Monday, 20 June 2011
*DIET AND CANCER
*DIET AND LIFESTYLE
*HOXSEY CANCER TREATMENT
*THE BUDWIG THERAPY
*INTERVIEW WITH RALPH MOSS
*THE GERSON THERAPY
*THE REVICI METHOD
*VITAMIN C THERAPY
*BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Were a natural cure for cancer be presented to the world tomorrow, the mega multi billion dollar Cancer Industry would come crashing down; the gravy train would be derailed, and the thousands of people who make a good living off the back of other people's suffering would lose their cosy, well paid jobs. Too many people have vested interests in the status quo being maintained for that to happen. For them cancer is the goose that lays the golden eggs! This is the reason information about wonderful natural treatments (like Essiac, the Hoxsey Cancer Treament , Laetrile etc. etc.) is purposely suppressed. When information on such things does seep out it is met with a barrage of lies and misinformation, and proponents of such treatments suffer harrassment, blackballing and character assassination. - NTFC
Knowledge is power. Empower yourself with knowledge. As Harry Hoxsey said," You don't have to die." Welcome to the wonderful world of natural treatments for cancer. - NTFC
"We all live with myths that undermine our capacity to fight cancer. For example, many of us are convinced that it is primarily linked to our genetic make up, rather than our lifestyle. When we look at the research, however, we can see that the opposite is true." - Dr David Serran-Schreiber ( Author of 'Anticancer - A New Way Of Life' )
"As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best
chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals, and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine. Almost all drugs are toxic and designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone. Most surgery is unnecessary. In short, our mainstream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be." - Dr. Allan Greenberg
"My opinion, however, is that they (herbs) are superior 95% of the time to any pharmaceutical drug." - Dr. Robert Willner M.D.
"Recently John Cairns of Harvard University published a study in Scientific American about cancer chemotherapy drugs. He found that chemotherapy drugs benefit at most 5% - 1 out of 20 - of the cancer patients they're given to and yet chemotherapy is routinely given to 50% of American cancer patients" - Peter Barry Chowka
"As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good." Dr. Alan Nixon Ph.D , former President of the American Chemical Society.
"A study which shows the majority of oncologists who refer patients for chemotherapy for lung cancer would not themselves take chemotherapy for lung cancer. And in fact if the chemotherapy involved cis-platen, something like 75% of them said they wouldn't take it. But what do these people do all day long? They're sending people for cis-platen" - Ralph Moss PhD
"I had a brain cancer specialist sit in my living room and tell me that he would never take radiation if he had a brain tumour. And I asked him, "But do you send people for radiation?" And he said, "Of course. I'd be drummed out of the hospital if I didn't." - Ralph Moss PhD
"Al Carter (author of 'The Cancer Answer') says that when mice are used in experiments with cancer, a special breed of mice with a weak immune system is used, because mice with a normal immune system cannot be given cancer" - Clifford Beckwith
"Cancer is a disease of the immune system. You cannot get cancer unless something has gone wrong with your immune system, because your immune system keeps you healthy. Everyone gets cancer cells in their body every day, but if your immune system is working properly, it destroys those cancer cells, and you are just fine. However, if something is wrong [with your immune system], then those cancer cells are allowed to build up, and they eventually form a tumour or a mass..."
"Now, most of the therapies in conventional medicine are very destructive to the body's immune system. Chemotherapy is nothing more than a poison. The first chemotherapeutic agents were developed during World War 2 as chemical warfare agents. They were designed to kill people. And after the war was over, they had all these chemical warfare agents left over, and they decided to use them on cancer patients in the hope that they might kill a part of them, rather than all of them. But they are still meant to kill..."
"They do not build the immune system. They destroy what is left of the immune system. Radiation therapy does the same thing. Mutilating surgery does the same thing. It destroys your immune system..."
"The chemotherapy and the radiation will destroy a lot of the cancer cells, but rarely will they destroy all of them. So when these cancer cells come back [greatly multiplying again] in about a year or so, not only are they resistant to the previous chemotherapy and radiation therapy that was used, but now you have no immune system left to help you get well. And thus, you succumb to the disease, and you die".
"And that is what happens over and over and over again. That's why half a million people are dying of cancer every year in the United States" - Dr. Lorraine Day
"The pharmaceutical companies are a hundred billion dollar [a year] business in this country. They have a tremendous control over what is taught in medical schools because they give grants to medical schools. By the method of giving grants and research funds, they control them. And so, what you learn in medical school is not how to heal people naturally, but you learn only what drug to give."
"And all you have to look in is the Physician's Desk Reference on the bad reactions of drugs. And there are pages and pages, accompanying each drug, describing all the bad things that can happen. And so, doctors are only learning about drugs, rather than natural healing."
"Naturally, they can only give you what they have learned, not necessarily what is the best thing for you"
"And so, there's a tremendous amount of ignorance within the medical profession, as well as within patients. This is a terrible problem, and I don't see it being rectified soon because the pharmaceutical companies want to keep their hundred billion dollar [a year] business going. And, of course, fruits and grains and vegetables and these alternative methods are not patentable. And so, they are not a lucrative source of the medical/industrial complex to continue to make their gains with" - Dr. Lorraine Day
"To the cancer establishment, a cancer patient is a profit centre. The actual clinical and scientific evidence does not support the claims of the cancer industry. Conventional cancer treatments are in place as the law of the land because they pay, not heal, the best. Decades of the politics-of-cancer-as-usual have kept you from knowing this, and will continue to do so unless you wake up to their reality." - Dr. John Diamond M.D. and Dr. Lee Cowden M.D.
"Chemotherapy is an incredibly lucrative business for doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies...The medical establishment wants everyone to follow the same exact protocol. They don't want to see the chemotherapy industry go under, and that's the number one obstacle to any progress in oncology." - Dr. Glenn Warner M.D.
"There are many cases to be cited in terms of congressional investigations and it's really pathetic, particularly for somebody like me who is a cancer patient, and for all the other people with cancer. If they were to go through the litany of congressional investigations looking into cancer and read the 1953 Fitzgerald Report on the Hoxsey therapy; if they were to read the 1963 hearings of Senator Paul Douglas of Illinois on Krebiozen, and if they were to read the 1981 hearings of Senator Paula Hawkings of Florida who was investigating a fraud at the National Cancer Institute...If the average person realised what I'm telling you here today I think there would be an uproar that would be enormous - and that is exactly what it's going to take to change the system" - Robert DeBragga, patient advocate.
"Behind this is the weirdest conglomeration of corrupt motives, intrigue, selfishness, jealousy, obstruction and conspiracy that I have ever seen." - Senator Benedict Fitzgerald (Conclusion of the 'Fitzgerald Report To Congress' concerning the suppression of alternative treatments for cancer.)
(The war on cancer) Should we change policy? Should we be upset? I think we should be fundamentally upset. I think we should be screaming in the streets - Professor Louis Guillette
"Everyone should know that the 'war on cancer' is largely a fraud." - Dr Linus Pauling, double Nobel Prize winner.
"But nobody today can say that one does not know what cancer and its prime cause be. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse that one cannot do more about prevention. That prevention of cancer will come there is no doubt, for man wishes to survive. But how long prevention will be avoided depends on how long the prophets of agnosticism will succeed in inhibiting the application of scientific knowledge in the cancer field. In the meantime, millions of men must die of cancer unneccessarily." - Dr. Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize winner.
"We have a multi billion dollar industry that is killing people, right and left, just for financial gain. Their idea of research is to see wheter two doses of this poison is better than three doses of that poison" - Dr. Glenn Warner M.D.
Most doctors like me would rather die than endure the pain of treatment we inflict on others for terminal diseases - Dr Martin Scurr
Hundreds of millions of people have died DESPITE radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. ..And many of those died BECAUSE of radiation, chemotherapy and surgery - NTFC
"What I want is whatever is best for the patient. And I don't care wheter it's called orthodox... unorthodox...fringe... I don't care. There's just too many people dying...Too many people dying." - Robert DeBragga, patient advocate.
Saturday, 18 June 2011
"The easiest, least expensive way to reduce your risk for cancer is just by eating a healthy diet" - Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, PhD, researcher at the National Cancer Institute.
"The cure for cancer will not be found under the microscope, it's on the dinner plate" - Paul Stitt
"With all I've learned over these years of research, if I were asked to design a diet today that promoted the development of cancer to the maximum, I couldn't improve on our present diet!" - Dr Richard Beliveau (*Meat, dairy, high levels of refined sugar and saturated fat, low levels of omega-3 and insufficient intake of fruit and vegetables)
"The single most important thing you can do that offers you the best chance of avoiding or beating cancer is to eat a healthier diet - starting NOW.
According to The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) eating at least 5 portions of vegetables and fruit each day could, in itself, reduce cancer rates by 20%.
The WCRF asserts that half of all breast cancer cases, 3 out of 4 stomach cancer cases and 3 out of 4 cases of colon cancer could be prevented by dietary measures alone" - Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby
Farmer Francis Cockram is not the sort of person you would call a crank. Six foot three, his face weathered by years on the land...When Mr. Cockram was told he had liver cancer and only six months to live, he felt he had nothing to lose in giving alternative medicine a chance. That was in May 1992. More than two years later, he is very much alive and working on the farm.
NHS doctors are mystified. A recent scan showed that the 68 year-old farmer's liver is now clear of cancer.
Mr. Cockram's homeopath in Tiverton told him he could fight the disease by going on a strict diet - eating plenty of fruit, raw vegetables and cereals and drinking nothing but bottled water.
(Western Morning News 14th November 1992)
"The most thrilling thing I can recall was to see cancer cells taken from a human body and thriving on cooked food, but unable to survive on the same food when it was uncooked" - Dr. Ann Wigmore
'A high consumption of red and processed meat was linked to a substantial increase in the risk of cancer in the lower colon and rectum' - From a Harvard University study into red meat consumption and cancer
Full English Cancer: The traditional English breakfast has long suffered a reputation for being 'a heart attack on a plate' with its high fat and calorie content.
