May 8

A Magnesium Deficiency Increases Cancer Risk Significantly

(NaturalNews) There is a power and a force in magnesium that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins and acid residues, degenerates rapidly, and ages prematurely. It goes against a gale wind of medical science to ignore magnesium chloride used transdermally in the treatment of any chronic or acute disorder, especially cancer.

Magnesium repletion produced rapid disappearance of the periosteal tumors.

Aleksandrowicz et al in Poland conclude that inadequacy of Mg (Magnesium) and antioxidants are important risk factors in predisposing to leukemias. Other researchers found that 46% of the patients admitted to an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in a tertiary cancer center presented hypomagnesemia.

They concluded that the incidence of hypomagnesemia in critically ill cancer patients is high. In animal studies we find that Mg deficiency has caused lymphopoietic neoplasms in young rats. A study of rats surviving Mg deficiency sufficient to cause death in convulsions during early infancy in some, and cardiorenal lesions weeks later in others, disclosed that some of survivors had thymic nodules or lymphosarcoma.

One would not normally think that Magnesium (Mg) deficiency can paradoxically increase the risk of, or protect against cancer yet we will find that just as severe dehydration or asphyxiation can cause death, magnesiumdeficiency can directly lead to cancer. When you consider that over 300 enzymes and ion transport require magnesium and that its role in fatty acid and phospholipid acid metabolism affects permeability and stability of membranes, we can see that magnesium deficiency would lead to physiological decline in cells setting the stage for cancer. Anything that weakens cell physiology will lead to the infections that surround and penetrate tumor tissues. These infections are proving to be an integral part of cancer. Magnesium deficiency poses a direct threat to the health of our cells. Without sufficient amounts, our cells calcify and rot in. Breeding grounds for yeast and fungi colonies they become, invaders all too ready to strangle our life force and kill us.

Over 300 different enzymes systems rely upon magnesium to facilitate their catalytic action, including ATP metabolism, creatine-kinase activation, adenylate-cyclase, and sodium-potassium-ATPase.

It is known that carcinogenesis induces magnesium distribution disturbances, which cause magnesium mobilization through blood cells and magnesium depletion in non-neoplastic tissues. Magnesium deficiency seems to be carcinogenic, and in case of solid tumors, a high level of supplemented magnesium inhibits carcinogenesis. Both carcinogenesis and magnesium deficiency increase the plasma membrane permeability and fluidity. Scientists have in fact found out that there is much less Mg++ binding to membrane phospholipids ofcancer cells, than to normal cell membranes.

Magnesium protects cells from aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium and nickel.

Magnesium in general is essential for the survival of our cells but takes on further importance in the age of toxicity where our bodies are being bombarded on a daily basis with heavy metals. Glutathione requires magnesium for its synthesis. Glutathione synthetase requires y-glutamyl cysteine, glycine, ATP, and magnesium ions to formglutathione. In magnesium deficiency, the enzyme y-glutamyl transpeptidase is lowered. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, low magnesium is associated with dramatic increases in free radical generation as well as glutathione depletion and this is vital since glutathione is one of the few antioxidant molecules known to neutralize mercury. Without the cleaning and chelating work of glutathione (magnesium), cells begin to decay as cellular filth and heavy metals accumulate; excellent environments to attract deadly infection/cancer.

There is drastic change in ionic flux from the outer and inner cell membranes both in the impaired
membranes of cancer, and in Mg deficiency.

Anghileri et al proposed that modifications of cell membranes are principal triggering factors in cell transformation leading to cancer. Using cells from induced cancers, they found that there is much less magnesium binding to membrane phospholipids of cancer cells, than to normal cell membranes. It has been suggested that Mg deficiency may trigger carcinogenesis by increasing membrane permeability. Magnesium deficient cell membranes seem to have a smoother surface than normal, and decreased membrane viscosity, analogous to changes in human leukemia cells. There is drastic change in ionic flux from the outer and inner cell membranes (higher Ca and Na; lower Mg and K levels), both in the impaired membranes of cancer, and of Mg deficiency. And we find that lead (Pb) salts are more leukemogenic when given to Mg deficient rats, than when they are given to Mg-adequate rats, suggesting that Mg is protective.

Magnesium has an effect on a variety of cell membranes through a process involving calcium channels and ion transport mechanisms. Magnesium is responsible for the maintenance of the trans-membrane gradients of sodium and potassium.

Long ago, researchers postulated that magnesium supplementation of those who are Mg deficient, like chronicalcoholics, might decrease emergence of malignancies and now modern researchers have found that all types ofalcohol -- wine, beer or liquor -- add equally to the risk of developing breast cancer in women. The researchers, led by Dr. Arthur Klatsky of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, Calif., revealed their findings at a meeting of the European Cancer Organization in Barcelona in late 2007. It was found that women who had one or two drinks a day increased their risk of developing breast cancer by 10 percent. Women who had more than three drinks a day raised their risk by 30 percent. The more one drinks, the more one drives down magnesium levels.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer killer of women, after lung cancer. It will be diagnosed in 1.2 million people globally this year and will kill 500,000.

According to data published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2002, 4 percent of all breast cancers -- about 44,000 cases a year -- in the United Kingdom are due to alcohol consumption. It's an important question though, and one not asked by medical or health officials, is it the alcohol itself or the resultant drop in magnesium levels that is cancer provoking? Though some studies have shown that light to moderate alcohol use can protect against heart attacks, it does us no good to drink if it causes cancer. Perhaps if magnesium was supplemented in women drinkers who were studied, there would have been no increase of cancer from drinking.

Alcohol has always been known to deplete magnesium, and is one of the first supplements given to alcoholics when they stop and attempt to detoxify and withdraw.

Researchers from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota have just concluded that diets rich in magnesium reduced the occurrence of colon cancer. A previous study from Sweden reported that women with the highest magnesium intake had a 40 per cent lower risk of developing the cancer than those with the lowest intake of the mineral.

Pretreatment hypomagnesemia has been reported in young leukemic children, 78% of whom have histories
of anorexia, and have excessive gut and urinary losses of Mg.

Several studies have shown an increased cancer rate in regions with low magnesium levels in soil and drinkingwater, and the same for selenium. In Egypt, the cancer rate was only about 10% of that in Europe and America. In the rural fellah, it was practically non-existent. The main difference was an extremely high magnesium intake of 2.5 to 3g in these cancer-free populations, ten times more than in most western countries.

The School of Public Health at the Kaohsiung Medical College in Taiwan found that magnesium also exerts a protective effect against gastric cancer, but only for the group with the highest levels.

If we looked, it would probably be very difficult to find a cancer patient with anywhere near normal levels of cellular magnesium; meaning cancer probably does not exist in a physical cellular environment full of magnesium. It makes perfect medical sense to saturate the body with magnesium through transdermal means. Magnesium deficiency has been implicated in a host of clinical disorders but the medical establishment just cannot get it through its thick skull that it is an important medicine.

It is as if the collective medical profession had just pulled the plug on medical intelligence. In fact it has done exactly this and it seems too late for it to redefine itself, which is a tragedy. Though magnesium improves the internal production of defensive substances, such as antibodies and considerably improves the operational activity of white granulocytic blood cells (shown by Delbert with magnesium chloride), and contributes to many other functions that insure the integrity of cellular metabolism, no one thinks to use it in cancer as a primary treatment. It is even worse than this, the medical establishment does not even use magnesium as a secondary treatment or even use it at all and gladly uses radiation and chemo therapy, both of which force magnesium levels down further.

