Alternative Cancer Treatment Johns Hopkins

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are you interested in a report on Cancer from the Johns Hopkins Hospital?
    Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
    cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
    multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
    that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
    treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
    cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable
    size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
    person's lifetime.

    3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
    cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
    forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
    nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
    but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
    diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
    and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
    cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
    in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can
    cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
    and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

    8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
    reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of
    chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor
    destruction.

    9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
    chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
    compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
    to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
    mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
    Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other
    sites.

    *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made
    with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
    would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
    amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
    color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

    B. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
    gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting
    off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer
    cells are being starved.

    c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
    diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
    like chicken. Meat also contains livestock
    antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all
    harmful, especially to people with cancer.

    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
    grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
    an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
    food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
    enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
    cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
    growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building
    healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
    vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
    vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
    temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
    caffeine Green tea is a better alternative e and has cancer
    fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
    filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
    water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
    digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
    intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic
    buildup.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
    refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
    to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
    body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system
    (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
    EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy
    cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
    to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
    normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
    unneeded cells.

    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.
    I know it's a bit long, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it.

    • ANSWER:
      I wonder how much it cost for the John Hopkins Hospital to finally discover and publish what holistic health practitioners have been saying for decades.

      So this brings us to the question: Are we striving for longevity, or are we just trying to have some control over what method the grim reamer uses to finally take us? That question has to be thought about for a while.

  2. QUESTION:
    What do you think about the following cancer updates?
    I just received the following email from a friend. What are your thoughts? Do you think its true? Could we battle cancer by making the changes suggested within?

    AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO 'TRY' AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.

    Cancer Update from John Hopkins:

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few bil lion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

    3. When the person's immune system is strong, the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7. Radiation, while destroying cancer cells, also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and org ans.

    8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However, prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

    9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation, the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

    11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
    PLEASE READ ON

    1. No plastic containers in micro.
    2. No water bottles in freezer.
    3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

    Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.

    Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.
    Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So, such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad, but you don't know what is in the paper. I t's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.
    He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
    CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

    a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder.
    By cutting off sugar, it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells . Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's amino or sea salt.

    b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells are being starved.

    c. Can cer cells thrive in an acid environment.
    A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.
    About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells, try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.
    Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water: It is best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy me tals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic build-up.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat, it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Florssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

    16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with all the top statements, however the phrase:
      "Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites" is often misinterpreted as oxygen hitting the cancer, causing the spread.. that is not true.. our immune system takes a big hit thru surgery and that is the reason for the spread, it can also be spread thru the transfer of cells with surgical tools.

      The statements from John Hopkins.. that I must tell you was not sent out by the John Hopkins Cancer Clinic. Someone wrote the statements out and put the JHCC name on it to make it seem more credible. I know since I checked with the clinic personally.

      Some of the statements are true, but these ones are still under testing and not yet proven to be true:

      1. No plastic containers in micro.
      2. No water bottles in freezer.
      3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

  3. QUESTION:
    If you can feel fine with cancer why take treatment?
    I read that its like putting out a fire. If you have no way to put it out; make a bigger one. It will use the oxygen the smaller one needs, thereby killing the small fire... but then you have to deal with the larger fire... so with cancer the treatment gets rid of the cancer but makes you worse, isn't that counter productive?
    Denisedd: i "got that idea" from people who felt fine until starting cancer treatment... & of course the media helped.

    • ANSWER:
      What is cancer?
      Cancer is a disease of the cells in the body. The body is made up of millions of tiny cells. There are many different types of cell in the body, and there are many different types of cancer which arise from different types of cell. What all types of cancer have in common is that the cancer cells are abnormal and multiply out of control.

      A malignant tumour is a lump or growth of tissue made up from cancer cells which continue to multiply. Malignant tumours invade into nearby tissues and organs, which can cause damage. Malignant tumours may also spread to other parts of the body. This happens if some cells break off from the first (primary) tumour and are carried in the bloodstream or lymph channels to other parts of the body. These small groups of cells may then multiply to form secondary tumours (metastases) in one or more parts of the body. These secondary tumours may then grow, invade and damage nearby tissues, and spread again.

      Some cancers are more serious than others. Some are more easily treated than others (particularly if diagnosed at an early stage). Some have a better outlook (prognosis) than others. So, cancer is not just one condition. In each case it is important to know exactly what type of cancer has developed, how large it has become, and whether it has spread. This will enable you to get reliable information on treatment options and outlook.

