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My Experience at The Truth About Cancer Live 2017 – WOW!

As I settled into my seat on the airplane that would carry me from Salt Lake to Orlando, I gazed out the window and was quickly led into a state of contemplation by the vast plains and mountain ranges below. Physical perspective seems to have a way of nurturing mental, emotional, and spiritual perspective.

The truth is, I’ve had a lot to reflect upon lately. The previous fourteen months have been difficult – the most difficult of my life in fact. I watched my brother’s life unravel before my very eyes – and because of my profound love for him – I felt strands from my own heart, mind, and soul being torn away in unison.

I went from hardily patting my brother on his broad shoulders after watching him play competitive beach volleyball on a sunny day in August, to delicately rubbing the protruding vertebrae of his lower back as he sat hunched over in agonizing pain on a hospital bed the following April. It was the last time that I saw him before he slipped away.

In nine months – the same interval of time in which a human life is created – the life of one of the most beautiful humans that I’ve known was utterly destroyed. Destroyed by the “black bile” that is cancer. The same black bile that also claimed the lives of two of my sisters in the rocky past.

To say that I hate cancer is inadequate. I hate mosquitoes. I hate rush hour traffic. To say that I hate cancer is as much of an understatement as calling the ocean wet.

So why was I listening to an audiobook about cancer, while flying to a conference about cancer in Orlando called The Truth About Cancer Live? Because, for lack of a better term, I hate cancer so much that I love it – for I now believe that love is the only way to conquer “the emperor of all maladies” once and for all.

Hate is what cancer thrives on. Hate for oneself. Hate for others. Hate for the truth. In practice, we show hate and hostility to our body’s cells each time we consume toxic food, breath toxic air, think toxic thoughts, or slather toxic chemicals on our skin. What do we often say when we stay up too late and don’t get enough rest? “I’m going to hate myself in the morning.” Sometimes the hate perpetrated against our cells is inflicted by faceless corporations and agencies whose all consuming love for profits leaves no remaining love for their fellow man.

Cancer cells are very much like a Pit Bull that has been beaten and hated on its entire life. That Pit Bull will likely go on to develop an unnatural ferocity and a willingness to do whatever it takes to survive. In fact, it is only concerned with it’s own survival and will cannibalize anything in its path. It no longer hears or obeys its master’s voice. It is lost, hurting, and damaged. It needs love, not additional hate.

Regarding conventional medical oncology, Anna Deavere Smith aptly states that “cancer therapy is like beating the dog with a stick to get rid of his fleas.”

Despite the countless billions of dollars of research that have been thrown at patented, profit-centric methods for treating cancer, the amount of actual progress that we’ve made in the “war on cancer” is highly debatable at best. The proverbial stick has gotten larger, but the fleas are as resilient as ever.

It’s time that we stop beating the dog and hoping his fleas fall off. It’s time that we start loving ourselves and our bodies, rather than blindly hating cancer and waging an endless war on our own misguided cells. In other words, let’s stop doing the things that may lead to the creation of rogue cells, and let’s start showing our immune system the love and support required so that it can go on to decommission the wayward cells that are past the point of no return.

THAT is why I traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend ‘The Truth About Cancer Live’ (TTAC Live) event. I could think of no greater way to honor the lives of my brother and of my sisters than to seek to learn how to better love my body’s trillions of cells, and to go on to teach others how to do likewise. I was not disappointed.

Now bare in mind, I’m a 34 year old red blooded American man who doesn’t loosely toss the word ‘love’ around like it’s some kind of frivolous confetti; and yet I wouldn’t be surprised if it topped my list of most frequently used words during TTAC Live. I found myself embracing near total strangers and telling them that I loved them – not because of what they had done, but because of who they were. Fellow human beings who have been willing to step outside of the box in order to seek answers to questions that not nearly enough people are asking. These are people who have lost loved ones to cancer – or are facing cancer themselves – and are courageous enough to take responsibility for their own health. How can you not love that?

There’s a principle that states that ‘like attracts like’, and I witnessed this principle play out first hand. I was absolutely amazed at the caliber of individuals that Ty & Charlene Bollinger rallied around them for this event – which is not only true for the presenters, but equally true for the attendees. I spoke to incredible individuals from around the world, including countries such as Trinidad and England.

One man from London remarked that he didn’t believe that an event like this would be possible in his country due to the medical and political climate. I quickly responded that I couldn’t believe that this event was taking place here in the United States!

It demonstrates that even though we may be living under the heavy thumb of a government which shares a very large bed with a profit driven medical-industrial complex (be sure to view G. Edward Griffin’s marvelous TTAC Live presentation titled “The Politics of Cancer” for more on this subject), an unbreakable strand of freedom is still very much part of our DNA. Judging by the approximately 1,500 max capacity crowd that attended the event in person, and the millions of individuals that live streamed the event online – it’s clear that the desire to live prosperous, healthy lives using holistic means is more alive and well than ever before. If the world of natural healing had a Bible, this event just might have been the book of Acts.