To not replete cellular magnesium levels would be negligent, especially in the case of cancer where a person's life is on the line. An oncologist who ignores his patient's magnesium levels would be analogous to an emergency room physician not rushing resuscitation when a person stops breathing. If one elects to have or has already had chemotherapy, they have four times the reason to pay attention to a concentrated protocol aimed at replenishing full magnesium cellular stores.

Magnesium chloride is the first and most important item in any person's cancer treatment strategy. Put in the clearest terms possible, our suggestion from the first day on the Survival Medicine Cancer Protocol is to almost drown oneself in transdermally applied magnesium chloride. It should be the first, not the last thing, we think of when it comes to cancer. It takes about three to four months to drive up cellular magnesium levels to where they should be when treated intensely transdermally but within days patients will commonly experience its life saving medical/healing effects. For many people whose bodies are starving for magnesium, the experience is not too much different than for a person coming out of a desert desperate for water. It is that basic to life, that important, that necessary.

That same power found in magnesium that will save your life in the emergency room during cardiac arrest, that will diminish damage of a stroke if administered in a timely fashion, is the same power that can save one's life if one has cancer. All a patient has to do is pour it into their baths or spray it right onto their bodies. What could be simpler?

Magnesium chloride, when applied directly to the skin, is transdermally absorbed and has an
almost immediate effect on chronic and acute pain.

Special Note on Calcium and Cancer:

Experts say excessive calcium intake may be unwise in light of recent studies showing that high amounts of the mineral may increase risk of prostate cancer. "There is reasonable evidence to suggest that calcium may play an important role in the development of prostate cancer," says Dr. Carmen Rodriguez, senior epidemiologist in the epidemiology and surveillance research department of the American Cancer Society (ACS). Rodriguez says that a 1998 Harvard School of Public Health study of 47,781 men found those consuming between 1,500 and 1,999 mg of calcium per day had about double the risk of being diagnosed with metastatic (cancer that has spread to other parts of the body) prostate cancer as those getting 500 mg per day or less. And those taking in 2,000 mg or more had over four times the risk of developing metastatic prostate cancer as those taking in less than 500 mg.

Calcium and magnesium are opposites in their effects on our body structure. As a general rule, the more rigid and inflexible our body structure is, the less calcium and the more magnesium we need.

Later in 1998, Harvard researchers published a study of dairy product intake among 526 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 536 similar men not diagnosed with the disease. That study found a 50% increase in prostate cancer risk and a near doubling of risk of metastatic prostate cancer among men consuming high amounts of dairy products, likely due, say the researchers, to the high total amount of calcium in such a diet. The most recent Harvard study on the topic, published in October 2001, looked at dairy product intake among 20,885 men and found men consuming the most dairy products had about 32% higher risk of developing prostate cancer than those consuming the least.

The adverse effects of excessive calcium intake may include high blood calcium levels, kidney stone formation and kidney complications. Elevated calcium levels are also associated with arthritic/joint and vascular degeneration, calcification of soft tissue, hypertension and stroke, and increase in VLDL triglycerides, gastrointestinal disturbances, mood and depressive disorders, chronic fatigue, and general mineral imbalances including magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus. High calcium levels interfere with Vitamin D and subsequently inhibit the vitamin's cancer protective effect unless extra amounts of Vitamin D are supplemented.

Magnesium is the mineral of rejuvenation and prevents the calcification of our organs and tissues that is characteristic of the old-age related degeneration of our body.

Recommendations of magnesium to calcium ratios range from 1:2 to 1:1. For those interested in preventing cancer, one should look closely at the 1:1 camp and during the first six months of treatment, one should be looking at ten parts magnesium to one part calcium. In reality, one need not even count the ratio during the first months for the only real danger of extremely high magnesium levels comes with patients suffering from kidney failure. If one is at all concerned about their calcium intake, one should eat foods high in both calcium and magnesium like toasted sesame seeds.

Up to 30% of the energy of cells is used to pump calcium out of the cells.

Doctors who have used intravenous magnesium treatments know the benefits of peaking magnesium levels, even if only temporarily. For the cancer patient the transdermal approach combined with oral use offers the opportunity to take magnesium levels up strongly and quickly. For emergency situations, three applications a day; for urgent situations, two treatments would be indicated though one strong treatment with an ounce of a natural magnesium chloride solution spread all over the body like a sun screen is a powerful systemic treatment.

It is medical wisdom that tells us that magnesium is actually the key to the body's proper assimilation and use of calcium, as well as other important nutrients. If we consume too much calcium, without sufficient magnesium, the excess calcium is not utilized correctly and may actually become toxic, causing painful conditions in the body. Hypocalcemia is a prominent manifestation of magnesium deficiency in humans (Rude et al., 1976). Even mild degrees of magnesium depletion significantly decreases the serum calcium concentration (Fatemi et al., 1991).

Calcium requirement for men and women is lower than previously estimated.

This is an excerpt from Dr. Mark Sircus' excellent new book "Winning the War On Cancer".

Fully referenced article available at: (http://www.magnesiumforlife.com/) .

More alternative cancer information available at: (http://www.winningcancer.com/) .

About the author

Mark A. Sircus Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA)http://www.imva.info/. Dr. Sircus was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M., and in the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla, in México, and was awarded the title of doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus's IMVA is dedicated to unifying the various disciplines in medicine with the goal of creating a new dawn in healthcare. 

He is particularly concerned about the effect vaccinations have on vulnerable infants and is identifying the common thread of many toxic agents that are dramatically threatening present and future generations of children. His book The Terror of Pediatric Medicine is a free e-book one can read. Dr. Sircus is a most prolific and courageous writer and one can read through hundreds of pages on his various web sites. 

He has most recently released his Survival Medicine for the 21st Century compendium (2,200 page ebook) and just released the Winning the War Against Cancer book. Dr. Sircus is a pioneer in the area of natural detoxification and chelation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. He is also a champion of the medicinal value of minerals and is fathering in a new medical approach that uses sea water and different concentrates taken from it for health and healing. Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, his first published work, offers a stunning breakthrough in medicine, an entirely new way to supplement magnesium that naturally increases DHEA levels, brings cellular magnesium levels up quickly, relieves pain, brings down blood pressure and pushes cell physiology in a positive direction. Magnesium chloride delivered transdermally brings a quick release from a broad range of conditions.
International Medical Veritas Association: http://www.imva.info/

May 8

Review of Google Health - Technology Achievement or Privacy

(NaturalNews) Google Health was launched with much fanfare this week, positioned by Google, Inc. as a technological solution to the rather embarrassing problem of an advanced nation still running on medical records that seem to be stuck in 1970's-era technology. The Google Health service promises to give users a free, central storehouse for all their medical records, providing a convenient way to share medical histories with doctors, insurance companies and other primary health care players.

But is Google Health secure? And is the company behind it guaranteed to protect your privacy? In this review, NaturalNews takes a critical look at Google Health and examines several areas of increasing concern. Let's start by looking at the first area of concern: Consumer privacy.

