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Alternative Cancer Therapies
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Updated 05/24/14

Live Cell Therapy

Begun in Switzerland and outlawed in the US (5000 therapists use it in Germany), clinical evidence and testimonials abound on the regeneration properties of this therapy. Cancer is, among other things, due to DNA damage. When a cell dies (happens all the time—the lining inside your mouth replaces itself every day, your liver replaces itself ever six weeks), the new cell that grows to replace the dead cell is a duplicate of the dead cell because the DNA is passed on to the new cell. However, in cancer, the DNA has gone wild and creates an entirely new cell. Cellular changes are brought about by toxins, alcohol, smoke, malnutrition, free radicals, and the aging process. In Live Cell Therapy DNA from animal fetuses (in the form of thymus extracts, Resomillan® [spleen extract] , and other forms) is injected. Pill forms have been created, though we have yet to learn of the clinical effectiveness. According to its proponents, live cell therapy helps organs regenerate, improves hormonal response in the thyroid, testes, ovaries, adrenals, pancreas, pituitary gland, and hypothalmus (they claim), revitalizes skin, muscles, bones, brains, heart and lungs, and enhances immune system response. The pill form is available through the mail, though again, the pill form has not yet proven itself effective. Live Cell Therapy will never be available in the US (unless you do something) because it is not patentable. This therapy is available in Mexico and Canada. Top

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) 

Updated: 06/08/08

Naltrexone is a drug that originally used to help stop cravings in alcoholics. In a regular dose of Naltrexone, endorphins are released. These "feel good" hormones help alcholics overcome their cravings.  Endorphins also regulate the immune system and regulate the growth of some cancers. It was discovered almost accidentally that low doses of Naltrexone, can help tumors shrink.

Our original report on LDN spoke of "cures" for cancers. However, that was a bit of an exaggeration. What researchers are now finding that tumors shrink in quite a few cases. A few go into remission. They also found that tumors start to come back when the patient stops the LDN treatments. When LDN is started again, the tumors again begin to shrink and metastases are inhibited.

This being the case, physicians have developed a third model in cancer treatment: long term cancer stabilization.

This isn't entirely a new approach. I've interviewed a physician in Israel who taught his patients to live with cancer. They developed new life styles and outlived, on the average, those who opted for chemo and/or radiation.

With LDN, tumors shrink and and stabilize. Remission might be a possibility, but lives are returned to normal. The best news is that this works for those who've flunked chemo and radiation.

One of the problems with seeking alternatives is that most do it after flunking out of chemo or radiation, or they've just had enough suffering. But now they bring an extra problem to their new therapist. Now that therapist not only has to deal with that patient's cancer, there's an immune system the therapist has to help heal.

Now, with long term stabilization possible, in 65% of cases, LDN shows a lot of promise in keeping people alive long enough to rebuild their immune systems and try complementary treatments that were, in the past, not very successful with those who had used chemotherapy or radiation in the past.

Take the work of Dr Ozell from Turkey. He realized upwards of a 70% success rate in fighting cancers using a water extract of the Nerium Oleander plant. However, he found that for those who had done treatments using chemotherapy or radiation, their chances of recovery were about thirty percent.

Incorporating a long term recovery using LDN might increase the odds of complete recovery in those would eventually try the Oleander once their immune systems have had time to recover. Sadly, we've not found any studies of people using LDN who've gone on to other complementary approaches.

Though, to be certain, people using LDN report a higher quality of life, no side effects. The only problem with this is that now medicine wants to use more chemotherapy and radiation along with LDN. Go figger.

In large dosages, Naltrexone can damage the liver, however, for cancer therapy, only 3 mg are given at bedtime. At this dosage Naltrexone is nontoxic with no side effects.

Increasing the body's endorphins also activates the immune system's natural killer cells which protects the body against new cancers and keeps malignant cells from metastasizing. Since of Dec, 1999, Dr Bihari, who has a private practice in Manhattan, has been helping to restore natural immune defenses that have been damaged through chemotherapy and radiation.

(2/3/2001): Dr. Bihari is in frequent conversation with the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda and is shipping them detailed summaries and materials (CT scans, MRI's, X-rays, and original pathology slides) on over a dozen patients with marked regressions and/or remissions in a variety of advanced cancers that had failed other therapies but that clearly responded to Low Dose Naltrexone. He should be visiting there and presenting the info to a group of NIH'ers in about 2-3 months. To keep up on the progress of this therapy, visit www.lowdosenaltrexone.org

(2/13/2001): Dr Bihari has responded to a few questions that we will point out here: LDN is and has been used in conjunction with standard treatments, and has been used as the sole treatment. However, they've had some good results using LDN in conjunction with chemotherapy to avoid some of the side effects of chemotherapy.

From his site, we get the following side note: Hypericin and LDN for Hepatitis C : Over 60 patients have been successfully treated for hepatitis C in Dr. Bihari's practice. In a study of St. John's Wort in 15 patients with HIV in 1990, he had accidentally discovered a significant benefit to liver function in two patients with hepatitis B (whereas there was no improvement in HIV markers). Bihari then began to use St. John's Wort in his private practice to treat hepatitis B and hepatitis C - patients with the former responded well, the latter not at all. Since 1995, Dr. Bihari has been able to use a very highly concentrated form of hypericin, the active ingredient found in St. John's Wort, called HY2 [manufactured by Pacific Biologic in Clayton, CA; 800-869-8783] in the treatment of people with hepatitis C. It is given along with LDN, to enhance the immune response, and in many cases with ribavirin, an antiviral.

There are three possible mechanisms by which low dose Naltrexone (LDN) might exert its effects on tumor growth:

  1. by inducing an increase in metenkephalin (an endorphin produced in large amounts in the adrenal medulla) and beta endorphin in the body;
  2. by increasing the number and density of opiate receptors on the tumor cell membranes, thus making them more responsive endorphins mentioned in 1;
  3. by increasing the natural killer (NK) cell numbers and NK cell activity and CD8 numbers

The cancers Dr Bihari has found that respond to LDN are, Pancreatic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, Malignant Melanoma, Ovarian Cancer,  Lymphocytic Leukemia, Colon and Rectal Cancers, Neuroblastoma, Carcinoid, and both Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Other diseases for which LDN has shown beneficial effects: Behcet's Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Psoriasis, Hepatitis C, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Systemic Lupus. 

We've been informed by a handful of people with MS that LDN has made their lives livable.

Now, here's the funny part. Naltrexone is an FDA approved drug that has passed all its toxicity tests, etc., etc.; but has not been approved for cancer therapy, or any of the other disorders listed above.

Big deal. It is perfectly legal and ethical for a physician to prescribe LDNfor your cancer, MS, or Lupus. A Medical Doctor's license allows a physician to prescribe anything s/he thinks will help the patient.  

To get LDN therapy, go to your doctor, ask him to prescribe 3 mg at bedtime, and that's it. It can't hurt you. And it might just make you live longer than you would have gotten without it. The price is quite affordable.

Watch the LDN Conference on YouTube

Further Reading

www.lowdosenaltrexone.org

www.digitalnaturopath.com/treat/T74481.html 

www.ldners.org/

www.friendswithms.com/low_dose_naltrexone.htm 

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Treating-MS/Complementary-Alternative-Medicines/Low-Dose-Naltrexone

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Magnetic and Low Voltage Electrical Therapies

Used throughout America by veterinarians and in Europe by alternative health care professionals, but pooh-poohed by the established medical community here, magnetic therapy and low voltage electrical therapy (micro-frequencies) have shown to help stubborn fractures heal, mainly in the elderly.

Our bodies are charged with energy, and though our established medical community has had difficulties accepting this fact (acupuncture took years to be accepted), the physicians in the Orient are experts in "energy medicine." Many in the alternative community feel that energy medicine is the wave of the future, even here in America.

Magnets, or low voltage charges, are placed about the body to "recharge" the energy fields. Additionally, magnetics and low voltage are used to oxygenate the body's tissues. This particular therapy is often used in conjunction with oxygen therapies as well as augmenting others.  Top

MGN-3 

NOTE: We have found a source for MGN-3: http://www.buy-biobran.com/index.htm 

This is a patented substance derived from a mixture of rice bran and mushroom extracts, substances already proven to be immunosupportive. Six years of research show that MGN-3 boosts the activity of both T and B lymphocytes which play a major role in overall immune response, in addition to protecting the body from antigens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They also destroy cancer cells. Additionally, MGN-3 increases the production of interferon and TNF (tumor necrosis factor) and stimulates NK cell (Natural Killer cell) activity. NK cells target viruses and tumors. One study showed that, using the highest dose of three grams (for a 150 pound individual) per day, NK cell activity increased 800% after just one week, and at the end of the test, just two months, NK cell activity was 27 times greater. 

