About CA Care

In obedience to God's will and counting on His mercies and blessings, and driven by the desire to care for one another, we seek to provide help, direction and relief to those who suffer from cancer.

Part 2: CA Care Therapy Helped Breast Cancer that Went Bad

Mery wrote me requesting that I help manage her breast cancer that had gone bad. She had received treatments from both medical doctors and alternative healers. Unfortunately her situation did not improve.

In fact, Mery is just one of the many pateints I have encountered. And this is my standard reply to those who write to me for help.

I suggest that you discuss the points below with your family and decide if you can really follow our therapy or believe in what we do. There is no need to come and see me yet.

1. NO CURE FOR CANCER

  1. Most patients who come here have already undergone medical treatments – surgery, radiation or chemo. Do these cure you?
  2. If you come here expecting me to cure you, know that I too cannot cure your cancer. From my experience, NO one on earth can cure any cancer. After some years cancer comes back again!
  3. But if you want me to help you – to give you another option, to have a better quality of life   — may be it is possible. But it all depends on you. Because your health is your responsibility. Are you willing to help yourself? Are you willing to change your lifestyle, your diet, etc.?

2. OUR HERBS ARE BAD-TASTING, AND HAVE AWFUL SMELL

  1. Besides the bad taste and smell.
  2. You need to boil the herbs a few times a day — that’s a lot of work!
  3. You need to take two, three or four types of teas each day.

3. YOU MUST TAKE CARE OF YOUR DIET – YOU CANNOT EAT ANYTHING YOU LIKE

  1. You cannot eat anything that walks – meaning, no meat, no egg, no milk, etc.
  2. Don’t take sugar (sugar is food for cancer).
  3. Don’t eat oily or fried food, table salt.

4.  TRY OUR THERAPY FOR TWO TO FOUR WEEKS

  1. May be the first 2 weeks on our therapy, you may suffer more pain, more tired, etc. That’s healing crisis. Don’t stop. Hopefully after 3 to 4 weeks you may feel better.
  2. If after a month on our therapy you still don’t feel better — the herbs are not helping you in anyway — then stop following our therapy. Please ask someone else to help you.
  3. If you feel better, continue with our therapy.

If you are still on chemo or radiotherapy (or are planning to do chemo or radiotherapy), or are taking other treatments elsewhere, go ahead and continue with these treatments first. There s no  need to rush to take our herbs.

Mery decided to give our therapy a try! This is what happened after a 28-day journey on her new path to healing.

Evaluation of health conditions after 28 days on CA Care Therapy

ProblemsBefore CA Therapy28 days after CA TherapyDifference in scoreComment
1. Left breast pain-1-10No improvement
2. Pain in arm pit-2-20No improvement
3. Shoulder & neck pain-1-10No improvement
4. Phlegm-1-10No improvement
5.Pain in left arm-2-11Slight improvement
6. Numbness of arm & fingers-2-11Slight improvement
7. Ringing in ears-2-11Slight improvement
8. Backache-3-12Improvement
9. Sleep-213Improvement. Listened to deep sleep music before bed.
10. Swelling of left arm-303No more swelling. Took Upper Edema tea.
11. Sweating0-1  
12. Energy12.51.5Improvement
13.  Overall health1.52.51Slight improvement

Note: 0 = no improvement

(-)1 to (-5) = higher value means getting worse

(+)1 to (+5) = higher value means getting better / improvement

Based on the score of 0 to 10, what score would you give your health today after 2 weeks on our herbs?

Patient replied:

  • Before taking your herbs health condition was 30% of the normal health.
  • After taking CA Care herbs … the health condition was 45%.

After 28 days of CA Care Therapy

  • Swelling reduced by 85%. Yesterday … new measurements showed improvements but still there is room for improvement compare to the right side.
  • I would say the herbs are working and has improved my quality of life without any medication. This is huge, after a full year of conventional treatment.
  • As with all natural remedies, it takes time to heal and I need to be patient during the process and am very thankful and grateful for you help.

When you were on our herbs for 2 weeks you experienced healing crisis or so called difficulties.

Compare this present situation when you were on TCM herbs before taking our herbs — what was your condition — did you experience such crisis after two weeks of treatment?

Reply: Not at all, actually felt nothing. 

When you were on medical treatment — did you experience such crisis after 2 weeks of the treatment?

Reply: No healing crisis but had lots of side effect. Each cycle was different and I went through side effects plus more pain, swelling and numbness.

I forgot to mention the wound appears smaller and more dry compared to week 1.

Update:

My bone has been a weak part of the body with sports injuries. I played hockey during my secondary school years and had falls. Finally I had a car accident resulting in multiple fractures and the tibia was nearly broken. Although the oncologist said it’s stabilized in June without further metastasis the CT scan showed T4, T9, T12 were fractured and these caused great pain. I felt much better now with the help of pain and bone teas.

Comments

The feedback from Mery has shown that after following our therapy, there seemed to be improvement! After 28 days of herbs, 8 out of 13 problems listed above had shown improvement. You cannot ask for more!

To all our patients, let me remind you again. We need to learn to be grateful for the blessing we receive. Remember that I told you from the very beginning: TRY OUR THERAPY FOR TWO TO FOUR WEEKS. If after a month on our therapy you still don’t feel better — i.e., the herbs are not helping you in anyway — then stop following our therapy. Please ask someone else to help you. If you feel better, continue with our therapy.

Part 1: Breast Cancer that Went Bad

I got an email from a 63-year old lady. Let us call her Mery (not her real name). She was asked to seek our help by one of her doctors.

Mery wrote:

  1. I accidentally found a lump on my left breast while in Beijing on work assignment. I went for an ultrasound and it indicated a tumour. I returned to Malaysia and went to Hospital A.
  • A general surgeon did an ultrasound guided biopsy and mammogram.  The result showed an infiltrated ductal carcinoma, early stage.  He then suggested surgery and chemo and radiotherapy.

3.   USG in June 2018, indicated a cancerous lump in her left breast measuring 2 x 1.5 x 3.0 cm at 1-2 o’clock  position. There was no lesion in the right breast.

4.  I sought a second opinion from the best and  well known breast surgeon. She suggested surgery followed by reconstruction, chemo and radiotherapy.

5. In view of my financial situation this surgeon referred me to a surgeon in the university hospital who also recommended undergoing surgery and reconstruction at one go. 

Detox Program Overseas

6. I did not commit to this medical recommendation and went overseas to do a 28-day detox programme.

7. The activities during this detox treatment included:

  • liquid  juices, soup rice and veggies for lunch; warm Quinoa bowl with coconut milk and berries fresh fruits and avocado. I try to continue with the programme while back home but found it hard doing all by myself for the post 28 days follow up. 
  • I don’t remember exactly how much the programme cost. But was a lot of money for the 28 days – food lodging, full time nurse,  supplements and herbs.  Doctor’s fee and supplies to take home for post 28 days. It was probably USD 4,000 plus  (subsidised by her church group).

Medical Treatments

7.   Since I decided to delay surgery,  I was prescribed an oral drug, Letrazol (or Femara). I was on it from Oct /Nov 2018 to Aug 2019 – for about 8 months. Honestly I stopped taking this drug after I was told of the side effects of the oral chemo drug.

8.   Since I wasn’t ready for surgery, I asked the university hospital if she has anything less invasive. She recommend and booked me for cryotherapy. This was to be done by a visiting doctor from Japan scheduled for end of Feb 2019. Cryotherapy was cancelled at short notice. It was because my tumor is too close to skin surface thus I was not a suitable  for the procedure.

9.   I was sent to the oncologist to understand the scope of chemotherapy.

10. March  2019, I had an automobile accident and this set me back six months.

11. USG done in June 2019 showed:

  • Left breasts: There is an irregular hypoechoic lesion measuring 3.0 x 1.8 x 2.6 cm at the 2 o’clock position. It is close proximity with the underlying pectoralis muscle. However there is no invasion.
  • Right breast: Normal with no significant axillary lymph nodes.

Left breast carcinoma with no evidence of multifocality or multicentricity. No suspicious axillary lymph nodes.

12. Whole body scan was done in October 2019 done in preparation for surgery. I was ready for surgery. But the surgeon said I had to do chemo first before the surgery. But I didn’t want chemotherapy. So surgery was not done. The result of the scan showed:

  • L4 vertebral body fracture, recent (due to automobile accident). No other significant uptake elsewhere. Findings could be due to a benign facture.

13. The doctor also said Letrazol (which I started to take since Oct/Nov 2018) did not work for me. The doctor switched to tamoxifen for 3 months since I didn’t want chemo before surgery. Tamoxifen did not work because I didn’t take it!

14. Since I had to wait too long for an appointment at the university during covid, I went to a private cancer hospital for CT scan in August 2021 (before chemotherapy). The CT scan results showed:

  • Left breast: with left axilla lymphadenopathy.
  • Bone: Multiple lytic and sclerotic lesions at all thoracic, lumbar and iliac bones.

Reduced vertebra height T12 vetebra. There were spots on the skull. 

Chemotherapy & Zometa

15. I started chemotherapy. The first cycle was in August 2021. I completed the sixth cycle in December 2021. This was done in a private cancer hospital. The chemo regimen used was FEC – 5-FU, epidoxorubicin and cyclophosphamide. 

16. I also had Zometa for the bone – quarterly. The first dose was in November 2021.

17. I had post chemo CT scan in January 2022.  The results showed:

  • Left breast: Previously seen left breast lesion is slightly smaller measuring 3.8 cm in diameter. Previously it was 4.2 cm. Spiculated left axillary lumpb nodes, largest measures 0.9 cm  – previously it was 1.37 cm.
  • Right breast: Subcentimeter right axillary lymph nodes.
  • Lung: There is left pleural effusion. Fibrosis in both lower lobes.
  • Bone: Lesions at the manibrium, sternum, most of the thoracis, lumbar, sacral and iliac bones. Reduced vertebra height of T4, T9 and T12.

The doctor said I responded very well to the treatment.

Progressive Disease

18. With effect from January 2022, I was transferred to a government cancer hospital to continue with my Zometa treatment (for Feb/May and July 2022 treatments).

19. A CT scan done in June 2022 showed mixed results.

Left breast tumour is larger and the left axillary lymph node is also large.

Stable left pleural effusion.

Stable bone metastases.

Overall: Progressive disease.

This was in spite of the fact that I was on tamoxifen since January 2022. Radiotherapy was put on hold.

Current Medications

20. I started Chinese herbs Jul 2021 under Dr L until now. Each time the herbal concoction prescribed was different based on my tongue pic and how I felt.  During my chemo she gave me something after meal – herbal as well a lot of turmeric couple of times.

21. In July 2020, I changed my herbal doctor. I went to a herbalist of a government hospital.

22. In addition, I was also on other herbs:

  • Astragalus propinguus 
  • Hemohim  (stopped temporarily since June 2022)
  • EsiaacTtea

23. The doctor’s medications I am taking now.

  • Tramadol or panadol
  • Gapabentin
  • Utracet
  • Exemestame (Aromasin)

Today is the second month I am on Aromasin. I don’t feel any relief for the pain and numbness but the opposite is true. I also feel pain in the chest and more on the back. Until I have a plan B to feel better I’m ready to stop the medication and pain killer.

24. Supplements I took (first month herbal remedies)

  1. Vitamin B complex  2×2 daily
  2. Vitamin C plus 2×2 daily
  3. Natural Calcium 1×2 daily
  4. Vitamin D3 1×2 daily (2000IU)
  5. Magnesium 2×2 Daily
  6. Bio berry antioxidant 1x daily
  7. Spirulina 30×2 daily

 Supplements (second month herbal remedies)

  1. Amino acid 1×2 daily
  2. Targeted immune support 2×1 daily
  3. Vitamin D 1×1 daily
  4. Magnesium 2×2 daily
  5. Natural Calcium 1×1 daily
  6. Spirulina 30×2 daily

The Challenges Ahead

1. Decide what you want to do now!

 When writing to me, Mery was also searching for another option. She went to consult Dr. B who told her that:

  · She had quite a number of adjustments to make to improve the immune system, decrease cholesterol and inflammation. Amongst others are signs of pre-diabetic, cardiovascular risk factor, sign of liver /gall bladder duct blockage, re-do hepatitis three shots when okay to do so,  and early sign of kidney failure.

 · Presence of antinuclear antibody shown in food allergy report listed under dust mites that leads to auto immune disease 

 · Cancer antigen 27-29 test marker showed 719 which is very high, indicating super aggressive cancer activity.

 Dr. B is a medical doctor who also studied nutrition therapy under a professor.  Dr. B said her professor would offer four concoctions to be formulated based on my lab report (customized) plus some essential supplements as alternative treatment plan. 

 The four concoctions would cost  RM 3,000++. In addition there are five other supplements which I don’t have the price (didn’t ask since I said will go back pray and think about it). 

 The length of treatment is usually six months, then patients goes on maintenance support. But will be twelve months if there is heavy metal toxicity involved which requires hair mineral test.

 Mery told Dr. B: The price is steep for my pocket for a period of six months.  

Don’t take my herbs la!

 I told Mery that if I had a choice I would not want to take up her case. I know that it is not going to be an easy case to handle. It is going to be a long and frustrating journey for us.

For the past two months we have written no less than 150 emails between us. I wonder if we can endure this journey or how long it will last. 

Mery was perhaps in a loss and was hopping from one doctor to another.  However, I felt it is not right for me to just turn her down if she really wants me to help her. I made it clear to Mery I shall try my best to help but I cannot promise a cure.  

