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blackstrap molasses – baking soda testimonial

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 31, 2011

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Blackstrap molasses-baking soda testimonial

The idea of mixing baking soda and blackstrap molasses and that this combination – literally costing just pennies a day – could be curative of cancer is mind boggling. I am sure many people hearing of this will simply reject the possibility. Here is a personal testimonial of someone who did take this route and recorded his results day by day.

It is very easy to come up with reasons why taking blackstrap molasses would be contra-indicated for cancer patiens – it is a sugar syrup and cancers love sugar. Yes, but it seems that the sugars are ‘good sugars’  such as xylitol and it has a low glycaemic index – so it doesn’t provide a sudden sugar load to the blood stream.

Secondly, some people have avoided blackstrap molasses because it is rich in iron – and cancer cells have a high beed for iron. Again, this is true as far as it goes. In fact blackstrap molasses (and check the label for the word ‘blackstrap’) are a powerful mix of all the trace minerals along with magbesium and potassium.

Some people have speculated that the reason the mix of blackstrap molasses and baking soda is beneficial is that they bond and the cancer cells suck in the sugar and take in the alkalising baking soda at the same time – and the alkalinity kills the cell. Critics point out that it’s not possible to bond the two substances and so they say it cannot work.

In my opinion both sides are mistaken. I believe that the blackstrap molasses and the baking soda are individually active in different ways against the cancer. You can find testimonials where only blackstrap molasses (without the baking soda) is effective

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Avoiding magnesium deficiency

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 30, 2011

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Avoiding magnesium deficiency

The truth is we are almost all deficient in magnesium – and the result is that we are more susceptible to ill health. The problem is how to get magnesium into the body most effectively. I personally take it in the form of higari flakes – which gives me trace minerals as well (and it’s much cheaper than taking capsules).

Some people, however, find that even low dose magnesium supplements cause diarrhoea. Also it seems the body needs to gear up slowly to absorbing magnesium from the digestive system. The alternative to ‘eating’ magnesium is absorbing it through the skin. This can be done by bathing in epsom salts (magnesium oxide). Alternatively you can rub on magnesium chloride oil. You can buy this or make your own. Here is one recipe from ‘Jim’:

“I make my own [magnesium] oil using Zechstein Salts (magnesium chloride) that I buy
from Swanson Vitamins (but there are other sources). To make the oil:
boil water in a saucepan and add as much salt as you can until it stops
dissolving. Cool that down and save it in a glass jar with a lid. Mix
that 50/50 (or stronger if you can stand it) with water (as you need
it) and put it in a spritzer. There You Have It. ”

If you want to explore the importance of magnesium Google “Dr Mark Sircus” and you’ll find links to his publications and You Tube talks.

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Lymphoedema – what can be done?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 30, 2011

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Lymphoedema – what can be done

Some useful suggestions can be found at this site.

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Pain relief in your back garden?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 30, 2011

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Wandering Jew Plant and pain relief

Wandering Jew plant (North America) is, as one might guess from the name, an unwelcome plant that spreads quickly and has a bad reputation with gardeners as it is very difficult to get rid of. However, it appears to have pain relieving qualities (according to this anonymous testimonial from ‘Maria’ on a chat site:

“To everyone that suffers from pain in their hands due to carpal tunnel or arthritis pain, and probably even more. All YOU NEED ARE 1 to 3 leaves of this humble and amazing plant. Rinse and boil them until they turn pink. The water will probable turn green, depending on how many leaves you are boiling. When leaves are pink, pour the water in a bowl and put your hands above the bowl, (Your hands are going to receive the steam, DON’T PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE BOILING WATER. YOU’LL GET BURNED!). When there is no more steam coming out, just throw the water away.

My daughter who has suffered from this pain, went to the doctors. use different kinds of medicines and never got better, was almost crying one day in pain, I got 3 leaves and did it on her. After almost 20 minutes, she told me there was no more pain. I’ve been thinking about sharing this tip with everyone, but was afraid of not knowing what to say, and look how much I’ve said right now. This is true. Hope it works as well for many of you that are suffering from this affliction.”

Unfortunately Wikipedia informs me that there are four different plants, three of the same family that are all called Wandering Jew.

