(Note: Please see other cancer pages on this site for additional breast and general cancer information -- particularly my main cancer protocol page, which contains much information about breast, prostate, colon, lung, brain and many other types of cancers; Metabolic Typing pages; Raw Foods & Cancer page) I would also see Ingrid Naiman's book, Cancer Salves: A Botanical Approach to Treatment ( http://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Salves-Botanical-Approach-Treatment/dp/1882834151), which shows describes many cures of breast, skin, pancreatic, liver and skin cancers by the use of cancer salves.

See my Main Cancer Protocol Page for Supplements I would take.

Also see my Skin Cancer page about using red light of a specific wavelength for skin, breast, cervical, oral, anal, etc. cancers that the light can either shine on or penetrate (perhaps even prostate cancer).

If you are having radiation or taking Chemotherapy, also see my "Chemo Protocol" page for supplements to help protect you against their side effects.



Healing from Medical Light -- Skin Cancer, Breast Cancer, oral, cervical, anal, and other cancers, herpes (canker sores, cold sores, genital herpes)

I've got a small penlight of a particular wavelength that stops itching from insect bites, but also relieves pain, increases ATP energy generation in the mitochondria, helps Parkinson's and MS, and has many other benefits.

Boots, our cat, developed a huge, bleeding tumor -- probably from the GMO grains in "Friskies" cat food. We switched her to organic food into which we opened and mixed pomegranate capsules, and used the Light on her, along with healing touch (energy from God). She didn't even allow it to be touched, but she loved the healing light -- she'd sniff it, then lie down with the tumor facing me and let me shine the light on her for about 10-15 minutes at a time. It seems that she could tell that it was helping her, and it probably reduced the pain, as well as helped the cancer (along with the other things that I used). The tumor eventually was pushed out and fell off, and the spot is now totally healed over, with hair on it (moreso than in the above pictures -- I just don't have a picture of her now.)

Below are some pictures of our cat's tumor that initially was open and bleeding (prior to pictures) and went totally away with 635nm red light for about 5-10 mins twice a day, and opening a 500mg pomegranate capsule (www.swansonvitamins.com) and mixing it in its combination of organic wet and dry food in AM and PM (2 caps/day).

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Below are some related articles from Dr. Rowen.
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How to Successfully Treat Skin Cancer and Breast Cancer (and Oral, Anal, Breast, Cervical, Colon and other Cancers that the light can reach)
July 2007 / Volume XVII , No. 7

A few months ago, I told you the incredible story about a cat with severe skin cancer. His owner completely cured the cat using a hand-held laser device. At the time, there weren't any cases of the laser working on human cases of skin cancer. Now there is. And, in a moment, you'll see the results. They are absolutely astounding!

The laser I'm referring to is the one developed by Gerry Graham, DC. It has the incredible ability to heal pain, wounds, and now cancer.

Dr. Graham is the one who told me about the cat. He showed me pictures of the cat with its squamous cell cancer. The cancer had grown across its right eye and down into its right nostril. It should have been "put to sleep." But its owner is a vet. And he wanted to see if the laser could help. So he treated the cat using only the laser. Within several weeks, the cancer was totally gone without a trace. And Kitty's eye was completely unharmed.

When I saw the before and after pictures of this cat, I remembered something I learned in a book written by Randolph Howes, MD, PhD. (Utopia available at http://www.thepundit.com/.) He is my mentor on oxygen therapy. And his book shows how "free radicals" can be quite good for us. Well, in truth, we can't live without them. Our immune cells generate billions of them to kill bacterial invaders. Only when free radicals get out of balance do they become a problem. The antioxidants you take and eat help keep them in balance.

Another fact that most people don't realize is that your body is constantly creating immense amounts of electronically modified oxygen derivatives (EMODs). Some of these are, in fact, free radicals. But EMODs also include our friends hydrogen peroxide and ozone. They are extremely effective at delivering reactive oxygen to your cells.

All of your normal cells need and have a steady level of EMODs for ideal functioning. If the level drops too low, abnormal cells can proliferate. Cancer is abnormal cells that are proliferating non-stop. I've told you many times that cancer prefers a low oxygen environment. But if you can raise the level of EMODs in those cells, you can stop the proliferation. And even higher levels can cause apoptosis (cell death). That's what we want for wayward cells.

In the past, you could go to a special clinic that used photodynamic therapy in order to improve the levels of EMODs in cancer cells. Dr. Howes explained to me that the 635nm is a perfect wavelength to create one highly reactive EMOD in cells. But photodynamic therapy is extremely expensive. And you probably won't find many clinics willing to use it to treat your cancer. (You can read about photodynamic therapy on the Internet.)

But anyone with a 635nm laser (Dr. Graham's) can do the exact same thing for tumors the light can reach. It can activate normal oxygen to a particular reactive EMOD, which can enhance your immune system, and is toxic to cancer cells.

This means that the 635nm laser may be the fastest, simplest, easiest, and most convenient way to administer oxidation therapy directly to a specific part of your body! This concept could revolutionize healing! At least it sounds good in theory. How does it work in reality?

Well, we've already seen what happened with the cat. But now look at what happened to Todd Green. He's 37 years old and lives in Florida. He developed a basal cell cancer on his upper lip. His doctor removed it by biopsy three years ago. Everything was fine until two years later. In May 2006, something horrible came back with a vengeance on the same site. His dermatologist was not available for two weeks. And whatever it was, it was growing fast -- daily!

Quite frightened, he was scheduled for a bigger surgery to take it off, but decided to try the laser that cured the cat's skin cancer. He used it for 90 minutes daily for 30 days. Remarkably, the growth totally disappeared.

But Todd isn't the only incredible story. Peggy McKenna, also of Florida, developed a breast cancer with a huge mass in her left breast when she was 59. For two months, she used only the laser to treat the mass. The mass disappeared. And, as an added bonus, a knot in her neck totally disappeared too!

Obviously, this new laser science is stunning. Dr. Graham may have unknowingly stumbled on to a relatively inexpensive and absolutely safe way to do photodynamic therapy for superficial or other cancers that can be reached by the light. So now we have an easy-to-use treatment for pain, skin wounds, and any cancer that's on the surface, or just under the surface, of the skin. We'll have to wait for more evidence of how well it works for different cancers and other ailments. But if you have any of these problems, I strongly recommend you try the laser. It won't hurt you in any way, and it could completely heal you!

The lasers are expensive. But when you consider what they can do, I think they're well worth the price. The professional four-light model is $5,995. The two-light home unit is $2,995. You can order the laser from LazrPulsR Systems at 888-696-6532.
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Iodine can prevent or help cure breast cancer
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If you or a woman close to you were advised to have a double mastectomy performed in order to prevent breast cancer, shouldn't another option be available? Medical mutilations have been performed lately on women told they are genetically...

Note: you can take Lugol's iodine in pure water daily internally (we take 20 drops a day because we eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables, goitrogens, that block iodine absorption), and you could also apply Tincture of Iodine externally (especially over the lump; it will be absorbed through the skin -- unless you wash it off). Keep applying it as it is absorbed. Never take tincture of iodine internally! You could use the 635nm light with the two types of iodine so that they work together.

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Erase Chronic Pain and Wounds in Days (with 635nm light therapy)
Dr. Robert Jay Rowen's Second Opinion Newsletter
Vol. XVII, No. 1 January 2007

Anyone over the age of 50 knows pain and slow wound healing are common as we get older. Our joints may ache, headaches can become more common, and the pain from injuries in our youth can seem to haunt us daily. Bruises may not go away very quickly. Cuts can take longer to heal, and injuries may seem to hurt for much longer than they used to.

These are just some of the many problems we may encounter as we age. But what if I told you there is a device that can stop your pain and speed healing of just about any wound? You might think it was too good to be true. Especially when I told you the device looks like it came right out of Star Trek.

In Star Trek, anyone who was injured would go see Dr. McCoy in sickbay. There, injured crew would simply lie motionless on the table. Sometimes you would see a light on the body. Other times you wouldn't see anything. But somehow almost all of them miraculously recovered without so much as anyone touching them. Of course, that was fiction. What I'm about to tell you is every bit as incredible, but it's not fiction. It's very real.

You may know that I'm a fan of light therapy. I wrote a special report on the topic and have used colored light to heal many people. In fact, many of you have used that report and the colored filters that came with it to heal your own ailments. Some of the testimonials I've received are truly amazing.

Dinshah Ghadiali pioneered light therapy, as we know it. But science has pushed this marvelous therapy quantum leaps beyond anything Dinshah ever imagined when he first began experimenting with his colored lanterns. Today, we have the ability to heal in ways we never thought possible simply by using powerful light beams known as lasers.

Most science fiction uses lasers to cut and destroy. While certain lasers have some of those abilities (such as we see used in many surgeries today), others can have the opposite effect. Instead of cutting or destroying, these lasers can heal.

The technology has been around for a couple of decades. In 1988, I purchased my first laser for about $4,500. It's a huge machine, but it works remarkably well. Using that laser, I've healed wounds and joints with amazing speed. It's an amazing treatment I still use today. Most people never heard of this treatment thanks to the government. My machine was one of a few to get through production before the FDA stepped in and shut down the factory.

But now, 20 years later, there's an even better machine. It's FDA approved. It's small enough to fit in your hand. And it can treat most pain and wounds with just a few treatments.

I found out just how well this laser works a couple of years ago after a particularly strenuous cross-country skiing expedition. I hadn't skied since I left Alaska in 2001. The high Sierra conditions are worse than Alaska because it's a warmer climate, so the snow melts into slush. Hitting several of theses pockets, I went down many times and unknowingly wrenched my left shoulder.

The pain began the next day and continued despite my best treatment efforts. It was agony turning over in bed. After three weeks, I started getting sympathy pain on the other side. I was convinced my cross-country skiing days were finished. Eight weeks later, still in major pain, I met Gerry Graham, DC at a medical conference, where he had his laser on display. I took one home on loan.

Dr. Graham has developed the laser to operate at different frequencies. These frequencies affect different tissues in different ways. For instance, by switching the frequency, you can program the device to help ligaments, wounds, general pain, and many other ailments.

In just three days on the "ligament" program, my pain was down over 70% and I had no trouble turning over in bed. The total treatment time was less than 60 minutes (20 minutes a day). In a few weeks, I was free of pain. My shoulder strength returned to normal. One year later, I returned to the same cross-country resort, this time with much better conditions. I did over 20 kilometers of very rugged work in a few hours. No falls, not even a whimper from my shoulder, and I finished only 10 minutes behind my athletic daughter. I was astounded at the healing this device brought my shoulder.

How did this little device do it? I've told you in the past that our bodies are extremely sensitive to different frequencies. Some frequencies help our bodies. Others can do it harm. As you may know, light has various frequencies, which are based on wavelengths. Longer wavelengths, which carry less energy, are the colors on the outer ring of the rainbow: red and orange. The shorter, more energetic wavelengths are on the opposite end: purple and violet. But there are even shorter, more energetic wavelengths that are invisible to the human eye. These are the potentially damaging ultraviolet bands.

What we see every day are the many frequencies of light. They have random peaks and troughs in their waves, and travel in random directions. The waves are not parallel, and vibrate in several planes (not polarized). A laser is a light source where all the waves are the same frequency, polarized, and all the peaks and troughs of the waves are in phase. Most light striking your skin will be reflected off. If it didn't, standing in the sun would roast you in seconds. But because of how the laser light is designed, it can penetrate far into your body.

Once the light goes into your body, your cells pick up the light particles. These particles contain energy, which is then released into the cell. This process can almost instantly stimulate thousands of chemical reactions. This process is called biological amplification, and explains why the laser can speed healing so effectively.

The two most important factors in this process are the specific wavelength and the intensity of the light. It turns out that the 635 nm wavelength is the most specific to activate human tissue. That's the frequency of the color red. And the power intensity doesn't have to be much. You need only 5 milliwatts or less (my original laser was only one milliwatt). More isn't necessarily better. You can absorb only so much energy. Your eyes are a great example of this. Too much light is blinding!

The red laser Dr. Graham developed barely penetrates your body -- only two inches. However, that's definitely deep enough for therapeutic effects. And there's plenty of scientific evidence to support the clinical evidence we've seen.

In a recent study on mice, researchers found that wound healing dramatically increases. The researchers also found that the laser reduced scar tissue by 60%. And it also stimulated the regeneration of both lymph and vein vessels, which increase blood flow.

A study conducted in India found a 30% reduction in wound healing time in mice. White cells, fibroblasts, and blood vessel cells, increased in the wounds when lasered.

Canadian researchers did one study that really surprised me. They found the low level laser treatment (LLLT) actually worked better when it went through clothes or medical bandages. The study evaluated the laser treatment on fully dressed versus undressed wounds. It found that LLLT administered to fully dressed wounds "may facilitate a faster rate of wound healing than LLLT applied to exposed wounds by reducing trauma and the risk of infection." Wound trauma and risk of infection increases every time dressings are peeled off the wound for changing. The laser penetrates through clothing and dressings without major change in healing ability.

And the final study I'll discuss showed the laser works remarkably well for bacterial infection. In 2000, a published study said that LLLT could produce changes in bacterial growth of "considerable importance for wound healing." The study said that 630 nm appeared to be the best frequency to inhibit bacterial growth, inferring that this wavelength might be the wavelength of choice for treating infected wounds.

There you have the scientific proof, but here's the exciting clinical proof: V. H. had suffered with terrible headaches for 16 years. Nothing worked! Painkillers stopped working years ago and they were beginning to cause other health problems. A problem tooth caused the pain. But her dentist couldn't figure out how to stop it. When she tried Dr. Graham's laser, it penetrated right through her maxillary bone to the root of the problem. Her pain was gone in seconds!

Barbara Duffey dropped a 45-pound weight on her foot at the gym. It was badly damaged and she was sure it was fractured. The skin under her toes turned black and swelled, even though she put her foot in an ice bath. She couldn't put weight on the ball of her foot. She went to the ER, but they were too busy with emergencies to evaluate her, even after waiting two hours. Barb went home, where she had Dr. Graham's laser. She treated herself on the programs for deep bruise, lymph, and circulation. Only eight hours after the morning injury, she had done five treatments. The swelling and bruising was already receding and she was walking.

The next day she repeated the treatments a "few times." She was not limping. That night the bruise was about gone. The following day she was able to work out normally. "I was so astounded and speechless that the discoloration began clearing within minutes and was almost gone within a few hours."

The gym owner, who witnessed the accident, was incredulous that Barb was running and working out in tennis shoes only two days later.

In Denver, Paul Dicken, a 62-year-old ex-pro baseball player for Cleveland (1963-'66) developed repeat sciatica. He could only walk a quarter mile before severe pain stopped him cold. Adjustments helped before, but did not work this time. After six months of continuous pain, Paul saw Dr. Graham. Paul was instructed to walk with the laser shining on his skull. Dr. Graham didn't tell him why he was being treated with light to avoid a placebo effect. He walked out of the office five minutes later with no pain. "My neurological gait was out of whack. The pain has been gone now for two years. I bought one for maintenance!" Paul told me.

And then there's Jack and his wife, a middle-aged couple, both with genital herpes. Jack's herpes outbreaks usually last 12-14 days. His wife's lasts about 10-12 days. I got to see them within a day of their last outbreak. They used the laser daily for about five minutes for only three days. The lesions had healed in both.

I think Dr. Graham's innovations in laser therapy may make his instrument the healing tool of the decade. He has programmed in specific frequency pulsations of the laser light. In addition to the energy of the light, you also receive it in frequencies that Dr. Graham and his associates have found to be specific for target tissues.

Cold lasers are an FDA class IIIa device. That means they are considered safe and are available to you by prescription for human use. The only known warning is that you don't shine it directly into your eyes. That's a no brainer.

But you don't necessarily have to get a prescription to buy the device. Ironically, you can order Dr. Graham's 635 nm laser without a prescription to home treat your pets or farm animals. It's very easy to use. Additionally, this device has slots that enable you to enter frequencies that you or your doctor believes will be specific for you or your pet. I've checked on similar instruments and have found nothing comparable in price or versatility.

Now for the tougher news. The lasers aren't cheap. The professional four-light model is $5,995. The two-light home unit is $2,995. That might seem like a lot. But consider the huge dollar outlays and time with your doctor that you've already paid for pain treatments that haven't worked. Consider your lost time at work. Somehow, a home device like this may now sound reasonably priced. It won't require you to travel to me or another doctor for neural therapy injections, prolotherapy, or other interventions. You can do it in the comfort of your own home.

Since you can treat yourself, your doctor could easily get one for his/her office and make it available for walk-ins at a bargain basement fee. You can be sure that I will continue to investigate the versatility of this healing tool and regularly report to you on my research. Dr. Graham's company, LazrPulsR Systems, can be contacted at 888-696-6532. They're ready to beam Star Trek healing to you now. Move over Dr. McCoy!

Ref: Bisht, D., R. Mehrotra, P.A. Singh, et al. "Effect of Helium-Neon Laser on Wound Healing," Indian journal of experimental biology. 1999; 37(2): 187-189; Ghamsari, SM, K. Taguchi, N. Abe, J.A. Acorda, M. Sato, and H. Yamada.

"Evaluation of low level laser therapy on primary healing of experimentally induced full thickness teat wounds in dairy cattle." Vet Surg., 1997 March-April;26(2):114-20; J Clin Laser Med Surg., 2000 October;18(5):235-40.
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Q: I really enjoyed your story about the low-level laser. Can the laser work on animals and children? -- B.J., via e-mail

A: Thank you. I'm glad you liked the story. The laser truly is a remarkable medical breakthrough. And, yes, it works wonders on animals and children.

Take the story of Shirley Saddoris, for example. She's a horsewoman from Colorado who told me her expensive draft horse was bitten on its nose three times by a rattlesnake. The horse's airway was in great danger of closing from the poison. "The venom was destroying cells."

She watched her vet work the laser on the horse's nose. The vet first lasered several acupuncture points to relax the horse. Then he irradiated the bites. The mare was lasered six times daily. The bruise began to resolve right in front of Shirley's eyes.

The bruise was gone in just two days rather than an expected seven days. The skin over the bites did not slough off. On the second day, the horse had some difficulty breathing in the morning, but that was corrected in just minutes after treatment.

The horse was turned out with its companions in just 3 days. On the fourth day, no one could tell that the incident had even occurred. The horse had been given antivenin, but suffered none of the late complications that are common with antivenin. "I could not believe the calm state of the horse while it was lasered," said Shirley.

Tim Carbert works with Dr. Gerry Graham (the inventor of the laser device) and is his son-in-law. Tim worked on his uncle's dog.

The poor animal had acquired a bacterial infection from raccoon urine. The germ caused uncontrolled fluid retention. His abdominal girth had doubled. He would not move or eat; and he didn't respond to antibiotics. His liver had shriveled. They were ready to put him down.

Two weeks into the illness, Tim treated him with several laser programs and the animal responded immediately.

"You could actually see the size of his fluid-filled abdomen go down" with the treatment. He got up, urinated, and ate. He was treated every five to seven days.

The edema and belly fluid disappeared, revealing a totally emaciated dog. In 3-4 weeks, he returned to normal.

Then there's the treatment of children. Karen Whisner of Colorado is Dr. Graham's assistant.

One of her grandchildren (four years old) developed stomach cramps. She got out her laser and treated him. His cramps were gone in minutes and he passed a tapeworm.

Another 4-year-old grandson stuck his fingers in a candle. They were burned red, but not yet blistered. She placed them in cold water and then lasered them. He resumed playing in 15 minutes.

As you can see, the laser is great for use on just about any animal or human. It's very safe. And has no side effects.
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Shocking Discovery: How Shining a Light Up Your Nose Cures Disease
Vol. XXIII, No. 7 July 2013
Dr. Robert Jay Rowen's Second Opinion Newsletter

For the past several years, I've been telling you about the power of energy healing. Some of the treatments are extraordinarily effective. The costs of devices have varied from moderately pricey to expensive. Now, I'm really excited to tell you of a novel energy device that's relatively cheap, super easy to administer to yourself, and which might dramatically help your health conditions.

When you subscribed to Second Opinion, you might have gotten a promotion I wrote years ago about light therapy. Dr. Darius Dinshah was a daring pioneer who proved that shining particular colors on the body could induce rapid and "unexplained" healings for a variety of conditions. (For his discoveries, the FDA destroyed him.) My publisher offers color filters based on his work.

Light technology has come a long, long way since Dinshah's time. We now have lasers and light emitting diodes (LED) of all colors. I've written here about laser therapy, particularly red light in the 635 nm wavelength area. This wavelength of light has some exciting properties in healing a multitude of tissues. One property is that it activates a key enzyme in your mitochondria (energy furnaces) called cytochrome oxidase. If you can get your mitochondria turned on, you can accomplish "miraculous" healing, since all healing requires energy. More on the biochemistry in a moment.

Researchers in China have been actively researching low-intensity laser on vascular diseases. In one paper published in 2012, researchers evaluated 90 subjects. All of them had either coronary artery disease or a history of stroke. They divided the participants into a treatment group of 60 and a control group of 30. They gave the treatment group the therapeutic light for just 30 minutes daily for 10 days, three days off and another session of 10 days. They exposed the control group to a normal, non-medical light.

They didn't have the patients make any dietary changes. But they did fast before the blood draws. The age range of the treatment and control group was similar -- about 75 and 76 years respectively. The researchers evaluated their blood for blood viscosity and lipid changes. The two key blood viscosity measurements decreased significantly. That means their blood became less "thick" and easier to flow. That's extremely important for vascular diseases. Now get this. Total cholesterol fell from 173 mg/dl to 147. LDL fell from 107 mg/dl to 97. "Good" HDL cholesterol rose from 42 mg/dl to 47. And, triglycerides fell from 161 mg/dl to 151.

Did it help stroke? A 2005 China study on 21 patients utilized the sophisticated SPECT scan, which actually determines blood flow to various areas of the brain. The therapeutic light improved brain perfusion on the treated side! Other studies showed improvement in stroke symptoms with this treatment.

You know, if a pharmaceutical drug did this well for vascular risk, you'd have doctors recommending it regardless of the chemical's toxic effects. But light therapy has no known toxicity. And this light therapy had a most novel, easy, and unique administration -- into your nasal cavity! That's right! All they did was shine a red light into their nose.

The Chinese postulated that the red light might work by improving the redox status of cells. Redox refers to oxidation/reduction. Redox is as important to your cells as is pH (acid/base). They measure redox by the ratio of an oxidized vitamin B3 molecule called NAD+ to its reduced form NADH. That's called the NAD+/NADH ratio. A dysfunctional cell has a lower NAD+/NADH ratio than normal. A dysfunctional cell is more reduced, meaning richer in electrons. Why? All those extra electrons indicate that oxygen is not actively soaking them up and making energy for you.

Ozone and ultraviolet oxidation therapies work to raise this ratio. NAD+/NADH ratio is crucial in your ATP energy production. One of the ways oxidation therapies work is to raise that ratio by generating more NAD+, which stimulates mitochondrial energy output! The red light may have a similar effect as the more expensive oxidation therapy in improving (raising) the redox (oxidation/reduction) status of your cells. In fact, other research has shown that the light works best where the redox status is actually faulty, and the light doesn't help at all if the redox status is optimal. You need more NAD+ in your cells to jump-start biochemical reactions. Cancer cells are overly reduced, meaning they'll have a very low NAD+/NADH ratio. That indicates they aren't using oxygen to grab the excess of electrons, like a normal cell does.

China is well ahead of us in light research and treatment. One study found that intranasal light therapy for 60 minutes per session, once daily over 10-14 days, improved insomnia for 82% of patients. In a study on patients with mild cognitive impairment, intranasal red light improved red blood cell deformability compared to placebo. That means the red cells became less stiff. That's crucial for the cells to squeeze through your small capillaries, which have a smaller diameter than your red cells themselves. This brings better blood flow and oxygen delivery, and less of a requirement for more pressure to squeeze the red cells through!

In 2002, another Chinese study evaluated 47 Alzheimer's disease patients and 22 patients with gastric ulcers as controls. The researchers treated the participants with a red intranasal laser once daily each morning for 30 days. Melatonin levels increased in the Alzheimer's group, as did a memory test, but there was no change in the gastric ulcer group.

A study on Parkinson's disease in 2003 found that intranasal laser treatment for 30 minutes each morning for 20 days improved symptoms in two-thirds of the patients. Out of these, 30% had significant improvement and 57% had mild improvement. When it comes to Parkinson's symptoms, any improvement is most desirable.

Furthermore, levels of SOD enzyme (a key protective and anti-aging enzyme) and melatonin (a key repair and protective molecule made during sleep in your pineal gland) both rose. At the same time, MDA (malondialdehyde), a marker for destructive oxidative damage, decreased. Even better, an intestinal enzyme called cholecystokinin- octapeptide, which high levels have a deleterious effect on cognitive ability, declined to normal levels.

Yet another Chinese study on Parkinson's found improvements in 89% of patients, with 27.7% having significant improvement. And, an animal study found that low-level light irradiation at 670 nm (similar to the red laser) prevented loss of vulnerable neurons in the substantial nigra, the brain area deranged in Parkinson's.

Do you have headaches? A 1998 study treated 39 patients with chronic migraines and trigeminal neuralgia similarly for 30 minutes per session per day over two five-day periods with a two-day break in between.

Improvement occurred in 90% of patients with twothirds having significant improvement. Improvements in local blood flow alone might account for these findings! What about depression? A pilot Chinese study on depressed patients showed a remarkable 63% reduction when the researchers irradiated their foreheads with a longer wavelength (810 nm which is infrared). Blood flow to the frontal cortex increased. That's the area of higher brain functioning! Remember the SPECT brain scan findings on page 2. This study confirms those results.

Now let's translate the above to treatment for the average American. The Chinese were using old technology that required you to plug the device into an outlet.

That's not very convenient. They also used laser light.

Recent research indicates that it is the wavelength that does the trick and that the light doesn't have to be a laser. So, a far cheaper LED light (emitting the required wavelength) will have a nearly identical effect. And, in recent years, LED technology has been so miniaturized that we can accomplish an intranasal administration with a single battery power supply.

Lew Lim, of MedicLights research, Toronto, is a brilliant engineer and entrepreneur who came to meet with me in Santa Rosa. He's developed an amazingly small device called the Vielight, which you can easily carry in your shirt pocket. It provides a power supply to an LED light that you can very comfortably insert into your nostril to provide the requisite energy and wavelength. Better for us, since, as it is a LED and not laser, there are no FDA concerns. (Lasers carry a warning regarding shining directly into your eyes.)

You might wonder why intranasal LED administration works so well. There are several reasons. The 630 nm wavelength penetrates tissues at least 1 cm. That will get the energy close to or into your brain. The bones in back of the nasal cavity are paper thin, and will easily transmit the red light. Plus, your nose septum is among the richest tissues in capillaries. The red wavelength will easily penetrate all the red blood cells in this bloodrich area, bathing them in the stimulating and healing light. This can improve their oxygen delivery performance. In the 25-minute preset treatment, you are treating a large percentage of your red blood cells.

The cost of Lim's LED red intranasal light (at 633 nm wavelength) is just $299. He is so sure of its value to you that he has offered Second Opinion readers a money back guarantee. I've never seen a money back guarantee for any re-saleable healing device. Use it for three months. If you don't like it, return it, and you'll get an 80% refund. He can't do a 100% money back guarantee since he can't resell the device.

My goal here is to get you information you can use to heal yourself at home with limited trips to any doctor, including me. Some of the healing methods I've written about, while incredibly effective, may be out of the price range for many people. This device may provide the most cost-effective means of treatment of anything I've written about. Lim reports that the feedback received from customers (including practitioners) largely supports the clinical data of the Chinese studies.

The Vielight may hold promise to help you restore homeostasis (balance) in high blood pressure and vascular conditions by improving the rheological (flow) properties of your blood. If you choose to try it, please use once daily. It's so comfortable, you can easily use it when you go to bed. It's preset to shut off after 25 minutes. You can order the lights by calling 855-377-6936.

Ref: Karu, T. "Photobiology of low-power laser effects. Health Physics, 56, 691-704, 1989; Int J of Photoenergy, vol 2012 Article ID 489713.


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Researchers find cancer cure - but drug companies won't develop it 
by Dr. Robert Rowen

What if Big Pharma came across a synthetic compound that stopped cancer in its tracks? And what if it was nontoxic as well? You'd hear about it before you could blink. Now suppose that researchers actually found a compound that did exactly that, but it was a natural compound that's likely in your refrigerator right now. You wouldn't hear even a whisper about it from the media. Well, it's happened.

University of Missouri researchers found that a bioflavonoid, apigenin, inhibited the growth of highly malignant breast tumors. What's more, it also reduced expression of a key cancer gene. Apigenin is in your refrigerator right now if you have celery, parsley, or a wide variety of other veggies, fruits, and spices.

Here's how effective apigenin is. In this recent study, researchers implanted rodents with a particularly deadly breast tumor cell line. The animals taking apigenin had slower tumor growth. And some even saw their tumors shrink. New cancer-feeding blood vessels shriveled, starving the malignant cells. And they found that apigenin acted against progestin-related/dependent breast cancers. Progestins are petrochemical synthetic versions, a "gift" of Pharma. Research has shown that they cause breast cancer.

This study mirrored another one last year which showed that rats fed the compound developed fewer tumors and a delay in tumor establishment.

The study's co-author, Salman Hyder gave a sad commentary on today's horrible Pharma paradigm. He pointed out that since this is a compound that you can extract from plants (not patentable) we won't see industry putting a dime into research. And since its effects are not specific on any one cancer process, it's not likely that government funding agencies will help either.

I've written extensively about the wonders of bioflavonoids. The late Tom Lahey, who told me about luteolin (in Advanced Memory Formula), also provided me with a wealth of information on bioflavonoid actions against cancer. This included apigenin. Curcumin belongs to this family as does green tea, Seanol and resveratrol. I am observing innovative combinations of bioflavonoids having remarkable effects in a combined approach to cancer.

In addition to the foods I've already mentioned, you'll find apigenin in apples, leeks, onions, broccoli, cherries, grapes, tomatoes, and tea. Note that these plant foods reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place. Other foods include basil, oregano, cilantro, tarragon, beans, and barley. You'll do very well to include such produce in your daily diet!

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert J. Rowen, MD

Ref: Horm Cancer. 2012 Aug;3(4):160-71. Epub 2012 May 9.

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Supplements to Fight Breast Cancer Without Radiation
By Dr. Blaylock
Tuesday, 07 Jan 2014 04:01 PM
http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/Dr-Blaylock/breast-prostate-cancer-supplements/2014/01/07/id/545748/

Question: Is it possible to fight breast cancer without radiation?
-- Nelda G., Aberdeen, Md.

Dr. Blaylock answers: Post-operative radiation studies suggest that radiation reduces the risk of recurrence, but most do not do long-term follow-up and the possible induction of other cancers by the radiation itself.

Compelling studies have shown that many nutrients powerfully suppress cancer growth, invasion, and spread. The most promising nutrients for breast cancer are curcumin, quercetin, ellagic acid, DHA, and resveratrol.

You should avoid soy products, which have been shown to stimulate breast cancer invasion and growth, and avoid all food excitotoxin additives. It is also vital to avoid sweets, high glycemic carbohydrates, and omega-6 oils (corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, and canola oils) as they promote cancer invasion and metastasis.

You can find a wealth of information in my book, "Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients".

Question: Are there any alternative treatments you can recommend for elevated PSA (prostate specific antigens)?
-- Harry S., Henderson, Nev.

Dr. Blaylock answers: A number of studies have shown that radiation treatments for prostate cancer have very little effectiveness, along with a number of complications.

Recent studies, including human and animal studies, indicate two important things. First, following the PSA is unreliable. Any irritation of the prostate or retained prostate tissue -- even an infection -- can elevate the PSA.

Interestingly, nutraceutical flavonoids have been shown to have similar cancer inhibiting effects on prostate cancer as seen with breast cancer. Curcumin, quercetin, ellagic acid, hesperidin, resveratrol, and DHA have all been shown to suppress prostate cancer growth, invasion, and metastasis. Modified citrus pectin has been shown in a number of studies to powerfully suppress prostate cancer spread.

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Is Your Bra Killing You? (The Link between Bras and Breast Cancer)

In a study involving 4,700 women, those who never wore a bra had the same incidence of breast cancer as men, in whom cancer of the breast is a rare condition.

 

Women who wore bras for more than 12 hours, but did not sleep in them, had 21 times the risk as women who wore a bra for less than 12 hours. Put in a slightly different way, the statistics are just as chilling: Women who war a bra 24 hours a day are 125 times as likely to develop cancer as women who don’t.

 

Medical anthropologist, Sydney Ross Singer, made this bra/breast cancer claim in the mid-1990’s, but was simply laughed at by the so-called “experts.” But with the new study involving 4,700 women demonstrating such dramatic results, Singer may get the last laugh. It is postulated that lymphatic vessels are blocked by the bra, thus preventing lymphocytes (white blood cells) from destroying abnormal cells. This blockage, over a period of years, presumably causes a build-up of cancer cells which eventually overwhelms the body’s defense mechanisms, and cancer ensues. (Another consideration is that a much higher level of hormones tends to collect in the breasts, and wearing a bra for too many hours blocks the movement of these hormones out of the breasts – this is also why breast massage is recommended, especially soon after removing the bra, to reduce the high level of cancer-causing hormones.)

 

From Professor Singer’s research, it would appear that wearing a bra for less than 12 hours a day would be prudent.

 

Make sure your bra is not constricting the lymphatic system. If, when you remove the bra, there are grooves in your skin or red lines where the bra was, you are asking for trouble.

 

The worst thing you can do is to wear your bra to bed – Dr. Singer’s number one admonition is: “Do not wear a bra to sleep!”

 

Other precautionary measures include: Avoid bras with underwires or anything that tends to shape the breasts, including push-up bras and strapless bras. Also, massage your breasts (see below) upon removing your bra to get the lymph flowing and reduce the local concentration of hormones.

 

For more information, by the book “Dressed to Kill” by S. R. Singer and Soma Grismaijer (paperback, 1995, Avery, $11.95, http://www.amazon.com/Dressed-Kill-between-Breast-Cancer/dp/1930858051/) – at 12 bucks, it’s a great bargain – and could save your life.


Breast Massage Technique to Reduce Chances of Breast Cancer:

The health of your breasts depends in large part on supporting the effective drainage of harmful fluids from breast glands. A combination of self-massage and proper nutrition can promote breast health by helping to maintain toxin-free breast glands.

Research indicates that wearing a bra for prolonged periods of time during the day can impede the drainage of harmful fluids from breast glands. The following massage technique, done once a night, will enhance lymphatic drainage from the breast.

1. After removing the bra, lie on your bed, on your back. Straighten one arm and raise that arm over your head, allowing it to rest on the bed. (For our purposes here, let's presume you raised your right arm first.)
2. Next, using the fingers of your left hand, gently stimulate the right nipple by gently rubbing and/or squeezing it. This will trigger the release of the hormone oxytocin and increase lymph drainage throughout the breast.
3. After stimulating the nipple for a few minutes, very gently grasp the lower portion of the breast. Using a sort of pumping action, gently squeeze and release the breast, gradually moving your hand up toward the outer portion of the breast and armpit area. Continue to "pump" higher into the armpit until you can't go any farther.

The idea here is not to rub the skin overlying the breast and armpit, but rather to rhythmically and very gently pump the lymph from the breast into the armpit and then further up the lymph system. Continue this pumping procedure for about 3 minutes, and then switch to the other breast and armpit area. (Remember to raise the opposite arm over your head.) One 3-minute session on each side nightly is all it takes.

Diet
• Eat only organically-grown produce, or wash it thoroughly. Eating organic fruits and vegetables will help limit your exposure group of chemicals called organochlorines that accumulate in fatty tissues in the breast. There are now more than 10,000 different varieties of organochlorines. These include compounds like benzene, chlordane, DDT, dioxin, vinyl chloride, atrazine and CFCs.

If the fruits and vegetables you eat are not organically grown, then at least be sure to wash and rinse them well. You can do this with mild soap and water, with one of the pre-made produce washes found in health food stores, or with diluted grapefruit seed extract.

Also, make sure your drinking water is free of organochlorines and other foreign chemicals. I believe distilled water is always the safest. To learn more about the water distiller I recommend, click here.

Avoid toxins

Stop using antiperspirants, as the chemicals they contain can be absorbed through the skin and cause the underlying lymph nodes to constrict and block lymph flow. Switch to natural deodorants, which don't cause the nodes to constrict. http://www.betterlife.com/prod_home_page.asp?prod_id=27565 (Lemongrass - Earthy Lemon Deodorant by Terra Naturals, 55g, 11829-9, $3.84) or
http://www.vitacost.com/HomeHealthDeodorantHerbalMagic-Unsctnd, $2.97, 2 oz (318858575091, HH 575091)

Likewise, use nontoxic and/or natural pesticides and herbicides, both indoors and out. Always wear protective gloves and clothing to avoid getting any of these substances on your skin, and be careful not to breathe the fumes, as chemicals can easily enter the body via the respiratory system.


Breast Cancer and Breast Massage Instructions

The medical community seems to feel that if a woman lives long enough, she will have breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading single cause of death in American women; it takes such a high toll each year we would be remiss if we didn't cover it separately in this web site.

Dr Schulze told us of a 1994 poll in which one thousand women were asked if they were happy with the size and shape of their breasts. Not a one answered "Yes." Our internal dialog affects our immune system. The reason the average woman does not look like the average model gracing the covers of the average glamour magazines is that the average woman is not seventeen. Accepting our bodies and not falling for the Hollywood images of beauty is the first step to preventing cancer.

Carcinogens accumulate in fatty tissues. Breasts are made up of mostly fatty tissues. The average woman comes into contact with innumerable carcinogens and toxins daily from the soaps she washes with to the makeup she uses, not to mention pesticide residues, smoke and exhaust fumes, solvents, and cleaning compounds. Dr David G Williams in his newsletter Alternatives [April, 1994; 5: 10] pointed out that, "from tests performed at breast screening clinics, carcinogenic agents are often found in both the breast tissue and the fluids extracted from the nipple." He goes on to add that "high levels of DDT, PCBs, dioxins, and heavy metal[s]" have been found in breast milk. The good news, he states, is there is a simple procedure he discovered at the International Symposium on Prevention and Detection of Cancer, in a presentation by Dr Timothy Murrel of the University of Adelaide. Dr Murrel suggested a very simple technique that might prevent cancer: nipple stimulation. Dr Williams reports that during nipple stimulation, oxytocin is produced, which stimulates the sac-like glands and small muscles in the breast to contract and help clear the breast of carcinogens. Dr Williams recommends that any woman over the age of 18 should examine her breasts at least monthly, and two or three times a week, she should gently stimulate the circulation to her nipples, three minutes per nipple.

Additionally, stimulating the lymph glands (tapping them lightly for one minute) is something that is part of a daily routine for over one million Chinese. Raise your arm, and, using the base of the thumb on the opposite arm (hand), "whap" your armpit repeatedly. Do not do it so hard as to cause any discomfort, just a slight tap is all you need.

Next is a breast massage from China, used for prevention and for existing tumors (see below). Once you’ve done the nipple massage, this massage follows. Rub your breasts in ever increasing circles and finish each stroke rubbing toward the armpit (lymph glands). Do this a minimum of three times a week, a minimum of three minutes per breast.

One more element of Dr Williams' research we should mention: breast cancer rates are higher in colder regions than in the warmer ones. He feels that looser clothing and the extra vitamin D from sun exposure could be responsible for this difference. This is something to consider in your plan to prevent breast cancer.

Americans are suckers for hormonal therapies, yet these therapies are a two edged sword and can be one of the greatest associated causes of breast cancer here in America. The Physicians Desk Reference (PDR) points out that an increase in estrogen causes a dramatic increase in breast cancers, yet estrogen is still prescribed as if it were absolutely harmless. If you suffer from PMS or are experiencing hormonal imbalances following menopause, you should know there are alternatives to the estrogen therapies (most estrogen comes from horse urine).


Female Breast Massage for Better Health

Breast Massage therapy has been proven to assist in promoting healthy breast tissue, reduce fibroids and cysts, relieve the pain and discomfort associated with PMS or from compression from bras, relieving the pain and tension from stress in the muscles of the chest wall, assist in healthy tissue regeneration and scar reduction following surgery, and as a logical proactive step against cancer and other diseases.  Breast massage might be more than a relaxing experience, it may also be very good for your health.

A LMT's  Use of Breast Massage for Treating Wife's Cancer
Including Detailed Techniques that can Benefit All Women's Health
A series of newsgroup posts made into an article by Dave in Phoenix with authors support and permission.

My wife died from breast cancer just over a year ago, after a ten year fight. She was 41. I worked with her over the years in various ways, and one of them was draining her swollen arms caused by lymphodema, a result of mastectomy and lymph node removal. She had a longer life than many women who have active breast cancers, and I believe that our diligent work with circulation and drainage was a part of that. We were both trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital by lymph specialists. We also read and studied a great deal. As a certified massage therapist, I'm hopeful that I can be of help to others to prevent this horrible, painful disease that killed my wife.

There was a book published recently entitled "Dressed to Kill". I gave my copy away, so please forgive me for only quoting specific info from memory. The book deals with evidence that wearing tight bras restricts the body from proper blood and lymph circulation, allowing more than a normal amount of toxins to remain in the breasts, contributing to the increase in breast cancer. In the 1960's breast cancer struck 1 woman in 10 in this country. Today the number is 1 in 8. According to studies the author quotes, the incidence in women who wear tight bras is far higher. The body creates it's circulation by both the hearts action, and by exercise. The blood is mostly moved by the heart, while the toxin-bearing lymph uses muscular movement to push it along. Wearing restricting bras, along with the limited muscular association in the chest, does not encourage proper flow.

(Another factor is diet. In Japan breast cancer in women during the 1950's was almost nil. Today, with western diets, the incidence almost matches the U.S.)

It is important for women to understand that they can be effective in preventing breast cancer by not wearing bras that restrict blood and lymph flow, and by using massage techniques to increase blood circulation, and move toxins out through the lymph glands and blood. They can also strengthen muscle and support tissues through massage.

I don't take any credit for developing any of the ideas. They are gleaned from methods shown to me at various times.

1. The first technique is Veinous and Intercellular Circulation. The hands are placed flatly across the breast, covering as much as possible. Pressure is then applied, exactly as if you were pressing water out of a sponge on a flat surface. Press and release. Repeat several times. This should be done horizontally and vertically. The circulation created is obvious.

2. The second part of Veinous and Intercellular Circulation technique is by petrissaging (kneading) and massaging while lifting and pressing the breast. This is done in all directions to move fluid about inside the breast.

3. Supportive Ligament Care is helpful in many ways, some of which are in increased circulation, and strengthening the ligaments and chest muscles. This is done by pressing the breast with the hands flat, as in (1) above, and by both lifting and stretching the tissues, and twisting clockwise and counter-clockwise.

4. Lymph Drainage is normally done through regular exercise for most of the body. If the breasts are not manipulated, lymph will tend to remain. Most lymph is moved through tiny ducts just beneath the surface of the skin. From there it is moved to the blood and toxins are filtered out. Picture in your mind a lock in a canal. Lymph glands are constructed similarly. 

The lymph is easily moved along by gliding the fingertips over the surface of the skin VERY lightly. Too much pressure will compact the glands, restricting the flow. Try this... place a nickel on your mouse-pad. Use your fingertips to push the nickel across it. That's all the pressure you use. But there's a lot more to know.

The direction of the lymph drainage from the breast should be from the nipple outward in all directions, but the actual method is very important, and this is why a therapist can be very helpful. Picture again those little canal locks. They open at each end. You cannot drain one full lock into another full lock. You must first drain a full one before sweeping the second along into it.

Another way to picture it is with a pack of Lifesavers. You can't take the middle one out. You have to move the first one out, then move the second one into first position, then out, and so with the third, fourth, and so on. The lymph gets drained the same way. Start at the perimeter of the breast, and sweep lymph out. Then move inward perhaps 1/2 inch, and sweep it out, then inward one inch and sweep out, and so on to the nipple. Then start the process again. So remember, drain, fill, drain. This process gets repeated once for each inch from the perimeter to the nipple. Women should do this once a week followed by upper body exercise. Lymph is drained from other parts of the body in the same way, but where possible, always towards the heart.


Breast Massage for Better Health
This Web page is a discussion about using breast massage to improve lymph fluid and blood flow in the breasts, which may reduce the chances of breast cancer.

We begin with a discussion of an important study about bras and breast cancer which suggests that lymph fluid flow may be very important for healthy breasts, then provide details about breast massage in a question-and-answer format.

First version June 25, 1997;  Last updated March 31, 1998.  Copyright (C) 1997, 1998 Author of Breast Massage for Better Health.

Bras and breast cancer - Do bras restrict lymph flow and therefore increase the risk of breast cancer? A recent study of over 4700 women  (2056 previously diagnosed with breast cancer, 2674 never diagnosed with breast cancer) indicated that there was a positive correlation between breast cancer and the length of time that women wore bras per day:

Those who wore a bra all day-long (defined in the study as any period more than 12 hours) had statistically 21 times greater risk of breast cancer than those who only wore a bra for only part of the day (defined in the study as any period up to 12 hours).

Women who wore their bras all day and night (essentially 24 hours per day) had a 5 times greater chance of developing breast cancer than those who wore it all day-long.

The study conjectured that wearing a bra may constrict the flow of lymph fluid in the breast, which then causes the higher risk of breast cancer.   Lymph fluid is the natural watery fluid which surrounds and bathes cells in body tissues.  Lymph fluid carries disease-fighting cells and helps remove accumulated toxins, some of which may be carcinogenic (cancer-causing).  The impaired flow of lymph fluid is thought to allow toxins to build up, thus causing breast tissue cells to be exposed to higher concentrations of cancer-causing toxins for longer periods of time.   The study suggested that women wear their bras for fewer hours, thus giving their breasts time to "recover" and also not wearing bras that feel constrictive or tight.

For more details on the study, conducted by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, see their book Dressed to Kill, (Avery Publishing Group, New York, 1995). ISBN 0-89529-664-0, available from The Naturist Society, P.O. Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54902, Tel. 414-426-5009.

Some relevant Web pages about this study are as follows:
Bras and breast cancer
Fatal Fashion: Is there a link between bra-wearing and breast cancer?
Short summary about bras and breast cancer
Summary of study on bra-wearing and breast cancer
Bras and breast cancer page
1997 Follow-up study by Singer and Grismaijer confirms link between breast cancer and bras
List of medical articles related to breast cancer and various effects of wearing bras

Breast massage for better health by improving lymph fluid flow
The author of this Web page hypothesizes that methods of increasing lymph fluid flow may be a preventative measure to reduce the incidence of breast cancer.  In muscles, lymph fluid flow can be stimulated by exercise or by massage.   For soft non-muscular tissues like breast tissue, massage is a principal method of increasing lymph fluid flow.   Massage also stimulates blood flow, which might also be helpful.
The following frequently-asked-questions list describes the methodology, which the author feels is deserving of further investigation.

Considering that breast cancer is a very major health risk for women and considering that women in this society wear bras which may
tend to decrease lymph flow, this is potentially worthy of your consideration.

Disclaimer:  This Web page is conjecture until someday official clinical studies have been undertaken and have proven its effectiveness (or ineffectiveness).  No clinical studies are currently known to the author of this page.  This page is not a prescription for action or treatment of any kind but rather is a basis for thought and further research for readers; readers must decide their own actions responsibly.   Breast massage is hypothesized to be potentially be a preventative measure only.  Breast massage is not a treatment for existing breast cancer.   Any use of breast massage should be done with due care.  Other preventative measures such as breast self-exams and exams/tests recommended by your physician are very useful and should in no way be discontinued if breast massage therapy is undertaken.   The remainder of this page is written about how to apply the technique and how it  is conjectured to be beneficial and does not constitute any official recommendation that the technique will  be beneficial for your health.

How does one do this type of breast massage?
The breasts are soft tissue which can be effectively self-massaged or massaged by someone else. Gentle-to-moderate kneading, rubbing, and squeezing strokes with the hands are sufficient to induce increased lymph and blood flow to the breast.  The breast can be kneaded and squeezed by contracting the palm and fingers of the hand (somewhat like a handshake) or the breast can be rubbed and stroked using the palm and fingers of the hand using gentle-to-moderate pressure.  It is not necessary to use hard pressure or other techniques which cause pain.  A lotion or massaging oil adds considerably to the experience and helps prevent "rug burn" sensitivity.

The receiver may find that certain types of strokes are more comfortable.  The receiver may also prefer certain speeds of movement and pressure.  Accommodating these preferences makes the breast massage feel much better and helps to encourage the regular practice of breast massage.

To drain the lymph fluid from the breast, one useful massage stroke is a  gentle radial outward stroke from the nipple to the outer edge of the breast.  This is done by applying light pressure starting from the center of the breast and making several strokes  from the nipple towards each part of the perimeter of the breast.   The direction of the strokes are like following spokes in a wheel from the center to the edge.  This stroke can be incorporated as part of the massage but should be combined with the other strokes above which help to stimulate lymph and blood circulation.  Think of the radial outward stroke as a specific draining stroke and the other strokes as methods of increasing the fluid flow rate, just as exercising a muscle will increase the flow of blood through the muscle.

Increased blood flow to massaged areas is indicated by a feeling of warmth in the massaged area.  The warmth generally can be felt by both the receiver and the massage giver.   This is a good indicator that the massage is also improving lymph flow.

Women's breasts vary considerably in texture and sensitivity to pressure.   Hence, gentle strokes for those who are sensitive or have softer breasts.  Moderate pressure may be more effective for those with firmer-textured breasts.

Gentle kneading and rubbing strokes which constitute the principal method of increasing lymph and blood flow.  A breast massage may be combined with a massage of the shoulders and side chest muscles for a more relaxing, revitalizing experience.

A more extended massage experience may include breast massage as part of a full body massage. 

Health Note: As far as possible cancer detection, if during self-massage or giving a massage, any lumps are felt, these lumps should always be investigated thoroughly by informing and visiting a qualified physician.  The practice of breast massage should be in conjunction with (and not a substitute for) regular self-breast exams  and exams/tests during visits to a physician.

What other benefits may be possible?
Women whose breasts become somewhat enlarged or firmer as a result of the pre-menstrual cycle may experience some breast discomfort.  Such women may find that breast massage makes them feel more comfortable.

Women who are pregnant or nursing may find that the substantial changes in the quality and sensitivity of their breasts are causing some discomfort.  Such women may be pleasantly surprised to find that a breast massage also improves their comfort and makes them feel better about their breasts.   (The massaging of  breasts is already undertaken by many nursing mothers as a part of the nursing process.)

A good breast massage should be gentle and nurturing.   The gentle stimulation of the breasts and chest area may release some emotional feelings.  During massage, many people experience joy, peace, or sometimes a release of previously-repressed emotions from past events (positive or negative, including possibly crying) followed by a more deep relaxation.  This emotional release is also a very normal, human part of the massage experience.   For most women, the enjoyment of  breast massage is natural and very relaxing.

How often should my breasts be massaged and for how long?
The previous study involving bras provides  some evidence that  improved lymph fluid flow may be good for your health. Frequent massages (daily or several times daily) in order to frequently stimulate circulation of the lymph fluid may be most effective for your health.

It is hypothesized that toxins tend to accumulate due to reduced lymph fluid flow during the use of a bra during the day.   Hence, one good time for having a breast massage is after taking off a bra at the end of a day or during a break in the day.  At such times, a breast massage may be very helpful in stimulating the flow of lymph fluid and blood to remove the accumulated toxins.   Some women find bras to be somewhat constricting to their breasts and surrounding musculature or tiresome on the shoulders, which is another reason why a gentle massage after taking off a bra is revitalizing.

This should not be taken to discount the value of having breast massages at other times or less frequently than daily.  The build-up of toxins may be a gradual long-term effect from wearing a bra for too many hours per day.   A breast massage once every few days may be valuable in helping to avoid excess build-up of toxins and is a relaxing experience.

Frequent massages should preferably be administered with some lotion or massage oil to prevent sensitizition of the skin.

Self-massage once or several times a day may be the most convenient method for improving lymph flow daily if a massage giver is not available to give daily massage.  Even if time is short, a few minutes of self-massaging improves the lymph fluid flow for better health.  An extended session of self-massage for 20 or 30 minutes or more can be administered during a more relaxed time period.


Breast Massage for Better Health
Posted By Robin Murphy On October 12, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

Bras and breast cancer -- Do bras restrict lymph flow and therefore increase the risk of breast cancer?

