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How Controlled Amino Acid Therapy (CAAT) Works

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The objective of CAAT is to alter or impair the development of cancer cells by interfering with the five basic requirements of cell formation (structure, energy, blood vessels, growth hormones and functions). This is accomplished by controlling the intake of the 20 different amino acids. The building blocks of proteins and cells, that the cancer cell requires for formation, growth and function. In essence, amino acids in the form of enzymes and hormones, control literally every chemical reaction that takes place in the cells of the body. (Source, text book, Practical Physiological Chemistry: authors; Harper, Rodwell and Mayes.) Thus, the name Controlled Amino Acid Therapy (CAAT).

1. Structure: It impairs the creation of certain amino acids that are essential to manufacture DNA in cancer cells. Without structure, the cancer cell can not develop.

2. Energy: Increases the daily intake of certain amino acids, and along with its individualized formulation manipulates the two energy systems. The differences between how cells derive their energy explains why the functionality of normal cells will not be affected, and why the shutting off of the energy supply to cancer cells, by inhibiting Glycolysis, results in starving them to death.

3. Blood Vessels: Reduce the body’s daily intake of certain amino acids, which prevents cancer cells from building new blood vessels. Cancer cells require more of certain amino acids because they don’t have a built-in vascular system.

4. Growth Factors: Reduce the over production of proteins that function as growth factors. In addition, almost all cancer cells depend upon several growth factors for their growth and reproduction. For example: the growth hormone is responsible for regulating production. A reduction in the production of the growth hormone inhibits the production of other growth factors, and thereby shuts down the process of cell division, an indirect way of eliminating cancerous cells.

5. Functions: It inhibits production of enzymes and hormones that are essential to their growth, reproduction and metastasis (spreading to other parts of the body).

THE SCIENTIFICALLY FORMULATED AMINO ACID THERAPY

(Keep in mind, CAAT is much more than just a “diet”; it is an amino acid, carbohydrate, & glucose REDUCTION protocol which strategically uses the chemical reactions of amino acids, foods, and nutritional supplements to impair the development of cancer cells, thus starving them to death.) Clinical trials have already been done with humans using amino acid depravation formulas, and with much success. (Journal American Medical Association. 1967; 200:211)

CAAT is a course of therapy to control a patient’s amino acid intake. This is achieved by taking certain foods out of a persons’ daily food plan for a short time and by replacing them with a scientifically supported formula of amino acids. It is also important to emphasize that the food plan that accompanies the amino acid formula needs to be followed so not to offset any of the benefits we are creating by depriving the cancer cells the nutrients they need to grow. Also, it is important to realize that the patient does not need to abandon their conventional cancer treatment, (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone treatments) nor is it recommended that they do so unless it has already failed them. CAAT works synergistically with chemotherapy and/or radiation to enhance their benefits (see study by Dr. Marco Rabinowitz of the National Cancer Institute). His report on amino acid deprivation, such as with Controlled Amino Acid Therapy (CAAT), proven to inhibit phosphofructokinase which shuts down the energy supply to cancer cells, simultaneously enhancing the benefits of chemotherapy while lessening their toxic side effects. CAAT has also proven to work successfully alone.

Phase 1: CAAT Formulation

The most important component of CAAT is the scientifically formulated amino acids. Based on the specific formula for each cancer, it consists of separate amino acids, citric acid, and small amounts of sodium benzoate. Each formula replaces most of the regular daily proteins found in meats, dairy, fish, beans and nuts, which cancer cells can derive their energy from. The CAAT formula taken two times per day will nourish the healthy cells while causing the cancer cells to starve to death. Of course each individual has specific needs concerning their diet, and this is explained in the second phase of the protocol as well as with a specialist at the Institute when beginning the CAAT therapy.

Phase 2: Daily Food Intake

DISCLAIMER: The following food program SHOULD NOT be consumed without the amino acid formula and without consent from your doctor and our Institute.

Breakfast:
*1/2 Grapefruit or 1-orange or 6-ounces of fresh orange juice.
Whey Enhanced Protein (Vanilla Flavor – Vitamin Shoppe Brand) approximately
10 – 12 grams of protein – read label carefully, based on 150 lb. person ].
A serving of Grits (Butter, cinnamon and other spices are okay).
1 cup of green or black tea (Fructose is sweetener of choice).
* Do Not have ½ grapefruit if taking Chemotherapy

Explanation: ½ Grapefruit or 1 orange or 6 ounces of fresh orange juice are rich in the natural nutrients called Limonene and Citric Acid. Limonene helps shut down the Ras cancer gene which is over-active in 90 percent of all cancers. Citric Acid helps shut down glycolosis which in turn helps starve cancer cells to death.

Whey Enhanced Protein (Vanilla Flavor – Vitamin Shoppe Brand) Phosphorus is a nutrient that cancer cells must utilize in order to grow and reproduce. This brand of whey protein is very low in phosphorous and contains no additional vitamins, so when using approximately 10 – 12 grams of protein per 150 lb. person, it helps to protect normal cells, maintain a normal appetite, and also helps to fight edema. (Edema is the swelling or water build up in the legs or other sites in the body)

Whey protein is included in the daily menu of all advanced or metastatic cancer patients. When treating cancers that are stable or have regressed in size, patients then have the option of including other protein foods at their breakfast meals such as cottage cheese, yogurt, or soy foods. Eggs are allowed in the diets of patients with lymphoma and brain cancers.

Grits or Cream of Wheat or 1 slice of white toast or ½ plain bagel or ½ English muffin (Butter is okay)

Grits or white rice is the preferred carbohydrate food at each meal. The other choices are options once the patient’s cancer is stable or reduced in size. Unrefined carbohydrates are included in the CAAT menu instead of whole grains to deprive cancer cells of a certain B-complex vitamin called Pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6). Cancer cells require this vitamin to manufacture certain amino acids that we keep away from through CAAT’s amino acid reduction formula and diet.
Grits is the preferred carbohydrate food at all meals instead of rice, corn, or pasta because it helps deplete Tryptophan in the body, which is essential for the growth and spreading of cancer cells.

1 cup of green or black tea, using fructose as the sweetener of choice. These teas are rich sources of several compounds that help shut down glycolosis and cut off the energy supply to cancer cells. Also, green or regular tea helps to prevent certain hormones and tumor growth factors from stimulating cancer cells to grow and metastasize to other parts of the body. Brassica teas can also be taken because they contain sulphorane, a nutrient that inhibits cancer growth, and also shuts down the cancer genes.
* Why we use fructose as the sweetener of choice will be explained in detail at the end of this phase of the CAAT protocol.

Lunch:

Amino acid formula (4 level plastic scoops) mixed with any of the following: Water & Fructose; Fresh lemonade & Fructose; Chicken or Beef broth; V8 juice.
Generous amounts of One cooked vegetable or a combination of the following: asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, brussell sprouts, spinach, squash, string beans.
One serving (1/2 cup)of fresh fruit. Choice of: pear, orange, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries.
1 serving (moderate) of grits or corn or rice or pasta (Add tomato sauce or butter)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
8 to 10 black or green olives
2 tablespoons of vinegar (minimum of 5% acidity) add to vegetables or food
1 cup of green or black tea (Fructose as desired)

Explanation:

This Amino Acid Reduction Formula (4 level plastic scoops may vary) combined with the special diet, allows the CAAT Protocol to reduce certain amino acids in the daily diet of the cancer patient, and is designed to replace most of the animal protein in the diet. Cancer cells require the amino acids glycine, serine, glutamic acid, and aspartic acid to synthesize DNA, build new blood vessels or duplicate its entire contents of proteins. Also, cancer cells require these and certain other amino acids in order to synthesize other proteins that act as growth promoting hormones or tumor growth factors. CAAT impairs the synthesis of a protein called elastin, which is absolutely essential to the manufacture of new blood vessels. The Amino Acid Reduction Formula, diet, certain phytochemicals and herbs work efficaciously to attack cancer cells at each and every biological front.

The generous amounts of one cooked vegetable or a combination of such helps keep normal cells healthy. They are low in carbohydrates and proteins, and high in phytochemicals, compounds which help fight cancer. Patients are allowed to eat these vegetables and salads whenever desired.

The 8 to 10 olives are rich in squalene and oleic acid, nutrients that have been reported to inhibit certain cancer growth factors. The calories in olives also help control body weight and increases ketones in the blood. Ketones help fight cancer by impairing glycolosis – a process in which cancer cells depend almost exclusively upon for their daily supply of energy. Vinegar (and fructose) are two natural products that increase the production of both ACETIC ACID and CITRIC ACID in the body.

Acetic acid and citric acid also help fight cancer by shutting down the process of glycolosis.
Normal cells derive most of their daily energy supply from acetic acid and citric acid, where as cancer cells derive most of their daily energy from glycolosis.

Dinner:

Amino acid formula (4 plastic level scoops) mixed with any of the following: Water & fructose; Fresh lemonade & Fructose; Chicken or Beef broth; V8 Juice.
Generous amounts of One cooked vegetable or a combination of the following: asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, spinach, squash, string beans.
One serving (1/2 cup) of stewed plums with fresh cream & fructose; use 4-ounces of orange juice if plums are not in season.
Avacado salad with lettuce, tomatoes, celery, onions, with lemon juice and coconut oil or olive oil.
2 tablespoons of vinegar (minimum of 5% acidity) add to vegetables or food.
1 serving of grits or corn or pasta or rice (Add garlic and butter or tomato sauce)
1 cup of green or black tea (Fructose as desired)

Mid Evening Snack: Ketogenic Cocktail – 2 ounces of fresh cream, ½ ounce each of both coconut & olive oil, 1 tablespoon of Fructose.
1 plum or 4 ounces of orange juice.

Explanation: Plums contain quinlic acid, which is converted into benzoic acid in the body and which in turn helps to deplete the availability of the amino acid Glycine (Glycine is essential to the synthesis of DNA for cancer cells) and the proteins that cancer cells require to build new blood vessels and their tumor growth factors. If underweight take two ounces of light cream and one ounce of olive oil/coconut oil as needed to maintain weight.

Optional Meal:

3 to 4 ounces of Veal, Fish of choice, Beef, Chicken breast, and 1-slice of white bread.

Consume this meal with a minimum of 3 hours before or after taking the amino acids.

