The first step in most detoxification protocols is a general body cleanse, utilizing such methods as eating nutrient-dense specific diets, fasting, and consuming fresh juices. These methods are the cornerstone of detoxification therapy and are critical for the successful treatment of arthritis. Avoiding solid foods and ingesting only liquids or teas allows the body to focus on cleansing, breaking down circulating toxins, and decreasing their adverse effects.
Researchers have documented decreased joint stiffness in patients with arthritis after a program of fasting and a follow-up arthritis friendly vegetarian diet. Biological indicators of inflammation tend to decrease after a fast. These indicators include SED rate, C-reactive protein, and pro-inflammatory immune cells, such as leukotrienes and eosinophils. In addition, patients report a substantial improvement in symptoms and overall cessation or reduction of the inflammatory response.
Pg. 78) An overwhelming number of arthritis sufferers will experience partial to complete relief of symptoms after a month of strict adherence to a primarily vegetarian, arthritis-friendly diet. The diet eliminates refined, canned, and processed foods, hydrogenated oils, and rancid fats, alcohol, caffeine, refined sugars, most animal products, and any foods that cause food allergies and toxic reactions. Additional foods to avoid include yeast, wheat and other high-gluten grains, cow's milk and dairy products, refined or concentrated natural sugars (even fruit juices), corn, and nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and potatoes). Organic vegetables and fruits should be incorporated into the diet.
We've found that arthritis patients suffer relapses of symptoms when they deviate from this diet. Typically, we prescribe the arthritis diet for one month, during which time we carefully monitor the patient for nutritional status, inflammatory markers, and digestive function.
Incorporating vegetable or fruit juices and "green" foods into a fasting regime is less aggressive than a true, water-only fast and is better tolerated by most people with borderline hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). In fact, for many people, fasting on water can create health problems if their body isn't adequately prepared for the shock. Fasting should be done only under the guidance of a health-care practioner who has experience in supervising fasts.
EAT to LIVE - by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
While more research is needed in this area, all the studies that have been done are predictably positive and document improvement in blood inflammatory markers, as well as patient symptoms. I see this occur on a daily basis.
Here are the main ways to increase the possibility of obtaining remission or improvement in patients with autoimmune diseases:
1.) A strict plant-based (vegan), dairy-free, wheat-free, and gluten-free diet is usually necessary; a lower-protein diet is helpful.
2.) A high nutrient-per-calorie density diet with caloric restriction to obtain a normal weight is necessary.
3.) Arachidonic acid and DHA levels should be checked with an essential fatty acid profile. If the fatty acid balance is abnormal, supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids to achieve satisfactory balance may be necessary.
4.) Therapeutic fasting can be an extremely effective adjunct to control the autoimmune response and reset the hyperactive immune system to a more normal (lower) level of activity. Do not fast if you are dependent on multiple immunosuppressive drugs.
5.) Undertaking food elimination and challenge can uncover hidden food sensitivities. Most of the offending foods have been eliminated - animal products, wheat, and dairy.
VEGAN DIETS FIGHT CANCER
In his book "Eat to Live" Joel Fuhrman writes: "Animal-product consumption in general is proportionally associated with multiple types of cancer. A massive international study that amassed data from 59 different countries showed that men who ate the most meat, poultry and dairy products were the most likely to die from prostrate cancer, while those who ate the most unrefined plant foods and nuts were the least likely to succumb to this disease.
Another study from Germany found colon cancer and rectal cancer decreased about 50 percent in adult vegetarians. However, a significantly greater reduction of cancer and all-cause mortality (about 75 percent reduction) was related to being on a vegetarian diet for more than 20 years.
The degree of protection correlated well with the number of years on a vegetarian diet. Other studies on vegetarian diet in different countries show almost the same thing.
It would be difficult for anyone to disagree that superior nutrition has a protective effect against cancer. The question that remains is: Can optimal nutrition or nutritional intervention be an effective therapeutic approach for patients who already have cancer? Scientific data indicates the answer is yes.