A recent study of over 4700 women (2056 previously diagnosed with breast cancer, 2674 never diagnosed with breast cancer) indicated that there was a positive correlation between breast cancer and the length of time that women wore bras per day:

* Those who wore a bra all day-long (defined in the study as any period more than 12 hours) had statistically 21 times greater risk of breast cancer than those who only wore a bra for only part of the day (defined in the study as any period up to 12 hours).
* Women who wore their bras all day and night (essentially 24 hours per day) had a 5 times greater chance of developing breast cancer than those who wore it all day-long.

The study conjectured that wearing a bra may constrict the flow of lymph fluid in the breast, which then causes the higher risk of breast cancer. Lymph fluid is the natural watery fluid which surrounds and bathes cells in body tissues. Lymph fluid carries disease-fighting cells and helps remove accumulated toxins, some of which may be carcinogenic (cancer-causing).

The impaired flow of lymph fluid is thought to allow toxins to build up, thus causing breast tissue cells to be exposed to higher concentrations of cancer-causing toxins for longer periods of time. The study suggested that women wear their bras for fewer hours, thus giving their breasts time to "recover" and also not wearing bras that feel constrictive or tight.

For more details on the study, conducted by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, see their book Dressed to Kill, (Avery Publishing Group, New York, 1995). ISBN 0-89529-664-0.Available from The Naturist Society, P.O. Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54902, Tel. 414-426-5009.

Breast massage for better health by improving lymph fluid flow. The author of this Web page hypothesizes that methods of increasing lymph fluid flow may be a preventative measure to reduce the incidence of breast cancer. In muscles, lymph fluid flow can be stimulated by exercise or by massage.  For soft non-muscular tissues like breast tissue, massage is a principal method of increasing lymph fluid flow.  Massage also stimulates blood flow, which might also be helpful.

The following frequently-asked-questions list describes the methodology, which the author feels is deserving of further investigation.

Considering that breast cancer is a very major health risk for women and considering that women in this society wear bras which may tend to decrease lymph flow, this is potentially worthy of your consideration.

How does one do this type of breast massage?
The breasts are soft tissue which can be effectively self-massaged or massaged by someone else.

Gentle-to-moderate kneading, rubbing, and squeezing strokes with the hands are sufficient to induce increased lymph and blood flow to the breast. The breast can be kneaded and squeezed by contracting the palm and fingers of the hand (somewhat like a handshake) or the breast can be rubbed and stroked using the palm and fingers of the hand using gentle-to-moderate pressure. It is not necessary to use hard pressure or other techniques which cause pain.  A lotion or massaging oil adds considerably to the pleasure of the experience and helps prevent "rug burn" sensitivity.

The receiver may find that certain types of strokes are more pleasurable. The receiver may also prefer certain speeds of movement and pressure. Accommodating these preferences makes the breast massage feel much better and helps to encourage the regular practice of breast massage.

To drain the lymph fluid from the breast, one useful massage stroke is a gentle radial outward stroke from the nipple to the outer edge of the breast. This is done by applying light pressure starting from the center of the breast and making several strokes from the nipple towards each part of the perimeter of the breast.

The direction of the strokes are like following spokes in a wheel from the center to the edge. This stroke can be incorporated as part of the massage but should be combined with the other strokes above which help to stimulate lymph and blood circulation. Think of the radial outward stroke as a specific draining stroke and the other strokes as methods of increasing the fluid flow rate, just as exercising a muscle will increase the flow of blood through the muscle.

Increased blood flow to massaged areas is indicated by a feeling of warmth in the massaged area. The warmth generally can be felt by both the receiver and the massage giver.  This is a good indicator that the massage is also improving lymph flow.

Women's breasts vary considerably in texture and sensitivity to pressure.  Hence, gentle strokes for those who are sensitive or have softer breasts. Moderate pressure may be more effective for those with firmer-textured breasts.

As a part of a pleasurable, sensual massage, the kneading strokes may be combined with softer caressing strokes over the front chest and abdominal region. This helps relax and give pleasure to the receiver. Stroking and gently pinching the nipples can also be a pleasurable part of a breast massage. These strokes should be used in combination with the gentle kneading and rubbing strokes above which constitute the principal method of increasing lymph and blood flow. A breast massage may be combined with a massage of the shoulders and side chest muscles for a more relaxing, revitalizing, and pleasurable experience.

Health Note: As far as possible cancer detection, if during self-massage or giving a massage, any lumps are felt, these lumps should always be investigated thoroughly by informing and visiting a qualified physician. The practice of breast massage should be in conjunction with (and not a substitute for) regular self-breast exams and exams/tests during visits to a physician. If any lump is ever found, that area should NOT be massaged until a physician is consulted.  Repeat: do not massage if any lump is found.

What other benefits may be possible?
Women whose breasts become somewhat enlarged or firmer as a result of the pre-menstrual cycle may experience some breast discomfort. Such women may find that breast massage makes them feel more comfortable and is a pleasurable experience.

Women who are pregnant or nursing may find that the substantial changes in the quality and sensitivity of their breasts are causing some discomfort. Such women may be pleasantly surprised to find that a breast massage also improves their comfort and gives pleasure, and makes them feel better about their breasts.  (The massaging of breasts is already undertaken by many nursing mothers as a part of the nursing process.)

Will I become aroused by receiving a breast massage?

Many women find the stroking of their breasts to be very pleasurable and relaxing.  The positive feelings associated with breast massage help to encourage regular practice. Some women find touching of the breasts during the massage to be sexually arousing or causing some emotional feelings. All these feelings are very natural physiological and emotional responses and should not be any cause for concern or embarrassment. Massage in general is a pleasurable, sensual experience in addition to being healthful.

A good breast massage should be gentle and nurturing. The gentle stimulation of the breasts and chest area may release some emotional feelings. During massage, many people experience joy, peace, or sometimes a release of previously-repressed emotions from past events (positive or negative, including possibly crying) followed by a more deep relaxation. This emotional release is also a very normal, human part of the massage experience. For most women, the enjoyment of breast massage is a natural, sensual pleasure and very relaxing.

For those who may not wish their breast massage to be as pleasurable or arousing, the type, speed, and pressure of the strokes can be regulated if necessary to control this sensation of pleasure and arousal.  Again, individual preferences and sensitivities vary; for example, some may find firm strokes to be arousing while others may find light caressing to be overly erotic.

How often should my breasts be massaged and for how long?

The previous study involving bras provides some evidence that improved lymph fluid flow may be good for your health.

It is hypothesized that toxins tend to accumulate due to reduced lymph fluid flow during the use of a bra during the day. Hence, one good time for having a breast massage is after taking off a bra at the end of a day or during a break in the day. At such times, a breast massage may be very helpful in stimulating the flow of lymph fluid and blood to remove the accumulated toxins. Some women find bras to be somewhat constricting to their breasts and surrounding musculature or tiresome on the shoulders, which is another reason why a gentle, pleasurable massage after taking off a bra is revitalizing.

This should not be taken to discount the value of having breast massages at other times or less frequently than daily. The build-up of toxins may be a gradual long-term effect from wearing a bra for too many hours per day.  A breast massage once every few days may be valuable in helping to avoid excess build-up of toxins and is a relaxing, pleasurable experience.

Frequent massages should preferably be administered with some lotion or massage oil to prevent sensitizition of the skin.

When working with a massage giver, a more extended massage experience of 20 minutes or more may be very pleasurable and relaxing as well as beneficial for your health. This can be received as often as once or more per day, although even an occasional experience is pleasurable and health-giving. Time constraints of the receiver or massage giver may be the limiting factor in frequency.

Self-massage once or several times a day may be the most convenient method for improving lymph flow daily if a massage giver is not available to give daily massage.  Even if time is short, a few minutes of self-massaging improves the lymph fluid flow for better health and is pleasurable. An extended session of self-massage for 20 or 30 minutes or more can be administered during a more relaxed time period. For those who wish, a pleasurable breast massage can be integrated as part of a relaxing, sensual experience such as an extended bath or gentle nap-time/relaxing in bed.

Other references about breast massage and therapeutic massage
One of the methods recommended is breast massage for 5 minutes per breast daily. Also, recommends nipple stimulation to release oxytocin, a hormone which increases blood flow to thebreasts.

A few women have even experienced some mild to moderate reactions to the amount of accumulated toxins being flushed from the breast tissue during the first days and weeks of breast massage. The reported reactions to the toxins include "mild to medium cases of [allergic] hives, increased allergies of the sinuses, headaches, some cramping." It is recommended to start with shorter periods of breast massage and gradually increasing the massage time if such reactions occur. The flushing of the toxins is a very good process for the body, but may need to be done gradually if the person experiences reactions to the accumulated toxins being released from the breast tissue. This site discusses the role of the hormones prolactin and oxytocin in controlling blood flow to the breasts and also contains some recommendations for health supplements.

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http://hpathy.com/cause-symptoms-treatment/treatment-cancer/


Breast Massage
By Robin C. Myers, CH, LMT, SF, RRMT
http://www.breastnotes.com/bc/bc-massage-myers.htm
 
Breast Massage Therapy
http://www.breastnotes.com/bc/bc-massage.htm

Lymph Drainage Therapy
By Dr. Howard B. Sanford
Compiled from an article written December 20th, 1999
http://www.breastnotes.com/bc/bc-massage-sanford.htm

How I Would Explain our Lymphatic System
By Ken L. Smith
http://www.breastnotes.com/bc/bc-massage-lymphatic.htm
 
Link Between the Lymphatic System and Breast Cancer                 
(with an Overview by Ken L. Smith)
By Kathleen A. McLaughlin, P.T.
http://www.breastnotes.com/bc/bc-massage-mclaughlin.htm


http://www.biomedx.com/mammotherm/page2.html
The Bras That Bind

As you may be aware, incidents of cancer are on the rise, including breast cancer (which is increasingly being seen in younger women), so let's take some time and talk about breast health.

We're about to venture into areas seldom discussed in traditional medical circles.

Let's begin by highlighting the top three causes of breast cancer that are directly controllable by women: 

1) Mammograms
2) Tight fitting bras
3) Antiperspirant deodorants

You might find this list quite amazing but you will begin to understand as we outline the roles each of these play in breast cancer development.

Let's start with mammograms. The problem here is x-rays. X-rays currently stand as the single item the medical community agrees causes cancer.  Yet, the very test used for breast cancer screening is an x-ray. This presents a problem. Fortunately, the movement of technology and understanding what cancer is and how it develops is presenting some innovative adjunct solutions to the mammogram dilemma. We'll talk more on this in a moment.

But first, about those bras and antiperspirants. To understand what this is about, you need to understand a bit about the toxic environment that better living through chemistry has wreaked upon our society.

Though there are many things in our environment that are suspect, we'll just look at food. Today much of our food supply is grown with pesticides. Some of these contain chemicals called aromatic hydrocarbons and are very similar to human sex hormones. When sprayed on vegetables, they become absorbed into the food. When ingested they accumulate in specific organs that attract this class of chemicals--in women it is the breast.

The body recognizes sex hormones as potent chemicals and once used, they need to be broken down by liver enzymes and then rapidly removed from the body. (You should note that the mammary glands are a primary producer of the female hormone estrogen. Although important, once used, it must be removed from the body quickly.) This removal is managed by the lymphatic system.

The mammary glands are filled with lymphatic vessels that move from the breast, through the axillary lymph nodes under the armpit, over the collar bone, to the thoracic duct. This is how the breast drains toxins and keeps its internal environment clean. If something impedes the cleansing process, an imbalance occurs and the sex hormone by-products become destructive molecules called free radicals that begin cellular damage (called lipid peroxidation) which leads to breast cancer.

Can you possibly see how tight fitting bras and antiperspirants (which close the axillary lymph nodes in the armpit) causes a backup of toxins in the breast?

For most women, throwing out the bra is not an option, but some adjustments can be made (the push-up bra for instance, which makes one look bustier are the worst for women). Certainly the antiperspirants can go. Natural mineral salt deodorants are available as an alternative.

Now get the picture in your mind of the topics just discussed; we have a constricted lymphatic system causing a toxic backup in the mammary glands, which (in some cases) gets presented annually to a clinic to get squished and assaulted with x-rays. Mmm, sounds like a perfect scenario to engender a cancerous situation.  But what might be an alternative, or an adjunct to a mammogram that could greatly stretch the time frame between the need for these dangerous x-rays? The answer comes in part from understanding how tumors develop.

Tumors need a blood supply to exist; they have to be fed. When a tumor develops, it creates vascularization (blood vessels) around itself. This is a physiological process. This physiology can be detected in the earliest developmental stages with new high technology heat sensing imagers.

A clinic with this technology would place the woman in front of the imager and then take an infrared heat scan of her breasts (sometimes referred to as a mammotherm). There is no contact, no x-rays, no pain, it is completely non-invasive. If there is adverse physiology present, (such as increased vascularization involved with tumor development) it will be highlighted by temperature differentials from one breast to the other. 

A mammogram is a screen of anatomy, it looks for the actual evidence of a tumor.  A mammotherm is a screen of function, it looks for the reflection of physiological happenings. When a mammogram identifies a tumor, it likely has been forming for a long time. When a mammotherm detects a breast temperature differential, it is often at the very beginning stages of a potential problem. This means a woman can become proactive in addressing the situation in a natural, non-destructive manner.

Women rejoice! The mammotherm technology is a great leap forward in breast cancer screening. Where mammograms are a humiliating event of having to endure a strangers cold hands manipulating and painfully squishing your breasts between the plates of an x-ray unit to undergo an assault by high energy particle beams, a mammotherm is shear joy by comparison. You can have multiple screens done every year to track even the smallest changes that might occur over time, and you never have to worry about harmful side effects.

The mammotherm is particularly important for younger women. A younger woman has more dense breast tissue and mammograms have a difficult time detecting the smallest tumors. Because of this drawback, ultrasound is often advocated as an alternative. However, tumor mass still needs to be evident. The mammotherm on the other hand is not looking for the tumor itself, it is looking for the smallest change in physiology reflected as heat that then becomes a marker for suspicious activity.

http://www.biomedx.com/mammotherm/page6.html
How Breast Cancer Develops

In the related article "The Bras That Bind", you were introduced to the concept of aromatic hydrocarbons within our environment that in large measure are very similar to human sex hormones. These environmental toxins gravitate to the breasts which generally attract this "hormone looking" class of chemicals.

The body recognizes sex hormones as potent chemicals and once used, they need to be broken down by liver enzymes and then rapidly removed from the body. You will recall that the mammary glands are a primary producer of the female hormone estrogen, and once used, it also must be removed from the body quickly.

As shown in the diagram of the breast, the lymphatic vessels move from the breast, through the axillary lymph nodes under the armpit, over the collar bone, to the thoracic duct. This is a major pathway for the breast to drain toxins. If the lymph nodes close up (antiperspirant use) or something else impedes the flow (tight bras), toxins back-up, an imbalance occurs, and the sex hormone by-products become destructive molecules called free radicals that begin cellular damage (lipid peroxidation) which can kick start the process known as cancer.

As you can see, it is very important to keep the lymphatic system of the breast in tip top shape. There are other factors that come into play in the cancer development process, but before we touch on those items, here is an exercise you should get acquainted with that is very important for the health of your breasts.

An Exercise for Maintaining Breast Health

1) Start by raising your arms over your head for a few minutes a day to help open the axillary lymph glands in the armpit.

2) With arms raised, take the fingers or palm of the opposite hand, and gently but rhythmically create a pumping action in your armpit directing very slight pressure up and towards the collar bone. This helps excite and move the axillary node garbage towards the thoracic duct thereby helping to drain the breast of toxins.

Do it a few minutes everyday--take off the bra, lay down, and do the exercises to help your breasts stay internally healthy.


Potential Link Between Aluminum Salts In Deodorants And Breast Cancer

Chemicals that mimic the body's natural hormone oestrogen are known to affect a woman's risk of breast cancer. Evidence is mounting that the aluminium-based compound, which often makes up quarter of the volume of some antiperspirant agents, can break through the skin and that once in the body it could mimic oestrogen. A review just published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology calls for further research to evaluate the potential that this could increase the risk of getting breast cancer.

Over recent years scientists have found that many compounds in the environment mimic or interfere with oestrogen. These compounds are normally complex molecules and are found in many plants, and used in materials like detergents, pesticides and plastics. Now scientists are realising that a variety of simple metal ions, including aluminium and cadmium can also bind to the body's oestrogen-receptors and influence their action.

"Since oestrogen is known to be involved in the development and progression of human breastcancer, any components of the environment that have oestrogenic activity and which can enter the human breast could theoretically influence a woman's risk of breast cancer," says author of the review Dr Philippa Darbre, who works in the School of Biological Sciences, at the University of Reading, UK.

Aluminium salts in antiperspirants are a major source of exposure to aluminium in humans. It is often sprayed into armpits, inadvertently concentrating exposure near to the breast. In addition, it is often applied immediately after shaving, when the skin is likely to be damaged and less able to keep the aluminium out. "It is reasonable to question whether this aluminium could then influence breast cancer," says Darbre.

Her concern is not confined to aluminium. Smoking tobacco introduces cadmium into the body, and research shows that it too can collect in breast tissue. There are indications that this accumulation of cadmium may also be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, potentially showing one of the reasons why smoking could be linked to this disease.

"Each of these agents on their own may not have a powerful effect, but we need to see what happens when a number of them act together?" it could be that this would have a significant effect on diseaseslike breast cancer," says Darbre.

Article: Darbre P D. Metalloestrogens: An Emerging Class of Inorganic Xenoestrogens with Potential to Add to the Oestrogenic Burden of the Human Breast. Journal of Applied Toxicology 2006; DOI:10.1002/jat.1135

The Journal of Applied Toxicology is devoted to publishing original research, theoretical and literature reviews relating to the toxicity of drugs and chemicals to living systems at the molecular, cellular, tissue and target organ level. This also encompasses teratogenesis, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, mechanistic toxicology, pharmacokinetics, environmental toxicology and environmental health (including epidemiological studies) in addition to analytical and method development studies. Papers dealing with in vitro techniques and alternatives to the use of animals are encouraged. The journal's Editor-in-Chief is Dr Harry Salem of the Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center, USA, and Dr Philip Harvey of Covance Laboratories UK Ltd, Harrogate is its European Editor. The journal can be accessed online via Wiley Interscience at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/jat.

What have scientists learned about the relationship between antiperspirants or deodorants and breast cancer?
In 2002, the results of a study looking for a relationship between breast cancer and underarm antiperspirants/deodorants were reported (3). This study did not show any increased risk for breast cancer in women who reported using an underarm antiperspirant or deodorant. The results also showed no increased breast cancer risk for women who reported using a blade (nonelectric) razor and an underarm antiperspirant or deodorant, or for women who reported using an underarm antiperspirant or deodorant within 1 hour of shaving with a blade razor. These conclusions were based on interviews with 813 women with breast cancer and 793 women with no history of breast cancer.

A different study examining the frequency of underarm shaving and antiperspirant/deodorant use among 437 breast cancer survivors was released in 2003 (4). This study found that the age of breast cancer diagnosis was significantly lower in women who used these products and shaved their underarms more frequently. Furthermore, women who began both of these underarm hygiene habits before 16 years of age were diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier age than those who began these habits later. While these results suggest that underarm shaving with the use of antiperspirants/deodorants may be related to breast cancer, it does not demonstrate a conclusive link between these underarm hygiene habits and breast cancer. Additional research is needed to investigate this relationship and other factors that may be involved.

Other research has focused on certain preservatives (parabens) that are used in deodorants and antiperspirants, as well as many cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical products. Parabens have been shown to mimic the activity of estrogen (a hormone) in the body's cells (5). Because estrogen promotes the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the use of deodorants or antiperspirants could cause the accumulation of parabens in breast tissues, which may contribute to the development of breast cancer. This hypothesis was supported by a 2004 study that found parabens within 18 of 20 samples of tissue from human breast tumors (6). However, this study did not prove that parabens cause breast tumors (5). The authors of this study did not analyze healthy breast tissue or tissues from other areas of the body, and did not demonstrate that parabens are found only in cancerous breast tissue (6). Furthermore, this research did not identify the source of the parabens, and cannot establish that the accumulation of parabens is due to the use of deodorants or antiperspirants. More research is needed to specifically assess whether the use of deodorants or antiperspirants can cause the accumulation of parabens in breast tissue, and whether these chemicals can promote the development of breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer: Six Signs to Look For by Dr. Weil

Personal and family histories of breast cancer and lifestyle habits, including diet, exercise and how you handle stress, can all affect breast-cancer risk. Early research also indicates a possible link between long-term exposure to bright lights at night (they reduce your body's production of melatonin) and the incidence of breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about your specific situation, and learn to recognize the signs of breast cancer: Early detection is vitally important to treatment and recovery. Performing a monthly self-examination is still recommended by many health professionals, as is having a yearly exam performed by your doctor. In addition, the National Cancer Institute suggests keeping an eye out for the following signs:

A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area
A change in the size or shape of the breast
Nipple discharge or tenderness
An inverted nipple
Ridges or pitting on the breast (resembling an orange peel)
A change in the look or feel of the breast, areola or nipple (such as temperature, swelling, redness or a scaly feel)


Mammograms offer no health benefits whatsoever, doctors conclude
by David Gutierrez

(NewsTarget) An increasing number of doctors are contesting the claim that annual mammograms decrease women's risk of dying from breast cancer.

Danish researcher Dr. Peter Gotzsche first made this claim in a study published in "The Lancet" in October 2006. Gotzsche had re-analyzed the studies originally done on the benefits of mammograms and found them unconvincing.

Since then, other doctors have begun to assert that in addition to failing to offer protection, mammograms — which involve exposing patients to radiation —may actually increase women's risk of cancer.

"The latest evidence shifts the balance towards harm and away from benefits," said Dr. Michael Baum of University College in London.

According to Canadian columnist Dr. W. Gifford -Jones, women between the ages of 40 and 49 who have regular mammograms are twice as likely to die from breast cancer as women who are not screened.

"Experts say you have to screen 2,000 women for 10 years for one benefit," he wrote recently.

Gifford-Jones also points to other risks, from the physical to the psychological. According to some authorities, the squeezing of women's breasts during mammograms may rupture blood vessels, causing cancer to spread to other parts of the body and actually increasing a patient's risk of death (as do biopsies 50% of the time).

He also pointed to the trauma suffered by women who receive false positives from their mammograms, and to the dangerous sense of security felt by those who receive false negatives.

Studies show that mammograms fail to detect cancer 30 percent of the time in women aged 40 to 49. In addition, it can take eight years before a breast tumor is large enough to detect, by which time the cancer could have spread to other parts of the body.

"Mammograms actually harm far more women than they help," said Mike Adams, author of "The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D," a free report that teaches prevention strategies for breast and prostate cancer. "They are used more as a recruiting tool to ensnare women into a system of medical control based on false diagnosis and fear tactics. Most women then give in to chemotherapy, surgery or radiation treatments that may ultimately harm them or even kill them."


Lymph Health - An Herbal Recipe for Breast Cancer and Lymphomas
by Leslee Dru Browning
NaturalNews.com printable article
Originally published January 31 2008
http://www.naturalnews.com/022570.html

(NaturalNews) Everyone needs to cleanse their lymph system of all the wastes that have built up over a lifetime. Cleansing the lymph helps the body to cleanse every organ and system you have. The waste from each cell must be removed or the body will die in its own waste.

The lymph system transports lymphatic fluids but it also works as a filter, removing bacteria, microorganisms, dead cells, and other unwanted substances. In today's world, our bodies are inundated with an abundance of unwelcome matter and toxins that can block the lymph nodes, decreasing the body's ability to resist disease.

Over time, waste builds up inside the body and starts to clog organs, veins, and lymph which in turn can cause not only cancer but many illnesses such as swollen lymph nodes, skin problems, high cholesterol, sinus congestion, fatigue, and headaches due to a weakened immune system.

When toxic waste builds up in the lymphatic system it impedes the entire body's function. Because the lymph system is the foundation of the immune system, it is vital that its function not be congested by useless wastes that can be naturally flushed out with simple herbs and supplements.

At the end of this article is an herbal recipe for Lymph Clear. The herbs in the formula support one another, and support a solution to clearing the body of environmental causes which have been found in all cancers, but especially Breast Cancer, Lymphatic Cancer and Lymphoma. I have used it as an alternative treatment for many cancers and I have had Naturopaths order this tonic from me to treat their patients for everything from cancers to lymphoedema.

In addition to using Lymph Clear, it is important to change lifestyle, diet and add additional supplements which I recommended here:

Overall Cancer Prevention tips along with additional suggestions for Breast Cancer:

1. Use broccoli and broccoli sprouts. Research has shown broccoli is the best vegetable you can
consume for breast cancer prevention.

2. Omit foods that contain or are grown with hormones like dairy and meats.

3. Supplement with the herb Black Cohosh for breast cancer prevention. This herb has been used for years by herbalists for treating menopause. A new laboratory study now backs its usage and suggests that extracts from Black Cohosh, an herb most commonly used to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, may stop breast cancer cells in their tracks. This adds more evidence to a small but growing body of research suggesting that Black Cohosh could have a use in breast cancer prevention.

4. For breast cancer, supplement with DIM (Diindolylmethane), which is intended to reduce your undesirable "BAD" estrogen metabolites.

5. Drink green tea. It has an anti-tumor effect on breast cancer cells. A study by Dr. Maheshwari that was published earlier this year in Cancer Letters showed that green tea is effective in delaying tumor incidence as well as in reducing the tumor burden. Green tea was found to inhibit growth of tumors as well as induce death of breast cancer cells. Epidemiological studies also suggest that the risk of breast cancer is found to be less in Asian countries consuming green tea. These studies have greater clinical significance since the ability of these phytochemicals to activate anti-cancer program of tumor cells might determine the success of chemotherapy.

6. Reduce your processed food, sugar and grain carbohydrate intake.

7. Check for food allergies. Ex: Blueberries are an excellent antioxidant but if you are allergic to them they will do more harm than good. Anyone who is suffering from critical or chronic illness should have a combined IgE and IgG4 allergy test taken. IgE shows what foods cause an instant allergic reaction where IgG4 shows delayed allergy that may take up to 4 days for an allergic reaction. The IgG4 allergies are what I term 'hidden allergies'.

8. Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like fertilizers, pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners, scented candles, car exhaust, and air pollution. Use Cilantro tincture to remove heavy metals from your body. Or, eat fresh cilantro in salads.

9. Instead of frying your foods bake, boil, or steam them.

10. Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality fish oil and reducing your intake of most processed vegetable oils

11. Supplement with vitamin D. Cod liver oil will provide vitamin D, vitamin A and omega-3.

12. Get regular exercise; even if it's just going for a daily walk. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down.

13. Get a good night's sleep. Research shows when the immune system is compromised, it takes 9 hours of sleep in the dark to restore your immune system.

14. Limit your exposure to radio waves produced by cell phone towers, base stations, phones, computers and WiFi stations.

15. Cultivate a spiritual life. This can be done with brief meditations, introspections, appreciating nature, taking up a hobby, listening to music, readings. In essence, make room in your day for yourself and something you love.

Browning's Lymph Clear dried herb ingredients:

Black Walnut (juglans nigra): It has been effective for treating colitis, infections, liver, tuberculosis and tumors. Helps regulate blood sugar levels, burns excess toxins and fatty materials, rids the colon of parasites, and contains magnesium which feeds the muscles and the nerves. It has been shown to have oxygenating abilities which may help burn up excess toxins and fatty materials and cleanse the blood. By oxygenating the blood, it kills parasites.

Bloodroot (sanguinaria canadensis): Lymphatic. Showing results as an antibacterial, anti-edemic, anti-gingivitic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-plaque, antiseptic, expectorant, fungicide, gastrocontractant, respiratory stimulant and more. It is showing great scientific promise in fighting cancers today as it did hundreds of years ago in folklore medicine.

Burdock (arctium lappa): Lymphatic. Helps to eliminate waste in the body, it is an anti-biotic, antiseptic, and antifungal, detoxifying herb.

Chaparral (larrea tridentate): Lymphatic plus it is an antibacterial, antiviral, anti-tumor.

Chelidonium aka Celandine (chelidonium majus): It has been reported to exhibit anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-microbial properties both in vitro and in vivo. It helps relieve inflammation and chronic disorders of the hepatic and biliary system and inflammation of the respiratory organs.

Cleavers (galium aparine): Is one of the best tonics for the lymphatic system available. It treats swollen glands anywhere in the body and has been useful in the treatment of ulcers and tumors by lymphatic drainage which detoxifies the tissue. It is an alternative, lymphatic, helps remove obstructions, swelling. It is helpful in clearing the urinary tract with basis in the lymphatic drainage, which helps detoxify the kidneys keeping them in good working order.

Dandelion Root (taraxacum officinale): Liver & Pancreas. It acts by straining and filtering toxins & wastes from the bloodstream and its beneficial effects on liver complaints have been well documented by both Asian practitioners and American physicians.

Echinacea Root (echinacea purpurea): Stimulates lymphatic activity and boosts the immune system.

Figwort (scrophularia nodosa): Figwort is among the most useful herbs for the lymphatic system especially for swollen lymph nodes.

Lemon Peel: Alkalizes the body and is excellent for liver and lymph.

Plantain (plantago major): Great for boosting the Immune system, combating infection, counters blood poisoning, removes toxins.

Poke Root (phytolacca americana): Lymphatic. The root has a very favorable influence on the glandular system.

Red Clover (trifolium pretense): Lymphatic. Clinical evidence shows that there is a basis for its long standing tradition in treating cancer.

Red Root (ceanothus americanus): It is an excellent lymphatic remedy. It stimulates lymph and inter-tissue fluid circulation for lymphatic drainage. It is also effective on enlarged lymph nodes and for shrinking non-fibrous cysts.

Sarsaparilla (smilax medica or smilax ornate): Blood tonic, it is especially good for removing these heavy metals if taken properly, it contains calcium, copper, iron, iodine, manganese, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, B-complex and vitamins A, C, and D.

Yellow Dock (rumex crispus): It improves the function of the kidneys, liver, lymph glands, and intestines, thus aiding the body's natural cleansing processes. It has been used to help the body eliminate pollutants, including heavy metals such as lead and arsenic.

What cooking tools and other ingredients you will need:

2 stainless steel or glass 20 quart pots with lids.
A large strainer.
A candy or water thermometer.
Cheesecloth.
4 gallons of distilled water
16 oz of vegetable glycerin
8 to 12 oz of Black Strap Molasses
60 oz of honey
4 Tablespoons Citric acid

For bottling you can use regular canning jars. If using pint jars you will need about 22 jars. If using quart jars you will need about 11-12 to 8 jars. You can cut recipe in ½ for a smaller batch.

Add to Pot 1

1 oz Bloodroot
2 oz Burdock
2 oz Chaparral
1.5 oz Dandelion Root
1.5 oz Echinacea Root
2 oz Poke
2 oz Red Root
1.5 oz Sarsaparilla
2.5 oz Yellow Dock
Add 2 gallons of distilled water

Cover with lid and set on stove on warm heat overnight so that the roots can be softened for extraction.

In the morning turn up the heat and bring the water to a low simmer for about 4 hours then bring to a boil for 15-30 minutes. After boiling turn off heat and strain the liquid into a clean container by laying a layer of cheesecloth over your strainer.

Add to Pot 2

1 oz Black Walnut
1 oz Chelidonium aka Celandine
1 oz Cleavers
2 oz Lemon Peel
1.5 Plantain
1.5 Red Clover
Add 2 gallons of distilled water

Cover and set on counter and let soak in water over night.

In the morning place the pot on the stove on warm/medium heat to steep (not boil) the herbs like you would a cup of tea. Let them steep for at least 4 hours then strain the liquid by laying a layer of cheesecloth over your strainer.

Compost the strained herbs in your garden.

Mixing the pots:

Once the liquid is strained from both pots, mix it together in one of the 20 quart pots and let it simmer for about 15 minutes

Then add:

16 oz of vegetable glycerin
8 to 12 oz of Black Strap Molasses
60 oz of honey
4 Tablespoons Citric acid

Stir and let the mixture mingle for 15 minutes or so. When ready to bottle use a candy thermometer to check the temperature of the liquid. You want the temperature at 190* to prevent any bacteria to grow in the tonics. Maintain this heat temperature throughout bottling.

While waiting for your liquid to reach the accurate bottling temperature prepare your canning jars. Sterilize jars and lids.

Once your bottles are sterilized and your herbal liquid is at the right temperature add the tonic liquid to the hot jars. Fill to ½" from top of jar and cap. Let cool overnight. Check to make sure all the jars are sealed properly then store them. Tonics can be stored for 1 year.

Once you open a jar of tonic for use you must Refrigerate it. The tonic will last for 2 months in the refrigerator once it has been opened. Sediment in the bottom of the jars is normal. Give the jar a little shake or stir to mix the sediment before taking.

DO NOT TAKE IF YOU ARE PREGNANT

Adult Folklore Dosage: 1 Tablespoon 1 times a day for prevention. 1 Tablespoon 2 times a day for lymphoedema. 2 Tablespoon 2 times a day when breast and lymph is congested or cancerous. Refrigerate after opening.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

Sources:

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2007, December 9). Green Tea Shown To Possess Anti-tumor Effect In Breast Cancer.

ScienceDaily. Retrieved December 10, 2007, from (Link)

Black Cohosh - International Journal of Cancer November 1, 2007;121(9):2073-83 (Link)

About the author
Leslee Dru Browning is a 6th generation Medical Herbalist & Nutritionist from the ancestral line of Patty Bartlett Sessions; Pioneer Mid-Wife & Herbalist. Leslee practiced Medical Herbalism and Nutritional Healing for over 25 years and specialized in Cancer Wellness along with Chronic Illness. She now devotes her career to teaching people, through her writing, about Natural Healing from An Herbal Perspective.

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There are No Incurable Diseases! (Skin and Breast Cancer Poultice)

Dr. Christopher taught that there are no incurable diseases, only incurable people. If people will follow the incurables program (http://herballegacy.com/Incurables.html) they will get well. The problem is, most people won't do it.  I have talked to many people over the years, with quite a few of them being neighbors with cancer.  When I tell them about the program, the incurable people will always say, "I'm not going to do that".  They continue doing what they were doing and die.  It was the "acceptable" way of dying, because they did everything their doctor recommended.  Order the booklet here: http://herbsfirst.com/dr-christopher-books.html

Below is an email from a long-time customer who has given me permission to share her story with you.

Hi Kathryn,

    You know, when I first found out that I had such an aggressive cancer (Inflammatory Breast Cancer), the first month I spent getting my head in gear for the fight ahead.  My immediate family was very supportive and would help keep out any negative people or comments.  I was too vulnerable at this time. I have a wonderful husband who took a week off to get me started on a routine, my parents, and seven kids (ages 15-33) who have been a tremendous help, I couldn't have done this without them.  Most important is the time I had to focus on The Lord and find His direction.  Through Him I truly felt empowered, almost as if this were going to be an adventure--I know that sounds strange, but I have God's grace to go through this!

    After the vulnerable phase, I was able to take on those family and friends who think I should go get cut, burned and poisoned.  But, it always comes down to my decision!  This is the way I chose and I know I made the right decision.  I've spent great times with my family, we're all closer than ever!  I haven't been sick.  I still have my hair--and it's never looked healthier!  If I were to die from this--yet I don't think I will--I wouldn't trade this time for being mutilated, burned and nauseated all the time--this would make me very grumpy and my poor family would have sad, sick last memories of me.  Not gonna happen!

    I've got to tell you that I've spent many years studying Dr. Christopher's teachings, but only short times here and there.  My husband was self-employed and we didn't have health insurance--we wanted to be responsible with our health and had to look for something else.  Little did I know this was going to be one of our greatest blessings, as I had to look for an alternative to orthodox medicine. That's when I heard about Dr. Christopher and how he treated people using God-given herbs.  He was an incredibly knowledgeable man and had such a heart for people.  I tried to get as much information on his teachings as I could.  I even received a scholarship for the SNH, but didn't finish.  I'm sure I will now!  It helps to go through an ordeal first-hand, I've learned so much!  And yet, realize I have so much more to learn!  Because of this training, the alternative method wasn't so foreign to my family.  This is why they are so supportive, it's natural to them.

    A lot of my friends are natural-health minded, but there are many who aren't. What's ironic is that the friends that aren't like-minded will ask if I have something for what ails them.  I guess it takes time to teach/show people that there's another way, then being there when they're ready to listen or have a need.  During vulnerable times, I just stayed away from the well-meaning friends or family that strongly believe I needed to go get cut, burned and poisoned.

    You don't know how many times I referred to "Herbal Legacy" (http://herballegacy.com/) to gather more information to help me through this.  Also during this ordeal, I would become fearful of the "Cancer" word, then The Lord would remind me of the definition from the website and it would again put things into perspective and I knew it could be overcome.  Now I'm in the final phases of this program!  Since the cancer's blood supply bled out last month, which was a huge relief physically (my breast inflamed to the size of a honey-dew melon and was quite uncomfortable) the cancer is constantly coming out in the poultices!  I also have fibroid tumors--I previously knew of only one, but I probably have about a dozen of them.  One tumor has already passed through one of the wounds and it was filled with cancer.  The other tumors are gathering in that area; it looks like they will be exiting soon!  This whole process has been amazing!  It shouldn't be long and I'll be applying healing poultices!  I will then go for another thermogram to make sure all the cancer is gone.

    Again, I can't tell you enough how pleased I am with the "Curing the Incurables" program, along with your great service!  Over the years, I have always received great service, great newsletters and great prices from Herbs First, but now when it's so important to me, I've looked back to see what an important job you have and that you all have served faithfully!   Thank you!!!!!
CD - Arizona
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    Please know that if you are having health issues, they can be reversed through the Incurables Program (http://herballegacy.com/Incurables.html) and through continued proper diet.  My husband mentions how sick everyone is that he works with.  He is happy that we eat the way we do and that we are healthy.  It is worth it!

Maintaining Healthy Body Systems by David Christopher    
http://herbsfirst.com/Education/maintaining-healthy-body-systems.html
David Christopher talks more in depth on cancer in his new CD - Maintaining Healthy Body Systems. This 6 CD set is over six hours of lectures on how correct and incorrect foods affect our body systems. David gives insights on how the different systems in our body function, and how we can support their natural ability to move towards wellness. Order this affordably priced set for $27.00:
http://herbsfirst.com/dr-christopher-cds-dvds.html

    Please feel free to email me (info@herbsfirst.com) or call me at 801-228-1901 if you have any questions about the herbs you need to follow the Incurables Program.

Have a great month!
Kathryn
info@herbsfirst.com

Follow our  Herbs First blog
http://herbsfirst.blogspot.com/
which contains the newsletter as well as additional educational posts -- a great place to find herbal information!

Education:
Sign up for online courses at the School of Natural Healing or take the Home Study Courses.
http://www.familyherbalist.snh.cc/

To educate yourself please search the Cleanse-Nourish-Heal website (http://cleanse-nourish-heal.org/) and go to the Herbal Legacy Website (http://herballegacy.com/) that is run by Dr. Christopher's School of Natural Healing
http://www.schoolofnaturalhealing.com/
On these websites you will find extensive information that will help guide you to healing programs.

David Christopher from the School of Natural Healing is also available for short, free consultations Monday - Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 mountain time at 1-800-372-8255. Note that this phone number is only to contact David Christopher.
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Here is some additional information from Kathryn about the skin and breast cancer poultice:


Skin and Breast Cancer Poultice
 
http://www.distance-healer.com/BreastCancerPoultice.jpeg

I attached the poultice she used.  She is doing the extended herbal cleanse:
http://www.herbsfirst.com/dr-christopher-formulas/herbalcleansingkit.html
Pancreas Formula: http://www.herbsfirst.com/dr-christopher-formulas/pancreasformula.html
Relax-Eze: http://www.herbsfirst.com/dr-christopher-formulas/relaxeze.html
Herbal Calcium:  http://www.herbsfirst.com/dr-christopher-formulas/herbalcalcium.html
And the diet: http://herballegacy.com/Mucusless_Diet.html  

She adds other things from time to time, but diet is one of the biggest tools that people won’t use and she is of course doing the diet.
In David’s CDs he says anyone with cancer has a pancreas problem. [and liver problem: take herbs to detox and support the liver, such as milk thistle extract mixed in CP EV olive oil (it's oil-soluble and otherwise won't be absorbed; bottle says to take with food, which is a clue) and dandelion root (water soluble; bottle says to take with water).]
Take care,
Kathryn
http://herbsfirst.com
1-801-228-1901
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It isn’t from a book that we sell, I had the series that she got it (BreastCancerPoultice.jpeg) from, but it wasn’t in mine.  She is having someone look to see which one it is so I can relay the info to you about it.  It is quite possible it is out of print, as she mentioned she bought it at a garage sale!
Take care,
Kathryn
http://herbsfirst.com
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I’m very sorry, she never got back with me and at this point I don’t remember who it was. I know it was the Sam Biser Save Your Life series – I inherited a set from my mom but her set was different and didn’t have the formula in it. It is out of print, but when you put Sam Biser Save Your Life it comes up on Amazon and Ebay, so you could ask the owners if on that page number it has that formula or not to know if it is the set she had.
Take care,
Kathryn
http://herbsfirst.com
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Subject:     Question About Book
To:     tharrels1@yahoo.com
I'm trying to track down a copy of the particular version of The Layman's Course on Killing Cancer - 3 Volumes (Sam Biser's Save Your Life Collection A Layman's Course in Curing Last-Stage Diseases) by Sam Biser that the attached photograph was taken, Lesson Eleven, Breast Cancer, pp314-315 containing 11.2 Breast Cancer Poultice (as shown in "BreastCancerPoultice.jpeg" (attached).
You mentioned some PDF's on the web page: http://healingtools.tripod.com/drsch_media.html#sylac  
and I was wondering if any of them are of the version of these 3 volumes / Workbook that I am looking for, and if so, what the price is.
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For breast cancer, I would also not forget to take Lugol's iodine internally (www.swansonvitamins.com), and apply tincture of iodine externally (from Kroeger or other drug stores) and other herbs and supplements, and use a 635nm penlight on the lump or tumor as mentioned on my Breast Cancer and Skin Cancer pages, and use Imagery/Visualization (described in the main cancer protocol page), along with selenium (it works together with iodine and iodide).

For other cancers, such as lung cancer, I would take the Lugol's iodine internally, along with selenium.

Note that I would also take herbs to help detox my body from the cancer and chemotherapy in both cases. (see my Chemo&Radiation Herbs page)

Selenium (both types, SeMSC and SelenoExcell, as Jerry Brunetti described) is also important to take with iodine, along with a special organic and mostly raw diet eating specific foods and avoiding others, along with a healthy lifestyle.

* SeMSC (a special form of selenium) 400-1000mcg/d total from all sources (including Multi) with sufficient iodide (Lugol's), [Swanson Ultra SeMSC Selenium, SWU171, qty120Caps, 200mcg L-Se-methylselenocysteine, the same form of selenium found in garlic, broccoli and Brussels sprouts] Note: other forms are toxic in these dosages. SeMSC works synergistically with Lugol's Iodine.

* Lugol's Iodine / Iodide solution; mix into some distilled water and drink each day. I take 20 drops/d because I eat a lot of raw, organic cruciferous vegetables (blenderized) that block the absorption of iodine.

Note: DO NOT take "tincture of iodine" internally because it is poisonous. [Swanson LGS001, J. Crow's Lugol's Solution 2%, 2 fl oz, 3 drops/d in water; Two drops of Lugol's solution contain 5 milligrams of iodine and 7.5 milli-grams of iodide. J.Crow's Lugol's Solution 2% solution delivers 94% distilled water, 4% potassium iodide, and 2% iodine.]

Excerpt of an interview with Jerry Brunetti (see full interview elsewhere on my main cancer protocol page):

Pam: Can you share the sources of selenium and iodine that you take?

Jerry: I take different forms of selenium – SelenoExcell (an organically-bound yeast selenium) and Se-Methylselenocysteine (SeMSC, a water soluble selenium), and Selenomethionine (a chelated selenium to the amino acid methionine). I take anywhere from 400-800mcg. In a study with 1,350 subjects, men that were on 200mcg of selenium for over 10 years, cut their risk of prostate cancer by 50%.
Iodorall is the dried form of Lugols iodine solution. Lugols is an old fashion medical and veterinarian remedy. It’s been around for about 100 years. It consists of 2 forms of iodine (iodine and iodide). The glandular system has preferences. Some of the glands prefer iodine and some of the other glands prefer iodide). I take about 50mg per day and will eventually taper off that dose. Right now I’m trying to flush out contaminants such as fluorine and bromine and heavy metals. I’m using it as a detoxifying agent at this dose for now.
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It's also important to not forget to take Lugol's internally, and apply tincture of iodine externally and other herbs and supplements, and use a 635nm penlight on the lump or tumor as mentioned on my Breast Cancer page, use Imagery/Visualization (which is on my main cancer protocol page, http://www.distance-healer.com/24.html).

Jerry Brunetti says to be sure to take selenium (specific kinds mentioned above) with iodine, as they work together synergistically.
I take 20 drops of 2% Lugol's every day, away from my raw greens, as they block absorption of iodine (things that block iodine absorption are called "goitrogens", which you might want to look up as there are more that are not greens). Even though I drink the iodine (in half a glass of distilled water) away from goitrogens, I find that I need to take that much in order not to be deficient (which I test by painting iodine tincture on my skin and seeing how quickly it is absorbed).
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Breast Cancer Prevention with Iodine Supplementation
http://jeffreydachmd.com/breast-cancer-prevention-with-iodine/

Iodine Treats Breast Cancer, Overwhelming Evidence
http://jeffreydachmd.com/iodine-treats-breast-cancer/
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Skin & Breast Cancer Poultice:
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/recipes/doc/SkinCancer.htm

Red Clover Blossoms made into a paste and applied externally and drunk internally are a specific for Melanoma.

The Blossoms must be harvested when they are purplish. This is very important. Here is the poultice:

In a blender put:

1 heaping handful of fresh, (dried if they really are Red Clover Blossoms) Red Clover Blossoms
1 entire bulb of peeled garlic cloves at least 12 large cloves
1/4 cup of fresh grated poke root or 1/3 cup of the dried powder
2 tablespoons of goldenseal root powder
2 tablespoons of activated charcoal
1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil
1 cup of Bentontite Clay
1 cup of Slippery Elm Bark (inner bark)

Put this in a blender and add enough 50/50 solution of distilled water and raw apple cider vinegar to make a paste.

Add at least 1 ounce of Blood Root tincture per 8 ounces of liquid. Blend well.

Apply to skin.
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Dr. Schulze has a Poultice for cancer
(from Poultice_For_Skin_Cancer_2004.txt)

Red Clover Blossoms made into a paste and applied externally and drunk
internally are a specific for Melanoma.

The Blossoms must be harvested when they are purpleish. This is very
important. Here is the poultice:  In a blender put:

1 heaping handful of fresh, (dried if they really are Red Clover
Blossoms) Red Clover Blossoms
1 entire bulb of peeled garlic cloves at least 12 large cloves
1/4 cup of fresh grated poke root or 1/3 cup of the dried powder
 2 tablespoons of goldenseal root powder
2 tablespoons of activated charcoal
1 teaspoon of Tea Tree OIl
1 cup of Bentontite Clay
1 cup of Slippery Elm Bark (inner bark)

 Put this in a blender and add enough 50/50 solution of distilled water
and raw apple cider vinegar to make a paste.

Add at least 1 ounce of Blood Root tincture per 8 ounces of liquid.
Blend well

Apply to skin.
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Formulas - Dr. Ian Shillington N.D.
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/recipes/doc.asp
Main Page - Dr. Ian Shillington N.D.
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/
online forum HRList
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/HRList.htm
http://docshillington.blogspot.com/
Introduction to Naturopathy
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/lecture/listen.html
How to Make a Tincture
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/recipes/HowToMake/Tincture.htm
Health And Nutrition
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/recipes/HealthNutrition.asp
Dr. Shillington Articles
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/articles.asp

Recipes - Drs. Shillington, Christopher, etc.
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/Recipes.asp
Formulas - Dr. Christopher
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/recipes/Christopher.asp

Dr. Shulze (healingtools.tripod)
http://healingtools.tripod.com/linkss.html
DR. RICHARD SCHULZE Links Web-Page
http://healingtools.tripod.com/DS_pages.html
Dr. Richard Schulze - Natural Therapies - Herbal Medicine (curezone)
http://www.curezone.org/schulze/
Patient HandBook, Content, Dr. Richard Schulze
http://www.curezone.org/schulze/handbook/contents.asp
Sam Biser & Dr. Richard Schulze Save-Your-Life Herbal Video Series - Table-Of-Contents
http://healingtools.tripod.com/sbds_sylhvs_toc.html
http://healingtools.tripod.com/drsch_sylac_toc.html
DR. RICHARD SCHULZE'S INCURABLES PROGRAM Herbal Formulae
http://healingtools.tripod.com/thn8.html
Dr. Richard Schulze Media List
http://healingtools.tripod.com/drsch_media.html#sylac
LOREN BISER THE LAYMANS COURSE ON KILLING CANCER - TABLE-OF-CONTENTS
http://healingtools.tripod.com/lb_lckc_toc.html

Dosages
http://www.academyofnaturalhealing.com/recipes/HowToTake/Dosages.htm
Children's Animal Dosages
http://www.curezone.org/schulze/handbook/CAD.asp
Animal Dosages
http://healingtools.tripod.com/andos.html

Sam Biser, Health Journalist _ Good News for People with Inherited Disease
http://www.sambiser.com/
Your epigenomes control whether or not 80% of your inherited genes are switched on or off, and can be controlled by having a good diet and lifestyle, so in most cases, you are not doomed to have the illnesses that you would have otherwise inherited.
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Dr. Christopher Titles - CD's and DVD's
http://herbsfirst.com/dr-christopher-cds-dvds.html

BOOKS - Christopher
http://herbsfirst.com/dr-christopher-books.html

Welcome to Dr. Christopher's Herbal Legacy
http://herballegacy.com/
Learn the "Secrets" of Natural Healing directly from the writings and teachings of America's
pioneer in herbal medicine, Dr. John R. Christopher.

Dr. John R. Christopher's "Incurables Program"
http://herballegacy.com/Incurables.html

Dr. Christopher Articles
http://herballegacy.com/Articles.html

Dr. Christopher Formulas
http://herballegacy.com/Dr._Christopher_Formulas.html
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About Bob Beck The Inventor of the Beck Protocol
http://www.sharinghealth.com/bob-beck.html
PDF Articles
    Build Your Own
    Why Zap with Electricity?
    Blood Electrification and Frequency
    Increase Oxygen with Ozone
    How to Make Ionic Colloidal Silver
    Handy Guide for Ionic Colloidal Silver
    Scoop on Ionic Colloidal Silver
    Heigh Ho Silver
    Colloidal Silver Controversy
    More on Argyria
Build Your Own
http://www.bobbeck.com/pdfs/build-your-own.pdf
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Three tonics you need to detoxify from chemotherapy - also good for any other detox

http://www.naturalnews.com/048286_chemotherapy_detox_tonics_chemical_detoxification.html
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Chemobrain treatments during chemotherapy may cause doctors to howl. Don't mind the noise. Research shows that antioxidant therapy can protect the brain AND enhance chemotherapy
http://hsionline.com/2012/09/11/chemobrain-treatments/
How do you protect your brain from chemotherapy? Yesterday, I told you about a chemo side effect known as chemobrain. As the name suggests, it's cognitive impairment. It includes poor memory, slow thinking, attention deficit, etc. And the kicker... If you survive cancer, and if you survive chemo, the chemobrain effect may last for decades. That's right. "Decades." Plural...

Don't be surprised if your doctor has never heard of this chemotherapy side effect
"Chemobrain" is more formally known as "post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment" (PCCI). But whatever term you use, don't be surprised if your doctor has never heard of it.
http://hsionline.com/2012/09/10/this-chemo-side-effect/
"They admit the drugs can harm your brain. Then, they tell you (the PATIENT, now) that the DOCTOR may not be familiar with it. And you (again, the PATIENT) will have to educate him (the ONCOLOGIST) about what it is. And THEN you're supposed to ask him what can be done about it!" Yes, it's just as ridiculous as Dr. Spreen makes it sound...
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Dr. James Howenstine -- Stay Away From Chemotherapy and Radiation
http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james189.htm
http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james191.htm
http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/jamesA.htm
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Three tonics you need to detoxify from chemotherapy - also good for any other detox
by Michael Edwards
http://www.naturalnews.com/048286_chemotherapy_detox_tonics_chemical_detoxification.html
 
If you've undergone chemotherapy you need to detoxify as soon as possible to get the drugs out of your system. You also need to radically change your diet because the likelihood of cancer coming back is extremely likely. It's time to accept the fact that it's choices and/or circumstances that got you to this point, not a random genetic roll of the dice like people want to believe.

