Dr. Krebs speech on B17 at the Cancer control convention.
The Nature of Cancer
by Ernst Krebs, Jr.
(Presented before CCS Second annual Cancer Convention, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California)
It is certainly a pleasure to be here at the Second Annual Convention of the Cancer Control Society-an outgrowth, as you know, of the International Association of Cancer Victims and Friends.
As I look back through the years marketing the emergence of these two fine Societies, I can recall the number of miraculous victories we have had in those intervening years; that it is as true today as it was eleven years ago that Laetrile, Vitamin B17, is the first and last final hope in the prophylacsis in therapy of cancer in man and animals. The reason for this is that Laetrile is a vitamin. It is the 17th of the B vitamins.
We hear a great deal about its use in terminal cancer, but the time to start with vitamin B17 is now before the disease become clinical. The time to start is the same with any matter of adequate nutrition and that is right now. You may start now by commencing to eat the seeds of all common fruits that you eat. The apricot and peach seed contain almost 2 percent of vitamin B17 by weight. The apple seed, although very small, is equally rich in Vitamin B17. So are the seeds of prunes, plums, cherries, and nectarines. The only common fruit on the hemisphere that lacks nitrilosidic seeds, are the citrus fruits. This lack has come about by artificial cultivation by breeding and hybridization, since the seeds of citrus fruits on the African continent still contain Vitamin B17.
Two more rich sources of Vitamin B17 are the simple cereal millet and buckwheat. Macadamia nuts, although expensive and exotic, are very rich in Vitamin B17 and so are bamboo shoots, mung beans, lima beans, butter beans and certain strains of garden peas. But for convenience, the simple sources for your Vitamin B17 are the seeds of the common fruit.
We know something about the prophylactic dose of Vitamin B17. For example, we know the Hunzas represent a population that has been cancer free for over 900 years of its existence. This population has a natural diet, which supplies on the average between 50 to 75 milligrams of Vitamin B17 a day.
Hunzaland is a land that has sometimes been described as the "place where apricot is king." The Hunzakuts eat the fresh apricots for the three months they are in season and the remainder of the year they eat dried apricots. They never eat a dried apricot without enclosing the seed between them. This supplies them with better than average of 50 to 75 milligrams of Vitamin B17 a day.
There are many of us in the Western World who don't ingest this amount of Vitamin B17 in the course of an entire year. As a result we're in the midst of a fulminating deficiency of Vitamin B17 or nitriloside, the anti-neoplastic vitamin. Its absence from our diets accounts for the fact that cancer on our population has reached such a pandemisity as to account for its occurrence in one in every three American families. The occurrence is probably much greater than that because it is very late in its development when the cancer is detected.. Many who develop cancer are killed by accident or intercurrent diseases before the malignant process has become sufficiently advanced to cause them to have it diagnosed.
Cancer is a chronic, metabolic disease...that is obvious. It isn't an infectious disease, which is caused by bacteria of viruses. It is a disease that is metabolic in origin. A metabolic disease is a disease that is linked with our utilization of food. Most metabolic diseases have as their basis specific vitamins and minerals.
Let me give you a categorical or axiomatic truth to take with you. One that is totally uncontradictable, scientifically, historically and in every other way. This is that no chronic or metabolic disease in the history of medicines has ever been prevented or cured, except by factors normal to the diet or normal to the animal economy. There have been many erstwhile fatal devastating diseases that now have become virtually unknown. They have been prevented and cured by ingesting the dietary factors and thereby preventing the deficiencies, which accounted for these diseases.
The one in which you are probably most familiar is Scurvy. A fatal disease that killed mankind by the thousands. A disease that would sometimes wipe out an entire Polar expedition or accounted for about 50 percent mortality among the Crusaders. A disease that is totally prevented and totally cured by Vitamin C or ascorbic acid a factor normal to an adequate diet. As you know so well from your school days that Great Britain acquired the dominion of the seas, by empirically discovering that by adding lime or other citrus juices to the provisions of the British mariners the curse of scurvy from the British sea power was removed. Therefore, Britain competitively gained the ascendancy on the seas. Prior to the incorporation of Vitamin C into their diets it wasn't uncommon for three-fourths of the crew to become seriously ill by the end of a voyage and then those who didn't die would mysteriously recover after hitting shore because they would have access to fresh fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C.
Then we have Pernicious Anemia, which had a mortality rate of 98 or 99 percent. And no medical modality under the sun could touch it. Arsenic and its salts, strychnine, iron and hundreds of other remedies were tried, but to no avail until the researchers Drs. Murphy, Shipple and Minot commenced their classical studies on the relationship of Pernicious Anemia to dietary deficiency.
While working at the University of California they discovered a very simple remedy for preventing and curing this disease. They simply said to their patients, "go down to your butcher shop and get a quarter pound of fresh liver. Grind it up and take a tablespoon everyday and take the quarter pound and cook it very lightly and just singe the surface and use this as a ration for three days." And when the patients followed this advice without exception, those with Pernicious Anemia made complete recoveries. Despite this these men were censored by the Medical Establishment at the time and were criticized for engaging in what was alleged to be Medical Quackery.
The argument was how can respectable doctors advise people with a disease that has a 99 percent mortality rate to ignore all of the established drugs of medical science and go down to the butcher shop and buy some raw liver and take this and expect this to cure a disease that nothing else had cured. Well, raw liver did cure the disease and raw liver did prevent it.
As the chemistry of raw liver was studied it was discovered that the factors responsible were Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid. So Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid are now a part of our normal dietary experience.
So in 1974, the uninformed, the unimaginative and some of the illiterate are concerned with what to them is a preposterous idea that by eating seed of fruit you can prevent a disease that carries a mortality rate almost as high as that once carried by pernicious Anemia. But scientific truth isn't dependant upon credibility or lack of it. The scientific reality either is or isn't. And this is the scientific reality that the seeds of all common fruits (except citrus) contain Vitamin B17, an anti cancer vitamin. If we ingest proper quantities for these vitamin either in the pure form or through ingesting the nitrilosidic foods we will be able to prevent this decease just as surely as we are able to prevent Scurvy by the use of vitamin C or Pernicious Anemia by the use of vitamin B12.
There was another disease that is a metabolic or chronic nature and this is Pellagra. At one time it was so endemic in certain parts of the world, particularly the American southwest, that there were entire hospitals given to the treatment of Pellagrans.
The great Sir William Osler in his "Principles and Practices of Medicine" written at the turn of this century, said of Pellagra, "I was at Lenoir, North Carolina during one winter and this winter I visited the Lenoir home for the colored insane and there 75 percent of the inmates died from the disease. It ran rampant through this institution and convinced me beyond any doubt that pellagra is a virus that is infectious."
And then came the fine works of the United States Public Health Service Surgeon, Dr. Goldberger, who showed conclusively that the occurrence of Pellagra was related with a deficiency of fresh green material in the diet.. So Dr. Goldberger approached this problem first by the use of Brewer's Yeast, which would completely prevent and cure pellagra. Further studies then showed that the factor in Brewer's yeast that was most determinate of this effect was niacin, Vitamin B3.
So another fatal chronic metabolic disease found total resolution and cure through factors normal to the normal diet or the animal economy. We know that cancer is no exception to this great generalization and to date has known no exception. That is that every chronic of metabolic disease that will ever be controlled by man, must be controlled by means that are a part of the biological experience of the organism. Chronic and metabolic diseases can never be controlled, prevented or cured by factors foreign to the biological experience of the organism.
Let's make it clear by what we mean by biological experience to the organism. We refer to the experience the organism has had over the millions of years of its evolution. The organism was exposed to water, air, carbohydrates, fats, amino acids and various salts and these factors became integrated with the evolving organism. And the evolving organism became integrated with these factors. And these factors with the evolving organism were incorporated into the beautiful machinery of "life." And the vital mechanism of life runs just like the parts of a fine Swiss watch only infinitely more complex.
Dr. Thomas of the Sloan Kettering Institute in a recent article in Science said, "I'm thankful that my liver works without my knowledge. I do not have the brains to commence to do one millionth of what my liver does. These things are automatic. So I swallow the food and this infinitely complex machinery takes care of itself. "We could spend years telling you about this magnificent machinery and we still wouldn't touch the surface of this infinite ocean. We do know that there is nothing that we can do to improve upon it. We do know that in the history of medicine there never had been found anything foreign to the indwelling requirements of this machinery that will do the living organism any good. And we can go further to say there has never in the history of medicine been found anything foreign to the indwelling machinery of this infinitely complex system that will not harm the organism. There isn't such a thing as a factor foreign to the biological experience that is not harmful to the organism.
