by Bonnie O’Sullivan
April 14, 2005
William Donald Kelley, D.D.S. ( November 1, 1925 — January
William Donald Kelley, DDS, 79, went home Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, to be with
his parents and other loved ones as his children watched over him. A native
of Arkansas City, Dr. Kelley lived the majority of his adult life in Texas,
primarily in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. He graduated from Baylor University
with both his master’s and science and D.D.S. degrees and performed
pioneering research relating to nutrition and alternative medicine. Dr.
Kelley is survived by his brothers, Warren Richard Kelley and Lachlan Phillip
Kelley, as well as his four children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William O. Butler and Velma (Prince)
Local arrangements were made through the Rindt-Erdman Funeral
Home of Arkansas City. Online condolences may be made at http://www.rindt-erdman.com
It is with a heavy heart that I report to you that my friend
and mentor, Dr. William Donald Kelley, D.D.S., passed away on January 30,
2005. In September of last year he had an upper respiratory infection from
which he never really recovered. His son knew there was something terribly
wrong when his dad asked him to take him to the hospital on January 24,
2005. At the hospital they took tests that came back reading good for a
79-year-old man, but they showed that he had recently suffered a mild heart
attack (his dad died of a heart attack at 51). The morning after his emergency
hospital visit he couldn’t get out of bed and told his son he needed
to go back to the hospital. He was admitted to the hospital and on Sunday
morning at 2 am, January 30 th, he had another heart attack and at 6:03
pm he passed away.
Dr. Kelley was a brilliant cancer researcher and, after curing
himself in 1963 of metastasized pancreatic cancer, never wavered in his
belief that pancreatic enzymes, coffee enemas, and a diet based on your
particular metabolic type are, together, the answer to healing and preventing
William Donald Kelley, D.D.S., Overcomes Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Kelley, in 1963, when he was 37 years old, was diagnosed with metastasized
pancreatic cancer. The doctors did a series of X-rays that showed that he
had lesions in his lungs, a huge tumor in his right hip, his liver was swollen
to three times it’s normal size and it appeared that he had a pancreatic
tumor that had metastasized very quickly. The surgeon said Kelley was too
sick to operate on and told Mrs. Kelley (his wife and the mother of his
four children) that he had 4 to 8 weeks to live.
Dr. Kelley went home and began researching cancer. He read
that in 1906 a Scottish embryologist, Dr John Beard, proposed that pancreatic
enzymes represented the body’s main defense against cancer.
In 1911 Dr Beard published The Enzyme Therapy of Cancer, but
after his death in 1923 the theory was basically forgotten, especially with
the advent of Marie Curie and her radiation work.
Dr. Beard believed pancreatic enzymes had to be injected to
prevent destruction by hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
In the 1930s and 1940s a number of documented experiments
were published proving that orally ingested pancreatic enzymes in both animals
and human studies are absorbed active and intact in the gut and serve a
variety of physiological functions. The easiest way to document this is
with a 24-hour check of the urine. If you feed a patient a large amount
of pancreatic enzymes and check their urine for 24 hours, you can see how
much of the enzymes are excreted in the urine. Virtually 100% of what you
take orally is found in the urine, not in the intestinal tract, which means
that they have to be absorbed.
Further evidence demonstrated that orally ingested pancreatic
enzymes are acid stable, pass intact into the small intestine and are absorbed
through the intestinal mucosa into the blood stream as part of an entero-pancreatic
Kelley took the work of Beard and theorized that the formation
of cancer was clear. Excess female hormones were responsible for changing
a stem cell into a trophoblast cell. In simple English, this means that
cancer is the growth of normal tissue, but at the wrong time and in the
wrong place. It progresses because of a lack of cancer digesting enzymes
in the body and Kelley believed the pancreas, through its enzymes, was the
primary cancer fighter in the body. So his solution was to get pancreatic
enzymes (freeze dried porcine pancreatic enzymes in capsules) to the cancer
site and not only inhibit the growth, reverse the growth, but control the
rate of attack, otherwise toxins would flood the body and cause all sorts
of physical problems; high fever, chills, sweats, and other symptoms of
a severe case of the flu.
