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Here’s another good reason for you to EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!

According to research published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, a plant nutrient called sulforaphane is highly selective in its battle against cancer.

Unlike traditional chemotherapy drugs, this nutrient has been shown to target and destroy prostate, breast and other cancer cells—while leaving healthy cells untouched! You don’t want to miss this natural miracle from the produce section. . .

Continued below. . .

Video of the Week:
“Shocking Confessions of a Drug Company Insider”

    In this exposé, a top executive of a major pharmaceutical company spills the naked truth about the drugs you and your family take… which drugs heal, and which ones KILL… what doctors turn to when they don’t know the cure… what they do when they themselves or their loved ones are stricken with disease or illness… what life-saving resource they insist should be in every home. Watch this must-see video now because your life — or the life of your loved ones — may depend on it.

Sulforaphane is part of the group of compounds called isothiocyanates (ITC). These compounds are ABUNDANT in broccoli and other cruiciferous vegetables such as:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collard and kale greens
  • Radish
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

These vegetables don’t contain a dusting of ITCs on their skins! You have to actually chew or chop them to break down their cell membranes.

This brings their sulfur-containing chemicals in contact with certain enzymes that occur in the vegetables themselves AND in your own digestive tract. These enzymes are essential to releasing the sulforaphane/ITC nutrient. Without the enzymes, it doesn’t matter how much broccoli and cabbage you eat.

Some folks prefer to cook their vegetables to help get ’em down the hatch. But you should know that the greatest cancer-fighting benefits come with eating them raw.

This is because cooking at high heat will deactivate the enzyme that helps produce cancer-killing ITCs! Raw or lightly cooked vegetables will deliver the greatest health benefits.

If you don’t know about enzymes, it’s time you did! Everyone needs to take them as supplements AND eat enzyme-rich foods as well. Enzymes are every bit as important as vitamins and minerals. I wrote the book on this subject, called The Missing Ingredient for Good Health.

Like many plants, cruciferous vegetables are rich in the very enzymes you need to digest them. Besides sulforaphane, they’re also rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and in other compounds that help make them mean, green cancer-fighting machines.

Vitamin K is a wonder all by itself. I take it as a supplement in addition to eating large amounts of broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower and watercress (watercress is a super addition to a salad). I could go on for a very long time about all the natural “medicines” in cruciferous vegetables, but let me get back to sulforaphane.

Exactly how does it work its magic against cancer? Well, numerous study results show that this health defender carries out…

A multi-pronged attack against deadly cancer cells!

    Essentially, sulforaphane uses several highly effective strategies to protect you from cancer. This includes actions that:

  • Block damaging enzyme reactions—sulforaphane blocks phase 1 enyzmes that can activate carcinogens in your body
  • Inhibit cancer cell growth—cancer cells grow and multiply quickly until they get a dose of sulforaphane; it has a unique ability to shut ’em down
  • Promote cancer cell suicide—not only does it stop them from growing, but sulforaphane also induces apoptosis (natural cell death) in various types of cancer cells
  • Rev up beneficial enzyme action—increasing phase 2 antioxidant enzymes helps reduce harmful inflammation that can promote cancer cell growth and prevent apoptosis

Sulforaphane also provides protection against several types of bacteria, including E.Coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus.

Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties have many folks interested in using sulforaphane as a topical cosmetic.

It’s a wonder drug in a plant — and you don’t need a prescription.

Now this isn’t pie-in-the-sky fantasy! These conclusions come from documented clinical research and observation.

Respected physician and medical writer, Dr. Ray Sahelian endorses sulforaphane as a product that can help detoxify your body and protect against a variety of cancers.

Dr. Sahelian’s website cites numerous scientific studies that prove its healthful benefits.

Here’s what some studies have shown so far…

    Scientists have noted amazing results when studying the inhibiting effects of sulforaphane on chemically-induced cancers in a variety of animal studies.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Breast—researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center studied mice with breast cancer to document the number of cancer stem cells in breast tumors. They injected the mice with different concentrations of sulforaphane. The investigators found that sulforaphane 1) significantly reduced the number of cancer stem cells, 2) left ordinary cells unharmed, and 3) stopped breast cancer cells from producing new tumors
  • Colon —investigators at the State University of New Jersey found that mice given a diet supplemented with sulforaphane for three weeks developed significantly fewer and smaller polyps in their small intestines
  • Lung—Beijing University scientists found that 9 days after implanting tumor cells in the lungs of mice, those treated with sulforaphane injections had tumors weighing more than 70 percent less than those in control mice!
  • Prostate—2011 studies concluded by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University demonstrated that sulforaphane selectively targeted cancerous prostate cells and left normal cells unharmed

This is merely a sampling of the many positive anti-cancer properties of this powerhouse broccoli nutrient. Research teams are continuing to monitor human clinical trials and animal studies for additional evidence.

So are YOU convinced that broccoli and its cousins are one of Mother Nature’s kick-butt cancer cures?

The evidence abundantly shows this to be true. But no one expects you to develop an overnight fondness for this group of vegetables. Whatever the reason, many folks just can’t stomach the idea of chomping on broccoli. The first President Bush famously announced he refused to eat it. I can’t stand Brussels sprouts myself.

The good news is some manufacturers have developed supplements that extract the healthy sulforaphane from vegetables and make it available in pill form.

So if broccoli, cauliflower, kale and turnips just don’t appeal to you—you can still benefit from their anti-cancer strength without holding your nose before each bite!

Meanwhile, we wrote about something so interesting in the last issue, I want to make sure you didn’t miss it. It’s about the effect our thoughts have on our health — and how just thinking you’re being cured can cause you to get well. Scroll down and take a look.


Has Your Doctor Ever Fooled You
with Fake Medicines?

    You go see your doctor and he writes you a prescription…

You fill it, pay for it, bill it to insurance, and take it as prescribed. Several months later, you realize the pills aren’t doing a thing for you.

So did your doctor misdiagnose you — or lie to you?

The truth is darker than you may imagine…

Continued below. . .

Hidden epidemic picking off
Baby Boomers in their prime

    Leg cramps that wake you up out of a sound sleep.

Fingers so cold you’re embarrassed to shake hands at church.

Unsightly circles under your eyes–no matter how much sleep you get.

Bruises that appear after the slightest bump…and take WEEKS to go away.

These aren’t just minor annoyances. They’re the first signs of the hidden epidemic picking off Baby Boomers like flies. So deadly, it claims another new victim every 30 seconds. And yet–most M.D.s are completely overlooking it.

Which is why it’s absolutely critical for you to watch this special presentation right now. It will tell you everything you need to know about this sweeping threat. Including the solution so stunningly simple, it puts modern medicine to shame. Please, don’t miss it.

If your doctor prescribed “Obecalp” or “Cebocap” to calm your headache, reduce your stomach upset, or relieve your pain… did it help?

Probably not.

Obecalp and Cebocap are placebos — a fancy name for a fake drug. Obecalp is “placebo” spelled backwards. “Cebocap” is a pill made from sugar.

Does your doctor pass this off as real medicine?

    This isn’t exactly new news, but that doesn’t make it any less disturbing.

An international survey reported that more than half of all doctors in the U.S. regularly prescribe placebos to their patients — without telling them, of course.

Ditto for doctors in England, Israel, New Zealand, Sweden, and Denmark.

A study of all Chicago area primary care doctors saw 45% of them admit they prescribed placebos for their patients.

So, how do they manage to dismiss their patients with the brush of a hand and a fake med?

  • 34% introduce placebos to the patient as “a substance that may help and will not hurt” (technically, this is true; many people do experience relief from placebos)
  • 19% said, “It is medication.”
  • (Only) 9% called it a placebo.

One-third of doctors gave their patients other info such as, “This may help you but I am not sure how it works.”

Your doctor may even think you’re the fake

    Doctors admit to prescribing placebos to try to find out who’s faking their symptoms, or who’s a hypochondriac.

This is worse than ironic — you doctor lies to you to see if you’re lying.

The doctor might say something like, “This is a medicine not typically used for your condition but [that] might benefit you.” It sounds like an off-label use of a prescription drug, but it’s a placebo.

This is particularly common for pain med prescriptions. The chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia has had doctors baffled and flustered for years because many of them think it’s psychosomatic (i.e. it’s all in your head). So they prescribe dummy pills and send the patient off into the wild blue yonder.

Shockingly, a recent study in the British Medical Journal showed that nearly two-thirds of all doctors thought it was permissible to give fake medicine without telling you.

The website HealthDay quotes a Stanford psychiatrist as saying, “The basic rule is: First, do no harm. If there is no toxicity and it does some good, evidence supports its use… You can tell people that the treatment might benefit them.”

Your doctor’s hired accomplice

    Not surprisingly, your doctor could never pull this off without a willing accomplice. And they have just the partner they need — your pharmacy. And behind them, the major drug companies.

Can fake meds really be prescribed and purchased from your local pharmacy? You bet! CVS, Walgreens and others have them listed.

With half the doctors pushing fake meds and using pharmacies as their accomplices you have to wonder — has YOUR doctor done this to you?

This atmosphere of distrust between doctors and their patients exposes an insidious problem in Western medicine. Wouldn’t you rather your doctor told you he had to do a little more research and get back to you about an issue, instead of just telling you to pop a sugar pill?

Maybe we should ask our doctors about their thoughts on these issues…

  • How do they expect your health to improve with fake sugar pills?
  • Does absence of toxicity justify them lying to you?
  • If your doctor can’t diagnose your problem, does he default to thinking your symptoms are in your head?
  • What if you really are having a heart attack but get sent home with a fake prescription?
  • Are they liable for malpractice if they misdiagnose or fail to diagnose, and you die?

In my opinion, placebo prescriptions are a medical cop-out, and do nothing to help trust between doctors and patients.

True, sometimes they help a patient. But whether real or imagined, pain is pain, and ALL symptoms should be looked into… not just cast aside as inconsequential or all in the head.

But as I said…

Some placebos really help patients

    Even when no real medicine is consumed, some patients feel better. Their pain or symptoms do go away.

In carefully controlled studies with placebos as a control, certain patients progress just because they think they’re getting real medicine.

That’s why “the placebo effect” is now front and center in discussions on the mind-body connection popularized by Eastern medicine. Even many adherents of Western medicine are starting to embrace the mind-body connection for its therapeutic value.

I love one study we came across: Researchers gave runners tap water, claiming it was oxygenated. The runners with this “special” water ran faster and longer than their counterparts.

Does that make the “placebo effect” legit?

An estimated one third of all people can improve via the placebo effect…

Studies now show that sugar pills work as well as antidepressants to beat depression. And with far fewer side effects!

Even sham knee surgery was equal to the real thing! In this rare surgery-related placebo study, 180 participants were randomly assigned to have arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis, or sham surgery with incisions.

Tests of knee function showed that those who had the placebo surgery reported feeling just as good as those getting the real operation. While the surgery worked for many people, the sham did also.1

Upon discovering these startling results, one of the doctors involved said, “I hate to tell you this, but surgery may have the biggest placebo effect of all.”

This is rather amazing testimony to the power of your thoughts to bring about healing changes in your body. Just think how much money you’ll save replacing a $5,000 surgery with your brain’s healing power!

In fact, brain scans do suggest the placebo effect is the work of endorphins — your body’s natural pain killers.

But some people experience the opposite. . .

    Sometimes you get the reverse effect — unpleasant “side effects” like headaches, nervousness, nausea, or constipation, to name a few. The improvement is called the “placebo effect“. The reverse is the “nocebo effect“.

Researchers think the nocebo effect can be partially explained by a substance that sends messages through your nerves to your brain. When you’re anxious, this substance is activated, making you feel more pain than someone who’s calm.

The resulting nocebo effect shows up in brain scans too. Brain imaging studies suggest your pain is more intense when you expect more pain versus if you expect less pain.

Together they comprise the expectation effect… what you expect will happen. You expect to feel better, so you do. Or you get this giant pill and imagine it’s a very strong medicine, so you get “side effects”.

I find it very easy to understand the nocebo effect because I’ve experienced side effects from quite a few drugs and supplements. The most common for me are feeling hyper and having trouble sleeping. So I tend to be nervous and to anticipate a problem when trying a new supplement, and my fears may bring on the problem.

In controlled studies ALL drugs and supplements induce side effects in some of the participants. The most common side effect is stomach or intestinal upset. I suspect that in most cases it’s all in the patient’s head — the result of feeling nervous or apprehensive about taking a substance.

Conventional medicine and placebos

    According to the medical literature, placebos do not cure, at least permanently. In fact, the placebo effect doesn’t last very long for most patients, and they go back to experiencing the same symptoms that got them to go to the doctor in the first place. (Yet doctors willingly lie with placebos on the grounds that they “help.” Hmmm…I guess short term relief is better than none.)

In studies on tumor shrinkage, placebos seem to have little or no effect (conventionally speaking)… but may still offer symptomatic relief, calm the patient’s anxiety, reduce pain, and improve sleep.

Some people think placebos work because certain illnesses improve over time without treatment. Or maybe people take better care of themselves while they think they’re receiving a doctor’s care…

Can “remembered wellness” heal you?

    Certain research shows your brain may also respond to an imagined scene as it would to something actually seen. Your imagination may help you recall a time before symptoms, evoking a chemical change — a theory called remembered wellness.2

Some doctors call alternative therapies placebos. In reality, what you believe in can help for awhile and sometimes for a long while.

Certain health problems may also improve on their own — including the so-called Stage Zero Breast Cancer.

So, can you talk yourself into getting well?

    Some people get the placebo effect without any pills, shots, or procedures, just by visiting someone they think can help.

Incredibly, scientists now believe patients can benefit from sham drugs even when they’re told there are no active ingredients in them. Meaning doctors can skip the deceit.

To test these limits, Harvard Medical School ran a test3

They divided 80 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) into two groups — one received no treatment and the other got dummy pills twice a day.

The “dummy pill” group was explicitly told:

  • They were getting placebo pills with no active ingredient (sugar pills)…
  • That these pills were clinically proven to give significant improvement in IBS symptoms through the mind-body self-healing process…
  • That they didn’t have to believe in placebo effect at all — just take the pills…

And the word “placebo” was even printed on the bottle!

The patients were monitored for three weeks. Here are the amazing results, published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE.

  • The placebo group experienced improvement both at the midpoint and end point compared to the non-treatment group.
  • By the end point, nearly twice as many placebo patients had adequate symptom relief compared to the non-treated group.
  • Patients in the placebo group doubled their average rate of improvement compared to those given the most powerful IBS medications.

The researchers were surprised and encouraged, and hope it’ll discourage deception in clinical practice. However, they also warn that more study is necessary due to limitations in the size and length of this study.

Lead author Prof. Ted Kaptchuk says, “…these findings suggest that rather than mere positive thinking, there may be significant benefit to the very performance of medical ritual… Placebo may work even if patients know it is a placebo.” (Emphasis mine.)

Makes me think of primitive shamans or medicine men or “witch doctors”: just performing an elaborate ritual can make a patient feel better.

The bottom line

    The mind-body connection and the placebo effect are hot topics in medicine today. As for hard and fast answers, we’re not there yet. But still, here’s what you can do today:

  1. Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water. Your brain is very powerful, and just because we don’t know “everything” doesn’t mean a placebo can’t work for you. However…
  2. Your key strategy is always to stay as healthy as possible so you don’t need the placebo. Eat organic raw foods daily, exercise 30 minutes a day, slash stress… and all the basics you’ve heard before. Oh, wait! Maybe those are all placebos. . .
  3. If your doctor prescribes medicine, ask if it’s a placebo. Look it up online or in the Physicians’ Desk Reference to be sure it’s “real”. Then ask your pharmacist if it’s a placebo. This isn’t a carte blanche approval for prescription meds, but a plug for honesty in medicine.
  4. Become a better informed medical consumer. Aggressively research and evaluate your own medical care — or find a trusted person to help you. No one cares more about your health than you do. Not even your doctor!

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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources from 1st article:Ashurst, K. 2011. Sulforaphane and breast cancer. Nutricula online journal. Available at
http://www.nutriculamagazine.com/sulforaphane-and-breast-cancerClarke, J. D., Hsu, A., Yu, Z., Dashwood, R. H. and Ho, E. (2011), Differential effects of sulforaphane on histone deacetylases, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in normal prostate cells versus hyperplastic and cancerous prostate cells. Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 55: 999-1009. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201000547Liang, J et al. Sulforaphane induces cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis in cultured human lung adenocarcinoma LTEP-A2 cells and retards growth of LTEP-A2 xenografts in vivo. Journal of Natural Products. 2008 Nov;71(11):1911-4. doi: 10.1021/np800233q. Epub 2008 Oct 15. Abstract available at
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18855447Phillip, J. 2011. Sulforaphane from broccoli and cruciferous vegetables selectively destroys cancer cells. NaturalNews.com. Article available at
http://www.naturalnews.com/032988_sulforaphane_cancer_cells.html#ixzz2FdBodHtr

Sahelian, R. 2012. Sulforaphane supplement health benefit and review of published trials. Website information available at
http://www.raysahelian.com/sulforaphane.html

Footnotes from 2nd article:

1The New England Journal of Medicine, “The $3 Billion Hoax”, July 11, 2002;347:81-88, 132-133
2http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/
treatmenttypes/placebo-effect

3http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015591

Has Your Doctor Ever Fooled You with Fake Medicines?

You go see your doctor and he writes you a prescription…

You fill it, pay for it, bill it to insurance, and take it as prescribed. Several months later, you realize the pills aren’t doing a thing for you.

So did your doctor misdiagnose you — or lie to you?

The truth is darker than you may imagine…

Continued below. . .

Hidden epidemic picking off
Baby Boomers in their prime

    Leg cramps that wake you up out of a sound sleep.

Fingers so cold you’re embarrassed to shake hands at church.

Unsightly circles under your eyes–no matter how much sleep you get.

Bruises that appear after the slightest bump…and take WEEKS to go away.

These aren’t just minor annoyances. They’re the first signs of the hidden epidemic picking off Baby Boomers like flies. So deadly, it claims another new victim every 30 seconds. And yet–most M.D.s are completely overlooking it.

Which is why it’s absolutely critical for you to watch this special presentation right now. It will tell you everything you need to know about this sweeping threat. Including the solution so stunningly simple, it puts modern medicine to shame. Please, don’t miss it.

If your doctor prescribed “Obecalp” or “Cebocap” to calm your headache, reduce your stomach upset, or relieve your pain… did it help?

Probably not.

Obecalp and Cebocap are placebos — a fancy name for a fake drug. Obecalp is “placebo” spelled backwards. “Cebocap” is a pill made from sugar.

Does your doctor pass this off as real medicine?

    This isn’t exactly new news, but that doesn’t make it any less disturbing.

An international survey reported that more than half of all doctors in the U.S. regularly prescribe placebos to their patients — without telling them, of course.

Ditto for doctors in England, Israel, New Zealand, Sweden, and Denmark.

A study of all Chicago area primary care doctors saw 45% of them admit they prescribed placebos for their patients.

So, how do they manage to dismiss their patients with the brush of a hand and a fake med?

  • 34% introduce placebos to the patient as “a substance that may help and will not hurt” (technically, this is true; many people do experience relief from placebos)
  • 19% said, “It is medication.”
  • (Only) 9% called it a placebo.

One-third of doctors gave their patients other info such as, “This may help you but I am not sure how it works.”

Your doctor may even think you’re the fake

    Doctors admit to prescribing placebos to try to find out who’s faking their symptoms, or who’s a hypochondriac.

This is worse than ironic — you doctor lies to you to see if you’re lying.

The doctor might say something like, “This is a medicine not typically used for your condition but [that] might benefit you.” It sounds like an off-label use of a prescription drug, but it’s a placebo.

This is particularly common for pain med prescriptions. The chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia has had doctors baffled and flustered for years because many of them think it’s psychosomatic (i.e. it’s all in your head). So they prescribe dummy pills and send the patient off into the wild blue yonder.

Shockingly, a recent study in the British Medical Journal showed that nearly two-thirds of all doctors thought it was permissible to give fake medicine without telling you.

The website HealthDay quotes a Stanford psychiatrist as saying, “The basic rule is: First, do no harm. If there is no toxicity and it does some good, evidence supports its use… You can tell people that the treatment might benefit them.”

Your doctor’s hired accomplice

    Not surprisingly, your doctor could never pull this off without a willing accomplice. And they have just the partner they need — your pharmacy. And behind them, the major drug companies.

Can fake meds really be prescribed and purchased from your local pharmacy? You bet! CVS, Walgreens and others have them listed.

With half the doctors pushing fake meds and using pharmacies as their accomplices you have to wonder — has YOUR doctor done this to you?

This atmosphere of distrust between doctors and their patients exposes an insidious problem in Western medicine. Wouldn’t you rather your doctor told you he had to do a little more research and get back to you about an issue, instead of just telling you to pop a sugar pill?

Maybe we should ask our doctors about their thoughts on these issues…

  • How do they expect your health to improve with fake sugar pills?
  • Does absence of toxicity justify them lying to you?
  • If your doctor can’t diagnose your problem, does he default to thinking your symptoms are in your head?
  • What if you really are having a heart attack but get sent home with a fake prescription?
  • Are they liable for malpractice if they misdiagnose or fail to diagnose, and you die?

In my opinion, placebo prescriptions are a medical cop-out, and do nothing to help trust between doctors and patients.

True, sometimes they help a patient. But whether real or imagined, pain is pain, and ALL symptoms should be looked into… not just cast aside as inconsequential or all in the head.

But as I said…

Some placebos really help patients

    Even when no real medicine is consumed, some patients feel better. Their pain or symptoms do go away.

In carefully controlled studies with placebos as a control, certain patients progress just because they think they’re getting real medicine.

That’s why “the placebo effect” is now front and center in discussions on the mind-body connection popularized by Eastern medicine. Even many adherents of Western medicine are starting to embrace the mind-body connection for its therapeutic value.

I love one study we came across: Researchers gave runners tap water, claiming it was oxygenated. The runners with this “special” water ran faster and longer than their counterparts.

Does that make the “placebo effect” legit?

An estimated one third of all people can improve via the placebo effect…

Studies now show that sugar pills work as well as antidepressants to beat depression. And with far fewer side effects!

Even sham knee surgery was equal to the real thing! In this rare surgery-related placebo study, 180 participants were randomly assigned to have arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis, or sham surgery with incisions.

Tests of knee function showed that those who had the placebo surgery reported feeling just as good as those getting the real operation. While the surgery worked for many people, the sham did also.1

Upon discovering these startling results, one of the doctors involved said, “I hate to tell you this, but surgery may have the biggest placebo effect of all.”

This is rather amazing testimony to the power of your thoughts to bring about healing changes in your body. Just think how much money you’ll save replacing a $5,000 surgery with your brain’s healing power!

In fact, brain scans do suggest the placebo effect is the work of endorphins — your body’s natural pain killers.

But some people experience the opposite. . .

    Sometimes you get the reverse effect — unpleasant “side effects” like headaches, nervousness, nausea, or constipation, to name a few. The improvement is called the “placebo effect“. The reverse is the “nocebo effect“.

Researchers think the nocebo effect can be partially explained by a substance that sends messages through your nerves to your brain. When you’re anxious, this substance is activated, making you feel more pain than someone who’s calm.

The resulting nocebo effect shows up in brain scans too. Brain imaging studies suggest your pain is more intense when you expect more pain versus if you expect less pain.

Together they comprise the expectation effect… what you expect will happen. You expect to feel better, so you do. Or you get this giant pill and imagine it’s a very strong medicine, so you get “side effects”.

I find it very easy to understand the nocebo effect because I’ve experienced side effects from quite a few drugs and supplements. The most common for me are feeling hyper and having trouble sleeping. So I tend to be nervous and to anticipate a problem when trying a new supplement, and my fears may bring on the problem.

In controlled studies ALL drugs and supplements induce side effects in some of the participants. The most common side effect is stomach or intestinal upset. I suspect that in most cases it’s all in the patient’s head — the result of feeling nervous or apprehensive about taking a substance.

Conventional medicine and placebos

    According to the medical literature, placebos do not cure, at least permanently. In fact, the placebo effect doesn’t last very long for most patients, and they go back to experiencing the same symptoms that got them to go to the doctor in the first place. (Yet doctors willingly lie with placebos on the grounds that they “help.” Hmmm…I guess short term relief is better than none.)

In studies on tumor shrinkage, placebos seem to have little or no effect (conventionally speaking)… but may still offer symptomatic relief, calm the patient’s anxiety, reduce pain, and improve sleep.

Some people think placebos work because certain illnesses improve over time without treatment. Or maybe people take better care of themselves while they think they’re receiving a doctor’s care…

Can “remembered wellness” heal you?

    Certain research shows your brain may also respond to an imagined scene as it would to something actually seen. Your imagination may help you recall a time before symptoms, evoking a chemical change — a theory called remembered wellness.2

Some doctors call alternative therapies placebos. In reality, what you believe in can help for awhile and sometimes for a long while.

Certain health problems may also improve on their own — including the so-called Stage Zero Breast Cancer.

So, can you talk yourself into getting well?

    Some people get the placebo effect without any pills, shots, or procedures, just by visiting someone they think can help.

Incredibly, scientists now believe patients can benefit from sham drugs even when they’re told there are no active ingredients in them. Meaning doctors can skip the deceit.

To test these limits, Harvard Medical School ran a test3

They divided 80 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) into two groups — one received no treatment and the other got dummy pills twice a day.

The “dummy pill” group was explicitly told:

  • They were getting placebo pills with no active ingredient (sugar pills)…
  • That these pills were clinically proven to give significant improvement in IBS symptoms through the mind-body self-healing process…
  • That they didn’t have to believe in placebo effect at all — just take the pills…

And the word “placebo” was even printed on the bottle!

The patients were monitored for three weeks. Here are the amazing results, published in the scientific journal PLoS ONE.

  • The placebo group experienced improvement both at the midpoint and end point compared to the non-treatment group.
  • By the end point, nearly twice as many placebo patients had adequate symptom relief compared to the non-treated group.
  • Patients in the placebo group doubled their average rate of improvement compared to those given the most powerful IBS medications.

The researchers were surprised and encouraged, and hope it’ll discourage deception in clinical practice. However, they also warn that more study is necessary due to limitations in the size and length of this study.

Lead author Prof. Ted Kaptchuk says, “…these findings suggest that rather than mere positive thinking, there may be significant benefit to the very performance of medical ritual… Placebo may work even if patients know it is a placebo.” (Emphasis mine.)

Makes me think of primitive shamans or medicine men or “witch doctors”: just performing an elaborate ritual can make a patient feel better.

The bottom line

    The mind-body connection and the placebo effect are hot topics in medicine today. As for hard and fast answers, we’re not there yet. But still, here’s what you can do today:

  1. Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water. Your brain is very powerful, and just because we don’t know “everything” doesn’t mean a placebo can’t work for you. However…
  2. Your key strategy is always to stay as healthy as possible so you don’t need the placebo. Eat organic raw foods daily, exercise 30 minutes a day, slash stress… and all the basics you’ve heard before. Oh, wait! Maybe those are all placebos. . .
  3. If your doctor prescribes medicine, ask if it’s a placebo. Look it up online or in the Physicians’ Desk Reference to be sure it’s “real”. Then ask your pharmacist if it’s a placebo. This isn’t a carte blanche approval for prescription meds, but a plug for honesty in medicine.
  4. Become a better informed medical consumer. Aggressively research and evaluate your own medical care — or find a trusted person to help you. No one cares more about your health than you do. Not even your doctor!

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Kindest regards,

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Footnotes:1The New England Journal of Medicine, “The $3 Billion Hoax”, July 11, 2002;347:81-88, 132-133
2http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/
treatmenttypes/placebo-effect

3http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0015591

So You Have Cancer. What’s the Next Step?

Most people are at sea when they get a cancer diagnosis. It’s no wonder. Cancer is a completely life-changing experience.

An avalanche of questions begins almost as soon as you’re told you have it. Where should you go for treatment advice? Who should you trust? What can you even afford? What works? What’s proven? What natural alternatives do you have? Glad you asked. I have a few ideas about where to go for answers. . .

Continued below. . .

The Best Cancer Treatment on Earth
Just Got Better!

    Hi. I’m Lee Euler, the editor of Cancer Defeated. On a recent tour of top cancer clinics with my colleague Andrew Scholberg, we learned about some remarkable new cancer treatments. In spite of all the information we already knew, these treatments were brand new to us. They’re important discoveries.

  • A maverick doctor cured his last four “terminal” brain cancer patients, using laser blood therapy developed to keep Russian cosmonauts healthy in space. That’s right: four out of four patients got well.
  • Several of the doctors we interviewed told us about a new cure for prostate cancer. It takes only one week — and no surgery or drugs are required. If I had prostate cancer, this treatment would absolutely be my first choice. It gets rid of enlarged prostate too – totally, in just one week!
  • A painless treatment for liver cancer has cured more than 300 patients. When it first came to light decades ago, the New York Times reported that this revolutionary procedure may have “solved the cancer problem”! Yet it disappeared and conventional doctors don’t know about it. Now it’s been rediscovered at one of the top clinics we visited, and it’s working cancer miracles. You need to know about the handful of maverick doctors who offer it.

Click here and see the facts for yourself.

Is there such a thing as too much health responsibility?

    I started thinking about the question “What do you do first?” after seeing recent research on women with early-stage breast cancer. More than one in five felt they had too much responsibility for treatment-related decisions. The study also said those women were more likely to end up regretting the treatment choices they made.

There are a couple issues at play here. First, there’s our cultural hang-up where doctors are seen as gods and medical technology is miraculous, even though that’s hardly the case. I’ll concede that most doctors are truly committed to healing, and our medical technology is remarkable.

But taking charge of your own health is still critical. No one’s going to hold your hand and walk you through every possibility out there. At least, no one in the modern medical system. As nice as it might seem to hand off all the decision-making to an expert, that’s just not an option with cancer.

There’s also the problem that money and power have too much influence within the medical system. So even if your doctor has the best intentions, he may have been courted (and bribed) for so long by Big Pharma that his perspective is distorted. I’ve written in these pages how many oncologists make most of their money from marking up the chemotherapy drugs, not from the actual services they provide.

So the first thing to do is roll up your sleeves and start learning.

After that, you need someone who advocates your right to choose your treatment. And then you need to put your treatment plan into action.

Here’s what I recommend …

    Now more than ever, doctors are able to tailor their treatment recommendations to individual patients. That’s especially true of alternative treatments, where there’s a dazzling variety of treatments that work.

Just as there’s no textbook cancer case, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment. So here’s what I recommend by way of cancer health literacy:

  1. Make it your number one priority to get better. A cancer diagnosis isn’t the time to play the blame-game with yourself, or anyone else. Just focus on healing.
  2. Pick some trusted sources where you can learn more about the disease. If you start searching for cancer info on the Internet, you’re bound to scare yourself into a panic that won’t do a bit of good in the long run. I recommend our own website, first of all: www.CancerDefeated.com. Also good are www.CancerTutor.com, created by my friend Webster Kehr, and Bill Henderson’s site, www.beating-cancer-gently.com. All three have large, searchable databases of valuable free information. I also recommend the nonprofit www.cancercontrolsociety.com.
  3. Choose an advocate. And never see the doctor without your advocate. He or she is your best friend in your fight against cancer (even if you have to pay them!)Your main job is to get well. It takes a lot of energy to filter information and weigh the pros and cons of different treatment options. Rely on someone else to support you and help you navigate the complicated medical system. Your spouse or a close friend are good choices, or you might turn to a neighbor or even a paid advocate. Whomever you choose, make sure you’re comfortable bringing this person to doctor’s appointments with you.
  4. If you don’t feel up to making all the decisions, it’s fine to choose the right medical provider for you and THEN give that person a lot of decision-making responsibility. But even then you have to choose the provider for yourself. And believe me, it had better be an informed choice — NOT the nearest conventional oncologist. Once you’ve found the right doctor, tell him or her how much responsibility you’re comfortable taking. You’ll have fewer regrets later on.
  5. Get rid of whatever is causing stress in your life — and be ruthless about it. If you have a boss who thinks you should put in a 70-hour week or an adult child who won’t grow up, now is the time to grow a backbone and tell them you have to put your own needs first. Period. As Ann Landers used to say, “No one can take advantage of you without your permission.” This is a good time to stop carrying the whole world on your shoulders.
  6. Learn the details of your diagnosis. Find out the specifics, like the size and location of your cancer. Then ask about treatment options. Don’t hesitate to get a second opinion. Don’t allow yourself to be rushed into chemotherapy or surgery. Frankly, cancer is rarely a rush where every day counts. You’ve got time to think things over and learn about your choices.
  7. There’s a world of difference between late-stage and early-stage cancer. When it comes to late-stage cancer, conventional treatments are a failure for most types of cancer and should be rejected. But for early-stage cancer, conventional chemotherapy, radiation and surgery have a decent success rate, at least with certain kinds of cancer. And of course mainstream medicine’s got the published statistics — the proof, if you will — to tell you how good your chances are. Don’t be shy about asking your doctor to show you the survival stats and what you can expect for the treatment he urges on you. Remember, conventional doctors like to brag about being “evidence-based.” So, demand the evidence — or just get online and look it up. In many cases, what they offer the late-stage patient is only a few more weeks or months of life, in horrible discomfort, at great expense. And even that’s doubtful, because often the studies have been manipulated. I’ve talked to people in that situation who turned to alternatives and gained a lot more time (without the misery of chemo). And I’ve also talked to people who got completely well.
  8. I have confidence in alternative treatments and they would be my first choice. For late-stage cancer, alternative medicine is the ONLY option as far as I’m concerned. But just be aware that no one can give you the Las Vegas odds on whether an alternative treatment is going to work. Nobody can tell you whether 10%, 30% or 80% of patients with “X” type of cancer survive more than five years. The evidence is mostly based on case studies — anecdotes. As I’ve written before, a reasonable choice is to have conventional surgery first, to get rid of most of the tumor, but then choose alternatives rather than accept the chemo that your doctors will almost surely push on you.
  9. If you decide on conventional cancer treatment, at least choose an oncologist you feel comfortable with. Someone who listens to your concerns and answers your questions in detail.
  10. Pace yourself. A cancer diagnosis might mean your energy level takes a hit, so be prepared to rest more and cut back on tasks that keep you constantly busy. I recommend a daily nap. Reach out to family and friends. Plenty of studies correlate survival with social contacts. Even a pet can help. You know the saying, “If you want a friend, get a dog.”

“Cancer concierge”

    The good news is we’re starting to see models for cancer health literacy cropping up to help sufferers, like the nonprofit service called Connect Inc. that opened recently in Wisconsin. The center is run by sisters Kimberly Demeny and Jennifer Hickey. Demeny’s husband, sadly, passed away from a brain tumor.

The service had been the long-time vision of Demeny, her husband, and their friends and family. The goal is to teach people in their area about available cancer resources so they can make informed decisions about their treatment plans and future quality of life.

The organization helps new patients better understand their cancer diagnosis as well as what treatment options are available. They also provide information about clinical trial results, care standards, second opinions, support groups, and therapy options.

The center even helps cancer patients find help with things like childcare and pet care services, along with incidentals like house cleaning, food delivery, and lawn care. They even locate palliative and hospice care providers when needed.

Bottom line: You’re in charge

    Never just meekly submit to what your conventional doctor tells you to do. It’s a good idea to inform yourself BEFORE you find out you’re sick and go into a panic. Weigh your options with a cool head, ahead of time.

I started this newsletter to inform people about alternatives that few doctors know about — conventional OR alternative. I’ve seen too many of my own loved ones suffer from cancer, and I want to make sure anybody else facing the disease knows about all the promising options out there.

Just remember, it’s up to you to be responsible for your own healthcare decisions. It doesn’t matter how much money you make, how many years in school you finished, or what you’ve done with past health decisions. You deserve to have just as much say in your own cancer treatment as any medical professional.

Meanwhile, one thing you can do ahead of time and ALL the time is to take a certain nutrient whose benefits continue to blow me away every time I look into them. We wrote about it in the last issue, but if you missed it, you can scroll down and read it now.


Co-enzyme Q10 is Not Just
For Your Heart Anymore

    If you believe in good nutrition you’re probably familiar with co-enzyme Q10, or CoQ10 for short. This is a popular nutritional supplement for folks who want to ensure that their hearts continue to beat longer and stronger.

CoQ10 is actually part of every cell in your body. It works deep inside cell mitochondria — the tiny “energy factories” you have in every cell. CoQ10 helps your cells produce the ATP molecule that is required for muscle contraction — in other words, you can’t move without it.

Continued below. . .

Cancer Cells Killed by Eating This…

    There is a nutrient in your kitchen, right now, that acts like a “smart bomb” against cancer cells.

It’s one of the main phytonutrients in a specific type of food. Researchers are hailing it as a breakthrough that offers real hope for preventing and defeating cancer.

A new research study has shown how it can selectively target and kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. The findings are breakthrough for its potential use in cancer prevention and treatment.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also:

  • A natural cholesterol fighter that brings bad levels down 30%;
  • An effective method to lowering your blood pressure without harmful drugs;
  • A fruit that can fight Alzheimer’s Disease;

Dr. Victor Marchione, aka the Food Doctor is revealing this and 16 other amazing “healing foods” in his newest report that you can see here.

And since your heart is an extremely important muscle in your body that contracts all day long for years on end, you can see why CoQ10 supplements would be a natural choice for anyone trying to improve heart health!

When University of Texas cardiologist Dr. Peter Langsjoen used CoQ10 to treat congestive heart failure, he described the improvements he saw in the patients’ health as “nothing short of dramatic.”

But long-time readers of this newsletter know it’s more than just a heart supplement. CoQ10 is a potent cancer-fighter, too!

Even establishment doctors admit
CoQ10 is the real deal

    According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant that can help strengthen your immune system and protect your cells from free radical damage.

Even some mainstream medical establishments such as the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society give this nutrient “two thumbs up” as a first-rate immune system booster. And it’s not often that these groups recommend nutritional solutions.

Because free radicals also can damage your DNA, some researchers have linked these harmful molecules to the development of certain cancers. But ongoing research seems to point to CoQ10 as a free radical’s worst nightmare…

As early as 1961, researchers noted that some cancer patients had lower-than-normal amounts of CoQ10 in their bloodstream. In fact, patients with cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, pancreas, colon, kidney, and head and neck have all been shown to have low blood levels of CoQ10.

Is this just a coincidence? Probably not!

In 1993, University of Texas biochemist Dr. Peter Folkers, PhD, took note of these amazing CoQ10 benefits when he followed six cancer patients who took CoQ10 for congestive heart failure.

When he tracked the progress of the four lung cancer patients and the other two breast cancer patients—he found that ALL of them experienced remissions! Dr. Folkers was convinced that this was due to CoQ10.

And he is not alone in championing the benefits of CoQ10 treatments…

International studies show CoQ10 provides
natural chemotherapy benefits!

    Although the American medical establishment prefers to push cancer drugs, radiation and surgery as the best cancer treatments—the global scientific community is far more open to researching CoQ10 as a complementary treatment, i.e. a treatment that can be used alongside drugs, radiation, etc.

Researchers have noted that the effects of chemotherapy drugs actually have been strengthened when doctors add CoQ10 as a supplement.

Because chemo drugs are so toxic, doctors have to limit the dosage they can administer. The problem is that high dosage chemotherapy treatments damage both cancerous and healthy cells.

What’s more, chemotherapy can suppress a person’s immune system permanently—leaving the patient open to other harmful and deadly infections.

But international studies are demonstrating the benefits of adding CoQ10 to traditional chemotherapy treatments. Here are some examples from around the world…

  • Italy—researchers treated children with leukemia or lymphoma with either the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin combined with a CoQ10 supplement, or chemo treatment alone. Doxorubicin is known to cause damage to the heart muscle.Scientists observed that the CoQ10 supplements appeared to provide “a protective effect” on cardiac function.
  • India—a team of biochemical researchers at the Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in Madras conducted studies to prove that CoQ10 and other vitamins could help manage cancer even before chemotherapy was administered. Their studies indicated that CoQ10 prevented healthy cells from undergoing malignant changes.
  • Japan— researchers at the National Cancer Center Research Institute in Tokyo used the deadly chemical azoxymethane to induce colon cancer in rats. Some animals were fed a diet containing CoQ10 while another group received an unsupplemented diet.When investigators saw first signs of colon cancer, they found that rats who received CoQ10 had less than half the cancers seen in the unsupplemented group. The scientists chalked it up to CoQ10 providing chemopreventive benefits.

What IS a co-enzyme, anyway?

    If you read these articles regularly, you already know I’m a big fan of enzymes. And what’s not to love?

These proteins help jump start many important chemical reactions that help power up your body and sustain your life.

The enzymes in your body increase the pace of these natural chemical reactions to help you:

  • Balance your cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Digest foods properly
  • Enhance your brain function
  • Maintain a healthy metabolism
  • Purge unwanted viruses from your bloodstream
  • Shed unwanted pounds
  • And much MORE!

In order to facilitate these reactions, enzymes must attach themselves to molecules (for example, a molecule of an apple you just ate) to “unlock” their energy. In order to get a good fit—a related protein called a co-enzyme steps up to assist.

CoQ10 is the most well-known nutrient in this category. I won’t be surprised if more important co-enzymes are identified in the future.

Get the BEST form of CoQ10

    The evidence about CoQ10’s health benefits is convincing. And while investigators continue their studies, you don’t have to wait for this remarkable food to be approved by the medical bosses. You can reap the benefits by taking CoQ10 supplements that are widely available in health food stores and on the Internet.

Ubiquinone is the common form of CoQ10, the one that’s found in most supplements. However, the most powerful form of CoQ10 is ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is more expensive than ubiquinone, but it’s worth it because it packs 8 times the punch.

I’ve heard of heart and cancer patients taking as much as 3,000 mg. of the cheaper ubiquinone to get the desired result. With the more potent ubiquinol you won’t have to do that.

But if you don’t have heart disease or cancer at this time, and you’re strapped for cash, you don’t need 3,000 mg, and the less expensive form of CoQ10 may be just fine.

It certainly can’t hurt to boost your body’s supply of a safe, natural nutrient known to fight dangerous free radicals… protect yourself from mutant cancer cells… and energize your body from the inside out!


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References from 1st article:“Breast Cancer Treatment Decision-Making: Are We Asking Too Much of Patients?” Livaudais, Jennifer C., et al. Journal of General Internal Medicine, November 2012.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11606-012-2274-3“Cancer diagnosis? Advice for dealing with what comes next.” By Edward T. Creagan, MD. Cancer: In-Depth, Mayo Clinic.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cancer-diagnosis/HQ00379/NSECTIONGROUP=2“New cancer resource opens in Green Bay area.” By Ben Drumholz, Fox 11 News. 30 Nov 2012.
http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/green_bay/new-cancer-resource
-opens-in-green-bay-area

“Some women overwhelmed by cancer treatment options.” By Genevra Pittman. Reuters, 29 Nov 2012.
http://www.modernmedicine.com/modernmedicine/Modern+Medicine+Now/Some-
women-overwhelmed-by-cancer-treatment-options/ArticleNewsFeed/Article/detail/
798047?contextCategoryId=40133

Resources from 2nd article:

Dean. D. 2009. Research links Coenzyme Q10 and cancer therapy benefits. NaturalNews website. Available at
http://www.naturalnews.com/026399_cancer_CoQ10_health.html

George, D. 2011. What are the benefits of CoQ10 for cancer? Livestrong Foundation website. Available at
http://www.livestrong.com/article/113697-benefits-coq10-cancer/

Hermon, J. 2011 CoQ10 for cancer. Livestrong Foundation website. Available at
http://www.livestrong.com/article/396694-coq10-for-cancer/

Howenstine, J. 2003. Use of CoQ10 to treat malignancies. News with Views website. Available at
http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james2.htm

National Cancer Institutes. 2011. CoQ10 factsheet available at
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/coenzymeQ10/patient/page1

University of Maryland. 2011. Coenzyme Q10 entry—Alternative Medicine Database. Available at
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/coenzyme-q10-000295.htm

Co-enzyme Q10 is Not Just For Your Heart Anymore

If you believe in good nutrition you’re probably familiar with co-enzyme Q10, or CoQ10 for short. This is a popular nutritional supplement for folks who want to ensure that their hearts continue to beat longer and stronger.

CoQ10 is actually part of every cell in your body. It works deep inside cell mitochondria — the tiny “energy factories” you have in every cell. CoQ10 helps your cells produce the ATP molecule that is required for muscle contraction — in other words, you can’t move without it.

Continued below. . .

Cancer Cells Killed by Eating This…

    There is a nutrient in your kitchen, right now, that acts like a “smart bomb” against cancer cells.

It’s one of the main phytonutrients in a specific type of food. Researchers are hailing it as a breakthrough that offers real hope for preventing and defeating cancer.

A new research study has shown how it can selectively target and kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. The findings are breakthrough for its potential use in cancer prevention and treatment.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also:

  • A natural cholesterol fighter that brings bad levels down 30%;
  • An effective method to lowering your blood pressure without harmful drugs;
  • A fruit that can fight Alzheimer’s Disease;

Dr. Victor Marchione, aka the Food Doctor is revealing this and 16 other amazing “healing foods” in his newest report that you can see here.

And since your heart is an extremely important muscle in your body that contracts all day long for years on end, you can see why CoQ10 supplements would be a natural choice for anyone trying to improve heart health!

When University of Texas cardiologist Dr. Peter Langsjoen used CoQ10 to treat congestive heart failure, he described the improvements he saw in the patients’ health as “nothing short of dramatic.”

But long-time readers of this newsletter know it’s more than just a heart supplement. CoQ10 is a potent cancer-fighter, too!

Even establishment doctors admit
CoQ10 is the real deal

    According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant that can help strengthen your immune system and protect your cells from free radical damage.

Even some mainstream medical establishments such as the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society give this nutrient “two thumbs up” as a first-rate immune system booster. And it’s not often that these groups recommend nutritional solutions.

Because free radicals also can damage your DNA, some researchers have linked these harmful molecules to the development of certain cancers. But ongoing research seems to point to CoQ10 as a free radical’s worst nightmare…

As early as 1961, researchers noted that some cancer patients had lower-than-normal amounts of CoQ10 in their bloodstream. In fact, patients with cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, pancreas, colon, kidney, and head and neck have all been shown to have low blood levels of CoQ10.

Is this just a coincidence? Probably not!

In 1993, University of Texas biochemist Dr. Peter Folkers, PhD, took note of these amazing CoQ10 benefits when he followed six cancer patients who took CoQ10 for congestive heart failure.

When he tracked the progress of the four lung cancer patients and the other two breast cancer patients—he found that ALL of them experienced remissions! Dr. Folkers was convinced that this was due to CoQ10.

And he is not alone in championing the benefits of CoQ10 treatments…

International studies show CoQ10 provides
natural chemotherapy benefits!

    Although the American medical establishment prefers to push cancer drugs, radiation and surgery as the best cancer treatments—the global scientific community is far more open to researching CoQ10 as a complementary treatment, i.e. a treatment that can be used alongside drugs, radiation, etc.

Researchers have noted that the effects of chemotherapy drugs actually have been strengthened when doctors add CoQ10 as a supplement.

Because chemo drugs are so toxic, doctors have to limit the dosage they can administer. The problem is that high dosage chemotherapy treatments damage both cancerous and healthy cells.

What’s more, chemotherapy can suppress a person’s immune system permanently—leaving the patient open to other harmful and deadly infections.

But international studies are demonstrating the benefits of adding CoQ10 to traditional chemotherapy treatments. Here are some examples from around the world…

  • Italy—researchers treated children with leukemia or lymphoma with either the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin combined with a CoQ10 supplement, or chemo treatment alone. Doxorubicin is known to cause damage to the heart muscle.Scientists observed that the CoQ10 supplements appeared to provide “a protective effect” on cardiac function.
  • India—a team of biochemical researchers at the Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in Madras conducted studies to prove that CoQ10 and other vitamins could help manage cancer even before chemotherapy was administered. Their studies indicated that CoQ10 prevented healthy cells from undergoing malignant changes.
  • Japan— researchers at the National Cancer Center Research Institute in Tokyo used the deadly chemical azoxymethane to induce colon cancer in rats. Some animals were fed a diet containing CoQ10 while another group received an unsupplemented diet.When investigators saw first signs of colon cancer, they found that rats who received CoQ10 had less than half the cancers seen in the unsupplemented group. The scientists chalked it up to CoQ10 providing chemopreventive benefits.

What IS a co-enzyme, anyway?

    If you read these articles regularly, you already know I’m a big fan of enzymes. And what’s not to love?

These proteins help jump start many important chemical reactions that help power up your body and sustain your life.

The enzymes in your body increase the pace of these natural chemical reactions to help you:

  • Balance your cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Digest foods properly
  • Enhance your brain function
  • Maintain a healthy metabolism
  • Purge unwanted viruses from your bloodstream
  • Shed unwanted pounds
  • And much MORE!

In order to facilitate these reactions, enzymes must attach themselves to molecules (for example, a molecule of an apple you just ate) to “unlock” their energy. In order to get a good fit—a related protein called a co-enzyme steps up to assist.

CoQ10 is the most well-known nutrient in this category. I won’t be surprised if more important co-enzymes are identified in the future.

Get the BEST form of CoQ10

    The evidence about CoQ10’s health benefits is convincing. And while investigators continue their studies, you don’t have to wait for this remarkable food to be approved by the medical bosses. You can reap the benefits by taking CoQ10 supplements that are widely available in health food stores and on the Internet.

Ubiquinone is the common form of CoQ10, the one that’s found in most supplements. However, the most powerful form of CoQ10 is ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is more expensive than ubiquinone, but it’s worth it because it packs 8 times the punch.

I’ve heard of heart and cancer patients taking as much as 3,000 mg. of the cheaper ubiquinone to get the desired result. With the more potent ubiquinol you won’t have to do that.

But if you don’t have heart disease or cancer at this time, and you’re strapped for cash, you don’t need 3,000 mg, and the less expensive form of CoQ10 may be just fine.

It certainly can’t hurt to boost your body’s supply of a safe, natural nutrient known to fight dangerous free radicals… protect yourself from mutant cancer cells… and energize your body from the inside out!


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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources:Dean. D. 2009. Research links Coenzyme Q10 and cancer therapy benefits. NaturalNews website. Available at
http://www.naturalnews.com/026399_cancer_CoQ10_health.htmlGeorge, D. 2011. What are the benefits of CoQ10 for cancer? Livestrong Foundation website. Available at
http://www.livestrong.com/article/113697-benefits-coq10-cancer/

Hermon, J. 2011 CoQ10 for cancer. Livestrong Foundation website. Available at
http://www.livestrong.com/article/396694-coq10-for-cancer/

Howenstine, J. 2003. Use of CoQ10 to treat malignancies. News with Views website. Available at
http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james2.htm

National Cancer Institutes. 2011. CoQ10 factsheet available at
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/coenzymeQ10/patient/page1

University of Maryland. 2011. Coenzyme Q10 entry—Alternative Medicine Database. Available at
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/coenzyme-q10-000295.htm

Painless “Blowtorch” Procedur Creates Mutiny in Cancer Cells

 Imagine a riot inside the body of a cancer sufferer: Diseased cells turn on and destroy each other. . .induce their own death. . .and bring down all their fellow cancer cells.

But this “riot” leaves the healthy cells around them untouched.

It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but new research has tapped incredible promise in a new, low-temperature “plasma blowtorch.” This scene could soon be a reality for cancer patients. Keep reading for more. . .

Continued below. . .

Video: 10-Cent ‘Tummy Tuck’ Trims Masses of Belly Fat Without Surgery

    Have you seen the incredible video that explains one doctor’s solution for melting away big slabs of belly fat?

Apparently even overweight couch potatoes lost 26 square centimeters of belly fat — without surgery or frightening drugs or even changing their eating habits one bit! This shocking new video has been sent to more than 1.3 million people already. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance. While it’s still available, watch it for free here.

And just wait until you hear what it does for diabetes… watch free now.

The cold plasma blowtorch method

    The blowtorch approach generates a beam of room-temperature plasma, safe enough to touch with your hand. A plasma is a sort of gas containing ionized or charged molecules. The plasma in this new treatment comes from nontoxic, room-temperature gases like helium, along with gases found in the air we breathe.

To make the plasma, scientists force fast-moving electrons through the previously mentioned room-temperature gases. This sparks such a massive energy burst that the outer strings of electron bonds collide with the atoms and molecules inside the gases. The electrons and ions that are knocked free then form a non-bonded, “soupy” mixture. The energy required to break the electrons away from their atoms dispels quickly, so the gas ions stay cool.

The plasma is directed in a pencil-point beam that uses short pulses with high voltage to pump out a low-temperature plume. A blowtorch is one analogy. You could also describe it as a sort of plasma gun, or perhaps a fire hose. But I’m neither a techie nor an engineer, so take my comments accordingly.

The point is that it shoots out a directed stream of particles that wreck cancer cells.

Dr. Mounir Laroussie, who directs the Laser and Plasma Engineering Institute at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, along with his team, wanted to test the effects of this plasma mixture on cancers. They took aim at leukemia cells and got a double surprise.

The first surprise was that nothing happened to the cells right after the plasma treatment. They didn’t react, and they certainly didn’t die … at first.

But about four hours later — and in some cases, as long as eight hours later — things started happening. The cancer cells began to die. But of equal importance was the fact that normal cells around them were unaffected.

Further testing showed compelling results: Over 90 percent of leukemia cells were obliterated after only 10 minutes of treatment with this cold plasma blowtorch.

Loroussie believes there’s a biochemical reaction that takes place when cancer cells are shot with cold plasma, which is what prompts the cancer cells to self-destruct while healthy cells are left unharmed.

Why healthy cells stay protected

    The secret ingredient in this procedure may come down to ozone, which is one of the key molecules in cold plasma.

Ozone is a particularly reactive molecule with three oxygen atoms, as opposed to the two oxygen atoms found in the air we breathe. Ozone is increasingly useful in modern medicine. It’s known to kill bacterial infections, which is important considering the increase we’re seeing in drug-resistant bacteria.

As it turns out, ozone is a natural byproduct of a cell’s metabolic cycle. And when you compare cancer cells to healthy cells, the cancer cells have much higher metabolisms. This naturally leads to elevated ozone levels.

So if you add extra ozone to the already-elevated ozone levels in cancer cells, it pushes those cancer cells to self-destruct in a frenzy of apoptosis. But, since healthy cells have lower levels of ozone to begin with, adding this additional ozone dose doesn’t push them over the edge. They stay safe and unharmed.

That’s the reason there’s so much excitement behind this treatment. It’s also why cold plasma treatment could be a major breakthrough for leukemia patients. Because even though leukemia patients often go on to lead healthy lives after overcoming cancer, they chronically suffer from the long-term side effects of interventions like chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplants. The side effects can include everything from hair loss to memory impairment to nerve damage.

Highway to cell death

    Cold plasma treatment is getting a lot of attention, thanks to the findings described above. Researchers are hopeful it can be developed for other cancers, beyond leukemia. Research is already underway on how to properly dose skin, lung, and brain cancers with plasma treatments.

Low-temperature plasma may also help with a host of other unmanageable diseases and drug-resistant bacterial infections. One hope is that it can be used to curb the plaques that prompt Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Of course, it’s not widely available yet and has to jump through a bunch of regulatory hoops. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear to have long-term side effects.

At the very least, it tells us we need to find out more about how plasma prompts cell death. The complexities of different cancers make it hard to come up with effective treatments. But if the cold plasma route is as effective as some researchers think it could be, all that’s left is to work out specific doses for different types of cancers.

Meanwhile, it’s the holidays, and we’re wrecking our health with all the rich foods around us. . . or maybe not! A lot of foods you’ve been told to avoid are actually good for you. If you missed the news in our last issue, scroll down and read it below.


7 “Wicked” Foods the Food Police Have
Forbidden for 50 Years —
Eat All You Want — They’re Good for You!

    This “sham” probably determines your everyday eating…and sends you on a guilt trip when you slip up and indulge yourself.

No need for that anymore. Now you can relax and enjoy, because numerous studies costing hundreds of millions of dollars have disproven a famous false claim that controls nearly everyone’s eating habits — and nearly every doctor’s advice. Keep reading and let me set you free to eat these seven delicious foods.

Continued below. . .

Show a Younger Face to the World

    By repairing your skin’s DNA, you can soften your skin and erase wrinkles, tighten up your sagging jaw line, make your crow’s feet disappear, and banish sun and aging spots.

This Nobel Prize winning secret makes it possible. Your “telomeres” determine how long your skin cells live. Telomeres are the “time keepers” attached to every strand of DNA. Each time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter. The shorter your telomeres, the more your skin cells age… causing dry and wrinkled skin. Maintain the length of your telomeres, your skin will stay supple, radiant, and youthful.

Dr. Sears’ Revive DNA Rejuvenation Cream turns back your skin’s aging clock and helps you show a younger face to the world. Click here to find out more.

Ever since this theory was first proposed, people have eaten less of these healthy foods — while obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease rates have surged. Yet those who “dare” to speak out against this bogus theory are either ignored or ostracized.

And let me add… since these seven foods are delicious — and they contribute so much to your health — why not enjoy them over the holidays and every day? Who cares what the “food police” say?

Do you still believe this myth?

    A diet low in fat has now been linked with a dramatic reduction in wellness. Yes: The less fat you eat, the sicker you get.

As for cholesterol, your doctor and the popular health press may have you in a tizzy about how it will kill you. Don’t believe it…

The myth dates back to the cherry picking of results in a 1950s study. Dr. Ancel Keys hypothesized that fat intake and heart disease mortality were linked to each other. Americans, who had the highest rate of heart disease of any country, ate the most fat… while the Japanese ate the least fat and had the fewest heart attack deaths. So Dr. Keys pronounced that fatty foods caused heart disease.

But when the statistics were actually analyzed for all 22 countries in the study, the link between fat consumption and heart disease was not there. Yet it’s been one of the sacred creeds of the medical profession for more than half a century.

In reality, fats and cholesterol are essential for life itself. They’re precursors to your hormone production. In some cases, a low-fat diet and statin drugs can reduce your cholesterol level to the point where your health is in danger.

Saturated fats are essential for your metabolism and for cardiovascular health. I’ll bet that’s not what you’ve been hearing, though.

The most “wicked” food of all

    The award for the most “villainous” food almost certainly goes to butter. After all, it’s been reviled for over 50 years as the food most responsible for heart disease and high cholesterol. I can remember when TV was overrun with commercials telling people to switch from butter to margarine, to keep their cholesterol down.

It was all based on bad science, but doctors and other nutritional illiterates continue to revile butter to this day.

Yet for thousands of years, people the world over treasured butter as a healthy food.

The first written reference to it was discovered on a 4500-year-old limestone tablet illustrating how to make it. In India, ghee (clarified butter) has been a symbol of purity and a worthy offering to the gods in religious ceremonies for 3000 years. The Bible references butter, when Abraham set butter and milk from a calf before three angels.

Back in 1900, heart disease was rare. But that was before Ancel Keys proclaimed that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol were to blame for heart disease…

Though it’s now been proven a sham many times over, the image of butter as a killer still grips nearly everyone.

Fake butter is much more dangerous

    The food industry developed margarine as an imposter to mimic butter, and propagandized it as a “health” food. Does it live up to its claims? Hardly!

Margarine is a processed food, created chemically from refined oils through a process called hydrogenation. The oils are subjected to extremely high temperatures which cause rancidity. Deodorants are added to mask the horrible smell and food coloring is used to alter the grossly unappetizing grey color of the unfinished product.

These hydrogenated polyunsaturated oils are potentially much more detrimental to you than any saturated fat. Another lie, another dollar…

Contrary to Popular Belief, Butter Has Amazing Health Benefits

    Believe it or not, studies show that those who consume butter are 50 percent LESS likely to develop heart disease than those who use margarine.

Butter is a completely natural food essential to your health — especially high-quality organic butter.

The saturated fats in butter have strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties. Butter contains conjugated linoleic acid, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, muscle builder, and immune booster.

Butter is also rich in readily absorbed vitamin A — essential for thyroid and adrenal health. It’s a terrific source of vitamins E and K which contribute to heart health.

Concerned about cholesterol? Butter is a natural non-soy source of lecithin, which aids cholesterol metabolism. And it contains an anti-stiffness factor that prevents hardening of the arteries.

The cholesterol in butterfat is essential to brain and nervous system development… and its arachidonic acid (AA) is vital to your brain, and cell membranes.

Its antioxidants protect against free radical damage that can lead to cancer, heart disease, and more. And butter is a rich source of the cancer-protective mineral selenium.

Its vitamin D contributes to healthy bones, its Activator X helps you absorb minerals, and its absorbable form of iodine is good for your thyroid.

Fats like those in butter help your body absorb the many healthy nutrients in veggies. So why not eat more veggies topped with butter?

The best butter is raw and organic, because pasteurization destroys valuable nutrients. But the sale of raw butter is prohibited in nearly every state. (If you can obtain raw milk and cream in your area, try your hand at making your own butter.)

Cultured butter is chock full of great bacteria like lactobacillus planterum and lactococcus lactis — microflora essential for a healthy digestive tract and immune system.

Give yourself permission to indulge in butter for your veggies, cooking, and whatever other healthy foods you want to enhance with its creamy goodness.

Butter’s creamy cousin

    You might guess that if butter is better for you than you ever expected, cream might also be, because butter comes from cream.

Cream is dense in fat-soluble vitamins, conjugated linoleic acid, and even coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10).

But here’s the rub…

Fat soluble vitamins are fragile, delicate nutrients. So they’re destroyed during the pasteurization process.

Cream is often pasteurized at ultra-high temperatures. The process denatures the fats and results in a dramatically different food than the nourishing one nature intended.

If you can get raw cream, it will contain beneficial bacteria and digestive enzymes. But you may have to settle for pasteurized organic cream, preferably vat-pasteurized at the lowest allowable temperatures.

Enjoy cream with a bowl of berries or on your low-sugar homemade pumpkin pie.

Start your day with this,
And you’ll find you eat fewer calories

    Another highly scorned food is the incredible edible egg. It’s easy on your wallet, and contains more essential vitamins and minerals per calorie than virtually any other food.

St. Louis University scientists discovered that those who eat eggs for breakfast eat fewer calories the rest of the day than those who eat bagels (which are a carbohydrate blowout.).

And you’ll be happy to note that in a recent review of dozens of studies, Wake Forest University researchers found absolutely no link between egg consumption and heart disease. So you can toss out that myth too.

Eggs provide 20% of the RDA for choline, which you need for fat metabolism. But that’s not choline’s only benefit. It’s a building block for the phospholipids used in all your cell’s membranes, especially those in your brain and nerves. Choline is critical for good memory function, reduces breast cancer risk, maintains normal homocysteine levels, and lowers C-reactive protein (a marker for inflammation), tumor necrosis factor, and interleukin-6.

A recent study found that raw egg yolks contain the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, offering nearly twice the antioxidants found in an apple. (When cooked, the antioxidants drop in half.)

What kind of eggs should you buy?

Pasture-raised, organic, free-grazing hens produce a superior quality egg.

Perhaps even more importantly, salmonella testing revealed a whopping 5 times higher salmonella incidence with “regular” caged hens(23.4 percent of farms), versus organic flocks (4.4 percent).