Now those who still regularly enjoy tucking into a fry-up have something else to worry about - a 63% higher risk of bowel cancer.
Yesterday researchers warned that sausages, bacon and other processed meat increase the risk of the disease, as well as being fatty and high in cholestrol.
The evidence is strong enough that we should avoid eating such food as much as possible, said the World Cancer Research Fund.
The extra calories can also lead to obesity, which is linked to many types of cancer and heart disease.
According to the charity, there is convincing scientific evidence that excess body fat is linked to six types of cancer, including bowel cancer and breast cancer.
Experts believe that - after not smoking - maintaining a healthy weight is the most important factor in helping avoid suffering from the disease. The WRCF warned that eating 150g of processed meat a day - equivalent to about two sausages and three rashers of bacon - increases bowel cancer risk by 63%.
Professor Martin Wiseman, medical and scientific adviser for the WRCF, said," For some people, having a fry-up with bacon and sausages might seem like a good way to start the day. But if you are doing this regularly, then you are significantly increasing your risk of bowel cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in the UK."
"Only a third of people are aware of the link between processed meat and cancer."
"This means two-thirds are not in a position to make an informed choice about how much of it they eat."
He warned that it is a simple matter of the more processed meat a person eats, the higher the risk.
Professor Wiseman said," This is not a question of all or nothing. For example, if you eat 150g of it a day, then you will be incresing your bowel cancer risk by about two-thirds. But if you only eat 50g a day - roughly the equivalent of a sausage - then you will be increasing your risk by about a fifth. As well as the processed meat increasing the risk of bowel cancer, fry-ups also tend to be high in calories."
"We recommend people limit consumption of high calorie, or energy-dense, foods because eating them makes you more likely to gain weight."
"This is important because there is convincing evidence that excess body fat increases the risk of six types of cancer."
Professor Wiseman said scientists estimate that about a third of cancers could be prevented by eating healthily, taking regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight. In terms of overall risk, the chances of developing bowel cancer are one in 18 for men and 1 in 20 for women in the UK. - Daily Mail 26th August 2008
Meat consumption in relation to cancer risk has been reported in over a hundred epidemiological studies from many countries with diverse diets - J. Genkinger (Dept. of Oncology, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.) and A. Koushill (Departement de Medecine Sociale et Preventive, Universitie de Montreal)
Diets that are high in animal protein and saturated fat have been shown to increase the risk of both heart disease and cancer. Red meat in particular has been linked with higher incidence of heart disease, prostate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer - Madonna Gauding
"It is a concern if two thirds of people are not aware of the link because the evidence is strong. That is why expert's advice is that the best amount of processed meat to eat is none at all. But if people don't know about the link between bowel cancer and processed meat they are not in a position to make informed choices." - Marilyn Gentry, chief executive of the World Cancer Research Fund.
There is now consistent and substantial evidence that the higher the milk consumption of a country the greater their breast and prostate cancer risk. The highest risk of cancer death is found in Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Sweden, countries with the biggest consumers of milk - Patrick Holford
Most people don't realise the scale of the problem. You can literally predict a country's incidence of mortality rate from prostate cancer just from knowing the average dairy intake -Patrick Holford
Men with the highest dairy intakes had approximately double the risk of total prostate cancer and up to fourfold increase in risk of metastatic or fatal prostate cancer relative to low consumers - National Cancer Institute
Cancer develops only if cancer cells grow. Their growth is under the influence of hormones and growth factors. Professor Jane Plant and Colin Campbell are convinced that the single major cancer growth promoter is dairy products. Milk is naturally high on oestrogen, as well as insulin-like growth factor (IGF). This is hardly surprising since milk's job is to make cells grow. Milk consumption is the second most predictive risk factor, with age being the first - Patrick Holford
Last night it emerged that Dirk Benedict (one of the stars of the cult television programme 'The A-Team') refused all medical help and surgery when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which threatened to cut short his acting career.
Instead, he told alarmed family members and friends, "I'm going away for a while - to cure myself."
He shut himself away from the world for six months in a rented cottage in New Hampshire, where he lived on a macrobiotic diet and spent virtually every day meditating.
Against almost impossible odds, Benedict, now 61, returned to Hollywood six months later - completely cured.
A friend said , "There wasn't a trace of the cancer in his body. Somehow, he came home in better health than anyone has seen him." - Sunday Express 7th January 2007
"The data from the China Project suggest that what we have come to consider as 'normal' illnesses of aging are really not normal. In fact, these findings indicate that the vast majority, perhaps 80-90% of all cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and other forms of degenerative illness can be prevented, at least until very old age, simply by adopting a plant-based diet." - Dr. T. Colin Campbell Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University.
Studies have shown that a diet rich in soya beans and fermented soya i.e. tofu, miso, tempeh - source of isoflavones and phytoestrogens, significantly reduce a woman's risk of breast and endometrial cancer, and prostate cancer in men - NTFC
Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Not only do they provide a myriad of antioxidants, enzymes and trace minerals, but as most fruits and all vegetables are highly alkaline, they help to maintain a healthy acid:alkaline balance.
Consuming too much acid forming food creates an acid state within the body.
An acid state, potentially, provides a fertile breeding ground for all manner of debilitating and degenerative diseases, from arthritis to cancer - NTFC
[ Be aware of pesticide residue on non-organic produce. Eat organic wherever and whenever possible.]
Brave Ray Hughes has beaten cancer - on a diet of grapes and cranberry juice.
Doctors told Ray, 57, he would be lucky to survive a year after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Few with the disease survive because there are no early symptoms.
But a biopsy has shown Ray, of Dudley, West Midlands, now has no cancerous cells in his body.
The father of one said, "My doctor calls me a walking miracle and I'm looking to the future with new hope."
"During the time I ate a lot of red grapes and cranberry juice and I think that helped me." - Sun. 10th September 2008
Grape extract kills cancer cells: An extract from grape seeds can destroy cancer cells, US research suggests.
In lab experiments, scientists found that the extract stimulated leukaemia cells to commit suicide.
Within 24 hours, 76% of leukaemia cells exposed to the extract were killed off, while healthy cells were unharmed, Clinical Cancer Research reports.
The study raises the possibility of new cancer treatments, but scientists said it was too early to recommend that people eat grapes to ward off cancer.
Grape seeds contain a number of antioxidants, including resveratrol, which is known to have anti-cancer properties, as well as a positive effect on the heart.
Previous research has shown grapeseed extract has an effect on skin, breast, bowel, lung stomach and prostate cancer cells in the laboratory.
It can also reduce the size of breast tumours in rats and skin tumours in mice.
However, the University of Kentucky study is the first to test its impact on a blood cancer.
Lead researcher Professor Xianglin Shi said: "These results could have implications for the incorporation of agents such as grapeseed extract into prevention or treatment of haematological (blood) malignancies and possibly other cancers."
"What everyone seeks is an agent that has an effect on cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone, and this shows that grapeseed extract fits into this category."
The researchers exposed leukaemia cells to grape extract in a range of different doses.
One of the higher doses produced a marked effect, causing large numbers of the cells to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis.
This is a natural method of getting rid of damaged and potentially dangerous cells.
When the mechanism behind apoptosis breaks down, cancerous cells can survive and multiply.
The researchers found grapeseed extract activates a protein called JNK which helps to regulate apoptosis.
When they exposed the leukaemia cells to an agent that inhibits JNK, the grapeseed extract effect was cancelled out.
Silencing the gene that makes JNK also blocked the extract's ability to kill cancer cells - BBC News 31st December 2008
Multiple studies have found that flavonoid compounds including anthocyanins, flavonols and proanthocyanidins, found naturally in cranberries, may be able to fight leukaemia, breast, lung, colon and potentially many other types of cancer - David Grotto RD, LDN ('101 Foods That Could Save Your Live')
'Pomegranate juice can slow prostate cancer': Drinking a daily eight ounce (0.24 litre) glass of pomegranate juice can significantly slow the progress of prostate cancer, a study suggests.
Researchers say the effect may be so large that it may help older men outlive the disease.
Pomegranates contain a cocktail of chemicals which minimise cell damage, and potentially kill off cancer cells.
The study, by the University of California in Los Angeles, appears in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.
Previous research had indicated that pomegranate juice could have a beneficial effect on prostate cancer in tests on mice.
But the latest study has shown that humans can potentially benefit too.
The UCLA team focused on 50 men who had undergone surgery or radiation treatment for prostate cancer - but had shown signs that the disease was rapidly returning.
The presence of prostate cancer cells is monitored by measuring levels of a chemical they produce called prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
The researchers measured how long it took for PSA levels to double in individual patients - a short doubling time indicates that the cancer is progressing quickly.
The average doubling time is about 15 months, but in patients who drank pomegranate juice this increased to an average of 54 months.
Some men on the study continue to show suppressed PSA levels after more than three years, even though they are receiving no treatment apart from drinking pomegranate juice. - BBC News 1st July 2006
"Our study adds to growing evidence that pomegranates contain very powerful agents against cancer " - Professor Hasan Mukhtar, University of Wisconsin
Rhubarb 'may help fight cancer': Eating baked rhubarb could help fight cancer, new research has shown.
Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University found baking British garden rhubarb for 20 minutes boosted its anti-cancer chemicals.
The findings showed the polyphenols could kill or prevent the growth of cancer cells and could be used to develop new, less toxic treatments.
It is the first study of the benefits of British rhubarb, specifically a variety grown in South Yorkshire - BBC Ceefax 12th Feb. 2010
Nearly 30 studies have shown that garlic has some cancer-preventive effect. The evidence is particuarly strong for a link between garlic and prevention of prostate and stomach cancers - David Grotto, RD, LDN ('101 Foods That Could Save Your Life')
Garlic is number one on the National Cancer Institute's list of cancer preventative foods - Professor Jane Plant
Curry spice 'kills cancer cells': An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown.