In its terms of service, Google Health openly says it may share a user's personal health records with the following groups:

• Subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses who process personal information for Google.

• The U.S. government, following a request of such information from the government.

• Merger or acquisition partners, if Google sells off its Google Health assets someday. Under this scenario, Google promises to "provide notice" before personal information is transferred and "becomes subject to a different privacy policy."

In other words, under Google's own terms of service, which you can read at ((http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypo...), Google could first get a hundred million people to enter their health records under Google Health, then it could sell off those records to a third party which might have a new privacy policy that eliminates any real right to privacy and gives the new owner of the records the right to sell such records to anyone (such as drug companies, governments, employers and more).

How would you like to find yourself going to a job interview one day, then suddenly finding out you're denied the job because your potential future employer bought your health records from this third party company that purchased them from Google? Although this is certainly not the intention of present-day Google, it remains a disconcerting possibility that's actually written right into Google's own privacy policy. Regardless of whether Google ever intends to sell your health records to someone else, the language of their privacy policy enables them to sell off the Google Health unit -- and all its records -- to any other business, government or individual at any time, with no recourse on your part. You have no right to delete your records under such a scenario. They become the "property" of the new buyer.

But would Google ever really do such a thing? That's where we take a closer look at the ethics of this company that claims to "do no evil."

Google's Partnership with Communist China and the Censorship of Search Results

It is a well known fact that over the last few years, Google openly conspired with the Communist Chinese government to build a custom search engine that would censor freedom-related subjects, eliminating such topics from the search results delivered by Google to the citizens of China. This campaign of Google-engineered masscensorship was created to keep the Chinese population enslaved by a tyrannical, Communist government regime that believes reading the Bible is a criminal offense, or that meditating in a public place justifies your arrest and prosecution by the Chinese government.

China, you see, doesn't want its population to see search engine results on topics like the Dalai Lama, the Tiananmen Square uprising, or even articles that are critical of the current government regime. And when given an opportunity to engineer a search engine that enforced this "thought crime" censorship across a nation of one billion people, Google jumped right into step with the Chinese Communist government and applied its considerable technical resources to the challenge of figuring out the most efficient way to keep an entire nation enslaved by limiting its ability to engage in the free exchange of ideas.

Thus, Google -- the company that once claimed to "do no evil" -- became the architect of one of the most colossal "Big Brother" projects in the history of the internet: The creation of a search engine for China that specifically sought to limit freedom, limit access to information, and protect the power base of a corrupt, aging Communist dynasty that feared it might lose its grip on the population if people had open access to the internet. A search engine is a dangerous thing, didn't you know? China thinks it is, anyway.

Google's "do no evil" slogan slid down that slippery slope of corporate ethics and inevitably became "Do no evil unless there's money to be made." And this company, which openly and willfully conspired with the Chinese government to deny its citizens access to "dangerous" ideas, now wants to hold on to your private health records! But don't worry, Google promises it won't do anything evil to you.

In its own defense, Google says it's better to do business with China in the hope that it might be able to influence that nation's internet censorship policies in the future. While this initially sounds like a potentially justifiable line of reasoning, it is the same line of reasoning that, throughout the history of human civilization, has been invoked by entrepreneurs and corporations doing business with tyrants. It's the same line of reasoning used by the pharmaceutical companies who manufactured Zyklon B gas for Nazi Germany, or who manufactured Depleted Uranium weapons for the U.S. military to use in Iraq. The very idea of "doing business with evil groups in order to achieve some future good" is actually just a form of self-deception. No lasting good has ever been produced by cooperating with evil regimes. (But it sure makes for a slick-sounding spin campaign, doesn't it?)

Is Google working against the People?

The disconnect between Google's "do no evil" slogan and its actual behavior presents us with an interesting form of corporate schizophrenia, or a Jekyl-and-Hyde behavior pattern that hardly lends itself to trust. Add on to that the fact that Google employs U.S. government spooks (see http://www.google-watch.org/jobad.html ) and you start to wonder: Just who is Google really working for anyway? It already admits that it will turn over your private health records to the U.S. government, if requested, but it fails to detail just what kind of requests it will honor vs. reject.

The turning over of private health records to the government is probably not even a real issue anyway, given that under Big Brother legislation passed since 9/11, the U.S. government is no doubt already secretly tapping into data feeds from Google. I have no doubt that user searches, for example, are routinely profiled and searched for keywords that might indicate a "terrorist" is searching for a way to build a bomb (or whatever). Web pages are probably mined on a regular basis to find hints of terror-related activity, and Google's famous PageRank technology offers a perfect framework by which web pages of known terrorists can lead investigators to related pages from other potential troublemakers.

There's simply no question at all in my mind that Google is either knowingly or unknowingly sharing information with the U.S. government right now. If you're not familiar with these facts, just read up on the government's Total Information Awareness program here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informatio...

You'll soon come to realize that every e-mail, phone call, credit card charge and financial transaction you make is recorded, archived and mined by the federal government as part of their search for whatever group they're calling the bad guys this year. Does anyone really believe search engines aren't also part of this illegal domestic surveillance system operated by the government? Of course, we can't say for sure whether Google is cooperating with such efforts, but it's not too difficult to imagine a bunch of dark suits showing up at Google corporate headquarters one day and demanding that back doors be engineered into the search engine archives as a matter of "natural security." The simple invocation of "natural security," it seems, is justification enough for practically any degree of spying on Americans these days.

Who's on the advisory board of Google Health?

Google Health is operated with input from an advisory board. Ever wonder who's on that board? It reads like a who's who of Big Brother freedom haters who run pro-military think tanks, drug company front groups and billion-dollar drug retailers. Here's a partial list of who sits on Google Health's advisory board right now:

Douglas Bell, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Scientist, RAND Health, RAND Corporation (a militaristic think tank group involved in numerous covert events of the past several decades)

Linda M. Dillman
Executive Vice President, Risk Management, Benefits and Sustainability, Wal-Mart (one of the country's largest retailers of harmful prescription drugs)

Bernadine Healy, M.D.
Former head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Editor & Columnist, U.S. News & World Report (a pro-drug rag that rakes in tens of millions of dollars each year from Big Pharma while its ad pages are filled with promotions for toxic medications that kill people)

Bernie Hengesbaugh
Chief Operating Officer, The American Medical Association (AMA) (a highly corrupt pharmaceutical front group that has already been found guilty of conspiracy to destroy alternative medicine in U.S. federal courts). Read "How the AMA Got Rich" here: http://www.naturalnews.com/023195.html )

David Kessler, M.D.
Former FDA Commissioner, Vice Chancellor-Medical Affairs & Dean, School of Medicine, UCSF (as the former head of the FDA, David Kessler led one of the most evil, corrupt and law-breaking government organizations that has ever been created, aside from the CIA, perhaps)

Put all these people together, and what do you get? The advisory board for Google Health! Of course, a few other people sit on the advisory board, and they're not all bad people, but just the fact that the people listed here aresitting on the Google Health advisory board should make you wonder about the real motive behind such a system.

