Hello, everybody. Welcome to the Global Cancer Symposium 2.0. My name is Nathan Crane. I’m the award-winning director of “Cancer; The Integrative Perspective,” as well as the director of the Health and Healing Club, and you can learn more about that at healthandhealingclub.com. But today, I am really honored and excited to be talking with Dr. Rashid Buttar. What we’re gonna be talking about, what he’s gonna be sharing with us, is really a deeper understanding about why we get cancer and the vital role of the immune system to fight damaged cells. I’m gonna read you Dr. Buttar’s bio. We’re gonna bring him in, and we’re gonna start diving in. I mean, when I found out about the work that he’s doing and has been doing and pioneering, for many years, I knew I had to get them here on the symposium.
I’m so grateful that he said yes to be here with all of us, because he has so much wisdom, clinical experience. They do a ton of research. They work with thousands of patients, so he really knows what he’s talking about, and you’re gonna learn a lot today. So let me read his bio, and we’ll bring him in. Dr. Rashid Buttar graduated from Washington University with a double major in biology and theology and went on to attend medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Surgery.
He trained in general surgery and emergency medicine and served as brigade surgeon and director of emergency medicine, while serving in the US Army. Dr. Buttar is board certified in clinical medical toxicology, preventive medicine, is board eligible in emergency medicine, and has achieved fellowship status in three separate medical societies. He serves as the medical director for the Centers for Advanced Medicine with clinics in California and North Carolina, with planned expansion into more states. And Dr. Buttar has patients from 93 countries, is an international best-selling author and a world-acclaimed speaker with an international reputation in effectively treating cancer and autism. Dr. Buttar, thank you so much for joining us.
Thank you, Nathan. I appreciate it.
So we were kind of talking, behind the scenes, just a moment ago, about this process of change, right, what it looks like, as a human being, to go through the fire of challenge, what it looks like in our lives, when we’re dealing with something like chronic disease like cancer. We’re dealing with challenges in our society or pandemic issues of lockdown and losing jobs and creating more stress and adding to more chronic disease, and so on and so forth. And one of the things I said to you is, well, it’s very sad to me, because so many people are suffering and there’s not a lot of, I would say, good-quality, truthful education that’s reaching enough people. And one of the things you said was, yes, but that’s also necessary.
It’s part of change. We have to go through these hard times, to basically breakthrough into a better understanding, better quality of life, understanding our health. And I thought what you said there and what our conversation was definitely revelatory and beautiful and really important. So I’d love for us to start a little bit there, and maybe we can expand on that, especially for people who are dealing with chronic diseases like cancer, where it is not a pleasant experience for most people. There’s a lot of fear. There’s a lot of underlying trauma. There’s misunderstandings, and there’s pain of dealing with certain conventional treatments, and so on and so forth.
Yeah, last night, I did my weekly livestream that I do to the public, and then I did a private live stream that goes to our membership, which is the International Association for a Disease Free World, and there, there was a question that was posed by one of my past patients, and I recognized his name and had one of my coaches that was on the call, that was moderating the call, I had them bring Chris on live. And it was an interesting story. So I’ll just start off with the story. And you asked a very important question. You talked about, as you were giving the introduction, you said about the, why is it some people are dealing with this stuff? And so they may have the wrong mindset, and I don’t remember exactly how you said it, but it was almost like people are in that state of paralyzing fear, whatever it may be, in dealing with this trauma issue, right now, that’s led to whatever. It’s manifested itself as cancer, whatever the case is. So I’m gonna give you a spiritual definition of cancer, or my spiritual definition of cancer, but before I do that, I’m gonna tell you what happened, on this call last night.
So his name is Chris, and he came to me, at the age of 29, with a diagnosis of stage four melanoma. And it was interesting, ’cause he went to Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic said he had six months left to live. He’s a professional golfer. And he didn’t like that answer, so he went to Mayo Clinic, and Mayo said, yeah, we can give you about a year, but we’d have to amputate your leg. And being a professional golfer, he wasn’t going to take that option, so he came to us. Chris is now, he was 29, then. He’s 41, now. So needless to say, he didn’t have six months or a year left. And so even though the question that he was asking, he was asking about the virological model and a philosophy that’s out there about how viruses don’t cause disease, which is the advanced virological model. And so he asked a question, and I gave him my answer, also because the rest of the audience was interested in it, but I kept him on, and I had him talk about his experience of going through cancer, because at a retreat, a number of years after we had finished his treatment, we had a retreat for cancer patients.
Actually, it was a retreat for people that wanted the next level for understanding, and it was interesting, because we had as many people from outside the US as we had in the US. We actually had it in Mexico. And we had as many doctors attending as we had patients attending. And it was, on purpose, limited to a group that we could have direct interaction. So I think there was only like 40 people in there, but it was a very high-end, very private, one-week long retreat. And what was interesting, during that retreat, we were standing, Chris and I were standing, on the back end of a yacht. And there was music and people just having great, just everybody’s having a great time, during one of our downtimes.
And I made a comment to Chris. I said what an inspiration he was. And he was like, “Me?” He goes, “You’re the inspiration. You’re the one who got me where I’m at.” And I was like, “No, I didn’t get you anywhere. You got yourself there. It was you and the Creator that did it.” And then he said something that was very profound and what he said I have heard multiple times from people that we’ve treated that are still around today. And what he said was, “If it wasn’t for the cancer, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.” And he said it in a way that was, actually, his exact words were something to the essence of how great of a gift cancer had been for him, in his life. Now you think about this for a second. How can a person that’s dealing with a terminal disease, that he’s have been told that he’s gonna die within six months, or another place says a year, and these are both, these aren’t like average clinics, right?
These are arguably in the top five, maybe top 10, clinics in the entire world, so-called top clinics in the entire world, conventionally speaking. And he’s told that he’s going to die, in six months or in a year, but he’s only gonna get a year if he amputates his leg. And now he’s saying that the greatest gift he ever received in his life was that journey of going through cancer. How can a person say that? Well, see, if I say that, or you say that, I lost my mom to cancer, a few years ago, but I’ve been treating cancer for over 20 years. You lost your grandfather, I think you said. We can say whatever we want to say, but we haven’t gone through it. Now when somebody that’s gone through it says that it was the greatest gift, it’s powerful.
So how can a person say it’s a powerful gift? How can a person say it was the most powerful gift that they ever received? How can they say that they wouldn’t have been the person they are today, if it hadn’t been for the cancer? And this comes back to what you said. When people are in this situation, they’re paralyzed. They’re scared. They don’t know what to do. They’re asking, why me? They’re in a state of panic and frenzy and trying to find the right answers, and this and that. And what they need to do is really stop for a second and understand what’s happening, because there is a spiritual definition of cancer. And I hope that people hear the spiritual definition of cancer.
