As a way of honoring him today, I want to introduce you to the people who cared for him throughout his tough journey, Dr. Douglas Andrews, ND & Dr. Akbar Khan, MD and Medical Director of Medicor Cancer Centres in Toronto. They will share with you how they cared for Robert with integrated therapies. Spending time with these men was what made Robert the happiest during his short battle.
Thank you for joining us today. We have a powerful message to share.
At the request of these 2 gentlemen donations in Robert's honor will be made to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where both Dr. Andrews and my daughter were trained. We are so close to reaching our goal so please contribute to the future of cancer care.
Finally, as a special thank you, we will be giving away 3 copies of Robert's book, Bull's Eye. Coincidentally, his book came into stores a mere few days after he passed. When I read it it is like he is speaking to me & it keeps me going each day as I step into my new role. If you would like a copy please be the first to comment below.
|Dr. Akbar Khan, MD - Medical Director of|
Medicor Cancer Centres.
For lung cancer, chemo is the accepted standard of systemic (whole body) treatment in mainstream medicine. Chemo can be viewed as “a controlled poison” that may temporarily hold back metastatic cancer, but in the process it weakens the immune system, and damages good cells in the body. In keeping with the Clean Living philosophy according to which Mr. Kennedy lived, he declined to have toxic chemotherapy injected into his body. We were able to run a special test called ChemoFit on a sample of his cancer cells that established that 10 out of the 12 standard lung cancer chemo regimens would have failed. This confirmed that chemo would have accelerated his decline.
Instead, Mr. Kennedy decided on an “integrative” approach to therapy - a combination of non-chemo allopathic medication with scientifically chosen natural therapies. Combining the power of natural and synthetic medicines gives more than the sum of the parts. The synergy improves desired anti-cancer effects, decreases side effects, improves quality of life and maintains mental clarity. After receiving high dose vitamin C, B complex, alpha lipoic acid, dichloroacetate, amino acids and minerals (all infusions), Mr. Kennedy felt better and had more energy. His wife Tosca remarked that “he would come home [after treatment] and want to eat his favorite ‘sunny, runny eggs.’ “
|Dr. Douglas Andrews, ND -|
Naturopathic Doctor at Medicor Cancer Centres.
It seems fitting for a man who lived in an all-out effort to succeed that his body would challenge the integrity of his beliefs. Integrity — the state of being whole or undivided— directed his approach to treatment. The food that we choose to eat, the medicine we take, the way we conduct ourselves in our relationships, all influence our ability to heal old wounds, retain a healthy self, all the while facing our ultimate challenges.
It was an honour to be a part of Mr. Kennedy’s healthcare team. He faced his ultimate challenge with grace, creativity, self-reflection and strength. A true testament to his integrity and the power of the love that surrounded him.