      Overall stage grouping
      Overall Stage Grouping is also referred to as Roman Numeral Staging. This system uses numerals I, II, III, and IV (plus the 0) to describe the progression of cancer.
      Stage 0 carcinoma in situ.
      Stage I cancers are localized to one part of the body.
      Stage II cancers are locally advanced.
      Stage III cancers are also locally advanced. Whether a cancer is designated as Stage II or Stage III can depend on the specific type of cancer; for example, in Hodgkin's Disease, Stage II indicates affected lymph nodes on only one side of the diaphragm, whereas Stage III indicates affected lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm. The specific criteria for Stages II and III therefore differ according to diagnosis.
      Stage IV cancers have often metastasized, or spread to other organs or throughout the body.

      AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND
      ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE
      IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

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  4. QUESTION:
    What can i do for my daughter, who is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia?

    • ANSWER:
      John Hopkins Update

      AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.

      Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins :

      1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until the y have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

      2.. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime..

      3 When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

      4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

      5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

      6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

      7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

      8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tum or size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

      9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

      10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

      11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

      *CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

      a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

      b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

      c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

      d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyedat temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

      e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

      12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

      13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

      14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

      15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for cancer?
    What (natural) food or nutrients should my mom consume?
    Thanks John. Good advise.

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      There is no guaranteed cure for any type of cancer.

      Tim g, you've been suckered. That 'statement' did not come from Johns Hopkins; as with many emails doing the rounds claiming to come from Johns Hopkins - eg the plastic bottles one - it's a hoax. Johns Hopkins have completely denied it, as well they might - it's nonsense.

      'Natural' and 'alternative' in the context of cancer are both just different words for 'unproven'; if an alternative medicine has been proven to work it is no longer 'alternative medicine'; it's just medicine.

      Most people telling you there are natural cures are well-meaning, but are misinformed and know nothing about cancer. As with your first answerer, claiming that fresh fruit will cure it - I bloody wish! And by the way, it is a myth that cancer feeds off sugar.

      If fresh fruit cured cancer, my cancer cells would have been killed at birth, and I would never have developed an advanced, aggressive cancer.

      I thought, when I thought about it at all, that my healthy, largely organic, vegan diet (vegan = no meat, no dairy, no animal products at all) - loaded as it was with fresh fruit and veg and coupled with the facts that I exercised regularly and I've never smoked - would protect me from cancer. Wrong, I got cancer anyway. It didn't cure my cancer either, and I'd be foolish to rely on it to prevent recurrence or metastasis.

      Then there are the charlatans eager to cash in on the misery and desperation of vulnerable people by selling them ineffective and sometimes dangerous 'miracle cures'.

      If you are tempted by any particular alternative or natural 'cure' that anyone advises, at least do a search on this site for some facts before investing hope, money or (most dangerous of all) time in an unproven and ineffective treatment:

      http://www.quackwatch.org/

  6. QUESTION:
    What are people's opinions on the following treatments for cancer?
    - Poly-MVA
    - Flaxseed Oil (A.k.a. Linseed Oil)
    - Shark Cartilage
    - Hydrogen Peroxide
    - Ozone & Oxygen Therapy
    - Dr. Coldwell's Stress Reducing CDs
    - Traditional Chinese Medicine
    - Speak to a Doctor 1st abt these options
    - Mutiple Opinions

    • ANSWER:
      There is no scientific evidence that any of the treatments you list can affect the course of cancer in any way at all.

      Poly-MVA is a vitamin and mineral supplement; a quick google search finds it on sale for around 0 for an 8 oz bottle.

      The Budwig Protocol - the flaxseed and cottage cheese diet - is a long discredited piece of quackery. Budwig's supporters claim that it's a supressed cancer cure (though information about it is readily available), and (hilariously) make much of the fact that she has been nominated six or seven times for a Nobel Prize for her work in this area; this means nothing of course, anyone can get nominated - my friend could nominate me for this answer.

      The idea that shark cartilage could help prevent/fight cancer comes from a book called Sharks Don't Get Cancer. Author William Lane decided that this supposed fact meant shark cartilage could prevent/cure cancer tumours in humans. In fact sharks do get cancer, even in their cartilage.