I can give you a scientific definition of cancer. The scientific definition of cancer is a, it’s a suppression of apoptosis and uncontrolled cellular proliferation. That’s the actual definition of cancer, from an observational standpoint, what’s actually happening on a cellular level. But from a spiritual level, cancer is essentially a stagnation. If you looked at cancer, in all aspects, so that you look at spiritual, you look at physiological, you look at quantum physics definitions, it’s all the same thing. It’s about stagnation. It’s a stagnation of chi, if you looked at it from the Eastern medicine standpoint. It’s a stagnation of energetics. It’s a stagnation of spirit. It’s a stagnation of your lymphatics. It’s a stagnation, stagnation. It’s a prevention of the flow of energy. So my spiritual definition of cancer is really that you have been existing.
You haven’t been living. And so the Creator sends you a message. And that message is a message of cancer, that either you get busy living, or you can stay in your state of existing. Now what does that exactly mean? Well, wait a second, cancer, how can you say that’s existing? When you work out, do you work at once, or do you continually work out on a regular basis? Obviously, we work out on a regular basis, because growth stops. As soon as the growth stops and you hit that plateau, people think, well, yeah if I stop working out, then I’m gonna be at this plateau. Wrong, where growth stops, decay sets in. If you’re not growing, you’re dying. That’s the bottom line. Nobody thinks that you change the oil in your car one time, and then you’ve done with the rest of the lifetime of that car. You got to continue doing it, right?
So the process of living versus existing, living is a process where you’re moving forward. Existing is no longer moving forward. You’re just there, okay. You’re worried about this. You’re scared about that. You’ve got a phobia of heights or claustrophobia or fear of spiders or fear, whatever. It’s all a stagnation of energy. So to me, cancer is a wake-up call from the Creator saying that either you get busy living, meaning growing, or you can stay in your state of existence and remember, existence, people think, well, then I’m gonna hit that plateau. No, you’re gonna go down. What is cancer? It’s a steady decay. Where growth stops, decay sets in. That’s exactly what cancer is. And it could have been that the Creator says, okay, I’m not gonna give you a warning, like the people that get shot, or get in the car accidents, or fall out of a plane and the parachute doesn’t open. They didn’t get a warning. Boom, they’re taken.
But those that are given a chance, like your mission hasn’t been fulfilled yet. It’s your choice. What do you want to do? It’s a wake-up call. It’s a wake-up call to get up and start doing what you were meant to do, to start living, because they’re not living, and that’s really what I believe the definition of cancer is. Now people would say, well, what about a four-year-old child? How can you say that? A four-year-old child doesn’t have an issue like that. Well, you’re right. There’s a different aspect then.
That’s now you’re introducing in other aspects, because children, we can talk, start talking about the Indigo children and talk about the children of light and what autism really is, and all these other things. And I don’t know how much of your audience is gonna be able to digest this. I mean, we could start talking about miasms and all sorts of things that would really confuse people, but I want to keep it on this level. I don’t want to go up to the three-mile altitude standpoint. I think we need to probably keep it here, unless you open up that can of worms for me, and you decide we want to go there, but that’s my definition.
Well, maybe we could, maybe we could do a separate interview, if you have time and interest, just on the deeper spiritual reasons of cancer, ’cause we have a whole section as part of this symposium about spirituality and cancer, because it is an incredibly important aspect of being a human being, right?
But go ahead, finish your thought.
So it’s just that we are given a message, and it’s up to us, whether we hear the message, and those people that hear the message, they stay here, ’cause they’ve got their work to do. And as of December 2019, so we’re almost a year out. Next month will be December 2020. 2020 is almost over. Thank God for that. We’ve made it through this year. And I believe that 2021 is gonna be a fantastic beginning of the new age, if you will. But as of December 2019, a year ago, we had 14 stage four cancer patients. Stage four, so that everybody understands, that’s considered terminal. There’s nothing left after that.
They usually have failed chemo radiation, at this point. And they’re referred to hospice and given three months, six months, whatever it is that they ended up giving ’em, which is, by the way, totally ludicrous and BS. But that’s the conventional thought process. We have 14 stage four cancer patients now that are 15 years out from our treatment. And we have two that are over 20 years out. Actually, excuse me, that was, that was wrong. 14, we have 14 patients that are 15 years out from the treatment. I got that messed up, so apologies for that. 14 patients, not 15, that are 14 years out.
Actually, we may have one or two patients that are gonna hit that 15-year mark, coming up here, in the next couple of years. But the reason I say that, that’s not to boast or, yeah, there’s a little bit of pride there, but it’s more to show people what is possible. If they have one or two or even three, it could be coincidence, but not 14. Statistically, you need to have an N of 32 to be of statistical significance. Well, that N of 32, if I look at more than 10 years out, we’ve probably got, I don’t know whether we’d have 100, but we would be pretty close, probably in the 80, 90 people range. But 15 years out, 14, even though it doesn’t meet statistical significance numbers, from what I’ve been told by other physicians that I know, that they’ve never heard of anybody having that many people 15 years out from a diagnosis of stage four. So the conventional side says 14, excuse me, they say five years, you cannot use the word cure unless you go five years out. And we don’t use the word cure anyway, because if you say water will cure your dehydration, you just made a drug claim. And the way the system’s set up, it’s not for, I mean, when people have to try to own words, trying to control outcomes, then you start realizing what their agenda is.
So anybody who says, oh, you can’t use this word for this many years, they’ve got a different agenda. It’s not about the person’s life. It’s an agenda. They’re trying to protect some type of thing. They’re trying to create their own fiefdom, then. It’s a territorial type thing. But the reason I bring this up is because I want people to understand what is possible, what is probable, if you end up having the right mindset, if you have the right belief system, if you are willing to take action and do what’s necessary, and it’s out there for everybody. It’s not unique to one person or 10 people. I mean, why not you? Anybody can have that. It’s just up to you, whether or not you’ve got the right mindset and the right belief system and take action, and that’s what it comes down to.
Yeah, I love that you shared that story of Chris saying cancer is the greatest gift in my life, because when I was producing conferences in San Diego, back in 2013, 2014, they were cancer-specific conferences, and I’ve since done many interviews with cancer conquerors, people who have reversed their cancer diagnosis, who had lived 5, 10, 15 years past their prognosis date, doing natural approaches, holistic approaches, integrative approaches, when conventional medicine had failed them, or they decided to go a different path. And I’m talking, my entire volunteer team at our conference of like 20 or 25 people were all like people who had cancer or who had reversed cancer. And I remember the difference in talking with somebody who was telling me cancer is the greatest gift I ever had.
It’s like God gave me this gift, or I needed this, or whatever their spiritual deeper understanding was, was like it was the greatest gift they ever had. And then I’m talking to somebody else who says this is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. And so I started questioning. What’s the difference in mindset? How can these two people have the exact same experience, or let’s say, the exact same disease, if you will, and yet they have totally opposite experiences? And there’s commonalities that you find. Is the person who tunes in, as you’re saying, to live their life, I look at it as, and when I interview them and asked them, they say I learned so much from it. I started taking better care of myself. I started treating myself with self-love.