Chemotherapy does so much damage to the body that for many it can be very difficult to keep food down. These tonics are pretty easy for most anyone to keep done, and actually settle the stomach and do a lot to repair the damage, keep the elimination organs working properly, and pull out heavy metals so that the body can begin to heal.


Juicing Tonic
Ginger
Turmeric
Cranberry
Lemon
Cayenne
Pepper

Juice equal parts ginger, turmeric, cranberry, and lemon. Leave the peel on the ginger and turmeric. Juice two ounces of each. Each ingredient should be organic and whole and juiced immediately before it is consumed. Use a citrus juicer for the lemon if available. A juice press (slow juicer) is ideal for the other ingredients.

If you can't find whole fresh cranberries, try to find pure, unpasteurized, unsweetened, organic cranberry juice. If you cannot find it (try your health food stores and your local farmer's markets), get organic frozen cranberries. The last resort is pasteurized, organic, unsweetened cranberry juice that is not from concentrate. If you cannot find that, you're not trying hard enough.

Add a little bit of fresh cracked pepper and a pinch (or a few drops) of cayenne to your cup of juice. Drink it. Shot it down or sip, whatever you need to do, but know that once it gets down, the ginger will settle your stomach.

For the first few days you should be drinking two cups of this tonic a day. After that, if you find that you're not terribly sick, you could move to just two or three ounces in the morning. If you suffer from serious nausea, then I recommend drinking the tonic regularly, sipping it throughout the day.


Cranberry Lemonade
Make a gallon of fresh, organic, cranberry lemonade sweetened with stevia every day. Drink as much as you can; I drink a gallon a day every day. The juice will filter the kidneys and keep them operating, help cleanse the liver, and help balance the pH. The water needs to be distilled, not spring. Spring water is wonderful, but this is the time for pure, ultra clean drinking water void of any potential contaminants. If you don't like stevia, drink the lemonade without it, but do not use any other sweetener.

Glass gallon jar
Distilled water
1 cup of organic cranberry juice, not from concentrate
3 organic fresh lemons
A citrus juicer
Liquid stevia
Liquid cayenne
Fill the jar to about 85% capacity with water. Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into the water. Add cranberry juice. Add stevia to taste and then add cayenne to taste. The amount of cayenne used is up to you, but the more the better.


Doc Shillington's Total Tonic Recipe
This tonic will keep the immune system strong, and help pull toxins (including heavy metals) from the body.

1 handful of garlic cloves
1 handful of chopped onions
1 handful of chopped ginger
1 handful of chopped horseradish
1/2 handful of chopped habanero peppers
Raw apple cider vinegar

Throw in a blender and cover with an inch or two of organic raw apple cider vinegar. All ingredients should be organic, but don't let that stop you from making this great formula (as long as the garlic is not from China). You can use the mash right away or wait two weeks and allow it to turn into a tincture.


Conclusion
Is absolutely imperative that you keep your immune system strong, kill off excess candida, and balance your immune system as well (see the sources below). These tonics were taken out of an article How To Detoxify From Chemotherapy and Repair The Body (http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/how-to-detoxify-from-chemotherapy-and-repair-the-body/) The aforementioned tonics can be taken everyday to improve anyone's health and vitality. Combine these with the right nutrition powder (this one also helps pull out toxins - recipe to make your own: http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/total-nutrition-make-your-own-homemade-multivitamin-and-mineral-formula/) and a raw food based diet, eliminate refined and processed foods, and you've got the recipe for a level of health that most people will never know.

Sources:

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/make-your-immune-system-bulletproof-with-these-natural-remedies/

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/how-to-kill-candida-and-balance-your-inner-ecosystem/

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/inexpensive-easy-detox-the-one-gallon-challenge/

*** What You Can Do ***
Gently detox with 4 superfoods to remove toxins from chem trails, heavy metals, noxious chemicals, pesticides, drugs, GMO by-products
http://www.naturalnews.com/036920_superfoods_detox_chemtrails.html

http://truthwiki.org/Garlic

http://truthwiki.org/turmeric
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*** What You Can Do ***
The DIY detox bath - Have a home spa day and soak away aches, pains, harmful toxins, pesticides and heavy metals
http://www.naturalnews.com/z037283_home_spa_detox_bath.html

7 Methods for Detoxing and Cleansing Your Body of Toxins
http://naturalsociety.com/7-methods-holistic-detox-cleansing-body-toxic-exposure/
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*** What You Can Do ***
Gently detox with 4 superfoods to remove toxins from chem trails, heavy metals, noxious chemicals, pesticides, drugs, GMO by-products
by JB Bardot
http://www.naturalnews.com/z036920_superfoods_detox_chemtrails.html

Detoxing can be hard on your body and cause a wide variety of alarming side effects. After all, the substances being removed are usually pretty horrible, consisting of toxic chemicals from Teflon, vaccines, pesticide residues, pharmaceutical drugs, chemotherapy residue, heavy metals, aluminum, radiation, and even by-products from GMO foods. There are numerous detoxing agents and methods available -- some more costly than others -- and some producing very intense experiences with potentially dangerous side effects.

However, there are several ways to remove these noxious substances gently, with kindness to your system. These techniques may take a bit longer to achieve completion; however, if you have the time and are sensitive, or just don't like pain, one of these methods should work for you.

Pectin
Fruit pectin is probably the most gentle method of detoxing contaminants. Pectin comes from the fibrous portion of the fruit and is most commonly found in the pith of limes, lemons and other citrus fruit as well as in apples. Other sources of pectin are bananas, grapes, carrots, and cabbage. Pectin helps to release heavy metals, chemicals and other substances into the blood stream, where it binds to them and flushes them from the body. Simply eating fruit high in pectin will help to cleanse your system, or you can add a pectin product to a glass of water, organic grape juice or fresh veggie juice to speed the detox process. Beware of pectin sold in grocery stores, as some brands may contain MSG. (http://www.naturalnews.com/msg.html) Check health food stores for the best products.

Cilantro
The delicious culinary herb cilantro, happens to be one of the most effective and gentle detoxifiers of mercury, heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. You can buy cilantro juice at health food stores or simply include the fresh herb in your diet as pesto or seasoning to control the amount consumed and limit unwanted side effects. It's inexpensive and works without the addition of man-made chemicals. (http://www.naturalnews.com/chemicals.html) Cilantro also possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties, quickly reducing infection and inflammation as it works to clear your system.

Chlorella
Chlorella is a single cell algae sea vegetable that grows in fresh water. Some of the best cholrella reserves have come from Japan; however, use caution when buying Japanese chlorella due to possible exposure to radiation from Fukushima. Chlorella is an easy-to-digest superfood best known for being able to remove mercury and other heavy metals (http://www.naturalnews.com/heavy_metals.html) from the cells. Too much chlorella can produce side effects -- mostly in the digestive tract -- where it works best to bind to mercury, eliminating it. Start with the lowest quantity and work up slowly for a gentle detox.

Wheatgrass
Juicing fresh produce and grasses such as wheat or barley grass provides an excellent way to remove toxins from the system. Wheatgrass is high in nutritional content, and provides vitamins, minerals and all nine essential amino acids. Wheatgrass can be a powerful detox, so start slowly with only a small amount of juice to keep it gentle -- 1/2 ounce a day -- and work up to avoid symptoms.

Using gentle detoxing products requires that you repeat treatments over a period of time until all symptoms have cleared. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, muscle aches and pains, dizziness and fatigue. Additionally, detoxing can cause a flare-up in your condition temporarily. It's just the toxins leaving your system and should pass shortly. If side effects are severe, reduce the quantity of whatever you're using to detox. If the symptoms continue, stop and consult your natural health practitioner for further instructions.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.ei-resource.org/store/nutritional-and-herbal-supplements/c...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/08/31/pectin-for-arthritis-pain/
Chlorella and cilantro for amazing daily detox and maintenance
http://www.naturalnews.com/035177_chlorella_cilantro_detox.html
Cilantro helps detox heavy metals
http://www.naturalnews.com/027434_cilantro_natural_detox.html
Detoxification - Going Beyond the Symptoms
https://www.wheatgrasskits.com/understanding-the-detoxification-process
http://www.wheatgrasskits.com/issue17.htm

About the author:
READ MORE OF JEAN (JB) BARDOT'S ARTICLES AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

The JB Bardot Archives: www.jbbardot.com
Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/Author1686.html

JB Bardot is an herbalist and a classical homeopath, and has a post graduate degree in holistic nutrition. Bardot cares for both people and animals, using alternative approaches to health care and lifestyle. She writes about wellness, green living, alternative medicine, holistic nutrition, homeopathy, herbs and naturopathic medicine. You can find her at The JB Bardot Archives at www.jbbardot.com (http://www.jbbardot.com/) and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jbbardot23 or on Twitter at jbbardot23 or https://twitter.com/jbbardot23
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*** Important ***
Cancer Cure - Doc Shillington's Total Tonic Recipe / Cold,Cough & Flu Cure


 1 handful of garlic cloves
 1 handful of chopped onions
 1 handful of chopped ginger
 1 handful of chopped horseradish (this is also good for sinus problems)
 1/2 handful of chopped habanero peppers (or 3/4 to 1 handful of fresh cayenne, depending upon how strong it is, in order to get about the same amount of heat as the habeneros)
 1 tsp Mustard powder (or mustard in vinegar with no harmful ingredients or preservatives)
 6 capsules Pomegranate extract (open capsules)
 Raw apple cider vinegar
 1-2 TBS Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (helps you absorb the oil-soluble items)

Note: You might prefer to make the following Cough, Cold and Flu Tea that my wife makes for us when we are sick (search my main cancer protocol page for "*** Cough, Cold and Flu Formula ***" without the quotes.
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*** Cough, Cold and Flu Formula ***

You might prefer to make the following Cough, Cold and Flu Tea that my wife makes for us when we are sick:
* 1 cup pure water
* 2 tsp organic chopped garlic cloves
* 2 tsp organic chopped onions
* 3 tsp organic chopped ginger
* 1/2 tsp Organic Chili Red Pepper Flakes or an amount of ground cayenne equivalent to that in heat value (some cayenne is 10,000 heat units so you'd use more, and some is 160,000 H.U. so you'd use less); you can instead use an equivalent amount (in heat value) of organic chopped habanero peppers or fresh organic cayenne, depending upon how strong it is, in order to get about the same amount of heat as the habeneros).
* (optional) 1 handful of organic chopped horseradish (especially good to add this for sinus infections)

Warm the above ingredients in a safe, non-aluminum pan (glass or stainless steel) but not to the point where it would be too hot to drink immediately, then remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp Cold Pressed Extra Virgin olive oil and 1 TBS Raw apple cider vinegar and stir before serving.

Stir, then drink about 1/4 of the tea and use a spoon to get about 1/4 of the chopped ingredients from the bottom and chew them thoroughly before swallowing.

http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/garlic/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/onion/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/ginger/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/chili-flakes/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/cayenne-pepper/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/habanero-pepper/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/horseradish/

If you want to fortify this Colds/Coughs & Flu Formula, you could take:
* 5000 iu of vitamin D3 per day (be careful not to take a lot of supplemental calcium which can be dangerous with D3 and isn't good for you anyhow since you're best getting it from organic blenderized green leafy vegetables -- the same way that cows and other animals do, along with all of the co-factors needed to ensure that the calcium goes to your bones and teeth rather than soft tissues and arteries);
* Elderberry Extract (1/d AM; 1/d PM);
* Use a humifier to keep RH 50%, especially when it's cold outside, which dries out the air inside the house (don't let it get too humid or you'll have more problems from mold);
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[Note: For Cancer, I would also take quercetin, curcumin, hesperidin, and milk thistle extracts (mixed in CP EV olive oil), enzymes, Vitamins D3, K2, Selenium, Lugol's Iodine, and some of the other herbs/supplements mentioned on my main cancer protocol page, along with the specific, organic blenderized vegetables on my Raw Foods and Cancer page. Your will to live/ attitude and conviction that you want to, and will, beat it, is very important. See information about this, and how to use imagery/visualization to fight illness on my main Cancer Protocol page. (See my main cancer protocol page, http://www.distance-healer.com/24.html and search for "Imagery/Visualization: HowTo" without the quotes). When fighting a large fire, I would use a few firehoses, and many garden hoses (as opposed to putting all of my eggs in one basket).]

Don't ALLOW yourself to be sick; being sick requires that you accept being sick. (See my main cancer protocol and search for "Imagery/Visualization: HowTo" without the quotes).

For more info, see:
http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/make-your-immune-system-bulletproof-with-these-natural-remedies/

For Vitamin D3 dosage information, don't forget to also take K2, and search this page (or  http://www.distance-healer.com/Chemtrails.html) for:
Taking vitamin D is vital if you want to avoid diabetes
How much vitamin D do you need to avoid diabetes, infections (flu, etc.) and cancer?
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*** Important ***
Search my Chemtrails page (
http://www.distance-healer.com/Chemtrails.html) for free PDFs that you can print out and bring with you to the store:

Shopper's Guide to Personal Care Products

Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

non-GMO Shopper's Guide
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Diet and Cancer
9-2007

In my last health alert, I showed you how blueberries can reduce your risk of colon cancer by 57%. But what if you've had colon cancer - or any other type of cancer - and it's in remission? Is there any way to prevent the disease from recurring? The answer is yes!

Researchers have found that your diet plays a major role in limiting the disease's ability to come back. In a recent study, they followed 1,009 patients with stage-3 colon cancer. All of the participants had surgical resection plus one of two types of chemotherapy.

The purpose of the study was to look at the chemo, but the researchers also evaluated the affect of diet on cancer reoccurrence. They did not make an attempt to change the diet of the patients. Rather, the researchers simply kept tabs on the diets of the patients. They used questionnaires during the chemotherapy and at six months after treatment.

The authors of the study "identified two major dietary patterns - prudent and Western pattern." The prudent diet included a high intake of fruits and vegetables, poultry, and fish. The Western pattern included red meat, high-carbohydrates, processed foods, and sugar.

They found that the participants who were in the lowest 20% of Western-style diet had the longest disease-free intervals. Specifically, their freedom from cancer was 3.25 times as long as those eating the typical Western diet of red meat, fries, and processed foods.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to agree that if diet affects cancer recurrence, that it will affect your risk of getting it to begin with. In my first month of medical school, the dogmatic teachings were that diet had nothing to do with cancer. I remember the lecture to this day. How wrong they were.

Again, my strong encouragement is to eat as many vegetables and fruits as possible. Nuts are great too. I always recommend eliminating or at least reducing all animal protein. But if you're going to eat it, please limit your red meat to grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free (all of which are becoming much more readily available now), your fish to wild, cold-water fish (such as Alaskan salmon), and your poultry to organic, free-range. Doing so will greatly reduce your risk of cancer, even the reoccurrence of cancer.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD

Ref: Journal of the American Medical Association, August 17, 2007.

(See article elsewhere on this page for important cancer dietary information: Does the Ketogenic Diet Cure Cancer?)
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Prostate and other Cancers

Pumpkin seed oil has shown promise in improving the prostate. Some experts claim that prostate problems can be worsened by the presence of parasitic worms in the lower intestine. Pumpkin seed oil kills these worms, and also supplies zinc to the prostate. Also, the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 oils in the diet is very important.
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*** Important ***
How much vitamin D do you need to avoid diabetes, infections (flu, etc.) and cancer?
Volume 11, Issue 76 September 12, 2014

How much vitamin D do you need to avoid diabetes?

By now you probably know about the ability of vitamin D supplements to decrease cancer risk. The statistics show that in order to have that advantage, you need to take enough vitamin D to get your blood levels up around 70 ng/ml. But did you know that vitamin D is also important for blood sugar control? A new study is emphasizing that effect of vitamin D. And is also giving us an idea of what the ideal blood level of vitamin D is to help maintain blood sugar control.

Researchers recently looked at 239 postmenopausal women. Each of the women was either overweight or obese. All of them were sedentary. But none of them had diabetes. There were 83 black women and 156 white women. The researchers measured their levels of vitamin D, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, insulin, insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), IGF-1, parathyroid hormone (PTH), aerobic fitness, body composition, subcutaneous abdominal and visceral fat, and blood pressure. They were looking to discover if there was some kind of level of vitamin D below which these measurements would become abnormal. Here's what they found.

Higher vitamin D levels were associated with lower blood sugars, lower insulin levels, lower amounts of visceral and abdominal fat, lower levels of triglycerides, and lower levels of PTH. I'll talk about PTH in a second. But just how high a level of vitamin D do you have to have in your blood to have all these advantages? Not much. A blood level of only 26 ng/ml did the job. But what about the black vs. white issue?
It is well known that vitamin D is created through the action of sunlight on the skin. But there has been some concern that because of the difference in skin pigment, black people might have a different need for vitamin D than whites. The researchers did not find this to be true. Both blacks and whites required the same minimal levels of vitamin D in their blood -- 26 ng/ml.

Learn More Now
Everyone should have their vitamin D level checked. And it's interesting to note that although the level has to be up around 70 ng/ml to reduce cancer risk, a much lower level is needed to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

Oh, and one more thing.

In case you wondered about PTH, here's the scoop. PTH has been linked to cardiovascular disease. That's true even when the levels are in the normal range. The higher your levels are, the more likely you are to get cardiovascular disease. So by lowering your PTH level by having a vitamin D level over 26 ng/ml, you will also lower your cardiovascular risk. Not bad for one nutrient!

Most people need to take 5,000 IU daily to keep their levels in the 70 ng/ml area. You can purchase a 5,000 IU vitamin D pill by following this link.

Yours for better health,

Frank Shallenberger, MD

Source:

Sorkin JD, Vasaitis TS, Streeten E, et al. Evidence for threshold effects of 25-hydroxyvitamin D on glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in black and white obese postmenopausal women. J Nutr. 2014 May;144(5):734-42.

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*** Important ***
Taking vitamin D is vital if you want to avoid diabetes
Volume 11, Issue 60 | July 25, 2014

Vitamin D is no longer an overlooked vitamin. And yet I continue to see patients low in this hormone/vitamin, even in summer, even in those who read my newsletter. This is bad news, as vitamin D deficiency contributes to many major illnesses. Now researchers have linked vitamin D to another health challenge -- insulin resistance. That's important for anyone with metabolic syndrome.

In this new study, researchers looked at 741 pregnant women. They found that 0.6% of them were deficient in vitamin D (<25 nmol/L). For women who had gestational diabetes, the risk of severe deficiency (<12.5 nmol/L) was higher. The authors concluded that vitamin D deficiency is linked to insulin resistance.
This is an important finding. Obesity is epidemic. Insulin resistance is a huge part of the problem. As you put on weight, your insulin works less effectively. Your body responds by making more. High insulin as well as high blood sugar is correlated with a host of degenerative diseases from coronary disease to cancer.

The Type of Cholesterol Doctors Often Ignore
Research shows this form of LDL (Small Particle LDL) is an even more important indicator of your heart health. Yet most doctors don't check for it... and few natural cholesterol solutions even address it!
Learn More Now

Don't be fooled by the fact that the researchers conducted this study on pregnant women. The fact that severe deficiency was more prevalent if the pregnant women had gestational diabetes tells us there's an intimate association between the two hormones. (Vitamin D is actually more of a hormone than a vitamin.)

There are two morals to this story. God designed humans to be outdoors. Don't think otherwise. And, please get your vitamin D (25 hydroxy vitamin D) level checked. If you are not in the higher range in the summer, that's not a good sign. And the best time to check is in March or April, the end of winter. Even my vitamin D level was low! You'll need to take 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily to get your levels above 75 nmol/L.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert J. Rowen, MD

Source:

"Correlation between vitamin D(3) deficiency and insulin resistance in pregnancy," Maghbooli Z, Hossein-Nezhad A, et al, Diabetes Metab Res Rev, 2007 July 2.

[syn: vitamin D and diabetes; vitamin D for diabetes; diabetes and vitamin D; ]
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*** Important ***
Cancer Cure - Doc Shillington's Total Tonic Recipe / Cold,Cough & Flu Cure

1 handful of garlic cloves
1 handful of chopped onions
1 handful of chopped ginger
1 handful of chopped horseradish (this is also good for sinus problems)
1/2 handful of chopped habanero peppers (or 3/4 to 1 handful of fresh cayenne, depending upon how strong it is, in order to get about the same amount of heat as the habeneros)
1 tsp Mustard powder (or mustard in vinegar with no harmful ingredients or preservatives)
6 capsules Pomegranate extract (open capsules)
Raw apple cider vinegar
1-2 TBS Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (helps you absorb the oil-soluble items)

Note: You might prefer to make the following Cough, Cold and Flu Tea that my wife makes for us when we are sick (search this page for "*** Cough, Cold and Flu Formula ***" without the quotes.
-

*** Cough, Cold and Flu Formula ***

You might prefer to make the following Cough, Cold and Flu Tea that my wife makes for us when we are sick:
* 1 cup pure water
* 2 tsp organic chopped garlic cloves
* 2 tsp organic chopped onions
* 3 tsp organic chopped ginger
* 1/2 tsp Organic Chili Red Pepper Flakes or an amount of ground cayenne equivalent to that in heat value (some cayenne is 10,000 heat units so you'd use more, and some is 160,000 H.U. so you'd use less); you can instead use an equivalent amount (in heat value) of organic chopped habanero peppers or fresh organic cayenne, depending upon how strong it is, in order to get about the same amount of heat as the habeneros).
* (optional) 1 handful of organic chopped horseradish (especially good to add this for sinus infections)

Warm the above ingredients in a safe, non-aluminum pan (glass or stainless steel) but not to the point where it would be too hot to drink immediately, then remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp Cold Pressed Extra Virgin olive oil and 1 TBS Raw apple cider vinegar and stir before serving.

Stir, then drink about 1/4 of the tea and use a spoon to get about 1/4 of the chopped ingredients from the bottom and chew them thoroughly before swallowing.

http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/garlic/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/onion/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/ginger/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/chili-flakes/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/cayenne-pepper/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/habanero-pepper/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/horseradish/

If you want to fortify this Colds/Coughs & Flu Formula, you could take:
* 5000 iu of vitamin D3 per day (be careful not to take a lot of supplemental calcium which can be dangerous with D3 and isn't good for you anyhow since you're best getting it from organic blenderized green leafy vegetables -- the same way that cows and other animals do, along with all of the co-factors needed to ensure that the calcium goes to your bones and teeth rather than soft tissues and arteries);
* Elderberry Extract (1/d AM; 1/d PM);
* Use a humifier to keep RH 50%, especially when it's cold outside, which dries out the air inside the house (don't let it get too humid or you'll have more problems from mold);
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[Note: For Cancer, I would also take quercetin, curcumin, hesperidin, and milk thistle extracts (mixed in CP EV olive oil), enzymes, Vitamins D3, K2, Selenium, Lugol's Iodine, and some of the other herbs/supplements mentioned on my main cancer protocol page, along with the specific, organic blenderized vegetables on my Raw Foods and Cancer page. Your will to live/ attitude and conviction that you want to, and will, beat it, is very important. See information about this, and how to use imagery/visualization to fight illness on my main Cancer Protocol page. (See my main cancer protocol page http://www.distance-healer.com/24.html and search for "Imagery/Visualization: HowTo" without the quotes). When fighting a large fire, I would use a few firehoses, and many garden hoses (as opposed to putting all of my eggs in one basket).]

Don't ALLOW yourself to be sick; being sick requires that you accept being sick. (See my main cancer protocol page http://www.distance-healer.com/24.html and search for "Imagery/Visualization: HowTo" without the quotes).

For more info, see:
http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/make-your-immune-system-bulletproof-with-these-natural-remedies/

For Vitamin D3 dosage information, don't forget to also take K2, and search this page for:
Taking vitamin D is vital if you want to avoid diabetes
How much vitamin D do you need to avoid diabetes, infections (flu, etc.) and cancer?

#%!
Search my Chemtrails page for free PDFs that you can print out and bring with you to the store:
Shopper's Guide to Personal Care Products
Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce
non-GMO Shopper's Guide
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*** Important ***
Three tonics you need to detoxify from chemotherapy - also good for any other detox
by Michael Edwards
http://www.naturalnews.com/048286_chemotherapy_detox_tonics_chemical_detoxification.html

If you've undergone chemotherapy you need to detoxify as soon as possible to get the drugs out of your system. You also need to radically change your diet because the likelihood of cancer coming back is extremely likely. It's time to accept the fact that it's choices and/or circumstances that got you to this point, not a random genetic roll of the dice like people want to believe.

Chemotherapy does so much damage to the body that for many it can be very difficult to keep food down. These tonics are pretty easy for most anyone to keep done, and actually settle the stomach and do a lot to repair the damage, keep the elimination organs working properly, and pull out heavy metals so that the body can begin to heal.


Juicing Tonic
Ginger
Turmeric
Cranberry
Lemon
Cayenne
Pepper

Juice equal parts ginger, turmeric, cranberry, and lemon. Leave the peel on the ginger and turmeric. Juice two ounces of each. Each ingredient should be organic and whole and juiced immediately before it is consumed. Use a citrus juicer for the lemon if available. A juice press (slow juicer) is ideal for the other ingredients.

If you can't find whole fresh cranberries, try to find pure, unpasteurized, unsweetened, organic cranberry juice. If you cannot find it (try your health food stores and your local farmer's markets), get organic frozen cranberries. The last resort is pasteurized, organic, unsweetened cranberry juice that is not from concentrate. If you cannot find that, you're not trying hard enough.

Add a little bit of fresh cracked pepper and a pinch (or a few drops) of cayenne to your cup of juice. Drink it. Shot it down or sip, whatever you need to do, but know that once it gets down, the ginger will settle your stomach.

For the first few days you should be drinking two cups of this tonic a day. After that, if you find that you're not terribly sick, you could move to just two or three ounces in the morning. If you suffer from serious nausea, then I recommend drinking the tonic regularly, sipping it throughout the day.


Cranberry Lemonade
Make a gallon of fresh, organic, cranberry lemonade sweetened with stevia every day. Drink as much as you can; I drink a gallon a day every day. The juice will filter the kidneys and keep them operating, help cleanse the liver, and help balance the pH. The water needs to be distilled, not spring. Spring water is wonderful, but this is the time for pure, ultra clean drinking water void of any potential contaminants. If you don't like stevia, drink the lemonade without it, but do not use any other sweetener.

Glass gallon jar
Distilled water
1 cup of organic cranberry juice, not from concentrate
3 organic fresh lemons
A citrus juicer
Liquid stevia
Liquid cayenne
Fill the jar to about 85% capacity with water. Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into the water. Add cranberry juice. Add stevia to taste and then add cayenne to taste. The amount of cayenne used is up to you, but the more the better.


Doc Shillington's Total Tonic Recipe
This tonic will keep the immune system strong, and help pull toxins (including heavy metals) from the body.

1 handful of garlic cloves
1 handful of chopped onions
1 handful of chopped ginger
1 handful of chopped horseradish
1/2 handful of chopped habanero peppers
Raw apple cider vinegar

Throw in a blender and cover with an inch or two of organic raw apple cider vinegar. All ingredients should be organic, but don't let that stop you from making this great formula (as long as the garlic is not from China). You can use the mash right away or wait two weeks and allow it to turn into a tincture.


Conclusion
Is absolutely imperative that you keep your immune system strong, kill off excess candida, and balance your immune system as well (see the sources below). These tonics were taken out of an article How To Detoxify From Chemotherapy and Repair The Body. (http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/how-to-detoxify-from-chemotherapy-and-repair-the-body/) The aforementioned tonics can be taken everyday to improve anyone's health and vitality. Combine these with the right nutrition powder (this one also helps pull out toxins - recipe to make your own: http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/total-nutrition-make-your-own-homemade-multivitamin-and-mineral-formula/) and a raw food based diet, eliminate refined and processed foods, and you've got the recipe for a level of health that most people will never know.

Sources:

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/make-your-immune-system-bulletproof-with-these-natural-remedies/

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/how-to-kill-candida-and-balance-your-inner-ecosystem/

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/inexpensive-easy-detox-the-one-gallon-challenge/

*** What You Can Do ***
Gently detox with 4 superfoods to remove toxins from chem trails, heavy metals, noxious chemicals, pesticides, drugs, GMO by-products
http://www.naturalnews.com/036920_superfoods_detox_chemtrails.html

http://truthwiki.org/Garlic

http://truthwiki.org/turmeric
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*** What You Can Do ***
The DIY detox bath - Have a home spa day and soak away aches, pains, harmful toxins, pesticides and heavy metals
http://www.naturalnews.com/z037283_home_spa_detox_bath.html

7 Methods for Detoxing and Cleansing Your Body of Toxins
http://naturalsociety.com/7-methods-holistic-detox-cleansing-body-toxic-exposure/
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*** What You Can Do ***
Gently detox with 4 superfoods to remove toxins from chem trails, heavy metals, noxious chemicals, pesticides, drugs, GMO by-products
by JB Bardot
http://www.naturalnews.com/z036920_superfoods_detox_chemtrails.html

Detoxing can be hard on your body and cause a wide variety of alarming side effects. After all, the substances being removed are usually pretty horrible, consisting of toxic chemicals from Teflon, vaccines, pesticide residues, pharmaceutical drugs, chemotherapy residue, heavy metals, aluminum, radiation, and even by-products from GMO foods. There are numerous detoxing agents and methods available -- some more costly than others -- and some producing very intense experiences with potentially dangerous side effects.

However, there are several ways to remove these noxious substances gently, with kindness to your system. These techniques may take a bit longer to achieve completion; however, if you have the time and are sensitive, or just don't like pain, one of these methods should work for you.

Pectin
Fruit pectin is probably the most gentle method of detoxing contaminants. Pectin comes from the fibrous portion of the fruit and is most commonly found in the pith of limes, lemons and other citrus fruit as well as in apples. Other sources of pectin are bananas, grapes, carrots, and cabbage. Pectin helps to release heavy metals, chemicals and other substances into the blood stream, where it binds to them and flushes them from the body. Simply eating fruit high in pectin will help to cleanse your system, or you can add a pectin product to a glass of water, organic grape juice or fresh veggie juice to speed the detox process. Beware of pectin sold in grocery stores, as some brands may contain MSG. (http://www.naturalnews.com/msg.html) Check health food stores for the best products.

Cilantro
The delicious culinary herb cilantro, happens to be one of the most effective and gentle detoxifiers of mercury, heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. You can buy cilantro juice at health food stores or simply include the fresh herb in your diet as pesto or seasoning to control the amount consumed and limit unwanted side effects. It's inexpensive and works without the addition of man-made chemicals. (http://www.naturalnews.com/chemicals.html) Cilantro also possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties, quickly reducing infection and inflammation as it works to clear your system.

Chlorella
Chlorella is a single cell algae sea vegetable that grows in fresh water. Some of the best cholrella reserves have come from Japan; however, use caution when buying Japanese chlorella due to possible exposure to radiation from Fukushima. Chlorella is an easy-to-digest superfood best known for being able to remove mercury and other heavy metals (http://www.naturalnews.com/heavy_metals.html) from the cells. Too much chlorella can produce side effects -- mostly in the digestive tract -- where it works best to bind to mercury, eliminating it. Start with the lowest quantity and work up slowly for a gentle detox.

Wheatgrass
Juicing fresh produce and grasses such as wheat or barley grass provides an excellent way to remove toxins from the system. Wheatgrass is high in nutritional content, and provides vitamins, minerals and all nine essential amino acids. Wheatgrass can be a powerful detox, so start slowly with only a small amount of juice to keep it gentle -- 1/2 ounce a day -- and work up to avoid symptoms.

Using gentle detoxing products requires that you repeat treatments over a period of time until all symptoms have cleared. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, muscle aches and pains, dizziness and fatigue. Additionally, detoxing can cause a flare-up in your condition temporarily. It's just the toxins leaving your system and should pass shortly. If side effects are severe, reduce the quantity of whatever you're using to detox. If the symptoms continue, stop and consult your natural health practitioner for further instructions.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.ei-resource.org/store/nutritional-and-herbal-supplements/c...
http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2009/08/31/pectin-for-arthritis-pain/
Chlorella and cilantro for amazing daily detox and maintenance
http://www.naturalnews.com/035177_chlorella_cilantro_detox.html
Cilantro helps detox heavy metals
http://www.naturalnews.com/027434_cilantro_natural_detox.html
Detoxification - Going Beyond the Symptoms
https://www.wheatgrasskits.com/understanding-the-detoxification-process
http://www.wheatgrasskits.com/issue17.htm

About the author:
READ MORE OF JEAN (JB) BARDOT'S ARTICLES AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

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JB Bardot is an herbalist and a classical homeopath, and has a post graduate degree in holistic nutrition. Bardot cares for both people and animals, using alternative approaches to health care and lifestyle. She writes about wellness, green living, alternative medicine, holistic nutrition, homeopathy, herbs and naturopathic medicine. You can find her at The JB Bardot Archives at www.jbbardot.com (http://www.jbbardot.com/) and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jbbardot23 or on Twitter at jbbardot23 or https://twitter.com/jbbardot23
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Dandelion Root Cancer Cure? At No Cost!
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Dandelion Root Cancer Cure? At No Cost!

George Cairns Writes?

Please save this page as it won't be printed again by me. It may save your life or the life of a love one or a friend. Anyone may reprint this if they print it word for word.

Every week around 10,000 people die of cancer. Government figures show the death rate for cancer deaths has not changed in the last 10 years. Chemo and radiation only save around 10% of the people treated. So this shows our doctors don't have much to work with. As this article goes on, I will explain how to prepare this plant and how much to take. There is nothing to buy. For some reason, the Lord has picked me to carry these words to you. I am only the delivery boy, and none of this is my idea. I do believe every word I write here, and I'm living proof it works. The cost of printing is my thanks to God for giving me back my life and health.

A little over three years ago I was about done in with cancer. One morning as I was waking up and hoping the end would come soon, a voice came to me and said. "You have to do something about your prostate cancer. Take the root of the dandelion. Don't expect a miracle. It took you a long time to get in this condition." The voice was gone. I thought the voice was kidding to use the dandelion. When this voice tells you to do something, you do it. You must do it, like writing this article. It is the last thing I ever expected to do. Then I thought he didn't tell me how much to take or how to prepare it. As soon as you could blink an eye. I knew how much to take, how to prepare it, and it would take 4 to 6 months to cure me. I also knew I wasn't to make a penny on it.

As soon as I got around that morning, I dug some roots and started to prepare it. About a week l! ater I started taking it. Three weeks later the pain in my back and side was gone and my bowels had improved. Five and one half months later they could find no cancer problem in me at all.

I, then wanted to find someone else to try it, and that was the biggest problem yet. Nobody seems to want to help. When I told doctors, they just smiled as if I was nuts. Finally, I was telling a friend about it and he said he had a friend that was dying of lung cancer. He had it in both lungs and was bed ridden. They were tapping his lungs. He had been given 4 to 6 weeks to live. After he had been on this powder about six weeks, he was up and around doing his chores and driving his car. He went to his doctor's office, and the doctors could not believe it. They took him to the hospital and gave him a CAT scan. They found no cancer lesions in his lungs and said it was a miracle. I then put an ad in The Northwest Herald offering it free, and four people's aid they would try it. Slowly one person told another and it spread. There was a fair amount of people taking it for different kinds of cancer and several for other things. For instance, a man lost the use of his immune system and was told he wouldn't be able to work again for three years, in six months he is now working -- days and feeling better. I know this is not a cure all. It won't help everyone or all kinds of cancer. I know it is not a cure for skin cancer and it hasn't had luck with brain tumors.

There is a doctor in Boston, Massachusetts that has developed a vaccine that is doing great things. This has been successful with prostate, colon, breast, liver and best of all with lung cancer. Five people have taken it for lung cancer and all five have been cured once. The immune system controls the cancer cells in your body. As long as the immune system is healthy, you don't usually have a cancer problem. When your immune system gets run down, it loses control of the cancer cells, and they start eating live cells and this is what they call cancer. This powder made from dandelion root has something in it that builds up the blood and the immune system.

When the immune system is built up so far, it gets back control of cancer cells, and they do an about face and start cleaning up the mess they've made. This is why you must have a fair appetite because your body must build itself up and be healthy if your immune system is going to be strong. This will not work for people that have lost their appetite or are on CHEMO. Doctors try to blast the cancer out of your body with Chemo or radiation. By doing so, it destroys your immune system and appetite. These are the most important things your body needs to beat cancer. Operations also knock the immune system haywire. This is why so many people that have operations for cancer find that a short time later it has spread somewhere else.

Many of the worst diseases that have plagued the world have been cured quite easily. When I was a boy, women dreaded the goiter more than cancer. A little iodine in the diet cured that. For hundred of years the most dreaded diseases was leprosy and lockjaw. A doctor found he could produce penicillin from moldy bread and could cure them and many more things. How long has moldy bread been around? I'm sure scientists will find many uses for the powder made from the root of the dandelions besides cancer. I have already found it builds up the blood so you heal much faster.

To make the powder from the dandelion root you must follow my directions to the letter. Any changes and it won't work. Dig a handful of dandelion roots any time of the year, it doesn't matter. Cut the leaves off just below the crown. DO NOT WASH. Then they must be dried around 100 degrees. I do it in an incubator with no water. You can also dry them under a heat light bulb if you raise or lower it so it's 100 degrees. You can also use the sun or put them in the attic if it's not too hot. It takes about 5 or 6 days in the incubator. I have not done this all the way under the heat light. When you break a root and it snaps it is ready to powder. Take an old iron frying pan and a clean hammer. Take one root at a time and place in the frying pan and start tapping. Don't hit hard or it will fly all over the place. I put my hand around the root to keep most of it in the pan. If it sticks to the hammer and pan, and doesn't crumble in your fingers, it isn't dry enough. Keep it up until you have enough to start. It takes about 20 minutes to -- hour to prepare enough for a week. When you get used to it you can go much faster.

I have an old vessel that druggists used to pound pills, this goes much faster. DO NOT USE AN ELECTRIC GRINDER, it won't work if you do. You lose too much of the good part in dust. You must do it as I have said or don't do it at all. I've tried shortcuts, but it seems someone was looking over my shoulder, and I know when I made a mistake. I'm just an old farmer and not a scientist, so I wouldn't know the correct amount to take on my own. Now take a little over one half teaspoon once a day at any time and mix it with water, orange juice, etc.. Do not use in soft drinks, liquor, or anything hot. When mixed, use it all. Don't let it stand around. Keep the power in a dry place. After taking it three or four days, you will feel good, but nothing else. That is because your blood is building up. When you blood is happy, you're happy. In most cases, this will build your immune system in from three days to three weeks to the point it takes back control of cancer cells and thus the cancer stops spreading. In most cases it is going to help. There is no body feeling as it works. You just feel a little better each week. After three weeks most of the pain will be gone in your back and you know it's working if you had pain there like I did. If you have bone cancer in the spine, it will take three months to work. This is not an overnight cure. It took a while to get in this condition and it will take a while for your body to heal. The sooner you start, the quicker you will be over cancer. Young people heal faster than old people, but it will help at any age. I know because I'm 80 and have been taking it for over three years.

No cancer has come back and no side effects except when my body has had enough, it lets me know by getting heart burn. Then I back off some.

Some people get stomach aches when they need less. It also means your cancer is under control and you don't need as much. You will also find you probably won't catch a cold while you are taking it full strength.

The biggest enemy for this root is Chemo. The stronger the Chemo, the less chance the power has to help you as Chemo tears your immune system and appetite down, two of the most important things you need to cure cancer. There is only a ten percent chance Chemo will cure you [actually 2%, according to Ralph Moss, author of Questioning Chemotherapy, and over half of those get secondary cancers caused by the chemo that is unrelated to the primary cancer]. With no chemo, your chances are 75 to 80% but you must take it every day. Don't let your doctor give you that old treat if you turn him down that goes, "If you want to throw your life away, I can't stop you?. Just remember that 90%+ of the people that take his advice and take chemo are in the cemetery. Don't blame the doctor, he is doing his best with what he has to work with or you could ask for a written guarantee.

I have only mentioned cancers that I know people have had and used this root. It should help pancreas cancer if taken before the appetite is gone and most body cancer. This is food, not a drug. It shouldn't "interfere" with "medicine" your doctor may be giving you. Only two doctors have told patients to keep taking the power when they have made a miracle recovery. The rest of the doctors have run the power down and blasted the people even if the cancer has disappeared.

The medical world is not going to accept this easily.

Going back to not washing the roots and leaving a little soil on them, it is for your own good. A good bit of immunity comes from the soil, it starts as soon as you are born. Your fingers touch something, and you put them in your mouth. A little dirt at first, and more as you grow older and start crawling. Then everything you touch goes in the mouth. When children go outside to play and when they come in, they are the dirtiest around the mouth and hand. The hands go in their mouths no matter how dirty they are. Many diseases and bacteria live in the ground, but they don't seem to cause any trouble but it does build up the immune system. Some animals can't live if they can't eat a certain amount of soil. If you read this article over, you will see it! All goes back to common sense. I wish all of you people with cancer and other problems the best.

Source(s):
getholistichealth.com
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To maintain your ideal body weight, eliminate these three common poisons from your diet:
http://www.naturalnews.com/048475_MSG_artificial_sweeteners_gluten.html

Once you've eliminated those toxic household products and those three ingredients from your diet, here's how you can easily detox all day, every day:
http://www.naturalnews.com/048479_everyday_detox_heavy_metals_toxic_accumulation.html

Immunity doesn't come from our DNA; it's gradually learned throughout life. Science confirms that nutrition is the cornerstone of good health:
http://www.naturalnews.com/048473_immune_system_nutrition_genetics.html



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How To Pretty Much Cure Or At Least Shrink Any Cancer (Hot Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Horseradish Formula/Recipe Added)

Subject: Dr., the most profound, powerful cancer article ever written anywhere
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:32:21 +0000
From: William Kelley Eidem
Reply-To: kelley@curescancer.info

Kelley Eidem
author, The Doctor Who Cures Cancer Sample Excerpts
http://helpfulsolutions.org/thedoctorwhocurescancerexcerpts

Hi,

The reason I say this is the most profound and powerful article ever written about cancer is due to the tremendous response readers have provided, including enthusiastic support from medical doctors.

Once you read it, you'll see why. You might not fear cancer ever again - that's how powerful this article is.

My goal in sharing this article with you for FREE is that you'll help share it by forwarding this article to your email buddy list, so that eventually everyone who needs to see it will have seen it.

The shame is your doctor most likely doesn't know this information because he was never taught it in medical school.

All cancer is coated in snot (Your doctor calls it "fibrin" or "exudate.")
[This is one way with which cancer cells hide from the immune system.]

The number one reason cancer is able to grow is due to excess sticky fibrin. Fibrin and exudate are fancy medical names for 'snot.'

If cancer is both protected by snot and spreads due to snot, what happens to your cancer cells if you were to take the snot away?

If you get rid of the sticky snot that surrounds cancer cells and helps to feed the cancer cells, then the cancer will starve and go away. It really is that simple.

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Stay with me here and you might know how to pretty much cure or at least shrink any cancer by the time you get to the bottom of this short 1,500 word article.

Further down, the connection between a runny nose and curing cancer will be explained more thoroughly.

It's not often discussed but, cancer cells are covered with lots of sticky fibrin (exudate). It's shocking how much of this yucky white substance that cancer cells produce, in fact.

There is about 15 times as much fibrin surrounding a cancer cell than any of your healthy cells. Ask any pathologist or surgeon, and they will confirm for you that tumors are covered in this sticky mess.

Nasal snot is also heavily laden with fibrin. We will get back to that connection in just a minute.

So why is snot/fibrin so important for the survival and growth of cancer cells? Let's count the ways.

Fibrin's stickiness mucks up the ability of the immune system to reach the cancer cells to kill them.

Fibrin provides the support structure for the cancer cells' feeding tubes.

Fibrin protects the feeding tubes with its stickiness.

So what happens if the fibrin is washed away?

The cancer cells are naked and exposed to our immune system. The feeding tubes are exposed and tend to flatten, thus losing their proper structure.

As is taught in anatomy and physiology classes from day one: Structure determines function.

The feeding tubes need the fibrin support to stay open and function properly, i.e., to feed the cancer cells enough blood and nutrients.

Since the cancer cell isn't able to get enough "food" through its blood vessels when the blood vessels are collapsed, the cancer cells begin to starve and grow weak.

So how do you get rid of the excess fibrin? The connection between runny noses and melting cancer

To make the explanation really simple, do you remember when you ate a hot, spicy food like a pepper, horseradish or wasabi and it made your nose run? The runny discharge is partly fibrin.

Ask any Ear, Nose & Throat doctor and they will confirm that there is lots of fibrin in snot. It's the same fibrin that is in your nose that also surrounds cancer cells!

So here we have a connection between cancer and snot. But more importantly, since hot spices melt the fibrin in your nose, they would also have the same effect on excess fibrin anywhere in your body.

For example, we know that if we eat too much of a really spicy food, it can melt our feces to an extent turning it into a watery discharge, right?

The glue that holds your poop together is a mucous coating, ie, FIBRIN. Eat too much hot stuff and the fibrin melts. The result of the melting of the fibrin in feces is a watery stool.

A pattern is developing here:

Melt fibrin in the nose = watery discharge.

Melt fibrin in the stool = watery discharge.

Melt fibrin around the cancer cell = watery discharge

Can the hot stuff go throughout the body? Yes.

If you doubt it, as an experiment sprinkle some cayenne or ginger powder in your shoes. Not only will your feet get warm, but your whole body does too.

Outdoor construction workers who are "in the know" use this to their advantage during the winter time. The volatile oils penetrate the skin and travel through the bloodstream.

From this type of evidence of how the heat from volatile oils can be transferred through the socks and skin that has been used millions of times, it is unnecessary to provide further proof any more than we need further proof not to touch a hot stove.

Eating hot spicy food does much the same - even more - in fact.

As a matter of fact, people with cancer have reported to me that using Sinus Buster, a capsaicin spray, has temporarily eliminated excruciating cancer pain even in their bones.

This is confirmation that the oils travel through the bloodstream and throughout the body to wherever it is needed.

(Now don't run off and start spraying Sinus Buster in your nose like crazy. Too much can cause a rebound effect, but that's a topic for a separate discussion too long to address here.)

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From your own experience of a runny nose, you can see how overpowering the volatile oils in things like hot peppers, onions, horseradish, [ginger,] etc, are and how utterly defeated the fibrin is compared to them. It's more powerful than holding a flame to wax. The fibrin and the wax melt.

The fibrin in cancer is no different than any other fibrin in the body in this respect in that the snotty fibrin becomes watery when exposed to the compounds in hot spices.

Fibrin is an absolute weakling when it comes into contact with the volatile oils in spicy food. You simply melt away the 'snot' and the cancer cells grow weak due to starvation.

That's because the feeding tubes collapse and also because the tumor itself is exposed having lost its sticky protective coating.

The capsaicin in peppers and ginger have additional properties for turning off cancer cells as has been reported in various studies, but that, too is a topic for a separate discussion.

So now you can see why cancer can be wiped out rather quickly if you use the right tools.

Now let's get really plain here and really "real."

Did you need chemo the last time you had snot in your nose? Heck no! Chemo is unnecessary - it fact chemo is counterproductive in eliminating fibrin because chemo has been shown to increase fibrin production.

That's right. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center published a stunning paper in 2014 that confirmed what we already suspected...

Chemo makes cancer spread faster!

How does chemo do that? The researchers wrote the mechanism at work is that chemo increases the production of fibrin!

Increased fibrin = increased cancer growth.

Decreased fibrin = decreased cancer growth.

Let me circle back to the dried snot that can appear in our noses, if you were smart enough to go eat some hot spicy food, or sprayed your nose with a capsaicin product like Sinus Buster your snotty nose got resolved in a couple minutes time.

That speed is a powerful testament to just how fast the volatile oils can work to transform a hardened substance like fibrin into a watery discharge.

There are many things that will do that. Hot peppers, ginger and garlic are three of them. The hotter the pepper, the better.

Modified citrus pectin, and proteolytic (systemic) enzymes are two more. Probably any volatile oil from spices will have a positive effect.

Because volatile oils are...well...volatile, the most potent herbs and spices would be those that are freshly grated or 'bruised.' As an example. a fresh mint leaf that is freshly rubbed will release the oils.

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Powdered herbs from a spice jar have lost almost all their kick, so I would not rely on them if I had cancer. Cooking the spices also dissipates and wastes the volatile oils if one wants to attack cancer cells.

Within several minutes most of the active oil from any spice will dissipate. Freshly grated spices might be 10 times more potent than spices from a shelf rack, for instance.

Melt away the fibrin, and the cancer has no leg to stand on. It's not hard, and cancer need not be scary. As you can see cancer is weak and vulnerable once you know the keys to success.

Wipe out the 'snot" - turn the sticky stuff into a watery discharge and you're 90% there, maybe even 100%.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if this information went viral? If you like this article please consider forwarding it to your buddy list.

You might help someone reverse their cancer. Don't change anything in the article as it might affect their results.

The best to you.
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Cancer Cure - Doc Shillington's Total Tonic Recipe / Cold,Cough & Flu Cure

1 handful of garlic cloves
1 handful of chopped onions
1 handful of chopped ginger
1 handful of chopped horseradish (this is also good for sinus problems)
1/2 handful of chopped habanero peppers (or 3/4 to 1 handful of fresh cayenne, depending upon how strong it is, in order to get about the same amount of heat as the habeneros)
1 tsp Mustard powder (or mustard in vinegar with no harmful ingredients or preservatives)
6 capsules Pomegranate extract (open capsules)
Raw apple cider vinegar
1-2 TBS Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (helps you absorb the oil-soluble items)

Note: You might prefer to make the following Cough, Cold and Flu Tea that my wife makes for us when we are sick (search this page for "*** Cough, Cold and Flu Formula ***" without the quotes.
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*** Cough, Cold and Flu Formula ***

You might prefer to make the following Cough, Cold and Flu Tea that my wife makes for us when we are sick:
* 1 cup pure water
* 2 tsp organic chopped garlic cloves
* 2 tsp organic chopped onions
* 3 tsp organic chopped ginger
* 1/2 tsp Organic Chili Red Pepper Flakes or an amount of ground cayenne equivalent to that in heat value (some cayenne is 10,000 heat units so you'd use more, and some is 160,000 H.U. so you'd use less); you can instead use an equivalent amount (in heat value) of organic chopped habanero peppers or fresh organic cayenne, depending upon how strong it is, in order to get about the same amount of heat as the habeneros).
* (optional) 1 handful of organic chopped horseradish (especially good to add this for sinus infections)

Warm the above ingredients in a safe, non-aluminum pan (glass or stainless steel) but not to the point where it would be too hot to drink immediately, then remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp Cold Pressed Extra Virgin olive oil and 1 TBS Raw apple cider vinegar and stir before serving.

Stir, then drink about 1/4 of the tea and use a spoon to get about 1/4 of the chopped ingredients from the bottom and chew them thoroughly before swallowing.

http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/garlic/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/onion/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/ginger/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/chili-flakes/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/cayenne-pepper/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/habanero-pepper/
http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/horseradish/

If you want to fortify this Colds/Coughs & Flu Formula, you could take:
* 5000 iu of vitamin D3 per day (be careful not to take a lot of supplemental calcium which can be dangerous with D3 and isn't good for you anyhow since you're best getting it from organic blenderized green leafy vegetables -- the same way that cows and other animals do, along with all of the co-factors needed to ensure that the calcium goes to your bones and teeth rather than soft tissues and arteries);
* Elderberry Extract (1/d AM; 1/d PM);
* Use a humifier to keep RH 50%, especially when it's cold outside, which dries out the air inside the house (don't let it get too humid or you'll have more problems from mold);
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Re: the most profound, powerful cancer article ever written anywhere
Wow Doc, the article is pretty gross but very informative. He does not suggest how to eat the peppers but I imagine as close to whole and raw as possible?


