This letter was sent to over a dozen newspapers and radio stations in March, 2000
Like so many others, I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the untimely, tragic death of Canadian Olympic Gold Medal, Curling Champion, Sandra Schmirler. My sincere condolences to her husband and two daughters.
At the same time, I was feeling very angry and upset because Sandra Schmirler died a senseless, needless, premature death!
She was betrayed by the doctors she trusted, who are still practicing medicine from the "Dark Ages." Their only solution to cancer is to "cut" (surgery), "burn" (radiation), or "poison" (chemotherapy). As difficult as this may be to accept, Sandra Schmirler died because she was subjected to barbaric treatments, not because of the cancer in her body. In her own words, "Because they didn't know the type of cancer, they hit me with everything. You name it. They hit me with it."
With the knowledge I have gained, after recovering from my own lengthy illness, I am in a better position now to help others to improve their health and quality of life, so that they can truly enjoy an abundant life. I am simply thrilled to discover at the age of 41 that I can control my health simply by how I live and what I eat. It is sad that it took me this long and having to experience a number of physical problems before I learned that I could actually eliminate sickness and live free of disease if I would simply obey God's natural laws concerning my body.
They say, "ignorance is bliss." The true nature of sickness and disease is unknown to many, including the vast majority of our medical professionals. Once the true nature of sickness is known, sickness is really not a mystery. It is truly exciting to know that health can almost always be restored without drugs, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery by simply applying God's natural laws. We all need to take personal responsibility and accountability (which we usually shy away from) and stop blaming someone or something else for all of our problems. Please do not misunderstand me. I do believe that doctors have their place and do provide many much-needed services. In fact, many people would not be alive today if it were not for the knowledge and skillful surgeries performed by many doctors; however, there is definitely something lacking when it comes to treating and curing sickness and disease.
In this area, I have come to the conclusion (along with many others), that in terms of illness and disease, the answer is a simple - "cause and effect." We are sick because we are putting the wrong substances (which God never intended) into our bodies, then we
run to medical doctors, as we have been programmed, hoping he/she can help us with the magic pill. Man always thinks that he can do better than God and has invented all kinds of treatments, potions, poisons, pills, drugs, chemotherapy, radiation etc. and if we can't fix it, then let's cut it out.
The truth is that disease can only be cured by the self-healing mechanism inside your body (which is the same self-healing mechanism on the outside, which is evident when you watch a cut heal itself). Drugs never cure disease. They only change the form or location of the problem. All of our man-made drugs have side effects, which is a nice way of saying, "other illnesses caused by drugs." A cursory glance through a physician's CPS will convince anyone of this as they read the long lists of devastating side effects caused by every drug.
Drugs only mask symptoms, they never cure the underlying cause of the problem. Our entire system of medicine is based upon a symptomatic approach, which NEVER gets to the root cause of the problem! A symptomatic approach can never restore normal organ function. Excising a tumour or irradiating it does not cure cancer! Nor does aspirin heal arthritis, nor insulin diabetes. The symptoms of disease have become the main problem for research, clinical work, and therapy. Medical science has eliminated the totality of the natural biological rules in the body, mostly by dividing research and practice into so many "specialties," but it was forgotten that every part is still only a piece of the entire body.
Cures for cancer have been around for fifty years or so! Cancer is a not a localized, but a systemic disease. A few years ago I read an excellent book entitled, "A Cancer Therapy - Results of Fifty Cases," by Max Gerson, M.D. In his book, Dr. Gerson explains the underlying ideas and proves his theories by the results he obtained. Dr. Gerson used his diet and nutritional approach to cure the most advanced cancer cases imaginable, (many people did not respond to conventional managements and were given up for dead.) At the Gerson clinic today, they are curing the "incurables." Out of thirty years of clinical experimentation, he arrived at some then-radical concepts:
. Diet has a considerable effect on almost all diseases
. The human body can heal itself given the appropriate nutrients
. Any effective treatment for degenerative disease must treat the whole person
. People with serious illnesses must help their body detoxify
While these ideas sound sensible today, they were almost blasphemous in the 1940's and 50's. Dr. Gerson was eulogized by Albert Schweitzer, who said, "I see in him one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine." I am convinced that we do not have a health-care system in this country, we have a disease-care system!
We have been brainwashed into believing that we can put any man-made, manufactured, processed, canned, bottled, packaged or boxed food (all dead foods) into our bodies with no consequences and without compromising the integrity of this marvellous system. Wrong!
When it comes to what we put into our bodies for nourishment and sustainability, we can choose to nourish our bodies with the LIVE foods that God designed for this purpose (live raw fruits and vegetables) or we can choose what the world and commercial interests parade before us every day. We need "living" food to nourish the 100 trillion living cells in our bodies! God made marvellous bodies and he turned that body over to each one of us to nurture and care for it, i.e., to be good stewards or caretakers of that body.