Mery has to make her own decision from here onwards. It is okay if she goes for another therapy. Try other people’s treatment first if that is what makes her happy.

2.  Her blood test results were  as follows:

 We hope that after Mery has been on our therapy for 3 months, we can compare the progress of her healing by doing another blood test. But from the results of the three test tabulated above, I am not sure if the next blood tests could provide any meaningful indication.  

 It would be better that all blood tests be done in the same lab over a period of time. My experience showed that data obtained by jumping from one lab to another might not be reliable.

 3. Her cancer wound

The picture below shows the current situation seen from the outside.  A mass in the upper left region near the arm pit ruptured resulting in the wound. The cancer had moved north from the original lump in her left breast.

Take note that the lump in the left breast has not been removed. Based on the CT scan done in June 2022, the oncologist said the original tumour had grown much bigger.

This is something we need to take note of and it remains a source of great concern.

We hope that after Mery has been on our therapy for 3 months, we would know the progress of her healing by doing another blood test. But from the results of the three tests tabulated above, I am not sure if the next blood tests could provide any meaningful  indication. 

4. Metastasis

Another great concern is the possibility of metastasis to other tissues and organs. As it is now, CT scan has shown Mery had metastases in various parts of the bones. Besides the bone. Mery had pleural effusion (fluid in the lung). This is something we need to be concerned. We know that breast cancer can spread to the liver, lung and finally the brain.

CA Care Therapy

Mery decided she wanted to give our therapy a try. OK, let’s not give up but at the same time let us face reality. However, working with cancer patients over the years, I know that miracles do happen!

In the next article, we documented Mery’s response to our therapy after taking the herbs for about a month.

Part 2: Lymphoma – After CA Care Therapy Health Improved by About 20%

This 71-year-old lady was diagnosed with lymphoma and breast cancer. She underwent three rounds of chemotherapy (total of 24 cycles  over a period of time). The treatment failed. Her health deteriorated. The family had to sell a house just to pay for the medical bills. At a loss, the family sought our help. The patient was started on our therapy. Her health improved! For sure, there is no need to sell another house to pay for this herbal treatment!

I am in constant contact with her daughter and we monitored the progress of her mother’s health. Below are some details.

1. Are you taking any herbs now? Yes. Mama sometimes drinks teas made from soursop leaves, moringa leaves and white turmeric (kunyit putih).

2. If so, are the herbs effective or helping you? No.

3. Give us a list of your doctor’s medication as well as other vitamins and supplements that you are taking now.

1. Medicine for high blood pressure: Aprovel 150 mg (half a pill) 1 time a day.

2. Diabetes medicine: Glucophage 500 mg (1 pill) once a day.

3. Abatcholestrol: Atorvastatin 10 mg (1 pill) once a day.

4. Concor: 2.5 mg (once a day).

5. Lamivudine was asked by Dr.2 to drink once a day.

6. Megestrol Acetate 160 mg: half a pill, once a day.

7. Famotidine: 20 mg (2 times a day).

8.Nuerobion Forte & Curcuma Force

9. Herballife milk and Herbalife Aloe Vera, every morning & night.

5. My Suggestion

  • Herbs –  soursop leaves, moringa leaves and white turmeric did not produce any positive reaction. You do not need them anymore.
  • Doctor’s medication and supplements (listed above): Continue taking medicines for high blood pressure and diabetes. The others no need to take.

6. Herbs from CA Care

The herbal teas that your mother is going to drink every day are as follows:

 1. Capsule A

2.  C&D

3.  M

4.  Lympho -1

5.  Lympho – 2

6.  SAP

7.  Pain

7. Health conditions before and after undergoing CA Care therapy

Health conditions BEFORE undergoing CA Care therapyHealth conditions AFTER undergoing CA Care therapy
1. On the right, above the breast often feels uncomfortable as if there is a lump.Sometimes still feels awkward and uncomfortable. Herbs helped by about 20%.
2. Often tired and short of breath.Now only  sometimes. Herbs helped 20%.
3. Weak legs                 Left and right legs weak. Has improved by about 5%.
4. Right hand felt numb.Left and right finger tips often numb. Has improved somewhat. Herbs helped.
5. Had to drink “fiber: before can move bowels defecate.No need to drink fiber for bowel movements.
6. Need to consume appetite medicine, megestrol acetate 160 mg. Half a pill once every day.No need to take megestrol to help with the appetite.
7. Had diabetes since February 2021 due to blood transfusion.Still has diabetes.
8. High blood pressure.No longer taking medication for high blood pressure.
9. Urinate about every 2 to 3 hours.  Urination normal, no more problem.
10. Often feel rapid heartbeat if don’t take concor.  If consume concor heart heartbeat normal.
11. Appetite.Appetite has improved.
12. No problem with sleeping.  No sleeping problem but wakes up at 4 a.m. and not able to sleep anymore.

How is your mom’s condition after following CA Care Therapy?

Her health had been pretty good and has improved by about 20%.

Comments

The aim of our therapy is heal the sick body – sick due to both the cancer and the adverse effects of chemotherapy given by her doctors. Our therapy involves the consumption of herbal teas, change of diet and life style, medication and prayer. No, our method is not to fight with your cancer but to learn to live with your cancer.

Such method is said to be primitive, unproven and unscientific! People like me are often called snake oil peddler! But hang on, I have never learn how to catch a snake before! I don’t know how to make oil of the snake either!

I am a scientist and was a professor in the university – 26 years teaching there! I started my research to help cancer patients since the past 25 years after I retired. I have documented most of my work in the various books that I wrote. I have never stopped being a scientist and will call a spade a spade. No, I don’t tolerate or manufacture fake data. That is what a scientist should do – seek the truth and not being influenced by material rewards.

In this case, I was cautioned the patient and her family that this is a “hard” case to handle. She had done all the chemos and failed. I could not promise that our therapy would help her. The only promise I could give is, I shall try my best to help you since you have nowhere else to go.

Thank God. With time the patient’s condition improved. After the chemo treatment that failed her, she ended up with some 12 problems as listed in the table above.

After two weeks to three months following our therapy her health started to improve. I have a chance to talk to the patient via video. I was really happy to see that she was well and indeed benefited from our therapy. We can’t ask for more. I hope with time she will get better and better.

So what can you say about this case? Herbal therapy is not scientific? It is all baloney? It is not proven?

Make your own decision after studying the data presented above.  I can only say this, not all alternative healers are quacks or snake oil peddlers!

Let me share with you some quotations that often guide me in trying to help our patients.

Lessons I have learned in life when helping those in need …

Part 1: Lymphoma: Chemotherapy Failed.

Sold a house to pay for medical expenses. Last hope – CA Care!

(Emails translated from Bahasa Indonesia)

Greetings Dr. Chris,

I am DT from Indonesia. I want to consult about my mother – 71 years old. This is her medical history:

1. In 2007 she had lymphoma. A biopsy was done and the result was a Stage 2 cancer. She underwent treatment at Hospital No.1 (not real name) in Singapore by a renowned oncologist, Dr. No.1 (not real name).

I do not have her medical reports because these were kept by the Singapore doctor. A chemo port was installed and she received a total of about 10 cycles of chemotherapy.

The doctor did not tell us the name of the chemo drugs used. After chemotherapy my mother suffered loss of appetite and hair.

2. In 2012 during a routine PET scan in Singapore, my mother was found to have Stage 1 breast cancer.

Mom underwent 5 radiation treatments in addition to surgery to remove the tumour.This treatment was done at the same Hospital No.1 in Singapore.

3. After that mom was on tamoxifen for about 5 years.

4. Every 3 to 6 months mom went for routine check-up in Singapore and did a PET scan every year.

5. In 2020 after a PET scan, the doctor said my mother had lymphoma again.

Because we couldn’t afford to undergo more chemotherapy with Dr. No.1 of Hospital No.1, we switched to another oncologist.

6. We went for treatment at Hospital No.2, also in Singapore. The oncologist, Dr.No.2 advised us to go for more chemotherapy.

After some negotiations, Dr. No.2 arranged that the expenses for chemotherapy could  be paid by instalments.

Dr. No.2 also advised my mother to undergo chemotherapy in Indonesia to save costs, but using the regimens she prescribed below:

• Day 1 Gemcitabine + Carboplatin.

• Day 8 Gemcitabine + Zometa.

Mom underwent chemotherapy using the drugs Gemcitabine and Carboplatin from 31 January 2021 to 11 April 2021.

These treatments were carried out in a clinic in Indonesia as recommended by Dr.2. Mom had a total of 10 cycles of the above treatment.

7. While undergoing chemotherapy, my mother’s condition became weak and her platelets count often dropped to a low level. She had to have blood transfusions.

Lately, my mom had been feeling dizzy and she felt like she was “floating” because of the side effects of chemotherapy.

8. A PET scan done on 2 Sept 2021 at Siloam Hospital Jakarta slowed that the lymphoma did not go away.

Dr.No.2 suggested a change of chemo drug.

Mom had to continue with more chemotherapy.

9. Dr. No. 2 suggested using Brentuximab 100 mg or Adcetris. This is a new drug specifically for relapsed lymphoma cancer. The price for each cycle is 100 million rupiah (RM30,000).

10. Mom underwent treatment with Adcetris from 19 September 2021 to                                       14 November 2021. She had a total of 4 treatments.

The treatment was also carried out in Indonesia undergo the direction of Dr.No.2.

On 15 December 2021 a CT scan was done. The treatment results were not satisfactory. There were still new tumours developing.

11. We were at a loss. If we were to undergo more chemotherapy using this new drug, the financial toll would be very heavy indeed. The final cost could run to hundreds of million rupiahs.

We were not able to afford it. We had already sold a house to pay for the costs of the earlier treatments.

The above is a brief outline of my mother’s medical history. And if my mom wants to take herbs from Dr. Chris, what should we do?

Best Regards / God Bless You All.

Following Our Therapy is Not Easy!

Below was our initial reply to DT.

Please read the following first. After that, ask if you want or can follow our therapy?

1. CANCER CANNOT BE TOTALLY CURED

a) Most of the patients who came to seek our help had undergone medical treatments and they were still not happy. For some patients, the treatments failed or did not cure them.

b) So, if you come here expecting me to cure you, know that I can’t cure your cancer either. From my experience, no one on earth can cure cancer – cancer will generally come back after “sleeping in your body” for some years.

c) But if you want me to help you – that is, to give you another option and to have a better quality of life – maybe it is possible. But it all depends on YOU alone. Because your health is your responsibility. Are you willing to help yourself? Are you willing to change your lifestyle, diet, etc. to heal yourself?

2. OUR HERBS ARE BITTER

a) In addition to the unpleasant taste and smell, you will need to boil the herbs several times a day – it’s a lot of work!

b) You need to take two, three or four kind of herbal teas every day.

3. YOU MUST TAKE CARE OF YOUR DIET – abstain from taking “unhealthy food.”

a) Can’t eat things that walks – that is, can’t eat meat, eggs, milk, etc.

b) Don’t take white sugar.

c) Do not take oil or fried food and table salt.

4. TRY OUR THERAPY FOR 2 to 4 WEEKS FIRST

a) For the first week or two after taking the herbs, you may feel more sick, more tired, etc. This may be due to healing crisis, so don’t stop taking the herbs.

b) You may feel much better after this initial healing crisis.

c) If your condition does not improve after 4 weeks, then you may wish to find someone else to help you and stop following our therapy. But if you feel better, then continue with what you are doing.

My Mom Wants to Follow Dr. Chris’ Therapy

Good Evening & Healthy Greetings Dr. Chris,

First, I wish to say a thousand thanks to Dr. Chris for replying my email.

After some discussions, our family decided to follow all the things that Dr. Chris had suggested in the email. My mom was also ready to follow Dr. Chris’ instructions as in Dr. Chris’ email.

So, when can my mom start this therapy? Now my mother’s condition is rather worrying since new tumours have started to appear. So she would like to undergo the therapy from Dr. Chris as soon as possible.

Best Regards. GBU All.

Comments

Patients are told that if they have cancer, the only scientific and proven method to “cure” or “fight” cancer is by undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Lately to make things more impressive patients are told to undergo targeted therapy,  immunotherapy, etc.

In this case study, this 71-year-old lady believed her doctors. So she went to the best doctor in the best hospital in Singapore. She received about 24 cycles of chemotherapy using the scientifically proven drugs. Her treatments failed. The cancer did not go away. More tumours grew.

What say you now?  Some would say: Wah, don’t be bias, this is an exceptional or rare of failure. There are many others who are cured by such treatment. She was just unlucky.

There is no need for me to argue if your have been ingrained with this perception. Anyway, in this case – a failure is a failure. And this case study is a true story, written by the patient’s daughter. There is no reason for her to bluff.

From the story we can learn three things:

1. Chemotherapy did not cure the patient.

2. The treatment made the patient’s life more miserable – suffering from the side effects of the chemo.

3. This proven and scientific treatment cost a lot of money (but did not work). The family had to sell a house to pay for the medical bills.

Are these conclusions true? You decide.

Let me conclude by presenting you with a few quotations to reflect on.

Not all chemo drugs are effective!

Glaxo-SmithKline is one of the world’s biopharma company. Ask this question: What made the vice-president of Glaxo-SmithKline made such damaging statement?

How scientific is chemotherapy? What about the side effects?

Dr. Warner was an unconventional oncologist. Read what he wrote:

Read what Dr. Cynthia Foster, a medical doctor wrote in her book:

Costs of medical treatments for cancer

Let me end this article with this quotation:

His PSA Shot Up to 52.0. What had gone wrong?

