By Marika Sboros
US physician Dr Michael Eades has written an extraordinary review of an extraordinary book on cancer treatment. He says everyone should read it. I couldn’t agree more. It is a revised version of Tripping Over The Truth, by Travis Christofferson. It is a challenge to orthodox medical dogma on the dread disease. Chirstofferson says that cancer research is “way off track”.
Like Eades, I read it when Christofferson first published it in 2014. Eades says that in its revised version, Christofferson has produced “an absolute gem”, as “gripping” as a mystery novel.
He wrote the review while “hurtling through the sky somewhere over the North Atlantic” flying business class on his way back to the US from Germany. Eades begins it with what can seem like a strange comparison: commercial aviation today compared with when he first flew to Europe in 1969.
What does that have to do with cancer? More than I wish were the case. Eades says that were he to get cancer today, he would make a nasty discovery. Unlike commercial aviation, cancer treatment mostly wouldn’t be much different or any more effective than in 1969. Or even 1959. That’s “an awful realization”, Eades says. But there’s a lot more to why his review really is so remarkable.