Knockout Cancer

Knockout Cancer

Julian Whitaker, MD

Ladies and gentlemen, be sure your tray tables are in the upright and locked position and your seatbelt is securely fastened across your lap. Now brace yourself! Suzanne Somers is blasting off with another blockbuster book on health and modern medicine: Knockout. This time she takes aim at the horrors of cancer treatment and interviews several physicians with alternatives to the “accepted practice.”

A Flawed Paradigm

Suzanne, the physicians featured in the book, and I are in raging agreement on one thing: Our current approach to treating cancer doesn’t work. It is following the wrong paradigm, and as long as it follows this paradigm, it will always be the festering sore on human culture that it is today. The current approach to cancer defines insanity: Let’s do the same thing over and over again and expect different results!

In 1882, William Halsted began performing the first radical mastectomies on women with breast cancer. This operation removed the breast, the muscles of the chest wall, and the lymph nodes under the arms. It was intended, obviously, to remove all cancer cells. Dr. Halsted never reported on the actual results of this procedure, but it made so much sense and was so logical that it ushered in a paradigm that has held sway for more than a century: To successfully treat cancer, you must “purge the body of cancer—get it all.”

In addition to extensive surgical procedures, the last hundred years have seen the rapid and widespread development of radiation and chemotherapy—additional methods used to purge the body of cancer.

Current Treatments Ineffective

In spite of trillions of dollars spent doing and researching the same thing, the death rate from cancer hasn’t dropped appreciably in over 100 years. Yet the paradigm continues to hold sway. You see, paradigms are strongly held beliefs that requireno proof of validity and are immune to proof that they are nonsense. Therefore, this failed paradigm of finding newer and better ways to purge the body of cancer cells persists—not because it’s ultimately going to work, but because it’s supported by trillions of dollars of vested interests, with huge amounts of power.

The entire world knows that the current treatments for cancer don’t work. If they did, why is everyone so afraid of cancer? I’ll tell you why. You know that if you are diagnosed with cancer and undergo traditional therapy that will leave you a physical wreck, your likelihood of surviving is slim. Consequently, you’re terrified—and fear takes the place of thinking. You undergo conventional therapy anyway, hoping that for you, it will work, and that you will be one of the few “lucky ones.”

Blinded by the Paradigm

Those who are most blinded by the paradigm—and therefore think the least—are those who should know better: conventional oncologists. Their own literature proves that purging the body of cancer cells does not work. But like robots, they do the same thing over and over with nary a thought.

This is understandable. Conventional oncologists are trained. This is a euphemism for learning to do exactly as they’re told. They are programmed. Deviation is not allowed, so don’t even think about it.

If they are at it long enough, they rise through the hierarchy of oncology and become authority figures. Authority figures have absolutely nothing to gain by thinking, and certainly not by questioning the validity of what they are doing. If there is one thing that can destroy the position of an authority figure, it is for him to go off the reservation. This is so obvious that it does not need any further explanation. But why don’t you test it?

If you’re being treated for cancer by a conventional oncologist, ask him if you should take some nutritional supplements that may help you tolerate the ravages of his prescribed therapy. What is he (or most oncologists) going to say? You already know. His response doesn’t require a thought. It’s simply a reflex that protects the paradigm. You will likely be criticized for even posing the question.

Nutritional Supplements Should Be Given

Charles Simone, MD, a practicing oncologist, has written several books and scientific papers citing hundreds of studies involving thousands of patients that show that a broad range of nutritional supplements—especially antioxidants—not only protect patients from the ravages of chemo and radiation therapy, but are consistently associated with improved outcomes. The non-thinking naysayers are, in my opinion, doing harm to their patients who are too weakened and frightened to resist. This is exactly the behavior you don’t want in your doctor.

Now, ask yourself this question: If your oncologist can be so obviously wrong about taking a few vitamins, why in the world should you trust him with the far more dangerous and noxious cancer therapies at his disposal?

Over the past 30 years, we at Whitaker Wellness have been treating patients with cancer. We do not claim to treat or cure cancer. We state only that we treat patients with cancer. Our treatment approaches for these patients aren’t so different from our approach for patients who have decided not to have angioplasty or bypass. Like the “re-plumbing” of bypass and angioplasty, the purging therapy for treating cancer is, in general, a failure. So our patients are treated with therapies that enhance the body’s capacity to cure itself. It is often astounding what happens when you simply provide therapies that improve health.

Knockout Offers Options

Suzanne Somers’ book Knockout, which I had the pleasure of writing the foreword to, is a knockout. Get it, read it, and while you are reading—think! This courageous woman with no medical education has done more to stimulate true progress in the treatment of cancer than all of the oncologists over the last 100 years combined.

Enlightenment is close. The truth will out.


  • Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer—And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place by Suzanne Somers (Crown Publishing, 2009) is available in bookstores and online.
  • For information on becoming a patient at the Whitaker Wellness Institute, call (866) 944-8253.

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