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Update on Mom (5/19/09)

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Last Friday, Mom’s hand started hurting quite a bit and three of her fingers started getting purple.  After the incident with her thumb, we knew what that meant.  So, Dad and Gretchen loaded Mom up and took her back to the ER.  They saw the same ER doctor we saw last time (which was helpful, as he was already familiar with Mom).  He couldn’t find a clot with the doplar, but felt they were probably small clots that were down in the capillaries of her fingers.  He wrote them a prescription for some nitro glycerine ointment which had to be applied to her hand every few hours and wrapped up.  This ointment is such a strong vasodialater that the person applying it had to wear gloves and be careful not to let their skin come into contact with it.  He said to use this through the weekend and if it didn’t help by Monday, to get Mom in to see a hand doctor.

Dad faithfully applied the ointment all weekend and Mom’s hand was still hurting quite a bit – so much that she needed to take pain pills to take the edge off the pain.  From what I’ve read, the pain from circulation problems caused by blood clots is quite terrible.  Mom and Dad had a pretty rough weekend with it with very little sleep.

On Monday morning, Gretchen started bombarding the primary care doctor’s office with requests for a referral to a hand specialist ASAP.  They were right on the ball and Mom had an appointment for 11:00 AM this morning.

I am still recovering from the flu (the normal one), so I still haven’t seen Mom since the morning of the 15th.  So, Dad and Gretchen took Mom over to the hand doctor this morning.  He did an x-ray and found that the clot was further up her arm, near her armpit.  The doctor was respectful, but still didn’t have any good news either.  He looked at Mom’s three fingers (which were now purple) and said that she would lose them, as well as the index finger and the rest of her hand.  He said all we could do was make her comfortable until all this happened and he could amputate her right hand.  He gave her a prescription for Darvocette and sent her on her way.

Well, this was definitely not the kind of news we wanted to hear.  But, we’ve learned that allopathic doctors generally don’t have good news for us (except for a few who we’ve appreciated so much).

Gretchen called me when they got home from the doctor and she was pretty shook up.  I imagine all three of them were – especially Mom.  I was also pretty shook up too.  I asked Gretchen how long she was going to be at Mom and Dad’s house and she said she was going to be there for a few more hours.

I got on the internet and started looking for anything that looked like it might work.  After only about 30 minutes of searching, I was amazed to find information about a supplement called Nattokinase.  It is an enzyme that aids in breaking up fibrin (a strand-like portion of the blood) that forms blockages in veins.  The Nattokinase is derived from fermented soybeans and has long been used in Japan to deal with and/or prevent blood clots.  It comes in a standardized formula which Gretchen was able to purchase at the health food store for around $30 (but available MUCH cheaper online through VitaCost for less than $7).  But, we needed it today, so Gretchen paid the $30 for it today.

She also picked up some stuff to make a blood thinning soup — it consisted of an organic beef broth base, onions, garlic, and green cabbage.  All of these veggies are good for naturally thinning the blood in both the arteries and the veins.

So, at 4:00 PM tonight, Mom was hurting, a bit scared, but encouraged that we had possibly found a solution that would save her hand.  She took her first 2,000 FU Nattokinase pill.  Gretchen also made the soup and Mom scarfed down a good portion of that too.  And, then we waited…

Gretchen came home (where I was babysitting her kids) at around 9:30 PM, and she said that you could already see a difference in Mom’s fingers.  She said that all day today the three fingers had a very delineated purple line straight across where the circulation was being compromised.  But, only 5 1/2 hours after taking the Nattokinase, the lines were no longer straight and it was now blotchy (with areas of pink) where they had once been only purple.

Gretchen called back at Midnight to remind Dad to give Mom her next dose of the Nattokinase and he said he had just given it to her.  But, then came THE BEST NEWS —- Mom’s hand no longer hurt.  She was sleeping and in absolutely no pain!!!  She hadn’t taken a pain pill since the morning and her hand was no longer hurting.  It had been hurting terribly since last week – but, the pain is now gone.  Gretchen asked if it was still purple, but he said they were in bed and the light was off and he didn’t know.  But, since the pain was gone, that can only mean that the circulation has been restored to her fingers and hand.  Isn’t that just awesome?

The thing that we have come to realize in this journey with cancer is that we, as a family, are alone.  We can’t count on my Mom’s doctors to know what to do anymore because they just simply don’t know what to do anymore.  Perhaps the insurance company doesn’t want to pay for any more treatment for her because they’ve now classified her as “terminal.”  Who knows.  But, perhaps it’s the best thing that could have happened to us.  Because, we’re finding that there are answers out there for many of the things that conventional medicine says are hopeless.

Mom has been taking her Poly-MVA now consistently for a few days and her appetite is returning.  Tonight is the first time in several weeks that she hasn’t had some kind of pain or another.  We’re praising God about that.  He’s been with our family through all of this and showing us that His ways are higher than our ways — His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.

Well, it’s very late and I need to get to bed.  Thank you to everyone (both those we know and those we don’t) who’ve whispered a prayer to heaven on Mom’s behalf.  We know we’re not really alone.  But, sometimes it feels like it.

Until next time (I’ll try to update tomorrow on the status of Mom’s fingers and hand) …



Poly-MVA Testimonial for Lung Cancer

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happydance3kName: John Flint
7300 Bear Ridge Rd.
N. Tonawanda, NY 14120
Date: July 23, 2000
Diagnosis: Lung Cancer
eileent1@netzero.netUPDATES: April 12, 2001 – December 3, 2003 – July 6, 2004

On September 1997 I started having difficulties with reading comprehension, I could read a sentence but could not understand what it meant. Within a week I also developed strong headaches. My GP made an appointment to see a neurologist which he scheduled for 2 months in the future and suggested I continue to take aspirin.
That same weekend my headaches were so bad that I went to the emergency room of the local hospital.

