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Posted by Richard640 @ 22:45 on June 25, 2020  

Stage4 kidney cancer

Bob MikellTo all those walking in my path … it’s normal to be scared and skeptical at times when faced with something that seems to take all the control of your LIFE out of your hands and places it in the hands of strangers.

Just think positively and do not put your eyes on the path, but look up into the sky and breathe the fresh air, for it is here that your strength and healing will come.

You should know that I’d never been admitted to a hospital for anything before all of this happened. Sure, I’d get colds and the flu, but basically I was an average healthy person. I had worked for 26 years as a police officer and retired early as the commanding officer of the Investigation Bureau of the County Prosecutors Office in Somerset, N.J.I had learned to be invincible and deal with anything I had to deal with.

But I certainly wasn’t prepared to deal with kidney cancer. That happens to smokers and people who abuse themselves. Not me.

I’m truly a novice at all of this. But I’ve read several books and researched macrobiotics (MB) for hundreds of hours on the Internet. My girlfriend at the time and my four wonderful and loving adult kids also have spent hundreds of hours researching cancer treatment options.

I didn’t have the luxury of time when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) on Oct. 30, 2002. On the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 2002, the top kidney surgeon at Sloan Kettering Medical Center in New York removed my right kidney – and a tumor the size of a football. An exploratory examination and biopsies were done. I was told they got it all.

Three months later, I learned that the cancer had spread to my liver and lungs. In a six week period CT scans showed the cancer tumors had grown 35 percent. Doctors ran more tests and consulted with other “medical experts” at Sloan Kettering. They decided that the best approach would be a clinical trial drug called Interferon. This drug had some success (15 percent) with slowing the growth of kidney cancer in clinical trials. I was told there is NO MEDICAL CURE for Kidney Cancer.

On my oncologist’s recommendation, I started weekly Interferon treatments. The side effects and success ratio from this and the other traditional medical options (chemo, Interferon, etc.) were well known. Doctors are not well versed, though, on nutritional aspects of healing or food in general. In my case, Stage 4 kidney cancer meant a 15 percent success rate with conventional medical treatment. But the definition of “success” was never clear, their hopes were that it would give me a few more months to live, certainly not cure me.

About five weeks into my Interferon treatments, I had to be taken off the drug because of the deleterious effects it was having on my white and red blood cell counts every week. The doctors told me I’d have to give my body about eight weeks to rebuild from the damage the medication caused, and then they could try something else. They had no hopeful answers as to what was next with traditional medicine. Recovery did not look like an option.

In May, 2003, I started a very strict macrobiotic healing diet (also known as a cleansing diet). This was five months after my surgery … and I’ve never looked back. The knowledge and counseling of a good MB nutritionist was most helpful. My first counselor was Elaine Nussbaum, from here in New Jersey, and another MB cancer survivor. Elaine and Janet Vitt Sommer are my heroes. Their own path to recovery from cancer gave me hope and vision for my recovery. Their kindness, caring and thoughtful advise helped save my life, and I love them dearly.

I was determined to find a way to have “quality of life,” no matter what the time frame might be. I was torn between going with the medical recommendations to try other clinical trial drugs or with staying strictly on the MB approach. Early in my macrobiotic journey, I was hesitant and skeptical. I needed major persuasion and information to get started. There are so many wacky things on the Internet – some legitimate, others just scams or hype.

What convinced me that MB was the way to go was having the ability to control something in my life. That convincing came from attending classes and also speaking to dozens of Cancer survivors at my first Macrobiotic Conference. I didn’t know if the disease would respond to a macrobiotic approach, but the diet certainly couldn’t harm me. My research told me it made sense –even though I had no experience with it. It was something I could work on with a positive mindset, when everything surrounding me in the medical arena seemed negative and unclear at best.

In a short period of time I was already feeling the positive effects of the MB diet. For example, I’d been on Atenenol to control my high blood pressure for 15 years. In 30 days, the diet had reduced my blood pressure to 120/74, allowing me to stop taking that medication. Today in 2010 it is the same.

My doctors told me to eat whatever I wanted. They didn’t tell me that sugar and processed food, feed and energize disease and cancer. Doctors also didn’t tell me that my body would be less able to properly fight off the cancer growing inside me if it was using all its resources to digest meats, diary and heavy fats. I later learned that doctors typically get about four to eight hours of education on nutrition during eight years of medical school.

