David J. Getoff, CCN, CTN, FA A IM



There are many aspects to my philosophy of health.

The first is that you understand that very few drugs were ever designed to cure an illness. The purpose of a drug is generally to alleviate (suppress or make go away) a bothersome symptom. Since the drug does this without ever addressing the true cause of the symptom, no healing generally takes place; and in addition, your body now has to deal with eliminating the toxic chemicals of which the drug is composed.

The second is the time aspect. It took many years of assaulting your body with the wrong foods, toxic chemicals, a poor environment, and possibly a great deal of various forms of stress in order to bring it to its current state. You must accept that it will take, at the very least, many months before any great strides can be made in the process of reversing some of this damage. If you are looking for a quick fix, there is none. If you are looking for a quick reduction in symptoms, and are not interested in helping the body heal, try an allopathic medical doctor and some prescription drugs, for I cannot help you.

The third is responsibility. It is your body, and you get to do all the hard work. If you are willing to alter your diet and take the necessary supplements to help push yourself in the direction of healing, then I will happily help you do so. If you are simply looking for an herb or vitamin to replace a drug, please look elsewhere. I do not work by addressing symptoms but rather by addressing causes. Symptoms take care of themselves when their causes are healed. If you have been following the FDA food pyramid, then you are pushing your health in the wrong direction. If you are interested in taking a brief look at some of the diet principles that I teach, you might want to read through my own Food Pyramid.

The fourth aspect of my philosophy deals with facts. A fact or truth is simply something that is, regardless of how many people know it or recognize it. A fact will not change with time, only our beliefs of what are facts will change. With this in mind you need to understand that a great deal of facts regarding healing, are not recognized or accepted by traditional medical science. Every year, more and more of the facts that we in the holistic profession have known for years, get proven to the satisfaction of a small but growing number of open-minded physicians. On the other hand, a few things are proven wrong, and many approved but harmful drugs are finally taken off the market and replaced by equally harmful alternatives. If you will not take any herb, vitamin or nutrient which has not had a double-blind placebo controlled crossover study published, I cannot help you. I train with scientists, clinicians, and physicians who have proven what works in a clinical setting but who may not have published studies, especially in the United States. The U. S. Government conducted a study that showed less than 30% of our prescription drugs or surgeries have been adequately proven to do what is claimed of them. In addition, they showed that over 100,000 people each year are being killed by properly prescribed prescription drugs. In contrast, there are no properly documented cases of death due to unadulterated nutritional supplements. Slight difference to say the least.

The final aspect of my health philosophy is a combination of history and individuality. The longest running research study is in fact our own history. Our history shows a number of very important things. First, it shows a tremendous diversity in cultures and in climates. Reading through Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price; The Paleolithic Prescription by Boyd Eaton, et al.; and Western Diseases: Their Emergence and Prevention by Trowell and Burkitt, a few important things become very clear. First of all, we are a part of a very diverse world. Different populations consume very different foods. Second, the more we process foods, the easier we make them to prepare, and the longer we make them last for storage, the less healthy we all become. Third and last is the apparent total non-existence of any society which has been able to thrive on a strict vegetarian (vegan) diet. It appears that natural selection and history have made it quite clear that we were indeed hunter-gathers and not fruitarian’s or vegetarians. In fact, we were also not grain farmers until quite recently in the overall scheme of things. Scientists tell us that it takes in the neighborhood of 60-90,000 years in order for an animal species to adapt to a different diet or food source. What some may say about our stomachs, our teeth, or our digestive tracts is actually quite irrelevant. History is history. From what I have read and from years of observation and working to help people get well, it is apparent that the strict vegetarian diet is being gravely misrepresented. It may be good for cleansing and for temporary (2 weeks to 3 months) detoxification, but long term (5+ generations) it will not support continued life. The people I have worked with who spent years living in religious ashrams have told me that few if any of the inhabitants were strictly vegan. They all „cheated“ and in many cases were actually instructed by the elders to occasionally eat meat for their health. With the tremendous bio-diversity on our earth, surely if a „vegan“ diet were one of the many diets which could support continued health, there would be at least one long-term historical society with this type of diet. Whenever the time is taken to properly study a supposed vegan society, it is found that they are not.

Please note that this is not to say that I condone the horrendous treatment given to our feed animals. I am also not saying that the poor quality of meat, poultry, and eggs available in most supermarkets today even remotely resembles what we ate throughout our history or should eat today. I am only stating the facts as I have researched them, and these facts are extremely important to our continued health as individuals and as a society.