There is nothing we can add to our air water and food to improve it. The most we can do is to look at some of our devitalized food and hopefully attempt to replace that which was capriciously removed from it in the process of food refining, manipulation or cooking. There is absolutely nothing that we can add to that food to improve it. These things are basic.
There isn't any chemical or drug that medical science could suggest that would make us healthier or better adjusted or wiser or give us hope for a longer life. There isn't a single drug or molecule in nature that can unless that molecule exists in normal food. And this probably explains one of the reasons why there is so much resistance to Laetrile, B17
The application of this science brings us face to face with a lot of things we do not like to face. We have become over-civilized. We are inclined in our delusory thinking to feel that here and there there must be a magic out. That there must be a simple way, a short cut, that somehow or other medical science or some other man-made forces beyond our comprehension will do for us those things we must do for ourselves. And it is slowly dawning on us, perhaps too slowly that this thinking is fraudulent; that it is unsound.
It isn't in the field of cancer alone where we see this form of charlatanism or quackery. We see it in the area of the human mind. The futile attempts to spare man from the realities that surround him. Above all to spare him from the fact that he is accountable to himself and to his God and that there is no short cut in this accountability.
It's real at the physical level. And when we are eating less than adequate food, we know better, And when we continue we are engaged in sin, this is the basis for practically all of our physical and mental and spiritual difficulties. We had better be realistic about it. We have them because we don't do the right things. And when we fail in view of our knowledge now to take Vitamin B17 this is a sin against our physical nature. And when we develop cancer we will receive the results of this transgression in the old fashion Biblical sense that the "wages of sin are death."
If you are not getting Vitamin B17 in your food the best way to get it is in the pure form. If you have cancer, the most important single consideration is to get the maximum amount of Vitamin B17 into your body in the shortest period of time. This is secondary to the medical skill involved in administering it, which is relatively minimal. Then very often there are many supportive measures that are taken in the management of the cancer patient such as the use of materials to build up the blood, to raise or lower the blood pressure or to relieve the pain.
Pancreatic enzymes and vegetable enzymes are part of the supportive theory. You have the papaya melons as the source of the enzyme Papain and pineapple as a source of the enzyme Bromelain. The demasking effect of these enzymes against the pericellular layer of the malignant cell is something very concrete in the immunology of cancer. Now I prefer, rather than advising the use of bromelain or papaya tablets that the individual seeking these enzymes get them directly from the fresh ripe pineapple and papaya fruit. As much as half a pineapple a day should be ingested.
This is the way to go. You have nothing to lose by eating fresh pineapple and papaya melons. Nothing to lose by eating millet, the seeds of all the common fruits and whole fresh foods.
Dietary deficiencies arrive primarily from eating less than whole food. This is why the Federal and State governments have made mandatory the artificial enrichment of white flour. Look at any loaf of white bread or white flour that has been enriched by the addition of crystalline Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, niacin, iron and all the rest. What a commentary on the stupidity of our civilization that we put good food through a process that defects it of its essential nutrients and then enforced by the Government mandate requirements that say that we must restore to this food some of the things that have been processed out. One of the most critical factors is removed and that is wheat germ, which contains the Vitamin E and the poly unsaturated fatty acids. it would not be necessary to take it in supplementation if our foods were not manipulated in a way to remove this.
Now something about supplementation's in addition to the Vitamin B17. We can't think in terms of just one vitamin. We get an adequate diet by eating as wide a variety of whole natural foods as possible and as close to their growing period as we can possibly obtain them.
There are laetrile therapists who recommend two or three grams of ascorbic acid or Vitamin C in conjunction with the Laetrile program. This is a very moderate recommendation and we can all take up to seven or eight grams of Vitamin C without any problems. This is about the same amount as the higher primates such as the gorilla on a pound to pound basis ingest between five to six grams of Vitamin C a day in their normal habitat. Incidentally, the gorilla in its natural habitat eats about 100 to 125 milligrams of Vitamin B17 a day, too. Like the population of Hunzaland, these gorillas are free of cancer, so are bears in their normal habitat. out in the wilds they don't develop cancer.
In the San Diego Zoo there was a cage of about ten bears and out of the ten, seven of them developed cancer. To some this was a sign that some mysterious bear cancer virus was loose. but, it wasn't that at all. In the wild state the bears are omnivores and they eat a lot of wild nitrilosidic berries. Almost all wild fruits are nitrilosidic.
Keep in mind how far we have drifted from the dietary requirements of the machinery that we now possess. When we evolved and came to our maturity as organisms about 8,000 or 9,000 years ago the world witnessed the advent of agriculture and horticulture came a little later. The millions of years prior to that time we ate the cherries, apricots, apples, prunes and the rest of the fruits. They had Vitamin B17 not only within the seeds, but in the flesh, too. Today only wild fruit contain the Vitamin B17, but in the process of hybridization it has been removed.
The fruit that we eat today is the product of years of manipulation and cultivation for lushness and abundance and so forth, so the meat to that fruit is free of Vitamin B17. To meet our indwelling needs of Vitamin B17 we must either eat the fruit seed in reasonable quantity or begin supplementing our diet with Vitamin B17 tablets. We can't of course, do that at present, but we hope to see before very long Vitamin B17 available so that we can prevent cancer in the same way we prevent scurvy.
Several new books are coming out on Laetrile. Both are written by non-medical men - World Without Cancer by Edward Griffin and Vitamin B17: Forbidden Weapon Against Cancer by Mike Culbert. We are all laymen in he field of cancer. There are more laymen in the Laetrile movement who know more about cancer than some of our most prestigious experts in our most prestigious institutions. These laymen know enough about it to keep alive and not die from it. So you're a pretty rotten expert if you know so little about it as to succumb from it or have your family succumb from it.
We have many case histories of people that have been helped by Laetrile. Both Alicia Buttons and Mary Henderson were terminal with oral pharyngeal cancer that has a mortality rate of 98-99 percent even in early diagnosis. Both made remarkable recoveries with Laetrile under the guidance of Dr. Hans Nieper in Germany.
You know we have been meeting ten or eleven years and you've been hearing this story. Each time after the meeting you had 360 days to go home and read newspapers, American Cancer Society Boiler Plate and so forth. In those ten years they haven't told you anything against Laetrile that makes any sense. You can be pretty sure they don't have anything against Laetrile because these people are very uninhibited and the area in which they are most uninhibited is in the area of simple lying.
If you have any questions about Laetrile, the more critical the better because we are dealing with solid science. We are dealing with a science that admits that there is no rational alternative in the ten years that have past since these meetings. Nothing has come about to do anything except to make more obvious the fact that Laetrile, Vitamin B17 is the answer to cancer.
Q. Will cooking millet destroy the Vitamin B17?
A. No, cooking doesn't destroy the Vitamin B17. Almost every food that we eat is better eaten raw. And when we cook a fruit we destroy the enzymes and wherever we have Vitamin B17 we have the accompanying enzyme B-glucosidase naturally. B-glucosidase is destroyed by heat, but Vitamin b17 is not destroyed by heat.
Is there any way in which a person may be deficient in the enzyme rhodanese?
The enzyme rhodanese is a normally occurring enzyme that converts cyanide to the non-toxic compound neocyanate and we evolved with the Rhodes because the Vitamin B17 containing cyanide originally was so large a part of our diet. So far as we know there is no development of rhodanese deficiencies.
We must be very realistic that there is absolutely nothing we can do to alter this infinitely complex machinery of the cell and of life. All that we can do is to supply those components that are missing and then hope for the best. It's like being on the freeway with a Cadillac in which the hood is locked and you run out of gas. Now all your knowledge of mechanics are going to be of no avail just pour gas in to the tank and step on the starter and hope for the best that the gas gets sucked into the motor. When the machinery of the cell begins to falter or fail you put in those factors normal to the operation of that machinery. Since we have no choice we allow the universe to take its course. We don't go on the presumption that we can successfully tamper with that infinite machinery.