Yes -- raw and whole, and organic is best. They're oil soluble, so they dissolve best in CP EV olive oil, goat butter, or raw unpasteurized Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. I've also sent (to everyone on my distribution list) some recipes excerpted from my website on how to prepare them (independently, and probably before William started telling everyone about hot pepper, ginger, garlic and horseradish, I used very similar methods years ago when I beat cancer, so I can vouch for it and included it as a very important part of my cancer protocol, along with large dosages of enzymes, MCP (pectin), Arabinogalactan, a certain kind of Pomegranate extract, etc. (My main cancer protocol page is http://www.distance-healer.com/24.html) Note that Dr. Shillington, Dr. Christropher, Dr. Schultz, and Sam Biser (and perhaps others) also used similar formulas (search for them on this page (Chemtrails page), and on my Breast Cancer page.)
Doc
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How to Stop Cancer Pain!

I'm sending this message again since it is so profound.
I don't write many Hubpages, so you know it's gotta be good. I hope you'll "Pin It," "Like" it and/or share it once you get there.

Here is the link...

A Breakthrough In Cancer Pain?
Can cancer pain be wiped out with a nasal spray?
By Kelley Eidem
http://kelleyeidem.hubpages.com/hub/cancerpain

The best to you.

Kelley Eidem, author of the book "The Doctor Who Cures Cancer"
Together we are curing cancer - one person at a time.

Visit Author Kelly Eidem's Forum at CureZone (click here)
http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=956&p=1
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Jon Barron's book Lessons from the Miracle Doctors
http://jonbarron.org/detox/free-natural-health-book-lessons-miracle

"Take Back Your Health" Audio Series, By Jon Barron
If you are too busy to read, enjoy Jon Barron's free audio series called "Take Back Your Health" that parallels many of the chapters in Jon Barron's book Lessons from the Miracle Doctors (http://jonbarron.org/detox/free-natural-health-book-lessons-miracle) -- with a few added nuggets of information. Click on the mp3 files below to download each section:
http://jonbarron.org/take-back-your-health-audio-series-jon-barron
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[Note: For Cancer, I would also take quercetin, curcumin, hesperidin, and milk thistle extracts (mixed in CP EV olive oil), enzymes, Vitamins D3, K2, Selenium, Lugol's Iodine, and some of the other herbs/supplements mentioned on my main cancer protocol page, along with the specific, organic blenderized vegetables on my Raw Foods and Cancer page. Your will to live/ attitude and conviction that you want to, and will, beat it, is very important. See information about this, and how to use imagery/visualization to fight illness on my main Cancer Protocol page. (See my main cancer protocol page http://www.distance-healer.com/24.html and search for "Imagery/Visualization: HowTo" without the quotes). When fighting a large fire, I would use a few firehoses, and many garden hoses (as opposed to putting all of my eggs in one basket).]

Don't ALLOW yourself to be sick; being sick requires that you accept being sick. (See my main cancer protocol page http://www.distance-healer.com/24.html and search for "Imagery/Visualization: HowTo" without the quotes).

For more info, see:
http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/make-your-immune-system-bulletproof-with-these-natural-remedies/

For Vitamin D3 dosage information, don't forget to also take K2, and search this page for:
Taking vitamin D is vital if you want to avoid diabetes
How much vitamin D do you need to avoid diabetes, infections (flu, etc.) and cancer?

#%!
Search my Chemtrails page for free PDFs that you can print out and bring with you to the store:
Shopper's Guide to Personal Care Products
Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce
non-GMO Shopper's Guide
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Raw Green Smoothies Are Not As Beneficial As You Think
http://www.healthfreedoms.org/raw-green-smoothies-are-not-as-beneficial-as-you-think/

We at Health Freedom Alliance recently found a new discovery on how to get all the benefits from your raw green smoothies. Unfortunately, we have not always been getting all the wonderful benefits that raw green vegetables could provide us, if we drink it raw.

And this is what we found.

Recently I was giving a talk on spring greens to a gardening group in my community. I was extolling the virtues of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), so I wandered into my usual semi-rant about people eating raw greens. Dandelion doesn't have any oxalic acid in its greens, so it can be eaten without irritation. In contrast, spinach and kale do. Spinach contains much more than kale, but nonetheless, both should be eaten raw only sparingly.
Eating a Raw Spinach or Kale Smoothie?

When I was a teenager, spinach salads were all the rage. We learned through the diet gurus of the time that no one should be caught with regular lettuce in their salads. Instead, it was much healthier to use spinach as our raw greens. Recently, the kale smoothie has caught on. I'm not quite sure where that leaves spinach, but I suspect it's not going anywhere.

The truth is that both spinach and kale are very healthy for you. Unfortunately, it really needs to be steamed before it's eaten. Steaming or cooking deactivates the oxalic acid content that they have, making them more nutritious. Oxalic acid binds with the calcium in our food making it unavailable for digestion. Over time this can lead to a plethora of health issues, osteoporosis among them. The acids can also irritate the kidneys.

After I finished speaking, a woman approached me. She shared that she had been having the same breakfast smoothie every day for a couple years now. At about the same time each day she began to have pain in her kidneys. She had been to several doctors who had not found anything specifically wrong, and yet the same symptom appeared every day like clockwork a couple hours after breakfast. Her smoothie was made with raw kale.
How to Use Greens in a Smoothie

Does this mean that everyone should stop using spinach and kale in their morning smoothies? Absolutely not! I LOVE to mix greens and fruit in a smoothie. It's a delicious way to get a powerful punch of vitamins and minerals.

To use [some] greens in your smoothie you just need to [lightly] steam them first. [Many vegetables and fruits fight cancer best only if they are raw -- see Dr. Blaylock's book Natural Secrets for Cancer Patients, and his newsletter for which ones that are best to lightly steam]. This may seem like a strange texture, but bear with me. Usually, we make smoothies when we are on the run. There isn't enough time in the morning to steam your greens and add them into the blender. Instead, I like to steam enough for the week and then freeze a supply. Each morning I take a handful of frozen greens from the bag. They not only add the nutrition I want, but I also don't have to add ice cubes.
How to blanch your kale and spring greens

Set up a pot of boiling water with a steamer basket insert.
Fill the steamer basket with your greens and immerse them into the boiling water.
Blanch for 2 minutes.
Remove the steamer basket from the boiling water and immediately plunge into an ice water bath.
Remove the steamer basket from the ice water bath and put the greens into a strainer to drain.
After they are well drained, move the greens to a clean, dry towel. Pat dry as best as you can.
Spread the greens out onto a tray and transfer to the freezer.
Once frozen, the greens can be broken up and placed in a zipper top freezer bag for storage in the freezer. The small chunks of greens are easier to portion out for small recipes or smoothies than if you had just placed the wet greens into a freezer bag and frozen them as one large chunk.

Be sure to label your greens so you know what you are reaching for. If your freezer is anything like mine, once these early spring harvests go in they look like everything else!
Are you eating raw green smoothies?

If so, did you know about the importance of steaming [only certain specific ones of] your greens first?

Source(s):
www.diynatural.com/kale-smoothie-raw-oxalic-acid/
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Cancer as a Curable Metabolic Disease
by Dr. Jeffrey Dach, MD
Wednesday, January 14th 2015 at 12:15 pm
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/cancer-curable-metabolic-disease

Published on jeffreydachmd.com (http://jeffreydachmd.com/2015/01/cancer-metabolic-disease-jeffrey-dach-md/)

With the half-century old failure of chemotherapy and radiation, a radically different way of understanding and treating cancer is required...

Cancer as a Curable Metabolic Disease
Cancer as a Metabolic Disease
Published on jeffreydachmd.com

We have lost the war against cancer. This becomes obvious by taking a quick look at the chart below. Cancer Death Rates have declined slightly since 1975 due to reduction in lung cancer rates from decreased cigarette consumption. Otherwise, there has been little change.

Lung cancer cell division, SEM

Above left lung cancer cell dividing courtesy of NIH. Below chart image courtesy of Scientific American. (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/05/21/sorry-but-so-far-war-on-cancer-has-been-a-bust/)

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The Failure of Chemotherapy

In 1997, John C. Bailar M.D. explained how we lost the "War Against Cancer" (http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Bailar_Cancer_Undefeated_New_England_Journal_1997.pdf):

"The failure of chemotherapy to control cancer has become apparent even to the oncology establishment."

Here is a quote from Dr. Haines in Lancet (http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/war_on_cancer_time_terminology_Haines_Lancet.pdf):

"The misplaced battlefield analogy has led to 40 years of toxic and overly aggressive chemotherapy in incurable solid cancers for which no studies have shown that maximum tolerated doses of chemotherapy achieve longer survival or better quality of life than do minimum effective doses. This approach has led to inappropriate and toxic therapies for many patients ... "

Dr Carlos Garcia says cancer treatment with chemotherapy has a 97% failure rate: Three Per Cent Efficacy Of CHEMO On Cancer by Carlos Garcia MD. [actually 2%, according to Ralph Moss, author of Questioning Chemotherapy, and over half of those get secondary cancers caused by the chemo that is unrelated to the primary cancer].
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/anti-therapeutic-action/chemotherapy
http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/THREE-PERCENT-EFFICACY-OF-CHEMOTHERAPY-TREATMENT-ON-CANCER-CArlos-Garcia.pdf

Chemotherapy Kills Normal Cells As Well As Cancer Cells

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The obvious flaw in cancer chemotherapy treatment is the non-specificity. In other words, cancer chemotherapy kills cancer cells as well as normal cells. This unwanted toxicity to normal cells accounts for the adverse side effects of chemotherapy, namely nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, bone marrow suppression with anemia, hair loss etc.

Finding a Selective Cancer Treatment, Leaving Normal Cells Unharmed

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Image above, cover of the book "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease" by Dr Thomas Seyfried courtesy of the Examiner. (http://www.examiner.com/article/low-carb-ketogenic-diet-beats-chemo-for-most-cancers-says-dr-thomas-seyfried)

The optimal cancer treatment is one that kills cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. Dr Seyfried's article, "Cancer as a Metabolic Disease," points the way to this goal.(1) Dr. Seyfried says: "cancer is primarily a metabolic disease involving disturbances in energy production through respiration and fermentation."(1) Electron microscope studies have shown abnormalities in the mitochondria of cancer cells.(2) The cancer cell's mitochondria have undergone "metabolic reprogramming," thereby providing a key which can be exploited to devise a more selective cancer treatment.(3,4)

Drs Ko and Pederson, 3BP and Hexokinase II

Basic science studies by Drs Ko and Pedeson have uncovered the exact details of the metabolic reprogramming of the mitochondria of cancer cells. In cancer cells, an embryonic form of Hexokinase called Hexokinase II has been attached to the membrane pores of the mitochondria (called VDAC voltage dependent anion channels). Hexokinase II is the first enzyme in glucose utilization and its location on the outer membrane pores allows for the massive utilization of glucose to feed the rapidly growing tumor mass. Separation of the Hexokinase II from the VDAC pore on the outer mitochondrial membrane triggers apoptosis (programmed cell death) of the cancer cell while sparing normal cells.(5,6)

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Above image: Dr. Young Ko and Dr. Peter Pedersen with Dr. Humaira Khan, Medicor CEO (left) and Dr. Akbar Khan Medicor Medical Director (right) at the Medicor Office in Toronto, December 2008. Courtesy of Medicor. (http://medicorcancer.com/about-us/collaboration/)

Discovery of 3BP by Dr. Ko

Drs Ko and Pederson discovered a small molecule called 3BP which throws a "monkey wrench" into the metabolic machinery of the cancer cell, and induces apoptosis via separation of Hexokinase II from the outer mitochondrial membrane.(7)(27, 28)

3BP (3 Bromo Pyruvate) is a small non-toxic molecule that induces apoptosis in cancer cells while sparing normal cells, thus providing the most promising cancer treatment we have seen in many years. In-fighting (http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/bill-sardi/is-a-cancer-cure-being-suppressed/) over patent rights by the key players has delayed drug development and commercialization. Unfortunately, 3BP as a cancer treatment may never come to fruition.(7)

Natural Compounds That Disassociate Hexokinase II From VDAC

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Image Above VDAC courtesy of NIH.

Thankfully, there are many other compounds in the natural world that act on this same mechanism of selectively inducing apoptosis in cancer cells while sparing normal cells. Many of these have already been commercialized and are available at the health food store.

Resveratrol and Pterostilbenes

Resveratrol from grapes (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/resveratrol) and its derivative Pterostilbene (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/pterostilbene) have been extensively studied and demonstrate striking anticancer activity. Studies show that Pterostilbene induces apoptosis via the mitochondrial pathway in breast cancer (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/disease/breast-cancer) cell lines. See the article by Moon (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22572619) and another article by Pei-Ching Hsiao. (http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0105342) His study used acute myeloid leukemia cells, finding pterostilbene induced apoptosis in cancer cells via mitochondrial pathways (with activation of caspase system). Another study by Alosi on Pterostilbene in Breast Cancer (http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Alosi_Pterostilbene_Breast_Cancer_Journal-of-Surgical-Research.pdf) also showed similar findings with apoptosis induced by mitochondrial pathways. Another more recent study by Wang in 2012 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3276376/) showed Pterostilbene induces apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in breast cancer cells. See my previous article on this. (http://jeffreydachmd.com/2013/06/anti-cancer-activity-from-natural-plant-substances/)

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Above image: electron microscope image of normal mitochondria courtesy of NIH.

Methyl Jasmonate

Methyl Jasmonate has been studied and found to disassociate Hexokinase II from the outer mitochondria membrane (at the VDAC) thus inducing apoptosis in cancer cells. Methyl jasmonate is ubiquitous in the plant world and found in the jasmine flower. It is used extensively by the fragrance industry for perfumes, and is available as one of many Jasmine teas.(8,9,10)

Oroxylin A -- Chinese Skullcap

Oroxylin A is found in Chinese skullcap a medicinal plant, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. Researchers found Oroxylin A inhibits glycolysis and the binding of hexokinase II (HK II) with mitochondria in human breast carcinoma cell lines, thus inducing apoptosis (11,12)

Curcumin

Curcumin (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/curcumin) was studied by Dr Wang in an animal model of colorectal cancer showing Curcumin inhibits aerobic glycolysis and induces mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis through hexokinase II in human colorectal cancer cells in vitro.(13)(31) Curcumin is available at the health food store.

Betulinic Acid

Betulinic acid (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/betulinic-acid) naturally occurs in the bark of white birch trees and triggers mitochondrial apoptosis in cancer cells while sparing normal cells (14) Dr, Simone Fulda from Ulm Germany has written a number of important papers on targeting mitochondria in cancer cells with various drugs and natural compounds.(14,15)

See: Targeting_Mitochondria_Cancer_Therapy_Fulda_Nature_2010
http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Targeting_Mitochondria_Cancer_Therapy_Fulda_Nature_2010.pdf

Berberine -- Oregon Grape

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Image Above Oregon Grape courtesy of wikimedia commons.(31,32)
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Berberine (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/berberine) derived from the Oregon Grape plant is widely available as a botanical supplement at the health food store for blood sugar control. Berberine also shows striking anti-cancer activity, inducing apoptosis via mitochondrial pathways in numerous studies. (http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=berberine+apoptosis+mitochondrial&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C10) See this 2014 review in Molecules, Berberine as an "Epiphany Against Cancer".(32)
Berberine, an Epiphany Against Cancer (http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/19/8/12349/htm)

Artemesinin (Chinese Wormwood)

An anti-malarial Chinese herb, artemesia, has been found to have profound anti-cancer activity against multiple cancer cell lines. Studies show induction of apoptosis through mitochondrial pathways. Approximately 400 studies have been published in the scientific literature in recent years.

Click on this LINK for the list of publications. (http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Artemisinin_anti-Cancer_Publications.pdf) Click on this LINK for an excellent review. (http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Artemisinins_Sanjeev_Krishna_Trends_Pharmacological_Science_2008.pdf)

Vitamin K

Vitamin K (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/substance/vitamin-k) has been available for many years with heath benefits in blood coagulation, bone density, and prevention of soft tissue calcification. See my previous article on Vitamin K. (http://jeffreydachmd.com/2014/10/vitamin-k/) Another surprising benefit of Vitamin K is cancer prevention. A number of cell culture and animal xenograft studies shows that vitamin K2 induces apoptosis, programmed cell death, in cancer cells.(18-26) There were a number of different cancers studied including Glioblastoma, (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/disease/glioblastoma) Hepatocellular Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, (http://www.greenmedinfo.com/disease/prostate-cancer) etc.(18-26) Based on these reports, one might suggest adding Vitamin K to a supplement program for anyone seeking to prevent cancer, or cancer recurrence after treatment.

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Articles with related interest:

Nicholas Gonzalez and the Trophoblast Theory of Cancer
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/search/google-cse#gsc.q=blog%20nicholas%20gonzalez%20md%20trophoblastic%20theory%20cancernd%20the%20trophoblastic%20theory%20of%20cancer

Iodine Treats Breast Cancer Overwhelming Evidence
http://jeffreydachmd.com/iodine-treats-breast-cancer/

Cannabis Oil Brain Tumor Remission
http://jeffreydachmd.com/2014/04/cannabis-oil-brain-tumor-remission-jeffrey-dach-md/

Natural Treatments for Skin Cancer
http://jeffreydachmd.com/2014/05/green-tea-egcg-skin-cancer-prevention/

Addendum:
Selectively Killing Cancer Cells Leaving Normal Cells Unharmed -- Apoptosis Through Mitochondrial Pathways

Mebendazole -- Re purposing Old Drugs as Anti-Cancer Agents:

Researchers screened 2000 drugs currently approved for human use for anti-cancer activity against virulent melanoma cancer cell lines. They discovered mebenzadole as the most promising agent.

"Mebendazole treatment induces apoptosis through the intrinsic and extrinsic (mitochondrial) pathways in melanoma cells but not in melanocytes ... After treatment with 0.5 micromol/L mebendazole for 14 h, we observed overall microtubular network disarray in melan-a, M-14, and SK-Mel-19 cells, characterized by diffuse staining."(33-37)

See: mebendazole metastatic colon cancer Nygren Acta Oncologica 2014
http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/mebendazole-metastatic-colon-cancer-Nygren-Acta-Oncologica-2014.pdf

Links and References:

1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24343361
Carcinogenesis. 2014 Mar;35(3):515-27.
Cancer as a metabolic disease: implications for novel therapeutics.
Seyfried TN1, Flores RE, Poff AM, D'Agostino DP.
1Biology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA and.

Emerging evidence indicates that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease involving disturbances in energy production through respiration and fermentation. The genomic instability observed in tumor cells and all other recognized hallmarks of cancer are considered downstream epiphenomena of the initial disturbance of cellular energy metabolism. The disturbances in tumor cell energy metabolism can be linked toabnormalities in the structure and function of the mitochondria.

Cancer growth and progression can be managed following a whole body transition from fermentable metabolites, primarily glucose and glutamine, to respiratory metabolites, primarily ketone bodies.

2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19703662
Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2009 Oct;41(10):2062-8.
Electron microscopy morphology of the mitochondrial network in human cancer.
Arismendi-Morillo G.

Mitochondria have been implicated in the process of carcinogenesis, which includes alterations of cellular metabolism and cell death pathways. The aim of this review is to describe and analyze the electron microscopy morphology of the mitochondrial network in human cancer. The structural mitochondrial alterations in human tumors are heterogeneous and not specific for any neoplasm. These findings could be representing an altered structural and functional mitochondrial network. The mitochondria in cancer cells, independently of histogenesis, predominantly are seen with lucent-swelling matrix associated with disarrangement and distortion of cristae and partial or total cristolysis and with condensed configuration in minor scale. Mitochondrial changes are associated with mitochondrial-DNA mutations, tumoral microenvironment conditions and mitochondrial fusion-fission disequilibrium.

Functionally, the structural alterations suppose the presence of hypoxia-tolerant and hypoxia-sensitive cancer cells. Possibly, hypoxia-tolerant cells are related with mitochondrial condensed appearance and are competent to produce adequate amount of ATP by mitochondrial respiration. Hypoxia-sensitive cells are linked with lucent-swelling and cristolysis mitochondria profile and have an inefficient or null oxidative phosphorylation, which consequently use the glycolytic pathway to generate energy.Additionally, mitochondrial fragmentation is associated with apoptosis; however,alterations in the mitochondrial network are linked with the reduction in sensitivity to apoptosis induces and/or pro-apoptotic conditions. Pharmacological approaches designed to act on both glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation can be considered as a new approach to selectively kill cancer cells.

3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3311998/
Cancer Cell. Mar 20, 2012; 21(3): 297--308.
Metabolic Reprogramming: A Cancer Hallmark Even Warburg Did Not Anticipate
Patrick S. Ward1,2 and Craig B. Thompson1,*

4) Tumor_Cell_Metabolism_Cancers_Achilles_Heel_Kroemer_2008
Cancer Cell Volume 13, Issue 6, 10 June 2008, Pages 472--482
Tumor Cell Metabolism: Cancer's Achilles' Heel by Guido Kroemer
Jacques Pouyssegur

Ko and Pederson

5) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2714668/
Semin Cancer Biol. Feb 2009; 19(1): 17--24.
Hexokinase-2 bound to mitochondria: Cancer's stygian link to the "Warburg effect" and a pivotal target for effective therapy[star]
Saroj P. Mathupala, Young H. Ko, and Peter L. Pedersen

6) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2890051/
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010 Jun--Jul; 1797(6-7): 1225--1230.
The Pivotal Roles of Mitochondria in Cancer: Warburg and Beyond and Encouraging Prospects for Effective Therapies
Saroj P. Mathupala,1 Young H. Ko,3 and Peter L. Pedersen*,2

7) http://www.thefreelibrary.com/War+on+cancer%3A+3BP+and+the+metabolic+approach+to+cancer%3A+a+visit+with...-a0332893717
Townsend Letter -- June 1, 2013
War on cancer: 3BP and the metabolic approach to cancer: a visit with Peter Pedersen and Young Hee Ko

Methyl Jasmonate

8) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3933403/
Int J Cell Biol. 2014; 2014: 572097.

Methyl Jasmonate: Putative Mechanisms of Action on Cancer Cells Cycle, Metabolism, and Apoptosis
Italo Mario Cesari,* Erika Carvalho, Mariana Figueiredo Rodrigues, Bruna dos Santos Mendonca, Nivea Dias Amgedo, and Franklin David Rumjanek
Laboratorio de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular do Cancer, Instituto de Bioquimica Medica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Avenida Carlos Chagas Filho 373, Predio CCS, Bloco E, Sala 22, Ilha do Fundao, Cidade Universitaria, 21941-902 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

9) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24490857

Br J Pharmacol. 2014 Feb;171(3):618-35. doi: 10.1111/bph.12501.
Methyl jasmonate sensitizes human bladder cancer cells to gambogic acid-induced apoptosis through down-regulation of EZH2 expression by miR-101. Wang Y1, Xiang W, Wang M, Huang T, Xiao X, Wang L, Tao D, Dong L, Zeng F, Jiang G.

Gambogic acid (GA) and methyl jasmonate (MJ) are increasingly being recognized as novel natural anticancer compounds. Here, we investigated the antitumour effects of GA in combination with MJ on human bladder cancer cells.
EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH:Cell viability was detected by cell counting kit-8 assay. Cell apoptosis was assessed by Hoechst 33258 staining and flow cytometry. Protein levels were determined by immunoblotting and expressions of mRNA and miRNAs by RT-PCR. Differential expressions of a group of downstream genes were identified using microarray analysis.
KEY RESULTS:MJ significantly sensitized bladder cancer cells to GA-induced growth inhibition and apoptosis while sparing normal fibroblasts. MJ enhanced GA-induced activation of caspase-3 and caspase-9, and down-regulated the expression of XIAP. Furthermore, treatment of bladder cancer cells with a combination of GA and MJ induced synergistic inhibition of the enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (EZH2) expression, whereas miR-101 expression was up-regulated. Conversely, knockdown of miR-101 restored this decreased expression of EZH2 and suppressed the inhibitory effect of GA and MJ on the growth of bladder cancer cells. Microarray analysis showed that genes closely associated with bladder cancer development were significantly down-regulated by GA and MJ. In a s.c. xenograft mouse model of human bladder carcinoma, the combination of GA and MJ exerted an increased antitumour effect compared with GA alone.
CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS:MJ sensitizes bladder cancer cells to GA-inducedapoptosis by down-regulating the expression of EZH2 induced by miR-101. Thus, the combination of selective anti-cancer agents MJ and GA could provide a novel strategy for treating human bladder cancer.

10) http://www.phytotechlab.com/detail.aspx?ID=1176
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Oroxylin A

11) http://www.nature.com/cddis/journal/v4/n4/full/cddis2013131a.html
Cell Death and Disease (2013) 4, e601
Oroxylin A induces dissociation of hexokinase II from the mitochondria and inhibits glycolysis by SIRT3-mediated deacetylation of cyclophilin D in breast carcinoma by L Wei1,2, Y Zhou1,2, Q Dai1, C Qiao1, L Zhao1, H Hui1, N Lu1 and Q-L Guo1
1State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Intervention, Department of Physiology, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, The People's Republic of China
Correspondence: Q-L Guo or N Lu, State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Intervention, Department of Physiology, China Pharmaceutical University, 24 Tongjiaxiang, Nanjing 210009, The People's Republic of China.

Oroxylin A is a major active component of the Chinese traditional medicinal plant Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, which has been reported as a potential anticancer drug. We demonstrated that, Oroxylin A inhibited the glycolysis and the binding of hexokinase II (HK II) with mitochondria in human breast carcinoma cell lines, which was dependent on sirtuin-3 (SIRT3). The level of SIRT3 in mitochondria was increased by Oroxylin A. Then SIRT3 deacetylated cyclophilin D, diminished its peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase activity and induced its dissociation from the adenine nucleotide translocator. Finally, SIRT3-induced inactivation of cyclophilin D resulted in the detachment of mitochondrial HK II and the inhibition of glycolysis. These results have important implications for the metabolism reprogramming effect and the susceptibility to Oroxylin A-induced mitochondrial cytotoxicity through the regulation of SIRT3 in breast carcinoma.

12) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcp.24833/abstract

Qiao, Chen, et al. "UCP2-related mitochondrial pathway participates in oroxylin A-induced apoptosis in human colon cancer cells." Journal of cellular physiology (2014).

Oroxylin A is a flavonoid extracted from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. Our previous research demonstrated that oroxylin A have various anti-tumor effects including apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, drug-resistant reversion and others. This paper explores the mechanism how oroxylin A induce apoptosis by regulating uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) in human colon cancer cells.

We found that the inhibition of UCP2 by UCP2 siRNA significantly increased the sensitivity of cells to drugs, reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) of CaCo-2 cells. We also found that UCP2 inhibition could lead to ROS-mediated MPTP activation. Furthermore, we demonstrated that oroxylin A triggered MPTP-dependent pro-apoptotic protein release from mitochondria to matrix and then induced apoptotic cascade by inhibiting UCP2. Intriguingly, the inhibition of UCP2 by oroxylin A was able to block Bcl-2 translocation to the mitochondria, keeping MPTP at open-state. In conclusion, we have demonstrate that UCP2 play a key role in mitochondrial apoptotic pathway; UCP2's inhibition by oroxylin A triggers the MPTP opening, and promotes the apoptosis in CaCo-2 cells.

Curcumin

13) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25229889
Anticancer Drugs. 2014 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]
Curcumin inhibits aerobic glycolysis and induces mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis through hexokinase II in human colorectal cancer cells in vitro.
Wang K1, Fan H, Chen Q, Ma G, Zhu M, Zhang X, Zhang Y, Yu J.
1aJiangsu Institute of Cancer Research bJiangsu Research Institute of Geriatrics, Nanjing, China.

Curcumin, the major pigment of the dietary spice turmeric, has the potential for chemoprevention by promotion of apoptosis. Here, we investigated the molecular mechanisms of curcumin in glycolytic inhibition and apoptotic induction in human colorectal cancer HCT116 and HT29 cells. On the one hand, curcumin downregulated the expression and activity of hexokinase II (HKII) in HCT116 and HT29 cells in a concentration-dependent manner, but had little effect on the other key glycolytic enzymes (PFK, PGM, and LDH).

On the other, curcumin induced dissociation of HKII from the mitochondria, resulting in mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis. Furthermore, the phosphorylation of mitochondrial HKII through AKT was responsible for the curcumin-induced dissociation of HKII, which was different from the mechanism of HKII inhibitor 3-BrPA. These results have important implications for the metabolism reprogramming effect and the susceptibility to curcumin-induced mitochondrial cytotoxicity through the regulation of HKII, and provide a molecular basis for the development of naturally compounds as novel anticancer agents for colorectal carcinoma.

14) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20486070
Planta Med. 2010 Aug;76(11):1075-9.
Modulation of apoptosis by natural products for cancer therapy.
Fulda S1. Children's Hospital, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany.

15) Targeting_Mitochondria_Cancer_Therapy_Fulda_Nature_2010

Fulda, Simone, Lorenzo Galluzzi, and Guido Kroemer. "Targeting mitochondria for cancer therapy." Nature reviews Drug discovery 9.6 (2010): 447-464.

Mitochondria are the cells' powerhouse, but also their suicidal weapon store.
Dozens of lethal signal transduction pathways converge on mitochondria to cause the permeabilization of the mitochondrial outer membrane, leading to the cytosolic release of pro-apoptotic proteins and to the impairment of the bioenergetic functions of mitochondria.

The mitochondrial metabolism of cancer cells is deregulated owing to the use of glycolytic intermediates, which are normally destined for oxidative phosphorylation, in anabolic reactions. Activation of the cell death machinery in cancer cells by inhibiting tumour-specific alterations of the mitochondrial metabolism or by stimulating mitochondrial membrane permeabilization could therefore be promising therapeutic approaches.

16) Mitochondrial_inhibitors_cancer_therapy_Pharmaceutical_Ramsay_2011 Ramsay, Emma E., Philip J. Hogg, and Pierre J. Dilda. "Mitochondrial metabolism inhibitors for cancer therapy." Pharmaceutical research 28.11 (2011): 2731-2744.

17) Mitochondrial_permeability_target_anticancer_Dalla_2014 Dalla Via, Lisa, et al. "Mitochondrial permeability transition as target of anticancer drugs." Current pharmaceutical design 20.2 (2014): 223-244.

18) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16400650

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Int J Oncol. 2005 Aug;27(2):505-11.
Vitamins K2, K3 and K5 exert in vivo antitumor effects on hepatocellular carcinoma by regulating the expression of G1 phase-related cell cycle molecules.
Kuriyama S1, Hitomi M, Yoshiji H, Nonomura T, Tsujimoto T, Mitoro A, Akahane

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Comparison of vitamins K1, K2 and K3 effects on growth of rat glioma and human glioblastoma multiforme cells in vitro. Oztopcu P1, Kabadere S, Mercangoz A, Uyar R. 1Osmangazi University Art and Sciences Faculty Department of Biology, Eskisehir, Turkiye.

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Growth inhibitory effects of vitamin K2 on colon cancer cell lines via different types of cell death including autophagy and apoptosis. Kawakita H1, Tsuchida A, Miyazawa K, Naito M, Shigoka M, Kyo B, Enomoto M, Wada T, Katsumata K, Ohyashiki K, Itoh M, Tomoda A, Aoki T. 1Third Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

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29) Jasmonate pharmaceutical composition for treatment of cancer

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Application Number: 09/825347
Publication Date: 10/22/2002
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30) Methyl Jasmonate: A New Treatment for B-CLL?.
Alain Berrebi, MD1, Lucette Bassous1,*, Rinat Borenshtain, PhD2,* and Eliezer Flescher, PhD3,* 1 Hematology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel; 2 Sepal Pharma, Nes Ziona, Israel and 3 Immunology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

CEO Dr. Frederic Revah, PhD

Sepal Pharma, Nes Ziona
Registered Office P.O.Box: 333
Ness Ziona, 74103 Israel
Tel. 08-9302088
Web Site http://www.sepalpharma.com

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Anti-Parasitic Drug Vermox (mebendazole)

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37) Mebendazole metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma Dobrosotskaya Endocrine practice 2011 Dobrosotskaya, I. Y., et al. "Mebendazole monotherapy and long-term disease control in metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma." Endocrine practice: official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 17.3 (2011): e59.


Selenium, Metamorphosis from Toxin to Essential Mineral
http://jeffreydachmd.com/selenium-metamorphosis-from-toxin-to-essential-mineral/
http://jeffreydachmd.com/the-case-for-selenium-part-two/
http://jeffreydachmd.com/selenium-deficiency-part-three/
Hashimotos Thyroiditis and Selenium Part One by Jeffrey Dach MD
http://jeffreydachmd.com/hashimotos-thyroiditis-and-selenium-part-one-by-jeffrey-dach-md/
Hashimotos, Selenium and Iodine, Part Two
http://jeffreydachmd.com/hashimotos-selenium-and-iodine-part-two/

Breast Cancer Prevention with Iodine Supplementation
http://jeffreydachmd.com/breast-cancer-prevention-with-iodine/
Iodine Treats Breast Cancer, Overwhelming Evidence
http://jeffreydachmd.com/iodine-treats-breast-cancer/
The Iodine Crisis by Lynne Farrow (Book Review)
http://jeffreydachmd.com/the-iodine-crisis-by-lynne-farrow-book-review-by-jeffrey-dach-md/
Think Purple for Breast Cancer Month
http://jeffreydachmd.com/think-purple-breast-cancer-month-jeffrey-dach/

Books to Read on Iodine and Breast Cancer Prevention
The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life
Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It
Breast Cancer and Iodine : How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer

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Anti-Aging Drugs

Metformin, The Anti-Aging Miracle Drug
Bioidentical Hormones

The Safety of Bio-Identical Hormones

The Importance of Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical Hormones Prevent Arthritis

Bioidentical Hormone Estrogen Prevents Heart Disease

Morning Rounds With Steven Economou MD

Don't Monkey With My Hormones

Waking Up from the Synthetic Hormone Nightmare

HRT Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

Bioidentical Hormones Beneficial After Hysterectomy

Bioidentical Hormones Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

The Safety of Transdermal Estrogen Part One

The Safety of Transdermal Estrogen Part Two

Bioidentical Estrogen Hormones Could Have Saved 50,000 Lives

Oprah Winfrey Praises Bioidentical Hormones

Newsweek Attacks Oprah Winfrey over Bioidentical Hormones
Birth Control Pills

Adverse Effects of Birth Control Pills

Bad News for the NuvaRing
Testosterone, HCG and Clomiphene for Males

Low Testosterone Diagnosis and Treatment

HCG in Males with Low Testosterone

Testosterone Benefits, PSA and Prostate Part One

Testosterone and PSA Part Two

Hormone Disruption From Pain Pills

Testosterone Reduces Mortality

Increased Mortality from Testosterone Blockade

Testosterone Found Beneficial For Diabetes
Clomiphene Clomid for Males

Clomid for Men with Low Testosterone, Part One

Clomid For Men With Low Testosterone, Part Two

Clomid for Males Part Three Adverse Effects
Diabetes and Blood Sugar

Improve Insulin Resistant Diabetes
Arthritis

Arthritis and Nightshade Vegetables

Bioidentical Hormones Prevent Arthritis
Nutritional Supplements

Olive Leaf- The Amazing Olive Leaf

The FDA Raids the Cherry Orchards

Wheatgrass Juice

Cannabis Medical Marijuana, Miracle Drug of the 21st Century

Cordyceps the Energy SuperFood
Vitamins

Your Vitamins Are Killing You -- Really?

My Vitamins Are Killing Me Part Two

Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B5 for Acne

Thiamine Deficiency and Diabetes

Vitamin E, Heart Disease and Tocotrienols

Mega-Dose Vitamin Therapy in the ICU

Vitamin C Saves Dying Man

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin D

Vitamin D for Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin D Prevents Flu

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D
GMO Food

Genetically Modified GMO Food the Great Scandal

GMO Food Part Two
Grocery Store as MineField

Diet Sodas Aspartame and Stroke

Selling Sickness, Fast Food in the Hospital

Grocery Store as Mine Field, Part One

Avoid Soy, Grocery Store as Minefield Part Two
Wheat and Gluten

Wheat, Gluten, and Celiac Disease

Gluten Sensitivity, Part Two, Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Gluten Sensitivity, Autoimmune and Neurological Disease

Wheat Gluten, Leaky Gut, and Autoimmune Disease

Hepatitis C, Autoimmunity and Wheat Gluten
Selenium

Selenium, Essential Mineral, Part One

The Case for Selenium, Part Two

Selenium, Your Vitamins Are Killing You, Part Three

Selenium More Good News

Selenium Toxicity by Dr House
Iodine Articles

Iodine is Safe

Breast Cancer Prevention with Iodine Supplementation Part One

Iodine Prevents and Treats Breast Cancer Part Two

Iodine Induced Hyperthyroidism -- The Autonomous Nodule

Iodine Treats Breast Cancer, Overwhelming Evidence
Coronary Artery Plaque and Heart Disease

Fifty Million Americans have High Blood Pressure

Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease?

Blood Pressure Pills for Hypertension, When to Treat

Heart of the Matter, Maryanne Demasi, the Cholesterol Myth-Video Series

39 Reason to Avoid Stenting and Bypass

Calcium Tablets Cause Heart Disease

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Saving Time Russert and George Carlin

Heart Disease Vitamin C and Linus Pauling

How to Reverse Heart Disease with the Coronary Calcium Score (part one)

Heart Disease Part Two -- Atherosclerosis: How Does it Happen?

Reversing Heart Disease Part Three

Reversing Heart Disease without Drugs
Statin Drugs to Lower Cholesterol

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statins

Statin Drugs Revisited

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs for the Elderly, Bad Idea

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No

Getting Off Statin Drug Stories

Choirboy Turns Disbeliever on Cholesterol Drugs
Thyroid -- Hashimotos

Hashimotos Thyroiditis and Selenium Part One

Hashimotos, Selenium and Iodine, Part Two

Selenium for HAshimotos, More Good News

Hashimotos and Molecular Mimicry
Natural Thyroid

Why Natural Thyroid is Better than Synthetic Part One

Why Natural Thyroid is Better Part Two
Thyroid- TSH Test Unreliable

The Unreliable TSH Test

The TSH Reference Range Wars -- Part One

TSH Wars, Part Two
Thyroid -- General

Ann Nicole Smith and Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Pills Prevent Heart Attacks
Thyroid Nodules

The Thyroid Nodule Epidemic

The Strange Case of the Autonomous Thyroid Nodule

Iodine Induced Hyperthyroidism -- The Autonomous Nodule
PCOS -- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome -- Anovulatory Androgen Excess Part One

PCOS, The Hidden Epidemic, Part Two
Safety and Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones

The Safety of Transdermal Estrogen Part One

The Safety of Transdermal Estrogen Part Two

Bioidentical Hormones Beneficial After Hysterectomy

Bioidentical Hormones Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast Cancer and Hormones

HRT Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

Prempro Increases Breast Cancer Says JAMA Study

Synthetic Hormones Found to Cause Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention with Iodine Supplementation Part One

Iodine Prevents and Treats Breast Cancer Part Two

Iodine Treats Breast Cancer, Overwhelming Evidence

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Wrong Again

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Vitamin D

Hormone Replacement (HRT) DOES NOT cause breast cancer
Cancer Prevention

Nicholas Gonzalez and the Trophoblastic Theory of Cancer

Anticancer Salvestrols Part One

AntiCancer Salvestrols PArt Two

AntiCancer Salvestrols Pterostilbenes PArt Three

The Mouse That Was Immune to Cancer

Burzynski, Gonzalez, and Suzanne Somers on Larry King Live

Knockout by Suzanne Somers
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen Test

PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer, the Failed Medical Experiment Part One

PSA and Testosterone Part Two
Mammography

Screening Mammography Found Useless in New Study

Think Purple for Breast Cancer Month

New Study Finds Mammography Useless

Rethinking Screening Mammography

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Vitamin D

The Untold Message of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Safe Painless Breast Screening -- Thermography

Rethink Pink and Screening Mammography
Low Level Laser

Low Level Laser Part One

Low Level Laser Part Two

Low Level Laser Part Three
Low Dose Naltrexone LDN

Remission from Crohns Disease with Low Dose Naltrexone

Low Dose Naltrexone LDN Part One

Low Dose Naltrexone LDN Part Two

Low Dose Naltrexone LDN Part Three
Vacccination -Autism

Do Vaccinations Cause Autism?

Mercury Sensitivity Link to Autism

Autism and Vaccines Link Denied By CDC

Vaccine Autism Link Part Three

Important Breakthrough Folate in Autism

Mercury and Tremor
Book reviews

The Iodine Crisis by Lynne Farrow (Book Review)

Over the Counter Cures, Shane Ellison

Government Shutdown, Reinventing Collapse
Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue
SSRI Antidepressant Drugs

Getting Off SSRI Drugs and Overcome Depression Naturally

Depression and Leaky Gut from Michael Maes

Lexapro For Hot Flashes, A Joke "

Depression and Leaky Gut Michael Maes
Osteoporosis Drugs

Fosamax, Osteoporosis and Toulouse Lautrec
Hair Loss, Low Stomach Acid, GE Reflux, Heart Burn

Hair Loss from Low Stomach Acid, The Lady in Grey

Heartburn, GE Reflux, and Acid Blocker Drugs
ADD ADHD Drugs

Defrocking the False Prophets of Pediatric Psychiatry

Attention Deficit Disorder Exposed as Drug Marketing Ploy
Miscellaneous

Low Salt Diet Found to Increase Mortality

Saying Thank You For A Trillion Cells

Doctor Says Trust Me Cigarettes Are Healthy

Is Your Baby Toxic From Environmental Pollution "

Serial Killers in the Medical Profession

Understanding Online Genetic Testing

Making Coffee Out of This World

Protect Your Family From Bad Drugs

Predicting the Future of Medicine


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Frankincense Superior to Chemotherapy in Killing Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Cells
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/frankincense-superior-chemotherapy-killing-late-stage-ovarian-cancer-cells

Research: Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/research-plants-cure-cancer-not-chemicals

Research: Pineapple Enzyme Kills Cancer Without Killing You (Bromelain)
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/research-pineapple-enzyme-kills-cancer-without-killing-you

How X-Ray Mammography Is Accelerating The Epidemic of Cancer
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/how-x-ray-mammography-accelerating-epidemic-cancer

Ovarian Cancer: What We Think We Know May Harm Us
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/ovarian-cancer-what-we-think-we-know-may-harm-us

Turmeric Extract Strikes To The Root Cause of Cancer Malignancy
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/turmeric-extract-strikes-root-cause-cancer-malignancy

Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients (Curcumin)
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/turmeric-produces-remarkable-recovery-alzheimers-patients

The Dark Side of Breast Cancer (Un)Awareness Month
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/dark-side-breast-cancer-unawareness-month

Research: Radiotherapy Causes Cancer, Blueberry Kills It (xrays, cancer radiation)
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/research-radiotherapy-causes-cancer-blueberry-kills-it

Study: Radiation Therapy Can Make Cancers 30x More Malignant
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/study-radiation-therapy-can-make-cancers-30x-more-malignant

Sunlight Holds Key To Killing Breast Cancer
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/sunlight-holds-key-killing-breast-cancer-3

Olive Constituent Blocks Alzheimer's and Breast Cancer
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/olive-constituent-blocks-alzheimers-and-breast-cancer

Millions Wrongly Treated for 'Cancer,' National Cancer Institute Panel Confirms
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/millions-wrongly-treated-cancer-national-cancer-institute-panel-confirms

Millions Fall Prey To This Deadly Breast Cancer Myth
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/millions-fall-prey-deadly-breast-cancer-myth

The Dark Side of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Part II
Are X-Ray Mammography Screenings Finding Cancers That Are Not There?
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/dark-side-breast-cancer-awareness-month-part-ii

Why Mammography Is Unscientific And Harmful
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/why-mammography-unscientific-and-harmful

Confirmed: The More Mammograms You Get The More Harm They Do
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/confirmed-more-mammograms-you-get-more-harm-they-do

30 Years of Breast Screening: 1.3 Million Wrongly Treated
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/30-years-breast-screening-13-million-wrongly-treated

Chemo and Radiation Can Make Cancer More Malignant | GreenMedInfo
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/does-chemo-radiation-actually-make-cancer-more-malignant

Research: Some Cancer Diagnoses Kill Quicker Than The Cancer
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/research-some-cancer-diagnoses-kill-quicker-cancer

Has Cancer Been Completely Misunderstood?
Cancer as An Ancient Survival Program Unmasked
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/has-cancer-been-completely-misunderstood

Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat Cancer? The Research Says Yes
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/can-chinese-herbal-medicine-treat-cancer-research-says-yes

Confirmed: Flaxseed Contains 'Estrogens' That Regress Cancer
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/confirmed-flaxseed-contains-estrogens-regress-cancer

Metalloestrogens: A New Class Of Cancer Causing Estrogens
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/metalloestrogens-new-class-cancer-causing-estrogens

Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/black-seed-remedy-everything-death

Natural Treatments for Ebola Virus Exist, Research Suggests
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/natural-treatments-ebola-virus-exist-research-suggests

Lime Juice Could Save 100's of Thousands of Lives Each Year
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/lime-juice-could-save-100s-thousands-lives-each-year

The Bitter Truth About Splenda
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/bitter-truth-about-splenda

The Tide Turns: Monsanto's GM Corn Suspended In Russia
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/tide-turns-monsantos-gm-corn-suspended-russia

In a bold and encouraging move on Tuesday, Russian authorities suspended the import of Monsanto's genetically-modified corn over cancer fears spurred by an alarming long-term animal feeding study performed by French researchers at the University of Caen and published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology this month.
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/alert-gmo-corn-and-roundup-caused-cancer-and-killed-rats
http://sustainablepulse.com/2012/09/19/criigen-study-links-gm-maize-roundup-premature-death-cancer/
http://rt.com/business/news/russia-monsanto-corn-ban-005/

New Study Finds GM Corn and Roundup Causes Cancer In Rats
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/alert-gmo-corn-and-roundup-caused-cancer-and-killed-rats

CRIIGEN Study Links GM Maize and Roundup to Premature Death and Cancer
http://gmoevidence.com/criigen-gm-maize-and-roundup-can-cause-tumours-multiple-organ-damage-and-premature-death/

Red Algae Extract Fights Ebola ... and HIV, SARS and HCV
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/red-algae-extract-fights-ebola-and-hiv-sars-and-hcv

Turmeric Extract Improves Brain Function In One Dose (Curcumin, Alzheimer's)
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/one-dose-kitchen-spice-improves-brain-function

Do You Have Facebook Affective Disorder (FAD)?
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/digitally-engineered-disease-content-discontent1

Finally, The Truth Emerges About Whooping Cough Vaccine: OBs and Pediatricians, Stand Back With Your Needles
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/finally-truth-emerges-about-whooping-cough-vaccine-obs-and-pediatricians-stand-1

The 2013 Measles Outbreak: A Failing Vaccine, Not A Failure To Vaccinate
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/2013-measles-outbreak-failing-vaccine-not-failure-vaccinate1

Studies Find Flu Shots Can Harm Your Heart, Infant And Fetus
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/studies-find-flu-shots-can-harm-your-heart-infant-and-fetus

Eating Sesame Seeds Superior To Tylenol for Knee Arthritis (and inflammation)
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/eating-sesame-seeds-superior-tylenol-knee-arthritis


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Little Known Chinese Herb & Iron Kill 98% of Cancer Cells in 16 Hours
http://naturalsociety.com/artemesinin-iron-causes-98-reduction-breast-cancer/

Compound in Celery Found to Destroy 86% of Lung Cancer Cells
http://naturalsociety.com/celery-apigenin-kills-86-percent-lung-cancer-cells/

Search http://naturalsociety.com/ and http://www.naturalnews.com/ for cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc. for lots more info.

Monsanto Scandal Causes Reopening of Investigation of GM Wheat
http://naturalsociety.com/montana-monsanto-scandal-causes-reopening-us-investigation-gmo-wheat/
new genetically modified wheat has been detected in Montana, where Monsanto grew GE wheat as part of field trials from 2000 to 2003...

GM Wheat May Permanently Alter Human Genome, Spark Early Death
http://naturalsociety.com/gm-wheat-permanently-alter-human-genome/

New CSIRO GMO Wheat can Silence Human Genes, Cause Early Death
http://naturalsociety.com/csiro-gmo-wheat-silence-human-genes-early-death/

USDA Alert: Genetically Modified Wheat Escapes Test Fields
http://naturalsociety.com/usda-genetically-modified-wheat-escapes-test-fields/

Farmer Sues Monsanto After Finding GM Wheat in Traditional Crop
http://naturalsociety.com/farmer-sues-monsanto-after-finding-gm-wheat-in-traditional-crop/

Monsanto Blames GM Wheat Contamination on Activists
http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-blames-gm-wheat-contamination-activists/

USDA Expands Investigation into Escape of Experimental Monsanto GM Wheat
http://naturalsociety.com/usda-investigation-monsanto-gm-wheat/
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Other Cancer Prevention Articles: http://www.naturalnews.com/cancer_prevention.html

Breast Cancer Deception: New tell-all report from Mike Adams reveals profit motive behind the pink ribbons
http://www.naturalnews.com/022108.html

Breast Cancer Industry A Scam? Support Education, Not Medication
http://www.naturalnews.com/022157.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/Author301.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/cancer.html

Killer cancer treatment: How toxic chemotherapy kills both cancer cells and cancer patients
http://www.naturalnews.com/012727.html

Low vitamin intake makes chemotherapy side effects even worse
http://www.naturalnews.com/001286.html
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Mammograms and the Ravages of Breast Cancer

While breast cancer rarely strikes men, the destruction it wreaks on families and friends affects everyone. Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer in women. Of the 180,000 women who developed breast cancer in 1994, sadly, 45,000 died of the disease. This should not have happened. Most doctors will tell you that the best chance for a cure is to detect the disease early, which is basically true. Unfortunately, the method they have chosen to detect breast cancer, the mammogram, also causes breast cancer, especially in women who are at the greatest risk.

Studies have shown that mammograms increase the risk of developing breast cancer from 1 percent to 3 percent a year (depending on the technique used), which means that if you religiously have a mammogram every year for 10 years, you increase your risk 10 percent to 30 percent. Some radiation experts feel the danger is much higher. Radiation experts agree that the breast is one of the areas of the body most sensitive to cancers caused by radiation exposure.

As women age, they are more likely to have cancer cells in their breast. By age 50 the figure reaches 45 percent. This does not mean that 45 percent of 50-year-olds will develop breast cancer, because in most women these cancer cells remain dormant. What it does mean is that these women are at high risk of spurring these cancer cells to full activity. -- Dr. Blaylock
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Exposing the Truth on Cancer and Radiation Exposure

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I spent a good deal of time discussing treatment with her. In the course of our conversation she told me that she religiously went for a mammogram for over 20 years prior to her diagnosis. Millions of women are following the same advice, but is it good advice?

At the time I entered medical school, yearly chest X-rays was a new fad as a way to detect lung cancer. The same justifications were used then as are used now for breast cancer — mainly early detection and treatment would give a greater chance of cure. After several years, the practice was abandoned because the number of cancers being detected was rather low and radiologists worried that repeated radiation exposure in and of itself would increase the risk of developing cancer.

Studies have shown that the same is true with breast mammograms. Repeated exposure of the breast to radiation increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 1 percent to 3 percent per year. Remember, the damaging effects of radiation are mainly on the DNA of breast cells and the effect is accumulative.

This means that with each mammogram you add 1 percent to 3 percent risk of the test itself causing breast cancer. Over 20 years, that amounts to a substantial increase of 20 percent to 30 percent. Actually, these figures are deceptively low because some women are already at increased risk.

For example, women with a strong family history of breast cancer (or cancer in general) are at a higher risk from radiation exposure. Studies have shown that these women have defective DNA repair enzymes and can’t repair all of the damage after being exposed to radiation. Over years or decades, enough damage accumulates to initiate a cancer. Women who have poor diets, low in antioxidants and high in omega-6 fats (vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, soybean and canola oils), are also at much greater risk. Likewise, women with chronic diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, colitis, and other autoimmune disorders are at substantially higher risk of cancer with yearly mammograms.

It is ironic that the women who are in the greatest danger from yearly mammograms are the very ones being told to have them. Some, with very strong family histories of breast cancer are even told to have mammograms every six months. This, in my opinion, is insane.

A woman often follows her doctor’s advice and goes for her mammogram every year. Then 10 or 20 years later a cancer shows up and the doctor tells the patient, “Boy, it sure was a good thing you had that mammogram! We caught the cancer early!” He never considers that the mammogram itself may have caused the cancer.

