Newsletter #82
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What Color is Cancer?

It might very well be a combination of red, yellow, orange, green and blue. Why those colors?

Because they're the colors used in nine artificial dyes added to foods so they'll appear more appetizing.

Just think—how much fun would life be without green M&Ms®? And your Froot Loops® cereal just wouldn't look as fruity without those pastel shades of pink, blue and green.

For that matter, would your dog eat his food if it weren't the proper color? Well, HE probably would. But I guess the food industry believes that adding color even kicks his appetite up a notch! (I thought dogs were color blind, but I checked this out and apparently it's a myth.)

But we may have to pay a heavy price for using synthetic dyes instead of natural sources of food color. . .

Continued below. . .

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If you'd prefer to believe these dyes are perfectly safe and are unlikely to pose a major health threat—DON'T READ THIS ARTICLE!

But if you've always suspected these artificial ingredients could be linked to serious health concerns … READ ON!

According to the report Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), many of the nine currently approved dyes have been linked to allergic reactions, hyperactivity and cancer.

In June 2008, CSPI petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request a ban on the use of Yellow 5 and other synthetic food dyes due to their adverse effects on children's behavior1.

According to a March 2011 CSPI statement2, the FDA formed an advisory committee that is reviewing evidence linking the dyes to hyperactivity disorders and other behavioral problems. But CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson said this action has come after "many years of denial" by FDA officials.

So just how bad ARE the food dyes you ingest every day? Let's take a peek at the research…

Would you chase your food
with a swig of GASOLINE?

Surely you wouldn't! But all the same, you're probably eating your share of food dyes made from petroleum.

CSPI said synthetic food dyes tend to be cheaper, more stable, and brighter than most natural colorings. And you better believe the FDA slaps its almighty stamp of approval on them before they reach stores.

Of the nine approved synthetic dyes, three of them—Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6—account for 90 percent of all dyes used. So you'd expect these to be the 'safest' to use, right? Well consider these facts:

  • Red 40—this widely-used dye is approved for use in products ranging from beverages, bakery goods and cereals to drugs and cosmetics. Scientific studies indicate that Red 40 may accelerate the appearance of immune-system tumors in mice.

    What's more, the dye causes allergic reactions in some consumers—and could even trigger hyperactivity in children. CSPI said Red 40 should be banned from foods unless and until new tests clearly demonstrate its safety.

  • Yellow 5—also known as Tartrazine, this dye is used in foods such as baked goods, candies and gelatin, as well as in pet foods and cosmetics. CSPI said the dye was not adequately tested in mice, but may be contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. Yellow 5 also can cause such allergic reactions as itching… hives… heart palpitations, and blurred vision!
  • Yellow 6—may also be contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. Studies indicate it may cause adrenal tumors in animals, though that is disputed by industry and the FDA. Yellow 6 may also cause severe hypersensitivity reactions in some people. And pets that consume this dye in dog foods had increased incidents of eye lesions and inflamed corneas!

Don't think that the other five dyes are any safer. Most of the other dyes profiled in the study were linked to occurrences of bladder, brain, kidney and thyroid tumors in mice.

The fact is none of these additives have any nutritional value to the human body. And because they actually can do more harm than good, advocacy groups like CSPI say they should be completely banned.

But all the FDA has been willing to do is slap labels on foods advising that they contain artificial dyes and coloring. Essentially they're ducking the question of possible dangers rather than encouraging the use of safer alternatives.

And yes, there ARE plenty of safe ways to add color to foods…

A drop or two of NATURAL color will do!

If you take a peek at Nature's bounty of fruits and vegetables, you can see a rainbow of natural color. Plant extracts can add natural color to foods—without the harmful side-effects.

And better still, most of these extracts are high in antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and polyphenols which help protect rather than harm your health.

Actually, you can make your own food coloring from other foods. You can use a sieve to strain the pulp from fruit or vegetable juices and then use the juice to achieve the desired color in foods of your choice.

Here are some of the foods you can use as natural dyes:

  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Saffron
  • Turmeric

But if you're not inclined to do all the straining and mixing yourself—don't worry! Companies such as Nature's Flavor, Chefmaster Natural Coloring, India Tree, and Seelect Tea all sell natural food colorings and flavorings.