Q. Do you believe that we should take the Wobenzym enzymes along with the Laetrile?
Yes, they are good, except I think they are slightly overpriced and I strongly recommend the American Viokase put out by Viobin in Minticello, Illinois.
Q. Is Laetrile a prescription item in Mexico or Canada?
I know that it is legal in Mexico, but I don't know the exact situation in Canada at the moment. You may get it without a prescription in Mexico.
Q. If you get the benefits from the seeds of fruits for prevention, why is it necessary to take the more concentrated forms?
Like everything else in science, it is self-answering. It isn't necessary, so eat the seeds and you can get an adequacy of Vitamin B17.
Q. The fact that cancer is a metabolic disease, what role does pollution have in that process?
Pollutants harm the liver and the liver is a great detoxifying organ of the body. If the liver is detoxifying an excess of estrogen, for example, and capacity of the liver is impaired by pollutants, the estrogen level then may reach a concentration sufficient to induce cancer. If we are eating apples that have been sprayed with arsenic and we eat enough of these apples, the arsenic may produce a hepatic chirrosis that again will impair the capacity of the liver to detoxify certain carcinogens and thereby contribute to the development of cancer. If we are receiving a very high concentrating of Vitamin B17 this will offset the possibility of developing cancer, but these pollutants still can kill us through producing chirrosis of the liver and destroying other vital cells.
Q. Can the body handle inorganic Vitamin C?
The Vitamin C on the market is organic and contrary to what is sometimes believe is not synthetic. The Vitamin C that is produced in this country is produced by fermentation involving the growth of the mold Streptomycetes. So it is a biosynthetic process. This is the cheapest and most efficient way to do it, although this is not a "complex."
Q. How many seeds should we eat?
I would say that 15 seeds every other day would provide an adequacy and give quite a margin.
Q. If we are supposed to eat seeds, why aren't we supplied with teeth for breaking through the pits?
There are societies that have not become too corrupted by the sophistications of modern technology. These people are capable of biting through the pit. We have even seen small dogs break the pit and eat the seeds. Squirrels, chipmunks, bears, higher primates such as monkeys ordinarily do it.
Curators of zoos tell us when monkeys and apes are thrown fresh apricots, peaches and plums, in time, if they are thrown enough of them, they cease eating the sweet sugary fruit and they begin hoarding the pits. they manage to break open those pits. Primates will take them in hand and hammer them against a piece of concrete. Eating these seeds is universal among the nomads and among the higher animals.
Q. How do you keep the seeds once they are out of the pit?
You may keep the seeds indefinitely if you keep them thermatically sealed under refrigeration. If you don't d\keep them under refrigeration the Vitamin B17 won't deteriorate, but the unsaturated fatty acids will turn rancid and become carcinogenic.
Q. Does Vitamin B17 help sickle Cell Anemia?
A lot of fine work is being done on this. Robert Houston has done some very brilliant studies along these lines and he has published several top-rate papers. Sickle Cell anemia crises is the result of a fulminating deficiency of Vitamin B17 and it occurs in Americans of African origin, who upon leaving the African continent become removed from a dietary source of vitamin B17. Sickle Cell crisis is a Vitamin B17 deficiency disease in the same way that Pernicious Anemia is a Vitamin B12, Folic Acid deficiency disease.
Q. Do almonds contain cyanide?
The Romans found that here and there almond trees appeared which had almonds that were completely sweet and no longer had any trace of bitterness. That bitterness is due to the presence of Vitamin B17. So they proceeded to destroy all of the almond trees that had any trace of bitterness and propagated those almond trees that just yielded the sweet kernels. so those almonds that have come to us in the Western World are very rich in the enzyme B-glucosidase, but deficient in Vitamin B17. On the other hand the eastern part of the world, such as the Ukraine, Soviet Union and Red China, have predominately the original bitter almond, very rich in Vitamin B17
Q. Is it o. k. to eat all the legumes raw?
No, it isn't. It is good to cook most beans. The cooking doesn't destroy the Vitamin B17 content. Although beans eaten raw in small quantities are quite acceptable as food.
Q. Is it best to take all 15 apricot kernels at once?
Yes. I should add that it is a good idea to grind them up in a nut grinder. One teaspoon of the material is equivalent to seven of eight seeds. Take two teaspoonfuls and lace a fruit salad or oatmeal or whatever you are eating. You can incorporate it into muffins or use it a hundred different ways. You can take it straight or you can eat it and then follow it with a little honey because of the persisting bitterness.
Q. Are the broad beans or visa fava high in cyanide?
Yes, they are splendid. It was one of the staples in the diet of the Roman legions. The legionnaires not only ate broad beans. but they fed them to their horses. This made for a very vigorous infantry in Calvary. Visa fava are also known as Italian beans or flat beans.
Q. Is Vitamin B17 helpful against devastating effects of excessive quantities of environmental or medical radiation?
No, and the reason for it is a very common sense one. In all of the exigencies of our evolution and natural selection, the presence of radiation in such horrible concentrations was never anticipated. The organism may be beset with such onslaught and there are no mechanisms including Vitamin B17 to medicate the deadly effects of such excess radiation. This is one of the most horrible assaults on living tissues. The most horrible assaults that living tissue can sustain, because it destroys not only the individual of one generation, but it may cripple, if not extinguish the immortal germ plasma, on which the continuity of the species itself relies.
From a mountaintop land where cancer and heart disease are unknown, come some down-to-earth ideas about eating for health.
Death Rides a Slow Bus in Hunza by Jane Kinderlehrer
How would you like to live in a land where cancer has not yet been invented? A land where an optometrist discovers to his amazement that everyone has perfect 20-20 vision? A land where cardiologists cannot find a single trace of coronary heart disease? How would you like to live in a land where no one ever gets ulcers, appendicitis or gout? A land where men of 80 and 90 father children, and there's nothing unusual about men and women enjoying vigorous life at the age of 100 or 120?
We see a lit of hands going up. Fine. But first, you have to answer a few more questions before setting out for a place called Hunza, a tiny country hidden in the mountain passes of northwest Pakistan.
Are you willing to live 20,000 feet up in the mountains, almost completely out of touch with the rest of the world? Are you ready to go outside in every kind of weather to tend you small mountainside garden, while keeping you ears open for an impending avalanche? Are you prepared to give up not only every luxury of civilization, but even reading and writing?
We see a lot of hands going down. But if you want the benefits of the pure air that whips by the icy cathedrals of the Himalayan Mountains, the pure water that trickles down from glaciers formed at 25,000 feet, and the mental and spiritual peace that comes from living in a land where there is no crime, taxes, social striving or generation gaps, no banks or stores-in fact,-no money- where are you going to find it outside of Hunza?
But don't give up! Not yet, because there is still one more question to be answered. That is: are you prepared to eat the kind of food the Hunzas eat? If you are, then you can rightfully expect to give yourself at lease some measure of the super health and resistance to degenerative disease which the Hunzakuts have enjoyed for 2,000 years.
What kind of exotic, ill-tasting grub do these Hunza people eat, you are wondering. Strange as it may sound, virtually everything the Hunzakuts eat is delectable to the western palate, and is readily available in the United States-at least if you shopping horizons do not begin and end at the supermarket.
Not only is the Hunza diet not exotic, but there's really nothing terribly mysterious about its health-promoting qualities, Everything we know about food and health, gathered both from clinical studies and the observation of scientists who have traveled throughout the world observing dietary practices and their relationship to health, tells us that it is to be expected that the Hunza diet will go a long way towards improving the total health of anyone, anywhere. The Hunza story is only on of the more dramatic examples of the miraculous health produced by a diet of fresh, natural unprocessed and unadulterated food.
All systems "Go" At 20,000 Feet
Maybe you're wondering: are the Hunzas really all that healthy? That was the question on the mind of cardiologists Dr. Paul D. White and Dr. Edward G. Toomey, who made the difficult trip up the mountain paths to Hunza, toting along with them a portable, battery-operated electrocardiograph. In the American Heart Journal for December, 1964, the doctors say they used the equipment to study 25 Hunza men, who were, "on fairly good evidence, between 90 and 110 years old." Blood pressure and cholesterol levels were also tested. Hwy reported that not one of these men showed a single sign of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
An optometrist, Dr. Allen E. Banik, also made the journey to Hunza to see for himself if the people were as healthy as they were reputed to be, and published his report in Hunza Land (Whitehorn Publishing Co., 1960). "It wasn't long before I discovered that everything that I had read about perpetual life and health in this tiny country is true, "Dr. Banik declared. "I examined the eyes of some of Hunza's oldest citizens and found them to be perfect."