Dr. Kelley went through his medical textbooks searching for
some way of alleviating these symptoms and allowing the enzymes to work.
The one thing that kept coming back to him was the coffee enema. For instance,
he found that coffee enemas had been advocated in the Merck Manual from
1890 to 1977. When he reluctantly gave himself his first coffee enema he
was amazed that within 30 minutes his temperature went from 104° to
99° and his muscle aches and pains resolved. It was then that he devised
his on again, off again regime of taking the pancreatic enzymes, all the
while taking 2 or 3 coffee enemas a day.
Dr. Kelley’s mother suggested the third part of his
regime; change your diet from junk food to fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts,
seeds and whole grains. This made sense as, while researching enzymes, he
learned that cooking kills the enzymes that are in raw food, which are needed
to digest the food.
Within months of following his regime his doctor pronounced
Dr. Kelley cancer free and, by word of mouth, people with cancer or with
loved ones with cancer came from near and far to get Dr. Kelley’s
advice on how to overcome it.
While helping others cure themselves of cancer, Dr. Kelley
discovered 12 different Metabolic Types, in which different people, because
of genetic heritage and environmental factors have different requirements
for vegetarian or carnivorous diets, raw and/or cooked.
Thousands of cancer victims are alive today because they followed
Dr. Kelley’s cancer eliminating regime that he published in his “Do-It-Yourself”
booklets, One Answer To Cancer and Dr. Kelley’sSelf Test for The Different
Metabolic Types (this booklet helps you discover your Metabolic Type and
what foods are best for you).
Dr. Kelley Took Me Under His Wing in 1998
After reading one of my 1998 newsletters Dr. Kelley said he would like to
help me continue writing the newsletter — he said by writing it I
was helping people and that’s what we’re put on earth to do.
He helped me in many ways from introducing me to a banker
that set me up with a credit card acceptance account to improving my relationship
with Dale by sharing with me (and subsequently giving me permission to publish)
his 1970’s Dr. Kelley’sSelf Test for The Different Metabolic
Scoring my Metabolic Typing test results proved that it is
necessary for me to eat red meat to stay healthy. I do well without hydrochloric
acid or pancreatic enzymes (except during allergy season when I have no
allergies as long as I take plenty of pancreatic enzymes with each meal
— otherwise I suffer with itchy eyes and a runny nose all of May and
part of June in Walnut Creek).
Taking the test, which took several hours, was one of the
best things I’ve ever done. Also, discovering Dale’s metabolic
type (on a 1998 car trip from the San Francisco Bay area to Phoenix I read
the questions to him and recorded his answers as he drove) was a real eye-opener.
It turns out he is in the Balanced Category of Dr. Kelley’s Metabolic
Chart (the chart comes with Dr. Kelley’sSelf Test for The Different
Metabolic Types booklet), which means he falls in the middle between doing
well as a vegetarian and doing well eating red meat, but he needs hydrochloric
acid and pancreatic enzymes daily. He also needs a wide variety of foods
either cooked or raw.
Dale does not have cancer, but he thrives on Dr. Kelley’s
Formula PEP (formerly Formula CA+) (freeze-dried porcine pancreatic enzymes
in capsules). Before adding them to his diet at every meal he did not digest
his food at all well. He is a Type III in the Balanced Category of Dr. Kelley’s
The chart also gives you general guidelines for the vitamins
and minerals needed (and not needed) by meat eaters, vegetarians and those
in the balanced category (those of us who can thrive eating both meat and
vegetables). It was amazing to me that Dr. Kelley knew that I feel better
on low amounts of B vitamins (50 mg. a day instead of 100 mg.) and I need
high amounts of bioflavonoids (I’ve taken 1000 mg. or more daily since
1961 when I discovered I don’t bruise when I take high amounts and
I do when I lower the amount).