Researchers looking for answers to these questions studied women with cancer and found that saturated fat in the diet promoted a more rapid spread of the cancer. Other researchers found similar results.
For a woman who already has cancer, her risk of dying increased 40 percent for every 1,000 grams of fat consumed monthly. Studies also indicate that high fruit and vegetable intake improved survival, and fat on the body increases the risk of premature death.
Similar findings are found in the scientific literature regarding prostate cancer and diet, indicating that diet has a powerful effect on survival for those with prostate cancer. For humans, too much processed food and too many animal products are toxic."
2.) VEGAN DIETS FIGHT CANCER! - from the Huffington Post with Kathy Freston
3.) VEGAN DIETS REVERSE DISEASE - from Scott's Buddhism& Vegetarian Blog
4.) ANTI - CANCER DIET - by Dr. Richard Beliveau
5.) PREVENTING CANCER with a PLANT- BASED DIET - by Dr. Neal Barnard
6.) PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE for RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE - Resources for Health Conditions http://www.pcrm.org/health/resources
9.) REBOOT WITH JOE: CURATIVE VEGAN DIET for ARTHRITIS
10.) REBOOT WITH JOE: After 30 Years of Arthritis Pain, I've Finally Found Euphoria
THE ULTIMATE ANTI - ARTHRITIS DIET - adapted from Arthritis Today magazine
The answer, fortunately, is that many foods can help. Following a diet low in processed foods and saturated fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and beans is great for your body. If this advice seems familiar, it's because these are the principles of the highly - touted Mediterranean diet, which is frequently praised for its anti-aging, disease - fighting powers.
There's good science behind the hype. Studies confirm eating these foods lowers blood pressure and protects against chronic conditions ranging from cancer to stroke. It helps arthritis by curbing inflammation - which benefits your joints as well as your heart. Another bonus: Eating more healthy, whole foods commonly found in Mediterranean cuisine - and fewer package foods - can also lead to weight loss, which makes a huge difference in managing joint pain. Whether you call it a Mediterranean diet, an anti- inflammatory diet or simply an arthritis diet, here's a look at the key foods - and a breakdown of why they're good for joint health.
The typical Mediterranean diet includes small amounts of fish and poultry, but my opinion is that better results occur on a meatless - or limited meat - version of this diet. Hundreds of nutritious and healthy recipes are posted on the Web.
Just be sure your plate sports many colors of the rainbow, since different colors neutralize different oxidants. "The anthocyanins in cherries, for example, contain enzymes that appear to mimic the effects of NSAIDs without the side effects," says weight loss coach and nutritionist Jonny Bowden, Phd, author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. A compound in the allium family of vegetables (onions, garlic, leeks and shallots) called diallyl disulfide also appear to fend off degrading protein enzymes present in people with osteoarthritis.
Other research suggests that eating vitamin K-rich veggies like broccoli, spinach, lettuce, kale, and cabbage dramatically reduces inflammatory markers in the blood.
How much: Two to three tablespoons daily
"What makes olive oil so healthy is that it's a delivery system for antioxidant compounds called polyphenols in the olives," says Bowden. So it's no wonder this oil has been linked with a reduced risk of a variety of chronic diseases.
Best sources: Extra virgin olive oil. It goes through less refining and processing, so it retains more nutrients than standard varieties.
How much: About one cup, four times a week, or more often
But fiber isn't the only reason beans help fight inflammation. In a study published in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, scientists analyzed the nutrient content of 10 common bean varieties in southern Italy and identified a host of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, including quercetin, genistein, soysapogenin and oleanic acid.
Another reason beans are an essential part of an arthritis - friendly diet: They are a great (and inexpensive) source of protein, with about 15 grams per cup, and protein is important for overall health, especially for muscle health. Protein helps prevent muscle shrinkage due to age or inactivity, and stronger muscles make it easier to keep joints moving (movement is medicine!).
