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Archive for March, 2010

sparkling water and good cholesterol

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 31, 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

Sodium bicarbonate, sparkling water and good cholesterol levels

Mark Sircus’s IMVA site is one where the healthy promoting (and anti-cancer) merits  of sodium bicarbonate, magnesium oil and iodine are strongly promoted.

http://imva.info/index.php/2010/03/sparkling-water/

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Lactoferrin – cancer fighter

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 31, 2010


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 www.fightingcancer.com

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

Lactoferrin, iron and cancer

Lactoferrin is a glycoprotein— a protein with a glucose molecule attached. Its name combines the Latin words “lacto”, which means “milk”, and “ferrin” which means “iron”.

Lactoferrin is highly concentrated in milk/ The lactorferrin provides powerful immune protection to the newborn. The key to lactoferrin’s cancer-fighting properties is its ability to bind with iron. It forms a bond with iron that’s 100 times stronger than transferrin—your body’s major iron transport protein.

It is known that cancer cells love iron. They need iron to reproduce. By starving cancer cells of iron, lactoferrin helps to stop them in their tracks.

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cancer related videos

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 31, 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

Cancer related videos

A page of fascinating videos – go to:

http://www.whale.to/a/video_cancer.html

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artemisin cures pancreatic cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 31, 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

Pancreatic cancer cure story

Bill Henderson’s excellent Cancer Free newsletter contains this cure story:

“Four years ago my wife’s scan showed twelve 1/8th inch white spots on her pancreas. Six months later a second scan was clear. Here’s what she took to accomplish the cure. This great cancer cure product is Artemisinin. It turns into hydrogen peroxide inside the cells. It does not harm normal cells. Cancer cells grab as much iron as they can hold. When the Artemesinin gets into the cancer cell and changes to hydrogen peroxide, the cancer cell explodes. You need to take this product at the dose of two capsules per day for two years. This will insure that all the cancer is gone. You should also take powdered calcium lactate, to tolerance, to mop up dead cells for the rest of your life.

Here is the web link to buy the Artemisinin:

http://www.nutricology.com/Artemisinin-90-Vegetarian-Caps-p-16414.html

For more stories and interesting articles go to

http://www.beating-cancer-gently.com/137nl.html

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

“Jonathan, I bought your books. They are excellent and should be on every list of recommended cancer resources.”

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Cancer cure ignored?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 30, 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

Are Cancer Cures Being Ignored Because They are Natural?

The problem with cancer cures that are natural is that they cannot make a profit for anyone – if a natural cure can be found then the next phase is to find an artificial molecule that has a similar effect that can be patented.

Meanwhile of course, patients are dying. Bill Sardi’s article on just this situation in relation to a naturally produced chemical GcMAF (Macrophage Activation Factor) can be found here

http://www.thenhf.com/articles/articles_919/articles_919.htm

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chronic lung disease and glutathione

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 24, 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

Chronic Lung Disease and Glutathione

For an interesting protocol that may be very helpful go to:

http://www.apothecure.com/glutathione.php

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energy healing – scientifically demonstrated

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 22, 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

Scientific Demonstration of Energy Healing

There is a fascinating article –  in a new and equally fascinating new online journal – on how a sceptical scientist has demonstrated that energy healing should be taken very seriously
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Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

“The section on conventional treatment was riveting.”

 

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Vitamin A stops Vitamin D working

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 11, 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

Here is the text of an article published by the Vitamin D Council supporting the view that Vitamin A prevents Vitamin D doing its job – so stop taking Cod Liver Oil.

The Bell Shaped Curve

Remarkable Paper in British Medical Journal

(The Vitamin D Council) A few weeks ago, the British Medical Journal published a remarkable paper, remarkable that it studied more than 500,000 subjects, remarkable that it had 56 (fifty-six) authors, remarkable that it confirmed low vitamin D levels obtained in the past are a risk factor for developing colon cancer in the future. However, the most remarkable part of the paper is that the 46 scientists minimized the true significance of their own research. They found that vitamin A, even in relatively low amounts, appears to thwart vitamin D’s association with reduced rates of colon cancer.

Jenab M et al. Association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of colorectal cancer in European populations: a nested case-control study. BMJ 2010;340:b5500
http://www.bmj. com/cgi/content/ full/340/ jan21_3/b5500? maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=jenab&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=date&resourcetype= HWCIT

This is a prospective nested case-controlled study, which means it uses subject’s vitamin D blood samples obtained and frozen in the past and then reviews their medical records into the future to see who gets colon cancer, comparing the study subjects to similar members of the group that did not get the illness. Dr. Mazda Jenab and his 45 colleagues from the International Agency for Research on Cancer confirmed that low vitamin D levels are a risk for colon cancer in a dose response manner; those with the highest levels were about twice as less likely to develop colon cancer compared to those with the highest levels.

