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Potassium deficiency

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on July 5, 2010


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Potassium deficiency

It has long been my view that the road to a cancer cure lies largely through the minerals – both the major minerals like magnesium and potassium but also – very importantly – the trace minerals.

I have however probably been guilty of undervaluing potassium. The following article gave me great food for thought – especially in relation to how much potassium it is safe to ingest.

http://www.communicationagents.com/sepp/2004/05/03/potassium_deficiency_widespread_and_often_neglected.htm

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HCl and infection

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on July 5, 2010


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HCl and infection

Here is a very interesting link to an article about the use of very dilute hydrochloric acid as an anti-biotic

http://www.townsendletter.com/Dec2006/ThreeYearsofHClTherapy.pdf

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Cancer, vitamin B6, Methionine, folate

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on July 5, 2010


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Vitamin B6 & Methionine

Here is a Natural News article on the benefits of vitamin B6 and methionine in relation to lung cancer prevention:

Vitamin B6 and methionine slash lung cancer risk by 50 percent

by S. L. Baker

(NaturalNews) Lung cancer, which usually develops in the cells lining air passages, will be diagnosed in about 222,520 Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, the NCI says nearly half that many people — about 157,300 — will die from the disease in 2010.

Although lung cancer is notoriously difficult to treat successfully, French scientists have discovered several natural substances that offer substantial protection from the malignancy. In a huge study of almost 400,000 participants, those who had higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid methionine (found in many forms of protein) had the lowest risk of lung cancer — even those who were former or current smokers.

For the study, which was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Paul Brennan, Ph.D., of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, and colleagues documented B vitamins and methionine levels based on serum samples from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort study. In all, they investigated 385,747 research subjects from 10 European countries. By 2006, 899 had been diagnosed with lung cancer; they were compared to 1,770 control participants and all were individually matched by country, sex, date of birth, and date of blood collection.

The results of the researchers’ analysis revealed a dramatically lower risk for lung cancer among participants with the highest blood levels of B6 and methionine. In addition, a moderately lower risk for lung cancer in former and current smokers was observed in those with higher serum levels of folate.

“Similar and consistent decreases in risk were observed in never, former, and current smokers, indicating that results were not due to confounding (factors that can influence outcomes) by smoking. The magnitude of risk was also constant with increasing length of follow-up, indicating that the associations were not explained by preclinical disease,” the researchers stated in their JAMA article.

50 percent reduction in lung cancer

“Our results suggest that above-median serum measures of both B6 and methionine, assessed on average five years prior to disease onset, are associated with a reduction of at least 50 percent on the risk of developing lung cancer. An additional association for serum levels of folate was present, that when combined with B6 and methionine, was associated with a two-thirds lower risk of lung cancer,” the scientists wrote.

So how could these natural substances keep lung cancer at bay? The key may be found in previous research which has shown that B vitamin deficiencies likely increase the probability of DNA damage and subsequent gene mutations. “Given their involvement in maintaining DNA integrity and gene expression, these nutrients have a potentially important role in inhibiting cancer development, and offer the possibility of modifying cancer risk through dietary changes,” the authors concluded. They also pointed out that B vitamin deficiencies are known to be high in many western populations.

Additional good news about lung protection was presented earlier this year at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference. Scientists have found eating a handful of pistachios daily may offer significant protection from lung cancer (http://www.naturaln ews.com/027732_ p…).

For more information:
http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/.. .
http://www.naturaln ews.com/lung_ can…
http://www.cancer. gov/cancertopics /…

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cancer cure story

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on July 5, 2010


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Cancer Cure Story

Most people would consider a diagnosis of Stage 4 stomach cancer with mets to the liver to be pretty difficult to overcome.Well, read this post from the Oleandersoup Yahoo chat group  and learn:

I am still around and doing well. Diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer in 2001 that had already spread to my liver I was given 6 months. My last check up in March the Oncologist told me he will cut me free next year as I will have reached the TEN year mark and I am completely Cancer free. I just wanted to get in a quick post to show that you can beat the odds and you should always have hope and never give up.
I still drink my 2 cups of pau d’arco tea every day and swear by the stuff. I still use the same tea I have from the start which you can get at
http://www.herb- care.com,
it is important to buy the tea from a reputable company to ensure you are getting the right species of inner bark.
Anyway just wanted to say Hi and thanks to cure zone and such forums where I first learned about the tea.

I did also fresh juice twice per day…fruit in the a.m. with Vital Greens added.( a ph boosting greens superfood powder) and veggie at night with lots of cabbage and garlic…and yes the evening juice did taste awfull and I don’t think any vampires would come within fifty feet of my garlic breath but it was worth it considering the results. I am a big believer in the powers of garlic. I also took various supplements and vitamins, nothing too fancy and I tweaked them down to just those I thought necessary as I hate popping pills. I took a good multi-vit/multi mineral, milk thistle ( great for the liver), extra vit e and c and bromelain supplements. Bromelain is also found naturally in pineapples so my morning juice which incidentally tasted fantastic was loaded with bromelain, I have read that bromelain literally strips the mucus coating away from cancer cells allowing your own bodies natural defenses to recognize them as the bad guys and attack and kill them.
I cut out all sugar and switched to stevia, still the only sweetener I use, ( please people stay away from artificial sweeteners and sugar ). I also cut out as much as possible refined foods and ate only fresh game meat, luckily I am a hunter and fresh venison and moose is not a problem. I concentrated on lots of veg and fruit, whole grains etc…
Well that’s about it.
I also of course always tried to keep active, get fresh air and stay motivated and positive which in itself I believe is a very important component.

Hope this helps someone, I know its a hard fight and I have been very lucky, but people beat the odds every day, just never give up and don’t believe all the doom and gloom the Docs spout at you, most of them mean well but there is a whole world of alternatives and herbals that do wondrous things and they are not even allowed to discuss them with you… even if they want too.
Healthy Wishes to All,
Yoda.

 

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“Loaded with practical ways to beat cancer now.”

 

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magnesium and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on July 5, 2010


Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide – www.fightingcancer.com

Magnesium and Cancer

Here is a website that contains a great deal of information about magnesium and cancer, heart health and diabetes

http://magnesiumforlife.com/

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Paw Paw and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on July 5, 2010


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PAW PAW and Cancer

Here is a website with an animation showing how Paw Paw (the relative of Graviola and not the Australian papaya) works against cancer

http://www.pawpawresearch.com/visual.htm

The point is made that CoQ10 – by raising ATP levels counteracts the effects of Paw Paw which lowers ATP levels (and vice versa) – both are useful weapons against cancer but use different – mutually contradictory – pathways

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