This is an especially critical consideration if you consume your eggs raw — as in smoothies or homemade holiday eggnog.

Pass the guacamole, please!

    The avocado has fared better in the press in recent years than butter, cream or eggs. But some people still shun it for its fat content — when really, the biggest danger may be in what you pair it with.

Avocados provide all 18 essential amino acids for a complete protein. They are readily absorbed. And they boost HDL (“good” cholesterol) — while at the same time they reduce LDL (“bad” cholesterol) just as effectively as statin drugs. What’s not to like?

Avocados are one powerful health food. We wrote about them in Issue 195, and you may want to check it out if you missed it.

Make your own guacamole at home to avoid unhealthy food additives — or just to avoid avocados that aren’t organic. It’s one of my favorite treats. It’s easy to make and only takes a couple minutes of chopping two or three ingredients.

For best nutritional value, eat it like a salad, and stay away from combining it with chips — with their potentially dangerous GMO ingredients, trans-fatty acids (those really ARE the fats to avoid), and negligible nutrition. Try it as a dip for veggies or as a sauce on eggs or chicken instead.

Be careful when eating this popular fat

    Almost everyone is thrilled when they learn that chocolate can be a healthy fat. The operative word here is “can”. You may sense a “but” is about to follow, and you’re right. There are almost too many warnings about chocolate to mention in the space we have here. So I’ll stick to the most important ones.

If you want to reap its health benefits, your chocolate should be dark, dark, dark… as well as low in sugar and free of soy products and other additives.

That will narrow the playing field quite a bit. But remember… picky eating wins out over dying sooner than you have to. If you’re careful about your choice of chocolate, you can reap substantial health benefits.

Chocolate may lower your risk of stroke (by 20 percent), your blood pressure, your “bad” LDL cholesterol, and your risk of heart disease, thanks to its inflammation-fighting properties. It may boost insulin sensitivity, lowering your risk of diabetes and cancer.

Cocoa has anti-clotting, blood-thinning properties that can improve circulation. It can boost blood flow to your brain and help you feel more awake and alert. It can even help you perform better on mental tasks.

And there’s no denying that indulging in chocolate feels good.

Here’s another saturated fat that’s good for you

    Coconut oil contains even more saturated fat than butter. Even better, more than 50 percent of it is lauric acid. Lauric acid helps you in a surprising way. Although it raises LDL (bad) cholesterol, it boosts HDL (good) cholesterol even more, so the result is a net decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Lauric acid is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral (perfect for fighting a cold) and anti-inflammatory.

It contains a long list of vitamins and minerals, is used in infant formula and as a treatment for malnutrition…

One Florida doctor claims she reversed her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease just by giving him 4 teaspoons of coconut oil per day… allowing him to resume his normal life and completely halting his brain atrophy within one year. You can read their story in our book Awakening from Alzheimer’s — along with 8 other proven, doctor-endorsed ways to cure this dreaded disease.

Coconut oil works well for cooking and baking, because heat doesn’t break down its benefits. You can also add it to smoothies or take it as a supplement. I personally use it for nearly all my cooking. It’s as rich and tasty as butter. For more information about coconut oil, see Issue 126.

Nuts about nuts… and still healthy

    Nuts are another healthy food that some people avoid because it’s high in fat. More bad, dangerous misinformation.

Nuts are delicious, convenient, easy to travel with, and have a long shelf life, making them great for holiday travel, or any travel. I keep a variety of raw, organic nuts at my house, and I can’t tell you how many times they’ve gotten me out of a bind because I was hungry, but too busy to cook.

Different kinds of nuts have varying nutrients. Most of them are high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.

Raw nuts, or better yet, sprouted raw nuts, retain most of their original nutrients intact.

But don’t expect to see the raw sprouted variety at a holiday event — that’d be a rarity. However, even dry roasted nuts are undoubtedly a better option than the sugar-laced foods that usually grace holiday tables. They won’t spike your blood sugar out of orbit, and you may still get more nutrients than any of your other party options.

How much fat do you need for good health?

    Although the U.S. government is proud to claim that saturated fats should be less than 10 percent of your total diet, new evidence continues to support much greater amounts of fat. Some experts now advise 50 to 70 percent. That’s a shocking figure, but it’s what some people are saying.

Personally, I eat a high-fat diet and I have a healthy weight with no tendency to put on more. And I stuff myself with yummy treats like guacamole, eggs and nuts. I eat a great deal of coconut oil — it’s my primary cooking oil. And it tastes great. I don’t go too heavy on butter — I think coconut oil is healthier for cooking, and cashew butter or almond butter (similar to peanut butter, but healthier) are just as good on bread. But if you’re eating margarine, you’d be much better off switching to real butter.

There’s no small amount of evidence that the FDA’s recommendations are riddled with conflicts of interest. The doctors and scientists profit handsomely from the foods and drugs they tell you are “healthy.” It’s a disgrace that they still propagate the cholesterol myth, urge people to take statin drugs, and command patients to eat a low-fat diet.

It’s best not to use the FDA and the mainstream medical profession as your primary source of information on food.

Carbs, especially sugar, are the devil — NOT fats. The science is in, and it’s not fats that make you fat and expose you to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It’s carbohydrates.

That’s a big reason the whole low-fat craze has been such an unmitigated health disaster.

Saturated fats are extremely filling and satisfying, so you eat less junk. If you do get hungry between meals, why not grab a handful of healthy nuts or half an avocado? They’re sure to keep you going till the next meal.

Most of all, feel free to treat yourself to some healthy fats over the holidays… now that you can leave the guilt behind.
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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


References from 1st article:“Dose-dependent killing of leukemia cells by low-temperature plasma.” N Barekzi and M Laroussi. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol 45, Num 42.
http://iopscience.iop.org/0022-3727/45/42/422002“Childhood Blood Cancers: Leukemia Incidence.” Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Disease Information & Support.
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“Leukemia-Killing Plasma Beam Could Offer New Cancer Treatments.” By Halleh B. Balch, Inside Science News Service Contributor. 29 Nov 2012.
http://www.insidescience.org/content/leukemia-killing-plasma-beam-could-offer-new-cancer-treatments/859

“Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects.” National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
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“Targeting the cancer cell cycle by cold atmospheric plasma.” By O. Volotskova, et al. Scientific Reports 2, Article number 636. Pub 6 Sept 2012.
http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/120906/srep00636/full/srep00636.html

7 “Wicked” Foods the Food Police Have Forbidden for 50 Years — Eat All You Want — They’re Good for You!

This “sham” probably determines your everyday eating…and sends you on a guilt trip when you slip up and indulge yourself.

No need for that anymore. Now you can relax and enjoy, because numerous studies costing hundreds of millions of dollars have disproven a famous false claim that controls nearly everyone’s eating habits — and nearly every doctor’s advice. Keep reading and let me set you free to eat these seven delicious foods.

Continued below. . .

The secret to curing cancer:
You’ve been throwing it in the trash!

    In 1921, a British doctor discovered that members of a remote native tribe were almost totally cancer-free. But when members of this tribe move away from their native land and change their diet, they get cancer just like anyone else.

It’s all thanks to a food most of us throw away as waste — a food that’s rich in amygdalin — what most of us call Laetrile.

Click here now and watch a video presentation about this cancer breakthrough. One cancer expert calls this overlooked food “the key to curing AND preventing cancer” — and you can benefit now — without going to a doctor or buying expensive supplements. This little throwaway food tastes great. Bill Clinton, of all people, eats a certain amygdalin-rich food all the time, and so can you. Click here now to watch the video!

Ever since this theory was first proposed, people have eaten less of these healthy foods — while obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease rates have surged. Yet those who “dare” to speak out against this bogus theory are either ignored or ostracized.

And let me add… since these seven foods are delicious — and they contribute so much to your health — why not enjoy them over the holidays and every day? Who cares what the “food police” say?

Do you still believe this myth?

    A diet low in fat has now been linked with a dramatic reduction in wellness. Yes: The less fat you eat, the sicker you get.

As for cholesterol, your doctor and the popular health press may have you in a tizzy about how it will kill you. Don’t believe it…

The myth dates back to the cherry picking of results in a 1950s study. Dr. Ancel Keys hypothesized that fat intake and heart disease mortality were linked to each other. Americans, who had the highest rate of heart disease of any country, ate the most fat… while the Japanese ate the least fat and had the fewest heart attack deaths. So Dr. Keys pronounced that fatty foods caused heart disease.

But when the statistics were actually analyzed for all 22 countries in the study, the link between fat consumption and heart disease was not there. Yet it’s been one of the sacred creeds of the medical profession for more than half a century.

In reality, fats and cholesterol are essential for life itself. They’re precursors to your hormone production. In some cases, a low-fat diet and statin drugs can reduce your cholesterol level to the point where your health is in danger.

Saturated fats are essential for your metabolism and for cardiovascular health. I’ll bet that’s not what you’ve been hearing, though.

The most “wicked” food of all

    The award for the most “villainous” food almost certainly goes to butter. After all, it’s been reviled for over 50 years as the food most responsible for heart disease and high cholesterol. I can remember when TV was overrun with commercials telling people to switch from butter to margarine, to keep their cholesterol down.

It was all based on bad science, but doctors and other nutritional illiterates continue to revile butter to this day.

Yet for thousands of years, people the world over treasured butter as a healthy food.

The first written reference to it was discovered on a 4500-year-old limestone tablet illustrating how to make it. In India, ghee (clarified butter) has been a symbol of purity and a worthy offering to the gods in religious ceremonies for 3000 years. The Bible references butter, when Abraham set butter and milk from a calf before three angels.

Back in 1900, heart disease was rare. But that was before Ancel Keys proclaimed that saturated fat and dietary cholesterol were to blame for heart disease…

Though it’s now been proven a sham many times over, the image of butter as a killer still grips nearly everyone.

Fake butter is much more dangerous

    The food industry developed margarine as an imposter to mimic butter, and propagandized it as a “health” food. Does it live up to its claims? Hardly!

Margarine is a processed food, created chemically from refined oils through a process called hydrogenation. The oils are subjected to extremely high temperatures which cause rancidity. Deodorants are added to mask the horrible smell and food coloring is used to alter the grossly unappetizing grey color of the unfinished product.

These hydrogenated polyunsaturated oils are potentially much more detrimental to you than any saturated fat. Another lie, another dollar…

Contrary to Popular Belief, Butter Has Amazing Health Benefits

    Believe it or not, studies show that those who consume butter are 50 percent LESS likely to develop heart disease than those who use margarine.

Butter is a completely natural food essential to your health — especially high-quality organic butter.

The saturated fats in butter have strong anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties. Butter contains conjugated linoleic acid, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, muscle builder, and immune booster.

Butter is also rich in readily absorbed vitamin A — essential for thyroid and adrenal health. It’s a terrific source of vitamins E and K which contribute to heart health.

Concerned about cholesterol? Butter is a natural non-soy source of lecithin, which aids cholesterol metabolism. And it contains an anti-stiffness factor that prevents hardening of the arteries.

The cholesterol in butterfat is essential to brain and nervous system development… and its arachidonic acid (AA) is vital to your brain, and cell membranes.

Its antioxidants protect against free radical damage that can lead to cancer, heart disease, and more. And butter is a rich source of the cancer-protective mineral selenium.

Its vitamin D contributes to healthy bones, its Activator X helps you absorb minerals, and its absorbable form of iodine is good for your thyroid.

Fats like those in butter help your body absorb the many healthy nutrients in veggies. So why not eat more veggies topped with butter?

The best butter is raw and organic, because pasteurization destroys valuable nutrients. But the sale of raw butter is prohibited in nearly every state. (If you can obtain raw milk and cream in your area, try your hand at making your own butter.)

Cultured butter is chock full of great bacteria like lactobacillus planterum and lactococcus lactis — microflora essential for a healthy digestive tract and immune system.

Give yourself permission to indulge in butter for your veggies, cooking, and whatever other healthy foods you want to enhance with its creamy goodness.

Butter’s creamy cousin

    You might guess that if butter is better for you than you ever expected, cream might also be, because butter comes from cream.

Cream is dense in fat-soluble vitamins, conjugated linoleic acid, and even coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10).

But here’s the rub…

Fat soluble vitamins are fragile, delicate nutrients. So they’re destroyed during the pasteurization process.

Cream is often pasteurized at ultra-high temperatures. The process denatures the fats and results in a dramatically different food than the nourishing one nature intended.

If you can get raw cream, it will contain beneficial bacteria and digestive enzymes. But you may have to settle for pasteurized organic cream, preferably vat-pasteurized at the lowest allowable temperatures.

Enjoy cream with a bowl of berries or on your low-sugar homemade pumpkin pie.

Start your day with this,
And you’ll find you eat fewer calories

    Another highly scorned food is the incredible edible egg. It’s easy on your wallet, and contains more essential vitamins and minerals per calorie than virtually any other food.

St. Louis University scientists discovered that those who eat eggs for breakfast eat fewer calories the rest of the day than those who eat bagels (which are a carbohydrate blowout.).

And you’ll be happy to note that in a recent review of dozens of studies, Wake Forest University researchers found absolutely no link between egg consumption and heart disease. So you can toss out that myth too.

Eggs provide 20% of the RDA for choline, which you need for fat metabolism. But that’s not choline’s only benefit. It’s a building block for the phospholipids used in all your cell’s membranes, especially those in your brain and nerves. Choline is critical for good memory function, reduces breast cancer risk, maintains normal homocysteine levels, and lowers C-reactive protein (a marker for inflammation), tumor necrosis factor, and interleukin-6.

A recent study found that raw egg yolks contain the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, offering nearly twice the antioxidants found in an apple. (When cooked, the antioxidants drop in half.)

What kind of eggs should you buy?

Pasture-raised, organic, free-grazing hens produce a superior quality egg.

Perhaps even more importantly, salmonella testing revealed a whopping 5 times higher salmonella incidence with “regular” caged hens(23.4 percent of farms), versus organic flocks (4.4 percent).

This is an especially critical consideration if you consume your eggs raw — as in smoothies or homemade holiday eggnog.

Pass the guacamole, please!

    The avocado has fared better in the press in recent years than butter, cream or eggs. But some people still shun it for its fat content — when really, the biggest danger may be in what you pair it with.

Avocados provide all 18 essential amino acids for a complete protein. They are readily absorbed. And they boost HDL (“good” cholesterol) — while at the same time they reduce LDL (“bad” cholesterol) just as effectively as statin drugs. What’s not to like?

Avocados are one powerful health food. We wrote about them in Issue 195, and you may want to check it out if you missed it.

Make your own guacamole at home to avoid unhealthy food additives — or just to avoid avocados that aren’t organic. It’s one of my favorite treats. It’s easy to make and only takes a couple minutes of chopping two or three ingredients.

For best nutritional value, eat it like a salad, and stay away from combining it with chips — with their potentially dangerous GMO ingredients, trans-fatty acids (those really ARE the fats to avoid), and negligible nutrition. Try it as a dip for veggies or as a sauce on eggs or chicken instead.

Be careful when eating this popular fat

    Almost everyone is thrilled when they learn that chocolate can be a healthy fat. The operative word here is “can”. You may sense a “but” is about to follow, and you’re right. There are almost too many warnings about chocolate to mention in the space we have here. So I’ll stick to the most important ones.

If you want to reap its health benefits, your chocolate should be dark, dark, dark… as well as low in sugar and free of soy products and other additives.

That will narrow the playing field quite a bit. But remember… picky eating wins out over dying sooner than you have to. If you’re careful about your choice of chocolate, you can reap substantial health benefits.

Chocolate may lower your risk of stroke (by 20 percent), your blood pressure, your “bad” LDL cholesterol, and your risk of heart disease, thanks to its inflammation-fighting properties. It may boost insulin sensitivity, lowering your risk of diabetes and cancer.

Cocoa has anti-clotting, blood-thinning properties that can improve circulation. It can boost blood flow to your brain and help you feel more awake and alert. It can even help you perform better on mental tasks.

And there’s no denying that indulging in chocolate feels good.

Here’s another saturated fat that’s good for you

    Coconut oil contains even more saturated fat than butter. Even better, more than 50 percent of it is lauric acid. Lauric acid helps you in a surprising way. Although it raises LDL (bad) cholesterol, it boosts HDL (good) cholesterol even more, so the result is a net decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Lauric acid is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral (perfect for fighting a cold) and anti-inflammatory.

It contains a long list of vitamins and minerals, is used in infant formula and as a treatment for malnutrition…

One Florida doctor claims she reversed her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease just by giving him 4 teaspoons of coconut oil per day… allowing him to resume his normal life and completely halting his brain atrophy within one year. You can read their story in our book Awakening from Alzheimer’s — along with 8 other proven, doctor-endorsed ways to cure this dreaded disease.

Coconut oil works well for cooking and baking, because heat doesn’t break down its benefits. You can also add it to smoothies or take it as a supplement. I personally use it for nearly all my cooking. It’s as rich and tasty as butter. For more information about coconut oil, see Issue 126.

Nuts about nuts… and still healthy

    Nuts are another healthy food that some people avoid because it’s high in fat. More bad, dangerous misinformation.

Nuts are delicious, convenient, easy to travel with, and have a long shelf life, making them great for holiday travel, or any travel. I keep a variety of raw, organic nuts at my house, and I can’t tell you how many times they’ve gotten me out of a bind because I was hungry, but too busy to cook.

Different kinds of nuts have varying nutrients. Most of them are high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.

Raw nuts, or better yet, sprouted raw nuts, retain most of their original nutrients intact.

But don’t expect to see the raw sprouted variety at a holiday event — that’d be a rarity. However, even dry roasted nuts are undoubtedly a better option than the sugar-laced foods that usually grace holiday tables. They won’t spike your blood sugar out of orbit, and you may still get more nutrients than any of your other party options.

How much fat do you need for good health?

    Although the U.S. government is proud to claim that saturated fats should be less than 10 percent of your total diet, new evidence continues to support much greater amounts of fat. Some experts now advise 50 to 70 percent. That’s a shocking figure, but it’s what some people are saying.

Personally, I eat a high-fat diet and I have a healthy weight with no tendency to put on more. And I stuff myself with yummy treats like guacamole, eggs and nuts. I eat a great deal of coconut oil — it’s my primary cooking oil. And it tastes great. I don’t go too heavy on butter — I think coconut oil is healthier for cooking, and cashew butter or almond butter (similar to peanut butter, but healthier) are just as good on bread. But if you’re eating margarine, you’d be much better off switching to real butter.

There’s no small amount of evidence that the FDA’s recommendations are riddled with conflicts of interest. The doctors and scientists profit handsomely from the foods and drugs they tell you are “healthy.” It’s a disgrace that they still propagate the cholesterol myth, urge people to take statin drugs, and command patients to eat a low-fat diet.

It’s best not to use the FDA and the mainstream medical profession as your primary source of information on food.

Carbs, especially sugar, are the devil — NOT fats. The science is in, and it’s not fats that make you fat and expose you to heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It’s carbohydrates.

That’s a big reason the whole low-fat craze has been such an unmitigated health disaster.

Saturated fats are extremely filling and satisfying, so you eat less junk. If you do get hungry between meals, why not grab a handful of healthy nuts or half an avocado? They’re sure to keep you going till the next meal.

Most of all, feel free to treat yourself to some healthy fats over the holidays… now that you can leave the guilt behind.
Like Us on Facebook

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher

Is this tasty spice a cancer cause or a cancer cure?

It sounds improbable but it’s TRUE! Scientists conducting animal studies of the nutrient capsaicin found that in some cases it induced tumors in the liver and intestines.

But they didn’t see the same results in humans. In fact, in more than one instance they found the opposite to be true. We’ve often pointed out that the results of animal studies don’t always hold true for humans.

This is a case in point. Capsaicin — a common, inexpensive food item –appears to be a valuable cancer fighter. Keep reading and I’ll explain. . .

Continued below. . .

Why Probiotics Aren’t Enough to Save You From
Gas, Bloating and Difficult Digestion

    You’ve probably heard that Probiotics are critical for good digestion; that they can alleviate constipation, diarrhea, gas, and even support your immune system.

But Probiotics alone aren’t enough to save you. They can even fail your immune system.

If your favorite foods don’t agree with you anymore, your doctor may suggest ant-acids and laxatives. But if you want to get to the root of the problem, you need digestive enzymes.

Without digestive enzymes, undigested food sits in your digestive tract leaving you bloated, gassy, constipated or suffering diarrhea and you grow weak, lose energy, age faster and grow ill.

The Mayo Clinic confirms certain enzyme production can decrease up to 97% between the ages of 30 and 69.

No wonder digestion keeps getting worse as you get older and health problems increase!

And now there’s a breakthrough formula that combines the most powerful Probiotics with the most critical digestive enzymes to solve your digestion worries forever!

Learn more

Even if the word “capsaicin” is new to you, I’m sure you know some of its food sources like cayenne pepper, jalapeños and other hot peppers, and paprika.

Several studies have shown that capsaicin scores a major win in the fight against prostate cancer by:

  1. Causing prostate cancer cells to shrivel and die.
  2. Slowing tumor growth.
  3. Reducing production of prostate specific antigen (PSA—a protein abundant in tumors).

Capsaicin is part of the group of annual plants in the nightshade family. These plants are native to Mexico and Central America, but are grown in other warm climates too.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), capsaicin is the most-studied active ingredient in this group of plants. Even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes its value and has approved its use on skin.

And plenty of folks are probably very happy about that…

A simple way to ease the pain

    When it comes to applying capsaicin to the skin (i.e. topically), the ACS reported these positive results:

  • A 1989 study found topical capsaicin was an effective pain reliever for 50 percent of a group of women who had undergone mastectomies for breast cancer.
  • A 1991 study determined that capsaicin cream reduced pain associated with the nerve disorder called diabetic neuropathy.
  • In 1994 a research review concluded that topical capsaicin could be combined with other medicines to address the burning, shooting pain that cancer patients often experience after surgery.
  • A 2006 study conducted by researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine found that oral capsaicin mixed with taffy reduced pain in eleven patients with mouth sores caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Despite its spicy hot character, capsaicin clearly has properties that can help soothe and ease pain! But that’s not all it can do to improve your health.

Many proponents of alternative medicine highly recommend capsaicin to address a variety of health problems, including cramps, diarrhea, headaches, loss of appetite, motion sickness, malaria, toothaches, ulcers, and upset stomach. Quite a list! But. . .

Is there any proof that capsaicin can fight cancer?

    Some advocates claim capsaicin has antioxidants to help clobber cell damaging free radicals. And others believe it may protect lungs from cell damaging cigarette smoke.

Although research on capsaicin’s effects on cancer is ongoing, The American Association for Cancer Research already reports on these recent study results:

  • Leukemia—Japanese researchers suggested that the natural compound capsaicin would be a less toxic way to induce apoptosis in leukemia cells than current chemotherapy drugs.The researchers said they did not observe any organ damage during experiments using live mice in a leukemia model. They also found that capsaicin did not affect the growth of normal bone marrow cells from healthy volunteers.
  • Lung cancer—in 2007, researchers at the University of Nottingham in England suggested that capsaicin may induce apoptosis in lung cancer cells. The nutrient appears to attack the mitochondria—the cell energy center—without harming nearby healthy cells.
  • Prostate cancer—as reported in an earlier article (Issue #23), capsaicin caused about 80 percent of human prostate cancer cells grown in mice cultures to undergo apoptosis. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and colleagues from UCLA Medical School said the mice received a dose equivalent to about 400 milligrams of capsaicin, three times a week given to a 200 pound human male.

These results make capsaicin sound promising as a cancer treatment. But despite acknowledging its usefulness as a topical pain reliever—the ACS won’t go as far as endorsing it for this purpose. Don’t forget, the ACS is the last word in conventional cancer medicine; they aren’t receptive to alternatives.

The organization’s website states that capsaicin’s “side effects limit its usefulness for some people.”

What side effects? Aren’t cayenne and other peppers considered safe to eat for people who aren’t allergic to them?

Yes they are! But some people have found that taking oral capsaicin supplements upsets their stomachs or gives them diarrhea.

In other cases, the peppers themselves can cause stinging, burning, or pain to your mouth or mucous membranes.

Still others are bothered by the runny nose, skin flushing, sweating and tearing the supplements can cause. Personally, I love spicy hot foods. And, yes, I do get a running nose when I eat them. I haven’t experienced the other side effects.

Stinging and pain in the mouth sound unlikely to me if you don’t permit the capsaicin tablet or capsule to dissolve in your mouth, but I don’t have firsthand experience of this.

Compared to the nausea, hair loss and other sickening side effects of chemotherapy drugs and radiation, capsaicin products may be a natural and less dangerous way to help rid your body of cancer. If you experience unpleasant side effects, stop taking the supplement. There are many, many other natural cancer supplements you can try instead.

Last issue we wrote about a new diet supplement that’s sweeping the nation. There may be some doubts about whether it’s safe. If you missed this important news, you can catch it now just below.


Raspberry Ketones:
New Miracle Treatment — or Latest Fad?

    The raspberry ketone diet craze is sweeping the nation, and now there’s talk that it not only works for losing weight, it’s a cancer treatment, too!

Is it just a fad, or is there something to this? There’s reason to be hopeful, but also reason to be careful. Let’s take a look …

Continued below. . .

Naturally wipe out the cancer like it was a common cold?

    That’s what one woman in Delaware was able to do — in only three weeks! And it was no fluke. It all started with this secret… that for 21 years has been helping people detect their cancer early — and it’s 99% accurate. The medical community either doesn’t know about it or chooses to ignore it. But you can get the details HERE.

What are ketones in the first place?

    Raspberries themselves have always been considered part of a healthy diet, given that they’re high in antioxidants and low in calories. And ketones come from red raspberries, though they’re also found in cranberries and blackberries.

Raspberry ketones are the primary aromatic compound of the red raspberry — in plain English, ketones are the elements that give off that delicious raspberry smell you find in soft drinks and ice creams. You can have the scent without actually having the fruit.

In fact, you can’t get a significant dose of ketones from eating raspberries. You’d need to eat roughly 90 pounds worth of fruit to get the same concentration found in ketone supplements.

Chemically, raspberry ketones are biosynthesized from coumaroyl-CoA, which is a key compound in plant chemicals called flavonoids. Ketones are also considered antioxidants, and have a structure similar to capsaicin (that’s what gives chili peppers their spice) and synephrine, which is a natural alternative to ephedrine, often used in weight loss supplements.

Both capsaicin and synephrine have shown promise as anti-obesity treatments. (Capsaicin is something we’ve covered before in our newsletter — see Issue 23 and Issue 156.)

Besides medicinal uses and flavorings, raspberry ketone is used in makeup and as a fragrance. Some people even consider it helpful in correcting hair loss.

Consumable raspberry ketone is a manufactured product and retails through a variety of supplement makers.

Fat-busting ketones

    Raspberry ketones got a lot of lip service last February after being featured on the Dr. Oz show. The segment was titled “Miracle fat-burner in a bottle” (and who doesn’t love that idea?). Stores couldn’t keep up with the demand that followed.

A lot of the excitement comes from mice studies where the animals were put on a high-fat diet and given significant doses of ketones for 10 weeks. The mice that got the high ketone doses accumulated less fat than the control group. They also appeared to have a significant increase in fat decomposition.

Because of those animal studies, it’s believed that raspberry ketones might help with metabolism. The theory is that they affect a hormone called adiponectin which helps regulate glucose levels and the breakdown of fatty acids.

Some healers refer to adiponectin as a fat-burning hormone that helps enhance sensitivity to insulin and decrease blood sugar levels. It’s also known to increase lean body mass.

Adiponectin levels are mostly determined by diet, exercise, genetics, and the amount of abdominal fat a person has. It’s believed that by increasing adiponectin, the body is better able to regulate metabolism and keep stored-up fat in check.

But if we overeat or quit exercising, adiponectin levels get overwhelmed by the amount of calories that need to be metabolized. That’s when love handles and belly fat start to build.

Ketones and cancer prevention

    Here’s where the cancer connection comes in. When adiponectin levels start to drop, the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and obesity-related cancers goes up. The chance of developing malignancies also goes up.

On top of that, several cancer cell lines have adiponectin receptors. And in vitro tests of adiponectin showed that it limits cancer cell proliferation and prompts apoptosis (cell death).

Researchers have also found that the less adiponectin a woman has, the greater her risk of endometrial cancer and — if she’s post-menopausal — breast cancer. And because low adiponectin is also associated with insulin resistance — that early warning sign of diabetes — and insulin resistance helps determine obesity, a drop in adiponectin levels may mean a rise in dysfunctional fat tissue that could lead to cancer.

So it’s clear that adiponectin plays a role both in determining cancer risk and may point toward a possible treatment. Plus, medications that increase adiponectin levels are proving to be useful as anticancer agents. So in terms of understanding and treating obesity-associated malignancies, adiponectin could be an important key.

If raspberry ketones are the best natural vehicle we have for upping adiponectin levels, that’s great news. But we don’t quite know that yet…

So far, so good — but there’s not enough evidence

    A problem right now is that high-profile endorsements with little scientific backing are giving raspberry ketones a pretty bad name. From what I understand, they may help you get off a weight-loss plateau or get back on track with your weight loss goals, but they aren’t a miracle drug in terms of obesity.

Something to keep in mind is that raspberry ketones aren’t considered effective on their own. You’ve still got to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle if you want to realize the benefits of this supplement. They aren’t a magic bullet. They’re just one part of a plan to lose weight.

What’s more, there are other natural ways to increase your adiponectin levels, besides raspberry ketone supplementation. Exercise and diet go a long way. As I mentioned above, adiponectin levels fall too low in the first place because we eat too much and we’re too inactive.

Other tips for increasing adiponectin levels include drinking coffee and taking sweet potato extract or the herbal supplement berberine. Again — the science of manipulating adiponetin levels is too new to say much more.

If you decide to take the plunge anyway, what dose of ketones should you take? Turns out it’s not easy to say. It depends on basic factors like age and general health along with preexisting conditions.

Little is known about side effects (if any) of raspberry ketones. We need more research, as usual. Some medical professionals worry about the connection between raspberry ketones and synephrine, given that synephrine is a stimulant. It’s known to cause the jitters at least or high blood pressure at worst.

That leaves the whole safety issue up in the air, although the FDA gave raspberry ketones GRAS status (generally recognized as safe) over forty years ago. I suspect they were looking at small doses used as a food flavoring; they probably weren’t considering large, therapeutic doses.

I’m no expert, but this isn’t rocket science: If you find yourself feeling too wired or you’re having insomnia, cut back on your dose or stop altogether.

Raspberry ketones hold a lot of promise as an herbal medicine for several processes that underlie disease. I look forward to learning more as new findings come out.Like Us on Facebook

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources from 1st article:American Cancer Society. 2012. Capsicum factsheet. Available at
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/
complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/capsicum
American Association for Cancer Research (2006). “Pepper component hot enough to trigger suicide in prostate cancer cells”.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-03/aafc-pch031306.phpIto, K; Nakazato T, Yamato K et al. (February 2004). “Induction of apoptosis in leukemic cells by homovanillic acid derivative, capsaicin, through oxidative stress: implication of phosphorylation of p53 at Ser-15 residue by reactive oxygen species“. Cancer Research (American Association for Cancer Research) 64 (3): 1071-1078. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-03-1670. PMID 14871840. http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/64/3/1071.full

Mori, A; Lehmann S, O’Kelly J et al. (March 2006). “Capsaicin, a component of red peppers, inhibits the growth of androgen-independent, p53 mutant prostate cancer cells“. Cancer Research (American Association for Cancer Research) 66 (6): 3222-3229. doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-05-0087. PMID 16540674. http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/6/3222.full

 

 

Resources from 2nd article:

“Adiponectin.” Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiponectin

“Adiponectin and breast cancer risk.” Mantzoros C, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Mar;89(3):1102-7.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15001594

“Fighting Common Diseases Using Raspberry Ketones.” By Raspberry Ketone.
http://www.raspberryketonediet.com/blog/fighting-common-diseases-using-raspberry-ketones/

“Raspberry ketone.” Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_ketone

“Raspberry Ketone.” Find a Vitamin or Supplement, Web MD.
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1262-RASPBERRY%20KETONE.aspx?active
IngredientId=1262&activeIngredientName=RASPBERRY%20KETONE

“Raspberry Ketones Help Fat Cells Shrink.” By Dr. Rosenberg, FoodTrients.
http://www.foodtrients.com/news/raspberry-ketones-help-fat-cells-shrink/

“Raspberry Ketones: What Is The Evidence Beyond Dr. Oz?” By Christopher Maloney, ND. March 12, 2012. Alternative Holistic Health Answers.
http://alternativendhealth.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/raspberry-ketones-what-is-the-evidence-beyond-dr-oz/

“Raspberry Ketone: What Science Says.” Articles, Dr. Oz Show at DrOz.com. April 19, 2012.
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/rasberry-ketone-what-science-says

“The Role of Adiponectin in Cancer: A Review of Current Evidence.” By Maria Dalamaga, Kalliope N. Diakopoulos and Christos S. Mantzoros. Endocrine Reviews. April 30, 2012 er.2011-1015.
http://edrv.endojournals.org/content/early/2012/04/30/er.2011-1015

Raspberry Ketones: New Miracle Treatment — or Latest Fad?

The raspberry ketone diet craze is sweeping the nation, and now there’s talk that it not only works for losing weight, it’s a cancer treatment, too!

Is it just a fad, or is there something to this? There’s reason to be hopeful, but also reason to be careful. Let’s take a look …

Continued below. . .

This Doctor Blunder is
Condemning Millions of
People to Joint Pain

…maybe including you!

Stanford University scientists have made a startling new discovery about the true cause of joint pain – and it’s turning the medical world upside down.

Everything doctors thought they knew about joint pain is DEAD WRONG! And they’ve been treating it in the wrong way.

That’s the bad news. The GOOD NEWS is that the actual cause of most joint pain is easy to treat. You just have to know what it is.

Here’s your chance to experience relief like you’ve never known before. Click here for the full story.

What are ketones in the first place?

    Raspberries themselves have always been considered part of a healthy diet, given that they’re high in antioxidants and low in calories. And ketones come from red raspberries, though they’re also found in cranberries and blackberries.

Raspberry ketones are the primary aromatic compound of the red raspberry — in plain English, ketones are the elements that give off that delicious raspberry smell you find in soft drinks and ice creams. You can have the scent without actually having the fruit.

In fact, you can’t get a significant dose of ketones from eating raspberries. You’d need to eat roughly 90 pounds worth of fruit to get the same concentration found in ketone supplements.

Chemically, raspberry ketones are biosynthesized from coumaroyl-CoA, which is a key compound in plant chemicals called flavonoids. Ketones are also considered antioxidants, and have a structure similar to capsaicin (that’s what gives chili peppers their spice) and synephrine, which is a natural alternative to ephedrine, often used in weight loss supplements.

Both capsaicin and synephrine have shown promise as anti-obesity treatments. (Capsaicin is something we’ve covered before in our newsletter — see Issue 23 and Issue 156.)

Besides medicinal uses and flavorings, raspberry ketone is used in makeup and as a fragrance. Some people even consider it helpful in correcting hair loss.

Consumable raspberry ketone is a manufactured product and retails through a variety of supplement makers.

Fat-busting ketones

    Raspberry ketones got a lot of lip service last February after being featured on the Dr. Oz show. The segment was titled “Miracle fat-burner in a bottle” (and who doesn’t love that idea?). Stores couldn’t keep up with the demand that followed.

A lot of the excitement comes from mice studies where the animals were put on a high-fat diet and given significant doses of ketones for 10 weeks. The mice that got the high ketone doses accumulated less fat than the control group. They also appeared to have a significant increase in fat decomposition.

Because of those animal studies, it’s believed that raspberry ketones might help with metabolism. The theory is that they affect a hormone called adiponectin which helps regulate glucose levels and the breakdown of fatty acids.

Some healers refer to adiponectin as a fat-burning hormone that helps enhance sensitivity to insulin and decrease blood sugar levels. It’s also known to increase lean body mass.

Adiponectin levels are mostly determined by diet, exercise, genetics, and the amount of abdominal fat a person has. It’s believed that by increasing adiponectin, the body is better able to regulate metabolism and keep stored-up fat in check.

But if we overeat or quit exercising, adiponectin levels get overwhelmed by the amount of calories that need to be metabolized. That’s when love handles and belly fat start to build.

Ketones and cancer prevention

    Here’s where the cancer connection comes in. When adiponectin levels start to drop, the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and obesity-related cancers goes up. The chance of developing malignancies also goes up.

On top of that, several cancer cell lines have adiponectin receptors. And in vitro tests of adiponectin showed that it limits cancer cell proliferation and prompts apoptosis (cell death).

Researchers have also found that the less adiponectin a woman has, the greater her risk of endometrial cancer and — if she’s post-menopausal — breast cancer. And because low adiponectin is also associated with insulin resistance — that early warning sign of diabetes — and insulin resistance helps determine obesity, a drop in adiponectin levels may mean a rise in dysfunctional fat tissue that could lead to cancer.

So it’s clear that adiponectin plays a role both in determining cancer risk and may point toward a possible treatment. Plus, medications that increase adiponectin levels are proving to be useful as anticancer agents. So in terms of understanding and treating obesity-associated malignancies, adiponectin could be an important key.

If raspberry ketones are the best natural vehicle we have for upping adiponectin levels, that’s great news. But we don’t quite know that yet…

So far, so good — but there’s not enough evidence

    A problem right now is that high-profile endorsements with little scientific backing are giving raspberry ketones a pretty bad name. From what I understand, they may help you get off a weight-loss plateau or get back on track with your weight loss goals, but they aren’t a miracle drug in terms of obesity.

Something to keep in mind is that raspberry ketones aren’t considered effective on their own. You’ve still got to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle if you want to realize the benefits of this supplement. They aren’t a magic bullet. They’re just one part of a plan to lose weight.

What’s more, there are other natural ways to increase your adiponectin levels, besides raspberry ketone supplementation. Exercise and diet go a long way. As I mentioned above, adiponectin levels fall too low in the first place because we eat too much and we’re too inactive.

Other tips for increasing adiponectin levels include drinking coffee and taking sweet potato extract or the herbal supplement berberine. Again — the science of manipulating adiponetin levels is too new to say much more.

If you decide to take the plunge anyway, what dose of ketones should you take? Turns out it’s not easy to say. It depends on basic factors like age and general health along with preexisting conditions.

Little is known about side effects (if any) of raspberry ketones. We need more research, as usual. Some medical professionals worry about the connection between raspberry ketones and synephrine, given that synephrine is a stimulant. It’s known to cause the jitters at least or high blood pressure at worst.

That leaves the whole safety issue up in the air, although the FDA gave raspberry ketones GRAS status (generally recognized as safe) over forty years ago. I suspect they were looking at small doses used as a food flavoring; they probably weren’t considering large, therapeutic doses.

I’m no expert, but this isn’t rocket science: If you find yourself feeling too wired or you’re having insomnia, cut back on your dose or stop altogether.

Raspberry ketones hold a lot of promise as an herbal medicine for several processes that underlie disease. I look forward to learning more as new findings come out.Like Us on Facebook

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources:“Adiponectin.” Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiponectin “Adiponectin and breast cancer risk.” Mantzoros C, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Mar;89(3):1102-7.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15001594“Fighting Common Diseases Using Raspberry Ketones.” By Raspberry Ketone.
http://www.raspberryketonediet.com/blog/fighting-common-diseases-using-raspberry-ketones/“Raspberry ketone.” Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_ketone“Raspberry Ketone.” Find a Vitamin or Supplement, Web MD.
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1262-RASPBERRY%20KETONE.aspx?active
IngredientId=1262&activeIngredientName=RASPBERRY%20KETONE
“Raspberry Ketones Help Fat Cells Shrink.” By Dr. Rosenberg, FoodTrients.
http://www.foodtrients.com/news/raspberry-ketones-help-fat-cells-shrink/“Raspberry Ketones: What Is The Evidence Beyond Dr. Oz?” By Christopher Maloney, ND. March 12, 2012. Alternative Holistic Health Answers.
http://alternativendhealth.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/raspberry-ketones-what-is-the-evidence-beyond-dr-oz/“Raspberry Ketone: What Science Says.” Articles, Dr. Oz Show at DrOz.com. April 19, 2012.
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/rasberry-ketone-what-science-says“The Role of Adiponectin in Cancer: A Review of Current Evidence.” By Maria Dalamaga, Kalliope N. Diakopoulos and Christos S. Mantzoros. Endocrine Reviews. April 30, 2012 er.2011-1015.
http://edrv.endojournals.org/content/early/2012/04/30/er.2011-1015

New Evidence that Inflammation Causes Cancer — and an Exciting New Anti-Inflammatory

If you’ve ever experienced aching joints… stuffy nostrils… skin eruptions… or asthma attacks…then you have firsthand knowledge of some uncomfortable effects of INFLAMMATION.

But the pain and discomfort are the least of your worries. Inflammation is a serious health risk. It can prevent your organs from functioning properly. In fact, it can actually destroy them.

Excessive inflammation from infections or health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease has been linked to nearly 25 percent of all cancers!

But keep reading and I’ll tell you a very promising new solution to inflammation. If the findings hold up, it will not only relieve your pain but help prevent some of the most threatening diseases.

Continued below. . .

Oliver was doomed to die from cancer
within 8 hours —

But then he found out what to do. . .

    Oliver had reached the end of the road in his seven-year fight against cancer. His doctors didn’t think this 32-year-old man would live through the night.

But when I talked to Oliver six years later, he was the picture of health! He got rid of his cancer completely.

Yes, Oliver found the answer — his own cancer miracle.

I sat down with him and his doctor and they told me an incredible story. . . a story that could help save you or someone you love from this dreaded disease.

If you’d like to hear it, click here now.

Although specific health problems are often named after the body part where they occur—inflammation can affect almost any body part. It typically involves an influx of white blood cells followed by pain, heat, redness and swelling. The redness and swelling you get when you sprain a joint or cut yourself are symptoms of inflammation.

Inflammation is your body’s immune response to infection, injury or irritation. When the infection or injury is healed, the inflammation should stop. But when you’re constantly exposed to some cause of irritation like pollution, chemicals or unhealthy foods, the inflammation never stops and the damage becomes deep and permanent.

It can lead to the chronic diseases of aging like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and arthritis.

It sounds like a paradox, but chronic inflammation both causes these long-term health problems AND results from them. The disease gets worse because of the inflammation and the inflammation gets worse as the disease progresses.

A recent study from researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute found that inflammation causes a rise in levels of a molecule called microRNA-155 (miR-155).

An increase in the levels of this molecule has been associated with the development of leukemia, as well as breast, gastric and lung cancers.

What’s more, the researchers found that when miR-155 levels increased, the proteins needed to repair DNA began to decrease. The results?

A higher rate of gene mutations which can lead to cancer.

And these results don’t appear to be a fluke. Several published studies demonstrate a strong link between inflammation and cancer incidence. Some studies have shown that low levels of inflammation seem to indicate reduced cancer risk—and increased chances of survival.

Others have demonstrated that high inflammation levels indicate an increased cancer risk… impaired immune systems… and a higher resistance to some anti-cancer therapies.

These results have led some researchers to believe that levels of inflammation actually may predict a person’s potential for surviving cancer.

My interpretation is that low-level inflammation indicates an immune system that’s doing its job, while high-level inflammation indicates an immune system that overwhelmed and working overtime.

So what causes inflammation to occur in the first place?

    Well, there are several common causes of inflammation.

Just take the foods you eat as an example. Here are some top offenders that can lead to chronic inflammation and health problems:

  1. SUGAR—not only can excess sugar rot your teeth, but it also increases your risk of experiencing inflammation associated with chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cancer.
  2. OILS—vegetable cooking oils typically have very high omega-6 fatty acids, which promote inflammation and health disasters such as cancer and heart disease.
  3. DAIRY—some estimates show that nearly 60 percent of the world’s population cannot tolerate the lactose in dairy products! Milk and many other dairy products can trigger inflammation in your body. People of non-European descent have much high rates of lactose intolerance.
  4. ALCOHOL—regularly consuming high quantities of alcohol can irritate and inflame your esophagus, larynx and liver. Such chronic inflammation becomes a breeding ground for cancerous tumors.
  5. TRANS FATS—these darlings of the fast food industry are health assassins! They increase your levels of “bad” cholesterol and promote inflammation and obesity.

This list barely scratches the surface when it comes to foods that can trigger inflammation in your body. There are many other factors to consider as well, such as:

  • Environmental pollutants and toxins
  • Gum disease
  • Long-term illness
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Stress

Don’t give up the fight!

    Considering all the common causes, it might seem hard to avoid inflammation. But the good news is this: there are just as many foods you can eat to help REDUCE inflammation in your body! AND there’s a very promising new supplement.

In fact, modifying your lifestyle and diet, including food supplements, is one of the safest, lowest-risk things you can do to fight inflammation.

If you smoke—QUIT! If you eat lots of sugary, high fat foods—STOP!

But by all means do increase your intake of foods such as:

  • Fruits—berries, melons and citrus fruits are all great choices
  • Vegetables—squash, sweet potatoes and leafy greens make great choices to boost antioxidant levels
  • Beans, legumes and whole grains—these items provide plenty of healthy fiber. People who eat high fiber diets tend to experience less inflammation.
  • Spices—some of your best inflammation fighters are garlic, ginger, hot chilis, and turmeric

The most well-known supplements to reduce inflammation are proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes, oils such as fish oil and flaxseed oil that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the spice turmeric or its active ingredient, curcumin.

But now there’s another nutrient that may be a potential inflammation-stopper. It’s a dietary supplement called Anatabloc®, produced by a Virginia-based company called Star Scientific, Inc.

Each tablet contains 1 milligram of anatabine base. This nutrient occurs naturally in plants such as tomatoes and peppers. It’s known to reduce activity of a protein that causes inflammation.

Here’s how they say it works…

First the anatabine in Antabloc® enters a cell. Once inside, it deactivates the protein called NFkB.

This prevents the NFkB from entering the cell nucleus—and triggering inflammation throughout your body.

The product is subject of an ongoing clinical trial, with two more scheduled to begin by the end of the year. But according to the company website, Anatabloc® already has shown significant anti-inflammatory effects in test tube and animal studies, and in human epidemiological studies of tobacco alkaloid exposures.

If this non-prescription supplement performs as expected, it could very well be a wonderful addition to a healthy diet and exercise regimen to help shield you from deadly inflammation! The big supplement chain GNC says Anatabloc is their most successful new product of the year.

But please be clear: You don’t have to depend on expensive supplements. You can find some of the most effective medicines in your supermarket’s produce department. In the last issue I wrote about one of the best. If you missed this news, you can scroll down and read it right now.


Celery Sports Awesome Brain Benefits,
And Shrinks Cancer Too

    Crunch, crunch…

It’s the proverbial low-cal snack… also the taken-for-granted turkey stuffing ingredient and predictable garnish in a Bloody Mary. But don’t underestimate this little food gem.

Not only is it a dieter’s delight… It’s also a potent cancer fighter. And this little-appreciated edible can help you remember important stuff, like where you parked your car at the airport, or your wedding anniversary. Read on to discover how much this humble food can do for your health. I was shocked to learn about all the benefits. I always thought it was a bland filler.

Continued below. . .

Video: 10-Cent ‘Tummy Tuck’ Trims Masses of Belly Fat Without Surgery

    Have you seen the incredible video that explains one doctor’s solution for melting away big slabs of belly fat?

Apparently even overweight couch potatoes lost 26 square centimeters of belly fat — without surgery or frightening drugs or even changing their eating habits one bit! This shocking new video has been sent to more than 1.3 million people already. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance. While it’s still available, watch it for free here.

And just wait until you hear what it does for diabetes…watch free now.

Most of us don’t know much about celery, except that it has “practically no calories”, is “mostly water”, and is “stringy”. But there’s a lot more to it than that. . .

Induces cancer cell ceath and stops cancer growth…

    Celery has several compounds that make it a powerful cancer fighter.

Both celery and one of its relatives, parsley, contain the cancer-fighting bioflavonoid called apigenin, which has been studied in relation to breast and ovarian cancers.

A new University of Missouri study found that apigenin shrank a type of breast cancer that’s stimulated by progestin, a synthetic hormone often given to menopausal women.

This study looked at certain mice implanted with a deadly, fast-growing human breast cancer… which were later treated with a progestin similar to those given to post-menopausal women. There was also a control group which did not get progestin.

One part of the progestin group received apigenin, the others did not.

The tumors shrank in the apigenin treated mice, and their breast cancer cell growth dropped to the levels of the control group (the ones with no progestin).

The study co-author, Salman Hyder, noted that apigenin slowed the cancer in three ways:

  1. Inducing cell death
  2. Inhibiting cell proliferation
  3. Reducing expression of a gene associated with cancer growth.

In other words, tumors grew in the mice not given apigenin. But with apigenin the tumors shrank, and weren’t as large to begin with.

Also, blood vessels that feed cancer cells also had smaller diameters in apigenin-treated mice compared with untreated ones… resulting in restricted nutrient flow to tumors, potentially starving the cancer and limiting its ability to spread.

They’re still studying whether this holds true for humans as well as mice.

Meanwhile another study, this one at Rutgers University, found other anti-cancer compounds in celery called acetylenics — which can actually stop tumor cells from growing. They suggest that drinking raw celery juice can prevent free radicals from harming your cells, which can stop cancer from developing in your stomach and colon.

So promising, you’d think the pharmaceutical companies would be all over this. But it’ll probably be hard to even get funding for more research, because they can’t profit from a compound so easily extracted from a plant. But you can…

Boosts your white blood cells

    Celery contains another compound, a phytochemical known as coumarin. Studies on coumarins show they’re effective for cancer prevention, and are capable of enhancing the immune activities of certain lines of white blood cells.

In a study done at Tokyo Denki University, scientists examined 21 coumarins for their anti-proliferative activity towards these kinds of cancers:

  • Lung carcinoma
  • Melanin pigment producing mouse melanoma
  • Human T-cell leukemia
  • Human gastric cancer which had metastasized to the liver

But celery bestows other benefits on you too…

It may be the best brain food in your fridge

    As you age, your brain tends to overreact to every slight provocation by spitting out clouds of inflammatory compounds linked to memory lapses, fuzzy thinking, and brain fatigue. Celery protects your brain from these problems by telling the hyperactive immune cells to settle down.

This has implications for diseases like Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.1 Inflammation is a factor in cognitive and behavioral impairments associated with aging.

A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition evaluated luteolin, a plant flavonoid known to squelch inflammatory responses outside the central nervous system.2

This study showed that brain cells exposed to luteolin had a significantly lowered inflammatory response. Apparently luteolin shuts down production of interleuin-6 (IL-6), a key cytokine in the inflammatory pathway, by a staggering 90 percent! Said principal investigator Rodney Johnson, “This was just about as potent an inhibition as anything we had seen previously.”3

Celery benefits in you in many other ways

    Who ever knew celery was so nutrient-dense and had so many health benefits — for cancer and so much more? Bet you never thought a watery “diet” food could offer so much.

This long, thin, green vegetable is actually part of the carrot family, along with parsnip, fennel, and parsley.

Celery’s outer stalks, also called ribs, surround its tender, mildly flavored innermost ribs, the celery heart. It also has leaves which are often mistakenly discarded as “inedible”. But nothing could be farther from the truth, as celery’s leaves contain its highest concentration of nutrients.

Folklore from many cultures considers it an aphrodisiac. There’s not much scientific evidence of that. But never mind that, it’s loaded with other benefits.

Celery is chock full of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K (good for blood and bones), vitamin C (an immune booster), amino acids, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and E… plus more.

It can impact you in these far-reaching ways4:

  1. Lowers blood pressure and tones your vascular system. Magnesium deficiency is known to affect your blood pressure. Celery is packed with magnesium, which can relax the muscle cells in your arterial walls. This dilates your arteries, allowing your blood more room to flow freely.
  2. Healthy flexible joints. Celery’s anti-inflammatory attributes help reduce joint pain and swelling, which means it can help those suffering from arthritis, rheumatism, and gout. It also contains a diuretic that can help remove uric acid crystals from your joints.
  3. Asthma. Celery’s high vitamin C levels can help alleviate asthmatic conditions.
  4. Colds/Flu. Vitamin C also helps prevent viral illnesses.
  5. Insomnia. Sleeplessness can wreak havoc on your health. For a good night’s sleep, drink a glass of freshly-juiced celery with one tablespoon of honey before bedtime. This can help you relax into a restful sleep. Plus, its medicinal properties can work while you sleep.
  6. Kidney stones/gall stones. Celery juice can help by clearing the toxins that form these painful stones. Since celery juice is a diuretic, it can help with passing the stone. If you’re prone to stones, a daily glass of celery juice can help keep them away.
  7. Possible remedy for migraines, based on celery’s coumarin activity.
  8. Aids digestion and alleviates bowel problems.
  9. Lowers cholesterol.
  10. Rebuilds blood cells.
  11. Builds up your immune system.
  12. Regulates body temperature.
  13. Terrific anti-inflammatory.
  14. Supports liver as a potent detoxifier.
  15. May help protect women from urinary tract infections.

To enjoy these benefits, juice a bunch of celery with a fresh orange for flavor, and drink this juice for 30 days. Or try it juiced with a tomato and add some fresh onion and garlic to increase its medicinal impact.

If you don’t care for the taste of celery but want its benefits, load it up with organic nut butter spread. The celery will provide the crunch, but the nut butter taste will prevail.

Two important cautions…

    Celery is an amazing food with a plethora of nutrients straight from nature. You can hardly go wrong. Even if you’re not on a “diet”.

And yet, here are two important cautions:

First, lighten up on celery seeds during pregnancy. They contain volatile oils, flavonoids, coumarins, and linoleic acid which could cause uterine contractions… which you certainly don’t want before the 39 or 40 week mark. This is a minor problem. I don’t think you’ll find seed in celery stalks.

Secondly, celery is one of the “Dirty Dozen”… According to the latest report from the Environmental Working Group, conventional celery is one of the worst types of produce to purchase. Its soft, absorbent skin makes it especially prone to soak up and retain pesticides. Testing revealed residual traces from a staggering 67 pesticides in conventional celery. Would you like a little celery with your pesticides? Not me. I buy organic celery.

Organic celery can be a terrific food to add to your daily anti-cancer eating plan. It’s inexpensive, and you have to eat anyway, so bring some home today.

Naturally, eating it raw will give you the most bang for your buck.
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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources from 1st article:E. Tili, J.-J. Michaille, D. Wernicke, H. Alder, S. Costinean, S. Volinia, C. M. Croce. Mutator activity induced by microRNA-155 (miR-155) links inflammation and cancer. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011; 108 (12): 4908 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1101795108

Ohio State University Medical Center (2011, April 19). How inflammation can lead to cancer. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419091159.htm

Roxburgh CS, McMillan DC. Role of systemic inflammatory response in predicting survival in patients with primary operable cancer. Future Oncol. 2010 Jan;6(1):149-63. Review. PubMed PMID: 20021215.

McMillan DC. Systemic inflammation, nutritional status and survival in patients with cancer. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2009 May;12(3):223-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 19318937.

Moore MM, Chua W, Charles KA, Clarke SJ. Inflammation and cancer: causes and consequences. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Apr;87(4):504-8. Epub 2010 Feb 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 20147899.

Star Scientific. 2012. Antabloc website. Information retrieved from
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Wallace JM. Nutritional and botanical modulation of the inflammatory cascade–eicosanoids, cyclooxygenases, and lipoxygenases–as an adjunct in cancer therapy. Integr Cancer Ther. 2002 Mar;1(1):7-37; discussion 37. Review. PubMed PMID: 14664746.

Footnotes from 2nd article:

1http://www.science20.com/news_releases/luteolin_flavonoid_in_celery_may_impact_multiple_sclerosis
2http://www.care2.com/greenliving/cancer-inhibiting-celery.html
3Saebyeol Jang, Keith W. Kelley, and Rodney W. Johnson, ‘Luteolin reduces IL-6 production in microglia by inhibiting JNK phosphorylation and activation of AP-1’, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 10.1073/pnas.0802865105
4http://www.livestrong.com/article/24659-health-benefits-raw-celery-juice. Tyler Woods, Ph.D., The Health Benefits of Raw Celery Juice, March 28, 2011.

Celery Sports Awesome Brain Benefits, And Shrinks Cancer Too

Crunch, crunch…

It’s the proverbial low-cal snack… also the taken-for-granted turkey stuffing ingredient and predictable garnish in a Bloody Mary. But don’t underestimate this little food gem.

Not only is it a dieter’s delight… It’s also a potent cancer fighter. And this little-appreciated edible can help you remember important stuff, like where you parked your car at the airport, or your wedding anniversary. Read on to discover how much this humble food can do for your health. I was shocked to learn about all the benefits. I always thought it was a bland filler.

Continued below. . .

Video: 10-Cent ‘Tummy Tuck’ Trims Masses of Belly Fat Without Surgery

    Have you seen the incredible video that explains one doctor’s solution for melting away big slabs of belly fat?

Apparently even overweight couch potatoes lost 26 square centimeters of belly fat — without surgery or frightening drugs or even changing their eating habits one bit! This shocking new video has been sent to more than 1.3 million people already. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s your chance. While it’s still available, watch it for free here.

And just wait until you hear what it does for diabetes…watch free now.

Most of us don’t know much about celery, except that it has “practically no calories”, is “mostly water”, and is “stringy”. But there’s a lot more to it than that. . .

Induces cancer cell ceath and stops cancer growth…

    Celery has several compounds that make it a powerful cancer fighter.

Both celery and one of its relatives, parsley, contain the cancer-fighting bioflavonoid called apigenin, which has been studied in relation to breast and ovarian cancers.

A new University of Missouri study found that apigenin shrank a type of breast cancer that’s stimulated by progestin, a synthetic hormone often given to menopausal women.

This study looked at certain mice implanted with a deadly, fast-growing human breast cancer… which were later treated with a progestin similar to those given to post-menopausal women. There was also a control group which did not get progestin.

One part of the progestin group received apigenin, the others did not.

The tumors shrank in the apigenin treated mice, and their breast cancer cell growth dropped to the levels of the control group (the ones with no progestin).

The study co-author, Salman Hyder, noted that apigenin slowed the cancer in three ways:

  1. Inducing cell death
  2. Inhibiting cell proliferation
  3. Reducing expression of a gene associated with cancer growth.

In other words, tumors grew in the mice not given apigenin. But with apigenin the tumors shrank, and weren’t as large to begin with.

Also, blood vessels that feed cancer cells also had smaller diameters in apigenin-treated mice compared with untreated ones… resulting in restricted nutrient flow to tumors, potentially starving the cancer and limiting its ability to spread.

They’re still studying whether this holds true for humans as well as mice.

Meanwhile another study, this one at Rutgers University, found other anti-cancer compounds in celery called acetylenics — which can actually stop tumor cells from growing. They suggest that drinking raw celery juice can prevent free radicals from harming your cells, which can stop cancer from developing in your stomach and colon.

So promising, you’d think the pharmaceutical companies would be all over this. But it’ll probably be hard to even get funding for more research, because they can’t profit from a compound so easily extracted from a plant. But you can…

Boosts your white blood cells

    Celery contains another compound, a phytochemical known as coumarin. Studies on coumarins show they’re effective for cancer prevention, and are capable of enhancing the immune activities of certain lines of white blood cells.

In a study done at Tokyo Denki University, scientists examined 21 coumarins for their anti-proliferative activity towards these kinds of cancers:

  • Lung carcinoma
  • Melanin pigment producing mouse melanoma
  • Human T-cell leukemia
  • Human gastric cancer which had metastasized to the liver

But celery bestows other benefits on you too…

It may be the best brain food in your fridge

    As you age, your brain tends to overreact to every slight provocation by spitting out clouds of inflammatory compounds linked to memory lapses, fuzzy thinking, and brain fatigue. Celery protects your brain from these problems by telling the hyperactive immune cells to settle down.

This has implications for diseases like Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.1 Inflammation is a factor in cognitive and behavioral impairments associated with aging.

A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition evaluated luteolin, a plant flavonoid known to squelch inflammatory responses outside the central nervous system.2

This study showed that brain cells exposed to luteolin had a significantly lowered inflammatory response. Apparently luteolin shuts down production of interleuin-6 (IL-6), a key cytokine in the inflammatory pathway, by a staggering 90 percent! Said principal investigator Rodney Johnson, “This was just about as potent an inhibition as anything we had seen previously.”3

Celery benefits in you in many other ways

    Who ever knew celery was so nutrient-dense and had so many health benefits — for cancer and so much more? Bet you never thought a watery “diet” food could offer so much.

This long, thin, green vegetable is actually part of the carrot family, along with parsnip, fennel, and parsley.

Celery’s outer stalks, also called ribs, surround its tender, mildly flavored innermost ribs, the celery heart. It also has leaves which are often mistakenly discarded as “inedible”. But nothing could be farther from the truth, as celery’s leaves contain its highest concentration of nutrients.

Folklore from many cultures considers it an aphrodisiac. There’s not much scientific evidence of that. But never mind that, it’s loaded with other benefits.

Celery is chock full of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K (good for blood and bones), vitamin C (an immune booster), amino acids, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and E… plus more.

It can impact you in these far-reaching ways4:

  1. Lowers blood pressure and tones your vascular system. Magnesium deficiency is known to affect your blood pressure. Celery is packed with magnesium, which can relax the muscle cells in your arterial walls. This dilates your arteries, allowing your blood more room to flow freely.
  2. Healthy flexible joints. Celery’s anti-inflammatory attributes help reduce joint pain and swelling, which means it can help those suffering from arthritis, rheumatism, and gout. It also contains a diuretic that can help remove uric acid crystals from your joints.
  3. Asthma. Celery’s high vitamin C levels can help alleviate asthmatic conditions.
  4. Colds/Flu. Vitamin C also helps prevent viral illnesses.
  5. Insomnia. Sleeplessness can wreak havoc on your health. For a good night’s sleep, drink a glass of freshly-juiced celery with one tablespoon of honey before bedtime. This can help you relax into a restful sleep. Plus, its medicinal properties can work while you sleep.
  6. Kidney stones/gall stones. Celery juice can help by clearing the toxins that form these painful stones. Since celery juice is a diuretic, it can help with passing the stone. If you’re prone to stones, a daily glass of celery juice can help keep them away.
  7. Possible remedy for migraines, based on celery’s coumarin activity.
  8. Aids digestion and alleviates bowel problems.
  9. Lowers cholesterol.
  10. Rebuilds blood cells.
  11. Builds up your immune system.
  12. Regulates body temperature.
  13. Terrific anti-inflammatory.
  14. Supports liver as a potent detoxifier.
  15. May help protect women from urinary tract infections.

To enjoy these benefits, juice a bunch of celery with a fresh orange for flavor, and drink this juice for 30 days. Or try it juiced with a tomato and add some fresh onion and garlic to increase its medicinal impact.

If you don’t care for the taste of celery but want its benefits, load it up with organic nut butter spread. The celery will provide the crunch, but the nut butter taste will prevail.

Two important cautions…

    Celery is an amazing food with a plethora of nutrients straight from nature. You can hardly go wrong. Even if you’re not on a “diet”.

And yet, here are two important cautions:

First, lighten up on celery seeds during pregnancy. They contain volatile oils, flavonoids, coumarins, and linoleic acid which could cause uterine contractions… which you certainly don’t want before the 39 or 40 week mark. This is a minor problem. I don’t think you’ll find seed in celery stalks.

