Apricot Seeds & Laetrile

Apricot Seeds & Laetrile

When Dad died back in 1996, I began my cancer journey. The first alternative cancer treatment which I discovered was Vitamin B17, also known as Laetrile. I saw a video of a champion arm wrestler named Jason Vale who had been cured of cancer by eating the seeds from apples and apricots (which contain vitamin B17) and read lots of good information on his website. Jason has since then become a friend of mine and I included a section about him in my cancer book.

Of course, the Medical Mafia has mounted highly successful “scare” campaigns based on the fact that vitamin B17 contains quantities of “deadly” cyanide. This is patently false. Studies show that vitamin B17 is harmless to healthy tissue. Here’s why: each molecule of B17 contains one unit of hydrogen cyanide, one unit of benzaldehyde and two of glucose (sugar) tightly locked together. In order for the hydrogen cyanide to become dangerous it is first necessary to unlock the molecule to release it, a trick that can only be performed by an enzyme called beta-glucosidase, which is present all over the human body only in minute quantities, but in huge quantities at only one place: cancer cells.

Thus the hydrogen cyanide is unlocked only at the cancer site with drastic results, which become utterly devastating to the cancer cells since the benzaldehyde unit unlocks at the same time. The cancer cells get a double whammy of cyanide and benzaldeyhde! Benzaldehyde is a deadly poison in its own right, but when it teams up with cyanide, the result is a poison 100 times more deadly than either in isolation. The cancer cells are literally obliterated!

But what about danger to the rest of the body’s cells? Another enzyme, rhodanese, always present in far larger quantities than the unlocking enzyme beta-glucosidase in healthy tissues, has the ability to completely break down both cyanide and benzaldehyde into a thiocyanate (a harmless substance) and salicylate (which is a pain killer similar to aspirin). Interestingly, malignant cancer cells contain no rhodanese at all, leaving them completely at the mercy of the two deadly poisons. This whole process is known as “selective toxicity,” since only the cancer cells are specifically targeted and destroyed. Amazing, huh?

Soursop – Graviola

Soursop – Graviola

over three decades ago, in 1976, the National Cancer Institute performed a study on the soursop fruit (also known as graviola) which demonstrated amazing cancer-fighting potential. Results of this research showed that graviola was quite effective at attacking and destroying the malignant cells.

As a matter of fact, graviola was found to be “selectively toxic” to colon cancer cells and was also calculated to be 10,000 times more potent than Adriamycin chemotherapy (also known as doxorubicin). Adriamycin is oftentimes called “red devil” due to its deep red color and terrible side effects, which include life-threatening (sometimes fatal) damage to the cardiovascular system. Even though Adriamycin is NOT selectively toxic to cancer cells (i.e. it kills ALL cells – even healthy cells), it has been a first choice of chemo for over 50 years.

In 2011, researchers found that graviola fruit extract (GFE) suppressed so-called oncogene (or cancer-causing gene) expression in breast cancer. The oncogene, known as epidermal growth factor receptor, is commonly over-expressed in breast cancer, and therefore an ideal target for therapy.

Eggplant for Skin Cancer

Eggplant for Skin Cancer

An ingredient in common eggplant has been shown to cure skin cancer. The extract is called “solasodine glycoside” (aka BEC5) which binds to cancer cells and causes them to rupture. BEC5 acts by killing cancer cells without harming any other healthy cells in the human body. BEC5 can also be used to treat actinic keratose (the precursor to cancer) as well as age or sunspots on the skin.

Bill Cham first discovered BEC5 in an Australian weed (Devil’s Apple) then he discovered it was in eggplant as well. He has documented that over 70,000 Australians have cured their skin cancer with BEC5. Used as a cream for over twenty-five years in clinical trials in both Australia and the United Kingdom, BEC5 had success rate of over 78% when applied for eight weeks. Used for 12 weeks, the cream had a 100% success rate in removing cancers, none of which returned for the following five years.

