"Cancer is not a single
cellular problem; it is an accumulation of numerous damaging factors
combined in deteriorating the whole metabolism..." -
Dr. Max Gerson
The story of fats, oils and
"Various highly trained and
educated individuals are dismayed and irritated by the fact that serious
medical conditions can be cured by cottage cheese and flax seed oil." -
Dr. Johanna Budwig (Flax oil contains omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Everyone should consume some flax oil daily.)
Take flax seeds, flax oil or hemp
oil as a supplement. - www.drweil.com
Cows milk contains only one fifth
as much linoleic acid as human milk. Linoleic acid is one of the
essential fatty acids.
It is the modern fats and oils that
are dangerous: vegetable oils produced at high temperatures,
hydrogenated oils, etc.
interfere with enzyme systems that neutralize carcinogens and increase
enzymes that potentiate carcinogens. - Dr. Mary Enig in "The Oiling of
Those who eat the most partially
hydrogenated trans fats in margarines and bakery products are the ones
most likely to suffer diseases such as breast cancer and heart
attacks. - Cancer Epidemiology October, 1997
Hydrogenated and partially
hydrogenated fats and oils have been banned in Denmark.
Eating animal fat and
appears to increase DNA damage and therefore the risk for...cancer,
while eating lots of fruits and vegetables help to prevent it. -
75: 7 Suppl. (APR 1 1995): 1766-1777.
Industry forced changes to
Guide, papers show.
Women who eat the most food made
from white flour have the highest incidence of breast cancer:
white bread, bagels, rolls, spaghetti, macaroni, white rice, biscuits,
cookies, pastries, cakes, pies and pretzels.
-Lancet 1996(May 18);347:1351- 1356
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains
and beans contain phytoestrogens, that are weak estrogens that bind to
estrogen receptors in breast tissue and prevent human estrogens from
attaching to these sites and stimulating breast tissue to grow
uncontrollably, which is cancer. - Cancer Causes & Control 6: 6
Plant estrogen may do the same to
prostate cells. - Prostate, 2000, Vol 42, Iss 4, pp 304-314
Plant estrogens and sterols prevent
prostate enlargement. - Lancet 1995(June 17);345:1529- 1532
Men who have the highest blood
levels of the female hormone, estrogen are the ones most likely to
suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia and to develop prostate
cancer. - Lancet 1995(June 17); 345: 1529-1532.
Sources of estrogen and estrogen
mimicking chemicals include pesticides (Lindane), plasticizers, and
non-organic meat & dairy products. (These animals have been injected
with estrogen to fatten them or increase milk production. Traces of the
estrogen are found in the meat and milk).
"Preventing breast cancer
may include reducing your intake of calories, saturated fat, foods that
are loaded with starch that have had their fiber removed and increasing
your intake of plants that contain phytoestrogens and fiber. That's a
diet that is based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans and
restricts meat, chicken, eggs, diary products and bakery products made
from white flour." - Dr. Gabe Mirkin
Estrogen is converted in the body
to 4-hydroxy estradiol, a potent oxidant that causes DNA damage.
Eating too much and exercising too
little increases cancer risk because fat cells make extra
estrogen. - Cancer Causes & Control 6: 4 (JUL 1995):347-353
Hormonal changes from a high fat
diet (meat, eggs, dairy) result in 3.6 times more prostate cancer
in men compared to a low fat diet. - Cancer Research, 41:3817, 1981.
In Yankee Stadium the seats
installed in the 1920's were 15" wide. In the 1970's they had to be
widened to 19" to accommodate the wider average American fanny.
"In becoming a vegetarian, you will
eat a greater percentage of your calories from cereal grains, dried
beans and peas, potatoes and pasta - the very foods most dieters avoid
with zeal. And you will lose weight." - Dr. Jean Mayer
The principal sources of fat in the
standard American diet are meat, eggs, and dairy products. These same
products contain no fiber.
A low fat, high fiber diet can
other digestive system cancers,
15 years shorter lifespan,
higher infant mortality,
high blood pressure,
virtually all degenerative diseases.
Fiber in the diet is maximized by
eating complex carbohydrates and by satisfying your protein requirement
from vegetable sources.
Up to 50% of cancer is caused by diet.
Vegetarian smokers have less
lung cancer than non-vegetarian smokers.
The more body fat people have, the
less they are likely to exercise. This creates a vicious circle which
speeds up the body's degeneration.
For more information, there are
some articles on fats and oils in our
The essence of the message
regarding cancer and fat is to eat the essential fatty acids (1
tablespoon of flax oil daily is a good source), avoid eating
hydrogenated vegetable oils and meat, and keep your body fat under
control by avoiding refined carbohydrates.
"Flax can deactivate estrogen by binding with the hormone and
escorting it out of the body." - Dr. David Williams
Monitor your health with the
Tanita Body Composition Monitor.
diet can prevent 97% of coronary occlusions."
Journal of the American Medical Association,
Vol. 176, No. 9, June 3, 1961, pg. 806.
"A form of vitamin may be obtained
from certain nuts - as the almond - that would be helpful as a
preventive. A person who eats two or three almonds each day need never
- Edgar Cayce
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These supplements are commonly
available in health food stores and pharmacies. Calcium is better
absorbed when taken with meals. It is best to divide your daily calcium
supplements between several meals. Calcium tablets are more easily
absorbed if chewed. Calcium is available in many forms. There
is a significant difference in how well these
different forms of calcium are absorbed. Here is an
on the subject. The most important factor in
calcium absorption is the level of vitamin D in the body. Flavored chewable calcium /
magnesium / vitamin D tablets are pleasant to eat. If you take vitamin C
with your calcium, the ascorbic acid helps to dissolve the calcium. Which is the best form of calcium to take? World famous
cancer physician Dr. Hans Nieper became an advocate of calcium orotate
for many health problems including bone cancer, osteoporosis, and
damaged cartilage. You can read a paper he wrote on the subject in our
Many calcium supplements also
contain some magnesium. Additional magnesium is available as "milk of
magnesia" sold in most drug stores, magnesium chloride, magnesium oxide,
magnesium citrate, etc. Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) can be
added to your bath or foot bath.
Rather than using calcium and
Dr. Gerson (page 246) gave his cancer patients a 10%
potassium solution. Potassium salt (KCl) is readily available in
grocery stores as a substitute for ordinary table salt which is sodium
chloride (NaCl). Potassium bicarbonate can be used as a leavening agent
for baking, substituting for sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). You
might try adding a spoonful of potassium bicarbonate to each glass of
water or juice you drink. Potassium
citrate is particularly effective to increase the body's
zeta potential. Potassium
chloride, potassium bicarbonate, potassium citrate and potassium iodide are available on the Internet.
Certain alkaline minerals have
been found by Dr. Brewer to be particularly effective in fighting
cancer. It may be possible to dissolve tumors quickly by using salts of
cesium, rubidium and potassium. You may find cesium chloride and
cesium carbonate at Amazon.com and elsewhere on the Internet. Cesium is
generally taken with potassium and under a doctor's supervision.
"A mass spectrographic analysis of cancer cells showed that the cell membrane readily attached cesium, rubidium and potassium, and transmitted these elements with their associated molecules into the cancer cell. In contrast cancer membranes did not transmit sodium, magnesium, and calcium into the cell: the amount of calcium within a cancer cell is only about 1% of that for normal cells. Potassium transports glucose into the cell. Calcium and magnesium transport oxygen into the cell. As a consequence of the above, oxygen cannot enter cancer cells so the glucose which is normally burned to carbon dioxide and water undergoes fermentation to form lactic acid within the cell. This anaerobic condition was pointed out by Warburg, as early as 1924.
Potassium, and especially rubidium and cesium are the most basic of the elements. When they are taken up by the cancer cells they will thus raise the pH of the cells. Since they are very strong bases as compared to the weak lactic acid it is possible that the pH will be raised to values in the 8.5 to 9 range. In this range the life of the cancer cell is short, being a matter of days at the most. The dead cancer cells are then absorbed by the body fluids and eventually eliminated from the system." - Dr. Brewer,
High pH Cancer Therapy With Cesium, page 5.
"Eating alkaline foods balances
the pH of the blood, which, in turn, inhibits the proliferation of
cancer cells. Alkaline foods keep the blood pH in its ideal range of
between 7.2 and 7.4, which is important for the prevention and treatment
of cancer. Ideally, the diet should consist of 80 percent
alkaline-forming foods, such as those available from many raw fruits and
vegetables, as well as nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes." Gary
Null, Ph.D., page 110.