Naturopathy and Naturopathic medicine. What are they, how are they different from one another, what are the laws, how do I believe that they should be regulated, and why can’t we all just get along.
By David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

It is close to impossible to find any area of health or medicine (or most any other profession for that matter) in which all of the actual professionals agree on most topics or issues in their areas of expertise. This is especially true in medicine. I have numerous patients who have been astonished when three or four different „expert“ rheumatologists , or oncologists or cardiologists have completely disagreed on their recommended treatment protocol! And physicians call themselves scientific. Hah. I have also had four patients in a 12 month period, who all lived in San Diego county, that were referred by their physicians, to „the best cardiologist in the state“, and yet no two were even referred to the same cardiologist!!!! Nonetheless, naturopathy is so divided and the public is so misinformed (what else is new) that the problem has become even worse than it is in many other occupations. My goal, with this article, is to greatly reduce this confusion. I fully understand (and accept) that due to the rather fierce and divided opinions on both side of these issues, that my article may possibly lead to even more arguments and get some „naturopaths“ upset. Be that as it may, I write this from my heart, with my own objectivity, ethics and accuracy and as many facts as there are available to me..

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Marcus Freudenmann is the producer/director of the movie Cancer is Curable NOW I met Marcus after he phoned me one day in 2011 and asked if he could interview me for possible inclusion in the cancer movie he was making. I became friends with him and with his wife during the filming in my office and subsequent filmings as they gathered more information. I received an email that he sent out to possibly thousands of those who are now on his huge email list. He did such a good job covering the topic that he chose to discuss, in regards to cancer and our society and warped beliefs, that I have re-printed his entire email below for all to read. Thank you Marcus.


Subject: May I let off some steam? I feel compelled to tell you what I really think! By Marcus Freudenmann

This is a long and very personal email, but I feel I have to share it.Many people ask me the same questions over and over, and so I thought I would air my own opinion for the first time. Especially because I have 12 of these emails in my inbox right now.

  • I have been to a holistic clinic and everything was fine. The tumor shrank, I felt fantastic, but now I am back home and my cancer keeps growing back and now my family wants me to do chemo. My doctor keeps calling and I do not know what to do.
  • I do not have enough money for alternative treatments and if I do radiation and surgery everything is paid for by the insurance. What would you do?
  • My whole family is pushing me to do chemo. What should I do? My alternative treatments seem to not be working.

For a long time I decided to keep my own opinion to myself and rather refer to real health practitioners, but this time I thought I would let you know my own opinion. This does not mean I am telling you what to do, but rather share with you some insights about what we have learned over the past decade. I also do not judge anyone as every situation is different and it’s your journey.

So here it goes.

To poison an already weakened body with even more carcinogens is in my opinion utter madness.

Most cancer patients have either one, or a combination of inflammations, viruses, bacteria, neuro toxins, endocrine disruptors, hormone imbalances, heavy metal poisoning, dental toxins, fungi, candida, leaky gut, stress, emotional overwhelm, a shitty relationship, stress with money, oppression at home or at work, and a diet filled with pesticides, artificial sweeteners, MSG, glutamates, artificial colors, preservatives and many other toxins.

This means their system is already in a state of complete overload and break down. To fight cancer in an already overwhelmed system with more toxins is never going to work. It’s a short sighted solution which will always backfire.

To burn a person with radiation which causes cancer in the first place, and to kill the immune system down to the bone marrow is even worse. I have seen many cases where the cancer came back just outside of the radiated area and then the quality of life is extremely diminished.

Surgery certainly has its place and can be very helpful, but in many cases it’s heavily overrated (eg. mastectomy). We all know that cutting out a tumor does not remove the problem. It just smashes the red warning light which was calling for your attention.

We’ve known for years that this war against the human body does not and will never work. It is just not common sense to poison or burn the body and to expect it to live.

The only way to truly heal is by removing the cause.

But no one wants to hear that!

It’s inconvenient and very impractical. It requires you to look at your life and to clean up. It requires you to become conscious and aware of the destruction you do to yourself and your environment and your children every single day. It requires you to take action and to sort through personal issues and relationships. Most importantly it requires you to change many of your habits and patterns. Removing the cause means to become conscious and self responsible and to act.

(but now I am back home and my cancer keeps growing back) In a safe environment in a clinic or health retreat it is very easy to heal, as those who work there have this consciousness already. They have learned to bring healing into this world and they try to show you how you can do it yourself. It’s not their job to do it for you but to teach you. It is important for yourself and for your children that YOU learn to become conscious as well. The true healing happens when you manage to bring the healing into your own home. This is what we call the ripple effect of consciousness.

