Hyperthermia and Cancer

It has been documented in numerous studies, that not only is cancer vulnerable to an alkaline pH and high levels of oxygen, but cancer cells are also more vulnerable to heat than healthy cells.

If you heat up tissue enough to kill the cancer cells, but not enough to damage the healthy tissue, you have a targeted therapy.

The reason heat kills cancer cells and not healthy cells is that cancer cells derive their energy from a fermentation process which occurs in cells at lower levels of oxygen.  When heat is applied to a cancer cell, it speeds up the rate at which it ferments to produce energy.  This generates acidic waste products at a rate which is too fast for the cell to remove them, so it is killed by its own metabolic products.  This is called acidosis.

The heat also stimulates tumour cells to release specific proteins onto their outer membranes, which enable our immune system to recognise them as cancer cells – thereby triggering our natural immune response against them.

Local hyperthermia can heat up a localised tumour, but if the cancer has spread, (or is harder to isolate), whole-body hyperthermia can create an artificial fever to cause a generalised response.

Local hyperthermia, brought about by a radio emitter fed into a catheter for 3 hours, has proven to be very effective at treating prostate cancer at centres in Germany, (such as the Klinik St. Georg in Bad Aibling, South Germany), with literally thousands of patients symptom-free years later.

In some centres, they can also combine this with added intravenous vitamin C, selenium, and zinc to help stimulate a greater immune response.

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My son has acute lymphoblastic leukemia – how can we support his treatment?

QUESTION:

My son is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  He has started his chemotherapy already, but please advise as to the efforts we can put in on our part.

ANSWER:

Thank you for your email.  Whilst I am not legally allowed to give medical advice, (please see my medical disclaimer), if I was in your situation I would definitely look into getting a juicer.

This is different to a blender or smoothie maker.  A good quality juicer (and preferably a masticating juicer) will crush fruit and vegetables to release purely the liquid contained within.  A good juicer crushes almost every single cell, so that the pulp is dry afterwards.

The reason I say this, is that you can give your child all manner of very healthy fruit and vegetables that they would not normally consider eating.  If you use apples as a base, with oranges and lime to disguise the taste, you can add broccoli, spinach, carrot, and a number of other anti-cancer vegetables that have been shown to kill or inhibit cancer cells.

Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and red grapes are all good anti-cancer foods.  Ginger is excellent, but has a strong taste, so your child may not want it.

I know of no other way to ensure that a child will consume upwards of 12 portions of fruit and vegetables per day to support their recovery and to help minimise the harmful effects of the treatment.  Kiwifruit has even been shown to prevent DNA damage.

During treatment, it may be very difficult for them to consume anything, given the side-effects of chemotherapy, but if they are getting quality raw, organic fruit and vegetable juice, then it is the best you can do nutritionally unless you also add supplements.  Fresh juice is also best if consumed within 30 minutes of juicing, so that it does not oxidise.

I would also ensure that my child was getting enough omega-3 oils.  The best way is to buy cold pressed organic flax seed oil and to put it on your child’s dinner.  For an adult with cancer, two tablespoons per day is ideal, so for a child 5ml (a teaspoon) per day would be fine.

If you haven’t already purchased the book, Cancer Uncensored, you can learn more about the best foods for your child in the nutrition section of this website.

You can also check out the latest alternative medicine options.  I appreciate that in your case, you are already pursuing chemotherapy.  But in a perfect world, I would recommend you undertake a chemosensitivity test, in order to discover what chemotherapy drugs and natural compounds actually kill your son’s cancer cells, and perhaps just as importantly, which ones do not work.  That way, you can focus on the most effective treatments and supplement with any natural substances that have been shown to kill his particular cancer.

But as with anything medical, I must make a medical disclaimer that nothing in this website is to be considered medical advice and that you should discuss any treatment options or nutritional choices with your doctor.

I sincerely wish you, your son and the rest of your family the best of luck and good health.

Kind Regards
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Christopher Evans
Author of Cancer Uncensored

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Dr Burzynski and Antineoplastons

Back in the early 1970s, Dr Burzynski discovered that there was a fundamental difference between the peptides in the blood and urine samples of cancer patients versus healthy individuals.  The cancer patients were missing some substances that are normally present.  He named these antineoplastons.

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He theorised that by synthesising the missing peptides and putting them back into the body of the cancer patient, he could restore the natural balance and help the body to fight off the cancer.  Dr Burzynski has been artificially synthesising these substances since the 1980s in order to help his patients, and for them to be used in clinics outside of the USA.

Dr Burzynski has worked for decades to save lives and to prove the efficacy of his treatments, despite a running battle with the FDA and the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, who were allegedly under pressure by the FDA.

Appallingly, whilst the FDA was frittering away over $60 million of taxpayers’ money, the US government, via the Department of Health was simultaneously filing patents on Dr Burzynski’s discoveries.

If there is no credence to Dr Burzynski’s discovery, then why are so many of his patients alive years, if not decades, after diagnosis of “incurable” forms of brain cancer?

Equally, why would the US government patent application state “the neoplastic conditions treatable by this method includes neuroblastoma, acute promyelocytic leukaemia, acute myelodysplasia, acute glioma, prostate cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, medulloblastoma, and Burkitt’s lymphoma.”  (Source: US patent #5,605,930; “Compositions and Methods for Treating and Preventing Pathologies Including Cancer”; Filed 3/7/94; Approved 2/25/97 The USA Dept. of HHS.)

Incredibly, the string of 11 related patents were granted despite them being copycats of a patent that Dr Burzynski had already been granted several years before!

Watch the full version of the Video:

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For more information on Dr Burzynski’s discovery, and the video detailing his legal battles to bring this discovery into mainstream medicine, visit our alternative medicine section or visit Dr Burzynski’s web site:

http://www.burzynskiclinic.com

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Insulin Potentiation / Insulin Potentiated Chemotherapy (IPT)

Cancer cells have many more sugar and insulin receptors than normal cells.  Which gives your doctor a unique opportunity to exploit this in order to make chemotherapy much more effective (and with less side-effects).

If you eat sugar, and your pancreas releases insulin (which tells your cells to store the sugar), the cancer cells are able to absorb much more sugar than other cells.

If you lower a person’s blood sugar to 50mg/dl, or even as low as 30mg/dl, then the starving tumour is very receptive to receiving more sugar.  In effect, the doors are wide open to taking materials into the cancer cells.

This dramatically increases the cancer cells’ vulnerability to low doses of chemotherapy – allowing much less to work in a much more targeted way.  As little as just 20% of the usual dose is still effective, yet does not damage other bodily systems in the same way as conventional chemotherapy.

After this process, the patient can be brought back up to normal blood sugar levels and then exposed to hyperthermia, which also increases the effectiveness of the chemotherapy.  Chemotherapy loaded cancer cells exposed to hyperthermia for around 60 to 90 minutes are often significantly damaged, and this has been used to effectively treat brain cancers, pancreatic cancers, lung cancer, sarcoma and more, at clinics in Germany.