      Gary Ostrander and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University have detailed more than 40 published examples of tumours in sharks, some dating back to the 1800s.

      So far a total of 8 uncontrolled trials and 5 controlled trials have produced no evidence that shark cartilage is effective against cancer (the most recent study, by the American Cancer Institute, found it to be ineffective for lung cancer patients).

      Hydrogen Peroxide? Hyperoxygenation therapy, aka bio-oxidative therapy or oxidative therapy, is based on the incorrect notion that cancer is caused by oxygen deficiency and can be cured by exposing cancer cells to more oxygen than they can tolerate. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the things proposed as treatment, but there is little or no evidence that it’s effective for the treatment of any serious disease. In fact it can be dangerous.

      Ben Goldacre of the Guardian’s excellent Bad Science column writes:

      'For decades, optimistic alternative therapists have been claiming that hydrogen peroxide therapy can treat cancer and various infections (latterly including Aids), as well as improving tissue oxygenation: a quick hunt around the alternative therapy section of any bookshop, or the internet, will produce entertaining examples. The fundamental misunderstandings seem to be, as far as it is possible to untangle these things, that H2O2 is water with a bit of extra oxygen, that this can be used by cells as normal oxygen, or as some form of special oxygen inhibit enzymes in tumour cells, or produce “glyoxylide” which has alleged healing properties but has never been isolated. It can be jolly dangerous, and several pseudioscientists have been successfully disciplined for lying about it ever since Dr Koch, its inventor, was first censured by the FDA in 1942.'

      Never heard of Dr Coldwell, but there is no evidence that stress causes or contributes to cancer, and certainly no evidence that stress reducing CDs have any effect on tumours. Cancer's stressful, and reducing stress will help some people feel better and cope better.

      I don't know much about traditional Chinese medicine, but it appears to be mainly based around mysticism, and mysticism never cured cancer. Again, some aspects may be stress reducing and so help some cancer patients to feel better and cope better.

      You'll find unsubstantiated testimonials for most of these things all over the internet; but you have no way of knowing if the person ever had cancer, much less that they have been cured. The plural of anecdote is not data.

      There are always ruthless and greedy charlatans willing to exploit the misery and desperation of vulnerable people by selling them ineffective and sometimes dangerous 'alternative' cancer treatments.

      It's worth bearing in mind that in this context 'alternative' is just another way of saying 'unproven'; if a treatment had been proven to be effective, it would no longer be 'alternative medicine', it would just be 'medicine'.

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried brocolli for ulcers?
    The sulficants in brocollie have been shown to kill the E.Helicobactor bug which causes ulcers. Has anyone tried this?

    • ANSWER:
      My friend tried and got very gasy so be careful. Ulcers felt better over time, but she made other lifestyle changes too:

      Qoute:
      Broccoli Beats Ulcers, Cancer

      WebMD Medical News
      -->

      May 28, 2002 -- If new research holds true, the current President Bush and his famous father may want to rethink their shared distaste for broccoli. Scientists say that a chemical found in broccoli can kill one of the most frequent causes of ulcers -- a bacterium that can also lead to stomach cancer.

      Researchers say as much as 80% to 90% of the people in developing countries are infected with H. pylori -- the bacterium that causes ulcers and can lead to deadly stomach cancers. And the bacterium is also found commonly in people in the U.S. that suffer from ulcers or stomach irritation. Although the infection can usually be treated with a combination of antibiotics, about 15% to 20% of cases are resistant to treatment.

      But the secret ingredient in broccoli -- called sulforaphane -- may provide a valuable alternative for treating these infections. In laboratory tests, researchers found a purified form of sulforaphane even killed forms of the bacteria that were resistant to commonly used antibiotics. The research appears in the May 28 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

      "We've known for some time that sulforaphane had modest antibiotic activity," says study author Jed Fahey, a plant physiologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in a news release. "However, its potency against [H. pylori], even those strains resistant to conventional antibiotics, was a pleasant surprise."

      The researchers say more studies are needed to determine if dietary sources of sulforaphane, such as broccoli, are powerful enough on their own to kill the bacteria. If further studies confirm this finding, vegetables may be adapted to various regions for use by the local populations to reduce H. pylori infection.

      Researchers say they aren't exactly sure how the compound works as an infection fighter. But animal tests show it may protect against cancer by boosting the production of proteins that detoxify certain cancer-causing agents.

