How Alan Healed From Cancer


The details are important, but the overall message about visualization and how love heals is most important.- Alan

I’m going to talk about some of the details of what I call my healing protocol. It involved naturopathic and dental care. However, I’m aware that these are only details and other people have healed from cancer using other modalities. The details are important, but the overall message about visualization and how love heals is most important.

Two days after I got out of the hospital in Sept. of 2011 with the second bout of pneumonia, I had my first root canal tooth pulled. When I was in the dentist’s office, I was told by someone who assists our dentist that I had a fungal infection in the pleura lining of my lung. He told me this because I was connected to his electro dermal machine which measures the electrical conductivity of the meridians. I don’t really understand what that means. But this was the first time anyone gave me any substantive information about why I was feeling so poorly.

Phyllis did some follow up work and talked with the person who worked with the electro dermal machine. I trusted his knowledge. There is a saying, “Trust is a way of knowing.” This means that if someone you trust has good information, it isn’t necessary for you to recreate the wheel and learn the information for yourself. You can just take a leap of faith and do what he or she suggests.

The person with the electro dermal machine suggested that I see a naturopath. We were directed to three different clinics for help. We picked the Comprehensive Medical Center in Kirkland. In late Sept. of 2011, a couple of weeks after Alan got out of the hospital with pneumonia, we began meeting with a naturopathic doctor. This is a well-known and highly respected clinic.


One of the important things we learned at this first appointment is that there is a strong relationship between root canals and disease. There is a sheet on the table with some references, and it includes the website to the entire article about root canals and cancer. We encourage you to read the entire article.

The author of this article, Bill Henderson, has been writing about the relationship between cancer and root canals for many years. He believes that: “1) The most common cause of all cancers is root canal-filled teeth and other dental toxins; and 2) Until a cancer patient gets rid of the root canal-filled teeth and the other dental toxins, they don’t get well.

The root canal in a tooth is the portion in the center of the tooth that goes down into the roots. When a “root canal” is done by the dentist, he/she removes the nerve in the center of the tooth and the pulp which surrounds it. This nerve and pulp go all the way down from under the “crown” of the tooth to the end of the roots in the jaw.

When the nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed by this procedure, it is replaced with an inert substance – usually the rubber-like “gutta percha.” The dentist attempts to sterilize the tooth before the gutta percha is inserted in the “root canal.” But according to biological dentists, it is virtually impossible to sterilize the tooth.

We have learned that the doctors in this clinic in Kirkland believe that the underlying causes of all disease are viruses, bacteria, fungus, mold, parasites and heavy metals. When we saw the throat surgeon in April, we told him about how our doctor views the cause of disease. He said that allopathy does not subscribe to this, except in a limited way with regard to viruses. So you can see there is a huge difference in perspective.

Our naturopathic doctor began to treat the underlying causes and imbalances in Alan’s body. He was put on an intensive healing protocol that involved doing things all day long – coffee enemas, castor oil packs, many supplements, tinctures, and a very specialized and restricted diet. Alan eats a diet that is soy free, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free, only 2 soft boiled eggs per week, lean animal protein, some beans, no nightshade vegetables, minimal fruit, and lots of green vegetables.

Every time Alan goes to the naturopathic clinic, he has a BTM test which stands for Bio Terrain Management, and his urine and saliva are tested and analyzed immediately in their onsite lab. That diagnostic tells the doctor a lot about him.

The naturopath also wants allopathic diagnostics. We come home and contact our family doctor and request the necessary lab work. We feel it is essential to work with our family doctor and naturopath as a team.

When Alan sees the naturopath, he lies down on the naturopath’s exam table, and she does muscle testing in a way that I’ve never seen it done before. I have no idea what she is doing. She learns a lot about the organs in his body during this testing. And they muscle-test all his supplements to see if they are still necessary or if he needs new supplements.

In December of 2011, after Alan had worked with our naturopathic doctor for about two months, he still wasn’t feeling well. We decided to call someone we have consulted with for about fifteen years. She is an intuitive counselor who we have talked to for about the last ten years, and we like her very much and trust her abilities. When she talked with Alan, she clairvoyantly saw an image of something like alligator teeth lunging into a snake. She found the image puzzling. We were a bit bewildered by her response.

Shortly after talking with our intuitive counselor, we went on Dec. 13, 2011, to see the surgeon at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle for Alan’s regular laser treatment. For the first time, he noticed that the area surrounding the wart was red and swollen. He had not seen this before. He did a biopsy. Alan had cancer of the larynx. It was squamous cell carcinoma.

I realized that the image our intuitive counselor saw was the cancer.


At first the surgeon said the cancerous growth wasn’t big and a small operation could remove it. We said okay and surgery was scheduled for Jan. 4, 2012. Then we had a second and a third conversation with the surgeon, and in each conversation, the surgery got more extensive, gruesome and invasive. The surgeon by this time had met with the radiologist, and a couple other team members to review the biopsy and CT scan. They all agreed that this was very serious and needed to be surgically removed as soon as possible.

The doctor now said he could operate and cut out the cancer, but, he said, it might require three surgeries, including open throat surgery. I would be in the hospital for about ten days after surgery. There would be an extensive recovery period. And following the surgery, there was about a 33% chance that I would end up with not having one or more of the following functions: being able to talk, swallow or breathe. And most likely, I would have additional tubes down my throat and in my stomach. He also said that some of his patients did very well with this surgery and fully recovered. However, we knew that, at age 76, it was unlikely that I would have quality of life again.


It was now the Christmas holiday break and doctors weren’t going to be around, and we had some major decisions to make. Our naturopath generously said it was okay to email her during the holidays if we had questions. We stayed in close contact with her during this time. It felt like this was the biggest decision we ever had to make. Should Alan have surgery?

For a few days Alan pondered this whole situation. I knew it was his decision to make. I told him I would support him in whatever decision he made. I did say once that it might be difficult for me to take care of him at home following surgery. In my own heart, I felt that if Alan had this type of major throat surgery, it would be a slow end to his life. I felt he would end up in a convalescent hospital because I wouldn’t be able to take care of him. I also knew that if this occurred, it would be end to his healthy eating and working with a naturopath in any kind of significant way. I was hoping that he would say “no” to surgery.

We ended up having three phone consultations with our intuitive counselor, over several weeks. She was extremely helpful and everything she said boded well for slowing down the whole process. We did slow everything down and decided to revisit the surgery issue in February. That bought us some time, and we felt comfortable slowing everything down so we could figure out what to do.

During this period of time, Alan had more root canl teeth pulled. However, we knew that if Alan didn’t have surgery, there was the possibility that he could get worse and suffer and die. In January 2012, the throat surgeon said, “If you don’t choose treatment, the cancer will definitely take away your ability to swallow, your ability to breathe and you would lose your voice. Although the surgery risks your laryngeal functions, the cancer will, with certainty, take all three functions away, without a chance of cure, and eventually, with a great deal of discomfort. I can’t predict the timeline for your cancer if it is untreated. You could develop significant symptoms in as soon as 2 – 3 months, or as long as 6 – 12 months. Delaying treatment will increase the extent of surgery needed, and decrease the chance of a cure.”

We really like and respect this surgeon and he is fond of us. He is a professor and surgeon and has been doing this work for many years. His experience carries a lot of power with it.

Alan made his decision….there will be no surgery!

The only tool the surgeon had in his tool box was surgery. Our naturopath had a lot more, and so did the dentist, and so did Alan’s mind and so did our Healing Community.

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