After a very short examination the doctor concluded that I had a bad set of headaches but “one thing you do not have are brain tumors”. I felt reassured that I did not have anything serious and went home. As the headaches kept getting worse and I became more and more disoriented, I managed to obtain an appointment with a young neurologist. After a ten minute examination, she sent me for a cat-scan and within a few hours she gave us the bad news that I had two large brain tumors. She also suggested that the brain tumors were probably not primary and that they probably had metastasised from somewhere else.



That day our life changed forever. The quick action of that neurologist might be one reason that I am still alive.
Within a few days they identified the primary as a large lung tumor, non small cell carcinoma, that had spread to the brain. I was rated as stage 4. During the next few weeks I saw 3 different oncologists, they all gave me a prognosis of 3 months to a year at most. All of them suggested I get my affairs in order. They also stated that it would be a waste of time and money to try any alternative methods.



I started full brain radiation which was followed after several weeks of recovery by chemotherapy. This lasted almost six months until the oncologist refused to give me any more treatments as the chemo was having many negative side effects on my system. At that stage the doctors stated that they had nothing more to offer and that I should enjoy life as much as possible. We felt we were left on our own, like abandoned, with no one to help us.



During the long months of chemotherapy, my wife had started looking at possible alternative treatments since my doctors did not seem to think that I had much chance. She called survivors to see what they were doing, cancer organizations to see what they could offer, read books, looked at web pages for the latest that kept on recurring among her various contacts. As we spent more time researching these products we got a clearer understanding of why they worked. Some were being tested in various research laboratories and showed definite signs of reducing cancer. Others dealt with helping the immune system and maintaining the body at its peak condition.
The different cancer fighting products we found attack tumors in different ways. Some prevented the tumors from growing the necessary blood vessels required for growth, these are known as angiogenesis inhibitors. Others attacked the protein membrane that the tumors use to shield themselves from the immune system. Others have chemicals that are necessary for some cancers to grow but also contain chemicals that are poisonous to the tumor – Poly MVA.


Some prevent the small new tumors from attaching themselves and therefore cannot grow. I take them all. To date, most of the data show that no single chemical is 100% effective and that taking more than one product increases chances of survival. Some are probably more effective than others, none of them are harmful. The cost of many of these products is relatively small.
It has been 3 years since I was first diagnosed. To date I have no sign of any visible tumors in the brain or lung. I even have some hair back. We would be glad to send you a specific list of the products I am taking. Also we are always happy to talk to anyone looking for help. We were not able to get help from the medical profession so we took the initiative to do something ourselves. If we can share this with other people, we are happy to do so. Please feel free to telephone e-mail us at


John Flint
UPDATE: April 12-2001


Hi Tim,
We have written a short paragraph below with the latest on Johns health. As you see, he is still doing very well.



We receive at least 5 calls or emails a week asking about poly and the other products that John is taking. We are happy to give moral support and provide any information that we have.
Best wishes to you and your father
Judy and John
John is doing great. As of April 2001, recent CAT scans could not detect any sign of his earlier brain or lung tumors. He is still taking all of his supplements, including POLY MVA, although reduced to a maintenance level. He also has maintained a diet of at least 7-8 fruits, vegetables daily balanced with protein.




UPDATE: December 3, 2003Hi Tim,

We thought we would let you know that John is still doing great and we are into our 3rd year of cruising on our sailboat. This winter we are off to Belize. John is still following his protocol including polymva.



We wish you and your father the best for the holiday season. Please give him our regards.
Judy and John Flint


UPDATE: July 6, 2004Hi TimAnother 6 months has passed and John still enjoys good health. My mother has been receiving at least 2 -3 requests for John’s “protocol” each week. She is happy to forward it to anyone that requests it. John also emails messages to anyone that would like more information. John is still taking Poly MVA

as well as other supplements and continues to eat 7-9 fruits and vegetables per day.
Best Wishes,
John and Judy


Source:  PolyMVA

Laetrile: The True Story Behind B-17 & Cancer Treatment

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Dr. Ernest Krebs

Dr. Ernest Krebs

During 1950 after many years of research, a dedicated biochemist by the name of Dr. Ernest T. Krebs, Jr., isolated a new vitamin that he numbered B-17 and called ‘Laetrile’. As the years rolled by, thousands became convinced that Krebs had finally found the complete control for all cancers, a conviction that even more people share today. Back in 1950 Ernest Krebs could have had little idea of the hornet’s nest he was about to stir up. The pharmaceutical multinationals, unable to patent or claim exclusive rights to the vitamin, launched a propaganda attack of unprecedented viciousness against B-17, despite the fact that hard proof of its efficiency in controlling all forms of cancer surrounds us in overwhelming abundance. Why has orthodox medicine waged war against this non-drug approach?

G. Edward Griffin, author of the book World Without Cancer contends that the answer is to be found not in science, but in politics, and is based upon the hidden economic and power agenda of those who dominate the medical establishment.

Each year, thousands of Americans travel to Mexico to receive vitamin B-17 (Laetrile) therapy. They do this because it has been suppressed in the United States. Most of these patients have been told that their cancer is terminal and that they have but a few months to live. Yet, an incredible percentage of them have recovered and they are living normal lives. However, the FDA, the AMA, the American Cancer Society, and the cancer research centres continue to pronounce that Laetrile is fraud and quackery. The recovered patients, they say, either had “spontaneous remissions” or never had cancer in the first place. If any of these people ultimately die after seeking Laetrile, spokesmen of orthodox medicine are quick to proclaim: “You see? Laetrile doesn’t work!” Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of patients die each year after undergoing surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, but those treatments continue to be touted as “safe and effective”.