My wife and I combined this approach with a chemosensitivity test in order to determine which of 15 different chemotherapy drugs her cancer cells were most vulnerable to.  It turned out that 11 of the potential chemotherapy drugs were borderline useless, one killed 60% of her cultured cancer cells, one killed 78% of them and another killed 82% of them.  This information was invaluable in choosing the right compound for her.

This is common sense science, but unfortunately it is not yet mainstream medicine in the US and UK.  We had the chemosensitivity test carried out in the UK, but for treatment, we had to travel to Germany but it was still relatively affordable.  Contact us for more information if you want to know more about the diagnostic tests we conducted and where we went for treatment.

(As a sidenote, the chemosensitivity test also tested for over 25 natural substances which may kill cancer cells, and this highlighted over a dozen natural compounds we could supplement with.  Substances that killed between 30 to 50% of her cultured cancer cells!  To take this a step further, we had these substances made into a topical cream that my wife could put directly on her tumour – although not everyone will be able to do this due to the location of their cancer).

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Recommended Books on Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Whilst Cancer Uncensored the book, is a complete reference guide to cancer prevention, early detection and survival, I would always advise people to read around the subject so that they can make their own informed decisions when it comes to their health.  By all means, consult with your Doctor… but ultimately all decisions regarding your own health are yours.

I found the following books to be immensely helpful.

I will constantly add my recommended books on cancer prevention and treatment over time, so please check back here often.  Equally, I will also add resources for recipes, anti-cancer diet strategies and more.

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Alkaline Water

Alkaline Water DropsOur bodies are made up of almost 70% water.  Healthy blood pH is around 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly alkaline.  However, many of the foods we eat and many of the environmental factors we are exposed to are acidic.  Therefore, we need alkaline substances in our diet to help us balance the pH of our bodies.

In the absence of balance, the body draws calcium from our teeth and bones to neutralise the acid in our blood.  This is one of the reasons why sugar rots your teeth.  It also rots your bones!

Even if your fizzy drinks were put straight into your stomach via a tube, you would still get tooth decay, because in order to neutralise the carbonic acid, your body would draw the calcium from your teeth.

We simply do not have enough calcium reserves to cope with it all, which is why many elderly suffer from osteoporosis.

Prescription drugs, smoking, meat, dairy, some nuts, sugar and wheat all increase the acidity of your body.  A significant problem with this is that cancer thrives in an acidic environment.

So not only should we avoid carbonated drinks, we should actively try to repair the pH balance by drinking alkaline water.

You can buy machines that you can hook up to your kitchen tap so that it…

  1. filters the water, (to remove heavy metals, bacteria, pesticides and various other toxins),
  2. adds minerals to it,
  3. processes it to make it a pH of 8 or greater, adding hydrogen (which easily donates its electrons), and
  4. reduces the molecule cluster size, (making it more easily absorbable for better hydration).

We know that having a negative charge, (from electrons), is important to the membranes of our cells, because they use the variation in charge, (from the positively charged nucleus to the negatively charged exterior of the cell), to move waste out of the cell and to bring nutrition and oxygen in.

Therefore, not only do we make our body more hostile to cancer by consuming more alkaline substances, but the extra electrons available from alkaline water help to restore the charge to our cell membranes.  Cancer cells have a negative charge on their cell membranes that is three times lower than healthy cells.

Consuming alkaline water also helps to destroy free radicals in your bloodstream before they have chance to damage your cells.  This makes alkaline water somewhat of an antioxidant.

Interestingly, you can see some videos of the before and after effects of alkaline water on YouTube.  In particular videos of the insides of people’s colons after using this water.  It is amazing what water can do for your health.  They even use alkaline water to kill E. coli and salmonella in chicken processing plants.

There are several places in the world that people flock to for miraculous healing water, such as the springs of Lourdes in France, the caves of Nordenau in Germany, the wells of Tlacote in Mexico and more.

Scientific research conducted by Dr Shirahata of Kyushu University in Japan, shows that these “miraculous” sources of water contain as much as 200 to 300 times more hydrogen than normal tap water.

I use a KeoSan Alkaline Hydrogen Water Filtration System because it infuses tap water with abundant hydrogen and it tastes great.  I couldn’t be without it.

Further research has also been conducted into the energetic levels of water.  It appears that water has some form of energetic memory.  Still and dead water has larger clusters of molecules and low energy.  But if the water is vortexed, or falls down a waterfall, it ends up with smaller clusters of molecules and greater levels of energy in it.

Interestingly, this makes it a better solvent, so it can remove waste better or transport nutrients more effectively.  If you shake a drink that has settled, it mixes up again.  This is the same principle.

Not only does the KeoSan machine filter out unwanted impurities, re-mineralise and alkalinise the water, but it also vortexes it to help it to form hexagonal clusters of energised water that are better absorbed.

There are other brands out there, but for less than £200 or $300, this brand seemed excellent value for money, considering its unique features.

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Dr Johanna Budwig – The Budwig Diet

Dr Budwig, (30 September 1908 – 19 May 2003) , was nominated seven times for the Nobel Prize.  She claimed to have a greater than 90% success rate with her protocol which was used on all kinds of cancer patients over a 50 year period.

“What she (Dr. Johanna Budwig) has demonstrated to my initial disbelief, but lately, to my complete satisfaction in my practice is: CANCER IS EASILY CURABLE, the treatment is dietary/lifestyle, the response is immediate; the cancer cell is weak and vulnerable; the precise biochemical breakdown point was identified by her in 1951 and is specifically correctable, in vitro (test-tube) as well as in vivo (real)… ” – Dr. Dan C. Roehm M.D. FACP (Oncologist and former cardiologist) in 1990.

Dr Budwig’s protocol relied upon eliminating the four suspected “causes” of cancer:

  • Nutritional deficiency.
  • A weakened immune system.
  • Toxins.
  • Oxygen deprivation.

She did this through a diet rich in flaxseed oil, mixed with cottage cheese or quark, along with meals high in fruit, vegetables and fibre.  She also advocated the avoidance of refined sugar, animal fats, meat and processed oils.

Some of Dr Budwig’s most compelling research showed that refined vegetable oils, margarine and deep-fried foods, deprived the cells in your body of oxygen.

Mainstream science has already proven that the nucleus of every cell carries a positive charge, and the membrane on the outside of each cell carries a negative charge.  Further research shows that the negative charge on the outside of healthy cells is three times stronger than in cancer cells.

It is believed that if the negative charge on the outside of cells is diminished, it also reduces the cell’s ability to absorb oxygen and nutrients, whilst simultaneously making it much harder for the cell to excrete waste products.

Dr Budwig discovered that many types of processed oil, (which have been heated for up to an hour during processing), strip the negative charge from the surface of our cells.  Dr Budwig’s research showed that chemically processed fats and oils are not water-soluble when they are bound to protein in your body.  They end up damaging the action of the heart, blocking circulation, inhibiting the renewal process of your cells and impeding the free flow of blood and lymphatic fluids.

