Rectum-Liver Cancer: Part 3: Eat anything you like, you die faster!

 

Kanker-Usus Hati 3: Makan apapun yang kamu suka, mati lebih cepat!

In our discussion with Jasmine’s daughter and son-in-law, I related the story of one of our patients. He was a 79-year-old Datuk — an educated man of high standing. Let’s call him Peter. He came with his brother who was a minister in the government.  He had cancer in his colon that had spread extensively to his liver.

Peter refused further medical treatment in spite of the seriousness of his illness. According to him: I would not be able to endure all these treatments. Presented with such a situation, what could I do?

There were two realities we must face in this case.

  • One, there was a tumour in the rectum and this had not been removed. It was almost blocking the passage way. I pointed out to Peter, if the tumour grew bigger and block the passage of stools then he would be done. Peter understood the message. But he was told by his doctor that even if he was to go for an operation, his life could be prolonged by another three to four months only. Peter categorically told me he would not want to go through the hassle. Okay, this was my bargain with him. Take the herbs and change your diet and lifestyle and if the stools become smaller and smaller (meaning the passage way is blocked) then he has no choice but to go for surgery.  There is nothing much I can do to help if this happened.
  • Problem number two is obviously more serious. The cancer had spread to his liver. I make it clear to Peter that no one on earth can cure liver cancer (for that matter any cancer!).

We prescribed herbs to Peter. Surprisingly he got better. I often called me over the phone. One time he asked if he could continue to enjoy his cigar after dinner. He said he had “sacrificed” enough forgoing all his favourite food when he was invited out for dinners. Then he wanted to know if he could still drink his wine since he had a good collection of wine at home. To that I remember saying, No – why don’t you have just give those wine to your friends. He answered, But you know each bottle cost a few thousand ringgit. 

Once Peter called me to say that according to his niece who is a medical specialist,  it was dangerous not to remove the tumour in his colon. The tumour would grow bigger and bigger and eventually  block the passage way. According to theory or textbook knowledge the tumour will grow if not removed but my experience shows that with herbs and change of diet, this does not necessarily happen!

I asked, But can you pass your stools? Are the stools getting smaller and smaller? He answered, No. Then I said, In that case the tumour has not grown in size yet. We can still wait – but of course you can go for surgery if you like. So we waited. Six months passed and Peter was still alright – no problem of blockage.

About nine months later, I got a phone call from his brother.  I was told that Peter was not doing well. His stomach was bloated and he felt uneasy and had no strength, etc. Without hesitation, I asked: What did your brother eat the past few days? The brother replied: I was told he ate pulut laced with sugar and salted fish. Not long after this, Peter died.

There are two lessons that we can learn from this story.

One, if the cancer has already spread, from the rectum to the liver, what good is surgery unless the tumour has blocked the passageway. In this case, Jasmine was able to move her bowels without any problem. You may wish to ask if what Jasmine underwent was the best option?

Two, learn that: What you eat is important. If you want to get well, you need to refrain from “bad food.” You cannot eat anything you like!

After hearing this, Jasmine’s son-in-law was eager to tell me his story too.

From the internet, the family learned that the chances of Jasmine surviving her cancer is extremely low. So all the family members had come to term with this and adopt this attitude: Let her eat what she wants to eat. Although the son-in-law did not agree with this he could not do anything. So there was tension in the family about Jasmine’s diet.

The daughter said, Even the doctor said my mother can eat anything — no pantang.

Last week they were all in a shopping mall in Medan. The son-in-law said, She does not like shopping.But she likes eating. So she ate laksa, koay teow and rojak. My mother-in-law became so ill that she had to be rushed to the hospital after that.

So it goes again. The same old story being played over and over again!

So I told Jasmine’s daughter and son-in-law. If she is not going to take care of her diet, then there is no point taking our herbs. It would just a wasted effort. If you don’t want to take care of your diet, you die faster. It is as simple as that. And if I know that my patients go back to their old eating habits after being well, I would not want to see them again. I am just fed up. I can help with the cancer, but I know I cannot change human being.

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Over the years dealing with cancer patients, I have come to accept that we cannot help everyone. We can only help those who want to help themselves. I often tell patients:  If you can eat, can sleep, can move around and have no pain – what else do you want? Each day, learn to be grateful for what you are. 

Unfortunately not all patients have that virtue. Once they feel well, they will demand to eat what they like! Unfortunately most patients have to pay a heavy penalty after that. Click this link: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/category/diet-nutrition/, and pick your story!

To me, the secret of happiness in life is to cultivate a sense of gratitude.

  • Be grateful for what we are.
  • Be thankful for what we have and what we are blessed with.

This virtue on its own breeds a sense of contentment and satisfaction in life. That is healing. We learn to live with the cancer but at the same time we live in peace with ourselves.

 

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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Problems after taking Nasi Kebuli / Biryani rice!

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In my earlier posting, I have written the story of Yan, a 36-year-old Indonesian lady who had breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy. The cancer had spread to various lymph nodes and possibly to the bones (?).

Yan was asked to undergo follow-up treatments — chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy. The total cost would come to about RM 200,000 — something any ordinary 36-year-Indonesian could ill afford.

https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2016/05/18/surgery-and-chemotherapy-did-not-cure-their-breast-cancer-equally-a-big-mistake/

When Yan came to seek our help she was feeling miserable. She had backache which came on and off. Due to the pain, she could not sleep. She had stomach wind which caused nausea and sometime vomiting.

To our surprise, after taking the Pain Tea for a day, Yan said she felt well — no more pain. We felt so happy for her. Yan was doing well with our herbs.

Eight months later, Yan’s husband came to seek our help again. He came with a list of his wife’s problems.

Chris: Did she take care of her diet?

Husband: Yes.

C: She was well for so many months, then what happened?

H: In early December 2016, she started to have stomach discomfort. Here is a list of her complaints.

  1. Nausea and vomiting, at that time she sweated a lot.
  2. Pain on the right side of the abdomen, where the liver is.
  3. Backache.
  4. Fatigue.
  5. Liver area felt bloated or full.
  6. Black stools.
  7. Tea-coloured urine in early morning but was clear for the rest of the day.
  8. Pain that radiated to the back.
  9. Most serious problem is pain in the liver area that radiated to the back.
  10. No swelling of abdomen, hand or leg.

C: Before December, she had no problem. Now, tell me what did she ate in early December?

H: She ate “nasi kebuli” and that started the problems.

C: What rice is that?

H: Something like nasi briani.

C: That could be the problem. There was one lady patient of mine. She ate nasi biyani in the late afternoon. At 6 p.m. she was in severe pain and landed in the hospital. The doctor wanted to chemo her, thinking that the cancer had spread aggressively. Her husband called me. I told him to refuse chemo but just flush her stomach! She was in the hospital for almost a week and was well again (without any chemo!). So I know that such food is a “no, no”. Let me ask you again, BEFORE she ate nasi kebuli was she okay?

H: She was okay before that.

C: So, what did you do when she had the problems?

H: We went to see an internist and did an USG.

C: Okay, now I understand. According to the USG, there are some tumours in her liver. Meaning that cancer had spread. So when she ate oily food, she will end up with such problems — feeling bloated, etc.

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This is one sad experience which can be expected of most cancer patients. After they are well, they forget what we teach them about food. They start to eat what they like and they end up with problems like this!

Healing cancer is about changing human attitude! Which is really hard to do!

I am curious what nasi kebuli is. So here is the information from the internet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasi_kebuli).

Nasi kebuli is made by cooking rice soaked in goat meat broth with milk or coconut milk instead of water. The goat meat is later cooked and mixed with sauteed spice mixture in ghee oil. The spice mixture is made from ground garlicshallotgingerblack epperclovecoriandercarawaycardamomcinnamonnutmeg and ghee. Then the goat meat and spices are boiled together with half cooked rice in milk until completely cooked.

Nasi kebuli is usually served with asinan nanas (pineapple in spicy and sour sauce) or sometimes also topped with sambal goreng hati (cow liver in spicy sambal sauce) and sprinkled with raisins.

Nasi kebuli was influenced by Arab culture and its origin can be traced to Middle eastern cuisine, especially Yemeni Arabian influence (Mandi rice), and also Indian cuisine influence (Biryani rice). Nasi kebuli also popular in cities with significant Arab descendants, such as JakartaSurabayaSurakarta and Gresik.

It goes without having to say much that if cancer patients eat this kind of food, they are just inviting problems. So to stay healthy and well is your choice!

 

 

 

Brain Cancer: Amazing Healing After a Week on CA Care Therapy. Then Bad Food Made Thing Worse Again

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Just a week ago, both Z’s father and mother came to see us because Z had a brain tumour — a glioblastoma. They wanted to try our therapy instead of radiotherapy. Her story was posted earlier: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2016/10/26/brain-cancer-glioblastoma/

One week on our herbs, Z and her mother came to see us. It was a big surprise indeed.  Z seemed to have “recovered” and appeared okay and well. I could not believe that Z would recover that fast.