I have written about Budi in an earlier article He Gets to Keep His Prostate  (https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2016/09/05/he-gets-to-keep-his-prostate/)

In 1996 Budi had problems with urination. The doctor suspected BPH – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. He was prescribed Proscar which he took for about 2 years. With Proscar, his PSA readings were normal.

In 2008, Budi was prescribed Avodart. , Budi was told this was a stronger medicine. He was on this drug for a year. With time, his PSA started to increase. The doctor suspected something was not right and did a digital examination on Budi. There was no swelling.

Budi refused to perform a biopsy because he would not want to undergo any form of medical treatments after that. No, he would not want to have his prostate or testes removed. Neither would he agree to chemotherapy or radiotherapy.  Budi told us that his relative had his prostate removed but the PSA still kept going up after 8 years.

Budi came to see us in July 2011 and was started on the herbs. He was doing fine after that. From 11.9 his PSA started to decline. In January 2015 it was 4.6.

Because things went on so well for Budi, he started to eat some “forbidden” foods. In March 2016, his PSA shot up to 8.0 (see table below). Budi said he already knew why the PSA increased. Budi realised his misadventure. He told me: Now, I am already back to my “good diet” again.

From January 2017 to September 2020 his PSA was hovering around 6.5 to 10.3. Life was back to normal again with no anxiety believing that everything was under control.

Fast forward to 1 June 2022,  I received this message from Budi.

20 Mei 2022 PSA = 52. Test PSA terakhir 20 bulan yang lalu, 14 September 2020 PSA = 8,6.

Kesalahan saya: Saya makan ngawur, banyak pelanggaran.

My reply: Apa yang harus dibuat sekarang? Tak perlu panik. Cuba berusaha pulih kembali.Sila baca laporan ini:

Palm Beach County urologist seeing false PSA levels in men due to COVID vaccines

by Lena Salzbank Tuesday, June 8th 2021

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) —  Dr. Diego Rubinowicz, a urologist in Palm Beach County, says you may get a false PSA reading. The blood level of PSA in men is often elevated when diagnosed with prostate cancer, but Rubinowics says research is showing if you recently got your COVID-19 vaccine, PSA levels could be temporarily elevated. (https://cbs12.com/news/local/palm-beach-county-urologist-seeing-false-psa-levels-in-men-due-to-vaccines).

Budi: Terima kasih banyak Dr.Chris untuk analisanya bahwa masalah PSA  saya timbul karena Vaksinasi. .

Semoga dengan berkat Tuhan Yesus PSA saya bisa kembali seperti sediakala.Tahun 2021 saya tidak test PSA karena covid di Surabaya masih tinggi.

According to Budi’s wife, this was what happened.

Let me explain in short what happened to Budi. On May 17, about 4 pm, I came home from a funeral. Budi was standing in front of the mirror. He had difficulty walking and talking. I helped him to a chair. Gave him juice and he was back to normal.

At midnight, I woke up. He was sitting on the bed, pee all over the room and again had difficulty walking and talking. I could only pray for him. And suddenly he was back to normal again.

My son suspected a drop in his blood sugar. The next day the incident happened again at 10 am. So we brought him to the doctor in the evening. The doctor suspected signs of stroke.

The next day he had a blood test. Budi also checked his PSA. He didn’t do his PSA test since covid broke out. He was very shocked when he found out that his PSA was 52.  He immediately went back to a strict diet – Chris’ diet.

Today I received this good news from my good friend and patient again!

Hi, Dr. Chris / Beng  Im.

Puji  Tuhan. PSA saya yang 2 bulan lalu 52,0 kemarin 19 Juli sudah turun banyak jadi 12,8 disebabkan karena :

1. Kemurahan Tuhan Yesus.

2. Dorongan semangat dari DR. Chris.

This is wonderful news, Budi’s PSA dropped to 12.8 from 52.0 after two months of careful management of his diet.

Lessons We Can Learn From This Case

I had a video chat with Budi and his wife via whatsapp. There is no more anxiety. Budi is well and looks healthy and is following his healing protocol strictly.

1. Don’t be complacent. I told Budi that there are many patients who became well and lived for many years after taking our herbs and taking care of their diet. Unfortunately after some years – 5, 10 or 20 years – they became tired of what they were  doing that made them well. It call it “healing fatigue”. They stopped taking the herbs and ate what they like. Soon their cancer relapsed.

About a week ago I received this email from the niece of our patient. This is what she wrote:

Hi dr Chris, how are you ?

I want to up date about H’s condition.   I think that she’s getting worse. Her coughs were very heavy and sometimes make her not able to breathe. 

Anyway, it such a grateful 10 years that God give her. And she’s living her life with joy and happiness. Thanks to you. 

Now, her last wish has already come true. Her only son has already finished school and has started working. He is preparing for his wedding and look forward to his mom being there at that moment. 

So … we try to make her feel better and oke until that happy day . We hope God give her His mercy for that. 

H was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma by the doctors at the Natinal Cancer Centre in Singapore in early 2012.She was asked to undergo chemotherapy. She refused the treatment. Her niece said: The Singapore doctor said my aunty will die within 6 months if she did not do the chemo. If she did the chemo, she could live for another 2 years. No cure.

H and her niece came to seek our help in June 2012 and was prescribed herbs. She was alive and healthy after that. Seven years later, August 2019, we went to Surabaya for a family holiday and had the privilege of meeting H in her hometown. We all went shopping and had lunch together. H was doing fine. Her healing is indeed a great blessing! No less a miracle.

Unfortunately, H suffered from “healing fatigue”. So many years she had stopped taking the herbs and ate what she likes. She suffered a relapse after 10 years.

In the case of Budi, he is already 11 years with us. I believe he will continue to be well if he remains on course. But that is his choice!

2. When the PSA shot up,  don’t panic! There is no need to run around like a headless chicken! Try to understand what had gone wrong and rectify it. I asked Budi 2 questions:

a. Did you take care of your diet or you started to eat “jink” food.

About 8 years ago Budi/s PSA shot up 2.3 times from 4.6 to 10.8 due to bad diet. He had learnt his lesson. In September 2020 his PSA was maintained at 8.6. In May 2022 his PSA shot up to 52. After 2 years the value had increased by 6 times. There must something more serious that diet? Then I asked the second question.

b. Did you receive Covid-19 vaccination? Yes, Budi had 3 doses with Sinovac and AstraZenitca. Study the table above.

By asking this question – let it be known that I am not trying to find a scapegoat or someone to blame. It was my sincere desire to find what had gone wrong. Let me also say it up front that I am not anti-vaccine. Every member of my family had received 3 jabs of vaccines, otherwise we will not be able to travel.

However, I also know covid vaccination do give rise to many side effects. Read what the internet said:

COVID-19 vaccine side effect causing false positive cancer screenings.

Cancer experts at MD Anderson are seeing an uptick in mammograms identifying a false positive for breast cancer due to a common side effect of the available COVID-19 vaccines — swollen lymph nodes. 

(https://www.khou.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/covid-vaccine-side-effect-false-cancer-screenings/285-865a9739-f0b3-4616-b24a-87f08517f0cf).

Swelling after COVID-19 shots may cause cancer false alarms.

Sometimes lymph nodes, especially in the armpit, swell after the vaccinations. It’s a normal reaction by the immune system but one that might be mistaken for cancer if it shows up on a mammogram or other scan.(https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-03-covid-shots-cancer-false-alarms.html).

As stated above,  Dr. Diego Rubinowicz, a urologist in Palm Beach County, Florida said that  if you recently got your COVID-19 vaccine, PSA levels could be temporarily elevated. (https://cbs12.com/news/local/palm-beach-county-urologist-seeing-false-psa-levels-in-men-due-to-vaccines).

Ko-Gen tea is good!

This is a short email from a lady in Singapore. Her dad is our prostate cancer patient.

Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 10:02 AM

Hi Chris,

Good morning.

Just to share a bit. My family got Covid last month. Starting from my mom, then my husband, me, my daughter and finally my helper.

Amazingly my dad doesn’t have it. I think his immune is really great. Thanks to you.

I’m still recovering, it’s negative already since 2 weeks ago but the after effect is bad.

Your covid herbs really help. Unfortunately I only bought 2 pack. So I let my daughter and husband drank it.

I took some and I could feel the impact. I want to buy more as my daughter and I still have the after effect. Hopefully the symptoms will get better.

Please send me 6 packets of Ko-Gen tea!

Regards,

EFS

No to chemo after breast surgery

But she had 30 x radiation and took tamoxifen for 10 years

This is an email I received on 14 May 2022. 

Hello Dr Chris,

My name is Lili and I am your previous patient whose used your herbal treatment for my breast cancer. This time it is my sister-in-law who has recently been diagnosed with Klakskin tumor by the doctors in Penang. The surgeon asked my sister to undergo surgery as soon as possible – to remove some part of her liver, gallbladder, etc. This is to be followed by chemo and radiation treatments. She was told if she did not go for surgery she has zero chance of survival. However  based on my experience, we would like to go for herbal treatment. 

Thank you in advance for your help and kindness Dr Chris.  God Bless. Best regards. Lili

Reply: Thanks for your email. Before we discuss your sister’s case, let me ask you about your case first.

a) You said you were my patient — when did you first come to see me? 

b) Where are you from?

c) How are you now?

Hello Dr Chris

Thank you very much for your quick response and we really appreciate your help. 

I went to see you in early 2010. I had breast cancer and had just finished surgery at that time. My doctor also told me that I have NO chance to live if I didn’t go for chemo, Herceptin treatment, etc. 

However I followed your suggestion and declined chemo and Herceptin. I consumed your herbal and also changed my diet and life style.

However, I went for 30 times of radiotherapy followed by consumption of tamoxifen for 5 years. I was lucky that the oncologist allowed me to consume your herbs while I was taking tamoxifen. I had her full permission to do that.

After 5 years I stopped taking your herbs. At the time the oncologist told me research has shown that taking tamoxifen for 10 years could cure the cancer. So I continued to take tamoxifen for another 5 years. So in total I was 10 years on tamoxifen.

Thank God for His blessing through you, I am enjoying my life until now. Never been better.  I am currently living in Sydney but originally I am from Indonesia.

Reply: Appreciate if you can you answer the following questions:

1. How old were you when you were diagnosed with breast cancer?  I was 39 years old at that time and was living in Sydney, Australia.

2. How big was the tumour? What stage of your cancer? It’s about 3.5 cm in size. According the doctor it was Stage 2B.

USG of the breast tumours done in Sydney, Australia 2010.

3. Did the doctor remove the whole breast? Where was this done?  I did surgery on the left one. 

the doctor did a lumpectomy to remove the lumps and then did a second surgery because there was still a 2 mm tumour left in there. The second surgery was to make sure the cancer cells were totally cleared off.  All these were done in Sydney. 

4. The oncologist wanted you to do chemo and take Herceptin — you refused. Why?  I rejected the chemo and herceptin treatments because I was well aware of my health condition.  However they asked me to do radiotherapy. Considering that I was still very young at that time. I had radiotherapy.  

5. What was the total cost of all these treatments? As I am an Australian PR (permanent resident) I didn’t need to pay at all.

6.  Did the doctors tell you by doing all these your cancer can be cured? They only said I am too young and have better chance to live, so better follow their suggestion. And the survival time will be around 5 years. 
7. Did they tell you if you don’t do all these — what is going to happen? How many months to live?  They told me if I did not follow the treatment then most likely the cancer will recur after 2 to 3 years and by that time it may be a bit harder to treat.

8. Then you came to see me for advice. Why didn’t you believe in the doctor? Why did you come and see me? Afraid of chemo? At the beginning I agreed with doctor because of my chance of living after their explanation.  However, I kept praying to God if it was possible that I don’t want to go for chemo, etc. Then until the last day, they told me my vein for chemo drip was too small. They need to do another surgery to insert the tube near my chest so that it is easier to inject the chemo drug and Herceptin medicine there. At that point I knew this was the answer to my prayer. It was at the time that I sent an email to you. 

9. How do you know about CA Care? From friends or internet? One of my mom’s friend mentioned your name. Then I went to your website and did a bit of research at the same time kept on praying. 

10. You decided to follow our Therapy and did not go for chemo – were you not afraid that you could die soon by not following the doctor’s advice? As a human, of course I was afraid. To be honest sometimes negative thoughts came to distract my mind as well. However, I promised to myself to do my best for my body without putting any harmful chemicals. 

11. After you followed our therapy and took the herbs — were you happy? Did the therapy help you? Yes I am very happy.  I believed it worked for me and I also changed my diet, life style, my vision and thinking. To be honest, I am happier than before as I consider breast cancer as my turning point to make my life more meaningful for myself and hopefully can help others too. 


12. It has been 12 years since you first came and see me, did you suffer any pain? So far. thank God I am ok. 

13. Was there any time during these 12 years that you encountered problems? As I am getting old, I think it is very reasonable, that I have osteopenia (bone loss).  I was aware of this bone loss because the medication that I took can cause early menopause. They found out this osteopenia in 2017 and now I am on medication for this condition.

I had hot flush and mild headache (sometimes only) after taking tamoxifen. Sometimes I cannot recall my favorite singer until a day or two, then it came back. I also believe this is part of the ageing process.

14.  Was there any time when you felt that you were not going to make it? I believe in God’s will and have faith. I also realised that someday for sure I will go as well. But before that happens, I will keep going to cherish every moment that I have, and do the best for myself. And if one day I must go, I will go without any regret. 

