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This page presents a variety of food supplements that prevent, ameliorate, or cure cancer. My definition of a supplement is a vitamin or mineral that is extracted from foods by some special process other than simply cooking or juicing the food. Taking a supplement generally does not require doctor's supervision, but you should be sure your doctor concurs in the treatment in case it were to conflict with some other protocol.
To start my discussion of supplements, I am presenting the CalMag formula. It is not a cancer cure directly, but it cures so many other problems and it relieves the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and basic aches and pains so well, that it belongs here. Here is the magic formula, also good for many other problems:
"America's 23 million migraine sufferers have something to look forward to. As recently published on NewsPage.com, a headache researcher has received a patent for treatment of acute migraine attacks with a combination of magnesium and a painkiller, such as ibuprofen, aspirin or acetaminophen.
"Up to 50% of migraine sufferers have magnesium deficiency, according to Alexander Mauskop, M.D., Director of the New York Headache Center and author of the patent. Magnesium deficiency can lead to spasm of blood vessels, which in turn can trigger a migraine attack. Intravenous magnesium injection relieved acute migraine attacks in 85% of patients with such deficiency."
Here is what CalMag does for you:
Calmag is so effective that it even cures most of the symptoms of PMS. It is cheap, all-natural, easy to make, and powerfully effective. If you don't know where to get the calcium and magnesium, try Nature's Food Patch in Clearwater FL, (727) 443-6703.
MSM is a newly discovered miracle dietary aid. You should have it in your diet, and you have always been deficient in it, most likely. You need it to let your body rebuild injured tissue and to keep health. I suggest every adult take at least one teaspoon twice a day at exact 12 hour intervals. Read what follows and you’ll see why.
MSM is a form of nutritional sulfur derived from DMSO – dimethylsulfoxide. DMSO has been known since the 50’s, and was discovered in huge quantities as a byproduct of the paper industry.
DMSO and MSM start life by being released in the oceans by microscopic plants and plankton in the form of a sulfur compounds called dimethylsulfonium salts. Ocean water transforms the salts into dimethylsulfide (DMS). It quickly evaporates and rises high into the atmosphere where ozone and ultraviolet light transform it into MSM and DMSO which return to the earth in rain and are absorbed into the root systems of plants.
DMSO is a powerful solvent that penetrates through skin and meat all the way to the bone. The nutritional sulfur in DMSO, MSM, is the main ingredient that allows this penetration. It has been used by athletes for years because it eases the pain of sore muscles.
Dr Stanley Jacobs developed the process of extracting the white, odorless, nearly tasteless crystal MSM from DMSO at Oregon Health Sciences University. He was granted patent 5569970 for its use as a nasal spray that prevents snoring, and several other patents for health benefits. MSM allows cell walls to be more permeable and flexible so that they take in nutrients and give off toxins more easily. Along with water and salt, MSM is the most plentiful chemical compound in the body. It is absolutely essential to body growth and self-healing.
When old cells die and are replaced by new cells, the new ones will be shriveled, wrinkled, and leathery if insufficient MSM is in the body. MSM is best aided by vitamin C in doing its work.
We are all deficient in MSM because of our diets. The best natural sources of MSM are fresh rainwater, milk, and fresh (that means FRESH) fruits and vegetables. MSM is the first thing to evaporate out of them when they are harvested, boiled, pastuerized, or allowed to sit. MSM is non-toxic in quantities of up to 10 grams per 100 pounds of body weight (and perhaps beyond).
MSM has been proven in lab tests to cure snoring and lupus, to relieve arthritis, and to significantly lengthen the lives of cancer victims. It has been shown to improve eyesight when used as eyedrops, to "melt away" scar tissue in burn victims, to improve breathing in emphysema victims, to strengthen hair and nails dramatically, to rejuvenate wrinkled skin, and to ward off allergies and heal bee stings. It is essential in rebuilding the body’s connective tissue and collagen, a quality that is much needed in cancer victims.