(I do not have enough money for alternative treatments) Life is always a matter of choice and priorities. I personally would always prioritize any natural remedy and every non-toxic treatment before using chemo or radiation. I would, as outlined in our book, search and remove all the causes (this adds no extra cost) and then as outlined in the book, fire my immune system into high gear with some supplements, herbs and mushrooms, and alkaline until I turn green 🙂 while oxygenating with hyperbaric oxygen and sweating in a far infrared sauna with a high dose bioenergyC (maybe $200 – $500 / month max). All this would be complemented with all the cancer fighting foods, natural remedies like MMS, Mistletoe, Laetril, high dose enzymes and a stress free attitude. (probably less than your monthly phone bill)

I have to admit the latter (stress) would be my greatest problem as a pure workaholic. That’s why I covered this subject in our 4th chapter with free workshops in our Common Sense Community.

But this is only half the cure.

( my family wants me to do chemo. My doctor keeps calling ) We still have to deal with the ultimatum of the doctor and the worried relatives and partners! This problem is much bigger and has started before you were born.

Our school education system was designed by a few clever and power hungry elite families who are in charge of politics, money (banks), energy (oil), manufacturing (corporations), food supply and health care.

Their aim was to create an obedient army of workers and consumers.

Every curriculum since 1840 was designed in its very nature to limit the individuality and creativity of man, and to teach them pre-selected answers and to chant-learn predefined solutions. They trained generations to do what they want them to do, and to buy what they want them to buy.

Those who are limited in their capacity to chant-learn all these pre-selected answers are used as a general workforce, military and police (90% fit into the category)

Those who do well in learning the more complex preselected answers and are good in chant-learning complicated solutions are promoted into positions of higher authority. They become scientists, lawyers, bankers, business owners, directors and doctors.

Doctors are a perfect result of this educational system. From early on they have shown an ability to memorize and tick the right answer and so excel in school, high school, college and university until they became a doctor. They chant learn thousands of pre-selected answers and if they tick them all correct, they are rewarded with good grades, gifts, special bonuses, free seminars, free samples, top promotions and a higher income than everyone else. Plus they are praised to be the saviors of mankind which gives them a superior status and extreme recognition.

The problem is that 80% of the preselected answers are not in your favor. In fact they are designed to make those few who created the curriculum in the first place, very rich.

This whole concept of school education has managed to completely screw up our ability to think.

They managed to brainwash a whole population to believe that health can be purchased in a pharmacy and that it has nothing to do with lifestyle or diet. Heck they don’t even teach a doctor about diet and detox. Not one tiny bit. Because it does not make any money. Go to the doctor. They know what they’re doing. They will tell you what’s best for you. You are not clever enough to understand this anyway. So don’t even bother. Take a pill and pay the bill.

Disease is a mullti-billion dollar business. It’s one of the top ranking income streams of the industry and they will do everything to keep this raging river going.

They will use every possible means. Including poisoning YOU.


They use their best paid experts to create a report telling you that fluoride for example is good for your teeth and then mass medicate the water supply with a rat poison. Because that is what fluoride is. And most shockingly, it makes you dumb! It dulls your mind! You can try it. Give a clever child fluoride tablets for 1 month and watch how their learning at school becomes a drag, how their concentration fails and how they become dull to the degree that you have to send them to special care schools. I have 2 friends where exactly this happened. And they give that to YOU and everybody in your drinking water, toothpaste, mouth wash and even mixed into bottled water. They don’t want you to think. You are not supposed to think. You are supposed to work and pay the bill for your pills.

Conspiracy? No unfortunately not. This is a sad truth!

They hire scientists for special reports which tell you to avoid the sun and to use loads of sun cream. They even market the sun as the enemy and people believe it (this is worse than science fiction). And then they wait until you develop rickets and cancer as a result of deficiency in vitamin D3 and an overload of carcinogens from the chemicals in the sun cream.

Conspiracy? No unfortunately not. This is a sad truth!

Why do you think they consciously poison your food, your drinks, your cosmetics, your toys, your furniture, your building materials and even the air with chemtrails? Why do you think they still use Amalgam in your teeth even though it is proven to be a carcinogen and is responsible for over 60% of all cancers? They still use it for children and adults every day. The reason is to make you their patient. And they have guaranteed that you will not choose any treatment other than theirs, because they own the insurances which cover only what they say is good for you.

Did you ever notice that there is no medicine without deadly side effects? And that no medicine ever resolves the problem, but instead makes it worse. They don’t want you to get well.

Conspiracy? No. This is organised crime in favor of the economy.

Are all doctors bad?

Certainly not. There are many doctors, health experts, naturopaths, scientists, dietitians, dentists, researchers, authors and educators who have realized what’s happening. These warriors are speaking up and helping to educate those who are willing to listen. They try to inspire and to wake up all those who have been lulled into unconsciousness by media, tv, soaps, advertising and our perfect school education.

