Natural Medicine, Cancer
In this video, Michael Murray spends about 46 minutes speaking on "Natural Medicine, Cancer" at the 37th Annual Cancer Convention held on Labor Day weekend by the Cancer Control Society.
About Michael Murray
MICHAEL MURRAY, N.D. received his Doctor of Naturopathy Degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. He is a faculty member and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University.
Currently, he is the Chairman of Dr. Murray Natural Living, Inc. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine and has published almost 30 books on health-related topics. His research into the health benefits of proper nutrition is the foundation for a best-selling line of vitamins and supplements at Natural Factors, where he is Director of Product Development.
According to Dr. Murray, one of the great myths about natural medicines is that they are not scientific. The fact of the matter is that for most common illnesses there is greater support in the medical literature for a natural approach than there is for drugs or surgery. for the past 20 years Dr. Murray has been compiling a massive database of original scientific studies from the medical literature. He has personally collected over 50,000 articles from the scientific literature, which provide strong evidence on the effectiveness of diet, vitamins, minerals, glandular extracts, herbs, and other natural measures in the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. It is from this constantly expanding database that Dr. Murray provides the answers on health and healing.
As a consultant to the health food industry, Dr. Murray has been instrumental in bringing many effective natural products to North America, including glucosamine sulfate, St. John’s Wort extract, ginkgo biloba extract, silymarin, enteric-coated peppermint oil, and saw palmetto berry extract.
Dr. Murray’s position in the natural health movement began in 1985 by co-authoring A Textbook of Natural Medicine to train Naturopathic Physicians. In addition, he has written over 20 other books, such as Dr. Murray’s Total Body Tune-up, Hunger Free Forever, and How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine. His latest book, What the Drug Companies Won’t tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know, is available from the Cancer book House and through his website doctormurray.com.
Elevations in blood sugar and diabetes are associated with a significant increased risk for cancer and other catastrphic disease. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Murray will provide an overview of the scientific data linking insulin resistance to cancer as well as steps you can take to improve blood sugar control. Whether you are a diabetic or not, this lecture will dramatically improve your health
You may contact Dr. Murray through his website above.
Well, thank you, that was very humbling. I'm very excited to be here, Lorraine's been after me all these years to come and this is my first. But it won't be my last. And I hope I'll get a chance to meet more of you in a more personal manner. I will be answering questions and signing books after the presentation. And what I want to do today, just give you an overview. And I know I'm kind of speaking to the choir here today, and I'll probably touch on a lot of things that all of you already know. Most of you've probably been listening to a lot of these great experts that are here. How many people have been coming? How many people are here for the first time?
Very good. How many people have come for at least five times. Wow. How many people have come? At least 10 times. Wow, that's great. Anybody come more than 30 times. That's great. That's great.
I have written a book on on cancer's called How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine. My latest book, however, is what the drug companies won't tell you and your doctor doesn't know. It's just amazing when you start looking at the statistics. Here's a statistic that just blew my mind of all the prescription drugs manufactured in the world. 40 percent of them are consumed each year in the United States. Yet we rank 40 second in terms of life expectancy. I don't think we're we're getting our money's worth. The average person over the age of 55 is raw, is on eight or more prescription drugs at any one time. The average person over the age of 55 receives 34 prescriptions each year.
Is it little wonder that adverse drug events are the fourth leading cause of death in America? Over 100000 people die each year from taking drugs as they are prescribed and suffering the most severe side effect loss of their life. So the book, What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and your doctor doesn't know isn't just an expos√©. I hope I've done a really good job differentiating the irrational aspects of conventional medicine with a more practical, functional aspects of some of these treatments with diet, nutritional supplements and herbal products.
What I want to do today is just give you an overview on what causes cancer, give you some key strategies of prevention, and then talk about some of the key supplements and dietary factors that might be helpful in the treatment of cancer. Cancer is a condition where cells have lost their ability to control how they grow. So cancer is a situation