How much: 1 cup several times or more per week
Why: Brown rice is anti-inflammatory and has the following benefits:
1.) Rich in selenium
2.) High in manganese
3.) Rich in naturally - occurring oils
4.) Rich in antioxidants - comparable to blueberries, strawberries and other fruits and vegetables
NUTS & SEEDS
How much: Eat 1.5 ounces of nuts daily (one ounce is about one handful)
Best sources: Ground flaxseeds, walnuts, pine nuts, pistachios and almonds. In towns along the Mediterranean, you'll see these nuts mixed into everything from salads and pilafs to main dishes and desserts.
Page 94) The cornerstone of Dr. Gerson's therapy is detoxification of the body through diet designed to rehabilitate the body's natural immunity and healing process. Dr. Gerson was eulogized by renowned physician and missionary Dr. Albert Schweitzer, whose wife was cured of lung tuberculosis in the 1930s.
Page 97) The core of Gerson therapy is a regimen consisting primarily of a salt - and fat - free diet of organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables that are usually served raw or as juices. The primary objective of the diet is to detoxify the body and rebalance the whole metabolism, rather than simply to eliminate the symptoms of the disease.
Page 98) Dr. Gerson's liver therapy is multifaceted. First, animal proteins are eliminated or greatly reduced in the diet because they have been found to interfere with liver therapy and impede the body's detoxification.
The ideal diet for patients on liver therapy, as mentioned above is low in salt and fat, and high in potassium and fresh fruits and vegetables, mostly in juice form. The juice is always prepared freshly and is not mixed with other medications that could alter the PH and thereby decrease its efficacy. Restoration of the liver, which may take from 6 to 18 months, depending on the severity of the illness, allows the liver to detoxify the body and produce its own oxidative enzymes.
Page 105) A 40 to 50 percent improvement rate was recorded in terminal patients, and an 80 percent improvement in early to moderate cancer cases.
Cruciferous vegetables: Cruciferous vegetables in the cruciferous family include kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, watercress, turnips, mustard plants and bok choy. Cruciferous vegetables contain detoxifying compounds called indoles and isothiocyanates, which have been proven to help prevent and reverse cancer.
Seaweed: Recently, research has shed light on the powerful mix of micronutrients, including Vitamin C and Vitamin E, as well as minerals, iodine, fiber, and polysaccharides in seaweed, which make it a powerful nutritional tool in combating cancer. _____________________________________________________________________
LIFE OVER CANCER - by Keith Block, M.D.
Page 59) One of my earliest breast cancer patients was Maryann, a 44 - year - old chemist and single mother bringing up 3 teenagers when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1983. Maryann refused the radiation, fearing its side effects, but agreed to the 6 cycles of standard chemo. No one on her medical team gave her any nutritional guidelines. Still, she did fine for 3 years. Then a bone scan revealed numerous metastases throughout her rib cage and spine; she was told she had one year to live.
The shock sent Maryann to our clinic. She refused chemo, telling me that earlier rounds had caused vomiting, fatigue, and hair loss.
I laid out a low - fat, high - fiber diet consisting mainly of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, plus foods rich in anti - cancer nutrients such as shiitake mushrooms, sea vegetables, ginger and green tea. Maryann eliminated all dairy, meat, and refined sugars and never looked back. Within weeks, she experienced a major boost in energy and overall well - being. Four months after her first visit, a bone scan showed reduction of cancer in her spine, and scans every few months kept showing reductions or the outright disappearance of metastatic spots on her ribs and spine. Sixteen months in, Maryann appeared to be in complete remission. As I write, 22 years after Maryann walked into our clinic with bone metastases, she remains cancer - free - and still adheres to the cancer - fighting diet.