The typical dose is 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per 100 pounds of body weight exactly every 12 hours. It dissipates out of the body within 12 hours, about 30% through the skin. You can buy it in any health food store, or get it in bulk much more cheaply from James DuBois, Box 3008, Myrtle Creek OR 97457, (541) 863-7368, or Bill Rich (503) 761-7450. Bill Rich makes a marvelous lotion containing MSM and other ingredients. It smells like apricots, smoothes in without a trace, and alleviates pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, among other things. You can get MSM and the lotion at Clearwater Herbs, 449-0772.
Vitamin B-17 comes from apricot kernels and the seeds of apples and many other fruits, grasses, and some vegetables. Typically, it is bitter tasting. It is known to prevent cancer when enough is in your diet. The reasons for this are fully documented in the pages listed below. However, here is a summary (and for more information, see the Food page).
Cancer cells were found by an Irish physician to be virtually identical to cells of the human embryo prior to development of a pancreas (about 8 weeks). These cells are call "Trophoblasts". They carry genetic information that allows them to develop into any cell the body needs (bone, hair, eyes, brain, etc), and they grow (split) very rapidly. It is easy to see how these are important to the developing human fetus.
At about 8 weeks, the fetus develops a pancreas, and the enzymes it produces stifle the development of trophoblasts. Insufficiency of these enzymes causes the mother to experience morning sickness.
Periods of stress or injury to the human body causes trophoblasts to develop in the area of the injury. Especially, damage to the pancreas also stimulates development of trophoblasts. If these are not controlled, they develop into raging cancer because they produce cells unlike the cells of the organ or tissue they originate in, and they thereby reduce the function of that organ or tissue.
Vitamin B17 is a normal nutrient (a vitamin, not a drug) that suppresses the development of trophoblasts. In other words, it kills cancer cells. It does this by means of a special metabolism that releases benzaldehyde and a form of cyanide from the vitamin that kills the cancer cell; these molecules do not affect normal cells - to normal cells, the B17 is treated as glucose. A deficiency of B17 causes a person under severe stress, or with an injury, especially to the pancreas (such as that which causes diabetes) to develop cancerous tissue. As long as the deficiency remains, the cancer grows.
Traditional chemotherapy and radiation, while killing cancer and other cells, also CAUSES development of cancer cells because of the stress. That is why it is normally fatal. The only people it works on are those who don't have severe cancer. For this reason, B17 is considered far more effective.
B17 will not repair tissue or organs damaged by cancer. So if you start on it too late, you are likely to die anyway. However, it can reduce pain and suffering in the process.
Dr. Krebs suggested that 6 apricot kernels per hour will bring relief from cancer and possibly cure it. He also said that daily ration of Vitamin B17 through apricot kernels and the seeds of fruits will prevent cancer. It is suggested that a person eat no more kernels or seeds at a sitting than can be eaten if the fruit from it is included.
This is my complete list of links regarding the research behind B17 and laetrile for treating cancer. READ them. Ernst Krebs is the world's leading authority on the relationship between cancer and nitrilosides, and the inventor of laetrile.
You can purchase apricot kernels and B17 from a variety of sources. An excellent on-line source that is very reasonably priced is G. Edward Griffin's Health World. See the references page for information.
Whether or not you're taking a hormone replacement therapy, whether you're a man or woman, you really ought to be taking a calcium supplement. In addition, calcium does a lot more in your body than just keeping your bones strong. Calcium is important in a process called apoptosis, which is a very carefully controlled programmed cell suicide. Every time a cell divides, the cell is supposed to stop at a checkpoint and check the integrity of its DNA. If the DNA is damaged, it tries to repair it. And if it's a type of damage that can't be repaired, at that point apoptosis is triggered. At first there is an in-rush of calcium ions, triggering off a bunch of other enzymes which - among other things - literally shred the entire genome of the cell. If you've got a cancer virus in your cell, you don't want to let it loose. By letting the cell die, the cancer virus might get out and affect other cells. So what apoptosis does is run the DNA and the nucleus completely through a shredder, chopping it into pieces so short it can't carry any dangerous information. Thus, adequate calcium levels help make apoptosis more efficient and that in turn can help disarm certain cancer cells before they run amok.
