Nontoxic cancer treatment: Conversation between Emmett Miller, MD and Erik Peper, PhD

Listen to the conversation between Erik Peper, PhD and Emmett Miller, MD recorded January 7, 2012.

We will explore some of the powerful ideas from his latest book, Fighting Cancer: A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, written with Robert Gorter, MD. The model presented here is science based, and appears to be effective, humane, nontoxic, and stunningly successful for a wide range of cancers. Supporting the immune system to fight cancer from within is critical to complete care for the patient, and Fighting Cancer encourages millions to take action and restore hope.”

If you, your patients, or any of those you love are dealing with cancer, this is an excellent opportunity for discovery, and to enjoy Dr. Peper’s always spellbinding presentation. If you haven’t yet encountered cancer in your life or community, this is an excellent way to prepare to deal wisely with its challenges. In addition, we explore some of the latest discoveries in biofeedback and tools for self-healing.

In a world where our health care system is actually a “sick-care” system that requires us to be ill in order to function Dr. Peper focuses on the inner potential we all have to respond to disease and illness.

To listen to this conversion, click on this link conversation between  Erik Peper, PhD and Emmett Miller, MD

Inhibiting fever with acetaminophen increases risk of asthma in children

My child has a fever, what can I do?  I do not want to give aspirin because of the rare complication of Reye’s syndrome.  I give them acetaminophen to reduce the fever and inflammation.  However, research by Dr. McBride, published in Pediatrics, has documented that there is a strong link between acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) and asthma  This high correlation between acetaminophen use and asthma is across all groups, ages  and location. This correlation even holds up for mothers who took acetaminophen during pregnancy.  Their children have increased risk for asthma by age six.

A better solution for a feverish child is watchful waiting and hold back on the medication until they are truly needed–which is very rare. Remember in almost all cases  fever is not the illness; it is the body’s response to fight the illness and regain health. For more information about the relationship between acetaminophen and asthma see the New York Time‘s article, “Studies Suggest an Acetaminophen-Asthma Link,”  the Pediatrics‘ article, “The Association of Acetaminophen and Asthma Prevalence and Severity,” or  chapter 6, Therapeutic Fever, in the book, Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment.

Fever can save your life

Most people are terrified of fever and quickly rush to take  a Tylenol.  Fever is not the cause of illness; it is the body’s response to  fight an infection. Fever causes the immune system to be activated so that it can fight the infection. Fever allows the body to return to health.  If patients in the hospital intensive care units  experience fever,   aggressively fever suppression is the norm. Recent research by Dr. Schulman and colleagues at University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine have shown that if instead the patients are carefully monitored and the fever is not suppressed the death rate in the ICU is reduce seven fold. Robert Gorter and I discuss the important role of fever and possible harm of fever suppression in our new book, Fighting Cancer.