Google Health, as I see it, is a way to sucker people into a system of disease and ongoing pharmaceutical treatments by creating the illusion that organization of health records is a replacement for real health prevention. But let me be the first to say this: An organized list of all the pharmaceuticals a person is taking and all the false diagnoses they have been given by ignorant doctors is no replacement for the real health policies we need in this country if we hope to have a future. What kind of health policies do we really need? The teaching ofcancer prevention, the banning of drug advertising, the banning of junk food marketing, the outlawing of toxic food additives, the banning of toxic chemicals in personal care products, the overthrow of the FDA and its ongoing campaign of tyranny and censorship against nutritional supplements, and so on.

Google Health may, indeed, look like a great way to organize health records, but in the end, all it's doing is lending the illusion of order to a system of medicine that's based primarily on fraudulent science, harmful chemicals and corporate greed.

Reinforcing the illusion of disease

Google Health even goes out of its way to reinforce the existence of fictitious diseases and disorders that have no basis in reality. ADHD, for example, is one of the diseases that can be selected by users of Google Health, which describes it like this: "ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination." It then goes on to provide a "reference page" of information supporting this false disorder, which reads must like a full-page advertisement for the drug companies: https:///www.google.com/health/ref/Attention+Def...)

Nowhere does Google Health indicate that the "disorder" is entirely fictitious, or that it was invented by drug companies and corrupt psychiatrists in order to sell amphetamines to children. (See my article on this topic here:http://www.naturalnews.com/021944.html )

Instead, Google Health just perpetuates a cult-like belief in toxic, synthetic chemicals that harm children and now kill at least 100,000 Americans a year. Thus, just like in China, where Google openly cooperated with the mass censorship of the Chinese population, Google Health is now a program of mass brainwashing for the U.S. population. It attempts to create the illusion of bringing organization to an industry that's ultimately based on themotivation to keep people in a state of ongoing degenerative disease so that drug companies can rake in billions of dollars in profits without actually curing anybody. The entire Google Health interface, in fact, is engineered precisely in a way that reinforces false beliefs about fictitious disease, since many users seeing ADHD appear in a "conditions" list might figure, well gee, if it's on this Google list, it must be real!

The Google Health page goes on to urge readers that children should be subjected to "treatment" that begins with medicating the child. Finally, this Google Health page goes on to insist that alternative or natural therapies are utterly useless by stating, "Alternative remedies have become quite popular, including herbs, supplements, and chiropractic manipulation. However, there is little or no solid evidence for many remedies marketed to parents."

Thus, Google Health has now joined the ranks of all the pro-Pharma drug pushers who are doping up our children on dangerous drugs while calling it "treatment." It has become a purveyor of poison; a promoter of fictitious disease labels and a force that now attempts to discredit nutrition, vitamin D, avoidance of food toxins and other strategies that completely eliminate symptoms of so-called ADHD within just a few weeks.

And remember; all this is from a company that claims to "do no evil." I suppose even George Bush thinks he's God's gift to human civilization, too, which just goes to show you that even the most insane, twisted individuals and organizations can easily find ways to justify their destructive behaviors and call them "good." (George Bush thinks God told him to invade the Middle East. Wow. Too bad nobody ever told him the voices in his head are actually coming from his medication...)

How Google further protects Big Pharma

This isn't the only thing Google has done over the last few years to prop up the pharmaceutical industry. Try to enter an Adwords ad on the name of any drug, and you'll be greeted with a screen that declares you can't use such keywords unless you first prove you are a licensed pharmacy. So my own articles about the dangers of Ritalin, for example, cannot be advertised on Google Adwords because I cannot use the word "Ritalin" in an ad. This is just one more way in which Google cooperates with powerful corporations to censor information that's critical about pharmaceuticals, thereby contributing to the ongoing brainwashing of the U.S. population (it was never limited to China, get it?)

I don't mean to say that all Google's employees are evil people, by the way. In fact, most Google people are pretty darned cool. They're smart, capable and well-meaning. But as we've seen in many other cases, a powerful corporation can easily begin to take on a negative role that in no way reflects the individual intentions of the people working there. Corporations want to get bigger, more powerful and more profitable. And sadly, most corporations end up compromising their principles in their eagerness to achieve greater size, power and profitability.

Do we really need Google Health anyway?

But let's suppose for a moment that Google Health is 100% private, secure and honest. Let's take a trip to imagination land and pretend there's a zero chance of Google ever selling off that business unit and sharing your private health records. There's still a very important question that comes to mind:

Does anybody really need to store their private health records online anyway?

Why not just type them into a Word document? Is there really any underlying need to go online and enter these records somewhere else?

And if so, what's next: Will Google launch "Google Car Repair" that stores your car repair records online? Will they launch "Google Resume" where you enter your educational records online? There's really no compelling reason, you see, to enter your personal records online, especially when you want to keep them private. Just type them into a document at home, and bring a copy with you to the doctor.

Finally, here's another important point we seem to forget these days in our over-medicated American society: If your health records are so long that you need an online database to store them, you're probably taking way too many meds! I've seen people come into local health clinics taking eight, ten or even a dozen different medications all at once! Neither they, nor their doctors, have any idea whether such cocktail combinations of chemicals are dangerous (hint: they are!). They've never even been tested in such a way. But you can bet these people are suffering from all kinds of side effects, symptoms and health problems due to the taking of all those medications.

Have you ever met a person taking ten prescription drugs who got better? Of course not. They don't exist. Pharmaceuticals make people sick, diseased and dysfunctional. That's why they're such profitable business products: Once you start taking one, you soon need another one, and then another one, until one day you can't sleep, can't poop, can't breathe and can't get an erection. They have pills for all those things, too, which I suppose you can just add to your 5000-word Google Health medical record that proves you're a walking bag of Big Pharma chemicals.

Nowhere, by the way, does Google Health warn people that taking so many medications is extremely harmful to the environment (because those drugs pass right through you and damage aquatic ecosystems), and nowhere does Google Health even mention the simple fact that vitamin D can prevent 77% of all cancers, thereby eliminating the need for hundreds of different drugs and medical labels that are included in their system. It's almost as if Google Health was constructed by Big Pharma itself, then licensed to Google.

The most shameful Google project yet

In all, Google Health is a monumental failure by a company that should frankly know better. Rather than creating something that helps make the world a better place, Google chose to follow the Big Pharma / conventional medicine lies and disinformation, promoting drugs and fictitious diseases labels as "health." In doing so, Google has wasted this monumental opportunity to make a positive difference in the world and has once again reinforced the fact that when it comes to promoting powerful organizations vs. helping real people, Google will side with the rich, powerful corporations and disease organizations.

If Google really wanted to create a useful health technology that could change the world and make a huge difference in the prevention of disease and the quality of life for everyday Americans, they should have invited the top natural health experts to sit on the board and design a system that promoted real health, not fictitious disease. But alas, they did not. I searched my mailbox twice and didn't see an invitation [chuckle], and after this article goes live, I sort of doubt I'll ever see one from Google.

I can tell you this much: If I had the financial resources and influence of the Google founders, I wouldn't waste it sitting around on my duff creating useless health databases that promote a mindset of disease and medication. Instead, I'd be teaching health, nutrition and disease prevention (all the things that the Google ADHD page says don't work, quite hilariously). I'd be using my money and influence to make the world a better place by challenging the status quo instead of perpetuating a system of diseasification and medication.