The chemical - curcumin - has long been thought to have healing powers and is already being tested as a treatment for arthritis and even dementia.
Now tests by a team at the Cork Cancer Research Centre show it can destroy gullet cancer cells in the lab - BBC News 28th October 2009
Turmeric contains curcumin, a potent antioxidant believed to help prevent cancer. In test tubes, 80% of malignant prostate cells self-destructed when exposed to curcumin - Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D ( 'Health Bliss')
Turmeric has been shown to protect against every stage of cancer development: initiation, promotion and progression. It also disarms a wide range of carcinogens - Patrick Holford
(NB: Adding black pepper to the turmeric greatly increases its anti-cancer potency)
A mushroom popular in Chinese cooking can help shrink tumours and beat cancer, a study has found.
Scientists have revealed the maitake mushroom can shrink tumours by as much as 75%.
The breakthrough could have major implications for two of Britain's biggest cancer killers and lead to new treatments.
Experts found the giant edible mushroom - which can grow to eight inches across - can help combat bladder and prostate cancer.
These two cancers claim the lives of 15,000 victims every year in the UK.
Last night, Dr. Sensuke Konno, who carried out the research, hailed the discovery as "very significant" and said it would improve the quality of life of cancer sufferers - Daily Express, December 2009
Miso Anti-Cancer Agent: Miso is an aged paste made from soybeans. Its flavour is distinctly rich and salty.
For a long time in Japan, miso has been considered to be a very healthy food and rightly so as recent analysis has proved. Besides its nutritional benefits, there are some other benefits of miso that are especially useful.
Back in the 1940's, a Dr Akizuki, who personally drank miso soup daily to strengthen the frail body he was born with, got his whole family and hospital staff to drink miso soup regularly. For two years after the atomic bomb hit Nagasaki, Dr. Akizuki and his staff worked very closely with radiation fallout victims of Nagasaki with high radiation levels. When neither he nor his staff got radiation sickness as would be expected, Dr. Akizuki speculated that perhaps this was due to miso soup.
A study by Japanese scientists, inspired by Dr. Akizuki's writings, found that miso contains zybicolin (dipicolinic acid), which grabs onto heavy metals (radioactive strontium being one) and discharges them from the body.
Miso helps to neutralize the effects of air pollution, and recent research has shown miso to be a potent anti-cancer agent.
An analysis of 72 studies found that 57 studies reported significant links between tomato intake or blood lycopene levels and reduced risk of cancer, especially of the lung, stomach, mouth, colon, rectum and prostate gland - Dr Sarah Brewer
In one six-year study men who ate two or more servings of tomato products a week, reduced their risk of prostate cancer by up to 50%. A family history of prostate cancer did not seem to reduce the protective effect of lycopene - Dr Sarah Brewer
A cancer patient credits his morning glass of broccoli juice with halting the disease. Ray Wiseman's claim has prompted more research into the vegetable's healing powers.
Doctors told Mr. Wiseman they did not expect him to survive, when they diagnosed him 5 years ago. But today scans show that his cancer has stopped spreading - vastly improving his chances of a recovery.
The grandfather, 79, puts his health down to the tumbler of broccoli juice that his wife prepares for him each day.
Mr. Wiseman, who lives in Braunstone, Leicestershire, said ," I take the juice every day. I know its done me good. I suppose it would be the same for everybody."
His wife, Joan, 72, started giving him the juice after a friend told her about the healing power of green vegetables. For each half tumbler dose she combines a head of broccoli with some apples and carrots to improve the taste.
She said," We believe my husband's incredible luck is down to broccoli. I hope our experience can help other sufferers."
Recent medical studies have highlighted the possible cancer-beating powers of broccoli. British scientists at the Institute of Food Research found that men who ate one daily portion had altered gene activity in their prostates, suggesting that the chemicals in the vegetable might be able to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
According to a report published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2006, natural chemicals found in certain vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, can enhance DNA repair in cells, which could help stop them becoming cancerous...
Broccoli is rich in vitamin C and has properties that boost the human immune systems that fight viruses, bacteria and cancer - Daily Mail 21st July 2008.
NB: If juicing, use only raw broccoli. If cooking the broccoli, the best method is to steam it as studies have found that boiling broccoli can reduce its anti-cancer compounds. In both cases use only organic broccoli.
A cancerous tumour can only survive if it has its own blood supply - this is known as angiogenesis. Drugs or natural agents that inhibit this process are therefore called 'anti-angiogenic'. Natural agents that have been found to do this include curcumin, resveratrol and proanthocyanidin (grapeseed extract), green tea and quercetin - Patrick Holford
Bicarbonate of soda has undergone a revival in interest in recent times. One of its main areas of popularity is as a natural cancer treatment. The baking soda and 100% pure maple syrup formula is especially worthy of note (See http://www.health-science-spirit.com/maple.html)
Ideally the alkaline:acid ratio should be 70:30 The typical Western diet however is too acidic. All degenerative diseases, from cancer to arthritis, thrive in an acid environment. This is the core reason for the high levels of degenerative disease in Western countries and as other countries adopt the Western diet and lifestyle, it's having a similar effect on the health of their inhabitants as well.
Cancer cells are fuelled by sugar, especially glucose. The baking soda and maple syrup remedy works on the 'trojan horse' principle. The cancer cells ingest the maple syrup, releasing the baking soda - which is highly alkaline. This then completely alters the pH of the cancer cells from highly acid to highly alkaline and the cancer cells 'suffocate'.
The value of this remedy is that the ingredients are readily available and are cheap to acquire which makes it ideal for those on low income or people in the Third World, who otherwise couldn't afford cancer treatment.
Friday, 17 June 2011
The World Cancer Research Fund scientists say any moderate activity that makes the heart beat faster should achieve the same.
For example, data suggests 45 minutes a day of moderate exercise could prevent about 5,500 cases of breast cancer.
Physical exercise helps prevent obesity, which is a cancer risk factor
- BBC Ceefax September 2010
Men who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer can help keep their disease at bay by taking brisk walks, claim researchers.
Based on their observations men who power walk for at least three hours a week can halve how much their cancer will grow and spread over the next couple of years.
Strolling does not have the same effect, Cancer Research journal warns.
Experts say it shows that keeping active can improve health
- BBC Ceefax May 2011
NB: Exercise reduces cancer risk. That exercise boosts the immune system and helps to keep weight in check might partly explain these findings. Though I suspect the main reason is that exercise oxygenates the body. Cancer cells are anaeorbic i.e. they do not breathe oxygen and are unable to survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. This theory would seem to be confirmed by the study findings that just strolling does not activate the anti-cancer effect. More vigorous activity, that makes the heart beat faster and lungs work harder, is required - NTFC
Begin by eliminating as many unnatural chemicals as possible from your home and environment. Keep in mind that many manmade chemicals (especially in plastics and pesticides) have a hormone-like effect within the body - therefore the incidence of hormone-related cancers (including breast, ovarian, testicular and prostate cancer) are all increasing - Hazel Courteney
* Families of the children who had developed leukaemia were about three times as likely to have employed the use of a professional exterminator in their home than the families who did not have a child with cancer.
* The highest risk to children appeared to occur when a professional exterminator was employed while the child was two years old.
* Whenever a mother was exposed during pregnancy to any kind of household pesticide, the risk of her unborn child later developing leukaemia was twice as high as for mothers who were not exposed to household pesticide use during pregnancy - J. Pickrell, University of California childhood leukaemia study 1995-1999
Emotions affect our health too and tragic stories of people who suffer a major shock in life, like the loss of a partner through death or divorce, and develop cancer within a few years are common.
My mother was angry after my father died aged only 50 from a heart attack. In later life she developed a cancer that killed her and I firmly believe it was her overall attitude to life that eventually caused her death. Hence I believe that healing emotional scars as well as physical ones is crucial to our long term health
- Hazel Courteney
Thursday, 16 June 2011
A full transcript of the legendary Nature's Cure For Cancer: Interview with Dr. Gary Glum may be viewed at:
Book: The Essiac Report by Richard Thomas. Published by The Alternative Treatment Information Network.
This book tells the story of Essiac from its Objiwa roots right up until its modern day transmutation into Flor-Essence. Highly recommended.
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Book: The Calling Of An Angel by Dr. Gary Glum. Published by Silent Walker Publishing.
The good doctor tells it all! The full story of Rene Caisse and Essiac from a more personal level. Highly recommended.
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Alternatively, the complete text may be viewed for free at
CD: Keeping Hope Alive. The legendary Rene Caisse speaks! Rene tells her story in her own words. This CD has a certain 'magic' that the books just can't match. Highly recommended.
For information on how to acquire a copy, contact Flora Manufacturing and Distribution Ltd (North America/Rest of the world) or Savant Distribution Ltd.(Britain/Europe)
Essiac Testimonials: For testimonials on Essiac see:
Rene Caisse first used the tea on her aunt, thought to be in the final stages of inoperable stomach cancer. After two months of drinking the tea, the aunt recovered and lived another twenty years. - 'Natural Treatments For Cancer'
"The vast majority of Miss Caisse's patients are brought to her for treatment after surgery, x-rays, emplastrums etc. have failed to be helpful, and the patients are pronounced 'terminal'. Really the progress obtainable and the actual results from Essiac treatments and the rapidity of repair was absolutely marvellous and must be seen to convincingly confirm belief." - Dr. Emma Carson
'One of the most prestigious doctors in America, President Kennedy's personal physician, Dr. Charles Brusch M.D. - who helped perfect the original formula - cured himself, using only Essiac, of deadly bowel cancer and has achieved "remarkable results" with Essiac on cancer patients in his Cambridge clinic.' - The Essiac Report
"The results we obtained with thousands of patients of various races, sexes and ages, with all types of cancer, definitely proves Essiac to be a cure for cancer. Studies done in laboratories in the United States and Canada also fortify this claim." - Dr. Charles Brusch M.D.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
For more information on the Hoxsey Cancer Treatment see
An excellent DVD about the Hoxsey Cancer Treatment , entitled 'How Healing Becomes A Crime', is available. Highly recommended. To obtain a copy search Amazon/American eBay.