And when I really didn’t take care of myself at all, I started spending more time with my family and doing the things that are important to me and being of service. And here they are volunteering at a cancer conference, to help other people going through cancer, obviously, doing something meaningful and fulfilling in their life, right, which adds to purpose and meaning in your life. And so all these things added up to this person going, wow, this is the best thing that ever happened to me, versus this person going, oh my God, this is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, because they haven’t quite gotten to that mindset yet. And so how would you share with people? What are some different viewpoints, different ways of looking, different actions people can take to help get to a better mindset of looking at like how this actually could be a gift, how could this terrible chronic disease that means I’m gonna die could actually be a gift in my life.
Well, you said, how could it be a gift? So facts don’t change. It is a gift. It’s how they see it. It’s their choice. Life is about choices. You can see it as a miserable curse, or you can see it as a gift. Whether or not a person, how can I see it as a gift? Well, that’s your choice to see it as a gift. Because if you are willing to look at the things that are painful in your life and realize that you got where you got because of the choices that you made and you take self-responsibility and then continue that self responsibility by saying, okay, I’m gonna take action, I’m gonna do something, versus being a victim.
It all comes down to that choice of being a victim. You know, poor me! I did this. I was beaten up. I had this happen. The medical board came after me. They beat me up, oh, whatever the case is. I went through my divorces. They took all my money, blah, blah, blah. Whatever the case is, it doesn’t make any difference. You can add whatever storyline you want in there, but it’s a choice to become a victim and lay down your sword. Or you can ask for guidance, and you can pick it up, pick that sword up, and continue to fight. But it’s a choice. And I think that that old adage, do you see a glass as being half empty or half full? And people would say, that’s semantics. Is a half a dozen or is it six?
Well, yeah, it is semantics, but the choice of how you see it is going to make the difference. Now I’m not a person that believes in, oh, self-affirmation. Okay, affirmations are good, but affirmations don’t do diddly, unless you’ve put something else behind it. So let me kind of give you a short story that hopefully your listeners, I’m not gonna bore them, and they haven’t heard the story before, but if they’ve heard it, c’est la vie, it doesn’t hurt to hear the story again. But the story is of, have you ever heard the story about the ranger that was in a valley, built his ranch up there, and then there was a message that he got that everybody needed to evacuate this valley, because it was about to be flooded. Did you ever hear that story?
No, I don’t think so. It doesn’t sound familiar.
Yeah, so basically, this ranger, I mean, this farmer had built his ranch in a valley, and then he gets this message saying that the valley is gonna be flooded. Everybody needs to clear out. And he’s like, “I’m not going. I put my life into this place. I’m not moving.” So about a day later, these rangers come up in a truck, and they said, “Look, this valley is about to be flooded. Jump in the back, we’ll take you to safety, and everything’s going to be fine.” And the man says, “Nope, I’m not leaving. You guys clear out. God won’t forsake me.” So the rangers in the truck, they drive off. Well, the water starts coming, and it goes up into the first foot of water, and it comes into his floorboards. And he’s like, “God won’t forsake me.” So another big, four-wheel drive vehicle pulls up, and it’s again another set of rangers, and they’re like, “Man, this thing’s gonna happen. So you need to jump in. Otherwise, you’re gonna get flooded, and this is gonna be dangerous.” “Nope, nope, God won’t forsake me.”
So they leave. The water continues to rise. It comes up to the first floor of his house. He’s on the second floor. A boat comes in, rescue workers. “Get in the boat, we’ll take you to safety.” “Nope, God won’t forsake me.” Water continues to rise. Boat drives off. He’s now on top of his roof. He’s hugging the chimney of his roof. And a chopper comes up, and they’d send down a safety rope. And he’s like, “No!” He waves them off. “God won’t say forsake me.” The chopper pilot’s like, “What’s he saying?” The other guy says, “I don’t know. He’s waving us off, and we don’t have enough fuel.” So they leave. So now he’s on top of this house, hugging on to the chimney, and the weight of the water crushes the house, and it collapses. And he’s struggling in the debris trying to keep his head up above water.
And with his last gasp of breath, right before he’s about to drown, he comes up to the surface, and he looks to the sky, and he says, “God, why have you forsaken me?” And the skies part, and God appears, and he says, “Forsake you? I sent you rangers in a car. I sent you rangers in a truck. I sent a boat for you. I sent a helicopter for you. What else do you want from me?” So it’s important to remember that God helps those who help themselves, right? If you’re driving down the road with a car, and you look at your fuel tank, and it says it’s almost empty, you can say I’m not gonna run out of fuel. I’m not gonna run a fuel. I’m not gonna run out of fuel. But unless you do something to find fuel, you’re going to run out of fuel.
So I equate affirmations with that attitude of, all I have to do say an affirmation, and it’s all gonna happen, not so. You need to now take action, all right. And so I have a formula for that. And if we have time, we’ll go into that formula. But bottom line is that you need to take action. So you need to first embrace what’s happening, understand the energetic basis of what you’re experiencing, and have some self-analysis, be critical, take yourself out of your body, and have you have a conversation with yourself. Have that person come outside, and not only are you having a conversation with yourself, but now yourself, looking back at you, be candid, be open, be bold, have bold communication with yourself, right? And it’s a choice. It’s a choice to do that. It’s a choice to sit there and cry, in misery and make your life miserable.
So to me, we are all a product of our experiences, but it’s up to us to now dictate, are we going to go right, or are we going to go left? And we are going to ultimately be responsible for reaping the benefits of our decision or paying the consequences of our decision, but it’s up to us to make that choice. And I think that, as a global society, we’re in that position right now. And I think that there are things that are comin’ to a head which is very exhilarating to see some of these things happening. Some people that play chess may see what’s happening. Some people that don’t play chess may not see. Some people that do play chess may still be blind.
I don’t know, but there are things that are happening that are part and parcel of the struggle of humanity, and on a global scale and a historical standpoint, this is a very, very exciting time to be alive, because I believe that this time in history will be remembered in the future, well past our generations, and our grandkids and our great grandkids will say that my great grandfather Nathan was part and parcel of that battle and lived and told stories about it. So I think we can choose to see it as, oh my God, this is a terrible place. What’s happening? And we’re all doomed. Well, here’s the thing. Whether we’re doomed or not, we’re all gonna die, first of all. And I’m gonna, for me personally, if that 1% happens where things aren’t gonna be the way I expect them to be, I’m probably not gonna be around to experience much more of that anyway, because I’m not gonna get a vaccine in my body. I’m not gonna lay down my sword.