Chris: After the installed the shunt in your head, you here discharged and went home. How long were you at home before you came to see us?

Mother: She was at home for about a week.

C: While at home that week, how was your condition? Well and healthy as this morning?

Z: No. I am much better now.

M: After taking the herbs for about two days she started to improve. She felt better. Now, you see she can smile and talk to you. Before taking the herbs, she would not even want to talk to anyone and would not smile!

C: How was her condition while at home that week — any pain?

Z: Yes, some pain.

M: She was always drowsy. Slept for a while, then woke up for a while and then went to sleep again. Now, she can go shopping already!

I am really glad to be able to help Z to get well. Praise God the All Mighty for this wonderful blessing! But then, will this blessing last? It all depends on you — the patient! Most often, patients get sick again after believing that they are already well. That’s human nature!

After one week of an apparent good health, Z’s father came to our centre and reported that this morning Z had problem again, like before. My question was, What did you do wrong, a day or two before this? Go home and ask. Find out what had happened. In the meantime Z should take Pain Tea.

A week later, Z and both her parents came to our centre.

Chris: Now, tell me what did you do wrong last week? What did you eat a day or two before the problem cropped up?

Mother: I cooked Thai Fragrant Rice. She ate that. She took it for dinner. Then in the night she started to have problems — dizziness of her head like before.

C: Given a scale of 0 to 10, what would give to this situation?

M: About 2.5 (out of 10).

C: I gave the Pain Tea. And you took that?

M: Her problem started to improve after taking the Pain Tea. Now, she is back to about 7.5 — not yet fully recovered yet, like before. She is a bit slow and still finding difficulty talking normally.

C: At first I thought the shunt that they installed in her head could be blocked. But from what you told me, it could not be the cause of her problem. Why don’t you go back to the doctor and ask him about this. But for me,  I think the problem is the food! I don’t know what chemicals they use to make the rice fragrant! I have not eaten this kind of rice before too. And this is something you have not eaten before, why do you want her to eat something that you have not eaten before?

M: We pity her, so I thought she should eat this special rice.

Chris: Well, we like to pity people, but by our ignorance we  can also kill people.

As I am writing this story. I receive an email from another brain cancer patient who is now blind after his surgery and radiotherapy. Since the past few weeks, he had been on our therapy and his health improved tremendously. Then I received this email.

Hello Prof .. Apa Kabar ??

Prof  Malam tadi Brother saya Kejang , kemudian Mata Sebelah Kanan Agak sedikit Berat , Dan Jahitan Di Kepala Bekas Oprasi Agak sedikit Sakit Prof.

(Hello Prof .. how are you?? Prof yesterday my brother had fits, his right eye felt heavy. He had pain at the operation stitches on his head )

My reply: Makan apa yang salah —- 1 atau 2 hari ini —- Buat apa yang salah?

(What wrong food did you eat, 1 or 2 days before this. What did you do wrong?)

Makan ikan goreng pakai minyak Wijen dan Beras ketan.

(Ate fried fish using sesame oil and glutinous rice)

Note: Just a week ago, this same brother wrote to ask if the patient can eat pizza or not! My answer, NO!

There it goes, another silly mistake! Just madness that patients and his/her caregivers don’t seem to be able to learn. Let me share with you another story. There was this lung cancer man who ate durian at about 3 p.m. By 6 p.m. he landed in the ICU of one hospital. A CT scan showed there was nothing wrong with him, although he was breathless. The doctor told the son, The problem could be due to the durian! Did he expect the CT scan to show a durian in this man this man’s lung? Many patients died after eating durian — that much I can say! One patient died after eating salted fish and glutinous rice laced with sugar!

Some educated minds want to ask what proof do I have to say that it is the food that caused the problem? Where is the research data to make up my conclusion? Anecdotes are not acceptable evidence in science. Well, there is no need for me to dwell in that.  The proof is there! You see it  and you can experience it! If you don’t believe what I say try to repeat your stupidity and see what happens.

 

 

 

Lymphoma Part 3: Digging my own grave with my folk and spoon!

Lymphoma Part 1: Eighty-percent-cure-rate-chemo Failed. No to Bone Marrow Transplant. I don’t want to die before my parents. 

Lymphoma Part 2: Healing in Progress After Two months on CA Care Therapy. Full of fear. But you would not die in December! 

Lymphoma Part 3:  Digging my own grave with my fork and spoon!

 

Forty-two-year-old Daisy had 6 cycles of chemo for her peripheral T-cell lymphoma. The treatment failed to cure her. The cancer relapsed 6 months after completion of her chemotherapy. She was asked to undergo more chemo and bone marrow transplantation. She refused and opted for CA Care Therapy instead. One year on, Daisy said she was not so worried about her cancer but her diet caused her much distress. I want to eat! 

Listen to this video.

 

Chris: The only thing that you cannot do is eat any “rubbish” that you like. Is that okay?

Daisy: Hm, hm. I have been tolerating this. I cannot help it. But sometimes I had the urged of wanting to eat …

C: Do you think one day, you would just say: Never mind la — eat and die, that’s okay.

D: Especially when I watched the cooking program on Astro … I felt like I wanted to eat and die, it’s okay.

C: You are already one year and you are not getting worse?

D: But I have been tolerating the food. During Christmas and Chinese New Year (CNY) everyone was eating …turkey, etc. and I could not eat. You know, I cried. They can eat but I cannot eat. I stayed home and cried.

C: So your main concern now is not cancer anymore? Now, food is more important? You worry about your food.

D: When people are alive, they want to eat (anything).

C: The last time when you came, you were so worried that you would die because of your cancer. Now do you still think that you are going to die?

D: No! I know I can live. Last time I was so worried that probably when I go to sleep I would not wake up the next morning.

C:  Ha, ha, is it not better (to die that way)? So today you go to sleep, you know that you would wake up?

D: I know, I know ( I can wake up).

Chinese New Year is coming – be careful with your diet!

C: Chinese New Year is coming. Don’t go and start eating “rubbish” ah.

D: Already two years I cannot eat. Since 2012 until now (2015) cannot eat, you know!

C: But you were supposed to die within four months! Now you’re well — you are healthy, you are okay. What do you want some more?

D: I want to eat. Eat first before I die.

C: Okay, if you want to eat, go and eat a lot. Eat a lot. To eat a piece of chicken and die … not worth it. It’s stupid. Eat a lot and then die. That’s okay.

D: I want to dig my own grave with my fork and spoon.

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D: For two years, I never eat ….

C: What did you eat (during the Chinese New Year, 2015)?

D: I ate 2 kampung chicken eggs .. twice .. some CNY cookies … chocolates .. not much,  plus fish. After that …

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C: When you came home after eating all these …  any problem? Itchy?

D: No.

C: Before you ate all these, did you have such problem?

D:  No such problem. About one month after taking these CNY food this problem happened. I felt itchy and I started to scratch.

C:  And until today?

D: Yes, it’s already one and half months. It takes a long time to heal. Before I had cancer it was easy to heal.

C: Food is important. If they say you eat anything you like — that’s not true.

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All patients who come to seek our help are always told: Apart from taking the herbs, you have to take care of your diet. You cannot eat anything you like. We would also want to remind everyone, if you can’t take care of your diet, there is not point coming to see us. We would not be able to help you. This is because food  ….

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The unhappiness expressed by Daisy in this case, is understandable. Most patients would not want to change. The moment they get well — when they don’t feel that they are going to die anymore  — they will come with all the excuses for wanting to forget what we tell them about food.

One classical example that came to mind now is the case of an Indonesia lady who had lymphoma. She underwent chemotherapy and almost died from the treatment. After the treatment the cancer recurred. There was a hard swelling on her cheek. She was asked to undergo more chemotherapy. She was not prepared to accept that anymore.  She told us that she prayed that God would grant her the strength to come and see Chris Teo in Penang. Then if she died after that she would be satisfied. We took care of this lady for three years and she was well. The swelling in her cheek was gone. Then, the “monster within” started to awaken. She told us that she had been taking the herbs for so long. It caused much strain on her children, etc., etc. We knew what her real problem was! We also knew that if the heart would not want to change there is nothing we can do to help.

Later, we were told she went to Singapore for a holiday. Ate  …. (we did not know what). After she came home to Jakarta, her stomach became bloated. That was when she wrote us for help. Our answer was: Go to the doctor and ask for help. She had chemotherapy. After the second shot of chemo, she died.

This is another lymphoma case. This story is beyond our comprehension. TL was a 59-year-old man. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in September 2012. Like the Indonesian lady above, he had surgery to remove part of his stomach. He was subsequently asked to undergo chemotherapy which he declined.

He came to seek our help in October 2012. From the very beginning we explained to TL that it would be futile to take our herbs without taking care of his diet. In short, he must eat rightly and under no circumstances take junk food.