If you live in Britain or Europe, I have noticed a region 2 DVD, the same or similar to the above, advertised on British eBay.
Book: 'When Healing Becomes A Crime' by Kenny Ausubel.
Subtitled: The Amazing Story Of The Hoxsey Cancer Clinics And The Return Of Alternative Therapies'.
The full story of Harry Hoxsey and the Hoxsey Cancer Treatment. Highly recommended.
Status: At the time of writing this book is in print.
Book: 'You Don't Have To Die' by Harry Hoxsey.
To some he was a fraud and a charlatan, to others he was the greatest natural healer of the twentieth century. Certainly thousands of people owe their lives to Harry Hoxsey and his amazing cancer treatment. Here Harry Hoxsey tells his own story in his own words. Highly recommended.
Status: At the time of writing , this book is in print.(Available from Amazon. In case of difficulty, contact the publishers Cancer Book House, a division of Cancer Control Society, 2043 North Berendo Street, Los Angeles, California 90027, U.S.A. )
NB: You can see chapter 4 of this book at -
After repeated requests a group of ten independent American doctors investigated the Hoxsey cancer treatment and, in 1954, they issued this statement:
"This clinic now has under treatment or observation between four and five thousand cancer patients. It handles approximately ninety patients per day. Approximately 100 new patients per week come to the Clinic seeking relief, and the evidence we have seen indicates that approximately 90% of these are terminal cases."
"Over the years the Clinic has accumulated more than 10,000 case histories, photographic studies and x-ray studies from all over the United States, Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii, the Central Zone and elsewhere."
"We find as a fact that the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic in Dallas, Texas, is successfully treating pathologically proven cases of cancer, both internal and external, without the use of surgery, radium or x-ray..."
"Some of those presented before us have been free of symptoms as long as twenty four years, and the physical evidence indicates that they are all enjoying exceptional health at this time...We are willing to assist the Clinic in any way possible in bringing this treatment to the American public. We are willing to use it..on our own patients."
The above statement represents the unanimous findings of this Committee. In testimony thereof we hereby attach our signatures."
- S. Edgard Bond M.D., Willard G. Palmer M.D., Hans Kalm M.D., A.C. Timbs M.D., Frederick H. Thurston M.D., E.E. Loffler M.D., H.B. Mueller M.D., R.C. Bowie M.D., Benjamin F. Bowers M.D., Roy O. Yeats M.D.
"It's very simple. It doesn't make you ill. Your hair doesn't fall out like chemo. It's almost too good to be true, you might think, but it does work." - Margaret Griffin, Hoxsey patient.
"I felt I was going downhill. I know I was going downhill. When the Hoxsey was presented to me by a total stranger, I said to my husband ," I'm going to try this, and if I'm still here in 6 months I'm going back, and if not, what did I lose? A plane fare. A couple of hundred dollars." So I did. I went to Dallas and it was available and I'm still here twenty years from then to tell my story. And I'm positive it's the Hoxsey that has kept me here." - Margaret Griffin, "terminal" cancer patient, given at most one year to live.
The Hoxsey Diet
Footnote: Abraham Cherrix.
We tracked down Abraham on one of the social networking sites. The following is an extract from a personal e-mail from him to us. (Abraham kindly gave us permission to quote it .)
1) I understand you tried the Hoxsey therapy. Did it work?
Yes, the Hoxsey therapy did work, and I was doing quite well with it! My tumours all began to take on spongy textures and shrink, and I was not under any (American) medical care. The reason I had to abandon this treatment is that, during the court battle, the judge placed a restraining order on my family. We were not allowed to leave the state of Virginia, and therefore we not only ran out of the tonic...but we couldn't get it adjusted every couple of months to match my body's needs. We had no money after the court battle, so we couldn't return to Mexico.
2) I know a man who says that the Hoxsey therapy doesn't work and nobody has ever been cured by it! What is your opinion of that?
Both are false statements. While we were at the clinic, we met near 100 people - in the waiting room alone - who had been cured of leukemia, stage-4 cancers and Hodgkin's disease. Most of them had come to the clinic after American doctors said they would not live for a month or two, or even a couple of weeks! Wheter it's the positive atmosphere or the tonic/diet itself, you can't deny the positive evidence that it works. God knows how many people have been cured by it!
3) What is your current state of health, re - the cancer? I have been in remission for over a year and a half. I've lived past my age expectations as according to my old oncologist.
4) If you are cancer free, what was it that cured you?
My cure was low dose radiation therapy from a homeopathic oncologist in Greenwood, Mississippi. He is certified in herbal treatments and radiology, combining both to make a powerful but TRUE cure for patients. I want to point out that during this radiation treatment, which included both of my lungs and neck, I never felt ill or stopped my daily activities, and the probability of side effects of his remarkable method ...are 0%! Today I only suffer from the side effects of the 3 month round of chemo I took before I knew about alternative treatments.
*Kenny Ausubel, author of the authoriative 'When Healing Becomes A Crime: The Amazing Story Of The Hoxsey Cancer Clinics And The Return Of Alternative Therapies', says that Hoxsey DID cure his own cancer using his own treatment. His personal doctor, Paul Peters M.D., vehemently stated that Hoxsey died not of cancer but of liver trouble and a weak heart.
Dr. Peters was out of town when Hoxsey died. Another doctor was called on to sign the death certificate. Having no knowledge of the true facts and noting from his medical records that Hoxsey had had prostate cancer, he simply wrote down 'cancer' as cause of death - to the gleeful sneering of Hoxsey's many detractors.
Monday, 13 June 2011
For background information on the Budwig Therapy visit:
Books by Dr. Johanna Budwig:
Cancer: The Problem And The Solution.
The Oil-Protein Cookbook.
Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarcation, Cancer And Heart Disease.
(At the time of writing, all books are in print.)
"What she (Dr. Johanna Budwig) has demonstrated to my initial disbelief but lately to my complete satisfaction in my practice is - cancer is easily curable, the treatment is dietary/lifestyle, the response is immediate; the cancer cell is weak and vulnerable; the precise biochemical breakdown point was identiffied by her in 1951 and is specifically correctable, in vitro(test-tube) and in vivo (real)" - Dr. Dan C. Roehm M.D. FACP (Oncologist and former cardiologist)
"Numerous , independent clinical studies published in major medical journals worldwide confirm Dr. Budwig's findings" - Dr. Robert E. Willner, M.D. , Ph.D
"Over 40 years ago Dr. Budwig presented clear and convincing evidence , which has been confirmed by hundreds of other related scientific research papers since, that the essential fatty acids were at the core of the answer to the cancer problem ..... You will come to your own conclusions as to why this simple and effective prevention and therapy has not only been ignored - it has been suppressed!" - Dr. Robert E. Willner, M.D., Ph.D
"I have the answer to cancer, but American doctors won't listen. They come here and observe my methods and are impressed. Then they want to make a special deal so they can take it home and make a lot of money. I won't do it, so I'm blackballed in every country" - Dr. Johanna Budwig
Sunday, 12 June 2011
See also the Ralph Moss website at
Saturday, 11 June 2011
For more information on Laetrile see:
For Laetrile testimonials see:
Book: 'World Without Cancer: The story of vitamin B-17' by G. Edward Griffin.
Status: At the time of writing this book is in print. Published by Reality Zone.
Book Testimonials: "A clear and revolutionary insight into both the science and politics of cancer therapy." - Dean Burk PhD. , former head of cytochemistry at the National Cancer Institute.
"For the first time since I became a nurse 23 years ago, I do not fear cancer." - Mrs. R. E. Bruce, R.N.
DVD: A DVD entitled 'World Without Cancer' , based on the book, is also available. To obtain a copy search American eBay. If you live in Britain or elsewhere in Europe, a region 2 DVD is obtainable through British eBay.
"After more than twenty years of such specialized work, I have found the non-toxic Nitrilosides - that is, Laetrile - far superior to any other known cancer treatment or preventative" - Dr. Hans Nieper
"The anti-cancer effect of amygdalin was demonstrated in Mexico by government sponsored research under Dr. Mario Soto De Leon and its use is legal. Dr. Soto was the first medical director of the Cydel Clinic in Tijuana. It is very important that it be prepared and administered correctly in sufficient dosage or it will not be effective. The trial performed at the Mayo Clinic in the early 80's involved the use of the racemic mixture rather than the levo-rotary form and thus was only 10% of the strength required. In spite of this, towards the end of the experiment, the patients began to show improvement, but it was discontinued and declared ineffectual" - Dr. Robert Willner M.D.
"So here is a bureau of the Federal Government which, a short time before, had said that the reason Laetrile did not work was because it did not release hydrogen cyanide in the presence of cancer cells. Now, when they find that it does, they say that it is toxic. When offered an opportunity to present evidence of Laetrile's toxicity in Federal Court, they admitted that they had none." - Philip Binzel Jr. M.D. (from 'Laetrile And The Life Saving Substance Called Cyanide')
"I have specialized in oncology (the study of tumours) for the past eighteen years. For the same number of years I have been using Laetrile - amygdalin in the treatment of my cancer patients. During this eighteen year period I have treated a total of over five hundred patients with Laetrile - amygdalin by various routes of administration, including the oral and the I.V. The majority of my patients receiving Laetrile - amygdalin have been in a terminal state when treatment with this material commenced. It is my carefully considered clinical judgement, as a practising oncologist and researcher in this field, that I have obtained most significant and encouraging results with the use of Laetrile - amygdalin in the treatment of terminal cancer patients, and that these results are comparable or superior to the results I have obtained with the use of the more toxic standard cytotoxic agents." - Dr Manuel Navarro M.D.