Explanation: If the patient is 10 or more pounds underweight or if their albumin levels are below normal is when the optional meal is allowed. This meal should be eaten a minimum of 3 hours before or after taking the amino acids. CAAT provides sufficient protein to maintain the health of normal cells and adequate amounts of calories to maintain desired body weight. Any proteins taken in excess of amounts recommended in the diet will counter act the benefits of the CAAT protocol.

Special Diets: A special diet will be created for any cancer patient whose ability to consume food and liquids has placed them in a critical situation. When a patient is using a feeding apparatus, or they have become too weak or lethargic to eat and drink the daily minimum amount for survival, we will break up the total breakfast, lunch, and dinner over a period of every 2 hours during the entire day until the patient is capable of returning to a daily diet as outlined above.

Carbohydrate and glucose reduction in this diet: CAAT’S dietary menu provides approximately 20 percent of its calories in the form of carbohydrates. Calories need not be a focal point or counted daily. It is recommended that all patients combat their cancers by keeping their body weight at normal or slightly below normal levels. A patient’s desired body weight is regulated by their rate of metabolism, which in turn is regulated by their blood levels of thyroxine, cortisone, insulin, and the amounts of fats and oils in the diet. Studies with human cancer patients and laboratory animals show that reducing the calories of carbohydrates (glucose) in their daily diet by only 10 percent reduced the size of cancerous tumors. When carbohydrate (glucose) calories were reduced 40 percent, the cancers disappeared. It is recommended that those patients who are obese gradually and systematically lose their excess weight to increase the efficiency of the CAAT protocol. Those patients who are underweight shoudn’t gain weight unless they are more than 10 pounds below normal levels. When a patient is underweight due to anorexia or cachexia, such illnesses must be addressed before the CAAT protocol can begin.

Why we use Fructose and Vinegar to treat cancer:

Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg discovered more than 50 years ago that all cancer cells produce inordinate amount of lactic acid but he couldn’t explain why.

In 2001 our Institute published the first study to show that cancer cells produce excess amounts of lactic acid because they could not access the oxygen in compartments in the cells called the mitochondria. This provided evidence that cancer cells depend almost exclusively upon glycolosis or the metabolism of glucose as their major source of energy.

Dr. Spitz and Dr. Lee with other cancer researchers published studies showing that when cancer cells are deprived glucose, their energy supply is cut off which causes these cancer cells to commit suicide.

Therefore shutting down glycolosis would be one means of destroying cancer cells because energy can only be derived from glucose through the metabolic process called glycolosis.

Recently our Cancer Institute discovered that both acetic acid and citric acid could inhibit the activity of a key enzyme in glycolosis called phosphofructokinase, which in turn shuts down the process of glycolosis. Our cancer Institute is the first to introduce both fructose and vinegar as treatments for cancer because they either contain or produce acetic acid.

In conclusion, fructose and vinegar are added as supplements to the CAAT protocol because of their acetic acid properties that help shut down glycolosis, shutting off cancer cells energy supply and causing them to die off.

Phase 3: Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements are based on each unique situation. For example, slow growing cancers produce low levels of toxic free radicals. Tumor cells that grow aggressively produce large amounts of toxic free radicals. The patient will be instructed whether or not to take anti-oxidants (in a nutritional supplement) and at what dosage, according to the levels of toxic free radicals produced in the cancerous cells.

An example of how nutritional supplements can help manipulate cancer cells involves vitamin B-6 (pyroxidine) There are four amino acids essential to the synthesis of DNA. However, those amino acids cannot be synthesized without a certain enzyme, which includes vitamin B-6 among other components. Any supplement containing vitamin B-6 SHOULD NOT be taken during the first 2 months of the CAAT protocol.

The patient will be instructed as to which nutritional supplements or phytochemicals should be purchased and at what dosage strength. Keep in mind that each supplement only complements the CAAT protocol. However, when they are combined they augment the therapeutic benefits of the aminoacid, carbohydrate, and glucose reduction diet.

Parsley: Contains ingredients that can help shut down certain enzymes called Epithelial Growth Factors, which stimulate the growth and spread of cancer. ( CAAT’S amino acid reduction diet works in the same manner )

Vitamin D: Helps activate in many kinds of cancers enzymes called Phosphotases, which literally shut down the activities of other enzymes called Kinases, which are essential to the growth and reproduction of cancer cells.

Green Tea Extract: Phytochemicals in tea help shut down glycolosis (cancer cell’s main supplier of energy) and thereby help to starve cancer cells to death. These effects help complement the effects of CAAT’S carbohydrate reduction.

Anti-Oxidants: The controversy as to whether or not to treat cancer with anti-oxidants is slowly resolving with the current understanding of how they affect the activity of genes and enzymes in cancer cells. The prevailing data shows that the benefits or lack of benefits depend upon the oxidative state the cancer cells are in. Anti-oxidants taken when the cells are in a very high oxidative state may prevent cancer cells from entering apoptosis ( apoptosis is when a cancer cell commits suicide) When oxidative stress in cancer cells is only slightly above normal, anti-oxidants are then expected to stop their growth and reproduction.

Blood Chemistry: Blood tests are usually taken every 6 to 8 weeks, depending upon the results of each test. Not only is it important to monitor the tumor markers but equally important to keep abreast of the overall health of normal tissues and organs. For example, it is important to learn of the health of the kidneys and liver, whether the body is producing sufficient red and white blood cells, etc. Low albumin levels most often indicate insufficient intake of proteins in the diet and this problem would have to be addressed. CAAT is designed to attack cancer but keep the normal cells and tissues functioning harmoniously.

Whey Protein: This protein food is recommended at the breakfast meal to help meet the daily needs of amino acids for the normal cells of the body, and to help keep albumin levels normal and to help prevent edema. We recommend Whey protein purchased from the Vitamin Shoppe because it is the only brand that we have seen with no phosphorous or additional vitamins added to it.

Grits: Grits are also recommended at the breakfast meal in place of whole grains because it is low in vitamin B-6. Cancer cells require B-6 to manufacture the amino acid Glycine, which is required for DNA synthesis. Grits, instead of whole grains, therefore helps prevent cancer cells from manufacturing DNA and building new blood vessels.

Calcium D-Glucurate: This phytochemical helps the body to retain a compound called Glucuronic acid. This is necessary to eliminate both estrogen and testosterone from the body. This is why Calcium D-Glucurate is added to the regiments of patients with breast & prostate cancers. Calcium D-Glucurate is not to be confused with calcium carbonate, which is nothing more than a calcium supplement.

D-Limonene: This phytochemical found mostly in citrus fruits blocks the process called Isoprenylation, which is necessary for tumor growth factors such as the RAS gene, Epithelial Growth factor, Tyrosine Kinase, and Insulin-Like-Growth-factor, to send their signals into the nucleus of a cancer cell and directs them to grow and divide into more cancer cells.

Tocotrienols: This member of the Vitamin E family also helps shut down Isoprenylation and assists D-Limonene in blocking the actions of the various tumor growth factors. More specifically, tocotrienols shut down an enzyme called HMG-2, that is essential to the synthesis of the building blocks that form the Isoprenylation process.

Niacin: This B-Complex vitamin works with D-limonene and the Tocotrienols to shut down the process of Isoprenylation, which as mentioned above prevents the cancer promoting RAS genes from sending signals into the nucleus of the cell. Niacin also helps deplete thee amino acid Glycine, which cancer cells need to synthesize DNA. And by reducing cholesterole in the body, Niacin helps lower the production of estrogen and testosterone.

Choline: This B-complex vitamin is included in our supplement list to help the liver metabolize Niacin and other compounds and to help fight fatigue that accompanies most forms of cancer.

Selenium: Numerous studies show that this mineral can interfere with the activity of certain genes that promote the growth of cancer and to induce cancer cells to commit suicide (apoptosis)

Perilla Oil: This oil is rich in Alpha Linolenic Acid which can inhibit the growth of cancer cells in several ways. One way is to inhibit the synthesis in the body of a tumor growth promotin hormone called Prostaglandin-2, also, Alpha Linolenic Acid inhibits the actions of certain genes that promote the growth of cancer cells. Linolenic acid is not to be confused with linoleic acid, which is a bad fat that stimulates the growth of cancer cells. This bad fat, linoleic acid, is found in all vegetable oils and nuts (With the exception of coconut oil). Olive oil has the least amount of this bad fat.

Super Miraforte: This herb impairs the synthesis of estrogen from testosterone in the body and is included in the regiments of women with breast cancer.

Licorice Root Extract & Pantothenic Acid: This HERB and VITAMIN are added to the regiment when it is desirable to produce steroid like actions in the body. Used also to help patients gain weight and to inhibit the growth of Lymphomas and Leukemia’s.

Resveratrol: This phytochemical blocks the actions of a number of a number of cancer promoting genes thereby causing cancer cells to enter into apoptosis (cell death) and is included in the treatment of all cancers.

Indole-3 Carbinol & D.I.M.: These two phytochemicals block the actions of both estrogen and testosterone and are included in the regiments of both breast and prostate gland cancer.

Melatonin: Numerous studies show that this hormone blocks the synthesis of the cancer promoting chemicals in the body called Leukotrienes, and is included in the treatment of all cancers.

Artho Pro System: This combination of herbs and phytochemicals inhibits the synthesis of the cancer promoting hormone called Prostaglandin-2 and the Leukotriens and replaces the drug celebrex when liver problems are present. The Prostaglandin hormone is over active in most cancers and stimulates cancer growth. The body manufactures the Prostaglandin hormone from the bad fat, Linoleic acid, mentioned above.

CAAT is designed to attack cancer, while keeping normal cells and tissues functioning harmoniously.

Source:  A.P. John Institute for Cancer Research

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Hoffer’s Orthomolecular Treatment of Cancer

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Written by:  Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD, FRCP(C)

Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD

Abram Hoffer, PhD, MD

Between 1978 and March, 1999 I have seen over 1040 patients suffering from cancer who came to me for nutritional and psychiatric counseling. This is no longer a surprising combination as it was when I first started to practice psychiatry in 1952. I attended my first annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Los Angeles, in 1952. I did not meet another psychiatrist there with a PhD in Biochemistry. Since then many more scientists with the double degrees have become active in this field but of these very few actively pursue this particular combination. Orthomolecular theory and practice drives these two together. I have retained my interest in the biochemistry and clinical aspects of nutrition combining this with my education in medicine and later in psychiatry. The recovery of my first patient in 1960 from terminal bronchiogenic cancer of the lung arose from this coalescence of these two disciplines.

