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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cancer and Detox

One of the most important activities that can perform that will help you fight your cancer and help your liver, kidneys, colon and immune system function better is to perform a cleanse and detoxification.

Here are  several ways to implement a detoxification program to help your body remove the toxins from the chemotherapy and from the foods you've been eating for the past 20+ years.

Drinking Plenty of Water, Herbal Tea is the most natural way to detox your body after chemotherapy.  Make sure your water is filtered to help keep you safe from herbicides, pesticides, and other assorted nasties that our water can often contain.  We used to hear that drinking 8 glasses of water per day was essential, however, newer studies have shown that as long as you are sipping away on water all day you are probably getting what you need.  Put in a slice of lemon for some additional flavor, cleansing qualities and antioxidant protection.  Herbal teas are also wonderful to help the cleansing process, particularly dandelion tea which is a liver tonic.

Juicing organic vegetables and fruits is one of the best ways to fight cancer and provide nourishment to your non-cancer cells.  Make sure you have a great juicer though, as not all juicers are designed to keep the living enzymes within your expensive organic produce alive.  Live juices can help to heal, rejuvenate, and flush away toxins. Fresh vegetable and fruit juices are the cleansers, energizers, regenerators, and blood builders of the human body.  Try any combination of beet (great blood cleanser), kale, spinach, carrot, cucumber, apple, ginger and pineapple (both great anti-inflammatories, so that makes them anti-cancer as well).  Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are full of antioxidants and help to cleanse the blood of impurities.

Eating Organic Food helps you to avoid processed and sugar-laden foods as these will not assist the detox process.  Eating plenty of organic fruits, vegetables and lean meats like fish or chicken is much more conducive to keeping your system clear of any further toxins.  Google “raw food recipes” for some really great suggestions and recipes that appeal to you.

Eating Fiber-rich Foods helps the fiber to grab onto toxins in your digestive tract.  Fiber soaks up toxins rather like a sponge, speeds up elimination, helps with cleansing.  Natural fiber is available from fruits, vegetables and whole grains, however there are also plenty of fiber products on the market which you could add to your regimen.  Get a recommendation from your health food shop or naturopath.

Getting Plenty of Good Quality Protein provides adequate amounts of amino acids and proteins for your body and immune system to function well.  Animal studies indicate that the immune system can be significantly compromised with even a 25% reduction in adequate protein intake. Your diet should include foods providing high-quality, complete protein, such as that found in vegetables, whey protein, some grains, cold-water fish and free-range eggs.

Avoiding Sugar and Flour helps your immune system and starves the cancer cells who love glucose.  A study done by researchers at Loma Linda University which demonstrated that eating 100g of simple sugars inhibited the ability of neutrophils (a key component of the immune system) to produce certain cells know as phagocytes, which are cells that eat up bacteria, for up to five hours after ingestion.

Use Herbs to assist you in detoxing after chemotherapy and radiation.  Milk thistle is a particularly good herb for liver cleansing.  Seek the advice of a qualified naturopath before using herbal medicine, however, because they are specifically trained in herbal medicine and since herbs can sometimes have drug interactions you would want the best guidance possible for your particular needs. Also, only use organic herbs and tinctures.

Help Lymphatic System by bouncing on a rebounder (one of those mini trampolines) for 10 minutes a couple of times per day. This helps to get your heart pumping, blood circulating, and lymphatic system working -- all to help flush toxins out of your body.  But, it's best to do this before a meal or juicing, however!  Walking, cycling, hiking, dancing, yoga, deep breathing exercises – all of these are great to get the body moving and detoxing.  Make sure you drink plenty of filtered water after exercising.

Rebuilding Your Immune System is critical especially since your immune system is your first line of defense against cancer and all other diseases, you must rebuild it because the chemotherapy and radiation treatments will have severely damaged the very thing you are relying upon to stay well.  Yes, your body may eventually do this on its own, but the process is generally quite slow and we don’t want to give any open doors to stray cancer cells. Ways to build your immune system include eating organic vegetables and fruits, juicing, getting enough quality sleep and exercising daily.

Keeping Chronic Stress Out Of Your Life and Getting Quality Sleep helps for your immune system, and reduces the production of the stress hormone, cortisol. Sleeping helps your immune system recharge.  Getting 8 hours of sleep per night optimizes production of HGH (human growth hormone, which helps repair our body).  The World Health Organization lists sleep deprivation to be as carcinogenic as cigarettes and asbestos. 

Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System helps to improve your overall health and your immune system since your gastrointestinal system contains the largest number of immune cells of your whole body, constituting approximately 60% of your entire immune system.  So you can see that having a healthy digestive tract is really important.  Ensure that you get any candida treated, take probiotics and digestive enzymes, eat plenty of quality fiber to help keep your digestive tract clean and working well.

Avoiding Antibiotics and Flu Vaccines may be controversial. Antibiotics may be necessary if you have an out-of-control bacterial infection, but they don’t work on viruses and they don’t have any effect on strengthening your immune system.  In fact, antibiotics can destroy your immune system.  Flu vaccines pose another problem in that the majority of flu vaccines contain 25 mcg of mercury, which is the second most toxic compound on this earth, right behind uranium.  You don’t want it in your body.

Taking Wholefood Supplements Only will ensure that you're not consuming heavy metals and other toxins found in synthetic vitamins. However, do not rely on supplements instead of eating whole foods. They're called supplements for a reason.
Detoxing Your Household can be helpful especially if your body and skin care products are laden with toxins which your body is absorbing via your skin.  If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin or hair.  Use organic body products and cosmetics when you are detoxing your body. 

Epsom Salt Baths are restorative for several reasons. First, the  hot water opens the pores and assists perspiration to take toxins away.  Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate, and these two minerals help generate enzymes that clean up the body.  To make it a totally revitalizing experience, add lavender essential oil for its calming effects, or ginger which also helps to open the pores and is a good natural anti-inflammatory.  If you don’t have epsom salts, baking soda is also useful and it helps to neutralize the effects of radiation.  This is another place where water filtration is important because if you live in an area where the water is highly chlorinated you are soaking all that chlorine up into your body through the skin.  Chlorine and cancer are linked.

Dental Cleanup may be required for the removal of mercury, root canals, and other materials  routinely used in conventional dentistry. Read Dr. George Meinig’s article “Root Canal Cover-Up” for more details.

Colonic hydrotherapy can be of assistance not only after chemotherapy but also during to help alleviate the terrible constipation that often results from chemotherapy.  Your medical staff may argue the efficacy of chemotherapy but it really helps tremendously.  There’s nothing new about colonics – Egyptians were using it for constipation centuries ago. If you're not comfortable about colonics, then, try organic herbal cleanse/detox products such as those offered by HerbDoc.com. 

Use Detox Products, Liver Flushes, Kidney Cleansers, Candida Cleanse, etc. but make sure they're organic and come from a reputable company! Also, always detox the colon first, otherwise the toxins eliminated from the liver will become trapped in the colon and be recycled back through the body into the liver again. It is also recommended you undertake a parasite cleanse before detoxing the liver, to avoid feeling sick. Colon cleansing will usually include psyllium, internal cleansing herbs and other natural colon cleansing products and are available from your local health food store. A good intestinal cleansing program will help you get rid of pounds of foul-smelling food debris which may be in your colon. When detoxifying your colon, it is also important to incorporate probiotics in your diet to replenish your intestinal flora.

Note: Other detox methods and substances include: aloe vera/raw honey, bentonite clay, castor oil, coffee enemas, heavy metal chelation, hydrotherapy, sauna (heat/infrared), and zeolite.

What Some Experts Say About Detox
1. "No disease, especially degenerative diseases including cancer and AIDS, could survive longer than a few weeks in the presence of a healthy liver." [Immune Perspectives - Dr Leo Roy MD, ND]

2. "Cancer is a mutation of somatic (body) tissues, caused by chronic damage of the liver.  No other stimulus is necessary [for the growth of cancer] than a metabolic toxin which has not passed the liver filter or has not been neutralized - owing to liver failure." [The Liver And Cancer - Dr Kasper Blond]

3. "A good cleansing program should always begin by removing the waste in your colon, the last portion of your food processing chain. If you attempt to clean your liver, blood, or lymph system without first addressing a waste filled bowel, the excreted toxins will only get recycled back into your body." [The Constipation Resource Center]

4. "Proper digestion and elimination are vital to the health of the human body. A healthy colon is essential to these processes, although it is a part of the body that is often ignored." [Immunesupport.com]

Additional Website References for Detox

Detoxing the Body

Detoxing the Liver

The Best Way to Detox - DrAxe.com

How to Detoxify From Chemotherapy and Repair the Body

Natural Ways to Detox Your System After Chemotherapy or Radiation

The Correct Way to Detox

How to Do an 'Armpit Detox' to Prevent Breast Cancer | Natural Society

Cleansing Your Blood

Cancer Detox System

20 Ways to Detox Your Home

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Top 10 Supplements That Fight Cancer

In addition to an alkaline, plant-based diet, quality supplementation is also a critical component to an effective anti-cancer nutritional program.

The following is a list of some of the top supplements for preventing and fighting most cancers. However, these supplements should be utilized as part of an overall cancer treatment protocol.

Also, because some of these supplements may conflict with each other and/or your medications, you should not take these supplements simultaneously. In fact, you should work with a qualified healthcare professional, who has many years of experience working with these kinds of alternative care products.

Beta glucan
Beta Glucan is a powerful immune stimulant, activating the macrophages in your immune system, and enabling them to tag antigens so the immune system can recognize and attack them.  Beta Glucan not only supports the macrohphage, but B lymphocytes, natural killer cells, and suppressor T cells as well. Beta Glucan is an effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger.

Beta-1,3-D-glucan is derived from the cell walls of Baker's yeast. Beta-1,3-D-glucan actually triggers the immune response selectively where it starts, at the macrophage. When the Beta-1,3-D-glucan activates the macrophage it enhances phagocytosis, the ability of macrophages to engulf and destroy foreign cells and particles.

Macrophage cells are the very front-line defense mechanism in our immune systems. When they are properly activated, we are relatively "immune" to diseases caused by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and other harmful entities ("antigens") in our bodies. Macrophages actually eat pathogens. When macrophages are not working properly, diseases can go out of control. Based on studies, Beta Glucan doubles the percentage of activated macrophages within 24 hours after you take it.

Macrophages are huge cells in comparison to infectious organisms and other immune system cells. From the Greek, macro meaning large, and phage meaning to devour or engulf. This specialized cell is the first line of immune defense and, once activated creates a chain reactions that results in the mobilization and amplification of the entire immune system.

A special receptor site, specific to Beta-1,3-D-glucan exists on the macrophage. Beta-1,3-D-glucan binds to the receptor site, fully activating the macrophage. Resembling an angry octopus, the macrophage extends tentacle like arms, physically pulling in infectious invaders, ingesting and destroying them with caustic enzymes. Macrophages use an enormous amount of vitamin C, so you should take a non-acidic or wholefood form of C (at least 500 mg) daily to maximize effectiveness of Beta Glucan.

Beta Glucan is particularly effective in fighting cancer, in healing wounds, and in improving skin condition.

Immunologists know that immune cells constantly communicate with one another and with cells of the brain through the release of immuno-transmitter molecules. The brain can also communicate with the immune system in positive or negative fashion using neurotransmitter molecules.   Some molecules function in stimulating both nerve and immune cells.

One immune cell that starts the conversation between your immune fighters is called the macrophage (the original Big Mac Smile).   This big amoeba-like cell is surrounded by a frilly membraneous lace that traps foreign microbes such as viruses or mutated cancer cells and then it gobbles them up. The Big Mac then begins digesting its meal down to fragments. It attaches these fragments to carrier molecules that transport the foreign fragment to its body surface and sticks the fragment out into the blood stream (This is called antigen-presenting).