Secondly, celery is one of the “Dirty Dozen”… According to the latest report from the Environmental Working Group, conventional celery is one of the worst types of produce to purchase. Its soft, absorbent skin makes it especially prone to soak up and retain pesticides. Testing revealed residual traces from a staggering 67 pesticides in conventional celery. Would you like a little celery with your pesticides? Not me. I buy organic celery.

Organic celery can be a terrific food to add to your daily anti-cancer eating plan. It’s inexpensive, and you have to eat anyway, so bring some home today.

Naturally, eating it raw will give you the most bang for your buck.Like Us on Facebook

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Footnotes:1http://www.science20.com/news_releases/luteolin_flavonoid_in_celery_may_impact_multiple_sclerosis
2http://www.care2.com/greenliving/cancer-inhibiting-celery.html
3Saebyeol Jang, Keith W. Kelley, and Rodney W. Johnson, ‘Luteolin reduces IL-6 production in microglia by inhibiting JNK phosphorylation and activation of AP-1’, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 10.1073/pnas.0802865105
4http://www.livestrong.com/article/24659-health-benefits-raw-celery-juice. Tyler Woods, Ph.D., The Health Benefits of Raw Celery Juice, March 28, 2011.

Exciting New Findings about Resveratrol and Cancer

You’ve probably seen news blurbs about the health benefits of resveratrol, the nutrient found in red wine. Scientific studies show this powerful antioxidant can protect you from heart problems.

But research also shows this heart helper can also stop cancer from forming—and even KILL a variety of existing cancer cells. Exciting new research indicates all of us should be taking it — read on for details.

Continued below. . .

Breast Cancer Survivor was told:

“You’ll be dead in a year”

(Pssst!! That was 12 years ago!)?

Doctors didn’t give Wiltrude much hope when they diagnosed her with cancer in the year 2000. Wiltrude, a German psychologist, never thought cancer would happen to her. But it did. And it came as a big shock.

One doctor told her, “You’ll be dead in a year.” Late stage breast cancer is virtually incurable using conventional treatments. Even M.D.s admit it. They talk about “buying you more time.” (Don’t count on it. The evidence shows you’re better off doing nothing than chemo.)

When Wiltrude told her doctor she was going to try alternative treatments, he said, “You are committing suicide with what you’re doing.” But she was determined to find a way to beat her cancer.

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, this European woman came across a book by my good friend Bill Henderson, one of the smartest and wisest people I know when it comes to cancer treatment.

She tried Bill’s top, number one recommendation — a gentle treatment you can do at home for just $5.15 a day. What’s more, the cost goes down to $3.50 after six weeks because you just need a maintenance dose. And it even tastes good.

Not only has Wiltrude passed the five-year cancer survival mark, she’s survived for 12 years. We just interviewed her recently for this publication. The radiologist who tests her every year told her, “You’re the only one with this kind of result.”

You can find out more about Bill’s proven cancer treatment plan if you click here.

When I ask him about some of the treatments that top alternative doctors use, Bill sort of shrugs and says, “They’re fine, but why bother? My treatment works, you can do it yourself, and it costs practically nothing.”

He’s coached thousands of cancer patients with all different types and stages of cancer. Most of the people who follow the detailed, specific plan in this Special Report get over their cancer and live for years.

“Almost any kind of cancer is reversible,” says Bill. “I never give up on anyone.”

Click here to learn more about Bill’s amazing cancer protocol.

According to the National Cancer Institute, resveratrol belongs to a group of plant compounds called polyphenols. You’ll find high concentrations of resveratrol in red wine, grapes, raspberries, peanuts, and other plants.

In fact, these and other plants produce resveratrol to protect themselves from fungus, infection and disease. And this same compound can help prevent cell damage and protect YOU from diseases too!

Scientists have discovered that resveratrol has some unique antioxidant properties that help protect your cells from damaging free radicals.

Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that steal parts from other cells to become more stable. Cells with stolen parts become damaged and unstable—which can make you vulnerable to diseases such as cancer.

But research shows resveratrol has the power to stop cell damage, and thereby help prevent the formation of cancer cells.

Here’s what the science says so far…

    According to a study published in the July 1st, 2008 issue of Cancer Prevention Research1 , Doctors Ercole Cavalieri and Eleanor Rogen of the University of Nebraska Medical Center wanted to determine how resveratrol might affect the formation of cancer cells.

The researchers tested a blend of resveratrol, the amino acid n-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC), lipoic acid, and melatonin. They found that adding resveratrol greatly enhanced the body’s natural protective mechanisms.

What’s more—the scientists said adding resveratrol to the formula greatly reduced the formation of breast cancer cells.

And more studies are underway to see how resveratrol affects the initiation, promotion, and progression of cancer. In addition to killing breast cancer cells, studies have shown so far that resveratrol could be an effective way to:

  • Blast neuroblastomaNeuroblastoma is a disease of the nervous system — basically, the brain and spinal cord. It’s the most common cancer among infants and toddlers. The standard treatments of radiation and chemotherapy are often ineffective and have serious side effects.According to study results published in Clinical Cancer Research2, researchers tested resveratrol on mouse models of human neuroblastoma and in lab cultures using human cells. They found that resveratrol inhibited the outgrowth of tumors by as much as 80%!
  • Eliminate eye cancerOne animal study3 showed resveratrol administered by mouth and by injection caused eye cancer cells (uveal melanoma) to shrivel and die!
  • Pulverize prostate cancer cellsSeveral studies have demonstrated that resveratrol might prevent or diminish prostate cancer severity. In one study that examined different types of prostate cancer cells4, resveratrol was the most potent of all polyphenols tested against advanced prostate cancer cells.
  • Save skin from melanoma cancerIn a 2005 study5, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology applied resveratrol to the skin of hairless mice prior to sun exposure. The mice treated with resveratrol experienced fewer skin tumors than mice that did not receive the treatment. Researchers also found that applying resveratrol to skin after exposure to ultraviolet rays also helped prevent skin tumors. (Hairless mice are a special species that’s useful in certain kinds of studies.)

Although laboratory tests show resveratrol might help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer, don’t rush to bet the farm that it’s the ultimate cancer cure…

Noted medical author Dr. Stephen Barrett, M.D. points out that the bulk of resveratrol research focuses on short-term effects. Plus, he notes that most studies are performed in labs on non-human models.

Barrett expresses concern about the lack of information on how your body absorbs and processes resveratrol—or even about ways in which it may affect your liver.

Plus, he said it’s important to remember that the main dietary source of resveratrol is red wine. Because concentrations of the compound in wine vary widely—increasing red wine consumption to boost resveratrol intake could eventually cause liver damage and addiction.

Because resveratrol supplements could also vary in quality, Barrett suggests occasional use of red wine—along with a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies—could be a safe way to enjoy some of resveratrol’s health benefits.

My recommendation would be to take a good resveratrol supplement rather than drink the huge amounts of red wine needed to achieve a therapeutic effect.

One of our trusted sponsors, Advanced Bionutritionals, offers a resveratrol supplement that you can order by clicking here. They’re an excellent company with high quality standards so you can order with confidence. Of course, they would NEVER tell you the findings about cancer and resveratrol that I’ve outlined in this article, because the law won’t permit them to do that.

In our last issue we wrote about a simple new test for colon cancer (NOT a colonoscopy!) But most doctors don’t know about it. If you missed this important news, you can scroll down and catch it now.


Is Your Doctor Keeping This

Life-Saving DNA Test From You?

Scientists have said for years that DNA tests will change the face of medicine. And these days, genetic testing is cheaper and more common than ever. But doctor ignorance and the profit motive continue to rank higher than patient health — even though genetic tests could save you and your family members from cancer.

That’s why I’m writing you today. I want to make sure you know about the DNA screening that provides early detection of colon cancer. Sadly, you can’t count on your doctor to tell you about it.

Continued below. . .

Video of the Week:

“Shocking Confessions of a Drug Company Insider”

In this exposé, a top executive of a major pharmaceutical company spills the naked truth about the drugs you and your family take… which drugs heal, and which ones KILL… what doctors turn to when they don’t know the cure… what they do when they themselves or their loved ones are stricken with disease or illness… what life-saving resource they insist should be in every home. Watch this must-see video now because your life — or the life of your loved ones — may depend on it.

Ever heard of Lynch syndrome?

    Right behind lung cancer, colon cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the U.S. But here’s something you may not know: your genes can predispose you to get colon cancer.

Geneticists call the disorder “Lynch syndrome,” after Henry T. Lynch. It was fifty years ago when Lynch, then a young medical resident, started tracking families with a high colon cancer incidence.

During the mid-1990’s, geneticists confirmed Lynch’s initial findings. Research showed as many as three percent of all colon cancer cases are the result of genetics. Alaska Natives in particular are twice as likely to die from colon cancer as most other people, and Lynch syndrome is at the heart of it.

Lynch syndrome speeds up tumor growth. It’s seen in families with a high incidence of colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. So if one family member is diagnosed with one of those cancers, it could be a lifesaving measure for that person to be screened for Lynch syndrome.

Once a patient tests positive for Lynch syndrome, it’s a clue to other family members to either get screened or take preventive measures. A hysterectomy is one way to prevent tumor growth for those at risk. So, once they’ve had children, women prone to Lynch syndrome may choose to have their ovaries and uterus removed in order to prevent endometrial or ovarian cancer. Lynch syndrome patients are also instructed to have annual colonoscopies, since polyps in the colon are more likely to turn deadly for them, and quickly.

Credit for developing the DNA screening test goes to the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Ahlquist. The test is extremely accurate, finding at least 85 percent of colon cancers and over 50 percent of pre-cancerous polyps. It measures changes in DNA that are shed from the surface of a cancerous or pre-cancerous tumor into the stool. Those changes act like a cancer signature.

Colon cancer revolution

    Plenty of folks think genetic testing will bring us a new era of cancer treatment. It’s certainly becoming more common, and cheaper.

The test for Lynch syndrome can cost as little as $300. But of the 800,000 people likely to be afflicted, only 50,000 have been diagnosed. As Dr. Lynch puts it (at 84, he now directs the Hereditary Cancer Center at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha), “There are people dying needlessly.”

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer killed 50,000 people last year. And this is a cancer with no symptoms in the early stages.

In 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a recommendation that anyone diagnosed with colon cancer get tested for Lynch syndrome. They also recommended testing for relatives of those patients as a preventive measure.

Despite that, less than half of all hospitals with cancer programs offer routine screening for the condition. A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed only 5 percent of patients diagnosed with colon cancer were also given genetic tests for Lynch syndrome.

Dr. Ahlquist, original developer of the Lynch syndrome test, is now working with both the Mayo Clinic and a company called Exact Science to develop a commercial test. Ahlquist predicts a revolution in colon cancer screening, much like the effect the Pap smear had for cervical cancer fifty years ago.

Importantly, both the Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences are likely to profit from development of this commercial test … which means they’ll have a motive to get the word out to doctors who could make a difference.

The doctor-education problem

    So why haven’t doctors been taking advantage of this powerful test? Too often, the problem lies with overworked primary care docs who have little background in genetics. They don’t recognize the warning signs across family health histories. Many doctors don’t even know about Lynch syndrome. So they don’t send their at-risk patients to a genetics counselor.

Even if they did know about it, busy physicians don’t have a lot of time to invest in what it takes to get a genetic test recommended. Part of the work involves figuring out whether other family members had related cancers, collecting tissue samples, and setting up the genetic test.

The doctors who treat colon tumors and related cancers tend to focus on treatment first, not family history or genetics.

Then there’s the profit problem. Tests for the BRCA breast cancer genes bring in a lot of money. Tests for colon cancer? Not so much. Maybe that’s why doctors refer twice as many patients for inherited breast cancer genes as they do for hereditary colon cancer, despite the fact both diseases are equally common. Colon cancer just lacks the awareness that breast cancer has, thanks in part to well-known charities like Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

It’s also an establishment problem. The medical system just doesn’t know how to efficiently use genetic knowledge as preventative treatment.

Not a cure, but still pretty good

    Knowledge about Lynch syndrome gives doctors and hospitals a terrific opportunity to educate patients and prevent many cases of colon cancer. But patients continue to slip through the cracks. Sometimes multiple family members are diagnosed with colon cancer or related cancers, yet nobody links the disease to Lynch syndrome.

Like too many of the things we write about here, it all comes back to money. No single company has rights to gene testing for Lynch syndrome, so few bother to market it. Several companies offer the test, but because none of them command enough market share to invest in both doctor and patient education, nobody does it.

Also, remember — we’re talking about DNA here. There’s still a lot of apprehension associated with DNA tests, and people from families known to carry Lynch syndrome sometimes skip the test because they’re afraid of the stigma, or even possible discrimination from insurers and employers (yes, in spite of the law).

For now, we have to wait for FDA approval of the Mayo Clinic/Exact Sciences test, which probably won’t happen till early next year. DNA tests are also in the works right now for several other cancers, including brain cancer, lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Experts say these tests have the potential to transform the way we diagnose and treat cancer.

So it’s not a cure, but at least DNA screening means early detection, and early detection means a much better survival rate.

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Lee Euler, Publisher


Footnotes from 1st article:1Lu,F., Zahid, M. et al. 2008. Resveratrol Prevents Estrogen-DNA Adduct Formation and Neoplastic Transformation in MCF-10F Cells.Retrieved 1/28/11 from

http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/1/2/135.abstract

2van Ginkel, P.R., Sareen, D.et al. Resveratrol inhibits tumor growth of human neuroblastoma and mediates apoptosis by directly targeting mitochondria.Clin Cancer Res 2007;13:5162-5169.

3vanGinkel, P.R., Darjatmoko, S.R., et al. Resveratrol inhibits uveal melanoma tumor growth via early mitochondrial dysfunction. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Apr;49(4):1299-306. Retrieved 1/28/11 from

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18385041

4Kampa M, Hatzoglou A, Notas G, et al. Wine antioxidant polyphenols inhibit the proliferation of human prostate cancer cell lines. Nutr Cancer. 2000;37(2):223-33.

5Aziz, M.H., Afaq, F. and Ahmad N. Photochem Photobiol. 2005 Jan-Feb;81(1):25-31. Retrieved 1/28/11 from

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15469386Additional resources from 1st article:

Barrett, S. 2009. Resveratrol: Don’t Buy the Hype. Retrieved 1/31/11 from

http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/resveratrol.html National Cancer Institute. 2002. Red Wine and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet. Retrieved 1/28/2011 from

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/red-wine-and-cancer-prevention

References from 2nd article:

New DNA Test Could Represent a ‘Revolution’ for Colon Cancer By Annie Feidt, APRN — Anchorage, June 5, 2012.

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/06/05/new-dna-test-could-represent-a-%E2%80%98revolution%E2%80%

99-for-colon-cancer/

“Life-Saving DNA Test Languishes as Ignorance Boosts Cancer Risk.” By Robert Langreth and John Lauerman. Bloomberg News, San Francisco Chronicle. Oct 24, 2012.

http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Life-Saving-DNA-Test-Languishes-as-Ignorance-3977018.php

Is Your Doctor Keeping This Life-Saving DNA Test From You?

Scientists have said for years that DNA tests will change the face of medicine. And these days, genetic testing is cheaper and more common than ever. But doctor ignorance and the profit motive continue to rank higher than patient health — even though genetic tests could save you and your family members from cancer.

That’s why I’m writing you today. I want to make sure you know about the DNA screening that provides early detection of colon cancer. Sadly, you can’t count on your doctor to tell you about it.

Continued below. . .

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Ever heard of Lynch syndrome?

    Right behind lung cancer, colon cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the U.S. But here’s something you may not know: your genes can predispose you to get colon cancer.

Geneticists call the disorder “Lynch syndrome,” after Henry T. Lynch. It was fifty years ago when Lynch, then a young medical resident, started tracking families with a high colon cancer incidence.

During the mid-1990’s, geneticists confirmed Lynch’s initial findings. Research showed as many as three percent of all colon cancer cases are the result of genetics. Alaska Natives in particular are twice as likely to die from colon cancer as most other people, and Lynch syndrome is at the heart of it.

Lynch syndrome speeds up tumor growth. It’s seen in families with a high incidence of colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. So if one family member is diagnosed with one of those cancers, it could be a lifesaving measure for that person to be screened for Lynch syndrome.

Once a patient tests positive for Lynch syndrome, it’s a clue to other family members to either get screened or take preventive measures. A hysterectomy is one way to prevent tumor growth for those at risk. So, once they’ve had children, women prone to Lynch syndrome may choose to have their ovaries and uterus removed in order to prevent endometrial or ovarian cancer. Lynch syndrome patients are also instructed to have annual colonoscopies, since polyps in the colon are more likely to turn deadly for them, and quickly.

Credit for developing the DNA screening test goes to the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Ahlquist. The test is extremely accurate, finding at least 85 percent of colon cancers and over 50 percent of pre-cancerous polyps. It measures changes in DNA that are shed from the surface of a cancerous or pre-cancerous tumor into the stool. Those changes act like a cancer signature.

Colon cancer revolution

    Plenty of folks think genetic testing will bring us a new era of cancer treatment. It’s certainly becoming more common, and cheaper.

The test for Lynch syndrome can cost as little as $300. But of the 800,000 people likely to be afflicted, only 50,000 have been diagnosed. As Dr. Lynch puts it (at 84, he now directs the Hereditary Cancer Center at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha), “There are people dying needlessly.”

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer killed 50,000 people last year. And this is a cancer with no symptoms in the early stages.

In 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a recommendation that anyone diagnosed with colon cancer get tested for Lynch syndrome. They also recommended testing for relatives of those patients as a preventive measure.

Despite that, less than half of all hospitals with cancer programs offer routine screening for the condition. A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed only 5 percent of patients diagnosed with colon cancer were also given genetic tests for Lynch syndrome.

Dr. Ahlquist, original developer of the Lynch syndrome test, is now working with both the Mayo Clinic and a company called Exact Science to develop a commercial test. Ahlquist predicts a revolution in colon cancer screening, much like the effect the Pap smear had for cervical cancer fifty years ago.

Importantly, both the Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences are likely to profit from development of this commercial test … which means they’ll have a motive to get the word out to doctors who could make a difference.

The doctor-education problem

    So why haven’t doctors been taking advantage of this powerful test? Too often, the problem lies with overworked primary care docs who have little background in genetics. They don’t recognize the warning signs across family health histories. Many doctors don’t even know about Lynch syndrome. So they don’t send their at-risk patients to a genetics counselor.

Even if they did know about it, busy physicians don’t have a lot of time to invest in what it takes to get a genetic test recommended. Part of the work involves figuring out whether other family members had related cancers, collecting tissue samples, and setting up the genetic test.

The doctors who treat colon tumors and related cancers tend to focus on treatment first, not family history or genetics.

Then there’s the profit problem. Tests for the BRCA breast cancer genes bring in a lot of money. Tests for colon cancer? Not so much. Maybe that’s why doctors refer twice as many patients for inherited breast cancer genes as they do for hereditary colon cancer, despite the fact both diseases are equally common. Colon cancer just lacks the awareness that breast cancer has, thanks in part to well-known charities like Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

It’s also an establishment problem. The medical system just doesn’t know how to efficiently use genetic knowledge as preventative treatment.

Not a cure, but still pretty good

    Knowledge about Lynch syndrome gives doctors and hospitals a terrific opportunity to educate patients and prevent many cases of colon cancer. But patients continue to slip through the cracks. Sometimes multiple family members are diagnosed with colon cancer or related cancers, yet nobody links the disease to Lynch syndrome.

Like too many of the things we write about here, it all comes back to money. No single company has rights to gene testing for Lynch syndrome, so few bother to market it. Several companies offer the test, but because none of them command enough market share to invest in both doctor and patient education, nobody does it.

Also, remember — we’re talking about DNA here. There’s still a lot of apprehension associated with DNA tests, and people from families known to carry Lynch syndrome sometimes skip the test because they’re afraid of the stigma, or even possible discrimination from insurers and employers (yes, in spite of the law).

For now, we have to wait for FDA approval of the Mayo Clinic/Exact Sciences test, which probably won’t happen till early next year. DNA tests are also in the works right now for several other cancers, including brain cancer, lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Experts say these tests have the potential to transform the way we diagnose and treat cancer.

So it’s not a cure, but at least DNA screening means early detection, and early detection means a much better survival rate.
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Lee Euler, Publisher


References:New DNA Test Could Represent a ‘Revolution’ for Colon Cancer By Annie Feidt, APRN — Anchorage, June 5, 2012.
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/06/05/new-dna-test-could-represent-a-%E2%80%98revolution%E2%80%
99-for-colon-cancer/
“Life-Saving DNA Test Languishes as Ignorance Boosts Cancer Risk.” By Robert Langreth and John Lauerman. Bloomberg News, San Francisco Chronicle. Oct 24, 2012.
http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Life-Saving-DNA-Test-Languishes-as-Ignorance-3977018.php

The Nasty Cancer Surprise for Young People

They’re young… vibrant… and have no hint there’s anything wrong — until the shocking diagnosis that they have cancer…

It hits many young men in their teens, twenties and thirties — people who think cancer is decades away for them, if they ever get it at all. But this particular cancer affects men under 40 almost exclusively. It’s NOT an old person’s disease.

In fact, this is the most common cancer in American males ages 15 to 34.

What’s more, this cancer is becoming more common, which may be due to increasing exposure to environmental toxins.

Worse yet, it has few symptoms that would give you any hint you have a problem. That makes it especially risky, considering most men at this stage of life aren’t on the lookout for cancer symptoms.

Read on for the few warning signs to watch for. They could help you save a son or grandson who doesn’t know better.

Continued below. . .

The Biggest Nutritional Secret Of All

    Forget nutritional deficiencies; for us in the West the number one beneficial nutritional change is to stop eating damaging foods. People have cured lifelong complaints, stepped out of wheelchairs and totally transformed their lives, just by avoiding inflammatory foods.

The trouble is there are no set inflammatory foods. Everyone is different.

You need a system to work out your own personal hostile foods. Now one of the world’s leading MDs, a pioneer in the food allergy movement for the last 40 years, has written a book to help you do just that.

Keith Scott-Mumby MD is author of the best-selling manual “Diet Wise”.

It contains, in full detail, every step you need to take to identify and eliminate the foods that are secretly harming you.

If you don’t leap out of bed with boundless energy every day, you need this book!

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Mystery pain in your lower back?
It could be a hint…

    More than 90 percent of men with testicular cancer have no noticeable symptoms, not even pain. So if a man has any of the following symptoms, he should pay special attention. They give a clue…

A young man with unexplained lower back pain should have it checked out. Right away. It could actually be a sign that he’s got cancer and it’s already spread to the lymph nodes in his abdomen. Of course, back pain is pretty common so this isn’t the most effective warning signal.

And I wouldn’t be surprised if the typical doctor tells the young man to just go home and take an aspirin.

My advice: Don’t let them put you off. If a young man has reason to believe his back pain is unusual and unexplained, he should insist on a proper testicular exam.

Weak clues like this are about all you have to go on. Three out of four victims of testicular cancer have NO symptoms until the cancer is well advanced.

Of the few symptoms that do exist, most could also be caused by a virus or an injury. But since testicular cancer gives so few warning signs, a man should get any of the symptoms checked out immediately.

Now, there’s no need to be TOO alarmed. Only about 7,500 to 8,000 cases are found in the United States each year, and about 2,000 in the UK. It’s a pretty rare cancer. It’s also pretty curable. Conventional medicine claims a cure rate of almost 100 percent if the cancer hasn’t spread, and 80% even if it has spread.

All the same, who needs this problem? Young men under 40 should keep an eye out for the symptoms. Besides paying attention to back discomfort…

Conduct a monthly self-exam…

    Just as women are urged to do a breast self-exam, men are also urged to do a testicular self-examination monthly. It could turn out to be the only early warning signal.

After a warm shower or bath, when the scrotum skin is relaxed, check for any lumps or abnormalities. Hold the penis out of the way and examine each testicle separately. Next, hold the testicle between the thumbs and fingers with both hands and roll it gently between the fingers. You’re looking and feeling for any hard lumps or nodules (smooth rounded masses). Or any changes in the size, shape, or consistency of the testes.

Be aware that a normal testis has an epididymis which may feel like a small bump on the upper or middle outside of the testis. Normal testicles contain blood vessels, supporting tissues, and tubes that conduct sperm, also. It is easy to confuse these with cancer at first. So ask your doctor if you have concerns.

A lump may be very tiny, the size of a pea or smaller. It could be painless or could cause a dull ache. Don’t discredit a painless lump!

And don’t ignore these other trivial clues, either

    Any collection of fluid in the scrotum, feeling of heaviness in the scrotum, enlargement or swelling in a testicle, or discomfort or pain should also be checked out immediately.

Men should also pay attention to any enlargement or tenderness of their breasts. Certain types of testicular cancers — called germ cell tumors — can secrete high levels of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG), which stimulates breast development. Blood tests can measure HCH levels, and are an important diagnostic tool. So if you notice enlarged or sensitive breasts, ask your doctor to perform this blood test.

During the diagnostic process, your doctor will also take a medical history to assess risk factors and conduct a physical exam, in addition to the blood test for HCG and others.

Plus, the doctor will probably order an ultrasound (no radiation involved), and may also want a CT scan or MRI to determine the stage of cancer and whether it has spread.

Does your age, family, or race put you at risk?

    Nearly everyone is born into a family with some sort of health issue. That doesn’t mean you should throw up your hands and give up. It does suggest you should go the extra mile to control the things you can — especially if you already face a disadvantage in age, heredity, race, etc.

Your risk factors for testicular cancer may include:

  1. Youth. If you’re between ages 15 and 39, you’re at the greatest risk.
  2. Family history. Your risk is greater if your father, brother, or other close relative has had testicular cancer.
  3. Previous testicular cancer. If you’ve already had it, you’re at greater risk of developing it in the other testicle.
  4. Race. Testicular cancer is more common among white men, especially those of Scandinavian descent. This cancer rate for Caucasians has more than tripled during the past 50 years — but has recently begun to increase among black men too. The reasons for the racial disparities are unknown.
  5. DNA-damaging radiation exposure before birth. A study on mice at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, published in PLoS ONE, found a link between baby boys exposed to radiation during early pregnancy and increased risk of testicular cancer. It is the first study to find an environmental cause of testicular germ cell tumors, the most common cancer in young Caucasian men.
  6. Congenital abnormalities. You may be at increased risk if you have an abnormality of the testicles, penis, or kidneys, or a hernia in the groin area.
  7. Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism). Your testicles should descend from inside your abdomen into your scrotum before birth. Your risk of testicular cancer increases if you had a testicle that did not move into the scrotum on its own, and even surgery to move it does not negate that risk. The increased risk applies to both testicles, not just to the one that didn’t descend.

But be encouraged — here are two factors you have a great deal more control over…

Is this fashion statement worth the cancer risk?

    Unhealthy fashion statements are nothing new. While many of these relate to women’s health issues, this latest is a guy thing. And a health menace… skinny jeans. And it’s caught on big in certain cultures.

They may seem harmless enough, but wait…

Scientists now warn that they can cause bladder problems and testicular torsion (twisting).

A recent study of 2,000 British men showed that one in ten men wearing skinny jeans experienced testicular torsion from their skinny jeans. Yet others had serious bladder problems and chronic urinary tract infections.

The testicular problems occur because the jeans constrict free movement of the spermatic cord… which then gets twisted, causing testicular torsion. This cuts off blood supply and can lead to gangrene, low sperm counts, and possibly cancer. Until scientists know for sure, ask yourself if this fashion statement is worth the cancer risk.

And then there’s this recreational pursuit…

    A new study from the University of Southern California (USC) in September, 2012, found a link between use of recreational (and medicinal) marijuana and increased risk of the types of testicular cancer with the poorest prognosis, as reported in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

Scientists think that recreational marijuana use may be in part responsible for increasing testicular cancer rates. The researchers looked at the self-reported history of use of recreational drugs in 163 young men diagnosed with testicular cancer… compared to the rates of 292 healthy men of the same age, race, and ethnicity.

They discovered that the marijuana users were twice as likely to have testicular cancer subtypes called non-seminoma and mixed germ cell tumors. These subtypes carry a worse prognosis than the seminoma subtype.

This study confirms the findings from two earlier studies in Cancer on the potential link between marijuana and testicular cancer.

Is the treatment for this cancer
worse than the disease?

    As we recently reported about prostate cancer, the treatment for testicular cancer can involve serious and long-term repercussions, as shown by a study published in the journal BJUI, and conducted at the University of Oslo.

Researchers reviewed 40 studies published between 1990 and 2008. They found drastic side effects that should give any man pause about conventional treatments.

  1. A staggering 30 percent who got chemotherapy suffered damage to their sensory nerves.
  2. Twenty percent of those undergoing chemotherapy suffered from long term hearing loss and ringing in their ears (tinnitus).
  3. A full 17 percent suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome — twice as high as the general population.
  4. Testicular cancer survivors endure 1.8 times the general risk of developing another form of cancer.
  5. Gastro-intestinal side effects are common to both chemo and radiotherapy.
  6. Chemo carries added risks such as infections and blood clots.
  7. Long term problems include secondary cancer, heart problems, and conditions linked to low hormone levels.

Cancer treatments can increase your risk of pulmonary complications, death from heart complications, fertility reduction and dry ejaculation.

All these complications can last for a lifetime (whether or not your doctor follows up that long).

Lead author Sophie D. Fossa stressed, “It is important to focus on reducing risks through healthy lifestyle choices and consider important issues like preserving future fertility…”

She adds that the best way to slash your risk is to maintain an active lifestyle and healthy weight, avoid tobacco, (and for doctors to “provide adequate follow-up for patients who could develop life-threatening toxicity”). Sounds like she could become an advocate for these alternatives…

Consider alternative treatments

    The full range of cancer treatments we write about in Cancer Defeated can help you overcome almost any cancer, including testicular cancer. There’s little need for a special treatment for this type of cancer.

But we’ve learned of one approach that IS specific to testicular cancer: Heat treatments.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University think that heat therapy might be a viable treatment for cancer.

The testes are always a few degrees cooler than the rest of your body, making them an ideal location for cancer cells. This led Professor Robert Getzenberg and his colleagues to speculate that testicular cancer cells would respond well to heat treatment. They are now experimenting with heat-based methods of weakening cancer cells.

However, as health advocate Mike Adams points out, “You don’t need nanotechnology or other technical hocus pocus to generate heat and destroy cancer cells. Just engage in regular physical exercise that makes you hot and produces a healthy sweat.”

Simple. Are you doing it?

In our last issue, we talked about some exciting new tests and treatments for breast cancer — including a test that should soon replace mammograms. If you missed this important news, please scroll down and read it now.


The Beginning of the End for Mammography
and Other Invasive Treatments
By Mindy Tyson McHorse, Contributing Editor

    Recent progress on the breast cancer front tells me we’re moving closer to more effective, gentler cancer tests and treatments. It may even be the beginning of a movement away from radiation-heavy screening tests and invasive techniques like biopsies.

Here’s the first round of good news: In September, the FDA officially approved use of ABUS — the Automated Breast Ultrasound System. What’s that? If you’re a woman you need to know, because it can DOUBLE your chance of finding breast cancer early. So keep reading. . .

Continued below. . .

3 Steps to Younger Skin

    Every day, your skin is under attack from pollution, environmental toxins, lack of nutrients — even your skin care products are poisons. And with all the conflicting information out there about skin care, it’s almost impossible to figure out the right thing to do.

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We first told you about ABUS in Issue #198 of this newsletter, pointing out it’s a lifesaver for women with dense breast tissue (that’s about 40 percent of women in the U.S.).

Mammograms are useless for detecting tumors in dense tissue, and women with dense breast tissue are four to six times more likely to develop breast cancer. So the test is of little use to the women who need it most. Mammograms aren’t even that useful for screening normal tissue, missing up to 15 percent of all cancerous lumps.

ABUS is important because it doubles the rate of early detection for women with dense breast tissue and triples the rate of detection for cancers smaller than 10 mm. And since early detection means a survival rate of 96%, ABUS just makes sense.

Now of course, the FDA only approved use of ABUS for women with dense breasts. And they haven’t completely kicked mammograms to the curb. The first sentence of their official approval statement is that they support ABUS “in combination with a standard mammography.” Even then, they say ABUS should be for women with dense breast tissues who’ve had a “negative” mammogram.

It’s a little ridiculous because ABUS can screen tissue of any type. The best information we have indicates it’s a better solution for almost any woman, because ABUS means no painful breast compression, no radiation exposure, and a more thorough exam than a mammogram.

Still, the FDA’s new stance represents progress. It even gives me hope the FDA will someday sever its ties with the radiology industry. At least we can hope.

Just note that ABUS approval doesn’t override the longstanding best way to find breast lumps: consistent breast exams from competent physicians. It’s been proven that the more time a physician spends conducting the exam, the more thorough the results.

In fact, one study showed that OB/GYN physicians found fewer lumps when compared to family practitioners, internists, and other physicians who conduct longer exams (and by “long” I only mean 10-15 minutes).

But lumps smaller than 1 cm across are tough for physicians to feel, no matter how long the exam lasts. That’s why the ABUS news is important. Plus, it takes a physician about five seconds to examine a woman’s breasts and tell her if the tissue is dense. And if that’s the case, an ABUS test is crucial.

The mechanical palpation that “reads” tumors

    Another technique to keep your eye on: Elastography. It’s used by ultrasound technicians to spot malignant tumors. That translates into fewer biopsies, because it means you’re dealing with fewer false positives.

This is good news. Biopsies are invasive, cost as much as $1,000, and getting back results can take as long as two weeks. Worse, the pathway through the skin created by the needle makes it potentially easier for diseased cells to spread.

Elastography avoids all that. It’s one step up from traditional ultrasound because it actually takes two ultrasound images and combines them. The first image uses basic ultrasound techniques to penetrate the body with sound waves. The result is a fuzzy image (called a sonogram) of what’s inside your body.

Step two is where the ultrasound technician takes what’s called a compression image. If a breast tumor is suspected, the tech pushes slightly on the breast with the ultrasound emitter. This compresses the breast tissue while sound waves go through it. Because healthy breast tissue and benign tumors are more elastic, or softer, than malignancies, they’ll depress easily. Malignant tumors don’t depress at all. They can be anywhere from five to 100 times stiffer than a benign growth.

It’s the equivalent of a mechanical “palpation,” providing information on the flexibility of a tumor.

Once the two images are combined, the resulting two-part computer-generated picture tells us a lot more than a basic sonogram.

But here’s where it gets interesting — in 2006, an elastography study correctly differentiated between benign and malignant tumors with nearly a 100 percent success rate.

On top of that, doctors can read the results right away instead of making you wait weeks to learn whether a tumor is cancerous or not. The cost is only $100 or $200 per procedure and doesn’t require a pricey follow-up visit. And given that it’s non-invasive … there’s not really a good reason not to use it.

Elastography also shows incredible promise for diagnosing prostate cancer and a few other diseases, like cirrhosis of the liver (a disease where the liver hardens).

Cryogenics kill cancer cells

    Elastography isn’t the only way to avoid biopsies. IceCure Medical, a company in Israel, is now marketing what it calls “IceSense3” to kill breast cancer tumors.

The procedure is like a nearly non-invasive biopsy. It uses ultrasound imaging to guide a hollow, extremely thin needle into a tumor. Liquid nitrogen is then used to inject radically cold temperatures through the needle to destroy the tumor.

The method only works on tumors that are detected early, but if you pass that hurdle it has several other advantages. It requires just a local anesthetic and can be done in 10-15 minutes. More importantly, it doesn’t leave women disfigured and with insanely large hospital bills.

It remains to be seen whether this method can prevent widespread metastases, since there’s always the risk a cancer has spread by the time it’s visible on a scan. But it’s better than a lot of the procedures out there.

Cancer recovery now in reach

    It’s enough to make future breast cancer regimens look appealing: Easy tumor detection with ABUS. Clarification on whether a tumor is benign or cancerous through elastography. And then non-invasive cryogenic treatment on the tumors with cancer cells.

My advice? Ask about these treatments. Push for them. Demand them. The FDA is cumbersome in getting anything done, but who knows? Maybe the ABUS opinion is a sign that this beast of an organization will someday get on board with the future of cancer treatment.
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References:“FDA approves first breast ultrasound imaging system for dense breast tissue.” FDA News Release, Sept. 18, 2012.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm319867.htm“IceSense3™ System Overview.” IceSense3 Cryoablation Procedure.
http://www.icecure-medical.com/physicians/solution/system/“New Breakthrough in Breast Screening Overcomes Major Shortcoming of Mammograms.” Cancer Defeated Newsletter, June 24, 2012.
http://cancerdefeated.com/blog/2012/06/24/new-breakthrough-in-breast-screening-
overcomes-major-shortcoming-of-mammograms/
“Simple procedure destroys breast cancer tumors.” Dr. Robert J. Rowen’s Second Opinion Health Alert. October 19, 2012.
http://www.secondopinionnewsletter.com/Health-Alert-Archive/View-Archive/2093/
Simple-procedure-destroys-breast-cancer-tumors.htm

The Truth About Breast Health and Breast Cancer, Prescription for Healing, by Charles B. Simone, MD. December 2002. Excerpt via DrSimone10.16.12 newsletter. “Will elastography replace biopsies for confirming a cancer diagnosis?” by Julia Layton, Discover Fit & Health.
http://health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/tests-treatment/elastography.htm

The Beginning of the End for Mammography and Other Invasive Treatments

By Mindy Tyson McHorse, Contributing Editor

Recent progress on the breast cancer front tells me we’re moving closer to more effective, gentler cancer tests and treatments. It may even be the beginning of a movement away from radiation-heavy screening tests and invasive techniques like biopsies.

Here’s the first round of good news: In September, the FDA officially approved use of ABUS — the Automated Breast Ultrasound System. What’s that? If you’re a woman you need to know, because it can DOUBLE your chance of finding breast cancer early. So keep reading. . .

Continued below. . .

3 Steps to Younger Skin

    Every day, your skin is under attack from pollution, environmental toxins, lack of nutrients — even your skin care products are poisons. And with all the conflicting information out there about skin care, it’s almost impossible to figure out the right thing to do.

But I have good news. Dr. Sears developed a simple way you can keep your complexion looking younger, longer without harmful products or intrusive procedures.

This simple, three-step “prescription” works naturally to:

  • Help your skin retain moisture, so you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Feed your skin the nutrition it needs so it can stay supple, healthy and radiant.
  • Slow down the appearance of aging.

Why struggle with ordinary beauty products that add to the effects of time? Start looking the age you feel… or even younger. Click here to find out more about Dr. Sears’ uniquely simple Ultimate Skin Care Regimen today!

We first told you about ABUS in Issue #198 of this newsletter, pointing out it’s a lifesaver for women with dense breast tissue (that’s about 40 percent of women in the U.S.).

Mammograms are useless for detecting tumors in dense tissue, and women with dense breast tissue are four to six times more likely to develop breast cancer. So the test is of little use to the women who need it most. Mammograms aren’t even that useful for screening normal tissue, missing up to 15 percent of all cancerous lumps.

ABUS is important because it doubles the rate of early detection for women with dense breast tissue and triples the rate of detection for cancers smaller than 10 mm. And since early detection means a survival rate of 96%, ABUS just makes sense.

Now of course, the FDA only approved use of ABUS for women with dense breasts. And they haven’t completely kicked mammograms to the curb. The first sentence of their official approval statement is that they support ABUS “in combination with a standard mammography.” Even then, they say ABUS should be for women with dense breast tissues who’ve had a “negative” mammogram.

It’s a little ridiculous because ABUS can screen tissue of any type. The best information we have indicates it’s a better solution for almost any woman, because ABUS means no painful breast compression, no radiation exposure, and a more thorough exam than a mammogram.

Still, the FDA’s new stance represents progress. It even gives me hope the FDA will someday sever its ties with the radiology industry. At least we can hope.

Just note that ABUS approval doesn’t override the longstanding best way to find breast lumps: consistent breast exams from competent physicians. It’s been proven that the more time a physician spends conducting the exam, the more thorough the results.

In fact, one study showed that OB/GYN physicians found fewer lumps when compared to family practitioners, internists, and other physicians who conduct longer exams (and by “long” I only mean 10-15 minutes).

But lumps smaller than 1 cm across are tough for physicians to feel, no matter how long the exam lasts. That’s why the ABUS news is important. Plus, it takes a physician about five seconds to examine a woman’s breasts and tell her if the tissue is dense. And if that’s the case, an ABUS test is crucial.

The mechanical palpation that “reads” tumors

    Another technique to keep your eye on: Elastography. It’s used by ultrasound technicians to spot malignant tumors. That translates into fewer biopsies, because it means you’re dealing with fewer false positives.

This is good news. Biopsies are invasive, cost as much as $1,000, and getting back results can take as long as two weeks. Worse, the pathway through the skin created by the needle makes it potentially easier for diseased cells to spread.

Elastography avoids all that. It’s one step up from traditional ultrasound because it actually takes two ultrasound images and combines them. The first image uses basic ultrasound techniques to penetrate the body with sound waves. The result is a fuzzy image (called a sonogram) of what’s inside your body.

Step two is where the ultrasound technician takes what’s called a compression image. If a breast tumor is suspected, the tech pushes slightly on the breast with the ultrasound emitter. This compresses the breast tissue while sound waves go through it. Because healthy breast tissue and benign tumors are more elastic, or softer, than malignancies, they’ll depress easily. Malignant tumors don’t depress at all. They can be anywhere from five to 100 times stiffer than a benign growth.

It’s the equivalent of a mechanical “palpation,” providing information on the flexibility of a tumor.

Once the two images are combined, the resulting two-part computer-generated picture tells us a lot more than a basic sonogram.

But here’s where it gets interesting — in 2006, an elastography study correctly differentiated between benign and malignant tumors with nearly a 100 percent success rate.

On top of that, doctors can read the results right away instead of making you wait weeks to learn whether a tumor is cancerous or not. The cost is only $100 or $200 per procedure and doesn’t require a pricey follow-up visit. And given that it’s non-invasive … there’s not really a good reason not to use it.

Elastography also shows incredible promise for diagnosing prostate cancer and a few other diseases, like cirrhosis of the liver (a disease where the liver hardens).

Cryogenics kill cancer cells

    Elastography isn’t the only way to avoid biopsies. IceCure Medical, a company in Israel, is now marketing what it calls “IceSense3” to kill breast cancer tumors.

The procedure is like a nearly non-invasive biopsy. It uses ultrasound imaging to guide a hollow, extremely thin needle into a tumor. Liquid nitrogen is then used to inject radically cold temperatures through the needle to destroy the tumor.

The method only works on tumors that are detected early, but if you pass that hurdle it has several other advantages. It requires just a local anesthetic and can be done in 10-15 minutes. More importantly, it doesn’t leave women disfigured and with insanely large hospital bills.

It remains to be seen whether this method can prevent widespread metastases, since there’s always the risk a cancer has spread by the time it’s visible on a scan. But it’s better than a lot of the procedures out there.

Cancer recovery now in reach

    It’s enough to make future breast cancer regimens look appealing: Easy tumor detection with ABUS. Clarification on whether a tumor is benign or cancerous through elastography. And then non-invasive cryogenic treatment on the tumors with cancer cells.

My advice? Ask about these treatments. Push for them. Demand them. The FDA is cumbersome in getting anything done, but who knows? Maybe the ABUS opinion is a sign that this beast of an organization will someday get on board with the future of cancer treatment.
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References:“FDA approves first breast ultrasound imaging system for dense breast tissue.” FDA News Release, Sept. 18, 2012.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm319867.htm“IceSense3™ System Overview.” IceSense3 Cryoablation Procedure.
http://www.icecure-medical.com/physicians/solution/system/“New Breakthrough in Breast Screening Overcomes Major Shortcoming of Mammograms.” Cancer Defeated Newsletter, June 24, 2012.
http://cancerdefeated.com/blog/2012/06/24/new-breakthrough-in-breast-screening-
overcomes-major-shortcoming-of-mammograms/

“Simple procedure destroys breast cancer tumors.” Dr. Robert J. Rowen’s Second Opinion Health Alert. October 19, 2012.
http://www.secondopinionnewsletter.com/Health-Alert-Archive/View-Archive/2093/
Simple-procedure-destroys-breast-cancer-tumors.htm

The Truth About Breast Health and Breast Cancer, Prescription for Healing, by Charles B. Simone, MD. December 2002. Excerpt via DrSimone10.16.12 newsletter. “Will elastography replace biopsies for confirming a cancer diagnosis?” by Julia Layton, Discover Fit & Health.
http://health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/tests-treatment/elastography.htm

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The good, bad, and ugly truth about SOY!

You’ll get different answers to the question of whether soy is good for you, depending on whom you ask.

Some people think it’s a healthy food, while others think that consuming soy will cause breast cancer. So what’s the truth?

Let’s start with some basic facts…

Continued below. . .

This American doctor said. . .
“In 21 days you can just about get rid of any cancer”

. . .and she proved it again and again!

Can you believe an American doctor actually said, “In 21 days you can just about get rid of any cancer” — and then proved it?

Well she did. My Cancer Defeated colleague Andrew Scholberg interviewed her. What’s more, he talked to some of the patients whose lives she saved during the last 20 years.

I was so excited by Andy’s findings I went to her clinic myself to take a look. We investigated her whole approach, and let me tell you. . .

There’s absolutely no doubt her cancer breakthrough has helped one “terminal” patient after another get rid of cancer.

What’s more, she did it with natural methods only — NO disfiguring surgery, NO burning radiation, and NO poisonous chemo. And here’s what’s really scandalous. . .

Click here to read more

Mixed study results keep folks guessing…

    Soybeans pack a lot of healthy nutrients into one small package. They contain all the essential amino acids humans need. But they also have compounds called isoflavones that act like a weak form of estrogen in your body.

The soy isoflavones genistein and daidzen act as powerful antioxidants that can help protect your cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

But too much estrogen in your body can fuel tumor growth in hormonally sensitive tissues, such as the breasts and endometrium (lining of the uterus).

These cells contain receptors that bind with estrogen and send out signals that can stimulate abnormal cell growth.

Much of the controversy surrounding soy can be traced to animal laboratory studies. Rats injected with estrogen receptive (ER) positive tumor cells were given different doses of genistein or daidzen.

Scientists noticed that the animals with the greatest tumor growth were those who received more of the isoflavones. But these harmful effects were demonstrated in some, but not all animal studies.

For that matter, study results in humans produced different results from those conducted on lab animals. In studies of Asian women, who tend to eat more soy foods, researchers found a lower risk of breast cancer.

But even this is controversial. Opponents of soy say that Asians consume far less soy than American health food advocates claim.

Nonetheless, U.S. studies have so far failed to produce any association between a woman’s soy consumption and her risk of breast cancer.

If that finding is accurate, it could be because genistein and daidzen also have anti-estrogen properties, even though they’re natural forms of estrogen!

As strange as it sounds—these isoflavones can also prevent other natural estrogens from binding to estrogen receptors.

What’s more, the soy isoflavones encourage production of a protein that binds estrogen in the blood. This makes it less able to link to the cell receptor where it can send signals leading to tumor growth.

But aside from the role of soy isoflavones in increasing or decreasing initial cancer risk, you might be wondering …

Continued below. . .

 

Consider This Valuable Cancer Conference

    Every year the folks at The Annie Appleseed Project put on a remarkable meeting called the Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference. Considering what you can learn and the people you can meet, it’s an incredible bargain. This year’s conference takes place from Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The conference is of value to both patients and alternative care practitioners.

Among this year’s speakers is one of our own authors, Bill Henderson, author of Cancer-Free and How to Cure Almost Any Cancer at Home for $5.15 a Day. You’ll also meet Dr. Alexander Herzog, one of the doctors we recommend in our Special Report German Cancer Breakthrough, Mark J. Kaylor speaking on ancient medicine, and Bharat B. Aggarwal, a professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. There are many, many other speakers, and I urge you to click on http://xrl.us/bndro2 to get more information — and register!!

 

Should breast cancer survivors
steer clear of soy products?

    Some women might refrain from using soy products, fearful of the possibility that they may cause a recurrence of tumor growth. But from what Cancer Defeated has been able to learn, there are no studies to confirm this.

Three recent studies of eating habits and other lifestyle factors of breast cancer survivors focused on soy consumption of more than 9,000 women.

Investigators found that women in two U.S. studies and one Chinese study who consumed 10 mg or more of soy each day actually had a 25% lower risk of breast cancer recurrence!

The 2012 American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors determined that current research simply does not suggest that there are harmful effects to breast cancer survivors from eating soy. I’m no fan of the ACS, but we can’t lightly throw out peer-reviewed studies without knowing more.

The ACS’s guidelines recommend against taking soy supplements because they contain higher isoflavone concentrations than you would ingest from soy foods. In other words, the natural food is better for you than the supplement. No surprise there.

By now you may be thoroughly confused. Here’s my take: We don’t know enough. Soy is still too controversial. I’m wary of the risk of eating large amounts of a food that mimics the activity of estrogen in the human body.

This is a disagreement I have with my own doctor, a very knowledgeable guy who encourages me to eat more soy. I tell him what I just told you: I don’t want to eat a form of estrogen.

By the way, these comments don’t apply to fermented soy, like that found in soy sauce and miso soup. Fermented soy is a VERY healthy food. Check out our Issue #88 for more about this.

Soy used to be cattle feed

    Whether Asians really eat much soy is a controversial matter, as I said earlier. But in the U.S. we know that up till the 1980’s soy products were used primarily to feed livestock.

Then nutritionists decided that maybe bulls and cows weren’t the only ones who could benefit from soy-based foods.

Soy products are often a popular choice to meet the protein needs of people following a vegetarian diet. And these foods are not hard to find, considering you’ll find soy in all these grocery store and restaurant items:

  • Edamame (green soy beans)
  • Meatless foods (e.g. burger crumbles, bacon-like strips)
  • Miso paste and soup (fermented soy, not the same as tofu)
  • Soy milk
  • Soy sauce (fermented)
  • Tofu

Studies show soy helps lower cholesterol… control blood pressure… and may help moderate symptoms of menopause and osteoporosis. For what it’s worth, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) even slapped its seal of approval on 25 grams of daily soy protein.

Animal tests conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles seem to show that a soy compound called genistein can stop your cells from making the stress proteins that cancer cells produce.

These proteins protect cancer cells from being destroyed by your immune system and anti-cancer therapies. When their protective shield is stripped away—your body can identify and destroy them far more easily.

Genistein is widely regarded as a good cancer remedy, but it’s still nagged by the same doubts about the overall safety of soy.

Hopefully all the issues will get sorted out and we’ll finally know the truth about soy. Till then, be cautious. There are plenty of good cancer remedies that aren’t plagued by doubts.

We wrote about one of these exciting remedies in our last issue. If you missed the article, just scroll down and read it below.


Shocking News! Some Antioxidants
Cause Cell Damage –But Don’t Worry,
in This Case It’s a Good Thing!

    An herb that has centuries of use in Chinese medicine has finally caught the eye of modern Western medical practitioners.

Now, even American scientists believe that plant pigments known as flavonoids—including one called baicalein found in the Chinese herb— may play an important role in delivering a death blow to cancer cells.

But the way baicalein fights cancer is a shocking surprise: Even though it’s an antioxidant, it damages DNA. Keep reading and I’ll fill you in. . .

Continued below. . .

REVEALED: New food-lover’s cure for diabetes,
pre-diabetes, and belly fat

    If you suffer from DIABETES or PRE-DIABETES or STUBBORN BELLY FAT–and you don’t enjoy DIETING–prepare to banish all three quicker than you can say “gastric bypass.”

With the NEW diabetes breakthrough that leaves everything you’ve tried in the dust. The most permissive diabetes cure EVER! Including a new trick that’s so easy, it almost seems unfair.

It’s outrageously fast, absurdly easy, and shockingly–FUN!

In fact, you must start by forgetting the very idea of DIETING. And trash any preconceptions of what it takes to beat diabetes. Because this secret demolishes old-fashioned low-fat, low-calorie, and even low-carb dieting…gone!

It’s all thanks to the genius of famed “M.D. to the stars” and brilliant discoverer of the NEXT GENERATION CURE for Type II diabetes, pre-diabetes, and belly fat–Fred Pescatore, M.D.

Please take a moment to watch this special video presentation now, while it’s still available–and find out how you can get in on the same new DECADENT DIABETES BREAKTHROUGH that so many stars, high-society icons, and even royalty have paid handsomely for, and as a FREE GIFT to you. And once you try it, you’ll agree it’s very much for-real, practical, doable and WOW what results!

Chinese culture has a long history with the plant known as Chinese skullcap (Sculletaria baicalensis), including its use for:

  • Killing bacterial infections…
  • Reducing inflammation…
  • Serving as a diuretic…
  • Shrinking tumors…
  • Treating hepatitis…
  • And much more!

Now recent clinical studies indicate this herb from the mint family may deserve top honors as a cancer killer. But it kills cancer cells in a way scientists didn’t expect.

According to findings published March 19, 2012 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers were surprised to find that some plant antioxidants actually damage cell DNA rather than protect it.

One of the antioxidants that has this weird and surprising effect is baicalein from Chinese skullcap. Resveratrol, the “red wine antioxidant,” was another.

Damaging DNA is the opposite of how scientists think antioxidants generally work. It’s a shocker — but don’t toss your antioxidants yet.

It is this ability that may make baicalein a natural treatment for cancer. Meanwhile, another research group already has the jump on the NIH when it comes to proving baicalein is a cancer killer.

In 2011, a group of researchers at the City of Hope cancer research center in California stumbled on baicalein as a possible cancer killer. Here’s what happened…

A happy accident!

    A City of Hope research team was screening several natural extracts in search of those that might work well with the protein called interferon regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1).

This protein is known to play a role in boosting your immune response… regulating cell apoptosis (natural cell death)… and suppressing tumor growth. The scientists wanted to enhance IRF-1’s natural ability to treat cancer cells and possibly even prevent the disease altogether.

According to findings published August 4 online in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutic, the researchers found that of all the natural compounds they tested— baicalein came out head and shoulders above the other extracts when it came to boosting IRF-1 activity.

They used the plant extract to perform lab tests on stomach cancer and breast cancer cells and found that baicalein stopped cancer cell growth dead in its tracks! They also found that it suppressed breast tumors in mice, with no toxic side effects.

According to a City of Hope statement, many other researchers have reported baicalein’s positive effects on pancreatic, colon and lung cancer cells. And that’s just in the past year!

With that background, let’s take a closer look at the NIH study that showed baicalein wrecks DNA!

Hold on… I thought antioxidants were harmless!

    Don’t swear off your fruits and vegetables just yet! Antioxidants ARE good for you. As their name suggests, these nutrients can prevent or slow the rate of oxidative damage to your body.

When your cells use oxygen, one byproduct they generate is free radicals. These unstable oxygen molecules scavenge the body and steal parts from other cells to become more stable.

Cells with stolen parts become unstable free radicals that set off a chain reaction.

Free radical cell damage is believed to be a main cause of many common illnesses associated with aging, including diabetes… heart disease…. arthritis. . .and cancer…

But antioxidants like vitamins C and E, selenium, and CoQ10 help fight free radicals—and slow down cell destruction—by donating oxygen to stabilize free radicals.

They may also boost your immune system and lower your risk of experiencing infections and abnormal cell growth.

So the finding that baicalein and other antioxidants cause DNA cell damage may seem contradictory at first glance. But not when you probe further…

Mixed study results may be a boon for
natural cancer treatment!

    Kyungjae Myung, Ph.D., a senior investigator in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), was a lead study author for this investigation. Myung’s lab studies how enzymes repair cell DNA.

Scientists know that when DNA repair systems malfunction, various diseases result, including cancer. Dr. Myung’s research team had two principal goals for this study, namely:

  1. To identify chemicals that damage DNA, and
  2. To use the chemicals to study cell repair mechanisms.

The NHGRI team used lab cells grown from human kidneys to develop a test to demonstrate when a chemical causes DNA damage. The test would show fairly quickly which chemicals damage cell DNA.

To determine which chemicals to study, a multi-agency initiative called Tox21 amassed a collection of about 2,000 compounds to test.

The researchers were surprised to find that 22 antioxidants caused DNA damage!

What’s more, three of the antioxidants they identified—baicalein, genistein and reseveratrol—are in use right now or are being studied for their anti-aging and disease fighting attributes!

But the researchers were more encouraged by the fact that these compounds did not cause gene mutations—unlike standard chemotherapy drugs.

In a statement from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Dr. Myung explained that “standard chemotherapy mutates the tumor’s DNA… sometimes allowing it to escape the toxic treatment intended to kill it. This leads to multidrug resistance in some cancer patients’ disease.”

Because the antioxidants don’t cause these gene mutations, doctors think they may be useful in treating such multi-drug resistant cancers.

The investigators are cautious about the study results. They emphasized that the findings occurred only in lab-grown cells and they don’t yet know the impact on humans.

But the study from City of Hope cancer center suggests there IS strong evidence that baicalein/Chinese skullcap may be ready for primetime.

Baicalein shows much promise as part of Mother Nature’s ‘chemotherapy.’ But it isn’t the only plant compound that’s emerging as a kick-butt cancer killer. We’ll talk about some others in the next issue!


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Resources from 1st article:Arabina, D., Naren L. and Swapan K. (2009). “Flavonoids Activated Caspases for Apoptosis in Human Glioblastoma T98G and U87MG Cells But Not in Human Normal Astrocytes”. Cancer 116 (1): 164-76. doi:10.1002/cncr.24699. PMC 3159962. PMID 19894226. Available at
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3159962/De Assis, S. and Hilakivi-Clarke, L. (November 2006). “Timing of dietary estrogenic exposures and breast cancer risk”. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1089: 14-35. doi:10.1196/annals.1386.039. PMID 17261753. “The viability was decreased by co-treatment with genistein and irradiation compared with irradiation treatment alone.”

De Lemos, M.L. (2001). “Effects of soy phytoestrogens genistein and daidzein on breast cancer growth”. Ann Pharmacother 35 (9): 1118-21. doi:10.1345/aph.10257. PMID 11573864.

Hwang YW, Kim SY, Jee SH, Kim YN, Nam CM (2009). “Soy food consumption and risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies”. Nutr Cancer 61 (5): 598-606. doi:10.1080/01635580902825639. PMID 19838933.

Keiko, M., et al. (April 2001). “Interaction of Phytoestrogens with Estrogen Receptors a and b”. Biol. Pharm. Bull. 24(4) 351-356.
http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/24/4/351/_pdf.

Kim SH et al. Kim (2009). “Genistein inhibits cell growth by modulating various mitogen-activated protein kinases and AKT in cervical cancer cells”. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1171: 495-500. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04899.x. PMID 19723095.

Sakamoto T. et al. (2009). “Effects of diverse dietary phytoestrogens on cell growth, cell cycle and apoptosis in estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer cells”. J Nutr Biochem 21 (9): 856-64. doi:10.1016/j.jnutbio.2009.06.010. PMID 19800779.

Zhou, Y. and Lee, A. Mechanism for the suppression of the mammalian stress response by genistein, an anti-cancer phytoestrogen from soy. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1998; 90: 381-388

Resources from 2nd article:

Di Rado, A. 2011, September11. Team gets at root of herb’s cancer-fighting potential. Hope News. Retrieved online at
http://www.cityofhope.org/about/publications/hope-news/2011-vol-06-num-27-september-12/
Pages/team-gets-at-root-of-herbs-cancer-fighting-potential.aspx

Fox, J. et al. 2012, March 19. High-throughput genotoxicity assay identifies antioxidants as inducers of DNA damage response and cell death. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Published online before print and retrieved from
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/03/12/1114278109.full.pdf+html

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 2012. Sculletaria baicalensis webpage. Retrieved from
http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/scutellaria-baicalensis

Thompson, L. 2012, April. High-throughput screening finds surprising properties for antioxidants. Environmental Factor. Retrieved online at
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2012/4/science-highthroughput/index.htm

Shocking News! Some Antioxidants Cause Cell Damage –But Don’t Worry, in This Case It’s a Good Thing!

An herb that has centuries of use in Chinese medicine has finally caught the eye of modern Western medical practitioners.

Now, even American scientists believe that plant pigments known as flavonoids—including one called baicalein found in the Chinese herb— may play an important role in delivering a death blow to cancer cells.

But the way baicalein fights cancer is a shocking surprise: Even though it’s an antioxidant, it damages DNA. Keep reading and I’ll fill you in. . .

Continued below. . .

REVEALED: New food-lover’s cure for diabetes,
pre-diabetes, and belly fat

    If you suffer from DIABETES or PRE-DIABETES or STUBBORN BELLY FAT–and you don’t enjoy DIETING–prepare to banish all three quicker than you can say “gastric bypass.”

With the NEW diabetes breakthrough that leaves everything you’ve tried in the dust. The most permissive diabetes cure EVER! Including a new trick that’s so easy, it almost seems unfair.

It’s outrageously fast, absurdly easy, and shockingly–FUN!

In fact, you must start by forgetting the very idea of DIETING. And trash any preconceptions of what it takes to beat diabetes. Because this secret demolishes old-fashioned low-fat, low-calorie, and even low-carb dieting…gone!

It’s all thanks to the genius of famed “M.D. to the stars” and brilliant discoverer of the NEXT GENERATION CURE for Type II diabetes, pre-diabetes, and belly fat–Fred Pescatore, M.D.

Please take a moment to watch this special video presentation now, while it’s still available–and find out how you can get in on the same new DECADENT DIABETES BREAKTHROUGH that so many stars, high-society icons, and even royalty have paid handsomely for, and as a FREE GIFT to you. And once you try it, you’ll agree it’s very much for-real, practical, doable and WOW what results!

Chinese culture has a long history with the plant known as Chinese skullcap (Sculletaria baicalensis), including its use for:

  • Killing bacterial infections…
  • Reducing inflammation…
  • Serving as a diuretic…
  • Shrinking tumors…
  • Treating hepatitis…
  • And much more!

Now recent clinical studies indicate this herb from the mint family may deserve top honors as a cancer killer. But it kills cancer cells in a way scientists didn’t expect.

According to findings published March 19, 2012 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers were surprised to find that some plant antioxidants actually damage cell DNA rather than protect it.

One of the antioxidants that has this weird and surprising effect is baicalein from Chinese skullcap. Resveratrol, the “red wine antioxidant,” was another.

Damaging DNA is the opposite of how scientists think antioxidants generally work. It’s a shocker — but don’t toss your antioxidants yet.

It is this ability that may make baicalein a natural treatment for cancer. Meanwhile, another research group already has the jump on the NIH when it comes to proving baicalein is a cancer killer.

In 2011, a group of researchers at the City of Hope cancer research center in California stumbled on baicalein as a possible cancer killer. Here’s what happened…

A happy accident!

    A City of Hope research team was screening several natural extracts in search of those that might work well with the protein called interferon regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1).

This protein is known to play a role in boosting your immune response… regulating cell apoptosis (natural cell death)… and suppressing tumor growth. The scientists wanted to enhance IRF-1’s natural ability to treat cancer cells and possibly even prevent the disease altogether.

According to findings published August 4 online in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutic, the researchers found that of all the natural compounds they tested— baicalein came out head and shoulders above the other extracts when it came to boosting IRF-1 activity.