"Administered in cancer patients, Laetrile has proven to be quite free from any harmful side-effects, and I would say that no anti-cancer drug could make a cancerous patient improve faster than Laetrile. It goes without saying that Laetrile controls cancer and is quite effective wherever it is located" - Dr. Shieaki Sakai
In Italy there is a Professor Etore Guidetti M.D. , of the University of Turin Medical School. Dr. Guidetti spoke before the Conference of the International Union Against Cancer held in Brazil in 1954 and revealed how his use of Laetrile in terminal cancer patients had caused the destruction of a wide variety of tumours including those of the uterus, cervix, rectum and breast. "In some cases," he said, "one has been able to observe a group of fulminating and cauliflower-like neoplastic masses resolved very rapidly." He reported that, after giving Laetrile to patients with lung cancer, he had been "able to observe, with the aid of radiography, a regression of the neoplasm or the metastases." - G. Edward Griffin (From 'World Without Cancer')
'In 1975, Dr. Kanmatsu Sugiura was, and had been for some years, one of the most respected cancer research scientists at Sloan-Kettering. In working with cancerous mice, Dr. Suigura found that, when he used Laetrile on these mice, seventy-seven per cent of them did not develop a spread of their disease (metastatic carcinoma). He repeated this study over and over for two years. The results were always the same. Dr. Suigura took his findings to his superiors at Sloan-Kettering, but his study was never published. Instead, Sloan-Kettering published the results of someone else who claimed that he had used Dr. Suigura's protocol. This someone else's study showed that there were no beneficial effects from the use of Laetrile. Dr. Suigura complained. He was fired. A book was written about all of this entitled 'The Anatomy Of A Cover-Up'. This book has all the actual results of Dr. Suigura's work. These results do, indeed, show the benefit of Laetrile. Dr. Suigura stated in this book, "It is still my belief that Amygadlin cures metastases." Amygadalin is of course the scientific name for Laetrile. - Philip E. Binzel Jr. M.D. (From 'Alive And Well')
Friday, 10 June 2011
For more information on Dr Beres and Beres Drops Plus see:
Dr. Beres started researching cancer because he discovered that 80% of cases occured in areas where the soil was extremely rich in lime, phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen (All present in large amounts in common fertilisers) In addition to testing the soil, he checked the well-water in the same area and found nitrates and nitrogen additives which had not previously been present. This indicated that the water supplies were being contaminated and poisoned by fertilisers as well.
Dr. Beres asked himself if this could be the reason for the dramatic upsurge in the incidence of cancer since the 1930's. Prior to the Second World War it should be noted that fertiliser consisted largely of compost and animal manure, rich sources of micro-minerals. Only after the war did commercial fertliser usuage become widespread.
When Dr. Beres added trace minerals to the laboratory cultures of the pathogenic micro-organisms isolated from cancer tissue, they actually stopped multiplying.
The implication here was that cancer in people could be reversed in the same way. Dr. Beres had already discovered that the same pathogens in plants could be inactivated by micro-nutrients to the extent that the host plant became healthy again. What this highlights is the need for food to be grown on organically prepared soil without the use of fertilisers, so that food will contain a wide variety of micro-nutrients. - The Drops of Life
Dr. Beres has treated hundreds of thousands of patients with Beres Drops Plus during the past 22 years and found them to be of enormous benefit in a wide range of diseases. In the early stage of any condition the drops will restore the organism's immune system and it's ability to heal itself, and therefore Dr. Beres believes that those who have recovered from cancer should take the drops as a preventative medicine. Because the product was originally developed to treat cancer, the major part of the research has been done in this area. Among Dr. Beres own patients, the cancers which didn't respond well were those with poor vascularisation (sarcomas, neuro-blastomas etc.) at the opposite end of the scale, leukaemias responded well and the improvement was lasting.
Between 1975 and 1976 tests were carried out in different hospitals and clinics under the control of several specialists using Beres Drops Plus and dietary improvements. 235 patients with cancer were involved of which 23 already had secondary growths. All were in a serious condition and considered to have no chance of recovery or improvement, and none had been cured by surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. At the end of the year 28.9% were 100% cured and 51.1% had tumours regressed to the point that they were almost complant free. These results are quite awe-inspiring. A side benefit was that healthy body weights were regained, appetites improved, osteoporosis stopped in some patients, as well as insomnia, fatigue, menstrual problems and visual disturbances. A most astonishing benefit was that of pain relief.
Even in those where morphine was no longer effective, the Beres Drops Plus either completely relieved or notably diminished pain over a period of time. The treatment also stopped hair loss, impotence, allergy and the nausea induced by chemotherapy and radiation, and it assisted the healing of wounds which had been present for years. Those who died in spite of treatment did so either from cardiac failure, pneumonia and other complications, or because their cancer was so advanced and rampant that nothing could arrest it.
Dr. Beres summarised his research by saying that the drops are much more effective than the standard chemotherapy offered to patients presently and they are totally devoid of harmful side effects. It is not the minerals themselves which cure disease, it is their effect of restoring the body's own self-healing ability. Some of Dr. Beres patients opt to combine his treatment with chemotherapy and find to their delight that the side-efects of the drugs are greatly reduced. - The Drops of Life
During the 1950's Hungarian biochemist Dr Jozseph Beres began a number of ecological, virologocal, nutritional and biochemical studies that have continued to the present day. These studies were concerned with the origin of diverse plant, animal and human diseases related to the immune system and metabolism.
As a result of this research he discerned the fundamental importance of several trace elements and certain biomolecules and subsequently developed a unique trace element supplement now called Beres Drops Plus that was designed, when taken orally, to correct basic deficiencies and thereby enable the body to function at its optimum - David E. Thomas BSc, MSc.
Despite a wealth of accumulated evidence over the past 20 years, testifying to the efficiacy of the Beres Drops Plus to help rectify disease conditions by correcting inherent deficiencies, the then prevailing political situation, together with historical and social factors, have resulted in that evidence today being almost entirely empirical. However, due to the climate of change in Eastern Europe, this situation is now being actively rectified and sufficient data have been accumulated to help determine the pathological fields of application of the Beres Drops Plus, and quantitatively justfy the efficacy of this unique trace element compound - David E. Thomas BSc, MSC. (June 1992)
If you live in the United Kingdom, you can obtain data on clinical trials involving Beres Drops by sending a large s.a.e. to Healthwatch, P.O. Box 222, Chicester PO19 6WN.
Beres Drops are now available commercially, throughout Western Europe and North America, under the brand name 'Beres Drops Plus'.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
In 1987, Dr. Hans Nieper, an ozone therapy using doctor based in Hanover, Germany, in an interview by NHF videographer Jeff Harsh, talked about his colon cancer work. Although, he says he can't divulge the name of his patients, "President Reagan is a very nice man." And, "You wouldn't believe how many FDA officials or relatives or acquaintances of FDA officials come to see me as patients in Hanover... or directors of the American Medical Association (AMA), or American Cancer Association, or the presidents of orthodox cancer institutes." Odd that it's good enough for, and sought after by the bigshots with enough money, but not allowed for the common people. - Ed McCabe (From 'Ozone Has Cured AIDS In Over 300 Cases'.)
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Dr. Warburg discovered that cancer cells are anaeorbic (that is to say they do not breathe oxygen) and are unable to survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen.
"All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen - a rule without exception." - Dr. Otto Warburg
An unnamed medical research nurse said," It's so simple. I don't know why I never thought of it before. When we're working with cell cultures in the laboratory, if we want the cells to mutate (turn cancerous) we turn down the oxygen. To stop them, we turn the oxygen back up."
Clumping together of red blood cells is a sign of absorption of undigested protein. In normal blood, the red cells should be round, freely moveable, and unattached. That way they can make their way through the blood vessels and accomplish their number one job, which you will remember is to carry oxygen to all the cells of the body. But the accumulation of undigested protein in the blood makes these red blood cells stick together, like stacks of coins, or like globs of motor oil. Once it gets like this, the blood tends to stay aggregated. Imagine the difficulty, then, for the blood to circulate in such a globbed-up condition. The smallest blood vessels, through which the blood has to pass each time around, are the capillaries. But unfortunately, the diameter of a capillary is only the same as one of the red blood cells - they're supposed to circulate in single file. So what happens in a body whose red cells are all stuck together for a few years? It's not rocket science: the tissues of the body become oxygen deprived and are forced to stew in their own wastes.
Are we talking cancer yet? We sure are. Nobel laureate Dr. Otto Warburg discovered in the 1920s what all researchers now know: most cancers cannot exist well in an oxygen-rich environment. Why is it that people don't die of cancer of the heart? Just doesn't happen. Why not? Because that's where the most highly oxygenated blood is, and cancer doesn't like oxygen. Tim O'Shea (From 'To The Cancer Patient.')
Interview with Charlotte Gerson
'In their official handout for public inquiries regarding the Gerson Therapy for cancer, the National Cancer Institute, a division of the U.S. Public Health Service, brazenly misinforms the public. "Dr. Gerson's methods were reviewed on a number of occasions; in no case was any evidence of effectiveness against cancer observed", the NCI states. "As a result, the Gerson method, which prescribes high amounts of carrot and apple juice, a vegetarian diet, and coffee enemas, is not considered to be an effective means of cancer treatment and no further evaluation is necessary."
However, if the NCI were to keep up with new medical developments, they would realize how out of touch they have become with true clinical efficacy. A recent retrospective British study of the 5-year survival rates of 153 melanoma patients treated with the Gerson method instead of surgery, shows a high degree of success.
Patients with localized melanomas (stage 1 and 2 skin cancer) had a 100% survival rate with Gerson compared to 79% for conventional treatment. For patients with 'regional spread melanoma' (stage 3), the Gerson survival rate was 71% compared to 39% ,and for 'superficial distant spread' (stage 4A), Gerson scored 39% compared to 6% for orthodox methods. - International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
"While writing this story of Gerson, I couldn't help feeling it was too shocking to believe. the friends with whom I discussed it became almost angry in their denial that anything of the sort could happen in this day and age. It developed that we were all naive...There had been dozens of lone scientists...who had been stamped out of existence and driven to spending their last days in solitude and bitterness." - S.J. Haught (Author of 'Dr. Gerson - Censured For Curing Cancer')
If you live in the United Kingdom, 4 Gerson DVDs - Healing At Home, The Gerson Miracle, Dying To Have Known and The Beautiful Truth - are available from: Gerson Support Group, PO Box 406, Esher, Surrey KT10 9UL. Price on application.
