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Alternative Medicine Concepts
Immediately Useful Insights for Healing

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This site presents a perspective of Alternative Medicine from Ed Mass, who has worked closely for many years (and continues to do so) with Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. one of the pre-eminent, Board Certified Medical Doctors in the U.S. who practices Alternative Medicine from a unique perspective. Alternative Medicine is also called Complementary Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Biological Medicine, and Biologic Medicine. Ed also works with Dr. Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN. Dr. Rehme practices Biological Dentistry and is one of the few Dentists in the U.S. that is a CCN, Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

On this site you’ll find Alternative Medicine presented from an evidence based perspective of what has worked for many people. I encourage you to participate and provide your feedback in comments to my posts. I also encourage you to share your story in our forum. I truly think you’ll gain a significantly greater understanding of health and healing that you won’t find in either conventional medicine or other Alternative Medicine sites. (Read “Ed’s Background” from the “About Site” links in the right side bar.) Enjoy.

Burzynski The Movie – Cancer Is Serious Business

If you have, or know anyone who has or has ever had, cancer, you should know about Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. His clinic web site is here ->

His story of success in treating cancer and the attempts by the medical authorities to shut down his operation, because he was successful, is documented in a movie. Click on this link to read the story and see a trailer -> Burzynski The Movie – Cancer Is Serious Business.

Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history.

His victorious battles with the United States government were centered around Dr. Burzynski’s gene-targeted cancer medicines he discovered in the 1970’s called Antineoplastons, which have currently completed Phase II FDA-supervised clinical trials in 2009 and could begin the final phase of FDA testing in 2011–barring the ability to raise the required $300 million to fund the final phase of FDA clinical trials.

When Antineoplastons are approved, it will mark the first time in history a single scientist, not a pharmaceutical company, will hold the exclusive patent and distribution rights on a paradigm-shifting medical breakthrough.

Antineoplastons are responsible for curing some of the most incurable forms of terminal cancer. Various cancer survivors are presented in the film who chose these medicines instead of surgery, …

Filed under: Cancer,Drugs,Illness,Immune System - Feb 16 2012

My Three Point Plan For Healing


1,2,3 Setting The Stage

Getting rid of a chronic illness is the first half of ridding oneself of disease. However, that’s where most people stop.

A chronic disease is one that is long lasting or recurrent. It is often defined as lasting longer than three months or one that has developed over a period of time.

The immediate concern is to rid your body of the disease. That’s a loaded statement but not the concern of this post.

I regard ridding your body of the immediate cause of concern as just the first half of the total process. What is the “second half”?

The “Second Half”

As I studied chronic illness, I understood a very simple, logical framework of disease and healing. If you get a chronic illness, one that took some time to develop, it means that your body’s immune system broke down over time. Therefore, you need to 1) find out the causes that broke down the immune system, 2) remove those causes, and 3) build up the immune system again.

This process is what I call the “second half” of recovering from chronic illness. Without going through these steps, your chances of having some sort of recurrence of the same or another chronic illness is much greater than by going through this “second half” of the process.

Keep in mind that my terminology of the “second half” is conceptual. It is not intended to describe an amount …

Filed under: Cancer,Illness,Immune System,Nutrition - Oct 31 2007

What Are Glyconutrients?

Dr. Tom TaliaferroBy Dr. Thomas Taliaferro

Note: Glyconutrients are such an interesting subject when one talks about health that I asked Dr. Tom Taliaferro, an authority on this topic, to write an article for this blog. – Ed Mass

The Glyconutrient supplement is one of the cornerstones required for optimal health.

Have you ever wondered how the cells of your body know when to fill in the damaged area of a cut or correct any type of damage to your body?

When you eat, how does your digestive tract know which food components to absorb and send into the blood stream and which ones to allow to pass?

How do the cells in your kidneys choose the correct molecules to filter?

The cells of your body are all capable of communication and it is through the use of glyconutrients that the cells have the "alphabet" of the cellular language. This form of communication is how the trillions of cells in your body work together to create you as you are today.

Until recently medical science did not know how a cell in the body worked to restore, protect and defend itself. Doctors have always known that the body heals itself–that is self evident–but the actual mechanisms were unknown. Recent discoveries in science have found that complex combinations of sugar molecules on the outside of cells provide the means to communicate all biological data.

Filed under: Glyconutrients,Immune System - Sep 28 2007

Mercury And Heavy Metal Toxicity – Is It Killing You Slowly?

"Silver Filings" Are Mis-Labeled Instead Of Truthful Name Of "Mercury Fillings"

So-called "Silver Fillings" or "Dental Amalgams" are usually at least 50% mercury. So why weren’t they called "mercury fillings?" Because mercury has been a known toxic substance to humans for 2,000 years. That would not have been good marketing.

Who decided this issue? Well, the American Dental Association (ADA) or its related entities, such as the ADA Health Foundation, has had patents on mercury amalgams for a very long time. Therefore, they have a definite conflict of interest in making statements about the safety of mercury amalgams or denying that mercury amalgams are hazardous. In fact, they have persecuted  dentists for informing their patients about the health risks of dental mercury exposure.

Where the ADA should be protecting the public, they are only protecting their own organization and the money they derive from any royalties on their patents. This, of course, is my opinion as stated here. However there is ample information substantiating these statements.