An effective and safe topical cream is called “Curaderm BEC5″ for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers like basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas, as well as the benign tumors, such as keratoses and keratoacanthomas

Cherries

Cherries

Did you know that 20% of Americans have arthritis? A natural remedy for joint pain like arthritis is tart cherries. Like all dark-skinned fruits, cherries are high in antioxidants and other phytochemicals that promote human health in numerous ways. While sweet cherries may be more fun to eat, the most potent inflammation-fighting cherries are the tart variety. “Anthocyanins” (the phytochemicals which give cherries their vibrant red color) have powerful anti-inflammatory properties since they shut down the enzymes that cause tissue inflammation and pain. (Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, Sept.-Oct. 2006).

In a recent study, University of Michigan researchers found that giving whole tart cherries to lab rats reduced two common markers of blood vessel inflammation by up to 50%. This not only helps reduce the pain associated with arthritis but also lowers the risk of type-2 diabetes and heart disease. Studies also suggest antioxidant-rich foods (like cherries) may help reduce levels of nitric oxide, a compound associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Cherries have a unique antioxidant profile that works similar to some types of pain medication.

Cherries are also one of the only natural sources of melatonin, a potent antioxidant which helps regulate the immune system and prevents cancer. And if that’s not enough reasons to have a bowl of cherries, they are also well known to help reverse gout (a condition caused by too much uric acid circulating in the blood), reduce body fat, and lower cholesterol.

According to these recent studies, perhaps the old saying, “life is like a bowl of cherries” should be changed to “a healthy life depends upon a bowl of cherries.”

Plantago

Plantago

Plantago” is a genus of about 200 species of small, inconspicuous plants commonly called “plantains.” (Not to be confused with a dissimilar plantain, which is a kind of banana.)

Common plantain (“Plantago Major”) is a weed commonly found in the wild and (much to suburbanites’ embarrassment) the lawns of almost everyone living in temperate climates. You can find it quickly when you see the green, nubby spikes, which stick up out of a cluster of round leaves. Common plantain was used in time past to heal the bites of “mad dogs, snakes, and venomous creatures.” On this side of the ocean, Native Americans learned to use plantain in the same way. In colonial America a slave would be freed if he taught them how to use plantain to cure rattlesnake bite. Take a few fresh leaves, crush or chew them, and see how quickly they stop the bleeding of an open wound or the pain and inflammation of bites and stings. My family uses plantain poultices for treating bee stings and ant bites. Plantain can also be used to treat minor cuts and a wide range of skin disorders, including dandruff, eczema, or sunburn.

The active chemical constituents in plantain are “allantoin” (which stimulates cellular growth and tissue regeneration), “aucubin” (anti-microbial agent), and “mucilage” (which reduces pain). Plantain has astringent properties, and a tea made from the leaves can be ingested to treat diarrhea and soothe raw internal membranes. Common plantain is also a highly nutritious wild edible, that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. Plantain is like a “first aid kit” growing in the lawn! A cup of strong Plantain tea will calm indigestion, and the leaf will relieve the pain of a toothache.

“Psyllium” is the common name used for several members of the plant genus Plantago whose seeds are used commercially for the production of mucilage, the 2 most common of which are “Plantago Ovata” (aka blonde psyllium) and “Plantago Psyllium” (aka black psyllium). They are used in the common over-the-counter bulk laxative and fiber supplement products such as Metamucil and are useful for constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, dietary fiber supplementation, and diverticular disease. Psyllium is mainly used as a dietary fiber which is not absorbed by the small intestine. The psyllium mucilage absorbs excess water while stimulating normal bowel elimination.

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Curing with Cayenne

Curing with Cayenne

The hot fruit of the cayenne plant (“capsicum annuum”) has been used as superb culinary spice for centuries. However, did you know that in addition to tickling your tongue, cayenne is perhaps the most valuable medicinal herb in the herb kingdom, not only for the entire digestive system, but also for the heart and circulatory system? High in Vitamins A, C, B complex, calcium and potassium, studies have shown that cayenne can also rebuild the tissue in the stomach and the peristaltic action in the intestines. Interestingly, cayenne acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other herbs and alternative cancer treatments; the active ingredient in cayenne is called “capsaicin.”