      Fahey, co-author Paul Talalay, and The Johns Hopkins University own stock in Brassica Protection Products, a company that develops food products for scientific uses and sells broccoli sprouts.

  8. QUESTION:
    Will you please let me know what stage (1), (2), (3), & (4) cancer is?

    • ANSWER:
      What is cancer?
      Cancer is a disease of the cells in the body. The body is made up of millions of tiny cells. There are many different types of cell in the body, and there are many different types of cancer which arise from different types of cell. What all types of cancer have in common is that the cancer cells are abnormal and multiply out of control.

      A malignant tumour is a lump or growth of tissue made up from cancer cells which continue to multiply. Malignant tumours invade into nearby tissues and organs, which can cause damage. Malignant tumours may also spread to other parts of the body. This happens if some cells break off from the first (primary) tumour and are carried in the bloodstream or lymph channels to other parts of the body. These small groups of cells may then multiply to form secondary tumours (metastases) in one or more parts of the body. These secondary tumours may then grow, invade and damage nearby tissues, and spread again.

      Some cancers are more serious than others. Some are more easily treated than others (particularly if diagnosed at an early stage). Some have a better outlook (prognosis) than others. So, cancer is not just one condition. In each case it is important to know exactly what type of cancer has developed, how large it has become, and whether it has spread. This will enable you to get reliable information on treatment options and outlook.

      Overall stage grouping
      Overall Stage Grouping is also referred to as Roman Numeral Staging. This system uses numerals I, II, III, and IV (plus the 0) to describe the progression of cancer.
      Stage 0 carcinoma in situ.
      Stage I cancers are localized to one part of the body.
      Stage II cancers are locally advanced.
      Stage III cancers are also locally advanced. Whether a cancer is designated as Stage II or Stage III can depend on the specific type of cancer; for example, in Hodgkin's Disease, Stage II indicates affected lymph nodes on only one side of the diaphragm, whereas Stage III indicates affected lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm. The specific criteria for Stages II and III therefore differ according to diagnosis.
      Stage IV cancers have often metastasized, or spread to other organs or throughout the body.

      AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND
      ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE
      IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

      Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
      1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are
      unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

      2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

      3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.

      4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

      5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

      6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

      7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

      8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

      9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

      10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

      11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

  9. QUESTION:
    Comment - YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (TRY THE KEY WORD) AND ELIMINATE CANCER?
    Cancer Update from John Hopkins
    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment , it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime
    3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
    11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

    THERE ARE TOTAL 11 POINTS IN THESE UPDATE AND CAN NOT POSTED DUE TO LIMITATIONS OF Y! Q&A.
    I would be obliged if experts in Y! Q&A can comment on the truthfulness or otherwise of these discoveries or inventions of John Hopkins, an eminent cancer institute of USA.

    I would be further obliged for links on further readings and update on these issues.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a famous Congressional hearing in 1946 that set a precedent for how Doctors in America are allowed to treat cancer patients in America. The Congressional hearing was between Max Gerson, two large drug companies, and the FDA. It was decided at that time that ONLY radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery were the only methods that could be used and that any other way was illegal.

      Max Gerson was a famous surgeon in the army that had a 50% success rate for curing cancer among other diseases using a technique he discovered by accident while treating soldiers. They were feeding soldiers rectally when he got the idea to use coffee enemas. It was an experiment that too his surprise caused some patients to get better very quickly. He later developed the technique of using these coffee enemas in addition to adding some herbs, etc. He was getting quite incredible results. He was called to testify at the congressional hearing that was assembled at the request of the FDA to determine what procedures would be accepted in the U.S. for cancer research and cure techniques. Gerson's techniques, as were others, rejected and lumped into the category as quackery. We now know that the coffee enemas clean the liver and gall bladder like nothing else can. When you look at the success of drugs in hospitals, it really makes you wonder who government really is helping. We have a war on drugs that just isn't working, yet only 10,000 to 20,000 max die each year from the use of illegal drugs. Yet, hospitals administer drugs and 106,000 people died last year, from legal, doctor prescribed, FDA approved, legitimately prescribed for the illness the patient was in for. That is over 10 times the amount of people dying from LEGAL drugs as Illegal drugs! Doesn't it seem we should be leveling our War on Drugs on legal drugs that are killing 10 times the number of citizens as cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine, etc.

