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wide range of cancer resources

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 30, 2009

For a wide range of cancer resources go to

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Why iodine?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 25, 2009 news

According to Lyne, the reason iodine is important is as follows:

Iodine deficiency is greatly implicated as one of the leading causes of most of the endocrine cancers; breast, ovarian, endometrial, prostate, thyroid, adrenal and possibly even pancreatic. In all of the studies of women with breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers, none of them had normal iodine levels when tested. Many of them had been diagnosed as hypothyroid years before.
> I know your question was about cancers, but iodine deficiency is also very related to infertility, repeated miscarriages, chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, heart disease, breast & ovarian cysts, headaches, parotid gland cysts, many of the other autoimmune diseases such as arthritis (rheumatoid, psoriatic, juvenile, and Polymyalgia Rheumatica), Crohn’s, MS, Lupus, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s, possibly glaucoma, and even Parkinsons.
> Most people rely on getting enough iodine via iodized salt. As I’m sure everyone already knows, iodized salt is a chemical nightmare and does not contribute anything towards health or wellness. And if you live in the Goitre Belt (in the U.S. that would be most of the midwest) the soil is naturally devoid of iodine. Unless cattle and other animals are supplemented with iodine, they become infertile. Other goitre belt regions exist on other continents. Iodine is greatly involved in our ability to utilize proteins (either animal or plant proteins). If a person is iodine deficient, they will likely be protein deficient no matter HOW much protein they consume. So in the case of cancer, because body and tissue wasting is such an issue, it is imperative that iodine is supplemented so that we enable to body to fight on all levels.
> Because iodine is very related to the overall integrity of the immune system, one cannot dismiss a possible deficiency when working on any overall health issues. I have had so many people ask me, “Well if I had a iodine deficiency, then I would have a goitre right?” Not necessarily. Iodine is fantastic for removing heavy metals from the body. And it is the only thing that removes flouride and bromide from the body. Iodine is known to induce apoptosis in in any cells that would be a threat to body. Especially cancer cells and viral cells. And wouldn’t you know; chemotherapy and radiation are known to wipe out just about all of it from our body.
> It is not just our thyroid, nor even just the endocrine system that utilizes an iodine pump. The ovaries are the second biggest consumer of iodine after the thyroid. But the stomach, skin, thymus, salivary glands, choroid plexus in the brain (this what makes our cerebralspinal fluid), the arteries, joints, and bone also depend on iodine.
> As much as I love Colloidal Silver, check this out about iodine:
> * a 1% solution of iodine will kill 90% of bacteria in 90 seconds. At 5% (Lugol’s Solution) it will kill bacteria in 60 seconds.
> * iodine is effective against not only bacteria and viruses, but also fungi and protozoa. Which is why it is still used in hospitals all over the world today to prep the skin prior to surgery. It has also been used in general medicine and dentistry for more than 100 years. It was well documented during the Influenza epidemic of 1918 & 1919 as an effective preventative.
> I hope this helps shed some light on the wonders of iodine and why we should be putting that in the water VS fluoride.
> Lyne

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black salve cure – seeing is believing

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 25, 2009

If you want to see what black salve does to cancers on the skin check out this site.

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see

“You have succeeded in making a complicated subject accessible.”

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Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 18, 2009

Click on the link above – this should take you to my website. I don’t know why you have to detour to this page . I’m trying to solve it. If this doesn’t work – copy and paste the website address into your browser.

Thanks for your patience


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prostate biopsies, anyone?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 4, 2009 news:

One of the most interesting health circulars that I receive is Hans Larson’s – in this issue he discusses the vaccination-autism controversy – and a surprising dietary ‘cure’ for autism in young children that appears to be having good results.

On the subject of biopsies for prostate cancer he says this:
The biopsy procedure can be likened to trying to answer the question—does this blueberry muffin really contain blueberries? The muffin is wrapped in opaque plastic and one proceeds probe with hollow needles looking for

blueberry pulp in the cores. The probability of getting a positive answer when there are in fact blueberries present depends upon the number of needles used or the number of cores taken, the number of blueberries and their distribution and size.

There are also articles on breast cancer and melatonin and vitamin D .

Here’s the link

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Exercise and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 3, 2009 news

Here is the text of an article on the benefits of exercise

From <http://www.medscape .com/news>Medscape Medical News

AACR 2009: Oncologists Should Recommend Exercise, But Not Supplements

Zosia Chustecka

April 23, 2009 (Denver, Colorado) ­ Oncologists
should recommend exercise to cancer patients;
there is accumulating evidence to show that it
can improve both prognosis and quality of life,
according to Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH, associate
of epidemiology and public health at
the Yale School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut.