On many visits, TL asked us about what food to eat and what food not to eat,  giving us the impression that he was eating right!

About 8 months later, TL suffered a relapse.  It shocked us to learn that all along TL had been pretending and  “cheating” on himself as far as his diet was concerned.  Listen to his “confession” that day (4 November 2013).

A few days after this “confession”, TL checked into the hospital, underwent medical procedures and died while in the hospital.
Why did he play such a game and cheated himself?  We cannot understand.

One outstanding lymphoma case is that of Devi. She had radiotherapy and was well. But about a year later, her cancer recurred. She was asked to go for chemotherapy.  She had chemo but at the same time started to take herbs and change her diet and lifestyle. From 1998 to this day (2015) Devi stayed on course and is extremely well.

https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2011/07/05/the-story-of-devi-a-lady-lawyer-about-40-years-old-afflicted-by-non-hodgkin%E2%80%99s-lymphoma/

Chris: Why were you on morphine?

Devi: Because I was in pain. The moment I consumed food, I had very severe pain. I was lying in the hospital for two weeks until one day I went berserk because I had an overdose of morphine…I was not getting any better. I discharged myself (from the hospital)….I went to a clinic that practised chelation therapy and the doctor asked me what sort of diet I was on? I was told to stop taking solid food and to go on fruits, vegetables, semi-solids and fluids. Within two days on the recommended diet, the pain was gone. 

C: Did you take any other medication? 

D: No. I was only on the diet, no medication whatsoever. I was on fruits, vegetables and semi-solids. Within a month, my digestive system was back to normal. 

C: After the radiation, you thought you were cured. Did you go back to your old diet? 

Yes, I went back to my old lifestyle. I forgot about the fruit juices. I had a relapse of the cancer, this time in the abdominal region.

The doctor said radiation was out. I went for six cycles of chemotherapy. 

Devi came to seek our help and was well. 

C: What about your diet?

D: I am more of a vegetarian now, I keep off red meat and sea food except for fish. I eat fruits and vegetables. 

C: Some people say that if I cannot take my favourite food, life if not worth living. What is your comment to that ? 

D: What I have to say to those people is, life is worth more than just your favourite food. It is a very small sacrifice to make. Life is much more that just food. 

C: You were a meat eater before and now you are a vegetarian. Many people say that if you don’t eat meat, you have no strength. What have you got to say about that? 

D: No, not really. In fact, I feel much healthier now that I cut meat out of my diet. I have not lost energy at all. 

Patients, you have a choice — to live or to die. If you wish to live, CHANGE — your lifestyle and your diet.

The choice is yours!

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A Great Pioneer of Nutrition – Prosecuted and Forgotten: Dr. Royal Lee

Do you know who Dr. Royal Lee is? No? I understand. I have never heard of his name either, until a few days ago! Let me share with you what I have read about this great man.

Dr. Royal Lee was the pioneer researcher in the field of whole food vitamins. When Dr. Royal Lee died in 1967, he was hailed as the greatest nutritionist of the 20th century. Yet today his name and work go largely unknown. This is no coincidence. Dr. Lee’s basic message—that the ultimate cause of most modern disease is malnutrition brought on by industrially produced foods—threatened some of our country’s mightiest institutions. These powers actively suppressed Dr. Lee’s message. Dr. Lee would spend his life fighting this suppression. http://www.drroyallee.com/

Lee’s views put him at odds not just with organized medicine and the FDA but also with the food manufacturing industry.  His work threatened the security of these commercial interests.  Due to their prompting (and lobbying monies), governmental agencies like the FDA were assigned to discredit him. Throughout his life, Dr. Lee would endure perpetual legal prosecution and character assassination at the hands of these governmental agencies.  Fortunately for us, Lee did not back down from telling the truth; no matter the cost.  With Americans increasingly consuming heavily processed foods, he carried on his work in spite of the constant lawsuits.  It is easy to find those still vilifying his work online.

Ask anyone who has done it, battling the government and their infinitely deep pockets is almost impossible.  Unfortunately, Dr. Lee lost a lawsuit with the FDA in 1962 and was ordered to stop accompanying his food supplements with literature describing their therapeutic value.  He was also forced to destroy all the educational nutritional literature produced by his companies that the government deemed “misleading.”  Within five years, at age 72, Dr. Lee died from a stress-induced stroke. http://www.doctorschierling.com/blog/the-forgotten-genius-of-dr-royal-lee

Let us reflect on some of the ideas of Dr. Lee

One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedence of chemical therapy over nutrition. It’s a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation — Dr. Royal Lee, 1951

 Candy, all white sugar and its products, and white flour, including its products such as macaroni, spaghetti, crackers, etc., should be absolutely barred from the diet of the child. All these are energy-producing foods that contain no building materials for the body. The consequences of their toleration are susceptibility to infections, enlarged tonsils, carious teeth, unruly dispositions, stunted growth, rickets, maldevelopment, and very often permanent damage to many organs of the body (especially the endocrine glands) that depend on the vitamin supply for their normal function and development — Dr. Royal Lee, 1938., 1938 

Sugar and flour are the first things to throw out in the diet because they are pure calories and don’t contribute anything but fat to the body. Starch goes into fat. Sugar goes into fat. If you want to fatten a pig what do you give them? You feed them a lot of corn, cornstarch — Royal Lee – 1955 

We have drifted into this deplorable position of national malnutrition quite inadvertently. It is the result of scientific research with the objective of finding the best ways to create foods that are non-perishable that can be made by mass production methods in central factories, and distributed so cheaply that they can sweep all local competition from the market. Then, after these develops a suspicion that these “foods” are inadequate to support life, modern advertising steps in to propagandize the people into believing that there is nothing wrong with them, that they are products of scientific research intended to afford a food that is the last word in nutritive value, …and the confused public is totally unable to arrive at any conclusion of fact, and continues to blindly buy the rubbish that is killing them off years ahead of their time —  Dr. Royal Lee June 1943 

In countries where ‘civilized,’ adulterated foods are not used, there is no cancer, no tuberculosis, no pneumonia, no heart disease, no diabetes, no arthritis to speak of…It seems that only a liberal use of white flour and white sugar can cause the extraordinarily high death rate so obvious wherever these foods are common — Dr. Royal Lee, 1958 

A vitamin is: … a working process consisting of the nutrient, enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants, and trace minerals activators  – Royal Lee “What Is a Vitamin?” Applied Trophology, Aug. 1956

Vitamins are not individual molecular compounds.   Vitamins are biological complexes.   They are multi-step biochemical interactions whose action is dependent upon a number of variables within the biological terrain.   Vitamin activity only takes place when all conditions are met within that environ-ment, and when all co-factors and components of the entire vitamin complex are present and working together.   Vitamin activity is even more than the sum of all those parts; it also involves timing. Vitamins cannot be isolated from their complexes and still perform their specific life functions within the cells.   When isolated into artificial commercial forms, like ascorbic acid, these purified synthetics act as drugs in the body. They are no longer vitamins, and to call them such is inaccurate.

“The Lee Principle of Nutrition states that a vitamin as it appears in nature is never a single chemical, but rather it is a group of interdependent compounds that form a ‘nutrient complex’ so intricate that only a living cell can create it. And just as no single component of a watch keeps time, no single compound in a vitamin complex accounts for the vitamin’s nutritive effect in the body. Only through whole, unprocessed foods can the synergistic effect of a true vitamin be delivered.” — Mark R. Anderson 

“No structure can be any better than its foundation.  Good nutrition is the foundation of health.  What we eat today becomes our body of tomorrow.  The mysterious ailments we develop by reason of carelessness in choosing our food is the inevitable result of our trying to make something out of nothing.  Heart disease, arthritis, cancer, tooth decay, pyorrhea all appear to be end results of our own carelessness and neglect to eat honest food.” 

“The American people have been humbugged into digging their graves with their own teeth!” – Dr. Royal Lee

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Medicinal Mushrooms: Are they any good?

My grandmother used to collect mushrooms that grew out of the ground. She would cook it and I had a chance to eat it. That was when I was a young boy. I also learned that we just cannot collect and eat any mushroom from the wild — it could be poisonous and some people die because of eating the poisonous mushrooms. That was all that I knew about mushroom.

When I grew up and was teaching in the University, I made many visits to Japan. There I used to see people selling mushrooms by the roadside around the railway station. I was told this was expensive but delicious to eat. I did not buy it even though I cooked my own meals while in Japan.

After my retirement from the university, my wife and I visited China. On one of our visits, we went to the northwestern part of Fujian province. On the first night at Wuyishan we ate many kinds of mushroom for dinner. I was amazed how delicious these mushrooms were. As a botanist, I was even more amazed at the many species of mushrooms that they had to offer. In the shops, they sell many, many types of dried mushrooms. I was impressed and up to this day I said to myself, if I can, I would like to go back to Wuyishan again to take a closer look at these mushrooms.

