Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez

Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez

Dr. Kelley has been able to treat any cancer effectively, including tumors of the breast, lung, pancreas, colon, liver, uterus, ovaries as well as the new cancers: leukemia, lymphoma…(his program) seemed to work for any cancer…And any cancer, whether it’s leukemia or brain cancer, will respond to enzymes. Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez

A Note from Nikki’s Mom. This very successful alternative protocol to chemotherapy and radiation treatment has been included on NikkiStory.com as an example of what works for a high percent of all types of cancers.

The point to consider for your own approach to healing canine osteosarcoma is that the protocol below is multi-faceted, individualized, and includes: diet, nutritional supplements plus enzymes, and detoxification (no, I am not suggesting coffee enemas for your dog; there are oral detoxes listed, such as inert zeolite. But do keep in mind that detox must be balanced with treatment.)  Some options can be found in each category listed in the pages just under the header of NikkisStory.com and more in some of the newer posts.

When reviewing the protocols below, remember that “one size does not fit all,” knowing that you and your dog are partners in his or her journey to healing. Ask your best friend what treatments, nutrients, or detox he or she wants using the yes-no self testing method listed under Kinesiology. And trust me, when I say your dog knows what he or she wants and will tell you.


Effective Treatment of Any Cancer

Dr. Gonzalez. We treat all kinds of cancer. One of the things that amazed me, and amazed Dr Good, back in the mid-1980s, when I was first doing my investigation of Kelley’s records, is the fact that he’s been able to treat any cancer effectively: from brain cancer to toenail cancer:, the solid tumors: like tumors of the breast, lung, pancreas, colon, liver, uterus, ovaries as well as the new cancers: leukemia, lymphoma.  It seemed to work for any cancer.


Idividualized Treatment

Kelley treated his patients individually. He differed from some of the alternative practitioners like Gerson who had one diet for everybody. One of Kelley’s genius innovations is that different people need different diets.

When I met Kelley, he had 10 basic diets that he used that ranged from complete vegetarian, nuts and seeds, complete raw foods to red meat three times a day, like an Atkins diet. He had 10 basic diets with 90 variations. It was all on his computer.


Different People Feed Different Types of Cancer.

Kelley’s attitude was that different people feed different types of cancer. His program, and our program today, involves three different components: individualized diet, individualized supplement programs with large doses of enzymes, and detoxification routines.

In terms of diet, Kelley had 10 different diets. He found that the solid tumors: breast, lung, pancreas, colon, liver, uterus, ovaries, prostate, needed a vegetarian diet. He had all gradations of a vegetarian diet: one that was 80-90% raw, one that was 80-90% cooked. So even on the vegetarian side, there were different variations. Some had virtually minimal animal protein. Some had fish. Some had fish as well as red meat.

Patients that develop the immune cancers: leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, sarcoma, which is connected to tissue cancers that are related to the immune cancers, tended to happen to people who did best on a high fat, high meat died.

Again, there are all kinds of gradations in the Kelley world of meat eating, from an almost Eskimo-like diet of fatty red meat with some vegetables to less intense meat diets.

There all kinds of gradations, but these are people who really do best when they get fatty red meat and they don’t get cholesterol or heart disease. They are like lions and tigers. Lions and tigers eat nothing but red meat and they don’t ever get cholesterol problems because their metabolism is suited to using fatty meat.

Then there are balanced people who do well with a variety of foods: plant foods and animal products. But they don’t tend to get cancer. Cancer seems to occur at either of the extremes. The extreme vegetarian, these are people who tend to be too acid. Or extreme meat eaters tend to be too alkaline. Balanced people don’t tend to get cancer much.

We continue this diet approach as did Kelley.


Individualized Supplement Protocol

Dr. William D. Kelley

Dr. William D. Kelley

The second component (in the Kelley-Gonzalez treatment) would be individualized supplement protocols. Every patient gets a particular supplement protocol designed for their metabolism and they are quite variable.

We find, for example, that our vegetarian patients need a completely different supplement program than the meat eaters. The vegetarians do real well with most of the Bs. The meat eaters don’t do well with Bs. The vegetarians don’t do well with vitamin A, but the meat eaters do well with vitamin A. Vegetarians do well with vitamin D, the meat eaters not as well with large doses, and so on.

The meat eaters do well with calcium ascorbate as a vitamin C source. The vegetarians do well with large doses of ascorbic acid. So our supplement protocols are very individualized and very precisely engineered.


Large Doses of Pancreatic Enzymes

In addition to the vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, which we prescribe to help with the general physiological efficiency, we also prescribe large doses of pancreatic enzymes.

The Essence of Kelley’s Work

The essence of Kelley’s work was based on the work of Dr. Beard which goes back to the turn of the last century, about 110 years ago. Beard was a professor at the University of Edinburg, He was an embryologist, not a medical researcher, who first proposed that pancreatic proteolytic enzymes are the main defense of cancer in the body and are useful as a cancer treatment.

Now, in conventional physiology, then and today, it was known that pancreatic enzymes are needed for digestion. Beard said above and beyond that use, they are the main defense against cancer in the body. And any cancer, whether it’s leukemia or brain cancer, will respond to enzymes.

Beard did animal studies and clinical studies which were published in mainstream journals, like the British Medical Journal. It didn’t matter. He was totally ignored when he died in 1924. He died in total obscurity even though, in 1906, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for his work, not in cancer, but in embryology.

But his cancer work was extremely controversial. He was attacked in medical journals. Editorials were written against his enzyme thesis. They thought it was too simple, the way they think it is now.