There is research indicating that
cancer grows slowly in a highly acid environment (because the acids
cause it to partially destroy itself) and may actually grow more quickly
as your body becomes more alkaline prior to reaching the healthy pH
slightly above 7.4 where the cancer becomes dormant. Therefore, you will
want to get your pH above 7.4 as quickly as possible by every means
available. Plus, you will want to be attacking the cancer from every
direction (the entire 8 step program plus other
complementary treatments) simultaneously so that any lack of
alkalinity is compensated for. Once you have achieved a pH above 7.4, it
is useful to monitor your
regularly to ensure that your body remains sufficiently alkaline.
Acidity and Free Radicals
Much has been written about free
radicals and cancer. A harmful free radical is an ion that has a positive
electrical charge. Acids (H+) have a positive electrical charge.
Alkaline (OH-) has a negative electrical charge, as do free electrons. Due to
its positive charge, the free radical attracts electrons from other
molecules, thereby damaging them. Sources of free radicals include farm
chemicals (fertilizers and pesticides), many prescription drugs,
processed foods, cigarette smoke, environmental pollution, alcohol,
electromagnetic radiation, and stress. (Sharma,
In 1973, a study
conducted by the Department of Occupational Health at Hebrew
University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem found that
when cancerous breast tissue is compared with non-cancerous
tissue from elsewhere in the same woman's body, the
concentration of toxic chemicals such as DDT and PCBs was
"much increased in the malignant tissue compared to the
normal breast and adjacent adipose tissue." -
"At this time no one knows whether there
is a "safe dose" of a cancer-causing agent."
- Dr. Arthur I. Holeb
disease is a crisis of toxemia, which means that toxin has
accumulated in the blood above the toleration point. ...the
crisis, the so-called disease - call it cold, flu,
pneumonia, headache, or typhoid fever - is a vicarious
elimination. Nature is endeavoring to rid the body of
toxin."- Dr. Tilden, Toxemia Explained, 1926, p.
49. Read this book
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"This concept of
disease known as vicarious elimination has never been
disproven." - Dr. Tim O'Shea.
body garbage disposal unit" by Barbara O'Neill.
True Cause of Diseases" by Barbara O'Neill.
From an Ayurvedic
perspective, accumulated waste material in the body is
called ama. Ama is described as a sticky substance that
clogs the myriads of tiny tubes that make up the body. There
are many Ayurvedic procedures to remove ama from the body.
Some of these procedures are done daily, others seasonally,
and they are part of the normal routine of life. For
Ayurveda, maintaining a body free from ama helps provide the
foundation for disease prevention and health promotion.
Areas in the body where flow of
lymph is chronically
impaired will experience an accumulation of cellular waste
products and other toxic material. This leads to chronic
which in turn results in cancer.
The average adult
carries about 15 pounds of dried fecal matter in the colon.
The safest way we know of to get it out is to liquefy it by consuming a
simple product called
Comparison of cancer tissue with
healthy tissue from the same person shows that the cancer tissue has a
much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc. These
substances not only build up in the body, but certain areas of the body
seem to serve as a dumping ground.
As Dr. Sharma stated above, toxic
chemicals are a source of free radicals. Free radicals can damage any part
of the cell, including the DNA. Free radical damage to DNA (cellular
mitochondrial DNA) is
thought to be one of the causes of cancer. In the absence of oxygen,
the DNA self-repair mechanism does not function (Diamond,
page 1038), so it is no surprise that the DNA of cancerous tissue shows
extensive free radical damage.
Glutathione (GSH) is the master antioxidant in the
body. It is primarily found inside cells. Sick cells invariably have low
glutathione levels. Glutathione depletion brings cell death.
Vitamin C is the most important antioxidant outside
cells. Glutathione and vitamin C work as a team. Eating more vitamin C
takes some of the the workload off glutathione, resulting in glutathione
levels increasing as well. Dietary supplementation with whey protein is
also found to raise glutathione levels.
Vitamin A is the dominant antioxidant in the skin,
which includes the lining of the lungs, esophagus, stomach, and
Vitamin E is the main fat-soluble antioxidant in the
body and prevents oxidation of lipids (such as cholesterol).
Vitamin C maintains the effectiveness of
vitamin E as an antioxidant.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is the main
antioxidant in cellular mitochondria. Alpha Lipoic Acid is soluble in
both water and fat, and easily penetrates the blood-brain barrier. ALA
seems to work synergistically with acetyl L-carnitine (ALC) and
recommended dosage for
"ALC is 250 mg to 2 grams daily, and 100 to 600 mg of ALA." See our
The human body contains trillions of cells and each
of these cells metabolizes oxygen. Every second, each of these cells
creates many free radicals as byproducts of oxygen metabolism. It is
physically impossible to eat enough
antioxidant foods to neutralize
these trillions of free radicals. Also, the free radicals are everywhere
in the body, inside cells, inside the mitochondria of cells, and inside
the extracellular spaces. Some of these places are off limits to the
antioxidants we eat. Only the most refined products of digestion that
precisely meet the requirements of cells and mitochondria will gain
admission. So if the body is being harmed by free radicals, what are we
Free radicals are a natural and inevitable byproduct
of oxygen metabolism, so the human body is designed to control free
radicals. To do this, the body depends on
Important antioxidant enzymes in the body include glutathione
peroxidase, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase. An
enzyme is a molecule that facilitates a transformation without itself
being used up in the process. An antioxidant enzyme can neutralize free
radicals over and over again. The pristine antioxidant enzyme system we
have at birth is probably sufficient to prevent oxidative free radical
damage. So what happened as we got older?
There are several reasons why the system begins to
break down in time. Firstly, our food and environment have become
contaminated with substances that make additional demands on our
antioxidant system. Secondly, stress creates free radicals and stress
has become pervasive, particularly in the modern noisy industrial urban
environment. Thirdly, a high sugar diet creates free radicals. Fourthly,
the modern diet is deficient in the nutrients required to support the
antioxidant enzyme system. The end result of all of these is depletion
and, in the worst case, exhaustion of the body's supply of antioxidant
In response, there is a growing movement toward clean
food. The urban environment is becoming less stressful through noise
bylaws, reduced vehicle emissions and cleaner sources of energy, better
mass transit, restrictions on pesticides and cigarette smoke, more urban green spaces, and
better care of the urban forest. A high
carbohydrate diet has created a diabetic generation XL (extra large) and
there is an emerging realization that health lies on a different path.
Sugar is finally getting the bad reputation it deserves, and people are
learning about healthy fats, clean sources of protein, and the value of
fresh fruits and vegetables and their juices. Plus, there are things we
can do to rebuild our body's supply of antioxidant enzymes.
An enzyme is a protein plus a mineral. It is
necessary to provide the body with all the essential amino acids and
necessary minerals so that enzymes can be built. Two of the essential
amino acids, lysine and tryptophan, can be denatured by the heat of
cooking. It is absolutely necessary every day to consume some raw
protein foods such as chia seeds, cold processed organic whey powder,
fresh vegetable juices, and/or supplemental lysine and tryptophan. Plus,
with farm soils becoming deficient in many trace minerals it is
necessary to find ways to ensure that adequate trace minerals are
included in the diet. This can include drinking fresh vegetable juices
that provide the nutrition of vegetables in concentrated form. For
example, in a salad we might eat a few romaine lettuce leaves, but in a
glass of juice we can add an entire head of lettuce. Also, we might
consume a nutritional supplement such as
Therapy Krebs Cycle Chelates that contains many of the
nutrients required. This supplement contains 14
minerals (calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper,
manganese, chromium, molybdenum, sodium, potassium, boron and vanadium)
chelated with citrate, fumerate, malate, succinate, and alpha
ketoglutarate. This supplement is specifically designed to support the
body's antioxidant enzyme system.
There are many coenzymes and other nutrients that
support the body's enzyme system. These include
all the B vitamins (including B12), DMG
Omega 3 essential fatty acids, acetyl L-carnitine (ALC), coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol),
bioflavonoids and carotenoids. Bioflavonoids are
provided by green/blue/purple colored foods (fruits, vegetables,
berries, beans, spices, etc.). Carotenoids come from
colored foods. Many individual bioflavonoids and carotenoids have been shown to inhibit
cancer growth, and when you eat a variety of foods containing
bioflavonoids and carotenoids, they work together to produce a very
powerful effect on cancer. Many foods, particularly those of the cabbage
family, are found to increase
levels in the body. Glutathione is part of a family of antioxidant
enzymes that protect and regulate the p53 tumor suppression gene that
could potentially prevent half of all cancers. More ways to
glutathione. Selenium and glutathione work
together to protect fatty tissues such as breast, liver and prostate.
