Video Transcript: The Danger of a Weak Immune System
Ty Bollinger: The immune system. You mentioned that we need to get adequate protein for the immune system. So if you could, just talk about the importance of a healthy immune system in preventing cancer and staying healthy.
Dr. Ben Johnson: By the way, what I do is concierge cancer. I only take on a few patients. I go to their homes and take care of them there. But the first thing I do when I get a new patient is⎯one of the things that I do is, I begin to un-impede their immune system.
Because every cancer patient, their immune system has missed the cancer. It has missed it. And so you have to un-impede their immune system. Then you have to stimulate it back into action because at the end of the day, they will not survive if their immune system is not really stimulated.
One of the many fallacies of standard cancer care is they just want to kill cancer cells. Well, that’s nice. But why did you get cancer?
Ty Bollinger: Yeah, what was the cause?
Dr. Ben Johnson: They [doctors] never ask that question. I tell my patients; I encourage them to continue to see their oncologist to give them feedback. So that as they get well, they will have a witness born to them that other things work, whereas they [oncologist] know good and well that what they’re doing is not working. But I say “two things that you’ll be amazed at…”
They [doctor] will never ask “what caused this?” and deal with that or try to deal with it in any way. It’s just “let’s kill cancer cells.” And then number two, as you get well, they will never ask you “what did you do?” Because they don’t want that knowledge because then they’re responsible.
So that’s two things that the doctors will never ask the patient who is getting well from taking herbals and nutritionals or alternative medical treatment.
But you have to un-impede the immune system. And then you have to stimulate it back in action. Because at the end of the day, without your immune system working, you will not live.
Let’s take AIDS patients for a second. They don’t die from the AIDS virus. They die because their immune system is no longer able to work. And let’s say you have a bacterial infection. We do not have an antibiotic that is good enough to kill 100% of the bacteria; any bacteria.
This is one of the many fallacies that we have about medicine and in our worship of medicine. We think, “Oh, antibiotic, it’s gonna kill all these.” No. It might kill 50% of the bacteria or maybe even 60 or 70% if it’s a great antibiotic.
But at the end of the day, your immune system has to step up and finish off that other 30 or 40% or you won’t live. That’s why AIDS patients die. Because we don’t have an antibiotic good enough to kill any bacteria.
We don’t have an antifungal good enough to kill 100% of any fungi. We don’t have an antiviral good enough to kill 100% of any virus. At the end of the day, your immune system has to step up. So that’s one of the very first things that I do is start working on the immune system. Because at the end of the day, it’s got to work if my patient is going to live.
Ty Bollinger: And so without that immune system functioning, you’re a goner.
Dr. Ben Johnson: Yeah, and standard medicine doesn’t even think of it. Doesn’t even address it. Your immune system… What?
Ty Bollinger: Yeah, well obviously….
Dr. Ben Johnson: Why does that have anything to do with it?
Ty Bollinger: Right, obviously, they don’t because…
Dr. Ben Johnson: That’s why you got cancer.
Ty Bollinger: And that’s why when they prescribe chemo or radiation, it’s so absurd because they both devastate the immune system.
Dr. Ben Johnson: Well, and that is the extreme Achilles heel of chemo and radiation… it damages, severely, the only thing that can possibly save your life − your immune system.