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
"When correctly applied (my treatment) can, in many cases, bring under control even far-advanced malignancies...We are fully entitled to consider it not only a highly beneficial treatment which can be offered now for this disease, but even a major step nearer to the solution of the problem of the therapy of cancer." - Dr. Revici, M.D.
"Dr. Revici has cured many people of cancer who were otherwise considered incurable. It is my professional opinion that his medicines have worked for many of the patients whose records I have examined." - Dr. Seymour Brenner, M.D.
"Dr. Revici has a ton of x-rays of patients who have experienced multiple bone regeneration from cancer" - William Kelley Eidem
"Dr. John Heller was the medical director of Sloan-Kettering when he said he'd known of Revici for ten years. He then went on to say he'd seen people walkl in 'dead' and walk out alive from Revici's clinic. Heller added that he didn't know how Revici did it. Heller's Sloan-Kettering office was only blocks from Revici's, yet in ten years he never went to find out the answer." - William Kelley Eidem (Author of 'The Doctor Who Cures Cancer')
(Revici's treatment of cancer) "...is far beyond my wildest expectations...His results are amazing." - Dr. Louis E. Burns
Sunday, 5 June 2011
The Vitamin C Foundation
Interview with Dr. Linus Pauling by Peter Barry Chowka
Article 'Linus Pauling Was Right All Along - A Doctor's Opinion'
Approximately 90 epidemiologic studies have examined the role of vitamin C or vitamin C-rich foods in cancer prevention and the vast majority have found statistically significant protective effects.
Evidence is strong for cancers of the oesophagus, oral cavity, stomach and pancreas. There is also substantial evidence of a protective effect in cancers of the cervix, rectum and breast. Even in lung cancer there is recent evidence of a role for vitamin C - Dr Gladys Block
Vitamin C is involved in more than a dozen proven immune-boosting roles including the production of T-cells which destroy cancer cells - Patrick Holford
Vitamin C rich diets reduce the risk of cancer and high intakes - above 5,000 mg a day (the equivalent of a hundred oranges) - substantially increase the life expectancy of cancer patients - Patrick Holford
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Coley's Toxins: "This is really an effective treatment and it is an outrageous crime of the century that we at MSK were able to cure a cancer a hundred years ago that they can't cure today. This is a fraud being perpetrated on the public." - Ralph Moss PhD.
Friday, 3 June 2011
Smoking cigarettes is like playing Russian roulette with your life. If you smoke, quitting smoking is a guaranteed way to improve your health and longevity.
Smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer and also a major factor in heart disease, stroke, thrombosis and numerous other ailments. (Smokers are 50% more likely to develop dementia for example.)
However, we acknowledge that nicotine is a highly addictive substance and whilst many people enjoy smoking and don't want to stop, many others would like to stop but can't.
The following information may help to protect your cigarettte-smoking loved ones from lung cancer - NTFC
Back in the 1980s a study of 265,000 people in Japan found that those with a low intake of beta-carotene (the form of vitamin A found in fruit and vegetables) had a higher risk of lung cancer.
Furthermore, a study of employees of Western Electric, published in the Lancet medical journal, found that beta-carotene status was as significant as smoking in determining risk of lung cancer.
In this study they found that 6.5% of heavy smokers with a low beta-carotene status developed cancer. This percentage dropped to 0.8% for heavy smokers with a high beta-carotene status.
Conversely, non-smokers with a low beta-carotene status also had a 0.8% risk, while non-smokers with a high beta-carotene status had no risk at all.
These studies demonstrated that smoking and diet each play important roles in the lung cancer process - Patrick Holford
People with lung cancer have been found to have much lower than normal blood vitamin A and carotenoid levels, and there is a strong link between the risk of lung cancer and vitamin A and beta-carotene status.
People with low dietary intake of vitamin A have twice the risk of lung cancer as those with the highest vitamin A intake.
Similarly a high intake of beta-carotene from raw fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of lung cancer in smokers and non-smoking men and women as well as reducing the risk of cancer of the stomach, colon, prostate and cervix - Patrick Holford
People with plenty of a B vitamin in their blood appear to be at a reduced risk of lung cancer, even if they smoke, a European study suggests.
High levels of vitamin B6 and the amino acid methionine cut the risk by half, a study of 400,000 people suggested.
But experts told the Journal of the American Medical Association that stopping smoking remained the best way of reducing lung cancer risk - BBC Ceefax 2010
Smoking one pack of cigarettes a day depletes 500mg of vitamin C from your body - Hazel Courteney
(NB: It is strongly advisable that smokers take a daily good quality, high potency vitamin C supplement.)
Lycopene is a carotenoid that is better known as the red pigment in tomatoes. Cooking tomatoes releases five times more lycopene than raw tomatoes. Lycopene makes up at least 50% of all carotenoids found in the human body...
After accounting for smoking , people with the lowest levels of lycopene are three times more likely to develop lung cancer than those with the highest intakes - Dr Sarah Brewer
Vitamin D may also improve survival rates among lung cancer patients, according to a Harvard study reported in 2005. Patients who received surgery for lung cancer in the summer, when vitamin D exposure from sunshine is greatest, and had the highest intake of vitamin D, reported a 56% five-year survival rate. Patients with low vitamin D intakes and winter surgeries had only a 23% survival rate - Fox News, 'Six Foods That Fight Cancer'
[Smokers is a major factor in the onset of heart disease:
In the Cambridge Heart Antioxidant Study (CHAOS) involving over 2,000 people with coronary heart disease, taking vitamin E (400 i.u. or 800 i.u. daily = 268 mg or 536 mg) was found to reduce the risk of a heart attack by 77%. Not only was the difference highly statistically significant, it seemed the group treated with vitamin E were at no greater risk of a heart attack than people without coronary heart disease
- Dr Sarah Brewer 'The Essential Guide To Vitamins And Minerals']
Thursday, 2 June 2011
In the days of ancient Rome, Roman physicians believed they could treat and cure breast cancer by rubbing paste made from cabbage onto the breast.
("Studies have shown that if you make cabbage into a paste and rub it on the backs of laboratory animals, you can prevent tumours from developing" - Jon Michnovicz, M.D., Ph.D., President of the Foundation for Preventive Oncology)
Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer is not one disease. Experts believe there to be between 25-30 variants.
Incidences of breast cancer have risen by 50% in the last 25 years.
"A few women are so terrified of breast cancer, as their mother and sometimes grandmother and other relatives died of this disease, they have their breasts removed as a precaution. My mother died of breast cancer - but I would never undergo such radical surgery unless I actually had cancer."
"Our inherited genes control the structure and function of our body but if our genes stay healthy then our body stays healthy. If you live a healthy lifestyle, you can change which genes are expressed. In other words if your parents and grandparents died of heart attacks or cancers, you may have a pre-disposition for heart problems and cancer, but if you live a different lifestyle and eat healthier foods, you can change the chemistry within the body - you don't have to suffer just because they did. Genes are repairable and alterable - they adjust to our environment and state of mind" - Hazel Courteney
Risk factors for breast cancer are using HRT for too long, the contraceptive pill, excessive intake of saturated fats, dairy products, alcohol, pesticides, herbicides, and a low intake of fruit and vegetables - Hazel Courteney
Helpful Hints (For avoiding breast cancer)
*Examine your breasts at least once a month. If you find even the hint of anything unusual or any type of lump, see your doctor immediately. Remember the earlier any problems are detected the greater your chance of a complete cure. [ N.B. If you do find a lump, don't panic. 9 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous.]
*Avoid wearing a bra for too much of the day. Women who wear a tight fitting bra for 14 hours a day or longer are 50% more likely to develop breast cancer. At the very least find yourself a comfortable loose fitting bra that doesn't block lymph drainage.
*Exercise should be taken on a regular basis as this helps reduce stress and strengthens our immune system, making us less susceptible to disease.
*Some scientists believe that antiperspirants may be linked to breast cancer. Many sprays contain chemicals that are absorbed into the body and they also stop you sweating, but this is nature's way of getting rid of many unwanted toxins. The majority of breast cancers occur in the part of the breast nearest the armpit. Always use natural deodorants such as Pit Rok or a tea tree oil based deodorant. Remember your skin is your largest organ and chemicals in creams and deodorants are absorbed into the body.
*Breast cancer is more common in people who are overweight and obese - control your weight.
*High stress levels are associated with breast cancer - make sure you get plenty of exercise, which reduces the tendency towards stress. Make some time for proper relaxation.
- Hazel Courteney (From '500 Of The Most Important Health Tips You'll Ever Need'. Published by Cico Books. Reproduced by kind permission of the author.)
In a 1994 study of 121 women with breast cancer, those in more advanced stages whose breast cancer had spread to their lymph nodes showed the lowest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the breast tissue. After 31 months, the 20 women who had developed metastases had significantly lower levels of these EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) than those who didn't. Another study out of Boston University using the same type of tissue profiles that were used in the breast cancer study demonstrated that patients with coronary artery disease likewise had, low levels of EFAs. - Dr. Robert Willner M.D.
Obesity is the biggest driving force behind the most common form of breast cancer in older women, say researchers . Alcohol and then cigarettes are the next largest culprits, according to Cancer Research UK.
One in eight women in the UK develop breast cancer in their lifetime, data shows, and the majority of these tumours are 'hormone sensitive' meaning theit growth is fuelled by hormones.
Too much stored fat in the body raises the level of these 'sex hormones' - BBC Ceefax July 2011
Professor Jane Plant gives us a slightly different slant on the fat issue. (Using the calories from a high fat diet to 'burn' for warmth and energy is , of course, altogether different from building up an obese state due to over-eating)
'Populations such as the Eskimos living on a predominantly fish diet have long been known to have less breast cancer than those eating other animal fats. If properly cooked, seafood also contains lots of iodine and iodine compounds (like those of zinc) are involved in ensuring that mistakes (which could cause cancer) do not occur during cell division in the body.
