she carried kept the man in moral trim.

His belief in her perfections made him ask the maid to wed,
And she gave no hint of doubting in the tender “Yes” she said.
Yet this thought was interwoven with her new-found loves delight:
“With a little making over he would be exactly right.”

They were wed. She made him over. He’s another chap to-day;
But in lopping off his failings other things were cut away.
He has lost the faults she censured, but the scars are plain to see,
And she’d like to have him back again just like he used to be.

For she learned a costly lesson: That when God has made a man
He is founded, framed and finished on a pretty careful plan.
And this one-time maiden murmurs in her sorrow, day and night:
“If I hadn’t made him over he would be exactly right.”
Strickland W. Gillilan

This poem could certainly apply to the opposite gender, and you will find some truth in it. I learn things from many people along the way and am grateful. Reminds me of the adage “If you’re having a hard time being grateful for the things you have then try being grateful for the things you don’t have that you don’t want.” No matter, enjoy the poem, feel free to share, have a great weekend and Be Well!

LOVE

LOVE