The Mac sits in the body waving fragments of the foreign fragments at any other immune fighter that swims by. Along comes a T cytotoxic cell that hates to see such a nasty virus or cancer fragment on the surface of a macrophage. It gives the macrophage a hug, the macrophage gets all excited and says, "Go and destroy any body cell with this fragment (antigen) on its surface."   The macrophage can’t talk verbally so it releases an immunotransmitter molecule called interleukin-1 to get its message across and also presses a number of molecular buttons on the surface of the T cytotoxic to activate its weaponry systems.

Beta Glucan is an all natural fiber molecule that scientists all over the world are researching. In fact Beta Glucan is the most studied natural immunomodulator on earth. Medical research doctors are even  finding and proving that Beta Glucan  has many benefits, not only helping the immune system, but also in combination with certain drugs, doing a better job to overcome cancer once it has established a foothold in the body. Unfortunately, your doctor is probably either unaware of this or has decided not to tell you.

Food sources  of glucans are derived from yeast, mushrooms, grains, seaweed. Since glucans can be isolated from almost every species of yeast, you must be careful on which one you choose.

Beta Glucan has been approved as a drug in Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Taiwan as an immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer for the last 30 years.

There have thousands of studies showing this product can protect against infections, lower your cholesterol, lower blood sugar, reduce stress, increase your antibody production, heal wounds, help radiation burns,  overcome mercury induced immunosuppression (like the Thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines), help with diabetes, and even naturally prevent metastasis (or the spreading of your cancer). The key is that the Beta Glucan must be used as part of an overall cancer nutritional program.

Baking Soda
With a pH of about 10, sodium bicarbonate’s high alkalinity fights cancer’s acidity, making baking soda  a natural antidote to the acidity of cancer.  Sodium bicarbonate cancer treatment (NaHCO3)  can be used clinically in sterile, intravenous form. This is a liquid, sterile baking soda. 

However, we do not recommend that you use baking soda as an adjunct therapy at home.  This is not suitable for everybody, and may have repercussions in various organ systems if taken to excess.  We are not advising anyone to do this unless they have been a patient at our clinic, and we recommend it to specific individuals.  Also, there is risk of aluminum contamination with some available brands of baking soda, so one must be cautious with this.

An important part of intravenous therapies against cancer is sterile, pure, intravenous baking soda. 

This therapy was developed by Dr. Simoncini, a medical doctor in Italy who has done more than anyone to explore the uses of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) as an alkaline therapy against cancer. It is known that cancer creates and favors an acid environment and because of this, Dr. Simoncini and others have used baking soda as an alkaline therapeutic agent.

Note: Refer to the Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) Protocol on the CancerTutor website for more details.

Cellect is a nutritional powder that has demonstrated excellent results with some cancers. This powder contains the following ingredients:
Vitamin A (as Bovine Colostrum Pre-Milk) (PI) 
Vitamin C (from Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen) (PI)              
Vitamin D3 (as Bovine Colostrum Pre-Milk) (PI)              
Natural Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherol Succinate)            
Calcium (as AlgaeCal® Algas Calcareas)               
Iodine (as AlgaeCal®Algas Calcareas)              
Magnesium (as AlgaeCal® Algas Calcareas & Biokey® Amino Acid Magnesium Chelate)       Zinc (as Biokey® Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Colostrum)
Selenium (as Albion® Selenium Amino Acid Chelate)        
Chromium (as Albion® Chromium Polynicotinate)

Note: Refer to the Cellect-Budwig Protocol on the CancerTutor website for more details.

Cod Liver Oil 
Remember taking cod liver oil as a child? (Ugh!) Well, it turns out our parents were pretty smart! Cod liver oil contains Vitamin A and Vitamin D, two of the most powerful vitamins that fight cancer and strengthen the immune system.

Cod liver oil is derived from the liver of cod fish. As with most fish oils, it has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Cod liver oil has historically been taken because of its high vitamin A and vitamin D content. It was once commonly given to children, because vitamin D has been shown to prevent rickets and other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.

Cod liver oil was traditionally manufactured by filling a wooden barrel with fresh cod livers and seawater and allowing the mixture to ferment for up to a year before removing the oil. However, today, cod liver oil is made by cooking the whole cod body tissues of fatty fish during the manufacture of fish meal and then heating and processing the oil. Unfortunately, this processing destroys the valuable vitamins A and D, so synthetic forms of the vitamins are added back in after the processing is finished.

Therapeutic uses
Cod liver oil is used for high cholesterol, high triglycerides, kidney disease in people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoarthritis, depression, an autoimmune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), glaucoma, and middle ear infections (otitis media).

When taken in appropriate doses by mouth, cod liver oil seems to help lower high triglycerides (a type of blood fat), lower high blood pressure, and treat some symptoms of kidney disease related to diabetes. It doesn’t seem to lower high cholesterol or reduce arthritis pain. Some people put cod liver oil on their skin to speed wound healing.

Cod liver oil contains a high amount of vitamin D. A link between vitamin D and cognitive performance was identified in a study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. The authors concluded that Vitamin D may play a key role in maintaining good brain function in old age.

Recent developments on the health benefits of cod liver oil from MNT news
Cod liver oil is effective at treating tuberculosis. A review of a historical study from 1848 revealed that cod liver oil could be an effective treatment option for tuberculosis. The disease was stabilized in 18% of participants who received cod liver oil, in comparison with only 6% in the control group.9

Sufferers of Crohn's Disease may benefit from cod liver oil. A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn's disease.

Potential health risks of cod liver oil
According to research published in the American Journal of Cardiology, large amounts of fish consumption can cause side effects because of environmental toxins in fish such as mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, and other contaminants.

The authors said that "the risks of exposure to environmental toxins and hypervitaminosis with fish consumption are substantially reduced through purification processes used to develop selected concentrated fish oil supplements and prescription preparations."

Therefore, when choosing fish oil therapies, people should be particularly aware of all available information to assess the oils' safety, including US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or other regulatory labeling.

Nutritional breakdown of cod liver oil (value per 100g):
-- Vitamin A - 100,000 IU
-- Vitamin D - 10,000 IU
-- Saturated fatty acids - 22.608 g
-- Monounsaturated fatty acids - 46.711 g
-- Polyunsaturated fatty acids - 22.541 g

Suggested amount : 1 teaspoon of oil, twice a day. Or 5 x 500mg capsules, twice a day.
Consult your health care practitioner if you have liver or thyroid disease.

Note: It may be necessary to take with vitamin E to offset possible vitamin A toxicity and magnesium to counter excessive calcium absorption.

Note: Refer to the following websites for more details about fermented cod liver oil:

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
CoQ10 appears to help ignite the cellular power stations that are necessary to maintain healthy cells. In other words, CoQ10 works by enhancing energy at the cellular level.  CoQ10 is a natural substance that is produced by your body.  It's highly concentrated in heart muscle cells, which need all the energy they can get to keep your heart pumping over one hundred thousand times per day. CoQ10 is an immune system booster and antioxidant that helps you to avoid getting cancer, and may be helpful in treating it. It is available in any vitamin store.

Coenzyme Q10 , known as a healthy heart supplement, is also demonstrating potent anti-cancer properties.   Coenzyme Q10, which is found in all your cells, provides energy--especially to the heart muscle. That is why it has become a vital treatment for heart health in recent years.

But now a new series of studies are turning up some even more exciting news.   CoQ10 may be able to halt cancer.

Dr. William Campbell Douglass reports research findings and case histories in his newsletter Second Opinion that show a correlation between CoQ10 and breast cancer. Low levels of CoQ10 were found in women with breast cancer.   Increased levels were associated with regression and remission.

Among the studies, Dr. Karl Folkers of the University of Texas, Austin reports regression of breast cancer, not only at the original site, but even of cancer that had spread (metastasized) to the liver—usually a sign of terminal illness.   How were these results achieved?   With supplements of CoQ10.

Moreover, unlike conventional treatment, CoQ10 is completely non-toxic and it stimulates the immune system, rather than depressing it.   In several studies, CoQ10 worked wonders with patients who had chosen to take chemotherapy, reducing the toxicity of such treatment.   In one study, patients who were given CoQ10 had little or no toxicity, even though they were given much larger doses of the toxic chemotherapy agent than were given to the control group.   This inverse correlation is significant.

Dr. Douglass points out that CoQ10 dissolves in fat and that it is therefore most absorbable in either a special wafer form (to which some oil has been added) or taken with a tablespoon of olive oil. Burton Goldberg recommends coconut oil.

Since CoQ10 has many health benefits, a minimum dose of 50 mg daily is appropriate for prevention of degenerative diseases, for improved energy, and for general health   If you have cancer, you will want to increase that dosage dramatically to 400-600 mg daily.  But be sure to discuss large doses with your doctor.

CoQ10 is naturally manufactured by the body. However, two factors are significant. First, the amount declines with age. Second, the B vitamins niacin (B3), folic acid, and pyridoxine (B6) are required for the body to make this important nutrient. If you are not eating red meat, be sure that you are taking a good multivitamin and high doses of B complex.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance similar to a vitamin. It is found in every cell of the body. Your body makes CoQ10, and your cells use it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules. CoQ10 is naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods, but levels are particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver, and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts.

Coenzymes help enzymes work to digest food and perform other body processes, and they help protect the heart and skeletal muscles.

CoQ10 is available in the United States as a dietary supplement. It is also known as Q10, vitamin Q10, ubiquinone, or ubidecarenone.

CoQ10 Therapeutic Uses
Many claims are made about CoQ10. It is said to help heart failure, as well as cancer, muscular dystrophy, and periodontal disease. It is also said to boost energy and speed recovery from exercise. Some people take it to help reduce the effects certain medicines can have on the heart, muscles, and other organs.

Heart failure: If you have heart failure, talk to your doctor before you take any supplement. There's no strong evidence that vitamins or other supplements can help treat heart failure. They are used along with medical heart failure treatments, not instead of treatment.

But you may still hear about CoQ10 supplements and heart failure. CoQ10 has not been shown definitely to relieve heart failure symptoms. Only some of the studies of coenzyme Q10 showed that it helps heart failure symptoms.1

Cancer: In 1961, scientists saw that people with cancer had little CoQ10 in their blood. They found low CoQ10 blood levels in people with myeloma, lymphoma, and cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, pancreas, colon, kidney, and head and neck. Some research has suggested that CoQ10 helps the immune system and may be useful as a secondary treatment for cancer.

CoQ10 may keep the antitumor drug doxorubicin from hurting the heart. Three studies examined the use of CoQ10 along with conventional treatment for cancer. The three studies contained a total of 41 women with breast cancer. In each study, the women improved.

But the National Cancer Institute (NCI) rates the strength of the evidence for CoQ10 and cancer as weak.

CoQ10 is a component, along with a number of cytochromes, of the electron transport carrier system which shuttles electrons in a handshake fashion along the energy generating pathway of aerobic metabolism. CoQ10 strengthens the cardiovascular system, normalizes blood pressure and augments the immune system. Cancer patients have greater deficiencies of CoQ10, presumably due to general nutritional deficiencies and particular shortage of vitamins required for its biosynthesis from the amino acid phenyalanine.

Ellagic Acid
Ellagic acid is a natural phenol antioxidant found in numerous fruits and vegetables. The antiproliferative and antioxidant properties of ellagic acid have prompted research into its potential health benefits.

The highest levels of ellagic acid are found in blackberries, cranberries, pecans, pomegranates, raspberries, strawberries, walnuts, wolfberries, and grapes. It is also found in peach and other plant foods.

Ellagic acid is a naturally occurring polyphenolic constituent found in 46 different fruits and nuts, like grapes, pomegranate, red raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and walnuts.