As simple as this sounds, if we give our bodies the right fuel, the right building blocks at cellular level, the body will heal itself! Cooking all of our food kills it! For example, if you take a carrot from the garden, cut the top off and put it in a saucer of water, the top will grow. Now if you take another carrot, but this time cook it first, then cut the top off and place it in the saucer, you will see that it doesn't grow. Why? Because you killed it! NO living cells, NO living enzymes, it's dead. We are a nation of people with full bellies, but we are dying from malnutrition!
All degenerative diseases stem from a poor diet, unhealthy colon, impure water, impure air, lack of cell exercise, inadequate rest and a poor mental attitude. The result is the progressive, long-term build-up of toxins (poisons) in the body. I agree with Dr. Lorraine Day, MD (who healed herself of massive invasive breast cancer and was given 4 months to live) when she says that, "Diseases don't just happen" (see her tumor, www.drday.com ). People need to learn how IGF-1, a naturally occurring powerful growth hormone in milk and dairy products, is responsible for the proliferation of every major human cancer. (Examine the scientific evidence at www.notmilk.com ).
Cancer is Big Bu$ine$$ today. Could you imagine what would happen to this industry if they went public with a cure? The problem is that researchers are looking in the wrong places for the magic "cure." How many millions and millions of dollars annually have to be spent? And every year we are told that they are getting closer, "maybe next year," "maybe in ten years," "maybe in 20 years."
They have given over a 100 different names to cancer depending on what part of the body it is located, but all cancers are simply runaway cells, cells which are multiplying out of control. All of us have these kinds of cells in our bodies constantly, since our cells are dying and reproducing every second and sometimes they get out of whack, so when our immune system is functioning properly, it recognizes these
maverick cells for what they are and destroys them and spits them out. However, when our immune system is not functioning properly and when we have loaded our bodies with more toxins than our immune system can handle, then we develop cancer. No mystery.
In fact, tumours are merely pockets of toxins and maverick cells our body is trying to contain and eliminate, but there are no resources to draw on, so the toxins (poisons) are winning. Cancer literally feeds on animal fats and proteins (all meat products), which create a very acidic environment in the body. Cancer thrives in an acid environment. Any good oncologist will tell you this!
When people stop putting the wrong kinds of foods (fuel) into their bodies (along with a host of other poisons like white refined sugar, salt, dairy products, white flour and white pastas which simply plug up our intestines), detoxify their bodies and then re-build the tissues and organs with a pure vegetarian diet, tumors will simply dissolve and go away. (When we were kids, we used to make glue from white flour and water, so imagine what these nutrient-deficient white flour products do in the 50 feet of your intestines). If a person does not smoke or eat animal products or consume sugar, their chances of ever developing cancer are practically nil!
But what does one do after he/she develops cancer? The medical profession's approach is to cut, burn and poison (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy). The fact is that chemo or radiation simply kills both good and bad cells! Radiation destroys the body's ability to make white blood cells, thus further compromising the immune system. The doctors are hoping that there will be enough of your immune system left in order to recover. Then if that happens they tell you that the cancer is in remission. There is no such thing as a "safe" dose of radiation. All radiation is harmful. Cutting, burning and poisoning only deal with the symptoms....not the original cause!
Any successful approach to complete wellness must deal with the cause of the problem rather than merely the symptoms. The cause of almost all cancers is improper diet and lifestyle. This is why those who are lucky enough to live through the treatments usually see the cancer coming back again. Why? Because only the symptoms were dealt with, not the cause. If the body is not thoroughly cleansed by a good detoxification program and flooded with live cell-building food (BarleyMax) to flush accumulated toxins out of the body, then it is only a matter of time before the toxins overload and overtake your body again.
Take diabetes as another example. Adult-onset diabetes (which is on the increase) is usually not caused by a pancreas that is malfunctioning, but by the eating of animal products which coat the cells with cholesterol, thereby preventing the insulin from reaching the insulin receptors in the cells. It is this same fat diet that causes the diabetic to develop other problems like blindness, glaucoma and circulation problems (especially in their feet).
Do you think that the dairy industry will tell you that an eight-ounce glass of skim milk (low fat so-called) has the cholesterol equivalent of three slices of bacon! Remove the animal and dairy products from the diet, nourish the body with raw fruits and vegetables, vegetable juices (especially carrot), take the perfect green juice, like BarleyMax, and the blood sugar problem will simply disappear.
The sad reality is that most folks take better care of their cars than their bodies. "Oh, I don't use that grade of gas" or "no, I only use the best oil in my baby." So we fill our bodies with crud and instead of changing the oil and flushing the system, we top-up dirty oil during our entire lifetime, then we wonder why the engine parts are wearing down and why we are all so sluggish and dying prematurely.