Have you ever gone after the chips and salsa with gusto and then felt flushed and your nose started to run a little bit? Cayenne warms the body and stimulates the release of mucus from the respiratory passages. If you’ve ever eaten a fresh hot pepper, you know that they can clear the sinuses and cause sweating. Cayenne actually can raise the body temperature a bit, as it stimulates circulation and blood flow to the skin. An herb such as cayenne that promotes fever and sweating is considered to have a diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) action. This action can help reduce fevers and relieve such the congestion of colds and sinusitis.

Regarding alternative cancer treatmetns … in 2004, Dr. Sanjay K. Srivastava and colleagues (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) treated pancreatic cells with capsaicin and found that it disrupted mitochondrial function and induced apoptosis (programmed cell death) in the cancerous cells without affecting normal pancreatic cells. The results of the study were published in the April 20, 2005, issue of Innovations Report, in which Dr. Srivastava stated: “Our results demonstrate that capsaicin is a potent anticancer agent, induces apoptosis in cancer cells and produces no significant damage to normal pancreatic cells, indicating its potential use as a novel chemotherapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer.”

In an article published in Reuters on March 16, 2006, entitled, “Hot Pepper Kills Prostate Cancer Cells in Study,” Dr. Soren Lehmann of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the UCLA School of Medicine asserted: “Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture. It caused 80% of the prostate cancer cells growing in mice to commit suicide in a process known as apoptosis.” Researchers in Japan have also shown that cayenne pepper can dramatically slow the development of prostate tumors, thus is an excellent addition to an alternative cancer treatment for this type cancer.

And if cayenne’s cancer-fighting capabilities weren’t enough, its effects upon the venous structure and heart are nothing short of miraculous. Cayenne is incredibly nourishing to the heart and has been known to stop heart attacks within 30 seconds. If you want to carry something in your first aid kit for a heart attack, carry a cayenne tincture. According to Dr. John R. Christopher, “In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in (if they are still breathing) I pour down them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water) and within minutes they are up and around.”

But that’s not all. In addition to being a welcome addition to an alternative cancer treatment, there is also evidence to suggest that cayenne may be useful in the treatment of obesity. Results of one trial showed that consumption of 10 grams of cayenne pepper with meals helped to reduce appetite, while results of another revealed that cayenne increases the metabolism of dietary fats. Lastly, herbalists from centuries past would pour cayenne pepper directly on fresh wounds in order to sterilize and stop the bleeding.

Many of us (over 90%) have worms or different parasites in our systems. One simple way to get rid of them is to have a “cayenne drink” daily. Fill up a glass with water or juice and then add 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Stir it up and then “down the hatch.” Yes, it’s a bit spicy, but you’ll get used to it.

Truth be told, the amazing curative powers of cayenne are almost mind-boggling. Clearly, it should be considered nothing less than a “wonder herb” that has scientifically proven its worth! According to Dr. Richard Schulze, “If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other.”

On a personal note, I take cayenne pepper every day as part of my nutritional regimen and a “preventative” alternative cancer treatment. I also keep a cayenne tincture in the house and in both cars … just in case …

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Turmeric – the “Bright Spice” of Life

Turmeric – the “Bright Spice” of Life

Turmeric (curcuma longa), a bold bright yellow spice native to Southeast Asia, is a true “super food” shown to have remarkable healing properties. The use of turmeric can be dated back as far as 3,000 BC, and Marco Polo mentioned it in his notes as early as 1280 when speaking of his travels to China. In medieval times, turmeric was actually referred to as “Indian saffron,” and ever since that time period, this boldly colored spice has been used to serve as an inexpensive substitute for the more difficult to come by saffron.

Turmeric has been found to be effective when used for peptic, gastric and duodenal ulcers as well as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). More recently it has been found through research to be helpful in the treatment of several different forms of cancer, including colon cancer, duodenal cancer, leukemia, mouth cancer, stomach cancer, and even pancreatic cancer.

That’s right! A Phase II clinical trial conducted at MD Anderson Cancer Center found that turmeric was equal to or better than all currently available FDA approved drugs for pancreatic cancer, except that it does not cause the same negative side effects. When combined with other powerful nutrients like fish oil, olive oil, and/or black pepper, turmeric’s anti-cancer effects are even further amplified, as the spice is not very well absorbed by the body on its own. Turmeric can also protect cells against xenoestrogens (“synthetic” estrogens) because it can fit to the same receptor as estrogen or estrogen-mimicking chemicals. In a study on human breast cancer cells, turmeric reversed growth caused by a certain form of estrogen by 98% and growth caused by DDT by 75%.

