There’s one vegetable you should know about that’s easy to love, warts and all. Bitter melon looks a lot like a cucumber that sat in the sun for too long. But even though it’s covered with green wrinkles and bumps, this unlovely veggie provides proof for the adage that true beauty is more than skin deep. Underneath that saggy, wrinkled skin is an incredible powerhouse of nutrition.
Among many accolades, bitter melon is said to help you get rid of a hangover. There haven’t been any published studies on that, as far as I know, but there IS some impressive evidence when it comes to cancer and diabetes.
According to Dr. Frank Shallenberger, a specialist in anti-aging, it helps heal his pancreatic cancer patients if they add it to their daily diet, and may offer even more anti-cancer benefits beyond that.
Keep reading to get the full story. . .
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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.
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Yes, Oliver found the answer — his own cancer miracle.
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Natural barrier to a cancer cells’ food supply
Also known as bitter gourd and “goya,” the inside of a bitter melon resembles an over-dry cucumber. It can be found in Southeast Asia, South America, parts of Africa, and the Caribbean. Flavor is another story altogether – there’s a reason they call it “bitter.”
One of the reasons bitter melon is effective as a health treatment is its uncanny ability to lower blood sugar levels. According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, compounds found in bitter melon work much the same way as insulin. Meaning, they help boost the entry of glucose into cells and make it easier for the body to process and store it.
Bitter melon is also able to keep the body’s stored nutrients from turning into glucose, thereby preventing – by another method — the release of more glucose into the blood.
This is precisely why bitter melon is believed to be so effective in attacking pancreatic cancer. By restricting the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, the cells lose their key source of energy and eventually die.
Bitter melon also appears to regulate insulin secreted by pancreatic beta cells. The tumors in mice with pancreatic cancer that were fed bitter melon juice were found to be 64 percent smaller than the tumors in the untreated control group. What’s more, the bitter melon group showed no side effects. If those results hold up in humans – and Dr. Shallenberger’s experience suggests they will – then bitter melon is a miracle indeed.
The finding in the mouse study is highly significant when you consider that scores of researchers are working to create new drugs that target a cancer cell’s ability to create its own energy. Bitter melon is a naturally occurring substance that appears to do just that.
Scientists have also found that bitter melon contains four bioactive compounds that work to activate the AMPK enzyme. This is the same enzyme that is triggered by exercise and helps human fat and muscle cells to use blood glucose effectively.
Extracts from bitter melon have also been shown to kill lab-grown leukemia cells as well as slow the growth of breast cancer in mice. Unfortunately there have been few human studies to confirm these findings.
Proper dosage to treat high blood sugar in humans remain to be determined, so mainstream doctors do not yet recommend it as a replacement therapy for people with diabetes who currently take insulin or other hypoglycemic drugs. I don’t think this should discourage people from using it to control their blood sugar under the supervision of an alternative or integrative doctor.
Bitter melon interrupts glucose pathways
Along with destroying cancer cells and effectively lowering blood sugar levels, bitter melon is said to help tremendously with the following health issues:
- Hangovers – it helps your body to quickly digest any alcohol in your system
- Trouble with eyesight – bitter melon is loaded with vitamins and minerals that are good for your eyes
- Liver detoxification – Juice from the bitter melon helps clean out and detox your liver, and can increase blood circulation
- Energy lag – Add a little bitter melon to your diet and you’ll get a noticeable energy boost, not to mention a better nights’ sleep
- Constipation – Eating bitter melon helps boost food digestion and relieves gas and constipation
Bitter melon has been used in ancient Chinese medicine and cooking recipes for hundreds of years, and no one has reported side effects. Some advocates caution that eating it in excess may cause stomach cramps and diarrhea.
The one bitter treatment worth trying
If you decide to try it, here are some of the best tips for eating this bumpy vegetable:
- Include it in an Indian stir fry with onions, tomatoes, curry leaves, spices, and green chilies
- Chop it up and mix it with pork, tofu, eggs, and onion
- Pan-sear it with shrimp
- Dry it out, grind it to a fine powder, and use it to make iced milk tea (this is how East Asian people like to consume it)
- Eat it fresh (provided you can stomach the bitter taste)
- Juice it – people in Asian countries already consume the juice regularly
Remember, it may look funny, and may not taste all that good… but this is one natural substance that packs a real nutritional punch if you give it a chance.
Last issue we talked about an “electronic beam” treatment is that is one of the most famous stories in the world of alternative cancer treatment. But is it for real? If you missed it, we’re rerunning it just below.
How Electronic Medicine Came to be
The Extraordinary Story of Royal Rife
From the late 18th century people have experimented with the concept of exposing the sick to electric shocks and magnetic fields. In general, the gadgets were at best useless and at worst, dangerous. But not always.
