NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the announcement of her diagnosis with Lyme disease in February 2009, actress Parker Posey has kept a low profile about her battle with the illness. Now the actress is revealing something about the state of her health and battle, which ultimately took a decidedly alternative holistic course, while throwing support behind a thought-provoking new documentary which parallels her own experience with the illness, Rethinking Cancer.
The new documentary tracks the experiences of five patients, four with cancer and one with Lyme disease, who took alternative means including nutrition and detoxification and have remained disease-free for up to 35 years. The film also chronicles the 40-year history of New York City-based F.A.C.T., the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy, which has led these and hundreds of others to alternative treatment sources and practitioners. Clips and information about the film and the bio-repair approach to battling disease it champions can be found at www.rethinkingcancer.org.
"As someone who dealt with Lyme disease recently, I had the opportunity to approach it both with conventional medicine (antibiotics) and homeopathic remedies and supplements," states Posey. "The first round of antibiotics did not destroy all the bacteria and I made a decision not to take them anymore and instead approach it purely holistically -- through the help of my homeopathic doctor who guided me with my diet and gave me the natural supplements to bring my body back to its vitality."
"The five patients in Rethinking Cancer share with us the path of their recovery: the courage to take their own lives in their hands with a natural approach to healing their bodies," continues Posey. "It raises the questions: How can a natural approach to healing oneself be considered so unconventional? Why do we think we can't play an active role in getting healthy? Why do we give ourselves away so easily to pharmaceuticals that deplete our system and confuse the natural healing process? These people share with us the responsibility they were impelled to take so that others can be encouraged to follow the path of natural medicine and the healing arts. Rethinking Cancer will enlighten and encourage anyone's approach in dealing with disease."
For more information and clips from the new documentary, visit: www.rethinkingcancer.org
SOURCE Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (F.A.C.T.)