Even worse is the advice encouraging women who have had breast cancer to have a mammogram every six months to see if it is recurring. Numerous studies have shown that radiation exposure can make a cancer more aggressive, and we know that cancer cells can often be found decades after a breast cancer is removed. One study found that 50 percent of women thought to be free of cancer still had live cancer cells in their blood stream 10 years after their surgery, even though they had chemotherapy and radiation treatments. -- Dr. Blaylock

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Curcumin Protects Breasts From Radiation-Induced Cancer (CAT Scans, Mammograms)

Radiation is one of the most agreed-upon causes of breast cancer. Women exposed to radiation from nuclear blasts at Hiroshima had breast cancer rates four times higher than normal, and studies have shown that mammograms can increase breast cancer 1 percent to 3 percent per year. In general, I advise women to seek other types of examinations, such as thermograms and breast MRI scans.

For women determined to have mammograms, protection is essential. This study found that rats exposed to gamma-radiation (the most damaging and similar to X-rays) were significantly protected against the development of breast cancer if they were fed curcumin for 10 days prior to exposure.

I usually recommend taking 500 milligrams of curcumin powder mixed with one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil three times a day with meals. You can mix it with your food. Curcumin is a flavonoid found in the spice turmeric and is available as an extract. -- Dr. Blaylock

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I would not recommend yearly mammograms for women. Even with the digital radiographs, the x-ray dose can be too high. One thing the radiologists rarely tells people is that radiation damage is accumulative, which means each year it adds up.

Let’s say your risk of developing a breast cancer caused by the radiation from the mammogram is 2% a year. In 10 years your risk has increased 20% by the study alone. It is probably much higher for women with a hereditary risk of breast cancer, since they have impaired defenses against radiation injury.

When I was in medical school, the American Cancer Society had just approved its program of yearly chest x-rays for early detection of lung cancers. It took them a while to appreciate that they were not only radiating the lungs every year, but also the spine, the thyroid, the eyes, the abdominal organs and the breast.

At the same time this X-ray craze was underway, a number of studies found that doctors were finding very few early cancers. Additionally, radiologists often found ill-defined things in the x-rays — what they jokingly call ‘concatenations of shadows’ — that resulted in expensive and dangerous lung biopsies. The same occurs tens of thousands of times a year with mammograms. Stories of breasts removed for “lesions” thought to look like cancer on mammograms and even biopsies abound.

It is the old dilemma I started off this letter mentioning: if you find something, anything, you always need more tests!

A new fad is the total body CT scan or MRI scan. Recently, medical authorities have put out a call for doctors to discourage their patients from getting whole body CT scans. Studies indicated that such scans doubled cancer risk from the radiation. I recommend for the Period-of-Life Exam the following tests. I will discuss special testing for men and women separately. -- Dr. Blaylock

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Danger in the Radiology Department

Admission to the hospital, even for minor problems, generally requires a trip to the X-ray department. Your doctor may require X-rays every few years as part of your annual physical.

Depending on your reason for being admitted, Xrays of the chest and other parts of the body are often considered routine. In addition, your doctors may order CT scans and various radioactive tracer studies, such as a bone, liver or brain scan.

With each of these tests, you will be exposed to a dose of radiation that could vary in strength from very low to quite high.

One thing to always keep in mind is that radiation damage is cumulative, meaning that with each exposure the damage is compounded. The greatest injury is to the DNA of your cells. This is how radiation causes cancer.

It has become popular for people to get a totalbody CT scan as a screening procedure to make sure they are healthy. A recent study found that this practice doubles your risk of developing cancer later in life.

The same is true of yearly mammograms. Women at high risk for breast cancer actually increase their chances of developing the disease by having yearly mammograms — with a 1 percent to 3 percent increased risk per year.

When I practiced neurosurgery, I was concerned about how much radiation exposure people received during a single hospital stay, when they would have a dozen or more X-rays, one or more radioactive scans and several CT scans.

It is important to note that you are receiving all of this radiation exposure while you are the most vulnerable to the harmful effects. This is because your body’s defenses, such as antioxidant enzymes, DNA repair ability and cellular strength, are collectively impaired by your disease, surgical trauma and the poor diet you receive in the hospital. NASA devotes a lot of experimental study to radiation protection because astronauts and high-altitude pilots are exposed to extreme levels of gamma radiation.

From these studies has come a considerable amount of scientific literature showing that some of the best protection is derived from food extracts and vitamin combinations. Among the most potent are curcumin, quercetin, hesperidin, ginkgo biloba, beta-glucan and vitamins E and C, as well as multivitamin combinations. All of these are available from health food stores without a prescription.

Here are some things you can do to increase your protection against radiation injury:

* Curcumin (an extract of the spice turmeric): 250 mg. taken three times a day for adults. Children older than age 6 can take 100 mg. twice a day. It is oil-soluble, so dissolve it in extra-virgin olive oil. This flavonoid is a powerful anti-cancer substance, inhibits inflammation, is a powerful and versatile antioxidant, promotes wound healing, inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses and protects organs, especially the brain and heart, against damage.

* Quercetin: 500 mg. This is a very common flavonoid found in cranberries, onions, tea and apples. It has been shown to significantly protect against DNA damage. Because it makes insulin work better, it is especially beneficial to diabetics. It is also a very powerful and versatile antioxidant and reduces inflammation.

* Folic acid: 800 ug. a day. Folic acid, along with vitamins B-12 and B-6, plays a vital role in the protection and repair of DNA. Significant defense against radiation damage to DNA has been shown.

* Vitamin B-12: 1,000 ug. a day. This is a very important vitamin. Recent studies have shown that commonly used anesthetics can severely deplete vitamin B-12, producing sudden and severe deficiencies. Do not take cyanocobalamin, the most commonly sold form of B-12. It is poorly utilized and contains toxic cyanide. The variety your body uses is called methylcobalamin, which can be purchased as a sublingual tablet (it dissolves under your tongue).

* Vitamin E succinate or natural vitamin E (mixed tocopherols): 400 IU a day. These are the only two forms of vitamin E to buy. Vitamin E acetate is of little use.

* Vitamin C (buffered, as calcium or magnesium ascorbate): 1,000 mg. three times a day. Do not buy ascorbic acid. It causes the blood to become acidic and is poorly utilized by the body. Normally, it should be taken on an empty stomach to prevent excess iron absorption, but if you are having surgery you will need additional iron. If you have a condition called hemochromatosis, do not take vitamin C supplements, as they can cause excess iron absorption.

* Multivitamin/mineral capsule: In general, I recommend that such mixtures of vitamins and minerals come in a powder form, since hard tablets are often poorly absorbed. The combination should contain all of the vitamins, including vitamin K, beta-carotene, niacinamide and D-3, as well as selenium, zinc and magnesium. (Vitamin Research Products, Inc. (www.VRP.com ) makes a very well-balanced multivitamin/mineral.) Jarrow Multi Easy (www.vitacost.com) may be better yet.

* Aged garlic extract: 300 mg. twice a day. Once it ages, garlic extract contains some compounds that strongly protect DNA against radiation injury. In addition, it protects against cancer, stroke and heart attacks and lowers blood pressure in hypertensives. It can thin the blood slightly (equal to about one aspirin a day) and should not be used by pregnant women or surgical patients.

* Alpha-lipoic acid: 50 mg. a day. This is one of the body’s chief antioxidants. It also greatly protects against radiation injury, reduces mercury in the body and guards against all forms of free radicals. It can cause the blood sugar to drop, so it should be taken with meals. It is an excellent product for diabetics.

* Beta 1,3/1,6 glucan: 250 mg. a day. As we have seen, this is an excellent immune stimulant and has been shown to significantly protect bone marrow cells from radiation damage. Cells in the bone marrow and spleen are the most sensitive to radiation injury. Source Naturals and ImmunoDyne both make a very pure product. Purity is essential. It is vital to eat at least three servings of fruits and vegetables daily, because these foods contain an assortment of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids that protects cells from radiation damage. In addition, fruits and vegetables contain other compounds, many still unidentified, that protect the body. These chemicals act together to enhance effectiveness.
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Special Testing for Women Breast Exams

Breast cancer prevention has gone from science and good medicine to a powerful business. High profits are driving the propaganda for mammograms. Capitalism is also driving innovation, something socialized medicine would never consider.

Newer methods, such as digital mammography, have significantly lowered radiation doses and the need for extreme compression of the breast. Recent studies have shown that yearly mammography increases the risk of breast cancer by 1 to 3% per year, depending on the study. This is significant, since the effect is additive as mentioned in the introduction. Even at 1% per year, in 10 years that is a 10% increased risk. For women with a high genetic risk of breast cancer and those with known impaired DNA repair disorders, the risk is even greater.

Safer alternatives include thermograms, ultrasounds, careful self-examinations and MRI scan of the breast. MRI scanning has been shown to provide significantly better examinations of the breast without the use of radiation. It is especially useful for women with dense breast tissue, such as premenopausal women and those with significant fibrocystic disease. And no “smashed” breast — which is required for a proper mammogram! The problem is that most insurance will not pay for MRI breast scans as a routine screening procedure. They will pay if the conventional mammogram suggests a need.

Female Hormone Testing

Routine testing in pre-menopausal women is generally not indicated. For the post-menopausal woman considering hormone replacement, it is essential. Unfortunately, most doctors, even gynecologists, never test these women; they just write a standard prescription and hope for the best. Most of the hormones used contain estradiol, the most powerful of the estrogens, as the primary hormone. It is also the one most connected with breast cancer. Estriol is much weaker and may even protect against breast cancer.

Before taking a supplement, I would suggest a comprehensive female hormone test that measures all three of the female hormones, testosterone, DHEA, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and the sex hormone metabolic products. From these test results your doctor can better design and adjust your hormone replacement.

Of special importance are the sex hormone metabolic products. These include 2-hydroxyestrone and 16-alpha-hydroxyestrone. The latter of these is associated with a significantly higher risk of breast cancer (and other cancers). This test measures the ratio of 2-hydroxyestrone to 16-alpha-hydroxyestrone. High ratios are protective against breast cancer and vice versa.
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Radiation you ups your risk for future cancer. A recent study found that curcumin can dramatically reduce the risk of developing a radiation induced breast cancer. Radiation is the only proven carcinogen as a cause of breast cancer in women. I find it ironic that women are urged to get yearly exposure of their breast to radiation in the form of a mammogram. Some, those at high risk of breast cancer, are told to get one every 6 months. One can only wonder how many women have died of breast cancer following this medical advice.

In this study, researchers exposed female rats to gamma radiation and observed them for breast tumor development. They found that 70.3% of the control animals developed breast tumors, most of which were cancers. Yet, animals given curcumin before and 3 days after exposure saw a tumor incidence of only 18.7% (75% lower) and most were benign tumors (fibroadenomas). They also found that curcumin had no toxicity and did not harm the fetus of pregnant animals.

Many nutritionists and physicians think that curcumin is poorly absorbed, but in fact, studies have shown that curcumin is converted in the gut wall into tetrahydrocurcumin, which has all the anticancer and radioprotective properties. Curcumin has also been shown to increase DHA and EPA levels, both functional components of fish oils.

In this same study, they found that the curcumin also reduced the number of pituitary tumors by 1/3 in animals exposed to whole body radiation. Most chemicals that cause cancer also produce free radicals, since it is the free radicals that damage the DNA. Most anticancer compounds, block free radicals. It has also been observed that nitric oxide, a gas produced in most cells of the body, plays a role in cancer induction. Radiation stimulates the enzyme that increases cellular nitric oxide (iNOS). Curcumin, and resveratrol (extracted from grape skins) both powerfully inhibit nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide excess in the presence of the superoxide radical forms a very powerful free radical called peroxynitrite. This very same radical is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

In another study researchers found that giving curcumin 3 days before and 2 days after exposure to high dose gamma radiation reduced DNA damage 50 to 70%.16 Of equal importance, curcumin was found to fully restore the activity of the antioxidant enzymes suppressed by the radiation. Curcumin also increased one of the cells’ most important antioxidants called glutathione. This can also be increased using N-acetyl L-cysteine, alpha-lipoic acid, magnesium and other antioxidants.

As I stated above, one of the problems associated with radiation exposure is poor wound healing. The radiation damages the healing mechanisms. It has been known that curcumin promotes the healing of surgical wounds under normal circumstances, but recently it was shown that it also significantly promotes wound healing in animals exposed to radiation.

In this study they measured critical substances used in wound healing, such as collagen, hexosamine, DNA and nitric oxide synthesis, and found that pretreatment with curcumin significantly enhanced the rate of wound healing in mice exposed to very large doses of whole body gamma irradiation. All of the wound healing factors were significantly elevated in the curcumin treated animals.

The most efficient way to absorb curcumin is to mix ½ of a teaspoon in one tablespoon of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. This can be mixed with food or taken whole.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used for centuries for treatment of nausea and as an anti-inflammatory. Newer studies are showing it to be a very powerful radioprotectant. One of the effects of radiation treatment for cancer is the development of food aversion-that is, finding that previously desirable foods suddenly cause one to become nauseous. Even the odor of the food can trigger the effect. Studies have shown that ginger can prevent this. In fact, it was as effective as the powerful anti-nausea drugs. It has also been shown to prevent radiation sickness, one of the early signs of radiation exposure. In this same study, researchers found that it protected the GI tract and restored glutathione levels as well.

Another study found that ginger extract powerfully protected mice exposed to massive doses of gamma radiation, if the ginger was given five days in a row before exposure.21 No reductions in deaths were seen if given after exposure. This is not to say that ginger only protects if given before, because at lower doses of radiation (that not causing immediate death) it was highly protective. Ginger protected by reducing free radicals, reducing lipid peroxidation and by elevating cellular glutathione. -- Dr. Blaylock
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Q: My doctor insists I need to get a mammogram. I’ve put it off for some time, but he’s still pressuring me. I’ve shown him all of your information, but he doesn’t want to read it. What should I do? — Emma D., Wichita, KS

A: A respected international organization, the Cochrane Collaboration of Copenhagen, concluded that most of the studies that show mammograms are effective, were useless. In fact, of the seven large mammography trials they evaluated, three were of poor scientific quality and two were so flawed that the researchers discounted the results. And these weren’t small studies. They involved over half a million women. The analysis, performed by Ole Olsen and Peter Gotzche, criticized the studies for failing to adequately randomize women in the studies for age and other factors. They also raised questions about the bias of researchers in some of the studies.

Two medium-quality studies found that mammography made no difference in the death rate. But the three poor-quality studies found an average 32% reduction in breast cancer mortality. And most interestingly, none of the five studies showed that regular mammography reduced overall mortality!

This puzzled the researchers. The mammograms should have showed some drop in overall mortality rates. So they looked a little deeper. What they found was scandalous! The lead researcher said, “If we look at the data that we can get access to, it seems as if there is a tendency for doctors to more rarely write ‘breast cancer’ on the death certificates of women that have been screened [with mammography] but more often on those of women who have not been screened,” he said. “But the total number of deaths is the same.”

Olsen and his colleagues also found that women who get mammograms receive more aggressive therapy for breast cancer than women who do not get them, including some 30% more lumpectomies and mastectomies.

I’ve seen nothing that would cause me to recommend you get a mammogram. If you want to spare yourself unnecessary expense, needless radiation, and physical trauma to your breasts, forget mammograms! Instead, visit my website (see page 6 for details) and search for my articles on thermography and other ways to prevent and fight breast cancer. If your doctor doesn’t support these safer and more effective methods, it's time to find a new doctor. -- Dr. Rowen
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Radiation From Full-Body CT Scans and Mammograms Causes Cancer

Last month, I told you about all the Russians who developed cancer after the Chernobyl fallout. Now there’s evidence a full-body CT scan can expose you to the same degree of radiation and cancer risk. A new study, published in the journal Radiology, shows that a full-body scan exposes you to doses of radiation comparable to those received by Japanese atomicbomb survivors. And these folks show clear evidence of an increased cancer risk.

According to David J. Brenner, PhD, Dsc, lead author of the study and professor of radiation oncology and public health at Columbia University in New York City, there is now “definitive evidence that radiation risk is associated with full-body CT scans.” The study found that a 45-year-old person who undergoes one full-body CT screening would have an estimated lifetime cancer mortality risk of approximately 0.08%. That level of risk would produce cancer in one person out of every 1,200 people. However, a 45-year-old who has annual full-body CT scans for 30 years would accrue an estimated lifetime cancer mortality risk of about 1.9 percent or almost one in 50.

Now consider mammogram radiation, which no one in the industry wants to address. The radiation dose of a CT scan is almost 100 times that of a screening mammogram. However, the radiation from a CT scan is scattered throughout the entire body. The radiation from a mammogram is concentrated on a small portion of the body. That means the small dose of radiation from a mammogram would have definite increased risk for cancer. And especially if it’s done yearly!

Radiation causes cancer! It doesn’t matter how it hits you, whether from a bomb, a nuclear meltdown, a medical exam, or as a treatment for cancer. I’ve warned about the risks of radiation for many years. Of course, that’s why you subscribe to Second Opinion — to get the medical information you need years before anyone else.

If you’re exposed to radiation in any way, including X-ray, I strongly recommend you use the only supplement that helped the Russians after their massive exposure. It’s the absolutely miraculous probiotic extract I told you about last month called Delta Immune, distributed by NutriCology. If you are faced with a need for therapeutic radiation (i.e. cancer), intravenous hydro-

 gen peroxide and/or hyperbaric oxygen can greatly enhance the effectiveness, while reducing the toxicity.

Ref: “Full-Body CT Screening Increases Risk of Cancer Death,” Radiological Society of North America, August 31, 2004; Radiology, September 2004.

No More Breast Biopsies?

A research team at Duke University is developing a system using sound waves to distinguish malignant tumors from benign lesions. The hope here is to save millions of women the trauma of a painful and potentially risky (spreads cancer in more than 50% of cases) needle biopsy when a suspicious mass is found on a mammogram. Currently, the overwhelming majority of biopsied lesions are negative for cancer.

This technique uses ultrasound waves to measure the tumor’s elasticity. Benign and cancerous tumors have significant differences in their mechanical properties, and recover their shape at different speeds. The pressure of the sound waves moves the tissues ever so slightly. Then the properties of the movement and recovery are measured, and can be correlated to the likelihood of cancer.

Technology is a wonderful thing when it can lead to such positive and non-invasive advances. If this technology proves accurate, the fear that women carry when a suspicious lump is found will be quickly extinguished or validated. I am not a fan of needle biopsy. It leave a tract for cancer cells to migrate through, when it might have otherwise been contained.  -- Dr. Rowen
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Q: Please, can you help me? I am a 70-year-old woman, have no family history of breast cancer, but have been told by a GYN that she feels a “nodule” in one of my cystic breasts. I wish to avoid mammograms or biopsies, for protective reasons, but I am considering an ultrasound. My question: Do you know of any research or suggestive findings concerning possible dangers to the breast of ultrasounds? Thank you. — Beryl Soparkar, Lexington, MA

A: I am definitely in your camp when it comes to mammograms.

The ultrasound technology you’re referring to is under development. It remains to be seen if it is superior to biopsy, but if it can accurately diagnose a malignancy without a needle or excision, I would take my bets on it regardless of the limited heating from ultrasound. But, first, I would consider a completely safe alternative. The best evaluation of your breast, in my opinion, is with digital infrared thermography (DIT). I would place my bets on it as a prognostic indicator. If there’s no heat coming from this nodule, it’s far less likely to be cancer.

If you were my wife, I would recommend DIT first, before anything else. If you find a hot spot, I would say you definitely need to chase it down, since malignancies are areas of greater metabolism, and hence, more heat. DIT will be the breast evaluation wave of the future. It involves no contact with the breast, it images only the heat emissions, and it’s literally 100 percent safe. For more information, see the Web site www.breastthermography.com. -- Dr. Rowen
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Breast Thermography Availability

I’ve written a good bit in the past year about a new technology that detects breast cancer before it actually becomes a tumor. The technology is called thermography and it’s vastly superior to mammography. Why? Mammograms simply wait for the cancer to happen — they detect cancer, whereas thermography detects the pathology long before cancer appears.

Women’s Health Letter editor and colleague, Nan Fuchs, had breast thermography performed and found estrogen dominance. Estrogen is considered the greatest risk factor in breast cancer development. She applied a progesterone cream to her breasts to counteract the estrogen effect and, within four months, the pattern began reversing.

Many of you have asked where you can find thermography centers. Start by checking out the website www.breastthermography. com. If you live in California, you can visit our facility in Santa Rosa. Call 707-571-7560 to set up an appointment.  -- Dr. Rowen  (also: http://www.thermalmedrx.com/location_map.html)

Now for the really good news. Cancer also carries its own chemical signatures of inflammation. Compounds called alkylmethanes are produced all the time by “normal” oxidative stresses (free radical processes) in your body. However, in cancer, oxidative stress rises, and increased chemicals are made and eliminated through the breath.

Dr. Phillips recently published a study demonstrating that the breath test can identify women with breast cancer more accurately than screening mammograms! In his study, 201 women had breath samples collected and there were 198 biopsies. The breath test differentiated between healthy women and those with breast cancer with 94 percent accuracy. In women with breast cancer and negative mammograms, it picked up 62 percent of those who had cancer, falsely identifying cancer in only 18 percent. A negative breath test was superior to a negative mammogram in excluding breast cancer.

Since the breath test would be expected to be negative in 7,356 of 10,000 women over 60 years old, it could eliminate the painful procedure in over 70 percent of all cases. The NIH provided financial support for this valuable study, which must be verified in larger clinical trials to be accepted by the FDA. In lung cancer, the journal Chest reported the breath test predicted lung cancer 85 percent of the time. The FDA approved a breath test for nitric oxide last summer as a diagnostic tool for asthma.

I’m excited about technology that can spare you the knife or pain and radiation (as in mammograms). Perhaps your exhaust of chemicals will serve as a warning to the increased risk of cancer, allowing you to head it off at the pass. I’ll keep you informed of this developing breakthrough. More information can be obtained from Menssana, Inc.’s website at www.menssanaresearch.com. I do think the day is coming when we’ll be able to diagnose via reading the body’s energy emissions. Dr. McCoy, we’re headed your way! -- Dr. Rowen

Ref: McKie, Robin. The Observer, December 21, 2003; Chest, June 2003.


Breast Cancer: A Preventable Disease Through Good Nutrition

(NaturalNews) Cancer. It feels like a modern version of the plague. The word strikes fear in us. We all know someone who has it, or had it, or is in remission from it. The recent Breast Cancer Awareness month was dedicated to the importance of early detection. We read articles about breast cancer statistics, symptoms and treatment. Strangely missing from the mix was information on prevention. Did you see anything on prevention? Me neither.

All the hoopla around Breast Cancer Month only made me angry. More than angry: outraged. The propaganda from the medical community constitutes an elaborate scam by reiterating, over and over, the need for funding to research - what? Treatment. Not prevention, not cure. Cancer is discussed as if it were a chronic but manageable disease, something like diabetes. But wait. Isn't that how the medical and pharmaceutical industries stay in business? If we could prevent it, or cure it, a lot of people would be unemployed.

Forgive me if I sound a little cynical. I have pursued a lifelong interest in health and nutrition. When I retired last fall, I had loads more time to continue my research and reading. One of the things I learned is that the chemicals used in chemotherapy are so toxic that they require a MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet). That's, like, industrial strength. Bluntly, what is being put in your body are hazmats (hazardous materials). Conventional cancer treatment is still in the Stone Age.

Something else I learned: the American Cancer Society takes donations for "cancer research." Whatever is left over after paying salaries and overhead is funneled to organizations like Planned Parenthood. Their financial statements for the past 3 years are available on their website (they are required to make that information public because of their nonprofit status). For example, in 2005, out of millions and millions of dollars they received, only 3 percent went to actual cancer research - and that was a research grant for a medication for only one type of cancer (http://tinyurl.com/yr278x) .

Even more important, I learned something I had suspected all along: cancer can be prevented. Notice that no fund-raising agencies ever talk about this approach, nor will they. They depend upon cancer to stay in business.

Think about this: every society, throughout history, around the world, has always known one thing to be true - we are what we eat. Yet in the last three generations the quality of the SAD (Standard American Diet, an apt acronym) has plummeted.

Our vegetables are grown on depleted soils whose micronutrients have long been exhausted. Chemical fertilizers replace only N (Nitrogen), P (Phosphorous) and K (Potassium). During the growing season and post-harvest, they are sprayed with an assortment of toxic chemicals before appearing in your local market. Processed foods are loaded with health-destroying substances like HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), MSG (Monosodium Glutamate, a dangerous excitotoxin) and Nutrasweet (Aspartame, another excitotoxin). Your milk and dairy products may come from cows treated with rBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone). At the very least, they have been pasteurized, destroying all beneficial bacteria and enzymes necessary for optimal health. Products made with corn, soy and rice very likely contain genetically modified (GM) versions of these crops, whose impact on human health and the environment has never been evaluated; and you will never know, because food processors are under no obligation to label GM ingredients.

Your meat contains traces of antibiotics and growth-accelerating hormones, and your chicken was so awash in avian feces that we take it for granted that it is contaminated with salmonella, as are commercial eggs. (Consumer Reports compared 525 chickens from 27 brands and found only 17% of the samples to be free from salmonella and campylobacter). We have been consuming artery-clogging trans fats (in the guise of margarine, vegetable oils, deep-fried foods and baked goods), and our ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is skewed. Your grandmother would not recognize most of the ingredients in a simple product like a modern donut. We have been lied to by the food growers, processors, manufacturers and distributors, all in the name of the almighty dollar, and the first casualty has been our health. Food allergies, asthma, autism, obesity, diabetes, and ADD/ADHD are becoming epidemic and endemic in our society; and I submit that every one of them can be traced to the "jiggery-pokery" going on in our food supply. Even artificial colors and flavors act in unpredictable ways on immature brains. When will we start to question what we are putting in our bodies?

By choosing whole, unprocessed (local and organic when possible) foods, we can reassert control over our diet. We can make better choices about slow and wholesome foods as opposed to "crap-in-a-box" or drive-through foods. I learned how. So can you.

But most important, I learned that cures for cancer exist. I repeat: cures for cancer exist. I know those four words are hard to read because they contradict what we "know" and what we have always "known," i.e. what the medical community has taught us to know. Anything different strikes us as heresy, denial, quackery, even conspiracy. In fact, "conspiracy" may be a good word. A conspiracy of silence exists around those four words because they embody methods from which the pharmaceutical industry cannot profit. Consequently, any attempt to promulgate information of this nature results, first, in warnings of fraud from the FDA and ultimately, confiscation of personal property and imprisonment.

At least three names reappear at the center of the claims for cancer cures. Jerry Brunetti's two-part documentary, Food As Medicine, recounts his personal experience in curing his lymphoma. Max Gerson's career as cancer healer, carried on by his daughter, is detailed in the documentary Dying to Have Known. Both are available on line. Interestingly, both emphasize diet. And the concepts of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer are embodied in what is called German New Medicine, (http://www.germannewmedicine.com/documents/welcome.html). These are only three of a variety of cancer therapies that promise affordable and commonsensical healing.

Let's take a final look at prevention. How can you best take care of yourself so as not to become sick in the first place?

* If you smoke, quit.

* Keep alcohol consumption at no more than 1 ounce of spirits, 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per day.

* Eliminate sugar from your diet. Cancer cells thrive on sugar.

* Eliminate processed foods (including HFCS, MSG, aspartame and other artificial sweeteners). Yes, that means soda pop, fast food, chips and other junk.

* Eliminate or cut back on starchy carbs like white bread, white rice, white potatoes.

* Increase fresh fruits and vegetables. The more brightly colored (blueberries, cantaloupe, broccoli), the more anti-cancer qualities.

* If you choose to eat meat, try to limit yourself to organic or at least local, grass-fed meat and free-range poultry.

* Limit fish intake to less than 12 ounces per week (4 ounces for pregnant and nursing mothers). Good choices are herring, sardines and wild Pacific salmon. Fish oil or cod liver oil is an appropriate substitute since it is mercury-free.

* Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

* Get adequate sleep.

* Avoid stress; find ways to combat unavoidable stress (a hot bath, massage, yoga, music, EFT, whatever works for you).

* Strengthen your immune system: take one gram of Vitamin C and 2000 mg. of Vitamin D3 a day (or better still, get at least 15 minutes of exposure to direct sunlight every day, without sunscreen).

* Limit your exposure to environmental toxins (molds, mildews, harsh cleaners and other chemicals).

* Make a point of including at least 30 minutes of brisk exercise in your day, at least 5 times a week.

Little of this is new; you probably heard most of it before. It's all well documented. Are you going to dismiss it again? Or will today be the day you finally make the decision to take responsibility for your own health?



Many women take Tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer and in fact the FDA has amazingly approved this drug for healthy women despite the fact that it has not been proved to prevent cancer in healthy women and in fact, causes uterine cancer! Although Tamoxifen can prevent certain cancers at first, especially estrogen sensitive tumors, over time it actually promotes cancer. Tamoxifen resistance acts by damaging the p53 gene that suppresses cancer. It may also permanently alter the estrogen receptor sites so they become abnormal and no longer function properly. If that isn't bad enough it can also causes blood clots. Indole 3 Carbinol does everything that Tamoxifen does to prevent cancer and does it better and without risk of side-effects or tumor promotion. As such it is an excellent alternative to Tamoxifen. In fact, in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells, Indole 3 Carbinol provides 90% inhibition versus only 60% for Tamoxifen!


Bloodroot herbal mixture (Hoxsey Formula) and Breast Cancer:

http://www.hopewelltechnologieslimited.com/Breast_Cancer.html


Enzyme Therapy & Breast Lumps

"Enzymes substantially reduce the occurrence of metastases and the recurrence of cancer. They make malignant tissues more sensitive to radiation, and at the same time, reduce pain and other side effects of radiation. When used in conjunction with surgery, they reduce postoperative pain and hemorrhage. In terminal patients, they ease the pain of the last days, quite often eliminating the need for strong drugs, which can make the patient somewhat less than human. They are useful in conjunction with many other forms of therapy. They are effective against a broad spectrum of malignant diseases, including cancers of the reproductive organs, the breast, the skin, the digestive system, connective tissues, and others (including Hodgkin's disease and leukemia)." - Enzymes & Enzyme Therapy, Anthony J. Chichoke, D.C., Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut, 1994, pages 193-194.

Do You Have a Breast Lump?

"The Janker Clinic's test results indicated that the benign lumps and painful processes disappeared in 90% of women using enzymes with vitamin E. Should the lump later reappear, a repeat course of enzyme tablets and vitamin E usually had the same positive result. This seems to be an almost harmless recipe, but one which is certainly capable of freeing many women of anxiety, thus sparing them other, more unpleasant, treatments." - Enzymes & Enzyme Therapy, page 192.

Editor's Note: If possible, always use natural source vitamin E containing mixed tocopherols. (from http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/cancerpain.htm)


Thermography

Cancer was named by the ancients, after the great veins that usually surround the malignant growth, who compared them to the "claws of a crab" or "cancer" (Latin). - Reich (page 61).

Editor's note: These great veins carry glucose to the cancer site. Also, the increased blood flow to the cancer creates a "hot spot" that is the basis for "thermography" which can see cancer years before "mammography". Mammography looks for the increased density of tumors. Thermography is a much more gentle procedure that does not require squashing the breasts (contributes to breast sagging), nor does it expose the breasts to cancer-causing radiation, making it much safer than mammography. Modern high-resolution thermography devices are much more accurate and reliable than mammography. For initial screening, thermography should replace mammography everywhere immediately.

"A unique aspect of cancerous tumor growth is a process called neoangiogenesis (new blood-vessel growth). As the cells multiply, they need an increased blood supply to bring in nutrients and remove waste. This increase in circulation gives off heat. An infrared-type camera can detect this heat, giving the patient and doctor an opportunity to take action long before a tumor develops...thermography can see developing pathology eight to 10 years before any other method. This is well in time to take corrective measures to stop or reverse the deterioration. (My research and years of clinical experience suggest that one can usually reverse precancerous cells. Once they become cancerous, you are dealing with another animal entirely.)"  - Dr. Robert Jay Rowen's Second Opinion, June 2002.  (from http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/cancerpain.htm)


Detoxing the Breast
http://www.sawilsons.com/detoxingbreast.htm

Cancer of the breast is the most common cancer among women. It is the second leading cause of death in women.

It is estimated that each year there are 175,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer.

And over 43,000 deaths occur each year due to breast cancer.

The numbers say 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer!

The human breast is a gland that contains milk ducts, lobes, fatty tissue, and a network of lymphatic vessels.

While there may be many reasons why a woman may develop breast cancer, one of the major contributing factors seems to estrogen.

Estrogen promotes cellular growth in the breast and reproductive organs.

With many contributing factors to breast cancer and no absolutes, and sometimes no rhyme or reason, we know the best route to take is always prevention.

So today we are talking about breast detoxification and prevention.

• Clean that liver. When the liver is toxic the liver cannot
metabolize estrogen. Good old coffee enemas, herbal formulas that detox the liver.
• Since we know that fat cells store toxins, detox the fat cells, alpha lipoic acid is great for that.
• Also, nothing like a fast, Isaiah 58
• Oxygen, oxygen, oxygen – (for some metabolic types)
• CoQ 10 – improves cellular oxygenation
• Goat's Milk Colostrum – promotes accelerated healing and boosts the immune functioning.
• DMG/TMG – improves cellular oxygenation
• EFA – needed for proper cell reproduction
• Garlic – enhances immune function
• Calcium D-Glucarate, primary evidence suggest that calcium D-Glucarate indirectly helps the body lower its burden of excess estrogen
• DIM – Diindolymethane is a substance also found in cruciferous veggies. It increases the metabolism of excess estrogen
• Iodine from kelp – an excellent detoxifier of the body, it is also shown to be beneficial with those concerned with fibrocystic breast.
• Red Clover – high in isoflavones and antioxidants and a good blood detoxifier
• L-Cysteine – Combines with L-Glutamine to promote the synthesis of glutathione, a naturally occurring anti-oxidant and powerful detoxifier of the body.
• L-Methionine- A potent detoxifying agent, it is one the essential amino acids. Must take as a supplement. (Note: Dr. Blaylock advises against taking methionine, as it accelerates the growth of cancer)
• B-6 – Associated with reduced discomfort from breast tenderness
• Burdock – Blood and skin detoxifier, improves liver function as well as a great diuretic.

Eat 5 fresh fruits and veggies daily.

No under-wire bras
No chemicals – sodium laurel sulfate , etc.
No meats that are not organic and hormone free.
And of course exercise!

• The connection between exercise and cancer is fairly new of research. Some studies suggest that getting regular exercise in youth might give life-long protection against breast cancer.
• Even moderate physical activity as an adult may lower breast cancer risk.
• More research is underway in these findings.
• Outdoor exercise where you get some sun exposure also raises Vitamin D levels, low levels of vitamin D are associated with a greater risk of cancer.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Do it today!

"Valerie Saxion, N. D. earned her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Clayton College in 2000. She is not a medical doctor and her statements and recommendations are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."

© 2003-2005 Valerie Saxion's Silver Creek Laboratories, Ltd.


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/04/13/cancer-risk-part-one.aspx
Twelve Changes That Will Cut Your Cancer Risk in Half 

Let's not forget the primary cause of most all cancers: unresolved emotional traumas, often combined with a breakdown in your system due to an unhealthy lifestyle and exposure to toxins in your environment. (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/08/21/a-new-view-of-cancer-german-new-medicine.aspx and http://www.germannewmedicine.com)

So if you want to know how to nip cancer in the bud -- before it ever begins -- pay close attention to these 12 lifestyle changes that can VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE your risk of cancer and chronic disease. These are the things that will truly keep you healthy -- in ways that a vaccine could never come close to.


Breast Cancer Industry A Scam? Support Education, Not Medication
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
http://www.naturalnews.com/z022157.html

This is the second annual publication of NaturalNews's "Education, Not Medication" program designed to teach women the truth about how to prevent and even cure breast cancer. This disease is 90 percent preventable, mostly using completely free therapies. The breast cancer industry does not want women to be made aware of these free therapies because most of the better-known non-profits in the area of breast cancer are, themselves, dependant on revenues from the companies that profit from the disease.

The breast cancer industry is now run by corporations that profit from women who receive breast cancer treatments. With nearly all breast cancer nonprofits being subjugated by drug companies, the FDA censoring alternative cancer solutions, and the mainstream media wildly exaggerating the benefits of near-useless cancer drugs like Herceptin, there's hardly a message heard about breast cancer today that doesn't have a profit motive behind it.

"Breast cancer has been transformed into a market-driven industry. It has become more about making money for corporate sponsors than funding innovative ways to treat breast cancer." - Health Studies researcher Samantha King, author of Pink Ribbons Inc.

The emphasis on breast cancer "screening," and the circus of holding breast cancer awareness months is, of course, all about recruiting more women into a system of treatment that generates profits for drug companies. Using fear-based tactics of recruitment (like telling women, "You'll die in six months if you don't undergo chemotherapy..."), the breast cancer industry manages to corral women of all races and ages into treatments that actually harm far more women than they help. New research, for example, shows that certain classes of chemotherapy drugs are so dangerous to human health that they cause heart failure in many women who use them. The drugs are called anthracyclines, and the research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (October, 2007).

Chemotherapy is so dangerous to the heart, liver, kidneys and brain that the very act of screening for cancer tumors with mammography machines ultimately causes harm to most patients. Find that hard to believe? Researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Denmark studied 500,000 women to determine the results of breast cancer screening programs. They found that for every one woman helped by breast cancer screening, ten were harmed through false diagnosis or unnecessary treatments that devastated their health.

"What seems like good and obvious advice in everyday life is not always scientifically or medically sound", said Peter Gotzsche, MD, director of the center. "So we might say there is a benefit of one but a harm of 10 from screening for breast cancer." You can read more about that story at www.NaturalNews.com/020829.html

In other words, breast cancer screening is surprisingly harmful to women. That's partly because the procedure itself irradiates the breast tissue and actually causes cancer, but also because practically any screening result producing a questionable blur on the final image may result in a woman being manipulated through fear into undergoing aggressive, toxic cancer treatments even when they never had breast cancer in the first place. (False positives are extremely common in breast cancer screening, and in some cases, the machinery is incorrectly calibrated and doesn't even meet radiology standards.)

Preventing prevention
And yet breast cancer screening is the only form of "prevention" offered by the cancer industry. But it isn't prevention, it's detection. Breast cancer screening does nothing to educate women how to really prevent breast cancer, nor does it teach women how to change their diets and lifestyles so that breast cancer never develops in the first place. In fact, the strategy of the cancer industry today can be best described as waiting for women to get cancer, then treating it with toxic drugs that just happen to generate huge profits for pharmaceutical companies.

While tens of millions of women are developing undetectable, early-stage breast cancer right now, the cancer industry does nothing. They will not tell these women how to halt the growth of cancer tumors; they will only wait until the cancer becomes large enough to see on a screening test, and then they will scare the women to death with harmful, authoritative medical demands and toss them into chemotherapy -- a treatment that causes permanent, irreversible harm to the brain, heart, liver, kidneys and other organs.

Yet even the World Health Organization admits that 70 percent of all cancers can be prevented through simple changes in food and lifestyle. That number is probably conservative, though. My own opinion is that 90 percent of all cancers can be prevented through simple food and lifestyle changes. Yet no one in the cancer industry seems interested in teaching any of these strategies to women. In the cancer industry, there is no incentive to teach women how to avoid breast cancer, because to do so would eliminate a future customer! Billions of dollars in revenue are at stake here, and the cancer industry is banking on the continuation of this disease among the population.

That's why I started the Education Not Medication program. It is a humble effort to teach women how to prevent their own breast cancer through scientifically-supported natural health strategies that are easy to understand and simple to follow. They include things like eating more broccoli and garlic, getting more natural sunlight on your skin (to generate the anti-cancer nutrient Vitamin D, which has recently been shown to prevent an astonishing 77 percent of ALL cancers!) and avoiding cancer-causing chemicals in manufactured foods (such as sodium nitrite, found in bacon, sausage and virtually all packaged meats). A more detailed list is offered below.

The cancer industry depends on more cancer
The cancer industry remains silent about these cancer prevention solutions. Ever wonder why? It's because the livelihood of the industry depends on more cancer! If cancer rates plummeted by 70 percent or more, the industry would be devastated. The incomes, egos and power positions of cancer industry operators depend entirely on the continued spread of cancer among the population.

Ever notice that cancer centers are not called, "Anti-Cancer Centers?" You see them in virtually every city and state across the country: The Washington Cancer Center, or the San Francisco Cancer Center. Here in Arizona, we have a massive, new building being constructed, and it's named the Arizona Cancer Center. These are all monuments to cancer, and they are usually for-profit businesses constructed for the purpose of making money from a woman's disease. They turn cancer into profit, and they depend on the continuation of cancer to stay in business.

That's why there's no real effort underway to teach women how to prevent breast cancer. There's no program in place to teach women about the anti-cancer effects of sunlight and vitamin D (in fact, cancer industry groups like the American Cancer Society run public service ads warning people about sunlight!), there's no honest effort to teach women about the natural anti-cancer medicine founds in certain foods, and no one is telling women the truth about the cancer-causing chemicals in perfumes, laundry detergent, cosmetics and personal care products. Recent research shows that even air fresheners are contaminated with phthalates, and new details about cancer-causing chemicals in household products seem to emerge every week.

But when it comes to preventing cancer, the cancer industry is silent. Why should they say anything, anyway? If they teach women how to prevent breast cancer, they lose customers. Besides, the scheme they're running right now is working brilliantly. They maximize revenues and profits by preventing prevention and waiting for women to get cancer, then treating them with high-profit pharmaceuticals, radiation and surgical procedures. They have the easiest business model in the world: All they have to do is keep their mouths shut about what causes cancer, and wait for new customers to fill the cancer centers. And to help them out, corporations, media organizations and volunteers (many are women!) actually help them raise more money!

Women raising money for cancer industry non-profit groups makes about as much sense as Jews raising money for Hitler. The cancer industry is exploiting these women, using their bodies to generate profits!

It's time to teach genuine cancer prevention to women
The cancer industry has been getting away with this scam for years, but I say enough is enough. It's time to declare, "The Emperor has no clothes!" and that the best way to help protect the lives of women is to teach them how to avoid breast cancer rather than waiting for them to get it.

And doing so is surprisingly simple. All you have to do is raise awareness about the things that cause breast cancer vs. the things that prevent breast cancer. This can be done through public service announcements, information handouts, or even internet campaigns like this one.

I also suggest that all these cancer treatment centers donate 100 percent of their profits to cancer prevention campaigns. It's wrong to profit from a woman's cancer, is it not? If these businesses really cared about stopping cancer, they'd refuse to profit from the disease and, instead, use the money to help stop cancer in future generations of women (and men, for that matter).

What an idea, huh? That these ultra-wealthy non-profits and billion-dollar corporations might spend some money on teaching women how to prevent cancer...

If it ever really happens, of course, it will only be as a cover-your-ass reaction to public awareness about the corporatization of the breast cancer industry. As word spreads, these non-profits will have to do something to save their reputation, so they'll start running tiny "prevention" campaigns to save face. But underneath the facade, make no mistake: cancer is big, big business, and the cancer industry is driven by profiting from a woman's body, not protecting it from cancer.

"[The cancer industry is] a market-driven industry that feeds off breast cancer survivors." - Health Studies researcher Samantha King, author of Pink Ribbons Inc.

The real answers to breast cancer prevention
Here, for the benefit of women everywhere, is a partial list of the things that cause cancer and things that don't. You're not going to find full descriptions and citations here, as that would require an entire book all by itself, but this is a very useful reference list that tells the truth about what causes or prevents cancer in the human body.

18 things that CAUSE cancer: (in no particular order)

Smoking cigarettes

Mammography radiation - see articles on mammograms

Chemotherapy and radiation

Perfumes and fragrance products

Cosmetics and personal care products - see articles on personal care products

Home cleaning products, including laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.

Drinking non-organic milk or eating non-organic dairy products

Hydrogenated oils and trans fatty acids - See Poison In the Food or articles on hydrogenated oils

Plastic food containers - includes plastic lining inside food cans

Sodium nitrite - found in most processed meats, see articles on sodium nitrite

Pesticides, PCBs, chlorine and other chemicals

Acrylamides (formed during high-heat food processing such as frying)

Watching television / lack of exercise

Severe emotional distress or relationship stress

Refined sugars / refined grains

Dry cleaning chemicals

Hair color chemicals

Nail polish remover

22 things that PREVENT cancer:

Vitamin D and sunshine - see the Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

Anti-cancer foods - see articles about anti-cancer foods

Medicinal mushrooms - reishi, shiitake, agaricus blazei, etc. See www.MushroomScience.com or www.DragonHerbs.com

Green tea - see articles about green tea

Broccoli and cruciferous vegetables - see articles about broccoli

Lycopene and tomatoes

Infra-red saunas and sweat lodges - because sweating expels toxins

Chlorella - see articles on chlorella, or check out a recommended chlorella product: Rejuvenate! From IntegratedHealth.com (product to be launched soon)

Pomegranate seeds - see artiles on pomegranate or http://www.ats.org/news.php?id=32

Omega-3 oils / chia seeds - available from GoodCauseWellness.com

Rainforest herbs - There are many anti-cancer rainforest herbs, including graviola and Cat's Claw (Una de Gato). Recommended sources is Terry Pezzi of the high-integrity Amazon Herb Company (also helping to preserve the Amazon rainforest) - Another great source of rainforest herbs is Rain Tree with Leslie Taylor

Juice detoxification - Read books by Dr. Gabriel Cousens or visit his retreat in Southern Arizona

Acupuncture - helps move blood and chi (body's energy)

Sprouts - ALL sprouts are anti-cancer. Best sprouting machine is the EasyGreen Automatic Sprouter (use any search engine to find resellers)

Red clover - Helps cleanse the blood. Find from any supplement maker.

Deep breathing / oxygenation / stress reduction - Best product is called Stress Eraser (highly recommended)

Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates - These all boost lymph circulation

Cacao - (real chocolate) - Good sources are NavitasNaturals.com or Superfoods.com

Therapeutic massage - helps move lymph, boost circulation

Mint - grow your own (the easiest plant to grow)

Apricot pits / laetrile / vitamin B17 - View this World Without Cancer video featuring G. Edward Griffin

Blackberries - Most berries contain some form of anti-cancer medicine

The cancer industry attacks nearly all genuine cancer solutions
After examining this list, it's not difficult to notice something quite curious: The cancer industry promotes many things that cause cancer while attacking most things that prevent cancer. Naturopathic doctors who once prescribed laetrile for cancer patients, for example, have been run out of the country or arrested. Herbal product companies have been censored to such a degree that none dare tell the truth about the anti-cancer effects of their own products, and even broccoli growers and marketers are scared into remaining silent about the remarkable, scientifically-proven anti-cancer effects of broccoli.

In other words, if you want to know what the cancer industry supports or attacks, just check to see which list it's on. If it's on the list of things that prevent cancer, the cancer industry (including most of its doctors, oncologists, non-profits and government regulators) will be against it. If it's on the list of things that cause cancer, they will likely promote it. The cancer industry, you see, isn't interested in stopping cancer. It depends on the disease!

The exception to this is, of course, tobacco. That's a substance that doctors once gladly promoted in magazine advertisements, claiming that smoking was good for your health and even improved your teeth! But today, the tobacco scam has long since been revealed, and even conventional medicine is now squarely against this substance that they once strongly promoted.

The American Medical Association, by the way, used to actually run ads for cigarettes in its flagship medical journal, JAMA. Doctors can always be bought off and made to promote whatever poison is making the most money this decade (these people have no shame). In the 1950's, it was cigarettes. Today, it's pharmaceuticals and chemotherapy. Different drugs, same scam. But money was always -- and IS always -- the bottom line for conventional medicine. Today, doctors promote chemotherapy, which is far more toxic than smoking!
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Breast Cancer Research is a Fraud!
March 2010

The recent change in breast cancer screening guidelines caused huge waves in the medical community. For some reason, breast cancer has become a major press sensation. Everyone is wearing pink ribbons in support of breast cancer research.People are walking miles to raise money for breast cancer research. And this research has supposedly led to fewer breast cancer cases.

Well, in November, I told my Health Alert subscribers that the only reason breast cancer cases have decreased is because fewer women use non-bioidentical hormone replacement therapy than they did a few years ago. You can read the November 25, 2009 alert (and sign up to receive these alerts for free) on my website. But now there's proof that all this research we're pushing for is nearly worthless.

A study in The Scientist magazine says that almost all of the research done on breast cancer cells for the last 25 years is bogus. That's right! It's almost completely false. How is this possible?

Lab research on tumors often used a consistent single standard cell line. Cancer cells are immortal. They will forever divide. So researchers can ship them from
lab to lab for research. So breast cancer researchers used cells from this one line for years.

Unfortunately, the cell line they were using wasn't breast cancer! It was melanoma cells.

The revelation is devastating to those researchers who say science is infallible. This news means that the 650 studies (or more) done on this cell line are invalid. They have nothing to do with breast cancer.

Medical dogma insists that we should practice evidence-based medicine. That's how Big Pharma gets its edge. They can afford the studies. But now we know that "evidence" is easily flawed. Combine this with the medical ghostwriting I've told you about and all evidence-based science is now suspect. To me, the best evidence is a doctor's clinical experience. Unfortunately, that's just the sort of evidence that the establishment shoots down. Science has its place in medicine. But as scientific principles insist, it has to be repeatable -- even in the doctor's office.

Scudellari, Megan. "A Case of Mistaken Identity." The Scientist, September 16, 2008; http://www.the-scientist. com/news/display/55013/.
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Here's another little-known breakthrough, one that may someday save your life or the life of someone you love ...

The Amazing Treatment that Makes Chemotherapy 10,000 Times More Effective -- and Almost Totally Safe! (IPT)

  For most of us, there's nothing scarier than the thought of getting cancer. Over 500,000 Americans die of this cruel disease every year, and very often they die long, drawn-out, painful deaths.

  Natural remedies have proven to be woefully inadequate at fighting this vicious killer. And conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation are even worse -- they cause additional pain and suffering while providing low rates of success. Even the biggest proponents of chemo will tell you that it fails well over 90% of the time!

  Indeed, when a recent poll asked oncologists what they would do if they had cancer, the majority of them said they would NOT take chemotherapy!

  Why is chemotherapy such a miserable failure? Because it kills all cells, not just cancerous ones. And because it wipes out your greatest ally in the cancer battle -- your immune system.

  But what if there was a way to get all the cancer-killing power of chemotherapy without harming healthy cells? What if there was a way to harness this power and get it to work the way we want it to? Wouldn't that be a tremendous boon to mankind?

  Well, brace yourself, because it appears that a courageous doctor named Donato Perez Garcia has discovered a way to do the impossible. He's found a way to increase the killing power of chemotherapy ... while making it safe and free of side effects!

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  For the past two decades, Dr. Perez Garcia has been using a treatment he calls IPT. It's a treatment so ingenious ... so elegantly simple ... and so obvious that I'm amazed nobody ever thought of it before!

  IPT stands for Insulin Potentiation Therapy. It consists of giving the patient a dose of insulin, followed by a tiny dosage of chemotherapy.

  Here's why this works:

  Cancer cells need glucose to burn for energy. And while healthy cells burn both glucose and fat, cancer cells are almost totally dependent on glucose. They suck it up like crazy.

  Now, all cells need insulin in order to allow glucose to enter. But since cancer cells need more glucose than other cells, they need more insulin. In fact, it turns out that cancer cells have up to 15 times more insulin receptors than normal cells. This gives them a real competitive advantage in swallowing up fuel.

  So how does that help us? Well, it turns out that insulin has other effects as well. In addition to allowing glucose to enter, insulin also makes the cell more permeable to other substances ... including chemotherapy drugs!

  Remember, the cancer cells are jam-packed with insulin receptors. So when we give them insulin ...

the cancer cells are "fooled into thinking they're going to be fed, when in reality they're about to be destroyed!

  Best of all, since so much chemo is entering the cancer cells, we can cut the dosage to just a tiny fraction of what is usually given. Result: we get to kill the cancer cells with almost NO toxicity to the healthy cells!

  Just how well does IPT work? Well, one study found that adding insulin made the chemo drug methoxtrate 10,000 times more potent. That's no typo, it's 10,000 times!

Hundreds Cured

  Hundreds of patients have been treated with IPT, and the results have been astonishing. In cases of Stage I and Stage II cancer, about 80% of patients achieve complete and total remission. (Note that these patients were tracked for over 10 years after treatment, and continued to live healthy, cancer-free lives!)

