Author and researcher Christian Wilde has devoted 17 years to researching and reporting on health modalities. He joined George Noory in the first half to share some of the latest medical information about cancer. About 1 out of 2 people will get some form of cancer in their lifetime, and contrary to what many believe, it is not a recent disease-- skeletons from 3,000 to 7,000 years ago have been found riddled with it, he noted. Yet a single cure has been elusive, as there are so many different forms and complexities of the disease. According to research, one treatment has shown promise-- the curcumin found in turmeric can selectively alter pathways linked to inflammation and the metastasizing of cancer cells, he cited.
A new cancer approach known as immunotherapy has also recently gained attention, as it was used to successfully treat Jimmy Carter's brain cancer-- no signs of the disease showed up on his recent MRI. Working in a way that's less damaging and toxic than chemotherapy, immunotherapy aims to get the body's own immune cells to target and destroy specific cancer cells. Dr. Jim Allison is working on a project to trick the cancer cells into dropping their shield, so the body's natural immune cells can spot them, Wilde detailed. It's a whole new concept to treat the body's immune system rather than treating the disease or tumor, he added.
In the latter half, clinical chaplain, certified thanatologist and intuitive counselor, Terri Daniel, discussed her journey into spirituality, volunteering with hospice, and helping people grieve the loss of those they love most. She first became interested in communicating with the Other Side when her son passed away at age 16, and they began to have conversations. He was eager to share his observations with her (included in her first book, A Swan in Heaven) and teach her methods to help people dealing with death.
Regarding changes in society's perception about death and the afterlife, "I would make sure that all medical students are educated in end-of-life care, and understand what hospice care is because most doctors do not understand it...I would eliminate the concept of hell completely from every thought system on the planet," she remarked, adding that the notion of hell may have developed from the deceased person's life review (upon death), which can contain painful material or memories. Daniel also addressed how the living have lost a lot of their sense of spirit due to their dwindling connection with nature, and the rituals associated with it.