An important caveat: diet alone should never be regarded as the answer to cancer. We have had a number of patients who ended up at our door after attempting a diet as their only cancer treatment. Although some show improvement, especially in the short term, an experience like Maryann's is more the exception than the rule. Let me again say: combining conventional treatments with complementary therapies in an integrative system buys the best odds for a successful outcome.
For best results, dieticians at the Block Center recommend that patients with advanced cancer lean toward a more vegetarian diet, with the exception of small amounts of fish, egg whites, and supplemental whey. In place of animal protein, add vegetable protein: legumes, soy foods, seitan ("wheat meat"), nuts, and seeds. When you eat fish, limit your serving to a 4 - ounce portion (about the size of the palm of your hand). Emphasize deepwater, northern ocean fish such as salmon, cod, haddock, mackerel, and sardines. By removing meats and most other animal products from your diet, you will keep levels of tumor - sustaining iron, cholesterol, and estradiol in check.
The red - purple color in berries comes from the pigments called anthocyanins. Like lycopene, found in tomatoes, these red - purple berries also contain antioxidants.
Page 112) Since it may be a challenge to get all these anti - cancer compounds from food alone, you may find it easiest to get half or more of your powerfoods in concentrates, mixtures of concentrated juices, or extracts of these foods. To do this, I recommend that you find an organic powerfood concentrate (often called a "green drink") that you enjoy and make it a part of your diet. These "green drinks" are widely available in health stores. Some cancer patients do make their own vegetable juices, but it is hard to get the diversity of foods you need at home.
5.) Fruits are rich in flavonoids that can enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy. The ellagic acid in raspberry, cranberry, pomegranate, and strawberry extracts, for instance, has been shown to act synergistically with chemotherapy for advanced prostate cancer: a 2005 study found statistically better treatment responses and less treatment - related toxicity for patients receiving ellagic acid along with chemotherapy than for those undergoing chemotherapy alone.
8.) Essential fatty acids : There are also plant forms of omega - 3s. While fish oil is generally a more potent anti - inflammatory, the plant omega - 3s can also be useful. Black currant oil contains gamma - linolenic acid (GLA), and ground flaxseeds contain alpha - linolenic acid (ALA), both of which can help reduce inflammation and thus make your internal biochemistry more hostile to cancer cells.
9.) Sea vegetables and algae are excellent sources of minerals, amino acids, and cancer - fighting phytochemicals. Fucoidan, for instance, found in kombu and other seaweeds, can inhibit tumor growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Seaweed phytochemicals can boost the activity and the number of important cancer - fighting immune cells called T - cells and natural killer (NK) cells. It is important to pick sea vegetables from a reputable source that grows them in clear, clean waters, since they can soak up heavy metals. Good choices are chlorella, spirulina, kelp granules or powder, dulse, and mekabu.
- from "Life Over Cancer" by Keith I. Block, M.D.
Dithiolethiones in broccoli, cabbages, kale, and collards trigger the formation of enzymes that block carcinogens from damaging a cell's DNA and inhibit the cellular processes involved in early and late stages of cancer cell production.
Carotenoids in carrots, squash, and yellow peppers inhibit tumor growth and retard the development of cancer cells already exposed to carcinogens.
Joel Fuhrman M.D. – a leading proponent of the vegetarian diet – monitored over 500 fasts in a variety of clinical conditions, followed by a vegan diet. He reported in Alternative Therapies journal that fasting can offer both reduction in pain and lower inflammatory markers in patients with autoimmune illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis. He also found that if the fasting period is extended long enough, a substantial number of patients actually experience total remission of autoimmune symptoms that do not return in about half of the cases.
Gary Null's book "Power Aging" states that arthritis sufferers should focus on juicing. Phytochemicals in organic juices help heal because they rejuvenate the cells and repair damage done to the DNA.
It is important to eliminate foods that create uric acid. Meat is a prime cause of high uric acid levels, and Gary Null recommends vegetarian diets for arthritis patients. Some foods to eat are: tofu, tempeh, and miso which are high in methionine. Foods rich in folic acid such as oats and lentils are good, and avocados and olive oil are also recommended by Gary Null.