Thank you for Sharing

Thank you very much Lili for sharing your experience with us.

  • Your success is also our success!
  • Your blessing is also our blessing.
  • Let us hope that your experience will be a blessing to others as well.

The message of this healing story is – No, when you are diagnosed with cancer, you need NOT think of dying yet even if you don’t go for chemo.

Over the years, we have shown that taking herbs, change of diet and lifestyle are equally effective options. By taking this alternative route, you need not suffer from the unwanted severe side effects of the treatments. Also, alternative treatments are far cheaper than medical treatments.

Many patients came to seek our help after medical treatments have failed them. And they were often left with a big hole in their bank account. Some even have to sell their house or land to pay the medical bills.

Unfortunately, alternative therapies are often considered “unscientific”.  Many patients would not believe such therapies. But some fortunate and blessed few would opt  for alternative treatment and were happy with the results.

Radiotherapy and Bone Loss

In my email to Lili I asked this question:  Was there any time during these 12 years that you encountered problems? This is her answer:

  • As I am getting old I think it is very reasonable, I have osteopenia. 

For your information, osteopenia is a loss of bone mineral density (BMD) that weakens bones. Osteopenia has no signs or symptoms, but a painless screening test can measure bone strength. 

This is my response – No, Lili you are only 51 years old. Still young. I am more inclined to ask this question – is your osteopenia related to the radiation treatment you had 12 years ago?

Please goggle this: Radiotherapy and breast cancer and you get these results:

The National Institute of Health, USA in an article What Breast Cancer Survivors Need To Know About Osteoporosis  (https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/osteoporosis/conditions-behaviors/osteoporosis-breast-cancer) said:

  • Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture.
  • It is known as a silent disease because, if undetected, bone loss can progress for many years without symptoms until a fracture occurs.
  • Osteoporosis often can be prevented.
  • Women who have had breast cancer treatment may be at increased risk for osteoporosis and fracture.
  • Results from the NIH-supported Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) found an increase in fracture risk among breast cancer survivors.

The website of Breast Cancer.org carried this message:

  • Certain breast cancer treatments can speed up bone loss or cause you to lose more bone than you normally would.

Does radiation for breast cancer affect bone density?

  • Exposure to chemotherapy and radiation leads to bone loss and increases the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.

Rafael Pacheco & Harlan Stock wrote an article Effects of radiation on bone  and said:

  • Specific bone complications of radiation include osteopenia, growth arrest, fracture and malignancy. Some of these complications, such as osteopenia, are reversible and severity is dose dependent. Insufficiency fractures are a common complication after radiation therapy . (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24057133/).


John Hopewell (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mpo.10338) wrote:

  • Only limited data are available on the effects of radiation-therapy on the mineral content of the bone of children treated for malignancy. The incidence of osteopenia varies between 8 and 23%.
  • The factors influencing bone atrophy are no more clearly defined in adults treated for cancer by high dose local radiation-therapy.

If you’ve had radiation, you may be more likely to develop bone loss.

Bone loss from radiation treatments is often delayed for several years.

That’s why screening and follow-up care are important for maintaining healthy bones.

Side Effects of Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen was once a failed contraceptive pill but it was turned into the world’s best-selling breast cancer medicine. Tamoxifen is now considered a “gold standard” treatment for millions of breast cancer patients. 

But ever since its introduction, the use of tamoxifen is fraught with controversy.  Whether tamoxifen is good or bad much depends on who you talk you.

Professor Jane Plant (in Your Life In Your Hands) wrote:

  • I was recommended to take tamoxifen, but I declined on the basis that I knew … it had been linked to increased risk of other types of cancer, such as endometrial cancer.

Dr. Barbara Joseph (a breast cancer patient) in her book My Healing From Breast Cancer wrote:

  • Currently, tamoxifen is being offered to just about every woman with breast cancer after her dues are paid in the surgery, radiation and chemotherapy departments. Doctors who have nothing else to offer in terms of treatment now have this …. to prescribe to all takers. There are many unanswered questions regarding tamoxifen.

Dr. John Lee (in What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer) wrote:

  • In some women tamoxifen may put a breast cancer to sleep for a few years – it may slow the rate of recurrence for a few years. But in the long term it tends to do more harm than good.
  • The only reason this is such a popular treatment right now is that it seems to the oncologist to be better than doing nothing.

According to Lili’s oncologist in Sydney, by taking  tamoxifen for 10 years her breast cancer can be cured! Are you sure? Is this supported by research data? The oncologist must have based her opinion on the following research data.

 

Ten Years of Tamoxifen Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrences, Improves Survival (https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/research/10-years-tamoxifen)

Don’t be misled and let us use our head and study the above numbers critically.

  • If you take tamoxifen for 5 years the risk of recurrence was 25.1% but if you take tamoxifen for 10 years the risk of recurrence is 21.4%. So additional benefit of taking tamoxifen for another 5 years is only 3.7%.
  • Taking tamoxifen for 10 years does not stop recurrence of breast cancer! It just reduces your chance of recurrence. It does not mean total cure with no chance of recurrence!

I googled, Can tamoxifen cure breast cancer? I got no answer. Because there is NO such thing as a cure for breast cancer by tamoxifen. But I have these:

What happens after taking tamoxifen for 5 years?

  • Women who took tamoxifen for 5 years had a 17 percent lower risk of cancer recurrence and a 9 percent lower risk of death from breast cancer than women who took tamoxifen for only 2 years. They also had a 30 percent lower risk of developing cancer in the contralateral (other) breast.

Can you still get cancer while taking tamoxifen?

Because tamoxifen acts like estrogen in the uterus, it can increase your risk of cancers of the uterus, including endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma. The increased risk seems to affect women over 50, but not younger women.

Does tamoxifen always work?

  • Tamoxifen only works in half the women to whom it is prescribed. It may not work in some women. However, many women taking tamoxifen acquire resistance to it.

How much does tamoxifen reduce risk of recurrence?

Doctors have long known that 5 years of tamoxifen reduces recurrence by about half during treatment and by nearly a third over the next 5 years.

Let me repeat what Lili wrote to me about taking tamoxifen:

  • … after (taking tamoxifen for) 5 years, the oncologist said as the medicine is proven to cure breast cancer, she asked me to continue taking it until 10 years. And I made it to 10 years. 

Let me also repeat, there is nowhere in the medical literature saying that tamoxifen can cure your breast cancer!

While tamoxifen may be beneficial for some patients, we need to be reminded that it comes with a package of short-term and long-term side-effects , some of which can be serious and fatal.

Some of the side effects of tamoxifen are:

  • nausea
  • mood swings
  • fatigue
  • hot flashes
  • depression
  • hair thinning
  • foggy mind or memory loss
  • loss of sex drive / libido
  • dry skin
  • increased risk of needing cataract surgery
  • risk of blood clots in veins and lungs
  • increased risk of having a stroke
  • increased risk of cancers of the uterus, endometrium and uterine sarcoma.
  • liver problems.

According to Lili she suffered from hot flashes, mild headache (sometimes only) and not really forgetfulness but yes sometimes I cannot recall my favorite singer until a day or two, then it came back. So thought it is part of ageing. 

Here again I would disagree with Lili. These problems that you had were due to your tamoxifen consumption. No, you are still young and you need not put the blame to you being  growing old. You are not alone suffering such side effects. I have patients telling me about their foggy mind too! So talking tamoxifen is not like taking a walk in the park. It comes with risks. Read some of the comments made in the internet:

This is my final but most pertinent question: What if I don’t take tamoxifen? My answer: You don’t need to take tamoxifen to remain alive! Also you don’t have to risk your life with those side effects.

Over the years I have been helping breast cancer patients. Most of them did not take tamoxifen and yet they survive.  If you wish to know more click of this link: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/category/breast-cancer/.

The following are just 2 examples of what you can find:

Hopeless Case Restored to Normalcy

Surgery, chemo, tamoxifen, xeloda, etc. did not cure her breast cancer. She gave up medical treatments. She started on our therapy in August 2002. On 13 August 2018,  I received an email from her:

  • Oh, I  just visited Singapore and came back.  I turned down PET scan a number of times. My last blood test was in May this year. It is all normal. So far I am doing well. Thanks a lot for seeing me years ago and if you ever drop by Hong Kong, do contact me.  

Breast Cancer: Thirteen years, doing just fine

After one shot of chemo, she refused further medical treatment and came to seek our help on 3 June 2005. It has been 16 years, she is healthy and leads a normal life.

My Adopted Brother Died of Cancer

It was a good death

In  late April 2022, I received a message from my “adopted brother”. He was admitted to the government hospital and was down with cancer.

He was a smoker but had stopped smoking some two years ago!

I had a chance to talk to his doctor who told me my brother had anaplastic thyroid cancer. In addition, there were extensive metastases in his lungs and liver.  Without doubt – by just looking at the CT scan images (below) – I knew that his days were numbered. No treatment would be able to save him.

The following are records of our conversation during the last few days before he died. I hope you can learn some lessons from this.

Chris: The doctors said they want to do biopsy for the lung and liver to confirm if it is cancer or not. NO, I would not do that if possible. That is why I say I need to see the CT pictures.

Brother: 3:39 pm, 22/04/2022]: Ok. I will try  my best.

B:  4:20 pm, 23/04/2022]: Hi Ko Dam. Tomorrow  they are going to extract some samples from the swelling near the base of my throat.

C: Your lung is bad — yes– I expect that because of the long smoking. I have all the herbs for lung, lymph, liver and thyroid.

B: 11:50 am, 24/04/2022: Sorry reply a bit late.  They are taking blood samples from me. Thank you so much Ko Dam.

C:  Now,  the question is what treatment the doctors are going to give you? Generally it is chemotherapy – 6 x and then radiotherapy. For the thyroid it is radio-iodine to drink. This is okay… you don’t dink every day. For chemotherapy,,ask the doctor can cure or not?  For radiotherapy — ask, can cure or not? Also with chemo and radiotherapy — you suffer from the effects of treatment or not? I would not do chemo or radiotherapy (radioiodine for the thyroid — ok). BUT I cannot say you must follow me.You have to decide what you want to do. Of course I have herbs for your lung and liver …no problem .. I shall help you with that.

B: They did not say anything yet. Just now they took samples from my throat.  I will follow your advice completely.

C: Can you breathe okay now — without oxygen?

B: When I go to the toilet I feel ok.

C: Listen to what the doctor want you to do. Ask questions and then don’t commit to anything yet. Say you need time to discuss with your family first and to prepare. No need to rush. My main concern is your breathing now.

B: 24/04/2022: Ok.

C: When are they going to let you out of the hospital?

B: 24/04/2022: Don’t know yet.

C:  How are you now? Breathing still need oxygen?

B: 7:27 pm, 24/04/2022: They still insist that  I use the oxygen.

C: Okay, but without oxygen — are you ok?

B: 7:34 pm, 24/04/2022: If I walk around more I do feel a bit tired.

C: I am going to send you many herbs …bitter, not good taste …can take or not. Then must take care of diet – no meat, fried food, hawker food, etc.

B: 8:06 pm, 24/04/2022: Have to take. No problem.

C: let me know as soon as you know what doctors want you to do.

B: 8:07 pm, 24/04/2022: Ok. Will do.

B: 10:16 am, 28/04/2022: This is the report for the samples they obtained from the thyroid the other day. They will send the surgical team to talk to me later.

C:  Okay, just listen but tell them you need to seek second opinion or advice from family members before doing anything.

B: 10:48 am, 28/04/2022: Ok.

C:  I sent out the herbs already and I hope by Saturday it should get to you. Attached is the instruction on how to use the herbs. I sent the herbs for one month first,  see how you react to the herbs. Then I shall send again if everything is okay.

(Note:  the herbs here delayed due to the Raya holidays and arrived a day after he died)

B: 0:05 pm, 28/04/2022: Ok. Tqvm Ko Dam.

 B:0:19 pm, 29/04/2022: Hi Ko Dam. Going to be discharged today. In the process of doing the paperwork.

C: 0:21 pm, 29/04/2022: What did the doctor say?

B: 0:23 pm, 29/04/2022: He gives a discharge cause I have no money.

C: What do you mean? Why, staying in GH also have to pay?

B: 0:39 pm, 29/04/2022: They asked me if I have any savings to the tune of RM10,000. I said  I don’t  have the money. Maybe this is for the operation and chemo. I can breathe ok.

C: Now what is important is your breathing –  can you breathe okay?  Your lung is not good. Make sure you can breathe … if cannot you need to use oxygen.

B: 6:52 pm, 29/04/2022: Ko Dam arrived home safely now.

B: 3:13 pm, 03/05/2022: Less coughing. But still weaķ due to low oxygen.

C: My concern is your breathing … low oxygen … can you get oxygen from somewhere?

B: 3:17 pm, 03/05/2022: Now I use portable oxygen. Tomorrow rent the permanent one. We rent from the pharmacy.

C: How are you today? Is your breathing okay?

B: 0:04 pm, 05/05/2022: Okay thank you. I’m on the oxygen machine.

C:  Do you need to use the machine all the time of the day?

B: 0:28 pm, 05/05/2022: Yes.

C: Who is going to cook the herbs for you?

B: 0:29 pm, 05/05/2022: Wife.

C: She is working from 10 am to 10 pm?

B: 0:32 pm, 05/05/2022: Stop working until I get better.

C:  Without oxygen — you cannot breathe?

