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Cancer – “If I knew then what I know now I probably wouldn’t have got it.”

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on January 22, 2015

“If I knew then what I know now I probably wouldn’t have got it.” These were words in a message sent to me by someone who is fighting cancer. These are words that should burn their way into every adult’s mind. That’s the simple truth.
Anyone who has read my books will know that there are a lot of cancer cures out there – real cures. And these cures are not the kind of cures that the doctors will tell you about. These are natural cures. How do I know they work? Because there are a lot of people out there who have been brave, gone the holistic, natural route and have been cured. You can find stories of some of them in my free download Cancer Survivor’s Stories –
But here’s the thing: Doctors don’t deal with natural cures in the same way that architects don’t build cars. Their job is drug administration. So they administer drugs. Or they operate on you because that’s what surgeons do. If a surgeon wants to earn money he has to do surgery. Don’t ask a surgeon whether natural cures might work as well as an operation in the same way you wouldn’t ask a drug company salesman if their drugs work. You know the answer before you’ve asked it. Doesn’t mean it’s true.
But let’s get back to the point. If something (or, more likely, a combination of many things) will cure cancer then they will also prevent cancer from occurring in the first place. Prevention is far better than a cure because you take out the fear, you avoid the damage. And it’s easier – just as it’s easier to stop a parked car from moving than a speeding car in the middle of a NASCAR race. And it’s not expensive. It really isn’t – certainly it doesn’t have to be.
So the best time to read books about cancer is long before you are diagnosed – which means NOW. Yes, right now. Today. Just do it. You’ll be glad you did.
Naturally I am going to advise you to read The Cancer Survivor’s Bible and I am going to tell you that it’s the best book out there (I would, wouldn’t I?) But fortunately for me, many other people think so too. Just go to Amazon and read the comments. Here are the links: Amazon (USA) and Amazon (UK)
© Jonathan Chamberlain 2015
Jonathan Chamberlain is author of The Cancer Survivor’s Bible and Cancer? Don’t Panic! (free download from his website


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An apple a day keeps cancer at bay?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on September 2, 2008

Our food supply has been tampered with for profit, not for nutritional benefits!

This quote is worth highlighting!
“Modern apple breeding programmes appear to focus on ‘‘superficial’ ‘ criteria, such as looks, handling and storage, forgetting that good flavour was often an indication of the nutritional value of the fruit, Mr Christensen said.
The initial research showed that older apple varieties and fruit from seedlings ‘‘packed more of a punch” than newer commercial varieties when it came to triggering ‘‘cell suicide” in tumour cells.”
By Lynda Van Kempen on Thu, 3 Apr 2008

Your Town: CromwellThe humble apple may be your best defence against cancer.
Seedling and heritage varieties of apples are the ones that ‘‘pack the most punch” when it comes to stopping the growth of colon and stomach cancer cells.
The New Zealand Tree Crops Association held its national conference in Cromwell during the weekend and one of the speakers was Wanganui member Mark Christensen, who outlined research into the anticancer properties of apples, initiated by the association’ s Central Districts branch.
‘‘Our work is based on the hypothesis that for every disease affecting human health, there will be a plant with the necessary compounds to treat the disease,” Mr Christensen said.
Mr Christensen, who is an accountant, has always been interested in growing heritage apples and heirloom vegetable varieties.
Six years ago, he discovered a seedling apple tree on a Wanganui country road when he stopped to ‘‘stretch his legs” on a long car trip.
‘‘The tree was very old, judging by its girth and it was the oldest and largest apple tree I’d ever come across.”
It appeared diseaseresistant and its fruit had good flavour.
It was ‘‘one of a kind” and was later named Monty’s Surprise after an old identity in the district.
Studies in Finland have already shown that people who ate five apples a week had the world’s lowest rate of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, so the Central Districts branch of the association decided to get 250 apple varieties tested for anti-cancer properties.
Modern commercial varieties rated far lower than the best seedling and heritage varieties, while Monty’s Surprise topped the lot.
Scientists in France and Australia as well as in this country are involved in further studies into the health benefits of the Monty’s Surprise apple.
‘‘Everyone’s been excited by the initial results of the studies and it seems that a very small amount is effective in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells,” Mr Christensen said.
He is the research director of a charitable trust that has been established to carry out further apple studies.
By this winter, the trust will have grown and given away 5000 Monty’s Surprise apple trees.
In a joint venture with Wanganui health authorities, the trust has been working to distribute the variety as widely as possible and to get stocks grafted to meet expected future demand.
Modern apple breeding programmes appeared to focus on ‘‘superficial’ ‘ criteria, such as looks, handling and storage, forgetting that good flavour was often an indication of the nutritional value of the fruit, Mr Christensen said.
The initial research showed that older apple varieties and fruit from seedlings ‘‘packed more of a punch” than newer commercial varieties when it came to triggering ‘‘cell suicide” in tumour cells.
‘‘Cancer is in your body for a long time before it gets to the point where there are enough cells for it to be detected,” he said.
The trust is also carrying out similar research into the antioxidant properties of heirloom tomatoes and studying a natural extract from a desert plant that may delay the onset of Huntington’s disease.

Comparison of Levels of Health-Promoting Compounds

Total Flavonoids

Apple flavonoids are found almost entirely in the skin and are composed of glycosides of quercetin. Quercetin glycosides are powerful antioxidants but have other biological properties such as anti-cancer activity that may be beneficial. In several populations apple is the major source of quercetin after onion. Apple is a good dietary source of quercetin.

Skin (ug/cm2) Flesh (ug/g FW)
Monty’s Surprise 398.8 20.9
Red Delicious 108.9 4.5
Pacific Rose 111.2 4.1


Although there is little evidence that procyanidins are absorbed into the body there is direct evidence to support their use for enhancing health. Procyanidins are effective antioxidants and have other activities such as inhibition of platelet activity. Several successful antioxidant products are based on procyanidins including grape seed extract and pine bark extract (Enzogenol and Pycnogenol). Some other fruits also contain substantial procyanidin concentrations such as grape, and persimmon. Additionally, the health properties of cocoa (and chocolate) are promoted due to the high procyanidin content.

Skin Flesh
Monty’s Surprise 722.0 1426.5
Red Delicious 452.5 546.7
Pacific Rose 233.7 323.5

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Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on July 9, 2008

The Cancer Prevention Coalition

The Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC), which opened its national office in Chicago in July 1994, is a unique nationwide coalition of leading independent experts in cancer prevention and public health, together with citizen activists and representatives of organized labor, public interest, environmental, and women’s health groups. The Coalition has about 100 local offices in the U.S., as well as international offices.

Our goal is to reduce escalating cancer rates through a comprehensive strategy of outreach, public education, advocacy, and public policy initiatives to establish prevention as the nation’s foremost cancer policy.

Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., Founder of the Coalition, is an expert on the causes and prevention of cancer.
Scientific Publications

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