      Doesn't it also seem that we should examine, as other's have done, why cultures in the world that do NOT get cancer, are healthy and Americans are not. And I don't mean a culture here and there, but 100's of cultures of primitive people that did not get these diseases! The book by Dr. Weston A. Price is a documentary of his travels for over 5 years into primitive cultures and comparisons with modern man diets as compared to these primitives that did not have tooth decay, were resistant to TB and other diseases modern man is plagued with today. Additionally, don't you think we should investigate the MERCK company that killed 50,000 monkeys to develop a polio virus that contained the HIV virus that started the Aids epidemic where the polio vaccine was given to people, in New York, San Francisco, and South Africa! Doesn't it seem strange that such a disease would happen in these parts of the world at the same time and in such numbers?

      This is why alternative medicine, no matter how good or bad it is, is not a solution that is tried. The FDA shuts people down and puts them in jail for not following this law. It is a primary reason alternative methods have not been developed or given any credibility in the U.S.

      Having said that, 99% of ALL cancers are due to infections. So the huge amount of money being spent to "find a cure" is just being wasted on the most part. There are cultures in the world, especially in primitive cultures, that do NOT have cancer, diabetes, and CAVITIES, and many other degenerative diseases. The archaeological remains are the proof that cannot be denied.

      Bottom line is that no matter what solutions you may believe are great alternatives to the established LEGAL ways of dealing with this disease, you cannot LEGALLY pursue it because you may be put in jail for saying that you may have a solution to cancer. Amazing isn't it.

      The results from John Hopkins seems to follow the "biofilm" issue that is definitely linked to why cancer's spread. Biofilms are sticky polysaccharide sacs that form to protect bacteria and viruses. They allow the germs to inject their DNA into the substrate where other cells are located, such as cancer cells. When the biofilms increase larger than 14 micro meter, they spawn new ones. It's not uncommon to find 40 to 200 biofilm sites in cancer patient autopsy's. Many infections like those found under dental amalgams harbor these biofilms.

      good luck to us all

  10. QUESTION:
    Doctors pls--can naturopathy treat leukemia?
    what should be the diet for the person suffering from this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      is there a naturopath in your area? I would make an appointment and go talk to one. I am not against conventional medicine- I take plenty, But, please read the following article
      AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY
      (TRY THE KEY WORD) AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING
      TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY

      Cancer Update from John Hopkins:

      1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do
      not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few
      billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer
      cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to
      detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

      2 Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's
      lifetime.

      3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will
      be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

      4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple
      nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental,
      food and lifestyle factors.

      5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet
      and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

      6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells
      and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,
      gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver,
      kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

      7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

      8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do
      not result in more tumor destruction.

      9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and
      radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the
      person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

      10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and
      become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer
      cells to spread to other sites.

      11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells
      by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

      CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

      a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder.

      By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the
      cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like Nutrasweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are
      made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be
      Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a
      chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's
      aminos or sea salt.

      b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
      gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus.

      By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk
      cancer cells are being starved.

      c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.

      A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little
      chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics,
      growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people
      with cancer.

      d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains,
      seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline
      environment .

      About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable
      juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
      cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy
      cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh
      vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts)
      and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are
      destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

      e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.

      Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting
      properties. Water- best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known
      toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

      12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and

      requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in
      the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic build-up.

      13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining
      from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls
      of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer
      cells.

      14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Floressence,
      Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's
      own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.

      Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or
      programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged,
      unwanted, or unneeded cells.

      15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive
      and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

      Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful
      and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn
      to relax and enjoy life.

      16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment.
      Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the
      cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
      cells.

      PLEASE READ ON

      1. No plastic containers in microwave.

      2. No water bottles in freezer.

      3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

      Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This
      information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.
      Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are
      highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.

      Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this
      releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness
      Program Manager at Castle Hospital was on a TV program to explain this
      health hazard .

      He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we
      should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.
      This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

      He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics
      releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

      Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or
      ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only
      without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups,
      etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.
      Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to
      use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some
      of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.
      The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

      Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as
      dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food
      is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the
      plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

      This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your
      life.