Beyond more freedom from disease, many observers have been startled by the positive side of Hunza health. Dr. Banik, for example, relates that "many Hunza people are so strong that in the winter they exercise by breaking holes in the ice-covered streams and take a swim down under the ice." Other interpit visitors who have been there report their amazement at seeing men 80,90,and 100 years old repairing the always- crumbling rocky roads,and lifting large stones and boulders to repair the retaining walls around their terrace gardens. The oldsters think nothing of playing a competitive game of volleyball in the hot sun against men 50 years their junior, and even take part in wild games of polo that are so violent they would make an ice hockey fan shudder.
The energy and endurance of the Hunzakuts can probably be credited as much to what they don't eat as what they do eat. First of all, they don't eat a great deal of anything. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that the average daily food intake for Americans of all ages amounts to 3,300 calories, with 100 grams of protein, 157 grams of fat and 380 grams of carbohydrates, In contrast, studies by Pakistani doctors show that adult males of Hunza consume a little more than 1.900 calories daily, with only 50 grams of protein, 36 grams of fat, and 354 grams of carbohydrates. Both the protein and fat are largely of vegetable origin (Dr. Alexander Leaf, National Geographic, January, 1973).
That amounts to just half the protein , one-third the fat, but about the same amount of carbohydrates that we Americans eat. Of course, the carbohydrate that the Hunzakuts eat is undefined or complex carbohydrate found in fruits, vegetables and grains, while we Americans largely eat our carbohydrates in the form of nutritionless white sugar and refined flour.
Needless to say, the Hunzakuts eat no processed food. Everything is as fresh as it can possibly be, and in its original unsalted state. The only "processing" consists of drying some fresh fruits in the the sun, and making butter and cheese out of milk. No chemicals or artificial fertilizers are used in their gardens. In fact, it is against the law of Hunza to spray gardens with pesticides. Renee Taylor, in her book Hunza health secrets( Prentice-Hall 1964) says that the Mir,or ruler of Hunza, was recently instructed by Pakistani authorities to spray the orchards of Hunza with pesticide, to protect them from an expected invasion of insects. But the Hunzas would have none of it. They refused to use the toxic pesticide, and instead sprayed their trees with a mixture of water and ashes, which adequately protected the trees without poisoning the fruit and the entire environment. In a word, the Hunzas eat as they live -organically.
Apricots Are Hunza Gold
Of all their organically-grown food, perhaps their favorite, and one of their dietary mainstays, is the apricot. apricot orchards are seen everywhere in Hunza, and a family economic stability is measured by the number of trees they have under cultivation.
They eat their apricots fresh in season, and dry a great deal more in the sun for eating throughout the long cold winter. They puree the dried apricots and mix them with snow to make ice cream. Like their apricot jam, this ice cream needs no sugar because the apricots are so sweet naturally.
But that is only the beginning. The Hunzas cut the pits from the fruits, crack them, and remove the almond-like nuts. The women hand grind these kernels with stone mortars, then squeeze the meal between a hand stone and a flat rock to express the oil. The oil is used in cooking, for fuel,as a salad dressing on fresh garden greens, and even as a facial lotion ( Renee Taylor says Hunza women have beautiful complexions).
The Apricot Kernel Anti-Cancer Theory
Do these kernels have important protective powers which in some way play an important role in the extraordinary health and longevity of the Hunza people? The evidence suggests they very well might.
Cancer and arthritis are both very rare among the Taos (New Mexico) Pueblo Indians. Their traditional beverages are made from the group kernels of cherries, peaches and apricots. Robert G. Houston told PREVENTION that he enjoyed this beverage when he was in New Mexico gathering material for a book dealing blender shakes based on an Indian recipe. Into a glass of milk or juice, he mixed a tablespoon of honey with freshly ground apricot kernels (1/4 of an ounce or two dozen kernels) which had been roasted for 10 minutes at 300. It is vitally impotent to roast the kernels first. Houston points out, "in order to insure safety when you are using the pits in such quantities." roasting destroys enzymes which could upset your stomach if you eat too many at on time. In any event the drink was so delicious that Houston kept having it daily. On the third day of drinking this concoction, Houston says that a funny thing happened. Two little benign skin growths on his arm, which formerly were pink, had turned brown. The next day, he noticed that the growths were black and shriveled. On the seventh morning, the smaller more recent growths had vanished completely and the larger one. about the size of a grain of rice, had simply fallen off.
Houston says that two of his friends have since tried the apricot shakes and report similar elimination of benign skin growths in one or two weeks.
What is there in apricot pits that could produce this remarkable effect? some foods, especially the kernels of certain fruits and grains, contain elements known as the nitrilosides (also known as amygdalin or vitamin B 17) says Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., biochemist and co-discoverer of Laetrile, a controversial cancer treatment ( Laetrile is the proprietary name for one nitriloside).Nitrilosides, says Dr. Krebs, are non-toxic water-soluble, accessory food factors found in abundance in the seeds of almost all fruits. They are also found in over 1.00 other plants. Wherever primitive people have been found to have exceptional health, with marked absence of malignant or degenerative disease, their diet has been shown to be high in the naturally occurring nitrilosides, Dr. Krebs maintains.
"These nitrilosides just might be to cancer what vitamin C is to scurvy, what niacin is to pellagra, what vitamin B12 and folic acid are to pernicious anemia," says Dr Krebs (Cancer News Journal, May/August, 1970).
There are other common foods (all seeds) which provide a goodly supply of this protective factor. Millet and buckwheat, both of which the Hunzakuts eat in abundance, are two. Lentils, Mung beans and alfalfa, when sprouted, provide 50 times more nitriloside than does the mature plant, Dr. Krebs points out. And the Hunzas, as you might expect, spout all of their seeds, as well as using them in other ways. Since other essential protective elements are increased in the sprouting of such seeds, young sprouts are excellent foods which give us more life-giving values than most of us realize.
Apricots Rich in vitamin a and Iron
Aside from whatever anti-cancer properties the seeds of apricots may offer, the fruit itself is exceptional in its own right. There is probably no fruit which is as nourishing as the apricot. When they are dried, and most of the moisture removed, the concentration of nutrients becomes even greater. A generous handful of dried apricots (3 1/2 ounces) is packed with nearly 11,000 units of vitamin A, or more than twice the recommended daily allowance. In fact, if this much vitamin A was put into a capsule the FDA would arrest the person selling it. because they consider this amount both "useless" and "potentially dangerous." The Hunzas eat it every day. Dried apricots also contain a great deal of iron, potassium and natural food fiber.
The Style For Longer and Better Life
Besides apricots, the Hunzas also grow and enjoy apples, pears, peaches, mulberries, black and red cherries, and grapes. From these fruits, the Hunzas get all the vitamin C they need, as well as the other nutritional richness of fresh fruit, including energy from the fruit sugars. From the grapes, they also make a light red wine that helps make their simple fare into more of a real "meal".
The World's Freshest Bread
The bread which accompanies each meal enjoyed by the Hunzas, and sometimes forms the mainstay of the meal, is called "chappati" - and is quite different from any bread that we are used to. The grain is kept intact as long as possible, and is ground at the very last moment, the housewife grinds only as much as she needs for the next meal, and kneads again and again with water- no yeast! She then beats it into very thin, flat pancakes similar to the tortillas of the Mexican Indians,
Chappati can be made form wheat, barley, buckwheat of millet, So although chappati is something new to us, the ingredients are all familiar and easily available. Sometimes the flours are mixed together and baked in several shapes, small or large, depending on the occasion.
While bread baking at home in our country is practically a lost art because of the time involved, a surprising feature about chappati is the incredibly short "baking time, if you can call it baking at all. The dough is simply placed on the grill for hardly more than a moment and it is finished.
"Just long enough to grow warm and no longer taste raw". Dr. Ralph Bircher noted in his book on Hunzas published by Huber in Bernie, Switzerland. "No more effective method of preserving the health value of the grain exists and the taste is excellent even without butter of jam, " Dr. Bircher notes.