  Among Stage III and IV cancers (the incurable stages), the results are mixed. Some people are cured, but unfortunately, many others die. Nonetheless, there are some amazing case studies of people who made miraculous recoveries:

One woman had a large, hand-shaped tumor on her breast that stretched all the way up to her collarbone! Her doctors told her she had less than a year to live. After 23 IPT treatments, she was totally cured. Six years later, she is not only cancer-free but in superb health.
Another woman had three separate breast tumors, as well as excruciating pain and paralysis in her right arm. After twelve IPT treatments, her symptoms had disappeared and so had the tumors. She lived in a good state of health for the rest of her life, eventually dying in an auto accident.
A man had lung cancer, which had already spread to the liver and the bone by the time he was diagnosed. His doctors thought for sure he was a goner. But after just ten weeks of IPT, the cancer was gone ... and five years later, it remained gone.
A 64-year-old had pancreatic cancer -- the deadliest of all the major cancers. In April of 1987, her ultrasound revealed a tumor the size of a walnut. By June, the tumor was gone! She lived the rest of her life cancer-free, dying at age 74 of undetermined causes.
A 24-year-old woman had cancer of the cervix, complete with a large tumor and bloody discharges. After nine IPT treatments, her cancer was gone. She later went on to have a normal, full-term pregnancy -- and the baby was delivered vaginally!
  Now here's the real amazing part:

All these people were cured with NO side effects and NO toxicity!

  What's more, in most cases, IPT was the only intensive therapy the patient used. This is important, because in cases where a patient has tried different remedies, we can only guess at the real reason he or she was cured. Since none of the patients above had tried any other treatments, their cures were almost certainly due to IPT.

  Well, you don't have to hit me over the head to get me to try something that can help my patients! I trained in IPT and started using it in 2000 ... and have had great success. While it's too early to tell if my patients will be permanently cured, I can tell you that everyone I've treated with IPT has seen an improvement in their condition ... and with little or no side effects.

  This cancer breakthrough is so important that I want everyone to know about it! That's why I've written a Special Report that tells you all about the treatment and where to get it. Currently, there are over 100 doctors in the U.S. and Canada who practice it. The report provides a complete list of these doctors, including their names, addresses, and phone numbers.

  But that's not all you'll find in the report. Since the best thing you can do for cancer is to make sure you never get it in the first place, I've included the latest news on how to prevent this terrible disease. You'll find my advice on cancer-fighting foods and supplements, as well as some very surprising lifestyle information. (Hint: some of the popular advice you're getting is dead wrong!)

  Lastly, I'll tell you about two additional cancer-fighting therapies that show great promise. The first is an innovative enzyme therapy developed by a Texas dentist. This dentist was given just months to live by his doctors. He went on this therapy, got rid of his cancer, and then went on to cure over 300 other patients!

  The second therapy is an ancient Chinese herb that I've had tremendous success with, including some total remissions! As I mentioned earlier, I've tried dozens of herbal remedies over the years ... and found most of them to be worthless. But this one seems like it might be the Real McCoy. It's totally safe and can be taken indefinitely, which means that it's probably an excellent cancer preventative as well. Complete details are in the report, and the report is FREE with your trial subscription to SECOND OPINION.
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New Screening Test Helps Prevent Breast Cancer

Mary painfully winced as her breast was placed on a plate, squeezed, and flattened to something more like a pancake. She was preparing to receive a "low intensity" X-ray beam called mammography. "It felt like my tissues were being ripped off my chest wall," she said afterward.

Then she was startled when the mirror revealed her well-shaped and self-supported breasts were sagging for the first time. Later she told me she would never get another mammogram despite a strong family history of breast cancer.

Mary is one of millions of women encouraged by breast- cancer "scare" infomercials to subject her breasts to the rather brutish mammography. This procedure requires mechanical flattening of the breast to get the best picture, since imaging through thick tissue will often obscure the result.

What Mary wasn't aware of was the availability of another screening method that's highly accurate, doesn't compress the breast, doesn't use radiation, and is far superior at preventing breast cancer than mammography (which never prevents, just diagnoses the disease). Digital infrared thermography, or thermography, observes the breasts (or other body tissues) for the radiation the tissues naturally emit.

Most people these days have watched enough television to understand infrared photography, which highlights objects with temperatures above absolute zero. Few people realize, though, that infrared photography actually picks up on the natural radiation our bodies emit to produce this heat. While most of the uses science has found for this technology are in the military realm (night vision goggles, satellite photography, etc.), new discoveries are making it invaluable for the medical arena.

The average person's body temperature is right around 98.6 degrees, thanks mostly to the metabolic and blood-vessel activity in the body. This activity is what makes thermography so valuable. While mammography uses penetrating X-rays to observe structure, thermography observes function (metabolic activity) by heat observation and detection.

Before tissue degenerates into cancer, the body's metabolic rate around the site increases. A unique aspect of cancerous tumor growth is a process called neoangiogenesis (new blood-vessel growth). As the cells multiply, they need an increased blood supply to bring in nutrients and remove waste. The increase in circulation gives off heat. An infrared-type camera can detect this heat, giving the patient and doctor an opportunity to take action long before a tumor develops.

This makes thermography a tremendous weapon in the fight against breast cancer!

Thermography has been around for decades, but advances in technology have led to significant improvements in imaging. In 1982, the FDA approved thermography as an adjunctive diagnostic breast-cancer screening procedure. Since then, there have been thousands of screens done and a multitude of reported studies. The results of the studies are startling. The average sensitivity (detection of disease) of breast thermography is 90 percent. The average specificity (ability to avoid false positives) is 90 percent, meaning only 10 percent of all positives will be false.

In comparison, mammography carries a sensitivity rate below 80 percent and often as low as 65 percent. Its sensitivity declines even further in women on hormone replacement therapy, as estrogen makes the breasts denser (the most common reason for failed mammograms). Estrogen is now accepted as the greatest causal risk factor for the development of cancer.

Then, in 1983, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Detection Foundation presented findings that to this day remain undisputed. The findings showed a positive thermogram is the highest risk indicator for the future development of breast cancer. A positive thermogram carries a risk 10 times greater than having a close relative with the disease.

One study had a patient base of 58,000 women and specifically followed 1,527 women with initially healthy breasts and abnormal thermograms for 12 years. Of the abnormal thermogram group, 40 percent developed cancer within five years. The study concluded, "an abnormal thermogram is the most important marker for the future development of breast cancer."

Once the tumors begin to develop, thermography again proves better than mammography. A study in 1986 screened 4,716 patients with confirmed cancer, 3,305 women with biopsy-proven benign breast disease, and 8,757 general patients. Clinical examination picked up 75 percent of all tumors, but found only 50 percent of tumors less than two centimeters in size. Mammography detected 80 percent of tumors this size or smaller, but 27 percent were false positives. Thermography had an average sensitivity of 88 percent, with a false positive rate of 15 percent and picked up 85 percent of tumors less than one centimeter. Thus, it appears to have a far greater ability than mammography to detect small tumors.

These authors did conclude that none of the common screening procedures should be used alone. They should be appropriately combined for the most efficient evaluation. When the procedures are appropriately combined, you can expect the sensitivity to be around 95 percent.

With regards to survival of women with breast cancer, use of thermography appears to increase long-term survival rates by up to 61 percent (Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1983). The researchers concluded thermography has a "dramatic survival benefit." Thermography has also been shown to have predictive values in cancer growth: the hotter the tumor area, the faster the cell division, and the greater likelihood of metastases with shorter survival time.

Now, if I still haven't convinced you with these impressive statistics, perhaps understanding the testing procedure will. Prior to the test, the woman is asked not to engage in any activity or apply anything to the skin within a specified period of time that could affect the heat emanations from the skin. Next, a proper examination will take place in a comfortable temperature-controlled room with no drafts, where the patient will sit disrobed from the waist up for 15 minutes in order to allow her skin to acclimatize to the ambient temperature. This can get a little chilly, but it's not terribly uncomfortable.

The exam is then performed in seconds with a digital infrared camera that takes pictures from different angles and feeds the information into a computer. The images are either sent out or read in-house by a board-certified clinical thermologist. Some centers only offer testing, others also offer evaluation as well. Compared to a mammogram, getting a thermogram is a walk in the park.

Dr. William Amalu in California, who has an active screening clinic, sees four specific advantages for thermography:

(1) Unlike any other screening method, thermography can see developing pathology eight to 10 years before any other method. This is well in time to take corrective measures to stop or reverse the deterioration. (My research and years of clinical experience suggest that one can usually reverse precancerous cells. Once they become cancerous, you are dealing with another animal entirely.)

(2) In addition to what thermography offers postmenopausal women, it also provides a great alternative to yearly mammograms for women under 40. This is particularly important since 15 percent of all breast cancers are now occurring in women under 45. I'm also concerned about the cumulative effects of mammography's radiation on younger women who get mammograms every year for 30 or 40 years. Thermography offers younger women a wonderfully safe, comfortable, and highly effective screening method without any of the negatives.

(3) It can look at the metabolism (heat emissions) of the breasts to see if there is estrogen dominance (hormonal imbalance). Currently, the single greatest known risk factor for the future development of breast cancer is lifetime exposure to estrogen. The technology has the ability to also help in evaluating if a particular patient has a problem with hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives. Therefore, thermography is the single greatest tool to determine far in advance if estrogen poses significant breast-cancer risk. If so, the patient can seek help from a qualified preventive medicine physician for early corrective action (such as the use of progesterone) or other nutritional interventions.

(4) It can give a risk assessment of future development of breast cancer, far more accurately than family history or estrogen or toxin exposure, because you can see the metabolism's shift in action. If positive, it can offer you radiation-free follow up and at frequent intervals. Since it looks at function and metabolism, it can be used to assess success of early intervention before cancer develops. For example, if you're on hormone therapy and have a suspicious test, the effects of stopping the estrogen and using progesterone can be assessed. That is not the case with mammography, which looks only at progression of structural changes.

In addition to these four benefits, thermography is an effective screening tool in fibrocystic thickened breast tissue, unlike mammography, which is compromised by this type of tissue. Lactating women also can be screened easily and women with implants now have a fine reliable screening tool that will not burst, inflict pain on, or otherwise harm the implant. The thermography reading is not obscured by the implant.

I would encourage you to visit Dr. Amalu's Web site (www.breastthermography.com) for further information. Doctors offering thermography can be found on this site. If there's not one near you, calling local imaging centers might help you locate a reputable thermography service. If you find a center this way, or hear of one from a friend, ask if the technician and especially the interpreter are board certified in the procedure. If they are not, don't let them image you. Just as with any health care technology, you only want personnel that are well trained providing the service. You'll also want to make sure the personnel and readers are not trained by the company that sells the device. They need to be board certified!

You can also go to www.iact-org.org (International Academy of Clinical Thermology) to look over the qualifications of technicians and interpreters (they also provide a list of qualified centers worldwide). Thermography is a service my wife and I are now offering in Santa Rosa, California.

It's important to remember that thermography is not the end all for cancer prevention. It does miss problems, but on an average, much less than mammography. However, appropriately putting the two together seems to offer the highest sensitivity (95 percent). Since mammography is not a benign procedure (radiation, compression, etc.), it makes far more sense to do an initial screening by photographing what your body is emitting. Thermography makes the most sense in women between the ages of 30 and 50 who have hormonally active and denser breasts.

Pricing varies from center to center. The lowest I've found (including interpretation) is $150 per screening, with the higher end over $250.

Finally, thermography is not just an examination limited to the breast. It can detect changes in temperature, circulation, and metabolism over any external part of the body, providing evidence for the existence of pain, a serious metabolic disorder, or derangement in the nervous system. This is especially helpful when all other evaluations have failed.
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Low vitamin intake makes chemotherapy side effects even worse
NewsTarget.com printable article
Originally published July 8 2004
http://www.newstarget.com/index.html

Chemotherapy is bad enough to begin with -- it's an entirely unproven therapy, with absolutely no scientific merit. It doesn't improve a person's lifespan a single day, and yet it remains a widespread treatment for cancer.

Minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy (which is, after all, an extremely toxic procedure) remains one of the top priorities for patients and doctors alike. And one of the best ways to do that, research shows, is to take your vitamins. Patients with vitamin deficiencies suffered the worst side effects of leukemia, while those with high vitamin intake had greatly reduced side effects.

But here's the rest of the story you won't find in the press: taking even small doses of chlorella before undergoing chemotherapy has been scientifically shown to dramatically increase the survival rate. If you or anyone you know is considering chemotherapy, I strongly urge you to read the full account of this research in my free online book, Superfoods For Optimum Health. There, you'll read about research that shows patients who took chlorella supplements absolutely stunned doctors with their miraculous survival rates. Better yet, they largely avoided the nasty side effects of chemotherapy.

The bottom line? Avoid chemotherapy in the first place. But if you're crazy enough to actually undergo this barbaric treatment for cancer, take loads of chlorella: you'll live longer and have far fewer side effects.

Secret #2: Just take chlorella and skip the chemotherapy. Add spirulina to your diet, avoid sodium nitrite, stop eating all processed foods, and you'll probably cure your own cancer anyway. Modern treatments for cancer are largely a sham to begin with. Read Questioning Chemotherapy by Ralph Moss for details.
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What to take with selenium to fight prostate cancer and breast cancer

As I said on Wednesday, I've been treating my patients with selenium for 25 years. It's a fabulous cancer preventive and detox mineral. But I've just discovered a way to make selenium fight cancer even better.

A small study recently found followed 37 patients who had prostate cancer. All of them also had a radical prostatectomy (something I NEVER recommend). The researchers divided the participants into two groups. One group took a placebo. The other group took a combination of selenium (200 mcg) and milk thistle (570 mg) versus placebo. The main markers for success the researchers evaluated were lipid-panel-associated changes due to cancer, and quality of life.

The participants started taking the supplements two to three months after surgery. And they continued to take them for six months. The nutrient combination improved the quality of life score and decreased LDL and total cholesterol. Selenium levels in their blood also increased. There were no changes in total testosterone or blood antioxidant status.

The authors were pleased that the nutrient combination reduced two markers of lipid metabolism that we know affect prostate cancer progression in post-surgery men. These are LDL and total cholesterol. They felt the combination might be effective in reducing the cancer's progression.

I've long, long suggested selenium as both a prostate cancer preventer and for treatment as well. The researchers looked at silymarin (milk thistle) for its suppression of prostate cancer in lab animals. Silymarin has a long history of use in liver protection and liver disease. While this study used selenomethionine, I prefer sodium selenite. The former is in vogue right now. But my research suggests that the inorganic form (selenite) is superior to get the maximum effects of selenium supplementation.

If you're taking Healthy Resolve and Advanced Detox Formula, you're getting ample selenium. And you can get 50 mg of silymarin in Advanced Greens Formula. If you have prostate cancer or are at risk for it, you may want to take a silymarin stand-alone supplement as well. Take up to 600 mg daily.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert J. Rowen, MD

Ref: Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2010 Sep;154(3):239-44.

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Twelve Changes That Will Cut Your Cancer Risk in Half 
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/04/13/cancer-risk-part-one.aspx
 
Over 570,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2005, and according to a report, more than 60 percent of those deaths could have been prevented if Americans adopted healthier lifestyles. The American Cancer Society said that Americans could realistically cut their cancer death rate in half by:

Quitting smoking

Exercising more

Eating healthier food

Getting recommended cancer screenings

In 2005, over 1.3 million Americans will learn they have cancer, and of the expected 570, 280 cancer deaths it's estimated that more than 168,000 of those will be caused by tobacco use and one-third will be related to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, being overweight or obese or other lifestyle factors. That makes up 62 percent of all cancer deaths.

To show how an American could, in reality, reduce their death risk from cancer, one expert pointed out that quitting smoking would eliminate about 50 percent of cancer deaths, while maintaining a healthy body weight and exercising would eliminate another 10 percent.

Another fraction would be reduced by regular cancer screenings, as some cancers, such as breast, colon and prostate cancers, are easily treated if caught early on before they spread. According to researchers, if all women between the ages of 50 and 79 got mammograms every year, breast cancer deaths would go down by nearly 40 percent.

The easiest way to prevent cancer, according to the report, is to stop all use of tobacco. Education, excise taxes on cigarettes and clean air laws have all helped to get the nation's smoking rate down to below 25 percent, however, another major cancer risk, obesity, appears to be harder to slow down.

Experts say making healthy food more easily accessible and increasing physical activity is a step in the right direction to tackling obesity, along with getting schools to remove sodas and other junk foods from their vending machines.

Adult Cancer Risks
As adults, there's still much we can do to cut our cancer risk. Here's how we're doing:

More than one in four men and more than one in five women still smoke cigarettes.

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight. That includes the 30 percent of us who are obese.

Not quite half of U.S. adults get enough exercise.

Only about one in four U.S. adults eats five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

American Cancer Society March 31, 2005

Dr. Mercola's Comments: 

Based on studies of human remains ranging from 5300 B.C. to the mid-19th century, we know that cancer used to be quite rare. Cancer is becoming a far more common problem in our culture. Earlier this year cancer passed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. We are now up to 175 people EVERY HOUR being diagnosed with cancer and another 65 that are actually dying from cancer.

Considering how important this issue is for nearly everyone you know, it might be a good one to forward to your friends and relatives. You can easily do this by using the E-mail to a friend button in the upper right hand section of this page, just under the search box. You can make a larger impact if you write them a personal message in the e-mail as to why they should seriously consider the advice--and why they may want to subscribe to the newsletter.

What innovative medicines, technologies and strategies are suggested by the Cancer Society to slow the spread of cancer by an amazing 62 percent? Doing nothing more than making some simple lifestyle changes.

Eat healthier foods (ideally based on your body's unique metabolic type).

Incorporate more exercise in your daily routine.

Stop smoking today.

Schedule periodic cancer screenings.

The American Cancer Society is as traditional as medical organizations come. It is reassuring that even their conservative researchers now suggest a 62 percent reduction with simple lifestyle changes.

One of the skills my father drilled into me from early childhood was to never settle for second best. For the most part I haven't, and I would encourage you to follow that advice when it comes to cancer prevention. Why would you settle for a meager 62 percent reduction? I believe you can VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE your cancer risk if you follow risk reduction strategies that have not been formally "proven" yet by conservative researchers.

Why do you want to wait another 20 or 30 years for these to be proven and risk falling into the group of 175 Americans that are being diagnosed with cancer every hour? In 25 years another 15 million will die from cancer. I suggest you get with the program now and save you and your family a cancer diagnosis.

So what can you do to virtually eliminate your cancer risk?

There are a number of simple, yet very powerful, steps you can take to radically lower your risk of cancer in the future. Some of the most important ones are as follows:

Control your fasting insulin and leptin levels. This is the end result, and can be easily monitored with the use of simple and relatively inexpensive blood tests. Make certain that you limit your intake of processed foods, grain carbohydrate and sugars as much as possible. Yes, this is even true for whole unprocessed organic grains as they tend to rapidly break down and drive your insulin and leptin levels up, which is the last thing you need to have happening if you are seeking to resolve a cancer.

Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats and make sure you use cod liver oil (but not too much -- see Vitamin D article links below) if you don't have regular access to sun exposure. Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil or fish oil and reducing your intake of most processed vegetable oils.

Get regular and appropriate exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks.

Normalize your vitamin D levels and vitamin A levels with safe amounts of sunlight exposure  and consider careful supplementation when this is not possible. This works primarily by optimizing your vitamin D level. If you have regular access to sun exposure then you should use fish oil, not cod liver oil, as your primary source of omega-3 fats. Ideally, it would be best to monitor your vitamin D levels. If you take oral vitamin D and have a cancer it would be very prudent to monitor your vitamin D blood levels regularly. Ideally, it would be best for all people to monitor their vitamin D levels.

Only 25 percent of people eat enough vegetables, so by all means eat as many vegetables as your metabolic type allows. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. However, please understand that, frequently, fresh conventionally grown vegetables are healthier than organic ones that are older and wilted in the grocery store. They are certainly better than no vegetables at all, so please don't use that as an excuse. If you are a carb metabolic type, you may need up to 300 percent more vegetables than a protein metabolic type.

Eat according to your metabolic type. The potent anti-cancer effects of this principle are very much underappreciated. When we treat cancer patients in our clinic this is one of the most powerful anti-cancer strategies we have.

Make sure you are not in the two-thirds of the population who are overweight and maintain an ideal body weight.

Limit your exposure and provide protection for yourself from information carrying radio waves produced by cell phone towers, base stations, phones and WiFi stations.

Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.

Have a tool to permanently reprogram the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. Energy psychology seems to be one of the best approaches and my particular favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique. German New Medicine is another powerful tool.

Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them.

Get a good night's sleep.

Consume flax seeds (organic only) that have been freshly ground in a coffee grinder. The water soluble fibers (lignans) are a simple nutritious solution to decrease the risk of breast cancer and nicely complement your omega-3 fats.

Breast massage and not wearing a bra to bed. Avoid push-up, strapless and tight-fitting bras that leave marks.

Use broccoli sprouts as an adjunct to everything above.

Eating sprouts is not the only course of action I recommend for preventing or treating breast and prostate cancer. Here are a few other guidelines:

Lower iron levels by donating blood. Excess iron can be a major cause of many cancers. (IP6 and Artemisinin work by targeting the large amounts of iron in cancer cells).

The bottom line: Eat nutritious (for your metabolic type) meals and get plenty of exercise if you want to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

For starters, following the plan detailed in my Total Health Program will optimize your weight and familiarize you with the foods that ward off diseases.

Additional guidelines to reduce breast cancer risks:

Avoid sugar and grains
Eat broccoli and broccoli sprouts. The sprouts are loaded with chemicals like indole-3 carbinol which is another effective way to speed up estrogen metabolism. If your schedule does not allow you to grow the sprouts you can purchase them or actually go to the health food store and purchase supplements like indole-3 carbinol. The major preference though is to use the whole food like the broccoli sprouts. In the near future I will be reviewing effective automated solutions for sprouting.

Normalize your omega-3 and omega-6 fat ratios with fish oil

Get plenty of exercise

One of the newest things that I have learned to lower the risk of breast cancer is that you can improve the ability of your body to metabolize estrogen. It is well documented that excessive estrogen will increase the risk of breast cancer. One can actually measure the ratio of estrogen metabolites to determine how effectively a person is able to remove estrogen from their system. However, if the estrogen metabolite ratio is compromised there are several effective nutritional solutions to improve it.

Consume omega-3 fats from cod liver and fish oil.



The One Simple Thing You Can do to Radically Lower Your Risk of Cancer 
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/03/08/staying-active-with-exercise-lowers-a-womans-breast-cancer-risks-for-a-lifetime.aspx

Upwards of six hours of strenuous activity each week could reduce the risks of invasive breast cancer by as much as 23 percent. A recent survey of over 15,000 women shows that exercise has a lifelong protective effect against invasive breast cancer.

The survey was of women between the ages of 20 and 69 living in Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. During structured telephone interviews, researchers questioned almost 8,000 women without breast cancer, more than 1,500 survivors of non-invasive breast cancer, and more than 6,000 survivors of invasive breast cancer.

The women were asked about their physical activity, occupation, family history of breast cancer, menopausal status, and body mass index.

A reduction in risk for women who exercised was apparent whether the physical activity took place early in life, in the postmenopausal years, or in the recent past.

Sources:
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention February 1, 2007; 16(2): 236-243
EurekAlert February 15, 2007

Dr. Mercola's Comments: 

Many don't realize my initial intention when I went to medical school was to help people use exercise to stay healthy. Virtually no one disagrees that it is essential to achieving health and treating illness. However, I have noticed that many physicians tend not to advocate exercise as much as they could.

I suspect this is likely related in most cases to them personally not adopting exercise in their own life so it would be "hypocritical" of them to advise their patients to exercise when they aren't. This is certainly not true of all physicians but it is for a great many of them.

This is a major pity. I really do believe one of the requirements for medical school should be personal disciplines that help the physicians achieve high levels of health and wellness so they can model it to their patients. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case nor will it likely happen in the near future.

In the meantime you can "Take Control of Your Health" by understanding how you can use exercise to improve and optimize your own health.

One of them is realizing that the most common cause of death for you and for nearly everyone reading this is actually cancer. So what can you do to prevent cancer?

Exercise

Not only does it treat and prevent heart disease but it is equally as effective in cancer -- most likely for similar reasons, improvement of insulin levels.

Last night I learned that my brother-in-law, who is several years younger than me, had a heart attack and will be having bypass surgery. Even though I helped him stop smoking 20 years ago and he stopped his six cans of soda a day about 10 years ago there were many other elements of a healthy lifestyle he did not embrace.

One of the things he had not embraced in his lifestyle changes was exercise. Not only would exercise have dramatically lowered his risk of a heart attack, it would have also radically lowered his cancer risk. This is a "hidden" benefit of exercise that most people are not at all aware of.

Interestingly, both diseases are likely affected by the same mechanism, lowering insulin and leptin levels.

Probably the most important aspect about using exercise to optimize your health: You must treat it like a drug, meaning it must be prescribed precisely to do the most for your body. There's no truer evidence than this recent study about exercise and its protective effect on invasive breast cancer. At least six hours of strenuous exercise every week -- a prescription for health -- cut a woman's risks of invasive breast cancer by 23 percent.

Most importantly, a woman can receive the very same protection exercise affords her against breast cancer at any stage in her life, meaning it's never too late to start. If you need some help, you'll want to review my beginner's exercise page today.

Please remember, though, that while exercise is a vital component of optimal health, restricting your health plan to exercise exclusively is a prescription for disaster. The evidence for this assertion becomes apparent when you examine elite endurance athletes who develop cancer. You can learn more about virtually eliminating your cancer risks by reviewing my major recommendations.

On Vital Votes, Lifestyle and Nutrition Coach Josh Rubin from San Marcos, California adds:

"I agree 100% that exercise is one piece to the healing and prevention puzzle. I have found as well that most of my clients that have breast cancer in their family, are worried or get it, are estrogen dominant. This can mean high levels, but as well normal levels of estrogens. Estrogen dominance means that one has low levels of progesterone in order to oppose estrogen.

"Estrogen caused cell proliferation and cell growth. Estrogen dominance in this day and age in my opinion comes from many places, but the most common are:

"1. Plastic water bottles and containers contain xenoestrogens.

"2. Stress causes the body to steal pregnenolone (precursor to progesterone) from the metabolic pathways in order to keep up with the production of cortisol. This leads to adrenal issues and low progesterone levels.

"3. Most hygiene products, perfumes, etc will cause estrogen levels to increase, as well as make a women's hormones go haywire.

"4. The pill causes most women's hormones to go haywire. Most have synthetic estrogens in them, which cause adrenal stress, as well as add to estrogen dominance.

"5. Soy, and this is a whole discussion topic in itself."


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/01/26/diet-sunlight.aspx
Diet and Sunlight Linked to Breast Cancer Risk 
 
A study of eating patterns across different countries confirms an association between breast cancer sunlight exposure which may be protective against the disease by elevating the body's vitamin D supply.

In the study, researchers looked at dietary supply data for a number of countries in North and South America, Asia and Europe. Such data reflects only the supply of food in a given country, and not the food intakes of different people. Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet-B (UV-B) rays was estimated based on a country's latitude.

As for the role of sunlight, researchers found an association between latitude and breast cancer suggesting that higher UV-B exposure was protective. UV-B rays spur the production of vitamin D in the body, it is likely the vitamin is behind the association he found in this study. Other research suggests vitamin D may help ward off cancer.

Cancer January 1, 2002;94:272-281

Dr. Mercola's Comments: 

The evidence is becoming quite compelling that sun exposure that causes us to make vitamin D will help lower the risk of many cancers, including some of the most common ones around, breast and prostate cancer.

Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin, but a steroid hormone precursor that is primarily formed when our skin is exposed to sunshine.

Women who limit their exposure to sunshine will have lower vitamin D levels and an increased risk of breast cancer, in addition to an increased risk of osteoporosis.

This can be partially compensated for by taking natural vitamin D. The best source I know of is Carlson's Lemon-Flavored Cod Liver Oil.

This is not the oil your grandmother gave you and caused you to grimace. This actually tastes like lemon melted butter and provides not only vitamin D but also vitamin A and the essential fatty acids DHA and EPA.

Today, I am writing this comment on the first frost of the new season. This means that most of us in the US will have progressively decreasing exposure to sunlight on our skin until April next year, so now is the time to start taking the cod liver oil.

Breast feeding moms should also be aware that vitamin D may be the only supplement that their babies will require. Again, this is related to the fact that vitamin D is not really a vitamin but something that we normally get from exposure to sunshine, not food. Cod liver oil is one of the few food sources that will provide it. Not only will it provide vitamin D for infants, but the balanced DHA has been repeatedly shown to enhance brain and neurological development.


Concern Over Deodorants & Breast Cancer 
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/01/28/deodorant-cancer.aspx
 
Researchers have found traces of chemicals called parabens in every sample of tissue taken from 20 different breast tumors. Studies suggest that paraben, a chemical found in underarm deodorants and other cosmetics, can seep into the tissue after being applied to the skin.
This finding concerned researchers since parabens have been shown to be able to mimic the action of the female hormone estrogen, which can drive the growth of human breast tumors.

However, this study showed no direct evidence that deodorants were linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. Further work is required to examine any association between estrogen and other chemicals found in deodorants and breast cancer, researchers say.

BBC News January 11, 2004

Dr. Mercola's Comments: 
I have posted articles in the past warning of the dangers of antiperspirants, and now this study is raising concerns about deodorants as well. Antiperspirants and deodorants are not the same thing: Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores that release sweat--with the active ingredient being aluminum--so that they can’t release sweat. Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat and by antiseptic action against bacteria, but do not prevent sweating.

The concern with antiperspirant is that the aluminum it contains is absorbed by the body and wreaks havoc in the brain, where it likely contributes to the growing numbers of people coming down with Alzheimer’s disease. So it appears that the urban legend that antiperspirants have been identified as the leading cause of breast cancer may actually have some truth to it.

A study was conducted in 2004 by Dr. Kris McGrath, a Chicago allergist who claims to have found a connection between antiperspirants, underarm shaving and cancer. He believes the culprits in these antiperspirants are the toxins in aluminum salts such as aluminum chlorohydrate. He says they don't normally penetrate the skin enough to cause a problem--unless the skin is shaven. If you disrupt the skin by shaving, it can open up the door, because just under the skin is the lymphatic system, which is connected to the breast.

In this study, more than 400 Chicago-area breast cancer survivors recalled their lifetime history of using antiperspirants and underarm shaving. He found that women who perform underarm shaving more aggressively had a diagnosis of breast cancer 22 years earlier than the non-users.

Now with the study above, British researchers have found traces of chemicals called parabens in tissue taken from women with breast cancer. These researchers also published a study last year in the Journal of Toxicology that suggested underarm cosmetics might be a cause of breast cancer. It is unclear how valid this proposed mechanism is, but it would sure seem safe to avoid all antiperspirants and deodorants just to be safe.

At the very least, if you are using a deodorant in order to avoid the aluminum in antiperspirant, you will also want to be certain that the deodorant you choose does not contain parabens.

Parabens are used as preservatives, and on the label they may be listed as methyl paraben, ethyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben, isobutyl paraben or E216. Look for natural deodorants, which should be available in your local health food store, but be sure to read the labels, as all "natural" deodorants are not paraben-free.

I personally have not used any antiperspirants or deodorants for over 20 years. Simple soap and water has served me quite well for the last two decades, and I don't ever recall anyone telling me I had an offensive odor. So, I suggest avoiding the chemicals, save some money, prolong your life and drop the underarm chemicals.


A New Understanding of Breast Cancer
http://www.germannewmedicine.com/documents/breastcancerarticle.html
A New View of Cancer -- German New Medicine (Dr. Hamer: stressful event precedes virtually all cancers)
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/08/21/a-new-view-of-cancer-german-new-medicine.aspx
How to Supercharge Your Immune System - Gary Null video & Dr. Mercola article
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/07/11/how-to-supercharge-your-immune-system.aspx

Alcohol and Low Vegetable Intake Linked to Breast Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/05/26/breast-cancer-part-one.aspx
Should a Woman Have Her Breasts Removed to Lower Her Breast Cancer Risk?
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/05/26/breast-cancer-part-one.aspx
Breast-Pumped Fluid Far Earlier Predictor of Breast Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/05/26/breast-cancer-part-three.aspx
Healthy Diet and Weight Improves Breast Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/05/26/breast-cancer-part-four.aspx
Risk of Breast Cancer Higher for Non-White Women
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/05/26/breast-cancer-part-five.aspx
Breast Cancer Risks Grow With High-Carb Diets
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/05/26/breast-cancer-part-seven.aspx
More Insane Approaches to Preventing Breast Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/05/26/breast-cancer-part-nine.aspx

Vitamin A: Little Known Secret to Preventing Breast Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/01/19/vitamin-a-part-seven.aspx

Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/03/20/exercise-cancer-part-three.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/03/20/exercise-cancer-part-two.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/03/20/exercise-cancer-part-one.aspx
Exercise Greatly Boosts Breast Cancer Survival
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/03/20/exercise-cancer-part-five.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/03/20/exercise-cancer-part-six.aspx

Broccoli Sprouts for Prostate & Breast Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/05/24/broccoli-cancer-part-two.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/05/24/broccoli-cancer-part-one.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/01/02/broccoli-sprouts.aspx

Broccoli (Sprouts or Extract) May Halt Growth of Breast Cancer Cells
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/05/24/broccoli-cancer-part-three.aspx
From every way that I look at it I3C sure seems vastly superior to the drug Tamoxifen to treat breast cancer. It also is likely to be very beneficial in the treatment of prostate cancer since the two diseases have very similar contributing factors. However does that mean you should absolutely rush out and purchase supplements of I3C?

Absolutely not!!!

My strong recommendation would be to get the entire family of beneficial nutrients. One way to do this would be to eat broccoli but the best way is to consume broccoli sprouts, which are hundreds of times more potent than regular broccoli.

I first wrote about this in 1997 when I posted information on using broccoli sprouts. They are an inexpensive and more effective cancer-treating alternative to eating the whole vegetable. You can purchase organic broccoli seeds from Johnny's at (207) 861-3901. Reference item #148, four ounces are $9, or one pound is $26.15. For sprouting instructions call Jaffe Brothers at (619) 749-1133. Your local library or health food store may also have some instructions on sprouting seeds.

Dr. Mercola's Comment: At the present time, broccoli sprouts are not being grown commercially. However you can grow them yourself quite easily. You can purchase organic brocolli seeds from Johnny's at 207-437-4301. Item number 148, four onces are $9.00 or a pound for $26.15. Non-organic seeds can probably be purchased through farm supply stores or other seed catalogs. You can also call Jaffe Brothers at 619-749-1133 for instructions on how to sprout. They also sell sprouting lids to apply to Ball jars which make the entire process quite convenient. The library or health food store may also have some instructions on sprouting seeds.

A small amount of sprouts go a long way. A pound of sprouts will probably make over ten pounds of sprouts which from the researchers calculations translates up to as much cancer protecting phytochemicals as 1000 pounds (half a ton) of broccoli! The other major benefit is that the sprouts don't smell as you don't have to cook them. They are eaten raw, usually as an addition to salad. I have already ordered my sprouts. I suspect that there are similar benefits for many of the other vegetables when eaten as sprouts.



Omega-3 Fats Prevent Breast Cancer

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/03/23/omega3-part-two.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/03/23/omega3-part-one.aspx

Fish Oil Reduces Breast Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/06/05/fish-oil-part-six.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/06/08/fish-oil-part-seven.aspx

Sugar and Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/10/08/sugar-cancer-part-one.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/10/08/sugar-cancer-part-two.aspx
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/10/08/sugar-cancer-part-three.aspx



Beware of Radiation -- by Talia Miller, Breast Cancer Recovery Coach
New Test For Breast Cancer -- No False Negatives or Positives
http://www.beating-cancer-gently.com/123nl.html
Once you have had cancer, you have proven that your body is susceptible to it and you must treat it as a chronic potential problem. It you relax your regimen that got you healed, it will almost certainly come back. This is no cause for fear. It just should convince you that changing your eating and supplement habits permanently is absolutely necessary to prevent recurrence.

The AMA at its worst
Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime
Suppressing cancer research
Harry Hoxsey's treatment for cancer was endorsed by senators, judges and even some doctors. Two federal courts upheld its therapeutic value and by the 1950s his clinics were found in seventeen states. It spite of this, the AMA targeted him and drove him out of business.
If a low cost, reliable treatment for cancer were discovered outside the medical establishment would the general public ever find out about it?
Watch this film and find out:
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/69.html

It's starting in Canada
After 10,000 plus years of safe, effective, affordable botanical medicine, the federal governments of various countries have decided that enough is enough.
With the "encouragement" of the white collar criminals in the pharmaceutical industry, the white collar criminals in government are drafting new laws to "protect" the Canadian public from herbs and food supplements.
Herbs will be put in the same class and regulated the same way as pharmaceutical products. Estimates are this will result in 70% of currently available natural health products removed from the market.
And your backyard garden? You may not be permitted to grow herbs for medicinal use any more. Too dangerous without government regulation to protect you, don't you know.
Impossible you say? DuPont and others succeeded in turning a plant that provided an essential industrial raw material - hemp - into an outlaw in order to eliminate it as competition for its own products. The drug companies can do it to mint and camomile too.
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/408.html

If you live in Canada, please see this page and join forces to stop the government ban of all vitamin & herbal supplements: http://www.stopc51.com/

This plant has already been outlawed
Demon Marijuana
Grown worldwide for millenia as a source of food, medicine, fiber and paper, hemp was banned for the first time in human history in 1938 by the United States.
The original impetus for outlawing the hemp plant came from the DuPont and Mellon families with an important assist from William Randolf Hearst.
Hearst owned timber rights for millions of acres of forest land, the raw material for newsprint. DuPont had patents for numerous synthetic products that hemp is competitive with.
Harry Anslinger, the virulent racist who headed the Bureau of Narcotics and spear-headed the campaign against "demon marijuana" was married to the niece of Richard Mellon of the Mellon banking family.
For those who believe that the world is run by and for the benefit of a few interlocking families, this episode provides evidence for that position.
Enforcing marijuana laws and jailing offenders is a multi-billion dollar a year business that employs tens of thousands of people.
Hemp may soon be joined by hundreds of other plants:
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/409.html

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Granulocytes Determine a Person's Anti-Cancer Potential
http://www.naturalnews.com/024253.html

FTC Launches Operation False Cures to Suppress Natural Cancer Remedies
http://www.naturalnews.com/024246.html

Welcome to the town of Allopath
http://www.naturalnews.com/z008674.html

Alternative Cancer Article Index on NaturalNews:
http://www.naturalnews.com/cure_for_cancer.html

The media assault on Mexico's alternative cancer clinics
http://www.naturalnews.com/017410.html

Beating cancer -- how to take charge of your cancer cure and outlive the lies of the cancer industry
http://www.naturalnews.com/011701.html

The Cure Con: how you're being deceived by charities that claim to be racing for the cure for cancer and other chronic diseases
http://www.naturalnews.com/z009587.html

Cures for cancer already exist, but not in the realm of chemical-based medicine, says holistic nutritionist
http://www.naturalnews.com/007211.html

The cure for cancer already exists as key protein in healthy human tissues, stunned scientists discover
http://www.naturalnews.com/z002248.html

Spirulina research shows treatment of breast cancer tumors, HIV virus, and other viruses
http://www.naturalnews.com/z002034.html

New science proves that cancer is reversible, but organized medicine insists that cancer cannot be cured
http://www.naturalnews.com/001582.html

Chemotherapy, An Interesting Choice
http://www.jonbarron.org/baseline-health-program/06-06-2005.php

The Scientist, the Holy Plants and the Cure for Cancer
http://www.naturalnews.com/holyplants0.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/z020535.html

Some Clinics in the U.S.:
http://www.cancure.org/directory_clinics.htm

A List Of Clinics That Use A Combination Of Alternative And Conventional Therapy To Treat Cancer:
http://www.cancure.org/combining_alternative_with_conventional.htm

Clinics Outside of U.S. (including Germany and many other countries):
http://www.cancure.org/directory_clinics_outside%20US.htm

Mexican Cancer Clinics:
http://www.cancure.org/directory_mexican_clinics.htm

German Cancer Clinic book.
A U.S. President refused America's outdated cancer treatments -- Here's where he went instead. Americans would be shocked if they knew that President Reagan, while still in the White House, turned his back on American cancer treatments. He secretly sneaked off to a German clinic and breakthrough treatments labeled "quackery" in the U.S. (maybe because they cost a fraction of American treatments). Suzanne Somers, Cher, William Holden and Anthony Quinn are among the celebrities who have gone to clinics you'll discover in this English-language guide to German cancer doctors and treatments: http://www.germancancerbreakthrough.com/B/

Clinics - Alternative Cancer Treatments using these protocols and others:
http://www.cancertutor.com/Other/Clinics.html

Whenever a Government Becomes Destructive, Health Freedoms Diminish
http://www.naturalnews.com/023054.html

Articles by Tony Isaacs
http://www.naturalnews.com/Author396.html

Healing Illness - A Natural Anti-Cancer Protocol
http://www.naturalnews.com/022808.html

The Four Horsemen of the Health Apocalypse
http://www.naturalnews.com/022828.html

Naturopathic Rights Were Included in the Founding of America
http://www.naturalnews.com/022783.html

Modern Medicine Versus Nature in Treating Cancer
http://www.naturalnews.com/z022782.html

Colloidal Silver Has Mainstream Medicine Singing the Blues
http://www.naturalnews.com/z022728.html

Hiding the Truth About Losing the War on Cancer
http://www.naturalnews.com/023286.html

A Small Supplement Company's Fight for Health Freedom (colloidal silver)
http://www.naturalnews.com/023719.html

Family Love and Medical Greed Can Be a Deadly Combination
http://www.naturalnews.com/023663.html

Mushrooms That Fight Cancer and Boost the Immune System
http://www.naturalnews.com/023633.html

The Addictive Nature of the Pain Killer OxyContin - One Man's True Story
http://www.naturalnews.com/024213.html

The Recipe for Oleander Soup - Make Your own Cancer and HIV Remedy
http://www.naturalnews.com/023552.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/023551.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/022951.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/022950.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/022949.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/023163.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/023206.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/023243.html
http://www.tbyil.com/tips.htm

Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/10/14/talcum-powder-linked-to-ovarian-cancer.aspx?source=nl

Night Lights Cause Cancer While You Sleep
http://www.naturalnews.com/024485.html


Important: see Prostate, Chemo, and main Cancer Protocol pages as much of them is relevant.


DIM has been shown in studies to be quite helpful in breast, prostate, lung and other cancers by reducing DHT and estrogen. DIM is oil-soluble, so you cannot just take a capsule containing dry powder, or a tablet (bioperine increases absorption somewhat, but I open and mix my curcumin, quercetin and dim capsules into purified fish or EV olive oil. When I had DIM tablets, I put them in some food containing oil (actually, about 1-2 TBS of plain, unsweetened goat yogurt to which I had added quite a bit of EV olive oil and a little Stevia sweetener) and chewed the tablet into the oil and food prior to swallowing.
 
Bananas -- even unripened ones -- are high in starch, which gets converted to sugar in the body, so I'd avoid fruit if I had active cancer. Dr. Blaylock says with active cancer to eat no fruit, but to take concentrated berry extracts. Avocado  is high in mono-unsaturated fat (omega-9), as is olive oil. They are good for you, but I wouldn't say that they are particularly strong against cancer. Pomegranate/ellagic acid extract is much stronger against cancer, as are plenty of enzymes, along with curcumin + quercetin well-mixed in olive or purified fish oil, and Boswellia, and Zyflamend (if not available, see the ingredients for it and try to get them individually.
 
I wouldn't eat walnuts because they're high in ALA, like flax seed oil, and can cause problems with the prostate in cancer patients because the body often lacks enough of the enzyme to convert ALA to EPA/DHA (fish oil); I take purified (molecularly-distilled) fish oil instead. We add a little water (just enough so that it can be blended and form a thick juice), and a couple tablespoonfuls of Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin olive oil -- not "Virgin olive oil", which is extracted using heat and chemicals after all of the good phytonutrients are extracted into the Extra Virgin oil that the manufacturer is making. See my Metabolic Typing pages for some quick tests to determine your metabolic type and how much fat you need. I'm a protein type, so I need a lot of healthy fats (4 TBS/d EV olive, 1TBS/d EV coconut, 4 capsules/d GLA/Borage, 3TBS/d fish oil, small handful of raw pumpkin seeds (particularly good for prostate), some raw Brazil nuts, (I don't eat almonds any more, since the government's poisoned them here in the U.S. with propylene oxide, a carcinogen, and has permitted manufacturers to still label them as "raw" and not mention the cancer-causing ingredient), some line-caught cannded wild salmon (it costs a lot less than fresh wild salmon -- not "farmed", which is low in omega-3 oils and high in mercury and pesticides!). Besides the olive oil in my juice, I add it to my steel-cut raw oatmeal and other foods (see my "Regimen" on the website).
 
Because kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts can contain chemicals that inhibit the thyroid gland in their raw state, I suggest lightly steaming them before blenderizing to neutralize the chemicals (Note: I include a moderate amount of these in my juice in their raw form).
 
Dr. Elizabeth Jeffery found that heating broccoli to 140 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes maximizes the effectiveness of cruciferous vegetables' cancer-fighting chemicals (PEITC). You can approximate this by lightly steaming your broccoli for three or four minutes until they’re between tough and tender in consistency (this is especially effective with broccoli). You can also do this with other cruciferous veggies, such as watercress, cabbage, winter cress, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and turnips. I also take Broccoli extract from Swanson, and use a Vitamix with specific fresh vegetables.
 
I use only raw vegetables in my juice. My Cancer&RawFood page tells what vegetables should be included -- oxalic acid in spinach, chard and beet greens is not really a concern, because I eat a variety of the recommended vegetables, not just large amounts of raw spinach. I'm not sure if you can freeze the specific vegetables that are higher in oxalic acid and cruciferous vegetables, but you needn't freeze all vegetables prior to blenderizing them. You might see: http://growingtaste.com/oxalicacid.shtml for reference amounts of oxalic acid -- but, I don't consider it a problem (unless someone was eating large amounts of the ones highest in oxalic acid and had kidney disease, perhaps). I also take 3 drops of Tri-Quench potassium iodide solution (a concentrated source of iodine) that counteracts the iodine-binding of goitrogen vegetables (cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, bind iodine and make it unavailable to the thyroid, and can cause hypothyroidism if you don't take additional iodine. Dr. Rowen's information above about lightly steaming your cruciferous vegetables prior to blenderizing, in addition to taking the Tri-Quench would probably be the best idea, along with also including a moderate amount of raw cruciferous vegetables in your blenderized juice (Note: all non-cruciferous vegetables should be raw so that the enzymes and phytonutrients aren't destroyed). You might research if freezing the cruciferous vegetables and the vegetables highest in oxalic acid would counteract the side effects as well as lightly steaming them.

I take 3 capsules/day of Dandelion; it helps support the liver and remove toxins.
 
I don't particularly recommend Acai as additional supplement: it's a "current fad" tropical fruit that is overpriced and overhyped and not as good as pomegranate/ellagic acid extract. Note: pomegranate juice is not a good replacement, because it's high in sugar.
 
To blend flax seed, I use this grinder: http://www.goldflaxseed.com/site/1411640/product/grd001  Flax seeds are not absorbed if they're not ground (you cannot completely chew them into as small pieces as a grinder can). Note that you need to add water to them right away & stir so that none are dry, and eat within 15 minutes or the oil in them starts to go rancid.
 
Is blending worth the effort? Definitely -- it's a crucial part of the cancer protocol! When we chew our food, we get about 10% of the phytonutrients from them; blenderizing (with VitaMix 5000, which is variable-speed) lets you absorb about 90% of the nutrition from them, but you also need to be careful to choose certain vegetables each day, too. Note that we do not blend the vegetables in to a mushy, fine pulp, but rather into a coarse, thick juice eaten with a spoon that needs to be chewed somewhat. We use the variable speed on lower settings, because the surface heat of the blades of a high speed blender destroys the enzymes and damages the phytonutrients. Blenderizing releases the anti-cancer flavonoids and phytonutrients so that each cup of the mix is equal to eating five servings of vegetables -- 2 eight ounce cups equals 12 servings of chewed vegetables.
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Iodine can prevent or help cure breast cancer
http://www.naturalnews.com/z041059_iodine_breast_cancer_trace_minerals.html
If you or a woman close to you were advised to have a double mastectomy performed in order to prevent breast cancer, shouldn't another option be available? Medical mutilations have been performed lately on women told they are genetically...

Note: you can take Lugol's iodine internally while applying Tincture of Iodine externally (especially over the lump; it will be absorbed through the skin -- unless you wash it off).


Breast Cancer Risk Linked To Red Meat, Study Finds
By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Younger women who regularly eat red meat appear to face an increased risk for a common form of breast cancer, according to a large, well-known Harvard study of women's health.

The study of more than 90,000 women found that the more red meat the women consumed in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the greater their risk for developing breast cancer fueled by hormones in the next 12 years. Those who consumed the most red meat had nearly twice the risk of those who ate red meat infrequently.

Two months after beginning work on the book, "Why We Walk: The Inspirational Journey Toward a Cure for Breast Cancer," photographer Paula Lerner was diagnosed with breast cancer. The discovery thrust Lerner into a circle of struggling patients and heroic survivors she had sought to chronicle from outside. Here is some of Lerner's work from 2004.

The study, published yesterday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is the first to examine the relationship between consumption of red meat and breast cancer in premenopausal women, and the first to examine the question by type of breast cancer.

Although more research is needed to confirm the association and explore the possible reasons for it, researchers said the findings provide another motivation to limit consumption of red meat, which is already known to increase the risk of colon cancer.

"There are already other reasons to minimize red meat intake," said Eunyoung Cho, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who led the study. "This just may give women another good reason."

Cho added that the findings could be particularly important because the type of breast cancer the study associated with red meat consumption has been increasing. Eating less red meat may help counter that trend.

Other researchers said the findings could offer women one of the few things they can do to reduce their risk for the widely feared malignancy. Breast cancer strikes nearly 213,000 U.S. women each year and kills nearly 41,000, making it the most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death among women.

"So many risk factors for breast cancer are things that you can't alter," said Nancy E. Davidson, a breast cancer expert at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "This represents something women could take charge of -- something you can change to affect your risk."

Why red meat might increase the risk for breast cancer remains unknown, but previous research has suggested several possible reasons: Substances produced by cooking meat may be carcinogenic, naturally occurring substances in meat may mimic the action of hormones, or growth hormones that farmers feed cows could fuel breast cancer in women who consume meat from the animals.

Researchers have long wondered whether there might be a link between red meat consumption and breast cancer risk, but few studies have addressed the question. Those that have, including one large analysis that pooled data from eight studies, did not find any association. But the earlier studies focused on older women and did not differentiate between types of breast cancer.

In the new study, Cho and her colleagues analyzed data collected from 90,659 female nurses ages 26 to 46 who are participating in the Nurses' Health Study II, a long-term project examining a host of women's health issues. As part of the study, participants provided detailed information about their diets every four years.

When the researchers analyzed the data from 1991 to 2003, they found no overall link between red meat consumption and an increased risk of breast cancer. But when they examined the data from only the 512 women who developed the type of breast cancer whose growth is fueled by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, they found an association.

The risk increased with the amount of red meat consumed, with those who ate more than 1 1/2servings a day of beef, lamb or pork having nearly double the risk of hormone-receptor-positivebreast cancer compared with those who ate three or fewer servings per week. A serving is roughly equivalent to a single hamburger or hot dog.

"That's a pretty strong association," said Cho, who is also an associate professor of epidemiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Two months after beginning work on the book, "Why We Walk: The Inspirational Journey Toward a Cure for Breast Cancer," photographer Paula Lerner was diagnosed with breast cancer. The discovery thrust Lerner into a circle of struggling patients and heroic survivors she had sought to chronicle from outside. Here is some of Lerner's work from 2004.

Other researchers praised the study for being well conducted but said more research is needed to confirm and explore the findings.

"The study is well done, and I'm sure it will create some interest to try to replicate the findings," said Eugenia Calle of the American Cancer Society. "But until that happens, we can't draw conclusions about whether this is a true association or something that's just been observed in a single study."Other experts agreed but noted that the findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence that indicates that diet early in life can affect a person's health risks later on.

"This suggests that lifestyle, in this case diet, in early adulthood is important in potentially explaining your risk for premenopausal breast cancer," said Carolina Hinestrosa of the NationalBreast Cancer Coalition.