 By 1960 my research group in Saskatchewan had discovered the first biochemical substance that was clearly related to the schizophrenias. Not knowing its structure we called it the mauve factor until it was later identified as kryptopyrrole. We tested thousands of patients and found that over 75% of all schizophrenic patients excreted this substance in their urine. It was also present in about 25% of other psychiatric groups, in about 10% of severely stressed physically ill patients and in about 5% of normal people but they were mostly first order relatives of schizophrenic patients. It disappeared with recovery of the patients no matter how they were treated. I was particularly interested in the fact that out of eight patients with cancer of the lung this factor was present in 5.

In 1960 a retired psychotic professor was admitted to our psychiatric department at University Hospital in Saskatoon. He had a bronchiogenic carcinoma of the lung and when he became psychotic it was concluded he had secondaries in his brain. He was placed on terminal care, expected to die in a month or so. Earlier he had been discharged to the care of his wife and a nurse but after several weeks had to be readmitted since they could not cope with his behavior. As soon as I discovered he was on our ward I had his urine collected and we tested it for the factor. He excreted copious quantities which we were able to use to help us identify the substance. I then advised his resident to start him on niacin 1 gram after each meal and on ascorbic acid 1 gram after each meal. By then I knew that this combination of vitamins used in megadoses was very helpful in treating any patient with this factor in their urine no matter what they were diagnosed. Fortunately for this patient the resident accepted my advice (the patient was not under my care but I was Director of Psychiatric Research at the hospital). He was started on the two vitamins on Friday afernoon and he was mentally normal by the following Monday.

I knew this patient before he became ill as I had treated his wife. After he had recovered I advised him to remain on these two vitamins. In 1960 our research unit was the only one in Canada, and perhaps in the world, where 500 mg tablets of these vitamins were available. They were specially made for us. If smaller tablets were used in these large doses they would make our patients sick because they contained so much filler. I told him that if he would pick up a supply each month I would give it to him free. This meant he had to see me each month and this gave me the opportunity of assessing his psychiatric state. I did not expect he would recover from his cancer. He had been told of his dismal prognosis and I did not contradict that. To my surprise he kept on coming back. About 12 months later I had lunch with the Director of the Cancer Clinic which had been following his case. He told me that the tumor had become less and less visable with each X ray every three months and that it was now no longer present. He lived about 30 months after he was diagnosed terminal. I had hoped that when he died he would be autopsied at University Hospital. Unfortunately he died at another hospital and I did not hear this until several days later. He did not die from his cancer.

Two years later a woman I had treated for depression several years earlier consulted me again. This time she was depressed because her 16-year-old daughter had Ewings tumor (a highly malignant sarcoma) in one arm and she was slated for surgery to amputate her arm. This was the standard treatment. I told her about the previous patient and his recovery and suggested that although there was no evidence it would help it could do no harm and might possibly be of some value. Her daughter agreed to take niacinamide 1 gram after each meal and ascorbic acid 1 gram after each meal. Her surgeon agreed to postpone surgery for a month. She recovered and the last time I heard from her family she was married and leading a normal productive life, with both arms. I concluded that vitamin B-3 was the most important component and that the vitamin C was helpful. In Saskatchewan under my direction we did the first double blind controlled therapeutic trials in Psychiatry, completing six by 1960. Therefore I was aware of the powerful influence of placebo. However when two terminal patients recovered on the vitamins it became powerful evidence that there was more than placebo at work.

I did not see any more cancer patients until 1977 after I had established my practice in Victoria, BC. In British Columbia specialists will not accept patients until they have been referred by their general practitioners. As a psychiatrist I saw patients referred with psychiatric problems but in most cases the referring physicians would not indicate why the referral had been made and I would only discover the reason when I finally saw my patient.

A.S.An elderly woman appeared and when I asked her why she had come she replied that she had cancer of the head of the pancrease. She had developed jaundice. Her surgeon discovered she had a large tumor in the head of the pancreas which occluded her bile duct. He promptly closed, created a by-pass, and when she recovered from the anesthesia advised her that she had about 3 to 6 months to live. She worked in a book store. She had read Norman Cousins book Anatomy of an Illness and thought that if he was able to take so much vitamin C with safety she could too and she began to take 10 grams each day. The next time she consulted her doctor she told him what she was doing. He referred her to me since he was familiar with my interest in megadoses of vitamins. I reviewed her program and increased her vitamin C to 4o grams daily trying to reach the sublaxative level. I had been using multi nutrients for my schizophrenic patients for many years and since I had no idea which, if any, of these vitamins might help I reasoned that she would have a much better chance if she also were to take more than one nutrient. I then added vitamin B-3, selenium, and zinc sulfate. Six months later she called me at home in great excitement. She had just had a CT scan. No tumor was visible. The CT scan was repeated by the incredulous radiologist. Her original bile duct had reopened and now she had two. She remained alive and well until she died February 19, 1999, nearly 22 years after she was told she would die.

Rarely patients make a major contribution to medicine by their interest in a disease and their willingness to try innovative approaches. A.S’s recovery changed my professional career and I believe will make a major contribution to the complementary treatment of all cancer patients. Last year at a public meeting I thanked her publicly when I discussed her case before a meeting of Cancer Victors. She added that I had changed her life as well. She has also changed the life of hundreds of cancer patients who became victors, not victims.

By telling her friends, relatives and customers about her recovery she changed the nature of my practice. That first year another five patients were referred. The second case was a man with a sarcoma of the prostate which was invading his pelvic bone. He was advised no treatment was available. His doctor referred him to me and I started him on a similar program. But he was only able to take about 10 grams of vitamin C daily. I asked his doctor if he would mind injecting him with 10 grams of vitamin C twice weekly. After six months his doctor wanted to know how much longer would he need to receive his vitamin C. He told me that the tumor was gone. He stopped the injection. He lived another 9 years and died at age 80, but not from his cancer.

More patients were referred to me each year. At first almost all of them were patient-generated and often it took remarkable persuasive powers for the patient to obtain the necessary referral. After assessing their physical and mental state I would talk to them about the therapeutic regimen. I outlined the program in detail describing each nutrient and why I thought they might be helpful. I added that there was no guarantee that the vitamins would be helpful but gave them hope by describing the cases who had had a dramatic response. I added that the vitamin mineral program would decrease the toxicity of the xenobiotic treatment and would increase the efficacy of the xenobiotic program. If they needed surgery they would heal faster afterwards. If they needed chemotherapy the program would make it more tolerable and less painful and if they needed radiation the program would decrease the intensity of the side effects of the radiation and increase its efficacy. These comments were based on the literature which was developing rapidly. The program was designed to assist the body in controlling the cancer and was not a direct assault on the tumor. The attack on the tumor was carried out by the other physicians including their family doctor, the surgeons, the radiologist and oncologists. The diagnosis of the cancer and the xenobiotic treatment used was left entirely to the patient and their other doctors. I did not advise them whether or not they should take any other treatment. Very few did not receive xenobiotic therapy. After describing the program I would arrange to see them once more unless they were very depressed and anxious, in which case I would see them more often. A few of the patients had been under my care before they developed their cancer and I continued to see them. I then sent a consultation report to each referring physician. After the second interview they were returned to the care of their family physicians. I had not planned on doing any follow up but after several years when I had treated about 50 patients I became aware that the patients who had followed the regimen consistently for at least two months lived much longer than the patients who did not start the program or did not take it for at least two months.

About this time I went to a Festchrift for Dr. Arthur Sackler at Woods Hole, Mass. We met in 1951 when I was starting our research program. He and his brothers were practicing in mid-Manhatten. They were probably the first orthomolecular psychiatrists in the United States. They were treating schizophrenic patients by injecting them with histamine. After I returnd home I repeated their studies and found that their observations were correct. Out of twelve patients I treated using their regimen 8 became normal. The treatment was difficult since they had to be given increasing amounts of subcutaneous histamine until their diastolic pressure decreased to 0. It was amazing to see how comfortable they could be with that low blood pressure. Treatments were givern daily on week days until the series was completed. I did not continue this series because by this time I was using megadoses of vitamin B-3 which was much easier to administer and equally effective. The histamine flush was identical with the niacin flush. At that meeting Dr. Linus Pauling delivered a vigorous and careful critique of the Mayo Clinic’s attempt to repeat the studies he had done with Dr. Ewan Cameron in Scotland. The Mayo group claimed they had exactly repeated these studies but it was clear on reading their paper that they had not. Dr. Pauling did not object to their negatives findings. He objected to their statement that their conclusions resulting from a different method of administering the vitamin C were used to condemn his and Camerons findings. In other words no scientist can claim to confirm or deny any study unless they really have repeated the original work as described by the original authors.

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling

The next morning, after breakfast, I visited Linus Pauling who was staying in the room next to mine. When I walked in he was busy with a hand calculator. He told me he was working out the electron orbitals saying that he did not understand them unless he did the calculations himself. I told him that on the basis of my fifty patients I had concluded that he and Cameron were right, that vitamin C in large doses did improve enormously the outcome of treatment for cancer. Linus asked me if I intended to publish the data. I replied that I did not. I added that in my opinion there was little point in trying to do so since it wold be impossible to gain entry into any medical journal, that they would not accept any paper that dealt favorably with megadose vitamin therapy. The New England Journal of Medicine, which had published the Mayo Clinic attack on Pauling, refused to publish his rebuttal. Linus urged me to do a complete follow up study of every patient I had treated. I was flattered and agreed that I would. He said that he would see that the material would be published. But when I returned home I decided not to do the follow up. It would have meant an enormous amount of work. I thought tht Dr. Pauling was being kind to me. Two years later I received a letter from Linus in which he said bluntly “Abram where is the study”. I decided that he was serious about it. By then I had seen 134 patients. I apologized and promised to start the follow up immediately. I traced every patient and determined whether they were alive, where they were, and what had happened to their lives. I contacted the patients, their famlies, their doctors, the cancer clinic where nearly all of them had been seen and treated. The Cancer Clinic in Victoria did a good job of investigation, diagnosis and treatment using only xenobiotic therapies.

