What you are about to read in this book may change your life forever.
When I was 11 years old, my brother Scott was diagnosed with terminal cancer; he was 20 at the time. His story is unique because he was one of the 150,000 individuals lucky enough to find Dr. Kelley's book One Answer to Cancer and one of the only 33,000 to actually go on the program. Today, in 1997, he is healthy, cancer-free and living in California with his wife and three children. Scott's experience changed the lives of each member of our family.
For me, the effect appeared when I was older. Around the age of 19, I began to experiment with various diets. I would cross-reference my overall sense of energy and my performances in running 10 kilometers to the diets I used, always allowing for at least 90 days between any changes. What I found should come as no surprise to anyone: When I consumed a largely uncooked vegetarian diet, eliminated alcohol consumption and drank plenty of fresh squeezed juices, my 10K running times and subsequent recovery periods were shorter than when I used a diet of more meat and cooked foods. In other words, my body worked better on simple fuels from nature.
For the greatest majority of us, we are born in perfect health. Our health and ageing process after birth is largely influenced by genetics, culture, geography and, of course, foods and liquids we consume. These things are all that distinguish who will grow to be strong and those who will be weak. Why is it some live lives of smoking and a poor diet and still live to be 90, while others are susceptible to ill health and disease with even a relatively healthy lifestyle? The fact is regardless of outward physical appearance some people will become cancer victims and some apparently likely candidates won't. It is simply human nature that some bodies are innately stronger and more resistant than others. As adult individuals we have only one variable which is in our total control: Our diets.
The difference in lifestyle which you have led and your ancestry three generations removed is remarkable. We live in a world where air pollution is a daily occurrence; we work in jobs which are demanding in time, tolerance and ability to change and adapt. We struggle to balance our career, family, spiritual, emotional, social lives. And, yet as a society we have largely failed to intelligently consider the fuel which runs this remarkable human body. Fuels which provide peak performance and keep our internal operating systems running properly.
When we are young, we feel invincible, immortal. Some of us develop habits and patterns in early adult life which prove detrimental later on. We eat too much dead food, drink too much alcohol, smoke cigarettes and take prescription drugs for any little perceived ill. Because we wrongly trust that the regulatory bodies of society will look out for our health.
Well let me tell you, in the words of a great songwriter: "I read the news today-oh boy."
Against the advice of leading doctors and scientists across the country, FDA commissioner Dr. Kessler approved the fat substitute 'Olestra' for public consumption. Doctors across the country from John Hopkins to Harvard Medical warned against the possible fall-out from introducing this synthetic fat into the American diet for reasons which have been well published in the media, (see Appendix II). Interestingly most of the warning comes from the academic side of the medical science community. Why do you suppose that is? I'll tell you:
I have believed for a long time that the American Medical Complex and the Consumer Food and Beverage Industrial Complex have little interest in the prevention of disease. It makes far better business sense to let the population eat, drink and smoke to their heart's content and then offer seemingly high tech and expensive methods for cleaning up the aftermath. In the United States, the food industry alone generates 500 billion dollars in sales: Bacon, eggs, milk, fast food franchises, soft drinks, fried food, dead food, overcooked food, sweets, treats and canned goods. We have gotten away from simple diets and become human garbage disposals. Sixty per cent of the American public is overweight. Clearly the large food conglomerates are successfully marketing to an oblivious public. After feeding your body with dead and processed foods for 20, 30, 40 years or more, things begin to run less perfectly. We have overlooked the processing energy required to digest bacon and eggs each morning, that steak in the evening and the cocktails in between. The result is the current health crisis where one in three will have cancer in their lifetimes. Not to mention heart disease.
But instead of educating the public on how our bodies function best, the medical establishment chooses instead to clean out those arteries with drugs and catheters, perform by-pass surgery or cut the problem out (or off) altogether. To be fair, the American medical community has done some wonderful things and made outstanding progress in the last 45 years. But it is simply not in their best interest to prevent disease. They are in the business of treating disease. This is where the money is. Surgery, MRI, radiation, chemotherapy, research and examinations. The doctors don't want a disease-free society any more than lawyers want a perfectly honest one.
This booklet is intended to provide an alternative view to conventional medicine in regards to 20th-Century disease...To profess prevention in healthy people and educate those who are ill. The human body is the most incredible of discoveries. Perhaps it receives so little consideration because we all get one upon entering into this life. We take it for granted until it cries out to us. Read this book and incorporate everything you can into your lifestyle. Listen to your heart and the voice within you and seek the advice of a trusted physidan. On that note, a word of caution: There are doctors who hold Dr. Kelley in high esteem and those who see him as a threat. Be prepared to encounter one or the other. The open-minded ones tend to be the former.
Finally Dr. Kelley was aggressively persecuted and oppressed during his years of treating cancer patients. His success was unparalleled in the conventional medicine. Personally, both my brother and my chiropractor went to him; both were resolved on their disease. Dr. Kelley has been forbidden to advise cancer victims and thus this book must carry with it a warning to all, that it is not intended to be a cure, but rather a program to be used in conjunction with the guidance of your own physicians' for the resolution of degenerative diseases. As the writer of this preface, I can say that the truth of Dr. Kelley's paradigm is both preventive and healing. I wish you God's speed and hope that the truth will set you free.
Vancouver, British Columbia March, 1997