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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


Country Doctor Cures Cancer with Baking Soda and Maple Syrup

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organic-maple-syrupAsheville, N.C. – “There’s not a tumor on God’s green Earth that can’t be licked with a little baking soda and maple syrup!”

That’s the astonishing claim of controversial folk healer Jim Kelmun – who says his simple home remedy can stop and reverse the growth of deadly cancers.

The 75-year-old former truck driver has no medical degree and authorities are demanding that he stop dispensing his “wonder drug” – or face a prison sentence.

But his loyal patients swear by the man they fondly call “Dr. Jim” – and say he’s a miracle worker.

“Dr. Jim cured me of lung cancer,” declares farmer Ian Rodhiuse, 64. “Those other doctors told me I was a goner and had less than six months to live.

“But the doc put me on his mixture – and in a couple of months, the cancer was gone. It didn’t even show up on X-rays!”

The gentle, silver-haired grandfather – who has been preparing home remedies since 1954 – says he first hit upon the miracle cure in the mid-1970s, when he was treating a family plagued by breast cancer.

“There were five sisters in the family and all of them passed away from the big C by age 50 – except one,” he recalls.

“I asked if there was anything different in her diet. She told me she was partial to sipping maple syrup and baking soda.

“I figured, let me try it out on some of my other patients.”

Since then, “Dr. Jim” has dispensed his mixture to more than 200 patients diagnosed with terminal cancer. Amazingly, he claims that of that number, 185 lived at least 15 more years – and nearly half enjoyed a complete remission of their disease.

“You tell me about another treatment that works that good!” he demands proudly.

Medical experts are less enthusiastic. “This man is a quack, plain and simple,” blasts an official at a state medical association. “We intend to see that he is arrested for practising medicine without a license.”

Until that happens, Dr. Jim vows to keep prescribing his treatment: “I’m just going to keep on saving lives.”

Dr. Jim’s Miracle treatment is made with baking soda and maple syrup.

Will Dr. Jim’s recipe work for you?

We don’t know – and we urge you to consult your own trusted physician before embarking on any course of medical treatment. But here, for our readers, is Dr. Jim’s recipe:

Mix one part baking soda with three parts maple syrup in a small saucepan.
Stir briskly.
Heat for five minutes.
Take one teaspoon daily, as needed.

Source:  Great Dreams

Natural Cancer Cure: Man Who Cured Lung Cancer Interviewed

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Carl Helvie was given six months to live – 31 years ago, after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He refused surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, and turned instead to natural cancer cures. Two years later the lung cancer was gone; he had cured the cancer himself.

Conventional medical treatment for lung cancer consists of surgery to remove part or all of the cancerous lung; chemotherapy and radiation. Doctors don’t recommend a natural cancer cure. They may know of a natural cancer cure, but why would doctors recommend natural cancer cures when they can’t make a profit off of natural cancer treatments?

The following is an interview with Carl Helvie:

Describe your own medical background.

I’m a registered nurse with two masters and a doctorate in public health and wellness, a new book titled “Healthy Holistic Aging,” and 55 years’ experience as a nurse practitioner, educator, author, and researcher. I started using a holistic approach with clients and in my own life 31 years ago when I was diagnosed with lung cancer and told by my primary physician I would be dead in six months. I have continued to use this approach, and now at age 75, I am free of chronic illnesses and prescribed medications.

What treatment did your physician recommend?

Surgery and chemotherapy. However, a friend referred me to a physician in Northern Virginia who had treated with laetrile at the National Institute of Health, and had so much success he continued with this privately when that program ended. He recommended laetrile and a special diet and supplements.

Why did you reject conventional medical treatment for your lung cancer?

I shunned traditional chemo and surgery and went 100 percent holistic. I believe cutting often spreads the cancer, and I have seen people so debilitated from chemotherapy that I did not want to subject myself to that.

Did you tell your doctor what you were up to?

My primary doctor saw me every three months when I had X-rays taken, but I did not tell him I was doing anything because I knew he would not understand.

Were these visits just to track the tumor?

It was to follow the progress of the tumor. He did tell me that I should have treatment at these follow-up visits, but I told him I wanted to see how it progressed without treatment.

Over time, did the X-rays show a shrinking tumor? Over how long a period were you going in for these X-rays?

I do not know if the tumor shrank, but know that after going every 3 months for X-rays for two years, the doctor said he had made the wrong diagnosis. I do not know if it shrank or did not grow further.

At the end of the two years he said he guessed he made the wrong diagnosis (even though there were biopsies and other tests). I then took the biopsy report, X-rays and other tests to a friend who was a physician in charge of a statewide division of Blue Cross-Blue Shield. He confirmed that it was definitely cancer.

Why is the medical industry so opposed to natural cancer treatments?