Now hear this: The makers and distributors of MGN-3 have advertised in the past that NK cell activity continues to increase for six months after its use is discontinued, but the original research by Dr Ghoneum shows that immune function returns to normal within a month of discontinuing its use.

We must point out that numbers such as these (reported in 1998 in the International Journal of Immunotherapy and at the 87th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research) were unprecedented at that time. MGN-3 was the the most powerful immune system booster at that time. Certain mushrooms and intrinsic factors (10/10/2001) are proving to be even stronger immunostimulants.   

Cancer tries to hide from the immune system using a veritable repertoire of tricks and disguises. However, cancer cannot hide from an immune system charged with MGN-3. Dr Mamdooh Ghoneum, the physician created MGN-3 and who has been studying MGN-3 for over six years, reports to have the first documented cure for multiple myeloma using MGN-3 only, in addition to complete remission in four other individuals having breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers.

RETRACTION

The above paragraph is probably horsehockey. Dr M Ghnoeum is the inventor of MGN-3 and no one else has seen his results.

MGN-3 is a great supplement to stimulate the immune system, but no other practitioners in the field have seen any results close to those described by Ghnoeum.

MGN-3, in our opinion, should be used only as a part of one's cancer regimen, but you should not rest your hopes on it.

Other things that have responded quite dramatically to the use of MGN-3 are advanced cervical dysplasia, Hepatitis B and C, and though not a cure for AIDS, HIV replication is inhibited and immune function has increased using MGN-3.

MGN-3 is also touted as an adjunct to chemotherapy, as side-effects are minimized and immunosuppression due to chemotherapy is reduced.

MGN-3 produces no side effects, aids in battling tumors and viruses, is a near perfect preventative and restorative, and costs about $60 for a bottle of fifty, 250 mg capsules.

MSM

Funny how old research gets lost and forgotten. We've just run across some old research on MSM, a form of nutritional sulfur, that piqued our interest. Currently MSM is being widely used by people suffering from arthritis. It supports connective tissue, and results (lower pain, increased movement) appear quickly. The reason we mention it here is that it was discovered in the fifties that MSM tends to turn malignant tumors into benign tumors. And then the research stopped. Why? MSM is cheap (if purchased in bulk, even cheaper) and cannot be patented.

Additionally, MSM helps the body maintain a proper pH. Cancer, in most cases, likes an acidic environment. And MSM is needed to detoxify the body. Since the advent of inorganic fertilizers, our bodies are not getting enough nutritional sulfur. 

For information on purchasing MSM in bulk, go to www.bulkmsm.com. And be sure to tell them that the International Wellness Directory sent you.

Mushrooms  - AHCC 

You should all know by now how important NK (natural killer) cells are in your fight against cancer. MGN-3 and ABM Mushroom mushrooms are among my personal favorites for boosting NK activity. Now there is another mushroom product, called the AHCC (activatied hexose correlate compound) fights both cancer and the side effects of chemotherapy.

AHCC is an extract of an hybridization of several medical mushrooms, each of which has a long history of medicinal use in Japan. However, AHCC's action is so much more powerful than the mushrooms from which it comes, that studies show it has been effective against liver cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, and AIDS.

It is suggested that AHCC is successful because of its molecular weight. It is so small that it is easily absorbed in the stomach instead of digested. Studies published in Society of Natural Immunity [1997], Anti-Cancer Drugs [vol. 9, pp.343-350, 1998], and International Journal of Immunology [XI (1), pp. 23-28, 1995] show that AHCC boosts immune response in the following ways:

  • stimulates cytokine production
  • increases NK cell activity as much as 300% as well as increasing the explosive granules inside the NK cell
  • increases interferon levels (editor's note: if you get interferon from your physician you know that if the cost doesn't kill you, the side effects might)
  • increases formation of Tumor Necrosis Factor (which destroy cancer cells)
  • Increases the number and activity of helper T-Cells up to 200%

Some users swear that AHHC gives them more energy to get through the day. And again, and probably most important, there are no side effects. 

NOW AHCC, 500mg/60 VcapsNOW Foods has the most inexpensive form of AHHC we've found. I love NOW Food products because they are the best of the cheapest (or cheapest of the best). One reason they are so inexpensive is that they do NOT advertize and they have NO sales staff.

 

Other mushrooms that can battle cancer are the shitake, reishi, and maitake mushrooms. The extracts are much more powerful than the actual mushroom, but if you grow your own and eat them daily, you are supercharging your immune system. For information on growing your own mushrooms, go visit The Mushroom People.  

Neem  

Neem is a panacea along the lines of the Aloe Vera plant. Neem preparations have been found in clay pots dating back some 5000 years. It is said to have been used medicinally for over 60 maladies for centuries. Modern scientific studies have demonstrated the healing powers of neem. 

From the All Institute of Medical Sciences, we received this open letter:

June 9, 1999

Dear Readers, 
Hi! I am an ayurvedic doctor working at A.I.I.M.S , New Delhi as a research fellow in breast cancer clinic. We are using neem very extensively in our wound clinic and have recently started its use in breast cancer clinic. I am very much impressed/convinced by the medicinal properties of neem in curing cancer (as studied in ayurvedic treatises like charakh samhita, sushruta samhita etc.). I recommend my patients who are suffering from breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer to chew 8-10 neem leaves early in the morning with lukewarm water on an empty stomach. I have observed that their white blood cells count had increased considerably. Neem being a depurative purifies the blood and being an astringent decreases the body heat. I wish to cure my patients exclusively with neem since taking chemotherapy causes lots of side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, alopecia and fever. It is very painful also and most important aspect is the cost factor which sometimes makes the patient think twice whether to go for it or not. I am planning to suggest/convince my patients to adapt neem as a primary treatment and to continue with chemotherapy if he/she likes. I would appreciate if their are any queries from any cancer patient and would be very happy to help.

With regards,

Dr. Preeti Kachroo (Ayurvedic Practitioner) 
kachroopreeti@hotmail.com
 

Historically, neem preparations have been used for centuries in South East Asia to reduce tumors. Recent studies show that it is the polysaccharides and limonoids found in neem bark, leaves and seed oil responsible for its antitumor activity. [Fujiwara, T., Sugishita, E., Takeda, T., Ogihara, Y., Shimizu, M., Nomura, T. and Tomita, Y. (1984) Further studies on the structure of polysaccharides from the bark of the Melia azadirachta. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 32: 1385-1391]

Another property of neem extract is to inhibit and prevent adhesion of cancer cells to our bodies. Without adhesion, they cannot root and grow and are more easily destroyed by the immune system or other cancer treatments.

Anecdotal evidence shows that injections around tumors show tumor reduction as well as patients reporting that skin cancers disappear after a few months of daily application of neem-based cream. 

For more on Neem and where to order products, visit http://www.neemaura.com/INDEX.HTM Top

Noni (Morinda Citrifolia)

We've known about Noni for some time now; however, we discovered that liquid Noni must be pasteurized (heat processed) before it can be shipped from Hawaii, and that sugars and juices are added to make it more palatable (people walking by a Noni plant ripe with the fruit claim it smells like doggy-doo). Its taste and smell are so terrible that even researchers refused to drink it, thus the addition of sugar. Noni must be taken on an empty stomach because stomach acid destroys its properties. When sugar is added to Noni, the digestive process stimulated by the sugar destroys its properties. In other words, most of the Noni available is worthless.  However, after we discovered Simply Natural Products (a six year search to find the best Aloe Vera on the market), they contacted us with information of their latest product called Enhance ™, which is a special dried form of Noni using high tech and low temperatures. Again, Simply Natural Products has one of the best forms of Noni available: http://www.simplynaturalproducts.com.

Noni is a powerful immunomodulator and has been used to fight cancer in and around the islands of Hawaii for centuries. We are currently getting information from users of Noni that shows it helps people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

The active ingredient in Noni is proxeronine, a precursor to xeronine, an alkaloid that the body produces to activate enzymes. Dr. Ralph Heinicke, an authority on Noni, states that xeronine, though made by the body, is never found in the body because it is created and used immediately. It is basic to the functioning of proteins. Increasing the productions of xeronine in our bodies, according to Dr Heinicke, "can help cure various manifestations of diseases such as cancer, senility, arthritis, high blood pressure, and low blood pressure."

