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Archive for January, 2010

Radiation errors

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 28, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

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

Radiation Errors

Radiation is a powerful tool – and so any errors are likely to have powerful negative impacts (of course it can have powerful negative impacts even when it is working perfectly as it is intended – I know this: my wife would have lost a kidney – possibly both – if she hadn’t pre-empted this by dying first). I am therefore very sensitive to the radiation issue. Here is a link to a New York Times article that Bill Henderson has passed on.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/health/24radiation.html?pagewanted=2&hp

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Bloodroot sources

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 23, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

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

Another source of bloodroot pills and paste

I have been directed to Larson’s Labs as a source of bloodroot paste for veterinary services. See this link http://www.vetlineequine.com/xxterra.html

and also to Larson Century Ranch, Inc. in Washington state (509) 758-5445 for bloodroot pills and ointment.

http://www.larsoncenturyranch.com/INDEX.html

Are these connected? I don’t know.

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deaths from medicine

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 21, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

For details go to www.fightingcancer.com

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

Comparing orthodox and alternative medicine

When people say which is better. on the one hand you have scientifically researched modern medicine and on the other hand new agey, touchy feely vitamins etc? You can point them to the following interesting statistic.

Annual death toll

1. Orthodox medicine

783,936 people in the United States die every year from conventional medicine mistakes. (2003 medical report Death by Medicine, by Drs. Gary Null, Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman, Debora Rasio and Dorothy Smith)

2. Deaths directly linked to over use of vitamins and minerals

zero (more or less)

3. Deaths due to under-use of vitamins, minerals, herbs and organic fruit and vegetables

Unquantifiable – but certain to be large.  See Linus Pauling’s belief that  every case of disease could be traced back to a specific mineral deficiency

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the importance of trace minerals

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 16, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

For details go to www.fightingcancer.com

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

LINUS PAULING

Linus Pauling is often described as a double Nobel prize winner – but one of those prizes was a Peace Prize and therefore shouldn’t count. Much more interesting is the accolade from James Watson – co-discoverer of the structure of DNA – who rated him as of the intellectual equal to Newton and Einstein. He believes that if he had not discovered it (the structure of DNA) when he did, Pauling himself would have done so very soon after.

This is what Pauling said about trace minerals and disease.

“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” – Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner

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Iodine – a cure for breast cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 16, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

For details go to www.fightingcancer.com

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

EVIDENCE THAT IODINE CURES BREAST CANCER

By Dr. Jeffrey Dach on 01/07/2010

In his Iodine book, David Brownstein MD reports three cases of spontaneous regression of breast cancer after iodine supplementation.The first patient, Joan a 63 year old English teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989, declined conventional treatment, and took 50 mg per day of Iodoral, (Iodine). Six weeks later, a PET scan (left image) showed, “all of the existing tumors were disintegrating” .The second patient, 73 year old Delores, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003.  She declined conventional treatment with radiation and chemotherapy.  Instead, Dolores took 50 mg of Iodoral daily. A follow up ultrasound of the breast 18 months later showed,” It appears that these malignancies have diminished in size since the last examination. Interval improvement is definitely seen,”  Two years later a follow up mammogram and ultrasound failed to show any abnormality and were read by the radiologist as normal.

The third patient, 52 year old Joyce was diagnosed with breast cancer two years prior (left image), and started on Iodoral 50 mg per day.  Three years after starting Iodoral, her follow up mammograms and ultrasound exams show decreasing size of the tumor with no progression. (1)

Iodine Deficiency Causes Breast Cancer – The Overwhelming Evidence

Human Studies of Areas with Low Iodine

Iodine deficiency is associated with a higher rate of goiter and breast cancer.  Similarly, higher dietary Iodine intake is associated with less goiter and breast cancer.  For example, Japan has the highest dietary intake of iodine (13 mg per day), and the lowest rates for goiter and breast cancer.  However, when Japanese women immigrate and change dietary intake of Iodine to the lower 150 mcg/day in America, breast cancer rates increase.(1)

Iceland is another country with high Iodine intake and low rates for goiter and breast cancer.  The high dietary iodine came from the fishing industry before WWI.  In those days, the fish meal was fed to dairy cows providing milk with high iodine content.  After WWI, the fish meal was eliminated from the dairy cows, and breast cancer rates soared ten-fold. (2)

Animal studies

Iodine deficient diets in animals induces breast cancer and goiter.(1)

Iodine Research from Mexico, India and Japan.