Concerning Alzheimer’s disease, turmeric inhibits formation of, and breaks down, Amyloid-beta oligomers (entwined fibres) and aggregates (lumps). In other words, it keeps the brain neuron synapses free of plaque and keeps the brain functioning normally. Also, a number of studies have suggested that curcumin (the biologically active constituent in turmeric) protects against Alzheimer’s disease by turning on a gene responsible for the production of antioxidants. A December 2003 study published in the Italian Journal of Biochemistry discussed curcumin’s role in the induction of the heme oxygenase (HO) pathway, a protective system that (when triggered in brain tissue) causes the production of the potent antioxidant “bilirubin,” which protects the brain against oxidative (free radical) damage.

Turmeric also has been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease. As I’ve mentioned before, cholesterol is essential for life, and the role which cholesterol plays in heart disease is misunderstood. According to recent research at Harvard, the primary causes of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries which leads to heart disease) are inflammation, lesions, and plaque in the arteries caused by *SUGAR* which causes insulin to be released. Insulin causes lesions in the endothelium of the arteries that become clogged with cholesterol. So, cholesterol gets the blame, but the real culprit is sugar. Turmeric can help fight inflammation in the body (and arteries), and this subsequently helps prevent heart disease.

Turmeric can also help the body detoxify and protect the liver from the effects of toxic drugs (including “legal” prescription drugs), alcohol, pesticides, heavy metals, and countless other chemicals. The liver’s main job is to expel these toxins from your bloodstream so you can continue to live. But if your body is overloaded with these harmful substances, your liver is going to need a “boost.” According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, curcumin stimulates production of bile by the gallbladder. The liver uses bile to eliminate toxins, and bile also rejuvenates liver cells that break down harmful compounds. For this reason, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat digestion and liver disorders.

I like sprinkling turmeric on scrambled eggs (free range, of course), omelets, and also in egg salad. Another interesting way to benefit from turmeric is to take it in the form of hot tea. Just boil water, add turmeric powder, grated ginger, and a little raw honey or stevia. Add some almond milk and enjoy!

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Amazing Baking Soda!

Amazing Baking Soda!

Bicarbonate of Soda (aka sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3, and baking soda) is a simple low-cost substance that is a useful remedy for a variety of ailments and chronic diseases. Discovered in 1840, baking soda (not to be confused with baking powder which typically contains aluminum) is a proven treatment for flus and colds, and recently this amazing substance has been in the “spotlight” as doctors like Tullio Simoncini and Mark Sircus have used it to treat cancer patients.

Perhaps the success is due to the fact that baking soda floods the cancer cells with a shockwave of alkalinity and oxygen, thus reversing the hypoxia (lack of oxygen) which is always associated with cancerous tissue. Or perhaps it works because a comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue indicates that cancerous tissue always has a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals and pesticides than normal tissue, and sodium bicarbonate possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals, dioxins, and furans. Perhaps it’s a combination of the two.

Baking soda has a plethora of additional uses. Baking soda is commonly used as an antacid for short-term relief of an upset stomach, to correct acidosis in kidney disorders, to “alkalinize” urine during bladder infections, and to minimize uric acid crystallization during gout treatment. It is frequently used to purify air inside refrigerators. We’ve all seen the opened box of baking soda in the fridge door, haven’t we? Keep a container of baking soda in your garage as well as in your car to put out a fire, since it will extinguish a fire without damaging anything else it touches. It also works as a deodorizer for carpets and other materials and can be used for laundry and as a household cleanser (when mixed with vinegar). The baking soda/vinegar mixture will even unclog drains! And if you have itchy bug bites, try using a poultice of baking soda and vinegar.

Get rid of those toxic antiperspirants and replace them with baking soda. The same goes for those fluoride-filled toothpastes. Try brushing and cleaning your teeth with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Yes, baking soda is one of the most versatile substances that everyone should have in their medicine cabinet.