  11. QUESTION:
    Homeopathy is total garbage?
    You realise this, right?
    it's a blood purifier now? christ...
    David S: I don't know which studies you are referring to (do you? honestly?) but the Lancet studied the 110 biggest homeopathy trials and found that any effect can be explained by placebo. It's not a medicine of course, if it were it would have to comply with all the regulations etc. that real medicines do. It has no effect, so can't cause anyone any damage (unless of course they are seriously ill and choose it over real medicine)

    • ANSWER:
      Putting your arrogant and belligerent tone aside, I think it would far more intelligent (as well as more open...) to state that it is not understood how homeopathy works, not that it doesn't. I treat myself, my children, my animals, sometimes even my plants, and my friends, family and co-workers who want it w/ homeopathy. It works FABULOUSLY for most conditions. I maintain that it also helped in saving my daughter's life when she contracted meningococcemia at 12 1/2 months of age. I gave her both Aconite and Belladonna. Had she been in a room by herself, I never would have heard her (She was too sick to cry.) and never would have woken to her shaking in my arms, so here's a HUGE plug for family bed/co-sleeping, too. She lost only 75% of her L foot and 4 of her left fingertips, as well as much of her mental functioning. Yeah. She has brain damage from this disease, but she's overcoming it. We know 5 people who died in our community that winter from meningococcemia and meningitis related illnesses. My daughter LIVED. Tell me homeopathy and longterm breastfeeding don't work. One of the ppl we know is a little girl who has no arms or legs and is missing part of her face from this disease. Yeah, tell me homeopathy doesn't work, you insufferable prat. Homeopathy cured me of the worst case of the flu I have ever had, and I am very, very rarely sick. It has helped me cure colds, flus, bedwetting, menstrual cramps, dyspepsia, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throats, coughs, gall bladder attacks, hives, excessively itchy insect bites, and a child who used to pick at himself until he bled. Politely put: Yer an idiot. Sit down and shut up. Now.

      Additionally: Most of the medical schools in this country in the 1800's were, guess what? HOMEOPATHIC, including Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, Johns Hopkins in Maryland, and Deaconness in Brighton, MA, I believe. Homeopathy was the most sought after, cutting edge medical training in the country for almost a century. The SOLE reason the AMA came into existence was to put homeopaths, midwives and later chiropractors out of business. It was a lobbying group and a trade union bent on the destruction of ALL its competitors (ALL of whom have better stats for patient beneficial outcome and well-being during and after treatment, btw...). Considering that some 900,000 people DIED last year (third LARGEST cause of death in the US, btw) from fatal drug interactions, unnecessary surgeries, medical incompetence and stupid, avoidable mistakes, does it not make IMMINENT sense to try alternatives before submitting oneself to cutting, poisoning and burning? Immunizations, folks, are a form of homeopathy. Check it out: Take a tiny bit of a substance that normally would cause a set of potential deadly responses in the body if it were given on a large scale, administer it, and watch then as the body forms antibodies to said substance. Works! Read Hahnemann's works and research. They are fascinating! Read Vibrational Medicine by Gerber and The Web That Has No Weaver by Kaptchuk (sp?). Nobody understands how acupuncture, acupressure, applied kinesiology, yoga, Oriental Facial Diagnosis, reflexology or iridology work either, for example, but they DO. There is an entire WEALTH of knowledge about healing, cure, well-being, right lifestyle that has been suppressed and disdained in this country, including cures for cancer. Isn't it about time we took HEALING out of the hands of those who would maim, poison, cut, kill and think they're doing us a favour? I am a woman who was 90% underdosed on heparin while pregnant in a multi-factorial high-risk pregnancy. If this had gone the other way, and I were 90% OVERDOSED, b/c some twit misplaced a zero, my baby and I would be DEAD and would have died a miserable death bleeding out of every orifice. The action of most pharmaceuticals is not completely understood, if at all. This is to say: it is known they work, but it is not understood how either. Learn to speak about what you KNOW, not what you think!

  12. QUESTION:
    I need more information about Pancreatic Cancer?
    My stepfather is 48, just diagnosed about three weeks ago. I have some questions about the procedure the doctors did. From what I understand, he had alot of side pain and had some difficulty using the restroom. He went to the doctor and he was then referred to Johns Hopkins. The procedure they did was put a camera down his throat and take a part of the cancer out. He then had difficulty keeping solid foods down. He is now home but will start chemo in about six weeks. My family is very hush hush about everything (trying to protect everyone I guess) so I really don't know what stage he's in, the prognosis, etc. My question is, is it likely that the cancer has spread too far for the doctors to remove all of it? What is the general prognosis for someone who has just been diagnosed with this type of cancer. He does drink socially, smokes cigarettes, but is otherwise a healthy man. I am trying to find answers because no one else in my family wants to set things straight with me.