In the U.S. the FDA has tried to use strict regulations, not law, to ban vitamin B-17 for over 18 years. Vitamin B-17, or Laetrile Therapy is only used by some hospitals in Mexico, which treat cancer with nutrition. These hospitals achieve nearly a 100% recovery rate with virgin cases (localised tumours/cancers that have not yet been burned up with radiation, poisoned with chemotherapy, or cut into with surgery). A majority of Laetrile-treated patients report positive responses, ranging from increase in the feeling of well-being and even brighter outlook of life, to such noticeable reactions as an increase in appetite, weight gain and, frequently, restoration of natural colour, reduction or elimination of cancer-connected pain and cancer-caused fetor. In thousands of cases, total regression of all cancer symptoms has been confirmed.

Vitamin B-17, commonly known as “Amygdalin”, or “Laetrile”, is a natural substance that can be found in a variety of species in the Vegetable kingdom. The greatest concentration is found in the seeds of the rosaceous fruits, such as apricot kernels and other bitter nuts. There are many seeds, cereals and vegetables that contain minimal quantities of vitamin B-17 and form part of our daily diet.

With great satisfaction we are proud to present this vegetable agent whose anti-cancer properties have been known empirically for many years, but in the last twenty years they have been scientifically proven, primarily through the clinical studies directed by Dr. Ernesto Contreras Rodriguez and carried out in the OASIS of Hope Hospital formerly known as the Centro Medico y Hospital Del Mar at Playas de Tijuana, B.C.N. Mexico. More than 100,000 patients have sought Contreras’ care since 1963.

The information on this web site will educate you on the benefits of metabolic therapy and prevention. All the food supplements mentioned in this site can be easily obtained by patients who are not able to go to Mexico because of financial reasons, patients who are too weak to travel, and by patients who have already been to these hospitals and need to remain on metabolic therapy. You will be taught how to benefit from metabolic therapy either in Mexico, or at home at a fraction of the cost. You will find information on where to obtain metabolic products in the “contacts” section of this site.

Throughout this web site you will find valuable information such as documents, research, and studies relevant to vitamin B-17, its monographic summary, clinical studies, the biological and chemical descriptions of the destruction of cancer cells by the components of B-17, testimonials, case histories, biographies, bibliographies, photos, graphs, links, and much more. This guide was created to explain the different elements of metabolic therapy and act as a reference when needed during the course of your therapy. Should you have questions, please refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” section.

Source:  World Without Cancer

Poly-MVA to Treat & Prevent Cancer

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polybottle“I had this terrible bone pain in my head, spine, ribs, and all over. Then the doctor told me he had discovered holes in my skull the size of nickels and dimes. I felt just terrible pain and needed to sleep all the time to escape it. I took pain pills and sleeping pills. It turned out – the final diagnosis offered by my newly acquired oncologist – that I had been struck by multiple myeloma,” states 67-year-old clergyman Kenneth Walker of Fox Island, Washington. “On March 19, 2001 he told me the diagnosis and in June he advised that because my anemia was so severe, ‘The cancer is ravaging your bone marrow – you have less than three months to live unless you undergo chemotherapy.'”

Also referred to as malignant plasmacytoma or plasma cell myeloma or myelomatosis, multiple myeloma is a disseminated neoplasm of marrow plasma cells. The disease infiltrates bone to produce osteolytic lesions throughout the skeleton (particularly in the flat bones, vertebrae, skull, pelvis, and ribs). Standard treatment is cytotoxic chemotherapy using cyclophosphamid or melphalan – both administered with prednisone to suppress plasma cell growth and control pain. The medical profession considers this disease incurable. According to a respected reference source, within three months of diagnosis 52% of patients die; within two years, 90% die.1

“Today, this same oncologist advises me that if I was visiting him for the first time, he would not suspect cancer had ever been present. The treatment I researched and adopted on my own saved me,” affirms Reverend Walker. “At the doctor’s request I have documented what he describes as ‘such a fantastic result.'”

Illustrative of the “fantastic result” for Ken Walker is that no symptoms of multiple myeloma remain. He is now retired and enjoying a leisure life to the fullest. During the late summer of 2001, for example, the retired clergyman and his wife spent six weeks circumnavigating Canada’s Vancouver Island in their sailboat. During the week just prior to Thanksgiving 2002, he flew to Aruba to engage in scuba diving with dive master and Oriental medicine specialist Carlos Viana, OMD, who practices holistic medicine in Aruba and throughout the Netherlands Antilles.

Reverend Ken Walker (no relation to the author) is utilizing the newest concept in nutritional supplements, an organic “metallovitamin” and amino acid produced under three patents first issued by the US Government in October 1995 to electro-biochemist and former US Navy dentist Merrill Garnett, PhD, DDS, of Islip, Long Island, New York. This metallovitamin derived from a lipoic acid and palladium complex, will be described in detail.

Breast Cancer Remission for Sarah J. Jones

“During February 2002, I discovered a lump in my left breast that seemed pretty big,” says Sarah J. Jones of Denver, Colorado. “Because I could not get an evaluation appointment at the Sally Jobe Diagnostic Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado for several weeks, I researched the holistic medical literature on my own and took a number of nutritional supplements,” Sarah says. “When finally I was seen at the Sally Jobe Center, their multiple Doppler ultrasound films confirmed my breast lump as potentially cancerous. The radiologist browbeat me to have a biopsy, which I refused because of what I had learned from my reading about the spread of cancer from biopsies.

“With hands on hips and challenge in her voice, the head nurse at Sally Jobe Center announced to me, ‘From their star shape, I guarantee that the cells in your breast lump are cancerous.’ “If that be true,” I wondered, “why do I need a biopsy?”

Sarah is married to cancer researcher Bob Jones, inventor of the Cavitat®, a sonogram diagnostic device for detecting neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis (NICO) arising from implanted root canal teeth. The Cavitat® is renowned for its diagnostic endodontic excellence among holistic, biological, mercury-free dentists such as those who are members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the Environmental Dental Association, the American Academy of Biological Dentistry, and the Holistic Dental Association. The enlightened dentists who are members of these professional organizations consider Sarah and Bob Jones holistic dental visionaries.