Coffee Enemas A Way of Life for Dr. Kelley
Another way Dr. Kelley helped me was by relieving me of my worries that
I could be harming myself by taking a coffee enema every day, which I have
done since November 1982. Dr. Kelley said taking daily coffee enemas was
not only safe, but will help keep me healthy. The way I got started taking
them was when I stayed a month in 1982 at the Gerson Cancer Clinic in Rosarita
Beach, Mexico to overcome my allergies. At the clinic I took coffee enemas
sometimes four times a day and I have continued to take at least one coffee
enema every day since. Coffee enemas give me a sense of well being that
I miss whenever I skip a day — and once, when I felt poisoned from
eating Chinese food, a coffee enema seemed to save my life.
Dr. Kelley said he also took a coffee enema every day and
had since 1963! He said thousands of his patients and many of the doctors
and practitioners that he trained over the years in using his regime to
help their cancer patients and to keep themselves healthy also take a daily
Dr. Kelley got started taking coffee enemas in 1963 when he
became sick with flu-like symptoms — seven months into his original
therapy of eating mostly raw fruits and vegetables, water soaked nuts, beans
and brown rice (which is the correct way to eat for his metabolic type)
and taking handfuls of freeze dried porcine-based pancreatic enzymes with
and between meals. By the third day of feeling sick he started throwing
up — every time he took the enzymes he would throw them up. When he
realized it might be the enzymes that were making him throw up and feel
like he had the flu he decided to stop taking them for a few days to test
if that was true. In a few days he was feeling better and began taking the
enzymes again. For two or three days he felt okay and then he got the flu
symptoms back again. He also noticed that when he was not taking the enzymes
he could feel (with his hands) the tumor in his pancreas get bigger and
when he went back on the enzymes he could feel it get smaller. This really
baffled him as he thought he should feel sick when the tumor was growing
and feel better when it was shrinking.
Wanting desperately to continue to shrink his tumor he stayed
awake day and night searching for the answer. He figured it out by comparing
himself to a cancer patient who is throwing up while on chemotherapy. It
was (and is) believed that people on chemotherapy throw up because 1.) Chemo
is toxic, and 2.) The tumors that the chemo breaks up are toxic. The trick
to successful chemotherapy is to kill the cancer before the chemo and the
tumor debris kills the patient. Since he wasn’t taking chemo, Dr.
Kelley figured he was throwing up because the enzymes were dissolving the
tumor and the dissolving tumor material was toxic.
After he figured that out he went back to the medical journals
searching for a way to detoxify himself while the enzymes dissolved his
Merck Manual Advocated Coffee Enemas from
1890 to 1977
This is when he decided to try coffee enemas, which became the most controversial
part of his cancer therapy. He first read about coffee enemas in a revered
compendium of orthodox treatments, the Merck Manual. The Merck Manual advocated
coffee enemas, “when you take coffee rectally the caffeine stimulates
the liver to release toxins,” from 1890 to 1977, when they were removed
“more for space consideration than anything else,” according
to the 1981 editor of the Manual.
Most nursing texts for the better part of the 20 th century
recommended coffee enemas as well. Particularly during the 1920s and 1930s
coffee enemas were used in the US and abroad to treat a variety of conditions,
and there are numerous articles from that time discussing the wide-ranging
effects on patients. Coffee enemas were frequently recommended because patients,
whatever their underlying problem, tended to feel better after a coffee
enema. Dr. Kelley followed thousands of his patients over the years that
have done coffee enemas in some cases for decades and virtually all patients
report an increased sense of well being.
Dr. Kelley said he found research going back to the beginning
of the 20 th century that indicated that coffee enemas stimulate more efficient
liver function and gallbladder emptying, and it is believed that is the
primary therapeutic benefit. One article stated, “Particularly with
cancer patients, who often have a very large tumor burden, as the body repairs
and rebuilds and as tumors break down, enormous amounts of toxic debris
can be produced, much of which must be processed in the liver. The coffee
enemas seem to enhance this processing of toxic metabolic waste.”