Dr. Pauling developed an elegant method for determining the probable outcome of treatment using cohorts of patients who were or were not treated. After I had completed the follow up I sent the case histories, with identification of each patient removed, and the follow up study. We decided to use the duration of life as the only variable. This began when they first saw me and ended with the day of their death. There is increasing evidence that this hard measure of success is much more useful than trying to decide whether the tumor is slightly smaller or not. For patients have lived for a long time with slowly growing tumors. We agreed to publish as coauthors. I suggested that the first paper would be by Pauling and Hoffer. This was because it was his original idea to use megadoses of vitamin C and the work I had done was merely to test his conclusions. He was very firm that he would not consider this and insisted it would appear as Hoffer and Pauling. I think he felt that as a clinician who had done the clinical work I should be the senior author. He did not have an MD. Linus Pauling, in my opinion, was the most brilliant humanitarian scientist that ever lived. Over his life time in addition to his two Noble Prizes, he was awarded nearly 40 Honorary degrees, PHD’s and DSc’s. I am sorry he was never given an Honorary MD. His contribution to human health has surpassed that of most physicians. We wrote the paper using his method for analyzing the data and my clinical material. But the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refused to accept the paper. One of the criticisms of our paper came from some rumour which had reached the critic that I had solicited patients to come to be seen implying I had selected only the best prognostic patients. On the contrary I had nothing to do with the selection and I included every patient who had been referred. Eventually we published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. I am the editor and I could not refuse to accept our work. That original paper was reprinted in the book by Ewan Cameron and Linus Pauling Cancer and Vitamin C. Updated and Expanded. Camino Books Inc, P.O. Box 59026, Philadelphia, PA 19102. 1993. Appendix IX is this report.

We began to write a book. My case load was building very quickly and I published a second paper with Dr. Pauling and several more after that on my own. We finshed most of the book except for much of the detailed clinical material but we could not find a publisher in the United States willing to publish it. The topic was still too controversial. I found a Canadian Publisher, Quarry Press, Kingston, ONT. A few months ago I sent him the completed manuscript. This contains all the original material Dr. Pauling had written dealing with each type of cancer and a presentation of my data based on nearly 800 patients. We concluded in our manuscript that the optimum treatment for cancer today is a combination of xenobiotic and orthomolecular therapy and that treatment must be started as soon as possible. This book will be available in about one year.

Source:  A. Hoffer, Ph.D., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

In Praise of Spirulina

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I am writing to you from the Emerald Isle and so, quite appropriately, want to talk to you about a deep green supplement called spirulina. This concentrated food supplement is generally derived from Spirulina platensis, a form of blue-green algae that grows abundantly in water.

Among food supplements, spirulina stands out as an excellent dietary source of chlorophyll. This is because spirulina is an aquatic plant that does not require thick cell walls containing indigestible cellulose. Spirulina’s cell walls are made of a chemical called a muramic polysaccharide that is easier to digest, and its chlorophyll is therefore more readily bioavailable than in nonaquatic plants.

According to a recent scientific review from Latin America, spirulina has a vast array of beneficial properties. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of allergies, anemia, cancer, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar, viral infections, inflammatory conditions, liver damage, immunodeficiency, cardiovascular diseases, and other conditions. That is a tall order, to be sure, but one that is borne out by the scientific record.

In a 2002 Japanese study, 12 adult males were administered an oral hot water extract of spirulina, and the number and activity of their natural killer (NK) cells was measured before and after treatment. (NK cells destroy tumor cells by binding to them and delivering lethal chemicals that kill on contact.) At the study’s end, there was a significant increase in the production and cancer-killing ability of these subjects’ NK cells. When their NK cells were exposed to a bacterial product after treatment, production of interleukin-12 (IL-12), a measure of immune strength, was significantly increased in comparison to IL-12 production in NK cells without pre-exposure to spirulina.

The authors concluded that in humans spirulina acts directly and indirectly on NK cells. This study suggests that spirulina’s immune-enhancing effects are persistent, as heightened immunity continued to be seen up to five weeks after the subjects stopped receiving spirulina.

There have also been studies in India showing that spirulina reduces the number of tumors (called the “tumor burden”) in experimental animals with various types of cancer. In mice with chemically induced stomach cancer, the tumor burden was reduced to half that of the control animals using high-dose spirulina treatment (500 mg/kg body weight). In skin cancer, the tumor burden was reduced to less than one quarter, even with low-dose treatment (250 mg/kg body weight).

Spirulina also shows potential for decreasing the adverse effects of both chemotherapy and radiation. Scientists in China have shown that a spirulina extract increased the level of white cells in the blood and of nucleated cells and DNA in the bone marrow of mice that had been subjected to chemotherapy and radiation. In dogs, the spirulina extract additionally increased the level of red blood cells. The authors concluded that spirulina “has chemo-protective and radio-protective capability, and may be a potential adjunct to cancer therapy.”

Spirulina Reverses Precancerous Mouth Lesions

These recent findings follow human clinical studies from India showing that spirulina could be an effective treatment for a precancerous condition called oral leukoplakia. Leukoplakia is characterized by the formation of white patches in the mouth that do not rub off. These often progress to oral cancer. In other words, for the patient, it may be the harbinger of a very serious condition indeed.

In the 1990s a clinical study conducted among tobacco chewers in Kerala, India, demonstrated that spirulina could reverse oral leukoplakia in this population. Half of the patients received one gram per day of spirulina and the other half received a placebo. There was a complete regression of lesions in 20 of 44 patients (45%) receiving spirulina as opposed to 3 of 43 (7%) in the placebo arm. These results were highly significant.

Among those who had homogeneous lesions (usually considered less malignant than non-homogeneous lesions), results were even more pronounced, with a complete regression in 16 of 28 subjects (57%). One year after discontinuing the spirulina supplements, 55% continued to be free of these growths. To my knowledge, these promising results have never been adequately publicized or used.

How does this simple alga exercise such profound effects? Although biochemists tend to look for a single “magic bullet” that is responsible for the benefit, it is more likely that a number of factors are at work. There are a variety of micronutrients in spirulina, some of which function as antioxidants, and I would hardly be inclined to minimize their importance. However, I want to point to another possibility. Spirulina contains certain powerful photosensitizers called chlorins. These could interact with light in the red and infrared range to trigger a photodynamic effect, which could kill abnormal cells. It seems more than coincidental that the most prominent reports of benefit come from very sunny climes, such as Latin America and India.

The National Cancer Institute’s PDQ statement on oral cancer does not breathe a word about this simple and inexpensive way to prevent oral cancers. Instead, it heartily recommends surgery and radiation to treat the disease after it has been allowed to form. “For lesions of the oral cavity,” PDQ writes, “surgery must adequately encompass all of the gross as well as the presumed microscopic extent of the disease. . .With modern approaches, the surgeon can successfully ablate large posterior oral cavity tumors and with reconstructive methods can achieve satisfactory functional results.”

In other words, “successful” treatment is mutilating surgery followed by difficult reconstruction in order to achieve merely “satisfactory” results. How awful this is for the patient! In a sane world, wouldn’t we do everything in our power to prevent the formation of cancer, rather than simply allow it to happen and then attack it with highly destructive and costly techniques? But perhaps this is asking too much of a profession that is enamored of its own technical expertise.

Source:  Cancer Decisions: The Moss Report

Written by Tracey

October 14, 2008 at 3:35 am

The Benefits of Curcumin

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Mom,

Below are a series of videos I found on YouTube regarding Curcumin (a chemical found in the spice, Turmeric). It has shown wonderful healing benefits for arthritis for a long time, but researchers are now finding it works well on cancer too. In fact, there isn’t a type of cancer that hasn’t responded to curcumin when combined with bioperine (a compound in simple black pepper). I guess the bioperine in black pepper aids significantly in the absorption of the curcumin. However, you’ll want to ask your doctor if it’s okay to take it because the bioperine will cause anything else you’re taking to have increased absorption, as well.

Love ya,

Tracey
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Written by Tracey

September 30, 2008 at 3:33 am

Curcumin & Bioperine: Cancer Treatment and Prevention

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Turmeric Spice

Turmeric Spice

 

Is there a curcumin cancer cure? Could curcumin prevent cancer? Is there a role for curcumin and turmeric in cancer control?

Curcumin, the pigment that makes the curry spice turmeric a bright orange-yellow, is one of the best-researched potential preventatives for a number of kinds of cancer.

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family.

On a molecular level, curcumin interacts with an extraordinary range of cellular processes involved in cancer. Curcumin:

  • Stops the activation of some”transcription factors” that lay down the DNA for a new cancer cell,
  • Acts in the same as other anti-inflammatory agents in stopping the expression of growth factors in existing cancer cells,
  • And (in almost all kinds of cancer) activates a “watchdog” gene, p53, that deactivates cells that have become cancerous.

Curcumin is non-toxic even if it is taken in doses 30-40 times more than needed for it to work, up to 12 grams (12,000 mg) a day. The body uses curcumin in various antioxidant processes that it does not build up in the bloodstream in most people even when taken in doses of 10,000 to 12,000 mg a day.

And there’s no reason to try to build up a bloodstream concentration of curcumin if you get just a little more than once a day. The liver clears curcumin out of circulation in 8 to 12 hours.

What is the evidence that curcumin might prevent cancer? Well, aside from the over-100 studies of curcumin in the laboratory, curcumin has been used in clinical trials.

In a study of 62 patients who had various skin cancers and pre-cancers (actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma that had not infiltrated below the skin, and external genital warts), researchers found that a curcumin ointment applied to the skin brought lasting relief from the itching, burning, and ache associated with the cancer and stopped cancer growth.

Curcumin stopped skin itching in all the patients, “dried up” oozing lesions in 70 per cent of cases, and actually reduced the size of the cancer in 10 per cent of patients. Only one patient had any adverse reaction to curcumin, an allergy. The ointment consisted of 1 per cent curcumin in a cream base.

Curcumin has also been treated in other pre-cancerous conditions, including:

  • Bladder cancer,
  • Bowen’s disease of the skin (squamous cell carcinoma),
  • Leukoplakia (white patches inside the mouth found in smokers),
  • Intestinal metaplasia of the stomach (a kind of pre-cancer of the stomach caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and associated with peptic ulcer disease).

In 10 out of 12 cases in this very small trial, pre-cancer patients who used up to 12,000 mg of curcumin a day did not go on to develop cancer. Moreover, in one patient with bladder cancer, two with leukoplakia, one with a cervical tumor, and two with squamous cell carcinoma, the pre-cancerous lesions actually shrank.

Curcumin (in a dosage of 3,600 mg per day) may be beneficial to people who have advanced drug-resistant colorectal cancer. Scientists at least know that curcumin concentrates in the cancer tissues of the colon and that some markers of cancer activity drop significantly after the patient takes curcumin for four months.