They used the plant extract to perform lab tests on stomach cancer and breast cancer cells and found that baicalein stopped cancer cell growth dead in its tracks! They also found that it suppressed breast tumors in mice, with no toxic side effects.

According to a City of Hope statement, many other researchers have reported baicalein’s positive effects on pancreatic, colon and lung cancer cells. And that’s just in the past year!

With that background, let’s take a closer look at the NIH study that showed baicalein wrecks DNA!

Hold on… I thought antioxidants were harmless!

    Don’t swear off your fruits and vegetables just yet! Antioxidants ARE good for you. As their name suggests, these nutrients can prevent or slow the rate of oxidative damage to your body.

When your cells use oxygen, one byproduct they generate is free radicals. These unstable oxygen molecules scavenge the body and steal parts from other cells to become more stable.

Cells with stolen parts become unstable free radicals that set off a chain reaction.

Free radical cell damage is believed to be a main cause of many common illnesses associated with aging, including diabetes… heart disease…. arthritis. . .and cancer…

But antioxidants like vitamins C and E, selenium, and CoQ10 help fight free radicals—and slow down cell destruction—by donating oxygen to stabilize free radicals.

They may also boost your immune system and lower your risk of experiencing infections and abnormal cell growth.

So the finding that baicalein and other antioxidants cause DNA cell damage may seem contradictory at first glance. But not when you probe further…

Mixed study results may be a boon for
natural cancer treatment!

    Kyungjae Myung, Ph.D., a senior investigator in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), was a lead study author for this investigation. Myung’s lab studies how enzymes repair cell DNA.

Scientists know that when DNA repair systems malfunction, various diseases result, including cancer. Dr. Myung’s research team had two principal goals for this study, namely:

  1. To identify chemicals that damage DNA, and
  2. To use the chemicals to study cell repair mechanisms.

The NHGRI team used lab cells grown from human kidneys to develop a test to demonstrate when a chemical causes DNA damage. The test would show fairly quickly which chemicals damage cell DNA.

To determine which chemicals to study, a multi-agency initiative called Tox21 amassed a collection of about 2,000 compounds to test.

The researchers were surprised to find that 22 antioxidants caused DNA damage!

What’s more, three of the antioxidants they identified—baicalein, genistein and reseveratrol—are in use right now or are being studied for their anti-aging and disease fighting attributes!

But the researchers were more encouraged by the fact that these compounds did not cause gene mutations—unlike standard chemotherapy drugs.

In a statement from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Dr. Myung explained that “standard chemotherapy mutates the tumor’s DNA… sometimes allowing it to escape the toxic treatment intended to kill it. This leads to multidrug resistance in some cancer patients’ disease.”

Because the antioxidants don’t cause these gene mutations, doctors think they may be useful in treating such multi-drug resistant cancers.

The investigators are cautious about the study results. They emphasized that the findings occurred only in lab-grown cells and they don’t yet know the impact on humans.

But the study from City of Hope cancer center suggests there IS strong evidence that baicalein/Chinese skullcap may be ready for primetime.

Baicalein shows much promise as part of Mother Nature’s ‘chemotherapy.’ But it isn’t the only plant compound that’s emerging as a kick-butt cancer killer. We’ll talk about some others in the next issue!
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Resources:Di Rado, A. 2011, September11. Team gets at root of herb’s cancer-fighting potential. Hope News. Retrieved online at
http://www.cityofhope.org/about/publications/hope-news/2011-vol-06-num-27-september-12/
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Fox, J. et al. 2012, March 19. High-throughput genotoxicity assay identifies antioxidants as inducers of DNA damage response and cell death. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Published online before print and retrieved from
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/03/12/1114278109.full.pdf+htmlMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 2012. Sculletaria baicalensis webpage. Retrieved from
http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/scutellaria-baicalensis

Thompson, L. 2012, April. High-throughput screening finds surprising properties for antioxidants. Environmental Factor. Retrieved online at
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2012/4/science-highthroughput/index.htm

This Could Be the Ultimate Anti-Cancer Fruit

Pomegranate juice has been one of the hit new products of the last few years, and not just because people like sweet drinks. It’s also thanks to the juice’s cytotoxicity (meaning it’s toxic to cancer cells), as demonstrated in lab tests on several different cell lines. Pre-clinical lab studies show when an animal is fed pomegranate extract, the growth of lung, skin, colon, and prostate tumors slows down.

Because of these promising results, 10 new clinical trials were recently registered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), all with an aim to study pomegranate extract as a cancer treatment. Nine of those studies focus on prostate cancer and the last one will focus on follicular lymphoma.

That’s just the beginning of the exciting news about this cancer killer. Keep reading. . .

 

The Hidden Ingredient that Packs on Belly Fat…

    Which of the following foods triggers your body to store layers of fat most quickly:

  1. choking down an entire tablespoon of PURE table sugar,
  2. snacking on a cup of low-fat yogurt, or
  3. delighting in a cup of delicious ice cream?

Shockingly it’s actually the cup of low-fat yogurt that’s triggers your body to pack on the flab the fastest of these three… even more quickly than just plain old table sugar.

I know this seems hard to believe, but it’s all because of this dangerous ingredient that’s hidden in virtually ALL of the foods you eat.

But there are two particular types of foods that are by FAR the biggest offenders — foods that nearly ALL of eat EVERY day — that are literally “infested” with this hidden ingredient and pack on flab the fastest:

==> Avoid These 2 Foods At All Costs (and Eat These 5 to Flip on Your Fat Burning Switch)

The researchers have already seen success in a Phase II prostate cancer trial, where pomegranate extract seemed to prompt a longer PSA-doubling time. PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, is something doctors look at to see if prostate cancer is progressing.

The doubling time for a man’s PSA number is an indicator of how fast a prostate cancer tumor may be growing. If it takes six months for your PSA to double, you’re better off than if it takes two months.

One study showed men who drank eight ounces of pomegranate juice every day for two years significantly increased their PSA-doubling time.

If you’re a regular reader of this newsletter, you know that while ONE isolated PSA test is not very significant, the trend in your PSA number over a series of tests IS significant.

So if pomegranates still sound like an exotic fruit to you, it’s time you made their acquaintance. Pomegranates come from a small tree native to Asia. But you see them cultivated all over the world these days, mainly because the sweet juice from the arils (the bright ruby pulpy part around the seeds) is in high demand.

But now we know good taste may be the least of their benefits. Pomegranates are rich in antioxidant and anti-artherosclerotic properties. (Don’t be fazed by the big word. It means this fruit helps prevent plaque in your arteries.) Those properties are the main source of the anti-cancer benefits seen in this fruit.

My personal doctor, an integrative M.D. who was on the faculty of a major medical school, recommends pomegranate juice for enlarged prostate.

And he also alerted me that there are very good pomegranate supplements for people who don’t want to drink the juice every day. That would include me — I find the juice much too sweet.

Pomegranates wipe out breast cancer

    There’s also a new study on the ability of pomegranate to inhibit breast cancer metastasis (i.e. the spread of the cancer from the original site to other sites in the body). Researchers involved in this study were so taken by the results, they said pomegranate juice may even be effective as a general cancer treatment.

Some research also suggests that pomegranate juice may slow the growth of breast cancer. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, applied different concentrations of pomegranate juice to two separate breast cancer cell lines. They found that a one percent juice concentration completely stopped cancer cell growth in both cancer cell lines. A five percent juice concentration not only stopped growth, it also killed large portions of the cancer cells.

Both concentrations also seemed to suppress the metastatic process of cancer. Part of this was observed after cancer cell adhesion ramped up (meaning the cancer cells stayed clumped and didn’t spread to other tissues). Researchers also noticed the usual chemical attraction of cancer cells toward bones seemed to decrease.

But impressively, similar tests with different concentrations of pomegranate juice on normal breast cells didn’t have any of these results. Only the cancer cells are harmed.

Another promising study showed the combination of pomegranate juice and genistein staved off growth of MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Genistein can be found in soy, as well as in supplement form.

And yet another positive result of applying pomegranate juice to cancer cell lines appears to be the suppression of pro-inflammatory signaling molecules. Meaning, pomegranate juice helps suppress the inflammation process. This is important, because scientists now understand inflammation can speed the spread of cancer within the body.

The FDA lost its war on pomegranates —
and a good thing, too!

    The last time this newsletter talked about pomegranates there was an uproar going on at the FDA. They were hot around the collar with POM Wonderful, the largest U.S. maker of pomegranate juice. The FDA had issued a warning letter to the company, accusing them of promoting their juice as a healing drug.

Yet all the company had done was add links to its website. Those links led consumers to peer-reviewed scientific studies that highlighted ways pomegranates may protect against health problems.

Yes, you heard right. According to the FDA, if you tell customers about an article on the health benefits of a food you’re selling, then you’re claiming your food is a drug!

POM got the last word there. In a 335-page ruling that came out in May, the FTC upheld POM Wonderful’s right to share links with customers about the scientifically-validated healing properties of pomegranates. Yay!

Since that ruckus, the new research I reviewed above provides even more proof for the health benefits of pomegranates. And some of the research is so promising, pomegranates may someday play a role as a standard cancer treatment.

A pomegranate a day keeps the doctor away

    Some doctors will tell you all these promising results are preliminary and to wait for clinical trials. I say it’s a juice, go ahead and drink it. Or take the supplements.

It’s tough to replicate even the one percent concentration mentioned in the study above, since that means downing over three cups a day. But even if you go with at least one cup a day, you’re bound to get some protection against prostate and breast cancer.

Mention it to your doctor, though. Pomegranate juice is pretty safe, but it may affect the efficacy of a few prescription meds like warfarin (blood thinner) or high cholesterol drugs. Between you and me, I’d keep the pomegranate juice and dump the drugs. There are plenty of good, natural ways to thin the blood or promote heart health. But that’s another article for another day.

In our last issue we covered an exciting drug-free therapy that’s completely safe and gets incredible results — not just for cancer but for a wide range of medical problems. If you missed this important news, scroll down and read it now.


The Healing Power of Light
Known for 84 Years,
Ignored by Mainstream Medicine

By Andrew Scholberg and Lee Euler

This is the second of two reports about the Doctors’ Symposium of the Cancer Control Society, September 4, 2012, Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, California

Imagine an inexpensive therapy that would do these things for a cancer patient:

  • Supercharge the immune system
  • Oxygenate tissues
  • Kill viruses and bacteria in the blood
  • Improve circulation and microcirculation
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase the metabolism of cholesterol

If you think that’s too good to be true, think again, and imagine no more. This inexpensive therapy is called ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI). It was the subject of a remarkable speech by Tom Lowe at the 2012 Doctors’ Symposium of the Cancer Control Society. Keep reading to learn more about this safe and extremely effective remedy. . .

Continued below. . .

How Carolyn Reversed
Her Alzheimer’s by
Disobeying Her Doctor

    An all-natural protein melts away the brain-clogging mineral that triggers memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s — and cuts brain cell death in half! And yet this Nobel Prize-winning discovery is being ignored by 99% of doctors.

That’s why I’d like to tell you about Carolyn.

Click here to see how she reversed her Alzheimer’s without drugs — and in just a few weeks!

If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how cruel these diseases can be. The emotional and physical toll they take on the patient — as well as on the entire family — can be devastating.

That’s why the news of the breakthroughs I’m about to reveal could literally have a life-changing effect on you.

Best of all, these solutions are available and being used successfully right now — even while most doctors still throw up their hands when it comes to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, using words like “hopeless” and “irreversible.” It’s hard to believe, I know. . .

So please click here to see how Carolyn reversed her Alzheimer’s with this remarkable discovery!

Mr. Lowe has become one of the nation’s leading experts on UBI. The Cancer Control Society’s president Frank Cousineau introduced him as the father of 11 children who has been married for over 40 years. He’s a businessman who supplies UBI devices to medical professionals throughout the country.

Alternative doctors swear by this therapy

    Mr. Lowe explained that just five or six years ago, he was a real skeptic about UBI. But the evidence that it works is overwhelming, and he continues to get amazing reports from physicians about the effectiveness of UBI.

In fact, Tom Lowe invented a new, more powerful UBI device and co-founded a clinic that administers the therapy. While he’s not involved in the clinic anymore, he personally saw hundreds of patients go through UBI with incredible results. He describes himself as being “shocked” at how successful the therapy was.

Safe, simple and totally harmless

    You’re probably wondering how UBI works. The physician withdraws a small quantity of your blood (from 40 to 60 cc). This tiny blood sample is passed through ultraviolet light and put back into your body. It’s that simple. Your blood is optically dense, and the UBI light affects only three percent of it. But that’s enough to do the job.

Ultraviolet light, of course, kills germs. But UBI doesn’t achieve such dramatic results by directly killing microbes, since only a small amount of blood is exposed. Instead, it seems to stimulate the whole immune system and provokes a vaccine-like effect against almost any disease you happen to have.

The treatment is absolutely, completely safe and has NO side effects. It can’t possibly harm you, and all the evidence suggests it does many patients a huge amount of good.

The technology was actually invented 84 years ago by a man named Emmitt K. Knott, who used it to cure a woman who was dying of a septic infection. Further development continued through the 1930s involving a number of researchers at various hospitals and universities, and by 1949 an article in Time magazine was calling ultraviolet blood radiation the wave of the future.

It was not to be. In the 1950s the medical profession decided that the new antibiotics and vaccines were the wave of the future. Interest in UBI died out almost completely. Tom Lowe says he once met an older doctor who remembered hearing about it in medical school. Then it disappeared.

“UBI can kick shingles in two days!”

    UBI is effective against some 60 diseases, including hepatitis C, Epstein Barr virus, multiple sclerosis and HIV. In his talk, Mr. Lowe quoted a case in which a man with early-stage MS was cured in just a couple of sessions.

If you’re worried about ever getting shingles, here’s something you’ll find useful. Mr. Lowe declared, “UBI can kick shingles in two days.” I’ve never had shingles, but I’ve heard it’s incredibly painful. If I ever do get shingles, I won’t hesitate to use the UBI cure!

But please know that when it comes to cancer, UBI isn’t a “silver bullet.” Mr. Lowe says UBI should be viewed as an adjunct, not a mainstay, cancer therapy. It should be used along with other effective treatments. UBI helps battle cancer by creating more oxygen, reducing pain and inflammation, and killing infections that are often found in conjunction with cancer.

When someone has cancer, you can be sure the immune system is weak. Boosting the immune system through UBI and other therapies enables the immune system to return to duty and kill cancer cells right and left.

Because UBI improves circulation and micro-circulation, Mr. Lowe said it also helps with Reynaud’s Syndrome, a circulatory disorder of the extremities. He added that the physicians who use UBI report excellent results with auto-immune diseases.

Mr. Lowe said that four treatments are usually the minimum. He has a network of physicians around the country who offer UBI therapy. Many doctors who offer UBI also offer ozone treatment and view the two as sister therapies. See Issue 226 for more information about ozone.

To see medical studies that back up the effectiveness of UBI or to find a practitioner near you, check out www.DrsUBI.com. You may contact Mr. Lowe at .

Even Quackwatch doesn’t criticize it

    Tom Lowe said that — unlike most alternative therapies — you can search high and low without finding a single negative comment about ultraviolet blood irradiation. Even Quackwatch doesn’t say anything negative.

The reason is simple. The treatment is FDA-approved for treating at least one cancer, T-cell lymphoma. Even the American Cancer Society says UBI “is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating T-cell lymphoma involving the skin. Clinical trials look promising for the treatment of immune system diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, rejection of transplanted organs and graft versus host disease.”

This mainstream version of UBI, first developed at Yale, is now owned by Johnson and Johnson and available at roughly 200 centers around the world. It costs $2,500 to $4,000 per session with a minimum of ten sessions.

You don’t have to spend anything like that amount of money. The versions of UBI offered by alternative doctors cost a couple of hundred dollars per session, at most.

Now here’s another exciting development we learned at the Cancer Control Society’s annual meeting. . .

A new state-of-the-art cancer test

    When someone undergoes cancer treatment, it’s essential to know whether or how well the treatment is working. One way to find out is through Dr. Efren Navarro’s HCG Urine Test, which I describe in the Special Report I wrote with Bill Henderson: How to Cure Almost Any Cancer at Home for $5.15 a Day. (Click here if you’d like to learn more.) One advantage of the Navarro test is that it’s so inexpensive.

A new test that’s even more accurate is now available, thanks to the brilliant research of Dr. Emil Schandl, Ph.D. Dr. Schandl spoke about his breakthrough Longevity Profile Test, which includes his new Cancer Test (called “The CA Profile”). You’d never guess from Dr. Schandl’s humble and mild manner that he has such a fascinating story.

Growing up under Communism in Hungary, Dr. Schandl experienced a life-changing event at the age of 13: a priest gave him some practical advice to do a few push-ups every day. He actually followed the priest’s advice and became strong. He added other exercises and became stronger. The Communists eventually noticed his athletic potential and started grooming him to represent Hungary as a wrestler in the Olympic Games.

But Emil got into trouble with the government for participating in the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. When the uprising failed, he fled Hungary across the Austrian Alps and eventually made his way to America.

As an American, Dr. Schandl has become a distinguished scientist. He’s still in top physical condition and has earned a 4th degree Black Belt in karate as well as a spot as a swimmer at the Senior Olympic Games. To keep himself in peak health, he regularly takes his own Longevity Profile Test. This test, which includes Dr. Schandl’s new Cancer Test, gives him a snapshot of his current state of health. Although he has never had cancer, he takes the Cancer Test because it can detect cancer at the earliest stage.

Cancer patients should repeat the Cancer Test

    He recommends that cancer patients repeat the Cancer Test from time to time during their treatment to find out whether or not the treatment is working. If the test shows that a course of treatment isn’t working, the patient can switch to a different course of treatment. Every cancer patient needs to know whether or not the treatment plan is working in order to make any mid-course adjustments that may be necessary.

According to Dr. Schandl, his cancer test is more comprehensive and accurate than the Navarro HCG urine test. The Schandl cancer test may be ordered separately or as part of his comprehensive Longevity Profile Test, which he says everyone should get once a year.

The Longevity Profile Test also checks hormone levels, osteoporosis, coronary health, homocysteine, cholesterol, and so on. Whether you have cancer or not, this test is helpful. And it also alerts you VERY early if any cancer is present.

If you want to order one of Dr. Schandl’s tests, instructions are available at his website, www.AmericanMetabolicLaboratories.net.


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References from 1st article:“Anticancer activities of pomegranate extracts and genistein in human breast cancer cells.” Jeune, M.A., et al. J Med Food. 2005 Winter;8(4):469-75.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16379557“A randomized phase II study of pomegranate extract for men with rising PSA following initial therapy for localized prostate cancer.” Paller, et al. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2012 Jun 12.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22689129

“Cancer Chemoprevention by Pomegranate: Laboratory and Clinical Evidence.” Vaqar Mustafa Adhami, Naghma Khan, and Hasan Mukhtar. Nutr Cancer. 2009 November; 61(6): 811-815.
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“Can Pomegranate Pills Fight Prostate Cancer?” by Charlene Laino, Web MD Health News.
http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20110217/can-pomegranate-pills-fight-prostate-cancer

“COURT AFFIRMS POM’S RIGHT TO INFORM THEIR CONSUMERS OF PRODUCTS’ HEALTH BENEFITS.” May 21, 2012.
http://www.pomwonderful.com/post/pom-wonderful-ftc-court-affirms-pom-right-to-inform
-their-consumers-of-products-health-benefits/

“Is it true that pomegranate juice may slow the growth of prostate cancer? How much should I drink?” By Erik P. Castle, M.D.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pomegranate-juice/AN01477

“Pomegranate juice and specific components inhibit cell and molecular processes critical for metastasis of breast cancer.” Rocha A, Wang L, Penichet M, Martins-Green M., Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Oct 12.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23065001

“Pomegranate may inhibit metastatic breast cancer.” By Ehtan Evers, Natural News.com.
http://www.naturalnews.com/037618_pomegranate_breast_cancer_prevention.html

The Healing Power of Light Known for 84 Years, Ignored by Mainstream Medicine

By Andrew Scholberg and Lee Euler

This is the second of two reports about the Doctors’ Symposium of the Cancer Control Society, September 4, 2012, Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, California

Imagine an inexpensive therapy that would do these things for a cancer patient:

  • Supercharge the immune system
  • Oxygenate tissues
  • Kill viruses and bacteria in the blood
  • Improve circulation and microcirculation
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase the metabolism of cholesterol

If you think that’s too good to be true, think again, and imagine no more. This inexpensive therapy is called ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI). It was the subject of a remarkable speech by Tom Lowe at the 2012 Doctors’ Symposium of the Cancer Control Society. Keep reading to learn more about this safe and extremely effective remedy. . .

Continued below. . .

How Carolyn Reversed
Her Alzheimer’s by
Disobeying Her Doctor

    An all-natural protein melts away the brain-clogging mineral that triggers memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s — and cuts brain cell death in half! And yet this Nobel Prize-winning discovery is being ignored by 99% of doctors.

That’s why I’d like to tell you about Carolyn.

Click here to see how she reversed her Alzheimer’s without drugs — and in just a few weeks!

If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how cruel these diseases can be. The emotional and physical toll they take on the patient — as well as on the entire family — can be devastating.

That’s why the news of the breakthroughs I’m about to reveal could literally have a life-changing effect on you.

Best of all, these solutions are available and being used successfully right now — even while most doctors still throw up their hands when it comes to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, using words like “hopeless” and “irreversible.” It’s hard to believe, I know. . .

So please click here to see how Carolyn reversed her Alzheimer’s with this remarkable discovery!

Mr. Lowe has become one of the nation’s leading experts on UBI. The Cancer Control Society’s president Frank Cousineau introduced him as the father of 11 children who has been married for over 40 years. He’s a businessman who supplies UBI devices to medical professionals throughout the country.

Alternative doctors swear by this therapy

    Mr. Lowe explained that just five or six years ago, he was a real skeptic about UBI. But the evidence that it works is overwhelming, and he continues to get amazing reports from physicians about the effectiveness of UBI.

In fact, Tom Lowe invented a new, more powerful UBI device and co-founded a clinic that administers the therapy. While he’s not involved in the clinic anymore, he personally saw hundreds of patients go through UBI with incredible results. He describes himself as being “shocked” at how successful the therapy was.

Safe, simple and totally harmless

    You’re probably wondering how UBI works. The physician withdraws a small quantity of your blood (from 40 to 60 cc). This tiny blood sample is passed through ultraviolet light and put back into your body. It’s that simple. Your blood is optically dense, and the UBI light affects only three percent of it. But that’s enough to do the job.

Ultraviolet light, of course, kills germs. But UBI doesn’t achieve such dramatic results by directly killing microbes, since only a small amount of blood is exposed. Instead, it seems to stimulate the whole immune system and provokes a vaccine-like effect against almost any disease you happen to have.

The treatment is absolutely, completely safe and has NO side effects. It can’t possibly harm you, and all the evidence suggests it does many patients a huge amount of good.

The technology was actually invented 84 years ago by a man named Emmitt K. Knott, who used it to cure a woman who was dying of a septic infection. Further development continued through the 1930s involving a number of researchers at various hospitals and universities, and by 1949 an article in Time magazine was calling ultraviolet blood radiation the wave of the future.

It was not to be. In the 1950s the medical profession decided that the new antibiotics and vaccines were the wave of the future. Interest in UBI died out almost completely. Tom Lowe says he once met an older doctor who remembered hearing about it in medical school. Then it disappeared.

“UBI can kick shingles in two days!”

    UBI is effective against some 60 diseases, including hepatitis C, Epstein Barr virus, multiple sclerosis and HIV. In his talk, Mr. Lowe quoted a case in which a man with early-stage MS was cured in just a couple of sessions.

If you’re worried about ever getting shingles, here’s something you’ll find useful. Mr. Lowe declared, “UBI can kick shingles in two days.” I’ve never had shingles, but I’ve heard it’s incredibly painful. If I ever do get shingles, I won’t hesitate to use the UBI cure!

But please know that when it comes to cancer, UBI isn’t a “silver bullet.” Mr. Lowe says UBI should be viewed as an adjunct, not a mainstay, cancer therapy. It should be used along with other effective treatments. UBI helps battle cancer by creating more oxygen, reducing pain and inflammation, and killing infections that are often found in conjunction with cancer.

When someone has cancer, you can be sure the immune system is weak. Boosting the immune system through UBI and other therapies enables the immune system to return to duty and kill cancer cells right and left.

Because UBI improves circulation and micro-circulation, Mr. Lowe said it also helps with Reynaud’s Syndrome, a circulatory disorder of the extremities. He added that the physicians who use UBI report excellent results with auto-immune diseases.

Mr. Lowe said that four treatments are usually the minimum. He has a network of physicians around the country who offer UBI therapy. Many doctors who offer UBI also offer ozone treatment and view the two as sister therapies. See Issue 226 for more information about ozone.

To see medical studies that back up the effectiveness of UBI or to find a practitioner near you, check out www.DrsUBI.com. You may contact Mr. Lowe at .

Even Quackwatch doesn’t criticize it

    Tom Lowe said that — unlike most alternative therapies — you can search high and low without finding a single negative comment about ultraviolet blood irradiation. Even Quackwatch doesn’t say anything negative.

The reason is simple. The treatment is FDA-approved for treating at least one cancer, T-cell lymphoma. Even the American Cancer Society says UBI “is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating T-cell lymphoma involving the skin. Clinical trials look promising for the treatment of immune system diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, rejection of transplanted organs and graft versus host disease.”

This mainstream version of UBI, first developed at Yale, is now owned by Johnson and Johnson and available at roughly 200 centers around the world. It costs $2,500 to $4,000 per session with a minimum of ten sessions.

You don’t have to spend anything like that amount of money. The versions of UBI offered by alternative doctors cost a couple of hundred dollars per session, at most.

Now here’s another exciting development we learned at the Cancer Control Society’s annual meeting. . .

A new state-of-the-art cancer test

    When someone undergoes cancer treatment, it’s essential to know whether or how well the treatment is working. One way to find out is through Dr. Efren Navarro’s HCG Urine Test, which I describe in the Special Report I wrote with Bill Henderson: How to Cure Almost Any Cancer at Home for $5.15 a Day. (Click here if you’d like to learn more.) One advantage of the Navarro test is that it’s so inexpensive.

A new test that’s even more accurate is now available, thanks to the brilliant research of Dr. Emil Schandl, Ph.D. Dr. Schandl spoke about his breakthrough Longevity Profile Test, which includes his new Cancer Test (called “The CA Profile”). You’d never guess from Dr. Schandl’s humble and mild manner that he has such a fascinating story.

Growing up under Communism in Hungary, Dr. Schandl experienced a life-changing event at the age of 13: a priest gave him some practical advice to do a few push-ups every day. He actually followed the priest’s advice and became strong. He added other exercises and became stronger. The Communists eventually noticed his athletic potential and started grooming him to represent Hungary as a wrestler in the Olympic Games.

But Emil got into trouble with the government for participating in the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. When the uprising failed, he fled Hungary across the Austrian Alps and eventually made his way to America.

As an American, Dr. Schandl has become a distinguished scientist. He’s still in top physical condition and has earned a 4th degree Black Belt in karate as well as a spot as a swimmer at the Senior Olympic Games. To keep himself in peak health, he regularly takes his own Longevity Profile Test. This test, which includes Dr. Schandl’s new Cancer Test, gives him a snapshot of his current state of health. Although he has never had cancer, he takes the Cancer Test because it can detect cancer at the earliest stage.

Cancer patients should repeat the Cancer Test

    He recommends that cancer patients repeat the Cancer Test from time to time during their treatment to find out whether or not the treatment is working. If the test shows that a course of treatment isn’t working, the patient can switch to a different course of treatment. Every cancer patient needs to know whether or not the treatment plan is working in order to make any mid-course adjustments that may be necessary.

According to Dr. Schandl, his cancer test is more comprehensive and accurate than the Navarro HCG urine test. The Schandl cancer test may be ordered separately or as part of his comprehensive Longevity Profile Test, which he says everyone should get once a year.

The Longevity Profile Test also checks hormone levels, osteoporosis, coronary health, homocysteine, cholesterol, and so on. Whether you have cancer or not, this test is helpful. And it also alerts you VERY early if any cancer is present.

If you want to order one of Dr. Schandl’s tests, instructions are available at his website, www.AmericanMetabolicLaboratories.net.
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Lee Euler, Publisher

Alternative Remedies Cured Your Cancer? Get Paid to Shut Up about It!!

One of the most compelling speakers at the Cancer Control Society’s 2012 Doctors’ Symposium was a young cancer survivor named Lynnette Blake. Lynnette was told she had only six months to live. But she defied her doctor, turned to alternative medicine, and got rid of her cancer completely — mainly with the help of one particular remedy I’ll describe in a moment.

Her story is wonderful and inspiring. But what interested me most was this: A major drug company was willing to pay her a quarter of a million dollars to keep her successful cancer recovery a secret. I was shocked, and you will be, too. Keep reading. . .

Continued below. . .

Breast Cancer Survivor was told:
“You’ll be dead in a year” (Pssst!! That was 12 years ago!)

    Doctors didn’t give Wiltrude much hope when they diagnosed her with cancer in the year 2000. Wiltrude, a German psychologist, never thought cancer would happen to her. But it did. And it came as a big shock.

One doctor told her, “You’ll be dead in a year.” Late stage breast cancer is virtually incurable using conventional treatments. Even M.D.s admit it. They talk about “buying you more time.” (Don’t count on it. The evidence shows you’re better off doing nothing than chemo.)

When Wiltrude told her doctor she was going to try alternative treatments, he said, “You are committing suicide with what you’re doing.” But she was determined to find a way to beat her cancer.

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, this European woman came across a book by my good friend Bill Henderson, one of the smartest and wisest people I know when it comes to cancer treatment.

She tried Bill’s top, number one recommendation — a gentle treatment you can do at home for just $5.15 a day. What’s more, the cost goes down to $3.50 after six weeks because you just need a maintenance dose. And it even tastes good.

Not only has Wiltrude passed the five-year cancer survival mark, she’s survived for 12 years. We just interviewed her recently for this publication. The radiologist who tests her every year told her, “You’re the only one with this kind of result.”

You can find out about Bill’s proven cancer treatment plan in a free video presentation — click here to watch it now.

When I ask him about some of the treatments that top alternative doctors use, Bill sort of shrugs and says, “They’re fine, but why bother? My treatment works, you can do it yourself, and it costs practically nothing.”

He’s coached thousands of cancer patients with all different types and stages of cancer. Most of the people who follow the detailed, specific plan in this Special Report get over their cancer and live for years.

“Almost any kind of cancer is reversible,” says Bill. “I never give up on anyone.”

Click here and watch the free video presentation about Bill’s amazing cancer protocol.

Six years earlier, Lynnette, a nurse, came down with cervical cancer. For the sake of her three children, she was determined to live. But her treatments weren’t working.

She’d never heard of alternative cancer treatments. She accepted her doctor’s recommendation without hesitation and went through eight rounds of chemo.

When the cancer spread to Lynnette’s pelvic floor and all of her pelvic organs, her doctor prescribed another harsh drug nicknamed “the Red Devil” — the drug Adriamycin. But her cancer spread further until she reached Stage Four — the last cancer stage before death. Her doctor gave her “six months to live” and offered no hope whatsoever.

Because her cancer was considered terminal, she was invited to participate in an experimental study. But she decided against it because the clinic was two hours away and there was a 50-50 chance she’d be in the group that got the “sugar pills” instead of the experimental drug. So she decided to stay home and die.

One day, as she was preparing for death, a friend leaned over and told her, “You need to hear about my son, who’s battling cancer alternatively.” Her son was juicing and taking things like laetrile and vitamin C. And he was getting his health back.

Oncologist warns: “You’re committing suicide!”

    Lynnette told her oncologist about the alternative treatment to get his opinion. He scoffed at the alternative treatments. In no uncertain terms, he told her, “It’s quackery. It’s unproven. It’s dangerous. The cyanide in laetrile will poison you. And you’re committing suicide if you quit chemo and radiation.”

The oncologist must have temporarily forgotten he’d told Lynnette she was as good as dead no matter what she did.

Lynnette knew she had nothing to lose by trying an alternative. But the oncologist pushed hard. He even wanted to talk to Lynnette’s husband. He insisted that she stay on the “straight and narrow” with his chemo and radiation treatments.

Lynnette stood up against the oncologist’s ignorant bullying and reminded him it was her decision to make, not his.

She started on various alternative therapies including laetrile, nutritional supplements, and the Gerson protocol. This proven protocol includes a strict anti-cancer eating plan and coffee enemas to flush and detoxify the liver. She wasn’t able to go to the Gerson clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. Instead, she read a book about the Gerson protocol and did her best to apply it at home.

How the dead tumor came out of her body

    After just 96 days of natural treatment, she was cancer free! She said, “The tumor came out in the toilet, which was kind of gross.” Her conventional doctor wrote in her official medical records, “There is no explanation except spontaneous remission.”

One doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. But don’t do either yet. This gets even better.

Lynnette was delighted to be cancer free. But there was one dark cloud over her head: a $250,000 medical bill for the chemo and radiation treatments that didn’t work. There was no way she could pay that enormous bill. She was ruined financially.

Drug company offers Lynnette a $250,000 bribe

    The drug company that manufactured Lynnette’s chemo was concerned that her astonishing story of recovery from Stage Four cancer would leak out. So the drug company offered Lynnette a $250,000 bribe. All she had to do was agree not to tell her story about alternative treatments, and the drug company would make her medical bills disappear.

Lynnette faced a terrible choice. She WANTED to tell her story and spread the good news all over God’s green earth. But the wolf was at the door, and the bill collectors were hounding her with demands and threats. Under severe pressure, she felt she had no choice but to accept the drug company’s offer. And her medical bills disappeared.

Despite her agreement with the drug company, Lynnette felt a higher obligation to tell the truth. So she wrote a book about her story: The Heavenly Cure for Cancer. . . . Is There One? It’s a good book, in which she shares the details of the best cancer treatments — and not merely those she used to treat herself. After recovering from cancer, she became a naturopathic doctor, or N.D., and now she treats cancer patients herself. Her book is available on Amazon.com.

It’s incredible to me that one of the major drug companies would spend $250,000 to bribe a patient not to reveal how alternatives saved her from cancer. How many other Lynnettes are there who accepted the money and never talked? Five? Ten? Dozens?

Here at Cancer Defeated, the closest we’ve come to this type of situation was a doctor at an alternative German cancer clinic — a very honest man — who told us he’d been offered a $5 million kickback by a major drug company if he would switch to using high-dose chemotherapy on his patients —and abandon his practice of alternative medicine combined with occasional low-dose chemotherapy.

I suspect these two cases are just the tip of the iceberg. The big drug companies are spreading around millions of dollars to keep effective, natural alternative treatments away from us.

How to get laetrile in America

    Another surprising aspect of Lynnette’s recovery was her use of intravenous laetrile at home! I’d never heard of that. But Lynnette pointed out that anyone can buy apricot seeds and other forms of laetrile over the phone or on the Internet from places like www.TJsupply.com.

Laetrile by IV is a therapy you can’t find in America, which is one reason why so many Americans go to alternative clinics in Mexico for cancer treatment. For more information about the best cancer clinics in Mexico, see my Special Report Adios, Cancer.

Conventional American doctors can get into trouble for administering laetrile. For example, in the 1970s Dr. James Privitera, M.D., was using laetrile to cure his cancer patients. He was sentenced to jail and worked on a road crew (similar to a chain gang). After 56 days, Gov. Jerry Brown pardoned him.

Like others in Lynnette’s audience, I wondered how she was able to get intravenous laetrile at home. She explained that, as a nurse, she’s fully capable of administering an IV to herself. And that’s what she did. But this doesn’t mean it’s out of reach for you.

A relative can learn how to give you the IV treatments at home, or a nurse who’s a friend. Some alternative clinics — including Lynnette Blake’s clinic in Florida — will teach you or a relative how to do it. But she cautioned that “nothing is without risk.”

To cure her cancer, she used a quantity of laetrile that exceeds what most Mexican clinics give. She started out with doses of 3 grams and worked up to 12 grams, three times a day. She kept this up for the 96 days it took to achieve complete remission, and she continued IV treatments for a full year (although she didn’t indicate the dose.)

She took even more laetrile by eating apricot seeds, which she said gave her some nausea. But, contrary to what Lynnette’s oncologist predicted, the laetrile didn’t poison her. Rather, it poisoned her cancer cells. She continues to take laetrile by mouth, four years after making a full recovery.

As you may know, laetrile works like a “smart bomb.” It does contain cyanide, but the poison is bound in a molecule that remains harmless until it encounters a cancer cell. Cancer cells have a unique enzyme that unlocks and releases the cyanide in laetrile, which then kills the nearby cancer cells.

Meanwhile, normal cells have a different kind of enzyme that “de-fuses” the cyanide, making it harmless to normal cells and actually releasing a substance that relieves both pain and high blood pressure.

Lynnette’s advice about how to take laetrile

    In addition to eating apricot seeds, Lynnette also took laetrile tablets. But she said, “Don’t take apricot seeds and laetrile tablets at the same time or within three hours of each other. They’re both safe, but take them separately.”

She said that her full program of treatment — the laetrile, the special food, the supplements, the equipment — cost a total of $1,400 to $2,000 per month. That’s a tiny fraction of the cost of conventional treatment. And it has the added advantage that it often works.

As I mentioned earlier, Lynnette obtained an N.D. degree, and she practices naturopathic medicine at the Back to Eden Wellness Center in Stuart, Florida. She told her story from her heart, and the audience gave her a warm round of applause. She is a woman of deep religious faith, as was the German doctor who turned down the $5 million bribe. You think there could be a connection?

Bacteria are always bad, right? Wrong!

    “How to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer” was the subject of the talk by Victoria Bowmann, Ph.D.

It has well been said that “death begins in the colon.” Indeed, the proper functioning of your colon is essential for health. That’s why holistic and integrative medical practitioners often focus their attention first on the colon, not just when treating cancer patients but for patients with other diseases as well.

The focus of Dr. Bowmann’s talk was the colon’s flora, that is, the good bacteria that live in the colon. For most people, the word “bacteria” has a negative connotation. But good bacteria are necessary for the colon to do its job.

Many people suffer poor health because of a deficiency in gut flora (good bacteria). Reflorestation (restoring good bacteria in the gut) can be accomplished by taking probiotic supplements or by eating such probiotic foods as raw yogurt and raw (unpasteurized) sauerkraut. But the quickest and most effective way to accomplish reflorestation, according to Dr. Bowmann, is by the rectal infusion method. She learned about this technique from Dr. Thomas Rau, M.D., during a 1996 visit to his famous Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland.

I personally interviewed Dr. Rau in 2010 at Paracelsus, and I can attest that he’s a first class physician who manages a superb facility. For a detailed report about his clinic and other alternative clinics, click here and check out my Special Report, German Cancer Breakthough.

Considering his sterling credentials, Dr. Rau’s recommendation of the rectal infusion method of reflorestation is a strong endorsement. Reflorestation is also necessary after colonic hydrotherapy.

Dr. Bowmann explained that the infusion of beneficial flora is held in the sigmoid (lower) colon for an hour, after which the reflorestation has been accomplished.

The price of a rectal infusion kit for reflorestation is $35, and it’s available from Dr. Bowmann’s website: www.MyRealHealth.com. According to the website, the kit is “simple and very easy to use in the privacy of your home. Dr. Bowman’s book, You Gotta Have GUTS: The Natural Way to G.I. Health, is also available on this website.

Wellness breakthrough for life-giving water

    Another speaker, Alfred Hanser, claimed a wellness breakthrough in one of the most basic substances needed for health: water.

Hanser declared, “With ‘single file alignment water,’ we may have found the Fountain of Youth.” He explained that his water system “allows you to transform ordinary, filtered water into ultra-hydrating, ‘living water’ within 30 minutes. During the activation process, the chaotic structure of water molecules is transformed into a single-file alignment, mimicking the body’s own natural state of healthy cell water, thereby creating optimally energized, bio-available water.”

This single-file alignment of the water molecules is achieved not by any chemical process but by an LED pulsating light.

Hanser said, “Chaotically structured water is sort of like molasses. It’s thick and not that absorbable.” He described single file alignment water as a super liquid that also has an anti-bacterial effect.

Hanser said that the defensive line of a pro-football team is using single file alignment water as an athletic performance enhancer. So are marathon runners, equestrians, and professional tennis players. It’s only water — enhanced water — not an illegal performance enhancer.

Hanser’s water enhancement system doesn’t purify water or change the pH. It just changes the structure of it. You can find more details about it on his website www.GIAwellness.com.

Personally I’m not a big fan of “special waters” of various kinds. The scientific evidence I’ve seen isn’t strong enough, and my own experience with an alkalinizing water system left me unimpressed. As I mentioned, Hanser’s system works on a different principal, but my advice would still be “Proceed with caution.”

Our last issue discussed a cancer treatment where there IS impressive scientific evidence, and it costs a lot less than a countertop water machine. If you missed this important news, scroll down and get it now.


Cough Suppressant Now
a Proven Cancer Remedy

    Could it be possible that a heavy-hitting cancer cure is right under our noses — available over the counter?

So it would seem.

It’s called noscapine. No matter how you look at it, this naturally-occurring compound that comes from poppy flowers appears to be a winner. It’s backed by solid science and has virtually no side effects. A researcher who participated in one of the studies said noscapine could be the most effective tumor-suppressant ever. Keep reading for more about this overlooked wonder.

Continued below. . .

Avoid the 7 Danger Signs of a Toxic Liver

    There are 7 danger signs that could be your body’s way of telling you that you have a toxic liver.

    The scary thing is these signs could easily be mistaken for other, less common health problems.

Here are the 7 Danger Signs of a Toxic Liver

And if you’ve never given this three-pound organ much thought, there’s something you must know:

Your liver is the ‘missing link’ to feeling younger and stronger!

If you’re experiencing even one of these 7 danger signs, your liver could be full of harmful toxins.

To find out more about these 7 danger signs and how to help protect your liver, watch this free special presentation right now.

Noscapine has been used for years in over-the-counter cough medicines. But taken in high doses, it becomes a near-perfect cancer treatment — operating almost like chemotherapy, but without all the consequences.

The long road to “getting discovered” as a cancer treatment

    The best source of noscapine is opium-producing poppy plants, but it can also be found in tomatoes and cabbage leaves. First discovered back in 1817, it’s a compound with a colorful history. Originally (in the late 1800s) noscapine was used to treat malaria — though it wasn’t very effective. Then in the 1930s, researchers realized noscapine had anti-cough properties. By 1958, it was used worldwide as a cough suppressant.

About that time, the National Cancer Institute ran some cell culture studies and realized noscapine had cancer-killing properties. But the substance was already patented as a cough suppressant, so further studies on anti-cancer benefits were dropped. Sponsoring drug companies didn’t want to bother since they had no way to make a profit. The patent would run out before they could satisfy the FDA that noscapine is an effective cancer medicine.

This is hard to believe, but it’s true. If you wonder why the health care system is so dysfunctional, look no further.

Fast-forward to 1997, when a grad student at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia — Keqiang Ye — rediscovered that noscapine kills cancer.

Emory scientists jumped on it and studied the effect of noscapine on human breast cancer tumors transplanted into animals. Results showed 80-percent tumor reduction in as little as three weeks, and with no obvious toxicity to vital organs. Immune systems in the animals also stayed functional, in direct contrast to the immune-suppressing effects of chemotherapy.

More studies followed, including one where noscapine was proven effective against malignant melanomas and certain kinds of brain cancer.

It was also confirmed that high, daily doses of noscapine were not only non-toxic, but that side-effects in humans were rare. One patient out of five would experience only mild side effects, like nausea and stomachache. I should add that noscapine users occasionally abuse the product, because a high dose is intoxicating. After all, it’s an opium derivative.

Following the slew of promising studies, Emory scientists worked with scientists from the University of Delhi, in India, to chemically modify noscapine so they could get it patented and on the market as a cancer treatment.

By 2004, they had a new agent (but with the same anti-cancer properties). It was patented, and from there Emory gave Cougar Biotechnology of California the go-ahead to make a commercial version. In July 2009, Cougar Biotechnology was acquired by Johnson & Johnson as a wholly-owned subsidiary, but still manages preclinical trials of noscapine.

In other words, it’s not FDA-approved yet as a cancer remedy, but many cancer patients are taking advantage of it anyway, since it’s available over the counter.

I don’t personally know any patients who have tried it nor do I know what’s considered a therapeutic dose. Because it’s an opium product and may have the potential to be addictive, I can’t recommend noscapine for unsupervised home use until I have more information. It’s an exciting development, but still new and experimental.

In May we sent members of our “platinum club,” the Alternative Cancer Research Institute, the first breaking news we had about noscapine. ACRI is dedicated to gathering every single alternative cancer remedy on earth into one place. We have more than 350 so far.

In spite of that enormous number of treatments, we keep coming across new ones, or important new information about treatments we already list. So twice a month ACRI members receive breaking news about a new cancer treatment.

PLUS when you join we send you a free 460-page soft cover book with all the treatments. The book is called the Complete Guide to Alternative Cancer Treatments. And it has a better claim to that boastful title than any other book on earth. We’ve shown it to research scientists who were in awe when they saw all the cancer treatments we’ve been able to gather.

If you’d like to learn more about ACRI, just click here.

Meanwhile, getting back to noscapine. . .

Three-fold anti-cancer properties

    The anti-cancer potential of noscapine is impressive. For starters, it has powerful cell-killing abilities, meaning it can stop cell division. As a result, cancer cells can’t replicate and spread.

Noscapine also stops angiogenesis — the formation of new tumor vessels that feed tumors. Inhibiting angiogenesis is a major goal of any cancer treatment. Noscapine can do this thanks to its ability to inhibit HIF-1 alpha. For science buffs, HIF-1 alpha is a transcription factor that supports VEGF, or vascular endothelial growth factor, which stimulates the growth of new blood vessels.

A third major benefit to this natural compound is that it inhibits bradykinin, which is a powerful cancer growth factor. Some studies show that agents with the ability to inhibit bradykinin are more effective than chemotherapy drugs at halting cancer cell growth.

As a result of these anti-cancer abilities, some doctors already use noscapine to treat the following cancers: breast, prostate, lung, ovarian, brain, and lymphomas.

Beyond that, the research continues to impress. In 2010, Current Drug Targets published a study that showed noscapine not only inhibited the growth and spread of leukemia cells, but also made them more vulnerable to chemotherapeutic agents.

Then last February, Medical Research published the results of a study that proved noscapine significantly induced apoptosis, or natural cell death, of Mg-63 tumor cells (found in osteosarcoma, a common type of bone tumor). It was one of the researchers involved in this study who said noscapine could be the most effective tumor-suppressant ever discovered.

There’s even a doctor in San Diego — Dr. Israel Barken — known to treat his prostate cancer patients with noscapine. Dr. Barken posted study results on his website that showed noscapine curbed prostate cancer tumor volume in mice by significant amounts.

But here’s what we’re waiting on…

    Now that the healing properties of noscapine are more well-known, cancer patients are using it to treat themselves. You can get it over the counter in most countries, and that includes the U.S. and Canada. In addition, we’re seeing more and more reports of noscapine working where chemotherapy or conventional drugs fail.

Development is something of an issue, since producing noscapine can be labor-intensive (it requires the cutting open of individual poppy seed capsules). But a new study published online in Science last May shows promise for synthesizing noscapine to make production faster and easier.

So the future looks bright for this treatment. It’s widely available, relatively cheap, has a good safety record, works synergistically with other drugs, and has low toxicity. Plus, more and more studies are confirming the pros of this promising natural substance.

Where we go next depends largely on the results of future studies and whether the medical community will embrace it as a standard cancer treatment.

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Lee Euler, Publisher


References:“A Papaver somniferum 10-Gene Cluster for Synthesis of the Anticancer Alkaloid Noscapine.” Winzer et al. Science, Published Online 31 May 2012.
https://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6089/1704.abstractChang, Raymond, MD, FCAP. (2009, May 11). Noscapine near perfect? Off-Label Cancer Treatments. Retrieved on March 12, 2012 from:
http://cancerx.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/is-noscapine-near-perfect/Landen, J., Hau, V., Wang, M., Davis, T., Ciliax, B., Wainer, B., Van Meir, E., Glass, J., Hoshi, H., Archer, D. Noscapine Crosses the Blood-Brain Barrier and Inhibits Glioblastoma Growth. Clinical Cancer Research. 2004, Aug. 1; Vol. 10: 5187. Retrieved March 12, 2012 from:
http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/10/15/5187.full

Lucas, D., Still, P., Bueno Pérez, L., Grever, M., and Kinghorn, A. Potential of plant-derived natural products in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma. Current Drug Targets. 2010, July; 11(7): 812-822. Retrieved March 12, 2012 from:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892601/

“Noscapine.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noscapine

Noscapine: A Safe Cough Suppressant With Newly Discovered Effects in Treating Cancer and Stroke. (2007, Feb.) MedInsight Research Institute in Collaboration with Prostate Cancer

“Noscapine near perfect?” By Dr. Raymond Chang, Off-Label Cancer Treatments.
http://cancerx.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/is-noscapine-near-perfect/

Noscapine Project. Prostate Cancer Research and Education Foundation.
http://www.noscapine.org/

Product Pipeline. Cougar Biotechnology, Research and Development.
http://www.cougarbiotechnology.com/pipeline.html

“Prophylactic noscapine therapy inhibits human prostate cancer progression and metastasis in a mouse model.” Barken I, Geller J, Rogosnitzky M. Anticancer Res. 2010 Feb;30(2):399-401.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20332445

Research and Educational Foundation St. Dover, DE. Retrieved on March 11, 2012, from:
http://www.pcref.org/MedInsight%20-%20PCREF%20Noscapine%20Review.pdf

Rosenberg, Mark MD. (2009, May 16). Noscapine and Cancer.
http://noscapine.com/cancer.html

“Scientists Identify Opium Poppy Genes that Make Promising Cancer Drug.” By Maia Szalavitz, TIME Magazine, Healthland. 6 June 2012.
http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/01/scientists-identify-opium-poppy-genes-that-make-promising-cancer-drug/

The Effect of Noscapine Combination of Cisplatin on Inhibition Proliferation and Apoptosis of Human Osteosarcoma Cell Line MG-63. (2012, Feb. 22) Medical Research. Retrieved on March 11, 2012 from:
http://www.res-medical.com/oncology/62207

Cough Suppressant Now a Proven Cancer Remedy

Could it be possible that a heavy-hitting cancer cure is right under our noses — available over the counter?

So it would seem.

It’s called noscapine. No matter how you look at it, this naturally-occurring compound that comes from poppy flowers appears to be a winner. It’s backed by solid science and has virtually no side effects. A researcher who participated in one of the studies said noscapine could be the most effective tumor-suppressant ever. Keep reading for more about this overlooked wonder.

Continued below. . .

Hidden Constipation Syndrome –
Have You Got It?

A recent study reports that more than half of patients – 62 percent – have colons plugged up with layers of filthy, decayed fecal matter. . .

. . .even though 80 percent had bowel movements every day without straining!

Colon autopsies show it and now studies have proven it. Even if you have a regular, daily bowel movement, you may possibly have pounds of hardened, toxic, bacteria-laden waste matter stuck in your intestines!

Breakthrough study results from the prestigious Department of Organ Surgery and Gastroenterological Clinic in Elsinore, Denmark, reveal that millions of people unknowingly have these large “fecal reservoirs” – which back up your entire colon and rectum.

And no synthetic laxatives or enemas can get this toxic, rotting mess out of you!

Click here for a FREE REPORT on how you can get rid of this deadly threat to your health and well being.

Noscapine has been used for years in over-the-counter cough medicines. But taken in high doses, it becomes a near-perfect cancer treatment — operating almost like chemotherapy, but without all the consequences.

The long road to “getting discovered” as a cancer treatment

    The best source of noscapine is opium-producing poppy plants, but it can also be found in tomatoes and cabbage leaves. First discovered back in 1817, it’s a compound with a colorful history. Originally (in the late 1800s) noscapine was used to treat malaria — though it wasn’t very effective. Then in the 1930s, researchers realized noscapine had anti-cough properties. By 1958, it was used worldwide as a cough suppressant.

About that time, the National Cancer Institute ran some cell culture studies and realized noscapine had cancer-killing properties. But the substance was already patented as a cough suppressant, so further studies on anti-cancer benefits were dropped. Sponsoring drug companies didn’t want to bother since they had no way to make a profit. The patent would run out before they could satisfy the FDA that noscapine is an effective cancer medicine.

This is hard to believe, but it’s true. If you wonder why the health care system is so dysfunctional, look no further.

Fast-forward to 1997, when a grad student at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia — Keqiang Ye — rediscovered that noscapine kills cancer.

Emory scientists jumped on it and studied the effect of noscapine on human breast cancer tumors transplanted into animals. Results showed 80-percent tumor reduction in as little as three weeks, and with no obvious toxicity to vital organs. Immune systems in the animals also stayed functional, in direct contrast to the immune-suppressing effects of chemotherapy.

More studies followed, including one where noscapine was proven effective against malignant melanomas and certain kinds of brain cancer.

It was also confirmed that high, daily doses of noscapine were not only non-toxic, but that side-effects in humans were rare. One patient out of five would experience only mild side effects, like nausea and stomachache. I should add that noscapine users occasionally abuse the product, because a high dose is intoxicating. After all, it’s an opium derivative.

Following the slew of promising studies, Emory scientists worked with scientists from the University of Delhi, in India, to chemically modify noscapine so they could get it patented and on the market as a cancer treatment.

By 2004, they had a new agent (but with the same anti-cancer properties). It was patented, and from there Emory gave Cougar Biotechnology of California the go-ahead to make a commercial version. In July 2009, Cougar Biotechnology was acquired by Johnson & Johnson as a wholly-owned subsidiary, but still manages preclinical trials of noscapine.

In other words, it’s not FDA-approved yet as a cancer remedy, but many cancer patients are taking advantage of it anyway, since it’s available over the counter.

I don’t personally know any patients who have tried it nor do I know what’s considered a therapeutic dose. Because it’s an opium product and may have the potential to be addictive, I can’t recommend noscapine for unsupervised home use until I have more information. It’s an exciting development, but still new and experimental.

In May we sent members of our “platinum club,” the Alternative Cancer Research Institute, the first breaking news we had about noscapine. ACRI is dedicated to gathering every single alternative cancer remedy on earth into one place. We have more than 350 so far.

In spite of that enormous number of treatments, we keep coming across new ones, or important new information about treatments we already list. So twice a month ACRI members receive breaking news about a new cancer treatment.

PLUS when you join we send you a free 460-page soft cover book with all the treatments. The book is called the Complete Guide to Alternative Cancer Treatments. And it has a better claim to that boastful title than any other book on earth. We’ve shown it to research scientists who were in awe when they saw all the cancer treatments we’ve been able to gather.

If you’d like to learn more about ACRI, just click here.

Meanwhile, getting back to noscapine. . .

Three-fold anti-cancer properties

    The anti-cancer potential of noscapine is impressive. For starters, it has powerful cell-killing abilities, meaning it can stop cell division. As a result, cancer cells can’t replicate and spread.

Noscapine also stops angiogenesis — the formation of new tumor vessels that feed tumors. Inhibiting angiogenesis is a major goal of any cancer treatment. Noscapine can do this thanks to its ability to inhibit HIF-1 alpha. For science buffs, HIF-1 alpha is a transcription factor that supports VEGF, or vascular endothelial growth factor, which stimulates the growth of new blood vessels.

A third major benefit to this natural compound is that it inhibits bradykinin, which is a powerful cancer growth factor. Some studies show that agents with the ability to inhibit bradykinin are more effective than chemotherapy drugs at halting cancer cell growth.

As a result of these anti-cancer abilities, some doctors already use noscapine to treat the following cancers: breast, prostate, lung, ovarian, brain, and lymphomas.

Beyond that, the research continues to impress. In 2010, Current Drug Targets published a study that showed noscapine not only inhibited the growth and spread of leukemia cells, but also made them more vulnerable to chemotherapeutic agents.

Then last February, Medical Research published the results of a study that proved noscapine significantly induced apoptosis, or natural cell death, of Mg-63 tumor cells (found in osteosarcoma, a common type of bone tumor). It was one of the researchers involved in this study who said noscapine could be the most effective tumor-suppressant ever discovered.

There’s even a doctor in San Diego — Dr. Israel Barken — known to treat his prostate cancer patients with noscapine. Dr. Barken posted study results on his website that showed noscapine curbed prostate cancer tumor volume in mice by significant amounts.

But here’s what we’re waiting on…

    Now that the healing properties of noscapine are more well-known, cancer patients are using it to treat themselves. You can get it over the counter in most countries, and that includes the U.S. and Canada. In addition, we’re seeing more and more reports of noscapine working where chemotherapy or conventional drugs fail.

Development is something of an issue, since producing noscapine can be labor-intensive (it requires the cutting open of individual poppy seed capsules). But a new study published online in Science last May shows promise for synthesizing noscapine to make production faster and easier.

So the future looks bright for this treatment. It’s widely available, relatively cheap, has a good safety record, works synergistically with other drugs, and has low toxicity. Plus, more and more studies are confirming the pros of this promising natural substance.

Where we go next depends largely on the results of future studies and whether the medical community will embrace it as a standard cancer treatment.

Like Us on Facebook

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


References:“A Papaver somniferum 10-Gene Cluster for Synthesis of the Anticancer Alkaloid Noscapine.” Winzer et al. Science, Published Online 31 May 2012.
https://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6089/1704.abstractChang, Raymond, MD, FCAP. (2009, May 11). Noscapine near perfect? Off-Label Cancer Treatments. Retrieved on March 12, 2012 from:
http://cancerx.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/is-noscapine-near-perfect/Landen, J., Hau, V., Wang, M., Davis, T., Ciliax, B., Wainer, B., Van Meir, E., Glass, J., Hoshi, H., Archer, D. Noscapine Crosses the Blood-Brain Barrier and Inhibits Glioblastoma Growth. Clinical Cancer Research. 2004, Aug. 1; Vol. 10: 5187. Retrieved March 12, 2012 from:
http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/10/15/5187.fullLucas, D., Still, P., Bueno Pérez, L., Grever, M., and Kinghorn, A. Potential of plant-derived natural products in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma. Current Drug Targets. 2010, July; 11(7): 812-822. Retrieved March 12, 2012 from:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2892601/“Noscapine.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NoscapineNoscapine: A Safe Cough Suppressant With Newly Discovered Effects in Treating Cancer and Stroke. (2007, Feb.) MedInsight Research Institute in Collaboration with Prostate Cancer“Noscapine near perfect?” By Dr. Raymond Chang, Off-Label Cancer Treatments.
http://cancerx.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/is-noscapine-near-perfect/Noscapine Project. Prostate Cancer Research and Education Foundation.
http://www.noscapine.org/

Product Pipeline. Cougar Biotechnology, Research and Development.
http://www.cougarbiotechnology.com/pipeline.html

“Prophylactic noscapine therapy inhibits human prostate cancer progression and metastasis in a mouse model.” Barken I, Geller J, Rogosnitzky M. Anticancer Res. 2010 Feb;30(2):399-401.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20332445

Research and Educational Foundation St. Dover, DE. Retrieved on March 11, 2012, from:
http://www.pcref.org/MedInsight%20-%20PCREF%20Noscapine%20Review.pdf

Rosenberg, Mark MD. (2009, May 16). Noscapine and Cancer.
http://noscapine.com/cancer.html

“Scientists Identify Opium Poppy Genes that Make Promising Cancer Drug.” By Maia Szalavitz, TIME Magazine, Healthland. 6 June 2012.
http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/01/scientists-identify-opium-poppy-genes-that-make-promising-cancer-drug/

The Effect of Noscapine Combination of Cisplatin on Inhibition Proliferation and Apoptosis of Human Osteosarcoma Cell Line MG-63. (2012, Feb. 22) Medical Research. Retrieved on March 11, 2012 from:
http://www.res-medical.com/oncology/62207

Viruses Can Cause Cancer?

Are you secretly harboring these twin viruses that can get together and give you cancer?

The viruses depend in part on actions you take to get them started, usually years before you’re even close to a cancer diagnosis or show a single symptom. And years before most people are even thinking about cancer.

Are you at risk? The short answer is “yes,” because about 90 percent of us carry these viruses. So what do you need in order to escape the damage of this unholy alliance and stay cancer free?

Read on to find out what these viruses do, how they act together, steps you can take to defeat them, and whether the well-hyped mainstream “solution” is good for anything…

Continued below. . .

Sensational New Dimensions To The Candida Story

    Everyone has heard about the mystery organism “Candida”. But the “Candida” hype is from sources about 30 years out of date. Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby MD pointed out the many other possible causative organisms as long ago as 1992. The truth is, there are dozens of potential culprits.

You are about to learn the unfolding of the full story of this bizarre and mysterious syndrome from one of the top holistic MD writers of our time. The hot new science that has emerged in the last 2-3 years is totally different and has vastly more impact than we ever thought or imagined.

The truth is, what we used to call dysbiosis has become the number one health hazard of our modern world. It’s something that threatens our very DNA; it’s truly THE disease of the 21st century.

Read more on this page and get yourself a copy of Dr. Keith’s new book The Moldy Patient!

Found in more than 50% of prostate cancers,
but ladies, don’t tune out yet…

    Recently published research revealed that both the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Epstein Barr virus (EBV) were present in more than half of all malignant prostate cancers — as well as in a large number of benign cases.

This research was performed at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, and was published in the journal, The Prostate. Associate Professor Noel Whitaker and Professor James Lawson were the study leads.

Professor Whitaker notes that other recent unpublished experimental research suggests that HPV and EBV team up to promote both the survival and growth of cancer cells.

In about 70 out of the 100 prostate cancer samples they looked at, a high-risk strain of HPV called HPV 18 was present. Both HPV and EBV together were seen in 55 percent of cases.

It was already known that HPV is often present in prostate cancer, but this is one of the few studies to confirm the presence of both cancer-causing HPV and EBV in the same cancer tissues.

As you probably know, almost all cervical cancers are caused by HPV infections. And just two HPV viruses are responsible for about 70 percent of all cases. But few people are aware HPV may figure in prostate cancer, too.

What’s more, HPV is also linked to 85 percent of all anal cancers.

Earlier research by Professor Whitaker’s team found that HPV is present in about 40% of all breast cancer as well.

Professor Whitaker says, “I should caution that their presence is not conclusive of a role in prostate cancer. But given their well-established track record with other cancers, it would seem quite unlikely that they are harmless.”

No kidding. But there’s still more. . .

The twin viruses can hit males and females
with these cancer types…

    HPV is linked to cancer of the oropharynx — which is the middle part of the throat, including the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils. In the U.S., more than half of oropharynx cancers are linked to the HPV virus — which has spiked during the past 20 years especially in men — with no real end in sight.

Meanwhile, the other culprit — Epstein Barr virus — is also linked to head and neck cancers, lymphomas (cancer of the lymph nodes), nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and gastric cancer. How can these two viruses be implicated in so many cancers?

Viruses are known to play many tricks in their effort to gain control over their host cells — and to re-program them to their own advantage.