The results of these studies are found in the book "World Without Cancer", by G. Edward Griffin. To order the book click here Buy
GrapesChemicals found in grape seeds inhibited the growth of colorectal tumors in both cell cultures and in mice.
Grape seed extract has already been demonstrated to have anti-cancer effects on other tumor types, as well. The skin and seeds of grapes are rich in proanthocyanidins, antioxidant flavonoids that remove harmful free radicals from cells.
After first exposing grape seed extract to two different kinds of human carcinoma cells, researchers discovered a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of cell growth. Live cancer cells that were exposed for the longest time -- about two days -- decreased by 92 percent when given the highest dose.
Experiments on mice then showed 44 percent reduction of advanced colorectal tumors, and also demonstrated for the first time the molecular mechanism by which grape seed extract inhibits cancer growth. It increases a critical protein, Cip1/p21, that effectively freezes the tumor cell cycle, and can push a cancer cell to self destruct.
Increased 150 Times
The amount of Cip1/p21 protein within the cells increased 150 times after 12 hours of treatment. The longer the extract was used, the more cancer cells were frozen before they had a chance to divide.
The research team now intends to determine the lowest effective dose, and the highest non-toxic doses, for grape seed extract used on mice.
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Watercress: Potent Cancer Protection from a Little-Known Vegetable
Watercress, a lesser-known cousin of broccoli, offers a host of health benefits. Watercress is an exceptionally rich source of potent cancer-fighting isothiocyanates, including the much-studied compound known as phenethyl isothiocyanate, or PEITC.68
Impressive research indicates that a watercress-broccoli extract effectively suppresses production of an enzyme that facilitates the spread of breast cancer to other tissues.69 Scientists have also demonstrated that isothiocyanates in watercress suppress production of pro-inflammatory compounds such as prostaglandins, which are associated with numerous pathological conditions, including cancer. This suppression of inflammatory compounds may be yet another anti-cancer effect conferred by cruciferous vegetables.70
Because epidemiological evidence associates increased intake of cruciferous vegetables with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, scientists sought to identify the specific compounds responsible for this cancer-preventive effect. They found that a form of PEITC that is abundant in watercress inhibited the proliferation of prostate cancer cells and their ability to form tumors.71
Cancer researchers are also interested in watercress as a weapon against lethal lung cancers. Watercress is the richest source of a glucosinolate known as nasturtiin, which is transformed into PEITC in the digestive tract.72 In laboratory rodents, watercress-derived PEITC helped prevent lung cancer that is ordinarily triggered by a tobacco-derived carcinogen.73-76
Studies have shown that PEITC inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells in the laboratory with surprising rapidity. This is very important, as PEITC and other dietary isothiocyanates in cruciferous vegetables tend to clear the body quickly through urinary excretion. Working with a type of human leukemia cell, scientists have discovered that PEITC and other isothiocyanates act on multiple cell targets to help fight cancer proliferation.77 Indeed, after just three hours of exposure to PEITC and other isothiocyanates, cancer cells experienced the full spectrum of these anti-cancer effects.
Scientists in France recently discovered that like I3C, compounds contained in watercress induce phase I and phase II liver enzymes. Thus, these natural agents not only have anti-cancer benefits, but also provide detoxification support. This effect may explain their ability to inhibit the cancer-provoking effects of a wide variety of compounds.78
By Ronald Gdanski, Author of the book CANCER, Cause, Cure and Cover-up.
Throughout history the medicine man, tribal doctor or shaman has kept medical secrets from the tribe in order to maintain his position of power and wealth. Today’s modern medicine man has not abandoned this lucrative practice. Rather, they have taken control of the media and indoctrinate the public with false information creating false perceptions. The cancer epidemic is just the tip of the iceburg, but lets take a close look at cancer.
What causes cancer? We are all told by mainstream medicine that the cause of cancer is unknown. Defective genes are suspected because enzymes, produced by genes, control all life functions of the cell. We are led to believe that carcinogens and mutagens or lifestyle and hereditary factors “predispose” one to genetic defects that cause cancer. Cancer starts when a defective oncogene (controller gene) combined with the loss of a suppressor gene mysteriously results in unrestrained growth. Much more genetic research is needed. Please give generously. We are making great strides….
I believe the defective gene theory of cancer is totally false. We are being purposely misled. Genes are stable molecules that account for the stability of life. There is a cancer epidemic raging. How can we have a defective-gene epidemic?
Just look at the mysteries regarding cancer. Up to 96% of cancer cells have membrane traits. Why? Bone cancer does not result in unrestrained bone growth. Why not? We never have cancer of the heart, arteries or veins. Why not? Injuries that do not heal cause cancer. Why? Cancer occurs most frequently within liquid storage vessels such as the stomach, colon, bladder, breast, prostate, etc. Why? There are far too many cancer observations that cannot be answered by the defective gene theory, including growth itself.
Genes do not control growth any more than a steering wheel controls an automobile or a traffic cop controls traffic. The traffic cop does not make cars drive down the street, the steering wheel does not power the automobile, and genes do not cause cells to divide and multiply. Biology texts state that genes have only two functions: store information and duplicate it in the form of RNA. Genes control the direction of growth and maintain the continuity of life. All genes are combinations of 2 functionally equal base pairs called AT and CG. There are only 64 possible combinations known as the “Universal Genetic Code”. All genes produce amino acids, none of which control other genes. The very existence of oncogenes has never been proven. It’s just a theory totally lacking in a scientific basis.
Parasitic Larvae Cause Cancer
Reliable historic data shows that a cancer researcher initiated cancer in healthy laboratory animals by infecting them with parasitic larvae from a worm found in horses. He proved that parasitic larvae can cause cancer, and that cancer starts with an infection of them. Have you ever heard that someone was able to prove that parasites cause cancer? Can you name the researcher? Ask your doctor if this is true.
If you refer to www.nobelprizes.com, (1926) you will discover that a Dr. Fibiger of Denmark initiated cancer in the laboratory in 1913. Mainstream medicine is fully aware of his discovery because Fibiger received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for this achievement. Why is this 80 year old cause of cancer research ignored and suppressed? Is there a cover-up in progress?
How do parasitic larvae cause cancer? Perhaps they didn’t know then, but we do know now. Read on.
Infection Plus Injury Causes Cancer
Oncologists advise: “At the first sign of abnormal bleeding, call your doctor.” The terms “benign growth, cyst, polyp and pre-cancerous lesion” describe a mass of abnormal and infected cells closely related to cancer when something triggers rapid growth. Physical injuries that do not heal, due to infection, also lead to cancer.
Healing of a cut finger, or lack of healing if the cut becomes infected, demonstrates the all-natural cause of cancer. Rapid doubling of cells to repair injuries is due to an increased energy field called the current-of-injury. The autonomic current-of-injury stays on until the injury is healed. If the injury is infected healing does not take place but cells continue to divide and multiply endlessly. These mutated cells are rejected like a skin graft that does not take and collect mainly in our storage vessels.
The current of injury that causes human cells to double rapidly also causes the pathogens inside the cells to double rapidly. Fungi and other infectious microbes have genes to produce growth factors for membrane cells, just as mushrooms, a fungi, produce the skin of a mushroom. Human and parasitic life-form cells simultaneously produce growth factors for membrane cells to repair the membrane. The resulting daughter cells end up with mutations in the cell wall. The new cells do not knit with original cells and fail to heal. The current-of-injury stays on. Infected cells and pathogens continue to divide, mutate, and multiply. Lack of knitting results in metastasis. That’s cancer explained with all-natural causes and existing data.
The reason why only membrane cells multiply is that pathogens have growth factors for membrane walls but none to differentiate cells into bones, muscle, fat or other body organs. Cancer does not occur often in muscle or fat tissue because there are very few membrane cells in muscle and fat tissue. We do not have cancer of the heart, arteries or veins because the oxygen level is too high for cancer cells. Cancer occurs in liquid storage vessels because the oxygen level is suitable for cancer cells and relatively thick membranes form the container walls. The frequency of our major cancers—lung, colon, breast, bladder, prostate, etc. — are directly proportional to the size of the vessel and the frequency of infection. Virus do not cause cancer directly. Virus cause growths, such as warts. Injuries trigger rapid growth.