It appears that ellagic acid prevents the binding of carcinogens to DNA and strengthens connective tissue, which may keep cancer cells from spreading. Ellagic Acid has the ability to inhibit mutations within a cell’s DNA. Furthermore, it is considered to be a cancer inhibitor which has the ability to cause apoptosis or normal cell death in cancer cells.

Ellagic Acid Health Benefits:
First, ellagic acid kills cancer cells:
Healthy cells have a normal life cycle of approximately 120 days before they die. This process is called apoptosis (natural cell death). The body replaces these dying cells with healthy cells. Conversely, cancer cells do not die. They multiply by division, making 2 cancer cells, then 4, 8, 16, 32 and so on. In lab tests, Ellagic Acid caused the cancer cells to go through the normal apoptosis process without damaging healthy cells. Chemotherapy, radiation, and most conventional treatments cause the death of cancer cells and healthy cells indiscriminately, possibly destroying the immune system in the process.

Second, ellagic acid stops the growth of tumors:
Rats that consumed 5% to 10% of their diet as freeze-dried black raspberries and strawberries showed dramatic reductions in the growth of precancerous cells and tumor progression, the researchers found. And in other animal tests, Stoner told Reuters Health, the berries reduced colon cancer growth by 80%. The Ohio Department of Agriculture supported the research Stoner presented at the meeting.

Third, ellagic acid causes G-arrest:
The Hollings Cancer Institute at the University of South Carolina has conducted a double blind study on a group of 500 cervical cancer patients that had everyone excited. Nine years of study have shown that a natural product called Ellagic acid is causing G-arrest within 48 hours (inhibiting and stopping mitosis-cancer cell division), and apoptosis (normal cell death) within 72 hours, for breast, pancreas, esophageal, skin, colon and prostate cancer cells.

Fourth, ellagic acid helps prevent cancer, birth defects, etc.
European medical studies also demonstrate that Ellagic Acid is known to lower the incidence of birth defects, promote wound healing, reduce heart disease, and may reduce or reverse chemically induced liver fibrosis.

Fifth, ellagic acid does a lot of other good things:
From Dr Glen Halvorson’s Book, Chemopreventive Properties of …Phytochemicals, we learn that ellagic acid is anti-bacterial, [it] destroys the H. pylori bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers, [it] protects the liver and liver function, [it] binds with carcinogens (chemicals that cause cancer) making them inactive, [it] prevents carcinogens from binding to DNA [and it] reduces glucose levels (aids in management of diabetes).

Sixth, ellagic acid (i.e. from ellagitannins), is combined with glucose, making sure that cancer cells get a larger dose of ellagic acid than normal cells because cancer cells consume about 15 times more glucose than other cells. This means cancer cells probably get far more ellagic acid than normal cells:

Although ellagic acid is the bioactive agent that offers protection, the phytochemical is generally ingested in the form of another biochemical called ellagitannin. Plants produce ellagic acid and glucose that combine to form ellagitannins, which are water-soluble compounds that are easier for animals to absorb in their diets. Consequently, small amounts of ellagitannins derived from natural sources may be more effective in the human diet than large doses of purified ellagic acid.

Here are some comments about blueberries:
Extremely rich in a wide range of powerful antioxidant flavonoids (phenolic compounds). Blueberries / bilberries have more anthocyanins than any other food – 3 times more than the second richest source, green tea. They are also high in quercetin and ellagic acid – two other powerful flavonoids.

Flavonoids can also attach themselves to proteins, modulating the action of enzymes, including the kinase enzymes necessary for cell proliferation. In this way they are a very useful compliment to cancer therapy. When high doses of flavonoids are taken, all cell proliferation is inhibited; but this does not harm normal cells which can simply ‘rest’ – however, cancer cells cannot survive in the resting state.

Flavonoids also lower blood sugar levels, can restrict angiogenesis, help to keep nitric oxide within a healthy range, and raise the body’s level of the endogenous antioxidant glutathione. Berries are also rich in vitamin C.

How Ellagic Acid Works:
Ellagic Acid is a phenolic compound that has become known as a potent anti-carcinogenic/anti-mutagenic compound. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Ellagic Acid itself is not thought to be naturally present in plants. Instead, polymers of gallic acid and hexahydroxydipenoyl (HHDP) are linked to glucose centers to form the class of compounds known as ellagitannins. When two gallic acid groups become linked side by side within a tannin molecule an HHDP group is formed. Ellagic Acid is the result when the HHDP group is cleaved from the tannin molecule and spontaneously rearrages. It is the ellagitannins that are present in red raspberries.

The following is a list of health benefits published by Dr. Daniel Nixon of the Hollings Cancer Institute:

  • Consuming one cup of red raspberries per day (40 mg of ellagitannins) prevents the development of cancer cells. At low concentrations, it slows the growth of cancer cells; at higher concentrations, it tells cancer cells to kill themselves. For example, cells infected with the human papilloma virus (which is linked to cervical cancer), when exposed to ellagic acid experienced apoptosis, or normal cell death.
  • Red raspberry ellagitannins slow the growth of abnormal colon cells in humans.
  • Tests reveal similar results for breast, pancreas, esophageal, skin, and prostate cancer cells. The ellagitannins also produce a breakdown in human leukemia cells.
  • Another way that ellagitannins protect your body is through G-Arrest. G-Arrest means that the ellagitannins stop cells from mutating in the first place. If cells don't mutate, then we don't get cancer. This is very important when you understand that that every single day of your life you produce anywhere from a few hundred to as many as 10,000 cancerous cells in your body as part of your normal metabolism. In tests conducted by the Hollings Cancer Institute with Ellagic Acid, G-Arrest began in 72 hours in both breast and cervical cancer.
  • Red raspberry ellagitannins prevent destruction of the P53 gene by cancer cells. P53 prevents mutagenic activity in cervical cells.
  • Red raspberry ellagitannins protect human cells against cancer-causing agents in tobacco smoke, food additives, and petroleum-based substances. Ellagitannins act as scavengers to “bind” cancer-causing chemicals, making them inactive. The ellagitannins inhibit the ability of other chemicals to cause mutations in bacteria. Red Raspberry ellagitannins also protect DNA by blocking carcinogens from binding to the DNA.
  • European medical studies also demonstrate that red raspberry ellagitannins lower the incidence of birth defects, promote wound healing, reduce heart disease, and may reduce or reverse chemically induced liver fibrosis. In addition, the ellagic acid produced from the ellagitannins has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
Note: It is important to understand that most of the above studies have been conducted in two phases. First, in test tubes on isolated cells using ellagic acid. Later (and ongoing, even now) in live human beings using the full ellagitannin complex as found in red raspberry puree. It is, of course, the human studies that are of interest to us.

Buyer Beware!: For those companies selling some form of berry-based ellagitannin complex and either calling it ellagic acid or claiming that it contains ellagic acid…don't be fooled. It isn't ellagic acid, and it doesn't contain any (unless synthetic ellagic acid has been added to the formula). The fact of the matter is that ellagic acid itself is not naturally present in plants.

Instead, polymers of gallic acid and hexahydroxydipenoyl (HHDP) are linked to glucose centers to form the class of compounds known as ellagitannins. Ellagic acid is formed when the HHDP group is cleaved from the tannin molecule and spontaneously rearranges – as happens in the digestive tract.

The bottom line is that it is the ellagitannins that are present in various fruits – not the ellagic acid. Again, to quote from the Washington State Red Raspberry Commission: “ Some articles in which ellagitannins are quantified refer to ellagic acid because quantitation of ellagitannins is done by breaking them down into ellagic acid subunits and quantifying the subunits.” Understand, that when researchers refer to the ellagic acid content of foods, they are referring to the amount of ellagic acid that can be derived from a food-based supplement. That's entirely different than saying the supplement contains ellagic acid.

Why does this matter?

Well, for three reasons:
1. If the company selling the supplement truly doesn't know what's in the product they're selling, why would you want to buy from that company in the first place?

2. If they do know, and they're willing to be “inaccurate” for “marketing purposes,” doesn't that call into question everything else they say?

3. And finally, if you understand that it's really the ellagitannins that you're after (and not the ellagic acid), then you realize that the source of your ellagitannins is vital – since the source will determine the exact mix of ellagitannins and how effective that mix is.

The bottom line is you don't want to buy your supplements from a company that doesn't have a clue about what they're selling. Look for a company that uses accurate literature and labeling.

Garlic Extract
Aged garlic extract (AGE) is a concentrated form of organic garlic, that has been shown in over 350 scientific studies to be safe and effective in providing health benefits in humans.

AGE has been found to help prevent atherosclerosis and protect against cardiovascular disease, increase circulation and immunity; in preclinical studies AGE has been shown to prevent various kinds of cancer and neurodegenrative disease and to have anti-aging effects in improving memory, endurance and learning; and, new data also shows that AGE has potential as an adjuvant in cancer therapy.

AGE is produced by extracting and aging organic fresh garlic at room temperature for 20 months. By combining this extraction/aging process, the antioxidant levels in the extract become higher than those in fresh. The process also converts garlic's more unstable substances, which are generally not available to the body, such as its odor-generating compound oxidant allicin, to more stable, bioavailable, and health-promoting substances. Garlic aged in this way contains stable water-soluble sulfur substances, including S-allyl mercaptocysteine (SAMC) and S-allyl cysteine (SAC), which are powerful antioxidants and have high bioavailability with 98 percent absorption into the blood.

AGE boosts immunity more effectively than fresh garlic, enhancing immune cell numbers and activity, improving specific immune actions in AIDS patients, and increasing the activity of natural killer (NK) cells, which destroy invading organisms and cancer cells.

In a three-week clinical study, subjects ingesting 1800 mg of aged garlic increased NK cell activity by 155.5 percent, while those receiving 35 grams of fresh garlic per day (the equivalent of 10 cloves) had a 139.9 percent increase, indicating superior immune-enhancing benefits. A study with AIDS patients showed that NK cells, depleted by AIDS, rose to normal levels after six weeks of supplementation with the aged garlic.

Aged garlic is anti-fungal, preventing the growth of Candida albicans, the cause of infections in HIV-positive patients and in sexually transmitted conditions. AGE also kills Helicobacter pylori (H-pylori), the bacteria linked to stomach ulcers and cancer and is resistant to antibiotic treatment in 84 percent of infected individuals.

Garlic has potent anti-cancer effects, reducing the risk of human stomach, colon, and prostate cancer. In pre-clinical studies, AGE prevented cancers of the mammary glands, bladder, colon, stomach, liver, lung, and esophagus. The anti-cancer effects include eliminating toxic ROS, increasing glutathione, preventing carcinogens binding to DNA, and increasing carcinogens disposal.

The water-soluble SAMC, which is unique to AGE due to the aging process, may help in cancer therapy. SAMC and SAC stop human prostate cancer cell growth by 80 percent as it lowers testosterone levels needed for their growth and reduces PSA, the prostate cancer marker. SAMC prevents the growth of breast cancer cells and inhibits colon cancer cell growth by 71 percent, inducing cell suicide (apoptosis).

Graviola, also called Brazilian pawpaw, soursop, and guanaba, in addition to numerous other names, refers to a particular tree or its fruit. The fruit is green and heart shaped, and about six to eight inches (15.24-20.32 cm) in diameter. The tree is found in South America and on numerous tropical islands and grows best in rainforest climates.

The pulp of the fruit is popular in juices, sherbets, and smoothies, and exhibits notes of tangy and sweet. It can also be peeled and eaten, though some find the taste alone too sour. As a fruit, graviola may not prove exceptional, but it certainly has an extended history of use in ancient and now modern herbal remedies.

In early times, the leaves of this tree were used for tea to reduce swelling of the mucus membranes (catarrh) or to treat liver disease. The black seeds were often crushed and used as a vermifuge. All parts of the tree might be ground and used as a sedative or as an anti-convulsant. The fruit was used to reduce joint pain, to treat heart conditions, as a sedative, to induce labor, or to reduce coughing or flu symptoms.