However, the evidence for supplements, such as
vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, is
insufficient to make any science-based
recommendations on their use in cancer patients,
according to Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD, from the
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, University of Washington, in Seattle.

Both were speaking at a symposium on cancer
survivorship here at the American Association for
Cancer Research
100th Annual Meeting.

The best evidence for the benefits of exercise
comes from studies of breast cancer patients,
where it has been shown to reduce the risk for
relapse and mortality ­ both from cancer and all
causes, Dr. Irwin said. There is also some
evidence of a similar benefit in prostate and
colorectal cancer. “But I would strongly
hypothesize that the benefits from exercise ­
particularly for improving quality of life ­
would extend to all cancers,” she told Medscape Oncology.

In reviewing studies showing benefits from
exercise, Dr. Irwin cited 1 that her own group
published recently (J Clin Oncol.
2008:24;3958- 3964). The Health, Eating, Activity
and Lifestyle (HEAL) study of 933 breast cancer
patients showed that moderate-intensity physical
activity reduced the risk for death by 67% in
women who remained active 2 years after
diagnosis. This was both breast cancer mortality
and deaths from other causes, mostly
cardiovascular disease and diabetes, she added.

Other studies have suggested that exercise
reduces the risk for breast cancer mortality by
40% to 55%, “which is as much as standard treatments,” she said.

These studies have varied in their
recommendations for exercise ­ some aimed for 90
minutes a week, others for 2 to 3 hours a week,
but the HEAL study showed a benefit from any
amount of exercise, she said. In some of the
studies, exercise started at diagnosis and
continued throughout and after the treatment.

“Any amount of exercise is better than none,” Dr. Irwin said.

“Oncologists are uniquely placed to recommend
exercise, and they have the perfect opportunity
to intervene as treatment is ending, because
patients are then eager to learn what else they
can do to help themselves,” she explained to Medscape Oncology.

“Of course, oncologists do not have the time to
discuss exercise regimens in detail,” Dr. Irwin
acknowledged, but the fact that the
recommendation is made by them, as cancer specialists, is “very valuable.”

“Our study showed that oncologist recommendation
is a strong predictor of uptake,” she said, “but
only half the patients in the study said that
their oncologist had mentioned exercise.”

A new development may make it possible soon for
oncologists in the United States to refer their
cancer patients to physical-fitness professionals
that are specifically trained for this work. The
American Cancer Society and the American College
of Sports Medicine
launched a
<http://www.acsm. org/Content/ NavigationMenu/ Certification/ Certifica% 20tionHome/ Health_Fitness_ and_.htm>Certified
Cancer Exercise Training course in January 2009.

“This would make it much easier for oncologists, ”
Dr. Irwin noted. “They could recommend exercise,
and then refer the patient to a trained professional. ”

Insufficient Evidence on Supplements

In contrast to exercise, the use of supplements
by cancer patients cannot be recommended at
present; there is insufficient evidence to make
science-based recommendations, Dr. Ulrich told the audience.

Some studies have suggested a benefit, but there
have also been some that suggested adverse
effects, she said. For example, 1 study suggested
that antioxidants interfere with radiation
in patients with head and neck cancer,
whereas another showed that the popular herbal
St. John’s wort significantly reduced the
efficacy of irinotecan by interfering with its metabolism.

Despite the lack of evidence, supplements are
used by the majority of cancer patients, Dr.
Ulrich said. A recent review found that 64% to
81% of all adult cancer patients in the Untied
States take supplements, and 14% to 32% of them
started taking them after diagnosis. When asked
why, patients said they took supplements “in
order to feel better, to enhance their chance of
a cure, to retain a sense of control, and to ensure adequate nutrition.”

Another study found that 31% to 68% of cancer
patients and long-term survivors take supplements
but don’t tell their doctors, she said.

Dr. Irwin and Dr. Ulrich have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
100th Annual Meeting. Symposium held April 21, 2009.

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Asparagus cancer cure?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 3, 2009

There’s really a lot of info on this site so do browse. This supports and extends the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books.  For more information go to

“This book tells me everything. Why didn’t my doctor tell me this?”- Rev. Bill Newbern


There are a number of anecdotal reports that asparagus could be a cure for cancer Here is an example:
“Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of  Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was  completely  incapacitated.   Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his  doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back  on a schedule of strenuous  exercise.”

The problem with unspecified anecdotal reports like this is they cannot be relied on.

However, anyone deciding to take the risk of asparagus overdose – should cook and blend as much asparagus as they can afford and drink a few soup spoons – or even bowls? – of the stuff everyday. Canned asparagus appears to be OK.

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pineapple and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on May 3, 2009 news

Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelainwhich has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. And anything that is good against inflammation is good against cancer. For a detailed look at the benefits of pineapple go to

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