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Last year, 2014, I crossed path with mushrooms again when my daughter brought home two books on mushroom; Medicinal Mushrooms by Christopher Hobbs and Healing Mushrooms by Georges Halpern.  Well, this time I was hooked! I spent many months reading about mushrooms and their medical benefits.

While surfing the internet, I stumbled into a website by Dr. Alla Kiroshka from New Zealand, http://medimushrooms.com/info/about-dr-alla_11  She has a very interesting personal experience to share with us.

Alla was born in Moldova, one of the ex-Soviet Union republics. In 1983, Alla became a qualified Medical Doctor (M.D.) specialising in Facial-Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Alla wrote:  

Despite my love for surgery and my skill in the operating room, fate had other plans for me. After a good few years of being in practice, I developed an allergic condition that prevented me from continuing my career as a surgeon. 

Though I had access to the very best medical doctors and resources, traditional medicine failed me. No one could pinpoint what exactly I was allergic to and none of the usual treatments were working. 

I became so ill that I spent most of my days in bed. I had tremendous difficulty walking and talking. It got to the point that I was finding it very hard to breathe. I could feel my life slowly slipping away from me. 

Then, a family friend – professor of medicine in China – learned of my condition and suggested that I try some medicinal mushrooms since traditional allergy treatments were not working for me. He recommended three varieties of medicinal mushrooms – Reishi, Maitake and Shiitake. 

Unfortunately, these products were not available in the Soviet Union, and it was not possible to obtain them via the usual channels. So, our family friend devised an innovative way to get them to me. 

One day I received a package from him in the mail. It was a 500-page medical reference book. When I opened it, what I initially assumed to be dust flew out of the pages. However, I quickly realised that this was no ordinary ‘dust’ – it was the powdered version of the recommended mushrooms. No instructions had come with the powdered medicinal mushrooms. So, I devised my own dosages and began taking them. 

Within 2 or 3 days, I started seeing small improvements – my appetite and strength were returning. By day 10, I was up and about. The results I was experiencing were nothing short of miraculous! Each day the symptoms were diminishing and eventually were totally gone. 

Today, many years later, medicinal mushrooms are a regular part of my health regimen. The benefits are so great that I have no desire to stop taking them. 

From Being Healed to Helping Others:  Rather than return to the operating theatre, I decided to pursue another lifelong dream of mine – having my own business. In 1990, I started one of the first privately owned medical enterprises (i.e. clinics) in Moldova. I began my research on medicinal mushrooms. Unfortunately, political restrictions continued to prevent me from being able to import them and share them with others. 

 I immigrated to South Africa, where I lived for over 15 years in magnificent Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain. It was there that I was finally able to realize my desire to help others experience the healing effects of medicinal mushrooms. After a visit to New Zealand in 2006, I fell in love with this beautiful country. So, in 2007, I moved there with my family …. opened Organic Health Centre in Christchurch where I offered health consultations and sold my line of medicinal mushrooms.

In life, I like to believe what others say or write about. But I would not swallow everything blindly. So for the past many days while writing this article, I have been eating many kinds of mushrooms! I made my own mushroom mix (powder) and added them into the fruit juice or soup for my breakfast. I cannot claim that they heal me of anything (because I am healthy!) but one thing I know they don’t kill me like what my grandmother told me some sixty years ago! Some patients are also taking them. Are they any good? We will know the answer very soon!

Let me quote what I have read.

In the introduction of his book, Christopher Hobbs wrote:

Mushrooms have been valued throughout the world as both food and medicine for thousands of years. Throughout the world, many people enjoy hunting for wild mushrooms, delighting in the variety of shapes, sizes and colours … In Japan, pushcart vendors on the streets still sell medicinal mushrooms to the average citizen who uses them to maintain health and protmote longevity. Some Japanese people have even been said to travel hundreds of miles in order to collect wild mushrooms. Likewise, for over 3,000 years the Chinese have used and revered many fungi (mushrooms) for their health giving properties, especially tonics for the immune system.

Georges Halpern, M.D., Ph.D. wrote in his book:

Many claims are made for medicinal mushrooms. Sometimes out of sheer enthusiasm and sometimes for commercial motives, authors make exagerated claims. A few of these claims border on the outlandish ….Throughout this book, I present scientific studies on medicinal mushrooms, their immune-modulating capabilities and their curative properties. Most of these studies were done in the East — in China, Korea and Japan. Western science has been slow to catch up to the benefits of medicinal mushrooms…. Some in the West have been quick to criticize scientific data from the East, but I believe that this criticism is unwarranted. No medicinal mushroom is cure-all and no mushroom can make the body unassailable to disease. What mushrooms can do is stimulate the immune response, giving a powerful boost to the functions of the body that are already in place for preventing and fighting disease. 

Mushrooms are excellent for your health ….Mushrooms can make you healthy in many different ways, but they do so chiefly by awakening the immune system and making it more alert…Mushrooms can promote good health by strengthening the immune system. Problems in the immune system come in two varieties. When the immune system is underactive, it make you susceptible to infections, cancer and other illness. When it is overactive, it may create allergies and autoimmune reactions. Autoimmune means the immune system is over stimulated and mistakenly attacks the body…. As more research has been conducted on medicinal mushrooms, it has become evident that some of them are immunoregulators, substances that can quiet or activate the immune system, depending on the particular circumstances.

In his book, Dr. Halpen presented fascinating facts and stories about healing mushrooms;

  1. Maitake or dancing mushroom. traditionally used in Japan as a tonic to boost the immune system and increase vitality … supposed to prevent cancer and high blood pressure…. ability to lower cholesterol levels. Beta-glucan from maitake may haveuse as an alternative therapy for prostate cancer. Maitake can help protect the liver against the effects of bad nutrition.
  2. Shiitake or forest mushroom. The Japanese Health & Welfare Ministry approved Lentinan (from shiitake) for treating many kinds of cancer. Lentinan triggers the production of T cells and natural killer cells. Lentinan is the third most widely prescribed anticancer drug in the world. LEM from shiitake is believed to be helpful against hepatitis B.
  3. Reishi or Lingzhi. This is the king of herbal medicines! Reishi is considered a tonic … used to treat a variety of ailments, including chronic fatigue syndrome and diabetes. It is believe to detoxify the liver and help cure hepatitis. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it is used to treat asthma, gastric ulcers, insomnia, arthritis and bronchitis. In Chinese art, reishi is a symbol of good health and long life. Chinese women take reishi for beutification of the skin. In Japan it finds its way into hair loss formulas.  Reishi inhibits angiogenesis (development and growth of blood vessels that feed the cancer) and is used for prostate cancer.
  4. Cordyceps. The wonders of Cordyceps have been known in China for at least 1,000 years …. a national medicinal treasure … used to increase energy and vitality. It is used to treat liver diseases, cancer, angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmias, bronchial problems, anemia, jaundice, infertility and sexual dysfunction.
  5. Agaricus or Mushroom of the God. This mushroom is from Brazil. In clinical studies, it seems that Agaricus polysaccharides can inhibit tumors from growing besides stimulating the white blood cells to kill malignant cells. Preliminary findings also show that Agaricus has a potential in treating inflammatory and allergic conditions.
  6. Trametes or Turkey Tails. The Japanese have long used this mushroom as a folk remedy for cancer. In Japan this is made into an anticancer drugs called Krestin.The drug is almost always prescribed to cancer patients who have had a tumour removed and are undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It is often prescribed for colon, lung, stomach and oesphageal cancer. In TCM it is used to treat lung infections, excess phlegm and hepatitis.
  7. Hericium or Lion’s Mane or Monkey Mushroom. In TCM it is prescribed for stomach disorders, ulcers and gastrointestinal ailments. Polyscaccharides from this mushroom may help against stomach, oesophageal and skin cancer. Extract of this mushroom has been shown to stimulate the immune system which in turn helped to control and reduce the burden of sarcoma tumour.
  8. Chaga. This is a mushroom from Poland, Siberia and North America. Chaga is a Russian folk remedy for cancers, including inoperable breast cancer, lip cancer, gastric, parotid gland, pulmonary, stomach, skin and rectal cancers and Hodgkin’s disease. Russians also use Chaga to treat ulcers and gastritis.

Below is a summary of what people say are the benefits of these mushrooms. Ask me if these mushrooms really have all the “magic” cures? I must admit, I don’t know. But I take the position that if you don’t try you will end up not knowing. If you don’t want to know, you will forever remain “under the coconut shell.”  If these mushrooms are not harmful or don’t kill you, then why not? I know one thing — I have been taking these mushrooms and I am still alive to write this article!