About a hundred years ago, the MD crowd became keen to curtail this quackery, as they gained control of modern medicine and became the government-sanctioned “legitimate” form of health care. But their crackdown may have resulted in the loss of important scientific discoveries made by a person named Royal Raymond Rife.
If you delve into the world of alternative cancer medicine, you’ll soon come across his name. People who claim to use the treatment he discovered (or variants of it) remain active. Is the Rife approach one you should consider? Let’s take a look. . .
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The first microscope to view live pathogens
Mr. Rife was an American self-educated inventor who became interested in the biological effects of electromagnetic fields and whether they had any therapeutic value.
In order to study these phenomena he built and developed a number of light-source microscopes from the early 1920s onwards. The Universal Microscope he built in 1933 reportedly had a magnification of 60,000. This was over 20 times greater than existing microscopes of his day and went well beyond the known laws of physics.
Such magnification allowed him to see pathogens in their live state, something never before seen. (Today’s electron microscopes allow for greater magnifications but specimens are not live.)
By various means, he developed a way to view biological samples without staining them. Every pathogen has a different electromagnetic frequency and each appears as a different shade of color.
By 1931 Mr. Rife’s work came to the attention of Arthur Kendall, a very prominent doctor, who had been the dean of Medical Research at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He asked his friend Dr. Millbank Johnson, another eminent and influential figure, to visit Mr. Rife at his lab/workshop in San Diego. This Dr. Johnson did, accompanied by several colleagues. He wrote that the visit was “one of the most instructive and interesting afternoons of our lives.”
When Dr. Kendall visited Rife, he brought his ‘K Medium’, a protein culture he had bred that allowed him to detach virus-sized dwarf bacteria from normal size bacteria. This was considered impossible at that time.
Placing the typhoid germ under the microscope, tiny microbes could be seen to escape from larger bacteria, proving that smaller pathogenic particles existed within larger forms.
“The End to All Diseases”
To honor Drs. Rife and Kendall, a banquet was organized at Dr. Johnson’s home, and 30 of the most eminent medical figures in Southern California were invited to celebrate “The End to All Diseases.”
The Los Angeles Times reported:
“Frankly dubious about the perfection of a microscope which appears to transcend the limits set by optical science, Dr. Johnson’s guests expressed themselves as delighted with the visual demonstration and heartily accorded both Mr. Rife and Dr. Kendall a foremost place in the world’s rank of scientists.”
Testing electromagnetic fields
The next stage was to expose bacteria to different electromagnetic fields. Rife hypothesized that each microorganism had its own unique frequency and might be killed if bombarded by electromagnetic waves of exactly the same frequency.
The metaphor usually used to describe Rife’s approach is that of an opera singer shattering a wine glass by singing a note of exactly the right frequency.
Rife found that at different frequencies each pathogen would agitate and then explode. He cataloged around 60 different disease-causing pathogens and the frequencies that would kill them. He called these the Mortal Oscillatory Rate (MOR). No frequency could be found that would explode healthy tissue.
Rife needed a tunable frequency device, so engineers were hired to build one. This became known as the Rife Beam Ray Device.
A large number of experiments were performed on mice to eliminate specific infections with his beam rays, after which he turned his attention to cancer.
Rife said an infection causes cancer
His experiments showed that, unlike bacteria, cancer cells didn’t explode, they died by some other means. Eventually he found what he believed to be the microbe that caused cancer. It was in fact a virus, a form of pathogen that was little known or understood at the time. When he injected this microbe into mice, they went on to develop the disease.
When Rife removed the tumors from the mice and analyzed them, he found the same pathogen. He called it Bacillus X or BX virus because under the microscope he could see the bacillus (bacteria) change into a much smaller virus-sized microbe which produced a purplish red color. He later found another cancer-causing virus which he called BY.
His beam ray wasn’t killing the cancer cell itself but rather a virus within the tumor. Once this decomposed it would poison the cell, destroying its own host.
In one of his tests he injected breast cancer tissue into each of 100 albino rats. They all developed cancer. He then took the frequency he’d discovered to destroy that type of cancer cell and beamed it at the rats. All were cured.
Using cells from the same breast cancer tumors, he exposed them to the appropriate frequency BEFORE injecting the cancer cells into the mice. Not one mouse got cancer.
The pleomorphism theory
Mr. Rife’s discoveries supported the pleomorphism theory of disease. Under his microscope he could see pathogens changing forms – from bacteria to virus to fungus. A change of environment in the body could cause this to happen.
This was not accepted at the time or today, although it has a fervent corps of followers in the world of alternative cancer treatment. Robert Gallo, discoverer of the HIV microbe, summed up current mainstream thinking when he said “pleomorphism is insanity.” Louis Pasteur’s theory that pathogens do not change form continues to hold sway.
Human cancer studies
After reportedly conducting more than 400 animal tests, Rife decided it was time to move on to humans.