Beta Glucan is a powerful immune stimulant, activating the macrophages in your immune system, and enabling them to tag antigens so the immune system can recognize and attack them. Beta Glucan not only supports the macrohphage, but B lymphocytes, natural killer cells, and suppressor T cells as well. Beta Glucan is an effective antioxidant and free radical scavenger.
Beta-1,3-D-glucan is derived from cell walls of Baker's yeast. Beta-1,3-D-glucan actually triggers the immune response selectively where it starts, at the macrophage. When the Beta-1,3-D-glucan activates the macrophage it enhances phagocytosis, the ability of macrophages to engulf and destroy foreign cells and particles. Macrophage cells are the very front-line defense mechanism in our immune systems. When they are properly activated, we are relatively "immune" to diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and other harmful entities ("antigens") in our bodies. Macrophages actually EAT antigens. When macrophages are not working properly, diseases can go out of control. As the chart shows, Beta Glucan doubles the percentage of activated macrophages within 24 hours after you take it.
Macrophages are huge cells in comparison to infectious organisms and other immune system cells. From the Greek, macro meaning large, and phage meaning to devour or engulf. This specialized cell is the first line of immune defense and, once activated creates a chain reactions that results in the mobilization and amplification of the entire immune system. A special receptor site, specific to Beta-1,3-D-glucan exists on the macrophage. Beta-1,3-D-glucan binds to the receptor site, fully activating the macrophage. Resembling an angry octopus, the macrophage extends tentacle like arms, physically pulling in infectious invaders, ingesting and destroying them with caustic enzymes. Macrophages use an enormous amount of vitamin C, so you should take a non-acidic form of C (at least 400mg) daily to maximize effectiveness of Beta Glucan.
Beta Glucan is particularly effective in fighting cancer, in healing wounds, and in improving skin condition. You take it as a nutritional supplement, from 2 to 7.5 mg per day (ask your doctor), to boost the immune system functions. It is available from Immudyne, NSC, and ProHealth. You can get Beta Glucan in certain foods. The best supply I know of is in Agaricus Blazei Murril mushrooms.
. Immunologists know that immune cells constantly communicate with one another and with cells of the brain through the release of immuno-transmitter molecules. The brain can also communicate with the immune system in positive or negative fashion using neurotransmitter molecules. Some molecules function in stimulating both nerve and immune cells. One immune cell that starts the conversation between your immune fighters is called the macrophage (the original big mac). This big amoeba-like cell is surrounded by a frilly membraneous lace that traps foreign nasties such as viruses or mutated cancer cells and then it gobbles them up. The Mac then begins digesting its meal down to fragments. It attaches these fragments to carrier molecules that transport the foreign fragment to its body surface and sticks the fragment out into the blood stream. It sits in the body waving fragments of the foreign nasties at any other immune fighter that swim s along. Along comes a T cytotoxic cell that hates to see such a nasty virus or cancer fragment on the surface of a macrophage. It gives the macrophage a hug, the macrophage gets all excited and says, "Go and destroy any body cell with this nasty on its surface." The macrophage can’t talk verbally so it releases an immunotransmitter molecule called interleukin-1 to get its message across and also presses a number of molecular buttons on the surface of the T cytotoxic to activate its weaponry systems.
CoQ10 appears to help ignite the cellular power stations that are necessary to maintain healthy cells. In other words, CoQ10 works by enhancing energy at the cellular level. CoQ10 is a natural substance that is produced by your body. It's highly concentrated in heart muscle cells, which need all the energy they can get to keep your heart pumping over one hundred thousand times per day. CoQ10 is an immune system booster and antioxidant that helps you to avoid getting cancer, and may be helpful in treating it. It is available in any vitamin store.
Coenzyme Q10 , known as a healthy heart supplement, is also demonstrating potent anti-cancer properties. Coenzyme Q10, which is found in all your cells, provides energy--especially to the heart muscle. That is why it has become a vital treatment for heart health in recent years. But now a new series of studies are turning up some even more exciting news. CoQ10 may be able to halt cancer.
Dr. William Campbell Douglass reports research findings and case histories in his newsletter Second Opinion that show a correlation between CoQ10 and breast cancer. Low levels of CoQ10 were found in women with breast cancer. Increased levels were associated with regression and remission.