- by Gary Null
HEALING JOINT PAIN NATURALLY - by Ellen Hodgson Brown
Page 98) Research Establishing the Dietary Connection
In the 1980s, the Arthritis Foundation asserted categorically that there is no special diet for arthritis; that no special food has anything to do with causing it; and no special diet will cure it.
But few researchers today question the likelihood of a dietary component to the disease, and many recent studies have shown a link. There are foods and nutritional supplements that help the condition, and foods and additives that make it worse.
Page 99) Arthritis & Dietary Fat
Still other studies link arthritis to diet and fat. In one, complete remissions resulted in 6 patients with rheumatoid arthritis when they changed to a fat - free diet. Symptoms returned within 3 days of ingesting fat, whether in the form of animal fat or vegetable oils. The researchers concluded that dietary fats in amounts normally eaten can cause the inflammatory joint changes seen in rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit documented the cases of 2 obese RA patients who were put on a strict low -fat diet. Symptoms disappeared after only 5 days and were absent for more than a year. Lawrence Power, M.D., who helped develop the diet, explained that the body needs fat to produce the prostaglandins that fuel inflammation. Without this fuel the inflammation subsides. The culprit was found to be not animal fat or any other particular fat in general. After making this discovery, the researchers worked with 30 RA patients and found that 9 out of 10 of them experienced relief by cutting fat from their diets.
In the 1970s, Nathan Pritkin reported similar results with patients with osteoarthritis, following the stringent low -fat diet recommended at his Longetivity Center in Santa Monica, California. One dramatic case involved an 81 - year - old woman who had such severe arthritis in her knee that she could not walk up stairs. After a year on the Pritikin diet, her joint function returned. After 4 years on it, at the age of 85, she won 2 gold medals in a Senior Olympics, one for the mile and race and one for the half mile.
Like the Wayne Sate University researchers, Pritkin thought fat itself was the culprit in RA. It was not even a matter of being overweight, just of eating too much fat. Fat reduces circulation by coating the red blood cells, preventing them from passing through the small blood vessels. Oxygen levels then drop and the immune system is weakened, allowing powerful enzymes to leak into the joint, resulting in RA. Pritkin considered salt to be another culprit, since it causes the tissues to be flooded with water, also reducing circulation. For people with arthritic knees and hips, his program reportedly worked on half of them; and for people with arthritic hands, fingers, and wrists, it worked in 90 percent of them.
Page 100) The Good Fats
Many of the beneficial effects of a diet rich in plant foods are the results of its low levels of saturated fat and relatively high levels of EFAs (essential fatty acids). A diet high in saturated fat has been linked to many chronic diseases, while a diet low in saturated fat but high in EFAs has been shown to decrease the pain, inflammation, and limitation of motion of arthritic joints.
Cold - pressed polyunsaturated fats (safflower, sunflower, corn, and other vegetable oils) contain both omega - 6 and omega - 3 EFAs. Omega - 3 is most abundant in flaxseed oil, but soy, pumpkin seed, evening primrose, borage seed, walnut and black current seed oils are also good sources.
Page 102) Arthritis & Sugar
Along with the "bad" fats, sugar and refined carbohydrates are high on the list of dietary hazards for arthritics. Overindulgence in sugar can accelerate joint deterioration by exhausting calcium stores, thus weakening bone structure. Excess sugar can also stimulate or aggravate arthritis by inducing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), a common symptom of which is joint pain.