B: 7:23 pm, 05/05/2022: Yes.

C: So 24 hours must use oxygen?

B: 7:24 pm, 05/05/202: Yes

Daughter: 1:31 am, 06/05/2022  Hi Ku Dam . I’m Alicia. My father just passed away.

A Good Death – The Ultimate Healing  

My attempt to try and “save” my adopted brother failed. He did not have the chance to even “receive” the full range of herbs that I sent him.

To be honest, deep down in my heart,  I knew well in advance that this would be the ultimate result – death. And this is case it was a good death. And I am grateful for this.

Death is one thing in life which is beyond our control. It has always been my wish that when the time for me to die, let me go Lord in peace, without suffering. That is also what I ask for.

The doctor sent my brother home because he could not cough out RM10,000. I am glad that my brother declined further medical intervention. If he had RM10K, he might just ended up dead on the operation table – who knows? Or even if the operation is a success, can he be cured? NO way. He might end up suffering.

This suffering is not confined to the sick. It affects his wife and daughter as well. It ends up everyone having to suffer. Is it worth it?

You might say I am very pessimistic. You do not provide hope. I understand. But I am also realistic. In my brother’s case he had anaplastic thyroid cancer. In my 27 years of caring for cancer patients I have seen NO more than half a dozen of such cases. This is what the internet says:

Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, also known as undifferentiated thyroid carcinoma, is a rare, highly aggressive malignant tumor accounting for 2 to 3 percent of all thyroid gland neoplasms. Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma continues to be one of the most deadly diseases worldwide and carries a very poor prognosis.

On top of this aggressive, rare cancer he also had metastases in his lung and liver. His metastasis was very serious indeed. There is no way anyone can pretend to be a “hero” trying to save him. Added to that was the metastasis to the liver. I was not able to know how extensive it was because I was not able to see the CT scan of his liver.

So again, I am being realistic. But that does not mean that I give up on him and leave him to die. Don’t get me wrong – what we can do is to make his life better. I know that our herbs may be able to do that. So,  I sent him a boxful of herbs but the transit was delayed due to the festive season. My brother died.

No, life is not cheap. It is precious but what is the use of living if you are just a “vegetable”? 

No question about it,  my brother’s sudden death is very “hurtful” for those around him. It was a great loss for his wife and only daughter. Let us grieve for the loss of our loved one. But, I believe, we need to be realistic and accept the fact that it is better for him to go rather than drag on with his suffering.

About a week ago I received an email from someone in Penang. The writer wanted to bring her 65-year-old mother for surgery or/and chemo, in spite of extensive cancer in her live. There was also cancer in her bones.

This was my reply:

I have seen thousands of cases –  where chemo had failed them miserably. Then they come to see me for help!  Your mom’s case is way too advanced — nothing can cure her. So learn to live with it and not fight it. If you fight you die faster ending up miserable besides finding a big hole in your bank account.

But it is up to you. Some people don’t believe in herbs but some do. Some people believe that the doctors know best. Well, it is all yours to decide. 

My final comment – No one on earth can cure such serious cancer. So if you have to die, better die in peace without any suffering. If you fight it will be like Iraq or Ukraine …. bomb, bomb, bomb. Who win?

The writer replied:

I understand that my mother’s sickness could not be cured. But we are hoping the best that at least she can have a better quality life then just waiting to die with it. Is it possible to remove the tumour and eat herbs to maintain/control the cancer? I’m not a doctor. This is just my guessing. 

You may not agree with my take. That’s okay. If you wish to fight a war, go ahead.

To me, there is no better death than to be able to smile, fold my arms together and go in peace! There is no need for anyone to display any “heroic” act in trying to save me. Let’s be realistic.

Our Ko-Gen Herbal Tea is Effective for Covid

These are the whatsapp messages I received lately.

Khadijah: Prof, MW, our lymphoma survivor, bought Ko–Gen for his daughter who tested positive for covid. The following conversation is for your information.

MW: Hi Kak, a belated selamat hari raya ya.  I need 2 boxes of the covid herbal tea.

K: Someone got covid?

NW:  Yeah my youngest daughter.

K: How’s your daughter?

MW: Still has heavy cough and sore throat.  I told her to drink the herbs. FYI my daughter is out of her quarantine already.

Prof medicine works, she was coughing the first couple of days, throat were dry, after drinking the medication her throat feels a lot better.

K: Alhamdulillah. I’m reporting this to Dr Teo.

QUESTIONS FOR PERSON INFECTED WITH COVID

· Age:  29, female.

· Vaccination:    Yes. Two doses of AstraZenica plus booster dose.

· Symptoms suffered:

1. Chills

2. Cough

3. Sore throat

4. Runny nose

· When did your problems start?  8 May 2022.

· Did you do any test to confirm if it was covid or not?  Yes.

· What test did you do:  Home-kit.

· Were you on any doctor’s medication?  No.   

· When did you start taking Ko-Gen herbal tea?  9 May 2022.

· What happened after 1st dose of Ko-Gen =  0 % better.

· What happened after 2nd dose of Ko-Gen =  20 % better.

· What happened after 3rd dose of Ko-Gen =  40%  better.

· What happened after 4th dose of Ko-Gen =  60%  better.

· In total how time did you toke  Ko-Gen?  5 times.

· How are you now? Health 80%  restored.

· Did you do any test after taking the herbs – to know if you are still positive?  Yes.  Still positive even after taking the herbs.     

· Do you think Ko-Gen helped you? Yes.

· Did you have any problem with the taste of the herbs? Bad taste.

 · After your full recovery do you still have lingering problems such as: ache, cough, lack of energy, etc?  Still coughing and sometimes tired.

For your information.

Long Covid affects 10-15 pc of people (https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/02/774666/khairy-long-covid-affects-10-15-pc-people)

  • About 10 to 15 per cent of people who have been infected with Covid-19 develop prolonged post-infection symptoms known as Long Covid.
  • Long Covid presents a vast spectrum of symptoms, where some patients might suffer from shortness of breath and others reported prolonged fatigue, requiring a different treatment.
  • Those suffering from Long Covid would usually experience symptoms from four to 12 weeks after recovery, with some patients experiencing such symptoms for even longer.

Long Covid patients take about six months to recover (https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/05/10/long-covid-patients-typically-take-about-six-months-to-recover-says-kj)

  • Statistics have shown that 60% to 70% of Long Covid patients recover after six months from infection.
  • As many as 30% to 40% of patients are able to return back to work within three months of infections, and 60% to 70% of patients within six months.

Lessons That I Learned After My Family – 4 Adults and Two Children – Were Infected With Covid

In my earlier article , I wrote that my initial reaction towards Covid-19 was: Don’t bother about it – don’t get involve. Let those who know solve that problem!

 What woke me up to this issue was when a friend from Indonesia wrote to say that he was down with Covid-19 in spite of being vaccinated twice with Sinovac. I was really sad to hear the news. Then, I got a message from my cousin brother in Kelantan. He survived Covid-19 but ended up with “kidney failure” and wanted me to prescribe him herbs. Then there was this tragic sms from a close friend. A young man who I knew since a baby was diagnosed with covid. His son was also infected with covid. They went to the government hospital for help but was told go home – not serious! Not satisfied, the young man and his son tried to get help from a private hospital. He was told that each person had to pay RM50,000 upfront before being admitted. This meant he had to cough out RM100,000 for his son and himself  before even getting any help .  He went home. Some days / weeks later he died but his son survived. I hope no one would accuse me of spreading “false news”.  This was what I was told. With respect, I am not accusing anyone of any wrong doing. It is that, that was the way things were in the earlier days of the epidemic. Then, it could cost a bomb if you had to go to the private hospital.

Because of these, I was very sad and agitated. Is this how the world operates now? I stopped my daily routine of book writing and gave my full  attention on how to help patients with covid!

I started to read and learned from scratch.  Then I gathered together the types of herbs that are known to be helpful for covid recovery based on reports of medical researchers in China (I don’t read Chinese, these are all in English).  I was really surprised at the amount of information available out there.  You just need to read TO KNOW, that is if you really want to know!

I believe I have made the right move. Many people are being blessed by the positive outcomes after they took the herbal tea for their covid infection.

In my earlier article, I shared how we were able to help our two grandsons  who were down with covid (https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2022/03/07/our-two-grandchildren-were-positive-for-covid/). Now let me share my experience in helping the four adults in the family who also had covid.

Case Study 1.

Son-in-law, 38 years old, was tested positive on 2 March 2022.

  • Vaccination:  Twice with Moderna. Last vaccination Aug 2021.
  • Symptoms suffered:
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Body/muscle ache
  • Doctor’s medication:  Paracetamol
  • Started on herbal tea on 2 March 2022.
  • After 1st dose of herbal tea:  Same.
  • After 2nd dose of herbal tea: Better.
  • After 3rd dose of herbal tea:  Better.
  • Total number of doses take:  3  (1 dose per day).
  • How are you now?    Day 4 – health 80%  restored, day 7 – health 95% restored. Tested negative for covid.
  • Do you still have any lingering symptoms: No.

Case Study 2.

Daughter, 38 years old, was tested positive on 4 March 2022.

  • Vaccination:  Twice with Pfizer and boosted with Pfizer in February 2022.
  • Symptoms suffered:

1. Cough

2. Sore throat on 2 March (2 days before tested positive)

3.  Runny nose (slight)

4.  Loss of voice, thick phlegm on 4 March

5. Tired

  • Doctor’s medication:  Antihistamine.
  • Started on herbal tea on 2 March 2022 after having sore throat although tested negative.
  • After 1st dose of herbal tea:  Sore throat better.
  • After 2nd dose of herbal tea: Sore throat better but felt worse at night. Lost voice in the morning.
  • After 3rd dose of herbal tea:  Loss of voice. Less tightness in throat. Slept well without discomfort.
  • Total number of doses take:  6 (1 dose per day).
  • How are you now?    On day 6 health 90%  restored, no more sore throat. Tested negative on 13 March 2022.
  • Do you still have any lingering symptoms: Cough from backdrip.

Case Study 3.

Medical doctor son, 34 years old, was tested positive on 5 March 2022, initially with no symptoms.

  • Vaccination:  Twice with Pfizer and boosted with Pfizer on 31 October 2021.
  • Symptoms suffered:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Doctor’s medication:  Paracetamol
  • Started on the herbal tea on first day of symptoms, 6 March 2022.
  • After 1st dose of herbal tea:  Symptoms still persisted.
  • After 2nd dose of herbal tea: Symptoms still persisted.
  • After 3rd dose of herbal tea:  Symptoms improved.
  • After 4th dose of herbal tea:  Symptoms resolved.
  • Total number of doses take:  4 (1 dose per day).
  • How are you now?    Health 100%   restored. Still tested positive for covid.
  • Do you still have any lingering symptoms: No.

Case Study 4.

House helper, 57 years old, was tested positive on 4 March 2022.

  • Vaccination:  Twice with Moderna and boosted with Moderna in December 2021.
  • Symptoms suffered:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Body/muscle ache
  • Unable to sleep
  • Loss sense of smell on day 5
  • Doctor’s medication:  Panadol and antiseptic throat spray.
  • She opted not to take herbal tea due to its bitter taste.
  • She decided to take herbal tea after the loss of sense of smell on day 5.
  • After 1st dose of herbal tea on Day 6:  Sore throat eased.
  • After 2nd dose of herbal tea: Sense of smell began to come back.
  • Total number of doses take:  2  (1 dose per day).
  • How are you now?  Health 90% restored on Day 8 but still tested positive for covid.
  • Do you still have any lingering symptoms: No.

Here are more lessons that I learned after helping them overcome their covid infection.

1. No need to panic, if you are well prepared for it.

With the high number of covid infections each day, let us face reality. It is a matter of WHEN not if or will a member of the family “brings home” covid from somewhere and infect the whole household.  We know that and  we are well prepared for this eventuality!  What about you who are reading this article?

Some months back,  I have formulated five different types of herbal tea that are shown to be helpful for covid patients. Many people have already taken them. After a few days taking the tea, their symptoms were gone and their health were restored.

In anticipation of this infection to happen, my children have stock up enough herbs in their home. In other words, we were prepared and we did not panic.

2. Know yourself, know the enemy.

Many of you may think that I am biased against modern medicine because I only talked about herbs. I am not anti-medicine. My advice to all is – If you have any health problems, go and seek the help of your doctor! But when modern medicine has nothing to offer you, don’t lose hope. You may find the answer to your problems in traditional herbs! That is my job – to help you if you need help. But first, let us get our game-plan right. Let us be absolutely rational in what we want to do.

Sun Tzu of Ancient China taught us this – If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. In short, it means that information is important. We need to seek knowledge to help ourselves. Over the years, I have learned that ignorance kills.

To seek information is to read. You need to read from different sources to get a balanced view. Unfortunately, NOT many people like to read. If you don’t read, you don’t know!

3.  Medical treatment plan for covid patients in Malaysia.

According to the website of the  Ministry of Health (https://covid-19.moh.gov.my/semasa-kkm/122020/treatment-performance-of-covid-19-patients-in-malaysia):

  • There is no specific medicine to treat covid-19.  Take note of this!
  • Currently, patients are being treated according to 5 levels of severity below:
  • Category 1:  No symptom
  • Category 2:  Symptomatic without lung infection
  • Category 3:  Symptomatic with lung infection
  • Category 4:  Symptomatic with lung infection and need oxygen supplementation
  • Category 5:  Critical patients with multiple organs complications
  • Patients in Category 1 – generally, there is no specific treatment.
  • Patients in category 2 and 3, are given symptomatic treatments such as medicines to relieve fever, cough and flu.
  • Patients in Category 4 and 5, need to be treated in the hospital. The use of more specific types of medications such as anti-virals, immuno-modulatory (to reduce inflammatory response) and anti-coagulants (to prevent clotting) are used. In addition, patients may need breathing support, mechanical ventilation, etc.

