Is Alex Trebek in Jeopardy?

Alex Trebek, 78, is the popular host of Jeopardy. With over 10 million viewers Jeopardy is one of the most successful game shows of all time. But most important right now, Mr. Trebek isn’t hosting a game; his life is in danger. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Mr. Trebek revealed that he’s been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Stage four means it is inoperable and has spread into other parts of the body (metastasis).

ALEX TREBEK Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

In a video message to be found on YouTube Mr. Trebek said (in part):

Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working.

According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 1.6% of Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; 55,000 new cases were diagnosed last year.

Michael Landon from the TV show Little House on the Prairie, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and actor Patrick Swayze succumbed to this cancer. I remember seeing Swayze on The Oprah Winfrey Show where he declared that he would “fight” it. How did he fight it? With conventional medical care – chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. He died a few months after making that statement.

From what I’ve read, Mr. Trebek also plans to “fight” his cancer using conventional medical care. Will his choice put his life in greater jeopardy?

I wish Mr. Trebek a long and healthy life. May his pancreatic cancer go into remission and never come back. It can happen. After all, even though stage four pancreatic cancer has a five-year mortality rate of as high as 99% under conventional medical care, still 1% do survive.

He had warnings

Mr. Trebek was not doing well for many years prior to his cancer diagnosis and his MDs missed the clues that may have prevented him from developing cancer. When he was 66 years old (2007) he had a heart attack, when he was 71 (2012) he had another one and in 2017 he had surgery to remove blood clots on his brain (subdural hematomas) after falling and hitting his head. Additionally, in 2018 he was tested for early onset Alzheimer’s due to memory lapses. “The first time they tested me they said, ‘It doesn’t look good,’” he said. “Then we did more testing and they said, ‘You’re okay. No need to worry.’“ March 8, 2019.

It’s obvious that he truly needed to worry and do something because something was very, very wrong with him.

What were his MDs doing during that time? Were they doing lots of testing and diagnosing, which is what they do best, and giving him meds while his health continued to deteriorate? Were they looking for the cause?

Most likely his MDs told him to follow the American Heart Association recommendations of a low-fat, high carbohydrate, vegetable oils, plant-based diet, treated him with cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Lipitor™ and Crestor™ and he was told to take an aspirin a day – all recommendations believed to prevent heart attacks.

But was he ever told that lower cholesterol levels were associated with increased incidence of cancer? Was he told how to address the cause of his health problems?

I wish he were my patient

Using KST (Koren Specific Technique) I would do for Mr. Trebek what I tell all my students to do when they have a patient with any chronic illness (such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.): in addition to everything else, check for oral toxicity such as root canals, cavitations and other dental problems.

I’m certain Mr. Trebek’s MDs did not know of the link between oral/dental health and chronic illness even though this has been known for decades. Sadly, MDs tend to ignore the importance of dental infections and chronic illness and dentists tend to ignore the importance of chronic illness and its relationship to the mouth. For example:

Periodontitis was associated with a 33% increased risk for overall cancer mortality and a significantly increased risk for pancreatic cancer mortality.

The virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body, most likely in conjunction with the bacteria, and take part in central mechanisms of tissue destruction related to cancer…
Heikklä P, But A, Sorsa T et al. Periodontitis and cancer mortality: register‐based cohort study of 68,273 adults in 10‐year follow‐up. International Journal of Cancer. First published: 11 January 2018.

A more powerful story showing the cancer/tooth link is:

A 52-year old woman with stage 4 uterine and cervical cancer had, on her uterine meridian (tooth #25) a titanium implant. When the implant was removed there was total remission without medical care.
Sarlin ML. Chapter 7: Say No To Cancer, Say Yes To A Healthy Mouth.

Of course, the relationship between dental infections and heart disease has been known for many decades.

It is now clear from the epidemiologic studies that a potential link does exist between PD and CVD. Oral healthcare professionals can identify patients who are unaware of their risk of developing serious complications as a result of CVD and who need medical intervention.
Dhadse, P, Gattani D, Mishra R. The link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease: how far we have come in the last two decades? J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2010 Jul-Sep;14(3):148-154. doi: 10.4103/0972-124X.75908

Why didn’t his MDs see the need for biological/holistic dental care? Because they weren’t trained to do so.


Conventional medical care recommends a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet with inflammatory oils such as corn, canola and soy (from mostly GMO [genetically modified] plants grown with Roundup™ and glyphosate) and many other unhealthy foods.