I'm going to build a better health database than Google

In fact, I've got something to announce right here, right now. I'm going to build a better health search engine than Google, starting right now. This year, in 2008, I'm going to single-handedly build a massive database of natural health knowledge that Google could not accomplish with tens of millions of dollars, and I'm going to do it for the sole purpose of bringing health freedom and information solutions to the People of our world. I'm going to do it from my home office, with no more than a couple of PCs and a single internet connection.

So take this as my official announcement: I'm going to build what Google couldn't -- a massive natural health information database that will be offered free to the public as a way to counter the disinformation being perpetuated by Google Health. And in doing so, I'm going to demonstrate that one man with the right motivation and the right ethics can do more than an entire campus full of "geniuses" backed by billions of dollars in funding.

I know exactly what to do to make this a reality, and thanks to nutrition and Mother Nature's medicine, I have the presence of mind and cognitive function to make this happen. My project will be powered by superfoods! (I also happen to have a software engineering background, which might come in quite handy on such a project...)

Google, watch out. A one-man operation with deep-rooted compassion for fellow human beings and a genuine healing purpose is about to put your entire Google Health project to shame. And when it's done, no, Google you cannot buy it from me. It's not for sale. It belongs to the People of our world and will be donated to my non-profit Consumer Wellness Center so that it can remain freely available to the People through the years.

Watch NaturalNews.com for announcements throughout this year about my natural health global electronic library project.

I am also welcoming friendly bets from wealthy Google executives on whether or not I can succeed in building such a project before the end of Calendar year 2008. The minimum bet is $1 million. Void where prohibited by law.

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About the author: Mike Adams is a holistic nutritionist with a mission to teach personal and planetary health to the public He has authored and published thousands of articles, interviews, consumers guides, and books on topics like health and the environment, impacting the lives of millions of readers around the world who are experiencing phenomenal health benefits from reading his articles. Adams is an independent journalist with strong ethics who does not get paid to write articles about any product or company. In 2007, Adams launched EcoLEDs, a manufacturer of mercury-free, energy-efficient LED lighting products that save electricity and help prevent global warming. He also launched an online retailer of environmentally-friendly products (BetterLifeGoods.com) and uses a portion of its profits to help fund non-profit endeavors. He's also a noted technology pioneer and founded a software company in 1993 that developed the HTML email newsletter software currently powering the NaturalNews subscriptions. Adams is currently the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and enjoys outdoor activities, nature photography, Pilates and adult gymnastics. Known by his callsign, the 'Health Ranger,' Adams posts his missions statements, health statistics and health photos at www.HealthRanger.org

May 8

Did Statin Drugs Cause Senator Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor?

(NaturalNews) Legions of well wishers look on as Senator Ted Kennedy struggles for his life, fighting against one of the most difficult types of brain tumors. Few men have had such an impact on the laws made in the United States. As a powerful member of the Senate HELP committee Kennedy has been a primary force shaping almost all health-related legislation for decades. Ironically, it may be the drugs he has so adamantly promoted that are the straw that broke the camel's back, leading to his brain tumor.

Few Americans receive the preferential care given to an important Senator like Kennedy. It is interesting to note what the "finest" care enables a person to receive. He is being treated at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, arguably one of the best hospitals in the world – the same place he had surgery for a significantly blocked carotid artery in October of 2007.

Now that the public's attention will be diverted onto treating his cancer problem, not too many are going to explain that the care for his carotid artery problem could be a primary reason for his brain tumor suddenly emerging. Indeed, in Kennedy's situation the fox and the hen house are the same hospital – do you really expect them to take a close look at his situation when such an evaluation is self incriminating? And on the larger scale such an evaluation could lead to millions of Americans dumping their statin drugs in the trash.

Senator Kennedy's Health History

Kennedy is no poster child for health, fitness, or a healthy lifestyle. He is overweight and out of shape and has been for a long time. Eight months ago doctors found his left carotid artery mostly blocked and performed surgery to clean out the plaque. It took many years of abuse to create that problem. In all fairness to his doctors, Kennedy is not a very healthy patient. On the other hand, that is what doctors are for – treating patients who aren't healthy and getting them back to real health.

We know from publicly disclosed information that Kennedy was taking both blood pressure medication and statin drugs to lower cholesterol. We can assume that as part of the "finest medical care" his treatment to lower cholesterol was quite aggressive following his carotid artery surgery – now the "gold standard" of care being pushed on countless Americans. This means lowering cholesterol to abnormally low physiological levels, based on the idea that if a person can't make much cholesterol then it can't form plaque. Virtually no attention is given to the potential risks of starving the cholesterol synthesis system throughout the body – which is the core survival system of any person.

Kennedy was also on blood pressure medication. Most doctors think they have done their patients a real favor when they use enough drugs to get their numbers looking better on paper. Unfortunately, blood pressure medication typically reduces the flow of nutrition and oxygen to your brain, resulting in acid pH and an environment readily suitable for cancer growth. There is a huge difference between having normal blood pressure because you are healthy (meaning blood gets to your head properly) and good blood pressure numbers artificially produced with drugs (meaning blood doesn't get to many areas of your body properly, including your brain). There is no short cut to real health.

Statins and Cancer

Statins cause cancer for a variety of reasons, a fact that is consistently covered up by the 20-billion-dollar-a-year statin industry – with the help of Senators from both sides of the political aisle, like Kennedy, who actively support the Big Pharma agenda. In fact, Big Pharma tries to promote statins as a cancer-protective drug based on the ability of statins to kill cancer cells in test tubes. They do this in test tubes because they are so toxic. In your body a dose required to kill cancer cells would kill you first.

Statins interfere with normal immune function in multiple ways. They are so effective at suppressing your immune system that they have been researched as immune-suppressing options for organ transplant patients. That is not good news for anyone having to fight the flu or combat cancer. 

Statins interfere with core survival systems that are "branches" in the normal production of LDL cholesterol. Such interference in health is a major side effect of statins – and widely ignored by prescribing physicians. For example, selenium-containing genes are reduced/blocked by statins, including the production of cellular glutathione – your cell's most important antioxidant that protects against cell mutations that can lead to cancer.

Important anti-cancer nutrients such as vitamin D and coenzyme Q10 are also reduced by statins. And a primary anti-cancer cell-modulating substance known as isoprenoids are reduced by statins. Isoprenoids in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the reason eating these foods is associated with less cancer. Blocking your body's natural production of them with statin drugs is not a good idea.

Brain cells are weakened by statins, as every brain cell has a naturally higher level of cholesterol in its cell membrane so it can live longer (brain cells do not split and divide like other cells). 

Thus, super high levels of statins are immune toxic, cripple your body's natural cancer defense system, and weaken nerves. The longer a person stays on these high doses the worse the problems become – as damage is cumulative and insidiously progressive over time. When combined with blood pressure medication this creates an environment within the nervous system ripe for cancer growth, a fact that simply cannot be denied based on the timing of Kennedy's problems.

When a person develops cancer while taking a statin the statin is never blamed – even though it is an obvious causative agent that cannot possibly be ruled out. The risk for cancer is especially true when cholesterol levels are being suppressed to abnormally low levels that virtually no person who is healthy possesses. The "finest" medical care money can buy enables an individual to be poisoned by statins and the brightest medical minds on earth don't seem to have a clue what they are actually doing to people such as Senator Kennedy.