Selenium is found in brazil nuts and
Daily consumption of 300
to 400mg of coenzyme Q10 has been shown to produce a partial or complete
regression of breast tumors. If you take coenzyme Q10
supplements, look for ubiquinol because the body needs
it when making ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is produced in
the mitochondria of cells by a process known as cellular respiration.
ATP and mitochondria are at the heart of the cancer problem.
mitochondria are damaged and production of ATP is reduced or halted,
then the cell must resort to alternative means of producing energy
or die. Those cells that succeed in switching to fermentation of glucose
as their alternative source of energy are, by definition, cancer cells.
You can read more about cancer metabolism on our
Damaged mitochondria can be removed by
The number of mitochondria in cells can be increased by
exercise. Also, coenzyme
PQQ induces the formation of new mitochondria.
Other antioxidant helpers include resveratrol (found in grape skins), propolis,
green tea, turmeric, L-carnosine, and organic germanium.
contains organic germanium as one of its ingredients.
Oxidized (rancid) vegetable oils
(corn oil, soy oil, etc.) look the same as non-oxidized vegetable oils,
but the oxidized oils produce masses of free radicals in your body. This
is one reason why we recommend replacing all vegetable oils in your
cooking with coconut oil and olive oil.
One of the reasons why antioxidants have become an
issue is because the Earth is an antioxidant that we are no longer
taking advantage of. What does this mean? The surface of the Earth has a
negative electrical charge. Free radicals have a positive charge. When
standing barefoot on the Earth your body will absorb the negative charge
from the Earth, quenching free radicals. Unfortunately, with the
development of rubber sole shoes, rubber tire vehicles, artificial fiber
carpets, etc. most people have electrically insulated themselves from
the Earth. As a result, a positive static charge builds up in the body
and there are no free electrons to neutralize free radicals. This is a
completely unnatural and unhealthy situation. Ancient yogis slept on the
ground and meditated in caves surrounded by the Earth. They knew that
the Earth is a source of energy and took full advantage of it. In our
modern world, the energy of the Earth is now available by means of
uses technology to restore our electrical connection to the Earth. The
simplest way is the conductive half-bedsheet with embedded silver wires
that is plugged into the grounding hole of a nearby electrical outlet. The
impact of Earthing on the physiology is measurable and profound.
Finally, there are
indications in the scientific literature that an herbal preparation
from the ancient science of Ayurveda can rejuvenate an ageing
antioxidant defense system. The herbal preparation is called Maharishi
Amrit Kalash (MAK). MAK is an ancient formula of many
herbs harvested and prepared in an exacting manner. Research indicates
that MAK is the most potent herbal antioxidant known, a thousand times
more powerful than other antioxidants working separately (Sharma,
page 147). MAK helps the body deal with toxic chemicals and is
becoming popular for reducing the side effects of chemotherapy.
Maharishi Amrit Kalash is available from
For DNA repair, it is also useful
for your diet to include foods containing abundant nucleotides that are
the building blocks from which your body builds DNA and RNA. Foods
providing nucleotides include breast milk, sardines, brewer's yeast,
anchovies, mackerel, lentils, most beans, animal liver, oysters,
chlorella algae and spirulina algae.
Plus, it is necessary to remove
excess acidity from the system so that the tissues become aerobic and
the DNA self-repair mechanism can function.
1. Many doctors feel that "death
begins in the colon". Colon problems primarily affect
"westernized" people and, surprisingly, these colon problems turn out to
be mostly due to faulty toilet design. Two thirds of the population of
the world use squat toilets. Squatting provides the optimal position for
complete evacuation of the colon. Complete evacuation of the colon is
simply not possible using the western toilet, and results in a filthy
internal condition similar to a sewage backup in a home. Your body
cannot be healthy so long as this condition continues. Fortunately,
there is now an economical device called "Nature's
Platform" that adapts the western toilet to comfortably allow the
2. Restricting the quantity of
food consumed gives the system an opportunity to cleanse itself. It is
not always necessary to eat. The digestive system requires a rest
periodically, even if just one day each week. The consumption of
fresh juices made from organically grown fruits and vegetables
during this time of reduced food consumption provides alkalinity to
neutralize the acid wastes released from the tissues. The multi-day
Sambu cleanse is excellent. It is important to understand that the
doctors are not recommending "fasting" in the sense that you consume
nothing but water. Rather they are recommending a liquid diet of fresh
juices for a brief period (Diamond,
pages 63, 341-42, 955).
Gerson therapy provides the cancer
patient with an 8 ounce glass of freshly made fruit or vegetable juice
each waking hour of the day. It would be impossible to eat the amount of
nutrition obtained from these juices. Gerson therapy focuses on
detoxification of the body together with enhanced nutrition, and reports
success with many diseases, including cancer.
3. Drink more fluids. Most
people are chronically dehydrated. As a result, the kidneys are
overworked. This may seem counter-intuitive. You might think that the
more fluid you drink the more the kidneys must work to remove it.
However, removing fluid is easy for the kidneys, it is waste removal
that is difficult. The reason for this is the "concentration
gradient". If you drink half as much fluid, then wastes in the
urine are twice as concentrated. It is concentrating the wastes that is
difficult for the kidneys, because the kidneys need to overcome osmotic
pressure that wants to equalize concentrations on both sides of the
membrane. Healthy kidneys can achieve a concentration gradient of about
3:1. If you drink twice as much fluid then the wastes are diluted by
half, allowing the kidneys to remove twice as much waste. So drink more fluids and help the kidneys do their job.
4. Increase your
Zeta potential is a measure of the
electrical force (negative electrical charge) that exists between atoms, molecules, particles, cells,
etc., in a fluid. Zeta potential's
strength determines the amount of material (nutrients, wastes) that
fluids such as your blood and lymph can carry. Increasing the
electrical force (negative charge) in the solution, allows the fluid to dissolve and hold
more material. In this way, more nutrients can be carried throughout
your body and accumulated deposits of waste can be removed. An
alkaline condition in the body increases zeta potential. Aluminum (from
food additives, cooking utensils, antiperspirants, municipal drinking
water, vaccines, drugs, etc.) destroys zeta potential. Malic acid (found
in apple cider vinegar) removes aluminum from the body.
is the name popularly given to electrically grounding the human body
to the Earth.
When the human body is
electrically grounded to the Earth, random static (positive) charges and
foreign electromagnetic fields immediately bleed off into the Earth.
Plus, the Earth's surface has a negative electrical charge which
becomes a constant source of free electrons for our body. These free
neutralize the positively charged free radicals that are largely
responsible for the present epidemic of inflammation and
inflammatory diseases. Also, the negative
electrical charge that the body attains when electrically grounded
to the Earth is exactly what is needed to raise zeta potential to
its optimal level. In a study by cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra
and electrophysiologist Dr. Gaetan Chevalier, 40 minutes of Earthing
raised zeta potential of the blood by 270%, restoring the zeta
potential to its natural level (see
For more information you can
read various studies and discussion papers
5. It is necessary to remove
excess acidity and toxic chemicals from the body before health can be
restored. To remove excess acidity from the tissues it is necessary to
build up a reserve of alkalinity through an alkaline (vegetarian) diet,
supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetable juices and alkaline
minerals. Then this alkalinity must be moved around the body by any
technique that works, such as exercise, massage, yoga asanas, Surya Namaskara (sun salutations), manual lymph drainage, etc. Vigorous
exercise such as on the
rebound mini-trampoline is reported to
increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times.
6. Bile is a liquid
produced by the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder until you eat a
meal, and then it flows into the small intestine where it digests fats.
Bile is an important avenue for detoxification of the body. Toxic
chemicals removed from the blood by the liver flow out of the body via
the bile and digestive tract. When your body produces more bile,
your digestion improves and more toxins can be excreted via the bile.
Inadequate bile flow allows toxins to build up in the body and results
in liver disease, immune responses (allergies), skin problems, damaged
arteries, arterial plaque, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation,
arthritis, edema (fluid buildup), and cancer.
An acid condition in the body
causes bile to thicken, eventually resulting in gallstones. An alkaline
condition in the body results in bile that flows. Foods that help
increase bile production and flow include beets, artichoke, lecithin,
turmeric, and the herb milk thistle.
Adequate bile is also needed for
the body to digest and absorb fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty
Gerson Therapy uses
which stimulate the liver via the hemorrhoidal vein, resulting in the
liver dumping its toxins via the bile. It is the caffeine in the coffee
that stimulates the liver. A Gerson patient has a coffee enema every
four hours through the day, and this routine is considered essential to
aid the body in removing the toxic material being released from
dissolving tumors. Coffee enemas were first used during World War I in
Germany as a means to reduce pain in post-operative patients when
morphine was unavailable. For more information regarding coffee enemas
and also the use of castor oil to accelerate cleansing of the
Gerson pages 161 - 173.