In modern times, graviola has proven interesting to medical researchers because it contains chemicals called annonaceous acetogenins. These chemicals have been shown to have cytotoxic properties; in other words, they tend to attack cancer cells. Also these compounds may be a helpful insecticide, and several prominent universities like Purdue have patented their studies and work with graviola components, since they may later prove so useful.

Though the Food and Drug Administration may ultimately patent graviola or approve it as a prescribed medication for cancer treatment, studies are still early, and reveal some possible alarming side effects. Many websites on the subject, especially those selling the product as a nutritional supplement, say it has no side effects, as compared to cancer drugs. Certainly it may not cause hair loss, but known side effects exist and should be weighed carefully.

First, graviola can be an emetic. A large dose may make some people throw up, which makes it not that much different than standard chemotherapy. Second, it has a known depressant effect on the cardiovascular system and should be avoided by people with heart conditions or people taking medications for blood pressure or cardiac problems. Third, it can stimulate uterine contractions and should never be taken by pregnant women.

Another side effect is potential interaction with antidepressants. Graviola may also have antimicrobial properties, which kill off beneficial bacterial on the skin, in the vagina and in the gut. Long-term use can lead to yeast and fungal infections. The chemicals present in the fruit have also been found present in people with atypical Parkinson’s disease, though no cause and effect relationship has been firmly established.

While graviola retailers may claim the fruit and plant parts are completely safe in therapeutic dosing, the Food and Drug Administration have not yet evaluated these statements, since this product is viewed as a nutritional supplement. While the plant components have all been used in native medicines, it remains questionable whether it is actually beneficial. At the very least, it should always be used under the supervision of a physician.

Note: Most of the new technology cancer treatments including electromedicine or nutritional protocols may neutalize this protocol. The reason is that several of the newer protocols kill microbes inside the cancer cells. When they kill the microbes inside the cancer cells, they allow more of the glucose to be converted to pyruvate and thus more ATP energy is created inside the cancer cells.

Green Tea
Both black and green teas contain numerous active ingredients, including polyphenols and flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants.

One class of flavonoids called catechins has recently become the focus of widespread study for their anti-cancer potential. Tea is the best source of catechins in the human diet, and green tea contains about three times the quantity of catechins found in black tea.

Epidemiological observations have shown that people in green-tea consuming countries – mainly Japan and China – have very low rates of cancer. In Japan, the women who teach the tea ceremony, and thus drink more than the average amount of extra-strong green tea, are noted for their very low mortality rate and longevity; deaths from cancer are especially rare in this group.

The rates of breast, colon, skin, pancreatic, esophageal and stomach cancer have been found to be lower among drinkers of green tea. If those who consumed more than ten cups of green tea a day got cancer, it was at considerably older age, especially in women. Likewise, it has been noted that those Japanese smokers who consume a lot of green tea seem to enjoy protection against lung cancer. In fact, the Japanese have both the highest smoking rate and the lowest lung cancer rate in the industrialized world.

Research aimed at finding the active compounds in green tea revealed that its protective effects are due chiefly to catechins. Powerful polyphenolic antioxidants, catechins are astringent, water-soluble compounds that can be easily oxidized. They are a subgroup of flavonoids, weak phytoestrogenic compounds widely available in vegetables, fruit, tea, coffee, chocolate and wine. The antioxidant potential of both green and black teas, as measured by the Phenol Antioxidant Index, was found to be significantly higher than that of grape juice and red wines.

Green tea is manufactured from fresh, unfermented tea leaves; the oxidation of catechins is minimal, and hence they are able to serve as antioxidants. While the fermentation of tea leaves needed for the production of black tea produces some unique antioxidants such as theaflavins, bisflavonols and thearubigens (polymers of simple polyphenols), such fermentation reduces the catechin content, especially the strongly bioactive catechin called epigallocatechin gallate. Epigallocatechin gallate has been singled out by many researchers as particularly important for cancer prevention.

So far, most research has been done on green tea and the activity of its various catechin components; the research on complex polymeric polyphenols found in black tea is still in an early stage.

Numerous recent studies continue to confirm that green tea polyphenols have powerful anticarcinogenic, cardioprotective, neuroprotective and antimicrobial actions. In the first of the two articles on green tea, let us take a closer look at the anticarcinogenic properties of green tea.

The latest good news about green tea comes from a study done at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. A team of researchers headed by Dr. Yihai Cao found that green tea can block angiogenesis – the development of new blood vessels that tumors need in order to grow and metastasize. The authors gave mice the equivalent of two-to-three cups of green tea a day. When lung cancer was induced, the mice supplemented with green tea showed significantly less tumor growth. The scientists found that green tea suppressed the development of new blood vessels and prevented metastasis. They hypothesize the epigallocatechin gallate is the compound responsible for the suppression of angiogenesis.

In an interview, Dr. Cao explained that all solid tumors depend on angiogenesis for their growth. If green tea polyphenols can prevent angiogenesis, then this would go a long way toward explaining why green tea is effective in preventing so many kinds of cancer. Dr. Cao stressed that it takes long-term consumption of green tea in order to obtain these chemopreventive benefits.

Green tea has also been shown to help prevent metastasis. Cancer cells secrete special enzymes called collagenases in order to penetrate and colonize various tissues. It is the metastatic process that is lethal, not the primary tumor. Hence finding substances that can prevent metastasis is of prime importance in fighting cancer. A study done at the University of Shizuoka in Japan found that epigallocatechin gallate does in fact inhibit the secretion of collagenases by tumor cells (in this study, highly metastatic lung cancer cells), thus arresting their ability to invade normal tissue. Black tea theaflavins were also effective. There is also additional evidence that green tea polyphenols help inhibit angiogenesis, or the growth of new blood vessels that nourish the tumor.

Two of the green tea polyphenols, epigallocatechin-3-gallate and epicatechin-3-gallate, have been found to be effective inhibitors of 5 alpha-reductase type I, reducing the synthesis of DHT, a potent form of testosterone implicated in causing prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Epigallocatechin gallate has also been found to be the most potent catechin in inducing apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells when tested on various cell lines. Together with lycopene and selenium, green tea should be considered as a special prostate-protective agent.

One interesting recent study compared the effects of epigallocatechin gallate, curcumin (a powerful anticarcinogenic compound from the curry spice turmeric), and the combination of both on an in-vitro model of oral cancer. It was found that epigallocatechin gallate helped arrest tumor cell growth in a different cell-cycle stage than curcumin. When the two compounds were combined, growth inhibition was enhanced, suggesting a synergistic effect.

Green tea catechins are among the phenolic compounds known to suppress the formation of heterocyclic amines and nitrosamines, known to be potent carcinogens. Nitrosamines have been tentatively linked to brain cancer and leukemia. Drinking green tea with or after a meal containing meat cooked at a high temperature or treated with nitrites (a meat ‘preserver’) seems to offer a degree of protection.

Many other carcinogens are likewise rendered less harmful thanks to the action of green tea polyphenols on inducing enzymes that detoxify various undesirable compounds, and inhibiting those enzymes that would make certain carcinogens bioactive. Glucuronization (conjugation with glucuronic acid) is another detoxifying mechanism that is enhanced by catechins.

It has been also postulated that green tea catechins inhibit the activation of protein kinase C, and interfere with the binding of growth factors to their receptors. (In the case of breast cancer, catechins were in fact shown to interfere with the binding of estrogen to estrogen receptors.) Catechins were also found to inhibit the release of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a highly inflammatory cytokine, and of nitric oxide synthase, an enzyme necessary for the production of nitric oxide (nitric oxide plays an important role in inflammation and carcinogenesis).

A particularly exciting study, done at the Cancer Chemotherapy Center in Tokyo, Japan, and using leukemia and colon cancer cell cultures, demonstrated that “epigallocatechin gallate strongly and directly inhibits telomerase.” Telomerase is the enzyme that “immortalizes” cancer cells by maintaining the end portions of the tumor cell chromosomes. Even in the presence of non-toxic concentrations of epigallocatechin gallate, cancer cells exhibited telomere shortening and senescence. Thus, inhibition of telomerase could be one of the main anticarcinogenic mechanisms of catechins.

Obviously, the anti-cancer mechanisms of green tea polyphenols are complex, and not yet completely understood. Research at the level of molecular genetics is particularly promising. We already do know enough to state with certainty that green tea is an effective chemopreventive agent. And we also know that it is best to use several anti-cancer agents (including all the major antioxidants) for synergistic prevention along all the possible pathways. Green tea works along so many pathways that it is simply an indispensable part of any serious cancer-prevention program.

Note: Very high amounts of green tea components (usually associated with overdosage of green tea supplements) have been shown to interact with drugs that affect blood clotting such as aspirin and change the way the body metabolizes certain medications.

Lactoferrin triggers the production of glutathione and activates the innate immune system cells like the macrophages, neutrophils  and T-cells. These are the first line of defense against harmful pathogens – including cancer cells.

Cancer cells have a highly negative membrane charge which attracts lactoferrin, while healthy normal cells have a neutral charge. Lactoferrin is attracted to the cancer cells, attaches to them and triggers a process that kills the cancer cell; as well as blocking angiogenesis – the growth of blood vessels that feed cancer cells.

Another key to lactoferrin’s cancer-fighting properties is its amazing ability to bind with iron. It forms a bond with iron that’s 100 times stronger than transferrin – your body’s major iron transport protein. Several studies suggest that excessive amounts of iron, in your diet, increase your risk of developing certain types of cancer. Researchers have shown that many chronic diseases – in particular, cancer – need iron to reproduce and grow.

Limu Juice
Limu juice is an extract of seaweed. It is used as a food supplement and is also an effective alternative cancer treatment. It has been observed to safely kill cancer cells especially when consumed in the recommended doses of about half a pint per day. The dose is most effective if it is divided into small amounts and taken throughout the day.

The word Limu means algae in Hawaiian. It was used for a long time to season some traditional foods that were not particularly tasty on their own. The Limu that is now useful for nutritional and medicinal purposes is extracted from specific strains of brown seaweed.

It had always been observed that coastal communities particularly those in the oriental countries such as Japan, tended to have the highest life expectancy in the world. Part of this longevity can be attributed to a steady consumption of a diet containing brown seaweed. After years of research, it was discovered that the active ingredient in Limu is a compound known as Fucoidan which is basically a sulfated polysaccharide. Useful amounts of Fucoidan are found in particular brown seaweed known as Limu Moui which is plentiful around the islands of Tonga. Limu can also be extracted from many other types of seaweed but in less quantities.

Many people often wonder,” what is Limu Juice used for?” Those who have researched on alternative cancer treatment will most likely have heard of Limu, or maybe Fucoidan which is the active ingredient in Limu juice. Limu juice is a rejuvenating remedy which is useful in revamping good cells in the body while destroying cancerous ones. It is one of the few interventions that can be attempted in a stage IV cancer patient. Being a nutritional supplement, Limu juice can be used alongside chemotherapy or any other treatment without any severe reactions or side effects.

What is Limu Juice, is it a nutritional supplement or a drug? The truth is that it is a bit of both. It is a drug in that it can be used to treat cancer with good results. It is also a supplement in that it is often consumed in a relatively raw form. As a form food, Limu juice contains many more nutrients in addition to Fucoidan and has been seen to have overall health benefits to people who have it regularly in their diets. The helplessness with which stage IV cancer patients find themselves in makes Limu juice an alternative worth considering.

What is Limu juice significance in the fight against cancer? Limu juice is extremely important because it has been proven to kill cancer cells. In addition, it does not interfere with any other treatment that one may be undergoing. This new awareness has also brought attention to shortages in the juice. This can largely be attributed to pollution and human encroachment on the wetlands where the brown seaweeds propagate. The weeds require an environment where brackish water enters the sea. These waters are drying up due to climate change and also changing in their composition due to the introduction of affluent waste.