India

The Shrivastava group in India reported molecular iodine induces apoptosis (programmed cell death) in human breast cancer cell cultures.  “Iodine showed cytotoxic effects in the cultured human breast cancer cells”. (3)

Mexico

From Mexico,  the Carmen Aceves Velasco Group reported Iodine to be safe, with no harmful effects on thyroid function, and an anti-proliferative effect on human breast cancer cell cultures. (5)(6)(7) Their 2009 paper reported the mechanism by which Iodine works as an anti-cancer agent.  Iodine binds to membrane lipids called lactones forming iodo-lactones which regulate apoptosis (programmed cell death).  Iodine causes apoptosis which makes cancer cells undergo programmed cell death.(4) Dr. Aceves concluded that continuous molecular iodine treatment has a “potent antineoplastic effect” on the progression of mammary cancer. (10)

Japan

From Japan, Dr Funahashi reported a common seaweed food containing high iodine content is more beneficial than chemotherapy on breast cancer. “He found that administration of Lugol’s iodine or iodine-rich Wakame seaweed to rats treated with the carcinogen dimethyl benzanthracene suppressed the development of mammary tumors. The same group demonstrated that seaweed induced apoptosis in human breast cancer cells with greater potency than that of fluorouracil, a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat breast cancer.”(8)

Mechanism of Action-Altering Gene Expression

A 2008 paper by Bernard A. Eskin MD showed that Iodine actually altered gene expression in breast cancer cells, inducing programmed cell death. (9)

Lung Cancer and Iodine

A 2003 study by Ling Zhang ahowed that molecular Iodine caused lung cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death (apoptosis).  These lung cancer cells had been genetically modified to increase iodine uptake.(12)  Interestingly, a 1993 case report describes spontaneous remission of lung cancer in a patient incidentally treated with Amiodorone which contains iodine (about 9 mg per day)(13)

In Conclusion

Current Iodine research calls for use of molecular Iodine for all patients with breast cancer. (10)(11)  Other cancers such as lung and prostate may also benefit.  Further research on Iodine as cancer chemotherapy should receive top priority for NIH funding.

Iodine in the form of Iodoral tablets is available OTC, on the internet without a prescription.

Jeffrey Dach, M.D. is Board Certified in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and has 25 years experience serving the Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida, with Radiology Associates of Hollywood.

After obtaining extensive experience and knowledge of all phases of clinical medicine during 25 years as a hospital based Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist,  Dr. Dach founded a new medical clinic specializing in Bioidentical Hormones, and natural thyroid for the low thyroid condition.  Dr. Dach also prescribes low dose naltrexone (LDN) for a variety of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

You can read more at  http://drdach. com

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

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

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thyroid cancer survivor’s story

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 13, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

For details go to www.fightingcancer.com

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

THYROID CANCER SURVIVOR@S NATURAL CANCER CURE

She calls herself ladybugsandbees and she has overcome thyroid cancer that she was first diagnosed with nearly ten years ago. Her website has the full details:

http://www.naturalthyroidchoices.com/index.html

 

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

“should be on the shelves of every medical practitioner who counsels or treats cancer patients.”

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Onion Remedy

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 6, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

For details go to www.fightingcancer.com

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

ONIONS

I personally have always eaten a lot of onions. Am I healthier because of that? Who knows. Here is a first hand account of using onions to get rid of colds and fevers:

the onion remedy (where you chop it up, put it in a bowl, and pour
boiling water over it, then sleep next to it) and it really works. I felt
congested,  feverish and had a funny feeling in my throat yesterday, but
woke up  fine this morning after just one night of the onion remedy.

Worth a try? Anything that healing has to be very good for you no matter what your issues.

In fact high intake of onions correlates with low incidence of colon cancer. Here’s a general intro to the subject

http://www.vegetarian-nutrition.info/updates/onions.php

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lentinan mushrooms and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 6, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

For details go to www.fightingcancer.com

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

LENTINAN MUSHROOMS & CANCER

Melly drew my attention to this subject with the following post: “In an article on Lentinan, a mushroom containing beta 1, 3 glucan and beta 1, 6 glucan, G Chihara wrote, after observing that Lentinan prevents “cancer recurrence or metastasis after surgery,”: “These polysaccharides also increase host resistance to various kinds of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections including AIDS.”

Lentinan is in fact a mushroom extract of the Shiitake mushroom which has demonstrated clear anti-tumour effects. For more info go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lentinan

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Killing superbugs

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 6, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide

Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 Alternative and Complementary Strategies for Restoring Health

For details go to www.fightingcancer.com

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

Killing Superbugs

Don’t take antibiotics now and in the long term you should be safe from MRSA. Here’s the full story:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091231/ap_on_re_us/when_drugs_stop_working_norway_s_answer

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