Who lives and who dies?

Posted by Karen Degen on 10th June 2013

Tags: Bernie Siegel, chemotherapy, cure, love, medicine, miracles, operate, operation, serious illness, sugar, survive die

I’ve started reading Love, Medicine & Miracles by Dr Bernie Siegel.  He talks about what makes someone die or survive a serious illness.  He says “Patients vary enormously.  Some will do almost anything rather than alter their lives to increase their chances for a cure.  When I offer them a choice between an operation and a change in lifestyle, eight out of ten say, “Operate.  It hurts less.  That way all I have to do is get a babysitter for the week I’m in the hospital.”   I find that to be true of most people – they want the quick fix of a drug or an operation and aren’t prepared to make changes to themselves. My mother has cancer and was advised by a natural health practitioner to eliminate sugar from her diet.  She has been unwilling to do that, but is quite willing to undertake chemotherapy.  Lifestyle change or serious drug that will nearly kill me……… oh I’ll take the drug thanks.  The choice is incomprehensible to me, but it seems its the one most people take.