Omega-3 essential fatty acids reverse this process.

On that basis, an abundance of “dead” heat treated oils and a lack of fresh omega-3 oils could be a major contributor to our current cancer crisis.

Dr Budwig was a firm advocate of cold-pressed oils, which had not undergone extensive processing.  Flaxseed, olive oil, sunflower oil, virgin coconut oil and safflower oil were all recommended.

But the mainstay of her treatment, flaxseed oil combined with cottage cheese or quark was far superior.  Dr Budwig found that this combination helped to restore the electrical balance of your cells and was very high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids.

The average Western diet has a ratio of around 15 parts of omega-6 to 1 part omega-3.

In 2009, the Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health in Washington DC, published study data that indirectly confirms Dr Budwig’s findings and beliefs.  They stated that…

“such a high ratio has been shown to increase the likelihood of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, whereas increased levels of omega-3 (a low omega-6/omega-3 ratio) exert suppressive effects.

In the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, a ratio of 4/1 was associated with a 70% decrease in total mortality. A ratio of 2.5/1 reduced rectal cell proliferation in patients with colorectal cancer…  The lower omega-6/omega-3 ratio in women with breast cancer was associated with decreased risk. A ratio of 2-3/1 suppressed inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and a ratio of 5/1 had a beneficial effect on patients with asthma.”

Dr Budwig is sadly no longer with us, however her research, books and recipes for use at home are still available.

Dr Budwig noted…

“The formation of tumors usually happens as follows.  In those body areas which normally host many growth processes, such as in the skin and membranes, the glandular organs, for example, the liver and pancreas or the glands in the stomach and intestinal tract – it is here that the growth processes are brought to a standstill.  Because the dipolarity is missing, due to the lack of electron-rich highly unsaturated fat, the course of growth is disturbed – the surface-active fats are not present; the substance becomes inactive before the maturing and shedding process of the cells ever takes place, which results in the formation of tumors.”

In one of her books, Dr Budwig wrote…

“I often take very sick cancer patients away from hospital where they are said to have only a few days left to live, or perhaps only a few hours.  This is mostly accompanied by very good results. The very first thing that these patients and their families tell me is that, in the hospital, it was said that they could no longer urinate or produce bowel movements.  They suffered from dry coughing without being able to bring up any mucous.  Everything was blocked.  It greatly encourages them when suddenly, in all these symptoms, the surface-active fats, with their wealth of electrons, (from the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mixture), start reactivating the vital functions and the patient immediately begins to feel better”.

“I have the answer to cancer, but American doctors won’t listen. They come here and observe my methods and are impressed.  Then they want to make a special deal so they can take it home and make a lot of money.  I won’t do it, so I’m blackballed in every country.” – Dr Budwig.

As Dr Willner, M.D., Ph.D., author of The Cancer Solution, says, “Numerous, independent clinical studies published in major medical journals worldwide confirm Dr. Budwig’s findings….  Over 40 years ago Dr Budwig presented clear and convincing evidence, which has been confirmed by hundreds of other related scientific research papers since, that the essential fatty acids were at the core of the answer to the cancer problem…  You will come to your own conclusions as to why this simple effective prevention and therapy has not only been ignored – it has been suppressed!”

In order to make use of this information, we really need to actively manage our nutrition.  But we cannot even rely on the nutrient profile of the produce we consume, due to the effects of over farming and food processing.

“Compared to 100 years ago, Omega 3 is down 80%, B vitamins are estimated to be down to about 50% of the daily requirement. Vitamin B6 consumption may be low, as it is removed in grain milling and not replaced. Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and E have also been lost in food processing. Minerals are depleted in a similar way. Fibre is down 75-80%. Antinutrients have increased substantially – saturated fat, 100%; cholesterol, 50%; refined sugar nearly 1000%; salt up to 500%; and funny fat isomers nearly 1,000%.” – Dr Rudin.

For more information on Dr Budwig’s methodologies and other alternative practitioners visit:

http://www.budwigcenter.com/budwig-protocol.php

Or else visit our alternative medicine section.

 

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Dr Krebs and Vitamin B17

As I mentioned in the Apples section, Vitamin B17, otherwise known as Amygdalin or Laetrile is a nitriloside, which naturally occurs in a range of foods, including some berries, some beans, grasses, leaves, nuts, flax, bitter almonds, beansprouts, millet and certain fruit seeds.  In fact it is found in over 1200 edible plants.  It is particularly prevalent in the seeds of Apples, apricots and peaches.

It was originally brought to the public eye by Dr Ernst T Krebs, but was quickly squashed by the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr Krebs argued (very convincingly), that cancer was a symptom of a deficiency of vitamin B17.  Watch the video below and see if you agree!

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Dr Krebs applied for a patent for the process of producing a metabolite form for clinical use that he called Laetrile.  As part of his research, he had discovered that the Hunza people (who live in the Himalayan mountains of northern India), had levels of cancer so extraordinarily low that they were considered to be virtually cancer-free.

He discovered that they consume large quantities of millet and apricots (including the seeds), which gave them a dietary intake of vitamin B17 greater than 100 times more than the average American.

Each molecule of vitamin B17 contains one unit of hydrogen cyanide, one unit of benzaldehyde and two units of glucose tightly locked together.  The cyanide molecule can only become dangerous if the entire B17 molecule is dismantled.

Fortunately, we lack the enzymes necessary to break the molecule down, which makes it harmless to healthy tissue.  Cancer cells, however, contain the necessary enzyme called beta-glucosidase.  That means that when vitamin B17 disperses throughout your body, it is only broken down into cyanide within cancer cells, thereby creating a targeted therapy.

However, mainstream medicine and the pharmaceutical industry do not concur with the research, which is unsurprising considering that if vitamin B17 were proven to be effective in the treatment of cancer, it would entirely undermine $200 billion per year in revenues.

Dr Ralph Moss, when interviewed on the Laura Lee Radio Show in 1994 explained…

“Twenty years ago I was hired at Memorial Sloane Kettering (MSK) Cancer Centre in New York as the science writer, later promoted to assistant director of public affairs.  Shortly after I went to work there I went to visit an elderly Japanese scientist, Kanematsu Sugiura, who astonished me when he told me he was working on Laetrile (B17), at the time it was the most controversial thing in cancer …reputed to be a cure for cancer.

We in public affairs were giving out statements that Laetrile was worthless, it was quackery, and people should not abandon proven therapies.  I was astonished that our most distinguished scientist would be bothering with something like this, and I said why are you doing this if it does not work?

He took down lab books and showed me that in fact Laetrile is dramatically effective in stopping the spread of cancer.  The animals were genetically programmed to get breast cancer and about 80 – 90% of them normally get spread of the cancer from the breast to the lungs which is a common route in humans, also for how people die of breast cancer, and instead when they gave the animals Laetrile by injection only 10-20% of them got lung metastases. And these facts were verified by many people, including the pathology department.”