“Not then or now do I receive physician-administered cancer treatment. The physician who is supervising my Doppler-ultrasound evaluations, Ob-Gyn specialist Asela C. Russell, MD, keeps insisting that I must undergo biopsy, chemotherapy, and radiation,” Sarah Jones says. “The radiologist at the Sally Jobe Center’s Invision Department, Virgini Stefanoudakis, MD, notes about me: ‘Due to her strong beliefs in holistic medicine, she [the patient] may or may not agree to biopsy.’

“I have never undergone biopsy. Near the end of May 2002, after speaking on the phone about my breast cancer to Emmy McAllister, the director of Health Solutions Now!, Bob learned from her about the same anticancer substance containing minerals, vitamins, and amino acids used successfully by Reverend Ken Walker. Then my husband did his own literature search on the substance, Poly-MVA. Consequently, I added this liquid amino acid metallovitamin to my nutritional supplementation, two teaspoonfuls four times a day taken in purified water,” confirms Sarah. “I’ve continued this supplementation on my own without help from any oncologist, except that Sally Jobe Center Ob-Gyn Associate Asela C. Russell, MD, monitors the size of my tumor.”

Sarah Jones concludes, “After she performed an examination of me on November 8, 2002, Dr. Russell wrote on her prescription pad: ‘Sarah Jones’ left breast mass is significantly smaller. [Now reduced to] approximately 1.5 by 1.4 centimeters [2.1 cm3] maximum dimensions.'”

Within six months of beginning her program of nutritional supplementation with Poly-MVA, this most recent oncological measurement for the patient’s cancerous breast lump shows a reduction from her original March 15, 2002 tumor measurement of 5.382 cm3. The malignant breast tumor of Sarah Jones had shrunk by 67 percent.

Both Sarah and Ken Walker are experiencing dramatic results from their use of the inventor’s Poly-MVA anticancer concept. The Poly-MVA name comes from the combined terms Poly meaning “many, much, more than one”; M indicating “minerals”; V signifying “vitamins”; and A symbolizing “amino acids.”2

The PolyMVA Anticancer Concept

A new principle in the nutritional healing of most cancer types is being presented here in the form of Poly-MVA™, the enzymatic complex of polynucleotide reductase which assists in correcting malfunctional nucleic acids in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of genes.3

To explain: the nucleotide component is a single building block or step up the “spiral staircase” of DNA. Nucleotides show up as vital units in DNA because they are the basic molecular structures that control cell division and replication. The reductase enzyme catalyzes oxidation/reduction by which any substance gains one or more electrons; and this enzyme invariably assists in bringing about DNA repair. Subsequently, the polynucleotide reductase that is part of the Poly-MVA molecule biochemically affects multiple units of DNA by functioning as a gene-restoring nutrient.4

As stated, the Poly-MVA molecule is a lipoic acid palladium (LAPd) complex, which accomplishes such therapeutic restoration in several ways:

1) Its vitamin complex portion improves synergy with other essential nutrients inside the errant gene.

2) Its metallic components activate cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).

3) Its alpha lipoic amino acid component aids in energy transfer within cells, which characteristically is highly specific for transferring electron energy from a normal metabolic hydrogen carrier to nucleic acids.

Poly-MVA’s inventor, Merrill Garnett, DDS, PhD, emphasizes that he chose to bind palladium (Pd) to alpha lipoic acid (ALA) because this amino acid is both water and fat-soluble and able to travel everywhere in the human body, even through the blood-brain barrier, taking the palladium molecule with it.

Dr. Garnett, whose Garnett McKeen Laboratory is located in Islip, New York, has produced a self-published book, First Pulse: A Personal Journey in Cancer Research. In it, the author-scientist offers a philosophical, highly technical but interesting anecdotal-filled discussion of how he came to create his invention. Dr. Garnett searched for singular substances for binding together the various ingredients which make up Poly-MVA. He found the therapeutic component in the platinum-derived palladium mineral, poisonous in the hands of an allopathic dentist, but life-saving for someone suffering from cancer. Yet Pd would be poisonous to cancer patients too, if it were not bound tightly to alpha lipoic acid and “sequestered” in the molecule as cobalt is sequestered in vitamin B12. Thus, Pd forms an organic metallovitamin-lipoic acid complex that joins with cobalt (Co), a part of the vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) complex.5

Dr. Garnett created Poly-MVA based on knowledge unknown before he discovered the Second Genetic Code, a huge scientific breakthrough and probably the crowning achievement of his career. (See the Garnett book for details about the highly complicated Second Genetic Code discovery.)

Dr. Garnett discovered that palladium acts as an excellent catalyst for combining oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H); the metal absorbs over 900 times its volume of hydrogen. He adapts Pd for strengthening the actions of other molecules too; e.g., iron (Fe) holds together the active parts of hemoglobin, and its holding action is reinforced in the presence of palladium. Other amino acids besides alpha lipoic acid make up some part of the Garnett formulation.

Poly-MVA Eliminates Brain Cancer for Mark Olsztyn

Now 38 years old, Mark Olsztyn, the son of Stanley R. Olsztyn, MD(H), popular holistic and homeopathic physician of Phoenix, Arizona, was diagnosed in 1993 with a Stage IV frontal lobe brain tumor the size of a walnut. After excision it was judged to be a low-grade pilocynic astrocytoma. Recommended follow-up was merely with periodic diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The imaging was done for five years until Mark decided he was in wonderful shape with no more need for diagnostics.

“While working in Boston, Mark eventually visited his local physician for a routine checkup and a second tumor was found to have grown in the same location of his brain. Surgery turned up that my son now was affected by glioblastoma multiforme, a much more serious condition than the first,” explains Dr. Olsztyn. “The tumor showed as unencapsulated, highly malignant, growing rapidly, and infiltrating extensively. In Boston, he took a full course of radiation therapy and then started on chemotherapy. Realizing that he was not going to live very long, Mark decided to return home to Phoenix expecting to die with his loved ones around him.