Documented to help in the following Cordyceps Reishi Maitake Agaricus
Anti-aging / longevity Yes Yes
Anti-inflammatory, decrease susceptibility to colds / flu Yes Yes
Anti-oxidant Yes Yes Yes
Circulatory problem Yes
Detoxification – chemical and heavy metal Yes
Diabetes Yes Yes Yes
Digestive problems Yes
Energy and vitality, endurance and stamina Yes Yes
Heart function Yes
Hepatitis  and Cirrhosis Yes Yes
Immune system – improves, modulates and regulate Yes Yes Yes Yes
Improve memory Yes
Insomnia / restful sleep Yes Yes
Kidney disease / function Yes
Liver –  detox and regeneration Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lower blood pressure Yes Yes Yes
Lower cholesterol Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lung: asthma & respiratory problems Yes Yes
Muscle strength Yes
Nerve function Yes
Osteoporosis Yes
Radiotherapy side effects Yes
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Yes
Sexual function for men Yes
Stomach disorder, ulcer, gastrointestinal (GI), Yes
Stress – emotional and physical, fatigue Yes Yes Yes
Weight loss / obesity Yes
For cancer Hepatitis, liver cirrhosis. Tumours, anti-angiogenesis, side effects of radiation, skin, liver Prostate, bladder, liver, adjunct to chemo. Liver, tumors, induce apoptosis, anti-angiogenesis, preventive.

 

Documented to help in the following Chaga Lion’s Mane Shiitake Turkey Tail
Acid reflex, IBS Yes
Allergy Yes
Alzheimer’s disease Yes
Anti-aging / longevity Yes
Anti-inflammatory, decrease susceptibility to colds / flu Yes Yes
Anti-oxidant Yes
Detoxification  – chemical and heavy metal Yes
Diabetes Yes Yes
Edema – water retention Yes
Energy and vitality, endurance and stamina Yes
Gum disease Yes
Hair loss Yes
Heart function Yes
Hepatitis  and Cirrhosis Yes Yes
Hormonal imbalance (menopause) Yes
Immune system – improves, modulates and regulate Yes Yes Yes
Improve memory Yes
Insomnia / restful sleep Yes
Kidney disease / function Yes
Kidney stone Yes
Liver –  detox and regeneration Yes
Lower blood pressure Yes Yes
Lower cholesterol Yes Yes Yes
Lung : asthma & respiratory problems Yes Yes
Lymph node- – swelling Yes
Muscle strength Yes
Nail – brittle, crack Yes
Nerve function – calm Yes
Pain – muscle, joints Yes
Psoriasis Yes
Radiotherapy side effects
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Yes
Skin injury / rashes Yes
Stomach disorder, ulcer, gastrointestinal (GI) Yes Yes
Stress – emotional and physical, fatigue Yes
Varicose veiin Yes
Weight loss / obesity Yes
For cancer Breast, uterus, ovary, cervix, prostate, lung, stomach, liver. bone, lymphatic, rectum, skin, melanoma, leukemia,  brain, spleen, thymus, parotid gland. Stomach, oesophagus, skin and sarcoma Anti-cancer drug in Japan. Production of T and natural killer cells. Product: LEM and lentinan Breast, stomach and oesophagus.Product: PSK (krestin) and  PSP.

 

 

Can we eat to starve cancer?

When you have cancer, you are told: Eat anything you like. Cancer has nothing to do with your diet!

And you believe that this a a great advice? Based on science facts or research?

Hang one, listen to Dr. William Li,  head of the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit that is re-conceptualizing global disease fighting.

Click this link:  http://www.ted.com/talks/william_li

This video has 3,286,376 hits. So don’t miss out. Listen to what a “real scientist” has got to tell you!

The following are some important points you may want to remember — check with your doctors if you like!

  1. There’s a medical revolution happening all around us, and it’s one that’s going to help us conquer some of society’s most dreaded conditions, including cancer. The revolution is called angiogenesis, and it’s based on the process that our bodies use to grow blood vessels.
  2. The human body is literally packed with them (blood vessels): 60,000 miles worth in a typical adult. End to end, that would form a line that would circle the earth twice. The smallest blood vessels are called capillaries; we’ve got 19 billion of them in our bodies. And these are the vessels of life, and, as I’ll show you, they can also be the vessels of death.
  3. We get most of these blood vessels when we’re actually still in the womb, And what that means is that as adults, blood vessels don’t normally grow. Except in a few special circumstances: In women, blood vessels grow every month to build the lining of the uterus; during pregnancy, they form the placenta, which connects mom and baby. And after injury, blood vessels actually have to grow under the scab in order to heal a wound.
  4. The body has the ability to regulate the amount of blood vessels that are present at any given time. It does this through an elaborate and elegant system of checks and balances, stimulators and inhibitors of angiogenesis.
  5. When we need a brief burst of blood vessels, the body can do this by releasing stimulators, proteins called angiogenic factors that act as natural fertilizer and stimulate new blood vessels to sprout. And when those excess vessels are no longer needed, the body prunes them back to baseline using naturally occurring inhibitors of angiogenesis.
  6. For a number of diseases, there are defects in the system where the body can’t prune back extra blood vessels or can’t grow enough new ones in the right place at the right time. And in these situations, angiogenesis is out of balance. When angiogenesis is out of balance, a myriad of diseases result … there are more than 70 major diseases affecting more than a billion people worldwide, that all look on the surface to be different from one another, but all actually share abnormal angiogenesis as their common denominator.
  7. Now I’m going to focus on cancer because angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer, every type of cancer … a tumor: dark, gray, ominous mass …. under the microscope, you can see hundreds of these brown staining blood vessels, capillaries that are feeding cancer cells, bringing oxygen and nutrients.
  8. But cancers don’t start out with a blood supply. They start out as small, microscopic nests of cells that can only grow to one half a cubic millimeter in size; that’s the tip of a ballpoint pen. Then they can’t get any larger because they don’t have a blood supply, so they don’t have enough oxygen or nutrients.
  9. In fact, we’re probably forming these microscopic cancers all the time in our body. Autopsy studies from people who died in car accidents have shown that about 40 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 50 actually have microscopic cancers in their breasts, about 50 percent of men in their 50s and 60s have microscopic prostate cancers, and virtually 100 percent of us, by the time we reach our 70s, will have microscopic cancers growing in our thyroid. Yet, without a blood supply, most of these cancers will never become dangerous.
  10. So the body’s ability to balance angiogenesis, when it’s working properly, prevents blood vessels from feeding cancers. And this turns out to be one of our most important defense mechanisms against cancer. In fact, if you actually block angiogenesis and prevent blood vessels from ever reaching cancer cells, tumors simply can’t grow up.
  11. But once angiogenesis occurs, cancers can grow exponentially. And this is actually how a cancer goes from being harmless to deadly. Cancer cells mutate and they gain the ability to release lots of those angiogenic factors, natural fertilizer, that tip the balance in favor of blood vessels invading the cancer. And once those vessels invade the cancer, it can expand, it can invade local tissues.
  12. So, if angiogenesis is a tipping point between a harmless cancer and a harmful one, then one major part of the angiogenesis revolution is a new approach to treating cancer by cutting off the blood supply. We call this antiangiogenic therapy, and it’s completely different from chemotherapy because it selectively aims at the blood vessels that are feeding the cancers.
  13. Now, obviously, antiangiogenic therapy could be used for a wide range of cancers. There’s 12 different drugs, 11 different cancer types. But the real question is: How well do these work in practice?
  14. I started asking myself, “Why haven’t we been able to do better?” And the answer, to me, is obvious; we’re treating cancer too late in the game, when it’s already established and, oftentimes, it’s already spread or metastasized. And as a doctor, I know that once a disease progresses to an advanced stage, achieving a cure can be difficult, if not impossible.
  15. So I went back to the biology of angiogenesis and started thinking: Could the answer to cancer be preventing angiogenesis, beating cancer at its own game so the cancers could never become dangerous?
  16. What could we be adding to our diet that’s naturally antiangiogenic, that could boost the body’s defense system and beat back those blood vessels that are feeding cancers? In other words, can we eat to starve cancer?

Well, the answer’s yes.

  1. So let me show you what happens when we put in an extract from red grapes. The active ingredient’s resveratrol, it’s also found in red wine. This inhibits abnormal angiogenesis by 60 percent. Here’s what happens when we added an extract from strawberries; it potently inhibits angiogenesis. And extract from soybeans. And here is a growing list of our antiangiogenic foods and beverages that we’re interested in studying.

So here are four different teas that we’ve tested. They’re all common ones: Chinese jasmine, Japanese sencha, Earl Grey and a special blend that we prepared. And you can see clearly that the teas vary in their potency from less potent to more potent. But what’s very cool is when we actually combined the two less potent teas together, the combination, the blend, is more potent than either one alone. This means there’s food synergy.

And here are the dietary factors going head to head against these drugs. You can see, they clearly hold their own and, in some cases, they’re more potent than the actual drugs. Soy, parsley, garlic, grapes, berries; I could go home and cook a tasty meal using these ingredients.