Finally, in otherwise untreatable advanced pancreatic cancer, a daily dose of 8,000 mg of curcumin has been tried for up to two months. Two months, as you may know, is a very long time to be treating advanced pancreatic cancer.

That’s what science knows about curcumin and cancer in humans. Dozens of other studies are in the works, however, for treatment of esophageal cancers, stomach cancers, liver cancer, lung cancers, lymphoma, and breast cancer. And doctors are following up on an intriguing observation that women who live in countries where turmeric-based (and curcumin-loaded) curries are part of the daily diet have very low rates of breast cancer.

Curcumin does not interfere with any other therapy you should continue if you have or if your doctor believes you may develop cancer. Its side effects are very rare, and it’s cheap. There’s no way to prove that curcumin could prevent cancer for you, but it should rank very high on your list of natural preventive measures that may help keep you healthy.

CURCUMIN & BIOPERINE

If you buy a curcumin supplement in North America, chances are it will be formulated with an additive called bioperine.

This well-publicized addition to nutritional supplements is a chemical extract from black pepper. Ayurvedic medicine adds black pepper to countless herbal formulas not for any particular benefit in itself, but to help the body absorb the active principles of other herbs. This black pepper chemical concentrates the ability of “black pepper” to concentrate the absorption of other plant chemicals. The makers of hundreds of different supplements include this chemical to help the body absorb one active ingredient or another from a standardized herbal or natural product.

Bioperine makes curcumin better absorbed, too. A clinical trial sponsored by the Sabinsa Corporation (which manufactures the ingredient for nutritional product makers around the world) found that adding their ingredient to curcumin in supplements:

 

  • Increases the maximum bloodstream concentration by almost 50 per cent,
  • Increases the half-life (time for half the supplement in circulation to be broken down by the liver) by almost 50 per cent, but more importantly,
  • Provides nearly 20 times as much of the active ingredient to cells before the curcumin is removed from the bloodstream by normal hepatic processes.

 

Studies at Sabinsa found similar effects when the reagent was combined with selenium, vitamin B6, beta-carotene, or vitamin C.

That’s the good side of bioperine. There’s one consideration for users of supplements that include this compound. It does increase absorption of nutrients, but there are also a few prescription medications that it can also make more bioavailable:

 

  • Phenytoin (Dilantin) for seizure disorders,
  • Propanolol (Inderal) for high blood pressure and muscle control, and
  • Theophylline (Theo-Dur) for asthma.

 

If you take any of these medications, be aware that bioperine makes them absorbed more completely and eliminated more quickly. It will increase their effects, both good and bad.

Source:  Savvy Natural Healer

 

Written by Tracey

September 30, 2008 at 2:31 am

Alternative Cancer Therapies

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ACID/ALKALINE BALANCE: This treatment is a combination of  acid-neutralizing minerals like calcium and magnesium to supply proper mineralization and to correct the acid/alkaline balance of the body. Two proponents of this treatment are Carl J. Reich, M.D. and Bob Barefoot. In addition another approach is the use of Potassium, Rubidium and especially Cesium, which are alkaline elements.  When taken, it is believed they alkalinize cancer cells (neutralize their acid nature). Cancer cells do not survive in the higher PH ranges and die off. 

ADJUNCTIVE THERAPIES: Adjunctive therapies are used in conjunction with others. Most cancer patients are found to be deficient in selenium, so many doctors add it to their protocol. Therefore, it would be considered an “adjunctive therapy.” Other adjunctive therapies would include: detoxification, specific vitamins and supplements like Vitamin C and Co-Q 10, water therapy, and nutrition balancing. 

  • Detoxification, the removal of toxins from the body, is considered by  many clinics as a very important part of their treatment.  A variety of approaches are used, including colon cleansing, fasting, chelation, water therapy, heat therapy, and nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic methods. Max Gerson introduced coffee into the enema procedure, which causes the liver to release stored up toxins into the digestive system to be eliminated. Increasing your water intake may be one of the best ways to get rid of toxins in the body.
  • Nutritional therapy: Two types or approaches are emerging. One is a specialized combination of nutrients used as a targeted cancer therapy, depending on the individual needs of the patient. The other, which also depends on the needs of the patient, is a more general approach seeking to boost health and strength.
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy, although used at most clinics, would be considered an adjunctive therapy. Psychological counseling, support groups and even psychotherapy make up a critically important aspect of therapy in the world’s most successful cancer treatment centers. Some doctors have reported that a traumatic psychological event in a person’s life may trigger the appearance of cancer one to two years later. Music, meditation, relaxation techniques, and stress reduction have proven to significantly enhance the power of the immune system. Some therapists include emotional and even spiritual counseling, not only for the person’s regular life, but in dealing with the trauma of cancer. Biofeedback can also be used, where a person visualizes the immune cells of the body attacking the cancer cells. 

AMYGDALIN (LAETRILE): When the natural substance called amygdalin is purified and concentrated for use in cancer therapy, it is called Laetrile. Amygdalin is extracted from apricot seeds and prepared in both tablet and injectable form. The injectable is more concentrated and capable of delivering higher doses in a shorter period of time. It is usually recommended at the onset of treatment for patients who are seriously ill. After several weeks or a month, if the patient responds well to treatment, the physician will reduce the dosage and prescribe tablets to replace injections. This therapy is usually used in conjunction with the proteolytic enzymes, a broad-spectrum nutritional program, and a diet calling for fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and the elimination of meat and dairy products for the duration of treatment. For more information go to our Laetrile information page.

ANTINEOPLASTONS: These are amino-acid compounds (called peptides) found in the blood and urine of healthy people but which are deficient in cancer patients. They were discovered in 1967 by Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D., while a graduate student in Poland. When Burzynski came to the United States to practice medicine, he patented a process for manufacturing these substances and began to administer them to cancer patients on the theory that they will cause cancer cells to revert back to normal cells. In spite of fierce opposition by the AMA and FDA, many patients claim that their cancers have been controlled by this treatment.

CAAT Controlled Amino Acid Treatment is a novel nutritional approach to cancer treatment developed by Angelo P. John at A.P. John Cancer Institute. 

CANCELL/CANTRON (ENTELE) and now Protocel: Cancell is a compound developed by James Sheridan around 1935. Although he obtained cure or remission rates from 70 – 80% in mice, the FDA would not allow him to go forward in full-scale testing or production. This product helps lower the overall energy of the body to help starve the cancer. The cancer dies from energy starvation and is cleaned up by the immune system. For the last 40 years he and another man, Ed Sopcak, of Michigan, privately made and gave away the product to  cancer patients – all at their own expense. Today, the Sheridan family endorses Protocel as THE Cancell formula. For more information, call Bob Esh at (866) 962-8880.  

ELLAGIC ACID: Ellagic Acid is a newly discovered extract derived from various fruits such as red berries and pomegranates. Tests conducted at the Hollings Cancer Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina show that Ellagic Acid has “proven to be effective in preventing cancer, inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.” In addition, Ellagic acid acts as a scavenger to bind cancer-causing chemicals, making them inactive.

ELECTRONIC THERAPIES: Rife, Beck, Clark, and others have used electronic therapies to treat cancer. Many have had successes treating cancer using these devices. 

  • Electrotherapy, also known as electrochemical tumor therapy, Galvanotherapie and electro-cancer treatment (ECT), was developed in Europe by the Swedish professor Björn Nordenström and the Austrian doctor Rudolf Pekar. The therapy employs galvanic electrical stimulation to treat tumors and skin cancers. ECT is used most often as an adjunct with other therapies. Using local anesthesia, the physician inserts a positively-charged platinum, gold or silver needle into the tumor and places negatively-charged needles around the tumor. Voltages of 6 to 15 volts are used, dependent upon tumor size. To enhance the cancer-cell-killing power of ECT, sometimes small amounts of chemotherapy agents are applied to the skin and driven into the tumor by a kind of sweating effect of the electric current (“iontophoresis”). ECT works by influencing the acid/alkaline (pH) levels within the tumor and causing electrolysis of its tissue, which is more susceptible to direct current than normal tissue. The pH change depolarizes cancer cell membranes and causes tumors to be gently destroyed. The ECT process also appears to generate heat shock proteins around the cancer cells, inducing cell-specific immunity. This process triggers Natural Killer cells.

  • Magnetic Resonance or Bio-resonance: A newer technique based on an older technology. All cells have a natural frequency of resonance and cancer cells differ in frequency from normal cells. Radio waves set to resonate with cancer cell frequencies can destroy them similar to the way a high pitched note breaks a glass. It has  never been adopted by the conventional medical establishment in the United States, but Bio-resonance devices have been in use in Europe for 23 years.

  • Radiowaves set to resonate with certain frequencies can harm the cancer cells similar to the way in which a tone set to the proper pitch can shatter glass without harming other adjacent substances.

  • Rife machines were developed by Royal Rife, one of the originators of this bio-technology. These devices transmit specific electronic signals to deactivate or destroy living pathogens, bacteria, and cancers. Rife also developed special electron microscopes. Rife machines have been outlawed by the FDA, but some clinics like American Metabolics use them in treatment. http://www.rife.org for more information. There is also a Rife Forum at Subscribe:  Rife-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

  • Zappers are discussed below

ENZYMATIC THERAPY: Enzyme therapy is generally broken down into two types: food enzymes and Proteolitic enzymes. Several researchers including Dr. John Beard, Dr. Ernst Krebs, Jr., and Dr. Dean Burk found that the cancer cell is coated with a protein lining and that it is this protein lining (or covering) that prevents the body’s normal defenses from getting to the cancer cell. They found that, if you can dissolve the protein lining from around the cancer cell, the body’s normal defenses, the leukocytes (white blood cells), will destroy the cancer cell. Woebenzyme is a product from Germany that appears to do just that. Chapters five and six of the book World Without Cancer describe this process in more detail.

  • The FDA has approved the Orphan Drug application of Wobe-Mugos as an adjunct therapy for multiple myeloma. Wobe-Mugos is a combination of systemic enzymes, used successfully in Europe in conjunction with chemotherapy since 1977.