The following breakdown will give us an idea about the severity of the covid infection as of 2 December 2020.

Category 1 72   percent
Category 219    percent
Category 3   6   percent
Category 4   2   percent
Category 5   1   percent

The data showed that most covid patients are in category 1 and they are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms. Category 2 are those with symptoms but without lung infection. Both these categories (1 and 2) made up 91% of covid patients.

The website of the WHO carried this message (https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1)

  • Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
  • However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention.
  • Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
  • Anyone can get sick and become seriously ill or die at any age because of covid. 

Going back to the Ministry of Health website again (cited above).

  • The total number of patients with serious covid cases (Category 4 and 5,who have

received critical care treatment throughout Malaysia)  is 1,164.

Did all these patients with serious covid die of it? The answer is NO.

  • 62% of patients have recovered and were allowed to go home.
  • 18% of patients died due to covid complications.

According to the Health Ministry, the death rate due to covid in Malaysia  was only 0.5%, much lower than the global death rate of 2.3%.

Relax and reflect on numbers above. What do they tell you?

  • 91% of covid patients do not suffer from severe or life-threatening disease — only 3% are. 

Question: So, why panic? Why do we have to fear it so much?

Is covid a big deal?

Looking at the statistics, you may want to ask:  Is covid a big deal?  Why are we made to fear it so much? Because of that our whole world had been turned “upside down”. We were subjected to total lockdown, movement control, quarantine, etc. resulting in loss of jobs, many businesses went bankrupt, airlines grounded, etc, etc.?

In the internet a reader asked Kathryn Applegate this same question: What’s the big deal about COVID?  (https://biologos.org/post/whats-the-big-deal-about-covid-a-friendly-correspondence). He wrote:

Hey friend! So I still find myself trying to figure out exactly what to think about all this COVID-19 stuff, and being somewhere between, “COVID-19 is the greatest threat to humanity” and “NBD (no big deal). It’s like a bad flu, and the flu is probably worse.”

That said, conversations about this are unavoidable and I really do want to be better informed and know what I’m talking about, which seems hard. I hope this doesn’t make it sound like I’m taking COVID-19 lightly, and I certainly hope that I am not, but in conversations I find it hard to muster any genuine sense in me that this really is the significant danger it’s being communicated to be. I trust that there’s more to it, but I’m having a hard time understanding. If anything, as more and more people get it, it seems like there’s an increasing string of voices saying, “I got it, it wasn’t too bad,” which is certainly not helping the general sense of “COVID-fatigue” that the country is facing. Anyway, you’re a reasonable person and my friend,  …. what do you think about all that? Where do you look for an answer to the question, So really, how bad is this?

Kathryn Applegate replied: My short answer is, I think it’s a very big deal. I want to do everything in my power to not spread it, and I’d also like to avoid getting it.

Dr. Deb of Australia (https://www.thetraveldoctor.com.au/why-is-covid-19-such-a-big-deal/) came up with two reasons why covid is such a big deal.

  • This is not about whether you will get sick and die from COVID-19.  Most people will not.
  • This is about two things – one, that is about you. Two, it is about helping those less fortunate than you in the society.

Covid is very contagious. It is the job of everyone in society to try and help stop the spread of this virus. Big gatherings spread it quickly. Schools spread viruses. 

We need to protect the medical system so that it is not overwhelmed with covid cases to the extent that doctors/hospitals are not able to treat other more serious but treatable cases.  Many persons will die from other treatable problems if they cannot get treatment in the hospitals because covid cases had overwhelmed the medical system.

 4. Herbal tea helped!

  • We are told that there is no specific treatment for covid patients in Category 1.
  • Patients in category 2 and 3, are given symptomatic treatments such as medicines to relieve fever, cough and flu. In most cases, the best possible medicine is Panadol.

After I got involved in helping patients with mild covid problems (Category 1 & 2) I know that herbs do help. TCM herbs worked for covid patients in China and they also work for people in this part of the world. (Read more here: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/category/covid-19/).

But whether you want to take herbs or not is your choice! Make your own decision.

From the four case studies above, I learned the following:

1. The symptoms experienced by covid infected persons appear to be mild but I dare say they are disturbing and uncomfortable enough to frighten you. 

2. The above three adults were about the same age – 34 to 38 years old. Each of them presented with different symptoms. Covid affects different people differently.  All of them have been fully vaccinated and yet they still get covid.

3. As for treatment – you have a choice!  See your doctor and most likely you  will be given Panadol. Or as in the above three cases, take Ko-Gen herbal tea.

4. Is Ko-Gen herbal tea effective? Yes, no doubt about it at all.  The symptoms  improved or disappeared after taking just one, two or three doses of this tea. By the fourth day,  generally their health were restored to almost normal.

5. The person who had the most symptoms was the house helper (57-year-old lady).  Initially she did not want to take the herbal tea. She relied on her medication and antiseptic throat spray.

On day 5 since the onset of the symptoms, she lost her sense of smell. NONE of the family members who took herbs had this symptom. Realizing this, the house helper decided to give the herbal tea a try. She took the herbs and her sense of smell came back and her sore throat improved. Bravo!

6. The most important lesson I learned from these four cases is that you don’t need to die if you have covid – i.e. if you have mild symptoms (such as in Category 1 or,2). So relax and don’t panic, you will get through it okay! Second, you don’t even need to take herbal tea if you don’t want to. You can still survive but you may need to suffer a bit more or longer!

 For example: A 65-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Jakarta due to covid. His condition did not improve and he was still suffering from the various symptoms. His daughter knew about Ko-gen herbal tea and decided to let her father try it. I was told that after three days on the tea, the father became well and  was discharged from the hospital. Then there was another person, 16-year-old,  who was placed in the isolation ward of a hospital in Surabaya, Indonesia, due to dengue and covid. She took the Ko-Gen herbal tea and became well a few days later!

So, whether you believe or not, whether you want to take the herbal tea or not, it is entirely your choice. Don’t be conned by others – follow what your heart says.

5. Beware of long covid, the lingering symptoms.

After recovery, does it mean you are all done with the virus? Unfortunately the answer may be NOT YET. It is reported that 1 in 10 people may still have lingering post-covid symptoms – referred to as “Long Covid”.

Bjorn Blomberg of the Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Norway carried out a long-term study of  home-isolated patients after being diagnosed with Covid-19. He said 55% (136/247) experienced persistent symptoms at 6 months. These symptoms were:

  • Fatigue (30%)
  • Disturbed taste and/or smell (27%)
  • Concentration impairment (19%)
  • Memory loss (18%) and
  • Dyspnea – shortness of breath (15%).

 ( https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01433-3#citeas).                                                                                                               

Long covid affects the person’s ability to work. In some others, it affects their mental health.

 Thank God, no one in the family had  any lingering symptoms after their recovery from covid. But all the same, we need to be vigilant.

7. I am confused: Cheap but good – is it not better than expensive stuff but just provides the same function?

More than two decades ago, when I was still a professor in the university, I bought a watch that cost RM100. I am still using it today. It works fine, although sometimes it stops because the battery ran out of energy!

Not long ago, I read in the mass media that certain people paid almost half a million ringgit for a watch! Or ladies brought a hand bag that ran into thousands of US dollars a piece!

 The herbal tea used for covid as discussed earlier costs only about RM6.60 per cup (that is US$1.58). Starbuck coffee is said to cost anything from RM9.00 to RM15.44 per cup in Malaysia. So herbs for covid costs less than a cup of coffee!

One patient once told me – Your herbs are so cheap, it cannot be good! How can it be good – cheap stuff!

For those who want to pay a bomb, here is the good news! Merck has just come out with a drug for covid, called Molnupiravir.  It cost US$700 or RM2,925 per course. Pfizer came out with Paxlovid.  It is cheaper,  priced at US$530 per course – that is MR2,215.

The shocking “truth” that I learned is that the cost to produce the drug is only US$17.74. And the drug company is selling it to the US government for US$712?

https://theintercept.com/2021/10/05/covid-pill-drug-pricing-merck-ridgeback/

What is most baffling to me is this – those Power That Be in the developing countries, why do they accept or tolerate such extravagance?  Do you  need to spend that kind of money to help those poor, covid-infected  folks in your country? Why don’t you spend some time learning what herbs can do to help your own people? It might turn out to be much, much cheaper! Don’t let the drug companies take you for a ride. I need help to understand this!

Perhaps we need to read the following four articles by A. Kathirasen in Free Malaysia Today to get a faint glimpse of what actually is going on in the medical world.

Part 1: People suffer, big pharma profits

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/03/04/people-suffer-big-pharma-profits/

Part 2: Big pharma: Kickbacks to politicians, health officials

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/03/08/big-pharma-kickbacks-to-politicians-health-officials/

Part 3. Creating diseases for profit

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/03/10/creating-diseases-for-profit/

Part 4. Dirty secrets of medical research

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/03/11/dirty-secrets-of-medical-research/

As I am just about done with this article, I received this message in my mail box: Being healthy is NOT good business … It takes away customers. Wah, that’s a another huge topic for discussion but let me stop here. There is no need to trouble trouble unless I want more troubles! Take care of yourself and stay safe.

He Recovered from Covid After 8 Days

He took care of himself!

John (not his real name) is 38 years old. He, his wife and two daughters live in Johor. I received a message from John in my Facebook asking for more information about our herbal tea, Ko-Gen, which is used to help people with covid.

Before providing my advice, I requested John to answer some questions so that I can understand what is going on.

  • Vaccination:  Yes.
  • Received: Pfizer  – 1st dose on 3 July 21,  2nd dose on 20 August 21 and booster dose on 23 January 22.
  • Symptoms:
  • Fever or chills for the first 2 nights.
  • Cough for the first 4 days.
  • Headache for the first 2 nights.
  • Runny nose the first 5 days.
  • Muscle or body aches for the first 2 days.
  • When did your problem start?15 March 2022.
  •  Home-kit and Rapid Antigen Test in Clinic indicated positive for covid.
  • You did not see any doctor at all? If no, why not?

No. This is because there’s no medication for COVID-19 for now.

  • What did you do to help yourself with the symptoms?

1.   For the first 2 days, I took paracetamol 650mg.

2.   For my cough I took Ascentia Androchi capsule.

3.   I also took supplements  – Vitamin A, C, B6, B12, D3, E, zinc, magnesium.

4.   I gargled with Gengigel mouth wash twice a day.

My reply to John.

  1. From the above, your symptoms are not serious. I believe you can recover without having to take any herbs.
  2. Since you are improving, do you want to wait for a few more days and see if you are okay?
  3. I think your problem is the cough. Is the cough due to itchy throat? Is it dry cough or cough with phlegm? What colour is the phlegm?

Dry cough.

  • How many of you are in the house? Is there in any other people in the house who also get covid?

Only me.

  • Do you really need the herbs? I am not sure. I think you may just recover without taking any herbs. Just drink fresh coconut water. It will help you!

Thanks for the information. I took coconut water and shall take more later.

6.     I also have a person from Sarawak — you can read his story (https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2022/03/29/sixty-six-year-old-sarawakian-recovered-from-covid/). He recovered without taking any herbs!

23 March 2022

Hi Professor,

Today is the 8th day of my quarantine. No more symptoms. This morning I went outside for a slow walk about half hour to get some fresh air. Also had 1 coconut water today. But I still isolate myself up to 10 days to play safe.

  • Are all those symptoms you had earlier totally gone?

Yes. All of the symptoms are gone for now.

  • When you were tested positive for covid — what was your first reaction? Did you panic / afraid?

Yeah I was very afraid and panic, because I was afraid I would infect my wife and daughters too. That’s my main concern actually. (Note: Wife and daughters are not positive for covid).

  • Now that you are okay – recovered. What do you think you would do if any of your family member / relative / friend is tested positive?  Do nothing like you? 

I will advise them to take all the supplements, and try your herbal tea.

Chris: I believe in the next two days, if you do the test again, it would be negative. It may take about 10 days for the test to indicate you are negative.

23 March 2022

Hi Professor,

Today is the 9th day of my quarantine. Tested negative today. I shall continue with my supplements.

Comments

1. Vaccination did not prevent you from covid infection.  

This is the reality which all of us need to know. John had received three doses of Pfizer. The booster jab was on 23 January 2022. Barely two months later, 15 March 2022, John got infected with covid.

2. Panadol and cough syrup.

Did he go to seek doctor’s help after being infected? The answer is no! The reason being it is common knowledge that the doctor cannot do much to help him. The 2-year-old plus boy in Johor was prescribed Panadol and cough syrup after seeing the doctor for his covid infection. My friend in Sarawak became his own doctor and he just bought Panadol for his fever and cough syrup for his cough. So, this is the situation today.  While this is the right thing to do today, please know that if you develop  more serious conditions like difficulty breathing or lack of oxygen, it is best that you go to the hospital for help.

3. Do something to help yourself. Don’t panic!

John did not just ignore his problems. He took care of himself. He took paracetamol, vitamins A, C, B12, D3, E, zinc and magnesium. He cleaned his throat by gargling with Gengigel (or salt water if you like). He also took herbal capsule. From the internet I learned that the capsule consists of two herbsAndrographis paniculata and Echinacea purpurea.