  1. Now, I’ve shown you a bunch of lab data, and so the real question is: What is the evidence in people that eating certain foods can reduce angiogenesis in cancer? Well, the best example I know is a study of 79,000 men followed over 20 years, in which it was found that men who consumed cooked tomatoes two to three times a week had up to a 50 percent reduction in their risk of developing prostate cancer. Now, we know that tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, and lycopene is antiangiogenic.

But what’s even more interesting from this study is that in those men who did develop prostate cancer, those who ate more servings of tomato sauce actually had fewer blood vessels feeding their cancer. So this human study is a prime example of how antiangiogenic substances present in food and consumed at practical levels can impact on cancer.

  1. If we’re right, it could impact on consumer education, food services, public health and even the insurance industry. For many people around the world, dietary cancer prevention may be the only practical solution because not everybody can afford expensive end-stage cancer treatments, but everybody could benefit from a healthy diet based on local, sustainable, antiangiogenic crops.
  2. Albert Szent-Gyorgi once said that, “Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking what no one has thought.” I hope I’ve convinced you that, for diseases like cancer, … there may be a great power in attacking their common denominator: angiogenesis. And that’s what I think the world needs now. Thank you.

BOOK REVIEW: THE FORSYTHE ANTI-CANCER DIET

AntiCAncer Diet

by Yeong Sek Yee & Khadijah Shaari

The author, Dr James Forsythe, MD, HMD is a board-certified medical oncologist and also a board-certified homeopath. In that capacity of an integrative oncologist, he serves as both a standard-medicine oncologist and also a homeopath capable of administering non-toxic and effective natural therapies that traditional doctors shun.

In his Century Wellness Clinic (http://www.centurywellness.com) in Reno, Nevada, Dr Forsythe introduces options, hope, healing and recovery in treating cancer. He integrates conventional and complementary treatments with proper nutrition playing a big role in his treatment of cancer patients at his clinic. Why does he place so much emphasis on nutrition? Here are some reasons:

  • The primary culprits in igniting most cancers are the foods we eat…the danger intensifies due to the contaminated environment loaded with excessive carcinogens, radiation and deadly chemicals.
  • What we choose to eat or to avoid ingesting play a critical role in overall recovery and for maintenance of good health.
  • Up to 70% of cancers are caused by inadequate diets or eating the wrong foods such as meals likely to generate free radicals or carcinogens.
  • What we consume in today’s fast-paced society contains extremely harmful chemicals.
  • Many patients had been wrongly led to believe by other medical professionals that standard chemotherapies or high-priced drugs were the only viable or potentially helpful treatments.

Dr Forsythe further lamented that “greedy, selfish and profit-oriented major pharmaceutical companies and the mainstream standard medical industry refrain from championing good nutrition to battle cancer. In fact, these entities only push expensive drugs–some of which are of questionable effectiveness and also poisonous chemotherapies, many of which are ineffective.” (Read Chapter 3 “Greedy Big Pharma Shuns Diet Benefits” and Chapter 4 “Some Standard Doctors Inflict Damage”).

According to Dr Forsythe’s vast experience in treating cancer patients, almost all allopathic physicians fail to tell cancer patients of the urgent need to have healthy diets to assist in their recovery particularly amid standard poisonous chemotherapy and radiation treatments. However, the diet recommendations in the Forsythe Anti-Cancer Diet are not something mysterious. A lot of the diet suggestions are shared by many other integrative doctors and oncologists as well as alternative/complementary practitioners. Some of Dr Forsythe’s dietary recommendations are:

  • Refrain from all simple sugars for life–no matter what type of cancer you have. Cancer essentially loves and thrives on–and even needs–sugars in order to survive and to thrive while ravaging the human body.
  • Avoid acidic foods–the disease thrives in acidic environments. Meat and a huge percentage of processed synthetic meals are acidic–such as chemical-laden foods like hot dogs, bacon, sugar-laden snacks, ice cream, candy, soft drinks and other foods that have been highly modified.
  • Junk food or extremely unhealthy highly processed microwaveable meals and snacks sold in plastic containers and wrappers.
  • Avoid all GMO/bioengineered foods. The ‘gut’ of the human body is not equipped to efficiently process bioengineered foods. Big food producers spray crops with dangerous cancer-causing chemicals or to cram meals with unnatural additives and preservatives during the processing phase.
  • Avoid refined wheat–today’s wheat has so many highly complex sugars that eating a single slice of wheat bread possesses far more sugars than a single candy bar.
  • Avoid drinking chlorinated water–an improperly functioning intestinal tract can prevent the body from absorbing adequate or necessary nutrients.
  • Eat fermented foods to strengthen the intestinal tracts–food like yogurts, probiotics, sauerkraut or kimchi.
  • Farm animals intended for eventual use as human food are fed new substances or medicines such as hormones and prescription antibiotics. When eating meat, people eventually get contaminated with these potentially cancerous substances.
  • Eat a variety of foods deemed to have antioxidant attributes that enable the body to fight or to remove free radicals (remember free radicals causes cancer).
  • Dangers of food preparation–grilling, barbecuing, overheating, frying of foods creates free radicals and carcinogens.
  • Eat food loaded with flavonoids–onions, berries, white/green tea, parsley, pulse, citrus fruits, etc.
  • Eat natural antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E, resveratrol and carotenoids.
  • Avoid all forms of “trans fats” also called “unsaturated fats” which is often blamed for generating free radicals that cause inflammation.
  • Increase intake of Omega-3 fatty acids such as oily fish, flaxseed and lots of vegetables.
  • The processing of many sweet-tasting foods often involves extremely dangerous mercury. This intensifies white sugar’s already-serious dangers. A good example is high-fructose corn syrup, which is an unnatural food found nowhere in nature. Multiplying the danger, the production (of HFCS) involves caustic soda that scientists admittedly call “mercury grade”. HFCS is used in all soda pop, canned soups, salad dressing, cereals, packaged and canned foods. So read the labels carefully.
  • Buy only organic produce–you’ll minimize the amount of toxins that your body needs to process.
  • Avoid fruits and vegetables that are intentionally exposed to radiation. Irradiation (so called “sterilization of food”) exposes these crops to “ionizing radiation” which is carcinogenic (Read our article “The Dark Side of Radiation Therapy” at the following link: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2014/05/24/the-dark-side-of-radiation-therapy/).
  • The eating of irradiated foods becomes tantamount to exposing the body to the ravages of nuclear fallout or a nuclear explosion.

In summary, Dr Forsythe’s main theme is to eat natural, whole and unprocessed foods– essentially a plant-based diet. There are many, many more books similar to the Dr James Forsythe dietary recommendations and a lot of them are written by medical doctors and cancer researchers.

A cancer patient’s survival could hinge on diet during treatment. Most standard oncologists never mention or discuss this issue with their patients. Many allopathic physicians are likely to scoff at a cancer patient’s questioning about the need for natural, untainted foods.

Did it happen to you? Share with us your experience.

Dr Forsythe has written 2 other best-sellers which your oncologist will not recommend you to read:

  • THE COMPASSIONATE ONCOLOGIST…What Cancer Specialists Don’t Want You To Know.
  • TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CANCER…Integrating the Best of Alternative and Conventional Treatments.

In addition, Dr Forsythe is also featured in the Suzanne Somer’s book, KNOCKOUT…Interviews with Doctors who are Curing Cancer and you can listen/watch Dr Forysthe on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eHWwqVEpjY

Dr Forsythe is no ordinary doctor or consultant….you can read his full biodata at the following link:

http://www.acampalmsprings.com/ACAM_FA13_Speaker_Forsythe.James_BioCV&Pic.pdf  or  www.drforsythe.com

EAT TO BEAT CANCER

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Review by Yeong Sek Yee & Khadijah Shaari

In the book, BEAT CANCER, (released May 2014), Professor Jane Plant and Professor Mustafa Djamgoz present a 10-Step programme to help cancer patients overcome cancer. Of all the 10 Steps presented, we feel that Step 5—Eat to beat Cancer is the most important as this was the main factor that helped Prof Jane Plant survive breast cancer since 1987.

In this chapter, the authors advocate 10 essential Food Factors—these are: to eat real food, eat organic, to balance the diet, reduce intakes of acid generating foods, know good carbs and bad carbs, know the right fats, cut down on salt and sweeteners, know what to drink and lastly, to eat nutritious foods rather than supplements.