Interestingly, in Hospital Practice (August 15, 1999, page 128), which is
a very orthodox journal of internal medicine, there is a summary of an article
showing how coffee enemas seem to enhance gallbladder and liver function.
The first time Dr. Kelley took a coffee enema he went on the
enzymes for about five days until he was feeling good and sick. He had purchased
ground coffee at the market and an enema bag at the pharmacy (later he found
the enema buckets that are available from Road To Health). When he had muscle
aches, a fever of 104° and was vomiting he decided it was time to put
the coffee enemas to the test. After taking his first coffee enema, within
30 minutes his fever went from 104° to 99°, his aches and pains
disappeared and he stopped throwing up. From that day on he had one or more
coffee enemas daily and continued doing them for the rest of his life.
The Coffee Enema
To take a coffee enema mix one-cup strongly brewed coffee with three cups
distilled water to make a coffee enema solution. I use Yuban coffee, which
was recommended at the Gerson clinic. Dr. Kelley recommends that you take
a plain water enema (distilled water) before your coffee enema. This allows
water to hydrate your colon (when a person is dehydrated and the coffee
solution is used without a water enema being taken first the coffee is absorbed
into the fecal matter and is wasted for the purpose of detoxification).
For detoxification to occur the caffeine in the coffee solution must get
to the hepatic portal vein and deliver the caffeine to the liver, which
causes the bile duct to dilate and dump the stored bile in the gall bladder
(the caffeine in a coffee enema gently stimulates this much needed dumping).
[The liver receives two types of blood from the hepatic portal
vein: 1.) arterial blood from the hepatic artery, which brings fresh, oxygenated
blood from the aorta and 2.) portal (venous) blood which has previously
passed through the intestine and spleen, which carries not only nutrients
and, in the case of a person who has just taken a coffee enema, caffeine,
but also various contaminants (drugs, toxins from food, bacteria, byproducts
of blood-cell recycling). These two types of blood mix together in the hepatic
sinusoids and, after the liver performs a diversity of functions, including
the detoxification of drugs and poisons and the formation and secretion
of bile — which often contains drugs and poisons — to the bile
duct and gall bladder, which eventually dumps into the intestine) the blood
then passes out of the liver.]
To take the enema I lie on my right side on the floor or on
a low bench and insert the enema tube letting the whole-quart of either
water or the coffee solution go in and I hold it for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Both Gerson and Kelley recommend holding the coffee enema 15-20 minutes,
especially if you are in a “healing crises,” which is what Gerson
calls the flu-like symptoms that Dr. Kelley experienced. A healing crises
is the goal of every patient at the Gerson clinic and of Dr. Kelley because,
even though you feel terrible, you know the treatment is working when you
go into a healing crisis. Your job is to keep taking coffee enemas until
the crisis is past and at that point you know you have improved your health
(by dissolving toxins with the pancreatic enzymes and getting them out of
your body with the coffee enemas).
I also make a coffee concentrate that was taught at the Gerson
Clinic: Bring to a boil 4 quarts of distilled water and add 3 cups of Yuban
coffee. Boil for 3 minutes, turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes,
cool, strain into quart glass bottles (makes about 3 quarts, 1 cup) and
refrigerate. Use one cup of concentrate to 3 cups of distilled water for
your coffee solution.
On the question of getting a caffeine high from coffee enemas,
patients almost universally report a relaxing effect, not the stimulation
you find with coffee taken orally. Even people who have never been able
to tolerate drinking coffee due to it causing an amphetamine like response,
report always feeling relaxed when doing a coffee enema.
I feel Dr. Kelley’s influence and guidance in my life
every day and I hope I can live up to all that he expects of me.
Note: Dr. Kelley’s books, One Answer to Cancer and Dr.
Kelley’s Self Test for The Different Metabolic Types, which includes
the Metabolic Chart and an additional small booklet, Metabolic Typing, The
Correct Nutrition for Your Body and his enzyme formulas including Formula
PEP (formally Formula CA+) capsules, are available through this newsletter.
(To order, call (800) 651-7080 or go to www.road-to-health.com.
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