Page 102) General Dietary Recommendations
The first step in joint -healthy nutrition is to eliminate junk food from the diet - including candy, pastries, soft drinks, and white - flour products such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, and white bread. The best foods for arthritics are whole foods - fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and cold - water fish. "Good " oils are also essential. The omega - 3 fats found in vegetables and fish help nourish joint tissue. The omega - 6 fats in beef, pork, and poultry, on the other hand, produce prostaglandins that can increase the level of inflammation in the joints. Alcohol should be avoided, since it can deplete the body of magnesium and other joint - protective nutrients and impair the liver, thus interfering with proper cartilage formation. Other foods that arthritis specialists recommend cutting down on or omitting include eggs, margarine, shortening, and dairy products, all of which contain saturated fat. Other foods may need to be avoided because of individual sensitivities to them.
Doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston - regarded as the top cancer treatment center in the world - have been researching turmeric for years, and now use it as an adjunct to more conventional treatments. Visit this informative webpage: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-chen-md/the-diseasefighter-in-you_b_7348074.html
Bharat B. Aggarwal, Ph.D., of the MD Anderson Center in Houston, published a comprehensive review of the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin in 1997.
Choose any disease and you'll quickly discover that inflammation is a cause of the disease, or a promoter of the disease, or a way of increasing symptoms.
Curcumin and turmeric extracts have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. It is useful in treating arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis. It lowers cholesterol, prevents the oxidation of blood lipids, and inhibits platelet aggregation.
Continuing research indicates that curcumin may prevent every common disease you can think of. There are very few nutrients that have the broad-spectrum effects of curcumin, and it is inexpensive.
Wheatgrass Juice: What is wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is the green, growing plant that will eventually become a shaft of wheat.
From the "Green Foods Bible": Broccoli's good, but broccoli sprouts may be even better. John Hopkins University of Medicine researchers found substantial amounts of glucosinolates and isothiocyanates in broccoli sprouts. These potent inducers of Phase II Liver detoxification enzymes help to protect cells against malignant transformation. Broccoli sprouts contain 10 to 100 times greater concentrations of these enzymes than mature broccoli plants.
Alfalfa sprouts are one of our finest food sources of saponins, which help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, without affecting levels of "good" cholesterol. Saponins stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells, including T - lymphocytes and interferon - both major defenses against cancer and infection. - page 138 of the "Green Foods Bible"
Ten senior citizens had their blood levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) tested before and after taking a hydroponically grown wheat supplement. The supplements were manufactured by AgriGenic Food Corp. from the sprouts, a pre - grass stage of growth, using a low temperature process to preserve enzyme activity.
1 pint water
NUTRITIONAL THERAPIES - from the book "OPTIONS: The Alternative Cancer Therapy Book"
These types of foods help reduce the risk of colon cancer.
3.) Include dark green, red, and orange vegetables and fruits, which are naturally rich in vitamins A and C.
The all - too - common SAD (Standard American Diet) consists of 40 to 45 percent fat, mostly animal fat from meat and other products. The SAD, an unhealthy, cancer - causing diet, features chemically grown, chemically treated, processed, bleached, refined, sugared, salted, artificially colored and flavored, and almost total devitalized "food."
1.) JOINT REGENERATION THERAPY - Nonsurgical Treatment for Arthritis
2.) PROLOTHERAPY - Nonsurgical Treatment for Arthritis
3.) HIPPOCRATES HEALTH INSTITUTE: Reversing Arthritis Testimonials
4.) DR. JOEL FUHRMAN'S BLOG
5.) REBOOT WITH JOE: Food Remedies for Health Conditions
6.) BROCCOLI SPROUTS TREAT CANCER
7.) OPTIMUM HEALTH INSTITUTE
8.) ANNE WIGMORE NATURAL HEALTH INSTITUTE: Living Foods Essentials
9.) TIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE: WHO REPORT on MEAT CAUSES CANCER http://www.scottsbuddhisttveg.blogspot.com/2015/12/time-magazine-article-who-report-on.html
10.) ARTHRITIS & PARASITES - Parasites can cause arthritis
11.) REVERSING CANCER WITH a VEGAN DIET ! - Video by Michael Gregor, M.D.
12.) FLAXSEEDS: IMPORTANT CANCER FIGHTER ! - by Michael Gregor, M.D.