Kelley kind of resurrected Beard’s enzyme therapy and incorporated that into his nutritional programs.

My average cancer patient, for instance, will take an average of 100 – 110 capsules of pancreatic enzymes spread through the day. And they work! And when I say they work, I am not crediting myself with being this great genius that discovered this. It was Beard 100 years ago, and Kelley 40 years ago that really showed that pancreatic proteolytic enzymes, above and beyond their digestive function, are extraordinarily powerful against cancer. And indeed, they are our main defense in our bodies rather than the immune system. And I trained as a classical immunologist, trained to do bone marrow transplantation.

So the second component includes the supplements and the enzymes. The third component are the detoxification routines, like the infamous coffee enemas.



Kelley found that as the enzymes very effectively started breaking down tumors, and when you get all that dead tumor floating around in the body, patients would get deathly sick and sometimes end up in the hospital.

He sought ways to help the liver and the kidneys mobilize these dead tumor toxins more efficiently – the liver and the kidneys are our main detoxification organs, particularly the liver – and, ironically, although he was criticized for coffee enemas, just as we are today, he got coffee enemas right out of the medical literature.

Most nursing texts recommended them right up until the 1960s. They were in the Merck Manual, which is a compendium of conventional treatments, right up until 1977. There were dozens and dozens of articles about the value of enemas in general, and coffee enemas right through the 1960s in the conventional medical literature.

When they fell out of favor, it was not because they didn’t work, but because the drug industry took over medicine. And folksy things, like coffee enemas, were kind of laughed at.

So Kelley learned about coffee enemas in the conventional literature and incorporated them into his program and found them extremely helpful. The theory being, when you drink coffee, it tends to suppress the liver. When you take coffee rectally as an enema, the caffeine stimulates certain nerves in the lower bowel and set up a reflex.

Within seconds, the liver starts releasing its toxins. And the coffee enema seems to stimulate both phase one and phase to detoxification systems in the liver and help the kidney as well.

We have a whole series of things, like colon cleanses and liver flushes that Kelley developed that really help the kidney and the liver work as well.

Note: The coffee used has to be organic with caffeine. The coffee pot for brewing has to be without aluminum, preferably without plastic, and the filter has to be non bleached so as not to introduce toxins—you can go on the internet to learn how to do coffee enemas

So the program is three-pronged: individualized diet, supplements with enzymes, and the third componet would be detoxification routines.


The Glycemic Index, Carrot Juice, Gerson Diet & Insulin Resistence

The University of Toronto developed the glycemic index about 20 years ago. Basically, the GI is the body’s response when you eat certain foods. It’s basically the body’s glucose insulin response to food based on a scale of 1 (which would be like a steak) to 100 and higher, where 100 is basically white, refined cane sugar.

Carrots were listed as high GI food, but that’s been revised. Even though carrots contain sugar, some believe that it doesn’t have that high a GI. Interestingly, there seems to be a difference between cooked and raw carrots, cooked having a higher GI.

We usually find that our vegetarian patients do well with a lot of carrot juice. They tend to tolerate natural sugars well. Their innate metabolism actually functions best with a certain amount of natural sugar. They function so well that any downside is overridden.

I think that what you (Dr. Mercola) may be thinking is that carrots have sugar and sugar can stimulate insulin and insulin is a growth factor that can stimulate cells and cancer cells can be stimulated to divide

But we find that our patients who get a lot of carrot juice, up to four glasses a day, don’t get much of an insulin response to it. They seem to handle sugars pretty well.

Now our meat eating patients, they’re the ones who tend to get insulin resistance. They respond with an outpouring of insulin to an even low amount of sugar. You have to be careful with them. We give them no more than two glasses a day. And they handle that pretty well.

And again, there seems to be a difference between raw and cooked carrots in terms of insulin response and its rating on the GI scale. Also there are certain nutrients found in carrots, not found in any other food, that have an anti-cancer effect.

So the traditional use of carrot juice seems to be well founded. If you use it judiciously, there seems to be no issue of insulin overproduction which, theoretically and in practice, seems to cause cancer cells to divide. We don’t find that to be an issue.


Dr. Mercola. If you look at fructose, the most pernicious sugar there is, the insulin response is moderate, but its glycemic response is very, very low which really throws into question the whole glycemic index thing, at least in my perspective


Dr. Gonzalez. I don’t find the glycemic index useful at all for the reasons you are suggesting. Certain foods, like carrots were thought to have a high glycemic index and actually don’t and certain foods, like fructose, that are pure sugar, don’t stimulate an insulin response, which is why it was so heavily promoted in the 1980s. It turns out that it has all kinds of negative and deleterious effects. It raises cholesterol, causes liver damage. It’s a real problem.

The Gerson people used 13 glasses of juice a day, not all carrot, but it’s really a juice-based therapy. It’s only one, strict, vegetarian raw juice diet. We use some juice. We use coffee enemas, Gerson did also. But in some respects, we look at Gerson as an antecedent, a grandfather, and we’ve taken things in a different direction.


Dr. Mercola. You use metabolic typing. We use what I call nutritional typing because I’ve made some refinements on it. But there is this very special dietary approach which is customized for the individual. It’s not one size fits all and I think it’s a factor in why you are getting such phenomenal results.



An important point to remember when treating your best friend’s canine osteosarcoma is that for dog bone cancer, or any cancer, there is no “one size that fits all” patients. Your program must be tailored for your dog.

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