While it may be premature to make formal dietary recommendations based on the findings, the Nurses' Health Study II is so well respected that women should take this new analysis into consideration, she said.

But noting that earlier studies reached the opposite conclusion, Randall D. Huffman, vice president for scientific affairs at the American Meat Institute, said that research into "diet and health is known for its fluid and often contradictory conclusions. This study is a perfect example of that."

"The wisest course of action in the wake of one more contradictory study is to consume the balanced diet recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines," he said.

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Light at Night and Risk of Breast Cancer
Light at night and working the graveyard shift linked to increased risk of breast cancer

SEATTLE -- Oct. 16, 2001 -- Women who work the graveyard shift may face an up to 60 percent increased risk of breast cancer, according to a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study.

Results of the study, the first population-based investigation of the relationship between breast-cancer risk and exposure to light at night as determined by sleep habits, bedroom lighting and graveyard-shift work, will be published tomorrow in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The NCI funded the study.

Led by Scott Davis, Ph.D., a member of the Hutchinson Center's Public Health Sciences Division, the study is one of two independent investigations to be published in tomorrow's JNCI that conclude sleep interruption, especially among women who work the night shift, is linked to a significant increase in breast-cancer risk.

"Although there have been a number of studies looking at the health effects of night-shift work, from heart disease to stomach ailments, this is the first that has looked comprehensively at both graveyard-shift work and light at night as independent risk factors for breast cancer," Davis said.

The study involved in-person interviews with more than 800 Seattle-area women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as a similar number of age-matched control subjects. The study assessed exposure to light at night and history of shift work, among other factors, during the 10 years prior to breast-cancer diagnosis.

Davis and colleagues found that women who worked the graveyard shift at least once during the decade before breast-cancer diagnosis were at approximately 60 percent increased risk for breast cancer compared with those who did not work the graveyard shift. In addition, the risk of breast cancer significantly increased with each additional hour per week of graveyard-shift work.

The link between sleep, light at night and breast cancer may involve melatonin, a hormone produced by the brain's pineal gland. Production of melatonin peaks at night during sleep. One theory is that nighttime sleep deprivation or exposure to light at night somehow interrupts melatonin production, which in turn stimulates the ovaries to kick out extra estrogen -- a known hormonal promoter of breast cancer.

Indirect support of the melatonin/breast cancer connection comes from an earlier study of blind women, who were found to have a 20 percent to 50 percent reduced risk of breast cancer as compared to a comparison group of women diagnosed with stroke and cardiovascular disease. The theory behind this reduced risk: Because blind women are immune to fluctuations in light, their melatonin levels remain constant, which also keeps their circulating estrogen levels in check.

Davis and colleagues found that breast-cancer risk was associated with the number of years of shift work and the number of hours per week of working the graveyard shift. For example, women who logged at least four and a half years of frequent night-shift work -- during which they were awake at least three nights per week between 1 and 2 a.m., when nocturnal melatonin levels are typically at their peak -- experienced a twofold increased risk of breast cancer. Similarly, cancer risk increased by 14 percent for each night per week of wakefulness during this crucial time period.

There was also some indication -- although not statistically significant -- of increased breast-cancerrisk among the women who had the brightest bedrooms. The degree of ambient bedroom light was based on self-reported recall, such as whether the room was so dark a woman could not see her hand in front of her face or whether she could see to the end of her bed. There was, however, no increased cancer risk associated with getting up at night and turning on a light, such as when using the bathroom.

So what's the upshot of these findings regarding light at night, graveyard-shift work and breast cancer?

"We'd be premature to make recommendations about specific interventions or behavior modifications for people with average light-at-night exposure," said Davis, also professor and chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Seattle. "More important from a research point of view is to focus on the general notion that anything that disrupts the normal circadian biology of the body might affect hormones that influence cancer risk."

Take stress, for example. Could the inherent stress of shift work -- independent of nocturnal light exposure-- also cause the fluctuation of certain key hormones?

"Among shift workers, quite a number of factors could affect the mechanisms that control the body's circadian rhythms," Davis said. "One is stress, considering the kinds of jobs that require shift work, from police, fire and rescue work to nuclear-power-plant monitoring to factory work, medicine and nursing."

To better gauge the impact of shift work on the body's hormones, Davis and colleagues are planning a study to look at the effects of circadian disruption on the production of melatonin and estrogen."Our next step will be to compare these hormone levels among night-shift nurses and day-shiftnurses. We need to measure the specific biological effects of shift work, because right now, the connection between working nights and decreased melatonin/increased estrogen has yet to be shown in humans."

To obtain a copy of the paper "Night Shift Work, Light at Night, and Risk of Breast Cancer" (JNCI, Vol. 93, No. 20, Oct. 17, pp. 1557-1562) call Kristen Woodward in Fred Hutchinson Media Relations, (206) 667-5095 or e-mail kwoodwar@fhcrc.org. Advancing Knowledge, Saving Lives

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Country Doctor Cures Cancer with Baking Soda & Maple syrup
by George Sanford/Weekly World News

Asheville, N.C. -- "There's not a tumor on God's green Earth that can't be licked with a little baking soda and maple syrup!"

That's the astonishing claim of controversial folk healer Jim Kelmun -- who says his simple home remedy can stop and reverse the growth of deadly cancers. The 75-year-old former truck driver has no medical degree and authorities are demanding that he stop dispensing his "wonder drug" -- or facea prison sentence.

But his loyal patients swear by the man they fondly call "Dr. Jim" -- and say he's a miracle worker. "Dr. Jim cured me of lung cancer," declares farmer Ian Rodhiuse, 64. "Those other doctors told me I was a goner and had less than six months to live. "But the Doc put me on his mixture -- and in a couple of months, the cancer was gone. It didn't even show up on X-rays!"

The gentle, silver-haired grandfather -- who has been preparing home remedies since 1954 -- says he first hit upon the miracle cure in the mid-1970s, when he was treating a family plagued by breast cancer. "There were five sisters in the family and all of them passed away from the big C by age 50 -except one," he recalls.

"I asked if there was anything different in her diet. She told me she was partial to sipping maple syrup and baking soda. "I figured, let me try it out on some of my other patients."

Since then, "Dr. Jim" has dispensed his mixture to more than 200 patients diagnosed with terminal cancer. Amazingly, he claims that of that number, 185 lived at least 15 more years -- and nearly half enjoyed a complete remission of their disease.

"You tell me about another treatment that works that good!" he demands proudly.

Medical experts are less enthusiastic. "This man is a quack, plain and simple," blasts an official at a state medical association. "We intend to see that he is arrested for practising medicine without a license." Until that happens, Dr. Jim vows to keep prescribing his treatment: "I'm just going to keep on saving lives."

Dr. Jim's Miracle treatment is made with baking soda and maple syrup. Will Dr. Jim's recipe work for you? We don't know -- and Weekly World News urges you to consult your own trusted physician before embarking on any course of medical treatment. But here, for our readers, is Dr. Jim's recipe:

Mix one part baking soda with three parts maple syrup in a small saucepan.
Stir briskly.
Heat for five minutes.
Take one teaspoon daily, as needed.

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Stop Cancer with Baking Soda
Dr. Tullio Simoncini
April 5th 2007 IMVA -- Sodium Bicarbonate
Lessons in Cancer and General pH Management
International Medical Veritas Association

Most of us are going to be surprised to find out that there is an oncologist in Rome Italy, Dr. Tullio Simoncini, destroying cancer tumors with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).[i] Sodium bicarbonate is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstoppably effective when it comes to cancer tissues. It's an irresistible chemical, cyanide to cancer cells for it hits the cancer cells with a shock wave of alkalinity, which allows much more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate.

Cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. Sodium bicarbonate is, for all intent and purposes, an instant killer of tumors. Full treatment takes only days, as does another cancer treatment that heats the cancer cells with laser generated heat. (At bottom see combining ph shift with heat.)

Baking Soda and pH Levels
The extracellular (interstitial) pH (pHe) of solid tumours is significantly more acidic compared to normal tissues. [ii]

Case one: A patient diagnosed with pulmonary neoplasm of the lung, underwent treatment with sodium bicarbonate, before submitting to surgery to remove part of the lung. Treatment consisted of sodium bicarbonate administered orally, by aerosol, and IV. After first treatment reduction of nodules and absorption was evident, and after 8 months was no longer visible at all. Treatments also reduced size of the liver and results were confirmed by both X-ray and CAT scan.

Studies have shown how manipulation of tumour pH with sodium bicarbonate enhances some forms of chemotherapy.[iii] Proteins can be modified both in vivo and in vitro by increases in acidity. In fact pH is the regulatory authority that controls most cellular processes. The pH balance of the human bloodstream is recognized by medical physiology texts as one of the most important biochemical balances in all of human body chemistry. pH is the acronym for "Potential Hydrogen".

In definition, it is the degree of concentration of hydrogen ions in a substance or solution. It is measured on a logarithmic scale from 0 to 14. Higher numbers mean a substance is more alkaline in nature and there is a greater potential for absorbing more hydrogen ions. Lower numbers indicate more acidity with less potential for absorbing hydrogen ions.

Our body pH is very important because pH controls the speed of our body's biochemical reactions. It does this by controlling the speed of enzyme activity as well as the speed that electricity moves through our body. The higher (more alkaline) the pH of a substance or solution, the more electrical resistance that substance or solution holds. Therefore, electricity travels slower with higher pH. If we say something has an acid pH, we are saying it is hot and fast. Alkaline pH on the other hand, biochemically speaking, is slow and cool.

Cancer tissues have a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc then do healthy tissues. In 1973, a study conducted by the Department of Occupational Health at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem found that when cancerous breast tissue is compared with non-cancerous tissue from elsewhere in the same woman's body, the concentration of toxic chemicals such as DDT and PCBs was "much increased in the malignant tissue compared to the normal breast and adjacent adipose tissue."[iv] This should say something to the oncologists of the world about chemical etiologies that are going undiagnosed and untreated.

Part of any successful cancer treatment includes chelation and detoxification of heavy metals and a host of toxic chemicals, which are all invading our bodies' everyday. It is literally raining mercury, uranium contamination is increasing, lead we are discovering is even more toxic than anyone ever believed and is even in the bread that we eat, arsenic is in our chicken, the government still wants you to get your yearly mercury flu shot, dentists of course are still using hundreds of tons of mercuryexposing patients to internalized toxic waste dumps (mercury vapors from hell), fluoride is still put in the water and chlorine is breathed in most showers.

This just covers a small slice of the toxic disaster that is the hallmark of life in the 21st century. But oncologists have just not been able to understand that cancer patients are suffering from poisoning on a massive scale with all the chemicals scientists have already established cause cancer.

The IMVA recommends alkaline foods and sodium bicarbonate so that the pH of the blood remains high, which in turn means that the blood is capable of carrying more oxygen. This in turn keeps every cell in the body at peak efficiency and helps the cell eliminate waste products. Detoxification and chelation will proceed more easily and safely under slightly alkaline conditions. Increased urinary pH reduces oxidative injury in the kidney so it behooves us to work clinically with bicarbonate.

Patients receiving sodium bicarbonate achieved urine pHs of 6.5 as opposed to 5.6 with thosereceiving sodium chloride. This alkalinization is theorized to have a protective effect against the formation of free-radicals that may cause nephropathy.[v] Dr. Michael Metro

Body ph level changes are intense in the profundity of their biological effects. Even genes directly experience external pH. pH differentially regulates a large number of proteins. Increased oxidative stress, which correlates almost exponentially with ph changes into the acidic, is especially dangerous to the mitochondria, which suffer the greatest under oxidative duress. Epigenetics, which may now have begun eclipsing traditional genetics, commonly describes how factors such as diet and smoking, rather than inheritance influence how genes behave. The great advantage of knowing the prime cause of a disease is that it can then be attacked logically and over a broad front.

Dr. Otto Warburg, two times Nobel Prize winner, stated in his book, The Metabolism of Tumors that the primary cause of cancer was the replacement of oxygen in the respiratory cell chemistry by the fermentation of sugar. The growth of cancer cells is initiated by a fermentation process, which can be triggered only in the absence of oxygen at the cell level. What Warburg was describing was a classicpicture of acidic conditions. Just like overworked muscle cells manufacture lactic acid by-productsas waste, cancerous cells spill lactic acid and other acidic compounds causing acid pH.

After we just saw how important sulfur is in human health and how useful a basic chemical like sodium thiosulfate can be, we now get a crash course in the power of sodium bicarbonate and the act of instantly turning cancer cells alkaline. Might as well shoot a guided cruise missile at them -- so effective, safe, quick and precise is sodium bicarbonate, inexpensive as well. Just a few pennies a day of it will keep cancer further away, keeping it at arms length from ourselves, patients and loved ones. It is something we can use to treat our water with as well, excellent to put in distilled or reverse osmosis water or any water for that matter.

A true understanding of cancer is impossible without understanding why some tissues in the body are deficient in oxygen and therefore prone to cancer. Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water (H2O) decomposes into H+ and OH-. When a solution contains more H+ than OH- then it is said to be acid. When it contains more OH- than H+ then it is said to be alkaline.

When oxygen enters an acid solution it can combine with H+ ions to form water. Oxygen helps to neutralize the acid, while at the same time the acid prevents oxygen from reaching the tissues that need it. Acidic tissues are devoid of free oxygen. An alkaline solution is just the reverse. Two hydroxyl ions (OH-) can combine to produce one water molecule and one oxygen atom. In other words, an alkaline solution can provide oxygen to the tissues.

The pH scale goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in the human body are designed to be slightly alkaline at a pH of 7.4.

At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. This has given rise to a variety of treatments based on increasing the alkalinity of the tissues such as vegetarian diet, the drinking of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, and dietary supplementation with alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, cesium and rubidium. But nothing can compare to the instant alkalinizing power of sodium bicarbonate for safe and effective treatment of cancer.

Like magnesium chloride or sulfates are excellent emergency medicines, basic chemicals, nutritional in nature, sodium bicarbonate is a nutritional medicine meaning it cannot and will not end up controlled by CODEX. To control bicarbonate they would have to demand mothers stop making cake with it. We might thus identify sodium bicarbonate as an emergency medicine for cancer with the above supporting approaches working on broader levels to help overall physiology change to a degree where body chemistry is unfavorable for new cancer growth.

Cancer seems to grow slowly in a highly acid environment (because the acids cause it to partially destroy itself) and may actually grow more quickly as your body becomes more alkaline prior to reaching the healthy pH slightly above 7.4 where the cancer becomes dormant. Therefore it is important to get pH above 7.4 quickly. Once one has achieved a pH above 7.4, it is useful to monitor saliva pH regularly to ensure that the body remains sufficiently alkaline.

Earlier and more frequent use of sodium bicarbonate was associated with higher early resuscitability rates and with better long-term neurological outcome. Sodium bicarbonate is beneficial during CPR.[vi]

"The therapeutic treatment of bicarbonate salts can be administered orally, through aerosol, intravenously and through catheter for direct targeting of tumors." All of Dr. Tullio Simoncini's treatments with sodium bicarbonate are directed as specifically as possible to the organs involved, for example, vaginally as well as abdominally into the peritoneal space for cervical cancer, through the hepatic artery for liver cancer in order to get the solution as close to the affected area as possible.

Sodium bicarbonate administered orally, via aerosol or intravenously can achieve positive results in most tumors, including the brain, while others, such as the serious ones of the bones can remain unaffected. Dr. Simoncini, with the help of interventionist radiologists was able to reach those areas of the body that had previously been inaccessible. This was achieved through positioning appropriate catheters either in cavities for peritoneum and pleura, or in arteries to reach other organs.[vii]

The most effective measure to treat RT-induced mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer is frequent oral rinsing with a sodium bicarbonate rinse, to reduce the amount of oral microbial flora.[viii]

Case two: A nine-year-old child is hospitalized and diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma on the right humerus. Despite several chemotherapy cycles surgery removed the humeral bone. Growth of three tumor masses continued despite continued efforts to stop progression. Sodium bicarbonate salts treatment were then started administered by catheter into the right sub-clavian artery in order to administer the salts (phleboclysis of 500 cc at five per cent) directly on the tumoral masses.

Of the 3 masses shown by the scographic scan of May 7, 2001, whose size is respectively: a. 6.5 cm, b. 4.4 cm, c. 2.4 cm. After the sodium bicarbonate salts treatment only one tumor was left, with a size of only 1.5 cm, which is most likely residual scarring, as shown by the echography of September 10, 2001.

Sodium bicarbonate injection is also indicated in the treatment of metabolic acidosis which may occur in severe renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, and circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest and severe primary lactic acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate is further indicated in the treatment of drug intoxications, including barbiturates.

Sodium carbonate has been found effective in treating poisoning or overdose from many chemicalsand pharmaceutical drugs by negating the cardiotoxic and neurotoxic effects. [ix] Sodium bicarbonate is useful in treating neurological disorders in children.

Knowledge of sodium bicarbonate is important for parents because the rate of childhood cancer is growing exponentially. But parents who resist the radiation burning, cutting and the lethal chemicals are regularly hauled before the courts only to have their children taken away from them. Oncologists are increasingly resorting to the justice system to have children made wards of the courts who then turn them over to medically irresponsible practitioners. It is inexcusable separating a child from his mother and father in the middle of a medical crisis. Adding to the stress by tormenting patients' hearts and souls has nothing to do with safe or effective medicine. The naked truth is doctors and medical institutions have not earned the necessary trust for this level of intervention in people's lives. With patient safety slipping year by year,[x] children are not safe in hospitals, much less so if forced at gunpoint from their parents embrace.

An extremely simple therapy used by physicians who treat autism is to supply a mild antidote that neutralizes the excess acids. The most convenient product is a nonprescription drug called AlkaSeltzer Gold™. Do not use any other kind of AlkaSeltzer™. AlkaSeltzer Gold™ is simply a very safe product (sodium and potassium bicarbonate) that helps to neutralize excess acids of any kind. Dr. William Shaw on Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD.

One mother wrote, "It worked so well for both of my children that the die-off was an uneventful experience, even though they both had very high levels of yeast." The restoring of acid/alkaline balance also relieves many allergies. "These children also had grave disturbances in electrolyte chemistry, and tended to be acidotic (low CO). The data that unfolded was fascinating and clearly earmarked the acidosis and hypoxic state (low serum bicarbonate = low O2 levels). Potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium carbonate and the like were used. Now we began to understand why so many children responded to Buffered C (potassium bicarbonate, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate), and others needed a more specific buffer (in some children for example niacin was grossly depleted and they required niacin bicarbonate)," wrote Patricia Kane.

The acid/alkaline balance is one of the most overlooked aspects of health, though many have written much about it. In general, the American public is heavily acid, excepting vegetarians.

Case three: A 62-year-old patient undergoes surgery in December 1998 for endometrial adenocarcinoma, followed by successive cycles of radiotherapy and anti-hormone therapy. Following the thickening of the peritoneum and the growth of several lymph nodes due to carcinosis; from the clinical point of view, the patient's condition decayed with the presence of exhaustion, general swelling, intestinal meteorism, irregularity of evacuation, steady feeling of heaviness and blood pressure instability. Treatment with a 5% sodium bicarbonate solution administered alternately thru an endoperitoneal catheter and via IV showed rapid improvement to a normal condition of health. A final CAT scan confirms the regression of the peritoneal carcinosis and a stabilization of the size of the lymph nodes when compared to the preceding year.The kidneys are usually the first organs to show chemical damage upon uranium exposure, military manuals suggest doses or infusions of sodium bicarbonate to help alkalinize the urine if this happens. This makes the uranyl ion less kidney-toxic and promotes excretion of the nontoxic uranium-carbonate complex. The oral administration of sodium bicarbonate diminishes the severity of the changes produced by uranium in the kidneys.[xi]

Case four: A 40-year-old patient underwent surgical intervention (left radical mastectomy) for mammarian carcinoma seven months earlier. After three months of chemotherapy, the patient is affected by: "diffused pulmonary and hepatic metastasis; bone metastasis particularly to the fifth and sixth lumbar vertebrae, with invasion and compression of the medullar channel, which is causing extreme pain which makes the patient unresponsive to any treatment." All pain suppressant drugs --morphine included -- are totally ineffective and the patient is totally prostrate even unable to sleep. Believing that fungal colonies amassed in the medullar channel will respond to administration of sodium bicarbonate salts, lumbar injections are begun.

Dr Tullio Simoncini recounts: "As I administer it by slowly injecting 50 cc of sodium bicarbonate solution at 8.4 %, the patient tosses and with a thread of a voice confesses to me that she has slept only two hours in the last week. Exhausted, she whispers to me: "If only I could sleep half an hour tonight." But the day after, she calls me on the phone and says: "I have slept all night". After two more lumbar injections of the bicarbonate salts in the next month, the pain disappeared completely. Magnetic Resonance imaging reports performed before and after treatment were defined by hospital head of the radiology department as "shocking."

Sodium bicarbonate is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is commonly used as an antacid for short-term relief of stomach upset, to correct acidosis in kidney disorders, to make the urine alkaline during bladder infections and to minimize uric acid crystallization during gout treatment. Prescription sodium bicarbonate products are given by injection to treat metabolic acidosis and some drug intoxications. Sodium bicarbonate is available as a nonprescription medical as well as a general house hold item. It is also used with other non-prescription drugs for short-term treatment of various conditions to treat anything from fever to moderate pain.

Sodium bicarbonate possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals, dioxins and furans. Comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue from the same person shows that the cancer tissuehas a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc.

Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes acids present in gases (in particular hydrochloric acid, suphur dioxide, hydrofluoric acid) to form sodium salts (sodium chloride, sodium sulphate, sodium fluoride, sodium carbonate), which are all known as Residual Sodium Chemicals.

Sodium bicarbonate can be made into a paste salve with vinegar, it relieves burning from bug stings (particularly bee stings), poison ivy, nettles, and sunburn. It is used as an antacid to treat acid indigestion and heartburn. Mixed with water in a 10% solution can soften earwax for removal.

Substituting a sodium bicarbonate solution for saline infusion prior to administration of radiocontrast material seems to reduce the incidence of nephropathy.[xii] Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy American Medical Association.

Because sodium bicarbonate has long been known and is widely used, it has many other names including sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium bicarb, baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda, bicarb soda, saleratus or bicarbonate of soda. It is soluble in water. This white solid is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slight alkaline taste resembling that of sodium carbonate. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs. It is also produced artificially. World wide production is on the scale of 100,000 ton/year. Sodium bicarbonate is primarily used in cooking (baking) where it reacts with other components to release carbon dioxide,that helps dough "rise."

It is commonly used to increase the pH and total alkalinity of the water for pools and spas. Sodium bicarbonate can be added as a simple solution for restoring the pH balance of water that has a high level of chlorine. It is sometimes used in septic tanks to control pH and bacteria.

Sodium bicarbonate-rich mineral water in conjunction with a low-salt diet may have a beneficial effect on calcium homeostasis.[xiii]

Distilled water is not safe, it lacks bicarbonates and minerals and yes, it is acid forming to the body. Yet it is an excellent aid in detoxification and chelation for its purity pulls on toxicities in the body. Part of the reason why our body is acid is that it lacks enough bicarbonate necessary to neutralize the acid. Whenever the water lacks the proper bicarbonates to neutralize the water in distilled water your body basically becomes a little more acid. But we can easily treat distilled or reverse osmosis water by adding bicarbonate and magnesium and perhaps even some sodium thiosulfate. (The art and science of water treatment will be covered in The Waters of Life, another IMVA publication due out later this year. The conscious use of water favorably increases medical outcomes, often it even determines the prognosis. You cannot separate out hydration from pH. Dehydration would certainly push the body toward acidity.)

pH of the blood is the most important factor to determine the state of the microorganisms in the blood.

The native chemical and physical properties of sodium bicarbonate account for its wide range of applications, including cleaning, deodorizing, buffering, and fire extinguishing. Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes odors chemically, rather than masking or absorbing them. Consequently, it is used in bath salts and deodorant body powders.

Sodium bicarbonate tends to maintain a pH of 8.1 (7 is neutral) even when acids, which lower pH, or bases, which raise pH, are added to the solution. Its ability to tabletize makes it a good effervescent ingredient in antacids and denture cleaning products. Sodium bicarbonate is also found in some anti-plaque mouthwash products and toothpaste.

Sodium bicarbonate also is indicated in severe diarrhea which is often accompanied by a significant loss of bicarbonate. Vigorous bicarbonate therapy is required in any form of metabolic acidosis where a rapid increase in plasma total CO2 content is crucial e.g. cardiac arrest, circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration , and in severe primary lactic acidosis or severediabetic acidosis.

Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP is administered by the intravenous route. In cardiac arrest, a rapid intravenous dose of one to two 50 mL vials (44.6 to 100 mEq) may be given initially and continued at a rate of 50 mL (44.6 to 50 mEq) every 5 to 10 minutes if necessary (as indicated by arterial pH and blood gas monitoring) to reverse the acidosis. Caution should be observed in emergencies where very rapid infusion of large quantities of bicarbonate is indicated. Bicarbonate solutions are hypertonic and may produce an undesirable rise in plasma sodium concentration in the process. of correcting the metabolic acidosis. In cardiac arrest, however, the risks from acidosis exceed those of hypernatremia.

In the current system, if a promising compound can't be patented, it is highly unlikely ever to make it to market, no matter how well it performs in the laboratory or in emergency room situations. The hormone melatonin,[xiv] sold as an inexpensive food supplement in the United States, has repeatedly been shown to slow the growth of various cancers when used in conjunction with conventional treatments. Dr. Paolo Lissoni, another Italian oncologist has written many articles about this hormone and conducted clinical trials. But he has despaired over the pharmaceutical industry's total lack of interest in his treatment approach.

We need a new approach to fight cancer, one that will work safely and effectively since the majority of us are now destined to have to suffer through cancer at one point or another in our lives. The situation in the field of oncology is horrendous and in the area of childhood oncology they have earned their place in the book "The Terror of Pediatric Medicine", (which one can download as a free e-book.)

Most people today cringe at the idea of finding a cancer then slashing, burning and poisoning it to smithereens. Most would agree that the mainstream cancer approach offers only marginal benefits at best, and providers push screening and aggressive treatment in part because they have nothing else to give, and also because it's very profitable. If the body's cellular metabolism and pH is balanced it is susceptible to little illness or disease.

Since 1971, when President Nixon declared war on cancer, the budget of the National Cancer Institute has increased to $4.8 billion from half a billion and cancer rates are still going up. For most of the past half-century, medical treatment of invasive tumors like those of the breast and colon has relied mainly on drugs, radiation or both, in effect carpet-bombing the DNA of cancer cells. These highly toxic treatments do not address the root causes of cancer and are extremely dangerous, medical approaches involving the highest risks.

The great variety of cancers must reflect a fundamental mechanism by which the disease arises, one that has not been so clearly apparent until now.

Though allopathic medicine already uses sodium bicarbonate it will not any day soon turn to its own arsenal of already available safe and inexpensive medications like sodium bicarbonate or magnesium chloride. The medical industrial complex seems unwilling to change its views on cancer so patients will need to quietly ask their doctors for intravenous bicarbonate without specifying it as a substance they want to use to cure their cancer. It will be easier to find someone if one approaches with a need to treat acidic conditions than the actual cancer. Few doctors are willing to risk their licenses so it is better not to put them in an uncomfortable situation that they cannot control.

The closer the pH is to 7.35 -- 7.45, the higher our level of health and well being and our ability to resist states of disease. Sadly this does not address the need for the use of catheters which target tumors more directly thus pushing us toward a more complete protocol that will target cancer in a more general and comprehensive way. This needs to be done anyway because killing the tumor with a rush of alkalinity that provokes an oxygen rush into the cells will not prevent the condition from reoccurring. Though we can think that acidity is a basic cause of cancer a more basic cause is addressed when we look at what leads to the acidic conditions that are so prevalent in our bodies today.

Sodium bicarbonate is an anti-fungin substance that is very diffusible and thus very effective.

Dr Tullio Simoncini says, "It is useful to consider the extreme sensitivity of fungi to saline and electrolytic solutions. These solutions, because of their extreme capacity for diffusion, are able to reach all the myceliar biological expressions, including the most infinitesimal ones. Salts and bicarbonates, by making the terrain completely inorganic, eliminates the slightest organic fonts that fungi could use for nourishment. In this context, sodium bicarbonate, which is currently used in children's oral candidoses, appears to be a simple and handy weapon capable of uprooting, inhibiting, or attenuating any neoplastic formation wherever it is possible to easily apply it."

Cancer is actually a four-letter word ACID, especially lactic acid as a waste product due to the low oxygen level and waste products of yeast and fungus. For centuries, medicated baths have been one of the first lines of treatment for psoriasis. Even today, with sophisticated immunosuppressivetreatments available, Dead Sea salts and spa waters are recognized to be beneficial in the management of psoriatic patients.

To assess statistically the efficacy of sodium bicarbonate baths in psoriasis patients, thirty-onepatients with mild-moderate psoriasis were studied. Almost all patients who used NaHCO3- reported a statistically valuable improvement. NaHCO3- baths reduced itchiness and irritation; in general, the patients themselves recognized a beneficial impact on their psoriasis, so much so that they have continued to bathe in NaHCO3- even after the end of the study. [xv]

Sodium bicarbonate therapy is harmless, fast and effective because it is extremely diffusible. A therapy with bicarbonate for cancer should be set up with strong dosage, continuously, and with pauseless cycles in a destruction work which should proceed from the beginning to the end without interruption for at least 7-8 days. In general a mass of 2-3-4 centimetres will begin to consistently regress from the third to the fourth day, and collapses from the fourth to the fifth. Generally speaking, the maximum limit of the dosage that can be administered in a session gravitates around 500 cc of sodium bicarbonate at five per cent solution, with the possibility of increasing or decreasing the dosage by 20 per cent in function of the body mass of the individual to be treated and in the presence of multiple localisations upon which to apportion a greater quantity of salts, instructs Dr Simoncini.

In the early stages of acidic pH in the body's tissues, the warning symptoms are mild. These include such things as skin eruptions, headaches, allergies, colds, flu and sinus problems. These symptoms are frequently treated (manipulated) with antibiotic drugs and suppressive medications. The longer and the deeper we become acidic the more our illness takes hold so it's best to fight acidic conditions early on and in every presenting clinical situation. Certainly a highly toxic drug like anti viral Tamiflu won't do a fraction of the job sodium bicarbonate will do especially if it's combined with magnesium chloride and iodine as well as high levels of vitamin C.

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Dr. Wright ETips

I talked the other day about the media attention surrounding olive oil. Well, not too far behind it you'll find mushrooms. But unlike olive oil with its three or four different varieties, there are literally dozens of different kinds of mushrooms, and the ones you usually hear touted for their health benefits are the Asian varieties like shiitake and maitake. While these mushrooms are undeniably good for you, they're not the most commonly consumed types. So unless you eat a lot of Chinese take-out, you're probably not tapping into their full potential.

But recent research shows that you can get some significant protection against breast cancer from the mushrooms that most of us do eat on a regular basis: the white button variety you'll find packaged in just about every supermarket in the country.

Researchers studied how several different kinds of mushrooms affected aromatase, an enzyme that helps the body make estrogen. (Excess estrogen can lead to cancer formation.) They found that not only did some common varieties of mushrooms block the action of aromatase in the body, but that the extracts of some of these mushrooms actually reduced the growth of breast cancer cells in test tubes and slowed tumor growth in experimental animals.

The researchers found that Portobello, cremini, and shiitake mushrooms all had positive effects, but white button mushrooms actually outranked them all and provided the strongest anti-cancer benefits. And it did so in a much smaller portion than you might expect.

According to the study's lead researcher, Dr. Shiuan Chen, "You don't need a strong effect to cause cancer prevention. Eating 100 grams or even less of mushrooms per day could have an effect on preventing new breast cancers." That's just a couple of ounces of mushrooms per day -- maybe three or four decent-sized ones from a 16-ounce package. At that amount, you'll barely even know they're there in your diet -- but your body certainly will.

Nutrition & Healing Source:

"Anti-aromatase activity of phytochemicals in white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)," Cancer Research 2006; 66(24): 12,026-12,034

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Slash Your Breast Cancer Risk: Remove the Real Cause Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 21 2011

Story at-a-glance
While increase in breast cancer screenings has resulted in soaring breast cancer diagnoses, rates of invasive breast cancer have still increased in certain populations. According to one recent study, mammography screening may "save" only 1 person for every 2,500 screened.
The rate of "false alarms" from mammogram screening is as high as 40 percent, resulting in high rates of unnecessary biopsies and other tests.
A growing body of clinical evidence indicates that the "low energy" x-rays used in breast screenings are up to 500 percent more carcinogenic than previously assumed.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is fraught with conflicts of interest, and instead of increasing awareness about the preventable causes of breast cancer, it feeds the cancer industry's need to raise money for drug research, and to promote its primary means of "prevention": early detection via x-ray mammography.
The primary causes of breast cancer: nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins, inflammation, and estrogen dominance, are entirely overlooked as the cancer industry is primarily fixated on providing drug therapies to treat symptoms rather than preventing the cause.

By Sayer Ji

October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness month in the U.S., and October 21 is National Mammography Day.

Zeneca Group plc., a pharmaceutical subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industries and manufacturer of the blockbuster breast cancer drugs Arimidex and Tamoxifen, founded the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985 in order to promote the widespread adoption of x-ray mammography (and the sale of their products).1

While the increase in routine screenings has resulted in soaring breast cancer diagnoses, rates of invasive breast cancer have actually INCREASED in certain populations.2

Shocking Statistic: False Alarms May Be as High as 40 Percent!
A recent study and editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that x-ray mammography screening may "save" only 1 person for every 2,500 screened.

Among the 2,500 screened at least 1,000 will have a false alarm, 500 would undergo an unnecessary biopsy, and 5 or more would become treated for abnormal finds that would never become fatal, i.e. their lives will be shortened due to medication/surgical/stress-induced adverse effects.

Given these findings X-ray mammography may be far more effective at generating increased numbers of breast cancer diagnoses than in "preventing" malignancy and mortality associated with the disease. To the contrary, a growing body of clinical evidence indicates that the "low energy" x-rays used in breast screenings are up to 500% more carcinogenic than previously assumed and upon which current radiation risk models that favor mass breast screenings with ionizing diagnostic technologies find justification.

The success of this highly popularized model of "prevention," which prevents nothing, is explained when we look deeper into who is behind AstraZeneca, the founding sponsor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

AstraZeneca's Role in the Cancer Industry
AstraZeneca was in fact a by-product of one of the world's largest chemical (and carcinogen) producers, Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Before being acquired by AkzoNobel in 2008, ICI produced millions of pounds annually of known mammary carcinogens such as vinyl chloride. ICI demerged its pharmaceutical bioscience businesses in 1993 to form Zeneca Group plc., which later merged with Astra AB to form AstraZeneca in 1999.

AstraZeneca's best-selling cancer drug Tamoxifen is actually classified by the World Health Organization as a carcinogen. (To view toxicological data on this chemical visit our Problem Substances Database page on Tamoxifen). Presently all campaign ads and promotional events that are run by the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month foundation (which operates year round) must be "approved," i.e. "pink-washed," by AstraZeneca before being released for public consumption.

Other experts and organizations have pointed out this glaring conflict of interest:

"A decade-old multi-million dollar deal between National Breast Cancer Awareness Month sponsors and Imperical Chemical Industries (ICI) has produced reckless misinformation on breast cancer," -- Dr. Samuel Epstein [a leading international authority on cancer-causing effects of environmental pollutants.]

"Imperial Chemical Industries has supported the cancer establishment's blame-the-victim attitude toward the causes of breast and other cancers. This theory attributes escalating cancer rates to heredity and faulty lifestyle, rather than avoidable exposures to industrial carcinogens contaminating air, water, food, consumer products, and the workplace."

 -- Cancer Prevention Coalition

Prevention as Watchful Profiteering
Sadly, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has not become a time of increasing awareness of the preventable causes of breast cancer and has instead fed the breast cancer industry's insatiable need to raise money for research into a pharmaceutical cure, and to promote its primary means of "prevention": early detection via x-ray mammography.

On first account, a pharmaceutical "cure" is as unlikely as it is oxymoronic. Drugs do not cure disease anymore than bullets cure war. Beneath modern medicine's showy display of diagnostic contraptions, heroic "life-saving" procedures, and an armory of exotic drugs of strange origin and power, it is the body's ability to heal itself -- beneath the pomp and circumstance -- that is truly responsible for medicine's apparent successes. Too often, in spite of what medicine does to "treat" or "save" the body, it is the body which, while against invasive chemical and surgical medical interventions, silently treats and saves itself.

If it were not for the body's truly miraculous self-healing abilities, and the ceaseless self-correction process that occurs each and every moment within each and every cell, our bodies would perish within a matter of minutes. The mystery is not in how our body succumbs to cancer; rather the mystery is in how, after years and even decades of chemical exposure and nutrient deprivation our bodies prevail against cancer for so long.

Prevention versus Early Diagnosis
The primary causes of breast cancer: nutritional deficiencies, exposure to environmental toxicity, inflammation, estrogen dominance and the resultant breakdown in genetic integrity and immune surveillance, are entirely overlooked by this fixation on drug therapy and its would-be "magic bullets" and the completely dumbed down and pseudo-scientific concept that "genes cause disease." (See: DNA: Not The Final Word On Health).

Billions of dollars are raised and funneled towards drug research, when the lowly turmeric plant, the humble cabbage and the unassuming bowl of miso soup may offer far more promise in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer than all the toximolecular drugs on the market put together. (To view several dozen substances go to GreenMedinfo: Breast Cancer)

When it comes to the breast cancer industry's emphasis on equating "prevention" with "early detection" through x-ray mammography, nowhere is the inherently pathological ideology of allopathic medicine more clearly evident.

Not only is the ionizing radiation used to discern pathological lesions in breast tissue one of the very risk factors for the development of breast cancer, but the identification of the word "prevention" with "early detection," is a disingenuous way of saying that all we can do to prevent breast cancer is to detect its inevitable presence sooner than would be possible without this technology. (View our X-Ray Mammography page on our Anti-Therapeutic Actions database).

If women succumb to the idea of prevention as doing nothing but waiting for the detection of the disease, many will find a similarly deranged logic re-emerge later when the self-fulfilling prophecy of prevention-through-doing-nothing is fulfilled and "treatment" is now required. "Treatment," when not strictly surgical, involves the use of very powerful chemicals and high doses of ionizing radiation which "poison" the cancer cells.

The obvious problem with this approach is that the application of either form of death energy is not suitably selective, and in the long run, many women die sooner from the side effects of toximolecular "therapy" than from the cancer itself. Why is the obvious question never asked: if exposure to the genotoxic and immune system disabling effects of chemicals and radiation is causative in breast cancer, then why is blasting the body with more poisonous chemicals and radiation considered sound treatment?

The answer to this question has much more to do with ignorance than it does an intentional desire to do harm. But the results are the same: unnecessary pain, suffering and death.

Faced with a situation where medieval notions of prevention and treatment of breast cancer are the norm, it is no wonder that when polled over 40% of women believe they will contract breast cancer sometime in their life -- well over three times their actual risk. After all, have any of them been given a sense that there is something they can do to actually prevent their disease other than "watchful waiting"?

Pink-Washing Away the Preventable Causes of Breast Cancer

Obfuscating the real preventative measures available to women to combat breast cancer, and all cancers for that matter, trusted "authoritative" sources like the Susan G. Komen Foundation publish irresponsible statements like this:

"It is unclear what the exact relationship is between eating fruits and vegetables and breast cancer risk...little, if any link was found between the two in a pooled analysis that combined data from eight large studies."

Have we really come to the point where the common sense consumption of fruits and vegetables in the prevention of disease can so matter-of-factly be called into question? Do we really need randomized, double-blind and placebo controlled clinical trials to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that our bodies can benefit from the phytonutrients and antioxidants in fruits and vegetables in the prevention of cancer?

Another atrocious example of this conspiracy against identifying the obvious causes and cures for diseases like breast cancer is the National Breast Cancer Foundation's website. Go to the bottom of their homepage and type in "carcinogen" in their site wide search box. This is what will appear on the results page:

"Your search -- carcinogen -- did not match any documents. No pages were found containing "carcinogen".

On Susan G. Komen's website the term only emerges three times, and always in the context of minimizing the causative connection between smoking, high saturated fat consumption from meat and breast cancer. If you can remove the reality of carcinogenicity by erasing from the minds of would-be cancer sufferers the word carcinogen, and thereby conceal the link between environmental and dietary exposures of a multitude of toxins, then the obvious "cure" these massive organizations which are vacuuming in billions of dollars of donations every year to find, namely, the removal of carcinogens and detoxification of the system, will never be discovered.

Final Thoughts

Examples like these make it increasingly apparent that orthodox medicine, and the world view it represents, is approaching a theoretical end-time perhaps most accurately described as Pharmageddon. Within the horizon of this perspective vitamins are considered toxic, fruits and vegetables simply a source of caloric content (a poor one, at that), and cancer-causing drugs are understood as the only legitimate and, for that matter, legal, way to combat cancer. Are we really at the tipping point, or is there still hope?

Fortunately there are thousands of scientific studies extant today on the therapeutic value of foods, herbs and spices in breast health, many of which can be found on the government's own biomedical database known as MEDLINE. Decades of research have confirmed the veracity of the Hippocratic phrase: "Let food be thy medicine," and until a prescription is required to obtain and consume organic food, we can still draw from a vast cornucopia of natural substances whose safety and efficacy put the conventional pharmacopeia to shame.

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Breast Cancer Prevention Month Initiated by GrassrootsHealth
GrassrootsHealth is changing the current Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Prevention Month with a focus on taking action to prevent breast cancer with vitamin D testing and education.

"It's time to take action, women are already fully aware of breast cancer and its consequences," says Carole Baggerly, director of GrassrootsHealth. "When you can project that fully 75 percent of breast cancer could be prevented with higher vitamin D serum levels, there is no justification for waiting to take preventive measures such as getting one's vitamin D level up to the recommended range of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L)."

According to Dr. Cedric F. Garland of the Moores Cancer Center and the UCSD School of Medicine:

"This will potentially be the most important action ever conducted toward prevention of breast cancer. The more women who participate in this study, the greater the chance that we will defeat breast cancer within our lifetimes."

Women across the world are invited to enroll in a 5-year Breast Cancer Prevention Study initiated by GrassrootsHealth. To be eligible to enroll, you must be at least 60 years of age and have no current cancer. A free vitamin D home test kit will be provided for the first 1,000 women to enroll. The study aims to fully demonstrate health outcomes of vitamin D serum levels in the range of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) and will examine the occurrence of breast cancer among a population of women 60 and over who achieve and maintain a targeted vitamin D serum level in the bloodstream. In addition to breast cancer prevention, short-term effects of vitamin D such as hypertension, falls, colds and flu will also be tracked. More information can be found at www.grassrootshealth.net.

Funding for this initial enrollment is provided by GrassrootsHealth founder, Carole Baggerly.

"We are expecting to find like-minded individuals and organizations who will provide support to keep the full enrollment funded; our funding goal for the project is $300,000/year. We have been funded entirely by private individuals and organizations in the past. There is a large group of people who are ready for action to prevent breast cancer. We sincerely hope that those people will help by donating directly to this effort to demonstrate how we can do primary prevention, not just early detection."

You can make a donation to this important project here.

References:

1.Official National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) Frequenlty Asked Questions
2.GreenMedInfo.com: X-Ray Mammography Studies
Additional Sources:

* GreenMedInfo.com: Natural Anti-Breast Cancer Agents
* GreenMedInfo.com: Natural Aromatase Inhibitors
* GreenMedInfo.com: Natural Anti-Breast Cancer Substances
* GreenMedInfo.com: High bone density is associated with profoundly elevated rates of breast cancer risk (330% increase).

* Dr. Mercola: Why Mammography is NOT an Effective Breast Cancer Screen
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/26/why-mammography-is-not-an-effective-breast-cancer-screen.aspx

* Thermography: A Safer Option for Breast Cancer Detection
http://www.naturalnews.com/022227.html

Source: Green Med Info October 5, 2011
Source: Grassroots Health October 2011

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Breast cancer fight could benefit from red wine (Note: the alcohol is harmful -- 100mg/d Trans-Reservatrol is better)

Do you always pick the pinot grigio over the pinot noir? The reisling over the merlot?

Well, if you're a woman, you might want to consider a change of color. (And if you're not a woman, but have one you love in your life, make sure she sees this!)

According to a small study out of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a change in wine preference could mean a boost to protection from breast cancer. Researchers say that substances in red wine may act as aromatase inhibitors. Yes, those very same aromatase inhibitors that are used for treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

Why red wine? The substances simply aren't found in white grapes--they're chemicals exclusive to red grape skin and seeds.

The study had only 36 women enrolled, but the results are promising. The women, who had an average age of 36, were randomly assigned to drink eight ounces of either red or white wine with dinner for three weeks. The women abstained from drinking the wine during their menstrual periods, and then picked up with the other color for another three weeks. Throughout the study, they abstained from other alcohol and other grape products.

The researchers measured the levels of several hormones and found that the red wine mimicked the effects of aromatase inhibitors, which block the conversion of androstenedione and testosterone into estrogen. Drinking red wine seemed to go along with a higher level of free testosterone as well as decreased estradiol, estrone, and sex hormone binding globulin--all actions of aromatase inhibitors.

Why are aromatase inhibitors so important? Aromatase is an enzyme that helps the body make estrogen, and extra estrogen can lead to cancer formation.

So, next time you're perusing the wine list at your favorite restaurant or looking for a recommendation at your local wine shop, ask for a red. Making the switch could mean an extra boost to your breast cancer prevention efforts.

P.S. Keep reading to learn what could be the real cause of that stuffy nose...and how to banish it.

Sources:
"Red Wine Study Hints at Breast Cancer Benefit," Medpage Today (medpagetoday.com)
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Why Women in China do not get Breast Cancer
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Why Mammography is NOT an Effective Breast Cancer Screen
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Are Chickens Poisoning You?

Would you ever believe that you could get arsenic poisoning from chickens? I didn't think so either. But new evidence suggests that it's happening. And even if you don't eat chicken, this information is vital for your health.

Apparently, chicken-feed manufacturers have been adding arsenic-based additives to their feed for years. Europe banned these additives in 1999. But they're still legal in this country.

The chemical is Roxarsone, an organic arsenic acid. The manufacturers mix a whopping 2.2 million pounds of it into the food of about 70% of commercial chicken in the U.S. This compound itself is relatively non-toxic. However, the chicken's body converts substantial amounts of Roxarsone into inorganic (highly toxic) arsenic. They release the rest in their excrement.

Partha Basu is an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Duquesne University. He and his colleagues recently reported that certain intestinal germs in chicken feces rapidly transform Roxarsone into inorganic arsenate under low-oxygen conditions. "We see (inorganic) Arsenic created in less than 10 days," Basu says.

As a home farmer, this news is absolutely frightening to me. I used to use some chicken manure as fertilizer in my garden. I have friends who still use substantial amounts. We have been unwittingly contaminating our soil and ground water.
Chicken manure is spread far and wide on farming fields. Donald L. Sparks is professor of marine studies at the University of Delaware. He says that poultry feces is spread on land at the rate of 9 to 20 metric tons per hectare. Each year, he estimates, farmers spread 20 to 50 metric tons of Roxarsone in chicken feces on fields on the Delmarva Peninsula alone. That's where I grew up. And our family ate lots of vegetables from those fields.

How widespread is the problem? One study found that 55% of the 151 samples of raw chicken in these tests contained detectable arsenic ranging from 1.6 to 21.2 ppb. Nearly three-quarters of the samples from conventional producers had detectable levels of arsenic. Only one-third of samples from certified organic and other premium chicken suppliers had detectable levels.

The good news is that they didn't find any arsenic in samples from Tyson and Foster Farms. Both have stopped using Roxarsone.

Arsenic is highly toxic. It poisons DNA and can cause cancer and organ, neurological, endocrine, diabetes, and immune dysfunction.

I cannot emphasize enough the need to buy nothing but organic. The quality of the products will be much higher and with far less chemicals. Organic chickens don't contain arsenic. Organic farms must use only organic fertilizers. I don't think that commercial chicken manure would be allowed on organic farms due to chemical use in commercial chickens.

And now you have to be careful what you put on your vegetable gardens. Make sure the manure comes from animals that don't receive any chemicals whatsoever.

If you eat a lot of chicken, you might want to do a heavy metal challenge test with a physician skilled in chelation. The best-qualified doctors will be those certified by the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (www.abcmt.org). If you do have arsenic, don't worry, there are many effective ways to detoxify, including the suppositories I mentioned earlier. Your ABCMT physician will be able to offer you other ways that can fit your needs and budget.

Ref: Chemical & Engineering News, April 9, 2007, Volume 85, Number 15 pp. 34-35; Environ. Sci. Technol., 2007, 41, 818.
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The Surgery Breast Cancer Victims Must Avoid
September 14, 2011

Women with breast cancer always fear having the cancer spread to their lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs in your armpit (and elsewhere in your body). They act as filters, removing cancer from lymph fluid before it goes into your bloodstream. If you have cancer in the lymph nodes under your arm, you have an increased risk of the cancer spreading.

As a result, most cancer surgeons conduct radical lymph node dissection -- removing the lymph nodes. This lets the surgeon come back and tell the victim "we got it all." The problem is that the surgery leaves her with painful, disfiguring, and dysfunctional lymphedema. It also increases your risk for infection. But that's not all. A new study found that this draconian procedure makes no difference in survival or reoccurrence.

The study looked at 891 breast cancer patients. The researchers looked at survival rates of those who had their nodes removed (445 patients) and those who did not (446 patients). After six years, the researchers found almost no difference in the survival rates of both groups (91.8% to 92.5% respectively).

Based on this study, the New York Times said, "Experts say that the new findings, combined with similar ones from earlier studies, should change medical practice for many patients. Some centers have already acted on the new information ... But more widespread change may take time, experts say, because the belief in removing nodes is so deeply ingrained."

I agree. This barbarian "treatment" needs to disappear. But it's not happening. It is "so deeply ingrained" that some states like California still mandate this surgery for treating cancer.

If you have breast cancer, please don't allow your surgeon to do a radical lymph node dissection. If the cancer has made it to your lymph nodes, chances are quite high that it's elsewhere, and the horrific lymph node dissection will likely do you no good in the long run.

I'm not against a sentinel node biopsy (single lymph node) for staging purposes, as it can give the doctor important information about your cancer without radical dissection. But tell your surgeon in writing that you don't want the lymph nodes removed.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert J. Rowen, MD

Ref: FDA, January 2011, "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) In Women with Breast Implants: Preliminary FDA Findings and Analyses," January 2011; JAMA, February 9, 2011;305(6):569-75; New York Times, February 8, 2011.
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The pill that makes cancer more dangerous
May 25, 2012

As you may know, I've warned my patients and readers to stay away from cancer drugs (except in certain cases). In addition to the harm they cause, they don't cure cancer. They may shrink the tumor, killing the cancer cells. But they don't fix what caused the cancer in the first place. So the tumor usually comes roaring back.

Now there's evidence that shrinking the tumor with drugs might cost you your life. But before I tell you about this study, let me tell you about one of my patients. This patient had advanced kidney disease. I gave him natural therapies and he felt much better. However, they didn't stop his tumor from growing. So his oncologist convinced him to take Sunitinib, also known as Sutent.

When Sutent didn't work, the oncologist blamed my therapies. So the man took a holiday from my treatments for a month just to give the Sutent a chance. He promised to return if Sutent didn't work. Well, it did shrink his tumor. However, he went downhill so fast that he was unable to return to me.

What happened? Well, this new study tells us what happened. This line of drugs can shrink tumors. But in the process, they also damage a particular cell called a pericyte. These cells cover blood vessels and act as gatekeepers against the spread of the tumor cells. When damaged in the chemical attempt to knock out tumor blood supply, the tumor vessels become even more hypoxic (less oxygen), and allow the cancer cells to leak into the circulation. Knocking out pericytes shrank tumors in mice by 30% in 25 days. Sounds great! But it wasn't. It actually increased the spread of the cancer by three-fold. But that's not all. The drug also made cancer cells more like stem cells and better able to survive.

The entire cancer industry is a sham, literally. It's a complete fraud. It's a fraud that has the medical world, the government, insurance companies, and unsuspecting people at its behest. But the FDA allows Pharma to measure the effectiveness of a drug by tumor shrinkage. This study shows how awfully stupid that is! It shows that the drugs will shrink tumors in the short run, but become far more aggressive and deadly in return. While the researchers did this first experiment in mice, they confirmed the same action in human breast tumors. The less pericytes you have, the more deeply invasive the cancers become. And the five to ten year survival rates are less than 20%.