Many in the medical establishment are hesitant to recommend this approach because their medical training is oriented to drugs and surgery, and they may be unfamiliar with the success of alternative treatment. The drug companies continue to make a lot of money from treating diseases including cancer with drugs and continue to try to influence medical practice in the direction of drugs, beginning in medical school. They provide lots of free samples to physicians, and also finance much research.

In the 1930’s and 40’s, a man named Hoxsey successfully treated more patients with cancer (using herbs) than other practitioners using traditional treatment in the USA. After being harassed by the FDA and the medical profession, he was taken to court, and a 10-man medical team reviewed his records and interviewed his patients, and concluded he had many more patients who survived and a higher standard of care than others in the profession. He was exonerated by the Court, but continued to be harassed by the FDA and medical profession, and finally moved from the USA to Mexico.

It was a similar story for Renee Caisse, who was a public health nurse in Canada who used herbs with her cancer patients. She was very successful but was also harassed. So I believe the main opposition is from the Drug Companies and from the FDA who support them. There is a fair amount of literature that speaks to this. It was a similar situation recently with the elderly who were obtaining cheaper medications from Canada, and there were many attempts to pass legislation to stop this. (MONEY, MONEY, MONEY).

What was your cancer cure diet during that critical period while you had the cancer?

The diet was very restrictive. It consisted of mainly fresh uncooked fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts (no peanuts allowed). Avoidance of animal protein, including dairy products, that produce a heavy drain on pancreatic enzymes required for effective use of vitamins. Uncooked comprised 75 percent of the diet because critical enzymes are destroyed at high temperatures. In addition, no sugar, preserves, strong spices, stimulants as coffee, alcohol and cigarettes; no soy products.

At what point, after the diagnosis, did you become less strict with your diet?

After the two-year period when my primary physician said he had made the wrong diagnosis, I eased up on my diet. However, I continued to follow much of it and now eat as much organic food as I can find and eat primarily grains, nuts, fruit and vegetables, with a small amount of chicken or fish or seafood (limited to two times a week because of mercury poisoning) in the evening.

Organic milk on cereal with fruit and nuts for most breakfast meals and occasionally organic eggs. I believe the pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics and other additives in food plus genetically engineered foods overwhelm the body and move it toward disease. So I try to limit as much as possible. I eat a small carb dessert about once a week and never drink diet sodas or use sugar.

Why no beef or sugar?

Cows are injected with growth hormones, antibiotics and other unnatural things. Sugar has also been implicated in a variety of illnesses.

Finally, describe your pre-cancer way of eating.

It was the typical diet of fast foods, lots of meat, some fruit and vegetables, Cokes and sodas, and lots of sweets.

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Source:  Associated Content

Update on Mom (10/20/08)

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Sorry it’s been so long since I wrote an update on Mom.  Life has just been busy for everyone lately.  So, I thought I would bring everyone up-to-date.

I saw Mom and Dad last night.  Mom looked just great.  She is much stronger and more vibrant than she was a month ago when she first started on the Vitamin C IVs.  Her energy is really good and she just looks great.

She had a couple of episodes of coughing up large chunks of blood clots and tissue last week.  They were quite large and a little freaky for her.  However, from the research I did online last week, that is an encouraging sign for her.  Most likely, it was her tumor either (1) pulling away from the wall of her lung as it shrinks and causing some bleeding (which is forming clots) or (2) it is the tumor breaking up and she’s coughing up parts of it.   Fortunately, it happened when Mom was at the doctor’s office this week, so her doctor took one of the chunks and is having it analyzed to see exactly what it is.  I think it shook her up a little bit, but I asked Mom how she’s feeling.  She said she’s feeling great.  I told her not to worry about it then.  If she were declining, I would be concerned it was something else.  But, since she’s feeling so great – and improving by the day, I think it’s a good sign.

Mom has discovered the wonderful world of Amy’s organic frozen foods.  It’s nice that there are some options for her so Dad doesn’t have to cook every meal.  For those who are interested, Walmart was $2.50, while Sprouts was $4.99.  Half price!!  So, if you’re looking for convenient organic frozen entrees – Walmart now offers it (at least at our store).

Mom was telling me tonight that although she’s made so many dietary changes, she hasn’t lost any weight, while Dad has lost about 18 pounds.  I told her I thought it was a good thing.  We really don’t want her to lose any weight.  She looks radiant and healthy.  We like her that way.  🙂

Well, I guess that’s it for this update.  Mom is doing fantastic!  In fact, I think she has more energy than she has had in years.  You would never look at her and think she’s battling cancer on the inside.  You would think she looks like a healthy, vibrant, and very attractive Grandma (which she is).

As always, thank you all so much for your prayers, comments, and good thoughts coming our way.  It means so much to our family to know there are people out there standing in faith with us for Mom’s healing.

Written by Tracey

October 20, 2008 at 5:03 am