Three species of the spiderwort plant are known as “Wandering Jew”:

  • Tradescantia fluminensis, a shade-tolerant, easily regenerating invasive plant having small green leaves and white flowers, a South American native.
  • Tradescantia pallida, a plant bearing purple leaves, with white, pink or purple flowers;
  • Tradescantia zebrina, a type distinguished by leaves that feature a distinct lengthwise zebra-stripe pattern of white and green.
  • Also, (blue) Wandering Jew, Commelina cyanea, a native Australian plant, common from Victoria to Queensland.

The description above suggests that the writer is talking about T.pallida (the pinkness of the leaves) – but it is T. zebrine that appears to be more commonly used for medicinal purposes. But as they are closely related (except for the Australian plant) it may not matter.

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Fighting back against the state

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 30, 2011

There’s a lot of cancer-related info on this site so do browse – this supports and extends the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books – see for details.

Fighting Back Against the State

In Europe and the USA, enormous pressures are being exerted to limit access to herbs and supplements – to, many believe, the detriment of our health. So we are moving to a situation where GM crops are being allowed because they haven’t been proven to be damaging, while vitamin C is being controlled because it hasn’t proved itself to be safe (though the complete absence of any death or injury to anyone over the last 50 years as a result of excessive vitamin C intake would appear to be some kind of evidence – unfortunately not evidence that it is in the interests of big politicos and big legalwigs and big corporates to recognise.

However, in the US, the fight back has gone local. Just how local can be seen from the following discussion.

Maine Town Declares Food Sovereignty

Sedgwick, Maine has done what no other town in the United States has
done. The town unanimously passed an ordinance giving its citizens the right
“to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their
choosing.” This includes raw milk, locally slaughtered meats, and just about
anything else you can imagine. It’s also a decided bucking of state and
federal laws.

From David Gumpert’s _coverage_

This isn’t just a declaration of preference. The proposed warrant added,
**It shall be unlawful for any law or regulation adopted by the state or
federal government to interfere with the rights recognized by this
Ordinance.** In other words, no state licensing requirements prohibiting certain
farms from selling dairy products or producing their own chickens for sale to
other citizens in the town.

What about potential legal liability and state or federal inspections? It’
s all up to the seller and buyer to negotiate. **Patrons purchasing food
for home consumption may enter into private agreements with those producers
or processors of local foods to waive any liability for the consumption of
that food. Producers or processors of local foods shall be exempt from
licensure and inspection requirements for that food as long as those agreements
are in effect.** Imagine that–buyer and seller can agree to cut out the
lawyers. That’s almost un-American, isn’t it?

I applaud the residents of Sedgwick for making such a bold stand. Three
other Maine towns are also slotted to vote on a similar ordinance in the
coming weeks.

I wonder, though, about how enforceable such a law is if the state or
federal government chose to challenge it. In response to a similar question,
Edwin Shank (of _Your Family Cow_ ( ) commented
on _Gumpert’s post_
( :

I’m not one of the **lawyers here** but my observation is that when the
local law chooses to prohibit more than the rest of the state, nation or
organization they will usually get by with it. It is when local law moves to
allow more latitude that the trouble starts.

For example, I can imagine that if a county in PA would take a Humbolt CA
position on raw milk, the state would take an it’s-up-to-them position. But
if local law in an area moved to allow raw butter, cream, kefir & yogurt… I
’m sure it would not get to first base.

Still, I say Kudos to the fine folks of Sedgwick Maine. Their common sense
bravery warms the heart of every awake American. If nothing else, their
move will bring the ridiculousness of the situation to the consciousness of
another percent or so of Americans. One American at a time the tipping point
will be reached.

Deborah Evans, one of the citizens of Sedgwick _also commented_
ors-and-lawyers-and-buil.html) :

The problem with your question is that nobody really knows the answer. In
Maine, there are maybe ten or so **citizen-initiated rights-based**
ordinances like ours, passed in various towns in recent years, on a variety of
issues. For instance, Montville passed an ordinance forbidding the planting of
GMO’s several years ago. ME’s Dept of Ag wrote them a letter saying they
could not do that according to some legal point, whereupon Montville’s
counsel wrote back that they could do it because of a different point of law. As
far as we know, that was that.