Andrographis is known locally as hempedu bumi or akar cerita. In Chinese, it is known as Chuan Xin Lian or Ku Dan Cao. In Indonesia, it is known as sambiloto or sambiroto.

Andrograhis is a common herb that grows wild in the garden. I have some plants growing along the fence of my house. It has a very bitter taste. This herb is used in traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian medicine as a remedy for sore throat, flu, heatiness, high blood pressure and diabetes. It can be taken raw or steeped in drinks. Commercially, it is dried and pounded into powder and blended with other herbs and sold in capsules. (https://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/bitter-medicinal).

Echinacea purpurea is also known as Purple coneflower. Itis native to central and eastern United States. Echinacea is commonly used to prevent colds and other respiratory tract infections. Taken orally, it is also used as an antiseptic, antiviral, and immune stimulant. Echinacea is hugely popular in Europe and among the top several herbal products in the United States

So, John did a good job by becoming his own doctor and took this herbal capsule. Is this not the reason why he got well? I believe so. And that was the reason why I did not “push or rush” to get John to take our Ko-Gen herbal tea. He was benefiting from what he was doing.

For those of us living in the developing or poor countries, we can learn how to help ourselves with the herbal plants that are found growing wild around our homes, i.e. if we have that knowledge. Unfortunately, most people don’t believe that herbs can help make them well – they prefer the so called scientifically proven drug that cost a bomb!

Can we learn something from these news cuttings?

The current policy of the Hong Kong SAR government is that all cases are centralised and managed in the public Hospital Authority system, exclusive of private sector or TCM partners.

It is recommended that the Hong Kong SAR government may follow the policy in mainland China to provide TCM as a complementary treatment for in-patients with milder disease as part of the healthcare team responding to COVID-19.

In addition, TCM can be offered to patients in the pre-diagnosis and rehabilitation periods for health promotion.

There is nothing to lose when patients and citizens see that holistic or integrative medicine is provided by the public system. When further evidence of efficacy is established, TCM can be promoted in the other TCM clinics to serve the public.

The TCM practitioners in Hong Kong have important roles in treating patients with suspected COVID-19 in the community. https://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v26n3/268.htm

Sixty-six–year-old Sarawakian Recovered from Covid!

In my earlier articles I wrote about patients with covid who recovered from their infections after taking herbal tea. Now, in this article, you’ll  see that I learnt that you may not need any herbal tea to recover from your covid! 

This is a case of a 66-year-old man from Sarawak. Let’s call him James (not his real name). He has been fully vaccinated with 3 doses of Pfizer. The booster dose was given about 3 months ago.

Tuesday 15 March 2022

His problems started with a bit of itchy throat and very light cough on day 1. On day 2, he developed a bit of fever and sore throat.

The following were his symptoms:

  1. Fever.
  2. Cough. Itchy dry cough with no phlegm.
  3. Headache. Slight.
  4. Sore throat. Slight.
  5. Runny nose. A bit.

Home Antigen test indicated  positive for covid.

 Were you on any doctor’s medication? No. But I am on daily hypertension medication.

 I reported my case in MySejahtera and they asked me to visit the CAC (Covid-19 Assessment Center) on Day 3.

What did they say on Day 3?  On Day 3 they gave me a standard covid assessment and recorded my case. They then informed me to come back to them immediately if my symptoms get worse or call their emergency number. They gave me another appointment to come back on Day 7.

What did they say on Day 7?  On Day 7, they gave me another assessment. They gave me my home quarantine discharge letter and told me that MySejahtera will be reverted to green at 12.00 midnight.

What medicine did you take? I took Panadol (till Day 3 only ) and also cough syrup which I bought from the pharmacy.

Did the medicine help you? The Panadol helped control the fever. The cough was getting better but there was still cough now and then.

Actually, I am a bit worried that my present cough may develop into a chronic one. I remember your Cough 11 used to helped me stop my prolong coughing.

Recovery without any further treatment

How are you now?  On Day 7, my health was 90% restored.

When did you feel you have recovered? On Day 6.

Using the self test kit, I was negative on Day 6 and Day 7.

After the recovery, do you still have any lingering symptoms such as cough, lack of energy, pain, loss of smell?

Now on Day 7,  I had just a bit of cough, itchy throat but with no phlegm. I hope to receive your Cough 11 asap and with that I hope my cough will go away soon.

Monday 28 March 2022

Dear Dr Chris, Thank you very much for your concern. I am happy to inform you that I have recovered from my cough 2 to 3 days after taking your Cough 11. Thank you very much.

Day 9 afternoon:  I take your Cough 11. That night, I can immediately feel that my cough has gotten much better. I can sleep much better.

Day 10 : I can feel my cough was improving much faster.

Day 11 (today): I can see that my cough has nearly recovered. Just a very little cough now and very occasionally. I believe that by tomorrow I should be considered recovered from my cough and hence all the symptoms of my Covid experience. (Note that I have already self tested Negative from Day 6),

Comments

1. According to the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee website (https://sdmc.sarawak.gov.my/covid19/) the number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak as of 21 March 2022 were as follows:

The total number of new positive cases were 813, made up of the following:

  • Category 1 = 285 – No symptoms.
  • Category 2 = 520 – Slight symptoms.
  • Category 3 =     0 – Lung infection.
  • Category 4 =     2 – Lung infection and requires oxygen.
  • Category 5 =     6 – Lung infection and requires ventilator.

Look hard at the above numbers. What can you learn from this data? Yes, 813 people were down with covid but only 8 of them were considered “serious.” Will ALL these 8 people die from covid? No. Some would be able to recover if they get into the hospital in time.

So is covid such a scary monster ready to gobble us up if we go out of our house? Various countries put in place different ways to control this epidemic. Unfortunately, some went nowhere – the number of infections went up instead of down. It appears that some countries seems to “give up” and are now taking a more sensible option – let’s live with it. Yes, if you study the above data, I think it is a sensible proposition indeed – just learn to live with it! And at the time spend some efforts and resources to find ways to make the lives of those infected a more pleasant (not dreadful) experience.

 2. No need to panic!

I asked James this question: When you were first tested positive — how did you feel inside you? Afraid? Panic? What is in your mind at that time?

This was his answer: I felt worried. This was because I was with a few senior friends whom I thought might experience more complications than I if they do get infected.

I immediately informed them of my situation and reminded them to take care and get tested. Luckily they were all tested negative on day 1 and day 3. What a great relief for me!

Indeed this is a responsible behaviour. We need to be concern about other people too – not just thinking of own well being only. So, there is no need to panic. Fear and anxiety can make you perform irrational actions. So don’t be afraid and at the same time don’t be “conned” by those with Vested Interests. Know what you are doing.

James became his own doctor. He took Panadol to bring down his fever and bought cough syrup from the pharmacy to take care of his cough.

I asked James: Did you feel you can recover from this infection?

His answer: Yes, I believed that I could recover.  I could feel that I was having mild symptoms and was feeling rather okay.  However, I remembered that even when I had a normal flu/cough I used to take a longer time to recover. I have not had a flu/cough for quite a long time already.

3. Earlier I commented that actually there is no need to take my herbs! You can still recover from your covid! What do you think about this advice?

Good morning Dr Chris,

Let me try to share my thoughts.

Now after I myself had experienced the covid, I gradually realised that there are many people, some of whom are acquaintances, who also had the covid. In general most of them recovered without much problems but we do hear of some who took longer to recover. Now and then we also hear of some unfortunate and serious cases. 

(These of course are the norms we all know but the only difference is we hear of them happening to those we know. Meaning the cases are getting “closer and closer to us” and may happen to those that we know now instead of just reading about statistics and reported cases in the news).

Those who recovered usually said that they take this and take that and so on. In my opinion, they may all contributed in some ways to their recovery, whatever they took, but I believe that some of what they believed helped them may be just fallacy.

1. I think my experience is just one of the many possible outcomes of a covid infection. There may be many who experienced similar outcomes but we cannot be sure that we will be having that same outcome.

2. The CAC (Pusat Penilaian Covid-19 ) said that if more severe symptoms were to appear, then we need to contact or visit them immediately. Luckily no more symptoms appeared. Well, what would have been the outcome if more symptoms appeared?

3. The ‘basic medication’ are panadol and cough syrup, I believe everyone knows and takes them. I only depended on them and recovered in 7 days.

4.  What if just taking the ‘basic medication’ is not enough? Would you only then prescribe them the herbs (Ko Gen) that you have? 

5. I believe in “prevention first” and then cure later when necessary. So, my personal recommendation for another similar experience would still be to take your herbs. Yes?

6.  There are many people who believe in herbal treatments. I believe that they should be recommended to take the herbs from the beginning.

7.  There are so many health variables that determine the possible outcome. Some of course took many additional supplements which they believed helped them.

8. Well, so much from me and thank you very much for the herbs.

My short response to this: I think if you start taking the herbs immediately after being infected with covid, you may recover faster and/or you suffer less from those covid symptoms. All those who took the herbs were happy! On top of that, it does not cost a bomb! Very affordable.

The Herbal Tea Helped Her Recover From Covid-19

This is a case of a 32-year-old female who is currently working in Singapore.

17 March 2022

She suffered the following symptoms:

1.    Fever or chills

2.    Cough

3.    Headache

6.    Sore throat

7.    Fatigue

8.    Runny nose

9.    Muscle or body aches

10.  Loss of appetite

Home-kit and Rapid Antigen Test showed she was positive for covid.

In spite of the above symptoms she did not see any doctor for medication. She was solely on herbs.

She has been fully vaccinated and received the following:

Pfizer –  1st dose on 27 Jan 2021

2nd dose on 17 Feb 2021, and

Booster dose on13 October 2021

Herbal Tea

18 March 2022

• Took the first dose of herbal tea (Ko-Gen) on night of 18March 2022.  

Went straight to bed after that, didn’t cough as bad as the  previous night and could sleep better.

Woke up the next morning feeling better.

Fever still on and off and throat feeling tight.

19 March 2022

•   Took second dose of herbal tea.

Not coughing as much but started to have phlegm, feeling more energetic and appetite  increased.

But still tired and dizzy.

No more fever.

Throat recovering but still feeling tight and dry.

20 March 2022

•     Took third dose of Ko-Gen.

Throat back to normal. Not tight anymore.

Not as tired as day before.

Still coughing with phlegm.

21 March 2022

•     Took fourth dose of Ko-Gen.

On and off light headed.

Occasional cough.

Phlegmy throat.

Felt lethargic / lack of energy.

22 March 2022

•     Took  the fifth dose of herbal tea.

Felt like I’ve recover but test kit is still showing a very clear positive.

Still clearing throat and a bit light headed.

23 March 2022

•   Took the sixth dose of herbal tea.

Test kit showed negative.

Still coughing occasionally.

A bit dizzy and lack of energy.

How are you after 6 days of herbal tea?  

Health about 80% restored. Left with occasional cough and slightly light headed.

Do you think Ko-Gen helped you?  

Yes. Especially after the first dose.

Did you have any problem with the taste of the herbs?

Ok with the taste. Not as bad as I thought it would be.

After your “recovery” do you still have lingering problems?                                                                                                          Yes, occasional cough, slight dizziness and lack of energy.

Comments

1. Three vaccinations did not protect her. She had received three jabs of Pfizer. These did not protect her from covid infection. She is not the only one who suffer this fate. My two sons, daughter and son-in-law have all been fully vaccinated and they too had covid. What and when is the end game?

2. Fourth booster shot? The drug companies – Pfizer and Moderna have come out with a scheme for a fourth booster shot. Now, the 4th booster has been offered in Israel, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Hungary, etc.

Of course the drug companies are very happy if the idea catches on – more vaccines, more profit. If possible, give the whole world the fourth jab!

But what does “real, truthful” science has got to say about this fourth booster shot?

In an article Three, four or more: what’s the magic number for booster shots? (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00200-9) it says:

  • Some countries are now offering fourth doses, but scientists say that endless boosting might not be a viable strategy, nor is it how these vaccines were meant to be used.
  • Danny Altmann, an immunologist at Imperial College London said: “We’re in totally uncharted territory for vaccinology. We’ve stumbled into a de facto programme of frequent mRNA boosters as an emergency measure, but this really doesn’t feel like the way to go.”

In another article in Nature, it is said that the a four-dose course of the Pfizer vaccine was 30% more protective against infection than a three-dose course. But for Moderna, that extra efficacy was only 11% (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00486-9).

Miles Davenport, a computational immunologist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia said: “Science seems to tell us that the current mRNA vaccines have already hit a “ceiling of immunity” after the third dose.”

3. Learn to live with covid. Let us face reality. Three shots of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca did not prevent any of my family members (and other families as well) from getting covid.  What do you think the fourth jab can do to you? 

Let’s take a pause and find another path! Let’s learn to live with the virus.  Let’s learn to be prepared for it and know what to do, when the day comes when we are infected with it. There is no need to panic or let our world turns upside down. My elder grandson took a cup of herbal tea and he recovered. His younger brother took two cups of tea and he too recovered. My two sons, daughter and son-in-law also took the herbal tea and they recovered within a week or so. Getting covid and recovering from it so no big deal at all, as you can learn from this case.

They were prepared for such eventuality and they did not fear it when covid struck them. In fact, we all saw this episode as a blessing!

Studies have shown that people who recover from covid develop some immunity against the virus. However, the level of protection and how long it lasts differs from person to person.