DIET AND FOOD THERAPIES: Many centers are using a variety of food therapies to treat cancer. Max Gerson began in the fifties saving lives using a strict diet of fresh vegetables and fruit. Many people have had successes just using a macrobiotic diet, vegetarian diets, and the Budwig diet. Others add products like wheat grass, barley green, and broccoli sprouts to their diet because of special properties they contain. For example, broccoli sprouts (not just broccoli) contains a cancer-fighting agent known as sulforaphane that prompts the body to make an enzyme that prevents tumors from forming.  For more information, go to our list of cancer fighting foods

  • Budwig diet/flax seed oil: The Flax seed (Linseed) oil diet was originally proposed by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and expert on fats and oils in 1951. Her simple formula of two tablespoons of flaxseed oil to a quarter cup of low fat cottage cheese  (or other foods containing sulfur) helps increase metabolism, boosts the immune systems, reduces cholesterol levels, and helps inhibit cancer-cell growth.
  • Hallelujah Acres Diet developed by Dr. George Malkmus is a vegetarian diet that has helped with a variety of diseases, including cancer. For more information, go to their website at http://www.hacres.com/.
  • Low sugar Diets seem to starve cancer cells. Cancer cells seem to use sugar as their basic “fuel.” In addition, a high sugar intake seems to increase factors in the body responsible for creating conditions that encourage cancer to grow – for example, high acidosis, immune system suppression and prosglandin production.

GERSON: The Gerson therapy consists of detoxification and diet. Detoxification involves the use of coffee enemas. The theory behind this is that caffeine is rapidly absorbed through the lower bowel and travels directly to the liver where it stimulates the production of natural immune factors. Care must be taken not to over-stimulate the liver which could eventually lead to its fatigue and malfunction. The diet is similar to the Laetrile diet, but is more strict. It includes twelve or more glasses daily of freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices, a daily vegetable soup, and potassium/iodine supplements. The therapy was developed by Dr. Max Gerson, a graduate of the University of Freiburg Medical School in Germany who fled to the U.S. in 1936 as a refugee of fascism. For  more information, go to our Gerson Institute page.

GLYCOALKALOIDS: These are used mostly for skin cancers.  Lane Labs has done studies using their product “Skin Answer” and has had good results on squamous cell carcinomas. However, melanomas are not treated using this.

GREEN TEA: This is a popular cancer preventative and a favorite of the Asians for centuries. Dr. Fujiki, of Japan’s National Cancer Center says “Green tea cannot prevent every cancer, but it’s the cheapest and most reliable method for cancer prevention available to the general public.” The active ingredient is a chemical compound abbreviated to EGCG, which has strong free-radical-scavenging properties. 

HAELAN: Haelan is a promising nutritional-based anti-cancer agent made from liquid soy bean extract. Its array of benefits include blocking cancer-cell blood supplies, enzymatic activity, tumor reduction, and boosting of the immune system. It has also been found to help relieve the side-effects of conventional cancer therapies.

HERBAL EXTRACTS/PLANT PRODUCTS: There are many herbal extracts and concoctions and plant products used to treat cancer. These include:

  • Artemesia, also known as wormwood is being researched as a safe, non-toxic, and inexpensive alternative for cancer patients. 
  • Italian researchers have found that an extract from the chuchuhuasi tree fights tumors and reduces inflammation. (It is often used for arthritis.) We have not had time to research this product.
  • Essiac tea is an herbal concoction composed of Burdock, Indian Rhubarb, Sorrel, Slippery Elm and other ingredients. It was developed by a nurse in Canada, Rene Caisse (Essiac is Caisse spelled backward). Caisse gave the formula to a company in Canada who markets the product today. Indian Rhubarb contains benzaldehyde, one of the components of Amygdalin (Laetrile). Many alternative physicians use Essiac to help cleanse the blood, especially if a patient has been on chemotherapy or radiation. Note: Not all formulas being sold today are authentic. To read more about Essiac go to Rene Caisse’s story.
  • Graviola is a product from a tree in the Rain Forests of the Amazon. Producers claim it is stronger at killing colon cancer cells than common chemotherapeutic drugs and that it hunts down and destroys prostate, lung, breast, colon, and pancreatic cancers, while leaving healthy cells alone. It is supposed to help one’s immune system as well. Go to http://www.graviola.org for information. We have not heard from anyone that has successfully used this product. If you are aware of anyone that has, be sure to let our webmaster know.
  • Hoxsey is an herbal concoction composed of poke root, burdock root, barberry root, buckthorn bark, and stillinga root. It is administered in two forms. One is taken orally and the other is a salve (containing blood root) which, if the tumor is on or close to the surface of the skin, is applied topically. The formula was first used in 1924 by Harry M. Hoxsey, a controversial and colorful figure who said he obtained it from his grandfather. The elder Hoxsey was a farmer who observed one of his horses apparently cure itself of cancer by instinctively eating certain plants. Many plants which animals seek when they are ill contain nitrilosides. Amygdalin (Laetrile) is classified as a nitriloside. For more information on Hoxsey, go to our books and videos section or the clinic page.
  • Pau D’Arco is an extract from the inner bark of a certain South American tree. Lapachol, the active ingredient, can produce strong biological responses against cancer. It is said that the pau d’arco tree yields lapachol and 20 other compounds that may be useful in treating cancer, lupus, diabetes and Hodgkin’s Disease.
  • Radium weed, also known as petty spurge or Euphorbia peplus, may hold the key to treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer. It has been used as a folk treatment for skin conditions for hundreds of years. An Australian company Peplin Biotech has been studying the active compounds in the weed and finding very good results.
  • Red CloverUsed for centuries. The National Cancer Institute researched the herb and found 4 anti-tumor compounds in red clover.
  • Saw Palmetto is often used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • Tian Xian (pronounced “Dianne Sean“) is a Chinese herbal supplement with ingredients that help control, inhibit and destroy cancer cells. Go to http://www.tianxian.com/english/index.shtml or  http://www.cancer-herbs.com/contact/index.html for information.

HYDRAZINE SULFATE: This is a common industrial chemical that was first proposed in the treatment of cancer in the 1970s by Joseph Gold, M.D., of the Syracuse Cancer Research Institute. Its use is based on the fact that cancer is known to derive energy from fermenting sugar instead of by burning oxygen, as do other cells. Gold reasoned that hydrazine sulfate would inhibit the liver’s ability to deliver sugar to the tumor and, in that way, inhibit tumor growth. Although this is an alternative cancer treatment, it cannot be considered a natural therapy because it is not based on any known mechanism of the body. However, the advocates of hydrazine sulfate claim that it is useful in combating cachexia, the extreme loss of weight that often is associated with the terminal stage of cancer. More info is at Syracuse Cancer Research Institute’s website at http://scri.ngen.com/ or  http://www.kathykeeton-cancer.com/ or have your doctor call them at 315.472.6616. However there are cautions that should be considered before you use this product. Recipes for those using the product (tyramine-free, vinegar-free… etc.) are available at http://www.angelfire.com/music/fiddle/recipes/recipesindex.html.

HYPERTHERMIA: The theory behind hyperthermia (heat therapy) is that raising the temperature of the body increases circulation and also increases the supply of oxygen to the cancer site. Cancer cells do not thrive in the presence of oxygen. Tumors and cells located near the surface of the body are more vulnerable to heat treatments than those protected deep inside. Although the prolonged high temperatures can be uncomfortable to the patient, this treatment has produced excellent results. 

IMMUNE-SYSTEM BOOSTERS/IMMUNO THERAPIES:  Also called Biological Response Modifier Therapy. A biological response modifier is a substance that stimulates the body’s response to infection and disease.  Products like Colostrum, MGN3, IP6 (Inostal), Iscador (Mistletoe), and mushroom extracts help rebuild the immune system and have been successful  in fighting and in many cases reversing cancers. Many centers use some form of immuno therapy. Some use herbs, such as Echinacea, Pau D’arco, and Mistletoe, while others use those factors found in a healthy immune system already such as interferon, interleukin, gamma globulin, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF).

  • Agaricus mushrooms from Brazil have been found to be very potent.
  • Aloe vera helps the body fight infections and malignant cells. It is also a detoxifier and an immunomodulator, meaning it will balance your immune system. One company, Mannatech, produces a stabilized aloe extract in pill form called Ambrotose. 
  • Alpha lipoic acid has been found to have a number of positive impacts in relation to cancer. In its antioxidant capacity, it protects a complex called NF kappa B. NF Kappa B is involved in controlling cell division and is often damaged in cancer cells (by free radicals). When this damage happens NF Kappa B is activated and oncogenes can take over the cell cycle leading to uncontrolled cell division and cancer. ALA in conjunction with N-Acetyl Cysteine has been found to repair functional defects in the immune systems of cancer patients as well. 
  • Beta Glucan helps build up ones immunity and can have anti-tumor effects.
  • Carnivora is an extract of the Venus Fly Trap plant. Carnivora externally applied has helped with skin cancers and when taken in capsules, may stop the halt or reduce tumor growth. The active component of carnivora is plumbagin, a powerful immunological booster.
  • Chlorella, a single cell algae, also helps build the immune system.
  • Colostrum is the fluid given by the mother’s breast within 24 hours after giving birth. It is a nutrient loaded with immune-system boosters. Colostrum collected from calves are a good source and can be found at many health food stores.
  • Ganoderma is a unique product containing vitamins, minerals, and different mushroom species. It helps build the immune system and helps with detoxification, especially of the liver. It also helps with the side effects of chemo and radiation.
  • Graviola – see Herbal/Plant Products above
  • Inositol is a natural phytochemical (plant chemical) found in rice bran. Several studies since the mid-1980s have shown it to increase Natural Killer (NK) cell activity and exhibit anti-tumor activity.
  • Interferon, or the Koch serum which is supposed to force the body to create interferon, stimulate the growth of certain disease-fighting blood cells in the immune system, and to help slow tumor growth. These substances are normally produced by the body, but some are produced in the laboratory. 
  • Interleukin-2 is a synthetic version of a naturally-occurring cytokine found in the human immune system. In conventional treatment, larger doses of this are used vs. smaller amounts used by alternative clinics. Also, recent studies seem to indicate that melatonin combined with IL-2 may be more effective than chemotherapy in treating lung cancer. 
  • Iscador is an extract of Mistletoe.
  • MGN3 was developed by Dr. Mamdooh Ghoneum from extracts of rice bran and  mushrooms. In published studies, MGN-3 was shown to greatly increase NK cell activity. One source is Lane Labs.
  • Shark Liver Oil (below) is another good immune system builder.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy:  IPT is an innovation in cancer care using insulin to magnify the powerful cell-killing effects of ordinary chemotherapy drugs, which can then be used in very low doses. Because cancer cells have so many more insulin receptors than normal cells, insulin acts on them much more strongly. The end result here is that the chemotherapy drugs get effectively targeted just on the cancer cells to kill them, with little or no effects on normal tissues. Thus IPT can avoid the dose-related side effects of chemotherapy. One of the clinics using this approach is Contemporary Medicine, run by Dr. Steven Ayers.

