~ by Jo Jordan
Yehuda Ben-Asher, MD, is a fifty-year-old surgeon with a background in naturopathy. He has what he calls “an urgent commitment to the holistic approach towards fighting pancreatic cancer.” He has dedicated his life to developing a “chemotherapy-free style” of cancer treatment.
In spite of being born into a family with a strong genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer – his father and four of his brothers and sisters died from the disease – Dr. Ben-Asher believes that general health and certain environmental factors ultimately determine whether or not pancreatic cancer will develop.
Ben-Asher had a history of multiple skin cancers. When he was tested for signs of pancreatic cancer, the results indicated cancerous cells in his blood; pancreas, liver, and lymph abnormalities; and a tendency to bladder and pancreatic cancer.
Believing that conventional medicine regards disease as an external process, while holistic medicine views it as an effect of internal imbalance, Ben-Asher resolved to use only holistic means to reduce his risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
Even though, notes Ben-Asher, illness is experienced in processes such as fever, swelling, phlegm, pus, and tumor development, these symptoms, he says, are beneficial as long as we respond to them correctly.
He believes the goal of treatment ought to be early diagnosis and treatment, and notes that colonoscopic cytology studies demonstrate that pancreas cancers can be present up to ten years before they are detectable via radiological means.
Ben-Asher’s treatment of pre-cancer and cancer patients includes the following:
- Replenishing the body with minerals, vitamins, and caloric energy via nutrition
- Cleansing the body of wastes and toxins
- Re-establishing organ function
- Re-establishing the body’s natural structural alignment and energetic flow
- Increasing the body’s oxygen content
He notes that though conventional medicine has decades of experience and experimentation with chemotherapy and other conventional cancer therapies under its belt, long-term cures remain elusive.