Below are the some salient points from Step 5:

  • More recently, the distinguished nutritional biochemist Professor T. Colin Campbell of Cornell University has shown that the right diet prevents many common cancers, and that diet may also be the key to turning on–and turning off—existing cancers.
  • What we eat can directly or indirectly, creates conditions in which cancer can flourish, or alternatively provide protection so that cancer does not take hold.
  • While the genes we are born with are there for life, “bad” genes such as cancer genes do not cause problems if they are not turned on or “expressed.” There is increasing evidence that diet is important in determining whether cancer genes are expressed.
  • If we consume too many acid generating foods for too long so that our bodies become acidic, it provides an ideal environment in which cancer can flourish…acidic conditions help maintain the acid envelope around cancer which in turn helps it to invade other tissues and to metastasize.
  • Popular high-protein/low-carb diets which rely on your body using protein rather than carbohydrate for energy effectively attacks the fabric of your body as it tries to create energy from the wrong fuel. This acidifies the body and creates toxic chemicals. It is like burning your furniture to warm your house instead of switching on the central-heating boiler.
  • What are acid generating foods? These are:
  • All animal protein, including eggs, meat, and dairy is strongly or very strongly acid producing or acid generating.
  • Many cereals and pulses such as lentils and peas are moderately acid generating.
  • Fizzy drinks and colas high in phosphorus are acid generating
  • What are alkali generating foods? These are:
  • Most fruits and vegetables, even tomatoes and citrus fruits such as lemons, are alkali generating.
  • Herbs and spices, such as ginger and garlic, and dried herbs, such as parsley and coriander, are strongly alkali-generating.
  • Tea, including many herbal teas, many mineral waters and soya milk, are moderately alkali generating or nearly neutral.
  • Animal proteins are often high in messenger molecules such as growth factors and hormones that are chemically identical to our own. Oestrogen is a good example. It can promote breast and ovarian cancers as consuming an animal-based diet increases circulating levels of oestrogen. (NB: Oestrogen is considered a Category 1 carcinogen by The International Agency for Research on Cancer).
  • The animal protein considered most risky for cancer patients is casein, the main protein found in cow’s milk and dairy products. Dairy foods contain a cocktail of highly biochemically active substances, especially hormones and growth factors which are increasingly strongly linked to cancer.
  • Cow’s milk has been shown to contain 35 different hormones and 11 growth factors, and one recent study identified 20 pharmacologically active substances in cow’s and goat’s milk which included many pharmaceutical residues as well as oestrogens.
  • Most edible plant foods provide adequate amounts of proteins…especially if combined with nuts or seeds or grains which will provide you with the complete protein you need.
  • Eat whole unrefined grains which help regulate blood sugar, lower insulin levels and provide cancer-protective fibre and nutrients.
  • Focus on eating poly-unsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats and aim to eat more foods rich in omega-3 fats and fewer of those rich in omega-6 fats.
  • Avoid refined sugars and cut down on sodium as well…sodium plays an important role in cancer cells’ growth, signaling and metastasis so it makes sense to keep your salt intake as low as possible.
  • Eat organically as far as possible to avoid pesticide residues and environmental contaminants which may increase cancer risk.

The following are some shocking comments by the 2 authors:

  • Vested interests in the food industry manipulate politicians and others in the establishment. This confuses the public about the real causes of cancer.
  • Evidence is clear that it is the Western diet, full of animal based foods such as meat and dairy and refined and processed food that is a large part of the problem.
  • Most of us take it for granted that health professionals are experts on everything to do with health. That is simply unrealistic.
  • While many—particularly those cancer specialists who are research active—provide excellent advice on the orthodox management of cancer, few are experts in nutrition.
  • The biochemistry of how our bodies process the food we eat is complex, yet medical training contains little, if any, nutritional biochemistry. With such limited knowledge of expert science, perhaps it is not surprising that many doctors and dietitians continue to reject the role of diet as part of cancer treatment.
  • Worse, they (doctors and dietitians) may even recommend foods that have been shown to promote cancer by leading researchers in the best universities in the world.

We strongly urge you to read more on the subject of nutrition and cancer. In all probability your doctor/oncologist would have advised you that “you can eat anything you like.” Is this sound and truthful advice? To find the truth, read the following:

  • FOOD AND CANCER by Dr Chris Teo….everything about nutrition and cancer explained in simple terms.
  • HEALTHY COOKING by Dr Chris Teo and Mrs Teo….lots of delicious recipes.

If you are hard working enough, read the following:

  • ANTI-CANCER A NEW WAY OF LIFE by Dr David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD who was a clinical professor of psychiatry and co-founder of the Center for Integrative Medicine. He passed away in 2011 – after 19 years with brain tumour. (Read Chapter 8: The Anti-Cancer Foods…in fact, we recommend that you read the whole book)
  • LIFE OVER CANCER by Dr Keith I. Block, MD, Director of Integrative Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois. (Read Chapter 4: The Anti-Cancer Diet and Chapter 5: The Life Over Cancer Core Diet Plan).
  • NATURAL STRATEGIES FOR CANCER PATIENTS by Dr Russell Blaylock, MD and a board-certified neurosurgeon and formerly the Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi. (Read the whole book–it is all about nutrition and cancer and also valuable information on how chemotherapy is poisoning you and how radiotherapy is burning you–to death).
  • THE CHINA STUDY by Dr T. Colin Campbell, PhD, who was the Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. (Read the whole book to understand why nutrients from animal-based foods increase tumor development while nutrients from plant-based foods decrease tumor development.)
  • YOU CAN CONQUER CANCER, A NEW WAY OF LIVING by Dr Ian Gawler, a veterinarian and decathlon athlete before his diagnosis, is Australia’s most “notorious” cancer patient and long term survivor. (Read Chapters 11-14 to find out that “although diet may not be the total answer to cancer, but without a good diet, there is no answer”).

There are lots of other such books written by oncologists/doctors/cancer researchers/survivors, etc. However, if you choose to follow the advice of our Malaysia boleh oncologists/doctors, you can only dream of the possibility of a remission.

The choice is yours.

Pain Recurred After Eating Rojak

Patient, 66-year-old, was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to her bones and brain. She had undergone radiotherapy, took Iressa and later switched to Tarceva but the treatments failed her. After 9 months of medical treatment she decided to try out our CA Care Therapy.

Patient led a miserable life. She was constantly in pain and had difficulty sleeping. Patient, her husband and daughter came to CA Care Penang on 8 June 2014. She was started on the e-Therapy. After 4 days, her pains were gone!

When she got well – no more pain, good appetite, happy, etc…. she ate young coconut followed by rojak at 10 p.m. About an hour later she started to cough badly and the pain recurred. Things went bad for the whole night.

Listen to her story.

 

 

Our message to all cancer patients.

1. Take care of your diet if you want to live.

2. This is my observation. When patients are dying they will listen to our advice. But the moment when they get well, they easily forget what we teach them.

3. Patients come up with various reason why they want to eat whatever they like! One amusing story. A liver patient told his family. He would not want to die with an empty stomach, else he would turn into a hungry ghost. He ate whatever he like, he lived for 1 year and 8 months, went into a coma and died. Everyone in the family was happy!

4. Very often you were told you can eat anything you like. Food has nothing to do with your cancer. It is your choice!

5. Learn, please learn from this story.

RADICALLY CHANGING YOUR DIET

Yeong Sek Yee & Khadijah Shaari

radical remisssion

The above is the title of Chapter 1 of the book RADICAL REMISSION (released March 2014) by Dr Kelly A. Turner, PhD, a researcher and psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology. In her doctoral research of over a thousand cases of Radical Remission – people who have defied a serious or even terminal cancer diagnosis – Dr Turner found very similar factors that nearly every Radical Remission survivor employed to defy the overwhelming diagnosis of cancer. The most important factor that consistently comes up over and over again is radically changing one’s diet in order to help heal cancer. What’s more, the majority of the people that Dr Turner studied all tend to make the same 4 dietary changes. They are:

  • Greatly reducing or eliminating sugar, meat, dairy, and refined foods.
  • Greatly increasing vegetables and fruit intake.
  • Eating organic foods.
  • Drinking filtered water.

Much has been researched and written about this radical change in diet and how it has benefitted cancer patients. The first major heading in this chapter is NO SWEETS, NO MEAT, NO DAIRY, and NO REFINED FOODS. This is very much in line with the recommendations of integrative oncologists/doctors like Dr Keith Block MD, Dr John Forsythe MD, Dr Russell Blaylock, MD and cancer survivors like Prof Jane Plant, Dr Anthony Sattilaro MD, Dr Lorraine Day, MD and Dr David Servan-Schreiber, MD. There are just too many to include in this short article.

For this article we shall not delve into the details of the radical diet that Dr Turner has uncovered but suffice to just mention the main points to jolt your memory again: –

  • Sugar just feeds the cancer,
  • Dairy products are cancer promoting,
  • Casein, the main protein in cow’s milk, makes cancer cells grow,
  • Scientific studies have linked regular consumption of meat to many types of cancer,
  • Refined foods, especially refined grains…have a very high glycemic index….this give cancer cells plenty of glucose to feed on and also creates high insulin levels in the blood… another condition strongly linked to cancer

On the other end of the spectrum, Dr Turner found that Radical Remission survivors ate a lot of vegetables and fruits…in fact; the cancer survivors who ate lots of vegetables and exercised regularly lived twice as long. Vegetables and fruits provide the human body with everything it needs: vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fiber, glucose, protein, and even healthy fats.