That is lousy advice. It doesn’t work. It never did. To prove it, look at this headline:

AHA President has heart attack

November 30, 2017.John Warner, MD, 52-year-old cardiologist and president of the American Heart Association (AHA) suffered a heart attack in the middle of the AHA’s annual convention. Warner was in stable condition after having a stent placed to open a blocked artery.

This bears repeating: the AHA supports ample carbohydrate and GMO grain consumption and also recommends harmful fats such as canola, corn, soybean and sunflower oils.

Why won’t they ever learn?

Don’t ask don’t tell? 

Why did Trebek have heart attacks and get blood clots in his brain before he got cancer? Weren’t these warnings that something was wrong with his whole body?

The famous cancer researcher Josef Issels, MD understood the importance of seeing the whole body when he wrote:

A tumour can only develop in a diseased organism.… The tumor is a symptom of that illness…. Tumours are … a late-stage symptom of a generalized illness affecting the whole body…. To be optimal a cancer treatment has to be a causal one.
Issels J. Cancer: A Second Opinion, The Classic Book on Integrative Cancer Treatment. Garden City Park, NY:  Square One Publishers. 2005:10,11,49.

Toxicity from dental issues, an unhealthy diet, pharmaceuticals, vaccines and environmental chemicals is new, as is cancer (and heart disease) which is why these conditions and many others have gone from rare to epidemic in the historic blink of an eye.

As a result of cancer touching my family and friends, and the confusion, ignorance, failures and funerals I attended, I began years of intense study, and research to write my book Cancer is Natural, So is the Cure. In my quest I discovered – or more accurately, rediscovered – the causes and cures of cancer.

Some of what I learned is covered in my recent post Cancer is Natural, So is the Cure.

Is Alex Trebek fighting it? 

When people say they will fight cancer what do they mean by that? Are they going to explore all possible alternatives? Are they going to question the medical model? Are they going to look at different sides of this issue? Are they going to ask their MD what success they had with this cancer? Are they going to ask their MD how much money they make from the chemotherapy? Are they going to ask their MD about natural approaches? Safer approaches?

As with actor Patrick Swayze, to most people “fighting cancer” means passively accepting what his MD tells him to do. Fighting is not passively lying on a cot as toxic chemotherapy is dripped through one’s veins and the brain stops working properly (chemo-brain). That is not fighting, that is surrendering. What is courageous about blindly following the advice of doctors who are wrong 99% of the time when it comes to pancreatic cancer (and most other cancers)?

What should Alex Trebek do?

Mr. Trebek, as do all people with cancer, needs to address the cause, rather than the symptoms (tumor). John McCain may have benefitted from taking this approach. What is the cause? Toxicity! Overwhelming toxicity affects many people today and that is causing their bodies to sequester the toxins with tumors. Yes, the tumor serves a purpose – to store and sequester toxins. Tumors are highly toxic. That is shown when the tumor breaks apart suddenly (tumor lysis) and the patient goes into a coma and dies from the toxicity. The body is not trying to commit suicide when it develops cancer. Cancer is natural, So is the cure.

The body can and does dissolve and rid itself of tumors and cancer (spontaneous remission) but the body won’t be able to dissolve the tumor unless the toxicity and malfunction are addressed first.

For that reason, we must do all we can to address the toxicity and remove any blockages preventing the body from working properly. That includes dental care to remove and clean toxic teeth and dead areas in the jaw, removal of heavy metals and other toxins using detoxification procedures and healthcare practices that promote improved physiological function such as chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, homeopathy and others, nutrient-dense foods, a ketogenic diet and other procedures that humanity has traditionally used to maintain and unleash a person’s ideal healing potential.

May Mr. Trebek and millions of other people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as well as other cancers find the courage to truly fight by dealing with the causes and experience spontaneous remissions.



Dr. Tedd Koren

Dr. Koren, originally from Brooklyn, NY, lives in Montgomery County, PA. A graduate of the U of Miami and Sherman College of Chiropractic, he writes, lectures and teaches in the US, Europe and Australia as well as takes care of patients and fights for healthcare freedom. Dr. Koren and his wife Beth have two children.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Michael S. Evangel, DC on March 12, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    This is great information.

    Everything happens in the human body for a reason and nothing is an accident or “bad luck”, even cancer. It would be interesting to find out if Mr. Trebek had root canals, extracted teeth or periodontal issues? Stage 4 pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis. If anyone knows Mr Trebek, they should urge him to see Dr. Koren for a KST evaluation and KST adjustments. At this point he would have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

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