7. Fever is associated with
increased circulation, oxygenation and stimulation of the immune system.
Hyperthermia (swedena, sauna, Schlenz-bath, steam bath, sweat lodge,
herbs to induce fever) is very helpful to purify the body through
excessive sweating which removes toxic chemicals, and also because
cancer cells die at temperatures between 104°F to 105.8°F (Diamond,
page 996), whereas healthy cells survive. Also, cancer cells weakened by
hyperthermia are much more easily killed by other means (Griffin,
Schlenz-bath is particularly interesting because you can do
this at home in your bath tub. The only equipment needed is a
thermometer to monitor the water temperature.
You can purchase or build your own
home sauna. By regularly enjoying a prolonged (45 to 90 minute) low
temperature (about 108°F / 42°C) sauna, copious quantities of waste are
removed from the body in the sweat. The result is a cleaner body and
much softer, healthier skin. A home sauna is a very worthwhile
investment. For more information read the articles in our
Library and do a search of the Internet.
Since hyperthermia is the
safest, most efficacious and economical way to remove heavy metals and
toxic chemicals from the body, we regard some means to accomplish this
(sauna / hot tub / bath tub) as a household necessity.
Enzymes to Dissolve Cancers
Dissolving cancerous tissue
requires enzymes. Dietary supplements containing the ten or more
pancreatic enzymes are helpful, with the most important enzymes being
trypsin, chymotrypsin and amylase. These enzymes dissolve the protein
and sugar coating of
the cancer cell making it vulnerable to the attack of white blood cells.
This has been known since 1905 (Griffin,
page 81). The coating on the cancer cell is made of mucus and fibrin.
Mucus is a glycoprotein (sugar and protein). Fibrin is a protein floating in the blood that allows blood to clot.
This (biofilm) camouflage of mucus and fibrin prevents the white blood cells of
the immune system from recognizing the cancer cell. Too much protein in
the diet and refined foods such as white sugar and white flour deplete
pancreatic enzymes, helping to open the way for cancer.
Leading European oncologist discuses
systemic oral enzyme
therapy and cancer.
Fibrin, Blood Clots and
In 1958 Professor R A Q
O'Meara of Trinity College, Dublin, showed that dividing cancer
cells are surrounded by fibrils which give off clotting factors
just as platelets do, causing the deposition of fibrin. He
suggested that this is essential for tumour growth. In this way
a cancer colony becomes coated with fibrin that prevents cancer
cell killing immunocytes from making contact with and killing
it. - O'Meara RAQ. The
coagulative properties of cancer. Irish J Med 1958;
By 1966, O'Meara had
expanded his hypothesis and was teaching that a cancer cell
traveling in the bloodstream could not form a distant metastasis
without there being a small fibrin clot at the site of the
It has been known since
1903 that cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream do not
form metastases just anywhere. They come to rest in a blood
clot. In order for a distant tumour to form, it needs a thrombus
(clot). - J Path Bact 1915; 20: 85, Proc Am
Assn Cancer Res 1956; 2: 157.
study looking at heart patients taking drugs to prevent clots
found an 87% reduction in cancer deaths and a 100% reduction in
deaths from metastatic cancer. - Michaels L., Cancer incidence
and mortality in patients having anticoagulant therapy,
Lancet 1964; ii: 832-5.
Low blood levels of vitamin C are associated with increased
fibrinogen in the blood. Supplementation with vitamin C lowers
fibrinogen and increases the body's ability to dissolve clots.
Levy pages 207-209.
healthy circulatory system
helps prevent metastases by preventing blood clots. Also see
The Terrible Two: Cancer and Circulation.
prevent the formation of metastases by dissolving blood clots
and also by dissolving the fibrin covering circulating
You should be able to obtain a
good enzyme supplement at your local health food store or pharmacy.
Pineapple and papaya are good sources of enzymes. "Pancreatic enzymes
and vegetable enzymes are part of the supportive theory. You have the
papaya melons as the source of the enzyme Papain and pineapple as a
source of the enzyme Bromelain. The demasking effect of these enzymes
against the pericellular layer of the malignant cell is something very
concrete in the immunology of cancer. Now I prefer, rather than advising
the use of bromelain or papaya tablets that the individual seeking these
enzymes get them directly from the fresh ripe pineapple and papaya
fruit. As much as half a pineapple a day should be ingested...You
have nothing to lose by eating fresh pineapple and papaya melons."
Krebs, Jr. Read what Dr. Mercola has to say about
The Japanese fermented food
"natto" is a rich source of the enzyme
that dissolves clots and fibrin deposits in various parts of the body.
This makes natto a useful treatment for many problems associated with
fibrin and impaired circulation (hyper-coagulation of the blood,
circulatory problems, angina, heart attacks, strokes, senility,
fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis,...) The
Japanese people eat an average of 4.5 pounds (2.2 kg) of natto annually.
- Dr. David Williams Alternatives newsletter November 2002.
Dietary sources of all kinds of
enzymes are good, and the consumption of 50% fresh foods and 50% cooked foods helps ensure a supply of enzymes for the body (cooking
at temperatures above 116°F destroys enzymes in the food). Fresh foods
generally contain all the enzymes required for their own digestion,
easing the burden on the digestive system. However, certain foods are
more easily digested when cooked because heat breaks down starch (potatoes, for example).
Cooking softens cellulose making foods easier to chew which, in turn,
makes nutrients more available. However,
juicing also breaks down
cellulose and frees the nutrients while retaining the enzymes that
would be destroyed by cooking.
Unsprouted seeds contain enzyme
inhibitors which can be neutralized by cooking, however soaking or
sprouting the seeds also removes the enzyme inhibitors and
sprouts have a
high concentration of vegetable enzymes and other nutrients. Therefore, it is a good
idea to soak your grains and beans in water for a minimum of 12 hours
before eating them. Soaked grains and beans are called "pre-sprouts" and
are much more digestible because the enzyme inhibitors have been
deactivated. Allowing the seeds to sprout for three days allows the
synthesis of new proteins, plus there is a dramatic increase in the
vitamins and essential fatty acids within the sprouts.
Cooking food thoroughly kills
bacteria and viruses, which is why with raw foods cleanliness becomes
very important. The temperature of food and beverages also makes a
difference to digestion. Warm food relaxes the stomach and aids
digestion. Cold food and beverage contracts the muscles of the stomach,
hindering digestion. It is not good to have cold foods or beverages with meals.
Lightly steaming vegetables warms and softens them while retaining most
of their nutrients.
"I have written so much
about the necessity of betaine hydrochloride in, for example, my
own food. I took betaine hydrochloride at practically
every meal while I was treated by Dr. Kelly and have continued
to take betaine for the past 24 years at mealtime. I also take
digestive pancreatic enzymes.
- Dr. Carson Pierce, What I Would Do If I Had Cancer Again,
Dr. Binzel recommends Megazime Forte (a combination of
trypsin, chymotrypsin, bromelain and zinc).
Dr. Edward Howell recommends the
patented enzyme formula found in
Swanson Ultra N-Zimes. (Swanson discount
Wobenzyme N, Wobe-Mugos, and Vitalzym (vegetarian
formula). These products may be
available in health food stores.
Dr. Edward Group of Global Healing Center
2 containing 21 enzymes.
Failure of the pancreas
may be responsible for
Abundant enzymes can speed
recovery from surgery while minimizing development of scar
iodine on scar tissue can help scars go away.
MSM and vitamins C and E can also help. Olympic athletes consume a lot
of enzymes to help heal sports injuries. Injuries may also heal
faster with an Earthing
patch on each side of the injury, and
Generally as people age the
digestive system becomes less powerful, producing less hydrochloric
acid, less bile and less enzymes. Therefore, supplementary betaine
hydrochloride, digestive enzymes and bile with each meal are often
recommended. This not only helps digest the food, but provides a dual
benefit of improving nutrition in the body and freeing up pancreatic
enzymes for other purposes, such as digesting cancer. As a treatment for
cancer, additional enzymes can be taken when the stomach is empty -
between meals and in the middle of the night. For more information refer
to Dr. Kelley's book
Cancer: Curing the Incurable Without Surgery, Chemotherapy, or Radiation.
About 27% of gelatin is the amino
acid glycine which stimulates the secretion of stomach acids. - J Clin
Rebuild Your Pancreas!
The Ayurvedic herb
Gymnema sylvestre can repair and regenerate the pancreas. -
Ethnopharm 90;30:265-279, 281-305, Int J Crude Drug Res
86;24[Dec]:171-176, J Vet Med Sci 97;59(9):753-7.
Sources of this herb
include your local health food store, Mountain Home Nutritionals at 800-888-1415, or phone Natrol at 800-326-1520 to find a store near you that sells it.