If it's hard to eliminate all artificial dyes from your diet, then at least take small steps toward eating more natural, whole foods. Cutting back on food coloring is better than doing nothing at all.

You can enjoy a kaleidoscope of natural food colors—minus the elevated cancer threat!

Last week I sent you an important article about the link between cancer and polio vaccines. If you missed it, just scroll down and see it now!

Chilling News about a Vaccine You
Almost Certainly had as a Child…

Does It Have a Secret Cancer Connection?

What does a 12-year-old have in common with a 70-year-old?

Potential exposure to a virus that turns normal cells into cancerous ones...

Certain evidence points to a strong link between a vaccine you had as a child, and cancer… and the infection mysteriously extends to your children and grandchildren.

Mass vaccination campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s are now suspected in thousands of deaths per year via a cancer-causing virus contained in the early polio vaccines. But this doesn't mean you'll get cancer for sure. Keep reading and I'll explain. . .

Continued below. . .

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Researchers discovered this deadly vaccine tragedy in 1994 — when Dr. Michele Carbone found the SV40 virus in 60% of lung cancers (mesotheliomas) studied, 33% of osteosarcoma bone cancers, 40% of other bone cancers…

This is no monkey business!

Known as SV40, this virus came from dead monkeys whose kidney cells were used to culture polio vaccines. Over 98 million people in the U.S., plus more in other countries, were exposed to the contaminated vaccine.

And it appears there's a link to you, even if YOU were not vaccinated.

It turned out to be…

A medical marvel with a deadly glitch

Polio virus has been around forever — yet paralysis-causing epidemics have only existed since the late 1800s. In fact, 95% of polio cases occur without symptoms. Most victims just get a mild fever. But in a tiny fraction of 1% of victims, it penetrated the blood-brain barrier to cause paralysis or death… which naturally aroused much fear.

At the height of the polio epidemic in the early 1950s, the first polio vaccines were cultured in monkey tissue. The vaccine was rushed to market and made mandatory because of government panic and public hysteria about the disease.

From the beginning there were cries of "foul", accusations of poor manufacturing controls, and questionable efficacy.1

Then in the late '50s the monkey tissue was found to be contaminated with a virus that could be linked to cancer and other serious diseases… after it was too late and millions had received it.

Bernice Eddy, PhD, National Institutes of Health (NIH), discovered that a staggeringly high 70% of hamsters injected with kidney cell cultures containing SV virus died without apparent cause. She later discovered that tumors could be passed easily from one animal to another over a long time period while remaining cancerous.2

It was dubbed SV40 -- the fortieth simian virus found in monkeys' kidney cells.

"The Great Polio Vaccine Cover-Up"…

Eddy went public with this news — which enraged her boss at the NIH to no small degree. He tried everything he could to marginalize and discredit her — viewing her discovery as a direct threat to his career and a public health policy he staunchly supported.3

In June 1961, a letter from a colleague to the surgeon general detailed how Eddy's work was muzzled and repressed.4

Meanwhile by 1960, the Salk vaccine had been administered by injection to half the American public.

But there was a rival vaccine — the oral vaccine developed by Sabin. By mid-1960, sixty million Russians had received Sabin's oral vaccine (OPV) in field trials. It was pronounced a resounding success.

A group of Merck scientists led by Dr. Maurice Hilleman eventually proved both the Salk and Sabin forms were contaminated with SV40.

But the government purposefully kept this under wraps, warning neither doctors nor the public… while the vaccines continued to be given for years.

Eventually word leaked out… on July 25, 1961 the New York Times ran a story on page 26, quoting directly from the government's official press release.5

One news outlet opted against silence… On August 6th, 1961 the National Enquirer carried the year's most complete SV40 story, in an article entitled, "The Great Polio Vaccine Cancer Cover-Up…" running three pages long. Despite its tabloid status, the article contained amazing scientific quotes and an accurate recounting of Eddy's hamster experiments.6

The SV40 was so virulent, it became a popular tool of cancer researchers awed by its ability to transform healthy animal cells into tumor cells in test tubes. This tiny but mighty life form could completely disrupt cells, cause them to lose control of themselves, and to reproduce wildly.

Finally in 1994 Dr. Michele Carbone autopsied dead research animals to make a shocking discovery… SV40 was linked to the rare malignant mesothelioma — as well as to brain cancer and osteosarcoma (bone cancer).

