Leukemia remission without conventional therapy?

Glenn Sabin’s chronic lymphocytic leukemia went into complete remission. His treatment? Certainly not what the doctor ordered. Instead, he made up his own treatment, while his doctors watched and recorded it all. Mr. Sabin’s case turned out well. But there are dangers to this approach too. Listen here as Dr. Lemanne is interviewed on radio about the pros and cons of Mr. Sabin’s home-based cancer experiment.

Glenn Sabin regained his health without conventional cancer therapy. But don’t try this at home! Mr. Sabin enlisted help from forward-thinking oncologists at Harvard and Johns Hopkins.

Click here to read more about Glenn Sabin’s story. 

Ignore the odd?

Not a typo. Unexpected recoveries from cancer–people who beat the odds–are dismissed as odd. Their healings are labeled “spontaneous remissions.” Label attached, these very special events are then ignored by most cancer researchers. However, these are not “spontaneous” events. There are solid, scientifically-valid reasons for these occurrences, and in order to help other cancer patients, we physicians need to explore them. Here is a published case report of an unexpected recovery from “terminal” cancer. 

Is your sleeping pill killing you?

Sleep aids. Hypnotics. Sleeping pills. They’re called many things. There’s the powerful Ambien, available by prescription. Some have poetic Benadrylnames like Sonata. And I love the Lunesta television ads, with that gorgeous-creepy butterfly flitting past a calm moon to put a restless insomniac away. I mean, to sleep. And over-the-counter Benadryl or Tylenol PM, taken by millions without a thought, they’re innocent as can be, right? Actually, these popular  drugs have a very dark side indeed. Read more.