“When he came back to Phoenix in early 1998 I became an active participant in his care,” states Dr. Olsztyn. “I put him on a nutritional program, carried on discussions with oncologists about chemotherapy, and acquired Poly-MVA for Mark’s daily use. I invited both Dr. Merrill Garnett and Dr. Albert Sanchez, Sr., to lecture about it at our monthly Arizona Homeopathic Medical Association meeting.

“While simultaneously taking Poly-MVA and chemotherapy, my son decided to discontinue the chemotherapy altogether because of severe side effects he was experiencing. He therefore uses only his regular large daily doses of Poly-MVA,” Dr. Olsztyn says. “From mid-1998, the only contact Mark has had with conventional oncological medicine is for diagnostic MRIs. Poly-MVA is the only treatment he has taken, and for nearly five years there remains no visible evidence of tumor regrowth. My son is asymptomatic and semi-annual MRI examinations are negative for brain cancer.

“I have recommended Poly-MVA to many people because of my extremely favorable impression of the Garnett concept from several viewpoints: First, the theoretical explanation of how it works makes sense,” states Dr. Olsztyn. “Second, the product is completely safe and definitely effective for healthy tissue. Third, it is highly selective for malignant tissue, by influencing oxygen, water, and electrical inputs to the malignancy.

“Patients I’ve observed taking Poly-MVA have thrived. Numbers of them are following its protocol now. In my opinion Dr. Garnett and Dr. Sanchez are providing a really well thought out, safe treatment for all types of malignancies. They should be commended,” affirms Dr. Stanley R. Olsztyn.

The Poly-MVA Mechanism of Action

As reported in An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer, “A major factor in the success of Poly-MVA has been to provide an electron energy transfer mechanism from normal metabolic hydrogen carriers to nucleic acids. Poly-MVA induces energy-dependent changes in the shape of DNA or RNA [ribonucleic acid] as a result of the new reduced state it induces in the nucleotides.”6

Dr. Garnett’s newly conceived molecule of lipoic acid palladium (LAPd) complex repairs the abnormally altered gene that sets potential cancer mechanisms in motion by following the recommended protocol for PolyMVA. The now deceased oncology therapist Rudy Falk, MD, of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, had repeatedly stated, “The greatest use of Poly-MVA is as a cancer prophylactic.”

Dr. Falk experimented with Poly-MVA for several years at the University of Toronto; he was one of the first physicians worldwide to investigate the new anticancer remedy. After years of research he firmly believed that ingesting 1/2 tsp. daily of Poly-MVA would prevent cancer. Today there is an important ongoing Practioners’ Study of Poly-MVA to see if Dr. Falk was correct; that it’s a preventative. The volunteer practitioners and their families are participating in this 20-year study to see if they can beat the odds against cancer, because as high as malignancy statistics are among the general population, they are even more elevated among health practitioners.

A general surgeon from the Dominican Republic, Ahmad Nasri, MD, took over the late Dr. Falk’s Barrie, Ontario practice nearly two years ago. Continuing to utilize Poly-MVA onward from 1997 in his own country, Dr. Nasri advises: “Going back almost fifteen years, Dr. Falk had combined the Palladium Lipoic Complex with hyaluronic acid as a targeting agent and applied them together for their anticancer effects, both intravenously and orally. [Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan found in lubricating proteoglycans of human synovial fluid, vitreous humor, cartilage, blood vessels, skin, and the umbilical cord.]

“Dr. Falk and I also had added low dose chemotherapy, high dose vitamins, H2O2, other minerals, and vaccines to Dr. Garnett’s organic mineral complex. Poly-MVA was one of our most important cancer remission tools,” continues Dr. Nasri. “With Dr. Falk working in Canada and me in the Dominican Republic, we achieved excellent results against most cancers. We observed tumor shrinkage, cancer down staging from Stage 4 to Stage 2, pain reduction, and additional therapeutic effects. Cancer patients we had started on this protocol even eight years ago remain in good health by self-administration of the oral liquid and periodically receiving intravenous booster injections of Poly-MVA. My practice today involves following the patients’ progress with tumor markers, and resuming their IV treatment if necessary. Today I can definitely offer at least six cancer case histories of patients who stay in good shape from their taking Poly-MVA.”

Poly-MVA is manufactured as a liquid mostly for oral ingestion, although some physicians administer it intravenously.

Dr. Falk’s original anticancer usage protocol strictly for cancer prevention consisted of only 1/2 teaspoonful a day of Poly-MVA. For therapy, a new and updated Poly-MVA protocol is now enthusiastically recommended by the Advanced Medicine and Research Center (AMARC) of Chula Vista, California. The protocol is presented in a publication written by Albert Sanchez, Sr., PhD, EdS, and made available by AMARC.7

Recognized Poly-MVA Therapeutic Benefits

From the established therapeutic effects of its alpha lipoic acid/palladium complex, Poly-MVA provides at least 13 recognized anticancer benefits. The benefits are reproduced here from observations described by Dr. Merrill Garnett in a series of reports published on his animal studies conducted at the Garnett McKeen Laboratory in Islip, New York. One by one over time, he has advised that the lipoic acid/palladium complex (LAPd) does the following:8

1. LAPd causes an indefinite variety of immune system responses, but with specific manifestations as indicated in the twelve additional attributes listed below.

2. LAPd seeks out and destroys cancer cells anywhere in the body by stealing their electromagnetic energy.

3. LAPd invigorates normal cells and helps to repair any damage the invasive cancer may have left behind.

4. LAPd reduces tumor size or causes the tumor to shink.

5. LAPd produces an idiosyncratic set of effects which include a pattern of lag-arrest-slow death of cancer cells from an inhibition of their energy metabolism.