The lineup of speakers at TTAC Live was eclectic and comprised of individuals from all walks of life, ranging from natural cancer conquerors such as Chris Wark and Liana Warner-Grey, to distinguished medical doctors such as Rashid Buttar and Linda Isaacs, along with brilliant academic minds such as Thomas Seyfried – a professor of biology at Boston College.

There were more than 40 speakers in all, and together they did a fantastic job at addressing just about every aspect of healing imaginable, including mental (Dr. Buttar), spiritual (Dr. Zielinski), and of course, physical health. I particularly appreciated that Dr. Stuart Nunnally, DDS was there to address the importance of dental health – a critically important area that is often overlooked.

Would it alarm you to learn that the speakers didn’t all agree with one another one hundred percent of the time? For example, some were strong proponents for the ketogenic diet, while others felt that a high carbohydrate plant based diet is the optimum way to address cancer.

While this was occasionally a cause for fretting among some attendees, I personally found the existence of divergent viewpoints to be incredibly refreshing and a very real check and balance against one of the greatest threats to progress and innovation – a phenomenon known as “groupthink”.

As a western society raised in the large shadow cast by the conventional medical establishment, we’ve been conditioned to expect black and white instructions from medical professionals who are more or less charged with doing the thinking for us. The problem with this approach is that nearly all of the responsibility is placed in the hands of the doctor, leaving little if any responsibility in our own hands. Without responsibility, we lack power. Without power, we lack the ability to truly heal our bodies and our lives.

If the world of conventional medicine is a fast food restaurant serving up processed meals devoid of nutrients from a limited, clearly defined menu – the world of natural healing is a farmers market with dozens of different booths, serving up hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables.

Can this result in a certain degree of overwhelm? Sure it can – but we are fortunate enough to live in an age where there are books, websites, coaches, and holistic doctors to help guide us through our healing journeys. We also have our own intuition, coupled with the guidance of God Almighty if we’ll just ask and listen intently. As Chris Wark (of Chris Beat Cancer) wryly stated during the closing speech of TTAC Live, “There’s never been a better time to get cancer.”

Immediately following Chris’ presentation, the closing ceremony for TTAC Live was underway. As you can see from the photo above, it was a packed house until the very end. I’m certainly not alone in saying that it was one of the most powerful and healing events that I’ve ever attended. I simply did not want it to end. The love and energy present throughout the weekend was nearly tangible enough to reach out and grasp, and I’ve never been surrounded by so many like minded individuals. If a cord of three strands is not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12), how much stronger is a cord of 1500 strands?

Shortly after the closing ceremony, I spoke to Charlene Bollinger and told her how my previously held belief was that I would likely have to wait until I was on the other side of heaven to find out how any good or purpose (Romans 8:28) could come out of losing my brother and sisters to cancer. Attending TTAC Live changed that perspective.

I could feel the presence of my late siblings there beside me in the rooms and hallways of that conference center. During one particular presentation, I glanced down at my brother’s bracelet which encircled my wrist and I just knew that he was sitting there along side of me. My brother was the type of man that would lay down his life for those that he loved, and I know that if any good could come forth from the suffering he endured, he would receive great joy from that.

I walked away from the Truth About Cancer Live with a renewed faith, knowing that my brother and sisters did not die in vain. I will march forward in this life, sustained by their memories and driven by a desire to help others avoid having to travel down that excruciating path that my siblings walked with such grace and dignity. For that sense of purpose, I am eternally grateful.


If you missed any of the presentations from The Truth About Cancer Live 2017, there will be a free replay airing this weekend from Friday, October 13th at 8:30am ET until the evening of Sunday, October 15th. You can tune in at and I would HIGHLY recommend it! I am not alone in my belief that this year’s event was even better than last year’s, which is really saying something. If you would like to access any of the 40 presentations at any time, The Truth About Cancer is offering digital and/or DVD recordings of the event for a very reasonable price considering the tremendous amount of content and value being provided.

If you enjoyed this article about TTAC Live, might I suggest also reading my article titled 
“Why Does God Allow Cancer to Exist”? If you’d like to learn more about what an amazing person my brother was, click here to read the tribute that I wrote about him shortly after his passing.

Additional Photos from the TTAC Live 2017:

My Experience at The Truth About Cancer Ultimate Live Symposium

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On a typical Sunday night back in August, a friend on Facebook posted a link to The Truth About Cancer website, where details were starting to trickle out in regards to a live event which was purported to be one of the biggest in the history of natural healing. Forty experts – many of whom I’ve been following for a number of years – were scheduled to present their best information in the area of cancer prevention and reversal, using natural approaches.