Kennedy and Health Freedom

Ironically, in the case of Kennedy his health care is a direct result of the health policies he has forged. He is one of the most anti-vitamin and anti-natural health senators. He has now slid down the health ladder to the point he has no options but surgery, toxic drugs, or FDA-sanctioned experiments. Can the cancer be killed before his body gives out? He has very aggressive cancer and poor underlying health – not a good combination.

No place on the internet will he find a credible explanation of what vitamins he should be taking right now, which ones would support his medical options, and which ones would help him recover from his treatments most effectively. You would think he would like to know which nutrients would help turn off the inflammatory gene signals in his brain that are driving the spreading of his cancer. He certainly won't get that information from his doctors. At least he might like to know what to do if his medical treatments are successful enough that he has some time to try to fix himself.

I'd be happy to post such information on my website, but the FDA won't allow it. Indeed, it is Kennedy and mostly Democratic members of the Senate and House (along with a large number of Republicans) that are adamantly opposed to Americans understanding how to be healthy or how to use natural health options to support medical care to increase their likelihood of a positive outcome – even though the science behind such support and benefit could help millions of Americans without any side effects.

While Kennedy is being praised by friend and foe alike for his health policies that provide care to the less fortunate – it is overlooked that such plans carry with them the sacrifice of health freedom under the false pretense of "safety" and strict governmental public health enforcement. 

Hillary Clinton has always seen eye to eye with Kennedy on health freedom suppression and a desire to excessively regulate vitamins. Dick Durbin, Obama's fellow senator from Illinois and national co-chair of his campaign, is at the very top of the list of vitamin-hating senators. The Democratic Party motivation behind such health freedom suppression is to have an iron grip on "herd mentality" and public health initiatives – and health freedom and access to natural health options are not compatible with this unspoken objective. 

Republican politicians also favor this iron grip on public health, but for somewhat different reasons – historically to forward the sales of Big Pharma at the expense of any potential competitors. Although under the Bush administration a similar political control agenda (forced vaccinations in a pandemic flu, etc.) have blurred any differences between Republicans and Democrats on core health freedom issues. There is no candidate in serious contention for president that actively stands for and supports health freedom.

What we have is a Big Pharma model of health that Kennedy is in no small part responsible for. His own actions have drastically limited his access to solutions that actually work and could help him. Does he care? Probably not, after all he has the "best" health care that money can buy. However, there are millions of Americans who do care and are being denied their right to helpful information and safe and effective remedies. This issue should be central to a national debate on health care.

For more information on the science and side effects of statins read my article, The Statin Scam Marches On and Chapter 19 – Death by Statin, in my book, Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America:

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About the author: Byron J. Richards, Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist, nationally-renowned nutrition expert, and founder of Wellness Resources is a leader in advocating the value of dietary supplements as a vital tool to maintain health. He is an outspoken critic of government and Big Pharma efforts to deny access to natural health products and has written extensively on the life-shortening and health-damaging failures of the sickness industry.www.wellnessresources.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 8
May 8

Founder of Health Freedon Expo Passes Away

WendellWallace Whitman (Founder of Health Freedom Expo)

November 25, 1942 ~ May 21, 2008

The Wendell W Whitman Companies wish to communicate that Wendell Whitman went to be with the Lord, having died of cirrhosis of the liver.
He was surrounded by his wife, Marilyn, and his daughters, Kimberly and Julie. The Whitman family is deeply touched by the outpouring of compassion and support. Your continued prayers will strengthen them in these days of transition.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 23, 2000

 
Mr. WENDELL W. WHITMAN, age 65 years, of 1201 Fisher Ave., Warsaw, Indiana went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 5:15 a.m. in Warsaw, Indiana.

He was born November 25, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Wallace Walter and Phyllis B. (Prugh) Whitman (both preceded in death).

Wendell was married on September 4, 1964 to Marilyn Ann (Hitz) Whitman.

He was the owner of Whitman Insurance Agency, Winona Lake, Indiana; and was also the owner of KC-online internet service provider.

He was a member of Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Warsaw, Indiana. Wendell graduated from Taylor University receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, also graduating from Southern Baptist Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree. He also graduated from The Clayton School of Natural Healing with an ND Degree. Wendell was the Youth for Christ Director in Anderson, Indiana; Pastored two churches in Southern Indiana; served on the Board of Kosciusko County Youth for Christ; President of the Exchange Club; Co-Founder of Certified Natural Health Professionals; founder and President of Trinity College of Natural Health; founder of Charter College of Health and Massage Therapy; he also published health related books; he was involved in the manufacturing of herbal and health products; founder of Health Freedom Expos around the country. Wendell also organized and founded several not-for-profit organizations. He was a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana since 1975.

Wendell leaves to mourn his passing his wife: Marilyn Ann Whitman (Warsaw, Indiana); two daughters: Kimberly (husband Michael) Bushman (Naperville, Illinois); Julie (Husband Bill) Kline (Warsaw, Indiana); six grandchildren: Megan, Tyler, Katelyn, Cody, Riley & Jacob, also a sister: Betty Means (Carthage, Indiana).

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 23, 2008 from 3-:8:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday morning at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, IN. The Memorial Funeral service will be Saturday May 24, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 210 S. High Street, Warsaw, Indiana with Pastor Ron Horgan and Reverend Al Buhler officiating.

The family encourages memorials be made to Lakeland Child Evangelism Ministries, P.O. Box 612, Winona Lake, IN 46590

8 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, IN. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, corner of High and Market Streets, Warsaw, IN.
Mr Whitman's obituary can be found at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home.
May 8

Musician Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter killed in accident

Musician Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter killed in accident

by Terry DeBoer | The Grand Rapids Press

Thursday May 22, 2008, 4:53 PM
large Chapman-familyThe Chapman family: From left, Will Franklin, Maria, Steven, Shaohannah, Mary Beth, Stevey Joy, Caleb and Emily Chapman.

West Michigan Christian music fans are expressing their sympathy for Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman after the death of his 5-year-old daughter in an accident Wednesday in the family's driveway.

"We opened up the phone lines and people called in and wanted to pray right over the air," said Troy West, morning show co-host on contemporary Christian music radio station WJQK-FM (99).

Maria Sue Chapman was struck by a car driven by one of her teenage brothers, according to authorities in Franklin, Tenn., who added they believe no charges will result from what they termed "a tragic accident."

The child died 10 days after her fifth birthday. Chapman's manager, Jim Houser, also noted in a Web site postingthe family had been hours away from hosting a high school graduation party for their son Caleb when the accident occurred.

Maria was the youngest of three Chinese girls the family had adopted, two of them through the the Nashville, Tenn., office of Bethany Christian Services. Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, also have three biological children -- two teenage sons and a 21-year-old daughter.

"They are loving and wonderful parents and a great family -- they must be devastated," said Brian De Vos, manager of Michigan operations for Bethany Christian Services. "He's been such an advocate for adoption -- I know their commitment to kids."

DeVos has known the Chapmans for eight years and worked with them on Shaohannah's Hope, a foundation the couple named for one of their adopted daughters and established to help families through the often expensive adoption process.

During Chapman's most recent concert tour -- which included a stop at Sunshine Community Church last September -- the singer raised $340,000 for the foundation. While here, he awarded a grant of about $3,000 to a local family for adoption expenses.

He also has raised funds for construction of an orphanage in China for special-needs children who likely will never be adopted.