The Limu Company has figured out a way to extract the Fucoidan from the Limu Moui Brown Seaweed and bottle it along with some other natural plant extracts to give us the best Limu products on the planet. If you would like to know more about the Limu Original product or the other products;

Limu juice is a natural product from the sea. It is a special kind of seaweed. However, because people generally do not like the taste of seaweed by itself, Limu juice is generally mixed (by the vendor) with fruit and vegetable juices to mask the taste of seaweed (that is a wise thing to do).

The anti-cancer effect of fucoidan is well proven and has been the focus of many, many scientific studies which are published on PubMed. Fucoidan safely kills cancer cells and does not harm non-cancerous cells.

Limu juice has cured many cases of cancer by itself, but it is recommended, by this website, to be used in conjunction with other “Stage IV” protocols as a “supplemental” protocol.

This protocol can be used in conjunction with chemotherapy for those inclined to take chemo. In fact, this product may significantly reduce the side-effects of the chemotherapy.

Moringa oleifera
Moringa oleifera is a tree that is sometimes called the Tree of Life or a Miracle Tree, but rather than this being in reference to its potential medicinal usage this is actually referring to how it is a very valuable food crop (it is drought resistant, grows very fast, and is highly nutritive) and even beyond food it serves many benefits in third world countries such as having an ability to be used for some crafts (due to being a tree) and cleaning water.

Moringa is used for “tired blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.

Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, increase sex drive (as an aphrodisiac), prevent pregnancy, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production. Some people use it as a nutritional supplement or tonic.

Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a germ-killer or drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating pockets of infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snakebites, warts, and wounds.

Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.

In addition to its compelling water purifying powers and high nutritional value, M. oleifera is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities.

Moringa oleifera provides a rare combination of zeatin (a potent antioxidant), quercetin (a flavonoid known for its ability to neutralize free radicals and relieve inflammation), beta-sitosterol (a nutrient superstar that blocks cholesterol formation or build-up and is an anti-inflammatory agent for the body), caffeoylquinic acid (another powerful anti-inflammatory compound), and kaempferol (a key nutrient that promotes healthy body cellular function).

All in all, enzymatically active and bioavailable Moringa oleifera provides 36 natural anti-inflammatory agents. Free radical damage caused by electron-seeking, highly reactive, oxidative molecules has been identified as the source of many maladies through mechanisms such as inhibition of telomerase, changes to cellular permeability and DNA damage.  It has been established that Moringa oleifera contains 46 different antioxidants.

Moringa oleifera has been shown to be anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and antibiotic, which will certainly lighten the load on the immune system.  In addition, Moringa oleifera demonstrates the ability to be a potent detoxifying agent

Amazingly, the leaves of this extraordinary tree contain 7 times the vitamin C found in oranges, 4 times the calcium in milk, 4 times the vitamin A in carrots, 2 times the protein of yogurt, 25 times the iron in spinach, and 3 times the potassium in bananas.

MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
Lactic acid is the main component of the deadly cachexia cycle (i.e. lactic acid cycle), which kills about half of all cancer patients. Lactic acid is a major cause of pain, it blocks nutrients from getting to the cancer cells (which is why many cancer patients are weak), and so on.

Dealing with the lactic acid and the microbes in the bloodstream should be a top priority from day one after the diagnoses of the cancer!! But, orthodox medicine never does this.

There are several ways to deal with the deadly cachexia cycle:
1.  Remove lactic acid from the bloodstream, thus the lactic acid cannot get to the liver and the cycle is blocked.
2.  Hydrazine sulphate blocks the conversion of lactic acid into glucose in the liver, which stops the cycle.
3.  Anything that kills cancer cells helps block the cycle (less cancer cells means less lactic acid),
4.  Anything that reverts cancer cells into normal cells also helps block the cycle.

MSM protocols deal with items #1 and #4.

Lactic acid, in addition to making the cancer patients weak, can cause massive pain and can therefore reduce the “will to live” of the patient!!

Fighting cancer is like fighting a raging fire. The fire wants to spread and the firemen want to stop the fire. Clearly, lactic acid and the microbes in the bloodstream are major players in feeding the fire!!

There are actually several reasons MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) is used in natural cancer treatments or alternative cancer treatments.

First and foremost is to clean the bloodstream of lactic acid. Lactic acid is in the bloodstream because cancer cells create lactic acid from glucose and shove the lactic acid into the bloodstream.

The lactic acid travels from the cancer cells, through the bloodstream to the liver. The liver converts lactic acid into glucose. The glucose then travels back to the cancer cells, where the cancer cells again create lactic acid from glucose.

This “cycle” (cancer cells convert glucose to lactic acid and the liver converts lactic acid into glucose) is called the “cachexia cycle” or “lactic acid cycle.” The cachexia cycle kills about 40% or more of all cancer patients, depending on how you count what kills cancer patients.

Because MSM can help flush lactic acid out of the bloodstream, MSM can essentially block the lactic acid from getting to the liver. Thus, MSM can help block the cachexia cycle.

But also remember that lactic acid blocks key nutrients from getting to the cells. MSM also allows nutrients to get to the cells.

The main reason cancer patients are weak is because lactic acid blocks the nutrients they take from getting to the cells!!

A product used by body builders, D-Ribose, is also highly recommended for cancer patients because D-Ribose (and Vitamin C) can get past the lactic acid blockade and get inside the healthy cells to give them energy. This happens immediately, whereas MSM takes time.

But this is only one purpose for taking MSM.

A second purpose is to get “microbe-killing” substances inside of cancer cells. MSM should always be combined with a microbe killing substance (e.g. Vitamin C) and MSM is used to get this microbe-killing substance inside the cancer cells.

MSM (or DMSO because some MSM converts into DMSO in the bloodstream) essentially “opens the ports” on the cancer cells so microbe killing substances (such as Vitamin C, colloidal silver, chlorine dioxide, etc.) can more easily get inside the cancer cells to kill the microbes.

MSM is a form of nutritional sulfur derived from DMSO – dimethylsulfoxide. DMSO has been known since the 50’s, and was discovered in huge quantities as a byproduct of the paper industry.

DMSO and MSM start life by being released in the oceans by microscopic plants and plankton in the form of a sulfur compounds called dimethylsulfonium salts. Ocean water transforms the salts into dimethylsulfide (DMS). It quickly evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere where ozone and ultraviolet light transform it into MSM and DMSO which return to the earth in rain and are absorbed into the root systems of plants.

DMSO is a powerful solvent that penetrates through skin and meat all the way to the bone. The nutritional sulfur in DMSO, MSM, is the main ingredient that allows this penetration. It has been used by athletes for years because it eases the pain of sore muscles.

Dr Stanley Jacobs developed the process of extracting the white, odorless, nearly tasteless crystal MSM from DMSO at Oregon Health Sciences University. He was granted patent no. 5569970 for its use as a nasal spray that prevents snoring, and several other patents for health benefits. MSM allows cell walls to be more permeable and flexible so that they take in nutrients and give off toxins more easily. Along with water and salt, MSM is the most plentiful chemical compound in the body. It is absolutely essential to body growth and self-healing.

When old cells die and are replaced by new cells, the new ones will be shriveled, wrinkled, and leathery if insufficient MSM is in the body. MSM is best aided by vitamin C in doing its work.

We are all deficient in MSM because of our diets. The best natural sources of MSM are fresh rainwater, milk, and fresh fruits and vegetables. MSM is the first thing to evaporate out of them when they are harvested, boiled, pastuerized, or allowed to sit. MSM is non-toxic in quantities of up to 10 grams per 100 pounds of body weight (and perhaps beyond).

MSM has been proven in lab tests to cure snoring and lupus, to relieve arthritis, and to significantly lengthen the lives of cancer victims. It has been shown to improve eyesight when used as eyedrops, to "melt away" scar tissue in burn victims, to improve breathing in emphysema victims, to strengthen hair and nails dramatically, to rejuvenate wrinkled skin, and to ward off allergies and heal bee stings. It is essential in rebuilding the body’s connective tissue and collagen, a quality that is much needed in cancer victims.

Refer to the MSM Protocols on the Cancer Tutor website for more details.

Noni Juice
Noni juice contains many cancer fighting nutrients. It kills cancer cells (the anthraquinone damnacanthal and the trace element selenium), it stops the spread of cancer (beta sitosterol, noni-ppt and limonene), it stimulates the white blood cells and other parts of the immune system (polysaccharides) and takes part in a process that enlarges cell membranes so they can better absorb nutrients (proxeronine aids in creating xeronine). And this is only a partial list!
Note: There is a wide variety of brands with different levels of quality and cancer-fighting abilities -- so, be careful. Look for "Tahitian Noni Juice" and if you buy it, request at least a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

Warning: High doses of this product may, in rare cases, contribute to liver damage. And, since many cancer patients have liver damage (usually due to chemotherapy), you should avoid this product if you have liver damage. Otherwise, limit your intake to 3 ounces a day.

Omega-3 EFAs
Omega-3 EFAs are well-known for their benefit to the cardiovascular system and for brain health. Fish oils are particularly effective in reducing inflammation and can be of great benefit to people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis.

Daily supplementation with as little as 2.7 grams of EPA and 1.8 grams of DHA can markedly reduce the number of tender joints and increase the time before fatigue sets in. Some studies have also noted a decrease in morning stiffness and at least two clinical trials concluded that arthritis patients who took fish oils could eliminate or sharply reduce their use of NSAIDs and other arthritis drugs.

Pancreatic Systemic Enzymes
The use of enzymes to treat cancer has its roots all the way back to 1911 with John Beard's The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer and Its Scientific Basis. Beard believed cancer was a result of diminished pancreatic enzymes, impairing your immune response.

A study in 1999 suggests he may have been right on target.
Ten patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer were treated with large doses of oral pancreatic enzymes (along with detoxification and an organic diet), and their survival rates were 3 to 4 times higher than patients receiving conventional treatment. Proteolytic enzymes can be helpful in treating cancer because they help restore balance to your immune system.

Dr. Nick Gonzalez in New York City, NY has also done a lot of work on enzymes in cancer treatment and has written a book on the subject.

Some of the ways proteolytic enzymes can be helpful in the fight against cancer are:
        Boosting cytokines, particularly interferon and tumor necrosis factor, which are very important warriors in destroying cancer cells.
        Decreasing inflammation.
        Dissolving fibrin: Cancer cells hide under a cloak of fibrin to escape detection. Once the cancer cells are "uncloaked," they can be spotted and attacked by your immune system. It is also thought that fibrin makes cancer cells "stick together," which increases the chance for metastases.
        German studies have shown that systemic enzymes increase the potency of macrophages and killer cells 12-fold.

Generally, the first immune system building product that is mentioned in alternative cancer treatment circles are the pancreatic enzymes: trypsin and chymotrypsin. That is interesting because these enzymes do not build the immune system, but they do “clear the way” for the immune system to do its job.

Digestive enzymes-also called pancreatic enzymes include three classes: proteolytic enzymes needed to digest protein, lipases needed to digest fat, and amylases needed to digest carbohydrates. In several conditions that cause malabsorption, such as pancreatic insufficiency and cystic fibrosis, doctors sometimes prescribe digestive enzymes to improve absorption of food.”

It is the proteolytic enzymes (i.e. proteases) that we are interested in here, and particularly trypsin and chymotrypsin. When they are done digesting the meat in the digestive tract (of course it is hoped that there is no meat in the digestive tract because virtually all cancer diets forbid meat, largely for this reason), they start to clear the proteins that surround cancer cells and clear the way for the immune system to kill the cancer cells.

Some of the cancer diets that are immune system building treatments are good, but not great. A great cancer diet such as a “raw food diet is great because it focuses on foods that are known to kill cancer cells and build the immune system.