Carbone's research found that SV40 causes mesothelial cells to become malignant 1,000 times faster than fibroblasts.7

Between 1997 and 2003, 25 new published studies showed presence of SV40 in mesotheliomas… 16 others found SV40 in brain, bone, and other cancers.8

In fact, one study showed the presence of SV40 infections in children born after 1982 — decades after the polio vaccine was supposedly cleaned up9,10. Why SV40 is apparently still spreading is a mystery.

SHOCKING revelations from a vaccine maker…

Initially, no one could fathom how SV40 was transmitted to humans.

That is… until Dr. Maurice Hilleman — head of Merck's vaccine program, developer of more than 36 vaccines, and recipient of a special lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization — made shocking revelations before he died about Merck's responsibility in unleashing the SV40, as well as the AIDS virus.11

He also testified that the government kept SV40 contamination a secret to avoid public hysteria.

What we NOW know about SV40…

Disturbing new insights:

  • Documents now conclusively prove that SV40 was never removed from the vaccine stocks after 1963… SV40 tainted seeds were never thrown away — they were used in OPV (oral polio vaccine) for millions of children for nearly four decades12.
  • SV40 appears in 61% of all new cancer patients — including patients too young to have received the vaccine 40 years ago!13
  • Nearly 70% of mesothelioma cases test positive for SV40.
  • SV40 was found in 23% of blood samples and 45% of semen of normal individuals.14
  • SV40 can be transmitted sexually and through blood transfusions.15
  • Ten percent of those never exposed directly to tainted vaccines test SV40-positive.
  • Lancet published clear evidence that tainted polio vaccine is responsible for nearly half of the 55,000 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases per year.16
  • People from states receiving high-SV40 OPV now get osteosarcoma tumors at ten times the rate of those with SV40-free lot numbers.17

Are YOU from a high-exposure state?

Where did you spend your 1950s and 60s? Per NIH, these states had high SV40 vaccine exposure18:

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Wyoming
  • Utah
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington DC
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire

Low exposure states:

  • California
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Missouri
  • Louisiana
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia

Remaining states are theoretically SV40-free. But, cancer rates are also high in the United Kingdom and Italy, all of which had huge mass vaccination programs.

Scientific integrity or government cover-up?

Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist here — but consider…

  • When research went public in 1999, NCI declared there's "no evidence of human cancer linked to SV40". But other researchers contend that SV40 had already shown up in a wide variety of tumors — the highest rates in those receiving tainted OPV. Maybe that's not proof it's the cause but it certainly qualifies as a statistical "link"! And, in the science of identifying causes of cancer, correlations like this have long been considered evidence of probable cause.
  • The government and NIH have denied requests for grants to study SV40. Why?
  • Government denies a cancer link because of "those who are too young to have received the vaccine in the 1950s" — ignoring the potential of transmission via "shedding" (passing the virus to non-vaccinated people)… something the vaccine was specifically designed to do!
  • According to NIH, "the NCI is continuing to evaluate the possible link between SV40 infection and human cancers."19
  • But some in the scientific community question whether this "continuing evaluation" is being performed with total scientific integrity.

  • One article by an attorney, published in a peer reviewed scientific journal, accuses NCI of deliberately compromising a study that would have shown a link between SV40 and mesothelioma.20

Despite the government's foot dragging...

SV40 is one of the most widely studied viruses
in all of microbiology

For forty years, SV40 has been widely studied and well understood. Over 3,400 scientific articles name SV40 in the title… over 15,000 articles mention SV40.

SV40 was routinely used to create human cancers in the lab, to test cancer therapies.21

Moreover, it is now known how this virus causes cancer on a molecular level. SV40 oncogenesis is mediated by the viral large tumor antigen (T-ag) — which inactivates the tumor suppressor proteins p53 and pRb.22

Experts in SV40 research finally announced SV40 is a class 2A human carcinogen.23

Good news: Not EVERYONE
who received SV40 will get cancer...

There is hope. Nearly every Baby Boomer received these vaccines forty or fifty years ago, and sadly, we can't turn back the clock for a do-over.

However, even Carbone, a leading SV40 expert, says, "… you need many different carcinogens, because different carcinogens do different things. Cancer is a multifactorial process."