Please, DO NOT take this as MD bashing because it’s not intended to be that. It’s just fact. I owe a great deal to my surgeon at Sloan Kettering for his expertise in removing what had to be removed. He is the best in his field. But neither he nor my current oncologist know about or acknowledge macrobiotics. And they should!

I learned all of this by attending a national conference on macrobiotics in July of 2003 at the Kushi Institute Summer Conference and listening to about a several medical doctors who have traveled the same journey as me (many diagnosed with terminal cancer with two weeks or two months to live). I met more than 100 people there who share the same basic story as mine.

In August 2003, my CAT scan showed a 25 percent reduction of the liver tumor. My doctor told me to come back in six weeks for another scan. The October scan again surprised my oncologist, who couldn’t explain another drastic 45 percent reduction in the tumor. I reinforced the fact that I thought it was my diet. He simply responded by saying, “Just keep doing what you’re doing.”

Then, on Dec. 16, 2003, another scan showed no evidence of tumors. The doctor came into the room and said, “I don’t know what this miracle stuff is you’re doing but I don’t see anything on the scan.” He politely listened to our brief but enthusiastic explanation and said “keep doing what you’re doing and we’ll have you back in three months for a routine scan.” He didn’t ask any other questions once he found out it was the result of the diet I’d been on for SEVEN MONTHS!!

I wanted a quality of life no matter what the long-term prognosis might be. The need to have some control and input led me to MB. Thank God it did. It’s also very important to have a spouse or a partner to support and assist you. It would be very difficult without that.

I’m not unique. I’m fortunate to have been exposed to macrobiotics and have a dear and beloved friend, who helped me to see the path and stay the course.Macrobiotics is more than a diet. It’s an approach to balanced living, based on a balanced, wholesome diet (with natural foods),moderateexercise, and an understanding of harmony in our environment (our world and our body).

I haven’t come to understand all of the philosophical principles that are written and spoken about in MB yet. But I accept them as part of a bigger picture that will come to me in bite-sized pieces on my journey to better health and longevity. I initially focused on a strict healing diet,but after about a year started eating a standard macrobiotic diet. It takes discipline and commitment, but I have more energy and vitality than most men my age.

The greatest thing I have received from this MB journey is the ability to become responsible for my own life and health. I control my body’s energy and health by what I feed it. When I keep out toxins, feed it properly, and exercise moderately, it takes care of itself.

Robert (Bob) Mikell
Washington, NJ
email: rkmbiz@comcast.net

When medicine fails=Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

Posted by Richard640 @ 22:44 on June 25, 2020  

Sherry A. Rogers, M.D.

Macrobiotics: a major tool to heal the impossible

Sherry A Rogers, M.D., a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice, a Fellow of the American College of Allergy and Immunology and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, has been in private practice for over 26 years. She is a lecturer of yearly original scientific material, as well as advanced courses for physicians. She was the keynote speaker for the international symposium Indoor Air Quality 86 in which she described the office method for testing chemical sensitivities. She developed the Formaldehyde Spot Test and published her mold research in three volumes of the ANNALS Of ALLERGY. She has published chemical testing methods in the National Institutes of Health journal, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES. She has published 17 scientific articles, 10 books, and was the environmental medicine editor for INTERNAL MEDICINE WORLD REPORT. 
I had over 20 diagnoses for which there still to this day are no known causes and no known cures in medicine. So I figured the first place to start would be to see what folks had used who claimed they had cured their own cancers. When I read Elaine Nussbaum’s story, Recovery From Cancer, I then investigated her and many other people who had claimed the same. She is very well today 23 years after her metastatic cancer, against which medicine was totally powerless.

The next step was to see what macrobiotics could do for me. I was dependent upon eleven allergy injections a week for years for migraines, asthma, chronic sinusitis, brain fog, and eczema, triggered by many pollens, dust, molds, foods and chemicals. As well, I had colitis, arthritis, unwarranted depression, exhaustion, and a recent onset of a uselessly painful right shoulder which baffled orthopedic specialists.

I couldn’t even raise my arm to brush my hair or pick up a medical chart for six months. Within one month of the strict phase macrobiotic diet, as I described in detail in The Cure Is In the Kitchen, I was windsurfing in the Caribbean, because my shoulder was cured. As well, I’ve never had or needed another allergy injection. But what macrobiotics did for me is a drop in the bucket, compared with what I saw with hundreds of my patients. I saw people turn on and off like a switch such conditions as multiple sclerosis, severe chemical sensitivities, multiple myeloma and other cancers and conditions.