The pancreatic enzymes can also be purchased in supplement form. When buying such a product, make sure it has high dosages of trypsin and especially chymotrypsin.

Another proteolytic enzyme that has seen exceptional results in treating cancer is bromelain. This enzyme comes from pineapples and is a major ingredient in a raw food vegetable drink which includes whole pineapples. Bromelain can restore macrophage levels. This can also be found in supplement form.

A fourth cancer-treating proteolytic enzyme is papain.

Boosting Your Enzyme Levels Naturally
There are 4 ways to increase your enzyme levels:   
        Increase your intake of raw, living foods
        Eat fewer calories
        Chew your food thoroughly
        Avoid chewing gum

The very best way to get enzymes into your body is by consuming at least 75 percent of your foods raw. For many of you, you'll have to work toward this goal gradually.

While all raw foods contain enzymes, the most powerful enzyme-rich foods are those that are sprouted (seeds and legumes). Sprouting increases the enzyme content in these foods tremendously. Besides sprouts, other enzyme-rich foods include:
        Papaya, pineapple, mango, kiwi, and grapes
        Raw honey (the enzymes actually come from the bee's saliva)
        Bee pollen
        Extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil

The best way to bump up your metabolic enzymes is to provide your body with the raw materials and energy it needs to make them. By eating these types of foods, you supply your body with the amino acids and the enzyme co-factors needed to boost your own natural enzyme production.

Another way to lower your body's demand for enzymes is to reduce your caloric intake. Did you know the average person spends 80 percent of his available energy simply digesting food?

By reducing overall consumption, as well as introducing more living foods, you reduce your need for digestive enzymes, which allows your body to put more of its energy into producing metabolic enzymes.

Which brings us to chewing. Quite apart from the esthetic pleasure of an unhurried meal, there are important physiological reasons to chew your food well.

Chewing stimulates saliva production, and the more time you spend chewing, the longer your saliva enzymes have to work in your mouth, lessening the workload of your stomach and small intestine. Chewing also stimulates a reflex that sends a message to your pancreas and other digestive organs, "Gear up—we've got incoming!"

And don't chew gum. Chewing gum fools your body into believing it is digesting something, so it pumps out digestive enzymes unnecessarily. Why waste those precious resources?

Paw Paw
A supplemental extract from the paw paw paw fruit is a rich source of substances known as acetogenins, which were found to drastically reduce the ATP production of the cells' mitochondria. Acetogenins modulate/reduce the production of cellular energy (ATP), thus robbing the cancer cells of the energy it needs to survive and grow.

Some companies have produced products using graviola (a biological cousin of the paw paw) and market them as similar to--or equal to--paw paw itself. However, Dr. McLaughlin showed this to be false. He has written several technical papers detailing the big difference chemically and structurally between the acetogenins found in graviola and those found in paw paw. Thus, it is important for anyone contemplating using the paw paw treatment to be sure that a standardized extract from the Asimina triloba tree is obtained--not graviola, since graviola is far less potent due to its chemical structure.

Poly MVA
Poly MVA is a promising  nutritional supplement of minerals, vitamins and amino acids designed to support cellular energy production and assist in boosting immune response and support healing damaged cells.

It is a patented combination of Palladium (a mineral) bonded with alpha-lipoic acid (a very powerful antioxidant) and also contains a combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids including Vitamins B1, B2 and B12, Formylmethionine, N-Acetyl Cystiene, and trace amounts of Molybdenum, Rhodium, and Ruthenium.

According to the inventor of Poly MVA, Merrill Garnett, DDS, PHD, cancer results from the failure of cells to mature. This in turn is caused by a problem of energetics in the cell's metabolic processes. This compound assists in correcting nucleic acids in the DNA of genes. It has a negative effect on anaerobic cells (those that produce energy without using oxygen, i.e. cancer cells).

Lipoic Acid Mineral Complex (the complex inside of Poly-MVA) is a redox molecule (this means it can accept electrical charge and donate that charge, which makes it an extremely effective energy-transferring molecule) that facilitates energy charge transfer at the cellular level. This means it can safely and effectively protect cells and provide energy to them.

Many years of research and clinical studies provide consistent and ongoing evidence that Poly-MVA can support gene repair (in genes damaged by cancer), various therapies and degeneration because of its mitochondrial up-regulation with increased oxygen. Once inside the cell, Poly-MVA supports normal energy production of ATP via the Krebs cycle and its oxygen pathways. This interferes with the particular energy metabolism of the (anaerobic) cancer cell by targeting the mitochondria which allows for a change in the cell properties.

Multiple studies have shown Poly-MVA’s effectiveness in many different cancer cell lines, with no harm occurring in normal cells. The benefit from the increase in oxygen and ATP is support for normal cellular function in all other cells. The alpha lipoic acid and minerals are irreversibly bound together, resulting in a molecule that is both fat and water soluble (so it travels to all parts of the body) and significantly more effective than any individual ingredient.

Various seeds provide anticancer benefits including apricot, apple, black cumin, chia, flax, grape and mustard.

The red and yellow onions are especially high in Quercetin, a bioflavonoid. Bioflavonoids are water-soluble compounds present in citrus fruits, rosehips and other plants. In humans, bio-flavonoids maintain resistance of capillary walls to permeation and change of pressure, and have synergistic antioxidant effects with vitamin C.

Quercetin, besides inactivating cancer-causing agents, inhibits enzymes that spur cancer growth. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activity.

Quercetin is a powerful anticancer substance by several mechanisms. It is cytotoxic (kills cancer cells) by inhibiting the transport of lactate out of anaerobic cancer cells. This causes the cancer cell to become more acidic and die (apoptosis.)

Cancers generate consume large amounts of glucose, starving the body. From this glucose they generate lactic acid which poisons the body. The liver combats this by converting the lactic acid back into glucose which feeds the tumor again in a kind of snowballing effect. Quercetin helps prevent the tumor from releasing lactate in the first place.

Among other antitumor effects are: Arrest of cell progression at the G1/S and G2/M interphase, suppression of glycolysis and ATP production, interference with ion pump systems, interference with various signal transduction pathways, and inhibition of DNA polymerase B and I.

It was also found that Quercetin blocks androgen (male hormone) receptors and in a study caused a dramatic reduction in two androgen-regulated tumor markers, including PSA, the marker for prostate cancer. The author, Dr. Xing said that it could be “a chemopreventive and/or chemotherapeutic agent for prostate cancer.”

Selenium is a trace element that’s been shown to be a very potent anti-carcinogen and anti-mutagen.

Selenium is a vital anti-oxidant which protects the immune system by preventing the formation of free radicals, which can damage the body. Selenium and Vitamin E act synergistically to aid in the production of antibodies and to help maintain a healthy heart. This mineral is also needed for pancreatic function and tissue elasticity.

Selenium is a proven cancer-fighter. University of Arizona researcher Larry Clark, M.D., conducted a seven-year study involving more than 1,000 older people with skin cancer. Half of the patients took selenium supplements during the study, the remaining half took placebos.

Selenium supplementation was associated with a reduction in cancer incidence of 42%, and also appeared to reduce the risk of dying from cancer in treated patients. Interestingly, no drop in the incidence of skin cancer was observed during the study. However, selenium supplementation did appear to reduce the risk for several other types of cancer significantly, including colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer.

Selenium has two main effects. It enhances the activity of the enzyme, PX GSH, which strengthens system and it neutralizes free radicals which directly attack the system. Free radicals are submolecular particles which contribute to the breakdown of living cells, a process known as oxidation.

Most of us are familiar with rusting metal. Rusting is also an oxidation process. Just as exposing metal to moisture increases the rate at which it rusts, exposure to a range of environmental toxins and solar radiation increases the rate at which the cells of human body deteriorate. As a result, our bodies' immune system functions less efficiently, making us more susceptible to desease. Immune system impairment has been implicated in a range of malignant conditions such as cancer. Alone and in combination with other antioxidants, selenium is essential inclusion in the daily diet.

Research has found, that selenium is also effective in prevention and treatment of a number of conditions. It takes part in the synthesis of a coferment Q-10, which helps to maintain and repair damagesto the heart muscle. It helps to prevent necrosis by combining with and neutralizing toxic heavy metals, which otherwise accumulate in and damage the liver. It is unique in its success in treating psoriasis and allergies.

Combination of selenium and other nutrients have been found to be very effective in combating certain deseases. With beta-carotene fat metabolism is improved, reducing the risk of hypertension and thrombocyte agglutination, both contributing factors in heart attacks. With vitamin E and beta-carotene, it has been shown to be especially effective in strengthening the immune system.

The best source is seafood as it is fast disappearing from intensively farmed soils. It is toxic in extremely high doses (2.5-3 g/day); however, normal supplement levels (200 micro grams/day) are considered perfectly safe. As part of a cancer treatment diet, 500 micro-grams – 1 mg can be suggested.

A potent antioxidant, selenium is an integral part of the body natural antioxidant glutathione peroxidase system and, at times in partnership with Vitamin E, protects against cancer and prevents lipid peroxidation. Selenium is an effective detoxifier of heavy metals, its antioxidant properties protect against environmental and chemical sensitivities, and its immune functions enhance the body’s antibacterial and antiviral defenses. Selenium is also a natural anti-inflammatory agent.

Perhaps the most potent anti-disease effects of selenium are its ability to prevent and treat cancer. Selenium has prevented and reversed spontaneous, chemically-induced, and transplanted tumors in a wide variety of animal studies. Large epidemiological studies have confirmed the activity of selenium in the field of cancer prevention, and several clinical trials have produced highly encouraging results.

In China, a trial of selenium as a means of preventing viral hepatitis B associated with liver cancer, significantly reduced the incidence of both these diseases. The addition of very small amounts of selenium to kitchen salt led to the reduced incidence of several forms of cancer. Selenium at a dose of several hundred micrograms a day is now being used as an adjuvant to breast cancer therapy and shows promise as a treatment for immuno-deficiency diseases.

Some of the mechanisms suggested for this anti-cancer activity include changes in prostaglandin synthesis and selenium’s antioxidant and glutathione peroxidase properties.

Sulfur is an essential element for all life, and is widely used in biochemical processes. In metabolic reactions, sulfur compounds serve as both fuels and respiratory (oxygen-replacing) materials for simple organisms. Sulfur in organic form is present in the vitamins biotin and thiamine, the latter being named for the Greek word for sulfur. Sulfur is an important part of many enzymes and in antioxidant molecules like glutathione and thioredoxin.

Organically bonded sulfur is a component of all proteins, such as the amino acids cysteine and methionine. Since sulfur bonds are required for proteins to maintain their shape, and these bonds determine the biological activity of the proteins, we can see why sulfur is critical for health and life itself. There is no doubt that sulfur helps us battle cancer so it’s a good time to become more familiar with this basic element.

Sulfur is required for the proper structure and biological activity of enzymes. If you don’t have sufficient amounts of sulfur in your body, the enzymes cannot function properly. This can cascade into a number of health problems since, without biologically-active enzymes, your metabolic processes cannot function properly.

Sulfur enables the transport of oxygen across cell membranes. Because sulfur is directly below oxygen in the periodic table, these elements have similar electron configurations. Sulfur forms many compounds that are analogs of oxygen compounds and it has a unique action on body tissues. It decreases the pressure inside the cell. In removing fluids and toxins, sulfur affects the cell membrane. Sulfur is present in all cells and forms sulfate compounds with sodium, potassium, magnesium, and selenium. Organic sulfur, in addition to eliminating heavy metals, regenerates, repairs and rebuilds all the cells in the body.

Note: As a supplement, make certain that you purchase organic sulfur, e.g. organic MSM.

Turmeric (Curcumin)
Curcumin is a potent antioxidant extract from the spice turmeric that has a wide range of health benefits with specific anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering effects.