When asked “So this is verified, that Laetrile can have this positive effect?”, Moss replied,

“We were finding this and yet we in public affairs were told to issue statements to the exact opposite of what we were finding scientifically, and as the years went by I got more wrapped up in this thing and 3 years later I said all this in my own press conference, and was fired the next day, ‘for failing to carry out his most basic job responsibility’ – ie to lie to the public about what goes on in cancer research.”

“Dr Sugiura, never renounced the results of his own studies, despite the fact they put enormous pressure on him to do so.”

“When I was at MSK a lot of very weird things started to happen to me, there was this cognitive distance between what I was told, and was writing about treatment, especially chemotherapy, and what I was seeing with my own eyes.

One time I heard the head of the intensive care unit give a talk in which he bragged about how he had one of the lowest mortality rates in his unit. I went out to lunch with him, where he became a bit inebriated, and told me how he managed to get those statistics – by wheeling the dying patients out into the corridor where they died and didn’t sully our department’s record.”

Unfortunately, it is increasingly apparent that public health, corporate finances, politics and even basic human decency cannot all be put first without something suffering.

In my honest opinion, I believe vitamin B17 is worthy of further research – to the degree that I have added apricot kernels and apple seeds to my diet.  But it is likely to be just one of many tools and not the entire solution.

“The anti-cancer effect of amygdalin was demonstrated in Mexico by government sponsored research under Dr. Mario Soto De Leon and its use is legal.  Dr Soto was the first medical director of the Cydel Clinic in Tijuana (taken over by Dr Manner).  It is very important that it be prepared and administered correctly in sufficient dosage or it will not be effective.  The trial performed at the Mayo Clinic in the early 80’s involved the use of the racemic mixture rather than the levo-rotary form and thus was only 10% of the strength required.  In spite of this, towards the end of the experiment, the patients began to show improvement, but it was discontinued and declared ineffectual.” – from the book Deadly Deception by Dr Willner.

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Achieving the “impossible” with cancer

Nothing is Impossible

There is an old Chinese proverb which says… “The person who says it cannot be done, shouldn’t interrupt the person doing it!” This couldn’t be more true with cancer and alternative medicine.

Many people have such blind faith in their doctors, and the doctors have such blind faith in the system (and the pharmaceutical giants behind it) that they lose sight of the fact that there are other alternatives out there. Alternatives that have shown significant promise in small scale studies, but that have not received any funding for research because they cannot easily be monetised by the healthcare industry.

All I am trying to do with my book, Cancer Uncensored, is to reopen people’s eyes to the incredible healing potential of nature and the human body, if given the right raw materials and conditions. For example, in 11 different studies, curcumin in turmeric has been shown to shrink tumours by an average of 81 percent with no side effects! These preliminary results are better than what you would expect with modern chemotherapy.

Read more in our nutrition section or alternative medicine section.

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Meditation

Meditation involves calming the mind and body in order to relieve anxiety, stress, pain and to focus your body’s resources on healing.

The connection between mind and body has been indisputably proven, but the mechanism by which it works is simply not understood. Equally, harnessing the tremendous benefits is a matter of personal practice and perseverance.

Since the 1950s, over 3000 studies on meditation have been conducted, including studies on visualisation, which showed that sports people could achieve greater improvement in their game or sport through visualisation than control groups who simply practised the sport.

Dr Herbert Benson, founder of the Mind-Body Medical Institute, which is affiliated with Harvard University, has documented that meditation induces a wide range of biochemical and physical changes, which he collectively referred to as the “relaxation response”.  These changes include altered respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism, response to pain and brain chemistry.

Given that stress actively increases your body’s amount of circulating free radicals, and free radicals are linked to an increase in the rate of cancer, it follows that eliminating stress through meditation should directly impact upon your level of cancer risk if engaged in on a regular basis.

A study conducted by Yale, Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital has demonstrated that meditation actively increases the volume of grey matter in certain parts of your brain.  Using brain scans and participants with intensive Buddhist “insight meditation” training, alongside a control group who did not meditate, the researchers discovered that the parts of the brain responsible for processing sensory input and attention span had increased thickness.

The researchers concluded that it may be possible to use meditation as a measure to slow the deterioration of brain tissue in later life.

With regard to cancer, in 2006, researchers reviewed the findings of nine different studies on mindfulness meditation and cancer.  The findings were that practising mindfulness meditation yielded “consistent benefits”, including an improvement in stress levels, the ability to cope, psychological functioning, pain management, fatigue, sleep patterns, mood and general well-being.

Another controlled study of mindfulness meditation showed that those who meditated had an improved immune response to the influenza vaccine than those who did not meditate.  So if mindfulness meditation can measurably improve immune response, surely it can play a part in cancer prevention and cancer treatment.

In light of this, I feel that meditation is a valuable addition to your toolbox.  Of course, it does not replace lifestyle changes, improvement in your diet and medical treatment, but it is a very worthy addition.

The only caveat is that meditation may not be suitable for you if you have mental illness.  If this applies to you, please consult with your Doctor.

Below are a collection of resources and articles that may be of help:

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Alkaline Forming Foods

Alkaline forming foods are very important to our health.  In 1931, Dr Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for proving that cancer cannot survive in an alkaline, oxygen-rich environment.  He showed that cancer in fact thrives in an acidic, low-oxygen environment.  So we must do whatever we can to maintain the correct pH for optimum health.

If you do not have an alkaline water machine, you can manipulate the pH of your body with what you eat and drink.  Different foods, when they are digested, will have the tendency to shift your body towards being more acidic (bad), or more alkaline (good).

Strangely enough, it is not whether the food itself is alkaline or acidic, it is what it does to you AFTER it has been digested.  For example, lemons are acidic, and yet they have a very alkalising effect on the human body after digestion.

The following list is not exhaustive, but it helps to show which foods make your body more acidic and which foods make you more alkaline.

Experts recommend a diet of 30% acid forming foods and 70% alkaline forming foods to maintain health, or a diet of 20% acidic and 80% alkaline foods if you are trying to recover your health.

Fruit:

Alkaline forming – apples, apricots, avocado, bananas, berries, cherries, citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit), coconuts, dried fruit (dates, figs, prunes, raisins) fresh figs, grapes, kiwifruit, mangoes, melons (cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon), nectarines, olives*, papayas, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, tomatoes.

Acid forming – canned fruit, cranberries, glazed fruit, pomegranates, rhubarb, strawberries*.

Vegetables:

All vegetables are alkaline forming – alfalfa, barley grass, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, green beans, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkin, radishes, sea vegetables, spinach, sprouts, squash, sweet potatoes, wheatgrass, wild greens.

Nuts:

Alkaline forming – almonds, almond milk, Brazil nuts, chestnuts.

Acid forming – cashews, filberts, macadamias, peanuts, peanut butter, pecans, roasted nuts, tahini, walnuts.

Seeds:

Alkaline forming – all sprouted seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds.

Acid forming – chia, flax*, pumpkin*, sesame*, sunflower*.

Beans and peas:

Alkaline forming – all sprouted beans, limas, soybeans, soymilk*, mung beans, white beans.