After the thyroid, the highest concentration of iodine in human females is in the breast - suggesting that - as in the case of zinc, which is concentrated in the prostate in males - it plays an essential role in the proper functioning of breast tissue (Indeed, I have helped many of my friends who have had sore breasts before a period to overcome the problem by taking Icelandic kelp tablets)'
The fact that breast irradiation increases the risk of heart disease is not a new finding. Starting in the late 1960's, it became known that, after receiving adjuvant radiation to prevent breast cancer recurrence, more women than expected were dying of heart disease, sometimes decades after their initial surgery. It took brilliant medical detective work to prove that this apparently successful use of radiation therapy was also the cause of many cardiac deaths. (Fajardo 2001) So many women were dying of the long-term adverse effects, that it more or less counterbalanced any survival benefit from the treatment itself.
Radiation is a classic two-edged sword. It does substantially reduce the risk of recurrences of breast cancer in the irradiated field. But this comes at the price of an increased risk of damage to the heart, especially when the internal mammary lymph node chains are irradiated or when the patient is a smoker. Patients and their physicians need to carefully weigh up benefits and risks before agreeing to this or any other potentially toxic treatments. - Ralph Moss ('Big Blow To Radiation Therapy For Breast Cancer')
"The animals were genetically programmed to get breast cancer and about 80 - 90% of them normally get spread of the cancer from the breast to the lungs which is a common route in humans, also for how people die of breast cancer, and instead when they gave the animals Laetrile by injection only 10 - 20% of them got lung metasteses. And these facts were verified by many people, including the pathology department." - Ralph Moss
Breast cancer and alcohol: Women who have just two alcoholic drinks a day massively increase their risk of developing breast cancer, scientists warned yesterday.
Even as little as two small glasses of wine daily can fuel a tumour, doubling its size in a matter of weeks - Daily Express 1st May 2007
Alcohol has been linked to increased risk of breast, liver, mouth, oesophagus and bowel cancers because it can damage DNA, increasing the risk of cancer. Carcinogens are formed when the body breaks down alcohol...
A 2007 study (carrried out by researchers in Denmark) found that women who drank more than four units in one day or ten units over a weekend had more than double the risk of breast cancer, because high alcohol intake increases levels of oestrogen - Lorraine Kelly and Anita Bean ('Nutrition Made Easy')
Pamela Goldberg, Chief Executive Breast Cancer Campaign, said "A recent survey carried out for Breast Cancer Campaign by Ipsos MORI showed that less than ten per cent of women knew that a diet high in saturated fat and high alcohol consumption increased the chances of developing breast cancer, which was their biggest fear."
Countries with a higher intake of fat, especially fat from animal products, such as meat and dairy products, have a higher incidence of breast cancer - The Cancer Project
How olive oil can help in breast cancer fight: Olive oil contains tumour-killing chemicals that may help us win the war against breast cancer, scientists said last night.
Substances discovered in the oil have stunned researchers with their ability to fight the most aggressive form of the disease.
Their study has shown the substances, found in the premium, extra virgin variety, make breast tumour cells self-destruct.
The cancer-killing effects of the chemicals, called lignans and secoiridoids, could explain the ability of the Mediterranean diet to cut a woman's risk from the disease which strikes about 45,000 Britons a year.
Their anti-cancer effect is so potent that the researchers from the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Spain now plan to use extra virgin olive oil to develop a new class of anti-breast cancer drugs.
The substances work in a similar way to the drug Herceptin, by "drastically" cutting levels of the Her2 protein, a major factor in the growth of the most aggressive form of the disease, Her2 -positive breast cancer.
Lead investigator Dr. Javier Menendez said , "Our findings reveal for the first time that these chemicals in extra virgin olive oil drastically suppress the cancer gene Her2 in human breast cancer cells."
He said the findings added to recent evidence that the ability of the Mediterrean diet to fight breast cancer had been under-estimated. Dr Menendez added: "We suggest these chemicals might provide a safe platform for the design of new anti-breast cancer drugs." - Daily Express 22nd December 2008
An article published in June 2003 reported that breast cancer risk was reduced by one half in Japanese women who ate three or more bowls of miso soup on an almost daily basis.
Conducted by the Japanese Public Health Study of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, the report monitored 21,852 women from 1990-2000.
Postmenopausal women showed the highest reduction in risk - Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D ('Health Bliss')
Eating broccoli can dramatically cut the risk of developing breast cancer: Along with other cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, cauliflower and cabbage, it is already known to contain chemicals that prevent a number of cancers.
But now experts have discovered the compound in the veg that can actually kill breast cancer cells.
The remarkable discovery once again highlights the benefit of eating the cancer-busting vegetables.
Scientists at the University of California have revealed for the first time how the healing power of these vegetables works in the cells.
Their research, published in the journal Carcinogenesis, found that a compound in broccoli inhibits the rapid growth of tumour cells in a similar way to chemotherapy drug taxol and vincristine, a drug which kills cells that reproduce the fastest.
The drugs inhibit cell division during mitosis, the process by which cells split apart and divide.
The research was carried out by Leslie Wilson, professor of biochemistry and pharmacology, and Mary Ann Jordan, adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular, Celluar and Developmental Biology, at the university's Santa Barbara laboratories.
Graduate student Olga Azarenko, who worked on the project, said: "Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, can be protected against by eating cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and near relatives of cabbage such as broccoli and cauliflower.
These vegetables contain compounds called isothiocyanates which we believe to be responsible for the cancer-preventative and anti-carcinogenic activities in these vegetables. Broccoli and broccoli sprouts have the highest amount of the isothiocyanates.
Our paper focuses on the anti-cancer activity of these compounds, called sulforaphane, or SFN. It has already been shown to reduce the incidence and rate of chemically induced mammary tumours in animals. It inhibits the growth of cultured human breast cancer cells, leading to cell death." Ms. Azarenko and her team made the surprising discovery that SFN inhibits the rapid growth of tumur cells, mimicking some anti-cancer drugs that target the fastest-producing cancer cells. -Daily Express January 2nd 2009
The Polish Women's Health Study included hundreds of Polish and Polish-born women in the United States. The study revealed that women who ate three or more servings of raw, lightly cooked or fermented (sauerkraut) cabbage were 72 per cent less likely to develop breast cancer as opposed to those women who ate only one and a half servings per week - David Grotto RD, LDN ('101 Foods That Could Save Your Life')
Fruit 'blocks' breast cancer: Extracts of a fruit grown on tropical vines appears to have breast cancer blocking powers, say researchers.
Scientists found key ingredients of the green and knobbly bitter melon fruit interfered with chemical pathways involved in cancer growth. It turned off signals telling the breast cancer cells to divide and switched on signals encouraging them to commit suicide.
Experts told Cancer Research journal more trials were needed - BBC Ceefax 25 th Feb. 2010
Red meat 'doubles' breast cancer risk: Women who eat red meat more than once a day double the risk of getting the most common form of breast cancer, doctors said yesterday.
Women who ate the most meat, especially in processed forms such as hamburgers and sausages, were at the greatest risk of 'hormone sensitive' breast cancers.
A new study of premenopausal women examined the effect of diet on different types of breast cancer.
The natural female hormones oestrogen and progesterone are essential for a range of bodily functions but they are also responsible for stimulating growth in 70 per cent of breast cancers - those known as 'hormone receptor positive' (HR+)
Dr Eunyoung Cho, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who led the study, said there were a number of reasons why red meat triggered this type of breast cancer.
They included the treatment of American beef cattle with hormones to speed up growth, carcinogens created when meat was cooked at high tempertures and the presence of a certain form of iron in meat.
More than 90,600 premenopausal American nurses aged 26 to 46 filled in questionaires about their diets between 1991 and 1999, according to the Archives of Internal medicine, which published the research.
Twelve years after the start of the study researchers identified 1,021 cases of breast cancer in the group. Women who ate more than one and a half servings of red meat per day - defined as being the main part of a dish - were 97 per cent more likely to have a HR+ breast cancer than those who ate three or fewer servings per week.
The increased risk for those who said they had between three and five servings per week was 42 per cent.
Those who had meat in processed form such as sausages, salami or mortadella more than three times a week were 2.3 times more likely to get HR+ cancers than those who ate them less than once a month.
Women who ate hamburgers between one and three times per week were 71 per cent more likely than those who did so less than once per month...
- Daily Telegraph November 14th 2006
"But look at the strange case of Brazil. Its level of development is still low but it's breast cancer rate is as high as the most highly industrialized Western countries. Several of us wonder if this phenomenon isn't the result of their meat consumption - nearly three times a day - and widespread recourse, until recently, to all sorts of hormones to speed up the growth of farm animals." - Dr Annie Sasco
Dairy produce and breast cancer: Two articles every woman should read
A woman who drinks one pint of milk a day has substantially higher IGF-1 levels and a three times greater risk of breast cancer than a woman who drinks no milk - Patrick Holford
The results were very clear, the higher your level (of vitamin D) the lower your risk (of breast cancer) - Dr Cedric Garland
Research at the University of California in San Diego concluded that 1,000 i.u. of vitamin D daily could lower an individual's risk of colon cancer by 50% and both breast and ovarian cancer by 30%. The same researchers also stated that 2,000 i.u. of vitamin D, in supplement form, combined with 10 - 15 minutes in the sun could reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer by 50% - NTFC
Women with advanced breast cancer that had spread to their bones were less likely to die of the disease when they had high amounts of active vitamin D in their blood - Patrick Holford
Those with the lowest levels of vitamin E have the highest risk for breast cancer - Dr Wald, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
(Vitamin E works synergistically with the mineral selenium - another nutrient with anti-cancer capabilities.)