6. LAPd prevents sterol biosynthesis, thereby preventing new cancer cell plasma membrane synthesis.

7. LAPd shows a very large fraction of sensitive cancer cells as a morphological feature.

8. LAPd promotes the growth of proliferating normal cells surrounding a core of central tumor necrosis consisting of dead cancer cells.

9. LAPd stimulates the infiltration of leukocytes for the removal of cancer cell debris.

10. LAPd has absolutely no toxic reaction – no adverse side effects.

11. LAPd accomplishes its therapeutic benefits in both animals and humans.

12. LAPd works against cancer of many types not only as an orally administered liquid but also perhaps even more effectively as an intravenous injection.

 13. LAPd reduces the incidence of cachexia with a potential for increased body weight of the frail cancer patient.

Being aware of the LAPd actions in Poly-MVA, Robert D. Milne, MD, Medical Director of the Milne Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, has employed the metallovitamin complex for a family member and for the adjunctive nutritional healing of cancer in numbers of patients. He does not treat cancer but offers his patients nutritional support for their cancer. Poly-MVA is one of the more vital nutrients that Dr. Milne recommends.

“After undergoing a full oncological evaluation, my father-in-law at age 69 asked me to help him with a potentially deadly 14-cm by 2.5 cm-size Stage 3 transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder producing right-ureter obstruction,” explains Dr. Milne. “Hospitalized in a critical care unit for ten days with acute respiratory distress syndrome from his adverse reaction to chemotherapy, my father-in-law was no longer a candidate for cytotoxic therapy. Upon my educating him about Poly-MVA, he undertook a therapeutic trial of this nutritional agent. With the Poly-MVA, I also recommended that he take 500 mg daily of coenzyme Q10 and 25 tablets daily of pancreatic enzymes. The treatment proved successful for him.

“His original tumor biopsy taken July 2001 was reported by the pathologist as ‘invasive carcinoma Grade 2 with invasion into the muscularis propria.’ Using just the nutritional program I had recommended,” says Dr. Milne, “a report on the six-month followup biopsy of my father-in-law’s tumor on January 11, 2002 stated, ‘There is no cancer.’ And his CAT scan showed, ‘No evidence of the tumor in this patient’s bladder.’

“I believe that the Poly-MVA adjunct for this patient was exceedingly helpful, and the work of Dr. Merrill Garnett is truly remarkable. It’s different from any other therapy that has ever been done against cancer,” says Dr. Robert D. Milne. “Based on my father-in-law’s excellent result and the results experienced by many others, I truly believe that Poly-MVA is worth trying by any person who has cancer or wants to prevent its onset.”


Further information about Merrill Garnett, PhD, DDS, and his work in the field of bio-energetics may be found on Dr. Garnett’s website at

People wanting additional information about Poly-MVA should visit the particular website at

Anyone requiring a contact list of cancer survivors who have benefited from Poly-MVA and for a second list of over 150 health professionals who provide patients with Poly-MVA, should visit the survivors’ website at

Health professionals and others seeking information about how to participate in the Practitioners’ Study on Poly-MVA, may acquire a complimentary practitioners’ informational packet, which includes Dr. Garnett’s published book, First Pulse, plus more general material about the LAPd molecule of Poly-MVA. Make your request to Emmy McAllister at Health Solutions Now!, P.O. Box 1177, Snohomish, Washington 98291; 425-334-9644; Fax 425-334-9834; Email:

Ms. Emmy McAllister is the information agent representing the charitable organization responsible for supporting Dr. Merrill Garnett’s metallochemical research, the Advanced Medicine and Research Center (AMARC), Albert Sanchez, PhD, EdS, President, 539 Telegraph Canyon Road, #281, Chula Vista, California 91910; 619-628-4751 or 619-628-4745; Fax 619-628-4749; Email:

Health professionals having more technical biochemical/physiological questions may telephone the inventor/creator of Poly-MVA, Dr. Merrill Garnett, directly at his office in Islip, New York at 631-774-3821.

Persons wishing to acquire a supply of oral Poly-MVA and other nutritional substances may contact the primary commercial source in North America, AMARC Enterprises, Inc., Albert Sanchez, Jr., President; 866-Poly-MVA i.e. 866-765-9682; Email:

For further information about his multiple myeloma remission experience, contact Reverend Ken Walker, 221 Bella Vista Drive, Fox Island, Washington 98333; 253-549-7676; Email:

For further information about her breast cancer reduction experience, contact Sarah Jones, Cavitat Medical Tech Inc., 10691 East Bethany Drive, Suite 900, Aurora, Colorado 80014-2670; 303-755-2688.

For further information about therapy for his son Mark or other patients taking the Poly-MVA, contact Stanley R. Olsztyn, MD, 4350 East Camelback Road, Suite B-220, Phoenix, Arizona 85018; 602-840-8424; Email:

For further information about his experience administering Poly-MVA and the adaptation of Dr. Rudy Falk’s original protocol, contact Ahmed Nasri, MD, 730 Essa Road, Barrie, Ontario, Canada L4N 9E9; Tel. 705-735-2354; Email:

For his summary judgement about the anticancer qualities of Poly-MVA, contact Robert D. Milne, M.D., Medical Director of the Milne Medical Center, 2110 Pinto Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106; 702-385-1393; Email:

Source:   Townsend Letter

Update on Mom 12/7/08

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updateHere’s the latest on Mom.  She had a CT scan a few weeks ago and it came back with good results.  Her tumor is “centrally necrotic” meaning that it’s dying in the center.  So, that was fantastic news.  Also, that 9 cm protrusion that was there in her initial MRI is now gone.  She was coughing up some stuff about six weeks ago and it looked very strange – like tissue and blood clots.  The coughing fits only lasted a week or so and then stopped.  Fortunately, she had a coughing fit at her doctor’s office and they were able to send a chunk of what she coughed up to the lab for analysis.  The lab results showed it was part of her tumor.  So, we’re very excited about how well Mom is doing in terms of dealing with the tumor in her lung.