Acid forming – aduki, kidney, lentils, Navy.

Grains:

Alkaline forming – all sprouted grains, amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, quinoa*, rice milk*.

Acid forming – barley, breads, brown rice, oats, processed grain, rye, wheat.

 

Seasonings, Condiments and Dressings:

Alkaline forming – chilli pepper, cinnamon, curry, ginger, herbs (all), miso, mustard, sea salt, table salt (sodium chloride), Tamari.

Acid forming – jams, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, soy sauce, vinegar.

Meat and dairy:

Alkaline forming – goats milk, non-fat organic milk.

Acid forming – all animal meats, butter, cheese, eggs, fish, ice cream, milk, poultry, yoghurt.

Sugars:

Alkaline forming – honey, Stevia.

Acid forming – alcohol of any kind, artificial sweeteners, brown sugar, cane sugar, carob, malt sugar, maple syrup*, milk sugar, white sugar.

Oils:

Alkaline forming – olive oil*, soy oil*, flaxseed oil*.

Acid forming – avocado oil, butter, canola oil, corn oil, cream, hemp seed oil, nut oils, safflower oil, Sesame seed oil, sunflower oil.

Beverages:

Alkaline forming – alkaline water, fresh coconut water, green juices (vegetable juices), mineral water.

Acid forming – beer, black tea, coffee, soda, soft drinks, sweetened juices, wine.

Other alkalising food:

Apple cider vinegar, bee pollen, fresh fruit juice, green juices, lecithin granules, probiotic cultures, tempeh (fermented), tofu (fermented), vegetable juices, whey protein powder.

Other acid forming substances and food:

Alcohol, aspirin, cocoa, drugs (medicinal), drugs (recreational), herbicides, pesticides, some chemicals, tobacco, vinegar.

*Foods marked with an asterisk may be borderline, because on some lists they are acidic and on others, they are alkaline.

You can test yourself with litmus paper to determine your pH.  A little book of 80 test strips is just pennies on eBay.

Saliva has an optimum pH of 7.5, but you should only test yourself at least 2 hours after eating.

Urine should have a pH of 7.4 mid morning, but will only be 6.5 when you first wake up, because it is more concentrated.

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Dietary and intravenous vitamin C or ascorbic acid

Vitamin C is found in numerous fruits and vegetables and is vital for our survival.  The richest sources include blackcurrants, guava, red peppers, oranges and other citrus fruit, papaya, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, potatoes and more.

Citrus Fruit - Rich in Vitamin C

On top of being an excellent antioxidant, vitamin C is used in the production of collagen (required for skin, bone, muscle, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels).  It is also required in the production of some of your neurotransmitters and the synthesis of carnitine, which helps convert fat into energy in your cells.  Vitamin C is also needed to convert cholesterol into bile acid.

As with many other vitamins and minerals, there is a recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.

Current dietary recommended daily allowances, (RDAs), for vitamins and minerals, relate to the bare minimum quantities necessary to prevent deficiency diseases, such as scurvy.

The RDAs are not set at what is required for optimum health.  That is a big difference.

Neil Riordan at the Riordan Clinic, Arizona noted that 46 per cent of breast cancer sufferers are vitamin C deficient, some even to the point of scurvy (British Journal of Cancer Vol 84, II).

It is theorised that during the course of our evolution, we lost one of the 4 enzymes necessary to manufacture vitamin C within our own bodies, so we must consume it as part of our diet.  Animals, (except for guinea pigs), are able to make their own.

Interestingly, if you look at the amount of vitamin C per kg of body weight across all animals, it is very similar, from a mouse to an elephant.  It equates to what would be around a 1500mg daily dose for an adult human.

Yet the UK RDA for vitamin C in people is only set at 60mg, or 1/25th of the level that every other mammal on this planet has in their bodies.  The US RDA is set at 75mg for men and 90mg for women.

More shockingly, these levels were determined by the National Institute of Health after just 2 studies involving only 7 and 15 participants respectively!

I find it disgusting that they can dictate the safe daily consumption of a vital nutrient for 300 million people, (and all of their future offspring), based upon data from just 22 people!

A case in point is that 35% of our population require more vitamin C than usual due to the depleting effects of smoking, the contraceptive pill, pregnancy, diabetes and using aspirin or numerous other drugs.

Is it any wonder that our immune systems fail and that our arteries become decreasingly elastic from reducing levels of collagen and elastin, because you need vitamin C in order to make them.

You really cannot take it for granted that mainstream science has all the answers.  The bogus RDAs issued by the NIH have probably cost millions of lives.

An epidemiological study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, by the NIH in the year 2000, showed that adults whose blood plasma concentrations exceeded the 73.8 micromole level [equivalent to a 500-1000mg daily dose] experienced a 57 percent reduced risk of dying from any cause and a 62 percent reduced relative risk of dying of cancer when compared to adults who consumed low amounts of vitamin C (28 micromole) [equivalent to the RDA].

Have they changed the RDA for vitamin C in light of this research?  No.

Another study, published in the journal Epidemiology in 1998, demonstrated that for every 500 microgram increase in blood serum level of vitamin C,  an 11 percent reduction in coronary heart disease and stroke prevalence could be anticipated.

A firm advocate of a higher vitamin C RDA, Dr. Hickey, estimates that 500mg of vitamin C, taken orally in 5 divided doses every three waking hours daily, (2500mg total per day), could reduce the cardiovascular mortality risk by 55 percent compared with people consuming low doses of vitamin C.

According to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1995, eight different double-blind, placebo-controlled studies and six non-placebo controlled clinical trials have confirmed the safety of vitamin C, where up to 10,000mg of vitamin C was consumed daily for up to 3 years.

Just take a look at the research on the impact of 2000 to 2500mg daily vitamin C:

  • The reduction of, and delay of, forming cataracts (J Clinical Epidemiology 52: 1207-11, 1999; Am J Clin Nutrition 66: 911-16, 1997)
  • Reduction in the symptoms of arthritis (Arthritis Rheumatism 39: 648-56, 1996)
  • People getting colds less often and for a shorter duration (Advances Therapy 19: 151-59, 2002)
  • Smokers living longer, with less symptoms (J Am College Nutrition 22: 372-78, 2003)
  • Rates of gall bladder disease dropping by 25% (J Clinical Epidemiology 51: 257-65, 1998)
  • 2.68 times less calcification of arteries (American Journal of Epidemiology, 2004)
  • The risk of angina in adults who consume high levels of alcohol cut by half (Ann Epidemiology. 9: 358-65, 1999)
  • A 750mg daily dose of vitamin C could increase male life-span by 6 years (Epidemiology 3: 194-202, 1992)

But these levels are very difficult to achieve with diet alone.  So in order to have the raw building blocks necessary for health, and to act as an antioxidant, vitamin C supplementation should be considered a necessity.

In the past, high doses of vitamin C have been shown in studies to eliminate the risk of cot death, reverse heart disease, destroy certain viruses, and now it has been strongly linked with killing cancer cells, especially if given intravenously.