I could share literally thousands of testimonies with you about people who are healing themselves from all kinds of cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, MS, arthritis, insulin dependent diabetes, migraines, Alzheimer's and on and on, by something as simple as diet and lifestyle changes. When we stop the abuse and give our bodies the proper tools, the proper building materials at cellular level (raw fruits, vegetables, and vegetable juices like BarleyMax), the body can often perform that which truly borders on the miraculous.
My friend, there is a solution to the almost overpowering problem of disease, drugs, hospitals, surgery, astronomically high medical expenses and premature deaths. Many doctors are beginning to become familiar with the principles of health and the simple natural laws that God established, and they are sharing this knowledge with others and the message is growing every day.
The ignorance of doctors is understandable when you realize that they receive on average only one to five hours of study in nutrition. They only know what they have been taught. And they do not have the time to read other information outside of their respected journals of medicine. In fact, many do not have the time to read their own literature (JAMA, CMAJ, NEJM, BMJ, Lancet etc). Many are not very supportive of this message. Why? Because there are no profits to be had (especially by the large pharmaceutical companies) by recommending diet and lifestyle changes. But the truth keeps marching on. They say that truth usually goes through three stages.
First it is ridiculed, then it is violently opposed and then finally, it is accepted as matter of fact, common sense. I believe that we, as a nation, are just entering the third phase. We are recognizing what the standard North American diet (SAD) is doing to us.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine said, "Disease is to be cured naturally, by man's own healing power within, the physician can only help it." He also said, "Let your food be your medicine and the best food the best medicine." Look how far we have deviated from this.
BarleyMax was so critical in my recovery that I cannot emphasize it enough. I can truly say that it literally changed my life. Most vegetables today are grown in nutrient depleted soils, so our bodies do not get the necessary vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes (so necessary for proper digestion and assimilation) that we require on a daily basis. I consider it the single, most important food that I put into my body each day. I have at least three to four tablespoons a day.
For added fiber and preventative maintenance of the colon and insurance against parasitic infestations, we use Fibercleanse. A person who is battling with a degenerative disease, such as cancer, should be taking at least three tablespoons of BarleyMax per day, besides freshly extracted organic carrot juice, by the hour.
In Psalms 139:14 we read, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made...". Science is discovering and proving the accuracy of this statement more and more everyday. When we study man's anatomy and physiology we are left in awe, - breathless - at what we behold. What is found in the DNA, the blueprint of the cell, is mindboggling! It is truly awesome! Where did it start? God programmed it all into our first parents and it has been passed down through the DNA and the RNA of every generation since then.
If we want to know how to maintain happy, healthy lives, then we must first understand how we are made, how our body is designed to heal itself, and what fuel God designed for our bodies in order to function at peak capacity. These foods created by God, as the original diet are described for us in Genesis 1:29, "And God said I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." On this diet, man lived an average of 912 years before the flood, without a single recorded instance of sickness or disease!
After the flood two significant changes were made in man's diet - meat was added and man started to cook his food. God used natural means to shorten the life span of man because of the trouble he got himself into after living such a long life (Gen.6:3). His life span started to decrease rapidly to an average of 100 years.
Today we have moved even further from God's original diet by putting more man-made toxic substances into our bodies, so that by the age of 40, the average person already has a serious physical problem. Degenerative diseases are on the increase, but remember, cancer, diabetes, heart disease etc. are not the problem itself, merely the symptoms of a deeper problem, which is simply the filling of our bellies with substances (poisons) that God never designed these bodies of ours to have to deal with. And then we further complicate the problem by trying to treat the resulting symptoms with additional poisons (drugs).
If we truly want to reverse our physical problems, then we must get back to the basics, back to the garden! We have been programmed by the "world's way" to believe that our problems are the result of some virus, germ or bacteria that attacked our innocent body or that we inherited the problem through our genes (parents, anscestors). Nothing could be further from the truth! These teachings are designed to keep us away from realizing the true cause of disease....our transgression of God's natural laws! Almost every physical problem, we experience (except for accidents), WE CREATED by simply violating natural laws established by God at creation for the sustaining of our life, health and well being.
What we need to understand if we are going to restore our bodies to excellent health is that there are no cures! The only way to restore the body to wellness is with a healthy diet and lifestyle. The only way to restore the body to wellness is to eliminate what caused the physical problem in the first place!
