Cancer Treatment (Chemotherapy) Being FORCED on Families?
I read a story the other day that absolutely frosted my cookies, as my grandma used to say. I grew up in rural Ohio, in the middle of one of the largest Amish communities in the state. Needless to say, with so many farms around, we grew up on organic foods, homemade meals and even **GASP** unpasteurized whole milk.
But I found a story the other day about a young Amish girl named Sarah Hershberger who became sick with Leukemia, and when her parents refused modern treatment, the hospital she was taken to fought endlessly in court to gain custody of the child, so they could treat her with horrific chemo-therapy drugs that the family, Sarah included, thought were actually killing her. In order to treat their child with natural therapies, this family actually fled the country rather than let the hospital take custody of her.
They treated Sarah naturally.
Sarah is cancer-free today. The modern doctors are, of course, “baffled” as to how natural herbal treatments could cure cancer. And they were probably irritated that they were not able to cash in on Sarah’s illness.
This, in my opinion, is a glaring example of what is wrong in today’s medical world. There are natural treatments out there for cancer, and many other ailments. Thunder god vine is one of them. I don’t know what Sarah’s family used to treat her – anything I have read does not mention it, and the government would probably shut down any mention of what it was because it’s not “proven” by the FDA. In other words, there is no money to line pockets of the already wealthy, so it’s not a “real” cure.
Thunder god vine root has been used for centuries by Chinese medical practitioners for a variety of ailments, including inflammatory conditions such as RA, and other immune response diseases. It’s even been shown in modern lab tests that one of the compounds found in thunder god vine extract, Celastrol, to cure mice of pancreatic cancer in 40 days.
The Hershberger family had to flee the country in order to treat their daughter naturally, the way they wanted to, and the way they thought was best for their child. That’s downright scary to me. Risking a reductio ad absurdum argument – what’s next? Will we be forced to follow doctor’s advice for everything, and have the care of our bodies be dictated by someone else?
Let me know what you think of this in the comments below, I would love to hear it!