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Natural remedies and therapies are being advocated left, right, and center for each and every ailment. But blindly resorting to them would be foolishness since not all would lead to benefits and the beneficial value of these has also not been adequately researched into and confirmed.
There were three celebrities who decided to go for Natural Medicine and ended up in a mess. Had they resorted to the conventional modes of therapy for the ailments that they suffered from, the outcomes might have been different and more optimistic.
1. Steve Jobs:
Steve Jobs is an Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003. Though maximum of the cancers comprising the pancreas is life-threatening, Steve Jobs was not so impoverished and had a unique, treatable form of pancreatic cancer.
The standard treatment in the practice of surgery with or without other modes of operation options could have given him a 25% chance of survival.
He opted for different treatments and attempted those for 9 months. He believed that he would bypass a surgery if he went for a holistic treatment. But the cancer spread and Steve Jobs had to undergo a surgery in 2004 as a last ditch to save his life. He squandered this battle to cancer on 5 October 2011.
2. Farrah Fawcett:
American actress and model Farrah Fawcett was found to be affected with anal cancer in 2006. This natural athlete and a Texas native commenced her chemotherapy course but also used to travel all the way to Germany for her natural and immune treatments.
These were not approved for use in the USA and hence this long-distance trips. But despite the conventional and natural therapies she opted for, she lost the struggle with her disease in June 2009.
3. Steve McQueen
This ‘King of Cool’ actor Steve McQueen was suffering from mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lining of the lung. This was in 1979. He opted for natural therapy and traveled to Mexico in July 1980.
He was given pancreatic enzymes-a very controversial therapy which was developed by a dentist. This dentist was black-listed in the USA and hence Steve had to go to Mexico to get treated by him.
Daily, he was administered 50 vitamins and minerals, psychotherapy, Coffee enemas, and sheep and cattle fetuses’ injections. There were also prayer sessions and healing massages. He claimed that he was recovering after he received laetrile, an apricot-pit-based injection.
But his cancer continued unabated and he had to undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue from his neck and abdomen. He succumbed to his cancer on 7 November 1980 just a year after his diagnosis.