    • ANSWER:
      I lost my mother 4 years ago to pancreatic cancer.

      Doctors typically don't find pancreatic cancer until it has spread and is affecting nearby organs,.. so it's late stage 3 to late stage 4 by then. Tobacco use is a major risk factor with any cancer.

      Removing the tumor depends on how far it's spread, what tissues have been affected, and the overall health of the patient. Some doctors will try surgery, others will opt for strong courses of chemo and radiation.

      The prognosis is very poor, since it's always found in such an advanced state. Usually no more than 2 to 5 years at the most.

      My mom was a smoker for most of her life.
      When they foound the tumor they initially thought it was operable. When they opened her up they foun it had grown into her liver and wrapped around the Vena Cava. It was impossible to remove it.
      Chemo and some alternative treatments helped for a while, but all we were doing was buying her some time and making her comfortable.
      My mother lived 18 months after diagnosis.

      But by no means give up hope: do research, talk to doctors, talk to other patients, call support groups, call advocacy groups, look into alternative medicine, etc.

      Try to be positive for your stepfather and support each other.
      Support him in whatever decision he makes regarding treatments and his welfare. Most of all enjoy every day that he is with you.

      http://www.pancan.org

  13. QUESTION:
    Pancreatic Cancer?
    my husband - aged 30 has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which has now spread to his liver and doctors have refused him treatment. Has anyone had or know anyone in a similar situation, and any alternative therapies that may help?

    • ANSWER:
      A good place to go in the US is the John Hopkins Cancer Center but if you are in Europe I have heard of a good private clinic in Spain. If you would like I can send you the information
      A family member recently passed due to this his medications included Tarsevar.
      He had Radiotherapy and Chemo he was too week for us to take him to this clinic and did not have much of a chance. I have however met someone who is now in remission after being given only 3 months to live so there is still hope.
      This cancer is very hard to survive it mainly it depends on the area of the pancreas it is situated and if it has spread to other organs or veins, however you should always keep trying there is always a nice doc out there who will tell you they will go all the way.
      Dont get your hopes down and insist on treatment as you are entitled to it. Heres a few links that may help you get some information on this cancer the third one is the John Hopkins institute
      oops, forgot my email addy s_240176@yahoo.co.uk

  14. QUESTION:
    My only family is my 15 yo daughter. Just been told I've got pre-cancer ulsers. Laid off, No Ins. WWUD now?

    • ANSWER:
      The following is imformative to a high degree and should be shared with all your friends and/or others suspecting that they have cancer.

      Subject: Cancer news from Johns Hopkins

      AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO "TRY" AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.
      Cancer Update from John Hopkins:

      1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cellsbecause they have not reached the detectable size.

      2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

      3. When the person's immune system is strong, the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

      4. When a person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

      5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

      6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

      7. Radiation, while destroying cancer cells, also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

      8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However, prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

      9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation, the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

      10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

      11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

      CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

      a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder.
      By cutting off sugar, it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells . Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's amino or sea salt.

      b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk, cancer cells are being starved.

      c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.
      A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

      d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.
      About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells, try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

      e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.
      Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water: It is best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

      12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic build-up.

      13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat, it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cellsand allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

      14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Florssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

      15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and pos

  15. QUESTION:
    Is pernicious anemia hereditary?
    I need to know because of a book I'm writing

    =]

    • ANSWER:
      Here is some more info for you

      Pernicious anemia is caused by a lack of intrinsic factor, a substance needed to absorb vitamin B12 from the gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the formation of red blood cells.

      Anemia is a condition where red blood cells are not providing adequate oxygen to body tissues. There are many types and causes of anemia. See also: Anemia .

      Pernicious anemia is a type of megaloblastic anemia .

      Alternative Names:
      Macrocytic achylic anemia; Congenital pernicious anemia; Juvenile pernicious anemia; Vitamin B12 deficiency (malabsorption)

      Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
      Intrinsic factor is a protein that helps the body absorb vitamin B12. When stomach secretions do not have enough intrinsic factor, vitamin B12 is not absorbed well. This results in pernicious anemia and other problems related to low levels of vitamin B12.