Study Shows Proof Of Mercury Vapor Release From Mercury Fillings

The IAOMT, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, is an organization that describes themself as "The Vanguard Of Science-Based Biological Dentistry." They’ve released a study that shows the release of mercury vapor from dental amalgams when agitated, such as by chewing. Mercury vapor is highly toxic. When released from the amalgams where does it go? …

Filed under: Dental Fillings,Heavy Metal Toxicity,Mercury - Aug 31 2007

Parasites: Are They Related To Allergies and Cancer?

Parasites Influence Or Cause Hundreds Of Illnesses

Parasites and other hidden microbes infest not only the intestinal tract but also migrate into the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, lung, stomach and every part of the organ system. There can be many species of parasites infecting different parts of one’s organs at the same time. Specific treatment may be required for each parasite.

Parasites And Allergies

Allergy problems have been on the rise for the last 50 years. Over 20% of the U.S. population is suffering from allergy related problems. This increase has coincided with the increase in the incidence of all chronic degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and cancer.

Allergies have been associated with a whole list of symptoms including asthma, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, ADD/ADHD, chronic sinusitis and bronchitis, canker sores, bedwetting, ear infections, dermatitis and hives, joint pain, behavioral problems and migraine headaches. This is only a partial list of allergy related symptoms.

Is there a missing link between allergies, allergy treatments, and parasites?

As an example, night coughs and asthma have been frequently associated with Ascaris (roundworms) in the lung. Bloating, flatulence, nausea, and change in appetite have been associated with gallbladder/liver involvement from Strongyloides (parasites) or liver flukes (another form of parasites).

Allergies and parasites are intimately related from an alternative medicine perspective. Yet they seem so far apart in the conventional medical understanding of the role of parasites in allergies. Unfortunately, …

Filed under: Allergies,Cancer,Immune System,Parasites - Jul 18 2007

Soy – Good or Bad?


I saw a friend yesterday who said to me, "I quit eating soy products because of you." I asked him "why?" He told me when we saw each other a few months earlier I told him about soy.

What I said made him so concerned it motivated him to change his eating habits. So what did I say?

I mentioned to him that I used to eat a lot of soy products including tofu. At various times I used to use soy milk almost daily on my cereal.

One day, while talking with an Alternative Medicine M.D., the conversation drifted into a discussion of soy products. He mentioned several very negative effects from eating unfermented soy products. I immediately drastically cut my unfermented soy consumption.

Unfermented soy products like tofu and soy milk cause the following:

Block absorption of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. This results from a high content of phytic acid and phytates.
Estrogenic effects …

Filed under: Diet,Food Allergies,Immune System,Nutrition,Soy - Jun 05 2007

Five Primary Causes Of Illness


Immune System

Illness develops because one’s immune system is weakened. This is indisputable yet often not acknowledged. Alternative Medicine is based upon this premise.

The disease itself represents a large "red warning sign" that a person has sustained immune system deterioration for some time. To eliminate illness, your immune system needs to be revitalized. Alternative Medicine uses therapies and remedies that allow your body to restore its own immune system. Only your own immune system will rid your body of illness.

Though "Five Primary Causes Of Weakened Immune Systems" would more accurately title this article, it doesn’t have the same allure as the word "Illness." So where does illness really begin?

A single vulnerability in one’s immune system creates favorable conditions for a vast array of diseases. More commonly, many factors attack the immune system over time.

While symptoms are not immediately recognizable, the slow deterioration of the immune system leads to chronic illness that isn’t linked to one specific cause. Unlike most conventional medicine that often focuses on a narrowly specified area of the body, alternative medicine examines the whole person as a means to discover the clues necessary for proper therapy.

Five Primary Factors

Five primary causative factors of immune system deterioration are: Heavy Metal Toxicity, Parasites, Food Allergies, Poor Diet and Nutrition, and Dental Problems. This article specifically addresses Heavy Metal Toxicity. Other factors are addressed in other articles.

Heavy metal toxicity is among the most disregarded destroyers of immune systems and therefore causes of illness. It stems from air pollution, water pollution, and …

Ed Mass – Alternative Medicine Background


This Is "My Story", What’s Yours?

Please share your successful experiences with Alternative Medicine on our forum.

Be sure to read the page titled "What’s Your Story?" You can access it in the sidebar navigation.

Who Is Ed Mass?

This site presents a perspective of Alternative Medicine from Ed Mass, who has worked closely for many years (and continues to do so) with a M.D. who practices Alternative Medicine, also called Complementary Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Biological Medicine, presented from a unique perspective. Ed also works with a Dentist who practices Biological Dentistry. Here you’ll find Alternative Medicine presented from an evidence based perspective of what has worked for many people.

I encourage you to participate and provide your feedback in comments to my posts. I truly think you’ll gain a significantly greater understanding of health and healing that you won’t find in either conventional medicine or other Alternative Medicine sites.

My Story

Kidney Cancer Follow-Up – The Next Vital Step: Building My Immune System

From one day to the next, I developed kidney cancer! Of course, it wasn’t just in one day. It had been developing for some time. How long? Very fast in one month? Slowly over several years? No one will ever know.

I went to the hospital at 9:00 am one morning because I had blood in my urine and pain in my side. By 5:00 pm that day, I’m going into surgery to have my right …

Filed under: Cancer,Ed's Story,Immune System - May 16 2007