HOW to PREVENT and TREAT CANCER with NATURAL MEDICINE
Benefits of Flaxseed
Page 81) In addition to a diet that features fish, eating ground flaxseed and supplementing the diet with flaxseed oil appear to offer significant protection against breast cancer for a couple of reasons. First of all, flaxseed oil contains nearly twice the level of omega-3 fatty acids as fish oils, although it is the smaller - chain alpha - linolenic acid rather than the longer - chain fats like EPA and DHA. Data derived from autopsies of adipose breast tissue at the time of diagnosis from women with breast cancer compared with benign breast disease indicated that the relative risk of breast cancer for women in the highest breast tissue level of alpha - linolenic acid level was 64 percent less compared with those in the lowest level. In another study, the higher the level of alpha - linolenic acid in breast tissue, the less likely the cancer was to spread into the lymph nodes of the armpit or to be invasive.
HOW TO PREVENT and TREAT CANCER with NATURAL MEDICINE
Benefits of Curcumin
Page 173) Curcumin is the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa), the chief ingredient in curry. In experimental and clinical studies, curcumin has demonstrated significant anti - inflammatory and anticancer effects.
1.) inhibits the formation of cancer - causing nitrosamines
2.) enhances the body's production of cancer - fighting compounds such as glutathione
3.) promotes the liver's proper detoxification of cancer - causing compounds
4.) prevents overproduction of cyclooxygenase 2 (cox - 2), an enzyme that can contribute to the development of tumors
Curcumin has also been shown to inhibit tumor growth in several ways:
1.) Inhibiting epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor sites. EGF stimulates cells to proliferate by connecting to a receptor on the cell surface. About two - thirds of all cancers produce an abundance of these receptors, which make them highly sensitive to EGF. By reducing the number of EGF receptors, curcumin decreases the cell's tendency to proliferate.
5.) Inhibiting growth - promoting enzymes.
Experimental (test - tube) studies have found that curcumin fights tumors arising from prostate, breast, skin, colon, stomach, and liver cancers. These benefits have also been seen in a human study involving 62 patients who had either ulcerating oral cancer or skin cancer and who had not responded to the standard treatments.
Page 175) Patients received either an ethanol extract of turmeric (for oral cancers) or an ointment containing 0.5 percent curumin in petroleum jelly. The ointment or extract was applied to the affected area 3 times daily. After 18 months, the treatment had effectively reduced the smell of the lesion (90 percent), itching and oozing (70 percent), pain (50 percent), an the size of the lesion (10 percent). These may not seem spectacular - but remember, standard treatments had not worked for these patients.
What is the proper dosage for curcumin?
Is curcumin safe?
Curcumin has an excellent safety profile.
- from "How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine" - by Dr. Michael Murray, Dr. Tim Birdsall, Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno, Dr. Paul Reilly
THE CURE for ALL CANCERS - by Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D.
Page 1) In this book you will see that all cancers are alike. They are all caused by a parasite. A single parasite. It is the human intestinal fluke. And if you kill this parasite, the cancer stops immediately. The tissue becomes normal again. In order to get cancer, you must have this parasite.
How can the human intestinal fluke cause cancer? This parasite typically lives in the intestine where it might do little harm, causing only colitis, Crohn's disease or irritable bowel syndrome, or perhaps nothing at all. But if it invades a different organ, like the uterus or kidneys or liver, it does a great deal of harm. If it establishes itself in the liver, it causes cancer!
Page 2) To understand cancer you should understand the basic facts about the human intestinal fluke. It's scientific name is Fasciolopsis buskii. Fluke means "flat," and flukes are one of the families of flatworms.
Page 5) Flukes & Propyl Alcohol
But something special happens to people who have propyl alcohol in their bodies. The liver is unable to trap and kill these tiny fluke stages. These baby - stages can actually make their home in the liver and other tissues. It is as if the immune system has no power to kill them. The flukes begin to multiply in people with propyl alcohol in their bodies! The miracidia (hatchlings) start to make little balls inside themselves called redia. But each redia is alive!