Also, Maine has **home rule** for its towns in the statutes. The Maine
Municipal Association published “Municipal Home Rule: Grassroots Democracy or
A Symbolic Gesture,” (from Maine Townsman, January 1983) by Michael L.
Starn, Editor. In this article, he writes:

Municipal home rule in Maine is both constitutional and legislative. The
constitutional provision can be found in the Constitution of the State of
Maine, Art. VII, Pt.2, §1, and was adopted in public referendum in 1969. The
amendment reads:
**The inhabitants of any municipality shall have the power to alter and
amend their charters on all matters, not prohibited by Constitution or
general law, which are local and municipal in character. The legislature shall
prescribe the procedure by which the municipality may so act.**

Our Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance states:

(1) Producers or processors of local foods in the Town of Sedgwick are
exempt from licensure and inspection provided that the transaction is only
between the producer or processor and a patron when the food is sold for home
consumption. . . .

(2) Producers or processors of local foods in the Town of Sedgwick are
exempt from licensure and inspection provided that the products are prepared
for, consumed
or sold at a community social event.”

Therefore, we the radicals who concocted this mutinous act of infamy
believe that according to the Home Rule provisions of our State Constitution,
the citizens of Sedgwick have the right to enact an ordinance that is **local
and municipal in character.**

David posted a link to our ordinance template so please feel free to read
it over as I think some of your questions will be answered there. Having
founded our legal position in the Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution of the State of Maine, we feel that if a challenge is posed it can
only be resolved in a court of higher authority.

The Farmer to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the Community Environmental
Legal Defense Fund and the Alliance for Democracy have all aided us in our
efforts to construct this ordinance over the last year. We have had the civics
lesson of our lives – and it all started with a few of us sitting around a
farmhouse kitchen table, having been gobsmacked by our Dept of Ag over a
**new interpretation** of the 1,000-bird processing exemption..

Regardless of the outcome when all the votes are counted, Sedgwick and the
other three towns have stood up and taken a stand on what matters in our
communities. We know of several other towns who are just waiting to see how
this goes before they jump in the game. Our State Legislators and Senator
are very excited about this as it gives them a mandate to begin to make the
changes at the state level. Right now there are three bills in the
Legislature’s Ag Committee that address our issues at the state level, largely
because our issues are everyone’s issues when you get right down to it. If
citizens in enough towns in enough states stand up and take a stand on their
local food system based on their inalienable right to produce and choose the
food they eat, the Fed might have to listen! What a concept.

As a country the majority of us have become politically lazy and
complacent. If we want change we must take up the tools of the democracy bequeathed
to us by the Founding Fathers, organize, and get the ball rolling.

If anybody thinks real change happens any other way, look at our history:
Long before our Constitution was amended, individuals and small groups of
outspoken people put their lives on the line to end slavery, to allow women
the right to vote, to end racial discrimination, etc. Look at the struggles
to legalize something as basic as the right to home school your own
children. Real change comes from the people. Period.

So, Kudos to the fine citizens of Sedgwick, Maine. May you inspire many
other municipalities to follow suit!

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Vincent Gammill’s comments on Methylglyoxal

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 30, 2011

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Vincent’s comments on Methylglyoxal

About ten years ago the world of cancer research was rocked by reports that researchers in Calcutta under the leadership of Prof Manju Ray had found a substance that cured terminal cancer. Since then not much has been heard of methylglyoxal. Vincent Gammil, who is close to the story without being a convert said the following in a public letter on the Cancercured Yahoo chat group:

“I have a fairly dim view of most conventional medicine, most alternative medicine,
most energy medicine, most homeopathic medicine, and most research medicine.
My opinions are based on decades of both clinical and research experience,
and more recently lots of self-experimentation.

Newcomers to cancer tend to be quite Pollyannaish. They read a few
abstracts and fall prey to the internet marketeering personalities and
become absolutely sure of some theory or treatment. If they are on the List
then after a while they disappear.

When Manju Ray first reported on her human trials with methylglyoxal, I did
suspect a bit of exaggeration. I assumed that this was unintended and
mostly through prescreening of candidates and inadequate methods of
assessment in India. She was reporting a 70% remission rate among people
with approximately three months left to live. Often people try to please
their docs and report good results with more enthusiasm than warranted.