However, hidden on page eight is one sentence and a small table, which shows that the benefits of vitamin D are almost entirely negated in those with the highest vitamin A intake. And the retinol intake did not have to be that high in these older adults to begin to negate vitamin D’s effects, about 3,000 IU/day. Remember, young autistic children often take 3,500 IU of retinol a day in their powdered multivitamins, which doesn’t count any additional vitamin A given in high single doses.

This is the largest study to date showing vitamin A blocks vitamin D’s effect and explains some of the anomalies in other papers on vitamin D and cancer. For example, Dr. Rachael Stolzenberg- Solomon of the NIH conducted two similar studies on pancreatic cancer, with startling different results. Her first paper showed high vitamin D levels tripled the subsequent risk of pancreatic cancer, her second paper showed no effect. The difference, the first was conducted in a cod liver oil country, Finland, the second in the USA.

Stolzenberg- Solomon RZ et al. A prospective nested case-control study of vitamin D status and pancreatic cancer risk in male smokers. Cancer Res. 2006 Oct 15;66(20):10213- 9.
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/17047087? itool=EntrezSyst em2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ ResultsPanel. Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1

Stolzenberg- Solomon RZ, et al. Serum vitamin D and risk of pancreatic cancer in the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian screening trial. Cancer Res. 2009 Feb 15;69(4):1439- 47.
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/19208842? itool=EntrezSyst em2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ ResultsPanel. Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1

Prostate cancer is another good example; ten similar studies have been conducted on vitamin D blood levels and the risk of subsequent prostate cancer. Dr. Lu Yin of the German Cancer Research Center reviewed them in detail. Eight of the studies found no relationship but two studies found a U shaped curve, that is, an increased risk of prostate cancer at both lower and higher vitamin D levels. You guessed it; both of these studies were from Nordic countries where cod liver oil consumption is rampant.

Yin L et al. Meta-analysis of longitudinal studies: Serum vitamin D and prostate cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol. 2009 Dec;33(6):435- 45.
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/19939760? itool=EntrezSyst em2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ ResultsPanel. Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1

So why is there no relationship between vitamin D levels and the future risk of prostate cancer? All the subjects had their vitamin D levels checked in the late 1980s or 1990s, well into the sun-scare but before the vitamin D revolution. So how did these older people get high levels of vitamin D back then? Multivitamins? No, they only contained a meaningless 400 IU. Vitamin D supplements? No, they were not widely available back then and only contained a meaningless 200 to 400 IU of vitamin D if available. Sunshine? Maybe, but I doubt it. Studies have shown that the elderly were the first to abide by sun-avoidance advice; anyway, the elderly lose the ability to make vitamin D from sunshine; it takes the elderly up to ten times more time in the sun that the young to make an equivalent amount of vitamin D.

However, the elderly of many countries, not just Nordic countries, were raised on cod liver oil and I suspect that a sizable number of Americans continue to take cod liver oil as they age. While cod liver oil from the 1980s and 90s had higher amounts of vitamin D than does modern cod liver oil, it still had toxic amounts of A. I suspect if authors of the above ten studies had controlled for cod liver oil intake, they would have found that high retinol intake was blocking the cancer-preventing effects of vitamin D.

I say this because one author has controlled for retinol intake and the pre-cancerous condition, colon adenomas. Dr. Kyungwon Oh, of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with Harvard epidemiologists, found that high retinol intake completely thwarted the beneficial effects of vitamin D, stating, “a higher retinol intake, approximately > 4,800 IU/day, appears to counter the beneficial effect of vitamin D . . .” In other words, exactly what the British Medical Journal paper found with colon cancer.

Oh K et al. Calcium and vitamin D intakes in relation to risk of distal colorectal adenoma in women. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 May 15;165(10):1178- 86.
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/17379616? itool=EntrezSyst em2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ ResultsPanel. Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1

Let”s look at Dr. Pamela Goodwin”s study from the University of Toronto that studied Breast Cancer survival. This a very different study as it looked at vitamin D levels obtained after the diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent survival in 535 Toronto women between 1989 and 1996. Vitamin D levels ranged from 3 ng/ml to 70 ng/ml. The women with the lowest levels were about twice as likely to die and to suffer distant cancer recurrence compared those with the highest levels. Ten year survival was 85% for those in the upper one-third of vitamin D levels compared to 74% in the lower one-third. However, the data suggested a U shaped curve for the women with levels above 40 ng/ml, that is, a higher risk of dying, but it was not statistically significant.