My thing is, how many of the bastards can I take out with me before I go? That’s my attitude. And that’s not necessarily everybody’s attitude, but I served with the US Army. I was with the 5th Special Forces Group. I served with the 2nd Infantry Division, and with the 101st Air Assault Division, and the mindset’s a little bit different when you’re a special operator, and in the SF, we used to have some silly things that were humorous, but when you hear the same humor, over and over again, it kind of becomes indoctrinated in you. And one of those things was, kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out. Now that’s not, obviously, very conducive to a physician mindset, but that was one of the things that, one of the goofy things that we used to say, but
Now you’re doing the opposite of that. Save ’em all and let it all be sorted out by itself.
Well, even when I was at SF, though, I was a doctor there, too, but it was just one of the things that the guys used to say. So, I mean, in my group, there was only like two doctors out of everybody. But you gotta have lost a part of your mind to actually do that kind of stuff, anyway. And that was actually one of the criteria that they used to recruit. Actually, it was funny, because the criteria that they use to select, at least with me, when I was selected, there were five criteria that this guy Major Campbell told me, is a PT score. You have to have a maximum PT score, your physical training score, language ability, MOS, so I was a doctor. That’s one of the reasons.
Ethnicity because with special forces, what they do is they try to find people that already have some connection with the area, like 5th Group covers the Middle East and Northern Africa. And since I’m originally from the Middle East, and since I’m of the Muslim faith, that was one of the criteria they were looking at. So let’s see, there was ethnicity, language ability, PT score, MOS, and the fifth reason was crazy enough to do it, stupid enough to do it.
You gotta be a little bit crazy to be on the path that you’re on, in terms of standing up to the societal norms and the medical monopoly and the misinformation campaigns, and you gotta be a little crazy, and you gotta be strong and brave and wise and intelligent as well.
Well, I like to think that it’s that I have a high level of motivation, and that motivation is because I have three children, that regardless of my relationship with them, one of my children actually doesn’t talk to me. I have no idea why. After I went through a divorce, stepmom, she hated her stepmom, and then after I got a divorce, now she doesn’t talk to me. I don’t know why, but I have three children, and regardless of whether they talk to me or they don’t talk to me, as parents, I have a very, very high level of motivation to make sure that I leave this planet better for them than I found it. And I don’t know whether you have any children or not, but if you don’t, do you have children?
I do. I have two children. And I am on the exact same page as you. I mean, it’s a big motivation why
Once you’re a parent, once you’re a parent, that motivation becomes, I mean, everybody who’s a parent, I’m just gonna say, if you’re a parent, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And that’s my motivation. So whatever it takes, whatever is necessary, and I know that this planet is supposed to be a better place, and it’s gonna continue to be a better place, but there have been certain nefarious forces at play, some for hundreds, if not thousands of years, that have been at play and that I’ve created a lot of the heartache and misery on this planet. And God is a God of abundance, right?
So we have a poverty mindset that’s been taught to us. That is part of our belief system. This thing with cancer is part of that poverty mindset. If you don’t do this and you don’t do that, then the guilt aspect and then the trauma aspect, and you’re too stupid or you’re too ugly, or you’re too fat, or you’re too skinny, and all these things we take on, we don’t understand. We don’t realize the damage that it does, how it affects us, how it affects our heart and our lungs, and how it affects our mind. But as Paul Allen wrote in his book “As a Man Thinketh,” over a hundred years ago, the body is nothing more than the slave to the mind. So if there’s something wrong with your body, you must first fix your mind in order to fix the body. If you don’t fix your mind, you will never fix the body. And so it comes back to that same thing. We talked about the belief system, what you believe and the messages that you put in your own body, in your own mind, how you talk to yourself, the the concept of self-love.
It’s a really, really difficult thing. It’s one of my hardest things, right, because I’m extremely, extremely harsh with myself. And I’ve realized how harsh I am with myself. And I mean, my staff tell me how different, like I’ve got one of my staff members that’s been with me a little over 10 years, and she’s actually has gone part-time, the last few years, but she’s coming back full-time, because we’re growing at a very rapid pace, and I needed somebody with her level of experience. And I asked her, would she come back? In fact, I’ve got a couple of staff members that have been part-time that are coming on full-time, and we’ve gone through some transitions.
And it’s been, again, a beautiful thing, ’cause it’s a Herxheimer response. It’s that healing crisis that you go through. All parts of life, whether it’s your health, your wellness, your family, your economics, your business, spiritually, we all go through these crisis, and these crisises are our opportunities for growth. And we’ve gone through that on a business level. And it’s been fantastic. It’s painful, but it’s fantastic, ’cause you see what’s happening. I mean, I can’t help but laugh, even though everybody else around me is crying. I’m like, guys, this is a good thing, embrace it. And then sure enough, they start seeing how beautiful it is.
Trust me, it’s gonna be good. It’s gonna be good, just give it some time.
Exactly, exactly. When I was talking to her, she said to me, she said, “By the way, I just wanna thank you for how flexible you are.” Or she goes, “I really want to thank you. I just want to say thank you.” And I’m like, “Thank me for what?” And she said, “Well, you know.” And I’m like, “No, I don’t. We just had a conversation. You’re coming on, but what are you, like thanking me for coming back on full-time? I mean, what are you talking about?” She says, “No, just for being so flexible.” And I’m like, “What do you mean being flexible?” And she said, “But you’re just very flexible.” And she goes, “You used to be very rigid.” And then I realized, as she said this, that I’ve actually started to exercise being kinder to myself. And when you do that, it’s not that I was ever mean to any of my staff, like I didn’t throw instruments at them and that kind of stuff, but I did expect my staff to perform, but everybody on my staff has known for years.
I mean, the legend is that I don’t sleep. Nobody thinks that I sleep, because they get emails from me at two in the morning, four in the morning, five in the morning, and then I’m at the office at eight. And they’re like, when did you sleep? And for many years, I used to pull an all-nighter, every other day. I was used to it, because in general surgery, you work a 24-hour cycle, and then you’re on, as a resident, you actually work 36 hours. Then you get 12 hours off. But in that lifestyle, in emergency medicine, same type of thing. I used to work nights in the ER, and I worked a day in the clinic. So your body kind of gets used to certain things, but I was very harsh with myself, because I expected everybody to live up to the same work ethic that I had. And it’s not fair to anybody, to do that. And it’s actually stupid, because that work ethic has, it may be a good work ethic, but then you take a toll on your body. And I have gray hair for, since I was the age of 11, but people say, oh, Dr. Buttar, maybe, I mean, I had gray, when I was 20s and my 30s, I had gray hair, so I think that I used to tell people that I needed that gray hair, so I could look wise, so I looked older, so I had more wisdom.
And now that I’m older, I figured that I probably don’t need as much. At least, I’m happy that I’ve got hair, right, so some hair, so anyway, the point is that you have to be kinder to yourself. And I didn’t even realize that I had become kinder to myself until I heard people saying, that have known me for a long time, that they’re seeing a difference in me and how I’m treating them, not that I treated them bad before. It was just that I was always at a certain pace, and now I’m more accommodating to people for their pace. I understand if they can’t keep that pace, but I’ve learned that also, when you talk about this from a spiritual standpoint, the traumas that we experienced as kids and things that we heard, they have an impact on us, on every one of us, whether we think we do, and we don’t think it does.