The fact that nearly everyone carries EBV virus in their systems shows just how “successful” EBV is as a human virus. It’s one of the few known viruses that can cause cancer in humans under certain conditions.

A research team in Germany was able to show how the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) exploits the signaling proteins of its host cell — the ones that normally program cell death (apoptosis) — and convert the healthy cell into a cancer cell. It’s characteristic of cancer cells that they do NOT experience natural cell death the way healthy cells do. One of the main reasons may be reprogramming by EBV — and — who knows? — by other viruses yet to be identified.

The EBV has created a unique molecular way to get rid of the “undesired” property that causes a cell to die naturally — in order to adapt the cell to its own needs.1 Both the host cells and the Epstein Barr virus within become “immortal.”

How high-risk HPVs cause cancer

    HPVs infect epithelial cells. These cells cover the inside and outside surfaces of your body, including your skin, throat, genital tract, and anus. They are not thought to enter your bloodstream, meaning that an infection in one area doesn’t necessarily lead to infection elsewhere.

Once HPV enters the epithelial cell, it goes to work making proteins.

Two of the proteins it makes interfere with normal cellular function, allow the cells to grow uncontrolled, and help them dodge apoptosis or cell death.

Often these infected cells are tracked down by your immune system and destroyed. Sometimes they escape detection and cause a persistent infection. As these infected cells begin to reproduce, they can develop mutations that promote even more cell growth… leading to a high-grade lesion and ultimately a tumor.

Scientists believe it takes 10 to 20 years from the time of an initial HPV infection till tumor formation. However, less than 50 percent of high-grade cervical lesions ever progress to invasive cervical cancer.

How risky is HPV, really?

    That all depends…

Some types of sexually transmitted HPVs can cause genital warts. Other types — called high risk or oncogenic HPVs — can cause cancer. At least a dozen high-risk HPV types have been identified, with type 16 and 18 contributing to the majority of HPV-caused cancer.2

High-risk HPVs cause nearly all cervical and anal cancers, plus some vaginal, vulvar, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers.

However, most infections with oncogenic HPVs never result in cancer — but clear up on their own within one to two years. Most likely, a healthy immune system can fight them off, while a weak or compromised immune system leads to cancer.

It is only the HPV infections that last for many years which increase a person’s cancer risk. (And realistically, you should probably be concerned about ANY infection which extends for years!)

Cancer-preventing advice: Keep your pants on

    HPV is largely preventable through lifestyle choices. It is spread through skin-to-skin, oral, anal or genital contact with others. So a long-term monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner is the strategy most likely to prevent infection.

If I can get on my soapbox for a moment, the idea that “guiltless” sex with multiple partners can EVER be safe is pure nonsense. There exists no more efficient, effective way to spread disease than sexual contact. Besides HPV, the list of sexually transmitted diseases includes syphilis, gonorrhea, AIDS, hepatitis, chlamydia and herpes. That list is by no means complete – those are just the more serious diseases.

People think medicine has an answer to everything. It doesn’t. It’s a shame that “sexual liberation” has come to be considered the norm — supposedly made possible and safe by the inventions of the pharmaceutical industry, such as the birth control pill and antibiotics. Meanwhile monogamy and fidelity are considered weird, cultish behavior advocated only by religious nuts.

Even an atheist who’s rigorously honest should be able to figure out that promiscuous sex is self-destructive behavior. You don’t have to believe in God to believe in monogamy.

Meanwhile, getting back to HPV, the lack of symptoms makes it hard to know whether a partner who has been sexually active in the past is now infected with HPV.

Mainstream medicine is quick to point out that you should absolutely get a vaccine to prevent HPV. Stand by for the other side of that story…

Which of the other risk factors
for the “twin viruses” do you have?

    The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm points out from their research that sexual promiscuity is a major risk factor in becoming infected with the HPV. It has long been linked to cervical cancer in women, but researchers now think they have an explanation for the recent spike in prostate cancer.

They suggest that once young men are exposed to HPV it starts a chain reaction of genetic mutations that can lead to cancer decades later.

The Swedish study involved 500 men. They found higher levels of antibodies to HPV among those who had the highest number of sexual partners.

Tim Oliver, professor of Medical Oncology at St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine, believes that the increased levels of unprotected sex which began when “The Pill” was introduced in the 1960s may account in part for the current rise in prostate cancers.

Other factors that may increase your HPV-related cancer risks include:

  • Smoking — Scientists think the carcinogen benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) found in cigarette smoke interacts with HPV to increase cancer risk up to 10-fold.3 And that most of the HPV cases that progress to cancer are linked to smoking.
  • Weakened immune system
  • Long term oral contraceptive use (linked to cervical cancer)
  • Having many children (linked to cervical cancer)
  • Poor oral hygiene (linked to oropharyngeal cancer)
  • Chronic inflammation

Hindsight is 20:20 —
So what’s a person to do now?

    Your healthy immune system is your next best defense against HPV and EBV.

The Centers for Disease Control even say that in 90% of all cases, your immune system clears HPV naturally within two years.

But this isn’t necessarily the case for the other deadly virus, EBV. So you should give your immune system all the help you can!

Clearing these viruses does not mean they go away. It just means your immune system is powerful enough to keep them from causing disease.

The viruses are on to this, too. They embed themselves into one of your organs as a “latent infection”. It behaves as if it’s asleep. You would consider it dormant.

If your immune system is weakened, it allows the HPV and EBV to “wake up” again. That’s when they can become really dangerous.

Certain nutrients can help…

    As a general rule, the B vitamins promote cellular metabolism and energy production which can help provide the high levels of energy needed to fight off infections.

Vitamin B12 may help destroy HPV and may even prevent cervical cancer by disrupting viral replication. A 2002 study showed that women with the highest circulating B12 levels were least likely to develop a persistent HPV infection. They therefore concluded that higher levels of B12 in your blood might help prevent cervical cancer.

Vitamin D is also supportive of your immune system.4 A 2010 study published in Nature Immunology found that vitamin D activates killer T cells so they can detect and get rid of invading pathogens. Killer T cells are produced in your thymus gland and could help eliminate HPV viruses.

In addition, the Vitamin D Council found that vitamin D levels above 40 ng/mL may reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Multiple studies show a connection between low sunlight exposure and cervical cancer risk.

As for men… laboratory and epidemiological studies suggest that vitamin D may reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer and may be a key to better outcomes for those who have it.

What’s more… they found that men born in sun-drenched areas of the U.S. are roughly half as likely to develop prostate cancer later in life as those in the north.

One U.S. study and two Chinese studies agreed. They found a reduced cancer risk and reduced mortality due to Ultraviolet B exposure, which you can get from being in the sun. A Japanese study found a lower rate of invasive cervical cancer with higher vitamin D rates — except in smokers. (Smoking reduces your vitamin D levels.)5

In addition, vitamins C, B6 and folic acid also stimulate your immune system and may help you alleviate symptoms of HPV.6 Herbal remedies to consider may include Echinacea, amaranth, chaparral, olive leaf extract, astragalus, garlic, and tea tree oil.7

So, what about medicine’s “big answer” to HPV?

    A word of caution about mainstream medicine’s “terrific” solution…

You really should know the back-story before consenting to this for yourself or a loved one.

The HPV vaccine only protects against two strains of cancer-causing HPV. Yet there are about 15 strains known to cause cancer if an infection persists. Currently no one knows whether this vaccine will have any impact on cervical cancer rates in the future. So erring on the side of caution and knowing your risks prior to injecting foreign stuff into your body would make sense. Right?

The fact is, Gardasil (one of the HPV vaccines) has been riddled with dangerous and life-threatening side effects. If there were any regard for science, neither Gardasil nor Cervarix would be hyped the way they are.

Many side effects have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), which is jointly operated by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

As of mid-August 2012, Gardasil has been linked to 122 reports of death… and as of July 2012, there were also 891 reports of disability, and 509 life-threatening adverse events.

There are also now increasing numbers of reports of cervical abnormalities and cancer four to five years following vaccination.

Other side effects reported to VAERS include the following:

  • Paralysis
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Seizures
  • Speech problems
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Miscarriages and fetal abnormalities
  • Blood clots and heart problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Blindness
  • Cardiac arrest and sudden death

Yet this vaccine is now recommended by the U.S. government as a routine vaccination for girls and women ages 9 to 26, and for boys and young men ages 11 to 21.

Don’t count on them to alert you of risks!

    Disturbingly, if you go to the Gardasil web site, it completely omits mention of death or other serious events as side effects of the vaccine. And WebMD has the gall to say there are NO reported side effects from this vaccine. (Apparently they haven’t visited the VAERS information.)

There is no evidence this vaccine even offers any long term protection. And too many highly speculative assumptions are being made that may not be at all accurate, including the assumption of life-long protection.

In fact, a Gardasil whistle-blower who participated in the Phase 2 and 3 trials suggests the vaccine is ineffective past 5 years.

I would be unwilling to take these kinds of risks for a vaccine that won’t last anywhere near the decades needed for anti-cancer protection.

In our last issue, we warned there are serious questions about a popular alternative cancer cure. If you missed this news, please scroll down and read it now.


Is This Famous Cancer “Miracle” a Dud?

    What can make your breath smell better… bleach wood pulp… disinfect drinking water… and clobber cancer cells too?

That sounds like a tall order for ANYTHING to accomplish! But many folks are convinced that the compound chlorine dioxide can do all this—and even MORE!

This chemical compound is made of one chlorine ion bound to two ions of oxygen. It has a type of magnetism that helps it snatch electrons away from harmful pathogens.

Doing so causes a type of mini explosion that knocks the snuff out of viruses, toxins, parasites and other things that can harm your health.

But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts a different spin on chlorine dioxide—particularly when it’s sold as a product called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS).

Here’s what they say…

Continued below. . .

The Alzheimer’s Answer no one is talking about!

    It’s been called a “diabetes darling,” touted as a natural “cholesterol buster,” and can even help bust up inflammation.

But one M.D. thinks we’re missing the point entirely

This could be the Alzheimer’s Answer of a lifetime–and no one’s talking about it!

Imagine–the key to protecting your memory and putting your fears to rest could be right in front of you.

Today, America’s leading natural authority is standing up and speaking out. And now you can discover his revelation in this groundbreaking presentation .

By no means should you drink BLEACH—
unless WE give it to you!

    The FDA issued warnings in both July and October 2010 warning folks to steer clear of MMS products being sold by independent distributors on websites and online auctions.

According to the government agency, if you prepare the product as directed it produces “industrial strength bleach.”

They also warn that some people experienced nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration after taking the product. Is it really as bad as they say? Or is this just the FDA up to its usual tricks?

Their recommendations were: 1) DON’T purchase the product or 2) throw out any you may have. I’ve heard mixed reports about this remedy myself and I don’t recommend it.

I can’t deny a lot of people say it works, not only for cancer but for other diseases. But I think you’ve got better anti-cancer choices. Because this remedy gets so much press, I get letters about it. So let’s take a look. . .

Chlorine dioxide is commonly used in many different ways — it just comes down to how strong the solution is.

Chlorine dioxide has been used to treat and purify public water sources around the world since the 1940s.

For example, the water treatment plant in Niagara Falls, New York first used chlorine dioxide in 1944 to treat its drinking water.

And officials in Brussels, Belgium approved the use of the compound for disinfecting its public drinking water supplies in 1956.

The level found in your drinking water is too low to make you sick, although drinking chlorinated water over the long term may be linked to bladder cancer, according to some sources.

The substance is used for other purposes. . .

Chlorine dioxide has been a staple antiseptic and pathogen killer in the medical profession for more than 100 years.

What’s more, the compound and its chlorite ion were used to decontaminate public buildings following the 2001 release of anthrax spores in the United States.

People also used it to scrub mold from Louisiana homes flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Chlorine dioxide kills microbes. That’s why it’s used in all these applications. To be less, polite — it’s a poison. I’m not surprised it makes people sick (as the inventor admits it sometimes does).

The man behind the MMS ‘miracle’…

    The product that raises the FDA’s hackles was created by a retired miner named Jim Humble.

He accidentally discovered the health benefits of chlorine dioxide while helping a friend complete a gold mining expedition in South Africa.

Some of the miners began to experience headaches… aching muscles and joints… nausea… diarrhea… and vomiting. They also suffered with chills and high fevers—all symptoms of malaria.

When Humble gave the sick miners some of the stabilized oxygen he’d brought to purify his drinking water—everyone was amazed to see improvements within an hour after they took it!

Humble discovered that trace amounts of chlorine dioxide and its chlorite ion were the magic bullet that helped the miners recover their health.

His MMS formula contains 28% of the sodium chlorite ion in distilled water. The solution changes to chlorine dioxide when you add an “activator” of lemon juice, vinegar or citric acid.

In his book The Miracle Mineral Solution of the 21st Century, Jim Humble states that MMS “is not meant for treatment of any particular disease; rather it is meant to improve the immune system to the point of overcoming many diseases, frequently in less than 24 hours.”

Over the years, Humble used his sodium chlorite solution to help people in Africa who were plagued with malaria, hepatitis, AIDS—and cancer. He also made it available to a larger market through Internet sales.

And naturally that has made him a target of the mainstream medical establishment. This is a case where I don’t have enough information to say, one way or another.

Like every alternative cancer remedy, this one has its fans. Many people believe Humble’s assertion that MMS can power up your immune system and be an effective protection against almost any type of cancer.

As for the nausea and vomiting the FDA reports as possible side effects of taking MMS—Humble acknowledges this may occur.

He said this is often the way your body reacts when purging itself of toxins and other harmful substances. It can also happen if a person ingests too many drops of MMS at one time.

His suggestion is to drink a glass of cold water to help ease the nausea. You could also add EITHER 1000 to 5000 mg of vitamin C, OR a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.

If you’re curious about the benefits of MMS, you’ll find a free chapter from Humble’s book at
http://www.ivantic.net/Ostale_knjiige/Zdravlje/the.miracle.mineral.
supplement.of.the.21st.century.3rd.edition.part.1.and.part.2.pdf


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Lee Euler, Publisher


Footnotes from 1st article:1Schneider, F., Neugebauer, J., Griese, J., Liefold, N., Kutz, H., Briseno, C., Kieser, A. (2008) The Viral Oncoprotein LMP1 Exploits TRADD for Signaling by Masking Its Apoptotic Activity. PLoS Biology 6(1): e8. Doi:10, 1371/journal.pbio.0060008
2http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV
3http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080122102342.htm
4“Nature Immunology”; Control of T Cell Activation by Vitamin D; J. Smolders et al; December 2010.
5http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/health-conditions/cancer/cervical-cancer/
6“Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health”; G. Combs; 2008
7“Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices of Herbal Medicine”; David Hoffmann; 2003.
8National Vaccine Information Center and Mercola.comResources from 2nd article:Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1994, September. ToxFAQs™ for Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorite. Retrieved from
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts160.html

Food and Drug Administration. 2010, July 30. FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). FDA News Release retrieved from
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm220747.htm

Food and Drug Administration. 2010, October. Miracle treatment turns into potent bleach. Consumer update retrieved from
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM228057.pdf

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1999, April. Alternative Disinfectants and Oxidants. Retrieved from
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/mdbp/pdf/alter/chapt_4.pdf

Is This Famous Cancer “Miracle” a Dud?

What can make your breath smell better… bleach wood pulp… disinfect drinking water… and clobber cancer cells too?

That sounds like a tall order for ANYTHING to accomplish! But many folks are convinced that the compound chlorine dioxide can do all this—and even MORE!

This chemical compound is made of one chlorine ion bound to two ions of oxygen. It has a type of magnetism that helps it snatch electrons away from harmful pathogens.

Doing so causes a type of mini explosion that knocks the snuff out of viruses, toxins, parasites and other things that can harm your health.

But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts a different spin on chlorine dioxide—particularly when it’s sold as a product called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS).

Here’s what they say…

Continued below. . .

The Alzheimer’s Answer no one is talking about!

    It’s been called a “diabetes darling,” touted as a natural “cholesterol buster,” and can even help bust up inflammation.

But one M.D. thinks we’re missing the point entirely

This could be the Alzheimer’s Answer of a lifetime–and no one’s talking about it!

Imagine–the key to protecting your memory and putting your fears to rest could be right in front of you.

Today, America’s leading natural authority is standing up and speaking out. And now you can discover his revelation in this groundbreaking presentation .

By no means should you drink BLEACH—
unless WE give it to you!

    The FDA issued warnings in both July and October 2010 warning folks to steer clear of MMS products being sold by independent distributors on websites and online auctions.

According to the government agency, if you prepare the product as directed it produces “industrial strength bleach.”

They also warn that some people experienced nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration after taking the product. Is it really as bad as they say? Or is this just the FDA up to its usual tricks?

Their recommendations were: 1) DON’T purchase the product or 2) throw out any you may have. I’ve heard mixed reports about this remedy myself and I don’t recommend it.

I can’t deny a lot of people say it works, not only for cancer but for other diseases. But I think you’ve got better anti-cancer choices. Because this remedy gets so much press, I get letters about it. So let’s take a look. . .

Chlorine dioxide is commonly used in many different ways — it just comes down to how strong the solution is.

Chlorine dioxide has been used to treat and purify public water sources around the world since the 1940s.

For example, the water treatment plant in Niagara Falls, New York first used chlorine dioxide in 1944 to treat its drinking water.

And officials in Brussels, Belgium approved the use of the compound for disinfecting its public drinking water supplies in 1956.

The level found in your drinking water is too low to make you sick, although drinking chlorinated water over the long term may be linked to bladder cancer, according to some sources.

The substance is used for other purposes. . .

Chlorine dioxide has been a staple antiseptic and pathogen killer in the medical profession for more than 100 years.

What’s more, the compound and its chlorite ion were used to decontaminate public buildings following the 2001 release of anthrax spores in the United States.

People also used it to scrub mold from Louisiana homes flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Chlorine dioxide kills microbes. That’s why it’s used in all these applications. To be less, polite — it’s a poison. I’m not surprised it makes people sick (as the inventor admits it sometimes does).

The man behind the MMS ‘miracle’…

    The product that raises the FDA’s hackles was created by a retired miner named Jim Humble.

He accidentally discovered the health benefits of chlorine dioxide while helping a friend complete a gold mining expedition in South Africa.

Some of the miners began to experience headaches… aching muscles and joints… nausea… diarrhea… and vomiting. They also suffered with chills and high fevers—all symptoms of malaria.

When Humble gave the sick miners some of the stabilized oxygen he’d brought to purify his drinking water—everyone was amazed to see improvements within an hour after they took it!

Humble discovered that trace amounts of chlorine dioxide and its chlorite ion were the magic bullet that helped the miners recover their health.

His MMS formula contains 28% of the sodium chlorite ion in distilled water. The solution changes to chlorine dioxide when you add an “activator” of lemon juice, vinegar or citric acid.

In his book The Miracle Mineral Solution of the 21st Century, Jim Humble states that MMS “is not meant for treatment of any particular disease; rather it is meant to improve the immune system to the point of overcoming many diseases, frequently in less than 24 hours.”

Over the years, Humble used his sodium chlorite solution to help people in Africa who were plagued with malaria, hepatitis, AIDS—and cancer. He also made it available to a larger market through Internet sales.

And naturally that has made him a target of the mainstream medical establishment. This is a case where I don’t have enough information to say, one way or another.

Like every alternative cancer remedy, this one has its fans. Many people believe Humble’s assertion that MMS can power up your immune system and be an effective protection against almost any type of cancer.

As for the nausea and vomiting the FDA reports as possible side effects of taking MMS—Humble acknowledges this may occur.

He said this is often the way your body reacts when purging itself of toxins and other harmful substances. It can also happen if a person ingests too many drops of MMS at one time.

His suggestion is to drink a glass of cold water to help ease the nausea. You could also add EITHER 1000 to 5000 mg of vitamin C, OR a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.

If you’re curious about the benefits of MMS, you’ll find a free chapter from Humble’s book at
http://www.ivantic.net/Ostale_knjiige/Zdravlje/the.miracle.mineral.
supplement.of.the.21st.century.3rd.edition.part.1.and.part.2.pdf

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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources:Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 1994, September. ToxFAQs™ for Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorite. Retrieved from
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts160.htmlFood and Drug Administration. 2010, July 30. FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). FDA News Release retrieved from
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm220747.htmFood and Drug Administration. 2010, October. Miracle treatment turns into potent bleach. Consumer update retrieved from
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM228057.pdf

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1999, April. Alternative Disinfectants and Oxidants. Retrieved from
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/mdbp/pdf/alter/chapt_4.pdf

A Natural Way to Keep Your Hair After Chemo

Going bald is one of the most obvious and demoralizing signs of cancer — at least, if you opt for chemotherapy. Once you lose your hair, your secret is out. Your cancer battle goes public. It might garner you sympathy from strangers, but you also lose the ability to carry on a normal life. And maybe worse, every time you look in the mirror, you see a sick person.

For women especially, hair loss can be the single most traumatic side-effect of going through cancer. It’s a verdict without appeal delivered by oncologists who recommend chemo: “You have a good chance of survival. The cancer may not come back. But you will lose all your hair.” Some people actually refuse chemotherapy because the idea of hair loss is so terrifying.

I’m happy to tell you there may be an answer. Keep reading. . .

Continued below. . .

The secret to curing cancer:
You’ve been throwing it in the trash!

    In 1921, a British doctor discovered that members of a remote native tribe were almost totally cancer-free. But when members of this tribe move away from their native land and change their diet, they get cancer just like anyone else.

It’s all thanks to a food most of us throw away as waste — a food that’s rich in amygdalin — what most of us call Laetrile.

Click here now and watch a video presentation about this cancer breakthrough. One cancer expert calls this overlooked food “the key to curing AND preventing cancer” — and you can benefit now — without going to a doctor or buying expensive supplements. This little throwaway food tastes great. Bill Clinton, of all people, eats a certain amygdalin-rich food all the time, and so can you. Click here now to watch the video!

Thanks to something called cold cap therapy, a huge number of cancer patients can be saved the embarrassment of hair loss. This very simple, all-natural therapy has been around for years and is popular in Europe, though it’s been slow to catch on in the U.S.

The bottom line here is that most cancer sufferers can make it through chemo with a full head of hair. I’m not a fan of chemo at all, but if that’s the treatment you choose, then you deserve to know there’s a pretty good chance to keep yourself from going bald. And it’s easy, too.

Freeze toxins right out of your head

    The concept itself is simple — and also a bit strange: You wear a frozen cap during chemo treatment. It keeps your scalp cold. And somehow, this prevents your hair from falling out.

The caps themselves look like swimmers’ caps. They’re also known as hypothermia caps, since they appear to induce local vasoconstriction around hair follicles (vasoconstriction is the body’s natural response to cold). This means blood flow around the hair follicle slows. As a result, toxins from chemotherapy drugs don’t fully circulate around the follicles, and the hair stays rooted.

The first patent for this therapy was filed in the late 1970s. Called “Chemo caps” at the time, the caps consisted of multiple gel-filled nylon pouches. The pouches were frozen and then worn for 15 to 20 minutes before chemo took place.

Studies at the time showed success rates for the Chemo Cap were around 73%. So when the first patent expired, a new wave of interest in “scalp cooling” took place.

Now, the two most common cap systems are the Penguin Cold Cap and the DigniCap Scalp Cooling System. Both are used throughout Europe, with success rates verging on 85% or higher. At this time, DigniCaps are not available in the U.S, but the Penguin caps are.

The Penguin Cold Caps are filled with crylon gel cooled down to -22 degrees Fahrenheit. The caps have to be changed every thirty minutes during the chemo treatment process. The DigniCap system involves a coolant pumped into the caps by a compressor. Temperature sensors inside the caps control circulation of the coolant.

The company behind the Penguin Cold Caps claims thousands of patients in Europe have kept their hair thanks to this simple intervention. But for U.S. residents, access is a problem. The caps can be rented, but they must be stored in a freezer that can maintain a temperature of -22 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s extremely cold. Not many hospitals offer access to this kind of freezer.

Thankfully, there are people trying to change all that. Shirley Billigmeier, an American who kept her hair following chemotherapy thanks to Penguin Cold Caps, joined with her friend Nancy Marshall to co-found something called The Rapunzel Project. They donate freezers to cancer sufferers around the country who want to try the therapy.

Doesn’t apply to all cancers

    It’s controversial, of course. And there are plenty of skeptics in the medical community. It’s only thanks to the power of the Internet that cold cap therapy is surfacing in the U.S. Patients are talking to each other, looking for a better way than what their oncologists offer.

A lot of oncologists either don’t know about the treatment or are stuck on the early trial results from back in the 1980’s. There are also doctors who are skeptical of the treatment because it means the chemo isn’t getting into a patient’s scalp and hair follicles, meaning patients could undergo metastases of the scalp.

Yet a 2009 study in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment recorded a 1.1% incidence in scalp metastasis among women who used the cold caps, while a 1.2% increase was recorded among women who did not use the caps. In other words — no difference in scalp cancer results from using the caps.

Keep in mind, cold cap therapy doesn’t appear to be appropriate for all cancers. If you have a blood-borne cancer, like leukemia or lymphoma, then it’s not recommended. The thinking is that because blood circulates through your scalp, any chemo treatment targeting cancer cells in the blood might fail to reach every place in the body where it’s needed.

Cold caps are most commonly used for women getting chemo as a preventive therapy for breast cancer, or for patients with other localized forms of cancer.

More studies are taking place in the hopes that cold cap treatment can be made more widely available. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has a study underway, and New York Hospital in New York City has been working on a cold cap study for the past two years.

For now, insurance companies don’t cover it because, in their view, it hasn’t been thoroughly studied. Total cost for the Penguin caps is around $1500 after cap rental and buying dry ice, which is a back-up freezing method if you can’t get hold of a suitable freezer.

It’s about patient empowerment

    The oncologists today who are open to cold cap therapy are the ones whose patients have used it successfully. The real-life cases they’ve seen are encouraging them to look past survival numbers and outcome stats, and to start recognizing the emotional side effects that play a significant role in recovery.

As far as I’m concerned, this isn’t “just” about vanity. It’s about giving patients some meaningful control over what’s happening to them. Taking charge of the way you look, beating the odds, and beating the pronouncements of naysayer doctors is as good a way as any of sticking it to cancer. After all, if you don’t look like a sick cancer patient, you won’t feel as much like a sick cancer patient. Keeping your spirits up can be essential to recovery.

I don’t personally know anyone who’s tried cold cap therapy. If you do, please share your experience on our Facebook page or write a letter to me at .

Do you sleep poorly or snore loudly? It can be a harbinger of serious health problems including cancer. If you missed this important article in the last issue, please scroll down and read it now.


When sleep problems turn deadly

    Do you find yourself tossing and turning all night? Or do your eyes droop throughout the day because you never feel really rested?

Or do you fiercely deny claims that your snoring shakes the walls—even though you wake up yourself?!

If this sounds like you, it might be time for a serious look at your sleep patterns. More could be at stake than just being a noisy sleeper. Here are some facts to get you started. . .

Continued below. . .

Show a Younger Face to the World

    By repairing your skin’s DNA, you can soften your skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tighten up your sagging jaw line, make your crow’s feet disappear, and fade sun and aging spots

A Nobel Prize winning secret makes it possible. Your “telomeres” determine how long your skin cells live. Telomeres are the “time keepers” attached to every strand of DNA. Each time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter. The shorter your telomeres, the more your skin cells age… causing dry and wrinkled skin. Maintain the length of your telomeres, your skin will stay supple, radiant, and youthful.

Dr. Sears’ Revive DNA Rejuvenation Cream turns back your skin’s aging clock and helps you show a younger face to the world. Click here to find out more.

You might be one of the 28 million Americans suffering with the condition called sleep apnea. This could be the real reason for your fatigue… snoring… and dangerous pauses in breathing at night…

If you know about sleep apnea you may already know it’s been linked to a higher danger of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes.

But the news about this problem just got worse: Now new research suggests that folks with sleep apnea could also run a higher risk of developing cancer!

Besides these longer run dangers, the condition can be dangerous in the short term, too! Although it won’t cause you to suffocate, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said sleep apnea does increase your chances of experiencing sudden cardiac activity that can lead to abnormal heart rhythms—and even DEATH!

 

Some folks see cancer risk increased fivefold…

    For one study, a team of researchers in Spain tracked thousands of patients at sleep clinics. They found that people with severe sleep apnea had a 65 percent (almost two-thirds) greater risk of developing various types of cancer.

Investigators with the Spanish Sleep Network used a measure called the hypoxemia index to examine the amount of time blood oxygen levels dip below 90 percent at night.

They followed 5,200 people for seven years, all of whom were cancer-free at the beginning of the study.

They found that the more oxygen depletion participants experienced at night, the more likely a patient would be diagnosed with cancer during the study.

According to study author Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez-Garcia of La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital in Spain, when a person’s oxygen levels dropped below 90 percent for up to 12 percent of their sleep time—he or she had a 68 percent higher chance of developing cancer than people whose oxygen levels did not drop!

The second study focused on about 1,500 state government workers in Wisconsin. These participants in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort have undergone extensive overnight sleep studies and other health tests about every four years since 1989.

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found that participants who experienced the most severe nighttime breathing problems bumped up their risk of dying from cancer by nearly five times when compared to those without the disorder!

Doctors said these observational results may benefit from additional research to determine if other, unknown factors may account for the link between sleep apnea and cancer.

Is there any treatment for sleep apnea?

    There definitely are things you can do to get sleep apnea under control. But the first step is determining for sure that you have this problem.

You might have a clue if a sleep mate tells you that you sound like a jackhammer at night!

But you can also have an overnight sleep study performed to monitor your breathing rate and the number of interruptions you experience throughout the night.

In some severe cases, people have been known to stop breathing 40 or more times each hour!

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, the standard treatment is a machine that provides “continuous positive airway pressure” or CPAP (pronounced SEE-pap) for short.

The machine pushes air through a mask that the person wears at night. The additional air forced into nasal passages promotes easier breathing.

Researchers have found that CPAP therapy reduces—and in some cases completely prevents—apnea symptoms.

But some people might object to the bulkiness of sleeping with a mask over their faces at night…

In this case, there’s a new form of C.P.A.P. on the market. Ventus Medical has introduced a patch that fits over your nostrils.

The Provent patch holds two small plugs, one to place in each nostril. These plugs supply enough air pressure to keep the airways open at night.

The patches are less bulky and more portable than the traditional CPAP machine. But on the downside, buying monthly supplies of patches can be more expensive than the one-time expense of a CPAP machine.

And the machine is more likely to be covered by insurance plans than the nose patches—even though they received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2008.

In any case, there’s no doubt sleep apnea can have a serious impact on your health. And the fact that it could be tied to such terrible conditions as diabetes, heart disease and cancer should be enough reason to confirm a diagnosis and seek treatment.

This could go a long way toward ensuring that your next breath won’t be the LAST one!
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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


References from 1st article:“Cold cap therapy.” By Kathleen Leinen, Daily News, Wahpeton, ND.
http://www.wahpetondailynews.com/news/article_6a2f0e1e-7da2-11e1-bba1-0019bb2963f4.html“Cold Cap Therapy May Help Women Undergoing Chemotherapy Keep Hair.” By Morgan Zalkin, ABC News.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/OnCallPlus/cold-cap-therapy-women-chemotherapy
-hair/story?id=11985624#.UGbuC1GjhvY
“Hypothermia cap.” Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothermia_cap#cite_note-16

“Penguin Cold Cap Therapy: Reucing Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia.”
http://www.msc-worldwide.com/

“Penguin Cold Therapy Users Support Association.” Member Tricia, Topic: Yes it does work!, Date July 27, 2011.
http://penguin-cold-caps.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=ts&action=display&thread=25

“The Face of Cancer Does Not Need to be Bald!” Cold Cap Therapy Midwest.
http://www.coldcaptherapy.com/

“What is Cold Cap Therapy?” The Rapunzel Project.
http://www.rapunzelproject.org/ColdCaps.aspx

“What is Our Story?” The Rapunzel Project.
http://www.rapunzelproject.org/OurStory.aspx

Resources from 2nd article:

National Institutes of Health. 2012. Sleep apnea factsheet. Medline database retrieved from
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sleepapnea.html

O’Connor, A. 2012, May 20. Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk. The New York Times. Retrieved online at
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/sleep-apnea-tied-to-increased-cancer-risk/

Ventus Medical. 2012. Sleep apnea therapy. Provent website retrieved from
http://www.proventtherapy.com/index.php

Shallenberger, F. 2012, September 13. “When sleep is more deadly than smoking.” Real Cures, vol 5:37. Retrieved from
http://www.realcuresletter.com/Health-Alert-Archive/View-Archive/2197/When-sleep-is-more-deadly-than-smoking.htm

Shallenberger, F. 2011, April 7. “Sleep well and kill cancer at the same time.” Real Cures, vol 4:14. Retrieved from
http://www.realcuresletter.com/Health-Alert-Archive/View-Archive/2107/Sleep-well-and-kill-cancer
-at-the-same-time.htm

When sleep problems turn deadly

Do you find yourself tossing and turning all night? Or do your eyes droop throughout the day because you never feel really rested?

Or do you fiercely deny claims that your snoring shakes the walls—even though you wake up yourself?!

If this sounds like you, it might be time for a serious look at your sleep patterns. More could be at stake than just being a noisy sleeper. Here are some facts to get you started. . .

Continued below. . .

Show a Younger Face to the World

    By repairing your skin’s DNA, you can soften your skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tighten up your sagging jaw line, make your crow’s feet disappear, and fade sun and aging spots

A Nobel Prize winning secret makes it possible. Your “telomeres” determine how long your skin cells live. Telomeres are the “time keepers” attached to every strand of DNA. Each time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter. The shorter your telomeres, the more your skin cells age… causing dry and wrinkled skin. Maintain the length of your telomeres, your skin will stay supple, radiant, and youthful.

Dr. Sears’ Revive DNA Rejuvenation Cream turns back your skin’s aging clock and helps you show a younger face to the world. Click here to find out more.

You might be one of the 28 million Americans suffering with the condition called sleep apnea. This could be the real reason for your fatigue… snoring… and dangerous pauses in breathing at night…

If you know about sleep apnea you may already know it’s been linked to a higher danger of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes.

But the news about this problem just got worse: Now new research suggests that folks with sleep apnea could also run a higher risk of developing cancer!

Besides these longer run dangers, the condition can be dangerous in the short term, too! Although it won’t cause you to suffocate, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said sleep apnea does increase your chances of experiencing sudden cardiac activity that can lead to abnormal heart rhythms—and even DEATH!

Some folks see cancer risk increased fivefold…

    For one study, a team of researchers in Spain tracked thousands of patients at sleep clinics. They found that people with severe sleep apnea had a 65 percent (almost two-thirds) greater risk of developing various types of cancer.

Investigators with the Spanish Sleep Network used a measure called the hypoxemia index to examine the amount of time blood oxygen levels dip below 90 percent at night.

They followed 5,200 people for seven years, all of whom were cancer-free at the beginning of the study.

They found that the more oxygen depletion participants experienced at night, the more likely a patient would be diagnosed with cancer during the study.

According to study author Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez-Garcia of La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital in Spain, when a person’s oxygen levels dropped below 90 percent for up to 12 percent of their sleep time—he or she had a 68 percent higher chance of developing cancer than people whose oxygen levels did not drop!

The second study focused on about 1,500 state government workers in Wisconsin. These participants in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort have undergone extensive overnight sleep studies and other health tests about every four years since 1989.

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found that participants who experienced the most severe nighttime breathing problems bumped up their risk of dying from cancer by nearly five times when compared to those without the disorder!

Doctors said these observational results may benefit from additional research to determine if other, unknown factors may account for the link between sleep apnea and cancer.

Is there any treatment for sleep apnea?

    There definitely are things you can do to get sleep apnea under control. But the first step is determining for sure that you have this problem.

You might have a clue if a sleep mate tells you that you sound like a jackhammer at night!

But you can also have an overnight sleep study performed to monitor your breathing rate and the number of interruptions you experience throughout the night.

In some severe cases, people have been known to stop breathing 40 or more times each hour!

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, the standard treatment is a machine that provides “continuous positive airway pressure” or CPAP (pronounced SEE-pap) for short.

The machine pushes air through a mask that the person wears at night. The additional air forced into nasal passages promotes easier breathing.

Researchers have found that CPAP therapy reduces—and in some cases completely prevents—apnea symptoms.

But some people might object to the bulkiness of sleeping with a mask over their faces at night…

In this case, there’s a new form of C.P.A.P. on the market. Ventus Medical has introduced a patch that fits over your nostrils.

The Provent patch holds two small plugs, one to place in each nostril. These plugs supply enough air pressure to keep the airways open at night.

The patches are less bulky and more portable than the traditional CPAP machine. But on the downside, buying monthly supplies of patches can be more expensive than the one-time expense of a CPAP machine.

And the machine is more likely to be covered by insurance plans than the nose patches—even though they received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2008.

In any case, there’s no doubt sleep apnea can have a serious impact on your health. And the fact that it could be tied to such terrible conditions as diabetes, heart disease and cancer should be enough reason to confirm a diagnosis and seek treatment.

This could go a long way toward ensuring that your next breath won’t be the LAST one!


Like Us on Facebook

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources:National Institutes of Health. 2012. Sleep apnea factsheet. Medline database retrieved from
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sleepapnea.htmlO’Connor, A. 2012, May 20. Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Cancer Risk. The New York Times. Retrieved online at
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/sleep-apnea-tied-to-increased-cancer-risk/

Ventus Medical. 2012. Sleep apnea therapy. Provent website retrieved from
http://www.proventtherapy.com/index.php

Shallenberger, F. 2012, September 13. “When sleep is more deadly than smoking.” Real Cures, vol 5:37. Retrieved from
http://www.realcuresletter.com/Health-Alert-Archive/View-Archive/2197/When-sleep-is-more-deadly-than-smoking.htm

Shallenberger, F. 2011, April 7. “Sleep well and kill cancer at the same time.” Real Cures, vol 4:14. Retrieved from
http://www.realcuresletter.com/Health-Alert-Archive/View-Archive/2107/Sleep-well-and-kill-cancer
-at-the-same-time.htm

Oral Bacteria May Double Your Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

The last few years have brought a rash of studies suggesting periodontal (gum) disease is related to other serious diseases. It’s long been known that people with diseased gums are at higher risk of heart disease.

Now comes a study indicating gum disease is also linked to cancer — specifically, pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is extremely deadly. Very few patients survive more than a year following diagnosis (if they follow conventional treatments). And pancreatic cancer is very difficult to detect. At the very least, this new finding may help with early detection. Keep reading and I’ll give you the details…

Continued below. . .

There’s a Thief Silently Wiping
Away Your Memory

    Scientists used to think of memory as an area of the brain that acts like a “warehouse” where past knowledge is stored. But now researchers have found that no single location in your brain stores all of your memories. Instead, billions of brain cells retrieve your memories by sending out trillions of signals to communicate with other brain cells.

But as cells age, this communication breaks down—that’s the reason you start forgetting where you put your keys or glasses or the name of an acquaintance.

So what’s causing the breakdown?

Free radicals…

Those are the nasty molecules that attack your cells through oxidation, stealing electrons like a thief.

Fortunately, there’s a “super-nutrient” that’s been discovered that attacks free radicals like nothing we’ve ever seen—100 times stronger than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals.

Learn how to supercharge your brain and protect your memory…

The study of blood samples from more than 800 European adults was published in the journal Gut. The researchers found that people with high levels of antibodies for an infectious strain of periodontal bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis, were more than twice as likely to have pancreatic cancer as a control group of people who didn’t show signs of this gum disease microbe.

Dominique Michaud, a Brown University epidemiologist who co-authored the study, said the increased risk is about the same as that seen in smokers. In his words, “The relative increase in risk from smoking is not much bigger than two. If this is a real effect size of two, then potential impact of this finding is really significant.”

Jacques Izard of the Forsyth Institute and Harvard University is the study’s other lead author. He cautions, “This is not an established risk factor. But I feel more confident that there is something going on. It’s something we need to understand better.”

In other words — as always — more study is needed. But if you have periodontal disease, don’t fool around. Get it treated and be strict with yourself about brushing, flossing and using a Water Pik or similar device.

The researchers drew the 821 samples in their study from a vast database of more than 500,000 adults in 10 countries. The database contains medical records, health histories and preserved blood samples from this vast group of people.

The study design included 405 people who developed pancreatic cancer, matched with a control group of demographically similar people who did not. The study controlled for factors like smoking, diabetes and weight.

One of the most promising findings was that the date of the blood samples preceded the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by as much as a decade. This means the presence of these bacteria in the mouth could be an early warning of cancer. It also gives strength to the theory that the bacteria somehow cause the cancer. It’s certainly not the case that the people got gum disease AFTER their bodies were run down by cancer.

We can’t be sure just yet if these bacteria cause cancer — or how. But it’s one more reason, if you need one, to take care of your teeth and gums.

Our last issue talked about a very surprising cause of breast cancer. If you missed this important news, please scroll down and read it now.


Did Your Ob/Gyn Warn You About This
Cancer-Causing Pregnancy Mistake?

It may double or triple your breast cancer risk!

By Carol Parks, Contributing Editor

    Here’s a striking cancer-predictor that warns you years and even decades before the fact…

Scientists are now warning that this pregnancy mistake can lead to not only direct pregnancy complications but also an increased risk of breast cancer… and several other types of reproductive-related cancers.

A recent study suggests that if you make this mistake during pregnancy, you subject yourself and your child to greatly increased cancer risks. Let me explain…

Continued below. . .

Breast Cancer Breakthrough BANNED!
U.S. Government Blocks Release
of Doctor’s Life-Saving Book

    A mammoth discovery is wiping out most breast tumors better than anything seen yet in modern medicine. It makes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy look like something from the Dark Ages.

A Cornell-educated doctor followed more than 25 years of case studies and PROVED this treatment can cure breast cancer. With the discovery I’m going to tell you about, almost every woman makes it and without losing a breast to surgery or taking any toxic chemicals. Even those with late stage cancer!

You’ve got to include this treatment if you want to have any REAL hope of defeating breast cancer. Click here now and watch a new video presentation about this important discovery…

Delivering a high birth weight baby more than DOUBLES your risk of breast cancer! This is now known to be an independent risk factor — that is, independent of other breast cancer risk factors.1

What do they consider a high birth weight baby?

In a study performed at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, the researchers considered babies above 8.25 pounds as “high birth weight”.

They found that breast cancer risk was 2½ times higher in women whose baby’s birth weight was in the top quintile, compared with birth weights in the lower quintiles. (A quintile is 20% of the total.)

Study leader Dr. Radek Bukowski explains it this way… “This means they have high levels of estrogen, low levels of anti-estrogen and the presence of free insulin-like growth factors associated with breast cancer development and progression.”

He suggests that although women are not believed to be able to alter their pregnancy hormones, they can take steps to boost their overall protection from breast cancer. Read on, because I’ll reveal some protective strategies you can engage in even if giving birth is ancient history for you.

These dangerous hormones hang around for LIFE!

    Recent animal studies suggest that breast stem cells are involved in breast cancer development. These stem cells can increase or decrease their numbers depending on their exposure to hormones, including pregnancy-related ones. And breast stem cells from pregnancy maintain a sort of “memory” of earlier hormone exposure.

As a result, the effects of higher hormone levels don’t just disappear after pregnancy. They pretty much hang around for life, as certain body cells “remember” their former hormone exposure.

This might explain the boosted risk of breast cancer long after pregnancy. And especially so in women who deliver large babies. Apparently these pregnancy hormones create some kind of long-term effect that can lead to breast cancer later.

What if YOU were a large baby?

    To cut to the chase… Yes, if you were a high birth weight baby, unfortunately you are at a higher rate of breast cancer before age 50, before menopause.

Some things you have no control over. And one of those is what your mother did or didn’t do while she was pregnant with you. But as with the mother, so with the child: There are ways to mitigate your risk if you were a big baby, so stick with me for a few minutes.

Also like the mother, scientists think the baby’s increased danger may be related to hormones in the fetal environment.

A baby is exposed during pregnancy to high levels of anabolic hormones — estrogen and progesterone, growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factors I and II. Any or all of these can affect the baby’s mammary cells and how they proliferate, imprint, and reprogram.

Exposure to high levels of these growth factors can result in a large baby, and greater cancer risk later in life.

This association between high birth weight and breast cancer risk was greater in women who developed estrogen-receptor positive and progesterone-receptor positive breast cancer.

What’s more, those who were large at birth also had higher adult rates of lymphatic cancer (17% increase) and digestive cancers (a 13% increase) including stomach, colorectal and pancreatic.

As you might surmise, low birth weight was associated with less incidence of breast cancer among women under age 50 (pre-menopausal).

The hidden role of the mother’s pre-pregnancy weight

    Another recent study shows how important the mother’s pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI) as well as pregnancy weight gain are, as factors that predict their baby’s birth weight.2

While the purpose of the study was to see if high birth weight was predictive of adult weight problems and obesity (and it was), it’s not too big a stretch to suggest that the resulting obesity could be a step toward cancer.

Researchers in Norway did a population-based study where they assessed 58,383 pregnant women over a seven year period from 2000 and 2007. They wanted to find out if there was an association between the mothers’ pre-pregnant BMI and weight change during pregnancy — compared to their baby’s birth weight.

What they found is:

  • Babies’ birth weight corresponded to maternal pre-pregnant BMI
  • Babies’ birth weight also corresponded to mother’s pregnancy weight gain.

In other words, the higher the mother’s weight and BMI prior to pregnancy, and the more she gained during pregnancy, the higher her baby’s birth weight was.

In fact, every increase of 2.2 pounds in pre-pregnancy BMI spiked birth weight by .05 pounds. It doesn’t sound like much, but it can sure add up.

Let’s put some feet to those numbers. For example, if you’re 20 pounds overweight when you become pregnant, you’ll likely have a baby weighing one whole extra pound, which is a lot for a tiny baby. Suppose your baby would have been in the 7 to 7.5 pound range. Now you’re talking about a baby who just jumped into the heavy-weight baby range.

The “have a bigger baby” movement
of 30 years ago (revisited)

    Interestingly, there was a time in the 1980s when women advocated that having bigger babies was a positive thing. (And so it probably was, compared to having a three-pound baby. But it’s wise to seek the middle ground.) Influenced by this movement, many women rejected the recommended 25 to 35-pound weight gain and felt free to gain 40 and even 50 pounds or more.

Those who do that have babies who are, essentially, obese at birth. Not a good way to start life.

The authors of this study encourage women to get to a healthy weight before conception, and stick to a low-carb diet and moderate weight gain during pregnancy, avoiding the extremes.

Pregnancy weight gain can TRIPLE
your risk of breast cancer

    Women who did gain more than 50 pounds during pregnancy, and failed to lose it after their baby’s birth, tripled their risk of breast cancer, post-menopause. Those gaining more than 40 pounds boosted their risk by 40 percent.

This was discovered by researchers at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC., based on a study of 27,000 breast cancer patients in Finland.3

One of the study’s investigators explains, “Significant weight gain during pregnancy may cause changes in breast tissue that increase susceptibility to breast cancer in later life — roughly equivalent to the risk of post-menopausal obesity.”

As in the study reviewed at the top of this article, the Georgetown scientists believe that higher blood levels of estrogen during pregnancy fuel abnormal cell growth that can become malignant many years later.

Each 2.2-pound increase in pregnancy weight gain boosted breast cancer risk by 3.9 percent (adjusted for pre-pregnancy BMI). However, women who stay within the “normal” range of a 25 to 35 pound weight gain do not experience a risk increase for either premenopausal or postmenopausal breast cancer.

Incidentally, if you’re reading this during your child-bearing years, you may be interested to know that breast-feeding your baby and having more than one child are protective against breast cancer.

You can’t turn the clock back, but…
Here are 7 things you can STILL do to reduce your risk

    If you were a high birth weight baby — or had a high birth weight baby — it is more urgent than ever (based on this emerging research) to change what you can still change to stack the deck in your favor.

I delivered both an 8lb 10oz and a 12lb 12 oz baby, so the news I just told you scared me. If you’re in the same boat, you will definitely want to do as much as possible to mitigate your risk factors, including the seven steps below.

Some of these I’m sure you’ve heard before, but maybe haven’t implemented. Others may be new ideas to you. All of them have merit, so pick one or two and get started today. Then gradually add more after you’re used to the first couple.

  1. Eat a diet composed almost entirely of vegetables, fruits, and non-GMO organic meats. Skip the breads, desserts, soda, etc. If you already have the pregnancy weight gain or large baby strike against you, you cannot afford to play around with foods that spike your blood sugar, lead to further weight gain, and are associated with increased cancer risk.Studies show that women with a waist circumference of over 34 inches were at a 30 percent higher risk of post-menopausal breast cancer than women with waist measurements under 28 inches.What’s more, scientists believe that estrogens are produced within belly fat. So this is an important consideration. Many people drop weight automatically just by forsaking soda, chips, and dessert. Once you’re three weeks in, you won’t miss these things nearly as much as you think you will.
  2. The flip side of the coin is to get up and get moving. This isn’t rocket science. You’ve heard it before. Exercise helps control your weight, stimulates your immune system, puts you in a good mood, relieves stress, and lowers many dangerous health markers (blood pressure and triglycerides come to mind). And too many other things to name here.
  3. Get plenty of vitamin D… best achieved by about 15 minutes out in the sun every day. The ideal amount depends on the time of year, the time of day (late afternoon sun is less intense), how far north you live, and your skin type. You will receive little vitamin D from the sun from September to April in the northern hemisphere (especially north of the Chicago/Detroit latitude). But at noon in July you can burn quickly. So use your judgment. During the winter months, up north, you will probably be forced to supplement with vitamin D3 (not D2). Vitamin D3 is proven to protect you from many different kinds of cancer.It is prudent to have your vitamin D levels measured to ensure you don’t get above the 100 level, if you are getting your D3 through supplementation. This is rare, but everyone absorbs vitamin D differently, so a word to the wise.However, your skin knows when to stop production, so you needn’t worry about D from the sun. There’s no way to overdose on that.
  4. Aim to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Sleep is protective against cancer. Shut off the computer and TV and get some sleep. You’ll feel more alert the next day too, a nice side benefit.
  5. Reconsider the advice you’ll be hearing throughout October from the American Cancer Society, related to their National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day.Skip the mammogram, and instead get a baseline thermogram now so you can easily observe whether new or dangerous changes are taking place.Radiation is a known risk factor for breast cancer. If you already know you have a birth-weight related risk factor, why take on additional known risks from mammogram X-rays?Incidentally, you’ll want to consider other radiation risks too, at the dentist, the airport, and via various medical procedures.
  6. Remove any root canals you have. They are a known risk factor for many cancers. Strikingly, 97 percent of all terminal breast cancer patients have one or more root canals.If you don’t have any, care for your teeth like your life depends on it. That will help you avoid what your dentist will term a “need” for a root canal. You know what they say about an ounce of prevention…
  7. Limit alcohol consumption to two or three drinks per week, at most, or better yet — abstain totally. Multiple drinks daily are associated with increased breast cancer risk.

We all recognize that hindsight is 20:20. If you know and love young ladies who will take advice, this is critical for their future. So pass it on.

But if you can’t turn back the clock, today is the best time to start aggressively implementing these seven strategies to lower your risk of the cancer 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with this year. Especially if you gave birth to a high birth weight baby, or you were one.
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Lee Euler, Publisher


Did Your Ob/Gyn Warn You About This Cancer-Causing Pregnancy Mistake?

It may double or triple your breast cancer risk!

By Carol Parks, Contributing Editor

    Here’s a striking cancer-predictor that warns you years and even decades before the fact…

Scientists are now warning that this pregnancy mistake can lead to not only direct pregnancy complications but also an increased risk of breast cancer… and several other types of reproductive-related cancers.

A recent study suggests that if you make this mistake during pregnancy, you subject yourself and your child to greatly increased cancer risks. Let me explain…

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Breast Cancer Breakthrough BANNED!
U.S. Government Blocks Release
of Doctor’s Life-Saving Book

    A mammoth discovery is wiping out most breast tumors better than anything seen yet in modern medicine. It makes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy look like something from the Dark Ages.

A Cornell-educated doctor followed more than 25 years of case studies and PROVED this treatment can cure breast cancer. With the discovery I’m going to tell you about, almost every woman makes it and without losing a breast to surgery or taking any toxic chemicals. Even those with late stage cancer!

You’ve got to include this treatment if you want to have any REAL hope of defeating breast cancer. Click here now and watch a new video presentation about this important discovery…

Delivering a high birth weight baby more than DOUBLES your risk of breast cancer! This is now known to be an independent risk factor — that is, independent of other breast cancer risk factors.1

What do they consider a high birth weight baby?

In a study performed at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, the researchers considered babies above 8.25 pounds as “high birth weight”.

They found that breast cancer risk was 2½ times higher in women whose baby’s birth weight was in the top quintile, compared with birth weights in the lower quintiles. (A quintile is 20% of the total.)

Study leader Dr. Radek Bukowski explains it this way… “This means they have high levels of estrogen, low levels of anti-estrogen and the presence of free insulin-like growth factors associated with breast cancer development and progression.”

He suggests that although women are not believed to be able to alter their pregnancy hormones, they can take steps to boost their overall protection from breast cancer. Read on, because I’ll reveal some protective strategies you can engage in even if giving birth is ancient history for you.

These dangerous hormones hang around for LIFE!

    Recent animal studies suggest that breast stem cells are involved in breast cancer development. These stem cells can increase or decrease their numbers depending on their exposure to hormones, including pregnancy-related ones. And breast stem cells from pregnancy maintain a sort of “memory” of earlier hormone exposure.

As a result, the effects of higher hormone levels don’t just disappear after pregnancy. They pretty much hang around for life, as certain body cells “remember” their former hormone exposure.

This might explain the boosted risk of breast cancer long after pregnancy. And especially so in women who deliver large babies. Apparently these pregnancy hormones create some kind of long-term effect that can lead to breast cancer later.

What if YOU were a large baby?

    To cut to the chase… Yes, if you were a high birth weight baby, unfortunately you are at a higher rate of breast cancer before age 50, before menopause.

Some things you have no control over. And one of those is what your mother did or didn’t do while she was pregnant with you. But as with the mother, so with the child: There are ways to mitigate your risk if you were a big baby, so stick with me for a few minutes.

Also like the mother, scientists think the baby’s increased danger may be related to hormones in the fetal environment.

A baby is exposed during pregnancy to high levels of anabolic hormones — estrogen and progesterone, growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factors I and II. Any or all of these can affect the baby’s mammary cells and how they proliferate, imprint, and reprogram.

Exposure to high levels of these growth factors can result in a large baby, and greater cancer risk later in life.

This association between high birth weight and breast cancer risk was greater in women who developed estrogen-receptor positive and progesterone-receptor positive breast cancer.

What’s more, those who were large at birth also had higher adult rates of lymphatic cancer (17% increase) and digestive cancers (a 13% increase) including stomach, colorectal and pancreatic.

As you might surmise, low birth weight was associated with less incidence of breast cancer among women under age 50 (pre-menopausal).

The hidden role of the mother’s pre-pregnancy weight

    Another recent study shows how important the mother’s pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI) as well as pregnancy weight gain are, as factors that predict their baby’s birth weight.2

While the purpose of the study was to see if high birth weight was predictive of adult weight problems and obesity (and it was), it’s not too big a stretch to suggest that the resulting obesity could be a step toward cancer.

Researchers in Norway did a population-based study where they assessed 58,383 pregnant women over a seven year period from 2000 and 2007. They wanted to find out if there was an association between the mothers’ pre-pregnant BMI and weight change during pregnancy — compared to their baby’s birth weight.

What they found is:

  • Babies’ birth weight corresponded to maternal pre-pregnant BMI
  • Babies’ birth weight also corresponded to mother’s pregnancy weight gain.

In other words, the higher the mother’s weight and BMI prior to pregnancy, and the more she gained during pregnancy, the higher her baby’s birth weight was.

In fact, every increase of 2.2 pounds in pre-pregnancy BMI spiked birth weight by .05 pounds. It doesn’t sound like much, but it can sure add up.

Let’s put some feet to those numbers. For example, if you’re 20 pounds overweight when you become pregnant, you’ll likely have a baby weighing one whole extra pound, which is a lot for a tiny baby. Suppose your baby would have been in the 7 to 7.5 pound range. Now you’re talking about a baby who just jumped into the heavy-weight baby range.

The “have a bigger baby” movement
of 30 years ago (revisited)

    Interestingly, there was a time in the 1980s when women advocated that having bigger babies was a positive thing. (And so it probably was, compared to having a three-pound baby. But it’s wise to seek the middle ground.) Influenced by this movement, many women rejected the recommended 25 to 35-pound weight gain and felt free to gain 40 and even 50 pounds or more.

Those who do that have babies who are, essentially, obese at birth. Not a good way to start life.

The authors of this study encourage women to get to a healthy weight before conception, and stick to a low-carb diet and moderate weight gain during pregnancy, avoiding the extremes.

Pregnancy weight gain can TRIPLE
your risk of breast cancer

    Women who did gain more than 50 pounds during pregnancy, and failed to lose it after their baby’s birth, tripled their risk of breast cancer, post-menopause. Those gaining more than 40 pounds boosted their risk by 40 percent.

This was discovered by researchers at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC., based on a study of 27,000 breast cancer patients in Finland.3

One of the study’s investigators explains, “Significant weight gain during pregnancy may cause changes in breast tissue that increase susceptibility to breast cancer in later life — roughly equivalent to the risk of post-menopausal obesity.”

As in the study reviewed at the top of this article, the Georgetown scientists believe that higher blood levels of estrogen during pregnancy fuel abnormal cell growth that can become malignant many years later.

Each 2.2-pound increase in pregnancy weight gain boosted breast cancer risk by 3.9 percent (adjusted for pre-pregnancy BMI). However, women who stay within the “normal” range of a 25 to 35 pound weight gain do not experience a risk increase for either premenopausal or postmenopausal breast cancer.

Incidentally, if you’re reading this during your child-bearing years, you may be interested to know that breast-feeding your baby and having more than one child are protective against breast cancer.

You can’t turn the clock back, but…
Here are 7 things you can STILL do to reduce your risk

    If you were a high birth weight baby — or had a high birth weight baby — it is more urgent than ever (based on this emerging research) to change what you can still change to stack the deck in your favor.

I delivered both an 8lb 10oz and a 12lb 12 oz baby, so the news I just told you scared me. If you’re in the same boat, you will definitely want to do as much as possible to mitigate your risk factors, including the seven steps below.

Some of these I’m sure you’ve heard before, but maybe haven’t implemented. Others may be new ideas to you. All of them have merit, so pick one or two and get started today. Then gradually add more after you’re used to the first couple.

  1. Eat a diet composed almost entirely of vegetables, fruits, and non-GMO organic meats. Skip the breads, desserts, soda, etc. If you already have the pregnancy weight gain or large baby strike against you, you cannot afford to play around with foods that spike your blood sugar, lead to further weight gain, and are associated with increased cancer risk.Studies show that women with a waist circumference of over 34 inches were at a 30 percent higher risk of post-menopausal breast cancer than women with waist measurements under 28 inches.What’s more, scientists believe that estrogens are produced within belly fat. So this is an important consideration. Many people drop weight automatically just by forsaking soda, chips, and dessert. Once you’re three weeks in, you won’t miss these things nearly as much as you think you will.
  2. The flip side of the coin is to get up and get moving. This isn’t rocket science. You’ve heard it before. Exercise helps control your weight, stimulates your immune system, puts you in a good mood, relieves stress, and lowers many dangerous health markers (blood pressure and triglycerides come to mind). And too many other things to name here.
  3. Get plenty of vitamin D… best achieved by about 15 minutes out in the sun every day. The ideal amount depends on the time of year, the time of day (late afternoon sun is less intense), how far north you live, and your skin type. You will receive little vitamin D from the sun from September to April in the northern hemisphere (especially north of the Chicago/Detroit latitude). But at noon in July you can burn quickly. So use your judgment. During the winter months, up north, you will probably be forced to supplement with vitamin D3 (not D2). Vitamin D3 is proven to protect you from many different kinds of cancer.It is prudent to have your vitamin D levels measured to ensure you don’t get above the 100 level, if you are getting your D3 through supplementation. This is rare, but everyone absorbs vitamin D differently, so a word to the wise.However, your skin knows when to stop production, so you needn’t worry about D from the sun. There’s no way to overdose on that.
  4. Aim to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Sleep is protective against cancer. Shut off the computer and TV and get some sleep. You’ll feel more alert the next day too, a nice side benefit.
  5. Reconsider the advice you’ll be hearing throughout October from the American Cancer Society, related to their National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day.Skip the mammogram, and instead get a baseline thermogram now so you can easily observe whether new or dangerous changes are taking place.Radiation is a known risk factor for breast cancer. If you already know you have a birth-weight related risk factor, why take on additional known risks from mammogram X-rays?Incidentally, you’ll want to consider other radiation risks too, at the dentist, the airport, and via various medical procedures.
  6. Remove any root canals you have. They are a known risk factor for many cancers. Strikingly, 97 percent of all terminal breast cancer patients have one or more root canals.If you don’t have any, care for your teeth like your life depends on it. That will help you avoid what your dentist will term a “need” for a root canal. You know what they say about an ounce of prevention…
  7. Limit alcohol consumption to two or three drinks per week, at most, or better yet — abstain totally. Multiple drinks daily are associated with increased breast cancer risk.

We all recognize that hindsight is 20:20. If you know and love young ladies who will take advice, this is critical for their future. So pass it on.

But if you can’t turn back the clock, today is the best time to start aggressively implementing these seven strategies to lower your risk of the cancer 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with this year. Especially if you gave birth to a high birth weight baby, or you were one.
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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


When it comes to treating cancer…ONE oxygen atom can make a BIG difference!

There’s a world of difference between O2—the oxygen you’re used to breathing in every second of the day—and O3, also known as ozone.

You already know that it’s critical for your body to receive sufficient oxygen. After all, you need this lifesaving element to…

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How Carolyn Reversed
Her Alzheimer’s by
Disobeying Her Doctor

    An all-natural protein melts away the brain-clogging mineral that triggers memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s — and cuts brain cell death in half! And yet this Nobel Prize-winning discovery is being ignored by 99% of doctors.

That’s why I’d like to tell you about Carolyn.

Click here to see how she reversed her Alzheimer’s without drugs — and in just a few weeks!

If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how cruel these diseases can be. The emotional and physical toll they take on the patient — as well as on the entire family — can be devastating.

That’s why the news of the breakthroughs I’m about to reveal could literally have a life-changing effect on you.

Best of all, these solutions are available and being used successfully right now — even while most doctors still throw up their hands when it comes to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, using words like “hopeless” and “irreversible.” It’s hard to believe, I know. . .

So please click here to see how Carolyn reversed her Alzheimer’s with this remarkable discovery!

  • Keep your heart, lungs and brain working properly…
  • Help your cells produce the fuel ATP…
  • Burn glucose for energy…
  • Rid your body of harmful bacteria…

When your cells don’t get proper amounts of oxygen, your immune system weakens and your body becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and disease. So without a doubt oxygen is essential to life!

Now what about O3, or ozone? Well, instead of two oxygen atoms bound together, as in O2, ozone has THREE. That one little atom is the difference between a common, ho-hum element we breathe every second — and an amazing healer!