Medical researchers now have conclusively shown that 95% of all disease, including cancer has only two major causes: diet and environment. We’re the first generation of man to have ever eaten so many processed foods low in nutrients. As well we are the first generation to ever tank up on so many chemicals in our air, food, and water. As a result, the work of detoxifying this enormous, yet hidden load, causes the loss of even further nutrients. As well, government EPA studies show that 100% of U.S. humans harbor in their bodies PCBs, dioxins, volatile organic hydrocarbons, pesticides, heavy metals and other chemicals, most all of which are potent triggers to cancers. The load is so heavy now that when I was in medical school 35 years ago cancer was rare, the 10th cause of death. Now it is the number two disease to cause death in adults and number one for children ages 1-15. If that doesn’t give us a wake-up call that we have done something very nasty to the environment, then I guess nothing will. 

As a result, we have found that as healing as the macrobiotic diet is, many people are too polluted and nutrient-depleted to heal with just the macrobiotic diet alone. As we described in Detoxify Or Die, we show folks how to determine their levels of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and correct them. As well, how to determine their levels of toxicity and get the disease-promoting chemicals out of the body. The beauty is that the combination of the macrobiotic diet, nutritional correction and reversing the level of toxicity has enabled people to heal the impossible. And if they are just plain well, it’s the closest thing to the fountain of youth that we can attain, for it restores our levels of health back to where they were decades prior and in fact most are even better. Thank you for the opportunity to bring this information to folks. I’ve been practicing medicine for 33 years and also offer phone consultations to folks who want guidance through the maze of options. I know that many people are unnecessarily suffering. They haven’t a clue that they possess the major control over their health destiny.

One of these times, probably soon, that dip is going to turn into an avalanche that will last for weeks.

Posted by Richard640 @ 22:38 on June 25, 2020  


Buy the Dips and You Can’t Lose, Right?

If you thought the resurgence of Covid-19 in the U.S. would put a damper on Wall Street’s orgy, you’d have been wrong. Stocks continued their heedless ascent on Thursday even though the pandemic is close to extinguishing a fragile economic recovery that had barely gotten off the ground. The Dow rose 300 points, demonstrating yet again that champions of the V-shaped recovery still hold sway in the markets.  Two consecutive down days seems to be as bad as it gets any more, regardless of the headlines.  This observation in itself is reason for extra caution, since it implies that we’ve all gotten a little too used to buying the dip on day three. One of these times, probably soon, that dip is going to turn into an avalanche that will last for weeks.


Posted by amals @ 22:07 on June 25, 2020  

Sorry to hear of your health problems.  Best wishes for quick recovery.

Florida – I’m pulling for you!

Posted by Aguila @ 17:43 on June 25, 2020  

Sprott gets involved

Posted by ipso facto @ 17:41 on June 25, 2020  

McEwen Mining Closes the Refinancing of Its $50 Million Debt



Posted by treefrog @ 15:40 on June 25, 2020  

coming up green at the end of the day.  i hope it lasts.


(edit)  gained almost two bucks.   up a little is always better than down a little 🙂


Looks like the Bear mkt in stox just died.

Posted by Maddog @ 15:25 on June 25, 2020  


Posted by Maddog @ 15:22 on June 25, 2020  

Here’s to you, may you recover soon…..we need everyone to push !!!!!

I am sending some prayers up.

So … what’s the problem?

Posted by ipso facto @ 14:55 on June 25, 2020  

One in three pilots in Pakistan has a FAKE flying license, aviation minister reveals amid probe into crash last month that killed 97 people
263 of Pakistan’s 860 pilots hold fake licences, an investigation has uncovered
They cheated on their pilot’s exam by paying people to take the test for them
Shocking find was made amid a probe into a crash in Karachi which killed 97
Pakistan International Airlines, which operated the crashed plane, has suspended 150 of its pilots with ‘fake’ licences


I sure hope MUX gets going soon

Posted by ipso facto @ 12:50 on June 25, 2020  

I’ve been patient … I’ve held it for many years now but it sure isn’t rallying like the rest of the PM shares.

EXK doing well today.