Leukemia is a fungal infection of white blood cells, called leukocytes. Leukemia does not form tumors because leukocytes do not form membranes. Brain tumors initiate in membrane walls within the skull. Cancer consumes only those cells that require growth factors parasites don’t have.
The trigger that causes a pre-cancerous lesion to become malignant cancer growth is a break in the membrane wall. That’s why up to 96% of cancer cells have membrane cell traits. That’s why investigative surgery of a benign growth often triggers cancer.
Cancer occurs when the repair-of-injury mechanism is trapped in high gear multiplying infected membrane cells that fail to heal the intended injury. Rate of cancer growth is dependent upon the size of the injury, the vitality of the body, and the quantity of nutrients and other growth factors essential for DNA division and cellular growth. “Yeast Artificial Chromosome” from yeast infections such as Candida also increases the rate of cancer cell growth. Eliminating parasites eliminates the source of these essential growth factors.
Microbial DNA Polymerase Essential for Cancer
It is a scientific fact that DNA cannot replicate without growth factors called DNA polymerase. It follows that unrestrained growth we call cancer is dependent upon unrestrained production of DNA polymerase. The all-natural source is from fungi or other pathogens such as rapidly growing larvae that infect the injured cells or the surrounding tissue. Parasitic larvae cause cancer because they burrow into and consume membrane walls, infect adjacent cells, initiate the repair of injury process and supply DNA polymerase.
Amazingly, all known cancer cell traits and the cancer process can be explained by applying this theory. All of the so-called carcinogens, mutagens, virus, toxins, pollutants, nutritional deficiencies, stress, fatigue, lifestyle and hereditary factors that “predispose” one to defective genes more accurately “predispose” one to infection, inflammation, immune system deficiency, and membrane breakage. Cancer is an all-natural process. Microbial enzymes produced by normal microbial genes cause cell mutations. The theory cannot be challenged by any known cancer observation. Based on the scientific method, the cause of cancer has been proven. The peer review process to confirm that the cause of cancer has been proven is in the hands of those who are concerned with keeping this knowledge from the public.
Cancer has now reached epidemic proportions with over 6 million new cases per year. The cancer epidemic is the first epidemic in history in which mainstream medicine denies knowing the cause and does nothing to stop it. If left unchecked, illness and treating cancer victims will totally overload and bankrupt our medical system. That’s why our medical system is failing now. What can we do to stop it? What can you do to avoid cancer for yourself and loved ones?
How to Prevent and Cure Cancer
Armed with the knowledge that infections produce essential growth factors for cancer and that injuries initiate rapid doubling of cells, you no longer need to live in total fear of this disease. You cannot eliminate so-called inherited genetic defects, but you can eliminate the growth factors produced by parasites and you can support rapid healing of injuries to shut down the current of injury. Converting your body from acid conditions to alkaline conditions is the key to beating cancer.
For more information read my book, CANCER, Cause, Cure and Cover-up (ISBN 0-9685665-0-2 -available at bookstores or by mail). We don’t need more genetic cancer research or a new drug to cure cancer. We need the freedom to use the cures we have now. For a 40-page booklet ($3.00 —includes postage) explaining how to prevent and help cure cancer please fax your name and address to 1-800-656-7606 or 905-945-0404. Additional copies $2.00 each. To reach me for discussion or to arrange a speaking engagement, Email email@example.com.
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By reference to information posted on the Internet, I can demonstrate that:
*Cancer tumors are composed of fungal tissue called ergosterol.
*The mechanism of chemotherapy is to block or destroy ergosterol.
*The fungal enzyme fumonisin blocks normal growth, knitting and healing processes.
*Cancer, in the sense of rapid and out-of-control growth, initiates from an invasive fungal infection. The repair-of-injury process initiates rapid doubling of mature cells for repair. Fungi inside the cells, or nearby, also multiply rapidly. Fungi produce fungal enzymes that prevent knitting and healing. As a consequence, the autonomic repair-of-injury process becomes trapped into a continuous rapid doubling of fungal cells. That's cancer.
*The cause of cancer is well known, and effective cures for cancer are available.
This cause-of-cancer theory is elegant in its simplicity. Human cells produce human tissue. Parasitic fungal cells produce fungal tissue. There are no defective human genes, no oncogenes and no suppresser genes that fail to function. The repair-of-injury process initiates rapid growth, and lack of healing sustains it. Malignancy is dependent upon rate of fungal growth. Cancer is an all-natural fungal disease.
Mushrooms, a fungi, demonstrate the capacity for fungi to produce a fruiting body, complete with growth factors, a skin-like covering, structural parts, arteries, blood-like internal fluid, and reproductive spores. For information on fungal tissue, surf for plectenchyma, or go directly to http://www.esb.utexas.edu/mycology/bio341/pdf_files/mic321_topic11.pdf. Here you will observe that there are 3 main types of fungal tissue:
1) aggregates composed of fungal hyphae fusions called granuloma or cysts; 2) growth factor that infiltrate host tissue as found in polyps; and 3) morphologically distinctive tissue as found in tumors.
Up to 96% of cancers initiate in epithelial tissue, because fungi produce competitive enzymes and growth factors. There are no tumors formed of any tissue fungi do not have, such as muscles. About 70% of a membrane is composed of fibres in the extracellular matrix that knits cells together. Cancer occurs in the extracellular matrix of cells when fungal enzymes and tissues block normal growth and healing. Cancer in infants and children occurs, not necessarily due to an injury, but due to the normal rapid growth capacity of the infant cells. An abundance of growth factor receptors in the cell wall accounts for rapid growth. This theory is the only theory capable of explaining cancer tumors in children, when the tumor is too large to have generated from a single renegade cell within the child's lifetime.
The Fungal Process
www.dundee.ac.uk/biocentre/SLSBDIV4ebl.htm offers the following picture of cancer cells. Here you can see the fungal ergosterol forming a "keratin pearl" or necklace around one cell with claw-like strands branching out to enclose a second cell. You are looking at the essence of a cancer cell with ergosterol "dedifferentiating" human tissue.
The fact that ergosterol stains differently than human tissue provides a mechanism to identify it. The website www.polysciences.com/shop/assets/datasheets/316.pdf offers for sale the Fungi-FlurTM staining kit that is used for the "rapid identification of various fungal infections". One single kit will stain 11 fungi, 9 bacteria, and 3 tissues. The 3 tissues are collagin, elastin and keratin. Cholesterol is not mentioned. The same stain is used to identify keratin and fungi because they have the same ergosterol base. That's why we can see ergosterol in the above photograph of a cancer cell.
Every known cancer observation can be explained if you realize cancer initiates within a mass of fungal-infected human cells. Carcinogens do not cause genetic defects. Carcinogens are of 3 types: toxins and pollutants that block normal cellular function allowing fungi to thrive; fungi and parasites that cause injury and infection; and conditions that prevent rapid healing.
The early warning signs of cancer and the known causes of cancer also fall into these categories. Smoking, for example, causes cancer by causing fungal infections. Tobacco contains fungal residue, spores and fumonisin. Drawing air through a tube containing fungal spores and toxins results in fungal infections. Some parasites cause cancer, some don't. Parasites such as larvae that burrow into colon walls, for example, cause injury and infection. Physical injuries that do not heal also cause cancer by allowing infections to persist. Unexplained persistent bleeding, the most common early warning sign of cancer, indicates fumonisin is possibly present.
Cancer Industry Knows Fungi Cause Cancer
The most amazing evidence that the cancer industry knows fungi cause cancer can be found by researching the mechanism for chemotherapy. The 1927 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Dr. Heinrich Otto Wieland M.D. for "his investigations of the constitution of the bile acids and related substances". Ergosterol is named from the common grain and corn fungi called Ergot, from which the cell-wall membrane was named. Cholesterol was named for the Greek word "Chole", for bile, from which it was first identified. Since about 1927, the mechanism of toxic drugs to cure cancer has been to block ergosterol or kill fungi.
A web search for chemotherapy and ergosterol will amaze you. Here you will find hundreds of medical university cancer-related sites. The following university lecture www.kcom.edu/faculty/chamberlain/Website/Lects/Fungi.htm#classif describes how chemotherapy functions. (I have added boldface type for emphasis of the ergosterol-blocking mechanism statements.) The lecture notes read as follows:
Antifungal agents are classified according to their chemical structure as macrolides, azoles, allylamines, pyrimidine analogs and miscellaneous.