Among the studies, Dr. Karl Folkers of the University of Texas, Austin reports regression of breast cancer, not only at the original site, but even of cancer that had spread (metastasized) to the liver—usually a sign of terminal illness. How were these results achieved? With supplements of CoQ10.
Moreover, unlike conventional treatment, CoQ10 is completely non-toxic and it stimulates the immune system, rather than depressing it. In several studies, CoQ10 worked wonders with patients who had chosen to take chemotherapy, reducing the toxicity of such treatment. In one study, patients who were given CoQ10 had little or no toxicity, even though they were given much larger doses of the toxic chemotherapy agent than were given to the control group. This inverse correlation is significant.
Dr. Douglass points out that CoQ10 dissolves in fat and that it is therefore most absorbable in either a special wafer form (to which some oil has been added) or taken with a tablespoon of olive oil. Burton Goldberg recommends coconut oil.
Since CoQ10 has many health benefits, a minimum dose of 50mg daily is appropriate for prevention of degenerative diseases, for improved energy, and for general health If you have cancer, you will want to increase that dosage dramatically to 400-600mgs daily. But be sure to discuss large doses with your doctor.
CoQ10 is naturally manufactured by the body. However, two factors are significant. First, the amount declines with age. Second, the B vitamins niacin (B3), folic acid, and pyridoxine (B6) are required for the body to make this important nutrient. If you are not eating red meat, be sure that you are taking a good multivitamin and high doses of B complex.
Lycopene is the red stuff in tomatoes. It is a carotenoid. Presence in the body has been found to be inversely proportional to prostate cancer. It most likely applies to all cancers. Lycopene is prominently present in tomatoes and tomato sauce. A good junk food source is pizza. Researchers theorized that cooking may help because it bursts the tomato cells, thereby releasing more lycopene. They also theorized that the lipids from the cooking oil react favorably to make lycopene more assimilable. Lycopene is a known cancer treatment, and you need it in your diet. Eat plenty of tomatoes and tomato sauce. For more info, contact Vitamin Research Products Inc, Carson City NV, 800 877 2447 or 702 884 1300.
Selenium is a vital anti-oxidant which protects the immune system by preventing the formation of free radicals, which can damage the body. Selenium and Vitamin E act synergistically to aid in the production of antibodies and to help maintain a healthy heart. This mineral is also needed for pancreatic function and tissue elasticity.
|State at RT||Solid, Nonmetal|
|Melting Point, K||490|
|Boiling Point, K||958.1|
Selenium is a proven cancer-fighter. University of Arizona researcher Larry Clark, M.D., conducted a seven-year study involving more than 1,000 older people with skin cancer. Half of the patients took selenium supplements during the study, the remaining half took placebos.
Selenium supplementation was associated with a reduction in cancer incidence of 42%, and also appeared to reduce the risk of dying from cancer in treated patients. Interestingly, no drop in the incidence of skin cancer was observed during the study. However, selenium supplementation did appear to reduce the risk for several other types of cancer significantly, including colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer.
Selenium has two main effects. It enchances the activity of the enzyme, PX GSH, which strengthens system and it neutralizes free radicals which directly attack the system. Free radicals are submolecular particles which contribute to the breakdown of living cells, a process known as oxydation. Most of us are familiar with rusting metal. Rusting is also an oxidation process. Just as exposing metal to moisture increases the rate at which it rusts, exposure to a range of environmental toxins and solar radiation increases the rate at which the cells of human body deteriorate. As a result, our bodies' immune system functions less efficiently, making us more susceptible to desease. Immune system impairment has been implicated in a range of malignant conditions such as cancer. Alone and in combination with other antioxidants, selenium is essential inclusion in the daily diet.
Research has found, that selenium is also effective in prevention and treatment of a number of conditions. It takes part in the synthesis of a coferment Q-10, which helps to maintain and repair damagesto the heart muscle. It helps to prevent necrosis by combining with and neutralizing toxic heavy metals, which otherwise accumulate in and damage the liver. It is unique in its success in treating psoriasis and allergies.