I am convinced that most cancer patients who do well with conventional therapy were destined to do well regardless. We know that 20% of all cancers spontaneously disappear. So if you sometimes hear of a woman or man who had her breast or prostate carved out 20 years ago, does that mean you should rush to the knife or chemicals? No. In my book, they are in that 20% no-matter-what-you-do remission rate. I think we'd even see better remission rates if we eliminated toxic therapies altogether (certain cancer-types excepted). I know of few oncologists who would drink their own poisons.

One final note: This is even more proof that oxygen is king. When you starve cancer cells of oxygen, they'll respond with even more aggressiveness. I've participated in two cases recently where oxygen/oxidation-based therapies have helped achieve remission or near remission of stage-4 cancers (colon cancer and melanoma). No, not everyone has been helped. But these kind, gentle therapies won't do anything worse than make you feel better, even if it doesn't tame the cancer.

If you have cancer, don't feel like you have to submit to the cut, burn, and poison treatments your oncologist offers. There are other options.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert J. Rowen, MD

Ref: Cancer Cell 1-17-12

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How To Stop The Spread Of Aggressive Prostate (and other) Cancer
August 28, 2009

In our last health alert, I showed you how vitamin K can help prevent prostate cancer. But this vitamin is much more powerful than that -- it can actually stop aggressive prostate cancer from growing.

I've told you in the past that most prostate cancers never go anywhere. You won't die of these even if you do absolutely nothing. It's the highly invasive and aggressive cancers that kill. And now we know that vitamin K2 can reduce such aggressiveness.

In fact, if you have a vitamin K deficiency, new evidence suggests that your risk for advanced-stage and high-grade prostate cancer goes up significantly.

Vitamin K is essential to carboxylate molecules in your body. Carboxylation of proteins in your bones is essential for them to pick up and retain calcium. That's why a vitamin K deficiency also increases your risk for osteoporosis. Without carboxylation of these bone-forming proteins, you're not just at risk for osteoporosis. It also significantly increases your risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

For every 10% decrease in carboxylation, there's a 38% increase in advanced-stage prostate cancer.

Interestingly, the same carboxylation mechanism is involved with both vascular and prostate protection. One study says that natural vitamin K2 reduced arterial calcifications by 50%. And it also reduced cardiovascular mortality risk by the same amount. The dose they used in this study was only 45 mcg. That's a tiny dose. Personally, I think 100 mcg is the optimum dose. So try to take this much every day.

The best food source of this vitamin is natto. This is a fermented form of soy that I've written about before. I happen to like natto, but you might not. So please be sure that your vitamin combination contains vitamin K2. Or look for supplemental vitamin K2 in the health food store.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert Jay Rowen, MD

Ref: Journal of Nutrition, 2004 November;134(11):3100-5.
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Can This Common Supplement Actually Contribute to Cancer?

7-2005

You already know that hormone-related cancers (breast, prostate, uterine, and ovarian) are epidemic. You also know "autoimmune" and chronic inflammatory diseases are rampant. If you, a friend, or a loved one has any of these diseases, you know how devastating they are.

But what you may not know is that there's growing evidence a popular supplement can fuel these diseases. That's right! Researchers are finding this supplement may actually contribute to cancer or make autoimmune diseases even worse. In fact, the supplement could be in your kitchen cabinet.

Researchers from Texas A&M University showed in 1996 that this supplement damaged the testicular lining cells of male rats. At one-fifth the usual human dose, the rats had reduced sperm production and cellular damage.

Another group of researchers showed ovarian damage in rats when exposed to the supplement at 10 times the usual human dose.

And in 1994, Dr. Midori Yoshida, who is a top cancer researcher for the Sasaki Institute in Tokyo, Japan, published a study demonstrating that this same popular supplement can induce endometrial cancer (cancer on the inside of the uterus) in animals. While all of these studies were done on animals, there's good reason to believe humans may find similar trouble with this supplement. Let me explain.

As we've already established, cancers of the breast, prostate, uterus, and ovaries are predominantly caused by abnormal hormone activity. Even many autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are influenced by hormonal abnormalities.

Your body makes a lot of hormones. When you put food, drinks, supplements, drugs, or anything else into your body, it affects these hormones. You already know that the type of food you eat will determine how much insulin (a hormone) your body produces to metabolize the food. Well, insulin and other hormones respond to every stimulus we put in our body.

Hormones are tricky to work with. They are absolutely required for the body to function properly. But if you have too much or too little, they can cause significant problems. Take the thyroid hormone for instance. Too little causes hypothyroidism. Too much causes hyperthyroidism. Neither of which are desirable conditions.

One of the trickiest hormones to work with is estrogen. Estrogen is required for many bodily functions, especially the sexual and reproductive functions in women. Both men and women require estrogen, though, just in different proportions. However, we now know that excess estrogen causes cancer.

The Dangers of Too Much Estrogen

A woman's uterus is designed to deal with normal estrogen by way of her monthly period, which sheds estrogen stimulated cells. With menopause, her body decreases its production of estrogen because her estrogen-producing egg follicles are all gone.

When a woman is exposed to too much estrogen, it creates a situation called estrogen dominance, which causes a whole host of problems. With estrogen dominance, cells stop dying (which is what cells are supposed to do as they age and become abnormal) and continue to divide uncontrollably. This can eventually lead to cancer.

Aside from cancer, estrogen dominance has other problems. It's related to mid-life obesity, PMS, recurrent breast pain, endometriosis, fibroids, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. For men, excess estrogen is now widely considered the likely culprit in prostate disease.

Estrogen dominance is caused by several factors. Age and obesity are the most common. As we age and gain weight, an unwanted enzyme found in fatty tissue called aromatase becomes more prevalent in our body. This enzyme captures precious testosterone, already in decline with age, and spits it back out as estrogen. That's why you're hearing a lot about aromatase-inhibitor drugs in estrogen-related breast cancer. Inhibiting the enzyme reduces testosterone conversion to estrogen. The best way to keep that enzyme in check is to keep lean and get plenty of exercise!

Another cause of estrogen dominance is genetics. Each of us has genetic factors that contribute to the development of estrogen-related cancers. In part, these factors are greatly magnified by your exposure to xenobiotics.

Xenobiotics are man-made poisons. They are everywhere in our environment, including the food chain. They include chlorinated hydrocarbons and pesticides, which can have powerful estrogen-like effects on your body that are far stronger than your natural estrogens.

Regardless of where the estrogen comes from, your body has to get rid it. To do so, the liver has to go through a biochemical process called hydroxylation. When the liver hydroxylates estrogen, it creates various types of estrogen byproducts.

There are many of these estrogen byproducts (rather than naming all of them, we typically refer to them by their hydroxyl position in the estrogen chain). Some are dangerous and some are beneficial. For instance, scientists and doctors typically pay attention to two of them: the 2 and 16 positions (a.k.a. 2-hydroxy estrogen and 16-hydroxy estrogen). The 2-hydroxy estrogen is considered beneficial. It works to cause normal cell death (called apoptosis), which prevents cancer.

On the other hand, 16-hydroxy estrogen causes cancer and inflammation. (Just remember that 2 is good and 16 is bad.)

Many labs measure the ratio of 2-hydroxy to 16- hydroxy estrogens to help assess your disease risk. A good ratio is 2:1. If the ratio is lower, you're at greater risk of cancer and any number of inflammatory diseases.

Living Up to the Hype?

One nutritional supplement that's been touted to improve the ratio is indole-3-carbinole (I3C). However, I've recently learned that the safety claims about I3C may not be true. In fact, this popular supplement may have significant and hidden dangers. You need to know about its problems.

I3C does improve the 2 to 16 ratio by generating more beneficial 2-hydroxy estrogen. However, that's not where the trouble lies.

I3C also causes your body to produce a third estrogen byproduct called 4-hydroxy estrogen. This byproduct is definitely one of the bad guys. In fact, it could be the worst! It's the most toxic of the estrogen byproducts. Far more toxic than 16-hydroxy estrogen.

This 4-hydroxy estrogen prevents cells from dying when they become abnormal. Such cells can further degenerate to cancer. In fact, 4-hydroxy estrogen can sit in one spot and spin out massive amounts of highly inflammatory and toxic free-radicals. This is possibly why women get more autoimmune disease than men (they have more estrogen to convert to 4-hydroxy estrogen).

In this way, I3C acts very similar to the xenobiotics mentioned earlier. We know that these man-made poisons often have a "super" hormone-like impact on sensitive tissues, such as in the breast, prostate, or uterus. If these toxins were left alone by your body, they might not be so bad. But when your body naturally tries to get rid of them, it has to produce an enzyme that attempts to detoxify the poisons. However, this same enzyme also generates large amounts of 4-hydroxy estrogen.

An example of how this works is the trouble we had with estrogen-loaded oral contraceptives when they came on the market many years ago. Shortly after they first appeared, we saw a lot of women smokers suffer from unexpected blood clots. The excess estrogen from the contraceptives coupled with the smoke (man-made poison) caused these women's bodies to create the enzyme that produces 4-hydroxy estrogen. The combination of estrogen and smoke created a time bomb in their bodies.

Whether you're a man or woman, taking I3C could create the exact same problem -- too much 4-hydroxy estrogen. The resulting inflammation will greatly increase your risk of developing vascular or other problems.

And conventional medicine doesn't understand the problem and doesn't have a clue about treatment. But there's a lot you can do about it.

Action to Take

Obviously, if you have been using I3C, you have cause for concern. That's why I'm now telling all my patients (and readers) to stop using it. Yes, I3C can be used in specific circumstances. The best use of I3C is to fight the papilloma virus, which causes growths on the larynx, and genital and skin warts. That's probably why I3C is so successful in treating abnormal growths in the cervix. Cancer of the cervix is now accepted to be a venereal disease caused by HPV (human papilloma virus).

Studies show you need 300-400 mg of I3C daily to change estrogen to the 2-hydroxy form. But 300-400 mg of I3C increases your risk of developing 4-hydroxy estrogen and the health problems that come with it. So using it for any reason carries significant potential side effects.

Incidentally, you don't have to take just my word on I3C. I recently spoke with Dr. H. Leon Bradlow. He is the Rockefeller University scientist who discovered the 2/16 estrogen modulating effects of I3C some 15 years ago and is considered the foremost expert on the subject.

Dr. Bradlow took I3C himself at the time of his studies stating, "I would not want to give any of my human subjects something I would not take myself. But I would not ever take it again with the latest information. I3C is an 'at risk' compound if taken long term. There is indisputable evidence that 4-hydroxy estrogen is a human carcinogen. 4-hydroxy estrogen spontaneously forms semiquinones, which can directly damage DNA.... Even years ago, the National Cancer Institute held up funding for I3C studies due to FDA concerns over its safety."

Do we have all the evidence we need to say this supplement definitely causes disease? Probably not. But if you couple Dr. Bradlow's information with the indisputable evidence that 4-hydroxy estrogen is a human carcinogen (of which I3C is a major producer), you have all the reason you need to avoid this supplement.

The good news is there's a supplement that prevents most of these unwanted estrogen effects. It's one of the most important supplements I've ever used. It has none of the negatives of I3C, all of the positives, and so much more. It can help prevent all hormone-related cancers, many heart problems, and many inflammatory diseases, including arthritis. In fact, it's a supplement that I consider a "must take" for everyone. And I'll tell you all about it in next month's issue.

Ref: Toxicol Sci., 2001 December;64(2):162-8.
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Redesigned Supplement Fights Breast and Prostate Cancer

8-2005

I showed you last month how a fairly popular supplement, indole-3-carbinole (I3C), is coming under scrutiny because of concerns about its safety. The evidence that this supplement may encourage cancer is really beginning to stack up. You may remember from last month's article that some estrogen byproducts are good (2-hydroxy estrogen) and some are bad (16-hydroxy estrogen and 4-hydroxy estrogen).

The manufacturers of I3C say the product helps your body produce more of the good estrogen byproducts. This is true. But what was not known, until recently, is that I3C also produces 4-hydroxy estrogen - definitely one of the bad guys. This estrogen byproduct is a major producer of inflammation and toxic free radicals. And it can lead to cancer, heart problems, and many inflammatory diseases, including arthritis.

What we need is a product that can help the body create more good estrogen byproducts and reduce the number of all the bad byproducts. The good news is there's a dietary supplement that can do all this, and so much more.

In fact, there's strong evidence this supplement can help prevent all hormone-related cancers, including breast, prostate, and uterine cancers.

The supplement is a nutrient commonly found in broccoli and cauliflower. You know I love vegetables, and cruciferous vegetables are strong medicinal plants. Well, our old friend DIM (diindolylmethane) is one reason these veggies are such powerful healers.

DIM is a supplement I've long supported and used. It works by preventing the unwanted damage caused by excess estrogen and man-made poisons (called xenobiotics). When your body detects these toxins, it responds by increasing the production of a chemical receptor in your cells called AhR (aryl hydrocarbon receptor). When AhR reacts with the excess estrogen or xenobiotics, it creates the dangerous 4-hydroxy estrogen.

Your body constantly fights against toxins, so it's creating these estrogen byproducts daily. When your body creates too many bad estrogen byproducts (due to an overload of estrogen or xenobiotics), it causes inflammation - the cause of many diseases.

Unlike I3C, which is considered unstable and reactive in your body, DIM is a stable byproduct of I3C. Because it's the favorable end product of I3C, it has more specific and limited effects on estrogen. DIM produces a more modest increase in the beneficial 2-hydroxy estrogen. And it decreases 4-hydroxy estrogen by 20% or more.

But, most importantly, DIM does all this without activating AhR! In fact, it does the opposite, which sets DIM apart from I3C.

Just How Effective Is DIM?

In a landmark study published in 2004, Harvard researchers followed DIM into the nucleus of the cell and showed that it shut down the AhR system. They found that DIM actually binds the AhR receptor protein and hauls it into the nucleus. That process turns down (or off) the trouble-causing AhR. With AhR activity reduced, carcinogens become less dangerous (they do far less damage when left alone). This is a protective mechanism against xenobiotics never before described.

When study participants were given DIM, just 100 mg daily increased the ratio of 2/16 by 40%. When given 300 mg daily, the ratio increased by 100%.

Now remember, women with the lowest 2/16 ratio have the highest subsequent risk of developing breast cancer. So increasing the ratio by 40-100% greatly decreases their risk of getting breast cancer.

Not All DIM Is the Same

While the research behind DIM is pretty amazing, there's a new form of DIM that is even more spectacular. In fact, new studies show that the typical crystalline DIM doesn't have as strong of an impact on the ratio of 2-hydroxy estrogen to 16-hydroxy estrogen as a newly redesigned form. Why? Because DIM is not very soluble. Solubility is a key factor in nutrient absorption.

The new form, which was designed for high absorption, significantly increases the 2/16 ratio and fights disease. Just look at what it did for colleague Roger Servin:

It's a Powerful Prostate Protector

Roger is a holistic health practitioner from Naples, Florida. At 75, his PSA was 4.7. So he started taking 150 mg, two times daily of the new DIM. Within six weeks, his PSA fell to 4.1. Six months later, it was 4.0. "My body fat has gone down as well, from 14% to 10% and my stomach has hardened up. I have the body of a young man," he told me.

And this isn't a one-time occurrence. In a pilot clinical study, using the new form of DIM, 11 of 12 men saw a statistically significant fall in their PSA.

Dr. Michael Zelig, who performed the study (and manufactures the product), said, "In at least two of these men, the use of this supplement has resulted in the disappearance of abnormal prostate cells on repeat biopsy, after preliminary biopsy showed prostate intra-epithelial neoplasia (PIN). PIN is a precursor lesion to prostate cancer with similarities to cervical cancer." PIN is equivalent to cancer before it has invaded tissue. DIM appears to enhance the cell death of abnormal prostate cells.

These are results we've not seen with traditional DIM products.

What About Breast Cancer?

Remember the results of the Harvard study on regular DIM and breast cancer? They were pretty impressive. However, the new DIM significantly outperformed its older cousin. This time, researchers studied breast cancer survivors. The subjects were treated with 300 mg of the new micro-encapsulated DIM formulation, which contains 75 mg of absorbable DIM. In these women with a history of breast cancer, their 2/16 ratio increased by 60% compared to 0% change in the control group.

This, along with the Harvard study, proves that the 2/16 ratio can be modified in those who get cancer. And it also proves that women who are at higher risk can reduce their risk even more by using the new form of DIM. (The study also showed that recurrent breast pain, called cyclical mastalgia, could be dramatically improved with DIM, by about 66%.)

Proof That DIM Lowers Your Risk

Fortunately, we now have the technology to further prove how effective DIM is.

You know I'm a fan of breast thermography, the scanning technology that looks at heat emissions within the breast. The more heat that shows up on the scan, the more likely you are to get cancer. I've seen two documented cases where abnormal breast thermograms were reversed on a program that included using the new formulation of DIM.

One went from a moderate risk to a low risk. Additionally, this woman reported more stable moods, increased energy levels, less abdominal girth, and an easier time losing weight.

I've seen evidence that uterine fibroid tumor size can be reduced over months with DIM. Fibroid tissue is estrogen sensitive.

I've also heard plenty of anecdotal evidence. One woman I spoke with, Barbara Rogers, told me an incredible story. Barbara was having monthly breast pain so bad that it was difficult for her to sleep or even have her children sit on her lap. Anything touching her breasts, no matter how light, caused severe pain.

A doctor suggested the new form of DIM. Within a few months, the pain vanished! She continued it for two years. Then she stopped. "I did not understand the name 'DIM' and was a little afraid of it. So I began natural progesterone, after reading of its benefits. Within a few months, the pain returned, nearly in full. I stayed on the progesterone for one-and-a-half years. The pain remained. Then I went to another integrative physician who recommended restarting the DIM and stopped the progesterone. Within a few months, my breast pain was all gone again."

Action to Take

I strongly suggest you begin taking a high-quality DIM product. I now consider it the most important supplement for both men and women. My preference is a patented formulation of DIM found in the product BioResponse DIM. While I'd like to see more independent research on this formulation, what I have seen is impressive. This unique formulation combines DIM with vitamin E and phosphatidyl choline in a process with a starch matrix. This makes it absorbable.

Just two 150 mg capsules provide absorbable DIM equivalent to eating about two pounds of raw broccoli. I recommend one per day for prevention, and two per day (one twice daily) for sustained continuous benefits if you have any inflammatory disease (especially cancer).

I don't know of any studies evaluating DIM's effects on invasive cancer. But this information strongly suggests a powerful role in its ability to fight hormone-related cancers. It's safe, relatively inexpensive, and a natural substance with no known risk. I know of no downside to DIM.

You can find "BioResponse DIM" - containing DIM products in many health food stores. Or search online for "BioResponse DIM." Shop for the best price.

I also recommend the book All About DIM by Dr. Michael Zelig, who was a big source of information for this article. The book is available from Vitality Fit (888-485-5851) and through most bookstores.

Ref: Eur J Cancer Prev., 2004 February;13(1):83-6; Carcinogenesis, 2000 August;21(8):1593-9; J. Biol Chem, June 2003.

Molecular and Cellular Biology, November 2003, p. 7920-7925, Vol. 23, No. 21.
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How An Insect Eating Plant Can Cure Your Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases
8-2004

What if I told you that a plant that captivated your interest as a child is a world-class healer?And what if I told you this plant could heal cancer, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, and a multitude of other illnesses?

I know, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But not in this case! I've used this product for many years and I've seen firsthand how it works.

Dr. Dan Kenner of California also has personal and observational experience of its power and he says it "staggers the imagination."

Can you imagine a plant extract that could provide you with an oral means to get a result similar to the expensive (IV) oxidation therapy I so often talk about in these pages?

The amazing thing is, you probably played with this unique plant as a child. I sure did. I marveled at the amazing properties of Venus's-flytrap as a kid, watching for hours as it baited insects and, unlike any other plant, caught and digested them for its food. "How on earth does a plant do that?" I wondered.

In the 1970s, German physician Helmut Keller was looking for alternatives to the toxic chemicals produced by the drug companies. He also marveled at Venus's-flytrap and its ability to digest protein (insects) without harming itself and without a digestive system.

You know plants need nitrogen. But Venus's-flytrap lives in nitrogen-poor soils. It must get all its nitrogen from the insects it captures. And without a digestive system, it totally dissolves its prey! How? Dr. Keller believes that the compounds in Venus's- flytrap work on primitive and unshielded protein, such as those found in insects and microorganisms.

Well, cancer is also a primitive cell with lots of irregular protein. And infected cells actually leak protein. Could Venus's- flytrap also be a miracle for a wide variety of disorders?

Dr. Keller found that Venus's-flytrap juices digest a wide variety of primitive animal proteins (in insects) and malignant cells! Normal cells of higher organisms were left unscathed, due to the tight bundling of their more evolved proteins. In Germany, he shed light on some key attributes of Venus's-flytrap that make it an awesome disease fighter.

Dr. Keller believes the key compounds are droserone (D), plumbagin (P), and hydroplumbagin, also found in other carnivorous plants. These remarkable and hard-to- make compounds are powerful oxidation catalysts, not dissimilar to the famous Koch catalysts. In the 1930s, Dr. William F. Koch was using catalysts to speed oxidation in cells. He cured many dreaded diseases. His successes created political problems forcing him to emigrate to Brazil to continue his work.

D and P modulate the immune system. That is, they lift a weakened immune system, or stimulate a proper balance of activation and suppression. Too little of the former can lead to cancer and infection. Too little of the latter can lead to "autoimmune" disease. D and P also increase natural killer counts and function, essential in the defense against chronic disease. These oxidation catalysts are quite possibly able to induce many of the effects of intravenous and more expensive oxidation therapies in your body.

Quercetin is one of the premier bioflavonoid-free radical scavengers. It has enormous properties in modulating allergy by stabilizing mast cells loaded with histamine. Otherwise, they could dump it into your system with little provocation, resulting in a whole host of allergic symptoms. Quercetin is a first-class heart muscle and circulation protector, a natural chelator (like most other bioflavonoids), and is an outstanding protector of liver function. Quercetin is not completely absorbed when it's taken orally. Its presence in Venus's-flytrap could increase its power since Venus's-flytrap can be used by injection. Myricetin, a bioflavonoid similar in properties to quercetin, is also found in Venus's-flytrap.

Venus's-flytrap juice provides ample amounts of antioxidants, plus arginine, threonine, and other amino acids essential in detoxification, immune system stimulation and regulation, metabolism, liver function, collagen (your connective tissue) maintenance, and more. Proteolytic enzymes, powerful modulators of inflammation, are able to break down aberrant protein and are also present in Venus's-flytrap.

Today, Venus's-flytrap is marketed as the herb Carnivora, for obvious reasons. I began using Carnivora in Alaska to treat cancer. Dr. Morton Walker, a medical journalist had detailed amazing cures of life-threatening diseases with Carnivora from firsthand interviews and travels to Dr. Keller's clinic. Dr. Walker estimated at least a 45 percent significant response rate to cancer with Carnivora alone. Dr. Keller said the results are much higher with integrated approaches.

I had one patient, Jeff, a beloved retired Anchorage fire chief, who came to me with late-stage terminal disease. His physicians estimated a six-week life span. He was fortunately able to acquire intravenous Carnivora from Germany. Jeff lived a full life for his remaining nine months, traveling across Alaska and fishing, even up to the end. His wife was most grateful for the quality of life Carnivora extended him.

Second Opinion reader Brian Lecompte, MD consulted with me on the use of artemisinin for his 81-year-old mother-in-law with newly diagnosed inoperable lung cancer. I suggested a dose. He added tincture of Carnivora and administered it to her by nebulizer (inhaled). Within a few months, the tumor shrank to a scar, never returned, and her astounded oncologist pronounced her cancer free!

Now the exciting thing about Carnivora for most people is not just cancer but what it can do for very stubborn situations such as chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, parasites, and inflammatory bowel conditions.

Take the case of internationally known healer Theresa Dale, ND, PhD (www.wellnesscenter.net). "I had a typical case of severe parasites (confirmed Blastocystis and Giardia): bloating, loose stools, much fatigue, and even skin breakouts around my colon area. I could feel pockets in my colon. Carnivora was a Godsend for me. I noticed a difference immediately. I took it for eight weeks three to four times per week. I recovered completely with Carnivora alone and confirmed myself free of parasites. I will admit I was prepared for this healing because I had already detoxed myself. I have used Carnivora on several other confirmed cases all with the same results."

Dr. Dale recommended three capsules, three times daily in addition to the Carnivora tincture, one bottle for about two weeks. Folks, parasites can be a very difficult condition to successfully treat. This story is particularly impressive. Just one substance proved successful where several other products, including drugs, might be employed for the condition.

Dr. Keller states that promising therapeutic results have been obtained in the treatment of: adult malignant tumors, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, eczema, certain autoimmune disorders, psoriasis arthropathica, immune deficiency diseases (AIDS), chronic fatigue syndrome, influenza, the common cold, and herpes infection. Dr. Kenner emphasized the latter with a stunning story:

A woman, aged 46, with a three-year history of a continuous and painful herpetic lesion was seen for treatment. She was given an intramuscular injection. In 12 hours, the lesion of three years was gone. Kenner was astounded. Continuing intermittent outbreaks in different locations dwindled over time with oral treatment and occasional shots. Still in communication with Dr. Kenner, she has been free of herpes symptoms for three years now.

Dr. Ron Schmid (www.drrons.com), of Watertown, Conn., visited Keller in the early '90s. He also was most impressed with Dr. Keller's cancer and AIDS cases. Shortly after, Carnivora became available in the U.S. in drop and capsule form. Dr. Schmid reports several cases of breast and prostate cancer (PSA ranging from 10- 60) who have experienced no disease progression on a regimen over two years on natural therapies and oral Carnivora.

But Dr. Schmid proved to be a dramatic case himself. He contracted Lyme disease (proven with standard testing), which brought his robust and athletic body to its knees, with fatigue and "horrible" shooting pains, headache, and intermittent fevers. Diet (raw foods) and herbs helped significantly, but when he added Carnivora, the rest of the disease symptoms virtually disappeared promptly. He is milking cows and running again. His ESR, a measure of inflammation, dropped from a very high 60 to normal, meaning his inflammation was gone. Low-grade infection is still likely present, with mild symptoms occurring only every few months, which he promptly fixes with Carnivora at the time of symptoms. His self-prescription was two capsules, three times daily and 20 drops of tincture sublingually, with one drop of DMSO under the tongue six to eight times daily.

Another naturopathic doctor (ND) in Minnesota, (name withheld by request) was bitten by a tick and developed a bull's eye rash after seven days. He took Carnivora (10 capsules daily). The rash was gone in one-and-a-half days and he never went on to develop further Lyme problems. He continued treatment for a month.

This same doctor relates an even more stunning case. A married couple raising llamas on their 40 acres were both bitten by ticks in a highly infested Lyme area. The husband tested positive for Lyme and received antibiotics and his rash disappeared. His wife had no rash and did not test positive, so her physician refused antibiotics even though she went downhill fast. Within three months, she had severe spinal pain and could barely walk. The ND treated her with Carnivora tincture. She recovered sufficiently to return to her medical doctor requesting another Lyme test. It was positive for the Bannwarth variety of Lyme, the most serious form that can quickly unravel your nervous system with symptoms ranging from horrible neurological pain, to ALS symptoms, to schizophrenia. Her MD then prescribed antibiotics. She didn't reveal the Carnivora therapy to protect the ND.

The wife made a full recovery to the astonishment of her MD, who confided to her that he also had Bannwarth's syndrome. He was confused why she should make a full recovery and he was still ill while he used the same antibiotic treatment on both. The only difference in treatment was the Carnivora! The ND reports 100 percent success in his Lyme clients using Carnivora when they test well for it by bioresonance testing.

Dr. Dan Kenner, LAc of Forestville, California is an expert on botanical medicine, confirmed by his book: Botanical Medicine: a European Professional Perspective. Hearing about Carnivora, he traveled to Keller's German clinic in 1990. He, too, observed amazing cancer results. One woman in her late 50s was cured of breast cancer, and is still cancer free to this day! "She is now the picture of health and got the message to detox."

Dr. Kenner's own experience is with infection. "I had a woman who had vaginal trichomonas (a parasite) continuously for months. It failed every conventional and herbal treatment given. My jaw dropped at the result. I gave her only the oral liquid extract and within three days it totally cleared up. The product did miracles for my female patients. It cleared other common vaginal infections very quickly and became my number one treatment for vaginosis (vaginal infections). Considering the miracles it did for already formed cancer, I experimented with it topically (intravaginally) on precancerous cervical lesions; I thought it might reverse them. In fact, it reduced the grade (severity) of the dysplasia in every case!

"I recommend one to two capsules daily for travel in the tropics. None of my clients has ever become ill. It is the widest spectrum antimicrobial, and one of the most versatile botanical substances I've ever seen. In the case of viruses and protozoa, it is the most powerful. A 45-year-old man had high titers of CMV and EBV (viral infection) and massive brain fog. His viral titers shot down to almost nothing three days after oral Carnivora was administered. In bacterial infections, it's synergistic with antibiotics. Dr. Keller found that Carnivora extracts killed Lyme disease and even malaria parasites."

Folks, a plant juice that digests everything from insects and cancers to parasites and Lyme, is an extremely powerful tool for a variety of the most terrible scourges affecting mankind today. I have heard of no toxic effects, although anyone can be allergic to anything. I've already reviewed how stealth infections, especially Lyme, can be behind over 300 different "maladies" encompassing almost any neurological, psychological, immune or fatigue syndrome. Samento, which I told you about in December, is a great start, but the more natural weapons in our arsenal, the better!

Mild and moderate problems may respond to the capsules, anywhere from six to nine per day in three divided doses. More is not necessarily better. More serious cases should add the tincture as well. For Lyme, most physicians are recommending the use of sublingual drops as well -- 20 drops, six to eight times daily with one drop of DMSO to enhance its absorption. Hold these under the tongue two minutes before swallowing. I have not heard of any significant or unpleasant "die off" reactions, which are so prevalent with antibiotics. That's a great encouragement.

Carnivora is the only brand of Venus's-flytrap I recommend. Most others are diluted with problematic solvents like propylene glycol, alcohol, or have glycerin added. These additives dilute your product, and can have negative effects on their own. Carnivora is 100 percent undiluted and uncut. It's manufactured in a GMP facility (good manufacturing plant, with government standards), and is sterile.

You can get Carnivora directly from the company, Carnivora Research, Inc., 866-836-8735, or visit www.carnivora.com on the Internet.
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Beat prostate (and other) cancer with this one-two punch
December 30, 2009

I've known for years that the curry spice turmeric inhibits prostate cancer. In India, where curry is a staple, prostate cancer is uncommon. I've traveled to India many times and I've seen firsthand how effective this spice is. But I've just learned that there's a way to make this spice even more effective.

A group of scientists from Rutgers University in New Jersey made the discovery. They were well aware that the active chemical curcumin gave curry its cancer-fighting qualities. The scientists also knew that phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) also has anti-cancer qualities. PEITC is a naturally occurring compound in cruciferous vegetables. So they wanted to find out how effective the combination of curcumin and PEITC would be in fighting cancer.

The researchers conducted the study in two parts. First, they injected mice with curcumin or PEITC, alone or in combination. The injections were given three times a week for four weeks. The day after the very first injection, they also injected prostate cancer cells.

They found curcumin or PEITC significantly slowed the growth of cancerous tumors. Using PEITC and curcumin together produced even stronger effects.

The second step was to see if the combination would help mice with well-established tumors. Their results showed that PEITC or curcumin alone had little effect. However, when they used both chemicals together, the combination significantly slowed tumor growth.

The cocktail appeared to inhibit tumor cell division. It also induced apoptosis (programmed cell death of abnormal cells).

The researchers said that "PEITC and curcumin alone or in combination possess significant cancer-preventive activities." They also said that the combination "could be effective in the cancer-therapeutic treatment of prostate cancers."

Wow! What have I been telling you for years about the power of plants? Imagine if this report were about a cocktail of patented chemotherapy drugs. It would have been on the front cover of every newspaper in the country. But you can't patent a head of broccoli - so this wasn't newsworthy.

Right now, you can't get PEITC in supplement form. And it's not yet available as a doctor-administered injection. While I expect that to change before too long, you can get plenty simply by eating cruciferous vegetables every day.

Curry's compound, curcumin, is available at any health food store as a supplement. I suggest 500 mg twice daily for most people. And now I suggest you take the supplement any time you eat cruciferous vegetables.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert J. Rowen, MD

Ref: Science Daily (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/ 2005/03/050326114810.htm).
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Stop Prostate (and other) Cancer by Eating Fat!
7-02

I had a heart-wrenching moment during one of my weekly radio shows a few years back.

David called to ask me if there was anything he could do for his rapidly rising PSA level. Eight years before, at age 44, he had a slight rise in his PSA, prompting a prostate biopsy confirming "early cancer." Taking his doctors advice, he went for a radical prostatectomy.

On the radio, with his voice quivering, he acknowledged the end of his wonderful sexual intimacy with his wife following the surgery, as well as some urinary incontinence. His marriage was strained as a result.

His story was so devastating, my voice cracked as I related the sad truth that no conventional therapy has shown any value for prostate cancer over doing nothing. So by fighting his war on the cancer conventionally, he lost his ability to make love to his wife and, now that the cancer had returned, the war itself. He's not alone among prostate-cancer victims.

Medical pundits have lauded the PSA test for prostate screening. Yet, it's surrounded by great controversy. Many men with PSA in the "normal" range have prostate cancer, even with known metastasis, and many men with an elevated PSA have no cancer at all. Dr. Otis Brawley, professor of medical oncology and epidemiology at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, is concerned. National data, he said, make him wonder whether the PSA test is saving many lives.

The test, Brawley said, has led to a huge increase in the number of prostate-cancer diagnoses.

But if the PSA test were saving lives, the early diagnosis of prostate cancer should lead to a sharp downturn in its death rate. That has not happened, Brawley said.

While the mortality rate has fallen, it did not fall significantly with the advent of PSA. He is very concerned that the PSA test is leading to a diagnosis of cancers that are not dangerous and would never lead to the death of the individual. And, many of the cancers being discovered may not be treatable by any means.

"The concept that every cancer that can be found early can be cured is a faulty concept," he said. Thus, Dr. Brawley, at 42, has not been tested and refuses to do so. At 52, I haven't been tested either, and don't intend to be. Men undergoing PSA must understand that there are many false positives, as well as false negatives. And the finding of a cancer by PSA and a follow-up biopsy does not guarantee the cancer can be cured at that stage, or that the cancer would even be dangerous. Medicine knows that if you wait long enough, virtually all men will have microscopic clusters of cancer in the gland, but the fact that the cancer is not killing them all leads us to suspect the truth of Dr. Brawley's conclusions. By the time a dangerous cancer is detected, whether in the breast, prostate, or elsewhere, chances are great it has already spread.

If not PSA testing, what then? I don't believe in screening for something when it's too late. By the time cancer triggers a positive mammography or a true high PSA, it's likely too late or, if fortunate, that particular cancer will not be a problem. It makes far more sense to prevent the problem in the first place. And there's clear data that prevention is possible.

In 1996, Dr. Larry Clark, of the University of Arizona, published startling data suggesting that prostate cancer could be reduced by as much as an amazing 60 percent by supplemental yeast derived selenium, 200 mcg per day. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that participates in key and crucial detoxification and free-radical scavenging enzymes. His work is being confirmed in other ongoing studies.

In 1999, a New Zealand study published in the British Journal of Cancer, documented a 40 percent lower incidence of prostate cancer in men with the highest levels of the omega-3 fish oils EPA and DHA in their blood. The relationship held fast when other markers, such as lycopene intake and socioeconomic status, were taken into account. These findings have been confirmed in other studies. Conversely, another published report documents a high level of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in invasive prostate tissue samples.

A common thread emerges when these studies are coupled with recent reports on the high levels of omega-6 fatty acids that are linked to breast cancer. The American diet is overwhelmed with omega-6 oils, such as corn, soy, safflower oils, etc. Excess omega-6 fatty acids can cause inflammation and secondary carcinogenesis. If the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats is in the right proportion (1:1), the omega-3s will directly counteract these negative effects of the omega-6s. But an out of balance ratio will overwhelm the omega-3s. Trans-fatty acids from hydrogenated oils seriously add to the problem.

There are other nutrients that have been shown to reduce prostate-cancer risk. Vitamin E and lycopene have made the news. Both are antioxidants. Lycopene is found abundantly in tomatoes, especially cooked tomatoes. If you like salsa, eating plenty on a regular basis is a great way to fight prostate cancer (avoid salsa with sugar added).

Finally, while red meat has been getting hit hard lately in the risk of cancer, I want to point out that most of America's meat supply is grain fed, totally upsetting the favorable natural omega-oil balance. Furthermore, another most favorable nutrient, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is richly present in beef and dairy products from grass-fed cows. CLA, like omega-3 oils, likely balances out the inflammatory and carcinogenic properties of the omega-6 oils. Action to Take

(1) There's little dispute over the cancer- and circulatory- protecting properties of omega-3 fats, and the detriments of excessive intake of omega-6 fats. I recommend immediately ceasing all cooking oils and hydrogenated fats, including fried foods (unless lightly fried in butter, coconut oil, olive oil, or lard and don't use corn meal or flour). Increase your cold- water, wild-fish intake (NOT FARMED FISH, which are fed grains like cattle and have a poor content of healthy omega fats compared to their wild cousins). Shellfish is not a good alternative, either. Discontinue meat from unnaturally fed cattle.

(2) On the plant side, flax, walnut, and especially hemp oils have the best beneficial omega-3 content. However, hemp oil may be scarce due to the government's shortsighted overzealousness in banning use of an exceptional food source because it's a close cousin to the marijuana plant.

(3) I also recommend a natural source of mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), 400 IU per day, and selenium (best in this case is yeast derived), 200 mcg per day.

(4) Eat organic foods whenever possible to reduce chemical and pesticide residues on food. Such compounds, called xenobiotics (man-made chemicals), have powerful estrogen-like properties and can cause cancer in both sexes. Men, like women, ought to consider a test for urinary estrogen ratios. An unfavorable ratio of 2:16 hydroxy estrogens (16 is likely carcinogenic) can be corrected with indole-3 carbinole, a nutritional supplement derived from Brassica vegetables. I personally believe prostate cancer to be estrogen related, not testosterone related!

(5) Because omega-3 fatty acids are in short supply in most diets, I strongly suggest you take a fish-oil supplement, as well as CLA. I've worked closely with Healthy Resolve to develop one of the best essential-oil capsules you can buy. For more information, please see the enclosed insert.

(6) If you have prostate cancer, please don't submit to surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation. There's no evidence these will extend your life, but they will severely diminish your quality of life.

In short, eat naturally, eat organic, load up on tomatoes and vegetables, high omega-3 foods and oils, and consider supplementing the diet with selenium, vitamin E, fish oil, lycopene, resveratrol, and CLA. I believe that taking these steps will do more to solve the prostate-cancer problem than any variation of the PSA test ever could, by dramatically reducing the development of prostate cancer rather than trying to detect it after the fact.

(7) If you already have prostate cancer, your best alternative may be a treatment course centered around artemisinin, which I covered in the May issue. See page 8 for more on this therapy.
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New, inexpensive supplement stops prostate cancer (and other cancers -- please note that I've included some information that also covers ovarian, breast and related cancers, as well as prostate cancer, on this page)

I've told you many times that prevention is the best way to treat cancer. But now there's evidence that a new supplement can actually reverse prostate cancer.

Columbia University researchers say that a proprietary supplement called Zyflamend might help your prostate cancer. They looked at the product's effects on cultured prostate cancer cells. It reduced cancer cell proliferation by a remarkable 78%.

But that's not all it did. The supplement actually induced apoptosis (death) of the cancer cells as well.

The researchers were surprised. They lauded the product as showing "great promise." They're now studying the formulation in human volunteers with non-invasive prostate cancer.

Zyflamend is a concoction of well known herbs and compounds, including berberine, ginger, resveratrol, curcumin, and others. All of these provide powerful bioflavonoids. The researchers believe the product works through these bioflavonoids. They are potent modulators of inflammation, especially the cyclo-oxygenase pathway of inflammation. This is the pathway that NSAID drugs, such as Motrin, Celebrex, and the infamous Vioxx, target. Some researchers now tout these drugs as a possible treatment for cancer. However, their side effects can kill. Bioflavonoids provide the same beneficial effects, but without toxicity.

It's available online and at many health food stores. I've seen it offered for less than $20 on some websites.

Remember, just because something works in a test tube doesn't mean that it will work in a human body. But there's nothing to lose in trying this - and a lot to gain. If you have prostate cancer and try Zyflamend, please send me an email (http://link.ixs1.net/s/lt?id=s195309&si=w123073609&pc=i2002&ei=o135626) and let me know how it works.

It's also important to remember that these aren't the only bioflavonoids that work. Zyflamend is a patented 10-nutrient formula. But other bioflavonoids will have the same or similar actions. One such example is resveratrol, which can work wonders all by itself. You can order resveratrol from Healthy Resolve by calling 800-728-2288.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD
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The Three Most Important Nutrients for Treating and Preventing Prostate Cancer (and other cancers)
November 2005 / Volume XV , No. 11 (Health Notes)

Up to 30,000 men in the USA will die from prostate cancer every year. If you're concerned about prostate cancer, there are three nutrients you must include in your daily supplement regimen.

The first nutrient I told you about a couple months ago is DIM. It's so powerful in preventing and treating prostate problems, including cancer, that it's now on my list of must-take nutrients.

Dr. Michael Zelig says, "The use of this supplement has resulted in the disappearance of abnormal prostate cells on repeat biopsy...." DIM actually enhances the death rate of prostate cancer cells.

The second nutrient you need to fight prostate cancer is vitamin D. This one is becoming so well accepted that even conventional medicine is using it. A synthetic form of vitamin D (DN-101) has been found to increase the survival in men with prostate cancer by two years. Medical pundits are raving about this "big step forward" in that two years is the "highest ever seen in a randomized study." The drug was administered simultaneously with a chemotherapy drug, docetaxel.

However, you don't need an imitation vitamin D to fight prostate cancer. Take the real thing - and lots of it. If you were in the tropics undressed, your body would use the sun to manufacture up to 10,000 units of vitamin D in one day. So the current RDA of 400 IU is ridiculously inadequate. If you can't get out in the sun enough, consider cod liver oil. Next to the sun, it's the best source of the vitamin.

I recommend you take 4,000-5,000 IU per day of vitamin D in supplemental form. I know of no risk to this amount of vitamin D. As an aside, your bones and arteries will love you for it as well. Vitamin D can protect against hypertension and bone loss.

And, finally, the last nutrient you must take is green tea. In a recent study, 62 volunteers aged 45-75 were divided into two groups. The experimental group received 200 mg three times daily of green tea catechins (GTC). These are the incredible antioxidants in green tea. The other group received a placebo.

The men had prostate biopsies at six months and again at one year. The GTC group had one case of prostate cancer. Nine cases were found in the untreated group - a rate of 30%. That's consistent with what would be expected. The green tea extract group had a 90% reduced risk in this small study. There were no significant side effects or adverse reactions with the use of green tea.

The amount of green tea extract (600 mg) in this study was between one and two times the amounts regularly consumed in China. There, the population averages 10-20 cups daily of the complete tea rather than encapsulated extracts.

A fourth nutrient to consider is selenium, repeatedly reported here as a strong preventer of prostate cancer.
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If you have prostate cancer (or other cancer) or want to avoid it, read this...

I've told you in the past about cancer's connection to omega-6 fatty acids. The connection with prostate cancer is so strong you can greatly reduce your risk simply by cutting back on these fats. And a recent study from Jamaica proves this connection - and shows another great way to fight the disease.

In this study, researchers followed men with proven prostate cancer. They biopsied each of the participants to confirm the presence of cancer. Then they did a fatty acid analysis of their blood cells. And here's what they found:

There is a highly significant correlation of prostate cancer to high levels of omega-6 fatty acids.

High levels of omega-6 means there is more than four times as many omega-6 fats compared to omega-3s. Most Americans have 20 times as many! The Jamaicans are even worse. This country has the highest incidence of prostate cancer of any country in the world. I've been to Jamaica. Their diet is full of fried foods. It's much like what I saw in India, where the incidence of cancer and vascular disease is skyrocketing.

The culprit is dietary oil. Specifically, any oil that's full of omega-6 fatty acids. These include most vegetable oils, such as Wesson oil. Instead, use oils that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as coconut, macadamia nut, sesame, and olive oils. And keep their heat exposure to a minimum, as it damages the oil.

Because most people have way too many omega-6s, I also recommend you take omega-3 supplements to compensate for the omega-6 overload. Stick to a good essential fatty acid product like the one that comes with Healthy Resolve's Max Plus.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD

J Urol, 2007; 177(1): 97-101.
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A New Plant Looks Promising for the Prostate (and Ovary)
7-2003

Prostate conditions range from a nuisance to deadly. Typical orthodox treatments for enlargement range from the drug Proscar to reaming out the gland. Both of these therapies have significant drawbacks. Well-known alternative remedies include saw palmetto, stinging nettles, Pygeum Africanum, and other agents (similar to those found in Healthy Resolve's Advanced Prostate Formula).

Recently, my artemisinin mentor, Dr. Hoang of Vietnam, gave me a translation of a just published article from his native land. This report discusses use of an extract of the botanical Crinum latifolium in the treatment of prostate conditions. Apparently, the value of this plant is not well known outside Vietnam. The report explains why this plant is considered a national treasure in Vietnam.

A 72-year-old man was awakening several times at night to urinate due to an enlarged prostate. He was recommended to have his prostate surgically removed, but because of hypertension, he was introduced to Crinum. After just three courses (21 days for each course) of treatment, his prostate size reduced significantly. All his symptoms resolved and he felt healthy again.

After seven years of research, Vietnam's International Hospital has achieved good results in well over 90 percent of its prostate disorder patients. Apparently, the doctors are using the extract for 21 days as a cycle, with seven days off in between cycles. They report no side effects and no lethal level in animals (meaning incredible safety).

In one Vietnamese clinical study for patients with benign hypertrophy of the prostate, 158 patients were given a Crinum- based herbal preparation two times daily. In 64 days, patients were evaluated by clinical and ultrasound examination. The follow-up found clinical symptoms resolving with prostate size reducing to normal for 154 patients (97 percent). The follow-up after three years confirmed a high rate of long-term success for those who finished the therapy.

Dr. Hoang told me about two patients with confirmed prostate cancer by biopsy and high PSA. After six months of a preparation containing Crinum and Phytosaponins (to promote healthy cell membrane functions), the men became concerned on learning that their PSA had increased from eight to 22, and from 45 to 60 respectively. However, all their disease symptoms had cleared with return of normal urination. Finding it hard to believe the cancer could have worsened, the men actually requested biopsies. The specimens failed to detect any cancer at all! Additionally, the size of their prostates had been reduced.

I'm now beginning to use Crinum, and will report my findings as I've done with artemisinin. However, the Vietnamese report is so encouraging, I didn't want to hesitate in helping men with an enlarged prostate get a head start, and (I hope) report their own findings back to me. The only source I know of is found in a unique blend of Asian herbs called Healthy Prostate and Ovary, marketed by Inventive Biomedical at 415-464-1347.
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This "toxic" nutrient can stop prostate cancer (and other cancer)  in its tracks
September 11, 2009

A few weeks ago, I showed you how vitamin K2 can help prevent prostate cancer. But there's another way to stop the disease. In fact, it's a treatment I've used for years to reverse precancerous lesions.

A new study says that vitamin A may protect your prostate as much as it protects your intestines and a woman's cervix.

In this study, researchers compared 692 prostate cancer cases and 844 age-matched controls. The researchers found that those men with the highest levels of retinol (vitamin A) in their blood had a stunning 42% reduced risk of aggressive prostate cancer, as compared to men in the lowest group.

The study authors concluded, "Our results suggest that higher circulating concentrations of retinol are associated with a decreased risk of aggressive prostate cancer."

Many people think that vitamin A is beta carotene. That is incorrect. Beta carotene is actually "pro vitamin A" and can be converted by the body on demand to vitamin A. Certain plants are a rich source. It's the pigment found in carrots and other colorful vegetables. Animal sources (eggs and liver) carry actual vitamin A molecules. These are retinol compounds.

I have found supplemental doses of vitamin A are an outstanding way to reverse cellular changes on surfaces. That includes skin (outer) and intestines (inner). Now we see it helps interior cells as well (prostate). The late Dr. William Donald Kelley used potent doses of vitamin A in many of his cancer patients. Vitamin A is essential to maintain your surface cells (epithelial tissues) as physical barriers to infection. It also is closely involved in maintaining many types of immune system cells.

Vitamin A has gotten an unfair rap in recent years. Some say it's toxic. There are people who have died from acute toxicity. They ate polar bear liver or other vitamin A overloaded liver. Chronic toxicity can occur if you consume 25,000 IU per killogram of weight or more of vitamin A for a prolonged period of time. That would be over 1.25 million IU per day for an adult. That's several fold more than the upper recommended daily dose of 10,000 IU per day.

Symptoms associated with chronic toxicity are dry itchy skin, desquamation, loss of appetite, headache, cerebral edema, and bone and joint pain. You could also get nausea, blurred vision, fatigue, weight-loss, and menstrual abnormalities. Doses over 25,000 IU of vitamin A (not beta carotene) has been implicated in bone loss. It might interfere with vitamin D. I have had patients on 100,000 IU daily for months with no negative feedback, but these are supportive measures for active diseases.

At 25,000 IU per day, which is more of a preventive dose for someone at risk, I have felt comfortable with revisits only every six months or less. Understand that there is controversy over vitamin A toxicity. I suggest that if you choose to take more than 25,000 IU per day that you do so under observation of an integrative physician. If you are at risk of osteoporosis, that also needs to be followed. You can find high-quality vitamin A at most health food stores and on the Internet.

In my experience, adding folic acid drops, 5 mg three times daily to vitamin A, 100,000 IU daily for three to six months has reversed many premalignant conditions. If you are at risk of prostate cancer, take this information to your integrative physician and have him supervise your vitamin A intake. It could save your life.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert Jay Rowen, MD

Ref: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Apr;18(4):1227-31.
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Diet and Cancer
9-2007

In my last health alert, I showed you how blueberries can reduce your risk of colon cancer by 57%. But what if you've had colon cancer - or any other type of cancer - and it's in remission? Is there any way to prevent the disease from recurring? The answer is yes!

Researchers have found that your diet plays a major role in limiting the disease's ability to come back. In a recent study, they followed 1,009 patients with stage-3 colon cancer. All of the participants had surgical resection plus one of two types of chemotherapy.

The purpose of the study was to look at the chemo, but the researchers also evaluated the affect of diet on cancer reoccurrence. They did not make an attempt to change the diet of the patients. Rather, the researchers simply kept tabs on the diets of the patients. They used questionnaires during the chemotherapy and at six months after treatment.

The authors of the study "identified two major dietary patterns - prudent and Western pattern." The prudent diet included a high intake of fruits and vegetables, poultry, and fish. The Western pattern included red meat, high-carbohydrates, processed foods, and sugar.

They found that the participants who were in the lowest 20% of Western-style diet had the longest disease-free intervals. Specifically, their freedom from cancer was 3.25 times as long as those eating the typical Western diet of red meat, fries, and processed foods.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to agree that if diet affects cancer recurrence, that it will affect your risk of getting it to begin with. In my first month of medical school, the dogmatic teachings were that diet had nothing to do with cancer. I remember the lecture to this day. How wrong they were.

Again, my strong encouragement is to eat as many vegetables and fruits as possible. Nuts are great too. I always recommend eliminating or at least reducing all animal protein. But if you're going to eat it, please limit your red meat to grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free (all of which are becoming much more readily available now), your fish to wild, cold-water fish (such as Alaskan salmon), and your poultry to organic, free-range. Doing so will greatly reduce your risk of cancer, even the reoccurrence of cancer.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD

Ref: Journal of the American Medical Association, August 17, 2007.

(See article elsewhere on this page for important cancer dietary information: Does the Ketogenic Diet Cure Cancer?)
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Prostate and other Cancers

Pumpkin seed oil has shown promise in improving the prostate. Some experts claim that prostate problems can be worsened by the presence of parasitic worms in the lower intestine. Pumpkin seed oil kills these worms, and also supplies zinc to the prostate. Also, the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 oils in the diet is very important.
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