As a general rule, it is
probably better to rebuild your organs than take supplements all
of your life. Properly functioning organs offer the advantages
of producing exactly what your body requires, in the right
quantity and at the right time.
Two organs of particular
importance in fighting cancer are your
liver which removes toxic chemicals from your body
and your pancreas which creates digestive and metabolic enzymes,
as well as insulin.
More information regarding
Gymnema sylvestre, including its use as a possible
treatment for juvenile diabetes, is available in a special
report from Dr. David Williams. The report is available for free
when you subscribe to his Alternatives newsletter (highly
Stress causes the body to
produce adrenaline which in turn raises blood sugar as part of
the "fight or flight" response. The sugar is meant to provide
energy for the muscles, but in our modern world stress rarely
results in muscular exertion so the sugar remains in the blood.
then produces more insulin to normalize blood sugar. The end
result of chronic stress is
exhausted adrenal glands and
an exhausted pancreas. To prevent or treat diabetes, dealing
effectively with stress is as important as improving diet.
An exhausted pancreas is unable to produce
the pancreatic enzymes required to fight cancer. An exhausted
adrenal gland produces less of the hormone aldosterone that is
needed to maintain the proper balance between sodium and
potassium in the body. This
contributes to cancer
and water retention (edema). The edema is caused by the body
retaining fluid in order to dilute excess salt.
and adrenal glands are exhausted and you eat too much sugar,
where does it go? The cancer tumor is a last resort adaptation
designed to eat up the
anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic.
Cancer cells eat only sugar. Healthy cells can also eat healthy fats such as coconut oil, butter and accumulated
body fat. A diet devoid of sugar will starve cancer cells. This is called the "ketogenic
diet". Search the Internet and youtube.com for more
Watch the DVD "Simply
Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days"
There are eight related
diseases that are caused by metabolic dysfunction. These
eight diseases are:
|Type 2 diabetes
||Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(now affects 1/3 of all Americans)
||Polycystic ovarian syndrome
(affects 10 percent of American women)
The primary cause of
metabolic dysfunction is excessive consumption of sugar.
For more information see The Skinny on Obesity Part
The average American now consumes 141 pounds of sugar per year.
Thirty to forty percent
of the people born today in the United States will get diabetes.
People with diabetes are more likely to get cancer. For
more information regarding diabetes see our
In addition to enzymes,
medicinal mushrooms can assist the body's white blood cells to
penetrate cancer's defenses.
Vitamins and other Nutrients to
B17 The Hunza people eat a lot of apricots and always crack
open the kernel and eat the seed. The apricot seed contains Vitamin B17.
Vitamin B17 is the anticancer vitamin. Some researchers have found that
cancer and sickle cell anemia are caused by a deficiency of vitamin B17,
just as scurvy is caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, pernicious anemia
is due to a deficiency of vitamin B12 and folic acid, and pellagra is
caused by a deficiency of vitamin B3. Vitamin B17 kills cancer cells
without harming normal cells, making it nature's chemotherapy. If
vitamin B17 was patentable cancer would not be the problem it is today.
Both apricot kernels and vitamin B17 are available at Amazon.com and
elsewhere on the Internet.
First discovered in 1830, this
vitamin has never been recognized by the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) and so it is not in any of the popular vitamin tablets. Vitamin
B17 is associated with the bitter taste and most people avoid bitter
foods. This is unfortunate. Ayurveda recommends that we enjoy all six
tastes at every meal. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, bitter,
pungent (spicy hot), and astringent (cool).
Vegetarians are often warned to
ensure that they consume sufficient vitamin B12 because vitamin B12 is
not found in plant tissue. However, animal metabolism including the
human body can produce its own vitamin B12 from vitamin B17 (Griffin,
Foods rich in vitamin B17 include:
barley, bitter almonds (not the sweet almonds commonly available),
native (bitter) cassava, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), grass (wheat grass
and many other grasses), lentils, flaxseed, maize, millet, sorghum, and
the seeds of various fruits (apple, apricot, blackthorn, cherry,
nectarine, peach, plum). Most of these foods have been deleted from the
modern menu. About 1,200 edible plants contain vitamin B17 and many
natural remedies for cancer may be rich in this nutrient. To prevent
cancer, a maintenance dose of vitamin B17 can be provided by eating
several bitter almonds or apricot seeds daily.
The difference between sweet
almonds and bitter almonds is the vitamin B17 that the bitter almonds
contain. If you are using the 500 mg tablets of vitamin B17, the effect
is magnified if you eat 5 - 7 sweet almonds with it because the enzymes
in the almonds complement the vitamin.
However, without sufficient zinc
in the body, vitamin B17 cannot function. Also, results are better if
the vitamin B17 is taken together with nutrients such as vitamin C, the
other B vitamins, vitamin A, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Doctors
prescribing vitamin B17 will generally use it as part of a total
nutritional program consisting of diet, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and
essential fatty acids. Soy foods are not recommended because they have
the effect of inhibiting the body's ability to absorb certain minerals
including calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc.
The full story of vitamin B17 is
to be found in the book
World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin, American Media, 1997.
This popular book is in its 13th printing and is highly recommended.
Griffin also made a video entitled
World Without Cancer summarizing the contents of the book.
Alternative names for vitamin B17 are nitrilosides, amygdalin and
laetrile. Regardless of what you have read in newspapers about laetrile,
withhold your judgment until you have read the book and watched the
video. Vitamin B17 is a standard part of alternative cancer therapy
Another vitamin critical to the prevention of cancer that has
never been recognized by the FDA (do we see a pattern here?) is omega-3
fatty acid or vitamin F. Vitamin F is the essential fatty acids, with
"essential" meaning that the body cannot manufacture it from other
nutrients. Vitamin F is required for the production of hemoglobin which
is used by red blood cells to transport oxygen.
Dr. Johanna Budwig spent her life investigating fatty acids and
found that without exception, the blood of unhealthy people always has
very low levels of essential fatty acids. This directly impacts the
ability of blood to carry oxygen to tissues. Essential fatty acid
deficiency is probably more common than any other nutrient deficiency,
and is aggravated by the consumption of hydrogenated and partially
hydrogenated oils that actively interfere with the metabolism of healthy
fatty acids in the body. Preservatives in prepared foods generally
interfere with the oxidation of fats, and become respiratory poisons
It is the experience of Gerson
therapy that flax oil is the ONLY oil
cancer patients should eat. Watch this
video by Charlotte Gerson. If you would like to learn more about
Gerson therapy, you can read Charlotte Gerson's
book, attend a
experience it for yourself.
Fats quickly become rancid when
exposed to light, heat or air. Good sources of essential fatty acids
include flaxseed, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds,
and the germ of wheat and corn. (Fish oils are also good, providing they
have not been heated to get rid of the fishy taste and extend the shelf
life). The whole seeds can be eaten fresh or
They can also be cooked without damaging the oil providing the
temperature remains relatively low. Cooking with water ensures that the
temperature does not exceed the boiling point of the water, which is not
high enough to damage the oil. (Also, potatoes and cereals cooked at
high temperatures are found to contain a cancer causing chemical called
"acrylamide". This chemical is created by the high temperatures of
frying, oven-baking, and deep-frying. Boiling or steaming with water
cooks foods at a lower temperature and does not create acrylamide.)
Health food stores may have non-rancid flaxseed oil in refrigerated dark
glass bottles (use the empty bottle to keep your home-made colloidal
silver, which also requires a dark bottle.) The flaxseed oil can be
mixed into salad dressings and other foods. For more information see
The Oil Protein Cookbook: Use of Oils in Cooking by Dr. Johanna
Budwig, Apple Publishing Co, 1996.
Dr. Szent-Gyorgy won the Nobel
prize in 1937 for discovering that essential fatty acids combined with
sulphur-rich proteins (such as those found in diary products) increases
oxygenation of the body. Dr. Budwig applied this discovery in clinical
trials by feeding cancer patients a mixture of 3-6 Tbsps. flaxseed oil
and 4 oz. (1/2 cup) low-fat cottage cheese daily. The mixture is most
effective if the flaxseed oil and low-fat cottage are thoroughly mixed
or blended. You can add pineapple or other fruit to improve the taste.
After about three months improvements could be seen in the blood of the
cancer patients, and the malignant tumors began to shrink. When
cancer-free, the maintenance dose is 1 Tbsp. flaxseed oil daily per
hundred pounds of body weight, plus a diary product or tofu. (We
recommend dairy, unless you are allergic to it. Tofu and other soy
products are a highly controversial subject for cancer patients. For
more information see the article "Be
Careful With Soy Products" on our "Early Menarchy" page).