I decided to work with it on problem cases. Several people were selling it,
but of very questionable quality and at unconscionable prices. Much of what
was on the market was polymerized, contained formaldehyde, or were
“homeopathic.” I know one of the clinics in Tijuana tried these products
and was very disappointed.

Twice Manju was kind enough to leave her lab in India and visit me in
California. We considered working together on the project but this could
not be realized for philosophical reasons. She was focused solely on
methylglyoxal and I was only interested in saving lives. If I thought
something wasn’t working, I would drop it in a hot second.

Her work as continued in the direction of using the methylglyoxal with
vitamins C and B complex, melatonin, and creatine. She was also
investigating putting it in nanoparticles. I would use it with vitamins C,
K, EGCG and with various glyoxalase inhibitors. I have also used the
related mitoguazone and I have synthesized several analogs and deriviatives.

I do find a practical clinical use for methylglyoxal when selectively used.
It does not seem to work on Hodgkin’s disease and seems only mediocre in
such cancers as squamous cell carcinoma. It is probably not the ticket for
cancers that are highly differentiated nor for sarcomas and leukemias. As
cancers in animal models tend to quickly return when methylglyoxal is
discontinued, one has to think of long term commitment. The literature
reports potential risk to eyes, pancreas, and other high-value real estate
but I haven’t seen a problem. I know of one person in a hospital setting
who tried to push it through their skin using glycerin and propylene glycol
as a carrier along with an ATP decoupler. The person’s blood pressure
dropped precipitously. There is much that is not known about this compound,
and I think someone who doesn’t properly respect it will run into a problem.

I don’t sell it. I do make sure that it is available if it is a good match
and it will rescue someone. Personally I think it would be terrible news if
I found out that only methylglyoxal would save my life, as its vinegary
taste gets old very quickly. But then, hemlock tastes worse.

I continue to have the highest respect for Manju Ray. She is a brilliant
pioneer. Most of the criticism that has been directed against her is
because of the turf war between clinicians and researchers.

There is a photo of us having dinner at the UCLA Faculty Club at:


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Supplements to help you sleep

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 30, 2011

There is a lot of cancer related information on this site so do browse – this supports the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books – see for details

Supplements to help you sleep

We don’t know why we sleep, or indeed, why sleep is so necessary for good functioning and good health – but we do know that, generally speaking, the more you sleep the healthier you are.

Here are some supplements that will certainly help you sleep:

1. lavender essential oil – put 6 drops in a warm bath or place a few drops neat on your upper lip (Lavender is one of the essential oils you can place directly on the skin with no negative effects.

2. valerian root

3. passionflower herb

4. MMS – just a few drops with lemon juice/vinegar (wait 2 minutes then add water and drink)

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Moringa Olifeira – potent anti-cancer herb

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 30, 2011

There is a lot of cancer related information on this site so do browse – this supports the info and critical discussion in my two cancer books – see for details

Moringa Olifeira – potent anti-cancer herb

Moringa is a herb that is found in many parts of the world from Africa to the Philippines. Everywhere it grows it is used in traditional medicine as a general health support. Interestingly it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and so beneficial to people suffering from arthritis – even rheumatoid arthritis which is notoriously problematic as well as blood pressure and blood sugar levels (so beneficial to diabetics). For cancer patients, the news is that lab tests have shown it to induce apoptosis in cancer calls and additionally it provides a chemical obstacle to cancer cell proliferation.

You can find testimonials for Moringa and cancer here:

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boswellia, ginger, turmeric combination good for pain – personal report

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 21, 2011


An anonymous poster on a yahoo site reports:

This past September I was diagnosed with 2 herniated discs and arthritis in my spine. Prior to my episode of pain which came out of nowhere, I had no symptoms. But what a wake up call the pain was. Anyway, bottom line, I did have physical therapy for a month but have been taking a combo pill of boswella, tumeric and ginger. I swear this maintenance pill is keeping the inflammation away. I have also recommended this pill to several people and they also have claimed to have great results.

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important mesothelioma link

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on March 18, 2011

There’s a lot of cancer related infor on this site – so do browse. This supports my two cancer books – see for details.

Important mesothelioma link

Information Collected in One Source, Providing the Most Comprehensive Look at this Devastating Disease Affecting 3000 Annually

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