I used to take 1 tsp of baking soda in water each night before bed, but I haven’t been doing this lately. I need to start this habit again…. It’s a great way to alkalize your body before bed.

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Enzymes 101

Enzymes 101

The chemistry of digestion is really simple; with all the three major types of food being protein, carbohydrates, and fats. But remember, the important thing is not how much food we eat, but rather how much food we digest. And enzymes are the main component in food digestion. There are also three main categories of digestive enzymes: proteases (for protein digestion), amylase (for carbohydrate digestion), and lipase (for fat digestion). We digest proteins into amino acids, carbohydrates into glucose, and fats into fatty acids. Each day, the pancreas secretes about 1.7 liters of pancreatic juice in the small intestine. In this juice are enzymes (including lipase, protease, and amylase) required for the digestion and absorption of food. Lipase (along with bile) helps digest fats. Amylase (secreted by the salivary glands and pancreas) breaks down starch molecules into more absorbable sugars. The proteases secreted by the pancreas (trypsin, chymotrypsin, and carboxypeptidase) break protein molecules into single amino acids. There are also two plant-based proteases – bromelain (from the stems of pineapples) and papain (from unripe papayas). Fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with enzymes, but when we cook food, the enzymes are destroyed.

Charlene and I take a daily enzyme supplement called Vitalzym, which is a proprietary blend of systemic enzymes (including proteases, lipase, amylase, bromelain, papain, and serrapeptase). Serrapeptase, a proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme present in the intestine of silkworms, is sometimes referred to as the “super enzyme.” The theory is that the enzymes extracted from the bacteria present in the intestine of silkworms are capable of dissolving dead tissue without having any harmful effect on the user’s living cells. This is how these enzymes dissolve the cocoon of silkworms which makes them capable of transforming into adult moths. Serrapeptase suppresses the growth of “bradykinin” (a group of compounds which bind to the spot of inflammation), thus it is able to reduce inflammation and pain. It also reduces the accumulation of “fibrin” in the body, which, as a result, reduces the chances of blood clots and arterial plaque. Fibrin, a byproduct of proteins, is responsible in the formation of blood clots. If someone already suffers from blood clots, serrapeptase is able to dissolve them. In addition to blood clots, serrapeptase also digests cysts, arterial plaque, scar tissue, and inflammation in all forms. The late German physician, Dr. Hans Nieper, used serrapeptase to treat arterial blockage in his coronary patients. Serrapeptase protects against stroke and is reportedly more effective and quicker than EDTA chelation treatments in removing arterial plaque.

Around the age of 30, your body’s production of enzymes drastically diminishes, so it’s essential to begin supplementing immediately if you are older than 30.

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Bountiful Bananas

Bountiful Bananas

Instead of drinking caffeine or having a sugary snack, try eating a banana. Bananas provide a level of energy that lasts longer without the dramatic crash caused by caffeine and/or sugar. Bananas contain tryptophan (an amino acid) which can be converted to serotonin, which helps your mind relax so you feel happier.

Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps the body’s hemoglobin function, and due to their content in pectin (fiber), bananas also help restore a normal bowel function. Bananas are extremely high in potassium (about 4673mg) yet very low in sodium (1mg), thus having a perfect ratio for preventing high blood pressure. They also stimulate the cells on the internal stomach lining to produce thicker mucus (which protects against acid), so bananas can be effective with ulcers.

I love to make “healthy ice cream” with frozen bananas, almond milk, a little raw honey, and a little vanilla extract. It tastes just like soft serve ice cream, but without the dairy and refined sugar.

Interestingly, a recent study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry found that bananas contain a lectin (sugar binding protein) compound known as “BanLec” which is effective in preventing the spread of HIV via successfully recognizing and binding to foreign invaders in the body. The research study abstract reported that the researchers “determined that BanLec inhibits primary and laboratory-adapted HIV-1 isolates of different tropisms and subtypes” and that “BanLec possesses potent anti-HIV activity.” The researchers also found that BanLec compared favorably to T-20 and Maraviroc (two anti-HIV drugs currently in clinical use).

And before you throw those peels away, rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite will help reduce the itching and swelling. Then, if you have a garden, you might want to use the peel as an excellent fertilizer for the soil.

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