This parasite is laying eggs and producing millions of redia right in your body! In your cervix or lungs, wherever your cancer is growing!
These redia are swept along in your blood, landing in whatever tissue lets them in. Smokers' lungs, breasts with benign lumps, prostate glands full of heavy metals are examples of tissues that give the redia their landing permits. Multiplying continues at a hectic pace, generation after generation. Redia are nesting in the liver and other organs. Suddenly they change their shape. They sprout a tail and can swim again. Now they are called cercaria.
Page 8) Now You Have Cancer
Unless you act quickly to kill this parasite spawning machine, it will take over your body. Why is this parasite multiplying feverishly in your organs instead of living quietly in your intestine? Because having propyl alcohol in your body allows its development outside of the intestine.
Page 11) Yet three herbs can rid you of over 100 types of parasites! And without so much as a headache! Without nausea! Without any interference with any drug you are already on!
Does this sound too fantastic? Just too good to be true? They are nature's gift to us. These 3 herbs are:
1.) Black Walnut Hulls (from the black walnut tree)
2.) Wormwood (from the Artemesia shrub)
3.) Common Cloves (from the clove tree)
These three herbs must be used together. Black walnut hull and wormwood kill adults and development stages of at least 100 parasites. Cloves kill the eggs. Only if you use them together will you rid yourself of parasites. They must be used together as a single treatment.
Page 19) What you'll need to kill the cancer - causing intestinal fluke in the first 5 days, followed by the remaining parasites in another two weeks, are:
1.) Black Walnut tincture, an alcohol extract of the green hull
(for a alcoholics, a water recipe is also given)
2.) Wormwood combination in capsules
3.) Cloves, fresh ground, together with size 00 empty capsules
4.) Ornithine, 500 mg
5.) Arginine, 500 mg
There are no side effects as you can see from the case histories.
Page11) I have seen that eczema is due to roundworms. Seizures are caused by a single roundworm, Ascaris, getting into the brain. Schizophrenia and depression are caused by parasites in the brain. Asthma is caused by Ascaris in the lungs. Diabetes is caused by the pancreatic fluke of cattle, Eurytrema. Migraines are caused by the threadworm, Strongyloides. Much human heart disease is caused by dog heartworm, Dirofilaria, and the list goes on.
TISSUE CLEANSING THROUGH BOWEL MANAGEMENT - by Dr. Bernard Jensen
About Dr. Jensen
Beginning his career as a chiropractor in 1929, Dr. Bernard Jensen soon turned to the art of nutrition in search of remedies for his own health problems. He traveled to over 50 countries, to study the lifestyles of the different cultures in an effort to understand the principles of long and healthy living. He visited Russia where he studied the long-lived people. Dr. Jensen journeyed to New Zealand several times, stayed at Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram in India and visited Sai Baba, one of the great masters of India. He met with the Dalai Lama and recently stayed with the King of Hunza Valley. Many of the spas and nature cure sanitariums in Europe were visited. Many constructive ideas were brought back to develop the Hidden Valley Health Ranch in 1955. It was a place for his patients and guests to come and learn how to live a healthy life.
Hidden Valley Health Ranch served as a retreat for people from all over the world. The Kneipp water baths from Worishofen, Germany were established; the organic garden provided 60% of the meals served; lectures and demonstrations were given and the summer classes became a main attraction. Doctor Jensen concluded that the long-lived people live a simple life, in a moderate temperature, eat unprocessed foods, no fried foods, little meat, live a serene, contented life, maintain good posture and consistently live close to where the soil is black. Doctor Jensen believes humanity needs a formula for living successfully, healthfully and peacefully. He combines the elements of the physical, mental and spiritual in teaching people how to live..
Dr. Bernard Jensen died Feb 25, 2001, at the age of 93.