And despite the fact that it’s also a form of oxygen, ozone behaves in a totally different way in your body. This may be why its use is still viewed as controversial in the U.S.

But my guess is that — like many natural treatments—the medical establishment shuns it because they can’t patent it and reap a financial windfall!

A famous German physician, Dr. Horst Kief, once said, “If ozone therapy were patentable, it would be used in every physician’s office and in every hospital in the world.” But you can’t patent it, so conventional medicine takes no interest in it.

Nevertheless, ozone has been a successful disease fighter worldwide for well over 50 years! We’ve encountered it many times in our tours of alternative cancer clinics in Germany, Mexico, the United States and Switzerland.

We wrote about ozone therapy way back in Issue 31. But I recently heard a talk by a famous doctor that got me jazzed about it again.

More U.S. doctors are getting on board…

    One of the foremost proponents of ozone therapies in the U.S. is primary care physician Dr. Frank Shallenberger. He’s so convinced of this treatment’s value, he’s been using it to treat patients for over 25 years.

Speaking at the 40th Annual meeting of the Cancer Control Society, Dr. Shallenberger explained the difference between the ways your cells respond to oxygen as opposed to ozone.

Oxygen therapies, such as those provided through hyperbaric chambers or a face mask and tank, increase the delivery of the O2 form of oxygen to your tissues.

For example, this may be helpful to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Some people with this condition may need additional oxygen to help them breathe during the day or if their condition worsens temporarily.

But here’s the thing about oxygenation… simply sending more oxygen to tissues isn’t all that effective in treating cancer, according to Dr. Shallenberger.

Cancer cells already live in a high oxygen environment. But the mitochondria—the cell energy factories—aren’t able to use the oxygen surrounding them!

Dr. Shallenberger said this is what Dr. Otto Warburg of the Kaiser Institute in Berlin discovered decades ago.

Dr. Warburg said the key to fighting cancer successfully is to help cells metabolize energy more efficiently. His conclusions made a major impact on medical research and even garnered a Nobel prize twice, in 1931 and in 1944!

So here’s where ozone therapy provides a superior solution.

Rather than simply sending more oxygen to cells, ozone works deep within the cells, stimulating mitochondria to use the oxygen that’s already available.

Dr. Shallenberger said ozone addresses three critical factors:

  • It treats the cause of cancer
  • It maximizes the patient’s vitality and immunity
  • It controls cancer cell growth

Ozone therapy is toxic to unhealthy cells while being non-toxic to healthy cells. That means it can selectively kill cancer cells, among other sick cells. It’s also what Dr. Shallenberger calls a strong metabolic stimulant.

By this he means ozone stimulates damaged or injured cells to heal when they normally wouldn’t be able to. He reports that ozone therapy, for example, cures angina and heals heart tissue damaged by a heart attack.

In fact, he said he has used ozone treatments to combat a host of diseases and conditions, including allergies… autoimmune disorders… cardiovascular disease… chronic fatigue… diabetes… lyme disease… lung disease… macular degeneration… and more!

At the conference, he highlighted ozone therapy as a complementary treatment for folks who are undergoing chemotherapy treatments. This is important news for people who don’t want to turn their back completely on conventional medicine. Dr. Shallenberger said ozone treatments actually enhance the effects of this medicine.

He said studies show side effects associated with chemo drugs are noticeably milder when taken in tandem with ozone treatments.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat—
AND kill a cancer cell!

    Ozone is toxic to cancer cells—and even DESTROYS them when you apply it directly. But if direct application isn’t an option, don’t worry.

There are several ways to administer ozone treatments for therapeutic purposes. Dr. Shallenberger mentioned four different ways ozone can be administered. They are:

  1. Autohemotherapy— medical grade ozone gas is mixed with a patient’s drawn blood, then infused back into the person
  2. Insufflation—basically an ozone enema; the patient gets ozone through a catheter inserted in the colon
  3. Transdermal ozone sauna—ozone gas is administered through sauna spray; this is a less invasive but equally effective way to receive the benefits of ozone
  4. Ozonated saline therapy—infuse saline solution that has been mixed with ozone gas

Dr. Shallenberger said any of these methods will deliver ozone effectively to help battle abnormal cell growth.

Ozone evangelists have united!

    Despite the evidence of its successful use in clinics around the world, many U.S. doctors hesitate to embrace ozone treatments.

Part of this is due to pressure from the “powers that be” to reject natural medicine. And some doctors would prefer to see more evidence from U.S. sponsored studies.

To help address some of these concerns, Dr. Shallenberger formed the American Academy of Ozonotherapy (AAO) in December 2010.

This group has three primary goals:

  • To establish standards for the use of ozone therapy
  • To educate others about the medical uses of this treatment
  • To promote research in ozone therapy

The AAO accepts only degreed practitioners including medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, naturopathic doctors, veterinarians, chiropractic doctors, dentists, oriental medical doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

AAO members must attend a certification course and pass a written exam. They must also submit case examples demonstrating their use of ozone therapy with their patients.

These efforts are designed to ensure that AAO certified practitioners are fully trained and experienced.

Despite its status as an ‘unconventional’ treatment—you actually can find specialists who administer ozone therapy in several states throughout the U.S.

There are many options when it comes to alternative cancer treatments. And naturally some therapies have different levels of success in different people. Ozone therapy is not a cancer “cure” all by itself. It’s used in conjunction with other treatments.

Perhaps you’ll find ozone therapy to be a treatment that works for you or a loved one battling this dreadful disease!

While you ponder this amazing treatment that conventional medicine wants to keep from you, consider this: Now there’s a powerful new tool to help you avoid all the conventional medical tests and treatments that don’t work, or that aren’t necessary. This is super-important news. If you missed our last issue, scroll down and read it now.


New Tool for Telling Whether that
Medical Test or Treatment is Worth Having

    We already know that scores of drugs, tests, and treatments are overused in this country on a regular basis. That’s no surprise.

But here’s what is surprising: There’s a movement to stem this overuse — and it’s coming from some of the nation’s most prominent medical groups.

They’ve published a list of tests and treatments that are often unnecessary. If any of them are being recommended to you, I strongly urge you to study this new advice first. Links are provided below, based on the medical problem being treated — plus some other valuable tips. . .

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Cancer Cells Killed by Eating This…

    There is a nutrient in your kitchen, right now, that acts like a “smart bomb” against cancer cells.

It’s one of the main phytonutrients in a specific type of food. Researchers are hailing it as a breakthrough that offers real hope for preventing and defeating cancer.

A new research study has shown how it can selectively target and kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. The findings are breakthrough for its potential use in cancer prevention and treatment.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also:

  • A natural cholesterol fighter that brings bad levels down 30%;
  • An effective method to lowering your blood pressure without harmful drugs;
  • A fruit that can fight Alzheimer’s Disease;

Dr. Victor Marchione, aka the Food Doctor is revealing this and 16 other amazing “healing foods” in his newest report that you can see here.

The new effort is called the “Choosing Wisely” campaign, and it was launched last April by nine major medical societies, including the American College of Physicians, the American College of Radiology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

The main goal of the campaign is to curb unnecessary medical interventions. Supporters of Choosing Wisely say part of the overuse problem comes from patients who demand their doctors give them tests (even if they don’t have symptoms), as well as patients who want to re-do a test to see if they get the same results. The other part of the overuse problem stems from doctors who regularly over-test. Some do it to avoid liability suits; others get a cut of the profits from the tests.

When the initiative first came out, an article in The New York Times said “By some estimates, unnecessary treatment constitutes one-third of medical spending in the United States.”

The article quoted the physician-in-chief at North Shore-LIJ Health System, Dr. Lawrence Smith, as saying, “Overuse is one of the most serious crises in American medicine.”

Consumer Reports even pointed out (correctly, I might add) that all the unnecessary CT scans and X-rays taking place can expose you to potentially cancer-causing radiation.

Finally a step forward in health care safety and quality

    It’s nice to see doctors admit they’re not always right. But more powerful is the fact that it’s a first step in changing the culture of medicine. They’re admitting their tests can be wrong. And that they don’t know everything. They’re asking you to be more involved with your own healthcare.

You can access summaries put together by Consumer Reports Health and the various participating medical societies. The summaries are meant to help you understand when certain tests are needed and when they aren’t. They include video messages, “Easy Read,” and Spanish versions:

The complete list of recommendations is available at www.ChoosingWisely.org.

Just some of the anti-treatment recommendations…

    One of the recommendations to curb overuse is that dialysis patients with limited life expectancy and no sign of cancer should not get routine cancer screenings. These screenings don’t add any time to the person’s life, and sometimes they give false positives that lead to stress and over-treatment.

The findings also confirm my belief that oncologists should scale back on tests for early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer patients.

Other recommendations include:

  • Fewer EKGs when there’s no sign of heart trouble
  • Fewer MRIs at the slightest hint of back pain
  • Fewer antibiotics prescriptions for sinusitis
  • Fewer imaging scans for people with simple headaches
  • Fewer CT scans for people who faint but have no other neurological problems

I have some personal experience with most of the items on this list, and I agree these tests are usually a waste of time. I don’t know how many times I was X-rayed when I was young for chronic back pain and chronic headaches without the doctors coming up with a diagnosis or with any answers for my problems (alternative medicine did that).

Keep in mind — it’s not like we haven’t seen this before, where an effort is made to curb unnecessary health spending. But this time the message comes from powerful organizations of medical specialists — the last place you might expect.

Who knows, this could be the first step away from our culture of thinking doctors are gods instead of checking things out for ourselves. If the recommendations get the attention they deserve, it should jumpstart health conversations between doctors and patients, instead of almost everything being decided from on high by the doctor-authority figure.

Some question the movement’s motives

    Needless to say, some critics have found fault with the Choosing Wisely initiative. Mainly, they argue that these new recommendations give insurance companies a pretext to red-light expensive testing. The fear is that they’ll reference the Choosing Wisely campaign and decline legitimate requests for tests.

It all comes down to whether the suggested guidelines will be used to help make better, more informed decisions — or as an excuse by payers to limit a patient’s options.

I think the weight of the evidence is that we do too much testing.

And people who worry about out-of-control medical spending in our country often point out that the vast amount of money we spend on testing saves very few lives. This newsletter has been extremely critical of PSA screening for prostate cancer and mammograms to screen for breast cancer. The stats clearly show the expensive failure of all the prostate and breast screening and the aftermath of biopsies and over-treatment.

Don’t forget what happened in 2009 when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended fewer mammograms. It made sense and was supported by the facts, but there was a backlash of fear over what some called “rationed” treatment. It was charged the Task Force was willing to let women die in order to save money. Utter nonsense. Mammograms are a medical disaster.

But doctors test for many things besides cancer. Are heart and circulation tests, for example, a waste of money?

In 2010, Consumer Reports did a study on 1,200 healthy men and women between age 40 and 60. Even though none of them had risk factors or symptoms for heart disease, roughly 44 percent had undergone heart disease screening tests. That’s right — nearly half the people who showed NO SYMPTOMS of the disease had been tested.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing. People can have high blood pressure and clogged arteries without knowing it. But I suspect one of the main screens was a cholesterol test, and the treatment for those who tested high was statin drugs.

Now this is me talking, not the Choosing Wisely people, but the evidence suggests that cholesterol is a red herring and the anti-cholesterol drugs not only don’t prevent heart attacks, they actually damage the patient in other ways. The only group known to benefit from statin drugs is men who have ALREADY had a heart attack. For men who have never had a heart attack — and for ALL women — there’s no benefit from these cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Better care? Cheaper care? Both?

    Let’s take a closer look at the campaign specifics. The Choosing Wisely campaign — which by the way, unites the recommendations of nearly 375,000 physicians across the country — lists 45 treatments and tests as commonly overused. The list results from a multi-year effort by the ABIM Foundation (Advancing Medical Professionalism to Improve Health Care).

Each of the nine physician specialty societies picked five tests or procedures in their fields that they consider overused. That strikes me as odd — that each specialty had exactly five treatments to pinpoint as unnecessary. My guess is they have a lot more than that, but capping it at five makes them look less irresponsible as physicians than a list of 20 would.

Some health experts say as much as 30 percent of our $2 trillion health care spending is unnecessary, duplicative, and potentially harmful. Another study suggests most elderly adults are screened regularly for breast, cervical, prostate, and colon cancer, despite the patient guidelines that advise against these screenings for anyone over age 75.

What should come out of this? Besides improved patient care, the hope is that financial incentives for doctors to run extra tests will eventually become a thing of the past.

By the way, since the initial announcement of this campaign last April, 17 new specialty societies have joined the initiative. Sometime this fall they’re expected to announce their lists of tests and treatments to scale back on.

If you’re curious, the Choosing Wisely partners are:

And the societies that have joined the campaign since the initial effort are:


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Resources: from 1st article:Kehr, R.W. 2012. “Ozone Cancer Treatments.” Retrieved from
http://www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/Ozone.htmlPressman, S. 2008. “The Story of Ozone.” Retrieved from
http://uralica.com/oz.htm#100Shallenberger, F. 2011. “Ozone therapy is everywhere—America is next.” Real Cures, vol 10:8. Retrieved from
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Shallenberger, F. 2011. “The complete cancer prevention plan (Part 2).” Real Cures, vol 7:9. Retrieved from
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Prevention-Plan-Part-2.htm

Shallenberger, F. 2012. DVD presentation from the 40th Annual Cancer Control SocietyConvention.

References from 2nd article:

“Doctor Panels Recommend Fewer Tests for Patients.” By Roni Caryn Rabin, Published: April 4, 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/health/doctor-panels-urge-fewer-routine-tests.html?_r=2

“Doctors unveil “Choosing Wisely” campaign to cut unnecessary medical tests.” April 4, 2012.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57409204-10391704/doctors-unveil-choosing-wisely
-campaign-to-cut-unnecessary-medical-tests/

Campaign: Choosing Wisely, Educating consumers about appropriate care. ConsumerReportsHealth site.
http://consumerhealthchoices.org/campaigns/choosing-wisely/

Choosing Wisely. ABIM Foundation Page.
http://www.abimfoundation.org/Initiatives/Choosing-Wisely.aspx

Choosing Wisely ® An initiative of the ABIM Foundation.
http://choosingwisely.org/?page_id=13

“Choosing Wisely: How to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments.” By Consumer Reports, April 2012.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/04/choosing-wisely-how-to-avoid-unnecessary-tests
-and-treatments/index.htm?loginMethod=auto©rightYear=2012

“How Doctors and Patients Do Harm.” By Tara Parker-Pope
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/how-doctors-and-patients-do-harm/

“Routine cancer screening common among seniors despite doubts.” By Ryan Jaslow, December 13, 2011. CBS News Health POP,
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57342149-10391704/routine-cancer-screening-common-among-
seniors-despite-doubts/

“U.S. Physician Groups Identify Commonly Used Tests or Procedures They Say Are Often Not Necessary.” April 4, 2012. Contact Nick Ferreyros., Choosingwisely.org.
http://choosingwisely.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/033012_Choosing-Wisely-National-Press-Rls-FINAL.pdf

“Will recommendations from Choosing Wisely ever be followed?” by William Sullivan, DO, JD on July 20th, 2012in Physician.
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/07/recommendations-choosing-wisely.html

New Tool for Telling Whether that Medical Test or Treatment is Worth Having

We already know that scores of drugs, tests, and treatments are overused in this country on a regular basis. That’s no surprise.

But here’s what is surprising: There’s a movement to stem this overuse — and it’s coming from some of the nation’s most prominent medical groups.

They’ve published a list of tests and treatments that are often unnecessary. If any of them are being recommended to you, I strongly urge you to study this new advice first. Links are provided below, based on the medical problem being treated — plus some other valuable tips. . .

Continued below. . .

Cancer Cells Killed by Eating This…

    There is a nutrient in your kitchen, right now, that acts like a “smart bomb” against cancer cells.

It’s one of the main phytonutrients in a specific type of food. Researchers are hailing it as a breakthrough that offers real hope for preventing and defeating cancer.

A new research study has shown how it can selectively target and kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. The findings are breakthrough for its potential use in cancer prevention and treatment.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also:

  • A natural cholesterol fighter that brings bad levels down 30%;
  • An effective method to lowering your blood pressure without harmful drugs;
  • A fruit that can fight Alzheimer’s Disease;

Dr. Victor Marchione, aka the Food Doctor is revealing this and 16 other amazing “healing foods” in his newest report that you can see here.

The new effort is called the “Choosing Wisely” campaign, and it was launched last April by nine major medical societies, including the American College of Physicians, the American College of Radiology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

The main goal of the campaign is to curb unnecessary medical interventions. Supporters of Choosing Wisely say part of the overuse problem comes from patients who demand their doctors give them tests (even if they don’t have symptoms), as well as patients who want to re-do a test to see if they get the same results. The other part of the overuse problem stems from doctors who regularly over-test. Some do it to avoid liability suits; others get a cut of the profits from the tests.

When the initiative first came out, an article in The New York Times said “By some estimates, unnecessary treatment constitutes one-third of medical spending in the United States.”

The article quoted the physician-in-chief at North Shore-LIJ Health System, Dr. Lawrence Smith, as saying, “Overuse is one of the most serious crises in American medicine.”

Consumer Reports even pointed out (correctly, I might add) that all the unnecessary CT scans and X-rays taking place can expose you to potentially cancer-causing radiation.

Finally a step forward in health care safety and quality

    It’s nice to see doctors admit they’re not always right. But more powerful is the fact that it’s a first step in changing the culture of medicine. They’re admitting their tests can be wrong. And that they don’t know everything. They’re asking you to be more involved with your own healthcare.

You can access summaries put together by Consumer Reports Health and the various participating medical societies. The summaries are meant to help you understand when certain tests are needed and when they aren’t. They include video messages, “Easy Read,” and Spanish versions:

The complete list of recommendations is available at www.ChoosingWisely.org.

Just some of the anti-treatment recommendations…

    One of the recommendations to curb overuse is that dialysis patients with limited life expectancy and no sign of cancer should not get routine cancer screenings. These screenings don’t add any time to the person’s life, and sometimes they give false positives that lead to stress and over-treatment.

The findings also confirm my belief that oncologists should scale back on tests for early-stage breast cancer and prostate cancer patients.

Other recommendations include:

  • Fewer EKGs when there’s no sign of heart trouble
  • Fewer MRIs at the slightest hint of back pain
  • Fewer antibiotics prescriptions for sinusitis
  • Fewer imaging scans for people with simple headaches
  • Fewer CT scans for people who faint but have no other neurological problems

I have some personal experience with most of the items on this list, and I agree these tests are usually a waste of time. I don’t know how many times I was X-rayed when I was young for chronic back pain and chronic headaches without the doctors coming up with a diagnosis or with any answers for my problems (alternative medicine did that).

Keep in mind — it’s not like we haven’t seen this before, where an effort is made to curb unnecessary health spending. But this time the message comes from powerful organizations of medical specialists — the last place you might expect.

Who knows, this could be the first step away from our culture of thinking doctors are gods instead of checking things out for ourselves. If the recommendations get the attention they deserve, it should jumpstart health conversations between doctors and patients, instead of almost everything being decided from on high by the doctor-authority figure.

Some question the movement’s motives

    Needless to say, some critics have found fault with the Choosing Wisely initiative. Mainly, they argue that these new recommendations give insurance companies a pretext to red-light expensive testing. The fear is that they’ll reference the Choosing Wisely campaign and decline legitimate requests for tests.

It all comes down to whether the suggested guidelines will be used to help make better, more informed decisions — or as an excuse by payers to limit a patient’s options.

I think the weight of the evidence is that we do too much testing.

And people who worry about out-of-control medical spending in our country often point out that the vast amount of money we spend on testing saves very few lives. This newsletter has been extremely critical of PSA screening for prostate cancer and mammograms to screen for breast cancer. The stats clearly show the expensive failure of all the prostate and breast screening and the aftermath of biopsies and over-treatment.

Don’t forget what happened in 2009 when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended fewer mammograms. It made sense and was supported by the facts, but there was a backlash of fear over what some called “rationed” treatment. It was charged the Task Force was willing to let women die in order to save money. Utter nonsense. Mammograms are a medical disaster.

But doctors test for many things besides cancer. Are heart and circulation tests, for example, a waste of money?

In 2010, Consumer Reports did a study on 1,200 healthy men and women between age 40 and 60. Even though none of them had risk factors or symptoms for heart disease, roughly 44 percent had undergone heart disease screening tests. That’s right — nearly half the people who showed NO SYMPTOMS of the disease had been tested.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing. People can have high blood pressure and clogged arteries without knowing it. But I suspect one of the main screens was a cholesterol test, and the treatment for those who tested high was statin drugs.

Now this is me talking, not the Choosing Wisely people, but the evidence suggests that cholesterol is a red herring and the anti-cholesterol drugs not only don’t prevent heart attacks, they actually damage the patient in other ways. The only group known to benefit from statin drugs is men who have ALREADY had a heart attack. For men who have never had a heart attack — and for ALL women — there’s no benefit from these cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Better care? Cheaper care? Both?

    Let’s take a closer look at the campaign specifics. The Choosing Wisely campaign — which by the way, unites the recommendations of nearly 375,000 physicians across the country — lists 45 treatments and tests as commonly overused. The list results from a multi-year effort by the ABIM Foundation (Advancing Medical Professionalism to Improve Health Care).

Each of the nine physician specialty societies picked five tests or procedures in their fields that they consider overused. That strikes me as odd — that each specialty had exactly five treatments to pinpoint as unnecessary. My guess is they have a lot more than that, but capping it at five makes them look less irresponsible as physicians than a list of 20 would.

Some health experts say as much as 30 percent of our $2 trillion health care spending is unnecessary, duplicative, and potentially harmful. Another study suggests most elderly adults are screened regularly for breast, cervical, prostate, and colon cancer, despite the patient guidelines that advise against these screenings for anyone over age 75.

What should come out of this? Besides improved patient care, the hope is that financial incentives for doctors to run extra tests will eventually become a thing of the past.

By the way, since the initial announcement of this campaign last April, 17 new specialty societies have joined the initiative. Sometime this fall they’re expected to announce their lists of tests and treatments to scale back on.

If you’re curious, the Choosing Wisely partners are:

And the societies that have joined the campaign since the initial effort are:


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References:“Doctor Panels Recommend Fewer Tests for Patients.” By Roni Caryn Rabin, Published: April 4, 2012.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/health/doctor-panels-urge-fewer-routine-tests.html?_r=2“Doctors unveil “Choosing Wisely” campaign to cut unnecessary medical tests.” April 4, 2012.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57409204-10391704/doctors-unveil-choosing-wisely
-campaign-to-cut-unnecessary-medical-tests/
Campaign: Choosing Wisely, Educating consumers about appropriate care. ConsumerReportsHealth site.
http://consumerhealthchoices.org/campaigns/choosing-wisely/

Choosing Wisely. ABIM Foundation Page.
http://www.abimfoundation.org/Initiatives/Choosing-Wisely.aspx

Choosing Wisely ® An initiative of the ABIM Foundation.
http://choosingwisely.org/?page_id=13

“Choosing Wisely: How to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments.” By Consumer Reports, April 2012.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/04/choosing-wisely-how-to-avoid-unnecessary-tests
-and-treatments/index.htm?loginMethod=auto©rightYear=2012

“How Doctors and Patients Do Harm.” By Tara Parker-Pope
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/how-doctors-and-patients-do-harm/

“Routine cancer screening common among seniors despite doubts.” By Ryan Jaslow, December 13, 2011. CBS News Health POP,
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57342149-10391704/routine-cancer-screening-common-among-
seniors-despite-doubts/

“U.S. Physician Groups Identify Commonly Used Tests or Procedures They Say Are Often Not Necessary.” April 4, 2012. Contact Nick Ferreyros., Choosingwisely.org.
http://choosingwisely.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/033012_Choosing-Wisely-National-Press-Rls-FINAL.pdf

“Will recommendations from Choosing Wisely ever be followed?” by William Sullivan, DO, JD on July 20th, 2012in Physician.
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/07/recommendations-choosing-wisely.html

Are ‘toxic teeth’ raising your cancer risk?

Could you be one of the millions of people carrying a potentially cancerous toxin in your body?

The answer is “YES” if you’ve got mercury amalgam fillings in any of your teeth. And it’s likely you do…

As late as 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continued to slap its stamp of approval on the dental fillings—declaring them safe for continued use. Now maybe they’re about to say, “Oops, we were wrong!” Keep reading and get the details. . .

Continued below. . .

Oliver was doomed to die from cancer
within 8 hours —

But then he found out what to do. . .

    Oliver had reached the end of the road in his seven-year fight against cancer. His doctors didn’t think this 32-year-old man would live through the night.

But when I talked to Oliver six years later, he was the picture of health! He got rid of his cancer completely.

Yes, Oliver found the answer — his own cancer miracle.

I sat down with him and his doctor and they told me an incredible story. . . a story that could help save you or someone you love from this dreaded disease.

If you’d like to hear it, click here now.

Mercury’s chorus of supporters included the American Dental Association (ADA), whose written statements assert that “dental amalgam is considered a safe, affordable and durable material [that] has been studied and reviewed extensively, and has established a record of safety and effectiveness.

That’s right; the FDA and the ADA swore that this mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper—resting just inches away from your brain—is essentially harmless!

So if the government honchos approved it… and the medical establishment backed ’em up… what’s the beef?

Simply put—there’s NO safe level of mercury that you should be willing to tolerate!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that can cause damage to your brain, kidneys and other organs.

And after decades of denial—the government finally may bend to pressure from the American public and other health professionals regarding the safety of this product.

The FDA is considering issuing new statements about amalgams based on testimony presented by a panel of experts convened in December 2010 to re-examine the issue.

The FDA’s own panelists made two shocking recommendations; namely that the agency should:

  • Warn all consumers that amalgams are mainly mercury, and
  • STOP amalgam use for pregnant women and children!

So when did mercury amalgams become the darling of the dental industry? And just how much mercury is in the fillings?

A long history of so-called safe use…

    You’ve got to go back a mighty long time to find the first use of mercury in dentistry.

What we now know as mercury amalgam was first developed in the 1800s in England and France. Advocates first introduced the product to U.S. dentists around 1833.

But it wasn’t an immediate hit…

Many dentists objected to the new fillings—citing concerns about mercury poisoning. It became a serious concern in 1926 when a German physician, Dr. Alfred Stock, showed that a dangerous mercury vapor actually escapes from these fillings.

Dr. Mark A. Breiner, DDS, author of Whole-Body Dentistry, explains that when you inhale this deadly vapor, it passes through your lungs into your blood. This guarantees the mercury is circulated to every tissue and cell in your body!

Naturally, this includes your brain…

WHO said some of the health damage caused by mercury includes:

  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Birth defects
  • Developmental delays
  • Emotional imbalance
  • Immune system impairment
  • Impaired vision and hearing
  • Insomnia
  • Paralysis

You might be wondering why you don’t see cancer on this list. This is because government agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are quick to say there’s no clinical evidence to link mercury exposure to the formation of cancer.

But the agency also admits that “human data currently available are very limited.” As I’ve often said in these pages, it’s difficult to prove a cause-and-effect relationship between cancer and a substance that people are exposed to for decades in their food and water or in the environment. The toxic effect is gradual, and at the same time most of us are exposed to dozens of other possible carcinogens, so it’s hard to say that any one of them “caused” a person’s cancer.

But the following should give you a hint: The EPA has determined that amalgam fillings removed from your mouth should be considered TOXIC WASTE!

So the EPA says they’re perfectly safe while they’re IN your mouth… but become a health hazard once they’re removed and released into the environment.

And they call it science. . .

Poison is as poison does!

    Let’s not fool ourselves, folks. Mercury is a heavy metal second only to plutonium in toxicity. And plutonium is radioactive — so that gives you an idea of how bad mercury is.

Dr. Breiner said the average dental filling contains the same percentage of this toxin as a typical mercury thermometer (about 500,000 parts per million).

And a broken thermometer is considered a biohazard if the mercury is exposed!

Estimates show your mercury fillings release as much as 15 micrograms of mercury per day.

Multiply that by the number of fillings in your mouth and you can see why an analysis published in The Science of the Total Environment said some 67 million Americans easily exceed the levels of mercury vapors the EPA considers ‘safe!’

Plus, anything that impairs your immune system boosts your chances of developing abnormal cell growth.

Scientists have found that heavy metals such as mercury increase the damage inflicted on cells by free radicals. The heavy metals also disrupt the process of apoptosis—or natural cell death—that your body uses to remove unhealthy cells.

Many dentists recommend immediate removal of mercury amalgam fillings. But Dr. Breiner cautions that these fillings should never be removed without adequate testing and safety procedures.

Finding a good, qualified alternative dentist is not easy. (The preferred term is “biological dentist.”) Sensing which way the wind is blowing, a lot of dentists now claim they’re mercury-free. Any dentist can use the term.

But the procedures for removing mercury fillings are delicate and complex. It’s hard to get this highly toxic substance out of the teeth without releasing large amounts of it into the body and doing more harm than good. Likewise for removing another type of toxic dental work, root canals — a subject we covered in Issue #189.

We cover the whole subject in our Special Report, The Secret Poison in Your Mouth. The report devotes several chapters to how to find and choose the right dentist. And the report has just about everything else you need to know about mercury amalgam fillings and root canals. Here’s a two-word summary: They’re deadly. I strongly urge you to click here, get our report, and get started on removing them.

Whether you choose to remove your silver fillings or not, just remember a toxin is still a toxin—even when it’s ground up and pressed into your mouth by a so-called “expert” with a degree and a government license!

Last issue we covered an incredibly powerful cancer-fighting substance found in common vegetables we should all eat. If you missed this important information, just scroll down and see it below.


Nutrient found in common foods
can reduce cancer risk up to 40%
. . .but you must avoid this mistake!

Eating as little as three small servings of certain vegetables per month was found to slash bladder cancer risk by a stunning 40 percent.

In this study, conducted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, researchers did a survey of the dietary habits of 1,100 people. 275 them already had bladder cancer.

Interestingly, they found that among smokers as well as non-smokers, those who ate three or more servings per month of these specific raw vegetables slashed their risk of developing bladder cancer. (Note: this is not an endorsement of smoking-as-long-as-you-eat-veggies.)

Furthermore, non-smokers who ate three-plus servings of these veggies a month had a whopping 73 percent lowered risk of developing bladder cancer compared with smokers who did not eat the veggies! Keep reading and I’ll tell you what they ate. . .

Continued below. . .

[Urgent] Can you believe this video?

    Can you believe this video? It’s a phenomenon. In fact, it was sent to more than 289,000 people in just the first 24 hours!

But you might not see it at all.

Why? Because, for the first time, mainstream medicine’s deadliest conspiracy has been EXPOSED. Finally, this video is the ‘shot heard around the world’ the establishment prayed would never come.

There are powerful interests hell-bent on minimizing the damage it is doing to corporate medicine’s profit machine.

Before it’s banned, watch it here.

Understand that this research involved just three small servings in a whole month — a ridiculously tiny amount of plant food. Yet it produced a powerful anti-cancer effect.

The anti-cancer nutrients of these vegetables only stay in the body for approximately 12 hours, meaning that participants only got 36 hours of nutrients — out of the 720 hours in a month. That amounts to a measly 5 percent of the time… and still their bladder cancer incidence dropped by 40 percent.

And it’s very important to note the researchers did NOT find a protective benefit when the people in the study ate equal amounts of cooked. You need to eat the vegetables raw.

The foods that achieved these amazing results were raw cruciferous vegetables — broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and related plants.

Don’t make this mistake with your vegetables

    The study suggests that the anti-cancer properties of cruciferous vegetables are destroyed by cooking them — which lines up perfectly with what the leaders of the raw food movement have been saying for years.

Be very careful who you listen to…

Bear in mind that the flat-earthers who dominate conventional medicine have been bashing the raw food movement for years — claiming raw foods have ZERO health benefit.

Of course, this view flies in the face of research that shows raw foods are in fact one of the best medicines for almost all the degenerative diseases now afflicting people in advanced, highly developed countries. We eat too much cooked, processed food that’s been robbed of important nutrients.

Raw vegetables and fruits contain hundreds of cancer-fighting plant compounds. Scientists are identifying new ones all the time.

Fifty-five key epidemiological studies have been conducted about the critical relationship between eating cruciferous vegetables and preventing cancer. And 69 percent of these studies show a positive correlation between eating these vegetables and reduced cancer risk.

Unfortunately, few of those studies considered raw versus cooked vegetables. But it’s likely the 31 percent that showed no reduction of cancer risk were using cooked vegetables.1

Many complex, delicate molecules are easily destroyed by heat. So cooking these valuable foods wipes out the medicine they contain.

Microwaving broccoli destroys up to 98 percent of its phytonutrients (including its anti-cancer nutrients).

Alternative cancer doctors have known
about raw foods for a long time

    Eating only cooked foods may be one of the biggest mistakes you can make with your health.

For years, the famous Gerson Institute and many others have trumpeted fresh, raw fruits and vegetables as one of the most effective routes to personal health. Yet most conventional doctors denigrate or ignore it.

Now, an August 2012 study provides even more evidence of how right they were.

A natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables now has been shown in both animal and epidemiological studies to have exceptional ability to cause cancer cell death, naturally.

Isothiocyanates restrain tumor growth by openly blocking the carcinogenic action of free radicals. Put another way, they prevent free radicals from attacking your healthy cells and making them cancerous.

One specific variety, phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC for short), has even been shown to induce cell death in certain cancers, including certain chemo-resistant cancers. Of course, broccoli, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables are right beneath your nose every time you go to your local farmer’s market or grocery store.

But don’t expect to hear about PEITC from your oncologist.

Hinders breast cancer in animals

    PEITC hinders breast cancer tumor cell development in animals, according to a study published August 2, 2012 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.2

To determine whether PEITC could prevent mammary tumors in mice, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute placed the mice on one of two diets — either a control diet, or a diet supplement with PEITC for 29 weeks. Then they measured the incidence and size of mammary tumors, along with cell proliferation, apoptosis (cell death), and neoangiogenesis (startup of cancer-feeding blood vessels).

They found that 29 weeks of PEITC was linked to an amazing 56.3% reduction in mammary carcinoma lesions larger than 2mm… concluding that although PEITC does not confer complete protection, those mice who received it clearly showed suppression of tumor progression compared to the mice in the control group.

What’s more, the study showed that PEITC was well-tolerated.

The authors pointed out the limitations of their study, namely that human results could potentially differ from animal results… and that only human studies could definitively prove its effectiveness for humans.

Where can you get PEITC?

    PEITC is a plant compound that occurs naturally in a large number of foods, especially these. . .

  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Bok choy
  • Collards
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Horseradish
  • Daikon
  • Mustard
  • Radish

So you would do well to include them in your diet. And it doesn’t take as much as you might expect to reap their anti-cancer benefit — as long as you don’t make the mistake of cooking them.

Destroys mutant p53 genes

    The p53 gene is regarded as the “guardian of the genome” because of its role in regulating your cell cycles and restraining cancer formation.

High oxidative stress — lots of free radicals — creates mutations in the p53 gene and thereby promotes cancer cell growth.

Both PEITC and another isothiocyanate called sulforaphane, have been shown to destroy mutant p53 genes. They were in fact shown to spark apoptosis (natural, programmed cell death) in most cancer cells — including even drug-resistant leukemia cells.

Prostate, breast, and lung cancer studies

    Half a million new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. alone, each year. Prostate cancer cells are highly resistant to conventional treatments such as chemo and radiotherapy.

The authors note that compared to the high prostate cancer risk in the U.S., incidence is low in India where people eat significantly larger amount of phytochemical-rich plant foods. So, scientists have been interested in investigating treatments based on nutrients in edible plants.

Among their discoveries: PEITC is especially useful when combined with turmeric (curcumin), the mild spice that gives curry its deep yellow tones.

Researchers at Rutgers injected specially bred mice with either curcumin, PEITC, or a combination, three times per week for one month. The injections — especially the combination of PEITC and curcumin — significantly slowed tumor growth.

They also tested for the therapeutic value of curcumin and PEITC against tumors that were already well-established. Results? Each treatment by itself had little impact, but combining the two “significantly reduced” tumor growth.3

More evidence it helps treat breast cancer

    HER2 is an oncogene — a gene with the potential to cause cancer. It’s linked to a poor prognosis in 30% of breast cancer patients.

PEITC treatment substantially reduced the expression of HER2, and induced apoptosis in HER2 cells.4

In another study, this one at the University of Pittsburgh, intake of PEITC for 29 weeks was associated with a 53.13 percent decrease in mammary tumors. It achieved this result by preventing the formation of new blood vessels and inducing apoptosis.5

The exact mechanism by which PEITC causes apoptosis (natural cell death) is still unclear.

Clinical studies using PEITC for lung cancer are currently underway.

What to do next

    Whether as a preventive or therapeutic, you can’t go wrong by taking these steps:

  • Include cruciferous veggies in your diet every day
  • Make a special point of using broccoli sprouts regularly. Sprouts are more nutrient-dense than full-grown vegetables. They’re also very inexpensive and easy to prepare for eating.
  • Steam or marinate your veggies to break down their fibrous outer shell. Do not microwave!
  • To maintain all essential nutrients in raw form and still soften them, marinate them in apple cider vinegar for 30 to 60 minutes before eating.
  • Metastatic cancer patients or others with compromised immune systems should juice their vegetables to maximize their nutrient absorption and limit the stress and energy needed to digest them. With juicing, you discard most of the fiber, which would otherwise fill you up and pass through you undigested. You just drink in nutrients that cross the intestinal wall into the bloodstream and nourish you.

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Resources from 1st article:

American Dental Association. 2009. Statement on dental amalgam. ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. Available online at
http://www.ada.org/1741.aspx

Breiner Whole Body Health Center. 2005. History-Amalgam (Mercury) Fillings. Website information available at
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Ejalde-Ruiz, A. 2011, November 30. Mercury fillings ‘filled’ with controversy. Chicago Tribune. Available online at
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World Health Organization. 2007. Exposure to mercury: A major public health concern. Available online at
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Richardson GM, et al. 2011. Mercury exposure and risks from dental amalgam in the US population post-2000. Available on line at
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2012. Mercury: Health effects fact sheet. Available online at
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2012. Dental Amalgam Effluent Guideline. Available online at
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Footnotes from 2nd article:

1http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_13638.cfm
2Shivendra V Singh, Su-Hyeong Kim, Anuradha Sehrawat, Julie A Arlotti, Eun-Ryeong Hahm, Kozue Sakao, Jan H Beumer, Rachel C Jankowitz, Kumar Chandra-Kuntal, Joomin Lee, Anna A Powolny, and Rajiv Dhir. Biomarkers of Phenethyl Isothiocyanate-Mediated Mammary Cancer Chemoprevention in a Clinically Relevant Mouse Model. J Natl Cancer Inst, August 2, 2012 DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djs321
3Tin Oo Khor, Young-Sam Keum, Wen Lin, Jung-Hwan Kim, Rong Hu, Guoxiang Shen, Changjiang Xu, Avanthika Gopalakrishnan, Bandaru Reddy, Xi Zheng, AllanConney and Ah-Ng Tony Kong. “Combined Inhibitory Effects of Curcumin and Phenethyl Isothiocyanate on the Growth of Human PC-3 Prostate Xenografts in Immunodeficient Mice,” cancerres.aacrjournals.org.
4http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/80
5http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/08/01/jnci.djs321.abstract

Nutrient found in common foods can reduce cancer risk up to 40%

. . .but you must avoid this mistake!

Eating as little as three small servings of certain vegetables per month was found to slash bladder cancer risk by a stunning 40 percent.

In this study, conducted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, researchers did a survey of the dietary habits of 1,100 people. 275 them already had bladder cancer.

Interestingly, they found that among smokers as well as non-smokers, those who ate three or more servings per month of these specific raw vegetables slashed their risk of developing bladder cancer. (Note: this is not an endorsement of smoking-as-long-as-you-eat-veggies.)

Furthermore, non-smokers who ate three-plus servings of these veggies a month had a whopping 73 percent lowered risk of developing bladder cancer compared with smokers who did not eat the veggies! Keep reading and I’ll tell you what they ate. . .

Continued below. . .

Oliver was doomed to die from cancer
within 8 hours –

But then he found out what to do. . .

Oliver had reached the end of the road in his seven-year fight against cancer. His doctors didn’t think this 32-year-old man would live through the night.

But when I talked to Oliver six years later, he was the picture of health! He got rid of his cancer completely.

Yes, Oliver found the answer — his own cancer miracle.

I sat down with him and his doctor and they told me an incredible story. . . a story that could help save you or someone you love from this dreaded disease.

If you’d like to hear it, click here now.

Understand that this research involved just three small servings in a whole month — a ridiculously tiny amount of plant food. Yet it produced a powerful anti-cancer effect.

The anti-cancer nutrients of these vegetables only stay in the body for approximately 12 hours, meaning that participants only got 36 hours of nutrients — out of the 720 hours in a month. That amounts to a measly 5 percent of the time… and still their bladder cancer incidence dropped by 40 percent.

And it’s very important to note the researchers did NOT find a protective benefit when the people in the study ate equal amounts of cooked. You need to eat the vegetables raw.

The foods that achieved these amazing results were raw cruciferous vegetables — broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and related plants.

Don’t make this mistake with your vegetables

    The study suggests that the anti-cancer properties of cruciferous vegetables are destroyed by cooking them — which lines up perfectly with what the leaders of the raw food movement have been saying for years.

Be very careful who you listen to…

Bear in mind that the flat-earthers who dominate conventional medicine have been bashing the raw food movement for years — claiming raw foods have ZERO health benefit.

Of course, this view flies in the face of research that shows raw foods are in fact one of the best medicines for almost all the degenerative diseases now afflicting people in advanced, highly developed countries. We eat too much cooked, processed food that’s been robbed of important nutrients.

Raw vegetables and fruits contain hundreds of cancer-fighting plant compounds. Scientists are identifying new ones all the time.

Fifty-five key epidemiological studies have been conducted about the critical relationship between eating cruciferous vegetables and preventing cancer. And 69 percent of these studies show a positive correlation between eating these vegetables and reduced cancer risk.

Unfortunately, few of those studies considered raw versus cooked vegetables. But it’s likely the 31 percent that showed no reduction of cancer risk were using cooked vegetables.1

Many complex, delicate molecules are easily destroyed by heat. So cooking these valuable foods wipes out the medicine they contain.

Microwaving broccoli destroys up to 98 percent of its phytonutrients (including its anti-cancer nutrients).

Alternative cancer doctors have known
about raw foods for a long time

    Eating only cooked foods may be one of the biggest mistakes you can make with your health.

For years, the famous Gerson Institute and many others have trumpeted fresh, raw fruits and vegetables as one of the most effective routes to personal health. Yet most conventional doctors denigrate or ignore it.

Now, an August 2012 study provides even more evidence of how right they were.

A natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables now has been shown in both animal and epidemiological studies to have exceptional ability to cause cancer cell death, naturally.

Isothiocyanates restrain tumor growth by openly blocking the carcinogenic action of free radicals. Put another way, they prevent free radicals from attacking your healthy cells and making them cancerous.

One specific variety, phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC for short), has even been shown to induce cell death in certain cancers, including certain chemo-resistant cancers. Of course, broccoli, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables are right beneath your nose every time you go to your local farmer’s market or grocery store.

But don’t expect to hear about PEITC from your oncologist.

Hinders breast cancer in animals

    PEITC hinders breast cancer tumor cell development in animals, according to a study published August 2, 2012 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.2

To determine whether PEITC could prevent mammary tumors in mice, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute placed the mice on one of two diets — either a control diet, or a diet supplement with PEITC for 29 weeks. Then they measured the incidence and size of mammary tumors, along with cell proliferation, apoptosis (cell death), and neoangiogenesis (startup of cancer-feeding blood vessels).

They found that 29 weeks of PEITC was linked to an amazing 56.3% reduction in mammary carcinoma lesions larger than 2mm… concluding that although PEITC does not confer complete protection, those mice who received it clearly showed suppression of tumor progression compared to the mice in the control group.

What’s more, the study showed that PEITC was well-tolerated.

The authors pointed out the limitations of their study, namely that human results could potentially differ from animal results… and that only human studies could definitively prove its effectiveness for humans.

Where can you get PEITC?

    PEITC is a plant compound that occurs naturally in a large number of foods, especially these. . .

  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Bok choy
  • Collards
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Horseradish
  • Daikon
  • Mustard
  • Radish

So you would do well to include them in your diet. And it doesn’t take as much as you might expect to reap their anti-cancer benefit — as long as you don’t make the mistake of cooking them.

Destroys mutant p53 genes

    The p53 gene is regarded as the “guardian of the genome” because of its role in regulating your cell cycles and restraining cancer formation.

High oxidative stress — lots of free radicals — creates mutations in the p53 gene and thereby promotes cancer cell growth.

Both PEITC and another isothiocyanate called sulforaphane, have been shown to destroy mutant p53 genes. They were in fact shown to spark apoptosis (natural, programmed cell death) in most cancer cells — including even drug-resistant leukemia cells.

Prostate, breast, and lung cancer studies

    Half a million new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. alone, each year. Prostate cancer cells are highly resistant to conventional treatments such as chemo and radiotherapy.

The authors note that compared to the high prostate cancer risk in the U.S., incidence is low in India where people eat significantly larger amount of phytochemical-rich plant foods. So, scientists have been interested in investigating treatments based on nutrients in edible plants.

Among their discoveries: PEITC is especially useful when combined with turmeric (curcumin), the mild spice that gives curry its deep yellow tones.

Researchers at Rutgers injected specially bred mice with either curcumin, PEITC, or a combination, three times per week for one month. The injections — especially the combination of PEITC and curcumin — significantly slowed tumor growth.

They also tested for the therapeutic value of curcumin and PEITC against tumors that were already well-established. Results? Each treatment by itself had little impact, but combining the two “significantly reduced” tumor growth.3

More evidence it helps treat breast cancer

    HER2 is an oncogene — a gene with the potential to cause cancer. It’s linked to a poor prognosis in 30% of breast cancer patients.

PEITC treatment substantially reduced the expression of HER2, and induced apoptosis in HER2 cells.4

In another study, this one at the University of Pittsburgh, intake of PEITC for 29 weeks was associated with a 53.13 percent decrease in mammary tumors. It achieved this result by preventing the formation of new blood vessels and inducing apoptosis.5

The exact mechanism by which PEITC causes apoptosis (natural cell death) is still unclear.

Clinical studies using PEITC for lung cancer are currently underway.

What to do next

    Whether as a preventive or therapeutic, you can’t go wrong by taking these steps:

  • Include cruciferous veggies in your diet every day
  • Make a special point of using broccoli sprouts regularly. Sprouts are more nutrient-dense than full-grown vegetables. They’re also very inexpensive and easy to prepare for eating.
  • Steam or marinate your veggies to break down their fibrous outer shell. Do not microwave!
  • To maintain all essential nutrients in raw form and still soften them, marinate them in apple cider vinegar for 30 to 60 minutes before eating.
  • Metastatic cancer patients or others with compromised immune systems should juice their vegetables to maximize their nutrient absorption and limit the stress and energy needed to digest them. With juicing, you discard most of the fiber, which would otherwise fill you up and pass through you undigested. You just drink in nutrients that cross the intestinal wall into the bloodstream and nourish you.

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Lee Euler, Publisher


Footnotes:

1http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_13638.cfm
2Shivendra V Singh, Su-Hyeong Kim, Anuradha Sehrawat, Julie A Arlotti, Eun-Ryeong Hahm, Kozue Sakao, Jan H Beumer, Rachel C Jankowitz, Kumar Chandra-Kuntal, Joomin Lee, Anna A Powolny, and Rajiv Dhir. Biomarkers of Phenethyl Isothiocyanate-Mediated Mammary Cancer Chemoprevention in a Clinically Relevant Mouse Model. J Natl Cancer Inst, August 2, 2012 DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djs321
3Tin Oo Khor, Young-Sam Keum, Wen Lin, Jung-Hwan Kim, Rong Hu, Guoxiang Shen, Changjiang Xu, Avanthika Gopalakrishnan, Bandaru Reddy, Xi Zheng, AllanConney and Ah-Ng Tony Kong. “Combined Inhibitory Effects of Curcumin and Phenethyl Isothiocyanate on the Growth of Human PC-3 Prostate Xenografts in Immunodeficient Mice,” cancerres.aacrjournals.org.
4http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/80
5http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/08/01/jnci.djs321.abstract

Do chemo treatments turn folks into numbskulls?

It probably won’t shock you to find out about another serious consequence of going through chemo treatment. Especially not if you already know it can cause nausea and vomiting… leave you feeling weak and exhausted… cause excess hair loss… and bring on additional aches and pains…

But believe it or not—these cancer drugs can damage your brain too! Yes, there’s another reason to think twice before agreeing to chemotherapy. And if you decide on chemo anyway, this article suggests some tips that can reduce the damage. Keep reading and I’ll explain. . .

Continued below. . .

Drink This and Cancer
Comes Pouring Out of Your Body

    “If I could pick only one treatment to cure my cancer, this would be it,” says a top expert on alternative cancer treatments.

Research conducted by a scientist at the Detroit Institute of Cancer Research showed this is one of the world’s most powerful cancer cures. Even the mainstream National Cancer Institute confirmed that this do-it-yourself treatment kills cancer cells. Then they buried the research.

Personally, I’ve been writing about cancer treatments for almost seven years. Out of nearly 400 that I’ve investigated, I haven’t found an at-home treatment that’s better.

It worked for Robert, age 54, who had late stage stomach cancer. His doctors told him he didn’t have chance. The most they could do was buy him a little time, using four aggressive chemotherapy drugs PLUS radiation — a deadly, toxic, last-ditch treatment.

INSTEAD Robert used this non-toxic liquid and was completely cancer-free within months. The amazed doctor was forced to admit Robert’s cancer was “in remission.” Two years later, he was still cancer-free.

Click here and watch an important video presentation about this discovery.

Statistics show a significant number of chemotherapy patients suffer from a condition called chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment.

In layman’s terms, the Mayo Clinic’s website says “chemo brain” and “chemo fog” are more common expressions. This condition refers to thinking and memory problems that can occur after conventional cancer treatment.

I first heard of “chemo brain” at a clinic in Germany where my colleagues and I were interviewing a young patient named Oliver. You can listen to his full story by clicking here. Before trying alternatives and getting rid of his cancer, Oliver went through an incredible amount of chemotherapy. It’s a miracle he survived it. But he told us it permanently damaged his mental abilities.

That was news to us. Till then, we didn’t know loss of brain function was yet another price chemotherapy patients had to pay.

The symptoms of chemo brain are fairly consistent and may include:

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty in articulating thoughts
  • Difficulty learning new skills
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling of mental fogginess
  • Inability to multitask
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Short attention span
  • Short-term memory problems
  • Trouble with verbal memory (e.g. remembering a conversation)
  • Trouble with visual memory (e.g. recalling an image or list of words)

After decades of denying that any such problem existed—it looks like the medical community may finally be willing to admit it DOES!

Here’s what the studies suggest…

    Recent findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology examined the effects of chemotherapy on breast cancer survivors.

Researchers at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL reviewed previously published studies on the brain function of breast cancer patients who received chemo treatments.

The Moffitt investigators found that earlier studies presented conflicting evidence on how severe the cognitive problems are. In their recent review of the studies, they determined that:

  • Patients treated with chemotherapy performed significantly worse on tests of verbal ability than did cancer-free people, and
  • Patients treated with chemotherapy performed significantly worse on tests of visual-spatial ability than did noncancer control patients.

Experts say a great number of chemo patients experience short-term memory loss and problems with focus and concentration during and shortly after the treatments.

Although most of these folks improve over time—about 15 percent continue to suffer a loss of brain function years later.

It’s hard to pinpoint the cause…

    Naturally people want to know why chemo makes them mentally sluggish, even if it’s only temporary. But the truth is—it’s difficult for doctors to give solid reasons.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) said this is because some folks with cancer might have brain problems even before chemo treatments are administered.

In some cases, hormone treatments such as estrogen blockers may contribute to the problem. Even the cancer itself can cause muddled thinking.

Other problems that may negatively impact your brain function include:

  • Additional treatment drugs (e.g. steroids, pain medications, anti-nausea drugs)
  • Age
  • Depression
  • Infection
  • Low blood count
  • Other illnesses, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Stress or other emotional difficulties

Many of these factors—and the loss of mental sharpness they cause—can improve with treatment. But some may cause long-term brain problems unless they are properly addressed.

Aside from the other contributing factors, ACS points out the difficulty in assessing brain problems. Different researchers use different tests to measure memory problems and cloudy thinking, so it’s hard to compare results.

What’s more, some people experience such mild symptoms that test results can appear normal.

ACS said there is currently no known way to prevent chemo brain. But there ARE things you can do to help jump-start a sluggish brain…

Three simple solutions to help
recharge tired brain cells!

    It’s true that sickness and aging can take a toll on a healthy brain. But it’s possible to keep your brain sharp and focused despite these challenges.

Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D., author of Alternative Medicine: What Works, recommends three easy tips for battling memory problems:

  • Eat low-fat foods—diets high in fat and cholesterol can clog the small arteries that provide healthy blood flow to your brain. This can lead to mini-strokes, which have been tied to age-related memory loss…
  • Perform mental exercises—many folks have found that learning a new language, writing a daily journal or taking classes helps give the brain a workout. You can also use games and puzzles to stimulate your mind, strengthen nerves… and help preserve brain function…
  • Engage in physical activity—aerobic activity is a great way to increase blood flow, oxygenate your brain and help boost your brain processes…

These are just three simple steps you can take to help revive a ‘numb skull’… clear brain fog… and sharpen your mind as you age!

I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention our new book Awakening from Alzheimer’s. While mainly targeted at people who have dementia, this book lays out detailed recommendations that can help anyone maintain and improve brain health. I’m taking advantage of many of them myself. Author Peggy Sarlin, a good friend of mine, got the tips from some of the world’s top alternative doctors.

You should be aware that more than a decade ago, author and leading cancer researcher Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D., declared that antioxidants are a top-notch antidote for chemotherapy poisons.

He said that studies prove antioxidants actually minimize the nauseating side effects of chemotherapy drugs—and even enhance their performance!

I’ll tell you more about which superstar nutrients can help battle chemotherapy contamination in an upcoming article.

Meanwhile, here’s to your good health!

And speaking of your health. . .liquid cleanses may not be such a good idea. I wrote about this in the last issue. If you missed it, you can read it right now, below.


Dubious Liquid-Detox and Anti-Cancer Diets

    Liquid cleanse and detox diets are all the rage these days, promising everything from weight loss to extreme energy to cancer prevention.

It’s this last one that got my attention. And that’s why I’m writing about this today. What I have to say may not sit well with some cancer experts (many of whom are well-meaning amateurs) — but you need to know an all-liquid crash diet, especially at home without supervision, may not be a good idea. Let’s take a look. . .

Continued below. . .

The First Time Ever… Harvard Scientists Reverse Aging

    In 2010, a group of researchers at the Dana-Farber institute of Harvard University Medical School figured out how to switch on what’s being called the “immortality gene”.

What the scientists saw “… was not a slowing down or stabilization of the aging process.” Instead, they “saw a dramatic reversal…”

This story is being reviewed here (with an interesting update)…

What really happens in a liquid-cleanse

    First, let me tell you exactly what I’m talking about. There are dozens — hundreds, probably — of different detox programs and strange, short-term liquid diets that claim every medical benefit under the sun.

In terms of cancer, the theory behind a detox cleanse is that we all have toxins trapped in the folds of our gastrointestinal tracts. The toxins can come from anywhere — herbicide- and pesticide-treated foods and chemically-produced household products are major culprits.

As the theory goes, if those toxins find their way to your intestines and stay lodged there for too long, they’ll either turn into eventual cancer or knock you sideways with some other chronic disease. Colon cleansing in itself (also known as colon therapy) is now a popular offering at alternative healthcare facilities. The goal, of course, is to remove these long-lodging toxins, along with putrefied waste that gets stuck in your bowels.

Colon hydrotherapy done by a professional usually involves tubes that inject water and sometimes herbs up into the colon via the rectum. For the record, I believe this is a useful cancer therapy, although it’s only supported by case studies and anecdotes, not large studies.

But liquid cleanses approach things from the other end — they’re taken by mouth. That’s what I’m talking about here.

Most liquid cleanses involve keeping to a liquids-only diet for a specific number of days. The idea is that the bowels don’t have to work as hard to push out liquid waste, which frees them up to unclench, reenergize, and push out old solid waste.

Liquid cleanses also force you (usually) to avoid foods that stress your body. Your organs respond in turn with improved function. That goes for not only the bowels but the kidneys and liver as well.

Some of the liquid-cleanse diets I’ve read about include

  • Prune juice fasts — seven straight days of prune juice and nothing else
  • Diuretic diets — purported to help fluid retention
  • Fasting diets — where you fast for a day every few days and then resume eating
  • Laxative tea diets — where different herbal concentrations taken in tea form are used to purge your gut of everything

Others that sound more nutritious include a cleansing program that combines a vegan diet with whole food nutritional supplements, and a liquefied all-vegetarian diet (whole fruits and vegetables pureed into drinkable meals — a “juicing” approach). I’m no expert in this subject, but a liquid diet that provides good nutrition sounds like a better idea than one — for example — that requires you to live on water, lemon juice and a dab of honey for some long period of time.

I don’t lump careful eating plans like the Gerson Therapy with short-term liquid cleanses that provide almost no nutrition at all. The real cancer diets provide you with plenty of healthy nutrients. They can be followed for a lifetime (and you’ll live longer if you do.) Not so the water-plus-a-dab-of-honey fasts.

If you’d like to know more about the Gerson Therapy — one of the first natural cancer treatments and still one of the most renowned — you can get an introduction in either of two reports we publish, Natural Cancer Remedies that Work and Breast Cancer Cover-Up.

Short-term liquid fasts are another story. The general belief in conventional medicine is that liquid cleanses are dangerous and ineffective, except for the brief fasts required just before colon surgery or a colonoscopy. The thinking goes that longer-term liquid cleanses leave you nutritionally depleted with such a low daily calorie intake that your mood and energy levels get affected in a negative way.

I doubt if most liquid cleanses last long enough to put the average person at risk for some kind of nutritional deficiency. The lack of nutrients might leave you vulnerable to infections for a time. If you insist on doing a liquid fast, I suggest doing it in warm weather rather than during the winter cold and flu season. Old and frail people are obviously at greater risk of infection any time and I wonder if a liquid fast — especially an unsupervised one — is a good idea.

Critics say you’re also at risk of losing muscle mass, which could slow your metabolism and make it harder to lose weight in the future. I haven’t seen any hard evidence for this. But here’s a charge I can believe: According to most sources, even if you lose weight on one of these cleanses, you’re bound to gain it back quickly.

I don’t think short-term crash diets are an effective weight-loss plan.

Your body already knows what to do

    The biggest bone of contention critics have with these diets is that they’re not backed by medical science. This is true, but that’s not what concerns me. Plenty of effective alternative therapies aren’t yet backed by “medical” science. Which by the way, doesn’t mean they’ve been disproven, it just means nobody has put together an institutionally-funded, white-coat lab study yet.

What does concern me though, is that most of these diets leave your body without real nutrition for several days at a time.

According to Charlotte Kikel, a nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist in Austin, TX, you have an internal clock that sends your body a message to move your bowels every eight hours — assuming there’s something inside that needs to be moved.

This doesn’t mean you should head to the bathroom every eight hours. Your body knows when it’s time to go, and your clue to whether it’s all working well is when you have easy movements with no straining, along with well-formed, solid stool.

The most effective ways to prompt healthy bowel movements and keep your gut clean, meaning you push toxins right on through, are:

  1. Drink plenty of fluids — especially water
  2. Boost your fiber intake, preferably from plant-bases like vegetables and fruit instead of grain
  3. Exercise — hands down one of the best ways to keep your bowels moving

I’ll share another secret I recently learned from my own nutritionist that works like magic for me: Magnesium is a natural laxative — that’s why it’s found in pharmaceutical laxatives like Phillips Milk of Magnesia. However, most magnesium supplements are designed to PREVENT the laxative response because some customers get diarrhea — and that’s NOT why most of us take a magnesium supplement!

For example, magnesium aspartate is the most common form of magnesium in supplements. It’s actually designed to prevent you from going! But if you take magnesium citrate (not easy to find, but it’s available), you’ll probably experience the laxative effect — and most of the time it doesn’t take many pills to do the job. Plus you get plenty of healthy magnesium to boot.

Unplug and empower your system

    There may be some nutritional wisdom in certain cleansing programs. Success stories I’ve read talk about people learning to revamp their approach to eating. They say that by taking away their normal daily consumption habits, they grow less attached to bad behavior — like regular snacking or high-sugar cravings — and learn to be aware of their bodies and what they really need.

I say fine if it does lead to long-term changes in your eating habits. But that’s in doubt.

A short-term liquid diet is not a magic bullet. But there is real power in mindful eating and breaking bad eating habits.

If you’re bent on trying a liquid diet, my advice would be to do it under the guidance of a nutritional professional. Your body’s nutrition is too important to experiment on just to see if something works.

Better yet, think of your daily eating habits as a regular opportunity to cleanse your bowels. The most important “bowel cleanse” you’ll ever find is something you were born knowing how to do, and that’s have a bowel movement.

The best full body detox, according to Charlotte Kikel, is to eat the natural things nature intended. That gives you the natural feature most liquid-cleanses promise.

After all, the foods you eat and avoid have one of the biggest single effects on whether you develop cancer in your lifetime. In my experience, the real strength of liquid detox diets isn’t what you drink while you’re on the diet, but instead comes down to the bad foods you learn you can live without.

Personally, I had quite a bit of success changing my eating habits under the guidance of skilled clinicians, under an eating plan that lasted weeks and essentially became permanent — although at the start they didn’t tell me I’d have to eat that way for good.

Probably just as well, it would have been too discouraging at the beginning. I thought it was temporary, and that kept me going. I thought I could go back to my old ways after getting rid of my toxins. By the time I learned it was the program for life, I’d adjusted to the new way of eating.

The motto is “eat for life” — not for a crash fad diet that’s going to last for just a few days or a week. But take your new eating habits one day at a time. . .or one week at a time. Don’t set yourself to climb Mt. Everest.
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Resources from 1st article:American Cancer Society. 2012. Chemo Brain factsheet. Available online at
http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/PhysicalSideEffects/ChemotherapyEffects/chemo-brainGross, J. 2007, April 29. Doctors increasingly acknowledge ‘chemo brain’. The New York Times. Available online at
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/health/29iht-chemo.1.5487952.html?_r=1Jim, HSL et al. Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Functioning in Breast Cancer Survivors Previously Treated With Standard-Dose Chemotherapy. Journal of Clinical Oncology. Abstract available online at
http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2012/08/26/JCO.2011.39.5640.abstract

Mayo Clinic. 2010. Chemo Brain factsheet. Available online at
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chemo-brain/DS01109

National Cancer Institutes. 2012. Chemotherapy Side Effects factsheet. Available on line at
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/chemo-side-effects

Senior Journal. 2012, Sept. 4. Breast cancer survivors given chemo may suffer mild cognitive impairment. Retrieved from
http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Alzheimers/2012/20120904-Breat_Cancer_Survivors.htm

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“Bowel Cleaning Liquid Diet.” By Jazzy Joyner for LiveStrong.com.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/457515-bowel-cleaning-liquid-diet/

“Can Colon Cleansing Prevent Colon Cancer?” By Marijke Vroomen-Durning, RN, EverydayHealth.com
http://www.everydayhealth.com/colon-cancer/colon-cleansing.aspx

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

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http://www.everydiet.org/detox_diet.htm

“Do You Really Need a Detox Diet?” By Holly C. Corbett. Prevention Magazine online.
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“How to Do a Full Body Detox.” By Charlotte Kikel, MS, NC, CAN.
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Dubious Liquid-Detox and Anti-Cancer Diets

Liquid cleanse and detox diets are all the rage these days, promising everything from weight loss to extreme energy to cancer prevention.