METABOLIC THERAPY: The dictionary definition of the word metabolic is that which pertains to the physical and chemical processes involved in the maintenance of life. There are two kinds of metabolism: anabolism, the process by which simple substances are synthesized into complex ones; and catabolism, the process by which complex structures are broken down into simple ones. Anabolism is associated with the growth and repair of healthy tissue. Catabolism is associated with the disease state and the breakdown of tissue. When the term metabolic therapy is used by doctors of alternative medicine, it denotes, not a specific therapy, but a category of treatments which are non-toxic, non-invasive, and which support the anabolic process. Diet and enzymes are key in this type of therapy. Dr. William Kelly and Dr. Nicholas Gonzales are  well known for their use of metabolic therapy in treating cancer. Dr. Kelly’s book is online at www.drkelley.com/CANLIVER55.html, or you can order it from Christian Cancer Volunteers at 316-290-2128.

Mind/Body Approaches: We have a page devoted to mind/body approaches at http://www.cancure.org/mind_body.htm.

OXYGEN AND OZONE TREATMENT: The key to this therapy is getting elevated concentrations of oxygen into the body or tumor using various means. Nobel Prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg showed that cancer cells do not occur in a healthy, oxygenated environment. Many think lack of oxygen is the prime cause of all cancers. An impressive variety of new ways to introduce oxygen into the body are emerging including pressure chambers, liquid oxygen, peroxide, chemical compounds, acid/alkaline balancing, injections, and ozone treatments. Flooding cells with oxygen may retard the growth of cancer cells or even help to return them to normal. 

  • Hydrogen Peroxide is a form of ozone treatment. Administered intra-veneously, this therapy supplies an abundance of oxygen to the cancer site. Since cancer thrives in a fermentive state and does not do well in the presence of oxygen, the effect is to inhibit or destroy the cancer. As with hydrazine sulphate, this is not a mechanism found in nature, but many patients claim to have had their cancers put into remission with this treatment.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is generally used for strokes and brain damage, but has been used by some clinics for treating cancer. For more information contact the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine in Florida at (305) 771-4000.
  • Ozone therapy has been widely used in Europe for many years. Ozone (O3) is a highly active form of oxygen. Because it has powerful antiviral properties, it is also used in treating AIDS. In the body, ozone gives off O which kills viruses and bacteria. It also creates an oxygen-rich environment that may force cancer cells to shift from an anaerobic metabolism to an aerobic, or oxygen-based, metabolism. Ozone also produces molecular oxygen (O2), in the same way that hydrogen peroxide does.

PolyMVA(Poly for polynucleotide reductase and MVA = mineral, vitamins and amino acids) is a nontoxic antioxidant liquid formula composed of alpha lipoic acid and the element palladium. Poly-MVA is a compound that contains various minerals, vitamins, and amino acids such as lipoic acid, palladium, B 12, and other B complex vitamins. It is promoted as a nutritional supplement that is a nontoxic alternative to chemotherapy.  Because it is said to be able to cross the blood brain barrier, this product is usually used with brain tumors, but it is said to be effective against tumors in the brain, lung, ovaries, and breast, and that it boosts the immune system, reduces pain, and helps people regain energy and appetite.  It is considered a powerful antioxidant that can turn the toxins released by cancer into energy. According to its manufacturers, the compound attacks cancerous cells and protects DNA and RNA. They contend that the lipoic acid allows the various minerals, vitamins, and amino acids to be easily absorbed into the system where they can kill cancerous cells. Call 800-960-6760 for a packet of info or to order the product or got to www.polymva.net for more information. 

SHARK CARTILAGE: Much attention has been focused on shark cartilage as a treatment for cancer. It is believed that it inhibits a tumor’s ability to create new blood vessels thereby starving it away. Questions have arisen about the statement that “Shark’s don’t get cancer.” New studies may show that sharks do get cancer, but even if they don’t, it is has been theorized that this may be because of the mineral rich environment sharks live in and not due to the “shark cartilage.”  More information is needed on this type of therapy. One of the most popular sources of shark cartilage is BeneFin by Lane Labs.

Shark Liver Oil contains Alkylglycerols, chemicals that are found in mother’s milk, the immune system organs: liver, spleen, bone marrow, lymphatic tissues, and in the blood. One chemical found in Shark Liver Oil is squalamine, which appears to shut down a tumor’s ability to connect to and develop its own blood supply, and may be helpful in brain cancer. It is another good immune system builder. Go to Lane Labs for more information.

714X (Naessen) or “Immunostim”: 714X is a less documented but impressive cancer treatment based on the microorganism theory of cancer. (For more information on this, see Zappers and Anti-Parasitic herbals below.) Scientist Gaston Naessens developed a highly advanced new form of microscope which led him to the discovery of a controversial blood microorganism he named “somatid.” From this he developed a therapeutic treatment for cancer and even AIDS.  714X is a homeopathic combination of ammonium compounds, camphor, phosphors and salts of silicate. A similar product is Immunostim. Recently NCI has agreed to study 714X. For details, go to http://www.naturalhealthline.com/newsletter/1june01/714x.htm and http://naturalhealthline.com/newsletter/15sep01/714x.htm.

WHEAT GRASS: This therapy consists primarily of detoxification and consuming a wheat-grass drink several times each day. Fresh wheat grass in this form is a potent source of many vitamins, minerals and plant enzymes. Thus, it is said to be nature’s own nutritional program. Wheat grass also contains Amygdalin/Laetrile, although other sources, such as apricot seeds are more potent.

VACCINES: Many clinics have developed vaccines that they use to treat cancer. One vaccine called Coley’s Toxins, developed by Dr. William Coley, appears to stimulate the body to create an anti-cancer immune system response. Clinics that use vaccines include: American Metabolic, BioPulse, and  International Center for Medical & Biological Research, Inc., all in Mexico.

  • Dendritic cell cancer vaccines are special vaccines that use the body’s natural defense system to combat cancer. Dendritic cells are a specialized type of immune system cells. Dendritic cells initiate the immune response by processing antigen and presenting it to lymphocytes to stimulate production of more lymphocytes. BioPulse is one of the clinics on the forefront of this specialized technology. 
  • VG-1000 Vaccine is a specialized vaccine developed by Dr. Valentin I. Govallo, MD, PhD, which undermines the cancer cells defense mechanisms. This vaccine is most beneficial in treating carcinomas and melanomas, and it is also indicated for some sarcomas (cancers of muscle, bone, and connective tissue) and in leukemia. Patients recently subjected to chemotherapy or radiation respond more slowly to VG-1000 as they have a depressed immune system. However, patients who have had neither radiation nor chemotherapy respond favorably. Thus VG-1000 is clearly indicated as first-line treatment for persons with recently diagnosed cancers, as well as to help prevent recurrence. This treatment is now available at two specialized facilities in North America, The Immuno-Augmentative Clinic in Freeport, Grand Bahamas, and also CHIPSA’s – Center for Integrative Medicine in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  

ZAPPERS AND ANTI-PARASITIC HERBALS: The thesis behind this theory is that all diseases are caused by parasites (including flukes) and that all one has to do to eliminate the disease state is to eliminate the parasites. The two methods normally advocated are (1) passing a low-amperage electrical current through the body via a small, battery-powered device called a “zapper” and/or (2) consuming a combination of anti-parasitic herbals. There is strong evidence to support this theory, and we at The Cancer Cure Foundation know that positive results are often obtained. However, we question the explanations of why this works. It is our view that the parasites are not the cause of diseases but the result of them. It is possible that the disease state is caused by a low electrical charge at the sub-cellular level which leads to an acidic environment. It is this environment that, not only causes the cells to malfunction (thus, the diseases), but which also reduces the cell’s defenses against parasites. Anything which raises the electrical potential of the cells (the zapper?) or which moves the body toward an alkaline state (the herbs?) will produce the desired healing effect. It is possible that the herbs also have a genuine anti-parasitic effect in their own right by being selectively toxic to the parasites. However, if the electrical concept is valid, then the long-term healing effect is attributable, not to the herbal therapy, but the electrical therapy.

One of the pioneers in the use of zappers and anti-parasitic herbals is Dr. Clark. Her website is www.drclark.net. Recently her clinic in Mexico was closed, but we understand that she will be opening a clinic in Switzerland. We will post details as they become available.

The following therapies are generally not used as often to treat cancer as the ones above.

Antioxidants: We mention antioxidants because they are important in preventing and fighting cancer. Cancer begins in the cell. Cellular changes are brought about by toxins, alcohol, smoke, free radicals, and the aging process. Antioxidants help turn these free radicals and their precursors (the toxins) into harmless chemicals. Vitamins C, D, A, E, and selenium are antioxidants. New antioxidants are being discovered (invented) all the time, like Pycnogenol, Amrit Kalash, and Microhydrin.

Arsenic: A form of arsenic once used as insect poison has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as a leukemia treatment after studies found small doses helped patients with a rare but deadly form of the disease. Should only be used under careful supervision.

Boluses: A bolus is like a suppository, used either vaginally or anally. Dr Schulze created a bolus of Squaw Vine herb, Slippery Elm Bark, Goldenseal root, Yellow Dock root, Comfrey root, Marshmallow root, Chickweed herb, Mullein leaf, Garlic bulb and Coconut and Tea Tree oil. Some boluses can be made into suppositories by mixing the materials and placing them into the freezer. These would be used for cervical problems.

Bovine Cartilage is much cheaper than Shark Cartilage, and is being presently studied with some very good results. 

Castor Oil Packs were a favorite of Edgar Cayce, especially for breast cancer. It was thought by many to pull the tumors from the body, however, clinical research shows increased T-cell, NK (natural killer cells), and macrophage activity. 

Chelation: Chelation therapy is a form of detoxification. It is used to clean the body of toxic heavy metals, excess calcification and arterial plaque build up. It also stimulates the immune system, sharpens the appetite (digestion) and generally helps to eliminate the by-products of metabolism. Because of all this, many consider it an excellent treatment against cancer. It can be done orally or intravenously.

Chinese Bitter Meloncommonly used by Asians as part of their diet, it is used regularly to clean the blood and for anti-viral and anti-tumor effects.