Now, I know there’s no shortage of natural minded conferences going on across the country, including the massive annual conferences put on by doTERRA and Young Living here in my home state of Utah which draw in tens of thousands of attendees – BUT – there was something about The Truth About Cancer Ultimate Live Symposium that struck a chord.

There was one particular statement about the event made by Ty Bollinger that resonated deeply within me. “I’ve gone on my quest – now it’s time for you to go on yours.” In Ty’s groundbreaking documentary series “The Quest for the Cures” he traveled the globe to interview the leading doctors, experts, and survivors on the subject of alternative cancer care.  Now I would have the opportunity to learn from those same doctors live and in person, and potentially even meet some of them and ask them questions of my own.

Having lost two of my own sisters to cancer, and having a brother who is currently dealing with late stage colon cancer – it’s an understatement to say that I have some “skin in the game”.  My desire to find meaning and purpose in the deaths of my sisters? Fierce. My desire to encourage and support my brother in any way that I can? Fierce. My desire to prevent cancer from striking myself or anyone else in my family? You guessed it.. Fierce. Yes, it was indeed time for me to go on my own quest.

Budgetary constraints and introverted, homebody tendencies be damned! Sometimes you’ve just got to go – and go I did.

From the moment that I stepped foot in the massive Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center – I knew big, Texas-sized things were going to happen within the colossal halls of that structure. After hopping on and off two giant escalators, I found the registration desk and received a goodie bag and a badge.

I then noticed that there was a line of several dozen people waiting to meet Ty and his wife Charlene. Ah hah! This was the perfect opportunity to give them the custom gift that I put together to express my gratitude for all the work that they’ve done to further a cause that is so important to myself, as well as to millions of others. Plus they just seem like genuinely awesome people and I would like nothing more than to be their friend.

I also put together a similar gift for nine of the other presenters that I am most appreciative to for their contributions to the field. I’ve gleaned so much value from these people over the years and wanted to offer something of value in return. Sometimes a simple handshake and a ‘thank you’ just doesn’t seem like enough. Many of these people have suffered ridicule from their peers, or even harsh legal persecution because of their willingness to step outside of the confines of conventional medicine in order to better address the needs of their patients – and for this I consider them to be heroes. Thus a concept was born and I worked with an artist to have each of these individuals drawn in a comic book style; then I attributed superpowers to them based upon their area of specialization.

Here’s how they turned out:


As I approached Ty and Charlene, I excitedly held out the 5×7″ framed comic book portrait of them and asked “Do these people look familiar?” I was delighted when a giant grin and a laugh emerged from both of them – it was a hit! We talked for a moment and exchanged words of gratitude, then took a picture together.

As if the evening couldn’t get any better, my favorite radio show host Robert Scott Bell – who does a two hour program discussing natural healing and liberty – was setting up and preparing to broadcast live. I’ve been listening to his show almost daily for two or three years, so I essentially considered him to be a dear friend that I simply hadn’t met in person yet. I know, I know.. I can hear the “Stalker Alert!” bells sounding in your head – but don’t worry – he was happy to return the giant hug that I gave him and he was gracious enough to let me hang out at his make shift broadcasting booth while he did his live show. In fact, he even let me put on a headset to tell the listeners a quick story about how Ionic Silver helped me beat a stomach bug a week earlier. Nice!

I didn’t intend to, but by hanging out at Robert’s booth for the duration of the two hour show I had inadvertently stayed well past the attendee registration period and the VIP event for presenters only was now underway. Whoops! I felt a bit awkward once I’d realized what had happened, but Ty and Charlene were so gracious about it and came up to me to say thanks again for the gift, snapped another photo with me, and even offered to introduce me to some of the presenters. Those two are a real class act and as genuine as can be! Even in the midst of 1499 other people attending the symposium that weekend, they managed to remember my name after just one introduction and made me feel great about being there.

As the party finally came to a close around 10pm, I helped Robert pack up his booth and then I headed to my hotel room. I heated up some water in the microwave (ahhh! I hate using microwaves, but I was desperate!), mixed up some instant oatmeal and hemp seeds in a paper bowl and plopped down on the sofa to reflect on what an incredible night it was. I know how dorky it must sound to the uninitiated, but for someone as passionate about natural health as I am, hanging out with Ty, Charlene, Robert, and a number of other heroes of mine was akin to a TV fan hanging out with the cast of their favorite show, or a sports fan hanging out with their favorite team.

I was blessed to have the opportunity to talk with more than a dozen of my favorite experts throughout the weekend, and as cliche as it sounds, I began to realize that they are just “regular” people like you and I, trying their best to have a positive impact on the world. It was quite cool to see many of them sitting (or standing, in the case of Dr. Mercola) throughout the crowd with the attendees during the various presentations, taking notes and furthering their educations just like the rest of us.