No one factor can create cancer all by itself. Instead, your cells require numerous "hits" (insults) from various carcinogens.

But Carbone does consider SV40 one of the most potent human carcinogens.

He also goes on to state that cellular changes in your body (unlike a test tube) are influenced by the status of your immune system. A healthy immune system generally seeks and destroys invading viruses.

So, mitigate your personal risk by engaging in strategies known to enhance your immune system, such as:

  • Eating a mostly raw, organic, high-enzyme diet rich in vegetables… free of sugar, artificial sweeteners, and carbs.
  • Reduce calories, lose weight, exercise daily…
  • Control stress.
  • Give thanks for your daily blessings.
  • Detoxify yourself, your home, yard, and life as much as possible…

It does appear there's damaging evidence about polio vaccines, but we may never be 100% sure.

All the same, what's done is done. Move forward confidently with strategies known to reduce your risk. And at the same time, be wary and don't repeat the mistakes of the past.

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler,

Footnotes for first article:

1 Center for Science in the Public Interest. (2008). Petition to Ban the Use of Yellow 5 and Other Food Dyes, in the Interim to Require a Warning on Foods Containing These Dyes, to Correct the Information the Food and Drug Administration Gives to Consumers On the Impact of These Dyes on the Behavior of Some Children, and to Require Neurotoxicity Testing of New Food Additives and Food Colors. Retrieved 4/25/11 from
2 Center for Science in the Public Interest. (2011, March 30). Strong FDA action on food dyes urged. Retrieved 4/25/11 from

Footnotes for second article:

1 Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 163 No. 2, Jan. 12, 1957.
2 Bookchin, Debbie & Schumacher, Jim, The Virus and the Vaccine. St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2004. p. 61-62.
3 Bookchin, Debbie & Schumacher, Jim, The Virus and the Vaccine. St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2004. p. 65-66.
4 Bookchin, Debbie & Schumacher, Jim, The Virus and the Vaccine. St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2004. p. 82-83.
5 Bookchin, Debbie & Schumacher, Jim, The Virus and the Vaccine. St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2004. p. 103-104.
6 Bookchin, Debbie & Schumacher, Jim, The Virus and the Vaccine. St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2004. p. 104.
7 Bookchin, Debbie & Schumacher, Jim, The Virus and the Vaccine. St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2004. p. 207.
8 Bookchin, Debbie & Schumacher, Jim, The Virus and the Vaccine. St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2004. p. 215.
9 Butel JS, et al., Molecular Evidence of simian virus 40 infections in children. J Infect Dis. 1999 Sep; 180(3):884-7.
10 Bookchin, Debbie & Schumacher, Jim, The Virus and the Vaccine. St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2004. p. 185.
13 Fuentes, Geraldo, SV40: A Deadly Cure?
14 Fuentes, Geraldo, SV40: A Deadly Cure?
15 Fuentes, Geraldo, SV40: A Deadly Cure?
16 Comment in: Lancet. 2002 Mar 9;359(9309):812-3, Lancet. 2003 Jan 4;361(9351):88-9, Lancet. 2002 Jun 29;359(9325):2281.
17 Fuentes, Geraldo, SV40: A Deadly Cure?
18 National Institutes of Health, 1950's Contaminated Polio Vaccines — A Deadly Cure By Geraldo Fuentes 9-16-00
19 National Cancer Institute, Simian Virus 40 and Human Cancer (2003) at http://cancerweb.ncl, (last visited May 15, 2003).
20 Donald S. MacLachlan, SV40 in Human Tumors: New Documents Shed Light on the Apparent Controversy, 22 Anticancer Res. 3495, 3495-99 (2002).
21 E. Fanning, Introduction to Simian Virus 40: Getting by with More than a Little Help from its Host Cell, in Simian Virus 40 (SV40): A Possible Human Polyomavirus, supra note 28, at 3-8.
22 Butel JS, Vilchez RA, Jorgensen JL, Kozinetz CA. Association between SV40 and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2003;44 Suppl 3:S33-9.
23 Gazdar AF, Butel JS, Carbone M., SV40 and Human Tumours: Myth, Association or Causality?, 2 Nat. Rev. Cancer 957, 957-64 (2002).

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