The polyene antifungals are amphotericin B and nystatin which bind to ergosterol in the plasma membrane, thus disrupting it.
The azole antifungals include fluconazole and keto-conazole plus numerous others. They all block ergosterol synthesis by binding to cytochrome P-450.
The allylamines include naftifine and terbinafine which inhibit squalene epoxidase, thus blocking ergosterol systhesis.
The pyrimidine analogs such as flycytosine incorporate into RNA and/or DNA, thus blocking protein synthesis or DNA systhesis.
Purpose of Chemotherapy
I'll bet you thought the function of chemotherapy was to kill all rapidly growing cancer cells. Whatever gave you that idea? Is there a cover-up in progress?
At http://www.icgeb.trieste.it/~p450srv/P450Nom_Fungi.html we learn that "P450 enzymes (mentioned above) constitute a superfamily of haemthiolate proteins, widely distributed in bacteria, fungi, plants and animals. The enzymes are involved in...both exogenous (outside of cell membrane) and endogenous compounds." Haemthiolate means these enzymes substitute sulfur for oxygen, making the resulting tissue more solid. In addition, information on the fungi, Fusarium can be found here.
Fumonisin From Corn & Grain Products
Fusarium plays a pivotal role in the cancer process. The study of Fusarium led to the discovery of an enzyme which became known as fumonisin. Fumonisin blocks the growth of animal cells by blocking the knitting process of cholesterol fibres. Fumonisin can be ingested in food made from corn or grain products. Calves and colts are often still-born due to this problem. Racehorces and cattle have died from fodder containing fumonisin. Fumonisin explains why infected injuries do not heal.
Estrogen Therapy Spreads Fungal Infection
Urine collected from pregnant mares, used as a source of estrogen, also contains fungal estrogen and fumonisin from the fodder. These fungal growth factors cause abnormal growths. That's how estrogen therapy causes cysts and breast cancer. The same applies to hormonal therapy for prostate cancer
Further proof that all cancer tumors are formed of fungal tissue can be found by surfing the web for "keratin pearls". Keratin pearls are another name for ergosterol. Here you can view thousands of photographs of cancer tumors.
Fungi in Heart and Stroke Disease
You will also find arteries blocked with ergosterol. Suddenly you will realize the cancer industry knows fungi cause cancer, and the heart and stroke industry knows fungi cause hardened arteries, blocked arteries and heart attacks.
John Hopkins U Patent States Case
The most useful proof that fungi cause cancer, can be found at the Patent Office. To review an effective but suppressed cure for all fungal related diseases such as cancer and diabetes, go to the United States or Canadian Patent Office and look up "fatty acid syntheses". Locate the 1992 patent document number 2,181,031: Inhibitors of fatty acid syntheses as antimicrobial agents. Also go to the John Hopkins University website for additional details. Here you will discover, pardon me, uncover, a patent for a non-toxic method to block ergosterol production.
The mechanism is very simple. Fungi must first make a fat or lipid (sterol) to make ergosterol. Fungal cells can only make sterols from carbohydrates. Human cells can make sterols from both carbohydrates and ingested fats. By blocking the enzymes required to produce sterols from carbohydrates, fungi cannot produce ergosterol. However, human cells can continue to produce cholesterol from ingested fats and stored fats. As a consequence, there is no toxicity to the human cells, but fungi cannot multiply.
By reviewing the patent claims, you learn that the fatty-acid-synthesis blocker is a common drug called cerluenin. Stedman's Medical Dictionary defines cerluenin as effective for stimulating digestive secretions, gallbladder contractions, and release of insulin. It also inhibits fatty acid synthesis. [from: Cephalosporium caerulea, from which it is isolated] (Hydrazine sulphate acts in much the same manner in cancer patients - Editor, Alkalize For Health).
Ergo: There is a Non-Toxic Cure for Cancer
Obviously, the cause of cancer has been known for decades. There is a non-toxic cure for cancer and all fungal diseases. Think about it. The medical monopoly in health care is the primary cause for the modern era of fungal epidemics. Toxic drugs that destroy the immune system function are a major cause.
Would you like to do something about it, or just become another victim? Why not learn how to eliminate the conditions that allow fungi to thrive in your body?
4. adapt nutritional habits to maintain all metabolic processes at an oxidative level.
- Gdanski, Ron, Fungi and the Cancer Connection, Workshop Edition #1, Nadex Publishing, Grimsby (1-800-656-7606), page 32.
Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:19 am
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When Dirk Benedict of TV's "The A-Team." was told he had cancer of the prostate, he refused traditional treatment and set out to cure himself with a strict macrobiotic diet. A year later he was given a clean bill of health.
Dirk Benedict was only 30 when he was told he had cancer of the prostate gland. The year was 1975 and the hunky American, star of television's The A-Team was then a moderately successful actor with only one real ambition: to live a full and happy three-score-years-and-ten. Longer, if possible.
Faced with serious and possibly incurable illness, he made an unusual and, some might say, crazy decision. He would tackle the killer disease without surgery or drugs, but with diet.
"l'd grown up in the mountains of Montana on a meat-based diet of elk and deer and beef," he says. "By the time l was 16, l had arthritis, which the doctors diagnosed as growing pains.
"At 21 l was going to college and working in the hayfields of Montana in my spare time. The arthritis was so bad, l couldn't open my hands in the mornings. l had to soak them in hot water to get them moving. My knuckles are still disfigured. "The pains in my knees were so bad, l wanted to cut them off."
At 26, Benedict was acting in a Broadway play called Butterflies are Free with the late Gloria Swanson and she suggested he try a grain-based macrobiotic diet. "The arthritis was worse, l was overweight, l had acne and l was going bald," Dirk recalls. "If someone had said you can cure all that by eating light bulbs, l would have figured out a way to do it." After just 10 days on whole grains and vegetables, the arthritis was gone. Gradualty, too, the acne cleared up - and whether or not diet had anything to do with it, Benedict now has a full, healthy head of hair.
In the following four years he stuck only loosely to the macrobiotic guidelines. Then came the cancer diagnosis.
"When they told me, l thought 'Oh, my God.' But when the word had sunk in, l decided - well, if paying attention to diet worked for arthritis and acne, it's got to work for cancer. But this time the stakes are life or death."
Macrobiotics made perfect sense to Dirk. To him, the link with food as medicine is a natural one. "It's not religieus, not mystical, not magical," he says. "It's common sense, like fixing your car."
Through Gloria Swanson and her husband, he met macrobiotic expert Michio Kushi who gave him a strict whole grain and vegetable diet to follow for the next four months. "As far as my loved ones were concerned, l'd just gone bonkers over this weird diet and was trying to kill myself," he says.
To avoid distraction, he went to a friend's cabin in the mountains of New Hampshire for six weeks and then packed a duffle bag and hitch-hiked across the country, living the life of a vagabond. He feasted, if that's the word, on grain, oats, barley, rice, rye, cooked vegetables and beans, some seaweeds and Japanese misosoup (soybean paste, chunks of soybean curd, seaweed and spring onions). "There was only one thing l could find in restaurants and that was oatmeal. Oatmeal saved my life." From 121/2 stone, he dropped to just over nine. After about six months, his weight started to creep back up. "l felt l'd been through the eye of the needle," he says. There were moments of blackness still, but there was a little muscle coming back on my bones." It was, he will freely admit now, a terribly tough time. "It was a very 'alone' experience, and l wouldn't recommend it for everybody. It was not the wisest thing to do. But it was my way. But you know what was great? To have few friends, no money, nothing, and realise that you don't need anything else."
In December of 1976, Dirk headed for Hollywood. It wasn't long before he had been cast as Lieutenant Starbuck in the TV series Battlestar Galactica. During 1980 and 1981, he made three films, two films for television, a couple of episodes of Love Boat and toured the country in two musicals. "l also learned to fly and fell in love two or three times." Then along came The A-Team....
Eighteen months ago, Dirk went back to his doctor for a thorough medical examination. His tumour had gone.
"In my opinion, his recovery is remarkable," says his consultant, Dr. Keith Block.
Dirk still eats only vegetables, grains, beans, fruit and nuts and his weight has settled at around 11 stone. He says he hasn't had a headache for 10 years and seldom gets tired. "What l didn't understand when l began, was that macrobiotics would affect me emotionally as well as physically."