Posted by goldielocks @ 12:49 on June 25, 2020  

Sorry to hear your not well right now. A get well card for you. f2ddb370-ab3a-4c64-ac8c-2eea57e8ff11


Posted by ipso facto @ 12:48 on June 25, 2020  

Thank you Mr. Copper. I’m sure he appreciates it.

@ipso facto

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 12:40 on June 25, 2020  

I’m so sorry to hear that. I think we all know each other from 20 years ago starting at Vronsky’s place. Lets hope and pray he gets better, and give him my best regards.

alex, re bamboo rebar

Posted by treefrog @ 10:04 on June 25, 2020  

many years ago i was on a guided tour of the thomas edison estate in ft. myers, fl.  part of the tour included an above-ground concrete swimming pool.  we were told that it was reinforced with split bamboo.  i remember that it had a massive crack, and that there was no water in it.

Sometimes words don’t suffice

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:48 on June 25, 2020  

I am very sad to say that our dear friend, fellow Admin and co-founder of GoldTentOasis, Floridagold is having serious health problems. I’m sure that he will appreciate all your prayers and good wishes.

He has been here since the beginning and was instrumental in the creation of this refuge. When I heard this I felt like I was punched in the gut.

My prayers are with you my Friend.

Money Talks: Harry and Meghan Join Clintons, Obamas at Elite Speaking Agency

Posted by Ororeef @ 9:45 on June 25, 2020  
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 02: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Chris Jackson/Getty

The elite speaking agency that lists Barack and Michelle Obama and the Clintons amongst its offerings can now boast the addition of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The LA Times reports the two have joined New York-based Harry Walker Agency so they can talk about a subject they know only too well – themselves.

The Los Angeles-based pair intend to use the platform of public speaking – at a price – to take their message of racial justice, gender, love and caring to the world while also talking about their feelings since they left the Royal fold at Buckingham Palace.

PR expert Mark Borkowski told The Sun the pair will “clean up” in their new endeavour. “I’m surprised they haven’t done this sooner. It will be one of the great income generators for them. The speaker’s circuit is a natural safe space for them to plunder,” he added.

The Harry Walker Agency boasts a series of high profile clients, many of whom move in the same elite circles as the two, including Prince Harry’s environmentalist friend Jane Goodall and Oprah Winfrey.

They also share Harry’s oft-stated concern for the state of the planet.

(What the HELL was he thinking )He got dis barred from GB and now sells himself  for money ,celebrity prostitution !

I think this has been seen by a lot of people–pro and amateur alike–saying this on the 5pm BNBC show was a major heresy

Posted by Richard640 @ 9:42 on June 25, 2020  

Frequent CNBC “Fast Money” guest, Technician Carter Worth on gold yesterday

Chief Market Technician at Cornerstone Macro, Co-Host of CNBC’s Options Actions
It’s about to get aggressive for gold, in terms of immediate and exciting upside. There’s little to no resistance above. The word that keeps coming to mind, is: truculent. We remain confident buyers of Gold. $GLD $GDX


on the back of

bullish $GLD call, heavy call volumes throughout the day….


4:33 PM · Jun 24, 2020·Twitter Web App

GT Gold mobilizes for 2020 field program and announces release date of initial mineral resource estimate for Saddle North gold-rich copper porphyry

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:23 on June 25, 2020  


Mawson Commences Exploration Programs in Finland and Australia

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:16 on June 25, 2020  


Man seen training with Antifa identified as author published in NYT

Posted by Ororeef @ 9:15 on June 25, 2020  

Ascot Announces Its Initial 2020 Exploration Program Including High-Grade Silver Mineralization at Silver Hill

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:14 on June 25, 2020  


Alex Valdor

Posted by ipso facto @ 9:13 on June 25, 2020  

Bamboo rebar! Wow I guess we shouldn’t really be surprised. I remember watching a youtube where people in a new apartment building in China were sticking their fingers right into the concrete building supports. Like they forgot the cement or something.

re: Three gorges dam

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 8:55 on June 25, 2020  

I am reminded that years ago there was a report that due to steel rebar shortages , bamboo was being substituted for steel reinforcement in dam construction in China .

Look for more of that if the ‘Green Economy’ is implemented in the USA . There are serious studies underway using bamboo for tensile strength in concrete pours .

Thanks to our admins…

Posted by Alex Valdor @ 8:46 on June 25, 2020  

Glad we are back online . Reminds us all there is no free lunch . I’ll help when it is fundraising time .

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