Cancer researchers are developing agents that induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) as potent anti-cancer drugs. In common with many of the nutrients in the Cancer Treatment Protocol such as selenium, vitamin A, green tea and vitamin D3, curcumin induces cancer cell apoptosis.

In a wide range of cancer cells, curcumin has been shown to induce cell shrinkage, chromatin condensation, and DNA fragmentation, and to block cellular signal transduction. All of these are characteristic of apoptosis-inducing agents according to an article published in the journal ‘Nutrition and Cancer’ (USA) (26/1/1996). May be particularly beneficial for lymphoma.

The spice turmeric may be added to rice, soups, salad dips, vegetable ‘smoothie’ drinks … If possible, take curcumin capsules; suggested dose 2 – 4 g (2,000 – 4,000 mg) / day in divided doses with food.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A (retinol) is a yellow, fat-soluble solid terpene alcohol obtained from some carotenoids by conversion in the liver where it is stored. While carotenoids are widely distributed in such foods as green and yellow vegetables, retinol is not found in any vegetable sources, but is concentrated in egg yolks and the livers of many animals.

Vitamin A, either from animal sources or synthesized in our own liver, is essential for growth and protection from various diseases. Vitamin A and its analogs have shown the ability to help inhibit cancer cell proliferation and help in returning to normal growth patterns. Its inhibitory effects are especially potent against leukemia and certain head and neck cancers.

Beta-carotene is the most potent precursor to vitamin A, but its conversion to vitamin A in the body is limited by a feedback system. Beta-carotene is also an important antioxidant in its own right.

Vitamin A and related carotenoid compounds have a sterling role in cancer prevention and are of crucial importance to health, in their capacities as potent antioxidants and immune modulators. Despite this, there hasn’t been the massive public awareness, publicity and sex appeal that has surrounded other nutrients such as Vitamin C. Advice abounds about eating your carrots (to see better in the dark) or your greens (for antioxidant and cancer protection).

Vitamin A deficiencies are widespread throughout many parts of the developing world, and some 50,000 people go blind each year through lack of Vitamin A.

Good food sources: watercress, spinach, broccoli, orange/yellow vegetables.

Excellent food sources: Cod liver oil, carrots, raw butter.

In fact, while Vitamin A in excessive levels is toxic, most of us should be more concerned about obtaining as much of Vitamin A and carotene anti-oxidant activity in our diet. The medical research community and the pharmaceutical industry have done extensive clinical research with Vitamin A and carotene-derived substances, as evidenced by the publication record in numerous scholarly journals, resulting in numerous diverse health care products, ranging from acne medication (Retin A) to anti-cancer compounds.

Fat-soluble Vitamin A compounds include retinol, retinal and retinoic acid. This vitamin group is vital to eye and retina function (whence its name retinol is derived), protects the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat and lungs from damage, and reduces risk of infection (immune enhancer) and cancer. Low Vitamin A levels are correlated with increased incidence of several cancers, most notably those of the lung, larynx, esophagus, mouth, stomach, colon, prostate and cervix. Vitamin A is found in animal and fish liver, eggs, milk and butter; levels above 20,000 IU per day may be toxic.

Carotenoids such as beta carotene, sometimes called pro-vitamin A, are water-soluble precursors which are made into Vitamin A by the body. While you can overdose on fat-soluble Vitamin A, large doses of water-soluble beta carotene, found in carrots, broccoli, spinach, cabbage, orange and yellow fruits, are non-toxic and constitute an extremely potent source of antioxidant activity.

A considerable wealth of research data has been accumulated regarding the efficacy of various Vitamin A/Carotene compounds in prevention, treatment and adjuvant treatment of cancers (combined with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy).

Studies demonstrate that Vitamin A and carotenoids are of considerable importance to the prevention and treatment of many diverse cancers in a variety of ways: attack and destroy cancer cells; prevent the appearance or proliferation of tumors, and actually reverse precancerous lesions.

The mechanisms of this anti-cancer activity, still being researched, are attributed to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Vitamin A and carotenoids. In addition to the above anti-cancer properties of Vitamin A and carotene lies their potential in potentiating and mitigating against some of the more toxic effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Vitamin A has many beneficial properties: it induces cell differentiation, stimulates immunity, is antiviral, is an antioxidant, and is needed for the formation of bone, protein and growth hormone. A daily dose of 5,000 – 10,000 IU is sufficient for the maintenance of epithelial tissue and eyesight.

Most people with cancer are deficient in Vitamin A. There exists a direct relationship between Vitamin A levels and cancer. Vitamin A protects the epithelial tissues and encourages cell differentiation (maturity). For example, Vitamin A cures and prevents leukoplakia, a precancerous condition in the mouth. Many, if not most, cancers arise in the epithelial areas (adenocarcinoma.)

Vitamin A works with Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Vitamin E to synergize their protective effects. In one study it was found that this combination could correct cellular abnormalities in the colon that would eventually progress to cancer.

Vitamin A and Vitamin D work together to stimulate the immune cells (macrophages and T cells) to protect us from internal and external pathogens. These cells contain protein receptors (VDR, RXR) that trigger binding protein factors that stimulate our immune cells and protect us diseases such as cancer.

It is also known that in laboratory animals deficient in Vitamin A, cancer is easily started but animals high in Vitamin A are nearly impossible to induce cancer in. The protective effect of Vitamin A is so strong that researchers found that Norwegian sailors who have smoked since childhood, had a very low incidence to lung cancer. The reason was traced to the consumption of fish livers, high in Vitamin A and Vitamin D.

Dutch researchers found that Vitamin A could not only slow the growth of a tumor but in some cases cause it to become benign. Its effect is most powerful on epithelial derived tumors (especially of the head and neck) leukemia and transitional cell tumors. Vitamin A analogues have been used successfully in mouth cancer, leukemia, and pancreatic cancer.

Large doses are required to achieve a potent anticancer effect, which may be limited by toxicity. Then it was observed that infants who received large doses of Vitamin A in breast milk did not suffer toxic effects. The reason is apparently that when Vitamin A is emulsified (as it is in milk), it is absorbed into the lymphatic system without going through the liver. Based upon this Mucos corporation (makers of Wobenzyme N) arrived at the following dosages of emulsified Vitamin A:
-- 100,000 to 300,000 units per day is a potent immune stimulator
-- 500,000 to 1,000,000 units per day has powerful antitumor effects

Dosages may be given in divided doses and worked up over time. You can also alternate with 2 weeks on and 1 week off. Blurred vision and a soapy feeling in the mouth are signs of too much Vitamin A.

Vitamin A is also critical to the immune system and is an immune system stimulant. Its stimulating effects are not simply due to a reversal of a deficiency state. Vitamin A prevents immune suppression from adrenal hormones, severe burns or surgery.

Do not use very high doses of Vitamin A without a physician’s supervision! Signs of toxicity include headache, dizziness, fatigue, emotional instability, blurred vision, muscle and joint pain, chapped lips and dry skin. Elevated liver enzymes are another indication of possible toxicity.

Vitamin E can help to counteract any toxic effects of Vitamin A and should always be taken with it.

Pregnant women and those likely to become pregnant should never take Vitamin A as too much can cause birth defects.

Thyroid cancer patients or those with severe thyroid deficiency should also avoid this product.

Vitamin C (Vitamin C & Bioflavonoids)
Bioflavonoids are powerful antioxidants found in fruit and vegetables that work synergistically with vitamin C. Flavonoids can also attach themselves to proteins, modulating the action of enzymes, including the kinase enzymes necessary for cell proliferation.

In this way flavonoids are a very useful compliment to cancer therapy. When high doses of flavonoids are take, all cell proliferation is inhibited; but this does not harm normal cells which can simply ‘rest’ – however, cancer cells cannot survive in the resting state.

Flavonoids also lower blood sugar levels, can restrict angiogenesis, help to keep nitric oxide within a healthy range, and raise the body’s level of the endogenous antioxidant glutathione.

Based on the research evidence, Vitamin C should by now have achieved medical respectability both in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Hundreds of research studies published during the past decade alone attest to the monumental research effort mobilized to document the role of Vitamin C in Cancer prevention and treatment.

Numerous books each replete with hundreds of references, have been published over the years, documenting the vital role played by Vitamin C in every body system function. For Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, immune modulator, integral to countless metabolic, endocrine and neurological functions, and an absolute requirement for the synthesis of collagen, vital for skin, bone, muscle and connective tissue.

Vitamin C’s anti-cancer properties are brought about by a number of modalities of this versatile nutrient:
    Scavenges cancer-causing free radicals such as hydrogen peroxide to prevent lipid peroxidation and destruction of cells;
    Neutralizes carcinogenic chemicals such as nitrosamine and nitrites;
    Regenerates active vitamin E (another potent antioxidant) in lipid membranes;
    Enhancement of lymphocyte function and rapid mobilization of phagocytes;
    Potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial activity;
    Enhancement of IgA, IgG and IgM antibody levels;
    Modulation of interferon synthesis;
    Increases synthesis of prostaglandin PGE1 (anti-inflammatory); inhibits PGE2 (inflammatory);

Vitamin C (preferably with bioflavanoids) : 2 – 20 g / day, in divided doses, with meals.

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D is a very important vitamin that has many health benefits. However, there is a major Vitamin D deficiency due to our lack of exposure to the sunlight.

Vitamin D appears to be more closely related to a hormone than a vitamin because of the many cellular functions it performs. Among its actions is the regulation of cellular proliferation and differentiation.

Vitamin D works synergistically with Vitamin A to control cancer by inducing certain cancer cells to differentiate into normal cells and to stop multiplying uncontrollably. This effect is so pronounced that drug companies are working on patentable analogs for cancer therapy.

Among the cancers that Vitamin D has been shown to be effective against are colorectal, breast, prostate, ovarian, and several kinds of leukemia and lymphoma.

Vitamin D and its metabolites are currently being studied by researchers worldwide for cancer prevention and treatment. The anticancer mechanisms of Vitamin D are different from the antioxidant and antimutagenic effects of other nutrients that may prevent cancer.

Vitamin D induces certain types of cancer cells to differentiate into normal cells. What does cell “differentiation” mean? Normal cells go through cell cycle growth processes that enable them to mature into functional cells (differentiate), and then naturally die (undergo apoptosis) after so many cell divisions have occurred. Cancer cells, on the other hand, often fail to differentiate, which means they divide rapidly without turning into the kind of specialized cells needed to support the body. Instead of differentiating into normal functioning cells, cancer cells divide forever until they overwhelm the host with nonfunctional cancer cells.

Vitamin D induces cells to differentiate throughout the body, but its intake must be limited because of its potential toxicity. Too much vitamin D3 can lead to hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood), which can cause sudden death, or can induce calcification to accelerate the aging process. Calcification causes cells to “clog up” and stop functioning. The safest and simplest calcium channelblocking method is to make sure you have plenty of magnesium in your bloodstream to inhibit excess calcium infiltration into your cells. For example, 500mg of magnesium citrate.

Food sources : Cod liver oil, fish (wild salmon, sardines, mackerel), raw dairy products, egg yolk; also: made by the body when exposed to sunlight.

A standard dose for a healthy person would be around 300 IU of vitamin D3 daily.

1,000 IU for up to several months should present no problems for most people.

For cancer patients, it would be possible to raise this to 3,000 to 4,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day. However, when taking more than 1300 IU of vitamin D3 daily, periodic blood tests should be done to make sure too much calcium is not being absorbed and that kidney function is not being affected. Or, take it with vitamin K2 to prevent calcium from remaining in the arteries.

Vitamin D3 is most effectively utilized when taken in divided doses with fat-containing, low fiber meals.

Note: Many studies on humans have shown vitamin D is instrumental in reducing the risk of colon and breast cancer and improving the survival rates of lung cancer. The precise mechanism is not known, but most researchers in recent years have become increasingly convinced that few of us get enough vitamin D through sunlight or diet.