"[A] study by Ms. Hirazumi and her colleagues was conducted on live laboratory mice . . . specifically identified as very receptive to injected Lewis Lung Carcinoma cells. The mice were injected with active Lewis Lung Carcinoma cells (LLC). Untreated, the mice died from 9-12 days after injection from the tumor growth. A portion of the injected mice were treated with Noni juice in five separate daily treatments.

"The Noni juice was shown to significantly increase the life span of the treated mice (from 105%-123%) with 9 of the 22 mice surviving for more than 50 days. The experiment was repeated on a different lot of mice with similar results." [Proc. West. Pharmacol. Soc. 37: 145-146 (1994)]

Dr Heinicke not only recommends taking Noni on an empty stomach, but not in the presence of alcohol, tobacco, or coffee as strange interactions can occur. Top

To order the book Noni, by Diana Fairechild, (or for more information) just click here:

Oleander Extract

See Anvirzel for the history and efficacy of this herbal remedy. The reason we even talk about the Extract here is that we've just found an Oleander Extract made in sold here in the US: This has been tested for toxicity, but keep in mind that this herbal formula can produce side effects. It is, unlike many herbals, to be used according to the instructions on the label. (Many herbal products have no known toxicity level.)

So here is the warning: No reports of toxicity have been received from clinicians supervising patients experiencing Oleander Extract Therapy. Supplementation as suggested with this herb seldom if ever exhibits any adverse side effects.

Possible side effects from this herbal mix when used as a dietary supplement may be slight nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, pruritus, pain at a tumour site, tachycardia and arrhythmias. Because of its blood-thinning properties, people on medical blood-thinning preparations should consult their doctors before using OPC. People on heart-active drugs, such as digoxin (Lanoxin®) or anti-arrhythmics should also speak to their doctors before using the mixture. No other drug interactions have been reported. Pregnant women should preferably not use the mixture due to its anti-angiogenesis effect. Other short term detoxification symptoms like a slight rash, runny nose, pimples, slightly painful joints, etc, may be experienced.

Utopia Naturals Rose Laurel OPC Plus.

Dosage:

As a supplement to stimulate the immune system, just one a day.

For those with cancer, depending on the aggressiveness, people are taking 3 to 5 capsules twice daily.

You MUST be supervised by a health care professional if taking these stronger doses, especially if you are taking other prescriptions. Some people just cannot tolerate large doses. Never go it alone. 

Oleander Soup

WARNING: THE OLEANDER PLANT AND ALL OF IT'S PARTS, IN RAW, UNCOOKED FORM,  IS POISONOUS AND TOXIC TO ALL LIVING ANIMALS.  A SMALL AMOUNT OF THE RAW MATERIAL, IF  INGESTED, CAN CAUSE DEATH

FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR COOKING THE PLANT MATERIAL EXACTLY, COOKING IT IN BOILING WATER FOR AT LEAST FOUR (4) HOURS, STRAINING THE CONCENTRATE EXTRACT AT ROOM TEMPERATURE AFTERWARDS.   

WHEN CUTTING FRESH OLEANDER PLANT, DO NOT ALLOW THE SAP TO CONTACT EXPOSED SKIN.  IT IS TOXIC AND WILL PENETRATE YOUR SKIN.  WASH WITH WATER IMMEDIATELY IF ACCIDENTAL CONTACT OCCURS.  

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION IF RAW OLEANDER IS INGESTED. WEAR RUBBER GLOVES WHEN CUTTING AND HANDLING OLEANDER. WASH THE GLOVES IN WATER AND SOAP AFTER USE. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS WARNING CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

THE INTERNATIONAL WELLNESS DIRECTORY AND MINNESOTA WELLNESS PUBLICATIONS, INC. MAKE NO GUARANTEES ABOUT THIS FORMULA NOR DO WE RECOMMEND MAKING IT. THE RECIPE IS PUBLISHED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

THE DECISION TO MAKE THIS FORMULA IS YOUR DECISION.   

Now, with that out of the way, I can tell you that we've received three reports from our readers (who asked for the formula) who tell us that they are making this formula and that it seems to be working, though it is still too early to tell. They do tell us that those using it feel better and have extra energy.  The original person sending us the formula (which came to him from the originator of Anvirzel, Dr Ozelle) tells us that his Mother is cancer free and five months past being told she had only three months to live (with lung cancer and mets to bones). Her last bone scan was negative. His sister, who has Hep-C, now has a functioning liver and no symptoms now because of this formula. She makes it up herself from her own plants.

We originally posted the recipe right here, but we've found a better version with lots of tips, and I'm sure that the author (Tony Isaacs) is a good friend of the directory.

Better than just reading the formula, you can purchase Tony's book and support our work (and his).

The Recipe for Oleander Soup.

Tips and Advice for Making the Soup.

Tony's Book:

The books are E-Books, and will be sent to you via your email within at least three days of purchase.


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Omega-3 Oils (Essential Fatty Acids)

Dr Johanna Budwig writes books and travels the world over lecturing on the benefits of flaxseed oil and, at the same time, deriding the "pseudo" fats the food industry loves so much: hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated. She enjoys pointing out that these "pseudo" fats are not water soluble and, in addition to causing a host of problems, end up binding with muscle tissue (especially in the heart) as fatty deposits. They end up blocking circulation, damage heart action, inhibit cell renewal and impede the flow of blood and lymph fluids. Our bodies show a measurable loss of electrical energy which is replenished only by adding active lipids (fats) to the diet.

So, she has come up with a formula that not only replenishes the entire system improving circulation as well as immune functions, but also prevents and fights cancer. It is a very simple formula based upon the fact that lipids are water-soluble and free-flowing when bound to protein.

Her formula: two tablespoons of flaxseed oil to a quarter cup of low fat cottage cheese (Dr Budwig used a different milk product we don't get here in America, but low fat cottage cheese is a perfect substitute). For our American tastes, you might want to add some apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, kelp (as a salt replacement), and chop up come veggies (carrots or celery) too.

Once the scientific community got a hold on her research, further studies began pouring in touting the benefits of this simple recipe: anti-tumor activity, increased metabolism, greatly boosted immune systems, reduced cholesterol levels, normalized blood pressure levels, and the inhibition of cancer cell growth.

There are many books on the market about Omega-3 oils, but Budwig's are the best place to start: Cancer - A Fat Problem, The Death of the Tumor, and probably her best, True Health Against Arteriosclerosis, Heart Infarction & Cancer.

UPDATE

We've just discovered a product that is the best food product we've discovered in all our years of researching cancer. It is called Omegasentials™. We've also dedicated an entire paper to Johanna Budwig's work since it is so important to our overall health. For more information on healing cancer with Essential Fatty Acids and how to order Omegasentials: click here: Johanna Budwig Revisited.

(Editor's note: if Omega-3s bound to protein are such powerful protection against cancer, then eggs from flax-fed chickens and your blue-green algae, both having Omega-3 lipids and protein, should have this same effect.)

We have created a number of recipes using UDO's DHA Blend, Omegasentials, Flax Oil, and Chia Oil. You can check them out here: Recipes

The Mariposas Clinic and Wellness Center in Spain specializes in complementary and alternative treatments with the main treatment used being the Budwig Diet. http://www.budwigcenter.com/hyperthermia.php,  Tel: +34 952 381 447 Top

OPC Rainforest Mixture

For some other conditions it is desirable to use the rain forest herbal combination which is ABM Mushroom, Pau de Arco, Nerium Oleander, and Cats Claw (an immune stimulant from the rainforest). This is called OPC extract and registered at the Ministry of Health in South Africa, used their by many, many people, with a lot of success. Again the amount of usage might vary from one teaspoons to 5 per day. It is often advantageous to take the extracts in combination with other ABM Mushroom products like RAAX11.

We've heard that this is now available in the US, but so far can't locate the person. So you will want to contact TakeSun in Brazil: http://takesun.com.

These formlas were created by Marc Swanepoel, a naturopath working in Africa. For an even better product (we think it is) that was also created by Marc, go here: Sutherlandia OPC.

Oxygen Therapy

This is one of Dr Donsbach's favorite therapies, although it is never used alone. Donsbach's Theory:

The degree of the vitality of the body and the strength of the barrier to degenerative diseases is in proportion to the ratio of oxygen's saturation of the blood stream, all things being equal.

He also quotes Otto Warburg, a Nobel Laureate:

The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the normal oxygen respiration of body cells by anaerobic cell respiration.