It’s this last one that got my attention. And that’s why I’m writing about this today. What I have to say may not sit well with some cancer experts (many of whom are well-meaning amateurs) — but you need to know an all-liquid crash diet, especially at home without supervision, may not be a good idea. Let’s take a look. . .

Continued below. . .

The First Time Ever… Harvard Scientists Reverse Aging

    In 2010, a group of researchers at the Dana-Farber institute of Harvard University Medical School figured out how to switch on what’s being called the “immortality gene”.

What the scientists saw “… was not a slowing down or stabilization of the aging process.” Instead, they “saw a dramatic reversal…”

This story is being reviewed here (with an interesting update)…

What really happens in a liquid-cleanse

    First, let me tell you exactly what I’m talking about. There are dozens — hundreds, probably — of different detox programs and strange, short-term liquid diets that claim every medical benefit under the sun.

In terms of cancer, the theory behind a detox cleanse is that we all have toxins trapped in the folds of our gastrointestinal tracts. The toxins can come from anywhere — herbicide- and pesticide-treated foods and chemically-produced household products are major culprits.

As the theory goes, if those toxins find their way to your intestines and stay lodged there for too long, they’ll either turn into eventual cancer or knock you sideways with some other chronic disease. Colon cleansing in itself (also known as colon therapy) is now a popular offering at alternative healthcare facilities. The goal, of course, is to remove these long-lodging toxins, along with putrefied waste that gets stuck in your bowels.

Colon hydrotherapy done by a professional usually involves tubes that inject water and sometimes herbs up into the colon via the rectum. For the record, I believe this is a useful cancer therapy, although it’s only supported by case studies and anecdotes, not large studies.

But liquid cleanses approach things from the other end — they’re taken by mouth. That’s what I’m talking about here.

Most liquid cleanses involve keeping to a liquids-only diet for a specific number of days. The idea is that the bowels don’t have to work as hard to push out liquid waste, which frees them up to unclench, reenergize, and push out old solid waste.

Liquid cleanses also force you (usually) to avoid foods that stress your body. Your organs respond in turn with improved function. That goes for not only the bowels but the kidneys and liver as well.

Some of the liquid-cleanse diets I’ve read about include

  • Prune juice fasts — seven straight days of prune juice and nothing else
  • Diuretic diets — purported to help fluid retention
  • Fasting diets — where you fast for a day every few days and then resume eating
  • Laxative tea diets — where different herbal concentrations taken in tea form are used to purge your gut of everything

Others that sound more nutritious include a cleansing program that combines a vegan diet with whole food nutritional supplements, and a liquefied all-vegetarian diet (whole fruits and vegetables pureed into drinkable meals — a “juicing” approach). I’m no expert in this subject, but a liquid diet that provides good nutrition sounds like a better idea than one — for example — that requires you to live on water, lemon juice and a dab of honey for some long period of time.

I don’t lump careful eating plans like the Gerson Therapy with short-term liquid cleanses that provide almost no nutrition at all. The real cancer diets provide you with plenty of healthy nutrients. They can be followed for a lifetime (and you’ll live longer if you do.) Not so the water-plus-a-dab-of-honey fasts.

If you’d like to know more about the Gerson Therapy — one of the first natural cancer treatments and still one of the most renowned — you can get an introduction in either of two reports we publish, Natural Cancer Remedies that Work and Breast Cancer Cover-Up.

Short-term liquid fasts are another story. The general belief in conventional medicine is that liquid cleanses are dangerous and ineffective, except for the brief fasts required just before colon surgery or a colonoscopy. The thinking goes that longer-term liquid cleanses leave you nutritionally depleted with such a low daily calorie intake that your mood and energy levels get affected in a negative way.

I doubt if most liquid cleanses last long enough to put the average person at risk for some kind of nutritional deficiency. The lack of nutrients might leave you vulnerable to infections for a time. If you insist on doing a liquid fast, I suggest doing it in warm weather rather than during the winter cold and flu season. Old and frail people are obviously at greater risk of infection any time and I wonder if a liquid fast — especially an unsupervised one — is a good idea.

Critics say you’re also at risk of losing muscle mass, which could slow your metabolism and make it harder to lose weight in the future. I haven’t seen any hard evidence for this. But here’s a charge I can believe: According to most sources, even if you lose weight on one of these cleanses, you’re bound to gain it back quickly.

I don’t think short-term crash diets are an effective weight-loss plan.

Your body already knows what to do

    The biggest bone of contention critics have with these diets is that they’re not backed by medical science. This is true, but that’s not what concerns me. Plenty of effective alternative therapies aren’t yet backed by “medical” science. Which by the way, doesn’t mean they’ve been disproven, it just means nobody has put together an institutionally-funded, white-coat lab study yet.

What does concern me though, is that most of these diets leave your body without real nutrition for several days at a time.

According to Charlotte Kikel, a nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist in Austin, TX, you have an internal clock that sends your body a message to move your bowels every eight hours — assuming there’s something inside that needs to be moved.

This doesn’t mean you should head to the bathroom every eight hours. Your body knows when it’s time to go, and your clue to whether it’s all working well is when you have easy movements with no straining, along with well-formed, solid stool.

The most effective ways to prompt healthy bowel movements and keep your gut clean, meaning you push toxins right on through, are:

  1. Drink plenty of fluids — especially water
  2. Boost your fiber intake, preferably from plant-bases like vegetables and fruit instead of grain
  3. Exercise — hands down one of the best ways to keep your bowels moving

I’ll share another secret I recently learned from my own nutritionist that works like magic for me: Magnesium is a natural laxative — that’s why it’s found in pharmaceutical laxatives like Phillips Milk of Magnesia. However, most magnesium supplements are designed to PREVENT the laxative response because some customers get diarrhea — and that’s NOT why most of us take a magnesium supplement!

For example, magnesium aspartate is the most common form of magnesium in supplements. It’s actually designed to prevent you from going! But if you take magnesium citrate (not easy to find, but it’s available), you’ll probably experience the laxative effect — and most of the time it doesn’t take many pills to do the job. Plus you get plenty of healthy magnesium to boot.

Unplug and empower your system

    There may be some nutritional wisdom in certain cleansing programs. Success stories I’ve read talk about people learning to revamp their approach to eating. They say that by taking away their normal daily consumption habits, they grow less attached to bad behavior — like regular snacking or high-sugar cravings — and learn to be aware of their bodies and what they really need.

I say fine if it does lead to long-term changes in your eating habits. But that’s in doubt.

A short-term liquid diet is not a magic bullet. But there is real power in mindful eating and breaking bad eating habits.

If you’re bent on trying a liquid diet, my advice would be to do it under the guidance of a nutritional professional. Your body’s nutrition is too important to experiment on just to see if something works.

Better yet, think of your daily eating habits as a regular opportunity to cleanse your bowels. The most important “bowel cleanse” you’ll ever find is something you were born knowing how to do, and that’s have a bowel movement.

The best full body detox, according to Charlotte Kikel, is to eat the natural things nature intended. That gives you the natural feature most liquid-cleanses promise.

After all, the foods you eat and avoid have one of the biggest single effects on whether you develop cancer in your lifetime. In my experience, the real strength of liquid detox diets isn’t what you drink while you’re on the diet, but instead comes down to the bad foods you learn you can live without.

Personally, I had quite a bit of success changing my eating habits under the guidance of skilled clinicians, under an eating plan that lasted weeks and essentially became permanent — although at the start they didn’t tell me I’d have to eat that way for good.

Probably just as well, it would have been too discouraging at the beginning. I thought it was temporary, and that kept me going. I thought I could go back to my old ways after getting rid of my toxins. By the time I learned it was the program for life, I’d adjusted to the new way of eating.

The motto is “eat for life” — not for a crash fad diet that’s going to last for just a few days or a week. But take your new eating habits one day at a time. . .or one week at a time. Don’t set yourself to climb Mt. Everest.


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References:“Bowel Cleaning Liquid Diet.” By Jazzy Joyner for LiveStrong.com.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/457515-bowel-cleaning-liquid-diet/“Can Colon Cleansing Prevent Colon Cancer?” By Marijke Vroomen-Durning, RN, EverydayHealth.com
http://www.everydayhealth.com/colon-cancer/colon-cleansing.aspx

“Colon Cleansing.” Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon_cleansing

“Detox Diets.” EveryDiet.
http://www.everydiet.org/detox_diet.htm

“Do You Really Need a Detox Diet?” By Holly C. Corbett. Prevention Magazine online.
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“How to Do a Full Body Detox.” By Charlotte Kikel, MS, NC, CAN.
http://www.charlottekikel.com/ and
http://www.ehow.com/video_4801901_do-full-body-detox.html?wa_vrid=b305c774-5c92-42c4-a347-
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Worth Its Weight in Silver…This Food Shrinks Tumors by 75% and Much More

At one time, this “gem” of a food was so highly treasured for its health benefits that it was literally worth its weight in silver!

Now extracts of this natural food have been proven effective against a variety of cancers. Not only that — the extracts reduce blood sugar, making them a valuable supplement for diabetics. And it looks like they prevent or reduce high blood pressure, so they’re worthwhile for cardiovascular patients as well! What IS this wonder food? Keep reading and I’ll explain. . .

Continued below. . .

Shocked doctors were forced to eat crow
after their patients tried

The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure

    “Congratulations! You’re cancer free!” declared Rev. Cobus Rudolph’s doctor after Rev. Rudolph used the secrets found in The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure to get rid of his “hopeless” stage four colon cancer.

“You’re a miracle from God!” said Richard Wiebe’s doctor after he used the same secrets found in The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure to get rid of so-called “terminal” brain cancer.

“Are you the terminal patient I saw two months ago? You look great!” That’s what Kevin Irish’s doctor exclaimed after Kevin used these secrets to get rid of his stage four lung cancer.

“Well, I know the cancer is here somewhere!” That’s what Frank Woll’s doctor said when he couldn’t find the cancer with a magnifying glass. A month before, the doc had said they’d have to cut off half of Frank’s ear and part of his neck!

These four men got TOTALLY WELL with the secrets of The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure. Watch this important video presentation and see for yourself.

It originated high in the mountains of northeastern Japan, usually at the base of oak trees, but sometimes also under maples and elms. It only fruited once a year, late in the season — from early September to late October.

Popular in Asia for the past 3,000 years, it’s also found in Europe, the northeastern United States and Canada.

This highly esteemed food, Grifola Frondosa, is also known as the “dancing mushroom” because people were said to dance for joy when they found it.

Besides “dancing mushroom” it goes by the names “hen of the woods”, “sheep’s head”, “cloud mushroom”, and “king of mushrooms” (because of its large size).

You may have heard it called the maitake mushroom.

The maitake mushroom is a polypore, meaning it lacks the gills on its underside that we often associate with mushrooms. Instead it releases its spores — the “seeds” that propagate the mushroom — through small pores.

Maitake mushrooms grow in layers of curved caps, and can become quite large. Their fruit body can spread to a width of several feet and weigh as much as 40 or 50 pounds. Some 100 pound specimens have been reported!

For thousands of years, Asian healers have used edible mushrooms in soups, tonics, teas, prepared foods, and herbal formulas as an adaptogen and to promote health and longevity. Maitake held elite status in Japanese and Chinese cuisine.

Until recently, maitake was merely the subject of folklore and traditional Chinese medicine. But since the 1980s, modern researchers have been studying its medicinal effects on a variety of health issues.

A great deal of evidence suggests maitake mushrooms are the most promising medicinal mushroom.

King of mushrooms unleashes your immune army

    Maitake mushrooms are high in amino acids and in vitamins B-2, D, and niacin, as well as the minerals magnesium, potassium, and calcium. They’re even rich in fiber.

But Maitake’s real claim to fame is its polysaccharide fiber called beta-1,6-glucan, which stimulates the immune system naturally and lowers blood pressure. Beta 1,6-glucan is a protein bound polysaccharide — a large and complex molecule comprised of smaller sugar molecules.

Beta glucan stimulates your immune system and activates the white blood cells and proteins that attack cancer cells… including macrophages, T-cells, natural killer (NK) cells, neutrophils, and interleukin-1 and -2.

These immune system cells play a central role in boosting your general resistance to disease and preventing free radicals from wreaking havoc on your body. They help your immune system respond rapidly to illness, and they also remove cellular wastes and speed tissue damage recovery.

This giant Japanese mushroom
has cancer-fighting abilities

    Research now shows this powerful Japanese mushroom can help you beat cancer.

Maitake researchers have found three ways this food can fight cancer:

  1. Keeping healthy cells from becoming cancerous
  2. Helping prevent metastasis
  3. Slowing or stopping the growth of tumors.

Published studies support all three of these benefits.

The precise cancer fighting mechanism of maitake molecules is still unclear. Some researchers think that instead of attacking tumors directly, they stimulate production of more T cells to fight cancer cells.

At the forefront of this promising research is Hiroaki Nanba, PhD and professor of microbial chemistry at Kobe Pharmaceutical University in Japan. Not only is he a four-time author, but he’s also the world’s premier medicinal mushroom researcher.

In one study, Dr. Nanba gave the mushroom to cancer patients who took no anticancer drugs. Yet they saw a regression in their tumors.

The Maitake D-Fraction extract

    Maitake also contains a highly-concentrated cancer-fighting compound called D-Fraction.

Maitake D-Fraction® is a patented extract of the maitake mushroom, rich in beta-glucans, marketed as a dietary supplement in the U.S. and Japan. The terms “D-Fraction” and “MD-Fraction” simply refer to a concentration of maitake polysaccharides.

Even tradition-bound Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s experts now recognize the anticancer power maitake can exhibit. They completed trials in 2009 which suggest maitake can help breast cancer patients.

A phase I/II human trial showed that maitake extract stimulates breast cancer patients’ immune systems… which includes macrophages, which engulf and clean up cellular debris to keep cells healthy, and Natural Killer (NK) cells, which are your body’s “special ops forces” to search and destroy tumor cells. The study was published in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology.1

An earlier study published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients (Feb/March 1996) involved 165 patients with advanced cancer who used maitake D-Fraction. It was found to be effective against leukemia, as well as stomach and bone cancers.2

Tests on lab mice showed that extracted human bladder cancer cells exposed to either maitake or the cancer drug interferon, or both, responded better after 72 hours than those that received no treatment. The treatment reportedly shrank tumors by 75 percent. But the research is considered preliminary.

The study was performed at New York Medical College in New York, by Dr. Brandon Louie and his colleagues. It was funded internally by the college, and published in the British Journal of Urology International, a peer reviewed journal.

Maitake D-Fraction can also hold back production of other immune cells, restoring a healthy balance to your immune system and priming your body to respond “perfectly” to health threats.

Dr. Nanba and his associates also report some spectacular case studies, although these may be “best cases” and not necessarily representative of a broad selection of patients.

Dr. Nanba observes that D-Fraction is most effective against breast, liver, and lung cancers.

Of course, if you were a member of our platinum club, the Alternative Cancer Research Institute, you’d already know about maitake mushrooms, D-Fraction, Dr. Nanba’s exciting work, and much more. Members receive a free 460-page book called The Complete Guide to Alternative Cancer Treatments. The book aims to collect every alternative cancer treatment that exists, and so far we’ve identified more than 350. The book is constantly updated, with new treatments and new information added on our members-only ACRI website.

In fact, the book has a whole section on “Mushroom and Yeast Treatments” with 16 entries. Mushroom remedies and formulas are among the most powerful medicinal substances known to science, and the research on this subject is especially exciting. If you’d like to know more about the Alternative Cancer Research Institute, just click here.

Control your blood sugar, lose weight,
lower your blood pressure…

    Maitake, like many other foods, makes valuable contributions to other aspects of your health besides cancer prevention. Whole foods treat your whole body.

Beta glucans lower blood sugar in animal studies and may do so in humans as well.3

Maitake can lower blood sugar naturally due to its alpha glucosidase inhibitor, a specific polysaccharide called the X-fraction that appears to be the active compound with anti-diabetic properties.

Researchers believe mushrooms may work to lower insulin resistance and improve insulin sensitivity… which may prove especially valuable for people who are overweight, or those who have diabetes or hypoglycemia.

When eaten as whole foods, mushrooms are low in calories and high in fiber, which may increase feelings of fullness and therefore decrease overall food intake and help promote weight loss. Of course, if you cook your mushrooms in butter or other oils, the calorie count will mount.

In one study, Yokota gave 30 overweight adults maitake mushrooms with no other dietary changes. During the two month study, participants lost an average of 7 to 13 pounds. And one participant lost a staggering 26.4 pounds.4 That’s a remarkable result. Usually it requires real sacrifice to achieve that kind of weight loss.

Animal studies demonstrated that powdered whole maitake can lower blood pressure and prevent blood pressure increases, even in animals with well established high blood pressure. Researchers conclude that maitake may suppress the development of high blood pressure as well as lowering already high blood pressure.5

More than one study suggests that maitake may prevent and treat liver disorders. In one animal study, researchers fed rats a high-cholesterol diet fortified with 20-percent dried maitake powder. The animals on maitake accumulated less fat in the liver than did the control animals.6 Other studies suggest similar protective results.

Maitake edibles

    You can eat maitake as a food — if you can find a source. The story goes that those who know where to find them, only reveal it in their wills — and never before they die.

Besides their medicinal value, maitake mushrooms are reputed to be quite tasty.

You may be able to find fresh ones in season — at least Amazon has a listing for them (though they are not available as this is published). Maybe later in September or October they will be. You can also search for dried mushrooms in stores or on the Internet.

The easiest option is to take maitake as a supplement.

Standardized beta-glucan extracts (MDF and maitake D-Fraction) show particular promise for their anti-cancer benefits and ease of use. Extracts, whole maitake powder, or a combination have been shown effective for many health issues.

Typical recommended daily doses for disease prevention range from 12 to 25 mg of the extract taken with 200 to 250 mg of whole powder, or 500 to 2500 mg of the whole powder taken by itself.

However, you’re wise to start slowly and build up, to avoid stomach upset at the outset.

Even though it’s “worth its weight in silver,” life is priceless, and this may be a good way to enhance your longevity and fight disease. So it’s worth considering adding it to your lifestyle.

Have you used maitake to support your health? What results have you seen? If you have a personal case study of using maitake to shrink a tumor, sound off on our Facebook page, and share it with the world. Others love to hear your story. You’ll find Facebook links at the top and bottom of this email.

If you missed our last issue, you should absolutely scroll down and read it below. There’s startling new evidence that chemotherapy causes cancer. Some cancer cure! As the saying goes, with friends like that, who needs enemies? Don’t miss this news.


New Discovery:
Chemotherapy Causes Cancer

    You probably don’t need much convincing about the dangers of cancer drug therapies…

…but a new study suggests that chemotherapy treatments may unintentionally CAUSE cancer cell growth!

How can this be? Keep reading and I’ll explain. . .

Continued below. . .

How Carolyn Reversed
Her Alzheimer’s by
Disobeying Her Doctor

    An all-natural protein melts away the brain-clogging mineral that triggers memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s — and cuts brain cell death in half! And yet this Nobel Prize-winning discovery is being ignored by 99% of doctors.

That’s why I’d like to tell you about Carolyn.

Click here to see how she reversed her Alzheimer’s without drugs — and in just a few weeks!

If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how cruel these diseases can be. The emotional and physical toll they take on the patient — as well as on the entire family — can be devastating.

That’s why the news of the breakthroughs I’m about to reveal could literally have a life-changing effect on you.

Best of all, these solutions are available and being used successfully right now — even while most doctors still throw up their hands when it comes to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, using words like “hopeless” and “irreversible.” It’s hard to believe, I know. . .

So please click here to see how Carolyn reversed her Alzheimer’s with this remarkable discovery!

A research team led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was surprised to find that chemotherapy drugs can make healthy cells go rogue and turn into something called fibroblasts.

Fibroblasts are cells that help strengthen connective tissue, help wounds to heal and assist in collagen production. But according to study results published in Nature Medicine, the scientists noticed something strange in healthy fibroblasts located close to cancer cells targeted by chemotherapy treatments.

The research team found that chemotherapy drugs caused these normal cells to pump out more of a protein called WNT16B.

Problem is…the excess WNT16B caused nearby cancer cells to GROW and invade surrounding tissues.

This could help explain why secondary cancer sometimes resurfaces months or even years after chemotherapy treatments. And that’s not all…

The researchers noticed that high levels of this protein also caused these cancer cells to become resistant to the chemotherapy drugs!

Surely the last thing Big Pharma wants to know is that its chemo drugs can actually grow mutant cancer cells that are immune to chemo!

But there seems to be little chance conventional medicine will suspend the use of these drugs. The researchers suggested adding another drug to the chemo treatments—that is, one to suppress the excess WNT16B protein.

So in this case, mainstream medicine holds true to form in its search for additional ways to market synthetic poisons.

The best thing to do is take preventive measures against the disease. One new study suggests a first step may be to alter your diet…

The food/cancer connection

    You probably know all too well that many foods are laced with chemicals and other substances that are known carcinogens.

So you won’t be surprised to learn a recent study from Great Britain determined that food is a controllable risk factor that likely accounts for 35 to 45 percent of all cancer cases!

The study, published online July 23 in the journal Gut, specifically examined how antioxidants affected pancreatic cancer risk.

Dr. Andrew Hart of the University of East Anglia led the research team that tracked the long-term health of more than 23,000 study participants. They ranged in age from 40 to 74 and had their dietary activity tracked between 1993 and 1997.

Each person kept a food diary tracking the kind of food, amount and preparation method for every food eaten during a seven day period.

After 10 years, 49 participants had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The number increased to 86 by 2010.

The researchers determined that people whose diets had higher intakes of selenium and vitamins C and E were 67 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer!

In spite of the impressive results, the researchers were cautious about stating that these findings establish a “cause and effect” relationship. The team said these findings merely suggest that a diet featuring plenty of antioxidant rich foods reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer.

If this is so, you’re probably wondering…

What to eat—and what NOT to eat!

    If foods can impact your risk of disease, it’s probably a good idea to review some of the best and worst choices you can make. Let’s start with some nutrient-rich food choices…

Research shows selenium, combined with vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene, helps block chemical reactions that create free radicals. These molecules cause cell damage that can lead to cancer.

If you’re interested in bulking up on selenium-rich foods, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says some of your best choices include:

  • Brazil nuts
  • Eggs
  • Fish (tuna, halibut, sardines, flounder, salmon)
  • Grains (wheat germ, barley, brown rice, oats)
  • Meat and poultry
  • Mushrooms (button, crimini, shiitake)
  • Shellfish (oysters, mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops)
  • Sunflower seeds

Please note that total selenium intake from all sources should be no more than 200 mcg. per day. Selenium is a good thing, but there’s such a thing as too much of it. Brazil nuts are especially rich in selenium, they taste great, and all you need is two or three each day to give yourself a therapeutic dose.

As for foods rich in vitamin C and beta carotene, you should stock up on plenty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables like carrots, cantaloupe… citrus fruits… pineapple, broccoli… and red, orange and green peppers.

Some of these same foods as well as your leafy greens are also rich sources of vitamin E.

As for the less healthy options, you probably already know to limit or eliminate foods like these. . .

  • Fried and processed foods—frying food in oils causes an unhealthy chemical change. Investigators from the University of the Basque in Spain discovered that compounds released from cooking oils significantly increase the risk of various cancers and brain damage.
  • Grilled meats—a report in the June 2007 Harvard Health Letter states that cooking meat at high temperatures causes a reaction that forms cancer causing heterocyclic amines.
  • Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) —this U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved synthetic hormone helps increase a cow’s milk production. But the American Cancer Society says milk from rBGH-treated cows has higher levels of a hormone called IGF-1that may cause tumor growth in your prostate, breasts and colon. If a conservative, mainstream outfit like the ACS warns against it, you KNOW there’s a problem.
  • Refined sugar—a study published in the February 2004 Journal of the National Cancer Institute highlights a strong association between a high sugar diet and women’s colorectal cancer risk.

Your ultimate goal should be to reduce exposure to substances that destroy your immunity—and bulk up on those that help build a natural cancer shield.
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Footnotes from 1st article:1http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/maitake-mushroom-effect-on-cancer#axzz246Q3zM90
2http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/maitake-mushroom-effect-on-cancer#axzz246Q3zM90
3Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products”; Anti-Diabetic Mechanism of Maitake (Grifola frondosa); Keiko Kubo and Hiroaki Nanba; 1996.
4Yokota M. Observatory trial of anti-obesity activity of maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa). Anshin July1992;202-203. [Article in Japanese] 5http://www.partnec.com/rd/rdgf/3/maitake_mxtract.pdf
6Kubo K, Nanba H. The effect of maitake mushrooms on liver and serum lipids. Altern Ther Health Med 1996;2:62-66.Resources from 2nd article:American Cancer Society. 2011. Recombinant bovine growth hormone fact sheet. Retrieved from
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Condliffe, J. 2012. Chemotherapy can make cancer growth worse. Gizmodo. Available at
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Harvard Health Letter. 2007. Tips for safer and healthier grilling, from the Harvard Health Letter. Available at
http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/cancer-risk-from-bbq-meat

National Institutes of Health. 2012. Dietary Supplment Fact Sheet: Selenium. Available at
http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-HealthProfessional/

Preidt, R. 2012. Antioxidants may help cut cancer risk, study suggests. Health Day. Available at
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New Discovery: Chemotherapy Causes Cancer

You probably don’t need much convincing about the dangers of cancer drug therapies…

…but a new study suggests that chemotherapy treatments may unintentionally CAUSE cancer cell growth!

How can this be? Keep reading and I’ll explain. . .

Continued below. . .

How Carolyn Reversed
Her Alzheimer’s by
Disobeying Her Doctor

    An all-natural protein melts away the brain-clogging mineral that triggers memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s — and cuts brain cell death in half! And yet this Nobel Prize-winning discovery is being ignored by 99% of doctors.

That’s why I’d like to tell you about Carolyn.

Click here to see how she reversed her Alzheimer’s without drugs — and in just a few weeks!

If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how cruel these diseases can be. The emotional and physical toll they take on the patient — as well as on the entire family — can be devastating.

That’s why the news of the breakthroughs I’m about to reveal could literally have a life-changing effect on you.

Best of all, these solutions are available and being used successfully right now — even while most doctors still throw up their hands when it comes to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, using words like “hopeless” and “irreversible.” It’s hard to believe, I know. . .

So please click here to see how Carolyn reversed her Alzheimer’s with this remarkable discovery!

A research team led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was surprised to find that chemotherapy drugs can make healthy cells go rogue and turn into something called fibroblasts.

Fibroblasts are cells that help strengthen connective tissue, help wounds to heal and assist in collagen production. But according to study results published in Nature Medicine, the scientists noticed something strange in healthy fibroblasts located close to cancer cells targeted by chemotherapy treatments.

The research team found that chemotherapy drugs caused these normal cells to pump out more of a protein called WNT16B.

Problem is…the excess WNT16B caused nearby cancer cells to GROW and invade surrounding tissues.

This could help explain why secondary cancer sometimes resurfaces months or even years after chemotherapy treatments. And that’s not all…

The researchers noticed that high levels of this protein also caused these cancer cells to become resistant to the chemotherapy drugs!

Surely the last thing Big Pharma wants to know is that its chemo drugs can actually grow mutant cancer cells that are immune to chemo!

But there seems to be little chance conventional medicine will suspend the use of these drugs. The researchers suggested adding another drug to the chemo treatments—that is, one to suppress the excess WNT16B protein.

So in this case, mainstream medicine holds true to form in its search for additional ways to market synthetic poisons.

The best thing to do is take preventive measures against the disease. One new study suggests a first step may be to alter your diet…

The food/cancer connection

    You probably know all too well that many foods are laced with chemicals and other substances that are known carcinogens.

So you won’t be surprised to learn a recent study from Great Britain determined that food is a controllable risk factor that likely accounts for 35 to 45 percent of all cancer cases!

The study, published online July 23 in the journal Gut, specifically examined how antioxidants affected pancreatic cancer risk.

Dr. Andrew Hart of the University of East Anglia led the research team that tracked the long-term health of more than 23,000 study participants. They ranged in age from 40 to 74 and had their dietary activity tracked between 1993 and 1997.

Each person kept a food diary tracking the kind of food, amount and preparation method for every food eaten during a seven day period.

After 10 years, 49 participants had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The number increased to 86 by 2010.

The researchers determined that people whose diets had higher intakes of selenium and vitamins C and E were 67 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer!

In spite of the impressive results, the researchers were cautious about stating that these findings establish a “cause and effect” relationship. The team said these findings merely suggest that a diet featuring plenty of antioxidant rich foods reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer.

If this is so, you’re probably wondering…

What to eat—and what NOT to eat!

    If foods can impact your risk of disease, it’s probably a good idea to review some of the best and worst choices you can make. Let’s start with some nutrient-rich food choices…

Research shows selenium, combined with vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene, helps block chemical reactions that create free radicals. These molecules cause cell damage that can lead to cancer.

If you’re interested in bulking up on selenium-rich foods, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says some of your best choices include:

  • Brazil nuts
  • Eggs
  • Fish (tuna, halibut, sardines, flounder, salmon)
  • Grains (wheat germ, barley, brown rice, oats)
  • Meat and poultry
  • Mushrooms (button, crimini, shiitake)
  • Shellfish (oysters, mussels, shrimp, clams, scallops)
  • Sunflower seeds

Please note that total selenium intake from all sources should be no more than 200 mcg. per day. Selenium is a good thing, but there’s such a thing as too much of it. Brazil nuts are especially rich in selenium, they taste great, and all you need is two or three each day to give yourself a therapeutic dose.

As for foods rich in vitamin C and beta carotene, you should stock up on plenty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables like carrots, cantaloupe… citrus fruits… pineapple, broccoli… and red, orange and green peppers.

Some of these same foods as well as your leafy greens are also rich sources of vitamin E.

As for the less healthy options, you probably already know to limit or eliminate foods like these. . .

  • Fried and processed foods—frying food in oils causes an unhealthy chemical change. Investigators from the University of the Basque in Spain discovered that compounds released from cooking oils significantly increase the risk of various cancers and brain damage.
  • Grilled meats—a report in the June 2007 Harvard Health Letter states that cooking meat at high temperatures causes a reaction that forms cancer causing heterocyclic amines.
  • Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) —this U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved synthetic hormone helps increase a cow’s milk production. But the American Cancer Society says milk from rBGH-treated cows has higher levels of a hormone called IGF-1that may cause tumor growth in your prostate, breasts and colon. If a conservative, mainstream outfit like the ACS warns against it, you KNOW there’s a problem.
  • Refined sugar—a study published in the February 2004 Journal of the National Cancer Institute highlights a strong association between a high sugar diet and women’s colorectal cancer risk.

Your ultimate goal should be to reduce exposure to substances that destroy your immunity—and bulk up on those that help build a natural cancer shield.
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Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources:American Cancer Society. 2011. Recombinant bovine growth hormone fact sheet. Retrieved from
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/recombinant-bovine-growth-hormoneCondliffe, J. 2012. Chemotherapy can make cancer growth worse. Gizmodo. Available at
http://gizmodo.com/5932080/chemotherapy-can-sometimes-boost-cancer-growthHarvard Health Letter. 2007. Tips for safer and healthier grilling, from the Harvard Health Letter. Available at
http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/cancer-risk-from-bbq-meat

National Institutes of Health. 2012. Dietary Supplment Fact Sheet: Selenium. Available at
http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-HealthProfessional/

Preidt, R. 2012. Antioxidants may help cut cancer risk, study suggests. Health Day. Available at
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_127519.html

Rarbark, S. 2012. Study suggests diet and cancer have a connection. Miami Herald. Available at
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/07/2936012/study-suggests-diet-and-cancer.html

Radiation causes three-fourths of breast cancers — and damages your heart, too!

A top doctor estimates that about three-quarters of all breast cancer cases in the United States are induced by radiation — including medical X-rays, and including mammograms to detect breast cancer.

Dr. John W. Goffman, M.D., Ph.D. published that finding in a 1996 book called Preventing Breast-Cancer: The Story of a Major, Proven, Preventable Cause of this Disease. He was a retired Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

While the medical profession doesn’t generally accept his exact figure of three-fourths, it’s a medical fact that X-rays cause cancer. This is very well known and accepted. It’s not controversial. Those painless, invisible rays that doctors aim at your chest or a broken bone or an arthritic joint are extremely dangerous. The reason is that X-rays cause healthy cells to mutate, and mutated cells are a well-known cause of cancer.

Continued below…

Breast Cancer Breakthrough BANNED!
U.S. Government Blocks Release
of Doctor’s Life-Saving Book

    A mammoth discovery is wiping out most breast tumors better than anything seen yet in modern medicine. It makes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy look like something from the Dark Ages.

A Cornell-educated doctor followed more than 25 years of case studies and PROVED this treatment can cure breast cancer. With the discovery I’m going to tell you about, almost every woman makes it and without losing a breast to surgery or taking any toxic chemicals. Even those with late stage cancer!

You’ve got to include this treatment if you want to have any REAL hope of defeating breast cancer. Click here now and watch a new video presentation about this important discovery…

In spite of that, we’re seeing a big, bitter debate over whether women between the ages of 40 and 50 should receive an annual mammogram. In 2009, a task force at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services set off a firestorm by recommending that regular mammography screening shouldn’t start until age 50. This led some people to think the government is out to kill women by denying them mammograms.

Cheer up. This is one occasion where the government got it right.

I think the test is of doubtful value for women of any age, but now even establishment medicine agrees that it’s a costly, nearly useless exam for most women under 50. The reasons are complicated, but basically the test detects very few tumors and saves very few lives, and meanwhile it exposes women to massive amounts of dangerous radiation.

According to Robert Aronowitz, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, “You need to screen 1,900 women in their 40s for 10 years in order to prevent one death from breast cancer, and in the process you will have generated more than 1000 false positives and all the overtreatment they entail.”

In other words, the test is incredibly inaccurate. A false positive means the test indicates you have cancer when in fact you don’t. It means return visits to the doctor, additional tests, biopsies, missed time at work, and several days of terror during which you think you’ve got cancer. After the age of 50 (or after menopause) the test is somewhat more useful, but nothing to brag about.

And let me underline this: women under 50 endure a thousand false positives for every life saved by a “true positive” — a mammogram test where the woman indeed has cancer and is treated successfully.

Meanwhile, 10 years of screening exposes you to about half the radiation you would have received had you been standing a mile away from the center of the atomic bomb that destroyed the whole city of Hiroshima. In other words, you’re bombarded with one heck of a lot of deadly, cancer-causing radiation. If it weren’t a medical test they’d call it murder.

My friend Bill Henderson recommends a test you can do by mail, from your home, that he says is more accurate and useful. You can get the details in a Special Report we publish called How to Cure Almost Any Cancer at Home for $5.15 a Day. (Click on that link to learn more about the report.) The test doesn’t specifically reveal which body part has cancer cells, but it lets you know you’ve got cancer somewhere — and you can proceed to get rid of it with the inexpensive home treatments Bill recommends.

It really is an amazing home system for defeating cancer. I’ve known Bill for years and he’s a man of high integrity. He’s not in this for the money. He wants to help people. You owe it to yourself to learn about his approach.

Even better is a breast cancer screening test called thermography, that I explain in detail in my book Breast Cancer Cover-Up. Thermography is completely safe, involves NO RADIATION, and detects breast cancer as much as ten years earlier than a mammogram! Breast Cancer Cover-Up goes over all your testing and treatment options for this dreaded type of cancer. If I do say so myself, it’s a must read for every woman who has breast cancer or wants to be prepared just in case.

Meanwhile, I could go on at great length about mammograms (and I will in a future issue). But for now what I find depressing about this debate is that so many poorly informed consumers demand MORE of the very treatments that are killing them.

The problem is not just mammograms or breast cancer. ALL X-rays of any kind increase your risk of cancer no matter what part of the body is exposed. Why do you think the technician leaves the room while the picture is being taken? The procedure is deadly. And generally we Americans get X-rayed far more than necessary.

In the past couple of decades the medical and dental professions have made an effort to reduce the number of X-rays and the dose of radiation per X-ray. You should do your part by avoiding them when you can.

Most readers of this newsletter know that radiation is used not only to detect problems like tumors and fractures but also to treat cancer. High doses of radiation damage and kill existing cancer cells, but as I just said, they can also cause surrounding healthy cells to mutate. It’s very likely that radiation treatment actually increases your risk of more cancer sometime in the future — either a return of the original type of cancer or the birth of a new type you didn’t have before.

The American Cancer Society — a strong supporter of conventional treatments — provides some evidence for this on its website. The ACS explains that radiation therapy has the potential to cause DNA mutations that could lead to the development of cancer. It explains that some studies have associated radiation therapy with increased cases of thyroid cancer and early-onset breast cancer.

The ACS also notes that patients with Hodgkin disease who receive radiation therapy are at an increased risk because the treatment “often delivers lower radiation doses to many areas of the body.”

In the opinion of the ACS, radiation’s benefits generally outweigh the risk, but they admit additional research is needed to maximize the benefits while minimizing the risk of secondary cancers.

Radiation even damages your heart!

    Besides the cancer dangers, published studies confirm a link between radiation therapy for cancer and damage to the heart. Dr. Gofman saw this years ago. He wrote, “Medical radiation, received even at very low doses, is an important cause of death from Ischemic Heart Disease; the probable mechanism is radiation-induction of mutations in the coronary arteries, resulting in dysfunctional clones (mini-tumors) of smooth muscle cells.”

Dr. Gofman was speculating, but a 2007 study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests he was on the right track. The study found that radiation therapy poses a long-term heart disease risk for breast cancer survivors.

The researchers compared breast cancer treatment options for 4,414 ten-year survivors of breast cancer and found that 21 percent of the group had some form of cardiovascular disease, with heart failure being the most common.

In general, those patients who were treated with radiation therapy between 1970 and 1986 had about two to three times the risk of heart disease. Although doctors employ radiation more carefully now, it’s a cancer treatment to avoid if you can.

I’ll give you my take on radiation, as well as most forms of chemotherapy (and keep in mind that I’m not a doctor). Cancer is a systemic disease. The whole body is sick. So merely destroying a tumor or killing cancer cells does little more than buy you time. In all too many cases, the cancer comes back.

That’s why in this newsletter and in the reports we publish we’re always talking about sound nutrition, detoxifying the body and strengthening the immune system. In the seven years we’ve been publishing cancer information, every bit of evidence we’ve seen indicates this approach is at least as effective as the conventional treatments — and makes you a lot less miserable.

Remember “sick building syndrome?” Some years ago, there used to be a lot of talk about toxic materials in modern office buildings that made people sick. The talk died down, but — guess what — the problem didn’t. Sick buildings are still very much with us, and they probably contribute to cancer, along with a host of other illnesses. If you missed this article in our last issue, you can scroll down and read it now.


Is Your Office Giving You Cancer?

    The typical office environment in corporate America is furnished with items made to resist wear and tear and to be more stain-proof than the textiles we use in our homes. This is all accomplished with chemicals. No, they aren’t good for you. But how bad are they? Let’s take a look…

Continued below. . .

The Hushed-up Truth About DMSO

    For the first time, we’re exposing the hushed-up truth about a secret, fast-acting compound that could completely redefine pain relief as we know it.

For the next 24 hours only, a shocking underground video is being made available to you.

(Although not offensive, it contains adult-oriented material and we suggest viewers be at least 21 years of age.)

Its uses are practically endless!

More importantly–what is it? And how can you get your hands on it?

You’ll get all the answers and learn about a special offer here. And for 24 hours only, it’s free to you. So, for your health, watch it here now.

The furniture and carpets are coated with stain repellents and other synthetic materials. Except for maybe the boss’s office, the furniture is made of cheap composite materials, not real wood. The walls are doused with paints that give off toxic gases — and the whole airborne nightmare is sealed in with windows that don’t open and thick insulation to make the building energy-efficient.

Some call the whole thing a miracle of modern chemistry and industrial design. But the “miracle” secretes enough toxins in the form of PFCs to make you sick with a host of illnesses — cancer being one of them.

PFCs are polyfluorinated compounds. One of the scariest things about them is that they last a long time, and they accumulate in the body rather than being flushed out. They never go away.

And they’re found throughout the man-made environment. Dr. Olga Naidenko, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, said it best: “This class of chemicals, they are all over the place.”

We already know somewhere between 95 percent and 99 percent of people in the U.S. have traces of PFCs in their blood. I touched on this a few weeks ago in my Teflon update (Issue #211).

PFOA, the contaminant in Teflon, is only one of the many terminal breakdown compounds of household products containing PFCs. It’s also just one of the 15 PFCs known to pollute human blood.

How your office links with your blood

    Curiosity about this health pollutant prompted a recent study, published in Environmental Science & Technology. Lead researcher Michael McClean, associate professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health, along with his colleagues, looked at the prevalence of PFCs in office environments.

The team sampled 31 offices in Boston over the course of four days. The offices were located in two separate buildings — one that was fairly new, and another building that was older but had new carpeting. The researchers tested for a variety of PFCs, including fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs), sulfonamides (FOSAs), and sulfonamidoethanols (FOSEs).

Following that, they sampled the blood of each of the 31 workers from those offices, looking for any of 12 PFCs. They restricted the study to workers who had to spend at least 18 hours a week in their offices.

The results give me chills. For one, FTOHs were particularly high in air samples — and three to five times higher than those found in most homes. In the office workers’ blood levels, PFOA, which is a breakdown product of FTOHs, correlated with office air levels of FTOHs.

The researchers found that the range of PFC levels varies quite a bit from one building to another. Meaning, the corresponding blood levels of PFCs depend on the building where the person works. The newer building was by far a greater source of toxins, with its new paint, furniture, and carpet.

No surprise, those who work in older buildings without the chemically-coated new furniture and carpet have the lowest levels of PFCs.

Damage from PFCs is appalling

    Every month, it seems like some new illness gets linked with PFC exposure.

Some of the research points to low birth weight and high cholesterol. Other studies suggest that vaccines for kids are less effective due to PFC exposure. Animal studies show PFCs weaken the immune system. And other health effects, besides cancer, include developmental and reproductive toxicity.

According to the Environmental Working Group, “PFCs seem destined to supplant DDT, PCBs, dioxin, and other chemicals as the most notorious global chemical contaminants ever produced.”

This puts you in a tough spot if you — like most of us — want to keep your job, whether it’s because you love it or need it.

But there are some things you can do to lessen your exposure.

A few things you can do to stay healthy

    For one thing, officials need to acknowledge that office air is a significant source of exposure for disease-creating chemicals. Indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air (in some cases, 100 times more polluted).

If you have any pull in deciding how to outfit your office, consult a resource like the GreenGuard Environmental Institute. They provide indoor air quality certification for certain products, and they’re not affiliated with any of the manufacturers they certify.

Another good source is CenterPoint Energy’s Indoor Air Quality quiz. Take it to find out if your facility has “sick building syndrome.” And then read their tips on what to do about it.

Other tips for creating a healthy indoor space are:

  • Use only non-toxic paint.
  • Make sure there’s adequate air ventilation to prevent mold growth and allow escape for airborne toxins. Most ventilation systems bring in very little outdoor air and simply re-circulate indoor air, which further reduces quality.
  • Make windows accessible. Too many office buildings have their windows sealed shut.
  • Use furnishings that are low in VOCs (VOCs are volatile organic compounds, meaning they escape into the air as gases).
  • Consider eco-flooring materials, like cork. It’s especially important to stay away from carpeting with stain repellents, because the PFCs that come with them stick around for a long time.
  • Require cleaning crews to use non-toxic, natural cleaning supplies, like vinegar and baking soda
  • Don’t import, if you can help it. Otherwise you risk bringing in products with the same compounds you’re trying to avoid. PFC levels in China are going up, for instance.
  • Ask to telecommute from your home a few days a week … or all the time.

Most importantly, read up on this stuff. You can bet big-money companies like DuPont aren’t going to write “Caution: May cause cancer” on their flooring labels.

In fact, in an email reply to health inquiries by WebMD, DuPont spokeswoman Janet Smith said, “The term ‘PFCs’ is rather a broad umbrella, grouping together chemicals that have different properties and applications, and different toxicity and environmental profiles. These chemicals should be considered individually when discussing questions about health and safety.”

Funny. That’s exactly what McClean did in his Boston office-space study.

Don’t wait around for the government to take action

    It’s a sign of the times that more research these days focuses on the health hazards of chemicals. More chemicals flood our world than ever, and more people are getting sick.

Some of the PFC class of chemicals are being phased out, like those found in Scotchgard stain and water repellent. Those were forced off the market by the EPA in 2000, and PFOA is on its way out (we hope, anyway, assuming DuPont cooperates).

But the federal government has been far too slow to acknowledge the hazards of PFCs. They usually just respond with a call for more research, or for voluntary agreements with manufacturers. Given the persistence of these chemicals in our environment, our chance to reverse their impact may be slipping away — at least, if you’re waiting for science to do something about it.

Don’t bank on regulation any time soon. Take responsibility and do what you can to make sure your daily environment isn’t slowly poisoning you.
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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


References from 2nd article:“Common Chemicals Could Make Kids’ Vaccines Less Effective.” By Jon Hamilton, NPR News Health Blog.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/01/24/145745691/common-chemicals-could-make-kids-vaccines-less-effective“Consumers instantly recognize them as household miracles of modern chemistry — Teflon, Scotchgard, Stainmaster, Gore-Tex.” PFCS: Global Contaminants. Environmental Working Group.
http://www.ewg.org/reports/pfcworld“Credibility Gap: Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging and DuPont’s Greenwashing: New scientific research shows PFC-related health effects in people.” Environmental Working Group.
http://www.ewg.org/node/26650

“Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and Human Health Concerns.” Fact Sheet, Global Health & Safety Initiative, April 2009.
http://www.healthybuilding.net/healthcare/2009-04-20PFCs_fact_sheet.pdf

“Product Category Description: Flooring Finishes.” Pharos.
http://www.pharosproject.net/product_category/show/id/76

“Study Finds PFCs in Office Workers’ Blood; Workers in New Offices Have Even Higher Levels of the Potentially Toxic Chemical.” By Kathleen Doheny, WebMD Health News. WebMD.
http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20120120/are-offices-toxic-to-workers

Is Your Office Giving You Cancer?

The typical office environment in corporate America is furnished with items made to resist wear and tear and to be more stain-proof than the textiles we use in our homes. This is all accomplished with chemicals. No, they aren’t good for you. But how bad are they? Let’s take a look…

Continued below. . .

The Hushed-up Truth About DMSO

    For the first time, we’re exposing the hushed-up truth about a secret, fast-acting compound that could completely redefine pain relief as we know it.

For the next 24 hours only, a shocking underground video is being made available to you.

(Although not offensive, it contains adult-oriented material and we suggest viewers be at least 21 years of age.)

Its uses are practically endless!

More importantly–what is it? And how can you get your hands on it?

You’ll get all the answers and learn about a special offer here. And for 24 hours only, it’s free to you. So, for your health, watch it here now.

The furniture and carpets are coated with stain repellents and other synthetic materials. Except for maybe the boss’s office, the furniture is made of cheap composite materials, not real wood. The walls are doused with paints that give off toxic gases — and the whole airborne nightmare is sealed in with windows that don’t open and thick insulation to make the building energy-efficient.

Some call the whole thing a miracle of modern chemistry and industrial design. But the “miracle” secretes enough toxins in the form of PFCs to make you sick with a host of illnesses — cancer being one of them.

PFCs are polyfluorinated compounds. One of the scariest things about them is that they last a long time, and they accumulate in the body rather than being flushed out. They never go away.

And they’re found throughout the man-made environment. Dr. Olga Naidenko, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, said it best: “This class of chemicals, they are all over the place.”

We already know somewhere between 95 percent and 99 percent of people in the U.S. have traces of PFCs in their blood. I touched on this a few weeks ago in my Teflon update (Issue #211).

PFOA, the contaminant in Teflon, is only one of the many terminal breakdown compounds of household products containing PFCs. It’s also just one of the 15 PFCs known to pollute human blood.

How your office links with your blood

    Curiosity about this health pollutant prompted a recent study, published in Environmental Science & Technology. Lead researcher Michael McClean, associate professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health, along with his colleagues, looked at the prevalence of PFCs in office environments.

The team sampled 31 offices in Boston over the course of four days. The offices were located in two separate buildings — one that was fairly new, and another building that was older but had new carpeting. The researchers tested for a variety of PFCs, including fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs), sulfonamides (FOSAs), and sulfonamidoethanols (FOSEs).

Following that, they sampled the blood of each of the 31 workers from those offices, looking for any of 12 PFCs. They restricted the study to workers who had to spend at least 18 hours a week in their offices.

The results give me chills. For one, FTOHs were particularly high in air samples — and three to five times higher than those found in most homes. In the office workers’ blood levels, PFOA, which is a breakdown product of FTOHs, correlated with office air levels of FTOHs.

The researchers found that the range of PFC levels varies quite a bit from one building to another. Meaning, the corresponding blood levels of PFCs depend on the building where the person works. The newer building was by far a greater source of toxins, with its new paint, furniture, and carpet.

No surprise, those who work in older buildings without the chemically-coated new furniture and carpet have the lowest levels of PFCs.

Damage from PFCs is appalling

    Every month, it seems like some new illness gets linked with PFC exposure.

Some of the research points to low birth weight and high cholesterol. Other studies suggest that vaccines for kids are less effective due to PFC exposure. Animal studies show PFCs weaken the immune system. And other health effects, besides cancer, include developmental and reproductive toxicity.

According to the Environmental Working Group, “PFCs seem destined to supplant DDT, PCBs, dioxin, and other chemicals as the most notorious global chemical contaminants ever produced.”

This puts you in a tough spot if you — like most of us — want to keep your job, whether it’s because you love it or need it.

But there are some things you can do to lessen your exposure.

A few things you can do to stay healthy

    For one thing, officials need to acknowledge that office air is a significant source of exposure for disease-creating chemicals. Indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air (in some cases, 100 times more polluted).

If you have any pull in deciding how to outfit your office, consult a resource like the GreenGuard Environmental Institute. They provide indoor air quality certification for certain products, and they’re not affiliated with any of the manufacturers they certify.

Another good source is CenterPoint Energy’s Indoor Air Quality quiz. Take it to find out if your facility has “sick building syndrome.” And then read their tips on what to do about it.

Other tips for creating a healthy indoor space are:

  • Use only non-toxic paint.
  • Make sure there’s adequate air ventilation to prevent mold growth and allow escape for airborne toxins. Most ventilation systems bring in very little outdoor air and simply re-circulate indoor air, which further reduces quality.
  • Make windows accessible. Too many office buildings have their windows sealed shut.
  • Use furnishings that are low in VOCs (VOCs are volatile organic compounds, meaning they escape into the air as gases).
  • Consider eco-flooring materials, like cork. It’s especially important to stay away from carpeting with stain repellents, because the PFCs that come with them stick around for a long time.
  • Require cleaning crews to use non-toxic, natural cleaning supplies, like vinegar and baking soda
  • Don’t import, if you can help it. Otherwise you risk bringing in products with the same compounds you’re trying to avoid. PFC levels in China are going up, for instance.
  • Ask to telecommute from your home a few days a week … or all the time.

Most importantly, read up on this stuff. You can bet big-money companies like DuPont aren’t going to write “Caution: May cause cancer” on their flooring labels.

In fact, in an email reply to health inquiries by WebMD, DuPont spokeswoman Janet Smith said, “The term ‘PFCs’ is rather a broad umbrella, grouping together chemicals that have different properties and applications, and different toxicity and environmental profiles. These chemicals should be considered individually when discussing questions about health and safety.”

Funny. That’s exactly what McClean did in his Boston office-space study.

Don’t wait around for the government to take action

    It’s a sign of the times that more research these days focuses on the health hazards of chemicals. More chemicals flood our world than ever, and more people are getting sick.

Some of the PFC class of chemicals are being phased out, like those found in Scotchgard stain and water repellent. Those were forced off the market by the EPA in 2000, and PFOA is on its way out (we hope, anyway, assuming DuPont cooperates).

But the federal government has been far too slow to acknowledge the hazards of PFCs. They usually just respond with a call for more research, or for voluntary agreements with manufacturers. Given the persistence of these chemicals in our environment, our chance to reverse their impact may be slipping away — at least, if you’re waiting for science to do something about it.

Don’t bank on regulation any time soon. Take responsibility and do what you can to make sure your daily environment isn’t slowly poisoning you.


Like Us on Facebook

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


References:“Common Chemicals Could Make Kids’ Vaccines Less Effective.” By Jon Hamilton, NPR News Health Blog.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/01/24/145745691/common-chemicals-could-make-kids-vaccines-less-effective“Consumers instantly recognize them as household miracles of modern chemistry — Teflon, Scotchgard, Stainmaster, Gore-Tex.” PFCS: Global Contaminants. Environmental Working Group.
http://www.ewg.org/reports/pfcworld

“Credibility Gap: Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging and DuPont’s Greenwashing: New scientific research shows PFC-related health effects in people.” Environmental Working Group.
http://www.ewg.org/node/26650

“Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and Human Health Concerns.” Fact Sheet, Global Health & Safety Initiative, April 2009.
http://www.healthybuilding.net/healthcare/2009-04-20PFCs_fact_sheet.pdf

“Product Category Description: Flooring Finishes.” Pharos.
http://www.pharosproject.net/product_category/show/id/76

“Study Finds PFCs in Office Workers’ Blood; Workers in New Offices Have Even Higher Levels of the Potentially Toxic Chemical.” By Kathleen Doheny, WebMD Health News. WebMD.
http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20120120/are-offices-toxic-to-workers

Alcohol and Cancer — The Evidence (And What about Red Wine?)

As you probably know, many people are concerned that excessive alcohol use can cause liver damage… kidney problems… raise your blood pressure and create other serious health concerns. But how about cancer? Let’s look at the evidence. . .

Continued below. . .

Breast Cancer Survivor was told:
“You’ll be dead in a year” (Pssst!! That was 12 years ago!)

    Doctors didn’t give Wiltrude much hope when they diagnosed her with cancer in the year 2000. Wiltrude, a German psychologist, never thought cancer would happen to her. But it did. And it came as a big shock.

One doctor told her, “You’ll be dead in a year.” Late stage breast cancer is virtually incurable using conventional treatments. Even M.D.s admit it. They talk about “buying you more time.” (Don’t count on it. The evidence shows you’re better off doing nothing than chemo.)

When Wiltrude told her doctor she was going to try alternative treatments, he said, “You are committing suicide with what you’re doing.” But she was determined to find a way to beat her cancer.

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, this European woman came across a book by my good friend Bill Henderson, one of the smartest and wisest people I know when it comes to cancer treatment.

She tried Bill’s top, number one recommendation — a gentle treatment you can do at home for just $5.15 a day. What’s more, the cost goes down to $3.50 after six weeks because you just need a maintenance dose. And it even tastes good.

Not only has Wiltrude passed the five-year cancer survival mark, she’s survived for 12 years. We just interviewed her recently for this publication. The radiologist who tests her every year told her, “You’re the only one with this kind of result.”

You can find out about Bill’s proven cancer treatment plan in a free video presentation — click here to watch it now.

When I ask him about some of the treatments that top alternative doctors use, Bill sort of shrugs and says, “They’re fine, but why bother? My treatment works, you can do it yourself, and it costs practically nothing.”

He’s coached thousands of cancer patients with all different types and stages of cancer. Most of the people who follow the detailed, specific plan in this Special Report get over their cancer and live for years.

“Almost any kind of cancer is reversible,” says Bill. “I never give up on anyone.”

Click here and watch the free video presentation about Bill’s amazing cancer protocol.

Some researchers say you may have to add an increased risk of cancer to the list of health problems related to alcohol. This is because a variety of clinical studies have reported outcomes like these:

  • The International Journal of Cancer reported a total of 389,100 cases of cancer are attributable to alcohol drinking worldwide…
  • A study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment found that drinking three or more alcoholic drinks per week after a breast cancer diagnosis may increase risk of breast cancer recurrence, especially in postmenopausal and overweight women…
  • The journal Nutrition and Cancer published study findings suggesting that drinking one or more alcoholic beverages a day raised the risk of developing colon cancer by 70 percent…
  • A study reported in Internal Medicine showed alcohol intake was closely related to growth of liver cancer in patients with type C cirrhosis. (Of course, cirrhosis already indicates excessive drinking.)

After reading study results like these—it’s understandable why some folks are determined to swear off all forms of alcohol.

Others remain skeptical and want to know…

Exactly HOW can alcohol lead to cancer?

    To tell you the truth… researchers aren’t clear on the relationship between alcohol consumption and cancer.

But the American Cancer Society offers these possible explanations:

  • Causes weight gain—Excess alcohol provides extra calories—which can cause weight gain. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing various cancers.
  • Damages body tissues—Alcohol may irritate and damage various body cells. As these cells attempt to repair themselves, it can change their DNA in ways that may be favorable to cancer growth.
  • Lowers folate and other nutrient levels—Alcohol inhibits proper body absorption of folate — also called folic acid or vitamin B9. Researchers believe low folate may increase the risk of breast and colorectal cancers.
  • Raises hormone levels—Alcohol may raise body levels of estrogen. Because this hormone plays a role in the growth and development of breast tissue, it may affect a woman’s breast cancer risk.

For these and other reasons, ACS recommends that people limit alcohol intake to two drinks per day for men. They reduce this recommendation to just ONE drink a day for women because their smaller bodies tend to metabolize alcohol more slowly. Frankly, a drink or two per day sounds like too much to me, especially given levels of obesity and diabetes in our society.

But there’s one form of alcohol that may have some benefits. . .

Why some researchers say
a little red wine may be fine!

    The American Cancer Society admits that moderate alcohol use has been linked to lower risk of heart disease. And the ACS acknowledges that other research seems to indicate there are health BENEFITS to drinking certain types of alcohol. The obvious case — you probably know this — is red wine.

A recent study published in the Journal of Women’s Health said that drinking about two glasses of red wine daily lowered estrogen levels in premenopausal women—thereby LOWERING breast cancer risk.

This study showed that certain chemicals in red wine appear to block the process that converts androgens into estrogen. In essence, these compounds act as natural aromatase inhibitors (AIs).

Man-made, synthetic AIs are prescribed to women diagnosed with breast cancer to prevent it from returning. But not just any wine contains these natural cancer killers…

These chemicals are specifically found in grapes, grape juice and in RED wines. Studies show that white wines do not contain the same natural AI compounds. And perhaps most important, other types of alcohol — beer and spirits — have NOT shown these benefits.

Even with red wine the evidence for health benefits is contradictory. Is it a healthy food or a deadly danger? Hard to say for sure — but it doesn’t matter. Stay with me for a moment, because there’s an easy way to reap the benefits of red wine without the possible risks and the excess calories.

One red wine compound that has received quite a bit of attention is resveratrol. Why so?

In Issue #61, I showed how some researchers have uncovered what they consider to be amazing antioxidant potential in this grape nutrient.

Studies indicate resveratrol may help prevent cell damage that can lead to cancers of the brain, breast, eyes, prostate and skin.

But I’m still not ready to say that resveratrol is the last word in cancer prevention…

After all, many medical professionals are cautious about the positive effects seen in laboratory research.

And let’s not forget that resveratrol is just one of the red grape components that may have potential anti-cancer properties. It belongs to an entire class of antioxidants called polyphenols that work to enhance your overall health.

Many delicious foods contain these anti-cancer nutrients, such as blueberries, pomegranates, cranberries, and purple potatoes. The spice cumin also belongs to the polyphenol class.

And you might be surprised to know that tea and coffee are also rich sources of these antioxidants.

In short, there are a great many sources of these nutrients that carry a lot less risk than drinking red wine.

And if you’re interested in boosting your intake of resveratrol and other anti-cancer nutrients but you find it hard to eat certain foods… or prefer not to drink wine—don’t despair!

You can always take nutritional supplements that contain resveratrol and other polyphenols to help build a natural shield against cancer cell growth.

In any case, the natural plant compounds are sure to provide healthy total body protection—without any fear of headaches or hangovers!

Moving on to another subject, people who have been through cancer and survived often suffer from lingering psychological damage. But their needs mostly go unrecognized. Where can they go for help? Our last issue talked about that very subject. If you missed it, you can scroll down and read it now.


Don’t Just Survive Cancer —
Get Your Life Back!

    Something you don’t hear much about is what happens to cancer survivors, post-treatment. Surviving is one thing — the first hurdle in a long road back to a normal life. Beyond that, a cancer survivor has to deal with the emotional fallout that comes from being diagnosed and going through a treatment ordeal, plus any other challenge that comes as a result of cancer.

Cancer survivors belong to a special club — a club none of us wants to join, but we don’t have a choice. This issue will deal with some things a cancer survivor can do to make life better…

Continued below. . .

This Cancer Cure Video Circled the Globe in 31 Minutes

    Every 60 seconds someone dies from cancer — and every 3 minutes, someone new is diagnosed with cancer. That someone could even be you.

If you know anyone who’s suffering from cancer, you *must* watch this 5-minute video. This is the video that the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to watch.

When this video was first put online, it was viewed by 129,000 people within 31 minutes. Send the link to everyone who has cancer. You might even end up saving someone’s life. Watch the video now here.

Healing is not just skin-deep…

    Compare it to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where anxiety develops after a person is exposed to something psychologically traumatic. We usually think of PTSD in connection with military combat, but it can follow any frightening or damaging experience.

Just being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness is enough to trigger PTSD. Undergoing treatment and surviving the illness can actually make PTSD worse.

For a lot of cancer survivors — especially those who go the chemo route — figuring out how to survive life after cancer brings almost as many challenges as life with cancer. Especially for anyone who had body-altering surgery, or suffered a permanent handicap.

The real issue here is that cancer patients are inundated with support while they battle their disease. But if they conquer it, the support often vanishes. The expectation is they’ll return to the “real world.” But here’s the crux of it: Post-cancer, they’re part of a whole new world.

For starters, they’ll forever carry the label “cancer survivor” — a term that blends life and death together into one bundle. Depending on the effects of their specific type of cancer, they may face a variety of new health problems — everything from changes in memory and concentration, to persistent pain, to bladder or bowel control problems, to intimacy and sex issues.

Fortunately, there’s an ever-growing wealth of resources to help survivors. Do an online search for “life after cancer” and you’ll find thousands of links to post-cancer support groups and forums.

I did this and was struck by the results of a particular study. It’s called “Finding a New Normal:” Using Recreation Therapy to Improve the Well-Being of Women with Breast Cancer.