It does have an impact on us. We may not be cognitively conscious of it, but it does. And to speak to yourself with kindness, speak to yourself as the two-year-old version of yourself, So if you’re talking to yourself, Nathan, and you don’t hit a milestone, you don’t hit a deadline, you’re gonna be, my God, I’m so stupid. That’s how we talk to ourselves. And so if we can talk to ourself, how would you talk to your three-year-old? How would you talk to your child as a three-year-old? Well, you wouldn’t say how stupid are you to have missed that deadline? You would tell your a three-year-old that it’s okay, honey, it’ll be okay. And that’s how we should be talking to ourselves. And yet we don’t.
I mean, I know I don’t. Even I’m telling you this, I will beat myself up, but I don’t beat myself up as much anymore, because in my mind, I see that every day goes on. More kids are getting poisoned with vaccines and getting mercury toxic, and more people are dying from various pathologies, and that’s really what my incentive is to kinda, ’cause I kind of see it as every day that I’m, if I’m sitting there and enjoying a movie, there’s a guilt portion that I have, right? And most people may not have this, but we have guilt with certain things. We create these traumas for ourself. And the guilt is that I’m sitting here enjoying a movie, but there are people that need help. And so having a way of being able to reach those people was a very, very significant fueling component, in my life, and now I have had the experience over the last, I’ve had the blessing of probably hearing a couple of thousand times of people who have told me that I’ve saved their life, and it never loses its power.
But what about all the people that can’t afford to come, that we have patients from 94 countries now, but what about those people that can’t come, right? And in the last couple of years, I’ve had the true blessing of having those same words, hearing those same words, from people that I’ve never met, that never came to the clinic. It was done remotely. They were able to get help from extensions of what I was able to do, and that’s really what my goal is, ’cause I can only see so many people in a day, right.
But if I can create a system that can help people, no matter where they are, whether they ever encounter me personally or not, and when you have somebody that comes up at you, at a conference, and says, Dr. Buttar, you saved my life, and you’re looking at them, and then they tell you what they did, when they did this, and they joined that, and then they started doing the two simple changes, and they saw a difference in three weeks, and then were able to come off disability, that is empowering to me, because now I know that it’s not limited to what I can do. It’s becoming, not to use a cliche, but it’s becoming viral. It’s going out naturally, and people are finding the truth. And that was what fueled me. And now I can sit back a little bit and say, okay, maybe I should go fishing again. It’s been about 35 years since I went fishing, so.
I love that you brought that up, especially from your own experience and perspective as well. I had a wonderful spiritual teacher, years ago, when I lived in San Diego. It was the Buddhist temple I used to go visit, on the weekends, and I’d sit and talk with the monks and listen and meditate and just have a really beautiful experience with these incredible people that were detached from all of society. I mean, they live a very simple lives, ate one meal a day, meditated multiple hours a day, and all of that to, one, relieve suffering within themselves, but relieve suffering for all beings on the planet. And Phra Ajahn Yantra Amaro was his name.
He was known as the outlaw monk. He was a world-famous monk in Thailand who came to the United States and set up temples. And he was there, a few times. I got to sit and talk with him. And one of his famous quotes I always saw on the wall was: When the heart is good, everything else is good. And from a physical perspective, sure, but that was really from a mental-emotional-spiritual perspective, right, that when you love yourself, when you care for yourself, when you have compassion for yourself, not only everything for your own life is good, but then everything, like when he says everything, he means everything is good, every person you talk to, everybody that you help, every interaction that you have coming from that space of compassion and love and care for yourself, then your tank is filled up.
You have the energy to go out and serve others. And that teaching from him as has always stuck with me and has been a big part of my life. And I think it’s a really important piece for people dealing with cancer, is that you have to learn to love yourself, to care about yourself, to give yourself the time for self-care, give yourself the time for meditation, give yourself the time to go on the walk, go do the things that you enjoy to do, and as you’re saying, not be so hard on yourself, because those are things that lead to cancer. And we’re, I don’t know, 45 minutes into this interview, and I know I opened up with the interview as all about the immune system and all that.
We haven’t even said the immune system once, but if you’re worried about that, don’t be, because everything that we’re talking about directly affects the immune system, either positively or negatively. And so I’d love for us to shift a little more in that direction now, in terms of, how does the immune system actually contribute to helping us to remove cancer cells from our body? People tuning in here may have heard something along the lines of, I know there’s doctors in my film who have said this. There’s doctors in our summits who have said this, at our conferences. They say if you had a fully functioning immune system, you wouldn’t have a cancer diagnosis. And so that kind of blows over some people’s heads. But if you really unpack that and dive in, what is the immune system? How does it function? What downregulates our immune system? What activates our immune system? You start to unlock a bigger picture of what we can actually do about cancer, right? And so maybe I’d love for you to talk about that and what the immune system is and what we can do for it.
Well, before I’d go into that, I just want to add a final thought to what you just said, and that was about being kinder and loving yourself. I want people to think about this. How can you love someone else, if you can’t love yourself? It’s impossible to truly love someone else unless you start with yourself, and I’ve heard people say, no, I love my children. I love my this. I love my that. But they treat themselves so harshly, and so just think about that, for a moment. If you really, truly want to love someone, you must love yourself first so that you can express that love. It’s kind of like when you’re on a flight, right? When the oxygen levels drop and those masks drop, you don’t put the mask on your child first. You put the mask on yourself first.
Why? Because if you don’t put the mask on yourself, you’re gonna pass out and then you and your child are gonna end up having a problem. So you have to first put the mask on yourself so that then you can take care of your child. And this is an important concept that the loving of yourself is on the same level, on a much higher level, but the same thought process. So when you talked about the immune system, you’re absolutely right. These are instrumental concepts to help the immune system. They’ve already been studies that have been done that show the relationship between the immune system and things that we would never ever expect. So let’s go back to the mindset for a second.
Natural Killer cells are, we measure the lymphocyte subpopulation to assess efficacy for our treatment, as well as progress of whether the person is getting worse or better, so progression, and these are both things that the AHEAD MAP tracks actually. It tracks efficacy of treatment as well as the progress of treatment, whether the person’s getting better or worse. So one of the things that we do when I’m looking at laboratory assessments in cancer patients, I’m looking at the lymphocytes subpopulation. I’m looking at CD3, CD4, CD8, CD16, CD19, CD56. So these are basically different types of white blood cells. So white blood cells, the all-encompassing term for white blood cells is lymphocytes. So the CD19 and CD56, for example, actually CD19 is B lymphocytes.