Dr. Johnson set up a clinic in 1934 and tested Rife’s ray device on 16 terminal cancer patients. They sat close to the device for just three minutes every third day. After three months, 15 fully recovered and the 16th did so after four months.
Unfortunately, the research committee at the University of Southern California set up to supervise Rife’s work decided not to publish these astonishing results before gathering further data.
To this end, renowned researcher Dr. Gruner from McGill University, Montreal worked with Rife. Dr. Gruner found that 93% of cancer patients had a fungus organism in their blood. Although in a different form, this was discovered to be the same as BX. Remember that in Rife’s view a bacterium could change into a fungus.
In spite of these new findings members of the research committee were still reluctant to publish until they knew more about the cause of cancer, so a grant was requested from the International Cancer Research Foundation in Philadelphia. It was declined.
Theft, vandalism, arson & death
Worse was to come.
The American Medical Association (AMA) demanded a percentage of the sales of any Rife microscopes that were sold to doctors and scientists. This was turned down.
Later, a representative of the AMA sought to buy Beam Ray, the company that was formed to sell Rife’s electromagnetic-wave-generating devices.
When this was refused, an unwinnable law suit was cooked up against the company by an engineer employed by Rife. The former employee was assumed to have acted in collusion with the AMA people who sought to shut down Rife. Although the plaintiff lost his suit, it bankrupted the company.
The same engineer built and dispatched machines that were not to Rife’s specifications and therefore could not work, harming his reputation.
No account of Rife’s inventions appeared in medical journals.
A grant from the International Cancer Institute was canceled.
Doctors were warned off working with Rife. Nearly all the doctors who had attended Dr. Johnson’s banquet denied any knowledge of Rife, even though they were photographed at the event.
In 1939, the San Diego Medical Society warned that doctors using Rife’s device could lose their medical licenses. Those who held out had their equipment seized and destroyed by FDA agents.
A spate of microscope thefts and then an arson attack on Rife’s lab destroyed much of his equipment and research notes.
Two other laboratories set up to confirm Rife’s work caught fire, one doctor died and the research was destroyed.
Two supporters of Rife were raided and saw their equipment and notes confiscated. They were later found dead, supposedly from suicide.
Newspapers tell inquirers that specific editions reporting on Rife’s work have been lost.
In 1954 an associate of Rife contacted the National Cancer Institute to seek funding but they replied that as far as they were concerned, electronic healing couldn’t possibly work.
Cancer & other diseases cured
Robert Stafford, a family doctor, had the use of the device for 5 years. His first case was an 82-year-old hospitalized woman expected to die within a few weeks from cancer. She made a remarkable recovery. However, the story is that she fell down a flight of stairs in the hospital and died. An autopsy found no cancer.
A cancer patient in the next bed to her was also treated. She, too, made a full recovery and went home. She later died from complications of radiation treatment. Her autopsy showed no sign of cancer.
Many testimonials have been submitted from people cured from a whole range of illnesses, including fungal and tumorous growths, chronic bladder irritation, arthritis, ulcerated colon, varicose veins and much more.
But all was to no avail.
Rife’s work is largely lost and mostly ignored. As far as anyone knows, none of his original beam devices has survived.
There are many frequency devices on the market. It is unlikely that any of them replicate the Rife Beam Ray Device and I can’t say from my own experience if any of them are effective at killing pathogens or cancer.
A very active group in the Kansas City area called Cancer Tutor (www.cancertutor.com) is probably the leading advocate for the Rife approach and for the pleomorph theory – the theory that a shape-shifting microorganism is the cause of cancer. They provide extensive instruction on the use of Rife-inspired devices and claim that the patients they advise have enjoyed clinical success. Cancer Tutor recommends a number of other treatments in its protocols; they don’t rely exclusively on electronic devices.
Much of the evidence for the whole Rife story has disappeared in fires and so forth, and numerous witnesses are said to have died under odd circumstances. It all happened nearly 100 years ago. None of the microscopes or beam ray devices has survived and most of his papers have been lost. I simply can’t tell you whether the above narrative about his life is accurate or not.
Much of the Rife story is typical of conspiracy narratives. This isn’t to say it’s not true, but it can’t be verified.
The only thing to go on, really, is the anecdotal evidence from people who say they have successfully used Rife-style devices. Of those we’ve interviewed here at Cancer Defeated, I can attest to their sincerity and honesty, but I don’t have equal faith in their scientific rigor.
It’s odd, to say the least, that no one has independently corroborated the pleomorph theory. Modern science has ample means to identify a microbe that can change from a virus to a bacterium to a fungus. That’s why I’m not ready to accept the “finding.” I have more confidence in the idea that electronic beam devices do something of value, but it’s hard to say what.
References Article #1:
“Bitter Melon Extract Impairs Prostate Cancer Cell-Cycle Progression and Delays Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia in TRAMP Model.” By Ru, Peng, et al. Cancer Prevention Research, Carcinogenesis July 1, 2013 34:1585-1592.