The study makes an important point, which is something we often talk about here at Cancer Defeated. That’s the fact that healing — whether it’s post-cancer, or whether you’re trying to prevent cancer in the first place — has to take place on both a physical and emotional level. When this happens, the results are astounding.

The mind-body healing connection (something we know well)

    The study took place in 2009, when researchers Diane Groff and Claudio Battaglini and team looked at post-breast-cancer survival. They tracked six women who went through standard breast-cancer treatment, followed by something called HeartMath® treatment.

HeartMath® treatment is offered by the Institute of HeartMath, a nonprofit dedicated to helping folks lower stress and manage their emotions in a way that benefits their physical bodies. They help people “reconnect with their hearts” so they can de-stress and build resilience. One of the group’s major tenets is the power of emotions to increase energy and well-being.

On a practical level, this means taking the women who volunteered for the study I mentioned and putting them through a regimen of exercise and recreation therapy. This might be any combination of cardio and weight training, stretching, relaxation techniques, and group activities. A grant-funded program in North Carolina called “Get REAL & HEEL” is one of several programs that take HeartMath® techniques and translate them into practical application. That’s where the study participants went for their post-cancer treatment.

The results were profound. Not only were the women better able to cope with stress and other emotional challenges, but their immune function improved dramatically. The women also experienced mental and emotional improvement. Decision-making got easier, they felt more in control, and they were better able to cope with daily challenges.

It’s proof that recreational therapists can play a significant role in helping cancer survivors get their lives back.

If studies like these continue to prove the importance of addressing the mind and body challenges survivors have and the important role these therapists can play, there’s a good chance insurance companies will do a better job of accepting and funding interventions like this. Especially if it’s consistently proven that this kind of treatment boosts long-term survival rates.

For that matter, it’s also proof that daily exercise, paired with taking the time to appreciate what you have, will do you worlds of good — whether or not you follow a formal treatment program.

A useful resource for you

    Really, this concept applies to anyone who’s faced a complex disease. Beyond curing the pathological side of the disease, there’s an entire social and emotional spectrum of healing to address.

Whether you’re a survivor or you know a survivor, I recommend reading this online booklet: Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment. It’s a helpful guide from the National Cancer Institute for navigating life post-treatment.
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Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


Resources from 1st article:American Cancer Society. 2012. Alcohol use and cancer. Factsheet available online at
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/DietandPhysicalActivity/alcohol-use-and-cancerBBC News. 2009. Alcohol link to breast cancer recurrence. Available online at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8406273.stmBoffetta, P. et al. 2006. “The burden of cancer attributable to alcohol drinking.” International Journal of Cancer 119 (4): 884-7. Available online at
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.21903/abstract

Ganz, P. et al. 2011. “Examining the influence of beta blockers and ACE inhibitors on the risk for breast cancer recurrence: results from the LACE cohort.” Volume 129, Number 2 (2011), 549-556, DOI: 10.1007/s10549-011-1505-3. Available online at
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21479924

Su LJ, Arab L. 2004. “Alcohol consumption and risk of colon cancer: evidence from the national health and nutrition examination survey I epidemiologic follow-up study.” Nutrition and Cancer 50 (2): 111-9. Available online at
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327914nc5002_1

Kwan, M.L. et al. 2010. Alcohol consumption and breast cancer recurrence and survival among women with early-stage breast cancer: the life after cancer epidemiology study. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Oct 10;28(29):4410-6. Available online at
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20805458

References from 2nd article:

“Breast Cancer Statistic.” Breast Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-IV. American Psychiatric Association (1994). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

“Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment.” National Cancer Institute, NIH.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/life-after-treatment/page1/AllPages

“‘Finding a New Normal:’ Using Recreation Therapy to Improve the Well-Being of Women with Breast Cancer.” Clinical and Health Research. Institute of HearMath.
http://www.heartmath.org/templates/ihm/downloads/pdf/research/publications/finding-a-new-normal.pdf

“Get Real & Heel | An After Care Breast Cancer Program.” Research.
http://www.unc.edu/depts/recreate/research.html

“HeartMath Helps After Treatment, Breast Cancer Study Shows.” Institute of HeartMath. Newsletter, Fall 2011, Vol. 10/No.3.
http://www.heartmath.org/templates/ihm/e-newsletter/publication/2011/fall/heartmath-helps-after-treatment.php

“U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics.” BreastCancer.org.
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics.jsp

Don’t Just Survive Cancer — Get Your Life Back!

Something you don’t hear much about is what happens to cancer survivors, post-treatment. Surviving is one thing — the first hurdle in a long road back to a normal life. Beyond that, a cancer survivor has to deal with the emotional fallout that comes from being diagnosed and going through a treatment ordeal, plus any other challenge that comes as a result of cancer.

Cancer survivors belong to a special club — a club none of us wants to join, but we don’t have a choice. This issue will deal with some things a cancer survivor can do to make life better…

Continued below. . .

This Cancer Cure Video Circled the Globe in 31 Minutes

    Every 60 seconds someone dies from cancer — and every 3 minutes, someone new is diagnosed with cancer. That someone could even be you.

If you know anyone who’s suffering from cancer, you *must* watch this 5-minute video. This is the video that the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t want you to watch.

When this video was first put online, it was viewed by 129,000 people within 31 minutes. Send the link to everyone who has cancer. You might even end up saving someone’s life. Watch the video now here.

Healing is not just skin-deep…

    Compare it to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where anxiety develops after a person is exposed to something psychologically traumatic. We usually think of PTSD in connection with military combat, but it can follow any frightening or damaging experience.

Just being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness is enough to trigger PTSD. Undergoing treatment and surviving the illness can actually make PTSD worse.

For a lot of cancer survivors — especially those who go the chemo route — figuring out how to survive life after cancer brings almost as many challenges as life with cancer. Especially for anyone who had body-altering surgery, or suffered a permanent handicap.

The real issue here is that cancer patients are inundated with support while they battle their disease. But if they conquer it, the support often vanishes. The expectation is they’ll return to the “real world.” But here’s the crux of it: Post-cancer, they’re part of a whole new world.

For starters, they’ll forever carry the label “cancer survivor” — a term that blends life and death together into one bundle. Depending on the effects of their specific type of cancer, they may face a variety of new health problems — everything from changes in memory and concentration, to persistent pain, to bladder or bowel control problems, to intimacy and sex issues.

Fortunately, there’s an ever-growing wealth of resources to help survivors. Do an online search for “life after cancer” and you’ll find thousands of links to post-cancer support groups and forums.

I did this and was struck by the results of a particular study. It’s called “Finding a New Normal:” Using Recreation Therapy to Improve the Well-Being of Women with Breast Cancer.

The study makes an important point, which is something we often talk about here at Cancer Defeated. That’s the fact that healing — whether it’s post-cancer, or whether you’re trying to prevent cancer in the first place — has to take place on both a physical and emotional level. When this happens, the results are astounding.

The mind-body healing connection (something we know well)

    The study took place in 2009, when researchers Diane Groff and Claudio Battaglini and team looked at post-breast-cancer survival. They tracked six women who went through standard breast-cancer treatment, followed by something called HeartMath® treatment.

HeartMath® treatment is offered by the Institute of HeartMath, a nonprofit dedicated to helping folks lower stress and manage their emotions in a way that benefits their physical bodies. They help people “reconnect with their hearts” so they can de-stress and build resilience. One of the group’s major tenets is the power of emotions to increase energy and well-being.

On a practical level, this means taking the women who volunteered for the study I mentioned and putting them through a regimen of exercise and recreation therapy. This might be any combination of cardio and weight training, stretching, relaxation techniques, and group activities. A grant-funded program in North Carolina called “Get REAL & HEEL” is one of several programs that take HeartMath® techniques and translate them into practical application. That’s where the study participants went for their post-cancer treatment.

The results were profound. Not only were the women better able to cope with stress and other emotional challenges, but their immune function improved dramatically. The women also experienced mental and emotional improvement. Decision-making got easier, they felt more in control, and they were better able to cope with daily challenges.

It’s proof that recreational therapists can play a significant role in helping cancer survivors get their lives back.

If studies like these continue to prove the importance of addressing the mind and body challenges survivors have and the important role these therapists can play, there’s a good chance insurance companies will do a better job of accepting and funding interventions like this. Especially if it’s consistently proven that this kind of treatment boosts long-term survival rates.

For that matter, it’s also proof that daily exercise, paired with taking the time to appreciate what you have, will do you worlds of good — whether or not you follow a formal treatment program.

A useful resource for you

    Really, this concept applies to anyone who’s faced a complex disease. Beyond curing the pathological side of the disease, there’s an entire social and emotional spectrum of healing to address.

Whether you’re a survivor or you know a survivor, I recommend reading this online booklet: Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment. It’s a helpful guide from the National Cancer Institute for navigating life post-treatment.
Like Us on Facebook

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler, Publisher


References:“Breast Cancer Statistic.” Breast Cancer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-IV. American Psychiatric Association (1994). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.”Facing Forward: Life After Cancer Treatment.” National Cancer Institute, NIH.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/life-after-treatment/page1/AllPages“‘Finding a New Normal:’ Using Recreation Therapy to Improve the Well-Being of Women with Breast Cancer.” Clinical and Health Research. Institute of HearMath.
http://www.heartmath.org/templates/ihm/downloads/pdf/research/publications/finding-a-new-normal.pdf

“Get Real & Heel | An After Care Breast Cancer Program.” Research.
http://www.unc.edu/depts/recreate/research.html

“HeartMath Helps After Treatment, Breast Cancer Study Shows.” Institute of HeartMath. Newsletter, Fall 2011, Vol. 10/No.3.
http://www.heartmath.org/templates/ihm/e-newsletter/publication/2011/fall/heartmath-helps-after-treatment.php

“U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics.” BreastCancer.org.
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics.jsp

This Herbal Migraine Cure May Help Treat Cancer, Too

If you’re one of the unfortunate billion or so folks who suffer from migraines, you may already be familiar with this bitter-tasting tonic.

It’s a popular alternative treatment for migraines that’s been known for centuries, but gained new popularity in the 1980s in the U.K. A member of the sunflower family, it was commonly used in European folk medicine as a remedy for headaches, arthritis, and fevers.

More than 70% of the 270 U.K. people surveyed in one study reported feeling much better after taking two to three fresh leaves daily. Several human studies suggest the herb may reduce the frequency of migraine episodes in people who suffer from this painful health problem. But read on, because it may help with cancer too.

Continued below. . .

You’ve been told to avoid it at all costs. But–
This “forbidden” food could be the biggest health breakthrough of our time

    Your whole life, you’ve been warned that this substance can wreak havoc on your health.

But the bad rap could be for nothing. Because research proves this shunned food:

  • “washes away” stubborn bladder infections (often in less than 48 hours)
  • decreases tooth decay by 80%–without having to drop any of your favorite foods
  • reduces blood clots without the dangerous side effects of aspirin
  • cuts sinus and ear infections by 93%–One pioneering Texas doctor reports these results that are so dramatic his patients forget to keep using it!

And you should see how it helps you drop weight!

How can one food–especially one we’re told to stay away from–do so much?

More importantly–what is it? And how can you get your hands on it?

The name feverfew even comes from a Latin word meaning “fever reducer” — just as its name suggests.

The active compound in this plant is called parthenolide, which drug makers are also investigating. Scientists think parthenolide blocks substances that constrict the blood vessels and lead to migraines.

However, not all studies show that feverfew has a positive impact on migraines.

It seems to depend on your timing. It’s most effective when taken just as you feel the headache coming on. Another important factor is the quality of the supplement. Feverfew supplements should be standardized to a minimum of 0.2% parthenolide.

Feverfew actually works in a similar manner to ibuprofen — inhibiting the chemicals that cause your head to spasm.

Good for what ails your joints, too

    Not only does feverfew help reduce head spasms, it may also help reduce inflammation throughout your body. This may be valuable for those who suffer from inflammatory illnesses such as arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In fact, feverfew has been used for centuries as a remedy for arthritis.

The herb is believed to hinder the hormone-like substances called prostaglandins — substances which cause pain and inflammation.

Some studies have even shown that feverfew inhibits inflammation better than NSAID drugs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)… truly good news for RA sufferers.

Most people believe feverfew’s positive activity comes from the compound parthenolide. However, a parthenolide-free feverfew extract also showed free radical-scavenging properties and protection from UV-induced sun damage.1

There’s more. Some researchers believe feverfew’s flavonol content may also contribute to its anti-inflammatory properties.2

New evidence that feverfew
may be cancer-protective

    Cancer is often regarded as an inflammatory disease. Like heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and many other diseases of aging, inflammation is certainly one of the major symptoms — and chronic inflammation may be a cause as well.

Feverfew’s active compound, parthenolide, is now being tested by scientists as a potential treatment for a variety of cancers… both as an alternative and complementary treatment.

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine started studying feverfew because parthenolide is known to inhibit the DNA-binding protein that turns genes on and off. This transcription factor is called NF-Kappa B, and is connected to cancer.

Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD., Associate Professor, explains it this way… “NF-Kappa B is generally not active in a normal, healthy body, except when there is an infection or inflammation. Then it activates to help fight the infection. We have found, however, that it is always active in cancer.”3

According to Hakshatri, this “cancer hyperactivity” may be one mechanism involved in cancer metastasis.

How does feverfew perform against specific types of cancer? Here’s what science is discovering about this.

  • Breast Cancer. Tamoxifen is the world’s most widely prescribed cancer drug. Though we here at Cancer Defeated prefer alternative cancer treatments, if you’re inclined toward conventional treatments and want complementary ways to enhance your recovery chances, you’ll be interested in this study, and how it might help prevent resistance to Tamoxifen.4Patients with hormone-driven cancers are often given Tamoxifen, developed to block hormones from binding to cellular protein receptors. But many patients either don’t respond to the treatment or develop resistance to it.NF-Kappa B proteins trigger inflammation which can also signal tumor development. Feverfew’s parthenolide effectively suppresses NF-Kappa B.A Clemson University study tested feverfew against both breast cancer and cervical cancer cells. In this study, feverfew stopped the growth of all these cancer cells… as reported in the Spring 2006 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Food.
  • Secondary Lung Cancer. Dr. Nakshatri, mentioned above, discovered that parthenolide reduced breast cancer metastasis to the lungs by 25 percent. But due to the number of mice involved in the study, this result is not considered statistically significant.However, when parthenolide was combined with docetaxel — a common chemotherapy drug — lung metastasis went down by 50 percent compared to untreated animals.Dr. Nakshatri also gave mice a phytochemical from chamomile, called apigenin. It also blocks NF-Kappa G — though in a different way than parthenolide. Nakshatri hoped that these two compounds used in conjunction with docetaxel would enhance the drug’s benefit in stopping metastasis to the lungs. But it proved too toxic.5
  • Secondary Bone Cancer. In further research, Dr. Nakshatri is examining whether parthenolide and the drug docetaxel can stop breast cancer from spreading to the bone. (Bones and lungs are the most frequent sites for breast cancer metastasis.) He’s trying to get rid of the drug’s toxicity by combining it with natural substances like feverfew and chamomile.In my opinion, it would be most interesting to test apigenin and parthenolide without any drug use. But for the moment it appears this isn’t planned.

NF-Kappa B is now believed to play a significant role in many types of cancer — including leukemia, lung and prostate cancer. So parthenolide’s role as an NF-Kappa B inhibitor shows promise for a number of cancers besides breast cancer.

Perhaps most exciting of all —
can we now eradicate leukemia?

    Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have made an exciting discovery…

An herbal extract of feverfew is reported effective against one type of human leukemia. Monica Guzman, PhD, and Craig Jordan, PhD, even go so far as to say that feverfew extracts can kill malignant stem cells like no other single therapy they’ve ever tested.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute is even excited enough by their work to have moved it into their rapid access program — which fast-tracks experimental drugs from lab to human clinical trials.

Says Dr. Jordan, “We have proof that we can kill leukemia stem cells with this type of agent, and that is good news.”

What’s very promising is that this is the first agent known to destroy myeloid leukemia at the stem cell level. This is where malignancy is actually born. And scientists already know that unless it is attacked at the stem cell level, it can hardly ever be controlled, let alone cured.

Researchers in the late 1800s proposed the theory that cancer could be caused by stem cells undergoing malignant change. The work of John Beard (1858-1924) was at first greeted by interest, but later maligned and forgotten. His findings were only kept alive through the years by a few maverick biologists — among them, Dr. William D. Kelley, whom we’ve written about in our Special Report on enzyme therapy, The Missing Ingredient for Good Health.

The stem cell connection

    More recently, scientists discovered cancer stem cells in blood, brain, and breast cancers.

Two scientists at the University of Michigan showed that — contrary to what some experts assume — not all cancer cells are equally capable of producing cancer metastases. In fact, only a tiny fraction (under 1%) can actually cause metastasis. And these highly malignant cells are called stem cells.

Then it was discovered at the University of Massachusetts-Worcester that the cells that initiate malignancy in stomach cancers are not the stomach tissue itself, but the stem cells that migrated from the bone marrow.

This action was initiated by a low-grade stomach infection, usually caused by Helicobacter pylori. In response to this infection, bone-marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) move to the stomach. And once there, these BMDCs take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue. But they’re influenced by the hormonal signals sent by the inflamed tissue. So they go through a malignant change.

The above-mentioned University of Rochester discoveries about feverfew have been pivotal in giving us a deeper understanding of how stem cells are linked to both cancer genesis and progression.

Dr. Craig Jordan of the University of Rochester said that the reasons some drugs are only moderately effective is “you’re pulling the weed without getting to the root.” Stem cells are the root.

As we’ve said in this newsletter a number of times, stem cells are the most likely reason cancer keeps coming back after a patient appears to be completely well. Very few substances are known to kill them off. One of the few is paw-paw, which we wrote about in Issue 53. If feverfew has the same benefit, it’s very exciting news indeed.

In their laboratories, the University of Rochester team showed that parthenolide is more selective at promoting apoptosis — programmed cell death — than the standard drug cytarabine (Ara-C).

Previous experiments also showed that feverfew compounds can stop cancer cell growth. And a phase I trial also found it was relatively non-toxic.6

Interestingly, a University of Rochester press release claims that someone with leukemia would be unable to consume enough over-the-counter feverfew to stop it from spreading. Ironically, in the absence of clinical trials, it’s not clear how this could have even been established. I also wonder why feverfew has attracted the interest of the NCI when paw-paw’s stem-cell-killing properties have been known for years.

If you’re going to take feverfew…

    The amount of active ingredient parthenolide varies wildly from one plant to another. So you definitely want a standardized product, or you won’t really know what you’re really getting.

Standardized feverfew is available, but you’re well-advised to read labels carefully.

Some products claim to contain 2, 5, or even 7 percent parthenolide by weight. Since some of these supplements apparently come from obscure and unknown companies, do your homework to find products marketed by well-known and reputable companies that have a lot to lose by deceitful marketing or impure products.

One company, Nature’s Way, actually markets three different feverfew products — feverfew leaves, feverfew extract, and a more highly concentrated product called MygraFew which claims it has 2% standardized parthenolide.

A couple of cautions are in order…

    Feverfew is not recommended for pregnant (may cause contractions) or lactating women, nor for children under 2 years of age.

Also, if you’re allergic to ragweed, chamomile, or yarrow, you should not take feverfew. Skin irritation or eczema may occur in those with feverfew allergies.

Further, if you take blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants like warfarin/Coumadin) you should avoid feverfew, as it may increase a risk of bleeding. Of course, readers of this newsletter know that they can get off drug blood-thinners easily, with natural remedies. If feverfew is an effective anticoagulant, why not just reduce the dose of warfarin?

Some people may experience oral discomfort or irritation (swelling of the lips, bleeding of the gums, and loss of taste) when using feverfew.

Other than these side effects, participants in studies have been found to tolerate feverfew well.

If you experience any unusual symptom with feverfew (or anything else, for that matter!) — stop taking the product immediately. Your body chemistry may differ from even people in your own family.

When feverfew intake is suddenly stopped after a long period of use, a patient may experience rebound headaches, anxiety, sleep disturbances, muscle stiffness or pain. You may be able to sidestep this issue by reducing your intake gradually.

Have you tried feverfew for migraines, cancer or other symptoms? Sound off on our Facebook page, and let your health-minded friends in on your experiences.

Our last issue was one of the most interesting we’ve had this year, in my opinion. We wrote about how cutting kids’ tonsils out is not such a good idea, because these little glands pack immune-boosting power that may help avoid cancer and other diseases, too. If you missed this article, you can scroll down and read it now.


Your Hidden, Cancer-Fighting
T-Cell Factory

    As it turns out, tonsils serve an important function in your body.

That runs contrary to long-time medical opinion about the fleshy little bags in the back of your throat. For decades, doctors have been quick to cut them out — often before the patients showed any symptoms of illness.

So thanks to mainstream medical quackery, many adults no longer have their tonsils. But if you’ve still got yours, they might be a valuable cancer-fighter! Keep reading and get the details. . .

Continued below…


Unleashed–Govt health insider tells all

    He couldn’t take it anymore.

One of the country’s most respected M.D.’s witnessed an incident during his tenure with the National Institutes of Health that turned his stomach.

It was the day some of our most powerful researchers turned their backs on clinical evidence for a political agenda. They ignored the science!

It wasn’t the first time–but it was certainly the last time this brave M.D. would stand for it.

What did they change? Why did they change it? And most importantly–how does it affect you?

It does–and the ultimate government insider wants to reveal all in this shocking tell-all video.

Don’t wait another moment. This unbelievable video will NOT be available for long, so don’t delay. This is just the tip of the iceberg…

Watch it here now.


Tonsils are the opposite of useless, according to a team of researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

It boils down to this: Your tonsils are actually tiny T cell production factories. T cells, if you don’t know, are critical to our immune systems. They’re a type of white blood cell known as lymphocytes that help your body fight infections and other dangerous invaders.

And that includes serious diseases like cancer.

This exciting new research was led by Dr. Michael Caligiuri, director of the OSU cancer center and CEO of the James Cancer Hospital. His team published their riveting findings in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

5 different levels of disease-fighting tools

    Caligiuri and his team were clued in from some earlier work that showed there was a mystery cell inside the tonsils. So they investigated. But they didn’t just find a few T cells. The Ohio State study actually uncovered T cells in five different stages of development — and all within the tonsils.

Until now, you could set off a fight by suggesting T cells develop anywhere outside of the thymus gland. Researchers used to think T cells only grow in this gland that sits on your heart and is a key part of your immune system. But now it looks like the thymus may not be the only source. The T cells that grow in tonsils aren’t exactly like the ones that form in the thymus, but they’re pretty close.

The research was carried out thanks to donations of tonsil tissue from children who underwent tonsillectomies. T cells in each of the five identified stages were then transferred to lab cultures. From there, the first four groups grew into immune cells, known as natural killer cells. The fifth group developed into mature T cells.

All of those cells have the potential to play a key role in combating major disease.

Most folks no longer have this built-in arsenal

    In the 1950s and 1960s, tonsillectomies were so common, a pair of tonsils were sliced out of some kid’s throat somewhere in the U.S. every 30 seconds. My older brother and sister both had their tonsils removed, although I didn’t. The old 1950 best-seller Cheaper by the Dozen depicted the kids having their tonsils cut out on the dining room table, if I remember right. It wasn’t fiction — it was the true story of the Gilbreth family.

And to think, people ask me why I consider conventional, mainstream medicine to be the real source of most quack medicine.

This moronic medical fad translated to well over a million surgeries a year. And let’s be honest — that also amounted to a lot of revenue for hospitals. At least when the doctors weren’t doing it on the kitchen table (admittedly, the Cheaper by the Dozen events took place in the 1920s).

The rate of tonsillectomies today is down by roughly half of what it was. Hopefully that’s because docs are putting more thought into what they should be slicing and dicing on their patients. Many doctors now prefer to leave tonsils in as long as possible.

Everybody has (or had) two tonsils, made up of soft, glandular tissue. They sit on either side of your mouth, at the back, and vary in size from one person to the next. We’ve long known the major function of tonsils is to trap virus-causing germs and bacteria that you inhale when you breathe. By killing these germs, the tonsils help prevent lung and throat infections. And now we’ve learned they play an even more important role…

What this means …

    Scientists have yet to figure out what actually happens to the T cells that develop in the tonsils. It’s possible they go on to mature in another part of the body. So the next step in this research, according to Caligiuri, is to figure out how many of your mature T cells come from your tonsils rather than your thymus.

The researchers involved with this study are also unsure whether tonsils regularly produce T cells or just start working when your thymus stops. They need to figure out whether T cells from the tonsils serve an upfront purpose, or exist simply as back up to the thymus.

Yet … if you’re battling cancer, or any autoimmune disease, for that matter, wouldn’t you want all the T cells you could get? Doctors say tonsillectomies will continue, especially for patients whose tonsils get so enlarged that it affects their breathing and sleeping. Plus, tonsils can get chronically infected to the point where all they do is fight their own infection. In those cases, tonsillectomies supposedly improve a person’s quality of life.

I wonder if there’s a better way — such as sound nutrition and supplements — that would do a better job than surgery of healing these chronic infections. It reminds me of the chronic ear problems that affect so many children — easily curable by sound alternative medicine, but usually treated by conventional doctors with round after round of antibiotics. Quack! quack!

The new discoveries about tonsils give us profound insight into the bungling of our current health system. Just knowing that millions of adults — and cancer sufferers — had their own personal disease-fighting, immune cell factories cut out, is enough to make me livid.

That’s especially the case since we already know using T cells against cancer-causing viruses is an extremely potent weapon in defeating cancer — especially leukemia. I wrote about it last year in Issue #140.

It’s nice to know you have a back-up natural killer cell and T cell factory in case your thymus ever slows down or stops working. If you still have your tonsils, that is. And if that’s the case, I highly recommend you leave them in.

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler Publisher


Footnotes from 1st article:1Martin K, Sur R, Liebel F, et al. Parthenolide-depleted Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) protects skin from UV irradiation and external aggression. Arch Dermatol Res. Feb 2008;300(2):69-80.
2Williams CA, Hoult JR, Harborne JB, Greenham J, Eagles J. A biologically active lipophilic flavonol from Tanacetum parthenium. Phytochemistry. Jan. 1995;38(1): 267-270.
3http://preventcancer.aicr.org/site/News2?page+NewsArticle&id=8751&news_iv_ctrl=0&abbr=res
4http://preventcancer.aicr.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8751&news_iv_ctrl=0&abbr=res
5Sweeney CJ et al. The sesquiterpene lactone parthenolide in combination with docetaxel reduces metastasis and improves survival in a xenograft model of breast cancer. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2005;4(6):1004-12.
6http://chetday.com/feverfewcancer.htmReferences from 2nd article:C8 Science Panel, Homepage.
http://www.c8sciencepanel.org/

“Chemical in Food Packaging, Fabric Coatings Linked to Cancer.” Environmental Working Group News Release. April 16, 2012.
http://www.ewg.org/release/chemical-food-packaging-fabric-coatings-linked-cancer

“Common chemical PFOA linked to cancer.” by Dr. Mark Stengler, Health Revelations.
http://healthrevelations.com/2012/06/08/everywhere-chemical-in-cancer-link/

“Harmful Teflon Chemical To Be Eliminated by 2015.” By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/25/AR2006012502041.html

“Link between food packaging and cancer.” By Aneka Chohan, The Lahore Times. May 17, 2012.
http://www.lhrtimes.com/2012/05/17/link-between-food-packaging-and-cancer/

Perfluorooctanoic acid. Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfluorooctanoic_acid

“‘Probable link’ between packaging coating and cancer, say scientists.” By Joe Whitworth, FoodProductionDail.com.
http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/Probable-link-between-packaging-coating
-and-cancer-say-scientists

“Probably Link Evaluation of Cancer.” C8 Probable Link Report.
http://www.c8sciencepanel.org/pdfs/Probable_Link_C8_Cancer_16April2012.pdf

Shankar, Anoop; Jie Xiao and Alan Ducatman (2011 Oct 15). “Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals and Chronic Kidney Disease in US Adults“.

American Journal of Epidemiology 174 (8): 893-900. doi:10.1093/aje/kwr171. PMID 2187360. Retrieved 2012-6-10.

“Teflon and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).” American Cancer Society.
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/AtHome/teflon-and-perfluorooctanoic-acid–pfoa

Your Hidden, Cancer-Fighting T-Cell Factory

As it turns out, tonsils serve an important function in your body.

That runs contrary to long-time medical opinion about the fleshy little bags in the back of your throat. For decades, doctors have been quick to cut them out — often before the patients showed any symptoms of illness.

So thanks to mainstream medical quackery, many adults no longer have their tonsils. But if you’ve still got yours, they might be a valuable cancer-fighter! Keep reading and get the details. . .

Continued below…

Unleashed–Govt health insider tells all

    He couldn’t take it anymore.

One of the country’s most respected M.D.’s witnessed an incident during his tenure with the National Institutes of Health that turned his stomach.

It was the day some of our most powerful researchers turned their backs on clinical evidence for a political agenda. They ignored the science!

It wasn’t the first time–but it was certainly the last time this brave M.D. would stand for it.

What did they change? Why did they change it? And most importantly–how does it affect you?

It does–and the ultimate government insider wants to reveal all in this shocking tell-all video.

Don’t wait another moment. This unbelievable video will NOT be available for long, so don’t delay. This is just the tip of the iceberg…

Watch it here now.

Tonsils are the opposite of useless, according to a team of researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

It boils down to this: Your tonsils are actually tiny T cell production factories. T cells, if you don’t know, are critical to our immune systems. They’re a type of white blood cell known as lymphocytes that help your body fight infections and other dangerous invaders.

And that includes serious diseases like cancer.

This exciting new research was led by Dr. Michael Caligiuri, director of the OSU cancer center and CEO of the James Cancer Hospital. His team published their riveting findings in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

5 different levels of disease-fighting tools

    Caligiuri and his team were clued in from some earlier work that showed there was a mystery cell inside the tonsils. So they investigated. But they didn’t just find a few T cells. The Ohio State study actually uncovered T cells in five different stages of development — and all within the tonsils.

Until now, you could set off a fight by suggesting T cells develop anywhere outside of the thymus gland. Researchers used to think T cells only grow in this gland that sits on your heart and is a key part of your immune system. But now it looks like the thymus may not be the only source. The T cells that grow in tonsils aren’t exactly like the ones that form in the thymus, but they’re pretty close.

The research was carried out thanks to donations of tonsil tissue from children who underwent tonsillectomies. T cells in each of the five identified stages were then transferred to lab cultures. From there, the first four groups grew into immune cells, known as natural killer cells. The fifth group developed into mature T cells.

All of those cells have the potential to play a key role in combating major disease.

Most folks no longer have this built-in arsenal

    In the 1950s and 1960s, tonsillectomies were so common, a pair of tonsils were sliced out of some kid’s throat somewhere in the U.S. every 30 seconds. My older brother and sister both had their tonsils removed, although I didn’t. The old 1950 best-seller Cheaper by the Dozen depicted the kids having their tonsils cut out on the dining room table, if I remember right. It wasn’t fiction — it was the true story of the Gilbreth family.

And to think, people ask me why I consider conventional, mainstream medicine to be the real source of most quack medicine.

This moronic medical fad translated to well over a million surgeries a year. And let’s be honest — that also amounted to a lot of revenue for hospitals. At least when the doctors weren’t doing it on the kitchen table (admittedly, the Cheaper by the Dozen events took place in the 1920s).

The rate of tonsillectomies today is down by roughly half of what it was. Hopefully that’s because docs are putting more thought into what they should be slicing and dicing on their patients. Many doctors now prefer to leave tonsils in as long as possible.

Everybody has (or had) two tonsils, made up of soft, glandular tissue. They sit on either side of your mouth, at the back, and vary in size from one person to the next. We’ve long known the major function of tonsils is to trap virus-causing germs and bacteria that you inhale when you breathe. By killing these germs, the tonsils help prevent lung and throat infections. And now we’ve learned they play an even more important role…

What this means …

    Scientists have yet to figure out what actually happens to the T cells that develop in the tonsils. It’s possible they go on to mature in another part of the body. So the next step in this research, according to Caligiuri, is to figure out how many of your mature T cells come from your tonsils rather than your thymus.

The researchers involved with this study are also unsure whether tonsils regularly produce T cells or just start working when your thymus stops. They need to figure out whether T cells from the tonsils serve an upfront purpose, or exist simply as back up to the thymus.

Yet … if you’re battling cancer, or any autoimmune disease, for that matter, wouldn’t you want all the T cells you could get? Doctors say tonsillectomies will continue, especially for patients whose tonsils get so enlarged that it affects their breathing and sleeping. Plus, tonsils can get chronically infected to the point where all they do is fight their own infection. In those cases, tonsillectomies supposedly improve a person’s quality of life.

I wonder if there’s a better way — such as sound nutrition and supplements — that would do a better job than surgery of healing these chronic infections. It reminds me of the chronic ear problems that affect so many children — easily curable by sound alternative medicine, but usually treated by conventional doctors with round after round of antibiotics. Quack! quack!

The new discoveries about tonsils give us profound insight into the bungling of our current health system. Just knowing that millions of adults — and cancer sufferers — had their own personal disease-fighting, immune cell factories cut out, is enough to make me livid.

That’s especially the case since we already know using T cells against cancer-causing viruses is an extremely potent weapon in defeating cancer — especially leukemia. I wrote about it last year in Issue #140.

It’s nice to know you have a back-up natural killer cell and T cell factory in case your thymus ever slows down or stops working. If you still have your tonsils, that is. And if that’s the case, I highly recommend you leave them in.

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler Publisher


References:“Evidence for a stepwise program of extrathymic T cell development within the human tonsil.” McClory, et al. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Vol. 122, Issue 4, 2 April 2012.
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/46125
“Tonsils Make T-Cells, Too.” ScienceDaily. March 5, 2012.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120305173657.htm“Tonsils Make T-Cells, Too, Ohio State Study Shows.” News Release, Ohio State James Cancer Hospital. Contact: Darrell E. Ward. 4 March 2012.
http://cancer.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/TONSILS-MAKE-T-CELLS.aspx“Tonsils May Be Important After All.” By Staff Editor, HealthNewsDigest.com, 5 Apr 2012.
http://healthnewsdigest.com/news/Health_Tips_620/Tonsils_May_Be_Important_After_All.shtml

“Why You Should At Least Think Twice Before Having Your Tonsils, Adenoids or Appendix Removed.” The Exalted Truth, 8 July 2012.
http://exaltedtruth.com/2012/07/08/why-you-should-at-least-think-twice-
before-having-your-tonsils-adenoids-or-appendix-removed/

Top insider slams the cancer industry

A top medical doctor stood up and said conventional cancer doctors regularly lie about success rates, and the system is designed to steer patients toward the most expensive treatment possible.

This wasn’t just any doctor. It was Otis Brawley, head of the American Cancer Society — the very heart of the cancer treatment establishment. He said unproven cancer treatments are in widespread use across the U.S. And he wasn’t’ talking about natural or alternative treatments. He was referring to things like PSA exams and chemotherapy.

Dr. Brawley said it wasn’t the system that was failing. Rather, “Failure is the system.” Keep reading to hear more about his shocking speech…

Continued below. . .

Oliver was doomed to die from cancer
within 8 hours —

But then he found out what to do. . .

    Oliver had reached the end of the road in his seven-year fight against cancer. His doctors didn’t think this 32-year-old man would live through the night.

But when I talked to Oliver six years later, he was the picture of health! He got rid of his cancer completely.

Yes, Oliver found the answer — his own cancer miracle.

I sat down with him and his doctor and they told me an incredible story. . . a story that could help save you or someone you love from this dreaded disease.

If you’d like to hear it, click here now.

You already know this if you’re a long-time Cancer Defeated reader. What’s shocking is to hear it from a powerful establishment figure.

A little background on Otis Brawley

    Dr. Brawley is far from being your run-of-the-mill doctor. He graduated medical school from the University of Chicago, trained in oncology at the National Cancer Institute, and has served as a professor at Emory University for years. Brawley is also the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society and has been since 2007.

Along with that, Brawley was chief of oncology and hematology at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. Though no longer chief, he still practices at Grady, known as the largest hospital in the U.S. It’s also where poor and uninsured people from across Atlanta come when they have nowhere else to go.

Brawley’s verbal attack of the medical system took place at a recent Association of Health Care Journalists meeting in Atlanta. He gave a speech that slammed the entire system of healthcare — and everybody involved, from doctors to insurers to drug companies, then lawyers, and even patients.

He highlighted money as a driving force behind the incompetence. He said greed and gluttony steer irrational patient demands. Doctors promise too much, and patients don’t accept that the cycle of life includes death.

He said doctors have lost sight of saving lives. They’re driven by revenue. Their procedures and recommendations are based on bottom lines.

Brawley also said doctors get caught up in what they believe and confuse their opinions with hard science. Take prostate cancer screening. It’s been recommended since 1990, yet not once did a study prove screening saves lives. What it does instead is create a nice revenue stream for medical businesses. (As a side note, Otis Brawley has long been accused of an “irrational vendetta” against PSA tests.)

One stirring line in his speech was: “We need people who consume medicine to think about health care the same way they think about buying a television set at a Best Buy.” His point was consumers need to be educated — skeptical, and educated. And doctors need to be reimbursed for education, not intervention.

On the right track … but let’s do even better

    Brawley has a new book out: How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America (St. Martin’s Press). In it, he talks about irresponsible doctors. He accuses medical professionals of prescribing inappropriate treatment — which includes chemo. And he takes on the ongoing catastrophe that is U.S. healthcare.

His message comes down to wanting to transform the way we think of healthcare. He trumpets the idea of prevention and cutting costs. He’s quick to point out that despite having the most expensive healthcare, the U.S. only ranks 50th in life expectancy, and our infant mortality rate is alarmingly high.

He says we have more CT and MRI scanners than most other civilized countries, which does us little good — “People in the United States may not live longer than people in Canada, but we sure as hell do a better job taking pictures of them. We do not get what we pay for out of our healthcare system.”

I’ll give him credit. Brawley isn’t sitting on the sidelines in the healthcare debate. He still sees patients and knows firsthand about folks who can’t get healthcare for one reason or another.

But his platform is reimbursement. Brawley says doctors need to be paid for teaching patients to lead healthy lives and not paid per procedure or diagnostic. He wants more hospitals to have gyms. He says we should provide patients with more education about nutrition and cooking.

All good goals, certainly. But we live in a culture of proof — Brawley himself underscores the importance of scientific evidence. That’s why I’d rather see him pushing for more research in natural treatments — treatments we know heal cancer, but which the medical industry won’t accept until they see the words “proven in a double-blind study.”

He recognizes the importance of eating right and exercising, but on the whole he’s not a fan of alternative treatments. His revolt against the establishment doesn’t go quite that far. Dr. Brawley has led the American Cancer Society for five years, and there’s been no move in the organization toward inexpensive, unpatentable treatments.

Still, it’s refreshing that a physician in power is not urging doctors to be more aggressive when it comes to ordering tests and pushing cut-burn-poison treatments.

Who knows, maybe the best is yet to come from Otis Brawley. I like the fact he’s trying to put patient care and decisions in the spotlight. The more people realize they’re the ones in charge of their health, the less we’ll have to rely on doctors for making important decisions that affect us for the rest of our lives. Imagine — a world where doctors are advisors instead of dictators… that’s a reality I’ll look forward to.

Meanwhile, if you don’t want to get cancer, one of the things you need to do is get rid of the nonstick pots and pans in your kitchen. The coating, which almost everyone calls Teflon, kills birds and may be killing you as well. If you missed this important news, scroll down and catch up with it now.


Teflon Update: It’s Worse than We Thought

    Two years ago, I wrote to let you know the fumes from Teflon, given off when a pan is heated, were killing people’s pet birds (that was Issue #49, if you want the details). As far as I’m concerned, if it causes a parakeet to keel over, I don’t want it in my life.

Now there’s more news about this bird-killing toxin that’s undoubtedly in your home — and in your bloodstream, too. It’s in the bloodstream of almost every single one of us.

PFOA is the ingredient used in Teflon that causes the problems. I’m afraid new findings have surfaced to support the health hazards of this modern-day “convenience.”

Continued below…

You’ve got to watch this

    I recently came across what I believe is the most promising cancer advancement of the past 30 years.

A neurochemist developed it over the course of 20 years. Already several major studies (on over 10,000 patients combined) have verified its accuracy. The FDA has even approved it.

But, strangely, this cancer discovery has been kept almost completely quiet. (The reason why made me furious — I bet you’ll feel the same way.)

I just finished creating this special video alert… It’s got everything you need to know about this medical development.

You’ve got to watch it now…

Chemicals of “convenience” are literally everywhere

    Let’s recap before I hit you with the latest unsettling revelations. Teflon itself was an “accidental” invention by a chemist in 1938. The fellow was trying to make a refrigerant and instead came up with the non-reactive, low-friction substance known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) — what we know as Teflon.

Since then, PTFE has been employed as a coating on pots, pans, wiper blades, curling irons, stain-resistant carpets, and even microwave popcorn bags — just to name a few chemical-laced modern-day conveniences.

The chemical PFOA is a key ingredient in Teflon (PTFE). PFOA, or perfluororctanoic acid (and also known as C8), is a carcinogen, is toxic to animals, and persists in the environment indefinitely.

At least 99% of the general population in the U.S. have traces of PFOA in their bloodstream (up from 95% a few years ago). Folks who work in chemical plants or live near chemical plants probably have much higher levels than everybody else.

We knew this was coming

    We’ve known for a while that Teflon was a likely health offender. The fact that Teflon fumes kill birds was our first clue. For instance,

  • When a Teflon-lined oven was used to bake biscuits at 325 degrees Fahrenheit, an owner reported the death of his parrots.
  • When four stovetop burners lined with Teflon drip pans were preheated for a meal, 14 birds died within15 minutes.
  • And when Teflon-coated heat lamp bulbs were installed in chicken pens, half of the chicken population passed away within a few days.

Our next clue was the health concerns voiced by workers at the DuPont Washington Works plant in the Mid-Ohio Valley. DuPont paid out a $300 million settlement in response to a class action lawsuit from plant workers and those who live near the plant in Ohio and West Virginia, all alleging DuPont contaminated their drinking water with PFOA.

If a corporation settles a lawsuit one always suspects they were in the wrong, but you can’t be sure. There wasn’t a proven link between cancer and PFOA … until now.

No such thing as an “acceptable” toxic level

    Because of the allegations in that West Virginia and Ohio region, a panel of public health scientists have been monitoring the long-term health of the community through epidemiologic and other data. The panel was approved by DuPont as part of the class action lawsuit over PFOA.

The evidence they’ve found is chilling. The low-but-constant levels of PFOA consumed by residents in their drinking water have upped the rates of kidney and testicular cancer. For kidney cancer, risk is up by a shocking 170 percent. Thyroid cancer may also be affected by PFOA.

That same panel of independent scientists found another hair-raising health link last year. Their findings showed a link between PFOA and preeclampsia (a condition during pregnancy that can have catastrophic consequences for both the mother and the fetus). And they recently found a link between PFOA and both thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis.

Olga V. Naidenko, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, said “Widespread pollution by PFOA should be a wake-up call that our chemical regulation system is severely broken.” She added, “It is particularly urgent for the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a legal limit for drinking water pollution by PFOA, which is currently unregulated and never should have come to market.”

I agree that this is a wake-up call. But I think the only acceptable “legal limit” is zero.

A global phase-out is our best bet for future health safety

    Right now, there’s a voluntary pact between eight major U.S. companies, including DuPont, to “virtually” eliminate the use of PFOA by 2015. The pact was put together by the Environmental Protection Agency. The goal is to drastically reduce the shocking extent to which PFOA shows up everywhere (pizza boxes are another offender).

According to DuPont’s spokeswoman, Janet E. Smith, “DuPont has commercialized new alternatives that are made with short chain chemistry that cannot break down into PFOA.”

On the flip side, Leann Brown, press secretary for the Environmental Working Group (EWG), points out “Had DuPont done sufficient human safety testing before bringing this product into commerce, they would have found this chemical was unfit for commercial production and use.”

The American Cancer Society points out there is very little data about the ability of PFOA to cause cancer, but also states the major U.S. health agencies have not formally evaluated PFOA and its connection to cancer. And keep in mind, DuPont isn’t the only offender that’s been using this chemical, though it’s the only current American maker of PFOA. Loads of companies overseas continue to produce and use it.

There may not be any formal study results, but all signs point in that direction. If you ask me, it’s not worth waiting around for a bureaucratic process to tell us what we already know. Although sadly, this doesn’t help the fact that it’s probably already in your bloodstream. PFOA has even been found in the blood of marine life and Arctic polar bears.

All you can really do at this point is make an effort to avoid the stuff as much as possible. This means staying away from Teflon-coated cookware, or anything that’s heat-resistant or non-stick. Clothes are also possible offenders, so avoid buying anything labeled wrinkle-free, stain-resistant, or waterproof.

If you have a hankering for popcorn, here’s good news: You can pop ordinary kernels in your microwave in a simple, chemical-free, brown paper bag. In the meantime, I’ll be watching for updates from DuPont as it phases out the chemical. And I’ll be hoping someday for a global phase-out.

 

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler Publisher


References from 1st article:“Doctor exposes the dangers of overtreatment.” By Liz Szabo, USA Today.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/health/story/2012-01-30/Doctor-exposes-
the-dangers-of-overtreatment/52893278/1
“Dr. Otis Brawley Says Health Care Talk in U.S. Lacks ‘Human Element.'” by Gergana Koleve, Pharma & Healthcare. Forbes.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gerganakoleva/2012/04/30/dr-otis-brawley-says-health-care-talk
-in-u-s-lacks-human-element/
“Dr. Otis Brawley: ‘The System Really Is Not Failing … Failure Is The System.'” By KHN Staff.
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2012/may/02/otis-brawley-ahcj-american-cancer-society.aspx

“How Doctors and Patients Do Harm.” By Tara Parker-Pope, Health & Science. The New York Times.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/how-doctors-and-patients-do-harm/

Otis Webb Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer. Executive Biography, American Cancer Society.
http://pressroom.cancer.org/index.php?s=18&item=40

“The Chief Complaint: Dr. Otis Brawley.” Features. Atlanta. February 1, 2012.
http://www.atlantamagazine.com/features/story.aspx?ID=1648804

References from 2nd article:

C8 Science Panel, Homepage.
http://www.c8sciencepanel.org/

“Chemical in Food Packaging, Fabric Coatings Linked to Cancer.” Environmental Working Group News Release. April 16, 2012.
http://www.ewg.org/release/chemical-food-packaging-fabric-coatings-linked-cancer

“Common chemical PFOA linked to cancer.” by Dr. Mark Stengler, Health Revelations.
http://healthrevelations.com/2012/06/08/everywhere-chemical-in-cancer-link/

“Harmful Teflon Chemical To Be Eliminated by 2015.” By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/25/AR2006012502041.html

“Link between food packaging and cancer.” By Aneka Chohan, The Lahore Times. May 17, 2012.
http://www.lhrtimes.com/2012/05/17/link-between-food-packaging-and-cancer/

Perfluorooctanoic acid. Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfluorooctanoic_acid

“‘Probable link’ between packaging coating and cancer, say scientists.” By Joe Whitworth, FoodProductionDail.com.
http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/Probable-link-between-packaging-coating
-and-cancer-say-scientists

“Probably Link Evaluation of Cancer.” C8 Probable Link Report.
http://www.c8sciencepanel.org/pdfs/Probable_Link_C8_Cancer_16April2012.pdf

Shankar, Anoop; Jie Xiao and Alan Ducatman (2011 Oct 15). “Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals and Chronic Kidney Disease in US Adults“.

American Journal of Epidemiology 174 (8): 893-900. doi:10.1093/aje/kwr171. PMID 2187360. Retrieved 2012-6-10.

“Teflon and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).” American Cancer Society.
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/AtHome/teflon-and-perfluorooctanoic-acid–pfoa

Teflon Update: It’s Worse than We Thought

Two years ago, I wrote to let you know the fumes from Teflon, given off when a pan is heated, were killing people’s pet birds (that was Issue #49, if you want the details). As far as I’m concerned, if it causes a parakeet to keel over, I don’t want it in my life.

Now there’s more news about this bird-killing toxin that’s undoubtedly in your home — and in your bloodstream, too. It’s in the bloodstream of almost every single one of us.

PFOA is the ingredient used in Teflon that causes the problems. I’m afraid new findings have surfaced to support the health hazards of this modern-day “convenience.”

Continued below…

Oliver was doomed to die from cancer
within 8 hours —

But then he found out what to do. . .

    Oliver had reached the end of the road in his seven-year fight against cancer. His doctors didn’t think this 32-year-old man would live through the night.

But when I talked to Oliver six years later, he was the picture of health! He got rid of his cancer completely.

Yes, Oliver found the answer — his own cancer miracle.

I sat down with him and his doctor and they told me an incredible story. . . a story that could help save you or someone you love from this dreaded disease.

If you’d like to hear it, click here now.

Chemicals of “convenience” are literally everywhere

    Let’s recap before I hit you with the latest unsettling revelations. Teflon itself was an “accidental” invention by a chemist in 1938. The fellow was trying to make a refrigerant and instead came up with the non-reactive, low-friction substance known as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) — what we know as Teflon.

Since then, PTFE has been employed as a coating on pots, pans, wiper blades, curling irons, stain-resistant carpets, and even microwave popcorn bags — just to name a few chemical-laced modern-day conveniences.

The chemical PFOA is a key ingredient in Teflon (PTFE). PFOA, or perfluororctanoic acid (and also known as C8), is a carcinogen, is toxic to animals, and persists in the environment indefinitely.

At least 99% of the general population in the U.S. have traces of PFOA in their bloodstream (up from 95% a few years ago). Folks who work in chemical plants or live near chemical plants probably have much higher levels than everybody else.

We knew this was coming

    We’ve known for a while that Teflon was a likely health offender. The fact that Teflon fumes kill birds was our first clue. For instance,

  • When a Teflon-lined oven was used to bake biscuits at 325 degrees Fahrenheit, an owner reported the death of his parrots.
  • When four stovetop burners lined with Teflon drip pans were preheated for a meal, 14 birds died within15 minutes.
  • And when Teflon-coated heat lamp bulbs were installed in chicken pens, half of the chicken population passed away within a few days.

Our next clue was the health concerns voiced by workers at the DuPont Washington Works plant in the Mid-Ohio Valley. DuPont paid out a $300 million settlement in response to a class action lawsuit from plant workers and those who live near the plant in Ohio and West Virginia, all alleging DuPont contaminated their drinking water with PFOA.

If a corporation settles a lawsuit one always suspects they were in the wrong, but you can’t be sure. There wasn’t a proven link between cancer and PFOA … until now.

No such thing as an “acceptable” toxic level

    Because of the allegations in that West Virginia and Ohio region, a panel of public health scientists have been monitoring the long-term health of the community through epidemiologic and other data. The panel was approved by DuPont as part of the class action lawsuit over PFOA.

The evidence they’ve found is chilling. The low-but-constant levels of PFOA consumed by residents in their drinking water have upped the rates of kidney and testicular cancer. For kidney cancer, risk is up by a shocking 170 percent. Thyroid cancer may also be affected by PFOA.

That same panel of independent scientists found another hair-raising health link last year. Their findings showed a link between PFOA and preeclampsia (a condition during pregnancy that can have catastrophic consequences for both the mother and the fetus). And they recently found a link between PFOA and both thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis.

Olga V. Naidenko, Ph.D., a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, said “Widespread pollution by PFOA should be a wake-up call that our chemical regulation system is severely broken.” She added, “It is particularly urgent for the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a legal limit for drinking water pollution by PFOA, which is currently unregulated and never should have come to market.”

I agree that this is a wake-up call. But I think the only acceptable “legal limit” is zero.

A global phase-out is our best bet for future health safety

    Right now, there’s a voluntary pact between eight major U.S. companies, including DuPont, to “virtually” eliminate the use of PFOA by 2015. The pact was put together by the Environmental Protection Agency. The goal is to drastically reduce the shocking extent to which PFOA shows up everywhere (pizza boxes are another offender).

According to DuPont’s spokeswoman, Janet E. Smith, “DuPont has commercialized new alternatives that are made with short chain chemistry that cannot break down into PFOA.”

On the flip side, Leann Brown, press secretary for the Environmental Working Group (EWG), points out “Had DuPont done sufficient human safety testing before bringing this product into commerce, they would have found this chemical was unfit for commercial production and use.”

The American Cancer Society points out there is very little data about the ability of PFOA to cause cancer, but also states the major U.S. health agencies have not formally evaluated PFOA and its connection to cancer. And keep in mind, DuPont isn’t the only offender that’s been using this chemical, though it’s the only current American maker of PFOA. Loads of companies overseas continue to produce and use it.

There may not be any formal study results, but all signs point in that direction. If you ask me, it’s not worth waiting around for a bureaucratic process to tell us what we already know. Although sadly, this doesn’t help the fact that it’s probably already in your bloodstream. PFOA has even been found in the blood of marine life and Arctic polar bears.

All you can really do at this point is make an effort to avoid the stuff as much as possible. This means staying away from Teflon-coated cookware, or anything that’s heat-resistant or non-stick. Clothes are also possible offenders, so avoid buying anything labeled wrinkle-free, stain-resistant, or waterproof.

If you have a hankering for popcorn, here’s good news: You can pop ordinary kernels in your microwave in a simple, chemical-free, brown paper bag. In the meantime, I’ll be watching for updates from DuPont as it phases out the chemical. And I’ll be hoping someday for a global phase-out.

 

Kindest regards,

Lee Euler Publisher


References:C8 Science Panel, Homepage.
http://www.c8sciencepanel.org/“Chemical in Food Packaging, Fabric Coatings Linked to Cancer.” Environmental Working Group News Release. April 16, 2012.
http://www.ewg.org/release/chemical-food-packaging-fabric-coatings-linked-cancer

“Common chemical PFOA linked to cancer.” by Dr. Mark Stengler, Health Revelations.
http://healthrevelations.com/2012/06/08/everywhere-chemical-in-cancer-link/

“Harmful Teflon Chemical To Be Eliminated by 2015.” By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/25/AR2006012502041.html

“Link between food packaging and cancer.” By Aneka Chohan, The Lahore Times. May 17, 2012.
http://www.lhrtimes.com/2012/05/17/link-between-food-packaging-and-cancer/

Perfluorooctanoic acid. Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfluorooctanoic_acid

“‘Probable link’ between packaging coating and cancer, say scientists.” By Joe Whitworth, FoodProductionDail.com.
http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/Probable-link-between-packaging-coating
-and-cancer-say-scientists

“Probably Link Evaluation of Cancer.” C8 Probable Link Report.
http://www.c8sciencepanel.org/pdfs/Probable_Link_C8_Cancer_16April2012.pdf

Shankar, Anoop; Jie Xiao and Alan Ducatman (2011 Oct 15). “Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals and Chronic Kidney Disease in US Adults“.

American Journal of Epidemiology 174 (8): 893-900. doi:10.1093/aje/kwr171. PMID 2187360. Retrieved 2012-6-10.

“Teflon and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).” American Cancer Society.
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/AtHome/teflon-and-perfluorooctanoic-acid–pfoa

This is NOT your run-of-the-mill cancer treatment!

You might find this one hard to swallow—literally. That’s because I’m going to tell you why some folks believe it’s healthy to reuse one of your bodily fluids as a cancer killer.

It might surprise you to learn that millions of people around the globe have used urine to treat a variety of illnesses. I know: eeeuw! But it might also surprise you to learn there’s something to it. So keep reading and I’ll explain. . .

Continued below. . .

The secret to curing cancer:
You’ve been throwing it in the trash!

    In 1921, a British doctor discovered that members of a remote native tribe were almost totally cancer-free. But when members of this tribe move away from their native land and change their diet, they get cancer just like anyone else.

It’s all thanks to a food most of us throw away as waste — a food that’s rich in amygdalin — what most of us call Laetrile.

Click here now and watch a video presentation about this cancer breakthrough. One cancer expert calls this overlooked food “the key to curing AND preventing cancer” — and you can benefit now — without going to a doctor or buying expensive supplements. This little throwaway food tastes great. Bill Clinton, of all people, eats a certain amygdalin-rich food all the time, and so can you. Click here now to watch the video!

You’re probably thinking, “Now hold on—isn’t urine TOXIC? And couldn’t using it as a treatment actually harm your health?”

This is probably your first thought. But many scientists and doctors have conducted research that indicates just the opposite…

News anchor Tom Brokaw highlighted one example during the October 16, 1992 NBC Nightly News broadcast when he reported:

“In Egypt, rescue workers found a 37-year-old man alive in earthquake rubble. He survived almost 82 hours by drinking his own urine. His wife, daughter and mother would not and they died.”

Was this just a fluke? Or could there really be something to it?

Used for thousands of years and counting

    Using urine for medicinal purposes might very well date back to the first humans to walk the planet.

Many ancient texts from Asia advocate using one’s urine to battle a host of diseases. In ancient Rome, urine was used to whiten teeth.

What’s more, texts from the Hindu culture recommend massaging fresh urine into the skin for added health benefits.

Moving to modern times, the Xinhua news agency reports that more than three million Chinese drink their urine to benefit their health.

And according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), a Greek doctor named Evangelos Danopolous, MD claimed to have identified anti-cancer properties in urea in the 1950s.

He even claimed to have used urine successfully in treating patients with certain types of skin and liver cancer. His remarkable story is covered in our new Complete Guide to Alternative Cancer Treatments, along with more than 350 other therapies.

Dr. Danopolous published several small positive case reports, but the American Cancer Society said later studies by other researchers did not achieve the same results.

But this Greek doctor was not a lone advocate of urea therapy…

Retired medical oncologist Vincent Speckhart, MD, testified about urea’s benefits before a House of Representatives Committee. Dr. Speckhart said he treated a breast cancer patient with urea with startling results.

According to Speckhart, the patient recovered from the cancer and was alive and cancer free 10 years after the treatment!

Here’s how urea might help battle cancer…

    So what does urine have in it that convinces so many folks it’s more than just a waste product?

Well, urine consists of:

  • Water—a whopping 95 percent!
  • Urea—about 2.5 percent
  • Minerals salts, hormones and enzymes—the remaining 2.5 percent

Although urine does contain some body waste, advocates of its medicinal value say this amount isn’t substantial enough to be toxic to the body.

If you were to drink your own urine, your digestive system would first sort the components. This process allows your body to reuse beneficial ingredients and reject the toxins.

As to how the beneficial ingredients work, there are several theories…

Some people believe urine can stimulate the immune system to fight the chemical antigens that cancer and other diseases release into the bloodstream.

A healthy immune system immediately releases the appropriate antibodies to fight the invading disease. Because some antigens from cancer cells appear in urine, some researchers believe that ingesting urine will increase the cancer patient’s production of helpful antibodies.

This, in turn, would increase the body’s ability to clobber cancer cells.

Other advocates of urine therapy suggest that urine prevents cancer cells from clumping. This cuts off their food supply and disrupts their ability to excrete waste. Ultimately, this will cause tumor cells to wither and die.

Still another theory suggests that some urine components build a sort of biochemical shield that works separately from your immune system.

They believe that instead of destroying cancer cells—these protective chemicals in urine simply correct cell defects and prevent them from spreading.

Although there’s no consensus on how it might work, proponents of the treatment are convinced that it does!

As expected, not everyone is on board
with this treatment!

    I don’t need to tell you that some folks find it disgusting to use urine as a medical treatment…

… and the mainstream medical establishment certainly isn’t embracing it with open arms.

Dr. Melissa Conrad Stöppler, a board-certified anatomic pathologist, admits that urine can contain tumor antigens. But she says there’s no evidence to prove that drinking or applying urine in other ways will stimulate antibody production.

And despite individual reports of urea’s ability to stop cancer growth—the ACS contends that “available scientific evidence does not support claims that urine or urea given in any form is helpful for cancer patients.” I don’t often find myself on the same side as the ACS, but I have to agree there isn’t enough evidence for this therapy.

If you’re interested in learning more, you might consult publications such as The Water of Life by John Armstrong or Your Own Perfect Medicine by Martha M. Christy.

And for those who just can’t stomach the thought of urine therapy—no worries. There are plenty of other effective alternative cancer treatments you can choose!

What are the ten best — and the ten worst — foods to eat if you want to avoid prostate cancer? We discussed that and a lot of other important news about prostate health in the last issue. If you missed it, you can scroll down and read the article now.


Conventional Prostate Treatments Cause Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence

    What happens when you get a popular cancer screening because “you’re supposed to”… it shows you have cancer… you’re sent in for treatment… and you end up with erectile dysfunction and incontinence?

Surely you would have thought twice, if you’d known what could happen. Unfortunately, many men don’t find out till it’s too late.

And now, a ten-year study shows those side effects can persist for a very long time. I’ll explain why you want to avoid conventional prostate cancer treatments — and how you can. . .

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Toxic chemical condemned 8 men to die of prostate cancer
. . .but one of them escaped. Here’s how he did it!

    John S. watched helplessly as 7 of his Vietnam platoon buddies died of prostate cancer, one by one. They were exposed to chemicals during the war that caused them to get cancer when they reached middle age. Then, in 2002, John found out it was his turn. He got opinions from three different doctors and they all told him the same thing: he’d need a miracle to survive.

John found the miracle he needed. Four years after his diagnosis, he told us, “I am healthy and happy with no symptoms of the disease.” He actually wishes he’d gotten the disease sooner so he could have told his Army buddies this secret. It might have saved their lives.

We’re ALL exposed every day to chemicals similar to the ones that killed these veterans. A man is just about certain to get prostate cancer if he lives long enough. That means John’s life-saving secret is big news for men everywhere. Click here and keep reading. . .


A recent report out of Georgetown University shows that men treated for prostate cancer can still suffer from miserable side effects up to a full ten years later. And maybe longer, but no study has looked beyond the ten-year mark so far.

Researchers compared 269 men with prostate cancer to 260 men without cancer. After taking into account their age, overall health, and other factors, the cancer-treated group had worse sexual and urinary function a decade later.

Previous studies have also discovered the same nagging effects. But those studies had only followed patients through a 5-year time period.

In addition, earlier studies left unresolved questions about whether these problems were just a result of aging, instead of the prostate cancer treatment. This latest study, reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that the treatment was to blame, not aging.

Says Kathryn L. Taylor, of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., “The bottom line is that the prostate cancer group was worse off.”

My opinion is that she’s putting it mildly.

Even the 5-year study revealed drastic problems

    The 5-year study, presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting in 2005, included 1,288 men with prostate cancer whose cancer was still localized. All the participants had undergone surgery.

Before having surgery, 87 percent indicated they had had no urinary control problems, and 81 percent said they had firm enough erections for intercourse. Those numbers plummeted after surgery.

Here’s a recap of just how severe the challenges became — and remained — after surgery.

Difference in Urinary Control and Erections Before and After Surgery

Before Surgery 6 Months Later 5 Years Later
Men with Total Urinary Control 85% 25% 35%
Men with Erections Firm Enough for Intercourse 81% 11% 29%

It should be noted that this five-year study differs a bit from the Georgetown study — which found that ten years later, a whopping 95 percent of treated men still suffered some degree of sexual dysfunction. That’s a pretty staggering percentage. It’s nearly everyone in the study. I think most men would look at their other options if they knew all the facts.

Five years later, a shocking 71 percent still had erections that