And:

Cancer cells meet their energy needs by fermentation, not oxidation.  Thus, they are dependent upon glucose and a high oxygen environment is toxic to them.

 

Donsbach writes some very interesting (and inexpensive) little booklets. In his book, Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen, he states:

Many factors are involved in causing oxygen depletion. One of the most overlooked is the fact that a few hundred years ago the oxygen content of our atmosphere was about 35%—today it is about 19%. We have had an almost 50% decrease in the available oxygen in the air around us!

We thought we'd check out this (supposed) fact, and nothing we found shows there was ever 35% oxygen in the atmosphere, and calls to the U of Minn resulted in one professor stating that, yes, there has been a decrease in the amount of oxygen available, but the most it has ever been is 21%.

Now there are other factors in our bodies' oxygen depletion that are extremely important: lack of minerals such as iron and copper deficiencies, poor diets, fluoridated drinking water, infections, shallow breathing patterns, and mental attitudes. And as Dr Donsbach explains, the addition of oxygen to his patients has so impressed him, that though he may use different therapies for different cancers, oxygen therapy is the one they all get.

Cancer hates oxygen. Cancer metabolizes anaerobically through fermentation. The addition of oxygen inhibits its spread and eventually kills cancer cells. At the Donsbach clinic (in Mexico—this is illegal in the US), he employs infusions of a mixture of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and DMSO.

"Oxygen and cancer research indicates that hydrogen peroxide stimulates natural killer cells, which attack cancer cells throughout the body." [Oxygen Intermediates are Required for Interferon Activation of NK Cells.  Journal of Interferon Research]

Additionally, you can get oxygen therapy in a number of ways: drinking a weak mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water (Donsbach recommends his Magnesium Dioxide which—we've tried it—is quite palatable), bathing in a solution of 8 oz 35% hydrogen peroxide to a filled bathtub, and one ounce of 35% to a gallon of water in a humidifier.

Additionally, some clinics use hyperbaric oxygen chambers, and we found one clinic that, while using this method with elderly cancer patients, suddenly discovered that those who had also suffered strokes were improving so much that now all they do is work with hyperbaric oxygen and stroke victims. (Health Restoration Center, in California listed in Cancer Centers.)

To add a boost to oxygen therapy, supplements of Garlic and DMG are often used, as well as germanium.

For more information on hyperbaric oxygen or where to find a physician using it, contact the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, Ocean Medical Center, 4001 Ocean Drive, Suite 105, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida 33308, (305) 771-4000.

For more information on IV hydrogen peroxide therapy or physicians employing it, contact the International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation, PO Box 13205, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73113-1205, (405) 634-1310. Top

References and Further Reading

Donsbach, Kurt, DC, ND, PhD. Wholistic Cancer Therapy, San Diego: The Rockland Corporation, 1993. http://alphamedicalclinic.com

Donsbach, Kurt, DC, ND, PhD. Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen, San Diego: The Rockland Corporation, 1993.  http://alphamedicalclinic.com

Pau D'arco/Taheebo Tea

Pau D'arco is a tea from a tree (Lapacho) in the rapidly diminishing rain forests of South America. It has been used for centuries to prevent and battle cancer. The naturopathic physician Manuel Cordova (1887-1978) used it extensively to battle cancer in cases where modern medicine had failed. It can be found in many health food stores, but the teas can be quite weak and it is best to take it in all its forms: tea, decoction, and tincture. 

Pau D'arco, like the ESSIAC formula, works right away or not at all. It supports the immune system, contains bioflavanoids that have anti-tumor properties, helps to detox the body, and is parasiticidal (kills parasites). Amazingly, the National Cancer Institute is even studying this one.  

For more information on Pau D'arco/Taheebo Tea, visit http://www.karlloren.com/prod02.htm#T13. He has a ton of information and lots of testimonials from people who's lives were saved using this herb. You can also order Taheebo Tea from this site; his prices are the best on the web. And please tell him the International Wellness Directory sent you. Top

Paw Paw

Paw Paw is a tree that grows extensively in the Ohio valley. Its fruit is nutritious and delicious, or so I am told. There is even a Pawpaw Festival in Ohio that you may attend, if it suits you. According to fred.net, the plant can be found from as far north as Ontario to as far south as Florida.

Paw Paw is related to Graviola. Dr Jerry McLaughlin, who has researched the plant and tested it in human studies feels that it is a more powerful anti-cancer agent than its cousin, Graviola.

We have one very large paper on Paw Paw that explains, in pretty good detail, its chemical action and how it fights cancer: Paw Paw. I must warn you that the paper is a BIT detailed. It might be over your head. It was mine, at first. However, I can tell you in a very oversimplified summary how Paw Paw fights cancer.

All chemical reactions in the body work towards one goal: to provide energy. This is it. We need energy to survive. The final step in all biological/biochemical processes it to make ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the result is energy and water. When you work out, you expend energy and you sweat: energy and water. What Paw Paw does is this: it allows the energy to be produced, but the water is slightly changed. Instead of H2O you get H2O2, or hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen peroxide is one of the Oxygen Therapies. Cancer cannot live in an oxygen rich environment, and hydrogen peroxide, by the was, is created by our own immune cells to fight pathogens:

"Macrophages and other immune cells generate hydrogen peroxide to help kill bacteria, parasites, viruses and other pathogens.  Research indicates hydrogen peroxide helps enzymes remove toxins and can directly destroy invading microbes.  The hydrogen peroxide produced by these immune cells has also been shown to have anti-tumor properties.  In the lungs, for example, the macrophages' cell-killing ability is largely dependent on hydrogen peroxide." [Anti-tumor Effect by Leukocyte-derived Active Oxygens.  Japanese Journal of Respiratory Diseases]

More on Paw Paw can be found at www.pawpaw.tv while those who would like to purchase it can do so at www.pawpawforhealth.com or you can write to rlund@pawpawforhealth.com.

Taking antioxidants while using Paw Paw weakens its anti-cancer properties, so be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully. Top 

Phycotene

Funny how we find out about these things. I was visiting a friend, a healer, and as I was leaving, he handed me an audio tape for my trip home. I hopped in the car, tossed in the tape and drove. The tape was simply two researchers from Harvard who had found a nontoxic method of reversing cancer in just four days.

There is a company called Light Force that sells spirulina (algae). At one point, Dr Christopher Hills developed a new Light Force product by extracting some seventeen carotenoids from algae (Spirulina and Dunaliella), and he called it Phycotene.

I'm sure you've all heard how beta carotene can protect you from cancer. Well, it seems that Phycotene can not only prevent cancer, but in this one study, it reversed cancer. Dr Joel Schwartz, one of the researchers on the tape I listened to, actually stated that he was convinced that they had found, at least, a substance that could cure 100% of all hamster cancers. 

We don't know what it can do in humans because like most studies on nontoxic, non-patentable, natural substances, no one has the money or interest to back a study on humans. There is no profit in it. However, can we extrapolate from these hamster experiments that the product might/can help cure human cancers? Not if you are a distributor of the product. 

But I can. 

This three year study began in 1984 at the Harvard University's Department of Oral Pathology and was conducted by Dr Joel Schwartz and Dr Gerald Shklar. 

If you've ever owned a hamster, you know about it's facial pockets in which it can store food. These pockets are perfect for studying oral cancers. The two doctors painted the inner lining of the hamster pockets with a powerful carcinogen and were able to produce some very healthy tumors. During the study they wanted to determine if chemotherapy would be a good preventative, so they put their little subjects on methotrexate and painted their pockets with the carcinogen. The methotrexate not only did not prevent the tumors, it made the tumors more numerous and still  larger. Their office suddenly became famous for producing some of the worst tumors at Harvard. They realized quickly that chemotherapy is not a good preventative because it destroys the immune system allowing tumors to grow unchecked (this is just too obvious, as one of the side effects of most chemotherapies is "decreased resistance to infection").

They experimented with all sorts of carotenoids and got some impressive results. But when they attacked the tumors with Phycotene they were absolutely amazed that the most ungainly of tumors would regress in just four days. They could not believe  their own eyes, and had to call in colleagues to witness this dramatic effect.

Several firsts were achieved in this research:

1. For the first time, researchers discovered a non-toxic substance that destroyed cancer tumor cells and totally regressed large cancer tumors without any harmful side effects to normal healthy cells. 

2. This is the first time that we have seen complete regression of induced cancer tumors in hamsters without toxicity to normal cells The hamster cheek pouch model (used in the Harvard research) acts similarly to human squamous cell carcinoma and has the same oncogene which makes this model very close to the human and very promising. 