I was genuinely touched by the fact that almost every single presenter at the symposium could be found standing in the lobby areas and hallways after events, generously offering their expertise and encouragement to the swarms of attendees. I overheard one person say “You’ve been standing in the same spot for more than three hours!” to Chris Wark ( and it’s because he was there pouring his heart out to anyone that wanted to talk with him.

I also feel compelled to give Dr. Nuzem, Dr. JockersDr. Buttar, Dr. Pai, Dr. Wolfson, Mike Adams, and A.j. Lanigan special recognition for the countless hours that I witnessed them ministering to attendees. Notice how I said ministering? That’s a particularly fitting word, because I can’t help but feel that the entire weekend was a profoundly spiritual experience.

I saw doctors embracing attendees and I saw attendees embracing other attendees, praying for one another and exchanging words of encouragement and hope. I would need more than two hands to count the number of presenters that preached (yes preached) on the importance of having a relationship with the Lord. Dr. Eric Z offered an especially poignant message of faith – reading numerous Bible verses on hope and healing in his presentation titled “Beat Cancer God’s Way”. I nearly became teary eyed when Dr. Z and Dr. Jockers had anyone in need of prayer come up to the front of the room so that they could be ministered to.

As a side note, I’m always amazed when I consider the correlation between faith and natural healing. I suppose that this shouldn’t be surprising though, considering that a good measure of faith is required for a relationship with the Lord, as well as for overcoming a disease naturally. While the world bows down to the altar of “science” and all but worships the patented man made chemicals that are continually burned upon that altar; a growing number of people of faith are trusting that God has provided miraculous healing resources through his creation and that he cares for and honors those who seek him while in the throes of their darkest tribulation. Does conventional medicine have it’s place? Absolutely – though I would argue that we would generally be better served if the Emergency Room was the only portion of the hospital that was utilized on a routine basis. In other words, I believe that conventional medicine excels at acute trauma, but largely fails at treating chronic disease through the life-long suppression of symptoms. Am I generalizing? Sure – but I do believe the trends are there.

Did I mention how great it was to be around so many like minded people? There were people from around the world, and yet we all spoke the same language – health-nut-ese. It was possible to walk up to just about anyone and have a passionate and meaningful conversation with them, simply by asking “So what motivated you to attend this event?”

Another bonus? I didn’t have to worry about packing any essential oils around, because there were plenty of people sitting around me who were applying the oils to themselves. A healthy and free whiff of Frankincense? Don’t mind if I do!

Getting back to the presentations themselves, I was blown away by the sheer quantity and quality of information being dished out. The effect of nutritional phytochemicals on the process of angiogenesis? You’ve got it. The role of a Ketogenic Diet in starving out cancerous cells due to their propensity to be obligate glucose metabolizers? Check. The basic easy to grasp essentials needed to live a healthier life? No problem. The impact that emotions have on developing or reversing cancer? You better believe it. Oh, and that mildly controversial topic of vaccines? Dr. Andrew Wakefield himself was there to share his views on the subject.

Being that there were forty different presenters, there was no shortage of information being exchanged and I was extremely happy to learn that us attendees will be receiving a copy of all the presentations. You can purchase a copy of your own by visiting The Truth About Cancer website, and I genuinely believe that you’ll get a tremendous amount of value out of it.

Though I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed every presentation that I attended, these were a few of my absolute favorites. Bare in mind that because there were oftentimes three presentations going on at a time, there are still many presentations that I haven’t seen yet and I may update this list once I’ve had a chance to watch the Symposium in its entirety:

Cancer Killers- Getting to the Cause is the Only “Cure”! – Dr. Charles Majors
Unlock the Power to Heal: Your Gut Mission – Dr. Robert Scott Bell
Nutrition vs. Cancer – Chris Wark
7 Advanced Strategies for Healing Cancer Naturally – Dr. Josh Axe
Healing with Hydrogen ~ Paul Barattiero
Beat Cancer God’s Way ~ Dr Eric Zielinski

Just as quickly as it had all begun, the Ultimate Live Symposium had come to a conclusion. It was remarkable to see how jam packed the 1500 seat auditorium was during the closing ceremony. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I was enjoying myself so thoroughly that I would have happily attended another three days of presentations.

Once the symposium was over, I sat quietly in my hotel room reflecting on what a life changing experience it had been and how grateful I was to have been part of history. I turned the TV on, but almost immediately turned it off again; not wanting to ruin the love, peace, and gratitude that filled my heart. I instead took to my knees in prayer and thanked the Lord for giving me the opportunity to be part of such a special event. As Robert Scott Bell would say:  “The Vitamin L” (Vitamin Love) was definitely flowing.