Balanced Diet Is Best
for Cancer Prevention
The body makes saturated
fat from carbohydrates, but not all carbohydrates are the
same. The carbohydrates that cause the body to make the most fat
are the refined carbohydrates that are digested too quickly. By
replacing refined carbohydrates and starches with vegetables,
whole grains, legumes and fruit, the carbohydrates will take
much longer to digest and the energy they provide will be burned
by the body as fuel rather than stored as fat. Carbohydrates are
the only type of food that will make you fat.
Nearly all "whole" foods
contain protein. It is difficult to eat a diet of
vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruit and not get enough
protein. The digestibility of whole grains and legumes is
improved when they are sprouted. In fact, some sprouted grains
and legumes can be eaten raw.
It is a good idea to eat
some fats with each meal, because they make you feel
"sated" or "full" and help transport fat-soluble nutrients into
the body. (Fiber also makes you feel "full". High fiber foods
include whole grains and legumes, fruits and vegetables.) Healthy saturated fats include coconut oil and organic
butter (or ghee made from organic butter.) We emphasize
"organic" because many pesticides are fat soluble and become
concentrated in butter and cheese.
Olive oil and coconut oil is the
healthiest oils for cooking. Most cooking oils become rancid when
they are heated. In general, it is better to cook longer at
lower temperatures so that oils used in cooking are not damaged.
Butter and ghee are also good for cooking.
Moderation is a virtue.
The overall idea with fat is not so much to eat a "low fat"
diet, but rather to replace the bad fats with good fats, and to
eat about equal quantities of omega 3 and omega 6 oils.
Good fats include coconut
oil, butter, extra virgin olive oil (omega 6), and flaxseed oil
(omega 3). Flaxseed oil is highly unstable, must be kept
refrigerated and in darkness. Flaxseed oil is consumed as a
dietary supplement and/or in salad dressing (we use half flax
oil and half olive oil in our salad dressing, together with
apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, water, herbs and xylitol). Other
healthy oils include fish oils, palm kernel and sesame oils.
Plus, we should mention chia seeds which are a good source of
omega 3. We soak 2 tablespoons of chia seeds in a glass of juice
overnight and drink them in the morning.
Coconut oil contains fewer
calories than other oils, and is easier to digest. The medium
chain fatty acids of coconut oil can be digested by the saliva
enzyme called "lingual lipase", and are so easy to digest that
they are incorporated into infant formulas and used in hospital
IV feeding. Digested medium chain fatty acids tend to be used by
the body for energy and do not get stored as body fat. In fact,
the increased thermogenesis (metabolic rate) resulting from
eating coconut oil is usually more than is needed to burn off
the calories contained in the oil. We recommend that coconut oil
be the main oil used for cooking. Plus, a little butter or ghee
is OK when needed for taste.
Bad fats are the modern
refined vegetable oils (soy, corn, safflower, cottonseed,
canola), hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, and all
fats that have been heated to high temperatures. The fat
that clogs arteries is called
trans fat. Trans fat is only found in partially
hydrogenated oils. For more information on fat, see our page on
healthy fats and oils.
From a cancer prevention
point of view, the fat you really need to avoid is excess body
fat due to the estrogen that these fat cells produce. Eating a
balanced nutrient-dense diet including an abundance of raw
foods, exercising regularly, plus unplugging your TV should help
you control your body fat. Here is a list of foods that may help
an overweight or obese person return to normal weight:
Grape seed oil
angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) by means of drugs and/or
diet is a way to help prevent and treat cancer. It is
interesting that a diet of antiangiogenic foods is also found
to reverse obesity in experimental animals. For more
information watch this 20 minute video by
Dr. William Li:
Can we eat to starve cancer?
"Angiogenesis is a
hallmark of cancer - every type of cancer." -
"It has long been known that the degree of lymphocytic
infiltration, the number of aggressive lymphocytes congregating in and
around a tumor (as can readily be seen on a microscope slide) bears a
close relation to the outlook." - Dr. Ewan Cameron and Dr. Linus
A higher consumption of
results in a higher rate of lymphocyte formation (10 grams of vitamin C
daily causes the rate to triple).
Many immune cells such as
T-lymphocytes and macrophages are self-propelled by amoebic action.
These cells contain molecules identical to those in muscle tissue. All
cells in the body become stronger in response to the increased G force
rebounding, and this cellular exercise results in the
self-propelled immune cells being up to 5 times more active.
As we saw above, enzymes strip
cancer cells of their outer camouflage of mucus and fibrin (a protein in
blood) so that the lymphocytes (white blood cells) can recognize the
cancer cells as foreign. These enzymes work better in an alkaline,
highly oxygenated environment.
So we can see that vitamin C is an
important team player in this comprehensive program to dissolve
cancer. The more abundant immune cells due to the vitamin C, are more
active and effective due to rebound exercise, more enzymes, and a highly
alkaline/oxygenated condition in the body.
Recent research shows that vitamin C can kill
cancer cells if the concentration of vitamin C is high enough (Hoffer
& Saul, page 217). If you eat too much vitamin C you will
get diarrhea. This is called "bowel tolerance" and the general
instruction is to eat more and more vitamin C daily until you reach your
bowel tolerance and then cut back a bit. It is also found that bowel
tolerance changes with the need of the body for vitamin C. If the body
needs more vitamin C then bowel tolerance is greater. Some cancer
patients are found to be able to consume a hundred grams of vitamin C
daily. There is also a specially formulated version of vitamin C called
BioEn'R-G'y C that is designed to allow
consumption of large doses. There is little likelihood of toxicity.
Orthomolecular physicians have given intravenous doses of vitamin C in
amounts up to 500 grams daily without a problem. On a low sugar diet (ketogenic
diet) the cancer cell will readily pick up vitamin C due to
its similarity to sugar.
The average person needs 2 to 20 grams of vitamin C
daily and consuming one gram tablets or capsules is a reasonable
approach. For larger doses, putting a teaspoon of vitamin C powder on
the tongue and washing it down with water is more efficient.
Vitamin D Research indicates that vitamin D can slash risk of
cancers by up to
In fact, there are about one hundred diseases that are more common in areas
that get less sunshine, indicating that increased vitamin D could
make a big difference to health. See our
sunlight page. Vitamin D
is available for free just by exposing your skin to sunlight for a few minutes each day. Just be careful to
avoid sunburn. Or take an inexpensive
vitamin D supplement. Soft gels containing 5,000 IU are readily available
on the Internet. There is lots of information on the Internet. Videos
Based on the body's indicated
daily vitamin D usage, the Vitamin D Council recommends the
following amounts of supplemental vitamin D3 per day in
the absence of proper sun exposure.
- Healthy infants - 1,000
- Healthy children - 1,000 IU/day per every 25 lbs. of body
- Healthy adults - 5,000 IU/day
Additionally, children and adults
with chronic health conditions
may need as much as
double these amounts.
There are a number of studies
demonstrating that a high level of vitamin D prevents angiogenesis,
proliferation and metastasis, and induces apoptosis and differentiation in cancer cells. However, no one is saying that
Vitamin D cures cancer because an advanced cancer seems to be able to
block its vitamin D receptors. What they are saying is that vitamin D prevents
cancer and prevents the recurrence of cancer. People who have been
treated for cancer and continue to take high doses of vitamin D live
longer and are less likely to experience new cancers. Vitamin D does not
interfere with standard cancer treatments. Vitamin D strengthens the
immune system such that it is far more able to defend us from infections
of all sorts, including wintertime colds and flu. The health of infants is improved if the prenatal
nutrition of mothers contains significant vitamin D.
People of all ages,
including children and seniors, are healthier if exposed to direct
sunlight for a short time each day.
However, in latitudes north of Los
Angeles or Atlanta
there is insufficient UVB radiation in sunlight to make vitamin D on the
skin during the months from late October to early March, suggesting that using a
sunlamp for a few minutes each day would be very useful during these
months. (Sperti has been making Vitamin D sunlamps since 1937.) An advantage of UVB on your skin making your
vitamin D is that the skin makes many different variations of the
vitamin. There is emerging evidence that one
particular form of vitamin D, the
water soluble vitamin D3 sulfate, can go places in the body that the
fat soluble vitamin D3 cannot go. Vitamin D3 sulfate may be a key to
combating health problems such as heart disease, obesity, chronic fatigue,
autism, Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis.