However, Mom is having the most problems right now with some severe neuropathy in her left arm and left leg.  It started out a month ago with just a little numbness in her pinky.  She told her naturopath, but she didn’t seem very concerned about it.  At one point (about three weeks ago) the neuropathy had traveled up her arm to the elbow and she had some involuntary muscle spasms.  It was very scary for Mom.  She told her naturopath the next day at her appointment and they placed two acupuncture needles – but that was it.  The neuropathy continued to extend up her arm and eventually went all the way up to her shoulder.  At this point, we felt she needed to have a doctor who was going to address this very debilitating issue – so Mom has switched naturopaths.  There were other issues too – but, the main thing was we really wanted Mom to have a doctor who cared about her, listened, and acted quickly.  We just felt she had become a number to her doctor and that’s not what a cancer patient needs.

She has started seeing a new doctor who’s much closer to home.  On her initial consultation with her new doctor, he was very concerned about the neuropathy and did some various tests to determine the type and severity of the weakness she was experiencing.  He was so concerned about it, he had Dad call her primary care physician from his office to get her set up for an MRI as soon as possible.  He said he could treat the neuropathy, but he needed to rule out a metastic tumor on her spine before he could do anything.  We really don’t think it’s that, but we certainly want to err on the side of caution and have it checked out.  That appointment was last Wednesday.

By Friday, the neuropathy had traveled to her left leg and she was unable to walk.  I was able to borrow a wheelchair for her and it was delivered to her on Saturday morning.  We’re just all having to deal with the frustration that this wasn’t addressed earlier by her former naturopath.  Perhaps it could have been resolved before it got this bad.  I feel Mom was ignored and brushed aside.  We’re all dealing with a lot of anger about this.  Mom did not receive the type of care we believe she was paying to receive.

We’re trying to stay positive in spite of all this.  Mom’s attitude is excellent and Dad has been doing an incredible job of taking care of her and doing all the things she’s unable to do right now.  We’re believing that we’ll get some answers next week about the cause of the neuropathy and her new doctor can start treating this so she can start recovering the use of her arm and leg.  The doctor was very encouraging that he could treat the neuropathy and help her fully recover.

Mom has begun taking high dose Vitamin C treatments again.  Her doctor has upped her dosage of Vitamin C to 75 grams (whereas she was taking 50 grams previously).  He is also adding the same things to her IV bag that her previous doctor did.  It’s been a good transition for Mom because her new doctor is only 4 miles from home (so her travel time is much less) and the cost of the IVs is less expensive than they were with her previous doctor – and she’s getting 50% more Vitamin C.  So, we’re really happy about that.  Plus, her new doctor is very, very funny and his calm and humorous demeanor has been like a soothing tonic to Mom.  He comes across as warm and caring and he seems very thorough in the way he is approaching Mom’s treatment.

Mom wants to thank all of her blog readers for all their encouragement during her journey.  We knew there would be days that would be more difficult than others.  This stretch of road is one of the more difficult ones she’s experienced so far.  We want to thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts.  Mom wanted me to give a special “shout out” to Mr. Ed.

As always, if anyone wants to contact either Mom or me, you can send us an email to:

I’ll update everyone once Mom gets any news about the neuropathy.  Thank you all so much for everything.

Written by Tracey

December 8, 2008 at 12:36 am

Lung Cancer Cured With Papaya Leaves

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Payapa Tree (called "paw paw" in Australia)

Papaya Tree (not paw paw)

[NOTE:  It’s important to note that in Australia, they call the Papaya Tree the “paw paw” tree.  But, this isn’t the same tree that we know in North America as the Paw Paw tree – which typically grows in the eastern part of the United States.]

AN American discovery that paw paw leaves may cure cancer is old news for a Gold Coast bookie who was extolling the plant’s virtues 14 years ago.

Stan Sheldon, then 70, told the bulletin in May 1978 how he beat cancer by following an old Aboriginal recipe and drinking the extract of boiled pawpaw leaves.

In 1962 he was given five months to live when leading specialists found he had rapidly spreading cancer in both lungs,

But after two months of drinking his pawpaw ‘tea” the specialists were astonished to find all signs of his malignancy had disappeared.

Cancer researchers in the United States were reported yesterday to have isolated a chemical compound in the pawpaw tree which was claimed to be a million times stronger than the most widely used anti cancer drug, Adriamycin.

The anti cancer substance, soon to be tested by the US National Cancer Institute, was found throughout the pawpaw tree, but primarily in twigs and small branches.


The Sheldon treatment involved cramming as many paw-paw leaves and stems as possible into a saucepan before adding water. After boiling, the mixture was allowed to simmer for two hours before being drained off. Mr Sheldon drank about 200 ml of the unpleasant tasting brew three times a day. In addition, he took three teaspoons of raw molasses a day another tip from the Aboriginal pharmacopea.

Back in 1978, Mr Sheldon was able to produce medical documentation and letters from his amazed specialists to back up his story. But he refused to label the pawpaw treatment as a “miracle cure for cancer.

All I am doing is reporting events that have happened,” he said. He decided to go public after a woman cancer victim earlier told the Bulletin how she had lost faith in doctors and was drinking a daily brew made from paw paw leaves in an attempt to beat her disease.

Mr Sheldon cautioned against foregoing accepted and proven methods of cancer treatment in favour of a herbal treatment such as paw paw leaves. But he said a number of friends had subsequently beaten cancer after trying the paw-paw tea.

Source:  Middle Path

Paw Paw Offers Hope for Cancer

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Dr. McLaughlin

Dr. McLaughlin

The pawpaw tree is indigenous to several areas of North America. 

Some have theorized that it receives its name due to its similar appearance to the papaya fruit; however, the two fruits are totally unrelated.  Pawpaw is of the scientific family Annonaceae, which includes several unusual tropical fruits. 