Goodwin PJ et al. Prognostic effects of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in early breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Aug 10;27(23):3757- 63.
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/19451439? itool=EntrezSyst em2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ ResultsPanel. Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1

Again, let”s ask where women would get levels above 40 ng/ml in Toronto between 1989 and 1996? Sunshine? We know the answer is no as the authors found no seasonal variation in 25(OH)D levels in the 535 women, even in the women with the highest levels. So where did blood levels of 40-70 ng/ml come from in the early 1990s? Vitamin D supplements were not widely available in the early 1990s, and only contained meaningless doses when available. As sunshine was ruled out, they could only have gotten it from cod liver oil. I have emailed Dr. Pamela Goodwin, lead author, asking how hard it would be to see if cod liver oil use was asked about in the dietary questionnaire and if she could control for cod liver oil intake. She did find retinol intake was associated with higher vitamin D levels but I am particularly interested in cod liver oil intake in women with vitamin D levels above 40 ng/ml.

It’s not just in breast cancer that vitamin D levels appear to have a treatment effect; it’s in lung, prostate and colon cancer as well. Again, these are studies of people diagnosed with cancer to see if high vitamin D levels at the time of diagnosis are associated with improved survival.; that is, do high vitamin D levels have a treatment effect? On average, those with the highest vitamin D levels at time of diagnosis lived 2 or 3 times longer. One has to ask how high vitamin D levels are associated with greatly improved survival once you get cancer but a higher risk of getting cancer in the first place. That requires some gymnastic thinking and acrobatic basic science.

Zhou W et al. Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels predict survival in early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer patients. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Feb 10;25(5):479- 85.
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/17290055? itool=EntrezSyst em2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ ResultsPanel. Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=5

Ng K et al. Clin Oncol. 2008 Jun 20;26(18):2984- 91. Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and survival in patients with colorectal cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jun 20;26(18):2984- 91.
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/18565885? itool=EntrezSyst em2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ ResultsPanel. Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1

Tretli S et al. Association between serum 25(OH)D and death from prostate cancer. Br J Cancer. 2009 Feb 10;100(3):450- 4.
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/19156140? itool=EntrezSyst em2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ ResultsPanel. Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=1

Remember, studies of vitamin D levels and subsequent risk of cancer are only one type of epidemiological study. Studies of latitude and cancer are quite clear, the less sunshine the higher the cancer risk. Studies of dietary vitamin D intake and cancer are also mostly supportive but such studies are limited by the tiny doses people get in their diets.

So it is not just autistic children that are being harmed by vitamin A. Avoid cod liver oil like the poison it is and check your multivitamins. Life Extension Foundation just reformulated their multivitamin to contain only 500 IU of preformed retinol. And, I am happy to report that Purity Products, which markets my vitamin D, has no preformed retinol at all in any of their multivitamins, only beta carotene. Purity has also stopped selling cod liver oil. Now, if only Carlson, Solgar, Nature’s Way, and other companies would stop selling cod liver oil and stop selling their concentrated vitamin A supplements to a country whose problem is widespread sub-clinical vitamin A toxicity, I’d be a happier agitator.

John Cannell, MD
Executive Director
Vitamin D Council

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the problems with vaccinations

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 10, 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

Vaccination Issues

The major problems with vaccinations are firstly that they are tools of coercion medicine. It is easy (but surely not wise) to argue that everyone should be innoculated ‘for the good of the herd’ – but this is an argument that I do not understand. If vaccinations work then those who are vaccinated are protected and those that aren’t aren’t. If I choose not to protect myself then what’s it to you? It is hubristic in the extreme to argue that we need to eliminate disease. The day we have eliminated disease is the day we ourselves will die because our body systems would no longer have anything to challenge them. I prefer to have a flu than a flu vaccination.

But of course the real concern about vaccinations is the potential harm they can cause. And there are stories about Gardasil, the new anti-cervical cancer vaccination. A fuller account of this and other issues can be found at http://www.vactruth.com

But cervical cancer can be prevented by other means – here is one account: ”   It appears that megadose folic acid eliminates cervical dysplasia (a cervical cancer precursor) which is associated with (and thought to be a result of) HPV-16. At least, folic acid eliminated dysplasia in three different woman that were patients of my private practice–all with severe dysplasia and having had cone biopsies. All three had completely normal PAP tests after 3 months on 20-40,000 micrograms of folic acid taken orally in concert with a broad spectrum nutritional supplement program.

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Cancer is a disease of inflammation

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 10, 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

Inflammation

One way in which alternative approaches are supposed to differ from mainstream is that they are ‘cure alls’ in the dismissive words of the mainstream critic. Mainstream medicine instead seeks ‘magic bullets’ ie bullets that kill specific targets without interfering with other processes. Well the cure-all approach is certainly superior if it can be shown truly to cure all. Johanna Budwig – of the famous Budwig Protocol – claims that her flaxseed and cottage cheese approach to cancer will also eliminate heart disease and arthritis.

Why would it have such an all embracing impact if these diseases are so different. The answer is that they share a common feature – they are all diseases of inflammation.  The route to a cure is to attack the inflammation.

A website that studies ways of cooling inflammation from a scientific POV is

http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/cancer

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