Chapman, 45, has sold more than 10 million albums, has had dozens of No. 1 Christian radio hits, and has won more than 50 Dove Awards -- exceeding any other individual artist.

Yet he would much rather talk about his family or his work with adoptions and orphans.

"I have sung a lot of his songs," said local Christian singer Marty Miller, of Belmont, posting comments on an area Christian musicians' Web site. "Please be in prayer for the family."

Chapman's current hit song on Christian radio is "Cinderella," a ballad about precious times spent together by father and daughter. It was inspired by a real family moment.

To see a video blog of little Maria being silly with daddy click here:http://chapmanchannel.typepad.com/inmemoryofmaria

May 8

Sunscreen Causes Cancer!

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(NaturalNews) Given the fact that just about everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, it is interesting that there is a complete lack of regulation of cancer-causing ingredients in skin care products. There are over 150 toxic cancer-causing ingredients currently used in cosmetic products alone. According to federal law, products containing cancer-causing substances should carry a written warning. But the FDA does not enforce this law with cosmetics or personal care products. Consumers are left to purchase these products at their own risk, and as a result they are being harmed by them.

Let's consider a product that's harming tens of millions of people every day in America alone:sunscreen. Sunscreen products do not block ultraviolet radiation very well unless you apply multiple coats, but there has been a flurry of research lately on the harm caused by sunscreenchemicals. These chemicals actually promote skincancer. This product is causing the very condition from which it claims to protect people.

The skin is not the only organ that is harmed by sunscreen chemicals. Those chemicals are absorbed by the skin, circulate throughout the body and end up harming the liver, the organ responsible for neutralizing chemicals in the body. The continued use of sunscreen products -- especially those with fragrance in them -- will inevitably harm the liver and, in my opinion, can lead to organ failure or liver cancer.

Sunscreen is not the only harmful product people put on their skin; consider perfume and cologne. In an effort to smell attractive to others, consumers routinely put toxic chemicals on their bodies that come out of beautifully designed glass bottles. Most people do not realize that these fragrances are often made from toxic substances that are known to cause cancer; the perfume industry gets away with murder. This includes everything from skin cream to moisturizer lotion, not to mention shower soaps and other cleaning products with added fragrance. Unless you are buying the natural forms of these products from truly organic companies, there is no doubt that you are applying a bewildering array of harmful chemicals to your skin. And when you put them on your skin, they are absorbed directly into your bloodstream.

Consumers' bodies are like toxic chemical dumps

This is partly why consumers in Western society have hundreds of different synthetic chemicals lodged in their livers, hearts, brains, and other organs. If you keep exposing your body to these chemicals, they will keep accumulating. All of these products ultimately lead to liver cancer and other serious disorders caused by chemical stress on your body. Eventually, immune system suppression will kick in and you will succumb to some form of cancer or other type of immunity breakdown, including autoimmune disorders. It takes a focused detoxification effort to get these chemicals out.

Your skin is your body's largest organ, so its health is crucial to your overall health. It has the largest mass and surface area of any organ in your entire body, and your skin is in contact with the outside environment more than any other organ in your body. Your skin exchanges chemicals with the environment; even if you do not put chemicals on your skin, it still exchanges air and water with the environment. 

This is easy to demonstrate by taking a swim, and then observing how your fingers start to look like raisins -- you are actually drinking water through your skin. Chemicals in swimming pools are a genuine health hazard, and chlorinated pool water has been found to cause bladder cancer. The best place to swim is the ocean, where you can absorb water that has natural minerals, rather than in chlorinated city water.

The skin easily absorbs chemicals

But many substances go through your skin other than water. This simple fact was denied for many years by proponents of conventional medicine, who said the skin was some sort of barrier. This was before they figured out that they could use the skin to deliver drugs; now we have patch delivery systems for nicotine, birth control, and even Alzheimer's patches that actually deliver a measured dose of drugs through the skin.

Nevertheless, the cosmetics industry continues to make products with extremely hazardous chemicals. The FDA claims that these products are safe because they are not consumed orally. You would be amazed to find what the FDA allows to be sold as long as it says, "for external use only." The assumption is that it will stay external and not be absorbed into the body, so its toxicity is irrelevant, but we now know this is not true. Toxic chemicals on the skin quickly lead to toxic blood in the body.

Some molecules, of course, are too large to be absorbed through the skin, but most of the chemicals found inpersonal care products and sunscreen products actually do go right through the skin. The same is true with fragrance, hair color products and all varieties of personal care products that contain toxic chemicals. So, the next time you are shopping for any personal care products, keep in mind a good rule I learned from Amazon John, the founder of the Amazon Herb Company: Don't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't eat.

Amazon Herb's Lluvia skin care line is made with substances you can actually eat. You certainly cannot make that claim about the cosmetics you find in department stores -- let's face it, they are mostly just chemicals prettied up in expensive-looking packaging and sexy advertising.

Think carefully about what you put on your skin. Safeguard your skin just as you would any other organ in your body. Your skin is exchanging chemistry with the environment, and if you want to be a healthy individual free of toxic chemicals in your liver, heart, brain, kidneys and many other organs, it's time to stop putting cancer-causing chemicals on your skin. Throw out the junk cosmetics, skin lotions, creams, cleansers, shampoos, deodorants, perfumes, and all other personal care products that deliver a harmful dose of bad chemistry.

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About the author: Mike Adams is a natural health author and technology pioneer with a strong interest in personal health, the environment and the power of nature to help us all heal He is a prolific writer and has published thousands of articles, interviews, reports and consumer guides, impacting the lives of millions of readers around the world who are experiencing phenomenal health benefits from reading his articles. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes. In 2007, Adams launched EcoLEDs, a manufacturer of mercury-free, energy-efficient LED lighting products that save electricity and help prevent global warming. He also launched an online retailer of environmentally-friendly products (BetterLifeGoods.com) and uses a portion of its profits to help fund non-profit endeavors. He's also a veteran of the software technology industry, having founded a personalized mass email software product used to deliver email newsletters to subscribers. Adams also serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit consumer protection group, and pursues hobbies such as Pilates, Capoeira, nature macrophotography and organic gardening. Known by his callsign, the 'Health Ranger,' Adams posts his missions statements, health statistics and health photos at www.HealthRanger.org

May 8

What Is Alternative Therapy?

The phrase alternative therapy is used to describe a wide range of treatments which, generally, are not available from conventional doctors.

In the treatment of cancer, conventional medicine includes surgery, chemotherapy (the use of drugs), and radiation. By contrast, alternative therapy includes nutritional supplements, enzymes, diet, detoxification, change in life style, stress control, prevention, and biofeedback.

Which is best? That depends on one's view regarding the nature of cancer. Conventional practitioners view cancer as the tumor, whereas alternative doctors see the tumor as merely the symptom of the cancer. They are more interested in what caused it to appear in the first place.

Those in conventional medicine believe that anything that removes or reduces the tumor is good, even if it weakens the body in the process. Since practitioners of alternative medicine focus on the cause of the tumor, they believe that anything which helps the body eliminate the tumor is progress.

The immune system is the body's front-line defense against cancer. Although there have been some notable improvements in chemotherapy and radiation technologies, these approaches impact the immune system and many believe they can actually cause cancer if one does not detoxify the body and rebuild the immune system after these approaches are used. Typically nutritional supplementation and other forms of alternative therapy help to strengthen the immune system and help the body to overcome cancer.

