Editor’s NOTE: There are occasions that we choose to bring back to the forefront a piece which we had published some years ago – and today we are doing just that. You see – time goes on – and with both Dr. Kelley and Dr. Gonzalez not with us any longer – other than in Spirit – we find a great need to be reminded of what they had accomplished for their fellow men and women – chiefly – what we refer to here as “Cancer VICTIMS”. So enjoy – but most importantly – learn from those who provided the answers to the dis-ease that we know of as ‘Cancer‘. ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Editor
In 1981, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez began researching the use of pancreatic proteolytic enzyme therapy as a treatment for cancer (Gonzalez and Isaacs, 1999). He conducted an intensive retrospective review of 1,306 patients who had been treated over a 20-year period by Dr. Kelley who used enzyme therapy, diet and nutritional support. This study included a review of pancreatic cancer patients, some of whom survived in excess of 5 years (unpublished).
Gonzalez concluded, “A study such as mine cannot, of course, prove conclusively that Kelley’s treatment cures cancer, since the patients who were evaluated were not treated under controlled conditions. Nevertheless, significant number of patients with appropriate diagnosed terminal cancer enjoyed impressive regressions of the disease while on the Kelley regimen. This finding alone warrants a full, fair and unbiased investigation of Kelley’s methods.”
In June 1993, Gonzalez presented a selection of cases from his own practice at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as part of an NCI effort to evaluate non-conventional cancer therapies. He was encouraged by the NCI to do further studies. In 1999, he published a 2 year, unblinded, 1 treatment arm, 10 patient, pilot prospective case study that was used to assess survival in patients suffering inoperable stage II-IV pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated with large doses of orally ingested pancreatic enzymes, nutritional supplements, detoxification procedures and an organic diet. After 1 year 81% had survived, 45% survived 2 years, and 36% survived for 3 years (Gonzalez and Isaacs, 1999). These results are far above the 25% survival at one year and 10% survival at two years for all stages of pancreatic adenocarcinoma reported in the National Cancer Data Base from 1995 (Niederhuber, Brennan and Menck, 1995). Following this publication, Gonzalez was given a grant of $1.4 million from the National Cancer Institute for a larger prospectively randomized trial.
It must be noted that the Gonzalez program is very similar to the Kelley Program, but not identical. The Gonzalez program has dispensed with the spirituality component. The Gonzalez program also allows animal proteins in the initial stages of the program, whereas the Kelley program absolutely forbids animal proteins in the initial stages of the program. This is because Kelley believed that one of the contributing causes of the tumors are due to the decreased efficiency of the body to break down proteins. Therefore, the Kelley program prescribes that all allowed proteins (grains, nuts, glandulars, eggs) be eaten before 1:00 pm in order to give the body ample time to break down these proteins. Studies conducted on the Gonzalez program will give the scientific community insight into the efficacy of the Kelley program.
Editor’s NOTE: It has been nearly 9 years since the ‘mysterious’ death of Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez and the time is long past due that we once again pay homage to this brilliant practitioner. In my two-plus year endeavor to edit and compile the definitive version of Dr. William D. Kelley’s seminal treatise on cancer, I was privileged to speak with Nick on several occasions. During the course of one conversation, he generously granted me the privilege of adding his commentary regarding how he met Kelley – the man who would become his teacher and mentor – as part of the opening of ‘Victory Over Cancer without Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiation‘. Dr. Gonzalez is missed by many, but his work – like Dr. Kelley’s will never die.
What we have posted below, is a complete PDF covering the Gonzalez Therapy and Cancer. You will learn much from this generous man. ~ J. Bennett, Editor