In the Chapter, Dr Turner shared the leading stories of Ginni and John when they were faced with breast and prostate cancer respectively by using the above 4 strategies to heal their cancer. There are many more survivors who have done it using a similar radical change in diet. Some of those are:

a)      Prof Jane Plant—Breast Cancer

Link: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2014/01/13/book-review-your-life-in-your-hands/

b)      Dr Anthony Sattilaro—Prostate Cancer

Link: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2014/01/07/book-review-recalled-by-life-the-story-of-my-recovery-from-cancer/

c)      Barry Thomson—Melanoma and Colon Cancer

Link: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2014/05/14/book-review-defeat-cancerlike-i-did-twice-with-no-chemotherapy-or-radiation/

d)      Ian Gawler—Osteosarcoma

Link: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2014/01/17/book-review-you-can-conquer-cancer-a-new-way-of-living/

e)      Dr Lorraine Day—Breast Cancer

Link: www.drday.com

Concluding Remarks by Dr Kelly Turner

After researching thousands of Radical Remission cases, Dr Turner is thoroughly convinced that….”Hippocrates was absolutely right: FOOD IS MEDICINE. Eating more organic vegetables and fruits while eliminating sugar, meat, dairy and refined food products can only help your body to heal – and in fact, it may turn out to be the only medicine you need. Hippocrates believed that healthy food and water should be the first medicine given, and surgery and drugs should only be used as absolute last resorts. Two thousand years later, we have somehow managed to turn that order on its head: now we first look to medications and surgery to heal our sick bodies, instead of the powerful medicine we already take three times a day: our food.”

The above statement by Dr Turner reminds us of an ancient Chinese proverb which very aptly describe the above concluding remarks: –

“One quarter of what you eat on your plate keep you alive…the other three quarters keep the doctors alive”

Have you changed your diet radically?

FURTHER REFERENCES:

If you would like to read further on how your diet can enhance your radical remission, we recommend the following books written by medical doctors, a Professor of Nutrition and a cancer survivor.

1) ANTI-CANCER A NEW WAY OF LIFE by Dr David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD who was a clinical professor of psychiatry and co-founder of the Center for Integrative Medicine. He passed away in 2011 – after 19 years with brain tumour. Was it Radical Remission? (Read Chapter 8: The Anti-Cancer Foods…in fact, we recommend that you read the whole book)

2) LIFE OVER CANCER by Dr Keith I. Block, MD, Director of Integrative Medical Education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois. (Read Chapter 4: The Anti-Cancer Diet and Chapter 5: The Life Over Cancer Core Diet Plan).

3) NATURAL STRATEGIES FOR CANCER PATIENTS by Dr Russell Blaylock, MD and a board-certified neurosurgeon and formerly the Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of Mississippi. (Read the whole book–it is all about nutrition and cancer and also valuable information on how chemotherapy is poisoning you and how radiotherapy is burning you–to death).

4) THE CHINA STUDY by Dr T. Colin Campbell, PhD, who was the Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. (Read the whole book to understand why nutrients from animal-based foods increase tumor development while nutrients from plant-based foods decrease tumor development.)

5) YOU CAN CONQUER CANCER, A NEW WAY OF LIVING by Dr Ian Gawler, a veterinarian and decathlon athlete before his diagnosis, is Australia’s most “notorious” cancer patient and radical remission survivor. (Read Chapters 11-14 to find out that although diet may not be the total answer to cancer, but without a good diet, there is no answer).

There are lots of other such books written by oncologists/doctors/cancer researchers/survivors, etc. However, if you choose to follow the advice of our Malaysian “apa pun boleh oncologists/doctors,” you can only dream of the possibility of a radical remission.

The choice is yours.

Pain After She Ate Chocolate

Jane (not real name) was a 47-year old lady from South Africa. She lived with her husband and their dog in a boat that sailed around the world. The happy family had been sailing like this for the past 15 years. Sometime in mid-2013, they landed in Malaysia. Jane developed breathing difficulty and was subsequently diagnosed with lung cancer. CT scan showed a 3.2 x 4.1 x 6.7 cm mass in her lung.

Jane was asked to go for chemotherapy but she refused. She was in severe pain when she came to seek our help. We prescribed her the lung herbs.

1. After 5 days on the herbs, the pains were gone.

2. On day 5, 6 and  7, she felt great.

3. On day 8, the pain came back! Why?

Listen to what happened to her.

 

 

Comments

Very often patients are being told that they can eat anything they like – food has nothing to do with their cancer! Unfortunately, with time such advice has now been showed to be misleading and a bad joke! Over the years, I have seen cases after cases of “disaster” after patients started to take “bad” food.

In this story, Jane learned that sugar is bad for her!

Read more:

Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ: Eat anything you like! 

Diet for Cancer Patient – Some Doctors’ Illogical Arguments

Refined Sugar is Toxic 

The Sugar-Cancer Connection

 

Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ: Eat anything you like!

Quoted from Never Fear Cancer Again by Raymond Francis, pages 112-113 & 145

Never-fear-cancer-again

 

Unfortunately, conventional physicians have almost no training in nutrition and biochemistry and give patients advice that makes matters worse. Most oncologists will tell their patients that cancer has nothing to do with nutrition and that it doesn’t matter what they eat.

Typical is the case of Stacy, a forty-eight-year-old cancer patient who was suffering a recurrence of metastasized melanoma. Stacy questioned her physicians about diet. She was told she could eat whatever she wanted. One doctor told her that nutrition had absolutely nothing to do with cancer. He told her to eat whatever made her happy, and he jokingly said he would write her a prescription for ice cream. Like most doctors, he was simply unaware of the critical role nutrition plays in causing disease.

Stacy’s oncologist actually served candy to the cancer patients in his waiting room, oblivious to the fact that sugar drives cancer like gasoline drives fire.

Stacy’s recurrence of melanoma was diagnosed as a “significant metastasis …”  She was advised to undergo immediate surgery – she refused. Her oncologist was adamant. He followed her out of the office into the hall saying, “Schedule the surgery now! Schedule the surgery now!” Stacy was sufficiently well informed to know that her metastasized melanoma was a death sentence. Given the grim statistics on that type of cancer, she knew that conventional medicine could not save her. If she wanted to live, Stacy would have to take charge of her own health.

Stacy purchased organic vegetables, juiced them, and took vitamin supplements. Three months after the “significant metastasis” diagnosis, all testing showed her to be cancer free. After her radiologist called her with the good news of her test results, she told him what she had done to rid herself of the cancer. He simply stated “Well, whatever it is you are doing, keep doing it.” He didn’t ask her any questions and was not curious about how she had accomplished this incredible feat.

Seven years later, with no medical treatment, she is still in robust health.

Since Stacy’s original melanoma diagnosis in 2003, four family friends were diagnosed with melanoma. Despite pleading with them to take a more natural approach to healing … they all chose conventional treatment with surgery, chemo, and radiation – they were all dead.

Dairy

When I tell people not to drink milk, they often ask, “Where will I get my calcium?” I inform them that 70 percent of the world’s people do not drink milk. Where do they get their calcium? They get if from plant foods. Green vegetables, such as kale, broccoli and collard greens, are loaded with calcium.

Comments:

Why don’t you ask the cows where they get their calcium from? They only eat grass but only drank their mother’s milk when there were calves … they don’t drink other people’s milk! The  only animal species that drink other people’s milk is the Homo sapiens (i.e. human being).

The above story happened in the United States. It also happened in this country … exactly! Perhaps the quotation … great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ … is true?

Quotations from other people

1 deVita

2-Medical-profession-which-

5 Oncologsit-harm-patients

8-Diet-must-be-integral-par

6 Pig-knows-better-nutrtion

 

What An Outstanding Scientist & Patients Have to Say About Daniel’s Diet

Daniel Chapter 1

V3-5.  One day the king ordered …his highest official to choose some young men … they must be fit to serve in the royal palace. (The king said:) Give them the same food and wine that I am served.

V8. Daniel made up his mind to eat and drink only what God had approved for his people to eat … and asked not to eat the food and wine served in the royal palace.

V10-13 (The official told Daniel): And I am afraid he (the king) will kill me, if you eat something else and end up looking worse than the other men. Daniel said to the guard: For the next ten days, let us have only vegetables and water at mealtime. When the next ten days are up, compare how we look with the other young men, and decide what to do with us.

V15-16.  Ten days later, Daniel and his friends looked healthier and better than the young men who had been served food from the royal palace.

After this, the guard let them eat vegetables instead of the rich food and wine.

Comments

Interpret this experiment however you like. What is the message here? Not only we today, even the court officials years ago were “brain-washed” into believing that “royal or affluent food” is healthy.

Daniel had a choice ~ what would you choose?

If I were to adopt Daniel’s diet, would I be just as healthy?

This story is probably the first success experiment on human nutrition ever recorded!