Contortrostatin is a protein extracted from the venom of the Southern Copperhead, a poisonous snake. It does not kill cancer cells, but stops their growth, preventing metastases (the spread of cancer). Like the new anti-angeogenesis drugs in the news lately, Contortrostatin stops the growth of new blood vessels, something that is needed for the spread of cancer. This is a new drug and it may be awhile before it is on the market.

D-limonene is a terpene, a compound found in plants. The best source of d-limonene is the oil from orange peels. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that when d-limonene was added to the diets of rats who had developed tumors, 90% of them had their tumors disappear completely. This has never been tested on humans, so it is not available. However, you can do what most juice experts have been saying for years: juice the orange and the peel together—just make sure your oranges are organically grown. 

DMSO and MSM, both sulfur compounds, have been found useful in the treatment of cancer. DMSO, when given to a patient undergoing chemotherapy may help the doctor reduce the dosage of the chemo-therapeutic agent.  On its own, DMSO has been used by several clinics, including the Donsbach Clinic in treating cancers of the bladder, ovary, breast and skin. Studies by Dr. Stanley Jacobs at Oregon Health Sciences University show that MSM significantly slows the development of both mammary and colon tumors. MSM may also reduce pain and inflammation.

Escharotic salves: Black and yellow salves are sometimes called botanical surgery. The salves works best on skin cancers and many have had success with breast cancer. 

Exercise is very beneficial in cancer therapy. Those who exercise, work, or play tend to do better than those who stay in bed.

Garlic: There has been more written about the wonderful benefits of garlic than any other food source known. It’s history dates back 3,500 years: Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was the first to write that garlic was an excellent medicine for eliminating tumors. It may also help restore natural killer (NK) cell activity.

Germanium enhances the availability of oxygen to both normal and cancer cells. It is well known that cancer cell’s worst enemy is an oxygen-rich environment – they die quickly.  Several studies have shown GE-132, a laboratory version of the naturally occurring compound from Japan, has excellent anti-tumor activities and helps the patient in strength and quality of life. It is thought to do this by strengthening the immune system. Germanium also seems to stimulate interferon production. Note:  Kidney problems have resulted in taking the wrong (inorganic) form of Germanium: GeO2.

Glandulars: The average American diet is lacking in enzymes, which overburdens our endocrine system and associative organs (liver, pancreas, etc.). Many cancer centers in addition to enzymatic therapies, also use glandulars to help rebuild the thyroid, adrenals, and thymus glands.

Homeopathy is the introduction of an small amounts of medicine into the body, a medicine chosen to be similar in nature to the problem the patient is having. Proven to be a popular and inexpensive treatment worldwide, it causes a “vaccination-like” response in the body. Two new anti-cancer homeopathic medicines are Nucleic acids 2LC1 and 2LCL1. There a many published studies showing an good improvement rate worldwide using Homeopathy.

Incurables Program: Dr. Richard Schulze and Dr. John Christopher, both Master herbalists and healers, developed “Incurables” Programs. They believe that disease results from a failure of the immune system, mainly due to bad diet and their programs kick the immune system into high gear.  

They helped many who were called “incurable” by medical doctors” – people who had been told by their physicians in essence to go home and set their houses in order (get the wills made, end off relationships and die, basically…there was nothing more that traditional medicine had to offer them). Using their methods, teachings and herbal remedies, these people brought themselves back to life. 

Some of the main points of it are: 1) Get off animal products and onto a raw vegan diet. Further, when one is very ill, one gets off solid food and drinks a great deal of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices. 2) Cleanse the elimination channels (intestinal cleanse first, then kidney and liver cleanses. 3) Massage and exercise, sunshine, and other vital things we often don’t do. 4) Hydrotherapy (hot and cold water therapy) and other healing approaches are used. Since this is a very intense program, you should consult a doctor, hopefully one who is friendly to and conversant in natural methods, before starting this program.

Inositol is a natural phytochemical (plant chemical) found in rice bran. Several studies have shown it to increase Natural Killer (NK) cell activity, thus also exhibiting anti-tumor activity. A supplemental form is known as Cell Forte with IP-6™.

Isoflavones are substances found in soybeans that have several anti-cancer properties. These include inducing apoptosis in cancer cells, slowing down their DNA synthesis and cell division, and inhibiting angiogenesis. Isoflavones seem to stimulate genetic changes, returning cancer cells back into non-cancerous ones.

Jason Winters Tea – Like the Essiac formula, this tea is a blood cleanser. Jason Winters traveled around the world on a desperate journey to heal his terminal cancer. Near death, he finally came across the right combination of the right herbs, healed himself, wrote a book, gave lectures, and helped others heal their cancers. You can find this tea in most health food stores.

Live Cell Therapy Begun in Switzerland and used widely in Germany, as well as in Canada and Mexico, it is outlawed in the US. Cancer is, among other things, due to DNA damage. When a cell dies the new cell that grows to replace the dead cell is a duplicate of the dead cell because the DNA is passed on to the new cell. However, in cancer, the DNA has gone wild and creates an entirely new cell. Cellular changes are brought about by toxins, alcohol, smoke, malnutrition, free radicals, and the aging process. In Live Cell Therapy, DNA from animal fetuses (in the form of thymus extracts, Resomillan® [spleen extract] , and other forms) is injected. According to its proponents, live cell therapy helps organs regenerate, improves hormonal responses, and enhances immune system responses. The pill form has not yet proven itself effective. 

Melatonin is best known as the hormone that helps us sleep. It has also been proven to stimulate natural “killer cells” by enhancing Interlukin-2 production. Besides helping to increase longevity of cancer patients, they also report a better quality of life. 

Mogu (Kombucha): The mogu tea, also known as kombucha (cum boo chuh), dates back to the 5th century A.D. Mogu is a fermented tea-like drink made from black tea, sugar, and a live pancake-shaped fungus with the consistency of a wet mushroom. Mogu produces acids similar to those made by the liver. It binds with toxins in the digestive tract and carries them out of the body via normal waste elimination. Mogu can help prevent and treat cancer. If prepared properly, it has no known harmful side effects in regular dosage of a cup or two a day.

Noni Juice, sometimes called Tahitian Noni, is a commercially available extract coming from a south seas island plant. Natives there have reportedly used it for centuries to treat a wide variety of diseases. There have been many anecdotal, but few scientific, reports on it’s ability to greatly assist the body in overcoming cancer. 

Olive leaf extract has enormous antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, and heart health benefits. The active ingredient Oleuropein interferes with viruses in several ways: It disrupts the viral amino acid production, inhibits replication, and in retro-viruses neutralizes enzymes that are needed to alter the RNA of a healthy cell whereby the virus would be able to take over those cells. 

Pecta-Sol is Modified Citrus Pectin. Pectin is a complex carbohydrate molecule found in most plants but especially citrus fruit. Pectin is used in making jellies and is an ingredient in some anti-diarrhea medicines. The long-chain molecule found in grocery store pectin is not absorbed by the body. Modified Citrus Pectin is made from shorter molecular chains and is readily absorbed from the intestinal tract. Pecta-Sol fights the spread of cancer by preventing or inhibiting metastases. Cancer cells are particularly susceptible to having Modified Citrus Pectin attach to them because of the nature of their cell membranes. Once the Modified Citrus Pectin has attached itself to the cancer cells floating in the blood stream, the cancer cells become coated and unable to attach themselves to the lining of blood vessels or other potential metastatic sites. This process can only occur in the bloodstream, hence the importance of allowing the short chained pectin to be absorbed by the body. It is often recommended to take this product with PCSpes.

PC SPES has been used by men with prostate cancer to arrest the progression of the disease and it may also help treat lymphoma, leukemia, breast cancer, and melanoma. PC SPES combines extracts of eight herbs: Scutellaria baicalensis, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Ganoderma lucidium, Isatis indigotica, Panax pseudo-ginseng, Serenoa repens, Dendrantherma morifolium, and Rabdosia rubescens.  All of these are Chinese herbs except Serenoa repens, an extract of the American dwarf palm or saw palmetto. The combined mixture of herbs contains flavonoids that have antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic actions and includes isoflavones that have some estrogen-like activity  PC SPES also contains compounds that may enhance immune cell action and components that interfere with testosterone metabolism and prevent testosterone from binding to prostate cells. Acting together in the PC SPES mixture, individual components may team up to block prostate cancer progression, in part, by blocking androgen supported prostate cell growth and by causing cell death.

SOD is a naturally occurring enzyme that absorbs highly damaging free radicals and coverts them to hydrogen peroxide. Scientists have found the more susceptible a normal cell has become to  carcinogens, the less SOD it has. A German version of SOD, combined with copper, has shown remarkable abilities in dealing with cancer cells, causing dramatic tumor remissions. SOD has also shown to be very useful in counteracting the effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

Ukrain: Clinical studies have shown that this highly effective derivative of a certain plant extract and thiophosphoric acid improves the overall health and strength of terminal cancer patients, boosts their immune systems and blocks tumor growth. It appears to be effective against many types of cancer, except for Leukemia and brain cancer. Go to http://www.ukrin.com/ for more information.

Urea:  Urea, which comes from urine,  is used to break the hydrophobic bonds of cancer cells, which are protected from the body’s own immune cells. Urea breaks up this water structure, the colony of cells is suddenly unable to feed, and the cancer is unprotected from the body’s immune system. It especially appears to work well with liver cancers. 

Written by Tracey

September 13, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Genistein (Supplement)

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Genistein is an isoflavone extracted from soybeans.  In the body, Genistein inhibits various enzymes that have many wide-ranging actions on the tissues.  The half-life of these supplements is about 8 hours.  Clinical trials, animal studies, cell-culture experiments, and epidemiological studies have provided evidence for the following physiological effects of genistein:

  • strengthening the bone (especially the spine) due to estrogen deficiency
  • inhibition of growth and spread of various cancers – including lung cancer

Tissue culture experiments suggest that Genistein’s cancer-fighting effects occur at dosages that are hard to attain from food alone.  Reliable dosing requires the use of concentrated supplements.

The ability of genistein to reduce post-menopausal bone-loss is attested to by many studies.  These substances prevent bone loss and promote bone formation, especially in the spine.  Among the dosage regimens found to be effective are: 1 mg/day genistein + 0.5 mg/day daidzein + 42 mg/day other isoflavones (biochanin A and formononetin, in this case).

Source:  The Delano Report

Written by Tracey

August 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

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