Combination of selenium and other nutrients have been found to be very effective in combating certain deseases. With beta-carotene fat metabolism is improved, reducing the risk of hypertension and thrombocyte agglutination, both contributing factors in heart attacks. With vitamin E and beta-carotene, it has been shown to be especially effective in strengthening the immune system.
For more info, visit http://www.selenium.org.
BTC is an immune system builder, arguably better and 1/5 the price of shark cartilage. It was developed as a cancer therapy by Dr. John F. Prudden in the early 1970's. It is available commercially in health food stores under the names Processed Bovine Cartilage, including VitaCarte, CATRIX, and BTC. It has been use to treat many malignancies including, but by no means limited to, Pancreatic Cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme, and Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. BTC is virtually non-toxic with only rare instances of mild GI tract effects recorded.
BTC therapy consists of taking three grams three times per day in the form of capsules. Cost is about $160.00 per month. Response may take several months to develop, and if there is a response, treatment should be continued indefinitely. Therefore patients should be prepared to take it over the long term.
Dr. Prudden believes the main mechanism of action is immune modulation by polysaccharide components of BTC, although there may also be a direct cytostatic effect as well. There is well documented evidence that oral polysaccharides can have immune modulatory and anti-tumor effect in humans. A drug called PSK which is a fungally derived protein bound polysaccharide also benefits cancer patients and is available as a nutritional supplement
You can take the BTC treatment yourself, or get it from Dr. Prudden (914-763-6195) on a mail order basis as part of an open label clinical trial. You may order VitaCarte by calling 800-947-8482. Some additional information is available at the Foundation for Cartilage and Immunology Research.
Here is a formula I found on a web site (http://www.earthtouch.com). It SEEMs right to me, but I cannot attest to the quality of the ingredients.
100 Tablets - $41.16
Recommended Usage: As a Dietary Supplement, 1 tablet 3 times daily with 10 oz of water.
3 Tablets Contain:
|CoEnzyme Q10--------------||50 mg|
Additional Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate and Magnesium Stearate to bind tablets together and make them smooth.
Here is another formula I found at http://cat007.com. The claim is that an old doctor named Sam used this formula for years to prevent cancer, colds, flu, and other diseases. As a preventative, he said to take it 3 times a day, and as a cure, 9 to 12 times a day. Expect results in 2 to 3 months for cancer.
|Vitamin A (acetate)||2500 IU||5000 IU|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||300 mg||300 mg|
|Vitamin E (dl-tocopheryl acetate)||15 IU||15 IU|
|Bioflavonoids (citrus)||50 mg||--|
|Zinc (amino acid chelate)||5 mg||10 mg|
|Selenium (amino acid chelate)||25 mcg||50 mcg|
|Copper (citrate)||500 mcg||1 mg|
|Manganese (citrate)||500 mcg||1 mcg|
|Chromium (nicotinate)||25 mcg||50 mcg|
|Molybdenum (citrate)||12.5 mcg||25 mcg|
|Boron (citrate)||25 mcg||50 mcg|
|Vanadium (citrate)||12.5 mcg||25 mcg|
|Silicon (citrate)||5 mcg||10 mcg|
|Echinacea blend *||25 mg||15 mg|
|Folic Acid||--||400 mcg|
|White Willow Bark||--||20 mg|
* A proprietary blend of Echinacea angustifolia, pal, purpurea root & herb blend with Odorless garlic
The published results of a five-year study of 100,000 participants is reported as follows:
I have included this from another web site that sells colostrum as a supplement. Some believe colostrum can cure or prevent cancer. For a lecture on the subject, visit The Reality Zone. For an in-depth commentary, read the Colostrum Article from the American Journal of Natural Medicine.
Medical Research shows that Colostrum is possibly the one supplement that can help everyone that’s ill. And the most important preventative you’ll ever find.