The body will not make from sunlight more vitamin D than it
needs, so we take the oral supplements and let UVB light top up our
vitamin D so that the body has all it wants. (Vitamin D2 is derived from
vegetarian sources, vitamin D3 is derived from animal and microbial
Research suggests that if the
entire population had a high level of vitamin D in their blood, the
occurrence of many common cancers would be reduced by up to 90% and the
overall cancer rate would be reduced by about 75%. Plus many other
diseases would be dramatically less, including heart disease, stroke,
diabetes types 1 and 2, arthritis, osteoporosis and other bone/teeth
problems, depression, migraines, Alzheimer's and dementia,
schizophrenia, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis,
fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, infections, inflammation, Crohn's disease,
low back pain, muscle weakness, poor balance, and more.
"Whoever wishes to pursue the
science of medicine in a direct manner must first investigate the
seasons of the year and what occurs in them." - Hippocrates
Glyconutrients Glyconutrients are at the cutting edge of
nutritional science today. The glyconutrients are eight monosaccharides
(simple sugars) that combine with proteins (glycoproteins) and fats
(glycolipids) to form a code that is the basis for the body's internal
communication system. These special molecules are found on the surface
of every cell and allow the immune system to distinguish between self
and non-self. In the fight against cancer, distinguishing self from
non-self is an important first step. Supplementing the diet with all 8
simple sugars helps restore the body's internal communication system and
promote healing. For more information see
Vegetarians already have
significantly less cancer, particularly cancer associated with various
parts of the digestive system. Armed with the information on this web
site regarding alkalinity (use the
juices, enzymes, vitamin B17, vitamin F, vitamin C, and vitamin
vegetarians should be able to achieve much lower rates of cancer simply
by eating different foods and getting a little more sunlight on the skin.
Other vitamins that are helpful in
the fight against cancer include vitamin B complex for stress, vitamin E
an antioxidant, and vitamins A and D for calcium metabolism. Helpful
minerals include iodine for thyroid function (the thyroid gland produces calcitonin, a hormone that helps regulate calcium metabolism) and
selenium as an antioxidant. Co-enzyme Q10 (sesame oil is a good source)
has also been found to be helpful. For dosages of the various nutrients
see Dr. Brodie's 3-week Intensive Supplement Program (Diamond
page 76-82), the Metabolic Therapy information in Philip Day's book
Cancer - Why We're
Still Dying To Know The Truth, and the simple supplement program of
Dr. Abram Hoffer that is found to significantly extend the life
of cancer patients. It is necessary to correct all nutrient
deficiencies, attaining and maintaining a state of nutrient saturation
in the body, which is why the
nutritional supplements we recommend contain all the
nutrients. We call this the "nutrient dense diet" - rich in all
nutrients and devoid of junk food.
"The necessity of eating foods
rich in all the vitamins and minerals - particularly vitamin B17
- and of minimizing prolonged damage or stress to the body is all
that he (the person with cancer) really needs to know" (Griffin,
Cancer and Meditation
Individuals who practice
Transcendental Meditation (TM) have about 55% less cancer
(Psychosomatic Medicine 49 (1987): 493-507). Why?
By measuring heart rate, breath
rate and other indicators of the level of activity in the body,
scientists have found that TM provides the body with a deep level of rest. This intensely deep rest helps the body to cope with any
extraordinary demands being made on it. There can be times during TM meditation when the rest is
deep, breathing stops and a state of "transcendence" is experienced.
The word "transcend" means "go beyond". In this case the mind and body
"transcend" or go beyond activity and achieve a state of rest,
suspension, stillness, silence, peace. Scientists call this state
"restful alertness" because the mind is wide awake while the body is
experiencing deep rest.
Everyone has heard of the "fight
or flight" response when the body's resources are mobilized to deal with
an emergency. TM produces a situation in the body that is the exact
opposite of the "fight or flight" response, a kind of "rest and
repair" response during which the body can heal itself. Many people
are like a car with the gas pedal stuck down. Meditation is pulling back
on the gas pedal. The body relaxes into its basic idling, resting
rhythms. Whatever imbalance exists in the functioning of the autonomic
nervous system, release of stress in the nervous system through regular
practice of TM should restore flexibility and normal functioning.
"But here's the
kicker. Your nervous system has two operating systems - the
'fight or flight' stress response dominated by the
sympathetic nervous system and the relaxation response run
by the parasympathetic nervous system. Only when your
nervous system is in a relaxation response do your body's
self-repair mechanisms function!" -
Transcendental Meditation is
popularly considered to be an "antidote" to stress. All the
various "causes" of cancer can be seen as forms of stress.
It is interesting that B vitamins
are used by the body to deal with stress. It is possible that by
neutralizing stress, TM reduces the body's requirement for B
vitamins, including vitamin B17. Less wear and tear in the more relaxed
physiology and psychology may reduce demands for other nutrients as
Stress is mentioned by
Dr. Sharma as one of the causes of free
radicals in the body.
"By simply changing
your diet to a high intake of fruit, vegetables and grains,
by reducing stress through the gentle art of meditation or
prayer, or practicing your own faith (I use 'TM' or
Transcendental Meditation and it's wonderful) and seeking
out support, you can have a major effect on your general
wellbeing, and often your prognosis". - Olivia Newton-John
Living Simply With Cancer.
Stress is insidious because it
affects us 24 hours each day. Stress can be mental, emotional and
physical. Chronic stress exhausts the body. During the deep rest of TM stress dissolves. Stress causes the
heart to beat too fast, the muscles to be too tense, the entire
metabolism to be too fast. Metabolic waste products are acids
(lactic acid, uric acid, etc.), which is a reason why dissolving stress
may increase the alkalinity of the body. Get rid of your stress and you
can begin to enjoy the benefits of
Chronic tension in muscles must
inevitably obstruct the flow of lymph.
between TM and other relaxation techniques show that TM is far more
effective to relax the body than the other techniques studied. The
removal of obstructions to the flow of lymph is absolutely
necessary if all parts of the physiology are to be oxygenated,
nourished, and cleansed of metabolic wastes.
The deep rest during meditation
combined with a more efficient (less stressed) metabolism following
meditation will help conserve the body's supply of respiratory
enzymes. Plus, cells functioning at a lower metabolic rate will be
easier to keep saturated with oxygen. Respiratory enzymes and
oxygen saturation are key to cancer prevention. (See Dr. Otto Warburg's
papers in the Alkalize For Health Library
Natural killer cells detect and destroy cancer cells.
People with less
stress have more natural killer cells.
Stress causes the body to produce adrenaline which in turn raises blood
sugar as part of the "fight or flight" response. The sugar is meant to
provide energy for the muscles, but in our modern world stress rarely
results in muscular exertion so the sugar remains in the blood. High blood
sugar feeds cancer.
Cortisol is a hormone released in
response to stress. Cancer patients with more cortisol die sooner.
Cancer patients with
normal cortisol live longer.
There may be many good reasons why
individuals practicing TM have 55% less cancer, and much lower rates of
other diseases as well, including 87% less heart disease. Furthermore,
several studies that monitored the health care costs of TM meditators
over many years found that individuals with the worst health prior to
beginning the practice show the greatest improvement in health (and
reduction in health care costs) following learning to meditate. Health
care costs for TM meditators over age 55 are reduced substantially, and
this could potentially be of great significance as the "baby boom"
generation enters retirement. Therefore, we highly recommend TM to
cancer patients and all others who wish to prevent disease and improve
For more information, see our
Transcendental Meditation page, read the articles in our
and visit web sites such as
Instruction in Transcendental
Meditation is available in nearly every city on the planet. Look in the
phone book under "Transcendental Meditation" or "Meditation" to find the
TM Center nearest you. The 30,000 teachers of Transcendental Meditation
all teach the technique in exactly the same way so you can be sure that
wherever you learn TM you will be learning the exact same technique that
has proven so successful for others.
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Psychosomatic Medicine 49 (1987): 493-507.
You now understand the importance
of 1) more oxygen, 2) more alkalinity, 3) less free radicals, 4) more
exercise, 5) hyperthermia, 6) more enzymes, 7) a nutrient-dense diet
with special attention to vitamins B17, F, C, D & glyconutrients, and 8)
Transcendental Meditation. These are our 8 Step Program to prevent and
remove cancer. All of these you can do in the privacy of your own home.
If you want to prepare an "anti-cancer lunch" what will you serve? If
you are designing the ventilation system for a home how will you do it?
If you have to choose between a hot tub and a sauna for your home, which
will you pick? If you are to choose between a stationary bicycle and a
rebounder for your home exercise machine, which would you want? (We
discuss saunas and rebounders in more detail further on in this website). Do
you begin to see how to build an anti-cancer diet and lifestyle that
will cancer-proof your family?
If you are using this page to
prevent cancer then you are all set. If you already have cancer then you
will want to work closely with an allopathic, Ayurvedic, homeopathic or
naturopathic physician who understands what you are doing and can help
Complementary Medicine page).