Anyone taking more than 1500 IU’s per day should have periodic blood tests performed to be sure that not too much calcium is being absorbed, and that kidney and liver function is not adversely affected. It is recommended to take a magnesium supplement to counter any excessive calcium absorption. Underlying kidney disease is a contraindication. High doses should be taken under the supervision of a physician.

Vitamin B17 (Laetrile) and Nitrilosides
Nitriloside is a general term for anti-cancer compounds found in many plants, including apricot kernels, apple seeds, grape seeds, grasses, and other foods. For example, amygdalin is a specific nitriloside found especially in apricot kernels, and the aforementioned foods.

Normal body cells convert nitrilosides into food (Vitamin B17) via the enzyme rhodanese. However, cancer cells via the enzyme beta-glucosidase convert the nitrilosides into chemicals (benzaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide) that kill the cancer cells while it only nourishes the normal cells! This is a target-specific reaction. It does not adversely affect normal cells.

Laetrile is the trade name for laevo-mandelonitrile-beta-glucuronoside, a substance synthesized by Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., and registered with the U.S. Patent Office for the treatment of "disorders of intestinal fermentation." This compound is chemically related to amygdalin, a substance found naturally in the pits of apricots and various other fruits. Most proponents of Laetrile for the treatment of cancer use the terms "Laetrile" and amygdalin interchangeably.

Apricot Kernels are the richest source of Vitamin B17 (Laetrile). Apricot kernels are known to prevent and cure cancer, even though the medical establishment has worked night and day and even lied to suppress it.

Vitamin B17 is found in most all fruit seeds such as the apple, peach, cherry, orange, nectarine and especially apricot. It is found in some beans and many grasses such as wheat grass.

The hard wooden pit in the middle of the peach is not supposed to be thrown away. In fact, the wooden shell is strong armor protecting one of the most important foods known to man, the seed. It is one of the main courses of food in cultures such as the Navajo Indians, the Hunzas the Abkhasians and many more. Did you know that within these tribes there has never been a reported case of cancer? (And there are doctors and scientists from the U.S. living within these tribes right now studying this phenomena)

We don't need to make the seed a main course but we do need the equivalent of about seven apricots seeds per day to nearly guarantee a cancer free life. Other foods that contain vitamin B-17 are: bitter almonds, millet, wheat grass, lima beans and more. (The bitter almond tree was banned from the U.S. in 1995. The kernel or seed contains the highest amounts of vitamin B17).

Note 1: Laetrile will not work without vitamin C to heal and zinc to carry the laetrile to the cells. For more details, refer to the Vitamin B17 Laetrile Diet Protocol, designed by Dr. Philip E. Binzel Jr., and documented in his book, Alive and Well.

Note 2: Although this protocol is very effective at getting rid of cancer cells, this protocol does not contain the super-nutrients which deal with reversing the damage to the non-cancerous cells due to cancer (e.g. lactic acid), chemotherapy, radiation, etc. So, use this protocol along with a major protocol (e.g. Cellect-Budwig, Cesium Chloride). Refer to the Cancer Tutor website for more details.

Note 3: Ernst Krebs was the world's leading authority on the relationship between cancer and nitrilosides, and the inventor of laetrile.

Note 4:  Nitrilosides are comprised of  molecules made of sugar, hydrogen cyanide, a benzene ring or an acetone. These factors are collectively known as Beta-cyanogenetic glycosides. Though the intact molecule is for all practical purposes completely non-toxic, nitrilosides can be hydrolyzed, by an enzyme present in our bodies called beta-glycosidase, to a sugar, free hydrogen cyanide, benzaldehyde or acetone. Because of our cultural antipathy to cyanide, western food technology has made every conceivable effort through processing, hybridizing, distilling, etc., to remove every trace of derivable cyanide from foods for man and animals. Although it is literally true to say that nitrilosides contain cyanide, a deadly poison, it is also true to say that table salt, sodium chloride, contains the deadly poison, chlorine. Under normal conditions, the chlorine in salt and the cyanide in nitrilosides is tightly bound and in no danger of suddenly "leaking out".

Chewing of cyanogenic foods usually frees or hydrolizes much cyanide by mixing the resident nitriloside with the splitting enzyme b-glucosidase. That is why cooking the undisturbed plant tissue is important (neutralizing the splitting enzyme). By stabilizing the nitriloside in this way the cyanide is released more selectively at the sites of high b-glucosidase production,  i.e., cancer cells and concentrations of bacterial infestation.

Note 5: The reason laetrile therapy takes so long to work, in spite of the marvelous design of the laetrile molecule, is because if the laetrile molecule happens to chemically react with the enzyme of a non-cancerous cell (i.e. rhodanese), before it reacts with the enzyme of a cancerous cell (beta-glucosidase), the rhodanese will break apart the laetrile molecule in such a way that it can no longer kill a cancer cell. Thus you have to take enough laetrile molecules, over a long enough time, that enough laetrile molecules hit the cancer cells first.

Note 6: Nitrilosides interact with various drugs. For example, nitrilosides may cause palpitations/slow pulse when used with antiarrhythmic drugs; and, hypotension with antihypertensives drugs. Nitrilosides also interact with various supplements and herbs. For example, nitrilosides may cause severe cyanide poisoning when used in conjunction with megadoses of Vitamin C (4800 mg). Vitamin C is known to increase conversion of amygdalin to cyanide in vitro and reduce body stores of cysteine, which is used to detoxify cyanide.

Therefore, it is very wise to always consult with your physician and work with a qualified healthcare practitioner, who is familiar with Vitamin B17.

Wheatgrass (Chlorophyll)
A diet containing a lot of wheat grass juice has been used by many people to cure cancer. One woman’s story is told in the book How I Conquered Cancer Naturally by Arnold Hunsberger. She cured breast cancer by drinking 2 ounces of wheat grass juice one or more times a day. She created the juice by running wheat grass through a juicer. She grew the wheat grass herself.

The number of ways that wheatgrass deals with cancer is incredible. First of all it contains chlorophyll, which has almost the same molecular structure as hemoglobin. Chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production, meaning more oxygen gets to the cancer.

Selenium and laetrile are also in wheatgrass, both are anticancer. Chlorophyll and selenium also help build the immune system. Furthermore, wheatgrass is one of the most alkaline foods known to mankind. And the list goes on.

Wheatgrass contains at least 13 vitamins (several are antioxidants), including B12, many minerals and trace elements, including selenium, and all 20 amino acids. It also contains the hormone abscisic acid (also called: dormin, see below), the antioxidant enzyme SOD (Superoxide Dismutase, see below) and over 30 other enzymes, the antioxidant enzyme cytochrome oxidase (see below), laetrile, and a whole lot of other nutrients.

SOD converts one of the most dangerous free radicals: Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), into a hydrogen peroxide molecule (which has an extra oxygen molecule to kill cancer cells) and an oxygen molecule.

Now let’s talk about cytochrome oxidase.
In 1938, the great cancer scientist and researcher Paul Gerhardt Seeger, M.D., revealed that the true cause of the cancerous degeneration of a cell results from the destruction of a specific respiratory enzyme, cytochrome oxidase. In other words, cancer in the cell is caused by disturbance of oxygen utilization, or cell respiration.

But it may be that chlorophyll is the best part of wheatgrass.
In a study reported in the journal Mutation Research comparing the anticancer effect of chlorophyll to beta-carotene, and vitamins A, C and E, chlorophyll was proven to be a more effective antimutagen than any of them.

Chlorophyll is so good at dealing with cancer because of the oxygen availability it provides.
Both chlorophyll (as in wheatgrass juice) and hemoglobin (red blood cells) are molecularly similar. The only actual difference is that the central element in chlorophyll is magnesium and in hemoglobin it is iron. Chlorophyll has the ability to break down poisonous carbon dioxide and release free oxygen.

One key question about wheatgrass is how long to wait after cutting it before you consume it? Most people, taking their cue from Ann Wigmore, say to take it immediately after cutting and juicing. However, the hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is 40 times more potent 4 hours after cutting the wheatgrass than it is at the time of cutting. So the question boils down to this: How important is ABA to treating cancer compared to the other anticancer substances in wheatgrass?

Before her death, Dr. Virginia Livingston-Wheeler had a clinic that cured cancer patients. Her vaccine was based on abscisic acid. This is a quote about her clinic.

“Abscisic acid is a supplement you will not find in a health food store. Based on her research, Dr. Livingston-Wheeler determined that abscisic acid neutralizes the effect of chorionic gonadotropin, the hormone that protects the fetus from being rejected, and she classed it as her prime supplement in treating cancer. Livingston-Wheeler discovered that cancer cells (or the microbes associated with them) produce a substance very similar to chorionic gonadotropin. Abscisic acid is a close relative of Vitamin A. In her book, The Conquest of Cancer; Livingston-Wheeler describes how you can make abscisic acid.”

So what do you do, eat it immediately or 4 hours after you cut it? Perhaps both. Perhaps when you cut your wheatgrass and juice it, you drink most of it immediately and some 4 hours later you drink the rest of it.

This is important because in some cases wheatgrass juice therapy did not work as promised. This may be because the patient drank a lot of tap water with chlorine in it or it may be because abscisic acid is more important than thought or for some other reason. So, by splitting up the wheatgrass juice into two sessions, you get the best of both worlds.

The Wheatgrass Diet [of Ann Wigmore] excludes all meat, dairy products and cooked foods and emphasizes “live foods” such as uncooked sprouts, raw vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds. The Wheatgrass Diet was developed by Boston resident Ann Wigmore who established the Hippocrates Health Institute which later was renamed the Ann Wigmore Institute (AWI).”

Researchers discovered that the cancer-treating active ingredient in the wheat grass juice is abscisic acid (ABA). ABA is a plant growth hormone that affects embryo development, seed and bud dormancy, water relations, tolerance of a variety of environmental stresses, and senescence. Its name comes from "absciscion", the process by which plants shed their parts (buds, petals, leaves).

ABA is a naturally occurring compound in plants. It is synthesized primarily in the leaves. The production of ABA is accentuated by stresses such as water loss and freezing temperatures. It is believed that biosynthesis occurs indirectly through the production of carotenoids. Carotenoids are pigments produced by the chloroplast. ABA is capable of moving both up and down the stem.

Among other things, ABA induces gene changes in response to wounding which may explain an apparent role in pathogen defense. In addition, it is a growth inhibitor that causes seeds to remain dormant. It may be these factors that contribute to its affect on cancer tumor cells. Most likely, its effect on plants is not the same as its effect on cancer cells.

Other Supplements
There are many other supplements that can help with cancer including: aloe vera (whole plant), cayenne, colloidal silver, Colostrum,  and mushrooms (Cordyceps, Maitake, Shiitake).

Are Supplements The Answer for Cancer?
So, are supplements the answer for  cancer? Of course not! But they are an important piece of sound, plant-based nutritional program, that accomplishes the following:
  • Builds your immune system. Your immune system is your body's prime defense against cancer.
  • Detoxes your liver and cleans your blood, making them hostile to the presence of cancer.
  • Alkalize your body's internal terrain. Cancer thrives in an acidic environment.
  • Maximize whole food and raw juicing nutritional levels
  • Include a full spectrum antioxidant that contains known anti-carcinogens such as green tea, alpha lipoic acid, selenium, lycopene, and curcumin. They all work synergistically with red raspberry ellagitannins – making them that much more effective.
Other Compounds That Are Parts of Cancer Treatment Protocols:
The following are some of the well-known compounds that have been used succesfully to treat many forms of cancer:
  • Cesium Chloride
  • DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide)
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2
Note: Refer to the Cancer Tutor website for more details about these treatment protocols.

Other Cancer Supplements: Detoxifiers, Enzymes, Antioxidants

Supplements for Specific Cancers

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