But the integration of Vitamin C into cancer treatment has not been at all smooth, despite the compelling evidence.  Perhaps this is because it is very cheap to produce, not patentable and hard to monetise.  So just like many other “alternative” medicines, the cancer establishment has resisted it ferociously.

According to CANCERactive, a UK holistic cancer charity, “In 1974, Cameron and Campbell took 50 terminal cancer patients and gave them 10 grams intravenously of sodium ascorbate (a form of vitamin C).  All had been given less than three months to live.  Half survived 361 days on average with five people surviving an average of 610 days.

They requested that the National Cancer Institute conduct proper clinical trials – a double blind study.  For some reason this was denied.

So Linus Pauling and Cameron repeated the experiment with 100 terminal cancer patients, comparing them with control groups of 1000 people in all.  Whilst all the 1000 control group died, 18 of the group receiving vitamin C survived, and five of these appeared to overcome the disease.

In 1978, Pauling and Cameron repeated this in a second study, this time taking nine control groups each with similar cancers to the test group.  As in the previous tests, the patients taking intravenous vitamin C had renewed vigour and energy and their quality of life improved.  Whilst all of the control group died, the vitamin C group lived 300 days on average and five patients survived for 16 months.”

As a result of these studies, Ewan Cameron and the two-time Nobel Prize winner, Linus Pauling, concluded that intravenous vitamin C could significantly increase the cancer patient’s life-span.

Three subsequent studies, which supposedly replicated their work did not get the same results and were often used to discredit their findings.

Further investigation revealed that the studies used oral doses of vitamin C and not intravenous doses.  This is a blatant error, given that for every 1g of vitamin C taken orally, only 7% of it typically makes it into your bloodstream.  Although now, we have a new liquid form of vitamin C, called liposomal vitamin C, which can enable up to 91% of it to be absorbed!

A second issue was that Pauling had noted that megadoses of vitamin C did not have anywhere near the same impact upon patients who had previously had chemotherapy.  Therefore, when the Mayo clinic replicated the study with 60 patients, where 52 had received chemotherapy, it was no wonder that they did not get the same impressive results.

Unfortunately, such contradictory studies detracted from the message that vitamin C could be highly beneficial in the treatment of cancer.

Given the inability of the body to absorb dietary vitamin C efficiently, Linus Pauling later advocated oral consumption of vitamin C in doses as high as 3 to 6g per day for adults.  This is the same as 3000 to 6000mg.

Most people can easily tolerate upwards of 4000mg spread over the day without suffering loose stools from excessive vitamin C intake.

Whilst I would not suggest a dose this high, it is important to realise that vitamin C in your bloodstream only has a half life of around 30 minutes.  This means that after 30 minutes, the level of vitamin C in your bloodstream drops in half.  In order to counteract this, dividing your vitamin C intake throughout the day is a wise precaution, along with using timed release vitamin tablets.

In addition, co-factors like bioflavinoids increase the effectiveness of vitamin C, so getting your vitamin C from fruit and vegetables, or a supplement which also includes them is wise.

The 1000mg vitamin C tablets I take also contain citrus bioflavinoids and are designed to release over the course of 6 hours.  Alternatively, you could eat an orange when you take your tablets.

A gentle word of warning though.  If you do consider taking higher doses of vitamin C, you should also increase your magnesium intake to decrease the small possibility of kidney stones.  This possibility has largely been debunked, but the magnesium may act as a safeguard just in case.

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Subsequent studies have helped to reinforce the dramatic cancer prevention qualities of vitamin C.  Higher levels of blood vitamin C reduce cancer risk for breast, cervix, colon, rectum, mouth, lung, prostate, stomach and oesophagus.

But there have been fears that the FDA are taking steps to ban the intravenous use of vitamin C, even though it is an acknowledged burn treatment in many countries, including the US.

Fortunately, the Center for New Medicine in Irvine, California, has FDA approval to treat cancer patients with vitamin C in trials, so hopefully the resulting published data will stimulate the wider use of this treatment.

At the center, they are using intravenous high dose vitamin C, then enhancing the effect by putting people in a hyperbaric chamber.  This means that when the tumour absorbs the vitamin C and produces hydrogen peroxide, the pressure prevents it from actually processing the hydrogen peroxide, which poisons the mechanisms within the cancer cells, triggering programmed cell death.  This means that the vitamin C is able to have an anti-cancer effect whilst simultaneously having an immune system stimulating effect.

“Amazingly, vitamin C has actually already been documented in the medical literature to have regularly and consistently cured both acute polio and acute hepatitis, two viral diseases still considered by modern medicine to be incurable.” – Thomas E. Levy, M.D., JD

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Alternative Medicine for Cancer Patients

“If you are in the health profession and want to get a lot of people angry at you, begin to cure incurable diseases”.  David J Getoff, Naturopath and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist.

The following articles represent a comprehensive guide to the alternative medicine or integrated medicine available for people with cancer.

This section has been entitled Alternative Medicine because it is not permitted to be called “treatment” under current legislation / regulations.

This is unfortunate, because much of this medicine is based upon solid scientific principles.  It just involves methodologies that are not easy to monetise, cannot be patented, or else are from outside of the mainstream medicine and pharmaceutical “club”.

As a result, mainstream medicine will criticise the level of data available, whilst simultaneously refusing to make the funding or research opportunities available to help it to become part of accepted mainstream medicine.  Equally, history is always written by the victor, so do not believe everything you read!  Numerous senior researchers have gone on record, stating that the pharmaceutical giants they work for have falsified research data in order to suppress potentially revolutionary treatments or to advance weak or dangerous treatments into which they have invested.

Whilst I strongly suggest you read the articles below, I must reiterate (for legal reasons) that the discussion of any of these forms of alternative medicine is not an endorsement or recommendation.  This section is merely a starting point for your ongoing research and consultation with your Doctor.

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Positive Psychology

Countless peer-reviewed scientific studies have demonstrated that maintaining a positive psychology can help with a range of illnesses, including cancer.  This is both in terms of prevention and recovery.  Take a look at the following articles for more information on how a positive mental attitude can help you.

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Modern Cancer Treatment and Its Limitations

In many parts of the Western world, due to European directives and federal law, the only legally accepted cancer treatment protocols involve surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

“Why would a patient swallow a poison because he is ill, or take that which would make a well man sick?”  – L.F Kebler, M.D.

Does this mean that these are the only ways of treating cancer?  No.  But to offer anything else, your Doctor would risk losing their medical license, substantial fines and in the US, even a prison sentence.

In the late 1970s, after studying the policies, activities, and assets of the major U.S. cancer institutions, investigative reporters Robert Houston and Gary Null concluded that these institutions had become self-perpetuating organisations whose survival depended on the state of no cure.