3. These are the first scientific laboratory and animal studies that are consistent with large-scale human population studies which show that diets high in beta-carotene and other carotenes may lead to reduced cancer risks. As a result, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the National Research Council recommend increasing the levels of carotene in our diet. 

4. This is the first time we have evidence of a natural substance that activates the body's own lnterleukin system, enhances the immune system and triggers the white blood cell macrophages to produce enough tumor necrosis factor-alpha to specifically target and kill cancer cells without killing normal cells or producing side effects 

Today, with the help of that genius Dr Flanagan, Phycotene is wrapped in Flanagan's Micro Clusters, making it even more potent and even more bioavailable.

A friend of this organization has her own non profit organization and sells Phycotene to support the organization. If you want more information or wish to order, go to www.hearttoheartassociates.com and click on Microhydrin. If you wish to order directly from Royal Body Care, her number is 3372. You may also write her at Heartglo@aol.com Top

Poultices  

Beyond Castor Oil Packs, we have poultices, probably as old as medicine itself. They go back so far no one knows where they started. Old wives tales? Did your grandmother use a poultice ever? 

Here is a recipe we were sent by a person with experience (her friends are using them successfully) and she is using this one, and though her success hasn't been as great as some of her friends, she does find that her tumors feel different. She can "feel" it working and promises to keep in touch.

Black Drawing Poultice
1 cup Red Clover Blossoms
12 lg. Peeled Garlic Cloves
1/3 cup Dried Pwd Poke Root
2 tablespoons Goldenseal Root Pwd
2 tablespoons Activated Charcoal
1 Tsp. Tea Tree Oil
1 Cup Bentonite Clay
1 Cup Slippery elm inner bark
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 oz Bloodroot Tincture per 8 oz of liquid

Put this all in a blender and add enough 50/50 solution of distilled water and raw apple cider vinegar to make a paste, add at least 1 ounce bloodroot tincture per 8 ounces of liquid, blend well and apply. Tape gauze over the area, clean off every 24 hours, bathe, and reapply. That's it. 

To order this poultice, go to: http://www.healmarketplace.com/cartstuff/ogandp.html  

Dr Schulze in his Save Your Life Video Series shows a very graphic example of a poultice pulling out a very ugly tumor from a woman's breast. It is not to be viewed by the squeamish. 

The person writing to me stated: 

I've had this new poultice on for less than 72 hours and this morning when I changed it, I can see the defined shape of the tumor below the skin, plus my poultice had a complete layer of dead skin on it, and another sloughed off in the shower.

The way it works is this: Some of the VERY POTENT herbs actually kill the cancer, and the other ingredients draw the dead cells to the surface and remove them. (Most herb stores can't or won't sell the bloodroot tincture or the poke root powder due to FDA / AMA concerns, and I've heard that Essiac Tea used to include bloodroot until the AMA got after them and made them remove it. But I had no problem ordering it online.) I don't know about you, but anytime the AMA and FDA declare war on something, it is like a red flag to me that there must be something to it.

For a very graphic demonstration of poultices (consisting mainly of bloodroot) you can click on the link below. However, be advised, the pictures are a bit graphic. You might be able to order the bloodroot paste from this site. www.cancerx.org  

Now keep in mind that the bloodroot paste is being used (at this site) with Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy. All the patients are taking pancreatic enzymes along with the bloodroot.

At the Cansema Site, where they make the Cansema Black Topical Salve, they do not recommend bloodroot for skin cancers (their bloodroot salve is used for moles and warts). However, they also do not mention anything about Enzyme Therapy.

Poly-MVA

Poly-MVA is a nutritional chemotherapy that combines the trace element Palladium with alpha lipoic acid, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It is considered nontoxic and has shown some remarkable results in people who were not expected to be around much longer. In fact, at some hospices, patients using Poly-MVA were the first patients to leave the hospice on their feet.

Poly-MVA is both water and oil soluble meaning it can pass the blood brain barrier and gives new hope to brain cancer patients. 

Since we feel this to be one of the most important discoveries in the history of cancer research, we have written an entire web page dedicated to Poly-MVA and you may read it by clicking here: Poly-MVA Top

Prostasol

Dr Donsbach created this product, and it contains some very interesting and powerful weapons on our battle against prostate cancer.

Quercetin - The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota tested Quercetin.  “Our laboratory results showed quercetin blocks the hormone activity in androgen-responsive human prostate cancer cell lines,” said Nianzeng Xing, a Mayo researcher who presented his findings at the recent meeting in New Orleans of the American Association for Cancer Research. “By blocking the androgen activity, the growth of prostate cancer cells can be prevented or stopped,” he said. “Our study suggests quercetin may be a non-hormonal approach to accomplish that goal.”

 Reishi (Ganodema Lucidum) - Long a remedy in Oriental folklore for cancer of all kinds, Reishi contains numerous glycans, three of which have significant antitumor activity against sarcoma. Proteins isolated from this herb exhibit immunomodulatory activity.

Baikal Scullcap (Scutellaria Baicalensis) - One of the flavonoids, Scullcap contains ingredients which are antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory. Lab results indicate stimulation of apoptosis and antimutagenic activity.

Rabdosia (Rabdosia Rubescens Hara) - Reported to have an anti-cancer function for prostate cancer, as well as, esophageal, liver and breast cancer.

Dyer’s Woad (Isatis Indigotica Fortune) - An ingredient, indirubin, is reported to have anti-neoplastic activity and is widely used in leukemia.

Mum or Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema Morifolium Tzelev) - Studies at Sloan-Kettering have shown that an extract of Chrysanthemum kills cancer cells in a laboratory setting. For prostate cancer, Chinese medicine has used the Chrysanthemum for years. The flavonoid researchers think is responsible for apoptosis (programmed cell death)

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa Repens) - Contains phytoestrogens which lower endogenous androgens in host animals. The lipid/sterol complex inhibits proliferation of benign and cancerous prostate cells.

San-Qi Ginseng (Panax Notoginseng) - Regular use of this herb lowers the incidence of cancer and suppresses proliferation of different tumor types.

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra L.) - Known mostly for its anti-mutagenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects, this herb also has specific cytotoxic activity (kills cancer cells).

The product has been clinically tested and we've received three letters praising the formula and the results they've gotten. If you too get good results, we do want to hear from you: Let's Hear From You.

You can read more about Prostasol and purchase it here: Dr Donsbach's Prostasol.   Top

Protomorphogens (PMGs)

According to Dr West, in his wonderful newsletter Health Alert (Nov 2000, 17:11), "Protomorphogens are the tiniest specks of life made specifically by your body for each kind of tissue and are necessary for the control factors involved in disease."

We've heard of these before, but it wasn't until we read Dr West's take on them did we finally understand their function in helping the body to repair itself. 

Modern medicine does not cure cancer. It eliminates (if it can) the problem giving us time to go heal the actual problem. Removing a tumor does not get to the root cause. But it does "buy" us time. 

Here is the theory: when an organ develops cancer, the PMG "blueprint" is altered. Cell reproduction goes uncontrolled. Dr Royal Lee, the founder of Standard Process Labs in Wisconsin (they sell only to Health Care Professionals) patented over 75 PMGs from animal tissue (animals raised organically). In early studies, it was shown that taking PMGs orally (the specific organ PMGs for a specific cancer) initiated a healing of that organ. 

Any dietary therapy must contain PMGs and eliminate sugars (or to be more specific, all processed foods). The only place you can get PMGs specifically for your organ that has cancer, is from a distributor of Standard Process Labs, or Dr West (my personal supplier). For lung cancer, there is Pneumotrophin, for liver cancer there is Hepatrophin, etc. We suggest you call Dr West's company (Immune Systems, at 800.231.8063) and tell them the organ damaged by cancer. They will tell you how much and where to send your check. Or better still, order Dr West's newsletter.  For subscription information, write to Health Alert, 100 Wilson Rd #110, Monterey CA 93940 or call 800-231-8063. Top

PSK  

If you've been paying attention at this web site and have spent some time reading the immune system articles, then you know already that mushrooms enhance immune response. PSK is a mushroom extract that contains complex polysaccharides (like Anvirzel, above) that have demonstrated powerful anticancer activity in over 20 years of clinical use in Japan. There are over two hundred studies involving PSK. It is virtually non-toxic and readily bioavailable taken orally. Most of the studies involving PSK have been done in conjunction with conventional therapies, not instead of them. Survival rates while supplementing with PSK are three to five times greater when used to complement conventional therapies. Because of its widespread use in Japan, PSK is the largest selling anticancer supplement in the world. (Though ABM mushrooms are quickly catching up. 10/11/01) A month's supply can cost $135 per month. When used with chemotherapy, many of the side effects are softened or avoided. 

