It felt like the
arms of an octopus letting go
GILLIAN GILL , a healer
and writer from Reigate, Surrey was diagnosed
with ovarian cancer and secondaries in her liver
in October 2000. The prospect was bleak she was
told her cancer was too big for surgery and was
offered chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
As she knew what these treatments could do to
the body, she told her doctors that she would
try her own medicine for a month or two. "As
a healer I decided it was time to walk my talk
and to work on myself, giving myself, healing
and self-hypnosis," she said.
She contacted Dr Daniel the following month and
in addition to self-healing and visualization
techniques she adopted a new diet and drank up
to nine pints of water a day.
After about six months, when Mrs Gill said she
felt she had reached a plateau. Dr Daniel suggested
carctol and Mrs Gill added it to her regime. She
continued to have her hospital seams and checks
during which her consultant measured her stomach
swollen by the tumour.
"After the first six to nine months it was
13 finger widths down, and five or six months
after that I could feel it going, like the arms
of an octopus with lot of knobs, breaking off,"
In February 2001 the liver tumours could not he
seen on her scan, leaving only a shadow. By the
and of the year the solid ovarian famous had become
cystic-a sac full of fluid.
Mrs Gill is convinced that carctol has been the
key, despite the other holistic measures. "I
am sure it is helping. I feel it puts me mentally
in a splint. I have become more settled and I
associate this with Carctol," she said.
It's not just the
pills, It's the whole thing
It was an unusual backache
that look Stephen wood to his doctor. A cancerous
lumps an another part of his body removed and
Mr. Wood, 58 a retired teacher in the weald of
kent, had a scan.
This revealed a cancer in the spleen which was
removed in 2002. Within months there was a lump
on the arms and others in the neck where they
could not be removed. He had surgery for the arm.
His cancers were secondary melanomas although
the primary cancer was never found. Mr. Wood was
regularly checked but was next found to have two
small cancers in the lungs.
His wife had died of cancer two years previously
and during her illness, they had consulted a GP
and ayurvedic practitioner, Dr. Milind Jani, in
Brighton, who prescribed the Carctol regime.
Mr. Wood began his Carctol two years ago. He was
already vegetarian. He adopted the low acid and
water regime and drunk daily vegetable juice,
had acupuncture and practiced raiki healing and
Because he has no spleen, Mr. Wood continued to
take penicillin to save off infection. "I
was having regular scans and after six months,
the cancers in the lungs were shrinking. Three
months after that you could not see them on an
x-ray and the lump in my neck had gone as well.
"My last x-ray in august showed no cancer
at all. The doctors are sort of interested, intrigued,
personally, I don't think it's just the pills.
I think it's the whole thing."
"I think it's about changing the acidity
of the body so that it is able to cope with the
cancer cells. I have been given a gift a new attitude
to life. There are so many possibilities before
An incredible gift
has been handed to me
Barbara Jones is keeping
an open mind. She says the really does not know
whether it is Carctol or an experimental treatment
given to her on the NHS that has done the trick.
Mrs. Jones from London, has a complex cancer history.
A scan that followed a kidney infection in 1997
revealed a liver tumour the size of a grapefruit
which was removed.
In 1999 it was established that she had thyroid
cancer. Another cancer in her spine was found
for which she had more surgery. By 2001 her liver
cancer was back.
She consulted Dr. Daniel in October 2002 and started
the carctol regime together with healing and acupuncture.
At the same time she began a thyroid treatment
which involved radioactive therapy.
"I have to say that my conventional doctors
have been absolutely incredible," She said.
"They have always been willing to go the
extra mile for me. I don't want them to feel alienated
and I have my scans three or four times a year."
Mrs. Jones's liver cancers have not disappeared
but they have not grown, as might have been expected.
"My conventional treatment has been very,
very important to me and so has the Carctol. I
don't really know what has happened. All I can
say is that since I started taking it the liver
cancer has not grown," She said.
Mrs. Jones also speaks of the gift of life she
feels has been given. "I used to be a control
freak. Now I am in a serene and happy place. It
feels as if an incredible gift has been handed
to me. I feel so lucky, so very fortunate."