A study done at John Hopkins showed that women with low progesterone levels (estrogen dominance) to have a 540% greater risk of developing breast cancer.
But that same study also showed that women with low progesterone levels had a ten-fold higher incidence of all types of cancer compared to women with good progesterone levels. In other words, women with insufficient progesterone carry a one thousand percent higher risk of developing cancer of any type when compared to women with good progesterone levels.
This study clearly indicates that breast cancer is not the only type of cancer that can result from estrogen dominance - Tanya Harter Pierce
* You can test for progesterone deficiency by taking a hormone saliva test.
* You can correct a progesterone deficiency by using a transdermal progesterone cream - needs to be a minimum of 400 mg of progesterone per ounce.
* Do not confuse (natural) progesterone with (synthetic) progestin. The latter increases breast cancer risk.
[Re - British doctor , Dr P.E. Mohr., who conducted a study of hormone levels in women at the time of breast cancer surgery.
All the women in Dr. Mohr's study were node-positive i.e. their breast cancer had metasized.]
What Dr. Mohr's study showed was that women whose breast cancer surgery was performed in the second half of their menstrual cycle (which is when their own production of progesterone was at its highest) were much less likely to have their breast cancer recur later on.
This study showed that, of the women who had higher levels of progesterone in their bodies at the time of surgery, about 65% were still alive eighteen years later. But of those women who had low levels of progesterone on the day of their surgery, only about 35% were still alive eighteen years later. In other words, if you are a woman preparing to undergo breast cancer surgery, Dr John Lee (author of 'What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer') says," You double your survival rate just by having your progesterone level satisfactory on the day of your surgery!" - Tanya Harter Pierce
The benefits of radiation treatment for breast cancer are questionable, yet radiation is still the most commonly used treatment after surgery. A recent article in the British medical journal 'The Lancet', showed that, according to the study, the use of radiation in breast cancer patients did reduce deaths by 13.2%. However these same radiation treatments increased deaths from 'other causes' by 21.2%. These 'other causes' were largely from heart disease as a result of the radiation administered right around the heart area. As Dr John Lee puts it, the only conclusion that can be made from this study on the use of radiation for breast cancer is that 'the treatment was a success, but the patient died' - Tanya Harter Pierce
Most women have used deodorants for years without a second thought, yet following research published last week many might now be thinking twice before applying it. A potential link between aluminium - commonly found in the form of aluminium salts in anti-perspirants - and breast cancer was found in the study by Christopher Exley, at Keele University. And a higher content of aluminium was found in breast tissue samples - taken from 17 women with breast cancer who had mastectomies at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester - near the underarm area where anti-perspirants are applied. "Although the presence of aluminium in the breast does not, in itself, imply any casual link to breast cancer, it does underline the need for more research, especially in view of the known toxicity of aluminium", says Dr. Exley - Daily Mail 11th September 2007
"We know from research that aluminium applied under the arm appears in the urine, so it does permeate the skin." - Dr. Christopher Exley
A 2004 study carried out by Dr. Phillippa Darbre, a senior lecturer in oncology at the University of Reading, Berkshire, in England, found evidence of parabens in breast tumours."Parabens can mimic the action of oestrogen and there is a link between oestrogen and breast cancer," said Dr. Darbre.
"It does not sound sensible to apply a mixture of chemicals under the arms and around the breast as this could cause a build-up of toxic overload over the years. I have not been using deodorants for ten years and simply wash twice a day with soap and water. If you do use a deodorant, use as little as possible and avoid shaving first as any tiny nicks in the skin will mean easier access for the chemicals." - Dr. Philippa Darbre.
* The skin is a living organ. The body can and does absorb chemicals and metals through the skin. (Copper bracelets, for example, work on exactly the same principle.)The danger comes not from single use, but rather from accumulated effect. For example, if a girl starts using deodorants, or anti-perspirants, on a daily basis, at the age of 12, by the time she is 42 she will have done so well over 10,000 times. One does not need to be an Einstein to see that that could create a problem, especially so if her immune system is below par.
The annual mammographic screening of 10,000 women aged 50 - 70 will extend the lives of, at best, 26 of them. And the annual screening of 10,00 women in their forties will extend the lives of only 12 women per year" - Dr. Charles B. Simone, former clinical associate in immunology and pharmacology at the National Cancer Institute
Tea: If you enjoy sipping tea, you'll be happy to know that it appears promising against some forms of cancer.
Like many plant-based foods, tea contains flavonoids, known for their antioxidant effects. One flavonoid in particular, kaempferol, has shown protective effects against cancer.
A large-scale study evaluating kaempferol intake of more than 66,000 women showed that those who consumed the most of it had the lowest risk of developing ovarian cancer. Researcher Margaret Gates, a doctoral candidate at Harvard's School of Public Health, suggests that consuming between 10 milligrams and 12 milligrams of kaempferol - the amount found in four cups of tea - offers protection against ovarian cancer.
A separate study showed a link between consuming flavonoids and reducing the risk of breast cancer. The study, analyzing the lifestyle habits of nearly 3,000 people, showed that postmenopausal women who got the most flavonoids were 46 per cent less likely to develop breast cancer than those who got the least. However, flavonoid consumption had no effect on breast cancer risk among premenopausal women. - Fox News
A high dairy intake is also linked to increased ovarian cancer. This link, however, is thought to be more due to the way that the milk sugar, lactose, breaks down in the body. Lactose breaks down into another sugar called galactose, which appears to be able to damage the ovary. A review in 2006 found that for every 10g of lactose consumed (the amount in one glass of milk) ovarian cancer risk increased by 13 per cent - Patrick Holford
Cow's milk has been shown to contain 35 different hormones and eleven growth factors, many of which are directly implicated in human reproductive and other types of cancer...Growth factors for laboratory research are normally derived from milk or cheese whey - Professor Jane Plant
Ovarian cancer and talcum powder: Women who use talcum powder every day to keep fresh are 40% more likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to alarming research.Scientists fear powder particles applied to the private parts may travel to the ovaries and trigger a process of inflammation that allows cancer cells to flourish. Although previous studies have raised concerns over talc, the latest findings from the U.S. suggest that the risks are much greater than first thought. Now the researchers have urged all women to stop using talc immediately.Experts in Harvard Medical School in Boston studied more than 3,000 women.
They discovered using talc just once a week raised the risk of cancer by 36 per cent, rising to 41 per cent for those applying powder every day. The study also revealed that the risks were greater still for those with a certain genetic profile.
Women carrying a gene caled glutathione S-transferase M1, or GSTM1, but lacking a gene called glutathione S- transferase T1 (GSTT1), were nearly three times as likely to develop tumours.
Around one in ten Caucasian women are thought to have this genetic profile, putting them at sharply increased risk.
Talc is made from a soft mineral called hydrous magnesium silicate, which is found throughout the world.
It is crushed, dried and milled to produce powder used in cosmetic products by millions. Some experts say it has chemical similarities to asbestos, which can cause a deadly form of lung cancer. The findings, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, apply only to talcum powder used around the private parts, not on the rest of the body.
Laboratory tests show ovarian cells exposed to talc divide more rapidly - a characteristic sign of cancer.
But until recently there was no proof that powder could travel through a woman's reproductive tract as far as the pelvis and then on to the ovaries.
However, last year, a seperate group of doctors at Harvard Medical School identified tiny particles of powder in the pelvis of a 68-year-old woman with advanced ovarian cancer who had used talc every day for 30 years.
More than 6,000 women a year in the UK are diagnosed with cancer of the ovaries.
The main risk factors include a family history of the disease, having already had breast cancer and starting periods at a young age.
Women who are overweight or use hormone replacement therapy are also thought to be more at risk.
Dr. Maggie Gates, who led the study, said that until the outcome of further research women should avoid using talc in the genital area. An alternative is cornstarch powder.
Dr Jodie Moffat of Cancer Research UK said, "It's important to remember that very few women who use talcum powder will ever develop ovarian cancer." - Daily Mail 27th September 2008
Ovarian cancer and tofu: Eating tofu regularly can almost halve a woman's chances of developing ovarian cancer, according to researchers.
A study found that a daily portion of 10 gm of the food, a meat substitute made from soya bean curd, cut the risk by 44 percent. This level of consumption releases around 3 mg or more of isoflavones, the plant hormone in soya believed to protect against some forms of cancer and heart disease.
The benefit also came from other products from the soya plant, including fortified soya milk and dairy products (soya cheese etc.) .
However, diet in general had little impact on the disease, with dairy products, fruit and vegetables or tea not affecting the risk, added the study.
Scientists from the Northern California Cancer Centre carried out the research involving 100,000 active and retired teachers. - Daily Mail 20th October 2008
Ovarian cancer and ginger: Ginger may help to fight ovarian cancer, US scientists believe. University of Michigan researchers announced at the American Association of Cancer Research that tests show ginger kills cancer cells.
The study also found that the spice had the added benefit of stopping the cells from becoming resistant to treatment.
But UK cancer experts said that, while ginger may in the future form a basis of a new drug, more research was needed to corroborate the findings.
Ginger is already known to ease nausea and control inflammation, but the findings by the US team offer cancer patients new hope.
Researchers used ginger powder, similar to that sold in shops, which they dissolved in a solution and applied to ovarian cancer cells.
They found it caused the cells to die in all the tests done.
But it was the way in which the cells died which offered even more hope. The tests demonstrated two types of death - apoptosis, which is essentially cell suicide, and autophagy, a kind of self-digestion.
Report author Rebecca Liu said," Most ovarian cancer patients develop recurrent disease that eventually becomes resistant to standard chemotherapy, which is associated with apoptosis. If ginger can cause autophagic cell death in addition to apoptosis, it may circumvent resistance to conventional chemotherapy." - BBC News 16th April 2006 [This research is in its infancy and it is too early to draw any firm conclusions, but nevertheless if you are suffering from ovarian cancer, or if you are female and there is a history of ovarian cancer in your family, it might be worth your while incorporating some ginger into your diet on a regular basis.]
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