An article in JAMA (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2782139) said:

  • After an infection with SARS-CoV-2, most people—even those with mild infections—appear to have some protection against the virus for at least a year, 

A scientific brief put out by WHO on 10 May 2021, Covid-19 natural immunity said:

  • Natural infection may provide similar protection against symptomatic disease as vaccination.
  • Available scientific data suggests that in most people immune responses remain robust and protective against reinfection for at least 6-8 months after infection.

The website of the National Institutes of Health (USA) said:

Mother and Daughter Down With Covid

They took herbs and recovered

This is a case study of a 54-year-old mother and a  27-year-old daughter. Both had received 3 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. They received their booster shots in January 2022.

Saturday 12 March 2022

The mother showed the following symptoms:

  • Feverish, slight.
  • Headache, a bit
  • Difficulty breathing – a bit tight
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches

The next day, Sunday 13 March 2022, the daughter had the  following symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Slight numbness in the leg
  • Disturbed sleep.
  • A bit of body ache

They did not go and see any doctor. Why? According to the mother, What is the use? The doctor is not going to be able to do anything. From the above symptoms they suspected they had  been infected with covid.

Indeed, a home-kit test showed that they were covid positive.

There is a Chinese Association (NGO) in their hometown which gives out herbal tea to those who are in need of covid remedy. Each person is given 3 packets of the herbal tea (photo below) which has already been boil. A person needs to drink half a packet, twice a day. She was also told that after drinking the 3 packets her problems would be resolved. This herbal tea is given free of charge.  

She took the tea as recommended but in the evening of Tuesday 15 March 2022, both mother and daughter decided to switch to our Ko-Gen herbal tea. Our herbal tea comes in the form of raw herbs that needs boiling. 

Wednesday 16 March 2022

After the first dose of herbal tea, the mother said her body felt lighter, she started to sweat and she felt better. She had more energy and was able to start cooking in the kitchen again. However, she had cough with white phlegm.

Daughter: She felt better and could work online at home but she had cough due to itchy throat. Also her sleep was better.

I told the mother to take Cough 5 for her cough with white phlegm and Cough 11 for daughter’s “itchy” cough.

Thursday 17 March 2020

After 2nd dose of herbal tea the mother developed more cough and her leg felt achy.

Friday 18 March 2020

After 3rd dose of herbal tea the mother felt much better. She had less cough with less phlegm. Ache in the legs also improved.

After taking Cough 11, the daughter’s cough improved.

Saturday  19  March 2020

The mother felt good but her test result was still positive.

The daughter seemed to recover. There was a bit of cough in the morning but by night there was no more cough.

Sunday 20 March 2020

After 5 doses of Ko-Gen, the mother felt her health had recovered by about 80% -90%. There was still a bit of soreness in the waist and leg, a bit of nose block but there were no more cough and sore throat.

The daughter had no more problem – fully recovered!

Comments

1. Both of them have been vaccinated and their booster shots were given in January 2022. About two months later they were infected with covid. It is now evident that even if you are fully vaccinated, you can still get covid. So we need to learn how to take care of ourselves. No one can help us to avoid this infection.

2.  The mother had two reactions after taking the herbs.

  • For the first 2 days the mother to sweat after taking the tea. After that she felt relief. But after the 3rd dose there was no more sweating as her health was restored.
  • The mother said after taking the tea she experienced good bowel movements like the intestine was being cleansed. But it was not diarrhoea.

3. Just as a matter of curiosity: Where did she get the virus from? No one can give an answer with certainty. We can just guess. Consider these possibilities:

  • Mother often goes to the wet market and walks around looking for whatever foodstuff to buy. At home she shared the apartment lift with many others. However, when outside she always wears face mask.
  • A few days before being tested positive for covid, the mother visited a close relative. At that time, this relative appeared to be healthy. However, this relative was tested positive for covid 2 days later.

Covid is very contagious and it spreads in many unsuspected ways. We just need to learn how to take of ourselves the best we can or know how.

4. It is most heartening to note that there are various associations, NGOs or religious bodies which are giving out free herbal teas to those in need. We should salute for their noble and generous efforts. Good work and keep it up!

5. Indeed covid seems to be everywhere these days. The good news is that only about 0.68% of covid cases are considered “serious” (i.e. in categories 3, 4 and 5) that need treatments in the hospital.

A majority of cases are in categories 1 and 2 which do not require hospitalization. For these people, sometimes they may not need any medication to recover from this infection. Just stay at home and have a good rest. With time they will get well. But some people may opt to take herbal tea to help them recover, as in the above story. It is your choice!

This case clearly shows us that when you are infected with covid, know that herbs can help you!

Four In the Family Tested Positive for Covid

They recovered after herbs

In the morning of 28 February 2022  I received a message from a friend in Jakarta, Indonesia. His two grandchildren, daughter and son-in-law  were all tested positive for covid. He needed help. I managed to get a herbalist in Jakarta to formulate Ko-Gen herbal tea for them.  This  is the fourth time I did this for Indonesian patients who needed help .

The Problem:

All in the family were infected with covid.

  • Grandson, 4 years old.
  • Grandson, 5 months.
  • Daughter, 36 years old. She is a medical doctor. She is still breast-feeding her baby.
  • Son-in-law, 36 years old. Also a medical doctor.

1. Children with Covid

  • Grandson, 4 years old. He had fever for 2 days.
  • Grandson, 5 months. He had fever for a day.

The two children did not take the herbal tea because it is too bitter for them.

Sunday 6 March 2022

Grandfather: Her children are already active – playing again. Even without the herbal tea, they got better! Covid for  children is not bad as the parents (old person).

Chris: No need for children to take herbs and they are still okay!

2. Daughter and Son-in-law with Covid

PCR test on 27 February 2022 confirmed both of them were covid positive.

Both had similar symptoms:

  1. Whole body ache
  2. Sore throat
  3. Dizzy
  4. Felt like having flu

The doctor prescribed  only vitamins and Panadol since the mother is still breast-feeding her baby.

Friday  4 March 2022

She received the herbs sent by her father from Jakarta and started to drink the first dose.

Saturday 5 March 2022

Took the second dose of Ko-Gen herbal tea.

Father:  When I talked to her, I could feel that her voice sounds like a person with a cold.

Sunday 6 March 2022

She took the third dose of Ko-Gen herbal tea. 

Father: When I talked to my daughter this morning, her  voice is already normal!  She told me that her conditions had improved from day to day.

Monday 7 March 2022

She took the fourth dose of herbal tea.

Father:  From her voice, I know that she is now normal. She has no more sore throat.  

Her husband also took the herbs but he was not fully recovered yet.

He still has a bit of phlegm in the morning.

His voice was still like a person who got flu.

My daughter seems to recover faster than her husband.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

My daughter:  90%   recovery.  Okay now. No more problem. Her voice is back to normal since 2 days ago.

Son-in-law :  80 % recovery. Body ache and dizziness all gone.

Grandchildren : Okay.

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Father:  Today I talk with my daughter. She is already normal. No more complaints.

Saturday 12 March 2022

Father: Yes, my son-in-law is already healed.

Chris: To confirm, both  your daughter and son-in-law had been vaccinated?

Father: No, my daughter did not get any vaccine. Only my son-in-law is vaccinated, 2 times with Sinovac. My daughter who did not get the vaccine recovered earlier.

Chris: Now, we know herbs help a lot.

Father: Yes, very good!

Comment

1. Money, money ! Each packet of herbs cost RM 35. The whole packet is used to make the tea for each day.  This was the fourth time we bought the herbs from this herbalist, meaning before this there were three other patients who also bought this herbal tea from the herbalist. Previously the cost of each packet was only RM27! With increased demand, this time the herbalist decided to charge RM35 per packet! Logical?  

Take comfort, it is not as bad as selling oral covid medicine at US$721 when the cost to produce the drug is only US$17.75!

2. Fear of covid?  My advice is – Don’t panic! As with the case above, if we are tested positive for covid we may recover rather quickly,  if we know what to do to take care of ourselves.

3.  The first question I asked my friend before I went into a frenzy of getting herbs for his daughter’s family was: Does she want to take the herbs or not. I am fully aware that both the daughter and her husband are medical doctors. If they don’t believe in the medicinal value of herbs then there is no reason to “waste” time. Yes, the daughter wanted to take herbs!

4. Let’s ask some honest questions.  One way to learn and know the truth is to ask questions.

Real science points out flaws in its own research

Phony science pretends there were no flaws. Tim O’Shea

The above case study is very simple and straight forward.  And it can happen in many other families. But do you ever ask these questions below and see what your heart says.

a. The two boys – 5 months and 4 years old – they got covid. Why? The clever answer would be: Because they are not vaccinated. Do you agree with this?

b. The 36-year-old mother also got covid. Why? Same clever answer: Because she was not vaccinated.

c. The 36-year-old father also got covid. Why? The same clever answer is not valid anymore because he was vaccinated twice with Sinovac. 

The first truth we need to know  is that vaccine does not prevent anyone from getting covid. Even if you have been vaccinated you can still be infected with covid, as in this case. And this is not the only case. There are many cases like this. The four adults in my children’s family have all been vaccinated and all of them were down with covid at the same time like my 2 grandsons who have NOT been vaccinated. So, it does not matter whether you are vaccinated or not, you still get covid. That is the reality.

d. So, why are we asked to go for vaccination? Here is a clever answer to this question:

  • Vaccination with two doses helps prevent infection. Take note, can help prevent only!
  • But for those that do still get infected, vaccination lessens the impact of the virus by reducing disease severity, transmission of infection and death.  Do you buy this answer?

e. Booster jab.

We are asked (or cornered into getting) a third dose.  What is the use of the third booster dose? There are two clever answers for this:

  • The protection offered by vaccines starts to weaken after 5 months for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
  • Getting a booster shot extends the protection, even against the delta and omicron variants.

(https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/booster-shots-and-third-doses-for-covid19-vaccines-what-you-need-to-know).

So the booster is supposed to strengthen the function of the earlier two jabs. Answer well taken but how do you explain why my daughter  was infected with covid on 4 March 2022,  after she received her third booster dose in February 2022?  Does the booster shot really “made her stronger” against the virus?

On 3 March 2022 my eldest son received his third AZ booster dose and on 12 March 2022, he was down with covid?  Why? Did the booster really make him stronger?

They said the booster can boost prevention.  But that is not true. We need a much more credible answer than that! In real life it does not pan out that way!

f.  Is the recovery from covid faster in non-vaccinated or vaccinated person? Let us look at the fact of this case study.

  • Daughter, 36 years old. She is not vaccinated.
  • Son-in-law, 36 years old. He is vaccinated twice with Sinovac.

On Friday  4 March 2022: They started taking the Ko-Gen herbal tea for their covid infection.

On Monday 7 March 2022: The father reported the following results after taking the fourth dose of herbal tea.

  • I know that my daughter is now normal. She has no more sore throat.  
  • Her husband also took the herbs but he is not fully recovered yet. He still has a bit of phlegm in the morning. His voice was still like a person who got flu.
  • My daughter seems to recover faster than her husband.

Take note: The non-vaccinated person recovers from her covid infection sooner than the vaccinated person. Can this be true?

Looking back at the cases of my children.

  • My son-in-law, 38 years old, was tested positive on 2 March 2022. He completed his two Moderna vaccination in August 2021. He did not receive the third booster jab.   After three doses of the herbal tea his health was restored to about 80%.  Then he was tested negative for covid.
  • My daughter, 38 years old, was tested positive on 4 March 2022. She received 2 jabs of Pfizer and boosted with Pfizer in February 2022. She took 6 doses of herbal tea to restore  90% of her health. She was still tested positive for covid after 8 days.
  • My son, 34 years old, was tested positive on 5 March 2022, initially with no symptoms. He was vaccinated twice with Pfizer and boosted with Pfizer on 31 October 2021. The symptoms started on 6 March and he took 4 doses of herbal tea. His health was 100% restored.

Where is the logic here? My impression is that if you are a non-vaccinated person, it will be “hell” and your recovery would be delayed. But that is NOT true as shown in this case study.

Then you have the case of my family members.

My daughter was supposed to be the most “fortified” because she had just received her booster jab. The reality is her recovery was the slowest among the three of them.

Indeed this is something new that has never ever crossed my mind.  I need more data to confirm this observation and understand what the real “truth” actually is. Can someone come up with a sensible answer and not just a clever answer? I tried to search the internet for an answer. I found none!

In the search for new knowledge, I am always reminded by the great words of Rabbi Harold Kushner below:

There is the morality of cleverness and wit, in which success means getting the better of the other person by means of a slick business deal or a clever answer

Then there is the morality of righteousness, in which the highest good is thoughtfulness toward others.

The worst sin is hurting another person.

Note: In writing this comment, let me assure you that I am not against anyone receiving any vaccine. Go ahead and follow what your heart says.  My wife and I have also received 3 doses of AZ – without them, according to the man-made SOPs, we would not be able to go out, and end up totally confined in our home! (Soon, this SOP is not valid anymore!). We were warned that if we do not take the third jab (by 1 March but now extended to 31 March), the earlier two jabs would be invalidated and we would then belong to the “unvaccinated” group! Is that logical? (I don’t know if this SOP is going to be implement come 1 April).

Secondly, my discussion here is to make you think! If you just become a “pak turut” (mister follower) you cannot progress. So learn how to think critically!

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody else has seen

And thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The end game is, everyone of us wants to be healthy and remain safe. If we got covid, we want to recover well and as soon as possible.  How do we achieve that?