Colostrum (nature’s perfect first food) is the pre-milk substance produced from the mother’s breasts during the first 24 hours of lactation. Colostrum supplies immune and growth factors and a perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to insure the health, vitality and growth of the newborn. Colostrum contains the following major components:
As we age, we notice it takes us a little longer to fight off a cold or flu, something aches, our energy and enthusiasm have lessened, our skin loses its elasticity and gravity takes its toll on our bodies. Our focus turns to health and anti aging products and knowledge. We each balance our own vitamins, minerals and herbs.. many times unaware of dangerous doses and combinations. We’ve looked everywhere for an answer. We’ve asked plants and minerals for something they’re unable to provide because they don’t have immune systems to produce immune factors and immunoglobulins and they don’t have growth factors for muscle, skin and bone.. With killer bugs at our doorstep, we need to look to what was designed specifically for the survival of our species. Aging, illness and death occur with the loss of immune and growth factors in our bodies. Medical science has shown in hundreds of published reports worldwide that these can possibly be replaced in the human body....with bovine colostrum.
As we age, we notice it takes us a little longer to fight off a cold or flu, we become more vulnerable to disease, our energy and enthusiasm lessen, our skin loses its elasticity, we gain unwanted weight and lose muscle tone. After maturity, we gradually lose the immune and growth factors in our body. This impacts us to search for anti-aging and health products and knowledge. We’ve looked to plants and minerals for an answer, isolating and megadosing on micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Recently we’ve become more aware, thanks to the media, about the dangers of this hit and miss approach. With killer bugs at our doorstep, we need to look to what was designed specifically for the survival of our species. Aging, illness and death occur with the loss of immune and growth factors in our bodies. Medical science has shown in hundreds of published reports worldwide that these can possibly be replaced in the human body....with bovine colostrum.
Bovine colostrum is not new. In India, for thousands of years, Ayurvedic physicians and the spiritual leaders have documented the physical and spiritual health benefits from colostrum. It is dried and delivered by the milkman and is known for its healing and therapeutic ability. Scandinavian countries have been making a delicious colostrum pudding and dessert topped with honey, for hundreds of years, to celebrate the birth of calves and good health. It was used in the US as an early antibiotic that was in much favor until the discovery of penicillin and other antibiotics.
In the late 18th Century, Western scientists began to study colostrum and document its benefits for survival, growth and development for the newborn. Today, there are thousands of published scientific and clinical studies of major health benefits associated with colostrum.
Colostrum is available as a dietary supplement in capsule form in almost any health food or vitamin store. It costs about $30 a bottle ($1 to $2 per day, depending on your dosage). If you find a bulk price that is dramatically cheaper, let me know.
An excellent on-line source that is very reasonably priced is G. Edward Griffin's Health World.
IN A NOVEL experiment, Canadian and Ukrainian scientists are testing the illuminating qualities of St. John’s wort, which they say is quickly absorbed by cancerous cells. The idea is to turn hypericin, the active ingredient in St. John’s wort, into a missile that selectively illuminates cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells unlit. The strategy appears to be working, at least in animals. In tests on dogs at a local veterinarian clinic, the researchers have so far detected one case of cancer.
Hypericin shows up as a red spot when an animal is “illuminated” with blue filtered light, reported Andrew Rawicz, an engineering scientist at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and colleagues at the University of Kiev. Once the cancer has been identified, an orange light forces hypericin to release unstable oxygen molecules that decompose the cells, he said.
The whole scenario sounds like it’s out of a low-budget sci-fi flick. First, the animal is given hypericin, either in tablet form or as an ointment applied to the skin. Then, it is taken into a dark room, a makeshift lab in a 10-by-10-foot darkroom on campus. A modified theater stage light provides the filtered blue light, and a highly sensitive camera capable of reading only the light produced by the hypericin transmits an image back to a computer screen for closer scrutiny. Any red spots mark cancer.
“Tumors are greedy,” Rawicz said. “Cancer cells grow fast and eat more, and tend to accumulate more of the hypericin — even 10 times more than normal cells. “Once it is absorbed, we can illuminate the patient in a dark room and see these localized red spots,” he said. “We can say, ‘this is where the cancer is.’ ” The method, which was “imported” from Kiev, is now being tested on patients in Eastern Europe.
“Hypericin gives us a very natural way of screening for various types of cancer,” said Rawicz. There are almost no side effects, he added, and the herb is much cheaper than synthetic substances used to track cancer cells.
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