Those are the ones that are part and parcel of the humoral immune response system. And they’re the ones that are responsible for making antibodies. Then you’ve got the CD56, and those are the Natural Killer cells. And those are part of the cellular immune system, the cytotoxic component of the immune system. And again, there’s different ratios that we look at, et cetera, et cetera. So when you are dealing with the issue of cancer, by definition, that cancer cannot be possible unless your immune system is no longer functioning or has been damaged or something. In other words, you have to have an immune compromised system. Your immune system has to have been compromised, has to be deficient or damaged or no longer functional, in order for you to get cancer. There’s no way for you to have cancer, if you have an intact immune system. It just doesn’t go hand in hand, right? So by definition, if somebody has a cancer, they have a dysfunctional, nonfunctional, or damaged immune system. So that’s the basic fundamental place where we start from. Does that answer your question?
Absolutely. Yeah, I mean, you just confirmed an important point that I think is so critical for everyone to understand. I just want to repeat what you said, which is, if you have a fully functioning immune system, if you have a fully intact immune system, you’re not gonna have a cancer diagnosis.
It’s impossible. It’s impossible.
But if your immune system’s weak, it’s compromised, it’s not functioning at its full capacity, you are gonna likely have a cancer diagnosis or certainly cancer forming in the body, even if it’s not diagnosed. So, I mean, the simple question is that, I mean, the most logical question is, okay, so if it’s my immune system, which is directly correlating to a cancer diagnosis, then what do we need to do for the immune system?
Well, that’s where the seven toxicities come into play. That’s where the nine steps to keep the doctor comes into play, my international selling book. That’s where a lot of the things that we teach at Advanced Medicine come into play, to empower people with knowledge, because once they have that knowledge, the beautiful thing is that nobody can take advantage of you. You can’t be victimized. And it helps you to create autonomy and understanding of what you need to do directly to be able to take charge of your own health. And that’s where the AHEAD MAP tool comes in, the Advanced Health Evaluation Assessment for Detoxification Medical Assessment Program, and it’s assessing all various levels of toxicity in the body so that we ourselves can take control of our health and do what’s necessary to reduce that toxic burden on the organ system, which then in turn will help to improve the state of the physiology, of your own physiology.
So the three foundations of health, in my world, it all starts from a systemic detoxification, physiological optimization, and immune modulation. If you read my book, it’ll actually say systemic detoxification, physiological optimization, and then it says hormonal optimization. And what had happened was one of the freaking editors went in there, and they were seeing all the different things that I had and Hormonal Optimization was one of the chapters. And they thought that was supposed to be the third foundation of health, but in actuality, it’s immune modulation.
If you have a hyperimmune response, bringing it back down. If you have a hypo-immune response, bringing it back up. Hyperimmune response would be allergies. It would be like the sclerodermas, the anaphylaxis type things. Whereas, the hypo-immune responses would be like diabetes, a transplant, cancer, HIV. So you want to modulate the immune system, so it becomes a normal functioning immune system, and that immune system, if you do the systemic detoxification, you do the physiological optimization, you do the immune modulation, then you don’t have to worry about the hormonal aspects and the endocrine aspects and all those things, ’cause they get balanced out anyway.
So that is a little bit of a, I didn’t, I’ve had so many times. The book was like 637 pages, and the editors had broken it all the way down, and then they changed everything in it. So it was a big mess, and I have to go back and redo everything else. We have to start again from the same 600 pages. And it came out to like 386 pages. I was told that you don’t want to have a book that long. Again, I listened to the marketing people, and they were idiots, ’cause they were wrong. The biggest complaint about the book, I’m not kidding you, the biggest complaint we’ve had about the book is that the book was too short, at 386 pages. I felt like I just lost my best friend. I mean, these are the types of comments that people were writing. And so, I mean, I’m gonna have the next version of the book. It already became a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, I think, at bestsellers, it hit number three on Amazon. They got translated. So the next version of it, when we do the next printing, it’s gonna probably have the full version in it. But I’ve told people it’s in the book. It’s in the book, and then people go and they say it’s not in the book. I’m like, no, it’s in the book.
No, it’s not in the book. And then I go into and try to find the book, and it’s not in the book, so they took it out. And so it’s been one of those little frustrating things, but the nine steps to keep the doctor away, those nine steps, if people do that, it will get them on the right course. And then we have additional programs at advancedmedicine.com. They can go and they can get access to the AHEAD MAP. Again, there’s no cost to this. It empowers a person. And I think that people will start to see the light. As soon as you start, it’s kind of like opening, it’s kind of like that commercial, what is it, for the, I can’t remember what chip commercial it is now, where you eat one, and then you can’t stop, and you keep on eating, so it’s like one of those things. Once you start becoming aware, you can’t stop it, right?
Your curiosity will kick in, and you’ll become intrigued, and you’ll start doing one thing, and then you’ll start, if you actually have the right mindset, and you go forward, and you try that one thing, you start seeing a benefit from it. That’s contagious. And then it just starts to cascade from there. And then you start hearing people talk about it. And we’ve experienced this viral growth type of thing, because we see, as people’s lives change, how they start telling other people. And I don’t advertise in 93 countries, 94 countries. I don’t even advertise here. In my first year in private practice, when I got out of the Army, in ’96, we had one of those little Yellow Page ads, and then the second year, we got rid of the ad and just made it like a one-liner. It was just the bold line. And in 1998, I stopped that even, and we’ve never advertised anywhere since then. We are on the internet, and we’ve put out videos and this and that, but as far as advertising, paid advertising, I’ve never paid since 1997, and it’s all word of mouth. So how do we get patients? I’ve been asked this before. How do you get patients from 94 countries? And I’m like, you figure it out, let me know, because I have no idea. It’s just people go and they tell other people, and that’s how it spread.
I love that. I love the title of your book, “9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away,” written by a doctor, by yourself, in nine steps. It’s a statement and a testament to who you are, as a human being, which is, you’re not trying to, it’s like, it’s unfortunate with our current medical model that it’s such a giant business. It’s such a corporation that, unfortunately, people are getting sucked into this windmill, this financial turbulent disaster, in this repetitive let’s treat the symptoms with drugs, with more visits, with drugs, with surgery, with these really expensive treatments that, unfortunately, aren’t getting the results that people need. And what you’re doing is, even though you have your clinical practice, people come and see you, I know you’re very busy, you’re teaching and educating and supporting people, what they can do for themselves, and I love that.
And I think, yes, some people need the hands-on. They need to go to the clinic. They need the direct support. They need the consultations. And that’s awesome. And if you are tuning in here, and you’re somebody who is diligent and a go-getter and a self-starter and someone who can read and research and listen, go get the book, read it, educate yourself, go to advancedmedicine.com. You can sign up for the AHEAD MAP, for free. There’s a code. You can write this down and put it in. I’ll tell you right now. I’ll share it again, in case you miss it, but 137758. So go to advancedmedicine.com. Use the code 137758, so you can get into a plethora of resources from Dr. Buttar that will help you move forward in your health and healing journey, for free. That’s all free, advancedmedicine.com. Use that code.