PSK stimulates phagocytic action and is a very powerful antioxidant.  Top

1. Hayakawa K, Mitsuhashi N, Saito Y, et al. Effect of Krestin (PSK) as adjuvant treatment on the prognosis after radical radiotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Anticancer Res 13:1815-20, 1993.

2. Iino Y, Yokoe T, Ohwada S, et al. Eight-year results of adjuvant immunochemotherapies vs chemotherapy in the treatment of operable breast cancer. 18th International Congress of Chemotherapy. June 27-July 2, 1993, Stockholm, Sweden, p. 162, 1993.

3. Torisu M, Hayashi Y, Ishimitsu T, et al. Significant prolongation of disease-free period gained by oral polysaccharide K (PSK) administration after curative surgical operation of colorectal cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunotherapy 31:261-8, 1990.

Resveratrol  

This is a bioflavonoid found in the skin of dark grapes. It is thought that Resveratrol is responsible for the French Paradox: the French diet is a high fat diet, yet they have the lowest incidence of heart disease among all nations. Why? Because the French drink wine with meals. Red wines contain a high concentration of resveratrol.

In studies conducted at the College of Pharmacy at the UIC campus it was discovered that resveratrol might prevent cancer (Jang, M., Cai, L., Udeani, G.O., Slowing, K.V., Thomas, C.F., Beecher, C.W.W., Fong, H.H.S., Farnsworth, N.R., Kinghorn, A.D., Mehta, R.G., Moon, R.C. and Pezzuto, J.M. Science volume 10:218-221, 1997).   In a current study, they were able to show that resveratrol was effective during all three phases of the cancer process: initiation, promotion and progression. In one controlled study performed on mice, it was found that resveratrol reduced the number of skin-cancer tumors up to 98%. In one more study, Resveratrol was added to a test tube of human leukemia cells and it stopped the production of abnormal cells; it turned cancer cells into normal cells.

Resveratrol inhibits the body's production of the COX (cycoloxygenase) enzyme. This enzyme stimulates tumor growth and suppresses the immune system. By reducing COX, resveratrol halts the chain reaction that allows cancer to spread throughout the body.

Resveratrol is available in health food stores, however, a Montreal-based pharmaceutical company has synthesized a pure form of trans-resveratrol, known by the brand name Resverin, and is currently being used in resveratrol studies sponsored by the U.S. National Cancer Institute. It is considered a dietary supplement, alsoNOW Natural Resveratrol, 200mg/60 Vcaps available in health food stores in the U.S. and parts of Canada, however, we've not yet been able to find anyone selling it. So, until someone decides to sell Resverin on the web or in health food stores, we've found a form by NOW Foods that you can get right now.

Food high in resveratrol are concord grapes (the wild form are even more potent), blueberries, and red grapes. 

See August 08 Newsletter for more on Resveratrol.

Radiofrequency of Lung Tumor Ablation 

Developed by Dr Patrick Sewell from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, this procedure could easily offer lung cancer patients a favorable alternative to traditional treatments and change the way lung cancer surgeries are performed worldwide.

A radiofrequency (hot) probe is inserted into tumors guided by CAT scan images. The procedure is less invasive than conventional surgery, allowing patients to recover quickly. Dr Sewell performed this procedure on 9 lung cancer patients (ranging in ages from 38 to 78) in China. None required general anesthesia. Five had primary tumors, two had primary lung tumors with metastasis, and two had metastasized cancer that had spread to the lung from other locations.

When the PET scans came back, all the tumors had been killed. The surprising thing was that the PET scans were conducted just 3 days after the final surgery. 

Rhodiola Rosea & Rhododendron Caucasicum

Amazing how we run across these things! The Rhodiola rosea (golden root) and the  Rhododendron caucasicum (white rhododendron/snow rose) are one of the latest fads in dieting. All throughout the internet you can find lots of information about these two plants, most of which looks like duplicate information. One site simply copies another site.

We've found only ONE product that contains both these substances: NorthStar Nutritionals Weight and Wellness.

Enzymatic Therapy Rhodiola Energy, 40 UltraCaps
Enzymatic Therapy Rhodiola Energy, 40 UltraCaps
Herb Pharm's  Rhodiola/Rhodiola rosea 8 oz
Herb Pharm's Rhodiola/Rhodiola rosea 8 oz
Rhodiola Extract (3% Rosavins), 250 mg 60 vegetarian capsules Rhodiola Extract (3% Rosavins), 250 mg 60 vegetarian capsules


Both plants do not exhibit the exact same properties, but we list them together here because that seems to be how they are used. Together they are an antidepressant, antioxidant, antibacterial, weight loss aid, and much, much more.

They both come from Georgia, Russia. The promoters of the products containing one or both herbs like to point to this little juicy fact: in the USA, 1 in 52,928 persons is older than 100 years of age. In Georgia, Russia, 1 in 140 is older than 100. 

It took me awhile, but I was finally able to separate the facts from the fictions surrounding these two substances. Let's talk a look at their properties. 

Property

Rhodiola Rosea

Rhododendrom Caucasicum

Adaptogen Aids the body in adapting to stressors; increases physical endurance. Considered by many to be the most successful adaptogen available.  Not as powerful as Rhodiola, but notably potent; aids also in cardiovascular conditions, and helps good bacteria in the gut to thrive.
Antioxidant Contains bioflavanoids that act as antioxidants and supports collagen production for healthy arteries. Ultra- antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Rated far more powerful than grape seed extract and pine bark extract.
Antidepressant Raises dopamine levels; stimulates serotonin production. Two independent studies showed marked improvement in chronic depression in 88% of the experimental group.
Improves Sleep In 67% of patients who suffered from sleep disturbances.  
Cancer Prevention Inhibits tumor growth and metastases. Inhibits tumor growth in the colon.
Cardiovascular support Helps to lower blood pressure. Regularizes blood pressure, aids in fragile capillarity support (highly P-Vitamin active); increases heart output.
Detoxicant No. Supports the body's natural cleansing processes. 
Hyaluronidase Inhibitor No. Inhibits and abolishes activity of Hyaluronidase, an enzyme responsible for colon cancer and (theoretically) arthritis.
Antibacterial No. Has been demonstrated to be a powerful antibiotic against staph, strep and E. coli, while supporting (enhancing) good bacteria in the digestive tract.

All together this information still begs the question, "Why is this combination so great for weight loss?" With the improvement in circulation and heart function, and overall energy improvement, one cannot help but lose weight with proper nutrition end exercise. 

As far as battling cancer goes, I would not personally rest all my hopes on these two, but I would use them along with my entire program. Top

Shark Cartilage

We ordered a special supplement to Alternatives from Dr David G Williams called The Amazing New Anti-Cancer Secret That's About to Take the World by Storm. In it we discovered shark cartilage.

The secret to shark cartilage is that it stops angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. Because tumors have a higher rate of metabolism than normal organs, they require more blood to get their nutrition. Shark cartilage stops the growth of new blood vessels to the tumor, thus starving it.

However, we don't quite agree that this new cure will take the world by storm for a couple of reasons. The dosage is one gram of cartilage per kilogram of body weight. If your dog or cat has cancer, from personal experience, I can confirm that they love the taste of shark cartilage. However, to humans, as one person put it: "It smells terrible and tastes worse." Taking it mixed with juice will probably not occur more than twice. The number of pills you would have to take will boggle your mind, and the odor coming up from your stomach (we've tried it) will make you retch.

When Dr Williams discovered Shark Cartilage being used in Cuba, there were no objective studies on record. To this day, there has been only one (supposedly) objective study, and it failed.

As a cancer therapy, Shark Cartilage has turned out to be a flop.

For a more widely researched antiangiogenesis therapy, see C-Statin.