      Nerve and blood cells need vitamin B12 to function properly, so deficiency can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath, tingling sensations, difficulty walking, and diarrhea.

      Other causes of low levels of intrinsic factor (and thus of pernicious anemia) include atrophic gastric mucosa, autoimmunity against gastric parietal cells, and autoimmunity against intrinsic factor.

      Absence of intrinsic factor itself is the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency. Intrinsic factor is produced by cells in the stomach. In adults, the inability to make intrinsic factor can be the result of chronic gastritis or the result of surgery to remove the stomach. The onset of the disease is slow and may take decades.

      Very rarely, infants and children are born lacking the ability to produce effective intrinsic factor. This form of congenital (born with) pernicious anemia is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder (you need a defective gene from each parent to get it). Most often, however, pernicious anemia and other forms of megaloblastic anemia in children results from other causes of vitamin B12 deficiency or other vitamin deficiencies.

      Although a form of the disease can occur in children, pernicious anemia usually does not appear before age 30. The average age at diagnosis is 60. In fact, one recent study revealed that nearly 2% of individuals over 60 have pernicious anemia. Slightly more women than men are affected. The disease occurs in all racial groups, but occurs most often in people of Scandinavian or Northern European descent.

      Risk factors include a family history of pernicious anemia, Scandinavian or Northern European descent, and a history of autoimmune endocrine disorders. Pernicious anemia is seen in association with some autoimmune endocrine diseases such as type 1 diabetes, hypoparathyroidism , Addison's disease , hypopituitarism , testicular dysfunction, Graves disease , chronic thyroiditis , myasthenia gravis , secondary amenorrhea, and vitiligo .

      In addition to pernicious anemia, other causes of vitamin B12 deficiency include:

      Nutrition (strict vegetarians without B12 supplementation, poor diet in infant, or poor maternal nutrition during pregnancy)
      Infection (intestinal parasites, bacterial overgrowth)
      Gastrointestinal disease [stomach removal surgery, celiac disease (sprue), Crohn's disease]
      Drugs (colchicine, neomycin, tuberculosis treatment with para amino salicylic acid)
      Metabolic disorders (methylmalonic aciduria, homocystinuria)

      Megaloblastic anemia - view of red blood cells

      Review Date: 10/31/2005
      Reviewed By: William Matsui, MD, Assistant Professor of Oncology, Division of Hematologic Malignancies, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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  16. QUESTION:
    Will you please pray?
    My uncle was just diagnosed with cancer. We don't have all the results but it sounds like it has spread. He knows the Lord but he is fallen. Please pray for his salvation and a miraculous healing. Thank you and God Bless.
    Thank you brothers and sisters for your prayer and kindness. God bless each of you.

    • ANSWER:
      I will be more than glad to pray for your uncle, for his healing, and his salvation.

      here are some things that you might both be interested in.

      Subject: Cancer Info

      AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (TRY
      THE KEY WORD) AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO
      TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .

      Cancer Update from John Hopkins

      1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not
      show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few
      billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more
      cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests
      are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the
      detectable size.

      2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's
      lifetime

      3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be
      destroyed and prevented
      from multiplying and forming tumors.

      4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple
      nutritional deficiencies. These
      could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

      5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and
      including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

      6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and
      also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,
      gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver,
      kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

      7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and
      damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

      8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce
      tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not
      result in more tumor destruction.

      9 When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and
      radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence
      the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and
      complications.

      10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and
      become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause
      cancer cells to spread to other sites.

      11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by
      not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

      CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

      a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one
      important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like
      NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is
      harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses
      but only in very small amounts . Table salt has a chemical added to
      make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea
      salt.

      b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
      gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and
      substituting with unsweetened Soya milk cancer cells are being starved.

      c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is
      acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than
      beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones
      and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

      d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds,
      nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline
      environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh
      vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and
      reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
      growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy
      cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including
      bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes
      are destroyed at
      temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

      e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.Green tea
      is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best
      to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy
      metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

      12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive
      enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified
      and leads to more toxic buildup.

      13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from
      or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls
      of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the
      cancer cells.

      14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssen
      ce,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the
      body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like
      vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the
      body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded
      cells.

      15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and
      positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger,
      unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic
      environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to
      relax and enjoy life.

      16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising
      daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular
      level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer
      cells.

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