It was over 38 years ago when Carl O. Helvie received his diagnosis of lung cancer and was given only 6 months to live. Doctors immediately wanted to schedule surgery to remove the cancerous tumor, but since Carl already worked in the health care industry, he decided to take the time and explore the various holistic therapies that were available to him.
Carl researched and was able to find a sympathetic doctor willing to offer him guidance, and together they came up with some very effective non-toxic therapies to treat the cancer.
Today Carl can boast that he is the longest living lung cancer survivor, and he did it all by following his intuition and trusting in holistic medicine. At age 80, he remains free of chronic illness and says that he does not take any prescription medications; the average for those over age of 75 is to be diagnosed with three chronic illnesses and to be taking five prescription medications. The audio and video links provided below give a good overview of the therapies that Carl used, and you will also find a link to his book which provides more details his experience with cancer.
Carl was a featured speaker at the Cancer Control Society’s 2013 conference.
- apricot kernels- Carl says he ate 25 apricot kernels daily
- Laetrile/B17 tablets-Carl took 2000 mg daily
- took high doses of vitamin A
- Vitamin E 600 IU
- Vitamin B
- High doses of Vitamin C
- mineral supplementation
- herbal supplements
- took pancreatic enzymes
- took an amino acid supplement
- ate a diet made up of 75% raw fruit and vegetables with grains and some types of nuts (no peanuts)
- no meat
- no dairy
- no sugars or simple carbohydrates of any kind
- did a regular fruit and vegetable juice detox for one day each month
- maintained a chemical free environment
- exercised daily
- used positive thinking and positive affirmations
- meditated regularly
Carl has over 60 years of experience as a registered nurse practitioner and hold two masters degrees and 1 doctorate in public health and wellness. He is also the host of theHolistic Health Radio Show, where he reaches a larger audience with important holistic health information.
Carl is also the author of numerous articles and books including Healthy Holistic Aging,and his new book You Can Beat Lung Cancer: Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions, which shares his experience with using alternative therapies for his cancer. The book also has information on the demographics and politics of cancer and includes chapters that are written by various MD’s who are successfully treating lung cancer with alternative medical and nutritional interventions.
Although I have not personally met Carl, I have chatted with him frequently. He is a member of an alternative cancer forum that I administrate, and he is always willing to share information about the therapies that he used to cure his cancer. You can reach Carl through his Holistic Health Radio Show website.