Many of these doctors have been bullied and called Quacks? Yes many of them have even been in prison for speaking against the madness of so called „MODERN MEDICINE“. They have been raided, they have been blackmailed and all this because they do not comply with what the industry wants them to say, do and sell to you.

All these FREE THINKERS and PIONEERS are my heroes and part of our

These warriors have not surrendered to a DULL NORM but have conducted their own research and investigations and have found solutions which might not fit into the money making vortex of the system, but they work.

Einstein was one of the top pioneers of people with common sense. One of my greatest motivations from him is:

My contempt for authority has made me one!

Some of the most prominent educators of this community are:

In my opinion you have only 2 choices.

1.) You blend in, get your number and follow the same vortex as millions before you and hope for a good outcome.

2.) You become a rebel in your own right and step outside the box of this chant-learning society. You realize that you have an unlimited capacity for change and appreciate your own magnificence.

Every problem you face holds a huge opportunity. It awakens your true self and unleashes your purpose and destiny. By conquering cancer you save not only your own life, but that of all following generations to come. You create a ripple effect which can influence the path of thousands. With this awakened consciousness you allow your mind and your heart to be inspired by a universal outcry for change. This realization boosts your immune system which is the powerhouse of your healing capabilities.

True healing comes from finding your own answers, finding yourself!

We all know that this part of the journey can be very intimidating because the masses don’t want you to be different. They feel criticized. They feel challenged in their beliefs. And the authorities do everything to keep you as a patient. They rely on your contribution to their wealth.

That’s why COMMUNITY and EDUCATION are the only solution. The more you learn, the more you associate with like minded people, the more you are flooded with healing information, the stronger you get to stand your own ground and truly heal.

Here you go.
This is my longest email ever. May I let off some steam? I feel compelled to tell you what I really think!

I hope I have not overwhelmed you too much but I had to get this off my chest.

Kind regards


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The following pearls of wisdom, statements, and actual quotes, will help you to better understand my beliefs and my views towards research and established nutritional, medical and dental „facts“.

It is really too bad that neither the public, nor most physicians, have access to the actual clinical knowledge & experience of the top health practitioners. The knowledge of what the top practitioners have found to work best in their practices, with their patients, is extremely important BECAUSE –

Clinical experience and observe results (also called anecdotal evidence) trump or outweigh published research and beliefs every time.

The most important qualities of a good health practitioner are an extremely open mind coupled with an extremely skeptical mind. When either is missing or lacking, their „facts“ and „knowledge“ are far more likely to be faulty, inadequate, incomplete, or simply wrong.

Traditional schooling and education will always comprise the smallest amount of the knowledge base for any exceptional health practitioner. One must continually go outside of the mainstream and test everything you are taught or told as „fact“, in order to learn what actually works and what does not.

There is no treatment or drug – Which can overcome or negate – The effects of a poor diet, inadequate nutrition, lack of exercise, and an unhealthy life style. (David Getoff 1998)

And finally, to those in the medical and dental profession who may not agree with some of what I say or do, I offer the following three extremely important quotes along with an educational challenge. Take the time to question your teachers or professors, and look to see what research has actually been done, before you say something that you were taught, but that has never had much to do with the truth.

I will happily direct you to some of the top web sites if you are willing to keep an open mind. You might start with the ATSDR division of the CDC at www.atsdr.cdc.gov. Try searching the word mercury then go to www.ewg.org and with the drop down menu go to the body burden.

Here are the important quotes:

Epictetus (55 AD – 135 AD)
(Greek born Roman Philosopher)

What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know, it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.
~ Josh Billings

This great quote is incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain in Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth as well as numerous other places all over the web. I checked this quote with the historian at the Mark Twain Institute who told me that quotes are often attributed to the wrong person and that this is just one very good example. It is due to people not checking with the proper authority and simply repeating what they have seen or heard elsewhere.

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Upton Sinclair

More quotes of interest –

„Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.“ DR. BENJAMIN RUSH, Physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Those who say something cannot be done, should not get in the way of those who are already doing it. (Translation of Chinese proverb)

Any time you take a food that nature or God has given us and alter it, you make it worse. Chickens have skin, eggs have yolks, milk has butter fat and nature made them that way. If you desire health, stop telling Nature and God that they are stupid.

A wise healer uses what works, regardless of what any supposed authority may say to the contrary.

„Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.“ Albert Einstein“

„It doesn’t make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is – If it disagrees with real-life results, it is wrong. That’s all there is to it.“ Richard Feynman Winner Nobel Prize in physics 1965.

Beliefs that are not true, remain untrue regardless of how strong the beliefs are, how many initials the believers have after their names, or how well known or highly respected the believers may be. David Getoff 2006