Shark Cartilage is, however,  a wonderful food supplement (high in calcium), and is also being used successfully by persons with arthritis (it is an anti-inflammatory). The dosage as a food supplement is much less than if you were using it to fight cancer. The dosage as a remedy for arthritis is, initially, one capsule for every 11 pounds of body weight, and after you've begun to feel the effects (under 21 days), you may cut the dosage to one third the initial dosage. [Williams, David G, MD. Conquering Arthritis Through Natural Methods. Ingram, TX: Mountain Home Publishing, 1992]

And while we're on the subjects of sharks, in Sweden, shark liver extract has been used to fight leukemia, and information coming out of Europe shows that it is effective against other cancers as well. Top

Shark Liver Oil

Cheaper than Shark Cartilage but more expensive than other essential Omega-3 oils, Shark Liver Oil has been studied in Sweden for years. It was found to contain Alkylglycerols, chemicals found in mother's milk as well as the immune system organs: liver, spleen, bone marrow, lymphatic tissues, and, importantly, in the blood. In the book Shark Liver Oil: Nature's Amazing Healer by Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph.D., Richard Passwater, Ph.D., and Ingemar Joelsson, M.D., Ph.D. [Kensington Books], we find this statement concerning cancer: "The Brohults of Sweden - Astrid, Sven, and their son Johan - together with Dr. Ingemar Joelsson and a number of other respected scientists and medical professionals, have studied the effects of AKGs (Alkylglycerols) on patients with varying forms and manifestations of cancer. In the course of their work, they have witnessed reduced mortality rates; protection against radiation damage; stimulation and formation of white and red blood cells and platelets; the slowing of cancer growth; accelerated wound healing; and strengthening of the immune system."

Another chemical found in Shark Liver Oil is squalamine. We found the following on the web: "One compound in particular, squalamine, shows particular promise. According to Moorin, animal trials demonstrated that squalamine effectively shut down a tumor's ability to connect to and develop its own blood supply. Once tumors are isolated from the nourishment they need, "hopefully, the immune system will then cause the tumor to shrink," Moorin said. "It's a very exciting approach to treating a number of solid-tumor cancers.

"Researchers believe squalamine could represent a powerful new weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal. Moorin says that animal trials have so far shown no adverse side effects to the drug. "We should be able to use squalamine rather freely because it does not add to the overall toxicity of treatment," Moorin explained. ["Sharks Attacking Cancer" Reuters, NY Tuesday, April 29, 1997 1:27 PM EDT]

In an article by Richard A. Passwater, we discovered: "In rabbits, squalamine halted the growth of rectal carcinoma by specifically suppressing the growth of new blood vessels needed to support the growth of the tumors. In rats, squalamine halted the growth of brain tumors and prolonged the lives of the laboratory animals."

At the April 30, 1996 annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Minneapolis, Dr. Brem [of Johns Hopkins] commented, "Our findings present evidence that squalamine may work against brain cancer. Preliminary studies with brain cancer cells (glioma) have been encouraging, and the group plans clinical studies by the second half of 1997." ["Shark Liver Oil and Cancer" Vitamin Connection, Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D.] Top

Sutherlandia OPC

Marc Swanepoel is a naturopath who is completing his PhD in Africa working with people with AIDS and Cancer. He developed this formula using the herb  Sutherlandia fructescens (commonly known as the Cancer Bush) and the Nerium Oleander, which we have written about quite extensively in our articles on Anvirzel and Oleander Soup.

The Medical Resarch Council of South Africa has recently conducted a study on the Sutherlandia fructescens and have found it to be perfectly safe. Historically it has been used for:

  • enhancing well-being
  • immune support
  • longevity
  • stress, depression and anxiety
  • wasting from cancer, TB, and AIDS
  • quality-of-life tonic for cancers, HIV/AIDS and TB
  • appetite stimulant in wasted patients, but not in healthy people.
  • influenza
  • Chronic Fatigues Syndrome, ME Syndrome and Yuppie Flu
  • viral hepatitis
  • asthma and bronchitis
  • type 2 diabetes
  • mild to moderate hypertension
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • peptic ulcer, gastritis, and reflux oesophagitis
  • hot flashes and irritability in menopause [www.sutherlandia.org]

The Sutherlandia plant is so popular with the indigenous people, it was chosen to be on the South African national postage stamps

Marc's research on AIDS and Cancer has been very successful, and once his PhD thesis has been accepted, he's promised us a copy. With cancer he is realizing a success rate upwards of 70%.

Marc has recently found a company to help him process and bottle his product which has brought down the price considerably. We are in contact with a few people using it and they are more than satisfied with the results.

You can purchase Marc's Sutherlandia OPC at www.sutherlandiaopc.com. And since Marc is a wonderful supporter of this site and our work (you'll see a link to us at his site) write to him after you order, write to Marc at: marcswan@global.co.za and tell him that you heard about his product thru the International Wellness Directory.

Instructions for use:

Liquid

  • Start off by taking 5ml (1 teaspoon) once per day during mealtime for 2 days.

  • Increase dosage to 5 ml twice per day with meals for a further 2 days.

  • Increase dosage to 5ml three times per day with meals for 1 month.

  • If no improvement, increase dosage to 10ml three times per day for 2 months.

  • If still no response, the dosage can be increased to 45ml per day (3 x 15ml)

Capsules

  • Start off by taking 1 capsule with breakfast for 2 days.

  • Increase dosage to 1 capsule twice per day (2 caps total) with breakfast and lunch for a further 2 days.

  • Increase dosage to 2 capsules twice per day (4 caps total) with breakfast and lunch for 1 month.

  • If no improvement, increase dosage to 3 capsules twice per day (6 caps total) with breakfast and lunch for 2 months.

Being a naturopath, Marc also recommends, as we do, a liver cleanse. In fact, in any degenerative illness, you always want to do a complete detox, so check here: Cleaning House ─ The Correct Way to Detox.

Notes from the inventor:

  1. The shelf life of both the liquid and capsules is 18-24 months although I never sell anything that is older than 6 - 9 months.
  2. One bottle is enough for one month for stage I and II cancers. For stage III and IV cancers one should use more and a bottle will only last for 2 weeks.
  3. One should observe a difference within 2 months. However, as cancer is really just a symptom of a deeper problem, one should also introduce certain lifestyle changes (diet, stress, etc) AND should do a few liver cleanses for the product to be effective.

Triptolide

The vine, Tripterygium Wilfordii Hook has been used for centuries in China for relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. However, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine discovered in May of 1999 that the active compound triptolide not only cooperates with TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) in killing solid tumor cells, but is capable of killing tumor cells on its own.

Triptolide and TNF-like compounds force tumor cells to commit suicide in a process called apoptosis. However, TNF and related compounds are toxic to healthy cells and cause a host of side effects. They discovered that triptolide does not produce these side effects.

Additionally, unlike many chemotherapy agents used to treat solid tumors that frequently cause the tumors to become drug resistant, triptolide, like taxol, has been found to kill tumor cells that are resistant to chemotherapy.

Triptolide was also discovered to dampen the immune system in cases of multiple sclerosis and lupus. Click here to learn more on this. Top

Ukrain

Ukrain is a cancer therapy that has been around for some twenty years in which it has shown some remarkable results. However, we've not put it into our list of Alternative Cancer Therapies till just recently. Why? 

Ukrain is a semisynthetic compound of thiophosphoric acid [triaziridide] and the alkaloid chelidonine derived from the plant Chelidonium majus, a common weed in Europe and western Asia. For many centuries, the plant has been used in the therapy of warts and skin cancers. (from AnnieAppleseed project)

That is the best description found on the web. However, there is more: the alkaloid is a self-fluorescent alkaloid. Since Ukrain is like a smart bomb hunting out tumors to destroy, it also finds metastases . And the self-fluorescent alkaloid, under an ultra-violet light, shows us where these metastases are because they get lit up.

Only a few minutes after ukrain has been administered intravenously it accumulates around the tumor. The tumor thus becomes visible and metastases can also be detected. [Cancer Treatment Using Anticancer Preparation Alkaloid Derivative Ukrain. J.W. Nowicky, http://www.ukrain-drug.net/papers/002.HTM]

It is a fascinating chemical. We searched the web and found some great pictures (copyrighted, so we cannot use them) of Ukrain doing its job. It found metastases and tumors and all of them lit up in Technicolor. What a wonderful device to help locate cancers. Ya think?

It doesn't seem to be very toxic. The toxic dose is 10,000 times greater than the therapeutic dose. [Nowicky J. W.: New immuno-stimulating anti-cancer preparation ukrain. 13th International Congress of Chemotherapy, Austria 1983.]

Ukrain's main action is immunoligical stimulation. However, scientists are befuddled that in some cases, independent of tumor type, Ukrain just does not stimulate the immune system at all. They have yet to locate the variable responsible for this. 

Now this plant and its various forms (other than the semisynthetic compound called Ukrain) has been around for centuries. As a cancer therapy, though, Ukrain was used for about 20 years before any of its mechanisms/actions were discovered. It seems to be a very effective therapy for one of the most deadly forms of cancer, Pancreatic cancer. [Zemskov, VS, Procopchuk, OL, Susak, YM et al. Ukrain (NSC-631570) in the treatment of pancreas cancer. Drugs Exp Clin Res 2000;26:179-190.]