They wrote, “a solution to cancer would mean the termination of research programs, the obsolescence of skills, the end of dreams of personal glory, triumph over cancer would dry up contributions to self-perpetuating charities and cut off funding from Congress, it would mortally threaten the present clinical establishments by rendering obsolete the expensive surgical, radiological and chemotherapeutic treatments in which so much money, training and equipment is invested. Such fear, however unconscious, may result in resistance and hostility to alternative approaches in proportion as they are therapeutically promising. The new therapy must be disbelieved, denied, discouraged and disallowed at all costs, regardless of actual testing results, and preferably without any testing at all. As we shall see, this pattern has in actuality occurred repeatedly, and almost consistently.”

Indeed, many people around the world consider that they have been “cured” by therapies which have been “blacklisted” by the major cancer institutions and the medical community at large.

The individual Doctors are not necessarily to blame, but the system has overridden good conscience and common sense.

According to Dr Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D, “we, as doctors, are really 007 agents of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are totally blind and ignorant that the pharmaceutical industry has hijacked medicine.  We learn a couple of years of physiology, but as soon as we go on the clinical side we are asked to forget those and begin to learn pharmacology, in order to treat symptoms rather than understand the primary cause of the health problem”.

This view is apparently shared by many Doctors, including Lorraine Day MD (former Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, San Francisco hospital), but they are powerless to change the system.  She explained, “we doctors are taught in our medical training that virtually 80% of disease has no known cause.  We are not taught to treat the underlying cause of disease, we are only taught to treat the symptoms.  This does not get a person well!”

Dr Fritz Schellander explained that “Every now and again there are new drugs introduced. There is a great stir – but actually it only adds a matter of weeks or months to life expectancy.  Until recently there hasn’t been a single study that could conclusively show that radiotherapy to the breast has any effect on survival and yet we apply it almost routinely to often very young patients.  Many patients would not choose chemotherapy and radiotherapy if they knew the real facts, the real scientific evidence.  A study has been reported which claims that nearly 70% of oncologists would not opt for chemotherapy, if their turn came.”

Part of the way the stranglehold has been maintained is the way in which the success rate of mainstream treatments are reported.  The significant difference is between relative success rates and absolute success rates.

Firstly, let me define success rate.

In the cancer research industry, the closest thing you get to a “cure” is a five-year survival.  So if you survive five years and a day, you were a “success”.

Cancer is the only disease where you can die of the condition you were “successfully” treated for.  It sounds ludicrous, but this has enabled the cancer industry to massage statistics.

In the same vein, early detection has increased so-called survival rates, because by detecting the disease earlier, it isn’t necessarily that the patient will live longer overall, but they are more likely to survive five years from diagnosis.

What many people do not realise, is that their tumour may have taken as long as 10 years to develop to the extent where it was noticeable.

Therefore, much of the improvements in success rate of cancer treatment is down to the way the statistics are handled, as opposed to the actual effectiveness of the treatment.

The difference between relative success rates and absolute success rates is even more important.

Imagine you had a cancer treatment, where 2 more people out of every 100 people would survive five years after receiving it (as opposed to no treatment at all).  If you now develop a new cancer treatment, such as a different variation of chemotherapy, if it now saves 3 additional people out of every 100, it has a relative success rate of 50%.  This is because it “cures” 50% more people than the previous methodology.

However, if you were to express the data as an absolute success rate, you would say that the absolute success rate of that treatment was 3%.  i.e. 3 out of every 100 people.

Just to clarify, that does not mean only 3% of the people survive, it means that 3% MORE people survive than if offered no treatment at all.

Look how much easier it is to justify putting somebody through chemotherapy and radiotherapy when you can talk about a 50% relative success rate, rather than a 3% absolute success rate of the treatment.

A study of every randomised controlled clinical trial of chemotherapy performed in the US, (from 1990 to 2004), was conducted and published under the title “The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies”.  The results showed the following cancer “cure” statistics attributable to chemotherapy – based upon absolute success rates:

Pancreas    0%
Soft Tissue Sarcoma    0%
Melanoma    0%
Uterus    0%
Prostate    0%
Bladder    0%
Kidney    0%
Unknown Primary Site    0%
Multiple Myeloma    0%
Stomach    0.7%
Colon    1%
Breast    1.4%
Head and neck    1.9%
Lung    2%
Rectum    3.4%
Brain    3.7%
Oesophagus    4.9%
Ovary    8.9%
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma    10.5%
Cervix    12%
Testes    37.7%
Hodgkin’s Disease    40.3%

Testicular cancer and Hodgkin’s disease, which both appear to be quite responsive to chemotherapy, only represent 2% of the total number of cancers.

When you strip away the relative success rates, modern chemotherapy, (which can destroy your immune system, and rob you of your quality of life without giving you any more time), leaves a lot to be desired.

“In oncology we have the problem that progress has been very, very slow and we are still living with the paradox of treating cancers with carcinogenic agents!  This feels completely wrong to me!”  – Dr Fritz Schellander

The overall average was a 2.1% improvement in five-year survival rate compared with not using chemotherapy at all.  The same process, when applied to Australian data resulted in a 2.4% improvement in five-year survival rate.

Again, just to clarify, it didn’t mean that only 2.1% of Americans survived cancer, it just meant that chemotherapy only contributed to an additional 2.1% people having a five-year survival rate.

It is no wonder that the American Cancer Society stated “Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy seldom produce a cure” in their “Cancer facts and figures 2007” literature.

So 2.1% more of the US patients survived for 5 years when given chemotherapy.  But for the 97.9% of patients who did not get an increase in five-year survival rate, let us look at the price they paid for the attempt – the side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy include:

Abnormal ECG’s, Abdominal Cramps, Anemia, Arterial Damage, Bleeding Sores, Bleeding Ulcers, Blood Clotting, Bone Marrow Suppression, Brain Shrinking, Chromosomal Lesions, Chronic Radiation Proctitis, Constipation, Cumulative Toxicity, Cystitis, Deafness, Decreased White Cell Count, Dehydration [severe], Destroys linings of intestines, Destroys Mucous Membranes, Destroys Skin, Diarrhea [severe], Difficulty Absorbing Food, Dizziness, Endometriosis, Flu Symptoms, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Hair Loss, Heart Disease, Hematological Problems, Hyper Sensitivity Reactions, Hypertension, Immune System Damage, Impaired Concentration, Impaired Eye Sight, Impaired Hearing, Impaired Language Skills, Impaired Memory, Impotence, Increased Infections, Joint Pain, Kidney Damage, Leucopenia, Liver Fibrosis, Liver Lesions, Loss of Appetite, Loss of Libido, Loss of Nerve Function, Loss of Taste, Lung Damage, Lymph edema, Malnutrition, Nausea, Necrosis, Neurological Damage, Neuropathy, Neutropenia, Nerve Damage, Numbness, Oral Ulcers, Permanent Disabilities, Psychological Distress, Radiation Burns, Radiation poisoning, Renal Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Soreness of Gums and Throat, Sterility, Stroke, Sudden Menopause, Suicide, Ulceration, Urinary Bleeding, Vascular Damage, Vomiting [severe], Weakness, Weight Loss, and TOXIC DEATH!