From being a carefree bachelor, he has now settled down with actress Toni Hudson and hopes they''ll marry one day soon. He's also writing a book about his dietary views, which he hopes to publish later in the year.
"In some ways the success of the A-Team is an interruption to my life," he says. 'The money is great - l don't deny that. But if the series runs for another two years, then after that Hollywood won't see Dirk Benedict any more. "l'll come down from the hills of Montana to do a special part, then phhhht! l'll be gone again. If l could achieve that, l'd be very grateful."
When Dirk was a child, his lawyer father advised him not to strive after success. "When l think back, l almost always did the opposite of what the professionals were telling me, in terms of health, career and relationships," he says. "But there s a kind of special power that comes into your life when you step out of the way and stop worrying. Because in the end you will eventually get what you dream of, even if it takes years."
Right now, all Dirk Benedict's dreams seem to be coming true.
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How spicy foods can kill cancers
Scientists have discovered the key to the ability of spicy foods to kill cancer cells.
They found capsaicin, an ingredient of jalapeno peppers, triggers cancer cell death by attacking mitochondria - the cells' energy-generating boiler rooms.
The research raises the possibility that other cancer drugs could be developed to target mitochondria.
The Nottingham University study features in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.
The study showed that the family of molecules to which capsaicin belongs, the vanilloids, bind to proteins in the cancer cell mitochondria to trigger apoptosis, or cell death, without harming surrounding healthy cells.
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Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:49 am
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Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers
It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe.
It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs.
Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several weeks.
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8624 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
(Curcumin is the active component in Turmeric)
Some of the curcuminoids (curcumol and curdione) have anticancer properties.
Chinese research has proven zedoary's use in reducing cervical cancer and increasing the cancer-killing effects during radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:06 am
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I just realized
I just realized that I can buy a kilo of apricot seeds for 48HKD or about 6 USD. They call it the Chinese almond and sell it in the chinese medicine shops. Wicked cool!
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:35 am
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8624 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
Blood Root / Black Salves
Many salves, pastes, poultices, and plasters have been applied directly to tumors with the hope of burning them away. Zinc oxide, bloodroot, and several other herbs are common ingredients. Some marketers claim that corrosive agents (sometimes called "black salves") can "draw out" the cancer. In recent years, scientists have found chemicals that can destroy certain superficial skin cancers. Except for these, however, corrosive agents are worthless against cancer and cannot be legally marketed for that purpose in the United States.
What you may face using this product:
Mohs micrographic surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment for skin cancer in which the physician (usually a dermatologist) serves as surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. It begins with surgical removal of the visible tumor and microscopic examination of the specimen. If cancer is seen at the margins, the suspected area plus a thin margin  is removed and the process is repeated until it appears that all of the cancer has been located and removed. The end result is a very high cure rate (over 99% for new cancers and 95% for recurrent cancers) with minimal removal of healthy tissue .
You can find positive testimonies of using blood root salve from people including Andrew Weil or use on benign growths. I think making the risks is a little more important than providing the positive information you can find for yourself on blood root/ black salves.
Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:10 pm
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8624 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
Capsaicin for Prostate Cancer
Date: April 18, 2008 3:30 PM
Body: Shared by Bill Riley of St. Petersburg, FL,
" In April 2006 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a biopsy - Gleason score 6(3+3). I was strongly urged to have the prostate removed immediately. I refused & starting doing research. I found a Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center/UCLA School of Medicine study that said that capsaicin (the stuff that makes pepper hot) fed to rats bred to have human prostate
cancer had caused the tumors to die! I have included a link to a good
recap of the study.
I immediately started taking cayenne pepper capsules daily. I took
the equivalent human dose from the study & made that my goal. I
gradually consumed more each week until I reached what I thought was
the right dose (enough cayenne to equal about 5 habanera peppers per
Last month I decided to see a urologist to see what was involved in
"Watchful Waiting" - he wanted to do another biopsy since it had
been two years - I agreed & the results came back clean - they found
no cancer - not a trace! My doctor was stunned & said that in 18
years he had never seen such a result. We had it double checked &
there were no cancerous cells found.
I am confident it was the cayenne that made the tumor shrink to an
undetectable size or disappear - given the study results.
I plan to keep taking it indefinitely & I recommend it to any male
who has been diagnosed with either BPH or any cancer, as it seems to
be effective against ANY cancer. "
I found this explanation of how it works:
Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) is the active chemical
compound found in the seeds and fruit of chili peppers of the
Capsicum genus such as cayenne pepper. This pepper provides numerous
health benefits. Capsicum is traditionally used for muscular pain,
headaches, to improve circulation and for its gastrointestinal
protective effects? It is also commonly added to herbal formulations
because it acts as a catalyst for other herbs and aids in their
Many scientific studies have revealed the exciting potential
anti-cancer abilities of capsaicin. Although the exact mechanism(s)
is unclear, capsaicin has been shown to induce apoptosis in many
different types of cancer cells. Apoptosis is a natural form of cell
death that occurs in old or damaged cells that need to be replaced by
new, healthier cells.
Capsaicin has been shown to protect the stomach from various types of
damage by affecting gastric mucosal blood flow as well as mucosal and
bicarbonate secretions. It also has been shown to cause DNA
fragmentation and subsequent apoptosis in human gastric
adenocarcinoma cells by reducing the expression of a cellular protein
that inhibits apoptosis (Bcl-2). Research shows that the number of
abnormal cells killed increased with greater doses of capsaicin.
According to this study, capsaicin induces apoptosis in abnormal
cells by inhibiting NADH-plasma membrane electron transport system by
acting as a quinine analog. Cells generate most of the energy (ATP)
that they need to survive and reproduce via this electron transport
chain, which occurs in the mitochondria (also known as the
powerhouse) inside cells. If this system is disrupted, the cell
cannot generate enough ATP to sustain itself, and the cell dies. By
disrupting the electron transport chain, capsaicin decreases the
amount of energy that is available to cancer cells, and these cells
cannot continue to proliferate. Cancer cells require more energy than
normal cells, because they are growing and dividing more rapidly than
normal cells. A reduced supply of energy caused by capsaicin can have
a major impact on abnormal cells.
In a recent study conducted at the University of Nottingham,
capsaicin was shown to bind to proteins in the mitochondria of
abnormal cells and trigger apoptosis without being harmful to
surrounding normal cells.
This anti-carcinogenic mechanism is surprisingly similar to how NSP
Paw Paw Cell-Reg works.
Dr. Pramod Srivastava and his colleagues conducted a study in which
they discovered that capsaicin triggered apoptosis in human
pancreatic cancer cells, one of the most difficult types of cancer to
treat. Capsaicin increased the number of apoptotic proteins and
reduced tumor size in cancerous pancreatic cells but did not
negatively affect normal pancreatic cells.
Another study showed that capsaicin inhibited the growth of leukemic
possibly by causing an increase in the production of reactive oxygen
species inside the abnormal cells, which leads to apoptosis.
Capsaicin did not inhibit the growth of normal cells.
Capsaicin has also shown effectiveness in inhibiting ovarian and
breast cancer cells in vitro by decreasing the activity of NADH
oxidase, an enzyme needed for the production of ATP or cellular energy.
A recent study has shown that capsaicin induced human prostate cancer
cells to undergo apoptosis by inhibiting NF-Kappa Beta, a mechanism
that leads to the expression of certain genes that are involved in
inflammation and the development of cancer. This same study
demonstrated that capsaicin slowed prostate cancer cells by
regulating androgen receptors on the cells and decreased the
production of PSA produced by the abnormal cells.
Recent studies have also demonstrated that capsaicin inhibited the
ability of some chemical carcinogens to bind to DNA3, suggesting that
capsaicin may have cancer preventative properties.
Capsaicin is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA in the
United States when used orally and topically in an appropriate
manner. Capsaicin is found in foods that have a long history of being
used in the human diet without harm. This fact lends support to its
good safety profile.
Capsaicin and other vanilloid compounds show strong evidence of
having promising potential in the fight against many types of cancer.
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:52 am
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8624 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
Just spoke to a person in real life earlier today that used the black salve for skin cancer and promotes it's use. He showed me the scar on his arm (very small). For him it apparently worked.