"Ukrain could replace chemotherapy in treating almost all cancers" 
Robert C. Atkins, M.D.

Drs Zemskov and Procopchuk conducted a randomized study of 42 patients with pancreatic cancer using just ten milligrams of Ukrain every other day for twenty days in the experimental group. The experimental group's medial survival was 17.7 months compared to the control group with 6.97 months. [http://www.ukrain-drug.net/papers/153.htm]

At http://www.ukrain-drug.net/webspeed/index.htm we found the following facts (as discussed by Dr J W Nowicky). You can also go to this web site to see the amazing pictures of Ukrain in action. 

Ukrain has been tested by the NCI. It was called NSC 61570. 

"Understanding, as well as possible modulation, of this mechanism involved in selective cancer cell death could be used as a model for providing safe and efficacious new therapies for cancers." 
University of Rochester Cancer Center

It was discovered that inhibition of cell division is confined to tumor cells while healthy cells remain unaffected. It destroys cancer cells through apoptosis (programmed cell death) again, without affecting healthy cells.

" …Ukrain is capable of improving the general conditions and prolonging the lives of terminal cancer patients by boosting their immune systems and inhibiting tumour growth." 
Douglas Brodie, M.D. 

Ukrain "modulates" the immune system allowing the body to fight the cancer.

It is antiangiogenesis, meaning it stops the growth of new blood vessels that bring nourishment to cancer cells. Administering Ukrain prior to surgery leads to "tumor encapsulation" and improves the chances of a successful outcome. Post operative administration of Ukrain inhibits the formation of metastases.

Chelidonium majus L. first was mentioned as a medicinal herb in EBERS PAPYRUS (written 3,500 years ago).

The anti-tumour properties of the plant extract were described in a medicinal herb book published in 1536.

Lymphocytes develop the ability to kill cancer cells after treatment with Ukrain and all the properties of Ukrain have been proven in vitro, in vivo and clinically.. 

"Ukrain is a unique product that acts in at least two ways on cancer (by killing cells and by increasing the immune response)." 
Ralph W.Moss, Ph.D.

Ukrain increases NK Cell activity, normalizes the T-helper and T-suppressor cell ratios, increases Lymphocytes, granulocytes and mononuclear cells while activating macrophages (big eaters - that gobble up cancer cells, dead or alive).

When Ukrain was tested in comparison to F-Fluorouracil (a common chemotherapy drug), Ukrain won, hands down. 

Though some patients under Ukrain therapy felt slight fatigue, a slight increase in body temperature and an increased thirst and concomitant increase in urination, it was quite evident that Ukrain had no harmful side effects.

"Our results suggest Ukrain as a potent drug for the treatment of unresectable pancreatic cancer."  
Prof H G  Beger et al., University of Ulm

Ukrain was least effective against leukemia and extremely effective against Non-Small Cell Lung cancer and very effective against colon cancer, liver cancer, and pancreatic cancer. 

Ukrain is water soluble and can be administered intravenously. It has a very strong affinity to cancer tissue and accumulates ONLY in cancer cells. 

Results of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA, Human Cell Line Screen was once postedon the website of the Developmental Therapeutics Program NCI/NIH (National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health) but has since been removed.

With everything we know about UKRAIN, it is best of all, a wonderful, safe, cancer preventative.

However, for information on how to obtain UKRAIN please contact:

Nowicky Pharma Margaretenstrasse 7
Dipl. Ing. Dr. J. W. Nowicky A- 1 040 Vienna, Austria
Tel: (1) 5861224
Fax: (1) 5868994;
(1) 586122420
(1) 586122323

Ukrain was being used in the US, but that clinic no longer exists.

The drug is NOT FDA approved in America, therefore, you must order it from Europe and then have the clinic administer it in an IV drip.

Urea

A very inexpensive product, you can purchase urea by the pound. Professor E.F. Demopoulas, used urea to break the hydrophobic bonds of cancer cells, which are protected from the body's own immune cells. Urea breaks up this water structure, the colony of cells is suddenly unable to feed, and the cancer is unprotected from the body's immune system. In hundreds of cases of skin, eyelid, and lip cancer, Professor Demopoulas, through injecting a 20% urea solution around the tumors and by applying urea powder to ulcerated skin tumors was able to realize a 99% success rate.

Urea, as you might already know, comes from urine. We get over 1,200 medicinal uses from urine, and there are a few books you can find on urine therapy. Orally, urea aids in liver cancer if it is less than a third the size of the liver, and aids with small lung tumors. There is only one problem: it is quickly absorbed by the kidneys (they recognize it immediately). A 50% solution injected into tumors shows immediate reduction of tumor size and mass.

For liver cancer, urea can be used if your Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) levels are tested once a week, and kept at 35-40. A solution of 25 grams of creatin hydrate is mixed with 15 grams of urea (the mixture is called Carbatine—see "Drugs Known to Fight Cancer") in a quart of water, shake well and drink 1/7th of the mixture every hour and a half. Monitor BUN levels: if low, add 5 grams of urea; if high, subtract 5 grams.

When taken orally after bowel surgery, only 25% developed lung or liver metastases over the two years following surgery. [Clinical Oncology, 1977, 3] A good enema is 15% urea and saline solution. Top

Vitamins & Supplements

Vitamin E is one of the antioxidants touted to help prevent and reverse cancer. Recent studies seem to point to tocotrienol, a component of vitamin E to be very potent in fighting cancer. In 1999 Clinical Biochemistry reported that the activities of tocotrienol to be far superior to alpha-tocopherol.

What many don’t seem to know (that includes your physician who, statistically speaking, knows nothing about vitamins) that vitamins are complexes. Vitamin C is not just ascorbic acid as in nature it is found with bioflavonoids and copper. If you read the label of a vitamin E product, it will most likely contain only alpha-tocopherol, when vitamin E is actually mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols, selenium, and other chemicals.

When I read that this part of something does this or that, I get a bit upset because the part is not equivalent to the whole. In Natural Medicine we try not to take supplements. The beta carotene from a carrot is less than that of a pill, but it is more potent because of the synergy (combined effort being greater than the parts) involved in all the things found in that carrot working together.

However, two recent studies [reported in Nutr Cancer 33(1): 26-32, 1999 and Lipids 33(5): 461-9), 1998] show that tocotrienol induced cellular death (apoptosis) in breast cancer cells.

Since vitamin manufacturers read these reports, look for tocotrienol products popping up all over soon at your health food stores.

There is much controversy concerning oncology and supplementation. So, we found the following Supplementation Schedule from the Falk Oncology Clinic in Canada. Dr Falk's rate of success with cancer patients was (while he was alive) second to none. Always keep in mind that if you get your vitamins and minerals from your food, you're getting the best source. Top

Falk's Supplementation Schedule

From the Falk Oncology Centre (closed since the death of Dr Falk) in Ontario, Canada, we have an example of their standard cancer supplementation schedule.

Vitamin C fine crystals, minimum 4 grams (4,000 mg) three times per day. Aim for a dose just below diarrhea level, up to 40 grams per day. 1 level teaspoon = 4 grams (for most Vitamin C, however check the label). When using megadoses of Vitamin C, use a safe C such as Esterfied C, Ester-C by NOW Foods, or Beyond C from Longevity Plus.

Niacinamide 500 mg three times per day. (If cholesterol is high, use niacin.)

Vitamin B Complex (50's) once a day (sublingual B12 is the best form of B12, especially if you are over 35).

Vitamin E 400 IU once a day

Beta Carotene 25,000 IU once a day

Cod Liver Oil 2 capsules once a day

Zinc Citrate 50 mg twice a day

Selenium 200 mcg three times per day

Folic Acid 5 mg twice a day

Potassium increase to 1 gram once a day

Magnesium Oxide 420 mg once a day

Falk's Dietary rules: enjoy a high vegetable diet, decrease animal protein, no sugar. Top

Links

http://www.lightparty.com/Health/Chemotherapy.html A review of Questioning Chemotherapy by Ralph Moss.

Questioning Chemotherapy, by Ralph Moss.

http://www.dodgenet.com/nocancer People Against Cancer, a referral agency.

The Dr Day Video Series. Dr Day, when diagnosed with breast cancer, refused conventional treatments. These videos are highly recommended to anyone handed a death sentence by a physician, or just someone who wants to stay healthy.  Top

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