Yeah, Nathan, if I can just interject, that invitation code is necessary. I mean, you can still get in without that invitation code, but you can’t unlock the dashboard. I mean, the dashboard is where the magic happens, and certain videos that have been censored are available, and the AHEAD MAP is available. There are other things that are available without the invitation code, but that invitation code, it kind of unlocks a whole bunch of things. So that’s the reason it’s important for your listeners.
Thank you. So what are some very practical things people can start doing right now on their own, some of the things that are covered in your book or in the advancedmedicine.com website, to enhance their immune system, to help modulate the immune system, to help create a better fighting chance against cancer?
Well, we have a program called the Map to Get AHEAD Program, and that Map to Get AHEAD Program has two simple changes to change your life. Essentially, it’s a video. And the question is after looking back at a few thousand of my patients and seeing some of the things that we’d talked to them about in the nine steps, the nine steps to keep the doctor away actually were all the principals that I had started talking to my patients about, and it started off as, originally, as like the seven toxicities, actually where I started it as three toxicities, and then eventually it became seven toxicities. Those steps were originally seven steps and then went to eight and then nine. But if you start looking at all of those things, I saw there were six things that people had improvements in rapidly, if they did a couple of things.
Those things were improved sleep, improvement in bowel movements, increased energy, increase in focus, concentration, and a sense of wellbeing. So we put this video together called the “2 Simple Changes,” which is the core of the Map to Get AHEAD Program. And it’s basically, increase your sleep, or improve your sleep, increase your energy, improve your bowel movements, while at the same time, increasing concentration, focus, and the sense of wellbeing, all within 30 days, by implementing two simple changes in your life. It’s not a product you have to take. It’s two simple changes you make in your life. And it’s actually five things, but three of them can be combined, and it’s all passive. I can’t tell you what those are, because that’s part of the Map to Get AHEAD Program. And then we throw in the book and all this other stuff. There’s videos and subliminal programs, and there’s a free consultation with one of our coaches, and it’s a whole bunch of stuff. And it basically is a $2,600 value. So that component, it’s interesting the way, and I’m not giving you a pitch.
I’m just letting you know how this program came into being. The Map to Get AHEAD Program was this $2,600 thing, but I wanted to give it to everybody for free. And so what we did was we made the Map to Get AHEAD Program accessible to anybody. They can get it for free. If they’re interested in learning how they can get it for free, then they can learn about the IADFW, so the IADFW is the International Association for a Disease Free World. And that’s a private membership. It’s normally $99 a year. But right now, what we’ve been doing is that anybody who joins, we give them the Map to Get AHEAD Program, for free. And on top of that, instead of making it the annual membership, we’re upgrading everybody to a lifetime membership. So if people do that, then they get access to all these things.
And here’s the problem. If a person says one thing or another thing, then people will go try it, and they don’t get the whole thing, right? They don’t quite understand it. They go, ah, this doesn’t work. So we’ve got a very specific system, and we know how well it works. We haven’t even released the testimonials of people that have experienced the benefits, because so many of them have come in. So we’re gonna put all this stuff together, but if they go to Advanced Medicine, on the left-hand side, on the dashboard, they’ll see places to join IADFW, and they can, if they decide that they wanna learn more about it, they can. They can also go to askdrbuttar.com/ask, and they can go through that information. There’s a lot of information on cancer there. There’s a whole series of videos that will be available there. I think there’s like 60 videos. It’s called the Cancer Convalescence Conversations, or Cancer Conversations of Convalescence, and basically, it’s groups of patients that had cancer, as they were going through treatment, and basically I sat down with four patients and gave them a free-for-all, and they spent three hours asking me different questions. And so it was so powerful.
We edited them down to five to seven-minute, maybe up to 10-minute, segments that were relevant to a specific question. And it was so powerful, when we did it again a year later, with the four other patients, and so it’s become like 50, 60 different videos. And they’re actually being finally edited right now. The final edits are being done, but that’s all gonna be available for free. I was told that you put a $500 value on that. You can sell it. You have no idea how much that’s valuable. And I was like, we don’t need to charge people for this. This is just information. It’s empowering. And so those videos will be available. If you go to askdrbuttar.com/ask, people will get access to that. There’s 12 videos on there also an autism. So it just says, if you’re interested in cancer, here, if you’re interested in learning more about autism, it’s here, and about the AHEAD MAP, here. So if you go to askdrbuttar.com/ask, all that stuff will be there.
The AHEAD MAP information’s there, and there’s a video they can also watch that’s about the IADFW and about this Map to Get AHEAD Program, and if they have an interest, they can do that, but certainly, unlock your dashboard and go and get access to the AHEAD MAP and start doing the AHEAD MAP, once a month, because, guys, it doesn’t cost anything. And sometimes people have that association. Well, if it’s free, it must not be worth something. This thing was valued at $300, every time you take it. I will not see a patient in my clinic unless they’ve done the AHEAD MAP. I just won’t see ’em. It’s that powerful? It’s got 350 years, well, we used to say it’s got 350 years of clinical experience fueling it, because myself and the other doctors put together, that put the AHEAD MAP together, all of our combined clinical experience was 350 years. But that was in 2010, when we went to the first electronic version, because it started in 2000, and it’s gone through many different iterations, but in 2010, it went to the first electronic version.
And it’s gone through over 100 renditions since then. And all those doctors are still practicing medicine. So now you’ve got another 10 years times 16 doctors. That’s another 160 years. You add that to 350 years. We’ve got over 500 years of clinical experience fueling the AHEAD MAP. And as I said, it’s got a $300 value, as assessed by a third-party independent actuarial analyst for an insurance company in California. So it’s worth a lot. Just because it’s free to you, don’t underestimate the power of it. If you do, you’re gonna be paying a price that, you’re gonna be giving up a lot of value, let’s just put it that way.
Yeah, thank you for that. I mean, thank you for making a lot of these resources free and accessible to so many people. I do want to bring this point back around, since we opened with the immune system, and we went really deep into mindset, beliefs, spirituality, care and love, self-care for ourselves. I just want to bring this point back around, for anyone who’s still holding on to any questions around it. All of those things we spoke about, the entire time, are not only ancient wisdom coming from our ancient ancestors that they’ve known for thousands of years, the loving ourselves and self-care and gratitude and choosing to think positively and care about ourselves and others and having a deeper, spiritual connection and connecting to our higher purpose and finding purpose and meaning in our lives, not only have our ancient ancestors known all this, for thousands of years, that it is vital and important to our health and longevity and wellness overall, but our modern science has validated every single one of these things, with dozens and dozens of studies that I’ve researched personally in PubMed and the National Institutes of Health, and so on and so forth, that they all directly and positively contribute to an improved immune system function.
And vice versa, negative self-talk, you have limiting beliefs, mental or emotional trauma, childhood trauma all of these things, fear, anxiety, as you were talking about, better sleep, lack of sleep, toxic exposure, so on and so forth, they all contribute to a depleted immune system. They all basically turn your immune system off. When you’re in fear or anxiety, any of these experiences, your adrenal system turns on. Your immune system turns off. And it can’t function at the potential that it’s meant to function at, and vice versa, meditation, and gratitude, and exercise, and deeper spiritual connection, all of these experiences literally turn on your immune system and help your body to get rid of cancer cells.