We do encourage the consumption of
dairy products, particularly organic dairy products. The section on
Vitamin F above requires the consumption of cottage cheese. Therefore,
the diet we are recommending would be called "lacto-vegetarian".
The diet of the long-lived Hunza
people is mostly lacto-vegetarian, as they eat very little meat and only
when it is available. However, "moderation in all things, including moderation".
Dr. Gerson allowed a little meat in the diets of his cancer patients.
The transition to a mostly
vegetarian diet need not be sudden. There is a learning curve everyone
climbs as they change to a meatless diet. You will learn how to pack
more nutrition onto your dinner plate by preparing whole, fresh foods. A
good starting point is to remember the traditional diets around the
world. Prior to the invention of refrigeration the main foods were those
that did not decompose rapidly, such as grains, seeds, legumes (peas,
beans), nuts, fruits, vegetables, and berries. Meat, when it was
available, was generally added in small quantity to other foods such as
"pork and beans", shepherd's pie, cabbage rolls, perogies, "chicken
fried rice", etc. The meat was more of a condiment than a food, being
added for texture and flavor. By using meat in this manner, the quantity
of meat consumed can be greatly reduced without anyone feeling deprived.
Slowly the percentage of actual meatless meals can be increased. In this
manner the family's diet can move in a meatless direction gradually and
comfortably. You will experiment with new foods and food combinations,
discovering new favorite dishes and meals that are consciously designed
by you to promote the health of your family. The tendency toward a
vegetarian diet has three main advantages to your health: 1) this diet
is more alkaline, 2) the food is more nutritious, and 3) you get off the
top of the food chain where pesticides and other toxic chemicals tend to
concentrate. Groups following a vegetarian diet, such as Seventh Day
Adventists, have significantly less cancer. A largely vegetarian diet
contributes to healthier children and a more harmonious family life.
"There are hundreds of millions of
vegetarians in this world. This would include the people of the non-meat
eating religions such as the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains plus many
others who respect and honor animal life...In India a young girl is not
considered a woman until she masters the art of cooking rice at least
fifteen different ways. Indian women pride themselves on being able to
create a tasty and well-balanced vegetarian menu." -
Flavors of India cookbook, Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff, 101
Productions, San Francisco, 1972. (For authentic delectable Vedic rice
cooking, basmati rice is recommended).
In a joint statement,
published in the June 2003 issue of the Journal of the
American Dietetic Association, the American Dietetic
Association and Dietitians of Canada say:
"It is the position of the American
Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that
appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful,
nutritionally adequate and provide health benefits in the
prevention and treatment of certain diseases."
The "cancer self-treatment"
information presented here is intended to provide a starting point for
you to begin the process of regaining your health. It is your body and
your health. You are in charge! What are you going to do about it?
Generally, once the body has succumbed to cancer there are multiple
exhaustions and deficiencies that must be corrected simultaneously if
the body is to recover. The entire population would benefit from a
"cancer preventing" diet and lifestyle. Cancer can be thought of as a
learning experience, a required course in healthy living for those who
need it. Unfortunately, once cancer has taken hold, the body seems to
remain susceptible and so constant vigilance is required for the
remainder of one's lifetime. However, given a well-informed and
determined response, there is a good chance that most of the people who
are diagnosed with cancer will live to a ripe old age.
The ideal task of
cancer therapy is to restore the function of the oxidizing
systems in the entire organism. This, of course, is
difficult to accomplish. It involves the following: 1)
detoxification of the whole body, 2) providing the essential
mineral contents of the potassium group, 3) adding oxidizing
enzymes continuously as long as they are not reactivated and
built in the body...This will create a near normal condition
of the oxidizing system in the body, to which malignant
cells with the fermentation system cannot adapt. -
Dr. Max Gerson, page 7.
Airola, Ph.D., Paavo,
How to Get Well, Health Plus, Sherwood, Oregon, 1993.
Altschul, Aaron M.
Their Chemistry and Politics, Basic Books, New York, 1965. This book
provides the scholarly analysis of protein complementarity that is the
basis of a successful vegetarian diet. A meat & milk based diet requires
3 1/2 acres to feed one person, whereas on a vegetarian diet one quarter
acre can feed a person. Also, the meat & milk based diet requires 2,500
gallons of fresh water per day per person, compared to only 300 gallons
of fresh water per day for a person on a vegetarian diet. The number of
people who can live on this planet and their impact on the environment
is largely determined by their diet.
Barefoot, Robert R. And Carl J.
The Calcium Factor: The Scientific Secret of Health and Youth,
Gilliland Printing Inc., Arkansas City, Kansas, 1996.
Binzel, M.D., Philip E.,
Alive and Well - One Doctor's Experience with Nutrition in the Treatment
of Cancer Patients, American Media. Westlake Village, CA, 1994. "In
my attempts to use nutritional therapy, which includes the use of
Laetrile, in the treatment of cancer, I have often been confronted by
the Food and Drug Administration and by the State Medical Board. I have
fought and, through the grace of God, I have won."
Budwig, Dr. Johanna,
Flax Oil As a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer and
Other Diseases, Apple Publishing Company Ltd., Vancouver, 1996.
Diamond, M.D., W. John, W. Lee
Cowden, M.D. with Burton Goldberg,
An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer, Future
Medicine Publishing, Inc., Tiburon, California, 1997.
Erasmus, Ph.D., Udo,
Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, Alive Books, 1993.
Fife, N.D., Bruce,
The Coconut Oil Miracle, Avery, New York, 2004.
Fuhrman, M.D., Joel,
Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight
Loss, Little Brown, 2003.
Gerson, M.D., Max,
A Cancer Therapy - Results of Fifty Cases and The Cure of Advanced
Cancer by Diet Therapy - A Summary of 30 Years of Clinical
Experimentation, Gerson Institute, Binita, California, 1990.
Griffin, G. Edward,
World Without Cancer, American Media, Westlake Village,
California, 1997. Both the
video can be purchased directly from the author.
Dr. Moerman's Anti-Cancer Diet, Avery Publishing Group Inc.,
Garden City Park, New York, 1990. In Holland the vegetarian diet
promoted by Dr. Moerman has been recognized by the government as a
legitimate treatment for cancer. Results indicate that Dr. Moerman's
diet is more effective than standard cancer treatments.
Kelley, Dr. William Donald,
Cancer: Curing the Incurable Without Surgery, Chemotherapy, or Radiation,
2001. Newly revised and updated information from Dr. Kelley.
Kendall, Roger V.,
Building Wellness with DMG - How a breakthrough nutrient gives cancer,
autism & cardiovascular patients a second chance at health,
Freedom Press, 2003.
Lappe, Frances Moore,
Diet for a Small Planet, Ballantine Books, New York, 1992. This book
explains the principle of protein complementarity that is the basis of
the vegetarian diet. By combining a grain and a legume you produce a
protein that is as good as animal protein. Examples include: rice and
lentils (rice and dahl - India), corn and beans (Mexico), chick peas and
wheat (falafal sandwich - Middle East). This famous bread recipe takes
full advantage of protein complementarity: "Take
wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a
storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself." - Ezekiel 4:9. A
high protein plant diet provides twice the vitamins and minerals of a
meat diet, and vastly more fiber, phyto-nutrients, and other required
Disease Reprieve, Xlibris Corporation, 1999. Understanding zeta
potential and human health.
What Doctors Don't Tell You, First Avon Books, New York, 1998.
Eat Yourself Slim, Alex & Lucas Publishing, 2004.
Pierce, N.D., Carson E., What I
Would Do If I Had Cancer Again, 1996.
Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could
Save Your Life, Wiley, 2011.
Reclaiming Our Health, H J Kramer Inc., Tiburon, California,
Sharma, M.D., Hari,
Freedom from Disease, Veda Publishing, Toronto, Ontario, 1993.
Sharma, M.D., Hari, et al,
The Answer To Cancer Is Never Giving It A Chance to Start, Select
Books, New York, 2002.
Taylor, Ross, with forward by Olivia
Living Simply With Cancer, Cancer Support Association, Perth,
Western Australia, 1998.
Reverse Aging, Siloam Enterprise, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
Young, M.D., Robert O.,
The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health, Wellness
Central, 2003. See also Dr. Young's
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You now understand the importance
of 1) more oxygen, 2) more alkalinity, 3) less free radicals, 4) more
exercise, 5) hyperthermia, 6) more enzymes, 7) a nutrient dense diet
with special attention to vitamins B17, F, C, D & glyconutrients, and 8)
Transcendental Meditation. All of these you can do in the privacy of
your own home. If you have not read our page on the
test and alkalinity please read it now. If you have read it then
let's move on to a discussion of the critical importance of aerobic
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