Practitioners of conventional medicine are in the majority, and patients are well informed about these options. Many patients, however, are not aware of alternative therapies. It is the purpose of the Cancer Cure Foundation to make that information available so they can make an informed choice.

Some of the alternative therapies that are used include: 
  • Nutrition – to boost the immune system, to increase natural mechanisms for eliminating the tumor, and to prevent reoccurrences. Typically this includes nutritional supplements, intravenous protocols (such as high doses of vitamin C, anti-oxidants, and immune support nutrients), and diet (such as frequent raw vegetable juices, whole grains, legumes and elimination of foods which feed cancer and weaken the immune system).
  • Enzymes – to facilitate the breakdown of the protective coating around cancer cells and to support healthy metabolic processes.
  • Oxygenation – to bring vital energy to the cells, reverse tumor growth and facilitate the elimination of pathogens (fungi, bacteria and viruses) which may be weakening the immune system. This may take the form of ozone therapy, deep breathing exercises and/or oxygenation of the blood directly through intravenous protocols.
  • Detoxification – to eliminate substances which may be burdening the immune system, compromising metabolic processes and blocking energy flow (e.g. heavy metals, pesticides, environmental toxins, and metabolic wastes). This may take the form of herbal and nutritional products that open up the elimination channels (liver, kidney, colon, and urinary system), colonics, detoxification diets, and IV chelation protocols. 
  • Emotional Healing – to eliminate toxic emotions and memories somatized in the body. This may take the form of counseling, emotional release therapies, deep breathing, reiki, homeopathy, or bodywork.
  • Tumor Targeting – to aggressively reduce the tumor size. This may take the form of cancer vaccines, hyperthermia, or chemotherapy alternatives such as ukrain, amygdalin, mistletoe, and carnivora.
  • Life Style Change and Stress Control – to assist the individual in making the necessary changes in their life structure and belief system to minimize stress.
  • Spiritual Connection – to re-connect the individual with their purpose for being alive and to strengthen their will to live. This may take the form of prayer, meditation, or spiritual counseling.
May 8

What types of therapies are available?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rife machines were developed by Royal Rife, one of the originators of this bio-technology. These devices transmit specific electronic signals to deactivate or destroy living pathogens, bacteria, and cancers. Rife also developed special electron microscopes. Rife machines have been outlawed by the FDA, but some clinics like American Metabolics use them in treatment.http://www.rife.org for more information. There is also a Rife Forum at Subscribe:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Zappers are discussed below

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HYDRAZINE SULFATE: This is a common industrial chemical that was first proposed in the treatment of cancer in the 1970s by Joseph Gold, M.D., of the Syracuse Cancer Research Institute. Its use is based on the fact that cancer is known to derive energy from fermenting sugar instead of by burning oxygen, as do other cells. Gold reasoned that hydrazine sulfate would inhibit the liver's ability to deliver sugar to the tumor and, in that way, inhibit tumor growth. Although this is an alternative cancer treatment, it cannot be considered a natural therapy because it is not based on any known mechanism of the body. However, the advocates of hydrazine sulfate claim that it is useful in combating cachexia, the extreme loss of weight that often is associated with the terminal stage of cancer. More info is at Syracuse Cancer Research Institute's website athttp://scri.ngen.com/ or  http://www.kathykeeton-cancer.com/ or have your doctor call them at315.472.6616However there are cautions that should be considered before you use this product. Recipes for those using the product (tyramine-free, vinegar-free... etc.) are available athttp://www.angelfire.com/music/fiddle/recipes/recipesindex.html.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following therapies are generally are not used as often to treat cancer as the ones on theprior page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 8

Symptoms of Cancer

Cancer Symptoms

Since prevention is one of the most important cancer-fighting tools, it is important that cancer be detected as early as possible before it spreads. 

Telltale Signs of Cancer include:  A lump or thickening in the breast or testicles; a change in a wart or mole; a skin sore or a persistent sore throat that doesn't heal; a change in bowel or bladder habits; a persistent cough or coughing blood; constant indigestion or trouble swallowing; unusual bleeding or vaginal discharge; and chronic fatigue. 

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should see a physician for testing.  We also have a web page that lists some of the tests that are available to detect cancer.

The following are symptoms that may occur in specific types of cancers:

Bladder cancer: Blood in the urine, pain or burning upon urination; frequent urination; or cloudy urine

Bone cancer: Pain in the bone or swelling around the affected site; fractures in bones; weakness, fatigue; weight loss; repeated infections; nausea, vomiting, constipation, problems with urination; weakness or numbness in the legs; bumps and bruises that persist 

Brain cancer: Dizziness; drowsiness; abnormal eye movements or changes in vision; weakness, loss of feeling in arms or legs or difficulties in walking; fits or convulsions; changes in personality, memory or speech; headaches that tend to be worse in the morning and ease during the day, that may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting

Breast cancer: A lump or thickening of the breast; discharge from the nipple; change in the skin of the breast; a feeling of heat; or enlarged lymph nodes under the arm

Colorectal cancer: Rectal bleeding (red blood in stools or black stools); abdominal cramps; constipation alternating with diarrhea; weight loss; loss of appetite; weakness; pallid complexion

Kidney cancer: Blood in urine; dull ache or pain in the back or side; lump in kidney area, sometimes accompanied by high blood pressure or abnormality in red blood cell count  

Leukemia: Weakness, paleness; fever and flu-like symptoms; bruising and prolonged bleeding; enlarged lymph nodes, spleen, liver; pain in bones and joints; frequent infections; weight loss; night sweats

Lung cancer: Wheezing, persistent cough for months; blood-streaked sputum; persistent ache in chest; congestion in lungs; enlarged lymph nodes in the neck

Melanoma: Change in mole or other bump on the skin, including bleeding or change in size, shape, color, or texture

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: Painless swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin; persistent fever; feeling of fatigue; unexplained weight loss; itchy skin and rashes; small lumps in skin; bone pain; swelling in the abdomen; liver or spleen enlargement

Oral cancer:  A lump in the mouth, ulceration of the lip, tongue or inside of the mouth that does not heal within a couple of weeks; dentures that no longer fit well; oral pain, bleeding, foul breath, loose teeth, and changes in speech

Ovarian cancer: Abdominal swelling; in rare cases, abnormal vaginal bleeding; digestive discomfort

Pancreatic cancer: Upper abdominal pain and unexplained weight loss; pain near the center of the back; intolerance of fatty foods; yellowing of the skin; abdominal masses; enlargement of liver and spleen

Prostate cancer: Urination difficulties due to blockage of the urethra; bladder retains urine, creating frequent feelings of urgency to urinate, especially at night; bladder not emptying completely; burning or painful urination; bloody urine; tenderness over the bladder; and dull ache in the pelvis or back

Stomach cancer: Indigestion or heartburn; discomfort or pain in the abdomen; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea or constipation; bloating after meals; loss of appetite; weakness and fatigue; bleeding - vomiting blood or blood in the stool

Uterine cancer: Abnormal vaginal bleeding, a watery bloody discharge in postmenopausal women; a painful urination; pain during intercourse; pain in pelvic area