Was it really worth it?  Especially when you look at Doctors such as Dr Joseph Issels in Germany, who was able to get a 24% success rate from over 16,000 cases over a 40 year period using alternative therapies, even after chemotherapy and radiotherapy had done their damage.

Or a 22% 5-year success rate for “incurable” forms of brain cancer achieved by Dr Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D. in Texas, using his revolutionary Antineoplastons treatment.

Diffuse, intrinsic, childhood brainstem glioma had never before been cured in any scientifically controlled clinical trial in the history of medicine.  Now, Dr Burzynski has “cured” dozens of  patients as part of his FDA approved clinical trials – trials using treatment methods outside of the mainstream Western cancer treatment protocols.  This is after the FDA spent 10 years and $60 million of tax payer’s money trying to shut him down!

As I mentioned in the introduction of my book, Cancer Uncensored, I pull no punches.  This data is shocking and will feel contradictory to what we have been spoon-fed by the Cancer research organisations who are forever pushing the “cancer cure just around the corner” mentality, even whilst they throw more money at methodologies that have not improved survival rates for decades.

How on earth have the medical and cancer research communities been able to keep the fact that chemotherapy barely works under wraps?

Is a 2.1% improvement worth hundreds of billions of dollars in cancer research conducted over decades, when 85% of cancer is preventable in the first place?  If we had focused on prevention all those years ago, most of the cancer patients today would never be in the position to even need treatment.

In a recent patent application by the US government, (when they attempted to patent Dr Burzynski’s antineoplastons – which were already patented!), the US government even admitted, “Current approaches to combat cancer rely primarily on the use of chemicals and radiation, which are themselves carcinogenic and may promote recurrences and the development of metastatic disease.”

In a German study of elderly breast cancer patients (80 years old and older), where half received treatment involving chemotherapy and the other half received no treatment at all, the untreated group lived an average of 11 months longer.

An article on www.naturalsociety.com says it all…

“Cancer drugs, pushed by many drug companies as the only ‘scientific’ method of combating cancer alongside chemotherapy, have been found to actually make cancer worse and kill patients more quickly. The findings come after research was conducted on the cancer drugs at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  Sold at a premium price to cancer sufferers, it turns out these drugs are not only ineffective but highly dangerous.

Something known as anti-angiogenesis is the primary function behind many such widely-used cancer drugs that were analyzed in the study.  Researchers examined drugs such as imatanib (a leukemia drug that goes by the brand name Gleevec) and sunitinib (a drug for gastrointestinal tumors — brand name Sutent), finding that these drugs may initially reduce tumor size but afterwards cause tumors to ‘metastasize’ aggressively. This means that the tumors come back much stronger and grow much larger than their original size.

As a result, patients develop life-threatening tumors that oftentimes kill patients more quickly as a result of taking the drug.

When study researchers induced anti-angiogenesis in mice, there was an initial 30% decrease in the volume of the tumor over 25 days. Afterwards, however, the tumors that had metastasized to the lungs tripled.  Researchers published the findings in the January 17 issue of Cancer Cell, with study authors shocked by the findings.

“Whatever manipulations we’re doing to tumors can inadvertently do something to increase the tumor numbers to become more metastatic, which is what kills patients at the end of the day,” said study author Dr. Raghu Kalluri.

It is clear that these cancer drugs are virtually ineffective at treating cancer, even killing patients who may have otherwise survived.  Of course a number of natural anti-cancer substances do exist that have been found to be largely effective in reducing tumor size and most importantly combating the onset of cancer.  Perhaps the most amazing anti-cancer substance for your health is high quality turmeric.  Turmeric has been found to reduce tumors by an astounding 81% in recent cancer research.  And contrary to cancer drugs, turmeric does not come loaded with deadly side effects.

Quite the opposite, turmeric instead comes with beneficial properties that can prevent your risk of disease and positively affect over 560 conditions.

Vitamin D is another essential anti-cancer nutrient.  Amazingly, vitamin D is much more effective than pharmaceutical drugs at fighting cancer, and is virtually a free nutrient.  Instead of paying a premium price for deadly cancer drugs, your vitamin D levels can be significantly improved by soaking up some sunlight.  It is important to receive a blood test to ensure you are within the optimal vitamin D level range.  The correct test you should receive is 25(OH)D, also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D.  The optimal range is 50-70 ng/ml, though if you are fighting cancer or heart disease it is 70-100 ng/ml.”

In a further article, published on www.activistpost.com, it was highlighted that chemotherapy can make cancer far worse, due to its damaging effects on healthy surrounding tissues…

“A team of researchers looking into why cancer cells are so resilient, accidentally stumbled upon a far more important discovery.  While conducting their research, the team discovered that chemotherapy actually heavily damages healthy cells and subsequently triggers them to release a protein that sustains and fuels tumor growth.  Beyond that, it even makes the tumor highly resistant to future treatment.

Reporting their findings in the journal Nature Medicine, the scientists report that the findings were ‘completely unexpected’.  Finding evidence of significant DNA damage when examining the effects of chemotherapy on tissue derived from men with prostate cancer, the writings are a big slap in the face to mainstream medical organizations who have been pushing chemotherapy for years as the only option available to cancer patients.

The news comes after it was previously revealed by similarly breaking research that expensive cancer drugs not only fail to treat tumors, but actually make them far worse.  The cancer drugs were found to make tumors ‘metastasize’ and grow massively in size after consumption.  As a result, the drugs killed the patients more quickly.

Known as WNT16B, scientists who performed the research say that this protein created from chemo treatment boosts cancer cell survival and is the reason that chemotherapy actually ends lives more quickly.

Co-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle explains:

“WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumour cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy.”

The team then complemented the statement with a word of their own:

“Our results indicate that damage responses in benign cells… may directly contribute to enhanced tumour growth kinetics.”

Meanwhile, dirt cheap substances like turmeric and ginger have consistently been found to effectively shrink tumors and combat the spread of cancer.  In a review of 11 studies, it was found that turmeric use reduced brain tumor size by a shocking 81%. Further research has also shown that turmeric is capable of halting cancer cell growth altogether.  One woman recently hit the mainstream headlines by revealing her victory against cancer with the principal spice used being turmeric.

This accidental finding reached by scientists further shows the lack of real science behind many ‘old paradigm’ treatments, despite what many health officials would like you to believe.  The truth of the matter is that natural alternatives do not even receive nearly as much funding as pharmaceutical drugs and medical interventions because there’s simply no room for profit.  If everyone was using turmeric and vitamin D for cancer (better yet, cancer prevention), major drug companies would lose out.”

It makes grim reading when you know that the main institutions take decades to change their strategies.

But it would be entirely irresponsible of me to recommend, or dissuade you from engaging in any particular course of treatment.  It is between you and your doctor to decide what is appropriate for you, but I would ask you to question your doctor about the absolute success rate of his or her proposed course of treatment, and whether it is wise to engage in a treatment that deteriorates, if not destroys, your immune system and quality of life.

If your Doctor cannot give you accurate absolute statistics, or will not support your choices, perhaps you should find a different Doctor?

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