Interviewer: Ty, you talked about the treatments, the traditional treatments of cancer and how dangerous they can be. In your research, which is a better part of fifteen years, give or take, what have you found that causes cancer? Because maybe that's where people might want to start. Prevention, not getting it in the first place. What have you found?
Ty M. Bollinger: Great question. Cancer, I believe, based upon my research, is a disease of a compromised immune system. A compromised immune system compromised from external toxins. And there was a study that was done by, was it Columbia University, I believe it was Columbia University but I'm not sure. It was done within the last few years that showed that anywhere from 75 to 90% of cancers have some kind of an environmental toxin trigger.
So, when I say environmental toxins, I'm talking about polluted air, polluted water, polluted food. All the different toxins that we've been exposed to. Radiation toxicity. All these toxins are cancer triggers. And what it does is, your immune system becomes overloaded with toxicity. No longer able to function the way that God created it to do.
The immune system is there to protect. And when your body becomes overburdened with toxicity from all these environmental factors, all this environmental pollution and so on, your immune system just reaches an overload point where it can't take anymore. And at that point, it stops to take care of cancer cells that it normally does on a daily basis. Because see, everyone, you and I included, we produce cancer cells on a daily basis. Thousands of cancer cells.
A healthy immune system takes care of those cancer cells and kills them off. Doesn't let the tumors form and so on, that you would think of being diagnosed with cancer. So, a healthy immune system that is performing at an optimal level will fight off the cancer cells, whereas an unhealthy immune system that's being overloaded with toxicity is not able to work at that optimal level and it's not able to fend off those cancer cells. And that's when you think of yourself as being diagnosed with cancer.
Kind of spring boarding from that question, once you realize that cancer is a disease of a compromised immune system, and if you have a fully functional immune system, you can fend off cancer. And you can heal from cancer. Then you can see how important it is to choose a treatment protocol that includes some kind of an immune boosting supplement or herbs, or whatever substance that boost immune system. There are literally thousands of herbs and natural substances that boost immune system.
What conventional cancer treatments omit, specifically chemotherapy treatments, which is a majority of treatments. Radiation, too. But chemotherapy kills cancer cells. I won't question that. Chemo does kill cancer cells. Because chemotherapy typically targets the cells that are fast-dividing. Which cancer cells rapidly divide and they form tumors and they grow quickly. But your immune system, based in your red blood cells, in your bone, your red blood cells in your bone, that's also fast-diving cells. So what happens with the chemotherapy treatments is, the chemo's killing the cancer while it's also killing you. And the goal of chemo typically is to kill the cancer before it kills the host. And then, the way my dad used say is, 'That host be you.' So, that's kind of a roll of the dice I'm not willing to take with my life. That we can kill the cancer before we kill me.
And so, if it doesn't kill you on the front end, it will kill you on the back end. Because here's what happens. So you take the chemo, and if you have a healthy enough immune system to where you can kill the tumor, which by the way is a symptom of the cancer, but not really the problem. The tumor's a symptom of the problem. The problem is that you have a compromised immune system that that tumor was able to form. But you kill the tumor, and then 16 to 24 months later, the cancer's back. And no longer is it just lung cancer, it's everywhere. What happened?
See, this is very common. I've been contacted by literally hundreds of cancer patients over the past five years since I wrote the book with exactly the same story. Took chemo, they said we were in remission. Now it's two years later, now the cancer's back. It's everywhere, the doctor says there's nothing they can do. What happened? Well, the chemotherapy is an immune compromising substance. Right? It kills your immune system. Compromising it too easy of a word. It's too nice.
Chemotherapy destroys your immune system. And so, you have a disease of a compromised immune system. You take something that further compromises your immune system to hope that you can kill the tumor without killing you. And what you do, if you survive the treatments, is that now your immune system no longer works. And then, give it time. Whatever the problem was initially that caused that compromised immune system is still there. The chemo didn't kill that problem, it killed the tumor. The problem's still there. The cancer comes back in a span of time and you die. Because you no longer have an immune system left, because the chemo destroyed it.