There are about eight different species of pawpaw; however it is the species Asimina triloba that was used by Dr. Jerry McLaughlin in his research, and it is only this species that contains the special annonaceous acetogenins that have been shown to so powerful in fighting insects, cancer cells, parasites, lice, and other attackers.  The pawpaw is a cousin to the fruit known as graviola, but research has proven that although graviola has some similar natural chemical compounds, it is not as desirable or as powerful as Asimina triloba for medical use.  Unfortunately, however, some opportunistic companies will market graviola as an equal.   It is not.

 The trees themselves are not large as far as trees go.  Some are about the size of large shrubs, although many grow as high as 25 feet, and sometimes a little more.  The fruit itself is about the size of a large human fist–usually 3-6 inches long– and is considered by many to be very tasty.  It is often compared to a combination of some sort of banana, coconut, mango, and possibly others. One reason that it is not available too often in retail settings is that it spoils quickly after it is harvested.  However, those who are fortunate enough to find a ripe fruit on a tree and eat it fresh are usually rewarded with a very pleasant tasting experience.

The fruit is also highly nutritious–very rich in proteins, good fats, and complex carbohydrates.  It is normally ripe in the fall, usually in September.  The explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were known to have survived on pawpaw for about a month during their famous exploratory trip.

As a child, Jerry McLaughlin ate the fruit and felt that there must be something biologically active.  As a Professor of Pharmacognosy at Purdue University, he spent over 20 years studying this fruit.  He discovered the presence of a natural chemical in the tree called an acetogenin.  An acetogenin is a long-chained, fatty acid substance with some very unique properties.  Over 400 of these compounds have been found in nature, many of them by researchers working with Dr. McLaughlin at Purdue University.  In other parts of the world, researchers have been looking for acetogenins in other fruits of the same family.  However, the double-ringed features of the powerful acetogenins in the Asimina triloba have not been found to date in those other fruits.

Interestingly enough, the acetogenins that are so powerful are not as plentiful in the fruit as in the twigs of the tree.  Also, Dr. McLaughlin found that the acetogenin levels peaked in the twigs during the month of May.  Just as important, he found the levels of acetogenins vary even by location of the Asimina triloba trees.  Some groves produce higher levels than others.  Thus, if someone is considering using pawpaw as a treatment, it is not only important to ensure that the product is from the Asimina triloba species of pawpaw, but also that the product is standardized–in other words, the manufacturer uses an extraction process for the acetogenins and ensures that a guaranteed set amount (standardized amount) of acetogenins is actually in the product.  At this point, only one manufacturer in the world has the capability of accomplishing this, partially because Dr. McLaughlin has licensed his patent and methodology to them.

Steven Horne of Tree of Light Publishing put out a handout about the only standardized pawpaw product available.  Good quick source of information.  Published in 2003, some of the information about the antioxidants is a little outdated since recent tests by the Josephine Ford Cancer Center in Detroit indicate that using antioxidants with pawpaw does not interfere with the pawpaw action.

Look What’s Hidden in the Paw Paw Tree Fruit

During World War II, when bananas were scarce, Jerry L. McLaughlin’s dad gave him some “Indiana bananas” — the custard-like fruit of Asimina triloba, better known as the pawpaw tree. Though only about 4 years old at the time, McLaughlin recalls, “I threw up and never forgot them.”

A pharmacognosist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., McLaughlin now searches for plants possessing natural medicinal properties. Based on his unforgettable encounter with the Indiana banana, he focused a few years ago on the pawpaw. After all, he notes, “parmacology is simply toxicology at a lower dose.” The result: He reports finding a family of biologically active compounds — acetogenins — “that’s very good against cancer, and also terrific at killing insects.”

A crude extract of pawpaw twigs killed brine shrimp at a concentration of just 0.04 parts per million (ppm)–well below the 70 ppm concentration of strychnine needed to elicit the same effect. One novel acetogenin his team isolated from the pawpaw extract — asimicin — also proved lethal to blowfly larvae, two-spotted spider mites, Mexican bean beetles, mosquito larvae, melon aphids, striped cucumber beetles and a nematode. McLaughlin expects that natural asimicin-based pesticides, for which he holds a patent, may be marketed within four or five years.

McLaughlin also subjected brine shrimp to extracts from the pawpaw’s relatives. He hit a lode with Annona bullata, a Cuban native closely related to the “custard apple.” From this plant he extracted two acetogenins with anticancer prospects. In tests conducted by a major pharmaceutical company, one of those acetogenins — bullatacin — proved 1 million times more potent than the common anticancer drug cisplatin in inhibiting the growth of human ovarian tumors transplanted into mice. The National Cancer Institute is currently testing his acetogenins in in vitro trials, he says.

The acetogenins’ mode of action differs from that of most anticancer drugs: Rather than killing a cell by scrambling its DNA, they starve the rapidly divinding cells of the ATP that fuels them. As a result, McLaughlin says, “I don’t think we’ll have to worry about these [acetogenins] ever causing cancer–as some anticancer agents do.”

“Nor do we have to rely on Cuba to get bullatacin, the most potent acetogenin,” McLaughlin notes. In the March JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS, he and his co-workers will announce isolating bullatacin and six other biologically active acetogenins–including a new compound, trilobacin–from the common pawpaw. The report also shows that trilobacin exhibited high levels of growth suppression in cultured cells of some leukemias, small-cell lung cancer, colon cancer, melanoma, ovarian cancer and renal cancer.

If the pawpaw contains so many potentially toxic agents, how can anyone stomach its fruit? In moderation, McLaughlin observes, the ripe fruit can prove quite edible. But his team’s assays indicate that unripe fruits “are almost as toxic as the twigs — really potent.” And that makes sense, he suspects, “because nature wanted to discourage animals from eating it and spreading its seeds before the fruit was ripe.”

Source:  Paw Paw