Sickness usually isn't God's judgment upon us nor is it simply the luck of the draw or bad luck. If we really and truly desire abundant health then we must do more than just wish, hope or pray about it. We have to take responsibility for what we put into our mouths as fuel every day!!! We can no longer afford to believe that we can waltz through this life, feast on whatever food (?) that tickles and excites our palettes, and then when sickness and disease strike, we blindly throw our hands up into the air and cry, "Why me?" "How could this happen?" "What did I do to deserve this?"
Many Canadians and Americans are realizing that the modern medical/drug, allopathic approach does not produce health, it produces wealth... but only for the medical professionals and the drug companies!
Almost every one of us knows someone who was diagnosed with cancer and went the chemotherapy, radiation, surgery route with horrible results, eventually death. Look around you at the wonderful technological age in which we live today and in spite of the billions of dollars being spent on various heart treatments, blood pressure pills, heart by-pass surgery and other heart drugs, statistics indicate that this number one silent killer is still on the increase along with all of the other major degenerative diseases.
I truly believe that God's timing is perfect. The time is ripe for a revolutionary change in the way we look at our health care and our health care system. We can experience TRUE HEALTH, but it will only come when each individual learns how to take care of their own self-healing body. The crying need today in our communities and all over this great North American nation is a HEALTH REVOLUTION, which will only be achieved through EDUCATION!
Think about it! If the people in our churches and in our nation would apply the simple, timeless principles taught in the Bible we could save thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars in medical costs. Insurance premiums would be drastically reduced as the only insurance needed would be for accidents. In the work place, productivity levels would naturally increase as healthy, active people work better and produce more and no one would be off work due to illness.
According to the February/'99 issue of Benefits Canada, "Prevention of illness represents the best way for employers to obtain a productive work force and lower costs." In this country, we spent over $80 billion dollars for health care in 1998. The cost for health care in the States in 1994 was over one trillion dollars! The tax savings alone to the medical system would be enormous and we could use those savings to eliminate the national debt!
Yes, the cat is out of the bag my friend! The secrets to abundant health are known and are being experienced by thousands of people. People need to know that they can take charge of their own body and be responsible for their own well being. It will not be long before the whole world will realize that "we are what we eat" and that "You don't have to be sick!"
If I could briefly summarize what we teach, I would say this. Life begins, is maintained and ends at the cellular level. A body is a living organism comprised of trillions of individual living cells. We must supply our cells with quality nourishment in order to obtain optimum health. Let me clarify that we do not claim to diagnose or cure anything. BarleyMax does not cure anything. All healing is accomplished within the body, by the body, in accordance with the laws of organic life and health. We educate people about biblical nutrition (Gen.1:29). We teach people (individually and through our seminars) who are suffering with ill health, that they must do three things:
1) They must stop polluting their bodies which is causing the auto-intoxication. The "five white killers" (meat/fat, dairy, white flour, white sugar, table salt) must be eliminated along with all "dead" foods.
2) They must detoxify their bodies so that they can jump-start their immune system. Bodies overloaded with toxins result in a number of symptoms (constipation, bloating, gas, poor digestion, allergies, weight gain, excessive mucous, skin problems, poor concentration, headaches, depression, body odour etc.) There are many health practitioners who relate toxins to specific diseases like cancer, cfs, fibromyalgia and many others.
The body does have a system to detoxify harmful toxins, the most important being the liver. Eliminative channels include the bowels (digestive system), kidneys, skin, lungs and the lymphatic system. When the body is doing its job and is not overburdened with toxins, the blood carries toxins to the liver, which uses enzymes to detoxify the harmful substances and then eliminates them (urine/feces).
Unfortunately, the system can only handle so many toxins and was designed to handle "natural" toxins, not to mention the man-made ones that we have to deal with today. Our body does not know how to eliminate many of the new toxins in our lives, it cannot excrete them so the body pockets them away in various parts of the body and they accumulate to harmful quantities which interfere with metabolism and this results in cancers and a host of other degenerative diseases. We teach a detox system which consists of drinking fresh, steam-distilled water, FiberCleanse clean the colon, and moderate exercise (walking) to get the fluids moving again.
3) The next step is to rebuild the cells with proper nutrition - raw fruits and vegetables, and a very important part of the program is juicing organic carrots and taking a very powerful, nutrient-packed green juice, BarleyMax. The key is "living enzymes" which are destroyed when you cook food. Juicing gets the nutrients to the blood (cell level) within five to ten minutes, bypassing the digestive process (basically, the stomach is a juicer) thus feeding the tissues and the organs very quickly.
We also teach that exercise is a very important part of cell health. In a nutshell, this is it. The bottom line is - "does it work?" This is what we practice and the results speak for themselves. This is what it's all about - RESULTS!
Sleep peacefully dear Sandra. I will do my best to try to educate others, so that they can hopefully avoid being led down the same senseless, tragic path that you (and thousands of others) were (and are) being led today.
Pastor Randy Rondeau