So while it was a beautiful, philosophical, and spiritual discussion, it was also very practical. I just want to get that point across for anyone who’s still thinking like, I came here for a specific solution for the immune system. Well, everything we talked about are literally specific solutions for the immune system. And I think, for people wanting to go deeper, your book, your videos, all of that, is great information and resources for people. So as we wrap up here, Dr. Buttar, any final thoughts, words of inspiration, words of wisdom you want to leave our viewers with, who are dealing with cancer or have a loved one dealing with cancer. And they want to move forward, but might need that extra support.
Well, since you brought up the thing people said, well, I came here for specifically to know exactly what I need to do for cancer. So I’ll give you a quick, brief overview of what we do, as far as how we approach it. It’s a five-step approach to cancer. It’s very, very simple. The first one is physiological optimization. So what does that mean? That means there’s certain things that the body does naturally, and we want to address those issues and upregulate those issues. So for example, cancer is an obligate glucose metabolizer. So we want to reduce the amount of sugar that we’re taking into our diet. Cancer is an obligate anaerobic metabolizer, which means it hates oxygen. It likes a oxygen-free environment, so we want to do things to enhance the level of oxygen inside our bodies, and so there’s certain things we do for that.
So that’s all part and parcel of that very first step, physiological optimization. Second one is systemic detoxification. It’s actually systemic detoxification is the first one. The three foundations of health that I talk about, in the “9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away,” are the same first three foundations in our five-step approach to cancer. It’s actually the same three. So it’s systemic detoxification, meaning cleaning up the body, not just from the heavy metals and the persistent organic pollutants, but from the emotional psychological aspects, from all the seven different toxicities that I talk about in the book and that are also discussed in the video series, at Advanced Medicine. So systemic detoxification, systemic meaning the whole system, not just one part of it. So systemic detoxification is the first one. Physiological optimization is the second one. Sometimes, I’ll start a person on the physiological optimization, first, because as they start to experience the benefit, then you can get them to start doing the things that are necessary for detoxification, ’cause that’s usually a more involved step.
So a person can start certain things for physiological optimization on their own. Whereas, the systemic detoxification, it’s a little bit harder. They usually need somebody to help them do that, a physician or somebody that knows how to deal with those things. So that’s one reason. Sometimes, I’ll flip ’em, just depending on who the audience is, but basically, the first two steps, systemic detoxification and physiological optimization. The third step is immune modulation. You have to start to repair and enhance the immune system. The fourth step is target acquisition. Now that fourth step, up to the first two steps, many doctors have different varying programs. I’m obviously biased. I think we have the best one for those first two steps. But when it comes to the third step, immune modulation, we pretty much already know we’re the best there, because what we’ve been doing, that you now hear about, immune therapy in cancer, that’s become popular in the last five, six years.
We’ve been doing it since 1996, so for 24 years. And right now, they were at the point. We’re probably 20 to 25 years ahead of the rest of the game, on a planetary basis, as far as what’s being done for immune modulation. The fourth step is target acquisition, and nobody has that. Anybody that’s using the target acquisition the way I do it, they learned it from me. And they’re accessing those tools from us. So the fourth step, target acquisition, is basically acquiescing the target. The body doesn’t know what’s foreign. So the third step, immune modulation, has helped the immune system recognize what’s foreign in the body and start to work. Remember, I said the cancer cannot be present if you have an intact immune system, because the immune system is designed to monitor.
Everybody has cancer cells in their bodies, all the time, but the immune system is monitoring and then seeing certain things that need to be taken care of. And then the immune system does its job. But if the immune system can’t do its job and can’t regulate those cells that are becoming cancerous and annihilate them and get rid of them, then you end up having this thing called cancer. Cancer is, remember, I said the scientific definition of cancer, the physiological definition of cancer, is a suppression of apoptosis and uncontrolled cellular proliferation. So suppression of apoptosis, apoptosis is essentially programmed cell death. So the apoptotic cascade is a cascade that’s initiated in a cell when something goes awry within the cell. And when something goes awry, something’s not working right, the cell has a self-destruct button to prevent itself from surviving so that it doesn’t create a problem for the whole.
So it’s actually self-destruction in order to prevent more contamination of the whole. Well, in cancer, there’s a suppression of apoptosis, so because that self-destruction program isn’t working, those cells don’t self-destruct, and they become rampant, and they start to grow really fast, and that’s what cancer is. So cancer is a suppression of apoptosis and uncontrolled cellular proliferation. So our fourth step, target acquisition, is to acquiesce the target, because of the third step, because the immune system couldn’t regulate it, the cancer starts. So now at our point, we want to repair the immune system, and then we want to acquiesce the cancer. We want to identify the cancer as being foreign, because the immune system can’t recognize it. So the third step we deal with that portion to help the immune system become repaired. In the fourth step, we help the immune system to recognize a cancer as being foreign, and that’s what we call the target acquisition phase.
And we do that with a treatment that we call AARSOTA. AARSOTA stands for Autogenous Antigen Receptor Specific Oncogenic Target Acquisition. So it’s a helping the body to identify the cancer as being foreign and targeting into it. And then the fifth step is maintenance. So that’s our five-step approach to cancer. And since you brought it up, I thought, okay I’ll go ahead and just quickly go through that brief, maybe it wasn’t so brief, explanation of our approach to cancer. As far as my last closing words of inspiration that you said, I would just remind people that everything happens for a reason. We hear that all the time, but I think it becomes more of a cliche, and people don’t recognize it, but they hear it. But it’s like, yeah, how can cancer have happen for a reason? What did I do wrong? And it’s that victim mentality.
Well, think of it this way. There could’ve been a different way that you could have been taken out of the game, right? And this was a warning. The Creator is giving you an opportunity to rise your head, to raise it up, to see what it is, and recognize it for what it is, and for you to take appropriate action that’s necessary, in order for you to go on to live a longer and healthier and happier and more prosperous life. But if you are in that same train of thought that led you to the cancer, you’re not gonna be able to enjoy that more fruitful life. The only way you can do that is to change, and that cancer is a wake up call to change.
Beautiful, yeah, thank you so much, Dr. Buttar. Thank you for all the great work you do and for turning this into a really great philosophical, spiritual discussion. We didn’t have any of that planned. It just flowed intuitively, and it was perfect, just as the way it was. Like you said, everything happens for a reason. I think for those of you tuning in here, you’re listening to this message for a reason, and I encourage you to do something important with it, for your life. So again, Dr. Buttar, thank you so much for all the great work you do, for being here with us, and sharing all this great wisdom. It’s been an honor.
Thank you, Nathan. I appreciate it. Thank you for having me.
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