When doctors told Allan Taylor he had incurable cancer, he decided he wasn’t just going to give up and die. Instead the 78-year-old grandfather determinedly searched the internet for help. And when he found what he was looking for, he began an intensive alternative diet to try to cure his sickness. It included powdered grass, curry spices, apricot seeds and selenium tablets. Now, four months later, retired oil rig engineer Allan has had the “all-clear” from doctors. “I got a letter on April 30 and I was told there was no point having any more chemotherapy, it wouldn’t cure me and neither would an operation,” he says. “They said if they cut out the cancer it would just pop up somewhere else. But I was determined to stay positive and decided to find my own cure. “On August 6 I got a letter from North Tees hospital to say a scan had shown my cancer had gone and ‘the abnormality is no longer visible’. I’m all clear.” Allan’s ordeal began when he noticed a two-inch lump in his abdomen last February.
He was sent for a scan and told he had colon cancer. A surgeon removed a nine-inch section of his colon last September. He then began a three-month course of chemo. In April this year he was told the cancer had spread to his small intestine. “I just went on the internet and tapped in ‘colon cancer cures’,” he says. “I examined all the evidence and took advice from my local health food store.” Allan, from Middlesbrough, decided to radically alter his diet, replacing red meat and dairy products with 10 portions of raw fruit and veg each day. But he believes that one of the crucial ingredients in curing his cancer was a teaspoon of powdered barley grass in hot water every morning and night. “There is no question in my mind that my diet saved my life,” he says. “And all it cost was £30 a week.” ( By Dominic Herbert & David Paul from www.mirror.co.uk )